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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.

Eric Schmidt: Android-Apple Is the Defining Fight in the Industry Today
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Eric Schmidt: Android-Apple Is the Defining Fight in the Industry Today

The fight between Google and Apple over mobile devices is great for consumers, but the patent wars that have resulted are awful, said Google Chairman Eric Schmidt...

The Chinese Steve Jobs Is Probably a Pirate
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The Chinese Steve Jobs Is Probably a Pirate

When discussing innovation, the Chinese like to tout the country’s "Four Great Inventions"—paper, gunpowder, the compass, and woodblock printing—and their enormous...

Why Polaroid Inspired Both Steve Jobs and Andy Warhol
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Why Polaroid Inspired Both Steve Jobs and Andy Warhol

Few companies can claim they altered the path of an entire medium but that’s exactly what Polaroid did in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s to photography. Founded by Edwin...

A Better Approach to Huawei, Zte, and Chinese Cyberspying? Distrust and Verify
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A Better Approach to Huawei, Zte, and Chinese Cyberspying? Distrust and Verify

In the wake of the 60-page report from Congress’s Select Committee On Intelligence recommending U.S. companies stop buying Chinese-made telecommunications gear...

The Apple Maps Debate and the Real Future of Mapping
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The Apple Maps Debate and the Real Future of Mapping

The news of the last couple weeks about the stark differences between Apple and Google's mapshave shed light on how hard it is to build a mobile map.

Digital First Isn't an Option for Media—It's the Only Way Forward
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Digital First Isn't an Option for Media—It's the Only Way Forward

Everywhere you look in the traditional media industry, you can see signs of turmoil and disruption: to take just a few recent examples, the New York Times is ...

Hp: Why Bill And Dave Would Back A Break-­p Plan
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Hp: Why Bill And Dave Would Back A Break-­p Plan

The time has come to break up Hewlett-Packard into parts. That’s the view of UBS analyst Steve Milunovich, who goes so far as to assert that founders Bill Hewlett...

How Steve Jobs' Legacy Has Changed
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How Steve Jobs' Legacy Has Changed

When Apple co-founder Steve Jobs succumbed to cancer in his California home a year ago today, the world rushed to eulogize him in glowing terms: Genius. Visionary...

Facebook's 1 Billion ­sers and What They Say About the Future of Computing
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Facebook's 1 Billion ­sers and What They Say About the Future of Computing

After several months as the Internet's punching bag, Facebook finally has something to brag about: 1 billion active users.

Facebook's 'Next Billion': A Q&A With Mark Zuckerberg
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Facebook's 'Next Billion': A Q&A With Mark Zuckerberg

In 2004, Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard University dorm room, hoping to see what his classmates were up to on campus. The following eight years...

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Ietf Approves Hsts as Proposed Standard

One of the things that makes attackers dance around their basement lairs is finding unencrypted Web sessions.

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.

Do Patent and Copyright Law Restrict Competition and Creativity Excessively?
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Do Patent and Copyright Law Restrict Competition and Creativity Excessively?

To evaluate optimal patent protection for an invention, one has to consider both the cost of inventing and the cost of copying; the higher the ratio of the former...

Apple-Google Maps Talks Crashed Over Voice-Guided Directions
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Apple-Google Maps Talks Crashed Over Voice-Guided Directions

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt says Apple should have continued to use Google’s mapping application in iOS 6 instead of swapping it out for its poorly received home...

Apple Needs to Find Its Exit Strategy From China
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Apple Needs to Find Its Exit Strategy From China

"IPhone5 Launch Causes Riots" You'd expect to see headlines like this when consumers beat down doors and trample each other, yet these riots were in China, among...

The Internet? We Built That
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The Internet? We Built That

Who created the Internet and why should we care? These questions, so often raised during the Bush-Gore election in 2000, have found their way back into the political...

Interview With Eugene Kaspersky
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Interview With Eugene Kaspersky

Eugene Kaspersky has had an interesting, varied life, with more than his share of adventures, successes and challenges. He's seen and done a lot, but when he learned...

Why Wi-Fi Is Often So Slow
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Why Wi-Fi Is Often So Slow

A number of Internet service providers, including Comcast Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc., have recently upped the maximum speeds of broadband they offer...

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Disconnect Between Application Development and Security Getting Wider

There is a widening gulf between application developers and security decision makers inside the enterprise, and it’s starting to cost companies serious money.
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