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Comcast 'Embarrassed' By The Service Call Making Internet Rounds

In case you missed it, a customer posted eight minutes of a bleak call with Comcast. His attempt to cancel his cable set a new standard for bad customer service.
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Calorie Counting Machine May Make Dieting Easier In The Future

Tracking the calories in food you eat can be tedious. But a GE scientist is working on a device that fits over your plate and automatically tells you exactly how much energy is in your meal.
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Why Smartphone Breaks At Work Aren't Such A Bad Idea

Playing a quick game or taking a moment to connect with family or friends benefits both employees and their employers, a new study finds.
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In Europe, Google Stumbles Between Free Speech And Privacy

Europe's highest court left Google with the responsibility of balancing the privacy rights of citizens with the public interest — and it's a tough balancing act.
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Tech Giants Make Net Neutrality Case As Deadline Nears

The nation's top Internet companies are officially pressing for broad regulation to maintain free and equal access to the Internet.
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Looking For Free Sperm, Women May Turn To Online Forums

Bypassing commercial sperm banks, thousands are logging on to websites where women can connect with men at no cost. Anecdotes abound, but the scope of the unregulated activity is unclear.
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Switzerland: From Banking Paradise To Data Safe Zone

Swiss vaults have held treasures ranging from Nazi gold to Wall Street fortunes. Now they're becoming the guardians of the 21st century's most precious asset: digital information.
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Tech Week: Google's World Cup Play, Amazon Sued And Kids Tracked

Also in this week's roundup, a tech company that may not exist, using sensors to keep your plants alive and what the debate over sandwich taxonomy teaches us about innovation.
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Teaching Computers to Understand Sarcasm

Marketers, diplomats and even the FBI are trying to teach computers to understand the avalanche of Tweets and Facebook posts. We explore the exploding field of sentiment mining.

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Friday Feline Fun: A Ranking Of The Most Famous Internet Cats

Forget the Forbes Celebrity 100. This is the Friskies 50 — the new definitive guide of the most influential cats on the Internet. The list is based on a measure of the cats' social media reach.

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