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Why Google wants to replace Gmail

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Top 10 IT skills based on increases in demand

Image by Shutterstock While growth in the IT industry as a whole continues at a brisk pace, some skills are hotter than others. “There are key areas of technology right now that are growing faster than others,” says Dice.com president Shravan Goli. “What’s interesting is that this growth stretches across a variety of industries.

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Wi-Fi Passpoint standard now knits together SF, San Jose, London

A partnership that lets Wi-Fi users get on free public networks in San Francisco and San Jose, California, with a one-time joining process now also covers a hotspot along the River Thames in London.

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Big Data Digest: Rise of the think-bots

It turns out that a vital missing ingredient in the long-sought after goal of getting machines to think like humans — artificial intelligence — has been lots and lots of data.

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Big Data Digest: Rise of the think-bots

Sen. Hatch calls high-skilled worker shortage ‘a crisis’

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FCC pushes TV spectrum auction to 2016 after legal challenge

The auction intended to turn many U.S.

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FCC pushes TV spectrum auction to 2016 after legal challenge

Apple mum as Mac owners tussle with Yosemite over Wi-Fi problems

The cries for help from frazzled Mac owners whose Wi-Fi connections went haywire after upgrading to OS X Yosemite are being met by Apple with stone-faced silence.

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Wireless price war’s good for consumers, but challenges carriers

More than any time in the past decade, wireless customers are reaping the benefits of a carrier price war over smartphones and tablets, as well as monthly data service contracts.

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Meet the kooky, quirky startup hero we need

I was recently forwarded a link to an article in a rag (that shall remain nameless) about Rony Abovitz, CEO and founder of an “augmented reality” spectacles startup called Magic Leap. Apparently Google is dropping more than $500 million on this concoction in a move to match similar acquisitions made by the now Chinese-chattering ZuckMonster. That’s not the gist of the article

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Apple’s slipping iTunes sales prove streaming is the future

iTunes numbers looked solid, if not outright impressive, when Apple reported fourth-quarter earnings this week.

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Apple’s slipping iTunes sales prove streaming is the future