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Electronics Show Helps Good Products Catch On

Each year, thousands of companies converge on the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas hoping to generate buzz for their gadgets. Companies that succeed need luck, good PR and a product that seems cool or useful. HzO, a small company that makes waterproof coatings for phones and tablets, has broken through in a big way.
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The Transformation Of American Factory Jobs, In One Company

A few decades ago, many workers at Standard Motor were illiterate. Today, they need to learn a computer language to operate the machinery.
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CES: Tech Launching Pad, Home To 8 Million Types Of iPod Cases

More than 3,100 companies flocked to the Consumer Electronics Show to hawk their wares this year, and the show's host estimates that 20,000 products are launched there. Many of the small companies founded for the show won't be back next year, but their hustle is infectious and some become huge.
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Who — If Anyone — Should Control The Internet?

For the first time, groups can apply for Internet addresses with their own suffixes. The one U.S.-created organization empowered to regulate the global Internet planned this expansion, which highlights the debate over whether another entity, such as the U.N., should take over Internet governance.
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A War To Watch: YouTube Takes On Television

YouTube's future success depends on increasing the amount of time people spend watching videos on the site. The Google-owned website plans to roll out more than 100 new, professionally produced channels in a push to draw viewers away from television, and onto the Web.

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