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Limewire Told to Shut

Popular file-sharing website LimeWire has been ordered to permanently shut down six months after a federal judge found it liable for copyright infringement on...

Wide Open Spaces
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Wide Open Spaces

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's decision to open frequencies in the broadcast spectrum could enable broadband networks in rural areas, permit smart...

Career Opportunities
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Career Opportunities

What are the job prospects for today's—and tomorrow's—graduates?

Security in the Cloud
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Security in the Cloud

Cloud computing offers many advantages, but also involves security risks. Fortunately, researchers are devising some ingenious solutions.

Turning Data Into Knowledge
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Turning Data Into Knowledge

Today's data deluge is leading to new approaches to visualize, analyze, and catalog enormous datasets.

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Outsourcing No Longer 'dirty Word' as Tech Spending Rises

First-time customers seeking to simplify back-office operations or upgrade rickety computer systems are helping information technology services companies grow faster...

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AP to Form News Group to Make Money from Mobile

The Associated Press is overseeing the creation of an organization to help newspapers and broadcasters make more money as more people get their news from mobile...

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The Tax Haven That's Saving Google Billions

Google uses a complicated structure to send most of its overseas profits to tax havens, keeping its corporate rate at a super-low 2.4 percent.

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Tech Job Candidates Face Head-Spinning Questions

Maybe you've had the nightmare. You show up late for the job interview, or perhaps you forgot to prepare at all. Then they pop off the kind of question that has...

Microsoft's Top Visionary To Leave as Ranks Shift
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Microsoft's Top Visionary To Leave as Ranks Shift

Ray Ozzie, the executive who became Microsoft Corp.'s top technical visionary after the retirement of cofounder Bill Gates, plans to leave the software company...

Will Apple's Culture Hurt the Iphone?
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Will Apple's Culture Hurt the Iphone?

If you want a smartphone powered by Google's Android software, you could get Motorola's Droid 2 or its cousin, the Droid X. Then there is the Droid Incredible...

John Sculley: The Secrets of Steve Jobs' Success
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John Sculley: The Secrets of Steve Jobs' Success

In 1983, Steve Jobs wooed Pepsi executive John Sculley to Apple with one of the most famous lines in business: "Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling...

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Tech Hiring ­p Almost 50 Percent Since 2009, Dice Says

A recent Dice report found that the number of full-time U.S. technology jobs has increased 46 percent since last year, while contractors' hourly rates are rising...

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Scvngr's Hunt: Retailers Who See Dollars in Game Dynamics

Can location-based games for smart phones boost foot traffic at stores?

Research Project Aims to Simplify Large-Scale Network Control
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Research Project Aims to Simplify Large-Scale Network Control

Researchers at Google, Nicira Networks, and NEC presented a research project designed to simplify the control and management of large-scale network implementations...

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Google to Map Inflation Using Web Data

Google is using its vast database of web shopping data to construct the "Google Price Index"—a daily measure of inflation that could one day provide an alternative...

Cars and Wind: What's Next For Google as It Pushes Beyond the Web?
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Cars and Wind: What's Next For Google as It Pushes Beyond the Web?

Google, a vanguard of the Internet, has placed its bets on the high-tech transformation of non-tech industries—cars and wind energy.

Intel Tries Anonymity, For a Change
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Intel Tries Anonymity, For a Change

An average laptop contains about 1,800 components, but only one garners much brand awareness from typical consumers: the chip made by Intel.

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Dedication at Stanford Engineering Building Good For a Few Laughs

A nerd walks into an engineering building dedication...

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China Poised to Lead World in Patent Filings

Having passed Germany (exports), Japan (gross domestic product) and the United States (auto sales) over the past year, China is now poised to lead the world in...
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