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Pizza, programming, and starting an industry: Bill Gates, the college years

Bill Gates' presence as a titan of the computing industry is now taken for granted, but before all that he was just a (rather extraordinary) college student. Biographer Walter Isaacson takes a look at the software mogul's earlier years at Harvard for the <i>Harvard Gazette</i>. It's a look back at a human …

Dear Apple: Good Luck Against The Smartphone Black Market

Last week, Apple introduced two new iPhones with new features, including fingerprint recognition on one model, and extra password protections. But the new technology is up against a sophisticated black market that has had years to grow and adapt to meet the world's desire for smartphones.<p>To call …

Could the 'Internet of Things' Really Save the U.S. Economy?

One economist says: Absolutely.<p>REUTERS<p>I know the coffee's ready because the light in the Quartz kitchen is purple, not pink. The light knows the coffee is ready is because there are sensors--heat and pressure--taped to the coffee maker. This is the internet of things. It will save us all from …

Casio’s response to smartwatch competition? “We’re ready.”

If you were concerned about how the endless stream of high tech companies entering the watch market would affect incumbents like Casio, maybe you shouldn’t. Kazuo Kashio, CEO of Casio, fired a salvo in response to the coming barrage of competition.<p><i>“We’re prepared”</i> says the feisty 84-year-old CEO.</i> …

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The future of business purchasing will look a lot like Yelp

Business-to-business sales reps and marketers beware. Two companies—G2 Crowd and TrustRadius—want to change your job forever.<p>While consumers can use sites like Amazon.com, Yelp or TripAdvisor to compare products and see what other people have to say about them, that’s traditionally been hard for …

Skype confirms 3D video calls are under development

<b>Skype has confirmed it has developed 3D video calls.</b><p>The news was revealed by a senior executive in an exclusive interview with the BBC to mark Skype's 10th anniversary.<p>There had been speculation about the possibility after the firm posted an advert in April saying it wanted to find a way to create …