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Tech companies jostle to attract investors with realistic prices

Tech companies jostle to attract investors with realistic prices | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Candidates for flotation are not hard to find in the IT sector
Facebook's underwhelming IPO last year may have helped to reduce investors' expectations, making it easier to price technology companies considering a float.
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Here is a little info on tecnology investments.

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TechCrunch Disrupt: Tech Icons Have Social Issues on the Brain - DailyFinance

TechCrunch Disrupt: Tech Icons Have Social Issues on the Brain - DailyFinance | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
TechCrunch Disrupt: Tech Icons Have Social Issues on the Brain
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"This is the first shift in technology ... simultaneously around the world," he added, pointing to China in particular.
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"This is the first shift in technology ... simultaneously around the world," he added, pointing to China in particular. Also, this revolution is happening with far fewer employees than in any other economic inflection point in history, and it's not having much effect on the U.S. gross domestic product.

"If you're not like us," Moritz declared to the crowd, "it's tough."

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NSA Revelations Cast Doubt on the Entire Tech Industry - Wired

NSA Revelations Cast Doubt on the Entire Tech Industry - Wired | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
NSA Revelations Cast Doubt on the Entire Tech Industry
Wired
“If these claims are true, and the NSA introduced backdoors into global security standards, this seems like a clear perversion of democracy,” Castro added.
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Calling the NSA spy endeavor a backdoor is a huge understatement. 

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Top 5 iPad Apps that Inspire Design in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 5 iPad Apps that Inspire Design in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
RT @katpam3: Top 5 iPad Apps that Inspire Design in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/OvnAVkNV8w #edchat
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These look like some interesting Apps for creative teachers,

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Around the World in 80 Clicks - Technology Life - Technology makes better Life

Around the World in 80 Clicks - Technology Life - Technology makes better Life | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Around the World in 80 Clicks - Contains pictures and stories of travels throughout the world. Mailing list, links, surveys and e-cards. (Around the World in 80 Clicks - Around the World in 80 Clicks - Contains...
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Enjoy the trip in 80 clicks!

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Microsoft to buy Nokia's phone business for $7.2 billion

Microsoft to buy Nokia's phone business for $7.2 billion | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Microsoft's purchase of Nokia's mobile phone business puts it squarely against Apple and Google in the battle for the smartphone market.
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Ok Nokia lovers, Nokia has recently been getting into the smart phones with some sweet phones lately. No wonder Nokia caught Microsoft's attention.

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Microsoft to buy Nokia's mobile phone business

Microsoft to buy Nokia's mobile phone business | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Windows maker seals deal worth billions as both companies struggle to make strong impression in smartphone market (Microsoft to buy Nokia's mobile phone business http://t.co/Qn6msQIUTs)...
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This gets my vote for "WolW!"day of the week:

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self-driving cars - Globalnews.ca

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self-driving cars
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Technology company Google Inc. has said its fleet of a dozen computer-controlled vehicles — mostly Toyota Priuses equipped with self-driving technology — has logged almost 483,000 kilometres without an accident.
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Update from google on their self driving fleet. Get in line Ford and others...Many of us like to buy American and like the way American companies treat employees more than the Asian style of workers as cogs in the wheel. Ford Escape Hybrid I have eprsonally tested for over 150,000 miles and it is hard to wish for a better vichicle.

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A Data Broker Offers a Peek Behind the Curtain - New York Times (blog)

A Data Broker Offers a Peek Behind the Curtain - New York Times (blog) | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog) A Data Broker Offers a Peek Behind the Curtain New York Times (blog) The Acxiom Corporation, a marketing technology company that has amassed details on the household makeup, financial means, shopping preferences and leisure...
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This provides a insider look at how technology is collecting personal data.

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The Technology Behind The Las Vegas Magic Of Cirque Du Soleil, Part One - Forbes

The Technology Behind The Las Vegas Magic Of Cirque Du Soleil, Part One - Forbes | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The Technology Behind The Las Vegas Magic Of Cirque Du Soleil, Part One
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Some of us been lucky enough to see a Cirque du Soleil performance at one of the great venues in Las Vegas, or anywhere else around the world.
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This is some of the world's entertaining use of technology!

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52 Tips: How To Market On Instagram - Business 2 Community

52 Tips: How To Market On Instagram - Business 2 Community | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
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52 Tips: How To Market On Instagram
Business 2 Community
11. Explore and engage on #'s – Be sure to keep exploring for new and relevant hashtags on Instagram. Use them in your posts.
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Want to earn money or promote something important with instagram? HERE ARE SOME IDEAS FOR THAT.

 

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Do you use Instagram to market your business? Do you get enough interaction with your brand? Instagram is cool way to connect with your socially engaged consumers.


There are 130 million active users on Instagram every month, and every day 1 billion photos are liked. Use the app right, and you could have an instant viral marketing success. Use it wrong, and your efforts on this young site could be a big empty fail. 
Read more at http://www.business2community.com/social-media/52-tips-market-instagram-0599644#FIEoVbY31kgcwskh.99

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Researcher Controls Another Person's Brain Over the Internet - New York Times (blog)

New York Times (blog) Researcher Controls Another Person's Brain Over the Internet New York Times (blog) University of Washington researcher Rajesh Rao, left, plays a computer game with his mind University of Washington University of Washington...
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What if you could connect with your computer through your brain and then even control someone else's behavior through that same type of connection? This article is about the researchers that did exactly that.

