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Republic Wireless to offer next-generation Moto X for $399, sans contract — Republic Wireless, the budget carrier that offers full-data plans for as low as $25 a month, will begin offering the second-generation Moto X next month for $399, without a contract. The company currently sells the original Moto X for $299, the Moto G for $149 and the Moto E for $99 - also sans contract.

Amazon cuts the price of its Fire Phone -- again — Aiming to fuel sales of its struggling Fire Phone, Amazon has cut the price again and is now throwing in a free year of Prime to try to unload the item as the holidays hit. When Amazon launched the phone in July, it sold for $649 unlocked or $199 with a two-year contract.

BlackBerry will pay you to dump your iPhone for a Passport — Here's a holiday deal for you: If you trade in your iPhone 6 for a BlackBerry Passport, the company will basically pay you $50. Starting Dec. 1, BlackBerry will pay customers up to $400 to trade in their iPhones including the 4S, 5, 5C, 5S and 6 models.

Surprise! Lyft says last week was its biggest yet — Lyft seems to have gotten a lift from Ubergate. A rep for the company says last week was the biggest week yet for the company. The rep declined to go into specifics, but said "percentage-wise" it was the ride-share company's biggest boost yet.

Lyft will offer more cash to drivers if they carpool — Want to earn some extra money during your drive to work? Here's one way to do it. Noting that nearly 80% of commuters drive to work solo, Lyft launched Driver Destination, which promises to earn commuters cash - possibly more than $1,000 a month - for sharing their rides to work or running errands.

Twitter launches discounts linked to your credit card — Your Twitter addiction might save you some money starting Tuesday. The company has launched Twitter Offers, which lets marketers run promotions that you can redeem via your credit card. If a Twitter Offer pops up in your timeline, now you can add the Offer to your credit card or debit card.

Amazon now offers referrals for plumbers and electricians — Amazon wants to deliver plumbers and electricians to your door along with your packages. The online retailer has rolled out a service called Amazon Local Services in New York, Los Angeles and Seattle that recommends handymen, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal .

Anonymous messaging app Yik Yak gets popular - and controversial — "If you go to Costa, you should watch out very closely at school today." Those 14 words, written on the anonymous sharing app Yik Yak, caused a Los Angeles high school to go in lockdown mode last week. Similar threats in San Diego prompted two other schools to shut down and another in Illinois to beef up security.

Coke's Chuck Fruit Dies at 61 — NEW YORK Charles B. "Chuck" Fruit, the former chief marketing officer at Coca-Cola, has died, the company confirmed today. Fruit, 61, joined Coke in 1991 as head of global media services after holding titles at Anheuser-Busch and various advertising agencies. The company promoted him to CMO in June 2004 to replace Daniel Palumbo.

Report: Anonymous messaging app Yik Yak raises $62 million — Yik Yak, the anonymous messaging app founded one year ago, has raised $62 million in funding, giving it a valuation in the "low hundreds of millions of dollars," according to a report. Sequoia Capital is leading the latest round, Yik Yak's third this year, according to The Wall Street Journal .
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Nov 26, 2014

@StephMBuck Yeah, I think we all learned something about the true spirit of Thanksgiving here

Nov 26, 2014

PSA: There’s a setting in gmail (not sure of others) that lets you “mute” unwieldy reply-all threads

Nov 26, 2014

Nation Doesn’t Know If It Can Take Another Bullshit Speech About Healing… via @TheOnion

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