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Bits Blog: Chinese Drone Maker DJI Gets Lift From Accel Investment

Written By: admin - May• 08•15

DJI, which has emerged as one of the leaders in the civilian market for drones, has raised $75 million from Accel in one of the largest investments ever by the venture capital firm.

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Facebook Study Disputes Theory of Political Polarization Among Users

Written By: admin - May• 08•15

Almost 29 percent of the news stories displayed by Facebook’s News Feed present views that conflict with the user’s own ideology, the study found.

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Why tech is getting in the way of work

Written By: admin - May• 08•15

Why we’re getting less and less done at work

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Uber Joins the Bidding for Here, Nokia’s Digital Mapping Service

Written By: admin - May• 08•15

The battle to buy Here highlights the growing importance of digital mapping services as companies connect their products to the Internet.

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Rosetta’s wrong water could be right after all

Written By: admin - May• 08•15

Comet 67P’s water isn’t like Earth’s – it’s interstellar stuff, from the same mould as the pristine material that made the solar system

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Facebook Study Disputes Theory of Political Polarization Among Users

Written By: admin - May• 08•15

Almost 29 percent of the news stories displayed by Facebook’s News Feed present views that conflict with the user’s own ideology, the study found.

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Facebook Study Disputes Theory of Political Polarization Among Users

Written By: admin - May• 08•15

Almost 29 percent of the news stories displayed by Facebook’s News Feed present views that conflict with the user’s own ideology, the study found.

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Mercury’s magnetic heart was beating soon after its birth

Written By: admin - May• 08•15

The planet’s molten core became magnetic nearly 4 billion years ago – potentially making Mercury’s magnetic field the most enduring in our solar system

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US phone data collection ‘illegal’

Written By: admin - May• 08•15

A US appeals court rules that bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency is illegal.

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Alibaba Names New Chief Executive and Reports Revenue Rise

Written By: admin - May• 08•15

The Chinese e-commerce giant said its chief operating officer would replace its chief executive, Jonathan Lu, who will remain on the board.

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Germany ‘cuts help’ for NSA searches

Written By: admin - May• 08•15

Germany’s intelligence agency, the BND, is cutting down the level of spying it carries out for the US, according to German media reports.

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US phone data collection ‘illegal’

Written By: admin - May• 08•15

A US appeals court rules that bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency is illegal.

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US phone data collection ‘illegal’

Written By: admin - May• 08•15

A US appeals court rules that bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency is illegal.

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Teenager passes sat-nav driving test

Written By: admin - May• 08•15

A new driving test, which looks at how well drivers use sat-nav, is being tested in the UK.

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Bits Blog: Alibaba Names New Chief Executive and Reports Revenue Rise

Written By: admin - May• 08•15

The Chinese e-commerce giant said its chief operating officer would replace its chief executive, Jonathan Lu, who will remain on the board.

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Human vs machine as top poker pros take on AI

Written By: admin - May• 08•15

Over two weeks, four human poker players will duke it out against poker software in 80,000 hands of Heads Up No Limit Texas Hold‘em for a $100,000 cash prize

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UK ‘must tackle email epidemic’

Written By: admin - May• 08•15

A former government adviser says employers must tackle a "macho culture" of workers feeling under pressure to check emails outside office hours.

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Bits Blog: Alibaba Names New Chief Executive and Reports Revenue Rise

Written By: admin - May• 08•15

The Chinese e-commerce giant said its chief operating officer would replace its chief executive, Jonathan Lu, who will remain on the board.

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Bits Blog: Oculus to Ship Virtual Reality Headsets in Early 2016

Written By: admin - May• 07•15

The virtual reality company, which was bought by Facebook last year for $2 billion, says it will begin shipping a consumer version of its flagship headset in the first quarter of 2016. Oculus has been developing the product for three years.

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Bits Blog: Oculus to Ship Virtual Reality Headsets in Early 2016

Written By: admin - May• 07•15

The virtual reality company, which was bought by Facebook last year for $2 billion, says it will begin shipping a consumer version of its flagship headset in the first quarter of 2016. Oculus has been developing the product for three years.

