Solving the Pipeline Problem: How to Get More Women in Tech

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Description: It’s often said that women are under-represented in high-tech careers because they’re not studying computer science in school. And that’s true! Source: forbes .com Date: March 15, 2012 Angie Schiavoni didn’t know what computer science was as a kid. “Pursuing a career in computer science never crossed my mind,” she admits. “No one ever… Read more »

Social media bears witness in Syria

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Description: Two CNN assignment editors discuss how important the activist network is for us to cover the story in Syria. Source: cnn .com Date: March 15, 2012 Questions for discussion: Has social media been a positive force in what is going on in Syria?  Why? Or Why Not? Is there anyway in which the government… Read more »

Using Homeless as Hotspots for Wi-Fi

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Description: Emma Cookson says her company believes the “homeless hotspots” idea allows them to make money and connect with others. Source: cnn .com Date: March 13, 2012 Questions for discussion: Do you feel that using homeless for hotspots is an appropriate thing to do?  Why? Or Why Not? What is the biggest downside of using… Read more »

The Ipad Effect on Job Creation

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Description: App developers increase staff thanks to the iPad. But how crucial is Apple to job creation? CNN’s Maggie Lake reports Source: cnn .com Date: March 9, 2012 Questions for discussion: Do you feel that iPad release results in more jobs? Explain Should Apple manufacture the iPad in North America? Why? Or Why Not?

What Employers Are Thinking When They Look At Your Facebook Page

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Description: Why interview when you can Facebook stalk? Yesterday, I told you about a study suggesting that employers can judge candidates’ future work performance by spending five to ten minutes lurking on their Facebook pages. Source: Forbes .com Date: March 6, 2012 Some readers were outraged by this. “I truly wish employers would stop using… Read more »

As New iPad Debut Nears, Some See Decline of PCs

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Description: The chief executive of Apple, Timothy D. Cook, has a prediction: the day will come when tablet devices like the Apple iPad outsell traditional personal computers. Source: nytimes .com Date: March 5, 2012 His forecast has backing from a growing number of analysts and veteran technology industry executives, who contend that the torrid growth… Read more »

The Age of Big Data

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Description: GOOD with numbers? Fascinated by data? The sound you hear is opportunity knocking. Source: Date: Feb 11, 2012 Mo Zhou was snapped up by I.B.M. last summer, as a freshly minted Yale M.B.A., to join the technology company’s fast-growing ranks of data consultants. They help businesses make sense of an explosion of data… Read more »

Erasing the Boundaries

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Description: The biggest tech companies are no longer content simply to enhance part of your day. They want to erase the boundaries, do what the other big tech companies are doing and own every waking moment. Source: nytimes .com Date: Feb 12, 2012 In the old days, you listened to music on your iPod while… Read more »