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Katie Couric And Yahoo!: Two Brands Wondering What's Next

Katie Couric's leap to Yahoo! has been hailed as a landmark and criticized as an awkward misstep. But Eric Deggans sees in both Couric and Yahoo! media brands struggling to find a way forward.
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The Misery Of Holiday Travel, In One Real-Time Map

As sleet, snow and rain batter parts of the country, here's a real-time look at the collective suffering of holiday travelers.
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Census Aims To Bring Statistics Home With A New Mobile App

The U.S. Census Bureau's new mobile app, called dwellr, aims to help Americans understand where they live — and maybe where they should live.
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Jury Orders Newegg To Pay $2.3 Million In 'Patent Troll' Case

Online retailer Newegg has lost a patent case centering on web encryption, as a Texas jury orders the company to pay damages to the company TQP Development. Newegg says it will appeal the verdict, which came after several encryption experts testified on its behalf.
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Papers, Please: The Game That Puts Your Sympathy To The Test

In the "dystopian document thriller," you are an immigration agent on the border of the fictional nation of Arstotzka. Will you follow the rules? Or will you aid those fighting against the establishment?
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Feds Have Troubled History With New Computer Systems

When it comes to computer technology and the Internet, the federal government seems to have a tough time getting it right. That's the lesson not just from the recent health care website, but from years of trouble in the recent past.
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Baltimore Pop-Up 3D Printing Store Lets You Turn Your Face Into A Gift

Looking for Christmas gift ideas, but can't find anything personal enough? A new 3D scanning and printing store is opening in Baltimore Friday that will let you spread the holiday cheer — with your face.
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Helping Low-Income Seniors Build A Social Web Online

More older Americans are going online, but many seniors don't have the resources, devices or skills to navigate the Web. One pilot program is giving tablets and training to seniors to help them combat isolation while staying safe online.
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Why Are Seniors The Fastest-Growing Demographic On Social Media?

Seniors aged 65 and over represent one of the fastest growing age groups to use social media. But what drives them to do so, and what kinds of technology can help their experience? Audie Cornish speaks with Dr. Laura Carstensen, who heads the Stanford Center on Longevity, for more on the culture of seniors and technology.
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Online Streaming Deal Could Mean All Homer Simpson, All The Time

After a fierce bidding war, FX spinoff cable network FXX won the rights to make all seasons of TV's longest-running scripted show, The Simpsons, available for online streaming. It may be the largest TV syndication deal ever. Anthony Breznican, a senior writer at Entertainment Weekly, says the deal shows how networks are trying to capitalize on the "binge watching" trend. The deal gives FXX the right to air more than 500 episodes of The Simpsons, now in its 25th season on Fox.

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