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Robots and people can all get along

Mar 30, 2012
When technology is married with high-skilled jobs, the result can fundamentally change things for the better.
Posted In: robots, technology

The future of... cupcakes?

Mar 30, 2012
Sprinkles Cupcakes installs a robotic cupcake ATM.
Posted In: cupcakes, robots, Robots Ate My Job, automation, Jobs

Robots get personal

Mar 29, 2012
Even creative work -- like journalism -- is up for robotization.
Posted In: robots, Jobs, technology

A trip across the country with no human contact

Mar 28, 2012
Fight it if you want, but the robots are coming. Marketplace’s David Brancaccio is embarking on a deep investigative experiment on how robots are taking over. Plus, what is the Instagrammiest Instagram photo?
Posted In: robots, Robots Ate My Job, instagram

Robots and the hourglass economy

Mar 28, 2012
Technology is -- by some economists' accounts -- causing a hollowing out of middle income jobs.
Posted In: robots, technology, Jobs

Robots ate my road trip, day three

Mar 27, 2012
Almost halfway through his coast to coast, robot-fueled journey, David Brancaccio has to heat up dinner on his car's exhaust.
Posted In: robots, economy 4.0, automation

Good robots make jobs

Mar 27, 2012
Robots have come a long way -- from factories and into homes -- and jobs for robot makers and minders are on the upswing.
Posted In: robots, Jobs

Robots everywhere

Mar 26, 2012
From grocery self-checkout to your home accounting software to "Godzillas" working the assembly lines, technology is fundamentally changing the American workforce.
Posted In: robots, Jobs, technology

ISPs to take on illegal downloading, politely

Mar 19, 2012
Several Internet service providers are set to take on a graduated approach to combating online piracy starting this summer, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.
Posted In: riaa, piracy, ISPs, robots

Facebook treats brands like they're people

Mar 1, 2012
Facebook has always had a bit of a slippery relationship to words as we understand them in the English language. Now, brands can chat and have Timelines but still lack corporeal form.
Posted In: Facebook, advertising, Robot Roundup, robots

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