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Google Battles to Keep Talent
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Google Battles to Keep Talent

Google Inc. is fighting off Facebook Inc. and other fast-growing Internet firms that are poaching its staff, a reversal for a company that has long been one of...

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Battling Over the Future of TV

When AT&T last week had to renew its contract with Scripps, the owner of popular lifestyle shows such as Rachael Ray and "House Hunters," it made a demand that...

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Why There Are So Few Women in Tech

Women with engineering or computer science degrees face a tricky career path at technology companies and often leave their jobs just as they near their career peaks...

Kinect's Future: A Game Controller in Everything
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Kinect's Future: A Game Controller in Everything

Kinect isn't just for gaming. Microsoft has plans to use the motion-based technology in phones, computers and more.

Watch Where You're Going
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Watch Where You're Going

Businesses are quietly buying mobile-phone data to discover the paths that consumers take.

Will the It Guy Learn to Love Apple?
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Will the It Guy Learn to Love Apple?

It's likely you've got an Apple product plugged into your ears when you're listening to music. Making a phone call? One out of every five people buying a smartphone...

Intel's Andy Grove on Manufacturing in America
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Intel's Andy Grove on Manufacturing in America

Among the scores of fabless chip companies and product design houses in Silicon Valley, Intel is a standout. It's an American high-tech company that not only...

Money For Scientific Research May Be Scarce With a Republican-Led House
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Money For Scientific Research May Be Scarce With a Republican-Led House

Federal financing of science research, which has risen quickly since the Obama administration came to power, could fall back to pre-Obama levels if the incoming...

Web Firms Face Brutal Competition in China
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Web Firms Face Brutal Competition in China

In China's young Internet industry, competitors draw blood.

The New New Andreessen
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The New New Andreessen

With Andreessen Horowitz, visionary entrepreneur Marc Andreessen is trying to reinvent himself as a top-tier venture capitalist and world-class power broker.

Social Studies
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Social Studies

In MIT's Human Dynamics Lab, Sandy Pentland uses cellphones and wearable sensors to research nonverbal signals, information flow, and the value of face-to-face...

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More Than 100,000 Pay For British News Site

News Corp. said Tuesday that it had attracted 105,000 paying customers to the digital versions of The Times and The Sunday Times of London since it started charging...

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Why Rare Earth Metals Matter to Tech

A diplomatic dispute between Japan and China led China in September to temporarily suspend shipments of rare earth elements to Japan, a move that caused a spike...

Get Ready For Verizon's 'dream Phone'
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Get Ready For Verizon's 'dream Phone'

The soon-to-be-unveiled Verizon iPhone is the answer to many consumers' prayers. But a deal with Apple will test the company that Ivan Seidenberg has spent his...

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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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