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Why Google Wants a Faster Internet

There was no lack of, well, buzz about Google's new Buzz social-media platform last week, but more important were a series of moves that suggest the search giant...

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Lost in #haiti

If Iran's post-election uprising last summer was the world's first "Twitter revolution," the massive Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti was the first "Twitter disaster...

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How Movies Activate Your Neural G-Spot

Here’s a typical “date night” with me and Hollywood: I don’t know what I want to see. Neither does Hollywood. But it bangs on my eyeballs and eardrums like Stanley...

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'don't Be Evil,' Meet 'spy on Everyone': How the Nsa Deal Could Kill Google

The company once known for its "don't be evil" motto is now in bed with the spy agency known for the mass surveillance of American citizens. The National Security...

Steve Jobs and the Economics of Elitism
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Steve Jobs and the Economics of Elitism

The more, the better. That’s the fashionable recipe for nurturing new ideas these days. It emphasizes a kind of Internet-era egalitarianism that celebrates the...

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What Apple's Ipad Means For Your Wallet


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Don't Let Politicians Forget the E Word

Hugh Griffiths is chair of the executive committee of the Campaign for Science & Engineering (CaSE) and chair in intelligent radar systems at University College...

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Don't Become a Tool of Hegemony, Google!

President of People's Daily Online He Jiazheng speaks on Internet freedom: The Google-China dispute shows a strategic position change of the United States. In...

­.s. Enables Chinese Hacking of Google
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­.s. Enables Chinese Hacking of Google

Google made headlines when it went public with the fact that Chinese hackers had penetrated some of its services, such as Gmail, in a politically motivated attempt...

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Comment: Internet New Shot in the Arm For ­S Hegemony

Over the past 40 years, the US has been dominating the world Internet as the core technique holder with an inherent advantage of being the cradle of the Internet...

Open Access to Scientific Publications
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Open Access to Scientific Publications

In his July 2009 Communications editor's letter "Open, Closed, or Clopen Access?", editor-in-chief Moshe Vardi addressed...

The Need For a National Cybersecurity R&D Agenda
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The Need For a National Cybersecurity R&D Agenda

Government-funded initiatives, in cooperation with private-sector partners in key technology areas, are fundamental to cybersecurity technical transformation.

Why an Informatics Degree?
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Why an Informatics Degree?

Isn't computer science enough?

Not Seeing the Crime For the Cameras?
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Not Seeing the Crime For the Cameras?

Why it is difficult — but essential — to monitor the effectiveness of security technologies.

The Web's Next Layer of Innovation: Q&A With Creative Commons CEO Joi Ito
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The Web's Next Layer of Innovation: Q&A With Creative Commons CEO Joi Ito

The Internet is awash in digital images depicting pretty much anything your imagination can conceive. Sometimes a Web site administrator or a business might want...

The Web's Next Layer of Innovation: Q&A With Creative Commons CEO Joi Ito
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The Web's Next Layer of Innovation: Q&A With Creative Commons CEO Joi Ito

The Internet is awash in digital images depicting pretty much anything your imagination can conceive. Sometimes a Web site administrator or a business might want...

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A Conversation With Google

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has long defended his company's decision to do business in China despite the restrictions that Beijing imposes on Internet freedom. Nevertheless...

The Madness of Crowds and an Internet Delusion
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The Madness of Crowds and an Internet Delusion

An early advocate of the Internet's culture of openness, computer scientist Jaron Lanier has written a new book in which he reconsiders that view and takes a more...

Q&A: HP's Running Man
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Q&A: HP's Running Man

Prith Banerjee discusses collaborating with universities, his startup experiences, and Hewlett-Packard Lab's approach to research and development.

The Evolution of Platform Thinking
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The Evolution of Platform Thinking

How platform adoption can be an important determinant of product and technological success.
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