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Like It or Not, Facebook Has the Right to Choose Your News
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Like It or Not, Facebook Has the Right to Choose Your News

There's an old saying that you shouldn't pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel.

The Death of American Research and Development
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The Death of American Research and Development

When rumors began to fly about a merger between chemical giants Dow Chemical  and DuPont , it was obvious the deal was not your ordinary fee-driven scheme dreamed...

No, Nsa Phone Spying Has Not Ended
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No, Nsa Phone Spying Has Not Ended

At 11:59 P.M. on Saturday night, the U.S. National Security Agency supposedly yanked the cord on its bulk telephone records collection, thereby ending an expansive...

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.

Apple's Tim Cook Leads Different
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Apple's Tim Cook Leads Different

Tim Cook assumed he was ready for the harsh glare that shines on Apple's CEO.

A Peek at Google's M&a Ambitions
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A Peek at Google's M&a Ambitions

Don Harrison became Google's head of mergers and acquisitions about a year ago.

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."

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...

The Future According to Google's Larry Page
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The Future According to Google's Larry Page

When Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP Group, the giant advertising agency, visited Google this past fall, CEO Larry Page sent a car to pick him up at the Rosewood...

The Limits of Big Data
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The Limits of Big Data

Stop me if you've heard this one: Three statisticians go rabbit hunting.

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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