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The Future Of Web Searching

We explore the fast-changing world of Web search technology and how we're likely to find information in the future.

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Facebook The Largest Internet IPO In History

Investors snapped up Facebook shares on a much hyped and tumultuous first day of trading. Mark Zuckerberg got it all started by ringing the opening bell for Nasdaq. Then a glitch delayed trading by half an hour. The IPO put Facebook's market value at over $100 billion — more than McDonald's or Amazon.
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TED's 'Explicitely Partisan' Talk, Briefly Barred From Its Site, Now Everywhere

A TED Talk challenging conventional wisdom that rich entrepreneurs are the number one job creators is now available for public viewing, after TED organizers originally kept the video private because it was too "explicitly partisan."
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On Eve Of Launch, SpaceX Head Talks About Mission

SpaceX is set to launch its Dragon spacecraft to rendezvous with the International Space Station this weekend. If successful, it will be the first commercially developed, launched and operated craft to meet the ISS. SpaceX head Elon Musk talks about the launch, and his other project, Tesla Motors.
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Stroke Victims Think, Robotic Arm Acts

Reporting in Nature, researchers write that two individuals, both paralyzed by stroke, made reach-and-grasp movements using a thought-controlled robotic arm. One participant was even able to a sip a drink by herself. Neuroengineer Dr. Leigh Hochberg discusses the paper and the ongoing trial.
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Facebook To Begin Trading On Nasdaq

Facebook begins public trading Friday at $38 a share. The social networking company boasts 900 million users, giving it undeniable clout in the marketplace. Whether Facebook can generate enough profit to justify its valuation is another matter.
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NASA, SpaceX Aim To Launch Private Era In Orbit

If all goes well, an unmanned capsule will become the first commercial spacecraft to visit the International Space Station. SpaceX and NASA have been working together to make this launch happen, navigating cultural differences between the young startup and the veteran agency.
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Facebook Stock Priced At $38 A Share Ahead Of Friday IPO

Facebook has priced its much-hyped stock at $38 a share in advance of its initial public offering Friday. It is expected to be one of the largest IPOs in history and the company is expected to raise as much $18 billion.
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Reports: Hewlett-Packard Plans To Announce About 25,000 Job Cuts

The company may cut about 8 percent of its workforce as part of a restructuring.

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