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Taking Ivy League Classes Online, For Free

When Stanford professor Andrew Ng put one of his classes online, more than 100,000 students signed up. Now he's co-founded a company, Coursera, with the potential to give millions of students free access to classes from Stanford, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania and other schools.
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World Is 'Hellish Nightmare' In Player's 10-Year Long Strategy Game

'Lycerius' has played the Civilization II strategy game for 10 years. Ninety percent of humans are dead in the year 3991. Most of the world is underwater. A 1,700-year-long war is raging among three superpowers. Think Waterworld + Terminator.
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Verizon Introduces 'Groundbreaking' Pricing Scheme, But Is It Really Different?

The plan allows multiple devices to share one bucket of data. But some of the caveats have critics scratching their heads.
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Loud Debate Rages Over N.Y. Library's Quiet Stacks

A renovation plan for the New York Public Library building on Manhattan's 42nd Street is being hotly contested. The plan calls for demolishing seven floors of stacks and moving many of the books to New Jersey. Supporters say the plan will salvage a strapped library system; critics say it will imperil the work of researchers.
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Game Maker Stunted By Facebook Turns To Mobile

Audie Cornish talks with Peter Relan, CEO of social media gaming company CrowdStar. The social games company has stopped developing new games for Facebook and is making a strong push into the mobile gaming market.
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Apple To Drop Google Maps As Default On Mobile

Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developer Conference Monday with the announcement of its own maps in the mobile operating system. It's Apple's bid to challenge the dominance of Google maps for all kinds of location-based apps. Maps underlie many important things people do with mobile and up until now Google has had a lock on maps.
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Tech Week Ahead: LinkedIn Hacked

Audie Cornish and Melissa Block take a look at the tech week ahead with Steve Henn. They discuss the hacking of LinkedIn and more.

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