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High Tech's Great Leap Backward
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High Tech's Great Leap Backward

Beijing recently announced that starting on July 1, all computers sold in China must come installed with government-designed software to block pornography. Testing...

In Conversation with Dr. Gang Lu
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In Conversation with Dr. Gang Lu

Gang Lu, the founder of MOBINODE and OpenWeb Asia, has worked for a European company, Netvibes.com, and has recently moved back to Shanghai. In this interview,...

In Conversation with Dr. Gang Lu
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In Conversation with Dr. Gang Lu

Gang Lu, the founder of MOBINODE and OpenWeb Asia, has worked for a European company, Netvibes.com, and has recently moved back to Shanghai. In this interview,...

Want More Women to Study Science? Hire More Female Professors
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Want More Women to Study Science? Hire More Female Professors

The soon-to-be-completed leadership succession at Xerox from Ann Mulcahy to Ursula Burns  is one for the record books. It will be the first woman-to-woman transition...

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The Dmca Is Endangering American Security

I've had the government's 60-day Cyberspace Policy Review sitting on my desk for many days now, dutifully highlighted and marked up with notes. And I see one gigantic...

Google and the Evolution of Search: What's Next in Search? Much, Much Better Search
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Google and the Evolution of Search: What's Next in Search? Much, Much Better Search

For many years, Google, on its Explanation of Our Search Results page, claimed that "a site's ranking in Google's search results is automatically determined by...

Google and the Evolution of Search: What's Next in Search? Much, Much Better Search
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Google and the Evolution of Search: What's Next in Search? Much, Much Better Search

For many years, Google, on its Explanation of Our Search Results page, claimed that "a site's ranking in Google's search results is automatically determined by...

A Bit of Rajeev Motwani in Every Technology: Google Co-Founder
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A Bit of Rajeev Motwani in Every Technology: Google Co-Founder

"Today, whenever you use a piece of technology, there is a good chance a little bit of Rajeev Motwani is behind it," wrote Google co-founder Sergey Brin on his...

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Wanted: A Smarter Immigration Policy

Of all the initiatives undertaken in the name of homeland security after 9/11, the visa screening requirements for foreign scientists and engineers have probably...

Reality Check
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Reality Check

Dame Wendy Hall, president of ACM, is one of the world's leading computer scientists and a fervent advocate for women in science. She notes that although women...

Berners-Lee: We No Longer Fully ­nderstand the Web
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Berners-Lee: We No Longer Fully ­nderstand the Web

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee wants to put the Web under the microscope to investigate how it changes our behavior. He discusses the Web Science Research...

Berners-Lee: We No Longer Fully ­nderstand the Web
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Berners-Lee: We No Longer Fully ­nderstand the Web

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee wants to put the Web under the microscope to investigate how it changes our behavior. He discusses the Web Science Research...

How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live
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How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live

The one thing you can say for certain about Twitter is that it makes a terrible first impression. You hear about this new service that lets you send 140-character...

Q&A: Corrado Priami Explains Why Computer Science Is Systems Biology's Best Foundation
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Q&A: Corrado Priami Explains Why Computer Science Is Systems Biology's Best Foundation

"Computer science is the best candidate for laying the foundation of systems biology, and not mathematics as it has been thought so far," says University of Trento...

Q&A: Ravi Venkatesan
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Q&A: Ravi Venkatesan

Ravi Venkatesan, chairman of Microsoft India, discusses the role technology can play in the new Indian administration and Microsoft's efforts to accelerate the...

Q&A: Ravi Venkatesan
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Q&A: Ravi Venkatesan

Ravi Venkatesan, chairman of Microsoft India, discusses the role technology can play in the new Indian administration and Microsoft's efforts to accelerate the...

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Confessions of a Science Librarian

I'm curious about all this and I wonder if any of the computing people out there share Moshe Yardi's ambivalence in Conferences vs. Journals in Computing Research...

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On Vardi's Question on Conferences

As picked up by Lance, Moshe Vardi uses his Editor's Letter in the May CACM to start up a debate on the future of conferences in CS. While I agree with the view...

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Are Conferences Worth Fixing?

Moshe Vardi uses his Editor's Letter in the May CACM to start up a debate on the future of conferences in CS. He mentions last year's Workshop on Organizing Workshops...

Manufacturing Jobs Are Never Coming Back
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Manufacturing Jobs Are Never Coming Back

Increasingly, machines make things, not people. That's mainly because of technology. When we think of manufacturing jobs, we tend to imagine old-time assembly lines...
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