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'New York Times' Editor: Losing Snowden Scoop 'Really Painful'

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:22pm

Edward Snowden didn't trust The New York Times with his revelations about the NSA because the paper initially spiked an earlier story about the warrantless wiretapping of Americans.

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Internal Probe Decries GM's 'Incompetence And Neglect'

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 3:16pm

An internal probe of how General Motors handled an ignition switch defect has found "a pattern of incompetence and neglect" at GM. On Thursday, CEO Mary Barra announced the dismissal of 15 employees, many of whom were executives and senior managers.

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A Privacy Capitalist Wins Big After Snowden

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 3:16pm

The NSA scandal has hurt some companies but there are also some tech winners, including an American who has been cashing in on the political hype. Mike Janke's firm sells privacy devices and apps.

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Sprint Might Finally Get Its Way With Possible T-Mobile Deal

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 3:16pm

Reports say that a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile is at hand. Sprint has made no secret of its designs on its smaller rival; why are the companies considering a deal now?

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Sprint Is Reportedly Close To Deal To Buy T-Mobile For $32 Billion

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 1:17pm

If the sale goes through, T-Mobile would join Sprint as the second U.S. wireless company acquired by Japan's Softbank. It would unite America's third- and fourth-ranked carriers.

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Couple Goes High-Tech And Low Cost For Their Big Day

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:48am

Putting on a wedding in New York City can be financial suicide. But one young couple, profiled in Fast Company, say they priced their upcoming celebration at just $10,000 by using online startups.

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GM CEO Announces Firings In Wake Of Report On Recall Failings

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:39am

Mary Barra announced Thursday that 15 employees have been fired and others disciplined over the company's failure to disclose a defect with ignition switches that is linked to at least 13 deaths.

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Chicago Conference Is The Latest In Tech Sexism Hall Of Shame

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:28am

Creating another sore spot for an industry under scrutiny for lack of inclusiveness, Techweek Chicago sends out a party invite featuring scantily clad women in provocative poses, then apologizes.

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The Fight Over Drones, As Seen From A Drone

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:07am

This is a video filmed by a drone. It also explains the legal fight over where drones can fly, and what they can do.

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GM Review Found 'History Of Failures' In Ignition Switch Debacle, CEO Says

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 8:24am

An internal inquiry into a long-delayed recall by General Motors found an 11-year "history of failures," CEO Mary Barra says.

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A Master's In Media...From Conde Nast?

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 7:03am

Architectural Digest, Wired, Vogue, Gourmet...why a magazine brand is getting into the education business.

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Afghans Must Pass Anti-Money Laundering Law Or Face Blacklist

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:10am

The international community has told Afghans to fix their banks and pass anti-money laundering legislation by June 22. If officials fail to do so, the country will be blacklisted for five years.

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Is Working Past Retirement Age An Antidote To Getting Old?

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:10am

Nearly half of people surveyed who say they're retired are working or have worked in the recent past. And nearly three quarters of baby boomers say they plan to stay on the job past retirement age.

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As Brazil Barrels Toward World Cup, Brazilians Aren't Feeling It

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 2:34am

The games are just a week away, and enthusiasm is low. Stadiums aren't finished, infrastructure is incomplete, and there have been protests. According to one Brazilian soccer fan, "We didn't deliver."

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A Year After Snowden, U.S. Tech Losing Trust Overseas

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 2:32am

It's not every day that an industry in hyper-growth loses trust with its customers in a big way. That's what has happened with American companies in cloud computing such as Cisco.

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Attorney Says Sterling Will Sell Clippers, Drop NBA Suit

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 6:23pm

The lawyer says Donald Sterling will honor last week's deal by his estranged wife to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

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NFL Says When It Comes To Super Bowl 50, 'L' Is For Losers

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:47pm

The football league says the 2016 championship will depart from tradition by not using the Roman numeral L (50) because it doesn't work well on the logo.

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Women 'Complain A Lot, Interrupt,' Developer Says At Conference

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:18pm

At a tech conference in Berlin, a developer compared a software plug-in framework to his girlfriend, saying she "complains, interrupts" and "doesn't play well with others."

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When A Retail Giant Shops For A CEO, A Good Fit Is Hard To Find

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:08pm

J.C. Penney, American Eagle and Target are each looking to find a new CEO. As these retail chains continue their search, executive recruiters explain why it's so hard to fill those top jobs.

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New Pollution Rules Leave Utilities Frustrated, As Details Remain Up In Air

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:08pm

The Obama administration has proposed rules for limiting greenhouse gases, but many of the details must still be set by states, leaving utilities unsure about specifics they'll be expected to achieve.

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