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To Attract the Next Google, the City Seeks a New College

Worried that New York City is not spawning enough technology-based start-up companies with the potential to become big employers like Google, city officials are...

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Google Goes to the Cloud For New Idea in Pc System

In the personal-computer industry, where things change fast, one fact has been a constant for years: There are two major, mainstream operating systems for consumers...

Rivals Say Google Plays Favorites
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Rivals Say Google Plays Favorites

Search giant displays its own health, shopping, local content ahead of links to competing sites.

War for Tech Talent Hits 'White Hot' New York Startup Scene
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War for Tech Talent Hits 'White Hot' New York Startup Scene

It's a good time to be a software programmer in New York City.

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It Hiring Projected to Increase in Q1 2011

Information technology (IT) employment is expected to rise next year as 11 percent of 1,400 CIOs from U.S. companies surveyed by Robert Half Technology said they...

Iphone Games: Kids ­nknowingly Spend Real Money in 'smurf's Village'
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Iphone Games: Kids ­nknowingly Spend Real Money in 'smurf's Village'

"The Smurfs' Village," a game for the iPhone and other Apple gadgets, was released a month ago and quickly became the highest-grossing application in the iTunes...

Diminishing Returns?: U.s. Science Productivity Continues to Drop
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Diminishing Returns?: U.s. Science Productivity Continues to Drop

A historic downward shift in U.S. research efficiency is described in a new report on science publication trends, showing that while funding rose, the quantity...

Apple to Tap Intel's Graphics For Future Macbooks
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Apple to Tap Intel's Graphics For Future Macbooks

Apple has decided to use Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge processors in its MacBook line, a transition that will occur in 2011, squeezing out Nvidia's graphics processors...

Big Patent Firm Sues Nine Tech Firms
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Big Patent Firm Sues Nine Tech Firms

Technology companies on Wednesday received troubling news that some had feared for years: Intellectual Ventures LLC has started suing.

­.s. Chip Manufacturing in the Age of the Ipad
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­.s. Chip Manufacturing in the Age of the Ipad

Behind the fly-off-the-shelf popularity of products like Apple's iPad and iPhone are hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs—mostly overseas. Is it possible...

Race Is On to 'fingerprint' Phones, Pcs
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Race Is On to 'fingerprint' Phones, Pcs

David Norris wants to collect the digital equivalent of fingerprints from every computer, cellphone and TV set-top box in the world.

Ahead in the Cloud
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Ahead in the Cloud

Amazon's cloud computing has revolutionized American small business, but can Amazon beat rising competitors?

Wikileaks Files Detail ­.s. Electronic Surveillance
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Wikileaks Files Detail ­.s. Electronic Surveillance

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ordered clandestine surveillance of United Nations leadership, including obtaining "security measures, passwords, personalWikiLeaks...

The Birth of a ­.k. Tech Giant
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The Birth of a ­.k. Tech Giant

British chip designer ARM will soon be 20 years old. Bill Thompson was there at the start.

A Matter of Privacy
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A Matter of Privacy

Do consumers have enough control over their personal information or is more government regulation needed?

The New Face of War
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The New Face of War

With the introduction of the sophisticated Stuxnet worm, the stakes of cyberwarfare have increased immeasurably.

CSEdWeek Expands Its Reach
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CSEdWeek Expands Its Reach

The second Computer Science Education Week is showing students, parents, and educators why computer science is important.

The Eyes Have It
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The Eyes Have It

Eye-tracking control for mobile phones might lead to a new era of context-aware user interfaces.

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H-1b at 20: How the 'tech Worker Visa' Is Remaking It in America

The H-1B visa program turns 20 years old this month. Not everyone in IT is saying 'Best Wishes.'

Insurers Test Data Profiles to Identify Risky Clients
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Insurers Test Data Profiles to Identify Risky Clients

Life insurers are testing an intensely personal new use for the vast dossiers of data being amassed about Americans: predicting people's longevity.
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