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Seeking Female Founders In The Tech Startup Scene

The founders of Google, Facebook and Twitter are all male. Only 4 percent of one high-profile tech incubator's grants went to groups with a female founder. But the leader of a new startup accelerator for women says, "That next visionary is ... going to be wearing a skirt and a great pair of shoes."
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Techies Descend On Las Vegas For CES

Thousands of companies converge on the massive Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, hoping to snag some attention for their gadgets. This year, many of them are promoting new ways to watch TV or access information on the cloud. One notable change this year: It's Microsoft's swan song at CES. Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Steve Henn.
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Why Santorum's 'Google Problem' Remains

If you Google Rick Santorum, one of the top returns is a scatological sexual reference. It was created back in 2003, when writer Dan Savage asked his readers to make up something disgusting and sexual to link to Santorum. It was a response to Santorum's rhetoric against gay marriage.
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A Digital Death? Why Kodak Stopped Clicking

Kodak developed the first, 13-pound digital camera in 1975. But it was never really able to capitalize on the product it had invented and its digital strategy was a bust, analysts say. Now, it's trying to sell thousands of patents for the technology behind digital photography to stave off bankruptcy.
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Levitating Fruit Flies To Learn About Space Travel

Physicist Richard Hill and colleagues at the University of Nottingham have a powerful magnet that they have used to levitate fruits, beer and most recently, fruit flies. It's a low-cost way to study the effects of zero gravity on biological systems, Hill says.
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Internet Exiles Stores On Main Street

The impending bankruptcy of Kodak and the closure of camera and record stores that had been around for decades offer further proof that more and more goods and services have moved online. Somehow, that doesn't mean we have less stuff.
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The Death Of The Tangible Is Nigh! (Or Is It?) Share Your Photos Taken On Film

If camera stores are closing — and Kodak may be next — where does that leave photographers?

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