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Mining New Political Data: Music And Politics

As Election 2012 enters its final stretch, both parties are experimenting with new data sources -— like music preferences or web searches -- to glean insights about potential voters.

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WELL, Birthplace Of Online Movement Is Up For Sale

Long before Facebook, there was The WELL. In 1985, The WELL began as the Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link – an offshoot of the Whole Earth Catalog. David Greene talks to author Howard Rheingold about the influential social network being up for sale.
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Want To Grill Like A Zillionaire? There's An App For That

Sales spiked for the iGrill, a Bluetooth-connected cooking thermometer for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, after an enthusiastic online mention from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. But is it worth the $80 pricetag? We put the iGrill through its paces.
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Andy Greenberg: "This Machine Kills Secrets: How Wikileakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim To Free The World's Information"

Forbes reporter Andy Greenberg unveils the world of politically motivated hackers, who they are and how they operate.

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Surveying The Mobile Landscape, Post Patent Battle

Last week, a jury in San Francisco ruled in favor of Apple in a patent battle with Samsung, fining Samsung over a billion dollars for copying parts of Apple's iPhone design and function. Christina Bonnington, who covered the courtroom saga for Wired, describes what the ruling might mean for other phone manufacturers and for consumers.
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Farmers Use YouTube To Share Devastating Impacts Of Drought

Farmers are uploading videos to YouTube that offer an intimate perspective of the unfolding drought. Some say rising food prices are already hurting local businesses in their communities.
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Drone-Tracking App Gets No Traction From Apple

For the third time in a month, Apple has rejected a proposed app that tracks American drone strikes. The company says the app is "objectionable and crude"; the developer says he wants to encourage more dialogue about drone attacks.

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