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Google Execs Say 'The Power Of Information Is Underrated'

Is it naive to believe that improved Internet access can help open up truly autocratic regimes like North Korea? Google executives Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen, authors of The New Digital Age, say the power of information is underrated.
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Investors Less Pessimistic About Apple's Growth Potential

Apple released quarterly earnings on Tuesday that beat Wall Street's bearish expectations. Investors have done a pessimistic about-face on Apple since the company's stock price topped $700 in September. Apple's earnings were lower than a year ago for the first time in a decade. But Apple did offer investors some goodies — it increase its dividend and added $50 billion to a stock buyback program.
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AP Twitter Account Hacked, Tweet About Obama Shakes Market

It quickly became clear that the "news" was not true. There had been no explosions at the White House and President Obama was fine. But a message on the wire service's Twitter account rattled investors.
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Social Media's Rush To Judgment In The Boston Bombings

As Internet users injected themselves into the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings, false rumors began to spread about possible suspects in the attack. One of those falsely accused in social media was a 22-year-old Brown University student who has been missing. The general manager of Reddit has now apologized to the student's family.
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Wall Street Anxious Over Apple First-Quarter Earnings

Investors have cooled on the once high-flying tech leader, and its share price has plummeted in recent months.
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Boston Bombing Sparks Firestorm Of Internet Hate

Social media played a large role in the investigation and reporting of the Boston Marathon bombing case. It also provided many hateful, racist comments online. But what does the reaction to it all signal about greater society? Host Michel Martin talks about that with Michael Skolnik, editor-in-chief of GlobalGrind.com, and with Rey Junco of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
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Video-Streaming Firms Attract Customers With Exclusive Shows

Subscription services — like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus — attract customers with two kinds of programming. They all have a lot of movies and TV shows, but they have a few things that you can't see anywhere else. For example, the fight among video- streaming services for Downtown Abbey has been intense.
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Young Adults With Autism Can Thrive In High-Tech Jobs

Finding a job is hard enough for recent graduates, but for those on the autism spectrum the search can be even harder. One training program in Texas is helping these young people prepare for jobs in the tech industry.

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