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Zynga Is Trimming Its Staff and Its Game Ambitions

Written By: admin - May• 07•15

The game company will cut its work force by 18 percent and stop making sports video games.

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Tesla loss narrows as orders rise

Written By: admin - May• 07•15

Electric car maker Tesla reports better-than-expected first quarter results, sending shares up more than 5% in trading after US markets had closed.

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Robotica Episode 2: Navy Robots Test the Limits of Autonomy

Written By: admin - May• 07•15

Naval engineers are working to develop technology like self-driving cars that can clear the way for a convoy full of troops. But in field tests, the autonomous future still seems far away.

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US army calls for ideas on invisible uniforms for soldiers

Written By: admin - May• 07•15

The US army has said it wants invisibility cloaks for its soldiers within 18 months. How realistic is that?

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Bits Blog: Wickr Adds a New Chief Executive and a Nonprofit

Written By: admin - May• 07•15

The secure messaging app is splitting into two entities, a nonprofit organization that will focus on promoting privacy, and a business arm that will focus on licensing its encryption protocol to businesses.

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Bits Blog: Google Loses to LinkedIn in Silicon Valley Headquarters Pitch

Written By: admin - May• 07•15

Google’s plans for a space-age new headquarters received a major blow from the Mountain View City Council, which awarded most of the city’s future office space to another Internet company, LinkedIn.

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Drone use to be expanded in US

Written By: admin - May• 07•15

The US aviation regulator has asked three firms to help it explore how drone use could be extended and has also unveiled a drone app for pilots.

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Pop history’s pivotal moments: Has big data settled the debate?

Written By: admin - May• 07•15

Mining pop’s digitised "fossil record" to identify key revolutions since 1960 is laudable but there are plenty of missing links, says John Covach

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Bits Blog: Google Loses to LinkedIn in Silicon Valley Headquarters Pitch

Written By: admin - May• 07•15

Google’s plans for a space-age new headquarters received a major blow from the Mountain View City Council, which awarded most of the city’s future office space to another Internet company, LinkedIn.

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Bits Blog: Wickr Adds a New Chief Executive and a Nonprofit

Written By: admin - May• 07•15

The secure messaging app is splitting into two entities, a nonprofit organization that will focus on promoting privacy, and a business arm that will focus on licensing its encryption protocol to businesses.

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Bits Blog: Lending Start-Up Affirm Raises $275 Million

Written By: admin - May• 07•15

Affirm, an ambitious consumer lending start-up based in San Francisco, will use the money to accelerate its growth plans.

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Oculus headset on sale in early 2016

Written By: admin - May• 07•15

Facebook’s virtual reality division Oculus reveals when its much anticipated headset will go on sale to the public.

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Bits Blog: Silicon Valley Remembers Dave Goldberg

Written By: admin - May• 07•15

The worlds of technology, entertainment and politics converged to remember the chief of SurveyMonkey, who was also the husband of Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook.

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Bits Blog: Lending Start-Up Affirm Raises $275 Million

Written By: admin - May• 07•15

Affirm, an ambitious consumer lending start-up based in San Francisco, will use the money to accelerate its growth plans.

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Lenovo: massive security risk found

Written By: admin - May• 07•15

The Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo is urging users to install an update to protect their systems after it was alerted to a series of vulnerabilities.

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E.U. Commission Opens Antitrust Inquiry Into E-Commerce Sector

Written By: admin - May• 07•15

Officials said the investigation would address whether large players like American tech giants were impeding competition for European consumers.

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EU wants travel access to iPlayer

Written By: admin - May• 07•15

The EU’s plan for a "digital single market" could result in UK citizens being able to continue using iPlayer across Europe.

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E.U. Commission Opens Antitrust Inquiry Into E-Commerce Sector

Written By: admin - May• 07•15

Officials said the investigation would address whether large players like American tech giants were impeding competition over how Europeans buy goods and services online.

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EU wants travel access to iPlayer

Written By: admin - May• 06•15

The EU’s plan for a "digital single market" could result in UK citizens being able to continue using iPlayer across Europe.

