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The (Really) Young Entrepreneur Club

July 11, 2012 1:36 pm | by New York Times | Videos

The New York Times reports on a high school club dedicated to entrepreneurship. Guest speakers come in to discuss various career paths, members of the group critique each other's entrepreneurial ideas, among other activities.

Autonomous Cars Are Coming

July 11, 2012 1:27 pm | by TED | Videos

Autonomous cars are coming -- and they’re going to drive better than you. Chris Gerdes reveals how he and his team are developing robotic race cars that can drive at 150 mph while avoiding every possible accident.

Breaking Down Microsoft's Fall From Dominance

July 11, 2012 9:29 am | by CBS News | Videos

Microsoft is the largest software company, but it has lost its leadership role in the technology world to Apple, Google, and Facebook, according to Vanity Fair contributing editor Kurt Eichenwald.

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Why Unemployment Is Worse Than It Looks

July 10, 2012 10:09 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Labor force participation has plummeted in recent years, as discouraged workers gave up their job searches. That means the unemployment numbers are worse than they look.

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Bill Gates On His Legacy, Steve Jobs

July 6, 2012 1:56 pm | by CBS News | Videos

Four years after Bill Gates gave up his daily duties at Microsoft to focus on the foundation he runs with his wife, he sat down for an interview with Charlie Rose on PBS to discuss his career, his life, his legacy, and that of Steve Jobs.

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Robot Is Unbeatable At Rock, Paper, Scissors

July 5, 2012 10:42 am | by ReutersTV | Videos

A robot developed in Japan is finding fame as the ''never lose'' Rock, Paper, Scissors expert. But the robot has the advantage of high-speed sensors that can predict human movement.

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Students Battle Corporations To Make Hybrid Sportscar

July 3, 2012 1:34 pm | by CNN | Videos

Students went toe-to-toe with major corporations and created an impressive hybrid car that gets more than 65 MPG.

Cloud Computing: Does It Live Up To The Hype?

July 3, 2012 1:18 pm | by New York Times | Videos

Is the hype over cloud computing justified?

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From Attorney To Solar Entrepreneur

July 3, 2012 1:11 pm | by CNN Money | Videos

Jeanine Cotter gave up her career as a lawyer in order to launch her own solar contracting business. How's that turning out for her?

Four Principles For The Open World

July 3, 2012 12:54 pm | by TED | Videos

The recent generations have been bathed in connecting technology from birth, says futurist Don Tapscott, and as a result the world is transforming into one that is far more open and transparent. In this inspiring talk, he lists the four core principles that show how this open world can be leveraged.

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Google's New Toys

June 29, 2012 1:32 pm | by CNN Money | Videos

Google impressed with its own tablet called Nexus 7, a home entertainment hub, and Glass, but will they stand up to Apple?

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Factories Rebuilding After Floods

June 29, 2012 12:12 pm | by CNN | Videos

Nine months after flooding devastated Thailand, factories are finally being rebuilt.

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Emotion In Engineering

June 28, 2012 9:45 am | by Engineering.com | Videos

The MIT media lab has been described as a "mecca" of media and design. Jeff Lieberman describes to Todd how the freedom to span multiple disciplines allows engineers to create unique solutions that combine artistry with technology.

Microsoft's $1.1 Billion Fine Stands

June 27, 2012 1:01 pm | by Associated Press | Videos

A European court upheld most of a massive fine levied against Microsoft by the European Commission's competition watchdog, closing a case against the software giant that began in 1998.

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How An Irishman Became Tech's "Mr. China"

June 27, 2012 11:39 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Liam Casey is CEO of PCH International, which has become one of Silicon Valley's go-to companies when manufacturing tech products in China.

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Income Inequality: Economic Problem?

June 27, 2012 11:35 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz says income inequality is not just a moral problem, but also an economic one. That makes it everyone's concern.

Open-Sourcing Imagination And Innovation

June 27, 2012 11:29 am | by TED | Videos

Massimo Banzi helped invent the Arduino, a tiny, easy-to-use open-source microcontroller that's inspired thousands of people around the world to make the coolest things they can imagine. He says you don't need anyone's permission to invent something great.

GigaOM TV Drives The New Tesla Model S

June 26, 2012 1:49 pm | by Reuters | Videos

Hot off the factory floor, GigaOM TV takes the much anticipated Tesla Model S for a spin.

Invisible Innovation

June 25, 2012 2:21 pm | by TED | Videos

Can India become a global hub for innovation? Nirmalya Kumar thinks it already has. He details four types of "invisible innovation" currently coming out of India and explains why companies that used to just outsource manufacturing jobs are starting to move top management positions overseas.

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Cheaper 3D Printing Equals A Better Opportunity

June 21, 2012 11:13 am | by Associated Press | Videos

Once the preserve of the wealthy, 3D printers are now cost effective solutions for inventors and amateur enthusiasts, and this is changing the way manufacturers design products.

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