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All Tech Considered
10:31 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Successful Tech Requires An Old-Fashioned Skill: Organizing People

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There is a new educational fad taking off across America: Everyone needs to learn how to code. Moms should code, girls should code, kids in every classroom in America should code. There are boot camps for it, academies to learn it, leagues to teach it. All with the promise that code will set you free.

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NPR Story
5:11 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Sony On The Defensive After Hackers Attack Its Computer Network

Originally published on Tue December 16, 2014 6:01 pm

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All Tech Considered
7:26 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Hustle Behind The Wheel: What It's Like To Be An Uber Driver

Ride-hailing services like Uber have changed ground transportation for both passengers and drivers. As Uber rapidly grows, it becomes more difficult for its drivers to keep up with the hustle.
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Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 8:09 pm

The popular ride-hailing service Uber is valued at a staggering $40 billion — even though it's besieged by lawsuits, bad PR and outright bans in some cities.

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Technology
4:35 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

The Distracting Problem With The Term 'Disruption'

Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 5:12 pm

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Technology
4:35 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Lawyers Say Sony Can't Keep Media From Reporting Hacked Details

Originally published on Tue December 16, 2014 1:06 pm

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The Two-Way
10:52 am
Mon December 15, 2014

From Australia To France, Another Bad Day For Uber

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Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 2:37 pm

Uber's troubles are mounting. The ride-sharing service was criticized in Australia after its "surge pricing" kicked in, quadrupling fares for some customers trying to flee the area in Sydney where a gunman took hostages in a cafe.

Here's a screenshot that one customer sent to Mashable with details of the increased fare:

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The Two-Way
10:48 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Book News: Apple Enters A New Round In E-Book Price-Fixing Fight

In its attempt to obtain a foothold in a market long dominated by Amazon, Apple ran afoul of antitrust law.
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Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 10:57 am

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

Apple is sliding back under the judicial microscope Monday in a legal challenge that could bear big implications for the e-book market. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is slated to hear the company's appeal of a verdict that found it guilty of violating antitrust law.

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Planet Money
5:01 am
Mon December 15, 2014

YY Changes Its Tune After Karaoke Is A Hit

Originally published on Tue December 16, 2014 6:13 pm

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All Tech Considered
9:57 am
Sun December 14, 2014

Gaza Tech Hub Finds Success In International Crowdfunding

Gaza Sky Geeks, a startup accelerator, is drawing interest and crowdfunding from around the region and the world.
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Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 4:23 pm

People in Gaza are getting impatient with the slow pace of rebuilding. International donors pledged $5.4 billion to help, but little of the money has made it to Gaza yet.

A Gaza tech startup accelerator has gone a different route — international crowdfunding.

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Digital Life
7:47 am
Sun December 14, 2014

Uber's Traffic Jammed In Netherlands, India And Spain

Originally published on Sun December 14, 2014 12:18 pm

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