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Using technology to improve government's interaction with the public - Washington Post

Using technology to improve government's interaction with the public - Washington Post | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Using technology to improve government's interaction with the public Washington Post Martha Dorris has been a driving force behind the use of technology to help citizens more easily and quickly obtain government services and information, whether...
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Using technology to empower citizens in many ways is one of the best possible uses of technology!

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Chinese Researchers Make An Invisibility Cloak In 15 Minutes | MIT ...

Chinese Researchers Make An Invisibility Cloak In 15 Minutes | MIT ... | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Look out for mass-produced invisibility cloaks thanks to an entirely new way of designing and manufacturing them out of materials such as Teflon.
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Sounds like somethignfrom the lastest sci-fi movie.

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Networks score early win as judge orders shutdown of streaming TV service ... - The Verge

Networks score early win as judge orders shutdown of streaming TV service ... - The Verge | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Networks score early win as judge orders shutdown of streaming TV service ...
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This isn't a great win for consumers. 

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Ford Focus Electric launched in the UK

Ford Focus Electric launched in the UK | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Battery-powered version of best-selling car can travel up to 100 miles on a single charge and reach top speed of 85mph
Sales of electric cars could move out of the slow lane with the arrival of an electric version of the world's best-selling car.
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Move over as Ford enters the electric car market.

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Carbon-Based Cellphones on the Horizon

Carbon-Based Cellphones on the Horizon | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Researchers are taking steps toward building a cellphone out of carbon nanotubes. These cylinders can be used to either conduct electricity or store energy.
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Here's how future cell phones might be made.

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NASA Tests a Lunar Laser David Talbot - MIT Technology Review

NASA Tests a Lunar Laser David Talbot - MIT Technology Review | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
NASA Tests a Lunar Laser David Talbot
MIT Technology Review
“There are a bunch of technologies that are new and exciting,” Boroson says. ...
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A Luner Laser might not beam us up yet but it could make our ISP service have to boost their efforts and improve our internet dead zones even more.

 

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But what may be even more exciting for bandwidth-hungry Earthlings is the prospect of a satellite-based all-optical network to augment the ground-based one.

Laser Light Communications is putting together components for a commercial system that would provide all-optical satellite-to-ground and satellite-to-satellite communications. The company aims to supercharge Internet bandwidth around the world with a space-based optical network to complement the global fiber one (see “New Oceans of Data”).

 
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Online and off: Seattle organizations offer easy ways to learn to code - The Seattle Times (blog)

Online and off: Seattle organizations offer easy ways to learn to code - The Seattle Times (blog) | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Online and off: Seattle organizations offer easy ways to learn to code
The Seattle Times (blog)
To thrive in that world, we should understand its new, digital building blocks by knowing something about how to build with them ourselves.
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Have you wanted to learn to code? Here is your chance!

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Apple Files for Nine iOS 7 Icon Trademarks in China - Patently Apple

Apple Files for Nine iOS 7 Icon Trademarks in China - Patently Apple | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Apple Files for Nine iOS 7 Icon Trademarks in China
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Here are the trademarks Apple filed for in China. Some are nice designs!

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Innovators Under 35: Humanitarians | MIT Technology Review

Innovators Under 35: Humanitarians | MIT Technology Review | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Meet the men and women on our 2013 list who are using technology to improve the lives of people around the world.
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This is the real dream for technology. Here is a glimpse at some people that are using the power of technology to make the world a better place!

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The 26 worst kinds of internet commenters

The 26 worst kinds of internet commenters | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
IF you want to see the best and worst of what the internet has to offer, just visit the comments section of any news website, Reddit thread, forum, Twitter stream or Facebook page on the web.
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Well I see myself on some of these worst list. Hope anyone who reads this does better than I did. I'll have to remember this list and try to be less offensive.

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President Obamas surveillance board packed with insiders - Politico

President Obamas surveillance board packed with insiders - Politico | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Politico President Obamas surveillance board packed with insiders Politico “I think it's fair to say that by stressing the idea of an independent review board, the appointees don't live up to what most people view as independent,” said Leslie...
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We do not need revolving door DC specialist deciding anything else! We  need Tech savvy people to help our nation have a democratic use of technology.

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Three Reasons Zuckerberg's “Internet For All” Crusade Rings Hollow - TIME

Three Reasons Zuckerberg's “Internet For All” Crusade Rings Hollow - TIME | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Three Reasons Zuckerberg's “Internet For All” Crusade Rings Hollow
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“Using the combined power of technology and social business will enable any individual anywhere in the planet to change the world in the fastest possible time.
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I for one wish it would not ring hollow!

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Nissan Sets Goal of Introducing First Self-Driving Cars by 2020 - Bloomberg

Nissan Sets Goal of Introducing First Self-Driving Cars by 2020 - Bloomberg | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Bloomberg Nissan Sets Goal of Introducing First Self-Driving Cars by 2020 Bloomberg Technology underpinning autonomous autos, including adaptive cruise control, electronic steering and throttle controls, is already available, and added sensors and...
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Self-driving cars sound more than a bit scary but they are just around the corner. This article covers what we will be seeing on the Nissans in maybe less than ten years.

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