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Facebook Ipo: How Does Facebook Make Its Money?

Facebook's IPO filing shows that the company brought in about $3.7 billion in revenue and made $1 billion in profit in 2011.

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For $2 a Star, an Online Retailer Gets 5-Star Product Reviews

In the brutal world of online commerce, where a competing product is just a click away, retailers need all the juice they can get to close a sale.

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Movement in Space

Microsoft's drive to integrate Kinect technology into a wide array of products is not slowing.

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What The Fbi Wants In A Social Media Monitoring App

The FBI has raised eyebrows in the tech world with a public document that asks for advice on how to harvest information from social networking sites.

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Intel Sees Exabucks in Supercomputing's Future

Last Monday, Intel shelled out $125 million to buy Infiniband from Qlogic, a little-known maker of data-center networking switches and cards. At first blush, it...

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Humans Lose, Robots Win in New Defense Budget

The big loser in the Pentagon’s new budget? Ordinary human beings.

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Companies Worry About Sec's Advice to Disclose Cyberthreats

Deluged by cyberattacks they've mostly hidden from the public, companies in Silicon Valley and elsewhere are being prodded by federal regulators to finally fess...

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No More R

Union Square Ventures recently posted an opening for an investment analyst.

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Durable Nasa Rover Beginning Ninth Year of Mars Work

Eight years after landing on Mars for what was planned as a three-month mission, NASA's enduring Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is working on what essentially...

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10k Reasons to Worry About Critical Infrastructure

A security researcher was able to locate and map more than 10,000 industrial control systems hooked up to the public internet, including water and sewage plants...

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Hewlett Packard Opens Doors to Its HP Labs ­.K. Research Base

The year is 2015, and in a government-owned data centre somewhere in southern England thousands of servers are humming away, hard at work keeping the country running...

Organizations Capitalize on Collective Intelligence
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Organizations Capitalize on Collective Intelligence

Crowdsourcing facilitates service improvements, higher sales volumes, and engagement promotion, according to IBM research.  

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Sebastian Thrun Resigns from Stanford to Launch ­dacity

Professor Sebastian Thrun has given up his Stanford position to start Udacity—an online educational venture. Udacity's first two free courses are Building a Search...

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Digitizing Health Records, Before It Was Cool

The push to move the nation from paper to electronic health records is serious business. That's why a first look at the campus of Epic Systems comes as something...

ACM Fellows Inducted
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ACM Fellows Inducted

Forty-six men and women are recognized as 2011 ACM Fellows.

The War Against Botnets
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The War Against Botnets

Increasingly sophisticated botnets have emerged during the last several years. However, security researchers, businesses, and governments are attacking botnets...

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How ­.s. Lost Out on Iphone Work

When Barack Obama joined Silicon Valley's top luminaries for dinner in California last February, each guest was asked to come with a question for the president.

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Engage: Apple's New Tools For Interactive Books on Ipad

Engagement is a big word in education. It combines both objective participation and subjective emotion. It's one of the few psychological terms in education that...

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U.s. Losing High-Tech Jobs, R&d Dominance to Asia

U.S. companies are locating more of their research and development operations overseas, and Asian countries are rapidly increasing investments in their own science...

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Project Dreamcatcher

How cutting-edge text analytics can help the Obama campaign determine voters' hopes and fears.
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