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Intestine-inspired 3D printed fashion will hold glowing bacteria

Written By: admin - May• 06•15

These 3D printed, over-sized knickers have been inspired by the human gastrointestinal tract and are designed to be full of channels for cyanobacteria and E.coli

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Bits Blog: Zenefits Raises Money (Again), Landing $4 Billion Valuation

Written By: admin - May• 06•15

Zenefits, a fast-growing software-as-a-service start-up raises $500 million in funding at a $4 billion valuation.

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France expands spy agency powers

Written By: admin - May• 06•15

Controversial rules to strengthen French intelligence services, with the aim of preventing Islamist attacks, are approved by parliament.

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Bits Blog: The Lessons Google Ventures Learned From Secret

Written By: admin - May• 06•15

Bill Maris of Google Ventures explains why the firm was only willing to invest in the start-up Secret up to a point.

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Dave Goldberg, Silicon Valley Executive, Died of Head Trauma, Mexican Official Says

Written By: admin - May• 06•15

The chief of SurveyMonkey, who was married to Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, collapsed while exercising at a Mexican resort, according to a government official.

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Plane has 1,000 3D printed parts

Written By: admin - May• 06•15

More than 1,000 parts on the Airbus A350 XWB are 3D printed using materials that only recently became available to the manufacturing process.

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Charmed Leaders of Tech, and Poker Buddies, Gather to Mourn Dave Goldberg

Written By: admin - May• 06•15

The worlds of technology, entertainment and politics converged to remember the chief of SurveyMonkey, who was the husband of Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook.

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A question of artificial intelligence

Written By: admin - May• 06•15

Will robots really be smarter than human beings one day?

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Bits Blog: The Lessons Google Ventures Learned From Secret

Written By: admin - May• 06•15

Bill Maris of Google Ventures explains why the firm was only willing to invest in the start-up Secret up to a point.

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Silicon Valley Pays Tribute to Dave Goldberg at Memorial Service

Written By: admin - May• 06•15

The worlds of technology, entertainment and politics converged to remember the chief of SurveyMonkey, who was the husband of Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook.

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Galactic smash-ups turn on the lights around black holes

Written By: admin - May• 06•15

Trails of stellar debris suggest that ancient galactic crashes funnelled gas toward a central black hole, sparking active galaxies’ inner glow

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Spiders sprayed with graphene or carbon nanotubes spin super silk

Written By: admin - May• 06•15

High-tech forms of carbon sprayed on to spiders ended up in their silk, making it ultra-tough and raising the prospect of materials with radically new properties

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Dave Goldberg, Silicon Valley Executive, Died of Head Trauma, Mexican Official Says

Written By: admin - May• 06•15

The chief of SurveyMonkey, who was married to Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, collapsed while exercising at a Mexican resort, according to a government official.

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Bits Blog: Google Pushes Advertisers to Smaller Screens

Written By: admin - May• 06•15

Google is trying to get advertisers to spend more on mobile screens that account for a majority of searches in the United States.

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Dave Goldberg, Silicon Valley Executive, Died of Head Trauma, Mexican Official Says

Written By: admin - May• 06•15

The chief of SurveyMonkey, who was married to Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, collapsed while exercising at a Mexican resort, according to a government official.

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The human universe: Could we become gods?

Written By: admin - May• 06•15

What would it take for us to become the gods of a universe that we create, inhabited by creatures as smart and curious as us?

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Bits Blog: Google Pushes Advertisers to Smaller Screens

Written By: admin - May• 06•15

Google is trying to get advertisers to spend more on mobile screens that account for a majority of searches in the United States.

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Details of HP Autonomy suit emerge

Written By: admin - May• 06•15

New details of Hewlett-Packard’s $5bn fraud suit against Autonomy emerge in a court filing, but former Autonomy boss Mike Lynch says there is no "smoking gun".

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Court says Skype’s name is confusing

Written By: admin - May• 06•15

Skype is unable to get an EU-wide trademark for its brand because a court believes its name is too similar to the broadcaster Sky’s.

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Bits Blog: Daily Report: Change of the Old Guard at Cisco

Written By: admin - May• 06•15

John Chambers, chief of Cisco since 1995, will step down on July 26. The transition is another sign of a generational shift in Silicon Valley.

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Suicidal virus kills PCs

Written By: admin - May• 06•15

A computer virus that tries to avoid detection by making the machine it infects unusable is found.

