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Through Social Media, Tracking Rape In Syria

Columbia University epidemiologists are using data from Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other social media sites. There are, however, questions about the accuracy of the reports coming from Syria.
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The Twitter Ads Spawned By Super Bowl Blackout

When the lights went out in the stadium at Super Bowl XLVII, Twitter lit up. Advertising teams from various companies capitalized on the break in play with Twitter ad campaigns. Advertising professional Bob Dorfman explains why Oreo's ad was so successful and how social media has changed strategy.
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First, Personalized Pez Dispensers. Next, Printed Food?

Making a candy dispenser head that looks just like you is pretty cool in its own right. But some people are taking 3-D printers much further, using the new technology to spit out actual food, like chocolate — and maybe one day, raw meat.
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The Growing Threat Of Cyber-Espionage

A new intelligence report warns the U.S. is the target of massive cyber-espionage, mostly from China. What the U.S. is doing to address economic and national security threats posed by cyber attacks.

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Dell Makes Deal To Become Private Company

A $24.4 billion buyout that would take computer maker Dell private was announced Tuesday. The group negotiating to buy the company includes private equity firm Silver Lake, Microsoft and Dell's founder Michael Dell.
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FCC Proposes Public WiFi Network

The federal government has proposed an ambitious plan to build public WiFi networks across the country. The idea is to boost innovation, and make the Internet cheaper and more accessible. Renee Montagne talks to Cecilia Kang, a reporter for The Washington Post about who likes the idea and who doesn't.
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Tech Week Ahead: Driverless Cars

Colorado state lawmakers are debating a new bill that would allow driverless cars. It's one of a handful of states that have begun to legalize the vehicles. But Laura Sydell tells Robert Siegel that the high tech cars are still at least a decade away from being consumer ready.
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How One Company Reinvented The Hand Dryer

Bathroom hand dryers used to be a hated product because they took too long to work. But a decade ago, a family-owned business in Massachusetts came out with a new product that changed the way we dry our hands.

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