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Can Tunisia Become the Silicon Valley of the Arab World?
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Can Tunisia Become the Silicon Valley of the Arab World?

The country could be a model for how economic innovation can help the changing Middle East succeed.

Review: Bad Apple
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Review: Bad Apple

Apple's 1997 "Think Different" marketing campaign was one of its most memorable ever.

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Your Privacy Is a Sci-Fi Fantasy

The assault on personal privacy has ramped up significantly in the past few years. From warrantless GPS tracking to ISP packet inspection, it seems that everyone...

Windows 8 a Big Misstep For Microsoft
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Windows 8 a Big Misstep For Microsoft

The venerable PC is at a crossroads.

The Stanford Education Experiment Could Change Higher Learning Forever
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The Stanford Education Experiment Could Change Higher Learning Forever

Stanford doesn't want me. I can say that because it's a documented fact: I was once denied admission in writing.

Apps Could Be Overtaking the Web
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Apps Could Be Overtaking the Web

An app for weather. An app for banking. An app for news, for sports, for games, for travel, for department stores, for insurance companies, for ….wait: Who needs...

A Robot Stole My Pulitzer!
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A Robot Stole My Pulitzer!

Can technology be autonomous?

Is Human Mobility Tracking a Good Idea?
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Is Human Mobility Tracking a Good Idea?

Considering the trade-offs associated with human mobility tracking.

Reading CS Classics
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Reading CS Classics

Revisiting required reading.

Improving Gender Composition in Computing
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Improving Gender Composition in Computing

Combining academic and industry representation, the NCWIT Pacesetters program works to increase the participation of girls and women in computing.

The Network Protocol Battle
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The Network Protocol Battle

A tale of hubris and zealotry.

Information Technology and Gross National Happiness
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Information Technology and Gross National Happiness

Connecting digital technologies and happiness.

Can Services and Platform Thinking Help the U.S. Postal Service?
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Can Services and Platform Thinking Help the U.S. Postal Service?

How the U.S. Postal Service might improve the efficiency of its delivery platform.

The 4g Fakeout
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The 4g Fakeout

Not long ago, when desktops and laptops were the main computers we used every day, PC makers peddled what's known as the megahertz myth.

Ray Ozzie on Startups, Microsoft, and What He's Dreaming ­p Next
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Ray Ozzie on Startups, Microsoft, and What He's Dreaming ­p Next

Ray Ozzie, online collaboration pioneer and former Microsoft chief software architect, shared his thoughts on the startup climate, his tenure at Microsoft, the...

Google Adds (even More) Links to the Pentagon
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Google Adds (even More) Links to the Pentagon

On Monday, the Defense Department’s best-known geek announced that she was leaving the Pentagon for a job at Google. It was an unexpected move: Washington and Mountain...

Xbox at 10 in Europe: How the Console Shaped Gaming History
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Xbox at 10 in Europe: How the Console Shaped Gaming History

The games industry was a very different place 10 years ago. Still dominated by Japanese games and Japanese games machines, Microsoft's plans to launch its own dedicated...

Tv Makers Ignore Apps at Their Own Peril
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Tv Makers Ignore Apps at Their Own Peril

Every night, I get home from work, drop onto the couch and sit there surfing the Web or watching videos on my 3 1/2-inch iPhone screen. My big-screen HDTV sits...

The iPad Is ­nbeatable
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The iPad Is ­nbeatable

Imagine you run a large technology company not named Apple.

Sir Jonathan Ive: The Iman Cometh
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Sir Jonathan Ive: The Iman Cometh

Sir Jonathan Ive, Jony to his friends, is arguably one of the world's most influential Londoners.
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