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The Web At 25: Hugely Popular, And Viewed As A Positive Force

Thursday, February 27, 2014

A quarter-century already? It seems just like yesterday. A new Pew survey looks back on how much the World Wide Web's popularity — and role in our lives — have grown since its birth in 1989.

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How We Love In The Digital Age: The Podcast

Friday, February 21, 2014

Whether it's dating or mating, technology and online communities have changed the way we connect with one another. Our latest digital life podcast explores the new terrain.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How Good Ideas Spread

Monday, February 10, 2014

It turns out that like bees, humans leave traceable patterns of information exchange. MIT's Alex Pentland explains how social networks large and small can be fine-tuned to increase exploration and community engagement.

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How The Meritocracy Myth Affects Women In Technology

Friday, February 07, 2014

The breathtaking lack of women in the tech industry has a real effect on one of America's most important economic and innovation engines. Join our running conversation on the cultural changes at play and what to do about it.

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Tech Leader Quasi-Apologizes For His Nazi Rampage Analogy

Monday, January 27, 2014

After comparing the outrage over the richest one percent to Kristallnacht, venture capitalist Tom Perkins quasi-apologized Monday night. "The use of the word ... was a terrible misjudgment," he said, before noting "I don't regret the message."

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Billionaire Compares Outrage Over Rich In S.F. To Kristallnacht

Sunday, January 26, 2014

As class tensions intensify in the Bay Area, a venture capitalist is comparing the treatment of the tech-affluent to that of the Jews during a deadly raid in the Holocaust.

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5 New Year's Resolutions From Women To Watch

Monday, December 30, 2013

How do you set a resolution when you've already accomplished so much? These women have innovated and inspired, but they still have hopes for improvement in 2014.

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Quantified Men: Tinder, Lulu And The Fallacy Of Hot Dating Apps

Monday, December 23, 2013

They have millions of users, and help facilitate millions of matches per day. But while these apps open up a world of romantic possibilities, they might also put up even more barriers to love.

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Tech Team Podcast Episode 5: Inequality In The Bay Area

Monday, December 23, 2013

In the San Francisco Bay Area, the tech boom is helping to fuel the economic recovery. But the rich are getting ultra-rich, and the middle class is getting squeezed. Our reporting on this topic is now available in a downloadable podcast.

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The 'Blacks In Tech' Series Wraps, But Let's Keep Talking

Friday, December 20, 2013

In the years since BlackPlanet launched, Tom Anderson sold Myspace to News Corp. for hundreds of millions of dollars. Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook has become a household name. But nobody seems to remember tech success Omar Wasow. How can that be?

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How This Bay Area Tech Boom's Different From The Last One

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Finite rental stock and the latest tech boom are combining to squeeze a lot of San Franciscans out of their homes. One Bay Area writer explains how it's not the same as the last time around.

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Exploring Economic Inequality From The Heart Of The Tech Boom

Monday, December 16, 2013

Something strange is going on in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the tech boom is helping lead the national economic recovery. The ultrarich are getting richer as many other Silicon Valley residents are slipping into poverty.

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Getting To Know Black Innovators, One Tweet At A Time

Monday, December 02, 2013

NPR's Tell Me More launches its Twitter series with African-American entrepreneurs and tech innovators who will describe a typical day in their lives.

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Census Aims To Bring Statistics Home With A New Mobile App

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The U.S. Census Bureau's new mobile app, called dwellr, aims to help Americans understand where they live — and maybe where they should live.

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On Being

Martin Rees — Cosmic Origami and What We Don't Know [remix]

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Parallel realities and the deep structure of space-time sound like science fiction. But these are matters of real scientific inquiry. Lord Martin Rees is an astrophysicist and atheist who spends his life contemplating such things.

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On Being

Lord Martin Rees with Krista Tippett [Unedited Interview]

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Parallel realities and the deep structure of space-time sound like science fiction. But these are matters of real scientific inquiry. Lord Martin Rees is an astrophysicist and atheist who spends his life contemplating such things.

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Share And Share Alike: A Time Of Collaborative Consumption

Monday, November 11, 2013

From renting lightly used gowns to assembling Ikea furniture, things or tasks can now easily be rented or outsourced. Fast Company writer Danielle Sacks discusses the implications of the sharing economy and where it goes from here.

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The Tech Team Podcast, Episode 1: Kids And Technology

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

If you missed any of our kids and technology coverage last week, now you can listen to all the stories in one podcast.

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Sexism In The Tech Industry Takes Center Stage

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Over the weekend, a pair of sexually explicit presentations at a major tech conference laid bare a long-standing gender disparity problem in tech.

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Our Cultural Addiction To Phones, In One Disconcerting Video

Thursday, September 05, 2013

A funny and disconcerting short film, I Forgot My Phone, gives us a sense of just how much our smartphones have changed life experiences — and probably not for the better.

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