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The Internet is Apple's Achilles Heel

The Internet is Apple's Achilles Heel | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The problems with Apple's new mobile maps were embarrassing, but the company has a tendency to bungle services that rely heavily on the Internet.
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Video: Meg Whitman on Fixing Hewlett-Packard

Video: Meg Whitman on Fixing Hewlett-Packard | Technobabble | Scoop.it
In a video interview, Meg Whitman, chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, explains what she needs to tell Wall Street at this week's analysts meeting.
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Daily Report: Microsoft Sends Engineers Back to High School

Daily Report: Microsoft Sends Engineers Back to High School | Technobabble | Scoop.it
This fall, 110 engineers from high-tech companies are teaching computer science classes as part of a Microsoft program aimed at getting high school students excited about the field, Nick Wingfield reports in Monday's New York Times.
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IPhone 5 May Burn Through Excessive Cell Data on Verizon

IPhone 5 May Burn Through Excessive Cell Data on Verizon | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Owners of Apple's new iPhone 5 may notice that the phone is guzzling more bytes over the cellular network on Verizon Wireless than it should, which could lead to a hefty bill. It turns out there's a bug.
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Xerox C.E.O. on the Company's 'Earth-Shattering Transformation'

Xerox C.E.O. on the Company's 'Earth-Shattering Transformation' | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Ursula M. Burns, the chief executive of Xerox, inherited a company that makes a product that people no longer need. She discussed her solution - moving into a new business, providing services to companies - and her transition to chief executive.
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Facebook Tops 1 Billion Active Users

Facebook Tops 1 Billion Active Users | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Facebook announced that it was the first social network to reach one billion active users on the site within a month.
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The Patent, Used as a Sword: An Outtake From the 1980s

The Patent, Used as a Sword: An Outtake From the 1980s | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Apple is trying to use its patent portfolio as a strategic weapon to gain competitive advantage in the smartphone and tablet markets.
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Online, a Genome Project for the World of Art

Online, a Genome Project for the World of Art | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The start-up Art.sy aims to do for visual art what Pandora did for music: become a source of discovery, pleasure and education.
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YouTube Offers a Way to Blur Faces

YouTube Offers a Way to Blur Faces | Technobabble | Scoop.it
To help protect dissidents using video to tell their stories in countries with repressive government regimes, YouTube made available a new tool allowing people to obscure faces within videos uploaded onto its platform.
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Drop Out, Start Up

Drop Out, Start Up | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Peter Thiel is tapping into the lore of Silicon Valley, where coffee shops are crammed with C.E.O.'s barely out of their teens and being a dropout is a badge of honor.
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Asana Raises Money to Save the World by Saving Time

Asana Raises Money to Save the World by Saving Time | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Asana, a workplace collaboration service started by a Facebook founder, has raised venture capital from Peter Thiel's Founders Fund.
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Twitter Is Working on a Way to Retrieve Your Old Tweets

Twitter Is Working on a Way to Retrieve Your Old Tweets | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Twitter's chief executive, Dick Costolo, said in an interview that the company was working on a way to allow users to download and export their entire archive of personal posts.
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Your Brain on E-Books and Smartphone Apps

Your Brain on E-Books and Smartphone Apps | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Modern technology can do strange things to your brain. Just ask the man who tried to turn a magazine page with a finger swipe.
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Oracle's New Cloud Computing Bets

Oracle's New Cloud Computing Bets | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Lawrence J. Ellison, the founder and chief executive of Oracle, kicked off his annual show with the announcement of a new cloud database and a very fancy new machine for storing and processing lots of data.
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Ultrabooks Still Fail to Catch On

Ultrabooks Still Fail to Catch On | Technobabble | Scoop.it
A leading technology research firm has cut its 2012 forecast for shipments of ultrabooks by more than 50 percent.
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TimesCast Tech: Putting a Human Face on Big Data

TimesCast Tech: Putting a Human Face on Big Data | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Mobile devices save critical time in emergencies. Photographer Rick Smolan discusses his latest project, "The Human Face of Big Data." Gutting an iPhone 5.
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Facebook's 5 Percent Solution in Data Centers

Facebook's 5 Percent Solution in Data Centers | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Facebook is one of the world's biggest buyers of computers, and has to think hard about what its data centers will look like. Its answer is to design and build its own systems, then give other manufacturers a price target to hit.
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The Shadow of Steve Jobs in Apple's Maps Problem

The Shadow of Steve Jobs in Apple's Maps Problem | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The company's bundling of its mapping technology with the iPhone 5 brings to mind the Microsoft-Netscape antitrust battles of the 1990s.
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Answering Questions About Twitter's C.E.O.

Answering Questions About Twitter's C.E.O. | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Answers to reader questions about Twitter and its chief executive, Dick Costolo, a former improv comedian, the subject of a profile in Sunday Business.
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Open vs. Closed: The Cloud Wars

Open vs. Closed: The Cloud Wars | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Corporations are moving to cloud computing a lot faster than expected, and the big incumbent players are moving fast too.
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Twitter Appeals to Protect Protester's Tweets

Twitter Appeals to Protect Protester's Tweets | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Twitter has appealed a federal court order requiring it to turn over a Twitter user's posts to prosecutors in New York in connection with an Occupy Wall Street protest last year.
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Google Raises the Maps Bar

Google Raises the Maps Bar | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Google announced significant improvements to maps in 11 countries, using an in-house project called "Ground Truth." Google says it believes that geographic data is much more accurate if it comes from one source.
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Parenting Dilemmas in the Age of Facial Recognition

Parenting Dilemmas in the Age of Facial Recognition | Technobabble | Scoop.it
With our "faceprints" all over the Web, we are at the mercy of Internet corporations to decide how much control we have over our pictures and how they are used.
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