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Dysfunctional-workplace anecdotes

The first in a series of tales from a different time and place. This installment: Partying hard in Texas.

By Sep. 14, 2007

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Amazon reveals craziest 'Mayday' customer support calls

The "Mayday" button on Amazon's Kindle Fire brings up a live feed of a support person right there on the tablet. Pizza, marriage proposals -- it's inspired some unique customer requests.

By Apr. 10, 2014

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Heads up! Crocs like to go climbing

Scientists get a closer look at tree-scaling crocodiles and alligators, and why they seek higher ground.

By Feb. 12, 2014

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TransportBuzz maps out UK commuters' foul-mouthed rants

The new site maps tweets -- many of them rather angry -- about transport in the UK and lets you search for places and subjects.

By Jan. 17, 2014

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Restaurant uses parachutes, PayPal to deliver sandwiches

If your restaurant is on the seventh floor and your customers are down on the street, how do you get them their food quickly and efficiently? Throw it out the window of course.

By Mar. 21, 2014

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Want a job at Currys? Dance, monkey boy, dance!

An interviewee for a job at Currys in Cardiff was made to take part in a dance-off as part of the process.

By Sep. 7, 2013

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Bigwig bond fund manager doesn't own a cell phone

PIMCO's Bill Gross believes society's fixation on capturing every moment with a smartphone doesn't allow for people to live in the present.

By Jun. 5, 2014

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The perils of being 'the car guy'

Our very own car guy doesn't half find himself in some situations...

By Oct. 19, 2013

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Facebook earnings: The kids are alright

Regardless of whether teens will someday shun the social network, Facebook's fourth quarter will likely glow thanks to mobile ads and Instagram.

By Jan. 28, 2014

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Kleiner Perkins founder: We didn't even look at Jobs and Wozniak

Venture capitalist pioneers Tom Perkins and Don Valentine dish out details about running into Steve Jobs, their worst investments, and attending board meetings in hot tubs.

By Sep. 11, 2013