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In Conversation Marc Andreessen
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In Conversation Marc Andreessen

It's not hard to coax an opinion out of Marc Andreessen.

Miss a Payment? Good Luck Moving That Car
From ACM News

Miss a Payment? Good Luck Moving That Car

The thermometer showed a 103.5-degree fever, and her 10-year-old's asthma was flaring up. Mary Bolender, who lives in Las Vegas, needed to get her daughter to an...

Why Are Women Leaving Science, Engineering, And Tech Jobs?
From ACM TechNews

Why Are Women Leaving Science, Engineering, And Tech Jobs?

A survey says U.S. women working in science, technology engineering, and math fields are 45 percent more likely than males to leave the industry over the next year...

Internet Caretaker Icann to Escape U.s. Control
From ACM TechNews

Internet Caretaker Icann to Escape U.s. Control

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers chief Fadi Chehade says the organization is on course to break free of U.S. oversight next year. 

Tech Jobs: Minorities Have Degrees, but Don't Get Hired
From ACM TechNews

Tech Jobs: Minorities Have Degrees, but Don't Get Hired

Top universities graduate minority computer science and engineering students at twice the rate that leading technology companies hire them, according to USA Today...

How Jean Tirole's Work Helps Explain the Internet Economy
From ACM News

How Jean Tirole's Work Helps Explain the Internet Economy

For anyone who has wondered how it’s possible to get so much stuff from web companies free or at too-good-to-be-true prices—whether Google searching, Facebook socializing...

Should Industrial Robots Be Able to Hurt Their Human Coworkers?
From ACM News

Should Industrial Robots Be Able to Hurt Their Human Coworkers?

How much should a robot be allowed to hurt its coworkers?

Microsoft's Quantum Mechanics
From ACM News

Microsoft's Quantum Mechanics

In 2012, physicists in the Netherlands announced a discovery in particle physics that started chatter about a Nobel Prize.

High-Tech Pay Gap: Minorities Earn Less in Skilled Jobs
From ACM TechNews

High-Tech Pay Gap: Minorities Earn Less in Skilled Jobs

Hispanics, Asians, and blacks are not receiving equal pay for equal work in the high-tech industry, according to a recent American Institute for Economic Research...

The Weather Channel's Secret: Less Weather, More Clickbait
From ACM Careers

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.

One in Three Jobs Will Be Taken By Software or Robots By 2025
From ACM TechNews

One in Three Jobs Will Be Taken By Software or Robots By 2025

By 2025, software, robots, or other "smart machines" will have replaced as many as one in three existing jobs, Gartner predicts.

Intel Meets its 'makers,' with Chips For Diy Set and the Firms They'll Found
From ACM Opinion

Intel Meets its 'makers,' with Chips For Diy Set and the Firms They'll Found

Intel's Edison chip has been launched in a rocket, floated in a weather balloon, fitted into a futuristic light-emitting dress and used to power a dancing robot...

School Bets Video Game Scholarship Can Draw Talent
From ACM Careers

School Bets Video Game Scholarship Can Draw Talent

As a teenager, holed up in his bedroom, illuminated by the glow of his laptop, Youngbin Chung became addicted to video games. Ten-hours-a-day addicted.

Cyber Spy High: Meet the Nsa's Hacker Recruiter
From ACM Opinion

Cyber Spy High: Meet the Nsa's Hacker Recruiter

The National Security Agency has a recruiting problem.

­.s. May Be Falling Behind in Researching Tech's Next Big Thing
From ACM TechNews

­.s. May Be Falling Behind in Researching Tech's Next Big Thing

A University of Virginia professor says the U.S. is not spending enough on research and development of cyber-physical systems. 

Kentucky ­ses Ideafestival to Push Students Toward Hour of Code Movement
From ACM TechNews

Kentucky ­ses Ideafestival to Push Students Toward Hour of Code Movement

Kentucky Coders hopes to register 1 million Hour of Code coding events before December, starting at the 2014 IdeaFestival, an international event held in Louisville...

It Skills That Are in Demand, and Those That Will Be
From ACM TechNews

It Skills That Are in Demand, and Those That Will Be

A recent survey of employers found IT professionals with cloud and security-related certifications were in greatest demand.  

Intel Encourages Women to Pursue Cloud Training
From ACM TechNews

Intel Encourages Women to Pursue Cloud Training

Cloud services firms need to do a better job recruiting and retaining women if they want to fill positions with qualified candidates, according to Intel's Raejeanne...

Waiting For the Smart Grid
From ACM News

Waiting For the Smart Grid

The technology is here, but barriers remain.

Walter Isaacson on the Women of Eniac
From ACM Careers

Walter Isaacson on the Women of Eniac

Ever since the days of Charles Babbage, who conceived of a giant mechanical calculator called the Analytical Engine in the 1830s, the engineering of computer hardware...
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