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Are Pagers Obsolete?

These days, it is unusual to see people with pagers on their belts. The hot accessory and workplace essential has mostly been replaced by the cellphone. Pagers now are used primarily by people in the health care industry.
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New Yahoo CEO Among A Rare Few: Female Execs With Tech Creds

Marissa Mayer, the new CEO of Yahoo, is not the first woman to head a high-profile technology company. But the former Google executive is one of the few female computer scientists to reach such a pinnacle. Will her rise inspire more women to enter the technology field?
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All Eyes Are On Yahoo's New Female CEO

Former Google executive Marissa Mayer is now the new CEO of Yahoo. It is noteworthy both because she is one of a select few women in executive positions in Silicon Valley and because after the announcement she said she is soon expecting her first child. Audie Cornish speaks with former executive and long-time Valley resident Robin Wolaner about the news.
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In Twitterverse, Make Room For Grandma!

More seniors are texting, e-mailing and using Facebook. They say social media helps them stay connected to family. Host Michel Martin talks with grandmothers Barbara Graham and Denise Crenshaw about how they got plugged in. Grandparents.Com editor Ellen Breslau also joins the conversation.
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Silicon Valley Firm To Help UVA Expand Online Courses

The University of Virginia's board of governors last month fired then rehired its president. One reason some board members called for her ouster was that she had not moved quickly enough to expand the university's online courses. On Tuesday, school officials plan to announce a partnership with Silicon Valley company Coursera that will do just that.
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Tech World Star Marissa Mayer To Head Yahoo

Yahoo has hired Google executive Marissa Mayer to run the struggling Internet company. Mayer, a 13-year Google veteran, will face a tough task trying to reverse Yahoo's sagging fortunes.
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In-Q-Tel: The CIA's Tax-Funded Player In Silicon Valley

For more than a decade, the CIA has run its own venture capital fund called In-Q-Tel, which has become one of the most unusual tech investors in Silicon Valley.

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