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Society & Education: August 2013


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Death of Newspaper? Not.

Dennis Anderson, Newton Lee. Aug. 14, 2013

The latest sales of The Washington Post to Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon ignited another round of debate about the future of newspaper. The New York Times and others have debated over this inevitable reality. Many have concluded the demise of newspapers is eminent and their revenues seemed to ...
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Mercedes Successfully Tests Google Glass Integration

Joey Lee. Aug. 17, 2013
Source: TG Daily

In a bid to contest against the other heavyweights in the automobile market, a sparkling new technological function dubbed as "Door-to-Door Navigation" has been added to Mercedes's already existing chain of high-tech advancements. By syncing the car's location with Google Glass, the optical device beams a step-by-step route straight onto ...
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Google Partners German Auto Parts Group To Create Self-Driving Cars

Joey Lee. Aug. 26, 2013
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Having always been a fringe project of Google co-founder Sergey Brin for the past few years, Brin plans to form a partnership with established players of the automobile industry to tap into their expertise on cars, while pulling their own weight with the likes of navigation, traffic and online tech ...
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Nokia Blurring Lines Between Smartphone And Digicam With Lumia 1020

Joey Lee. Aug. 26, 2013
Source: Variety

Having a 41-megapixel lens in your phone would mean one simple thing: your phone can take better photos than most other point-and-shoot cameras. Zoning in on the booming market of pocket paparazzi, Nokia is stepping up to be a serious contender in the industry with their new Lumia 1020 boasting ...
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Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders

Aug. 27, 2013

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions—and offers three powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.
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Is Apple Really Bringing Jobs Back to the U.S.?

Alex Hillsberg. Aug. 27, 2013

In 2012, Apple started producing Mac computers in the U.S. again. Suddenly talks about reshoring was hot, and more American companies showed intent to open their U.S. factories again. However thanks to facing stiff competition from Asia, Apple has kept production of it's popular iPhone in China.
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Time to Rethink Intellectual Property Rights

Dennis Anderson, Robert Niewiadomski. Aug. 29, 2013

Would you pay for a product if you could print its perfect replica at home? With the latest 3-D printers and 3-D scanners, you might be able do exactly that. It sounds great but where lies the balance between preserving intellectual property rights and expanding the freedom of common creativity?
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