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Features by Queena Kim

Giving residents a crack at city budgets

San Francisco is experimenting with what's known as participatory budgeting to give more people a say in how their tax dollars are spent.
Posted In: San Francisco, budget

Can chatter on Twitter boost TV ratings?

Nielsen starts measuring conversations about TV shows on the social networking site.
Posted In: Twitter, nielsen, Facebook, engagement

The billion dollar question behind Twitter's IPO

As Twitter becomes a public company, investors want to know if it has growth potential.
Posted In: Twitter, IPO

Don't think. Just click and buy

Facebook and the business strategy behind "frictionless payments."
Posted In: frictionless payments, Amazon, Facebook

BlackBerry's deal to go private: The nail in the coffin?

BlackBerry announced it agreed to be bought by a group led by investor Fairfax Financial Holdings for close to $4.7 billion.
Posted In: Blackberry, Research in Motion, smart phones

Super Bowl tickets hit nosebleed heights

The NFL has a simple strategy for making more money and competing with secondary ticket brokers at the same time: jack up prices.
Posted In: Super Bowl

The economics of pay-per-view

Boxing's mainstream glory days pretty much ended when Don King and Mike Tyson got involved. Networks no longer wanted any part of it. So, in many ways, boxing owes its survival to pay-per-view, which has allowed it to tap a small but dedicated audience for a high price.
Posted In: Sports, boxing, pay-per-view, tv

How the @### is Twitter going to make money?

Twitter's going public! But no-one quite knows how the company expects to generate revenue. And for now, Twitter's not telling.
Posted In: Twitter, IPO

It's confidential, but Twitter's going public

Twitter announced today -- over Twitter -- that it's going public. The news wasn't much of a surprise, but the way in which the company filed papers with the SEC is a bit of a mystery.
Posted In: Twitter, IPO

How one hack got to engineers with security clearances

It's easier to hack the human mind than a computer network. Here's a case study that shows how it's done.
Posted In: cybersecurity, hacking, hackers

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