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Teen invents device to clean giant ocean garbage patches

Teen invents device to clean giant ocean garbage patches | Tech Today | Scoop.it
At an age when most people are just thinking about what they want to do with their lives, one 19 year old is inventing a method of cleaning up the ocean's plastic garbage patches.

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Brilliant!

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 5, 2013 12:54 AM

I'll bet he could crowdfund this!

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John Oliver Helps Rally 45,000 Net Neutrality Comments To FCC

John Oliver Helps Rally 45,000 Net Neutrality Comments To FCC | Tech Today | Scoop.it
The comedian used 13 minutes of his Sunday program to convince viewers to reach out to the Federal Communications Commission about open Internet rules. They responded and crashed the FCC servers.
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We all need to weigh in on this issue. Whether you have a small business, a personal blog, or an author's platform, this issue matters to you.

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The Hour of Code is coming

The Hour of Code is coming | Tech Today | Scoop.it
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I tried the sample tutorial.  It was a little game.  I think the kids will enjoy it.  Heck, I enjoyed it!

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Some investors want Gates off Microsoft's board - Puget Sound Business Journal

Some investors want Gates off Microsoft's board - Puget Sound Business Journal | Tech Today | Scoop.it
Three big Microsoft Corp. investors who hold about 5 percent of the company's shares...
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Data for more than 50 million LivingSocial customers accessed in hack - Washington Business Journal

Data for more than 50 million LivingSocial customers accessed in hack - Washington Business Journal | Tech Today | Scoop.it
LivingSocial Inc. began notifying more than 50 million customers on Friday that ...
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Write your members of Congress about the Internet Tax Bill!

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If you're concerned about the Internet Tax bill passing through Congress right now, sign up to let your representative know. This bill could potentially tank small businesses if they have to collect and pay taxes to every jurisdiction where they have a client.  

 

It's not just about the government getting into people's pockets. In a fragile economic recovery, we can't let them attack the only companies that are creating new jobs.

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CISPA protest by Anonymous and others don't match SOPA protests

CISPA protest by Anonymous and others don't match SOPA protests | Tech Today | Scoop.it
A planned online protest against CISPA—the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act—by Anonymous and other online freedom activists didn't match earlier demonstrations.
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It's curious to me that people were more upset over the posibility of losing dubious access to copyrighted materials than they seem to be over the possible loss of privacy.

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House passes CISPA, which was backed by technology industry but opposed by privacy advocates

House passes CISPA, which was backed by technology industry but opposed by privacy advocates | Tech Today | Scoop.it
The high-tech industry crushed privacy advocates today as the House easily passed...
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When Windows 8 Arrives, Will You Be Ready? by Bill Rosenthal : Learning Solutions Magazine

When Windows 8 Arrives, Will You Be Ready? by Bill Rosenthal : Learning Solutions Magazine | Tech Today | Scoop.it
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My favorite quote for today is from this article. "Like death and taxes, you can’t escape upgrades to Windows."

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Trolls filed most patent lawsuits in 2012 - Silicon Valley Business Journal

Trolls filed most patent lawsuits in 2012 - Silicon Valley Business Journal | Tech Today | Scoop.it
Whether you call them trolls or patent monetization entities or non-practicing...
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So, the question is: do these "patent monetization entities" serve any practical, helpful purpose in the technological development?

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Laura Brown's comment, April 10, 2013 9:47 AM
I expect they are about as useful as head lice and comment spam.
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Scribd hack exposes thousands of users

Scribd hack exposes thousands of users | Tech Today | Scoop.it
It's much easier to spend your Internet time watching funny cat videos than to actually do something productive, but the educational stuff ...
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Verizon Might Consider Killing Contracts, Too

Verizon Might Consider Killing Contracts, Too | Tech Today | Scoop.it
Verizon may follow in T-Mobile's footsteps and end cell phone contracts... someday. At an event on Thursday, Verizon's CEO Lowell McAdam said that he would consider killing cell phone contracts if consumers demanded it, CNET reports.
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As much as I love Verizon (best service in the industry in my experience), I would love to get the service without the contract. Maybe we should start an e-mail campaign?

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Google Fiber coming to Austin? City government & Google holding a meeting next week to announce... something.

Google Fiber coming to Austin? City government & Google holding a meeting next week to announce... something. | Tech Today | Scoop.it
Google and the City of Austin just sent out a slew of invitations to an event next week, but declined to provide details on what will be announced.
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Can they make their way to east of Atlanta, please?

