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Is 4G Wireless Enough to Sate Consumers?

As data traffic explodes on wireless networks thanks to smartphones and other connected mobile devices, 4G wireless technology is expected to solve mobile operators'...

Facebook Hopes Virtual Credits Make Real Dollars
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Facebook Hopes Virtual Credits Make Real Dollars

For all its success, Google is often criticized for being a one-trick pony. After 12 years, the Internet search company is still struggling to find a significant...

Foursquare: Where Are Location Sites Taking Us?
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Foursquare: Where Are Location Sites Taking Us?

Where others see a city map, Ryan Long sees a game board. The game is Foursquare, but not the way you played it in grade school. On Foursquare.com every bar,...

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Conflict Over Nasa Spaceflight Program Complicates Funding

NASA's human space program, long the agency's biggest public and congressional asset, has become instead its biggest headache.

Why Google Went Instant
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Why Google Went Instant

The service, an engineering marvel, could boost Google's bottom line.

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Google

Lately, stories about Google often seem to be stories about conflict—Google knocking heads with China or the Justice Department or Facebook. For Eric E. Schmidt...

'onshoring' Gives ­.s. Companies an Alternative to Offshore Outsourcing
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'onshoring' Gives ­.s. Companies an Alternative to Offshore Outsourcing

Companies seeking an alternative to offshore outsourcing are trying "onshoring," an emerging trend of outsourcing IT functions to companies in the rural United...

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Apple Blinks in Apps Fight

In an uncharacteristic about-face, Apple Inc. loosened its control over software development for its iPhones and iPads as the company feels heat from a U.S. antitrust...

Apple Answers Questions About App Rejections, Raises Others
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Apple Answers Questions About App Rejections, Raises Others

Apple on Thursday published a set of rules about the types of content that aren't allowed in the iOS App Store, answering questions that have been bugging software...

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Texas Ag Probing Google's Searches

The Texas attorney general's office is conducting an antitrust review of Google Inc.'s core search-engine business, a sign of widening government scrutiny of...

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Once a Dynamo, the Tech Sector Is Slow to Hire

For years the technology sector has been considered the most dynamic, promising and globally envied industry in the United States. It escaped the recession relatively...

Marc Andreessen Flexes His Muscles in Silicon Valley
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Marc Andreessen Flexes His Muscles in Silicon Valley

He spoke for Hewlett-Packard's board when it showed ex-CEO Mark Hurd the door—and is now part of the team searching for Hurd's successor. He played a role in...

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Cern Collides with a Patent Reality

You might imagine that vast patent royalties flow into the organisation that invented the touchscreen and the World Wide Web. But the atom-smashing outfit CERN...

Some Newspapers, Tracking Readers Online, Shift Coverage
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Some Newspapers, Tracking Readers Online, Shift Coverage

In most businesses, not knowing how well a particular product is performing would be almost unthinkable. But newspapers have always been a peculiar business,...

Intel, Amd Vie to Rewire Pc's Brain
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Intel, Amd Vie to Rewire Pc's Brain

Intel and AMD are off to the races again. This time it's about making PCs not just faster, but more versatile.

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But He Looked Good on Paper

Web start-ups are having a hard time hiring good programmers.

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Wikipedia Age Challenges Scholars

For professors, publishing in elite journals is an unavoidable part of university life. The grueling process of subjecting work to the up-or-down judgment of...

ACM China Nearing Launch
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ACM China Nearing Launch

ACM's expansion into China will support local professionals and increase Chinese involvement in ACM's international activities.

Degrees, Distance, and Dollars
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Degrees, Distance, and Dollars

The Internet is making higher education accessible to a whole new class of students—but not necessarily at a lower cost.

Cycling Through Data
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Cycling Through Data

Sensor-equipped bicycles are providing valuable data to cyclists, city planners, and computer scientists.
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