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Apple
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Apple

Everybody's talking about the new tablet computer Apple is expected to unveil this month. Some say it will save newspapers by giving them a new platform where they...

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Google Quietly Changes the World Again

Do you remember where you were the day they unveiled Facebook? No? How about Twitter? Amazon.com? Google Search? Massive, culture-shifting technologies are almost...

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...

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With Nexus One And Quattro, The Knives Are Out Between Apple And Google

The knives came out in full view between Apple and Google earlier this week. On the same day that Google launched its latest Nexus One Android phone, Apple announced...

How Apple Does Controlled Leaks
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How Apple Does Controlled Leaks

A recent Wall Street Journal article, which provided confirmation of an Apple tablet device, had all the earmarks of a controlled leak. Here's how Apple does it...

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...

Microsoft Big Brains: Butler Lampson
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Microsoft Big Brains: Butler Lampson

If there were a jack of all trades at Microsoft, Technical Fellow Butler Lampson, who is also an ACM Fellow and a former ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient, would...

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...

The Good, the Bad and the ­gly: Reflections on the Nsf Supercomputer Center Program
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The Good, the Bad and the ­gly: Reflections on the Nsf Supercomputer Center Program

In a position paper for community input at NSF's Future of High Performance Computing Workshop in early December, Calit2 Director Larry Smarr reviewed the successes...

Is Aviation Security Mostly For Show?
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Is Aviation Security Mostly For Show?

Last week's attempted terror attack on an airplane heading from Amsterdam to Detroit has given rise to a bunch of familiar questions. How did the explosives get...

Google
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Google

Future computing and mobile interfaces driven by artificial intelligence, speech recognition, and machine vision are consuming the time of Google’s top inventor...

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TSA To Save Print Media? No Electronics On International Flights? What A Joke.

With the caveat that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has yet to confirm any of this on its Web site, there are several indications that orders have...

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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...

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...

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Computer Science Has a Marketing Problem

Computer programming has a marketing problem, if you believe what the U.S. National Science Foundation says. The NSF asserts that people like marketers and journalists...

HP's Computers Are Racist! No Way!
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HP's Computers Are Racist! No Way!

This one seems to be the best handled racist accusation on any Tech company. HP's face recognition technology seems to fail in tracking Black faces as comparedView...

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...

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A Cynic

On July 17, 2008, Senator Barack Obama held a town hall meeting on national security at Purdue University. He and his panel covered issues of nuclear, biological...
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