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E-Readers Mark A New Chapter In The Developing World

David Risher, who helped Amazon become an online retail behemoth, has set his sights on a new frontier: global literacy. Using e-readers and cellphone apps, Risher's nonprofit, Worldreader, brings books to students in literature-starved communities.
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Amazon's Drone Has Many Asking 'What Could Go Wrong?'

The online giant says it someday may fly small packages right to customers' homes. That's got many worrying about the potential dangers. So, does this sound like a good or a bad idea?
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Why You Won't Likely See Amazon Drones In The D.C. Area Any Time Soon

The announcement of Amazon Prime Air — same-day delivery fulfilled by a fleet of drones — has generated buzz, but can the project take off in the District?

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I'm Not Just Gaming, Ma! I'm Helping The World's Farmers

A computer game wants you to help survey the world's cropland. The hope is that the map will be used by organizations around the globe that are working with farmers to manage their crops better and get more out of each harvest.
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Healthcare.gov Back On Track?

After accepting responsibility for the troubled rollout, President Obama pledged that the Healthcare.gov website would be fixed and ready to go by November 30th. Host Michel Martin speaks with Mary Agnes Cary of Kaiser Health News about where the site stands now.
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#NPRBlacksinTech Launches

Tell Me More's Twitter series "A Day in the Life" launches today, and it allows you to experience, in real time, the imprint that African-Americans are making in our country's technology engine. You can follow the conversation: #NPRBlacksinTech.
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Quick Question: Is Cyber Monday Passe?

The term — as we know it today — dates back to the mid-2000s. Now, laptops and WiFi and mobile gizmos allow Americans to shop Cyber Monday-style every day.
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Getting To Know Black Innovators, One Tweet At A Time

NPR's Tell Me More launches its Twitter series with African-American entrepreneurs and tech innovators who will describe a typical day in their lives.
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Delivery By Drone? Amazon Says A New Era Looms

CEO Jeff Bezos told 60 Minutes that the giant online retailer is looking at reducing its delivery times to 30 minutes or less in a few years. But the drones would have to overcome safety concerns and public perception.
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The Key Test For HealthCare.gov Is The Part You Can't See

The part of HealthCare.gov that consumers see is working more smoothly, but it's unclear how well the invisible back end is working.

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