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As Simple As Possible ? But Not More So
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As Simple As Possible ? But Not More So

An assessment of the U.S. government's EINSTEIN project.

From Interests to Values
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From Interests to Values

Computer science is not that difficult but wanting to learn it is.

Geography Is Alive and Well in Virtual Teams
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Geography Is Alive and Well in Virtual Teams

Just because a team is virtual, it doesn't mean geography is dead.

Who Needs Humans?
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Who Needs Humans?

Amid all the job losses of the Great Recession, there is one category of worker that the economic disruption has been good for: nonhumans.

Could What Happened to Myspace Happen to Facebook?
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Could What Happened to Myspace Happen to Facebook?

MySpace fell from grace for several reasons. First, they sacrificed the service's integrity in pursuit of monetization. For those who remember, the user experience...

It Operations in Flux as Cloud Computing Adoption Increases, Survey Finds
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It Operations in Flux as Cloud Computing Adoption Increases, Survey Finds

A recent survey finds that with increasing reliance on cloud computing, IT executives are uncertain about the role of IT operations but also plan to invest in...

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The Race to Zero: Speech By Andrew Haldane

In a speech at the International Economic Association 16th World Congress in Beijing, Andrew Haldane, Executive Director for Financial Stability and member of...

The Tragic Decline of Blackberry
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The Tragic Decline of Blackberry

Research In Motion (RIM), makers of the venerable BlackBerry devices, will always be remembered as the company that liberated corporate email from the PC. In...

A Collision of Creativity and Cash at Disney/pixar
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A Collision of Creativity and Cash at Disney/pixar

When the Walt Disney Company bought Pixar Animation Studios for $7.4 billion in 2006, there was understandable concern that the media conglomerate that drove...

Real ­.s. Stealth-Tech Advantage: Its Assembly Lines
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Real ­.s. Stealth-Tech Advantage: Its Assembly Lines

For more than 20 years, the U.S. Air Force had a world monopoly on radar-evading technology—and with it, a huge advantage over any rival. Several generations...

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Doing the Math on News Corp.'s Disastrous Myspace Years

Once upon a time, MySpace was the king and pioneer of social networking. When Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. bought the company for $580 million, it looked like...

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Why Gadgets Flop

According to the old saying, you learn more from a failure than a success. Well, if that's the case, the consumer electronics industry ought to have a master's...

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Apple Multitouch Patent Is All About ­x Lock-In

Apple notched a significant win last week when it was awarded a key patent related to basic multitouch functionality. The patent was first called "hugely problematic"...

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Supporting Choice, Ensuring Economic Opportunity

At Google, we’ve always focused on putting the user first. We aim to provide relevant answers as quickly as possible—and our product innovation and engineering...

Non-Myths About Programming
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Non-Myths About Programming

Viewing computer science in a broader context to dispel common misperceptions and provide more accurate guidance to students who are...

The Status of Women of Color in Computer Science
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The Status of Women of Color in Computer Science

Addressing the challenges of increasing the number of women of color in computing and ensuring their success.

Too Many Copyrights?
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Too Many Copyrights?

Reinstituting formalities — notice of copyright claims and registration requirements — could help address problems related to too many copyrights that last for...

Values in Design
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Values in Design

Focusing on socio-technical design with values as a critical component in the design process.

Driving Power in Global Supply Chains
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Driving Power in Global Supply Chains

Supply chains are increasingly global. We pour energy into managing them efficiently, with their risks and rewards...

Networks Are Not Always Revolutionary
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Networks Are Not Always Revolutionary

"For most artists," as the famous Tim O'Reilly aphorism has it "the problem isn't piracy, it's obscurity." To me, this is inarguably true and self-evident—the...
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