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1 Million Net Neutrality Comments Filed, But Will They Matter?

The last time the FCC saw this much public interest was after the Janet Jackson Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction. But research shows comments aren't likely to sway the agency's policy decision.
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Why Diversity In Tech Matters: 'People Solve Problems That They See'

Host Michel Martin talks to a roundtable of activists and innovators about the future of technology, and recruiting the next generation of African-Americans and Latinos into the tech field.
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Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.
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An American Radio Station That's Saying 'Jambo' To Kenyans

There are about 100,000 native Kenyans living in America, clustered in Boston, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Dallas and parts of the West Coast. How do they stay connected? A radio station.
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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Remixed And Retweeted

Propaganda has always been a part of war. Social media is expanding the battlefield, but sometimes it also creates a space for mutual respect.
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Tech Week: Microsoft Layoffs, Comcast Call Hell And Call Of Duty

Also in this week's tech headlines: Visa looks to boost online shopping, a Wall Street cyber scare, and fears that driverless cars could be used as "lethal weapons."
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Hashtag Diplomacy

From Michelle Obama's "BringBackOurGirls" tweet to the Islamic State's gory and militant tweets, we explore how social media are changing international communications.

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Better Culture Could Have Prevented Viral Comcast Call

A Comcast service call making the rounds this week sounded really familiar to millions of Americans. But some companies have figured out how to make the universally unpleasant experience a lot better.
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Microsoft Announces Largest Job Cut In Its History

Microsoft plans to eliminate as many as 18,000 jobs over the next year — about 14 percent of its global workforce. The cuts would be the largest in the company's history. Microsoft recently acquired Nokia's mobile phone business, which boosted its head count by 25,000 and most of the cuts will be in that area.
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Microsoft Will Cut As Many As 18,000 Jobs

A large layoff is under way at Microsoft, as the technology company says it will cut 13,000 jobs in the next six months. All but 500 of those layoffs are related to the Nokia phone division.

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