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The Rise Of Open-Source Software

The Rise Of Open-Source Software

Much of the software that powers the world’s largest companies, protects our personal data, or encrypts national security information is open to the public. Anyone can download the source code behind Facebook’s user interface, Google’s Android operating system or even… Continue Reading

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The Rise And Fall Of Barnes & Noble

The Rise And Fall Of Barnes & Noble

BOOKS! Today, books are on our iPads, Nooks and Kindles or streaming right into our ears. But before the internet transform them, books looked like this. Only this. And buying a book, meant going to a book store. And bookstores?… Continue Reading

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The Rise Of Solar Power

The Rise Of Solar Power

Even Greenpeace underestimated the rise of solar. When one of the world’s largest environmental advocacy groups released an optimistic industry analysis called the Energy Revolution in 2010, it was far more ambitious than any government predictions. And it still got… Continue Reading

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The Rise Of Roomba And iRobot

The Rise Of Roomba And iRobot

The name iRobot might not be as well-known as its main product, the Roomba, which has been made popular in part by shows like American Dad, Arrested Development and Gilmore Girls. Did you put googly eyes on the Roomba? I… Continue Reading

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The Rise Of Chick-fil-A

The Rise Of Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A. It’s a fast-food chain with chicken sandwiches said to be so good, even McDonald’s wants to steal them. And it has a reputation so controversial, entire cities have banned the restaurant from their airports. Critics say Chick-fil-A has a… Continue Reading

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Why Global Military Spending Is On The Rise

Why Global Military Spending Is On The Rise

Global military spending is on the rise. That means more and better equipped soldiers on land more warships at sea and more high tech fighter jets in the skies. In 2018, worldwide, military spending hit 1.8 trillion dollars. It has… Continue Reading

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The Rise And Fall Of Yelp

The Rise And Fall Of Yelp

Yelp is eleven years old, okay? What have you done to us? Before there was fake news, there were fake reviews. All of us are critiquing each other all the time. We’d like to apologize? Local review site Yelp made… Continue Reading

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Why Spam Calls Are At An All-Time High

Why Spam Calls Are At An All-Time High

Attention, homeowner. We are calling you from investigation team of IRS. I’m calling in reference to your student loan. [robocall in Mandarin]. You will be taken under custody by the local police. We sincerely congratulate you on the grand prize… Continue Reading

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Why GM And Ford Are Worried About RAM

Why GM And Ford Are Worried About RAM

American automakers take their trucks extremely seriously. And the ongoing battles for dominance among the Detroit three are often called the “Truck wars”. General Motors, the largest U.S. automaker overall, sells the most trucks, if you count full-size and mid-sized… Continue Reading

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The Rise And Fall Of The Toyota Prius

The Rise And Fall Of The Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius was the world’s first mass produced hybrid car, and it still might be the most famous of all time. But in recent years it has become a victim of a changing market and perhaps its own success.… Continue Reading