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How the Aol-Time Warner Merger Went So Wrong
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How the Aol-Time Warner Merger Went So Wrong

A decade ago, America Online merged with Time Warner in a deal valued at a stunning $350 billion. It was then, and is now, the largest merger in American business...

Why Twitter Will Endure
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Why Twitter Will Endure

I can remember when I first thought seriously about Twitter. Last March, I was at the SXSW conference in Austin, Tex., where technology, media and music are mashed...

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Search, But You May Not Find

As we become increasingly dependent on the Internet, we need to be increasingly concerned about how it is regulated. The Federal Communications Commission has proposed...

Generations Homo-Zapiens
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Generations Homo-Zapiens

Information technology (IT) will become increasingly organic and humans will get closer to technology, predicts Eurotech Spa President and CEO Roberto Siagri. By...

Prizes Aside, the P-NP Puzzler Has Consequences
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Prizes Aside, the P-NP Puzzler Has Consequences

The September cover article in Communications of the ACM touched off a distinct buzz last month when more than 10 times the usual number of readers downloaded the...

Is Wikipedia a Victim of Its Own Success?
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Is Wikipedia a Victim of Its Own Success?

The exponential growth of Wikipedia has flattened out since 2007, a development that may signal the limits of crowdsourcing. One explanation is that Wikipedia...

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Government Should Help Widen Cyber Knowledge

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security should be doing more to recruit top cyber security talent and develop a highly skilled workforce of cyber security workers...

Do Elite Colleges Produce the Best-Paid Graduates?
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Do Elite Colleges Produce the Best-Paid Graduates?

PayScale, a site that collects data on salaries for different professions, recently released an updated data set from over 1.2 million users on the salaries of...

The 0s and 1s of Computer Warfare
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The 0s and 1s of Computer Warfare

We are already in the Brave New World of cyberwarfare. Cyberattacks have become a permanent fixture on the international scene because they have become easy and...

Futurephile: A Mini Phone in the Jawbone
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Futurephile: A Mini Phone in the Jawbone

Kenexa CEO Rudy Karsan, a fellow of the Society of Actuaries, predicts that technology will become increasingly customized and personal, potentially even leading...

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Ohio Is Missing the Boat on Electronics Education

One thing we have learned is that when the U.S. fails to provide enough college graduates in high tech career fields, such as computer science and electronics,...

Bing, the Imitator, Often Goes Google One Better
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Bing, the Imitator, Often Goes Google One Better

For the last 15 years, Microsoft's master business plan seems to have been, "Wait until somebody else has a hit. Then copy it." The list of commercial hits/Microsoft...

Life Without Technology: Getting Off the Grid
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Life Without Technology: Getting Off the Grid

As you read this, I am somewhere in rural China, probably disoriented, perhaps eating a fish eye, and certainly not paying attention to the news. This column was...

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...

'it Will Step in on My Day Off'
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'it Will Step in on My Day Off'

In this interview, Electronic Arts senior vice-president online Nanea Reeves shares some of her predictions about the future. Reeves says that video games will...

The Downside of Friends: Facebook's Hacking Problem
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The Downside of Friends: Facebook's Hacking Problem

Scammers unleashed a new attack on Facebook last week, collecting users' log-in information and passwords and pilfering victims' "friends" lists to target the next...

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H-1B Visas Spur Debate Over Skilled Foreign Workers

The value of skilled immigrants with H-1B visas provokes a wide range of opinions and commentary, from  IT workers, a former H-1B visa holder, a displaced worker...

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It Built Into Your Jewelery

Henry Tirri, Nokia's head of research, says the economic downturn will lead to more investments in collaboration tools, broadband, video, and mobile technology...
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