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A winning innovation for philanthropy

Mar 2, 2007
Scientists now have a new way to get motivated as more companies offer their philanthropy in the form of prizes. Pat Loeb reports on the X Prize Foundation.

YouTube signing the bit players

Mar 2, 2007
The major studios and TV networks are holding out for a substantial chunk of YouTube's advertising revenue, but in the meantime, smaller content providers have been flocking to the online video site.
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Nope...even thinner than that

Mar 1, 2007
Scientists have made a major advancement in the development of graphene — the world's thinnest substance. It also happens to be an even better conductor than silicon.
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More TV for your cell phone

Mar 1, 2007
Sure you can already download clips of your favorite shows to your cell phone, but soon Verizon subscribers will be able to get entire episodes from Comedy Central, Fox and MTV — if they upgrade their plans of course.
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Getting consumers excited about high-def

Feb 27, 2007
Prices for flat panel TVs and high-definition DVD players keep coming down but consumers still aren't biting. Seems they're satisfied with their current picture — at least enough to wait and see whether Blu-ray or HD-DVD wins out.
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Google challenges Microsoft in the office

Feb 22, 2007
Google is rolling out a new office product called Google Apps. It hits the market just as Microsoft is peddling its latest office software. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at whether Bill Gates and company ought to be worried.

An MIT education — no charge

Feb 21, 2007
MIT has an alternative pricing plan for its courses. Total cost: not much more than an Internet connection. And you get everything regular students get . . . except the diploma. Janet Babin reports.

Apple, Cisco still talking on iPhone

Feb 21, 2007
The tech world is waiting today to see if the companies have finally come to an agreement. Cisco Systems sued Apple over the iPhone name back in January, but the conversation has lasted five years.
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Change the lightbulb, save the planet

Feb 20, 2007
Australia plans to replace all incandescent light bulbs with compact flourescents by 2010 to cut greenhouse emissions. But Sam Eaton reports there'll still be plenty of demand for Thomas Edison's bright idea.

The dish on the satellite deal

Feb 20, 2007
Sirius and XM have agreed to merge their satellite radio services. With their combined 14 million or so paying customers, the new duo would completely dominate the budding industry. And that's where the FCC steps in.
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