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ParkBoston payment app for meters easy to use

The new smartphone app, ParkBoston designed to help drivers pay their meter fees, rolled out in the city on Wednesday.

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Should free data be a crime?

Net neutrality could kill off a consumer-friendly idea called sponsored data, which is just catching on in the States.

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Facebook goes out for about 40 minutes in US, Asia

The site was out of service for about 40 minutes early Tuesday morning in the eastern US.

Police, saying they’re targets, ask Google to alter traffic app

Law enforcement is concerned that the popular Waze mobile traffic app, which provides real-time road conditions, can also be used to hunt and harm police.

Blizzard, travel ban forces businesses to scramble

Statewide, businesses are finding creative ways to serve their customers while keeping employees safe when a storm bears down.

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