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Who's Using The Data Mined From Students?

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 3:59pm

Information tracked by educational software can be of great help to teachers. But as Politico's Stephanie Simon explains, private companies can also monetize the data by selling it to marketers.

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The Man Who Brought G.I. Joe To Children Dies At 86

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 3:28pm

Donald Levine brought the first G.I. Joe action figures to U.S. shelves 50 years ago after rejecting other possible names for military figures, like Salty the Sailor.

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Wash And Deliver: Startups Aim To Solve First World Problems

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 10:49am

With services that pick up your laundry, deliver you gourmet food, take you on a cheap ride — all with the tap of an app — many of the hassles of life are disappearing. But can these companies last?

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Facebook Will Help You Monitor Yourself

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 4:06am

Facebook is expected to release a new feature soon. Using the microphones inside smartphones, the Facebook app will be able to pick up on the music you're listening to and TV shows you're watching.

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State-Owned China Enterprises Drop U.S. Consulting Firms

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 4:06am

The Financial Times says the decision will hit major firms like Mckinsey and Company and the Boston Consulting Group. The move follows the U.S. charging 5 Chinese military officials with hacking.

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Mobile Internet Comes To Africa In A Big Way

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 4:06am

Young people are driving the change using their phones to text, listen to music — even watching high-resolution videos. Silicon Valley has noticed and sees a big opportunity.

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Ozark Tourist Town, Branson, Mo., Debates How To Diversify

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 4:06am

About 7.5 million people visit Branson each year. The town is known for its clean family entertainment. But Branson is not exempt from the pressures of a changing economy and aging demographics.

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Flagstaff Neighborhood Wants Campfires Outlawed In National Forest

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 4:06am

The Slide Fire hasn't forced residents in Flagstaff, Ariz., to evacuate. But they're worried about the potential for another wildfire, and what it could do to their homes and businesses.

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