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The Leonard Lopate Show

How To Spot the Big Fish, and More Advice to the Upwardly Mobile Social Climber

Monday, December 22, 2014

Dirk Wittenborn and Jazz Johnson talk about their collaboration, The Social Climber's Bible: A Book of Manners, Practical Tips, and Spiritual Advice for the Upwardly Mobil.

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Morning Edition

For An Island Trapped In The '50s, An Instant Digital Revolution

Friday, December 19, 2014

Cuba is one of the least connected countries on Earth, with 5 percent of residents online. But it could become the Caribbean's largest market if the Castros open the nation up to the Internet.

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All Things Considered

Sapiosexual Seeks Same: A New Lexicon Enters Online Dating Mainstream

Thursday, December 04, 2014

OkCupid is adding a lot more options for gender and sexual orientation, including androgynous and genderqueer. And then there's sapiosexual, meaning someone who's attracted to smart people.

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All Things Considered

Did You Hear? Going Viral No Longer Just For Videos, Memes

Monday, December 01, 2014

Sure, the Internet is littered with viral cat videos. But recently some bits of audio have drawn millions of listens. Yet it may be too soon to say we're entering a new age of viral audio.

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Silicon Valley's Power Over The Free Press: Why It Matters

Monday, November 24, 2014

A big shift has occurred over the past few years: Tech companies now control how you get news and what news you get. Should journalism companies be building and deploying more technology?

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Morning Edition

Tech Star Wants To Make Diversity Plug-And-Play For Silicon Valley

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tristan Walker, founder and CEO of Walker & Co. Brands, and J.J. McCorvey, a writer at Fast Company, discuss the tech industry's diversity problem.

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Tech Week: The New U.S. CTO, Silk Road 2.0, Amazon Echoes Siri

Saturday, November 08, 2014

A profile of the new U.S. technology chief , how the FBI took down the latest online bazaar for black market goods, and the other tech headlines you need to read, all in this week's roundup.

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Morning Edition

From Silicon Valley To White House, New U.S. Tech Chief Makes Change

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Former Google X executive Megan Smith started this month as the U.S. chief technology officer. She's only the third person to have the job.

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Morning Edition

Doppelnamers: When Your Digital Identity Is Also Someone Else's

Friday, October 31, 2014

Finding your email double or Twitter twin is easier than ever, with Web searches and social media reminding us how un-special our names really are. So how do you stand out when others share your name?

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All Things Considered

Please Do Not Leave A Message: Why Millennials Hate Voice Mail

Thursday, October 23, 2014

"When it comes to voice mail, they're just over it," says Jane Buckingham, a trend expert. But it's still important at work, so younger generations will have to learn what to do after the beep.

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Pew: Gaming Is Least Welcoming Online Space For Women

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Pew Research Center's first study on online harassment shows it happens to most Internet users. But gender disparities are starkest in online gaming.

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Tech Week: Egg Freezing, Gamergate And Online Giving

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Debates about the role of women in the technology workforce and in gaming are swirling over two notable stories this week.

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All Things Considered

How Millennials Are Reshaping Charity And Online Giving

Monday, October 13, 2014

The generation now coming of age is spending — and giving — differently. New York-based Charity: Water gets it, and it's been a boon to its cause.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bob Herbert on Inequality

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The recession had a huge impact on American society.  A new book looks at how to get it back on track.

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Morning Edition

The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

Monday, October 06, 2014

The Innovators, Walter Isaacson's new book, tells the stories of the people who created modern computers. Women, who are now a minority in computer science, played an outsize role in that history.

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Why 4.4 Billion People Still Don't Have Internet Access

Thursday, October 02, 2014

More than half the global population has never been online. But Silicon Valley giants are trying to change that.

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Facebook Apologizes For Name Policy That Affected LGBT Community

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The social networking site will not change its requirement for people to use "real" names on their profiles, but it will adjust how alleged violations are reported and enforced.

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How Hong Kong Protesters Are Connecting, Without Cell Or Wi-Fi Networks

Monday, September 29, 2014

Pro-democracy protesters are downloading a fast-growing app called FireChat to stay in touch. It's being used around the world during political unrest.

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Facebook Requires Real Names. What Does That Mean For Drag Queens?

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Dozens of queens' profiles were deactivated recently because they used stage names. Facebook says requiring real names curbs abuse, but LGBT groups say it's restricting — for drag queens and others.

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Weekly Innovation: A Hair Blowout That Comes To You

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Yes, you're busy. Now you can get a salon style, without the salon. Following a trend of on-demand everything, there's an app and service for updos and blowouts that come to you.

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