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China's Alibaba Could See $155 Billion Valuation In U.S. IPO

Preparing for its initial public offering, e-commerce company Alibaba estimates its stock will sell for $60 to $66 a share. The retailing giant will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
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ISIS Runs A Dark Media Campaign On Social Media

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Clint Watts of the Foreign Policy Institute about how the Islamic State is using social media to gain power and attention.
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Does Wearable Tech Have Legs?

Wearable devices are strutting down fashion week runways. NPR's Scott Simon talks with a fashion forecaster, Rachel Arthur, about whether the new trend will last.
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Tech Week That Was: So Many Hacks, So Little Time

There's a consistent thread in the tech news dominating all our attention this week — stolen data. We tried to add a little context to the coverage.
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Beefing Up Photo, Cloud and Online Security

The recent theft of digital celebrity photos is prompting a new look how secure our picture and documents are online and in the cloud. One expert says it's time for everyone to turn on two-step verification. Tech Tuesday explores the options.

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Facebook Uses Algorithmic Curation. Is Twitter Next?

Many Americans get their news through social media. But the stories that surface on our Facebook news feeds are heavily curated by an unseen force...

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Cheap Drinking Water From The Sun, Aided By A Pop Of Pencil Shavings

Engineers have developed a low-cost material that efficiently sterilizes and desalinates water using only solar energy. The secret to the new technology is likely sitting right on your desk.
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What's Your Take On #NPRTheTalk?

African-American parents have long discussed the importance of teaching children how to interact with police. Do parents in other communities have similar conversations? Join the discussion.
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Can Body Cameras 'Civilize' Police Encounters?

Police in Ferguson, Mo., started wearing video cameras this week. What effect do they have on behavior? A criminologist reviews the (preliminary) evidence.
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Hacker Breached HealthCare.Gov

A statement from the Department of Health and Human Services said a hacker uploaded malware onto the website's test servers. No data was taken.

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