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New CafePress marketplace connects designers with online shoppers

CafePress, the crowd-sourced website that sells personalized T-shirts, sports gear and gifts, has a new online platform to let shoppers add custom-made designs to almost any product they want. The San Mateo-based company unveiled on Thursday a new platform that enables Read More →

Netflix bulks up kids content with Scholastic deal

Netflix moved Thursday to further shore up its selection of kids videos after losing SpongeBob SquarePants and other Nickelodeon content earlier this year.  The online video company announced a deal with Scholastic to bring Read More →

In the news again: Washington Post hacked, phished

The Washington Post has had an eventful couple of weeks thanks to the Internet. A couple of weeks ago, Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos bought the storied newspaper. Today, it said its website was hacked and some of its journalists' Read More →

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg needs to Lean In on unpaid intern flap

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg needs to lean in, preferably to a microphone, and explain what the hell is going on with this unpaid intern controversy swirling around her non-profit working to empower women. News that Lean In, an outfit founded by Read More →

Facebook’s testing a new mobile payments program for online purchases

Look out PayPal . . . Facebook is working on a new online payments system that would let shoppers buy clothing or other goods simply by logging into a retailer's mobile app with their Facebook account, provided they’ve already given Read More →

Cisco’s stock tumbles after earnings, layoff news

A day after San Jose networking giant Cisco Systems reported a nice bump in profit and sales, but said it would lay off 4,000 employees in a restructuring move, the company's stock took a beating. Cisco's shares were down Read More →

Quoted: Hitchhiking 2.0 — on Twitter, Facebook

"I tweet, 'Can anyone give me a ride to school today? I'll buy you breakfast.' I've done it with strangers and I've done it with friends." — Earl Barkley, a teenager in Atlanta, on hitchhiking 2.0 — or, as Read More →

Off topic: Parents left behind, no sex for Frenchwoman, ‘engine,’ meteor-shower guide, pie charts

photo essay about letting go that will probably resonate with many parents and/or immigrants. Opting out of sex for 12 years — and living to write about it. A brief history of the word "engine." Read More →

Startups battle for Bay Area on-demand delivery

From the crowd of e-commerce and Internet companies pursuing retail delivery services, two startups are pulling ahead with aggressive plans to deliver -- faster than ever -- online purchases to Bay Area consumers. The first is Instacart, a San Francisco-based grocery Read More →

Well, at least Apple Store employees don’t have to go through a strip search

Apple Stores are happy places where the lights are brighter than bright and everything shimmers like diamonds and the world just feels right. Right? Not if you're one of the two former employees who have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Cupertino Read More →
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