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Their Apps Track You. Will Congress Track Them?
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Their Apps Track You. Will Congress Track Them?

There are three things that matter in consumer data collection: location, location, location.

Communications Satellites Made Legal For Export
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Communications Satellites Made Legal For Export

To the delight of American satellite makers, communications satellites—which orbit Earth to relay phone calls, link ships to shore and broadcast television programs—will...

Outmaneuvered at Their Own Game, Antivirus Makers Struggle to Adapt
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Outmaneuvered at Their Own Game, Antivirus Makers Struggle to Adapt

The antivirus industry has a dirty little secret: its products are often not very good at stopping viruses.

Real and Virtual Firearms Nurture a Marketing Link
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Real and Virtual Firearms Nurture a Marketing Link

As Electronic Arts prepared to market Medal of Honor Warfighter, the latest version of its top-selling video game released in October, it created a Web site that...

Wallflowers of Silicon Valley Get Asked to Dance
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Wallflowers of Silicon Valley Get Asked to Dance

After years of being wallflowers at Silicon Valley's hottest tech conferences and Sean Parker's after-parties, enterprise technology firms are now part of the "in"...

Planning His Legacy, Cisco Chief Maps an Expansion
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Planning His Legacy, Cisco Chief Maps an Expansion

John T. Chambers has readied his last great act as the leader of Cisco Systems, fearing major changes in the technology business that could doom his company.

As Boom Lures App Creators, Tough Part Is Making a Living
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As Boom Lures App Creators, Tough Part Is Making a Living

Shawn and Stephanie Grimes spent much of the last two years pursuing their dream of doing research and development for Apple, the world’s most successful corporation...

In Mobile World, Tech Giants Scramble to Get ­p to Speed
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In Mobile World, Tech Giants Scramble to Get ­p to Speed

Intel made its fortune on the chips that power personal computers, and Microsoft on the software that goes inside. Google’s secret sauce is that it finds what you...

At Technology High School, Goal Isn't to Finish in 4 Years
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At Technology High School, Goal Isn't to Finish in 4 Years

Flakes of green paint are peeling from the third-floor windowsills.

The Future, as Imagined by Google
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The Future, as Imagined by Google

In Eric E. Schmidt's future, his life will be a lot easier.

Campaigns Mine Personal Lives to Get Out Vote
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Campaigns Mine Personal Lives to Get Out Vote

Strategists affiliated with the Obama and Romney campaigns say they have access to information about the personal lives of voters at a scale never before imagined...

Where's the Discussion of Trojan Horses?
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Where's the Discussion of Trojan Horses?

The Mykonos Vase, discovered in 1961 in the Cyclades, is one of the earliest accounts of the Trojan Horse, used as a subterfuge by the Greeks to enter the city...

U.s. Panel Cites Risks in Chinese Equipment
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U.s. Panel Cites Risks in Chinese Equipment

In the latest development to highlight the sensitive terrain that the United States and China are navigating on economic issues, a House committee issued a blistering...

Sites That Pay the Shopper For Being a Seller
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Sites That Pay the Shopper For Being a Seller

Julie Medeiros thinks her taste in fashion is worth something. Turns out it is: about $50 a month.

Google Leapfrogs Microsoft in Market Value
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Google Leapfrogs Microsoft in Market Value

For Microsoft, it was bad enough when Apple's stock market value surpassed its own in 2010. Now Google, a company that didn't even exist 15 years ago, just did...

Power, Pollution, and the Internet
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Power, Pollution, and the Internet

Jeff Rothschild's machines at Facebook had a problem he knew he had to solve immediately. They were about to melt.

On Waterfront, Rise of the Machines
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On Waterfront, Rise of the Machines

In the rising light of a mid-September morning, the CSAV Pyrenees, a blue-water freighter sailing out of Suape Port in Brazil, was lashed to its lines at BerthPort...

Facebook Can Id Faces, but Using Them Grows Tricky
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Facebook Can Id Faces, but Using Them Grows Tricky

Facebook on Friday confronted a new obstacle over what to do with one of its most vital assets—pictures.

Why Wi-Fi Is Often So Slow
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Why Wi-Fi Is Often So Slow

A number of Internet service providers, including Comcast Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc., have recently upped the maximum speeds of broadband they offer...

A Robot With a Reassuring Touch
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A Robot With a Reassuring Touch

If you grab the hand of a two-armed robot named Baxter, it will turn its head and a pair of cartoon eyes—displayed on a tablet-size computer-screen "face"—will...
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