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Why APIs Have Become a Big Deal
May 24, 2013
In a world that runs increasingly on digital information, APIs have become a big deal - and not just for posting to Farmville from your iPhone. Learn more about why they're becoming increasingly valuable in the tech world.
What Makes Web Content Go Viral?
May 23, 2013
Viral marketing and social media marketing are huge buzzwords in the world of online advertising and e-commerce. Learn the basics behind the jargon.
Fast News Nation: Why Social Media Almost Works As a News Source
May 22, 2013
Social media is becoming an increasingly common source of breaking news. But while it gets points for being fast and interactive, accuracy is often an issue.
INFOGRAPHIC: This Is What a 5MB Hard Drive Looked Like In 1956
May 21, 2013
The first hard drive (pictured to the right) was the size of two refrigerators and cost the equivalent of more than $400,000 in today's dollars.
Jedi Strategies for Social Media Management
May 20, 2013
Find out how a business can keep its social media presence from going to the Dark Side.
What Do Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Mean for Education?
May 17, 2013
MOOCs are offering a brave new option at a time when traditional college degrees have lost a little of their shine. Learn more about them here.
5 Things to Look for in CISPA's Replacement
May 16, 2013
CISPA failed in the Senate, but that doesn't mean it's dead. Here's what to look for in the next go-round.
INFOGRAPHIC: The World's 10 Largest Data Centers
May 15, 2013
Data centers are a crucial part of the Internet's infrastructure. Many them are also huge, both in terms of square footage and their impact.
Video: Sugata Mitra on the Cloud-Based Schools of the Future
May 14, 2013
Dr. Sugata Mitra, an educational researcher and professor of educational technology at Newcastle University, took to the stage at TED2013 to explain his goals for a "school in the cloud," and what that he calls Self-Organized Learning Environments (SOLE)
New PC? How to Set Up a Secure System
May 13, 2013
Even the most novice PC users can be up and surfing the net on their shiny new machine in no time. Here are some beginner tips to get you started.
Top 4 Most Devastating Twitter Feed Hacks
May 10, 2013
As Twitter becomes an increasingly important source of information, hackers are turning it into a playground. Check out some of the biggest Twitter hacks and their consequences.
Video: Drew Conway and Jake Porway on Data Without Borders
May 09, 2013
This talk from the 2011 Strata Conference in New York looks at how big data can be used to solve big problems.
INFOGRAPHIC: 1984 in 2013: Privacy and the Internet
May 08, 2013
In 2013, it's companies, advertisers and online service providers who are most keen on learning more about us, not so much so that they can control our every move, but so that they can sell us more stuff.
What Makes Unix Special?
May 07, 2013
Why has this quirky operating system endured in the face of challenges from the likes of Microsoft? The answer is simple: Many developers find it's a refreshing alternative to monolithic tools like IDEs and languages like Java.
Why There Are No Winners In the Privacy Debate
May 06, 2013
Privacy for ourselves but not for others doesn't make sense, but that doesn't stop us from wanting it. Read about how the privacy debate's shaping up in terms of surveillance, and what you can do about it.
INFOGRAPHIC: How Damaged Smartphones Cause Billions in Losses
May 03, 2013
We carry our smartphones everywhere. As a result, they take a lot of abuse. Find out some of the ways smartphones are damaged, and what it costs.
Video: Kate Crawford of Microsoft on Big Data Vs. Data With Depth
May 02, 2013
Principal researcher at Microsoft Research Kate Crawford makes the case that while big data is essential to many business applications, there’s more than one way to interpret many of the results.
An Introduction to Candidate Keys
May 01, 2013
Learn the basics of candidate keys and how they operate in a database.
Can DNS Be Considered Secure?
April 30, 2013
DNS must run smoothly so that the Internet may continue to function correctly. Learn more about how it works - and when it doesn't - here.
The Pioneers of the World Wide Web
April 29, 2013
The concept of a web of information navigated via links predates the World Wide Web. Learn about some of the conceptual pioneers behind the modern Web.
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