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Small Businesses Open to Digital Payments, Not Ready to Accept Cryptocurrency

PayPal recently announced that it would accept bitcoin, making digital-currency transactions accessible to merchants that sell digital products, such as downloadable music. Mobile payments platform Braintree is also pending bitcoin-readiness. And eBay’s forays into the bitcoin payments space come on the heels of other major online retailers’ announcements to accept bitcoin as payment: Target, Amazon, and Overstock.

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This Year’s Craziest Excuses for Calling in Sick to Work

From claiming they need the day to fix some botched plastic surgery to saying they accidentally got on a plane, North America’s workers have either had some sitcom-worthy misadventures this year, or they’ve simply gotten more creative with their sick day excuses.

A new CareerBuilder survey this week looked at how many workers have faked being sick this year, as well as some of the strangest excuses they’ve used while doing so.

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How Dependent on Their Mobile Devices Have Canadians Become While Travelling?

Mobile devices effectively serve as a concierge, guide and companion for travellers, who rely on smartphones and other mobile devices at every stage.

According to the 2014 Expedia/Egencia Mobile Index, 94% of people bring at least one mobile device when they take personal vacations and 97% bring at least one device on business trips, revealing "the deep dependence modern travellers have on their mobile devices."

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Let Mark Zuckerberg Teach Your Kids to Code

Universities have been slow to catch on to almost everything born out of the Internet, including teaching students to code.

Worse, high schools have been even slower. And elementary schools don't even consider it. But why shouldn't coding be a staple taught alongside other elementary skills?

Salesforce tackled the topic today at Dreamforce. Hadi Partovi sat down with Re/code's Kara Swisher to discuss, his non-profit dedicated to growing computer science education and the Hour of Code.

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