Marketplace Tech for Thursday, May 23, 2013

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Scientists may be fretting over global climate change or when the next asteroid will strike Earth's surface, and the threat of mass extinction such events would bring. But a catastrophic event doesn't necessarily spell the end for civilization. In fact, Annalee Newitz, author of the new book Scatter, Adapt and Remember, says that with the right mindset and proper preparation, humans have the capacity to thrive in a post-mass extinction world.

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SoftBank sweetens its Sprint pitch, offers U.S. veto power over board member: Report

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Japan-based SoftBank will allow the U.S. government to pick a member of Sprint's board if the deal goes through.
Posted In: Sprint, Softbank, telecom

Teens tired of Facebook, hot on Twitter, savvy reputation managers

Teenagers are less into Facebook and more into Twitter these days, according to a new report from the Pew Internet and American Life project.
Posted In: pew, Facebook, Twitter, social media, teenagers

Big ad sales on the high seas of online piracy

BitTorrent, a site best known as a way for people to illegally share and download content, says it serves over five billion ads a month. But will advertisers flock to such a dicey marketplace?
Posted In: bittorrent, ads

Will humans outlive Earth's next extinction event?

Scientists may be fretting over global climate change or when the next asteroid will strike Earth's surface. But a catastrophic event doesn't necessarily spell the end for civilization.
Posted In: natural disasters, Tech

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