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Vermont Finds High-Tech Ways To Sap More Money From Maple Trees

Technological advances now allow Vermont's maple syrup producers to get twice as much sap per tree, meaning more syrup and more money. Statewide, the crop brought in $40 million last year, double its value from just six years ago.
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Broadcasters Struggle To Tap Into The 'Zero TV' Crowd

Broadcasters will convene on Las Vegas this week to discuss the rapidly-growing demographic of people who don't subscribe to cable or satellite TV services. Revenues are falling fast as more viewers watch shows and movies online.
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Pirates Steal 'Game Of Thrones': Why HBO Doesn't Mind

More than 1 million fans illegally downloaded the first episode of Season 3 of the popular HBO series this week — within 24 hours of its premiere. The illicit popularity of the show, based on George R.R. Martin's best-selling fantasy books, has wider implications for the future of TV.
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The Ups And Downs Of Cyber Currency Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a virtual currency that's traded online. It's been on a wild ride lately, soaring in value during the Cyprus banking crisis. And this week, the price plummeted after a Bitcoin trading exchange was hacked.
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Reports: Hewlett-Packard's Chairman Will Step Aside

Raymond Lane will stay on the board, but two other directors, John Hammergren and G. Kennedy Thompson, will resign.
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Personal Cybersecurity

Are your passwords hack-proof? Is your computer free of malware? Tech Tuesday explores personal cybersecurity and the dangers that lurk online.

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Facebook Phone Is 'A Family Of Apps,' Zuckerberg Says

It's not really a phone, the Facebook CEO says. And it's not an operating system. Zuckerberg says it's a "family of apps" that "becomes the home of your phone."
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Facebook's Online Speech Rules Keep Users On A Tight Leash

Social networks now hold tremendous power to regulate online speech. Their rules for allowable comments, art and video govern billions of posts worldwide each day. And while Twitter users enjoy a great deal of freedom, Facebook has relatively tight restrictions on what users can say and see.
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Should Toddlers Own Tablets?

There's a trove of apps and games for tablets that are meant to help occupy and educate small children. But how early is too early for kids to get tech-savvy? Host Michel Martin sits down with parents to find out how they integrate tablets into their kids' lives.

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