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The Biggest Hole in the Fcc's New Internet Rules
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The Biggest Hole in the Fcc's New Internet Rules

The people clamoring for tough, new regulations for Internet service—everyone from net neutrality activists and a few blue-chip companies to President Obama and ...

I'll Be Back: The Return of Artificial Intelligence
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I'll Be Back: The Return of Artificial Intelligence

The artificial-intelligence industry, a field that conjures up images of humanoid robots and self-aware computer systems, is making a comeback at Silicon Valley...

Google Tries to Translate in India
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Google Tries to Translate in India

Internet giants such as Amazon.com and SoftBank are investing in India to cash in on the country's spiking Web use. In less than two years, 100 million people have...

Putting the Mobile Into Automobile
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Putting the Mobile Into Automobile

In 2007, Bill Gates stepped onstage at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to help introduce Sync, a combination GPS navigator, digital music...

Israel's Water Ninja
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Israel's Water Ninja

Amir Peleg hunches his broad, 6-foot-3-inch frame into a tunnel leading to one of several reservoirs that supply water to Jerusalem.

This Year's Ces Anxiety: Ending ­p Like Tv Makers
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This Year's Ces Anxiety: Ending ­p Like Tv Makers

The International Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas’s annual gadget cornucopia, kicks off this week.

The Big Business of Selling Prescription-Drug Records
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The Big Business of Selling Prescription-Drug Records

Since the days of 19th century remedies such as castor oil laxatives and mercury syphilis tablets, pharmacists and patients have had a tacit understanding: Whatever...

When a Chart Is Worth a Thousand Words
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When a Chart Is Worth a Thousand Words

A decade ago, data analysis was a chore. Workers poured figures into Excel and then spent hours searching for patterns.

At Israel's Mit, Arab Women (and Men) Are Suddenly Thriving
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At Israel's Mit, Arab Women (and Men) Are Suddenly Thriving

Here's a little-told success story: Israeli Arabs, women in particular, have made huge strides over the past decade at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology...

Apple Pay Is Too Anonymous For Some Retailers
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Apple Pay Is Too Anonymous For Some Retailers

Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook loves to talk about the security features of his mobile-payments system.

The Weather Channel's Secret: Less Weather, More Clickbait
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The Weather Channel's Secret: Less Weather, More Clickbait

The writers and editors at the Weather Channel's weather.com don’t often talk about the weather.

A Newspaper's First Trip Into Virtual Reality Goes to a Desolate Farm
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A Newspaper's First Trip Into Virtual Reality Goes to a Desolate Farm

Against the odds, the Des Moines Register has just become one of the first newspapers to move into virtual reality.

Tim Cook Interview: The Iphone 6, the Apple Watch, and Remaking a Company's Culture
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Tim Cook Interview: The Iphone 6, the Apple Watch, and Remaking a Company's Culture

Steve Jobs’s office remains Steve Jobs's office.

How Main Street Will Pay For Home Depot's Data Breach
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How Main Street Will Pay For Home Depot's Data Breach

Federal law protects consumers from the cost of fraudulent charges incurred when thieves steal credit-card and debit-card numbers.

Korea ­ps Its Robots Game
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Korea ­ps Its Robots Game

In 1976 an animated film called Robot Taekwon V captured Korean kids' imaginations with its tale of a superhero robot fending off giant machines bent on world domination...

Apple's iPhone 6 First Responders
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Apple's iPhone 6 First Responders

As Apple prepares to unveil the iPhone 6 on Sept. 9, engineers are toiling in secrecy to make sure everything works properly.

An App Maker Hangs On Amid War in ­kraine
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An App Maker Hangs On Amid War in ­kraine

App maker Readdle sounds like a classic success story from Silicon Valley: In 2007, four young techies get together to pioneer business productivity tools for the...

Arrogance Is Good: In Defense of Silicon Valley
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Arrogance Is Good: In Defense of Silicon Valley

Sam Altman sits behind his desk with his knees pulled up to his chest, eating dried apricots.

How Russian Hackers Stole the Nasdaq
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How Russian Hackers Stole the Nasdaq

In October 2010, a Federal Bureau of Investigation system monitoring U.S. Internet traffic picked up an alert.

B-Schools Finally Acknowledge: Companies Want Mbas Who Can Code
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B-Schools Finally Acknowledge: Companies Want Mbas Who Can Code

Companies want to hire technically skilled MBAs, and business schools are finally starting to get it.
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