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New Urbanist: Animals as infrastructure

Written By: admin - May• 06•15

Animals are vital for the functioning of modern cities, but we need to be morally prepared when we inevitably start engineering them for specific urban tasks

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Singapore PM shares code for Sudoku

Written By: admin - May• 06•15

There’s been a wave of admiration from around the world for Singapore’s PM after he revealed he had coded a program that solves Sudoku puzzles.

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Director Joss Whedon quits Twitter

Written By: admin - May• 06•15

Director Joss Whedon deletes his Twitter account, following criticism of his latest film, Age of Ultron.

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With Boxing Match, Video Piracy Battle Enters Latest Round: Mobile Apps

Written By: admin - May• 05•15

With the Mayweather-Pacquiao bout, live streaming from mobile apps was just one of the new piracy headaches facing media companies.

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John Chambers Steps Aside at Cisco as Generational Shift Arrives

Written By: admin - May• 05•15

Mr. Chambers, one of the longest-serving chiefs of a public Silicon Valley company, will step down on July 26.

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Apple TV Remote Expected to Add Touch Pad in Redesign

Written By: admin - May• 05•15

When Apple introduces its new TV box this summer, the remote control will gain a touch pad and also be slightly thicker than the current version.

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Taking Africa’s jobseekers online

Written By: admin - May• 05•15

Getting Africa’s jobseekers online and into employment

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Dave Goldberg, Silicon Valley Executive, Died of Head Trauma, Official Says

Written By: admin - May• 05•15

The chief of SurveyMonkey, who was married to Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, collapsed while exercising at a Mexican resort, according to a government official.

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Joseph Lechleider, a Father of the DSL Internet Technology, Dies at 82

Written By: admin - May• 05•15

Mr. Lechleider helped invent DSL technology, which enabled phone companies to offer high-speed web access over their infrastructure of copper wires.

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Flying in a spaceplane is like a magic carpet ride

Written By: admin - May• 05•15

Virgin Galactic’s chief pilot David Mackay on how he’s gearing up to take tourists to the edge of space – and why recent tragedies won’t stop him

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Dave Goldberg, Silicon Valley Executive, Said to Have Died After Exercising

Written By: admin - May• 05•15

The 47-year-old chief of Survey Monkey, who was married to Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, collapsed at a Mexican resort, a person close to the family said.

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TV battles Periscope’s boxing pirates

Written By: admin - May• 05•15

US networks force clips of the Mayweather v Pacquiao boxing match offline, but fail to prevent new apps showing live streams of the bout.

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Cisco Names Charles Robbins to Succeed C.E.O. John Chambers

Written By: admin - May• 05•15

Mr. Chambers, one of the longest-serving chiefs of a public Silicon Valley company, will step down on July 26.

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The human universe: Could we engineer the galaxy?

Written By: admin - May• 05•15

We may be masters of architecture here on Earth, but with a couple of leaps in technology, we could tinker with the shape of the cosmos – and even its fate

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Bits Blog: 40 Busy Years Later, Paul Allen, a Microsoft Founder, Considers His Creation

Written By: admin - May• 05•15

Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates 40 years ago, says the most daunting task the company faces is getting momentum in the mobile market.

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Astronauts watch Star Wars in space

Written By: admin - May• 05•15

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station celebrate Star Wars Day with a movie pick that may surprise some fans.

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Cisco Names Charles Robbins to Succeed C.E.O. John Chambers

Written By: admin - May• 05•15

Mr. Chambers, one of the longest-serving chiefs of a public Silicon Valley company, will step down on July 26.

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Facebook opens Internet.org amid row

Written By: admin - May• 04•15

Facebook is to allow more organisations to join its free mobile data scheme, but net neutrality campaigners remain opposed.

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The human universe: Could we colonise the stars?

Written By: admin - May• 04•15

If we really are alone in the universe, should we take Earth’s life to other planets? Especially as we might already have the means

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Amazon doubles free delivery limit

Written By: admin - May• 04•15

Online retail giant Amazon is raising the minimum spend shoppers must make to qualify for its "super saver" free delivery service.

