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Blocking SXSW Tweets Can Help Mute The Noise From Austin

Kara Swisher points out that there are ways to mute tweets about the South by Southwest festival in Austin if you are not interested in wading through them.

China Calls For Rules, U.S. Calls For End Of Cyberattacks

In separate events, high ranking officials from both sides called for rules regarding hacking. China also continued to defend itself against accusations that it was behind the hacking of dozens of American companies.
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The D.C. Tech Sector

Growth of the region's tech sector has been a priority for local leaders that may start to pay dividends. Others worry the fast rises and sharp falls of some start-ups aren't a safe bet.

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Computer Guys & Gal

Sending encrypted data from your cell phone or tablet, buying a car through Google and earning a merit badge for game design. The Computer Guys and Gal are in studio.


Add Its Own Demise To Intrade's List Of Blown Calls

Under pressure from regulators because it allegedly crossed the line that separates investing from betting, the once popular site has ceased operations.

Book News: Amazon Tries To Claim '.book' Domain; Publishers Fight Back

Also: the best books coming out this week; Mindy Kaling is writing another memoir; and Francine Prose explores dreams in literature.