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Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Jul 9, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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The violence on the ground in Egypt following the ousting of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi is very real and very deadly. Yesterday some 51 civilian supporters of former President Morsi were reported killed when military and police fired on demonstrators. There's no comparison to that in the digital world. But there is a debate about semantics happening on a Wikipedia page describing recent events in Egypt: are they protests or a coup d’état? The answer could have real world consequences.

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Tech companies look to stay ahead of hackers

Jul 9, 2013
Intellectual property accounts for about 35 percent of U.S. GDP. But hackers, many of them in foreign countries, are working harder than ever to steal it.

In Egypt, protests or coup? Wikipedia decides

Jul 9, 2013
The semantics debate on Wikipedia could have real world consequences.

LIBOR gets a new shepherd

Jul 9, 2013
The contract to run the London Interbank Offered Rate or LIBOR -- one of the key benchmarks in the global financial system -- has been awarded to NYSE Euronext.

Tell us: What’s a piece of old technology you refuse to give up?

Jul 9, 2013
Maybe it’s a record player, slide projector, or a toaster oven you bought in 1992. Does your old gadget outperform new technologies? Why are you still holding on to it?

Christie's auctions off Apple 1 computer for $390,000

Jul 9, 2013
Christie's auctioned off one of the world's first Apple computers for $390,000 today. Why was the price so high?

The violence on the ground in Egypt following the ousting of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi is very real and very deadly. Yesterday some 51 civilian supporters of former President Morsi were reported killed when military and police fired on demonstrators. There’s no comparison to that in the digital world. But there is a debate about semantics happening on a Wikipedia page describing recent events in Egypt: are they protests or a coup d’état? The answer could have real world consequences.

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