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Mobile blurs lines between online, in-store shopping

11/27/2015 05:15 PM PST
A growing number of shoppers are using mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets to finish their holiday shopping while also browsing items in person on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Larger screens on smartphones, more mobile-friendly sites and buy buttons on social networks are making shopping on the go easier than ever this year.  
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With the holiday season upon us, a lot of people will be shopping online this year. For the most part, it's pretty safe but there are some basic precautions worth remembering.
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With cutthroat competition for talent and a sizzling job market in Silicon Valley and beyond, tech companies are in all-out combat mode to come up with benefits that attract and retain employees by pretty much spoiling them rotten.  
Looking for a holiday present that's a perfect fit, procrastinator-friendly and a constant reminder of your generosity? Consider a gift subscription to one of the abundance of streaming choices that range from mainstream to niche.
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Gwyneth Paltrow sings on new Coldplay record

Coldplay singer Chris Martin suggested ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow sing some lyrics she wrote for their new single “Everglow.”