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Attacked in the Comment Section, Companies Strike Back

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A cautionary tale of e-commerce, fine print, and the drastic measures some online retailers will take to protect their reputations, even at the expense of consumers.

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Hiring by Video Game

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The traditional job interview is obsolete. That is, when compared to an all-knowing video game that peers into the psyche of every candidate.

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Inside the Mysterious Google X

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

We're talking about hoverboards, a space elevator and floating Wi-Fi hot spots for the developing world. This could be a new golden age of innovation. 

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China's One App to Rule them All

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

One vexed husband tries to understand WeChat, an addictive app that pervades Chinese-American circles. 

 

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Save the Children

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Shhhh...don’t tell the kids, but grown-ups are mostly just making up the rules about technology as they go along. But maybe there is a right and a wrong when it comes to screen time. Hear four radically different strategies, from an outright ban to full digital immersion.

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Solving The Girl Problem

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The ratio of women to men in tech is appalling. But it's not hopeless. Why closing the gender gap could save the U.S. economy--plus, tales from the world's first computer programmer, who was...a woman.

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Is the Gig Economy a Labor Revolution or a Return to Serfdom?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cobbling together a full-time schedule from gigs posted on freelance websites like TaskRabbit is a tough slog that may grow more common.

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Photos: Kids + Technology = Surprise

Monday, March 17, 2014

How do your kids interact with technology? Did your daughter know how to tweet emojis before she could read? (She's not alone.) Or maybe your son crafted his very own laptop out of paper? It's wild out there. 

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The Hottest Thing From Google Is Over Before It Began

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

This post is by New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi. 

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Tech Jargon Unmasked — and Mocked

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Four of the best-known tech journalists define the latest, most ridiculous lingo being tossed around at the SXSW Interactive conference. Then we asked them to talk to us in that very jargon.

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The Simple Steps Behind World Class Efficiency

Thursday, March 06, 2014

These steps from the Toyota Production System make car manufacturing smooth and swift. They also work on every day life.

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Toyota Gives Me a Personal Productivity Makeover

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Office workers pecking away at keyboards are like assembly line workers churning out product. But can a knowledge employee become as efficient as a finely-tuned factory?

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To Help or Hinder Companies that Crave Your Data?

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The machines are watching us. Computers, phones, hospitals and cars are all collecting data on us to serve us better. But how can we the consumers know when our data is working for us, not against us? 

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The Man Who Tried to Eliminate All Words, But Never Met a Smartphone

Friday, February 28, 2014

This is a story of heroic effort, decades of toil and a man obsessed with a utopian dream: to replace the written word with symbols.

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Inside the Mind that Translated Moby Dick Into Emoji

Thursday, February 27, 2014

There is no white whale Emoji character. But that's just part of the fun (and art) of Emoji Dick.
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Emoji Gone Wild: We Text Without Words for a Month

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Cute chat imagery expanded the emotional vocabulary of one cheery couple.

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The Story Behind the Poster on Every Tech Startup's Wall

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

It's a commentary on the ethos behind innovation today, and it reveals just how much luck and self-love are embraced in the startup world. New Tech City explains the ubiquitous "Holstee Manifesto."

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4 Ways to Boost Your Online Dating Returns

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

This blog post is part of the most recent New Tech City podcast. Listen to it online, or subscribe here

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Machine Learning + Love

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

As the popularity of online dating sites rises, algorithms are playing a big role in finding Mr. or Mrs. Right. So what will it take to make the machine smarter at finding us love? 

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Drop the Smartphone and Love Me Already

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Smartphones are getting in between lovers. A study released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center finds that a quarter of cell phone owners in serious relationships have felt that their partner was distracted by their device. 

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