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The unpaid army behind Wikipedia

Nov 25, 2010
Wikipedia is one of the top 10 most popular websites in the world. Looking through some of the massive entries and their histories of meticulous editing, one wonders who the people are who create and maintain the site. In large part, they are volunteers, driven to create and improve the site.
Posted In: Internet

Algorithm could lead to many more kidney transplants

Nov 25, 2010
The process of waiting for a new kidney can be agonizing for patients in need of one. But there's new hope thanks to computer science and math. A team at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh thinks they've found an algorithm that can make a huge difference.

Apple 1 sold for $213,000

Nov 24, 2010
Sure, it works a thousand times slower than an iPad but an original Apple 1 computer sold for a lot of money at a Christie's auction. The winner,...
Posted In: apple, business

Mobile apps turn smartphones into the world's greatest bargain hunter

Nov 24, 2010
Smartphone Apps are already changing our daily lives, but could they also be changing the way we shop? The ShopSavvy app turns your phone into a bar code scanner, search engine, and sales clerk. Andrea Gardner has more.

Most Americans check work email over the holidays

Nov 24, 2010
A new survey by Harris Interactive is getting a lot of attention because it appears to point out just how electronically tethered we are....
Posted In: email, gadgets, social media, Thanksgiving, Web Culture

Jury fines SAP $1.3 billion for millions of illegally downloaded Oracle files

Nov 24, 2010
Software maker SAP will have to pay its arch-rival Oracle Corporation $1.3 billion for stealing corporate secrets. A jury found that an SAP subsidiary had illegally downloaded millions of Oracle's files off the Internet. John Dimsdale has more.

The Cyrano to your online dating profile

Nov 24, 2010
Online dating -- just like its offline counterpart -- can be tricky, especially when it comes to that ever-important profile. How do you market yourself in just the right way? As Sean Cole reports, all it might take is a little bit of advertising skills from your online Cyrano de Bergerac.
Posted In: Internet

Houses blurred by Google Street View in Germany get egged

Nov 23, 2010
Our pal and frequent guest on the show Danny Sullivan brought this story to our attention today. In Germany, you can choose to opt out of Google...
Posted In: eggs, Germany, Google, search, street view, Web Culture, world

Susan Orlean helps you get it on the calendar

Nov 23, 2010
Last spring, back when I was just getting ready to take over hosting the show that would become Marketplace Tech Report, I was talking to Susan O...
Posted In: app review, apps, Internet, iPad, iPhone, Susan Orlean

Texts for 9-1-1 emergencies

Nov 23, 2010
The FCC says it wants to allow people to use text messaging to report emergencies the way people dial 911 on their phones now. They also want to...
Posted In: 911

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