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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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Yahoo Appoints Marissa Mayer, A Longtime Google Exec, As CEO

Mayer is the fifth CEO to take the helm at the ailing company in five years.
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Social Media Advice: Splitting Work, Life On Twitter

Social media experts Baratunde Thurston and Deanna Zandt answer listener questions about how to behave in the digital age. This week's question — should you have two separate Twitter accounts for personal and professional use?
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Tech Look Ahead: Yahoo Names New CEO

Audie Cornish looks ahead to the week's tech news with Laura Sydell. They discuss the new Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer.
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Here's A Scoop: When News Breaks, People Check YouTube For Videos

The Pew Research Center's Project of Excellence in Journalism today puts some numbers behind the trend. It confirms that especially when natural disasters have happened or there's political upheaval, the video site has become a must-see source.

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