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Instagram exposes your real friends

Apr 18, 2014
The photo sharing firm's effort to cut down on insta-spam elicits some negativity.
Posted In: instagram
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In which we DO NOT spoil GoT: Silicon Tally

Apr 18, 2014
Play Silicon Tally to find out how well you've kept up on this week's tech news.
Posted In: silicon tally
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The dream office of the future: No email!

Apr 17, 2014
Some forward-thinking companies are re-imagining how workers use technology.
Posted In: office, cubicles
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Blind spot: VC and minority business

Apr 17, 2014
VCs are more likely to invest if executives are the ethnicity of investors.
Posted In: venture, VC
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Dude, where's my flying car?

Apr 17, 2014
A new study looks at Americans' attitude towards the future.
Posted In: pew research center, technology, forecasting
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Finding a battery that will power the future

Apr 16, 2014
Batteries are hard to develop because they live in the world of material science.
Posted In: batteries, tesla, Elon Musk
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.buzz and .pics: Your site here

Apr 16, 2014
Here's a .update on the new top-level domain names.
Posted In: TLDs, gTLDs
Tumblr staff alert on "heartbleed"
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Bleeding out

Apr 15, 2014
Why Heartbleed will cost businesses billions of dollars
Posted In: heartbleed
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Digital advertisers losing the 'bot arms race'

Apr 14, 2014
Researchers believe that more than one third of all internet traffic is from bots
Posted In: digital ads
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Bitcoin, what is it good for?

Apr 14, 2014
As Bitcoin gets bigger and bigger, a look at its value outside of money
Posted In: bitcoin

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Biz model for domain names to change

Jun 1, 2010
The practice of hoarding available domain names on the Internet may soon become a broken business model. Cash Peters explains.
Posted In: Internet
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It takes two to text while driving, according to court

Aug 30, 2013
A surprising ruling on texting while driving.
Posted In: texting, distracted driving
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Scientists warn solar flares could disrupt power grid

Jun 8, 2010
A solar flare-up could cause huge damages to Earth's communication system and power grids.
Posted In: Science
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Ethanol could kill your small engine

Dec 30, 2008
By 2022, the government says the U.S. must produce 36 billion gallons of renewable fuel. But the ethanol mandate could be disastrous for your lawnmowers, boats, and small engines. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Posted In: Science
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Going to brick-and-mortar stores, but buying online

Dec 2, 2010
Deals are easy to find online, but you miss out on actually seeing the item and having your questions answered quickly by sales people. So customers are increasingly using both: Go to the store to check the item out and find the deal online.
Posted In: Internet, Retail
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Is this what the iPhone 5 looks like?

Mar 7, 2011
With iPad 2 now announced, it's time to look ahead to the iPhone 5 (because that's what happens). Rumors currently circulating indicate that the...
Posted In: apple, gadgets, iPhone, iphone 5, manufacturing, world
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Online competitors move in on shippers

Aug 14, 2009
Dropping home prices and a dismal job market mean more people are staying put and moving companies have fewer customers. Lenora Chu reports online competition is also giving traditional movers a headache.
Posted In: Internet
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Are you an iPhone or an Android?

Jun 11, 2012
In the battle of the mobile superpowers, it's Apple v. Google and iPhone v. Android -- and consumers have to choose. Which culture do you fit in best?
Posted In: iPhone, android, apple
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BART strike reveals tech, transit worker divide

Jul 4, 2013
The strike has laid bare a tricky cultural divide in the Bay Area, between traffic-weary tech workers who drive the local economy, and blue collar transit workers who feel left behind.
Posted In: BART, San Francisco, california, public transportation, unions
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How well do you know the internet? This week's Silicon Tally

Aug 30, 2013
306,000 tweets per minute, 2 (think gaming), 11,000 requests, and 74 percent: Can you guess what these numbers mean?
Posted In: Internet, Tech, farmville

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Interview with Box CEO Aaron Levie

Mar 25, 2014
CEO Aaron Levie and his company Box hope to raise $250 million in an IPO.
Posted In: dropbox, Box, cloud computing
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By 2020, there will be 10 web-connected devices per human

Mar 6, 2014
Dell CEO Michael Dell tells Marketplace his plans to meet future demand.
Posted In: Dell, cloud computing, mobile devices, Internet, wireless
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Young Wall Street heads to Silicon Valley

Feb 28, 2014
Many would-be bankers are heading west.
Posted In: Wall Street, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Bankers
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Submit your sounds to us

Feb 20, 2014
We've come up with a way for you to share what you hear.
Posted In: sound
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The 'state' of Silicon Valley

Feb 12, 2014
A venture capitalist wants California to be six separate entities.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, california
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Silicon Valley has a dress code? You better believe it

Jan 28, 2014
Or put another way, there’s a lot of code in Silicon Valley dress.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, zuckerberg
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Why aren't more women on tech boards?

Dec 26, 2013
Men start up about 97 percent of the tech companies in Silicon Valley.
Posted In: women in tech
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5 reasons they should bring the Concorde back

Oct 25, 2013
Ten years ago this week, the Concorde -- the supersonic passenger airliner operated by British Airways and Air France -- made its last flight across the Atlantic.
Posted In: concorde, supersonic jet, Airlines
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LeVar Burton talks literacy and his 'Reading Rainbow' app (Plus, a quiz!)

Oct 23, 2013
LeVar Burton sits down to talk with Marketplace Tech. Plus, check out our LeVar Burton quiz. We'll give you a plot line, and you tell us: Is it a "Star Trek" episode? Or a "Reading Rainbow" book?
Posted In: star trek, Reading Rainbow, Gene Rodenberry
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Stacey Vanek Smith, this is your data profile

Sep 5, 2013
Reporter Stacey Vanek Smith delves into the world of data mining and comes face to face with her data profile.
Posted In: data mining, marketing, Retail

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