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Heart-Tugging Thai Ad Tells Epic Story in 3 Minutes

Heart-Tugging Thai Ad Tells Epic Story in 3 Minutes | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
A Thai ad praised for its cinematic quality has gone viral.
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The Most Booed U.S. Open Player On Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

The Most Booed U.S. Open Player On Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
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Outburst Highlights Conundrum for Twitter

Outburst Highlights Conundrum for Twitter | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Twitter flowed with disparaging comments about the new Miss America, raising a question about the company’s future: Will Wall Street follow a platform for trash talk, or will Twitter have to police its users more aggressively?
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Internet.org White Paper: It’s All About Efficiency - AllFacebook

Internet.org White Paper: It’s All About Efficiency - AllFacebook | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Internet.org -- the global partnership formed by Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm, and Samsung, with the goal of connecting the two-thirds of the world’s population currently without Internet access -- released a white paper...
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Editor’s note: Are college degrees in big data the new gold rush?

Editor’s note: Are college degrees in big data the new gold rush? | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
To a parent, big data sounds like a career that might one day bring a big paycheck. But in my experience, success flows from what we can be passionate about.
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Lifelines for Poor Children

Lifelines for Poor Children | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
While education is a great equalizer of opportunity, American programs don’t start early enough. Nor do they produce the skills that matter most for personal and societal prosperity.
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New Metric for Colleges: Graduates’ Salaries

New Metric for Colleges: Graduates’ Salaries | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
PayScale offers an alternative to the U.S News rankings of universities, listing them by the average earnings of their graduates. Not everyone agrees with that approach.
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Larry Summers Withdraws from Fed Consideration | Primary Sources | Big Think

Larry Summers Withdraws from Fed Consideration | Primary Sources | Big Think | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
The following letter was sent by Larry Summers to President Obama, in which he withdrew his name for consideration to be Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
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No Child Left Untableted

No Child Left Untableted | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Rupert Murdoch’s new idea for how to educate America.
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Apple Unveils Panicked Man With No Ideas

Apple Unveils Panicked Man With No Ideas | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
CUPERTINO, CA—At a highly anticipated press event at its Silicon Valley headquarters Tuesday afternoon, tech giant Apple officially unveiled to the public a panicked and completely idea-free man.
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Innovate or Die: 3 Ways to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Innovate or Die: 3 Ways to Stay Ahead of the Curve | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Ryan Holmes shares 3 innovation strategies, including hosting hackathons and starting a skunkworks, to keep your company from dying out.
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Top 10 Musicians With The Most Fake Twitter Followers [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

Top 10 Musicians With The Most Fake Twitter Followers [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
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Overpopulation Is Not the Problem

Overpopulation Is Not the Problem | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
There really is no such thing as a human carrying capacity on the earth.
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Intuitively questionable!

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The Online Activity That's Keeping You Unemployed [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Online Activity That's Keeping You Unemployed [INFOGRAPHIC] | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
A recent survey shows that particular pictures and posts on your social media profiles can keep you from getting hired.
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The new scope of mission-critical computing

The new scope of mission-critical computing | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Today’s expanded scope of “mission-critical" encompasses all applications essential for customer interaction and commerce as well as employee productivity.
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Dropbox takes a peek at files

Dropbox takes a peek at files | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
The behavior was noticed after a file-tracking service was used to watch several files uploaded to Dropbox
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College rankings measure the wrong things

College rankings measure the wrong things | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
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Taiwan Chip Industry Powers the Tech World, but Struggles for Status

Taiwan Chip Industry Powers the Tech World, but Struggles for Status | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Many semiconductor companies have low profit margins or are losing money while huge Silicon Valley businesses that depend on innovations in the chip industry are flush with profits.
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Waterfalls and flywheels: General Motors’ new hyper-green data center

Waterfalls and flywheels: General Motors’ new hyper-green data center | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Ars gets a look inside at the first GM-owned data center in nearly 20 years.
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Where is self-control in the brain?

Where is self-control in the brain? | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Researchers are turning to the brain to find out the biological basis for self-control.
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The Boy Genius of Ulan Bator

The Boy Genius of Ulan Bator | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
How a kid from Mongolia found his way to M.I.T.
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Not to Be, Um, Trifled With, Texas Guards Its Slogans

Not to Be, Um, Trifled With, Texas Guards Its Slogans | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
“Don’t Mess With Texas,” the trademarked slogan, has become something far bigger: an identity statement, and the state is touchy about who uses it and how.
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Don’t mess with Texas. In fact, don’t even mess with “Don’t Mess With Texas.”

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New York City Opera Starts Kickstarter to Combat Money Woes

New York City Opera Starts Kickstarter to Combat Money Woes | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
The New York City Opera is in financial trouble, and it has turned to Kickstarter to raise $1 million of the $20 million it needs to stay afloat.
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5 Simple Social Media Lessons (That You Learned In School) [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

5 Simple Social Media Lessons (That You Learned In School) [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
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Twitter vs. Facebook: A Tale of Two Sites

Twitter vs. Facebook: A Tale of Two Sites | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
All eyes are on Twitter as it prepares for an initial public offering of stock, and many are comparing it to Facebook, which went public last year. How do the two social networking sites actually compare?
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