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Breaking down why toppling Yahoo's entire board can be a challenge; how algorithms and big data can help musicians; and a look at a new report from Deptartment of Education on college completion rates for low-income students

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Putting big data to work for musicians

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Mar 24, 2016
Streaming services know a lot about our listening habits. Artists not so much
Streaming programs like Spotify use algorithms to learn about our listening habits. 
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Hollywood weighs in on Georgia religious freedom bill

Mar 24, 2016
Critics charge a bill before the Georgia governor would permit anti-gay discrimination.
Georgia governor Nathan Deal.
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Why more companies are using secure cloud storage

Mar 24, 2016
Box CEO Aaron Levie talks about the state of cloud computing.
 Box Co-Founder and CEO Aaron Levie speaks onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2014.  
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A new approach to increasing low-income college grads

Mar 24, 2016
An Education Department report highlights only those schools that do a good job
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How to oust a corporate board member

Mar 24, 2016
Toppling Yahoo's entire board or removing one Valeant board member can be hard.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is facing pressure after a letter was sent to Yahoo's shareholders suggesting that the board and CEO should be replaced. 
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Looking for superheroes in Detroit?

Mar 24, 2016
A new app shows where scenes were shot for Batman vs Superman around Detroit
Downtown Detroit at night. 
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A program that mixes academics with vocational training

Mar 24, 2016
Vocational training has changed, and is luring academically-oriented students
:  Jordan Decker is studying HVAC at Carroll County College and Career Academy.  
Molly Samuel

Two small TV companies join forces

Mar 24, 2016
TiVo may sell itself to Rovi
An TiVo remote circa 2007.
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Breaking down why toppling Yahoo’s entire board can be a challenge; how algorithms and big data can help musicians; and a look at a new report from Deptartment of Education on college completion rates for low-income students

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