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A New Generation Of App Developers

Fruit Ninja. Bejeweled. Plants vs. Zombies. These are all top-grossing apps through Apple's app store. Plenty of folks dream about creating the next mobile application smash hit. But the latest group of tech entrepreneurs — some not even old enough for a learner's permit — are going after their slice of the pie.
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What Can We Learn From Business Failures?

Guy Raz talks to Chunka Mui, who co-wrote Billion Dollar Lessons: What You Can Learn from the Most Inexcusable Business Failures of the Last 25 Years, about the successes and failures of companies that present to the public a product that changes from what people are used to. Netflix has withdrawn a plan to mail DVDs to people under a new name. Coke tried to market New Coke. What will the public accept? What won't they? And how do you know it's time to reverse course?
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Before Launch, Netflix Scraps 'Qwikster'

Netflix announced Monday it is reversing its highly controversial move to create two separate companies, one for its streaming service and another for mailing DVDs. The company now says customers will be able to keep just one account and one password.
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Virus Infects Drone Network

A few weeks ago, at Creech Air Force base in Nevada, computer security experts came upon a virus in their network. The virus was recording every keystroke made by Air Force pilots who remotely operate Predator and Reaper drones that fly over war zones. And so far, they can't seem to wipe the virus from the system. Guy Raz talks to Noah Shachtman, contributing editor at Wired magazine, who first reported the story.
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Wis. Business Hopes To Help Break The CD Habit

Murfie will burn your old discs to a digital file, recycle the cases and even resell the album online. It's part eBay, part iTunes, the company says.
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Netflix Backpedals On Qwikster Service

Netflix has announced that it is reversing a decision to split its DVD-by mail and streaming video services after subscribers derided the idea, saying they didn't want to have to manage two accounts, two web sites and two passwords.
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Netflix Kills Qwikster; Price Hike Lives On

Bowing to customers' anger and confusion, the company is backpedaling on a move to divide its streaming and DVD movie offerings. Netflix is doing away with its Qwikster service before it even launches — but it's keeping the price increases announced in July.

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