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Podcasts For Curious Minds

Rapid change comes with many questions, and rarely has the need for information – reliable information – been greater. Here’s a list of my favorite podcasts: all excellent sources of fresh insights, from science and

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Moving On

When I arrived in San Francisco in the summer of 1998 as an Arthur F. Burns Fellow, most people dialed up to the Internet by way of screeching modems, and many publishing companies had a

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Innovation: Made in U.S.A.

Italian entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley: Timbuktu founders Cavallo (l.) and Favilli Why is it that groundbreaking, world-changing products so often originate in the United States? I’d argue the case of Aereo vs. Old-School Television provides

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Winning the Paywall Fight

A controversy has broken out between two media powerhouses in Germany: BILD – the largest daily – accuses rival Focus of stealing. It’s all about digital content and paywalls. Bild.de managers claim that Focus keeps

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Sony RX10 Quick Look

You won’t find many cameras boasting a 24-200 mm superzoom lens with a maximum aperture of f2.8, made by a renowned optics specialist like Zeiss. Combine that with a compact body, a 20 megapixel sensor,

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Google Translate Gets Augmented

Word Lens developers John DeWeese and Otavio Good showing their augmented reality app With Google Translate handling more than a billion requests per day, more and more users are on-the-go, wondering what a foreign sign

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The Paywall Fallacy

Media managers in Germany draw hope from a new survey by Bitkom, an IT industry association, which says that a quarter of Germans are now paying for journalistic content online. On average, these readers spend

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Fleet Week: Blue Without Angels

Typically, San Francisco’s first weekend in October belongs to Fleet Week and the Blue Angels. The air show is a feast for the eyes, nerve-wracking at times, and always eardrum-shattering when the fighter jets race

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