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Information Technology and Democracy, Two Years On | Impact of ...

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The revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa were widely thought to have been influenced by the internet. It was argued that people were influenced by the free expression on the internet to demand democracy in their ...
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Ahead of IPO, Rocket Internet CEO tells staff to conquer ‘all four corners’ of the world

Ahead of IPO, Rocket Internet CEO tells staff to conquer ‘all four corners’ of the world | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Rocket Internet is out to bring its e-commerce empire to all four corners of the world.
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Microsoft to buy 'Minecraft' maker for $2.5 billion - Los Angeles Times

Microsoft to buy 'Minecraft' maker for $2.5 billion
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Players wander, collect resources and use timber, stone, brick and tools to erect often awe-inspiring structures that they may have to defend.
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5 Hacks for Creating and Promoting the Right Content

5 Hacks for Creating and Promoting the Right Content (seomoz) #SEO http://t.co/h1p00svarG
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Nano technology targets brain cancer - Greenville News

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Nano technology targets brain cancer
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Nano technology targets brain cancer. A Clemson University researcher hopes an approach he is working on will be a game changer in treating the often deadly brain cancer.
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Apple’s new products affect stocks of other companies

Apple’s new products affect stocks of other companies | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Apple's unveiling of a snazzy new smartwatch, larger iPhones and mobile payment system this week caused an immediate ripple effect on the fortunes of several companies, not just its own.
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Big-screened phones are taking bigger bites out of the handset market, study says

Big-screened phones are taking bigger bites out of the handset market, study says | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Why would Apple launch a bigger iPhone? According to new data from apps analytics firm Flurry, it may be because there's evidence that big-screened phones are growing in popularity.
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Twitter enters retail game with ‘buy’ button

Twitter enters retail game with ‘buy’ button | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Evidently fed up with driving sales to every corner of the web without being able to take much credit, Twitter has implemented a way to buy products directly through the social network, thereby scoring itself a small portion of the profit.
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Intel reveals detailed specifications of Core M ‘Broadwell’ chips

Intel reveals detailed specifications of Core M ‘Broadwell’ chips | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Intel Corp. has revealed detailed specifications of the first Core M microprocessors based on the “Broadwell” architecture.
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What Apples iWatch could mean for the marketing world

What Apples iWatch could mean for the marketing world | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The wearable device, due for imminent launch, could open up a wealth of opportunities, but a high price tag would limit adoption Continue reading...
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YouTube ice bucket challenge videos have been watched 1bn times

YouTube ice bucket challenge videos have been watched 1bn times | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Clips actually even bigger than Harlem Shake in its early days, as charity challenge spreads far beyond the US Continue reading...
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Apple's Grand Mobile Payments Plan Sounds Like It Will Be Very Secure - Business Insider

Apple's Grand Mobile Payments Plan Sounds Like It Will Be Very Secure - Business Insider | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Business Insider Apple's Grand Mobile Payments Plan Sounds Like It Will Be Very Secure Business Insider The iPhone 6, expected to be announced Tuesday, will incorporate tokenization technology, according to a report from Bank Innovation, which...
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Twitter moves into e-commerce with 'buy' button on promoted tweets

Twitter moves into e-commerce with 'buy' button on promoted tweets | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Some users in America can now buy click-to-buy goods directly from Twitter as part of a trial that sees the messaging service storing users payment details Continue reading...
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WhatsApp for iPhone gets option to archive chats, trim videos, add photo captions and more

WhatsApp for iPhone gets option to archive chats, trim videos, add photo captions and more | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
WhatsApp has rolled out a sizeable update to its iPhone app today, despite arriving with a seemingly insignificant “2.11.9” version number.
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Mail.ru Group pays $1.47bn to take full control of ‘Russia’s Facebook’ Vkontakte

Mail.ru Group pays $1.47bn to take full control of ‘Russia’s Facebook’ Vkontakte | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Russian Internet company Mail.ru has agreed to pay $1.47 billion to purchase just over 48 percent of Vkontakte, making it the sole owner of the Russian social network.
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Six lessons for digital public services from across the world

Six lessons for digital public services from across the world | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
From chat rooms for victims of sexual violence in South Africa, to trendsetting initiatives in the US, we explore the insights from six digital successes and failuresHow to learn from the best digital public services worldwide livechat Continue...
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Alaskan island goes green with ABB technology

ABB is to install its PowerStore – an integrated commercial flywheel technology – as part of a battery system on Kodiak Island in Alaska, enabling the integration of more renewable energy...
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Extreme solar flare barreling toward Earth

Extreme solar flare barreling toward Earth | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
An extreme solar flare is blasting its way to Earth and could mess up some power grids, satellites and radio transmissions, scientists say.
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YouTube ice bucket challenge videos have been watched 1bn times

YouTube ice bucket challenge videos have been watched 1bn times | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Clips actually even bigger than Harlem Shake in its early days, as charity challenge spreads far beyond the US Your Facebook news feed may be stuffed with friends taking the ice bucket challenge, but the charitable craze has been hugely popular on...
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T-Mobile will match device trade-in prices to attract new iPhone customers

T-Mobile will match device trade-in prices to attract new iPhone customers | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
T-Mobile will match and beat other carriers' trade-in prices this fall, hoping to attract customers looking to upgrade while getting maximum value from their old devices.
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Dell introduces 5K display with 5120*2880 resolution

Dell introduces 5K display with 5120*2880 resolution | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Dell on Monday introduced its first display with ultra-high-definition 5K (5120*2880) resolution. The monitor is designed for professionals and will become available later this year.
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UB research to improve cloud computing earns NSF grant - UB News Center

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UB research to improve cloud computing earns NSF grant
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Marc Newson joins Apple the pair go hand in hand

Marc Newson joins Apple the pair go hand in hand | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
News that one of the worlds most acclaimed designers, known for his sensual, organic shapes and products, has joined the company ahead of its iWatch launch is not a surprise Continue reading...
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European Commission reopens Google antitrust investigation after political storm over proposed settlement

European Commission reopens Google antitrust investigation after political storm over proposed settlement | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Competition commissioner says very negative responses from complainants and new data raised over summer requires examination Continue reading...
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US Executives Survey: 46 Percent Favor Technology Over Hiring New Employees - CBS Local

US Executives Survey: 46 Percent Favor Technology Over Hiring New Employees - CBS Local | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
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US Executives Survey: 46 Percent Favor Technology Over Hiring New Employees
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Nearly half would rather invest in new technology than hire or retain workers.
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Reading in The Mobile Era | Visual.ly

Reading in The Mobile Era | Visual.ly | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Book shortages continue to represent a significant obstacle to literacy, worldwide.
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