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Development 2.0: The IT-Enabled Transformation of International Development
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Development 2.0: The IT-Enabled Transformation of International Development

The fundamental assumptions of international development are changing, increasingly putting the tools for a digital economy into the hands of the world's poor. ...

Is Motion Control Patent a Powder Keg For Mobile?
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Is Motion Control Patent a Powder Keg For Mobile?

Here's a potentially noteworthy development in the patent litigation-riddled mobile device market. The patent is No. 7,679,604, "Method and apparatus for controlling...

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The Ipad Paradox: Less Is More

The introduction of Apple's iPad predictably divided gadget fans into "love it" and "hate it" camps. The haters say iPad lacks multitasking, a Webcam, Flash support...

Interview with Charles Thacker, Pc Pioneer and 2009 ACM A.m. Turing Award Winner
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Interview with Charles Thacker, Pc Pioneer and 2009 ACM A.m. Turing Award Winner

In an interview, Microsoft researcher Charles P. Thacker, who received ACM's 2009 A.M. Turing Award, says the computer industry's journey toward a new programming...

Interview with Charles Thacker, Pc Pioneer and 2009 ACM A.m. Turing Award Winner
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Interview with Charles Thacker, Pc Pioneer and 2009 ACM A.m. Turing Award Winner

In an interview, Microsoft researcher Charles P. Thacker, who received ACM's 2009 A.M. Turing Award, says the computer industry's journey toward a new programming...

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Virtual Reality War

My battalion commander, Lt. Col. Michael Kurilla, gave the directive that my squad leaders, platoon sergeant, and myself had heard countless times: my platoon was...

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Newspapers Must Learn the Value of the Link

In the coverage of New York Times writer Zachary Kouwe, who resigned recently amid accusations of plagiarism, much has been said about the demands of writing for...

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Why Can

All of the gloss and glitter doesn’t hide the fact that both Mac and Windows operating systems are still pretty geeky and difficult for many computer users to navigate...

Less Is More in Google's Os
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Less Is More in Google's Os

"Chromium OS" is the open-source version of the new Chrome OS that Google is developing for netbooks, tablets, and other lightweight machines. It's built from...

Privacy on the Data Web
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Privacy on the Data Web

Considering the nebulous question of ownership in the virtual realm.

Making the Case For Computing
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Making the Case For Computing

Seeking funding for current and future computing initiatives requires both a strong argument and a broad community of supporters.

Hiring and Developing Minority Faculty at Research Universities
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Hiring and Developing Minority Faculty at Research Universities

Emphasizing the importance of creating more programs and investing more funding toward the goal of developing minority faculty at research universities.

Orchestrating Coordination in Pluralistic Networks
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Orchestrating Coordination in Pluralistic Networks

Learning to build virtual teams of people of diverse backgrounds is an urgent challenge.

The Ethics Beat
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The Ethics Beat

Surveying the increasing variety and nature of ethical challenges encountered by computing researchers and practitioners.

Only Technological Processes Are Patentable
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Only Technological Processes Are Patentable

The U.S. Supreme Court will narrow the universe of process innovations that can be patented to those that are "technological," but what will that mean for software...

Gaming Will Save Us All
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Gaming Will Save Us All

How gaming, as the first media market to successfully transition toward media-as-a-service, is an exemplar for a similar evolutionary transition of content and...

Google's Diplomatic Alliance with ­.s. Carries Risks
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Google's Diplomatic Alliance with ­.s. Carries Risks

Google Inc.'s mastery of Internet search technology is unrivaled, but the high-tech pioneer is in uncharted territory as it finds itself embroiled in U.S. diplomatic...

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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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The Best Web Browser on the Planet

I like to think of myself as the Dick Cheney of the Browser Wars—an unyielding proponent of greater and greater hostilities between the developers working on Chrome...
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