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Users give in to Facebook fatigue

Brooklyn boy's viral image pays tribute to principal

It took about 45 minutes for an online campaign to raise $100,000 this week, the start of an initiative that has grown beyond its original goal of funding a class trip to Harvard.

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Starbucks is morphing into a tech company

It's official. Starbucks wants you to think of it as a technology company, not a coffee retailer. And it may have just named its future CEO too.

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Sony: Hack so bad, our computers still don't work

Sony has been forced to delay its third quarter earnings report as the company struggles to repair computer systems that were damaged in a cyberattack tied to the release of "The Interview."

Sony is asking regulators to push its official filing date b...

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AT&T texts can be faked to hack you

There's a problem with the way AT&T sends out customer alerts via text message: They're too easy to mimic.

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New app ranks risk your flight will crash

If you're flying on a Boeing 777 Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles on any given day, there's a one in 4,068,434 chance that your plane will crash.

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Big asteroid to fly by Earth Monday

A big asteroid will fly by Earth on Monday, but NASA says don't worry -- we'll be safe.

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Study: Smarter people use iPhones

Are you an iPhone user? Congratulations! You're probably smarter than the Android owner sitting next to you.

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NBC launches Tumblr for Super Bowl ads

Are you more a fan of the Super Bowl's ads than the game itself? If so, NBC has a site for you.

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Senate emails back up after 'network outage'

The "network outage" the U.S. Senate faced on Wednesday that brought down emails and websites was largely resolved by Thursday morning, according to the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms.

The roughly 12-hour outage came after a "network router experienced a har...


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Big layoffs planned at eBay

Big layoffs are coming to eBay. The company is planning to slash 2,400 workers across the eBay and PayPal parts of the business. The cuts will impact 7% of the workforce.

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Microsoft to unveil Windows 10

Microsoft has lifted the curtain much higher on Windows 10, showing off a whole slew of new features that will be coming to PCs and phones later this year.

At its Redmond, Washington, headquarters on Wednesday, Microsoft detailed how its new operating...

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Obama's #SOTU press strategy: all of the above

A policy proposal announced on Facebook. A "behind the scenes" YouTube video. A copy of the speech on Medium before it even started on TV.

For this year's State of the Union, White House press strategists tried a whole raft of new promotional techniqu...

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NBC to offer free online streaming of Super Bowl

NBC will allow viewers to watch 11 hours of Super Bowl coverage online for free, including the game and halftime show.

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11 social media moments at State of the Union

And they say people are disengaged from politics.

You wouldn't know it from the Twitter traffic during the State of the Union. The folks at the microblogging site said more than 2.6 million tweets were sent around the world with the hashtag #SOTU.

It ...


Body found inside burning car in Amity Township

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Investigators found a body inside a car that was fiercely burning Sunday morning in the driveway of an Amity Township home in Berks County .

Three Earl Township homes burglarized in one day

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Three homes were burglarized  Friday in Earl Township, Berks County.

Woman hit by pick-up remains in critical condition

Woman injured in hit and run

Pennsylvania state police have released a description of the vehicle and its driver that critically injured a Lehigh County woman in a hit-and-run accident last week.

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Tim Daley runs for mayor

Tim Daley announced his candidacy Saturday to become the next mayor of Reading,

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    On this day: January 25

    The Winter Olympics are born, the Battle of the Bulge comes to an end, Charles Manson is found guilty, the Iran hostages arrive home, and Egypt begins rising up, all on this day.


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