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John Hancock is trying to take the pain out of the IT help desk experience for its 3,450 local employees. In a page pulled from the "we're a savvy startup" handbook, the financial services company launched a new TechLounge in its Boston headquarters Monday that hopes to emulate the experience of the Apple Store.
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The new iPhones are out. In fact, you might very well be reading this on one. And while you may be excited about the bigger screen, slim profile, fancy camera or even the futuristic Touch ID features, you’re probably not giving much thought to what could turn out to be the coolest feature to come out of this latest iteration: Apple Pay. Read MoreCold MovesEgg freezing offered to workers by Apple and Facebook could make expensive procedure a sought-after perk