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Pandora expands in Atlanta; relocates to Atlantic Station - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Pandora expands in Atlanta; relocates to Atlantic Station - Atlanta Business Chronicle | Tech Today | Scoop.it
Internet radio service Pandora is tuning into Atlantic Station.
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I love Pandora. In fact, I'm listening to it as I type this post.  I'm so pleased to see them expanding here in the ATL.

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Selfie, Unfriend, Hashtag: From Your Teen's Phone To The Dictionary

Selfie, Unfriend, Hashtag: From Your Teen's Phone To The Dictionary | Tech Today | Scoop.it
The Merriam-Webster dictionary has added more than 150 terms this year, including many from technology. This shows that dictionary editors are becoming more aggressive about reflecting common speech.
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The way technology is changing the language is interesting. 

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Book News: Apple Seeks Patent For Digital Book-Signing Technology

Book News: Apple Seeks Patent For Digital Book-Signing Technology | Tech Today | Scoop.it
Also: University of Toronto faculty members disown David Gilmour; a new poem by Helen Mort.
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Play Nation

Play Nation | Tech Today | Scoop.it
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What I'm most interested in is how storytelling factors into game creation. Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative starts on September 9 - https://www.coursera.org/course/onlinegames. Who's signing up?

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Mark Zuckerberg now working for free: No salary, bonuses or stock options for 2013 - Silicon Valley Business Journal

Mark Zuckerberg now working for free: No salary, bonuses or stock options for 2013 - Silicon Valley Business Journal | Tech Today | Scoop.it
Billionaire Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is apparently wealthy enough—the 28-year-old...
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Marketplace Fairness Act clears Senate hurdle; Internet sales taxes faces tougher road in House - The Business Journals

Marketplace Fairness Act clears Senate hurdle; Internet sales taxes faces tougher road in House - The Business Journals | Tech Today | Scoop.it
Sales taxes on Internet purchases grew one step closer to becoming a reality Monday...
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Are you watching what's happening with the Marketplace Fairness Act ? If you value your Internet-based business, you should be.

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Working from home alone is the real culprit - Fortune Management

Working from home alone is the real culprit - Fortune Management | Tech Today | Scoop.it
Banning telecommuting is not about keeping employees chained to their desks. It’s about encouraging staffers to go out and talk to others.
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Another view of the work at home vs in the office discussion that's worth consideration.

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Why your 8-year-old should be coding

Why your 8-year-old should be coding | Tech Today | Scoop.it
"I have two kids, nine and six, a boy and a girl. And they're exposed to so much technology. But their schools haven't changed in 50 years. They're teaching the same stuff in different ways."
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Loving it! I keep encouraging my kids to learn to code so they can be more than consumers of technology. Learning to code gives kids the ability to understand technology at a different level and to create using technology.

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Amazon CEO Bezos takes on critics in shareholder letter - Puget Sound Business Journal

Amazon CEO Bezos takes on critics in shareholder letter - Puget Sound Business Journal | Tech Today | Scoop.it
Is Amazon too generous to customers at the expense of shareholders?
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Fisker Automotive Lays Off 75 Percent of Workforce

Fisker Automotive Lays Off 75 Percent of Workforce | Tech Today | Scoop.it
Hybrid sports car manufacturer Fisker Automotive laid off the majority of its workforce today, cutting employees in a last-ditch effort to save money and delay bankruptcy.
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Bitcoin: The Internet's secret currency makes its first public appearances

Bitcoin: The Internet's secret currency makes its first public appearances | Tech Today | Scoop.it
Financial brinksmanship in the Eastern Mediterranean seems an unlikely way for an obscure yet infamous virtual currency to become a househol...
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I love the way Bitcoin is all the rage now when many of us had heard about it already. Maybe we should worry about Bitcoin now that mainstream media has latched on. Is all this attention gong to prove good or bad for the currency?

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Apple iMessages encrypted so well it thwarts law enforcement

Apple iMessages encrypted so well it thwarts law enforcement | Tech Today | Scoop.it
Selling drugs? iMessages is how to communicate on the down-low without the Drug Enforcement Agency getting in your business.
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Teen invents device to clean giant ocean garbage patches

Teen invents device to clean giant ocean garbage patches | Tech Today | Scoop.it
At an age when most people are just thinking about what they want to do with their lives, one 19 year old is inventing a method of cleaning up the ocean's plastic garbage patches.

Via Marty Koenig
Urban Book Editor's insight:

Brilliant!

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 5, 2013 12:54 AM

I'll bet he could crowdfund this!