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WikiScanner Creator Virgil Griffith
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WikiScanner Creator Virgil Griffith

California Institute of Technology doctoral candidate in computation and neural systems Virgil Griffith created WikiScanner, software that reveals who has made...

Xeround's Yarkoni Talks About the Cloud, Databases and More
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Xeround's Yarkoni Talks About the Cloud, Databases and More

Charlotte Yarkoni joined Xeround as chief executive officer 16 months ago. Now, the former Amdocs and Cingular executive is transitioning the software company from...

The A-Z of Programming Languages: Falcon
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The A-Z of Programming Languages: Falcon

Falcon creator Giancarlo Niccolai says the genesis of the programming language was rooted in the concept of having pure object-oriented programming (OOP) without...

Mobility Drives Intel's Growth With Notebooks Outselling PCs
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Mobility Drives Intel's Growth With Notebooks Outselling PCs

Mobility is the way forward for Intel in 2009 with the number of notebooks outselling PCs and the vendor recording one of its highest sales for its mobile processor...

Garfield Creator Looks for Technology's Possibilities
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Garfield Creator Looks for Technology's Possibilities

Cartoonist Jim Davis, creator of the Garfield comic strip, is a self-described nerd who once owned a DEC 10000 mainframe. "I love technology," says 63-year-old...

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Erin Kenneally on Online Forensics

When a crime occurs in cyberspace, how do you cordon off the scene and process the evidence? Erin Kenneally is a lawyer who helps law enforcement agencies think...

Jivox CEO Diaz Nesamoney on Online Video Ads
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Jivox CEO Diaz Nesamoney on Online Video Ads

Diaz Nesamoney jumped on the video bandwagon in 2007 and founded Jivox Corp., which delivers what he calls "TV commercials for the Web." In an audio interview with...

World Wide Web Consortium's Ivan Herman Talks About the Semantic Web
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World Wide Web Consortium's Ivan Herman Talks About the Semantic Web

The Semantic Web could lead to the creation of "mash-ups on steroids," according to Ivan Herman, the World Wide Web Consortium's Semantic Web activity lead. "If...

Why 99.9 Percent Is Not Good Enough
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Why 99.9 Percent Is Not Good Enough

Peter Huber, senior fellow at The Manhattan Institute, is prophetic in this Ubiquity interview about the challenge of improving the U.S. electricity grid, a goal...

Vint Cerf on IPv6's Future, the Net's Redesign, and Google's Power
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Vint Cerf on IPv6's Future, the Net's Redesign, and Google's Power

ACM Fellow and A.M. Turing Award winner Vinton G. Cerf discusses a range of issues including broader Internet availability and his work with universities as Chief...

How H-1B Workers Affect U.S. Jobs
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How H-1B Workers Affect U.S. Jobs

The political backlash against U.S. employers hiring highly-skilled foreign workers resurfaced this week as companies applied for H-1B temporary visas. Professor...

Interview with 2008 ACM A.M. Turing Award Winner Barbara Liskov
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Interview with 2008 ACM A.M. Turing Award Winner Barbara Liskov

An audio interview with MIT Institute Professor Barbara Liskov, head of the Programming Methodology Group at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence...

Google's Alfred Spector on the Hot Seat
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Google's Alfred Spector on the Hot Seat

Google vice president of research Alfred Spector says the search giant is working on a wide variety of research projects. One project is Search by Voice, an intuitive...

Q&A: Our Dame Commander
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Q&A: Our Dame Commander

Wendy Hall discusses her plans to increase ACM's membership and to create task forces in China, India, and Europe.

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Why Businesses Must Push Science Education

There's an argument taking place about America's dwindling stock of talent in science, technology, engineering and math. One side argues that a society built on...

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Twins Separated at Birth: Cloud Computing and HPC

Microsoft's Dan Reed is the director of the Cloud Computing Futures (CCF) organization, whose overall goal is the transformation of the way people construct and...

Q&A: The Robot Wars Have Arrived
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Q&A: The Robot Wars Have Arrived

Brookings Institution fellow P.W. Singer says in an interview that the military's funding of robotics will have ramifications in areas that people are as yet unaware...

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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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Information Architect Alex Wright Talks About the Lessons of IT History

New York Times information architect Alex Wright says in an interview that there is a tendency to concentrate on information technology's future at the expenseView...

The A-Z of Programming Languages: Bourne Shell, or Sh
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The A-Z of Programming Languages: Bourne Shell, or Sh

Steve Bourne, creator of the Bourne shell or sh programming language, says in an interview that the language aimed to remedy the problem of designing the shellView...
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