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Social Media Put Fla. Case In National Spotlight

Scores of people signed online petitions to Attorney General Eric Holder, asking the Justice Department to investigate the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer. The case shows the power of social networking to quickly mobilize advocates in sometimes volatile situations.
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FBI Still Struggling With Supreme Court's GPS Ruling

The Supreme Court recently said police overstepped their legal authority by planting a GPS tracker on the car of a suspected drug dealer without a search warrant. The decision set off alarm bells at the FBI, where officials are trying to determine whether they need to change the way they work.
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Paying Dividend Gives More Investors A Bite Of Apple

Apple announced Monday that for the first time since the mid-1990s the company will start paying a dividend. At the end of 2011, Apple had almost $100 billion in cash burning a hole it its pocket, and investors have been clamoring for the company to start sharing the wealth.
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Apple's Dividend Underwhelms Some

Robert Siegel speaks to Roben Farzad, a senior writer at BusinessWeek, about the implications of Apple's decision to pay dividends.
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Digital Technologies Give Dying Languages New Life

As many as half of the world's languages are at risk of disappearing by the end of the century. More aboriginal groups around the world, including Oregon's Siletz tribe, are using "talking dictionaries" and other digital tools to help preserve their native languages.
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Apple To Buy Back $10B In Shares; Pay Dividend Of $2.65 Per Share

The buyback program begins Sept. 30. The dividends will start to be paid in the quarter beginning July 1. Apple has about $98 billion in cash and securities on hand.
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Do Digital Gadgets Increase Our Appetite For News?

More than twice as many people read news recommended on Facebook than on Twitter, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. One in four Americans now gets their news digitally from mobile devices.
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Mobile Money: Will A Cell Phone "Bump" Replace Cash?

Cell phone and QR code technology is converging to allow payments simply by "bumping" phones. Kojo explores the future of digital payments to both merchants and individuals.

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Provocative Chinese Cartoonists Find An Outlet Online

In a Nemo-inspired cartoon, a menacing fish lures unsuspecting little fish with a glowing picture of a Communist hero. A South Park-like animation skewers China's elites. These are among the works of a new generation of Chinese political cartoonists who are using social media to evade censors.

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