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Tech Week Ahead: New Google Earnings

All Things Considered host Robert Siegel takes a look at the week ahead in tech with NPR's technology correspondent Steve Henn. This week, Google will release its third-quarter earnings, and they look to be in a position to challenge Microsoft's as the second largest tech company in terms of market capitalization.
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Baseball Autographs Get A Digital Upgrade

Traditional baseball autographs are getting an upgrade thanks to a new startup. For around $50, fans can get an autographed digital picture, a handwritten note and a personalized audio message from major leaguers. The company has signed up about 130 players so far.
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Piecing Together 'The World's Largest Jigsaw Puzzle'

As the Berlin Wall was coming down, East Germany's secret police, the Stasi, tore up millions of files. More than two decades later, the vast array of secret papers collected by the Stasi is still in huge demand. Archivists are now using groundbreaking computer technology to reconstruct those files.
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Why Mobile Maps Sometimes Lose Their Way

Mapping streets is easy. The trick is pinning down businesses and giving accurate turn-by-turn directions, as many people discovered when Apple launched its apology-worthy Maps app for iOS 6. Rakesh Agrawal, principal analyst for reDesign mobile, talks about how mobile maps are made--and what can be done to improve them.
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Google, Publishers Reach Deal On Book Scanning Plan

There is a settlement between Google and the major publishers over Google's initiative to scan the world's books.
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Go To Jail For A Retweet? Filipino Lawmaker Tries To Ease Concern

Critics say a new "cybercrime prevention act" puts Filipinos at risk if they merely "like" or retweet libelous statements. But an author of the law says prosecutors would have to prove there was a conspiracy to spread such messages.
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Google, Publishers Reach Deal On Book Scanning

The longer-running lawsuit with authors, however, is still unresolved.
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Kids And The Internet: New Privacy Rules?

As Web marketers increasingly target young audiences on the Web, new changes to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act present promise -- and perils -- for safeguarding young users.

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