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  • Tiny songbird tracked across 1,700 miles of open ocean
    A tiny songbird that summers in the forests of northern North America has been tracked on a 1,700-mile, over-the-ocean journey from the northeastern United States and eastern Canada to the Caribbean as part of their winter migration to South America, according to a new study.
  • Obama signs order creating new cyber sanctions regime
    President Barack Obama is creating the first sanctions program that would allow the U.S. to penalize individuals overseas who engage in cyberattacks and cyber spying.
  • Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes
    Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes
    Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products.
  • Judge: Navy's Hawaii, California training plan inadequate
    A federal judge on Tuesday said the National Marine Fisheries Service violated environmental laws when it approved the Navy's plans for training in waters off Hawaii and Southern California.
  • 3-D print technology provides 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl
    Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been.
  • State Department found 4 emails about drones sent by Clinton
    State Department found 4 emails about drones sent by Clinton
    The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have little to do with either subject.
  • Things to know about alleged California kidnap-for-ransom
    Things to know about alleged California kidnap-for-ransom
    A California woman and her boyfriend say kidnappers entered their house in the middle of the night last week, abducted the woman and held her for ransom before releasing her two days later. Police have expressed skepticism about their claim. Here are some things to know:
  • Business Highlights
    Many tractor-trailers on the nation's roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials.
  • Who's Who in music streaming: Tidal, Spotify, Pandora & more
    Who's Who in music streaming: Tidal, Spotify, Pandora & more
    Since Apple shook up the music world with iTunes a little more than a decade ago, online music has exploded and become the central way many people enjoy and discover music. Internet services such as Pandora and Spotify have millions of users. Now, several high-profile musicians are behind what's being billed as the first artist-owned music-streaming service.
  • IBM to invest $3 billion in 'Internet of Things' unit
    IBM is investing $3 billion to build an "Internet of Things" division aimed at harnessing the massive trove of data collected by smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances and using it to help companies better manage their businesses.
  • Etsy expects IPO to raise as much as $267 million
    Online crafts retailer Etsy says it expects to raise as much as $267 million from an initial public offering values the company at up to $1.78 billion.
  • Google Maps turns into Pac-Man's chomping grounds
    The virtual streets of Google Maps are being transformed into Pac-Man's chomping grounds in celebration of April Fools' Day.
  • Turin Egyptian Museum gets overhaul of pharaonic proportions
    Turin Egyptian Museum gets overhaul of pharaonic proportions
    For the earliest Egyptologists, a trip to the Egyptian Museum in Turin was considered indispensable. The museum's new director is seeking to return the almost 200-year-old museum to its one-time prominence, boosted by an overhaul of the collection and exhibit space of near-pharaonic proportions.
  • Turin Egyptian Museum gets overhaul of pharaonic proportions
    Turin Egyptian Museum gets overhaul of pharaonic proportions
    For the earliest Egyptologists, a trip to the Egyptian Museum in Turin was considered indispensable. The museum's new director is seeking to return the almost 200-year-old museum to its one-time prominence, boosted by an overhaul of the collection and exhibit space of near-pharaonic proportions.
  • Google, Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs, tablets
    Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms.

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  • The Rapidly Changing Face of Customer Care The Rapidly Changing Face of Customer CareThese days, consumers expect businesses to interact with them on their terms and through their technology.
  • Local town may receive $3 million to boost small businesses Local town may receive $3 million to boost small businesses Frontier Communications and Dish Network have launched a program dedicating more than $10 million in cash and other rewards to support and inspire the kinds of creativity and innovation that transform communities with results and long-term growth.
  • 5 Things You Need to Know about Fiber Optic Internet 5 Things You Need to Know about Fiber Optic InternetThough electricity is a given these days, widespread high-speed Internet is not. That's why President Barack Obama has made history in recent weeks with his announcement of a new initiative to support community broadband projects.
  • From Voice to Choice: Telecom Adapts to Remain Competitive From Voice to Choice: Telecom Adapts to Remain CompetitiveOn April 1st, Frontier launched a new commercial brand, Frontier Business Edge, which offers small, medium and enterprise sized companies a choice of solutions including fast Internet speeds, unlimited voice, data networking, cloud services, supporting equipment, and more.

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