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Mobile tech forecast to fuel new Digital Industrial Economy

Worldwide IT spending will peak at $3.8 trillion in 2014, marking the beginning of the Digital Industrial Economy era, according to Gartner.

How location tracking will change the way you shop

etailers are testing new ways to learn how customers shop and move about their stores, and targeting them with promotions and in-store maps on their smartphones.

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Windows Phone grabs one in ten smartphone sales in Europe

Windows Phone is finally making sales headway; the platform was the choice of nearly one of every ten smartphone sales across Europe's five largest markets during the summer.

Microsoft sweetens iPhone trade-in deal to push Windows

Microsoft launched yet another trade-in program to convince consumers to switch to a Windows device, this time aimed at iPhone owners.

Microsoft invites trade-ins for Windows phones, Surface

Microsoft has expanded a buyback program to boost sales of Windows smartphones and tablets, and will pay up to $350 for a variety of rival hardware running Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

Staycation, all the apps I ever wanted

Everyone loves a long weekend, and these apps can help you make the most of it by finding great activities, events, meals, and hotels in your city.

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Facebook Gifts returns to marketing only virtual goodies

Less than a year after launching Facebook Gifts, the social network is dropping physical items from the selection and focusing on gift cards, primarily its own.

Amazon Art launches with fine art from 4,500 artists, including Rockwell, Warhol, and Monet

Amazon has launched Amazon Art, a marketplace that includes more than 40,000 works of art by the likes of Norman Rockwell and Claude Monet from over 150 galleries and dealers.

How to shop online without a credit card

Diana Delgado asked if there are ways to shop online without the traditional piece of plastic.

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China's Alibaba Group taps smart TVs for online shopping

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group plans to enter the country's smart TV industry with a set-top box product for streamlining online shopping on big screen televisions.