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Should Google Be Forced to Offer Privacy Apps? E­ Fight Offers Test
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Should Google Be Forced to Offer Privacy Apps? E­ Fight Offers Test

Disconnect, which makes an ad-blocking app, filed an EU antitrust complaint against Google.

How a Secret iOS Feature Could Change the Internet
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How a Secret iOS Feature Could Change the Internet

A few weeks ago, a messaging app called FireChat launched.

Bitcoin Is Not Just Digital Currency. It's Napster For Finance.
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Bitcoin Is Not Just Digital Currency. It's Napster For Finance.

In 2013, bitcoin's valuation didn't just skyrocket, but its infrastructure, services, and adoption exploded as well, culminating in recent announcements that major...

For Steve Ballmer, a Lasting Touch on Microsoft
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For Steve Ballmer, a Lasting Touch on Microsoft

On the eve of his exit as chief executive officer of Microsoft, after more than a decade on the job, Steve Ballmer is more than ever a CEO whose image does not...

Why I Am ­napologetic About Paywalls or Promotion
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Why I Am ­napologetic About Paywalls or Promotion

Late last week I posted a short essay on LinkedIn, where I am an Influencer, called "The best case study you'll ever read."

10 Questions For Ibm's Katharine Frase
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10 Questions For Ibm's Katharine Frase

Dr. Katharine Frase was appointed chief technology officer of IBM in March 2013. She sets IBM's technical strategy and defines areas of growth in addition to cultivating...

A Second Look at the 'second Screen'
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A Second Look at the 'second Screen'

Social-media enthusiasts, especially those on Twitter, tend to think their hobby is more popular than it really is. If you're on Twitter a lot, and the people you...

From Technology Executive to Counterterrorism Expert
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From Technology Executive to Counterterrorism Expert

Former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold has been anything but idle since stepping out of his role as computer technology czar, founding a controversial patent hoarding...

Nate Silver: What Big Data Can't Predict
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Nate Silver: What Big Data Can't Predict

Statistician Nate Silver isn't famous because he's a mathematical genius. (Although, he is.)

Ibm's Ginni Rometty Looks Ahead
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Ibm's Ginni Rometty Looks Ahead

Ginni Rometty's first customer conference as CEO of IBM was an unusual affair, especially by Big Blue's buttoned-up standards.

Facebook's China Problem
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Facebook's China Problem

Last May when Mark Zuckerberg wed his Chinese-American girlfriend, Priscilla Chan, a joke began to make the rounds on China's version of Twitter, a microblog—or...
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