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Jan 14, 2014

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So much for neutrality. A federal court said today the FCC can't force broadband companies to treat all content equally. That means giants like Verizon and AT&T — as well as cable companies  can pick favorites on the web, by slowing traffic from some sites and boosting the speed of others. Also, as American Idol opens its new season, it's easy to forget how influential the show was when it began more than a decade ago. Just as "The Sopranos" changed cable, American Idol shook up the networks. And finally, the Seattle Seahawks are limiting playoff tickets to credit card holders in the region – which rules out 49ers fans with California address. Does engineering a bigger home-field advantage work?

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How college applications change in the era of Big Data

Jan 14, 2014
Kids are applying to more colleges than ever, so institutions are using Big Data to figure out which students to target.

How American Idol changed television

Jan 14, 2014
As American Idol opens its new season, it's easy to forget how influential the show was when it began more than a decade ago.

Germans aren't eager to commemorate WWI

Jan 14, 2014
Britain, France, and Belgium are commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of World War I this year -- without the Germans.

Verizon says net neutrality ruling won't change anything

Jan 14, 2014
A federal court said today the FCC can't force broadband companies to treat all content equally.

Seahawks block 49ers fans from buying tickets. But does it pay?

Jan 14, 2014
The Seahawks are limiting playoff tickets to credit card holders in the region – which rules out 49ers fans with California address.

NEST? The stock that jumped 1900%? Wrong Nest

Jan 14, 2014
When Twitter went public, shares of a home entertainment company with the symbol TWTRQ went bananas.

Corn farmers eye other crops for next year

Jan 14, 2014
Corn farmers like Keith Alverson in Chester, South Dakota are readjusting their plans for spring amid dropping corn prices.

Google infiltrates the home through your thermostat

Jan 14, 2014
For $3.2 billion, Google purchased device maker Nest.

So much for neutrality. A federal court said today the FCC can’t force broadband companies to treat all content equally. That means giants like Verizon and AT&T — as well as cable companies  can pick favorites on the web, by slowing traffic from some sites and boosting the speed of others. Also, as American Idol opens its new season, it’s easy to forget how influential the show was when it began more than a decade ago. Just as “The Sopranos” changed cable, American Idol shook up the networks. And finally, the Seattle Seahawks are limiting playoff tickets to credit card holders in the region – which rules out 49ers fans with California address. Does engineering a bigger home-field advantage work?

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