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VIDEO: Battling the best Segway polo teams

Written By: admin - May• 04•15

BBC Click challenge some of the world’s best players of Segway polo.

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Joseph Lechleider, a Father of the DSL Internet Technology, Dies at 82

Written By: admin - May• 04•15

Mr. Lechleider helped invent DSL technology, which enabled phone companies to offer high-speed web access over their infrastructure of copper wires.

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Joseph Lechleider, a Father of the DSL Internet Technology, Dies at 82

Written By: admin - May• 04•15

Mr. Lechleider helped invent DSL technology, which enabled phone companies to offer high-speed web access over their infrastructure of copper wires.

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Bits Blog: 40 Busy Years Later, Paul Allen, a Microsoft Founder, Considers His Creation

Written By: admin - May• 04•15

Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates 40 years ago, says the most daunting task the company faces is getting momentum in the mobile market.

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Bits Blog: 40 Busy Years Later, Paul Allen, a Microsoft Founder, Considers His Creation

Written By: admin - May• 04•15

Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates 40 years ago, says the most daunting task the company faces is getting momentum in the mobile market.

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Bits Blog: Apple, IBM and Japan Post See Profit in the Old-Age Market

Written By: admin - May• 04•15

Apple, IBM and Japan Post are partnering to provide a technology service for older adults. The venture reflects the larger ambitions of each company.

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Bits Blog: The Rise of Emoji on Instagram Is Causing Language Repercussions

Written By: admin - May• 04•15

The use of emoji — the collection of happy faces and other images that can be used to communicate feelings and sentiments — has become so pervasive on Instagram that the use of Internet slang formed from letters has decreased.

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Dave Goldberg’s Lifetime of Advocating for Women

Written By: admin - May• 04•15

The chief executive of SurveyMonkey and husband of the Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg was raised around “woman power” and urged women to speak up.

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The human universe: If aliens exist, do they know we’re here?

Written By: admin - May• 04•15

Extraterrestrials could already be learning about life on Earth. Problem is, it’s probably from TV signals transmitted in 1973…

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Start-Ups Try to Challenge Google, at Least on Mobile Search

Written By: admin - May• 04•15

Venture capitalists, intimidated by Google search for a decade, have begun investing hundreds of millions in new search efforts for mobile phones.

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Dave Goldberg, Head of Web Survey Company and Half of a Silicon Valley Power Couple, Dies at 47

Written By: admin - May• 04•15

Mr. Goldberg was a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur and venture capitalist who was married to Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook.

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The human universe: Could we destroy the fabric of the cosmos?

Written By: admin - May• 03•15

As our grip on Earth grows ever tighter, so does the possibility that we could destroy it. But we may have the power to do something even worse

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Hands-Free Cars Take Wheel, and Law Isn’t Stopping Them

Written By: admin - May• 03•15

Tesla, Volvo, Audi and Cadillac all plan to release vehicles that enable some hands-free driving within the next year, but few states have laws on the books.

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Dave Goldberg, Head of Web Survey Company and Half of a Silicon Valley Power Couple, Dies at 47

Written By: admin - May• 03•15

Mr. Goldberg was a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur and venture capitalist who was married to Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook.

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Dave Goldberg, Head of Web Survey Company and Half of a Silicon Valley Power Couple, Dies at 47

Written By: admin - May• 03•15

Mr. Goldberg was a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur and venture capitalist who was married to Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook.

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Silicon Valley’s Dave Goldberg dies

Written By: admin - May• 03•15

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Goldberg, husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, dies aged 47, his family says.

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Silicon Valley’s Dave Goldberg dies

Written By: admin - May• 03•15

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Goldberg, husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, dies aged 47, his family says.

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Dave Goldberg, 47, SurveyMonkey Chief and Sheryl Sandberg’s Husband, Dies

Written By: admin - May• 03•15

Mr. Goldberg was a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur and venture capitalist who was married to the chief operating officer of Facebook.

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The human universe: Can we understand everything?

Written By: admin - May• 03•15

In a very short time we’ve come a long way in our understanding of how the world works. But what’s going to happen when we fully understand the cosmos?

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The tech that helps techno artists get paid

Written By: admin - May• 02•15

The new tech that helps techno artists make money

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