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Bartering With Billions: How Silicon Valley Makes It Rain

Carlos Watson, co-founder of the online magazine Ozy.com, talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the offense and defense of making billion-dollar deals in Silicon Valley.
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Tech Week: Apple In Homes, Snowden Anniversary, Sexism Flare-Ups

At Apple's annual developers conference, the company announced it's moving into smart homes and tracking health. At another developer's conference, a controversial slide sparked outrage.
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A Small Device Helps Severely Nearsighted Drivers Hit The Road

Dustin Jones is visually impaired, but after he got a bioptic telescope he started driving. About 40 states allow severely nearsighted drivers to use this technology on the road.
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Despite Va. Order, Car Services Uber, Lyft Refuse To Pull Over

The smartphone-linked services have run afoul of taxi drivers who accuse them of having lax insurance and background checks.
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Computer Guys and Gal

Apple unveils new operating systems, California okays tests of driverless cars and Facebook wants to listen in when you post a status update. The Computer Guys and Gal area here.

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R U Ready To Quit Smoking? Texting Can Help

For smokers hoping to quit, text messages with tips and reminders may be just as effective as phone counseling, a study finds. Texts doubled the success rate compared with people who didn't text.
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@CIA Tweets; Internet Explodes In Not-So-Covert Sarcasm

The agency has probably been on Twitter before, but its first public tweet was cloaked in tongue-in-cheek humor.
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Uber Car Service Company Is Now Valued At $17 Billion

Uber, the company whose app pairs drivers with passengers, hit it big in a new financing round, bringing in investments of $1.2 billion and sending its valuation skyward.
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The 'Cool War' With China Is Unseen, But Comes With Consequences

Dueling charges of cyberspying between China and the U.S. are escalating in this new conflict, which could have huge stakes for American industry and trade secrets.
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Using Social Media, Jihadi Groups Stay On Message

The Bowe Bergdahl exchange video released by the Taliban is the latest propaganda coup for jihadis on social media. Social media benefits jihadi groups because it is all about immediacy, not accuracy. Social media is changing the nature of jihad for young fighters as well. Some jihadis boast thousands of Twitter followers and are broadcasting their jihad for all to see.

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