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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 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...

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...

Q&A: Researcher Karsten Nohl on Mobile Eavesdropping
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Q&A: Researcher Karsten Nohl on Mobile Eavesdropping

Last week brought some bad news for mobile phone users. German security expert Karsten Nohl demonstrated how easy it is to eavesdrop on GSM-based (Global System...

Exponentials R ­s: Seven Computer Science Game-Changers from the 2000s, and Seven More to Come
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Exponentials R ­s: Seven Computer Science Game-Changers from the 2000s, and Seven More to Come

Forty years ago, in 1969, Neil Armstrong left footprints on the surface of the moon. It was an extraordinary accomplishment. Also in 1969, with much less fanfare...

100 Incredible Lectures from the World's Top Scientists
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100 Incredible Lectures from the World's Top Scientists

Thanks to the Internet, this list of 100 incredible lectures in the areas of astronomy, biology, medicine, engineering, chemistry, physics, environment, and technology...

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.

Five Questions For Francine Berman
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Five Questions For Francine Berman

The winner of the inaugural Ken Kennedy Award, Francine Berman answers questions about her career, the reasons for her success, and the most important lessons she's...

Breaking the Art-Science Divide
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Breaking the Art-Science Divide

Art and science have always been considered disparate entities. However, acclaimed Bharatanatyam dancer and award-winning art historian, archaeo-metallurgist and...

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Connecting with an Internet Pioneer, 40 Years Later

Forty years ago—on December 5, 1969—the U.S. Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) connected four computer network nodes at the University...

'some 22 Year Old Kid Will Revolutionize Internet In India'
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'some 22 Year Old Kid Will Revolutionize Internet In India'

Trust Ajit Balakrishnan of Rediff to be candid with his views and candid he was at the recently held IAMAI Digital Summit. Ajit Balakrishnan said, "The Internet...

Computing's Paradigm
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Computing's Paradigm

Trying to categorize computing as engineering, science, or math is fruitless; we have our own paradigm.

Israel's Technology Industry as an Economic Growth Engine
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Israel's Technology Industry as an Economic Growth Engine

How government-industry collaboration can have far-reaching economic influences.

Opening Remarks
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Opening Remarks

Highlighting efforts and providing the rationale to increase the participation and success of underrepresented groups in computing.

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Is Cloud Bigger Than The Advent Of The Personal Computer?

According to a Reuters report, Google CEO Eric Schmidt told the 900 technology executives at the Utah Technology Council that cloud computing is a phenomenon that's...

Tech Advice from Tim Berners-Lee
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Tech Advice from Tim Berners-Lee

When Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, entered the room for the final interview at the recent Web 2.0 Summit, the audience stood up for him. Appropriately...

On Public Service and Computer Science
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On Public Service and Computer Science

Members of the computer science community should become more involved in public service by becoming program managers at federal agencies, the opportunities and...

The Broadband Price Is Not Right
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The Broadband Price Is Not Right

Developing an effective pricing index is essential to understanding the value of broadband connectivity.
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