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  • Crowdfunding allows everyone to be an arts patron

    Crowdfunding allows everyone to be an arts patron
    When Scott Burkholder wanted to raise money to create a mural showing the word "love" spelled out in hand gestures, he turned to the power of the crowd. Burkholder, the executive director of the Baltimore Love Project, launched a giving campaign online...
  • Demise of Borders recalls the end of Remington's

    The news that Borders, the nation's second-largest book chain, is giving up the ghost and closing its doors after 40 years came as no real surprise to anyone. The Wall Street Journal observed last week that Borders' exit was the "'first major casualty of...
  • Want an app? There could be a tax for that

    Want an app? There could be a tax for that
    That download of an Angry Birds app, Katy Perry song, or "Captain America" movie could end up costing consumers more, thanks to a "digital products" tax proposal that's being pushed in Annapolis this year by Gov. Martin O'Malley. The bill is part of a...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday
    WEATHER Today's forecast calls for cloudy skies with rain developing later and a high temperature around 50 degrees. It is expected to be rainy tonight with the temperature rising to around 54 degrees. TRAFFIC Check our updates for this morning's...
  • Best Buy to close Inner Harbor, Hunt Valley stores in May

    Best Buy to close Inner Harbor, Hunt Valley stores in May
    Best Buy will close its Inner Harbor and Hunt Valley stores in May, part of a move to shutter 50 locations across the country. Company officials said in a news release that the stores were temporarily closed to inform employees of the decision Saturday,...
  • Apple rolls out its new iPad, with no fancy name attached

    Apple rolls out its new iPad, with no fancy name attached
    Apple unveiled its new iPad, but it's not called iPad 3 or iPad HD as widely speculated for weeks. Rather it stuck with simply calling it the iPad, a move that speaks to the company's ambitions to have its blockbuster tablet supplant the ubiquitous...
  • Apple's Safari hunts Explorer users

    With the introduction of Safari at the Macworld San Francisco trade show last week, Apple Computer Inc. boldly entered "the browser wars." Though currently a "beta," computer-speak for "unfinished test version," Safari is impressive software. Apple...
  • Alibaba plans IPO in U.S., not Hong Kong

    Alibaba plans IPO in U.S., not Hong Kong
    The largest tech IPO of the year — and perhaps of all time — isn't coming from Silicon Valley. Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce behemoth with more sales than Amazon and EBay combined, has decided to go public on Wall Street after months of...
  • Amazon.com to collect Florida sales tax starting May 1

    Amazon.com to collect Florida sales tax starting May 1
    TALLAHASSEE — Internet giant Amazon.com will start to collect sales taxes on purchases made by Floridians starting May 1. Amazon's entry into the state's brick-and-mortar retail landscape could mean about $80 million a year in sales taxes,...
  • Supreme Court Ruling on Aereo Will Be Significant, No Matter Who Wins

    When the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the battle over television streaming service Aereo on April 22, it will be against a backdrop of two competing narratives. Broadcasters warn of the end of free TV as we know it if the start-up company is...
  • Bigger than Facebook? Chinese tech giant Alibaba plans U.S. IPO

    Bigger than Facebook? Chinese tech giant Alibaba plans U.S. IPO
    The largest tech IPO of the year will come from a company that many Americans have never heard of. Alibaba -- a Chinese e-commerce behemoth that produces more sales and net income than Amazon and EBay combined -- has decided to go public in the U.S....
  • Monoprice takes on Amazon in trade of cheap electronics

    Monoprice takes on Amazon in trade of cheap electronics
    You'd only have to drive by the empty shells of Circuit City stores, and soon RadioShacks, to see why a company in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., represents a nightmare for the retail electronics industry. Off the 15 freeway is the 173,000-square-foot...