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Employee Shopping: 'Acqui-Hire' Is The New Normal In Silicon Valley

Tech companies like Google, Facebook and Zynga are on a shopping spree. They're buying small startups with innovative products and apps. But many times the buyers don't care about what the small companies were producing. They just want the engineers.
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The Emoticon Turns 30, Seems Happy About It :-)

Using three keystrokes to suggest a smile may not be a great scientific advance, but the emoticon has been simple, useful and enduring.
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Do You Know The Way To San Jose? iPhone Users May Not

Apple introduced its new mobile operating system along with its much-hyped iPhone 5. It includes a mapping service of its own, featuring Siri's voice. Problem is, she may not know where she's going. Complaints have been pouring in from around the globe about mislabeled and missing streets, towns and more.
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Kickstarter Says It 'Is Not A Store' As It Revises Policy On Projects' Risks

Even as it has been praised for bringing innovative ideas to life, Kickstarter has been criticized for allowing creators to be a little fuzzy about their plans — and for providing little recourse to investors who are unsatisfied with a project they supported. The site has announced changes it hopes will ease the confusion.
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'No Place Like Home' Shoes Use GPS To Get You There

British artist Dominic Wilcox has designed a pair of shoes called "No Place Like Home," inspired by Dorothy's red slippers in The Wizard of Oz. The shoes are equipped with GPS and tell the wearer how to get to his or her destination with a click of the heel. Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel have more.
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Please Tell Us Your Password Isn't 1-2-3-4

When it comes to creating passwords, many of us are amazingly unimaginative. How about you? Or do you have some great tips for how to create unbreakable codes?

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