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The People’s Bank 1.4.2013 American Prospect
W hen the financial crisis struck in 2008, nearly every state legislature was left contending with massive revenue shortfalls. Every state legislature, that is, except North Dakota’s. In 2009, while other states were slashing budgets, North Dakota enjoyed its largest surplus. All through the Great Recession, as credit dried up and middle-class Americans lost their homes, the conservative, rural state chugged along with a low foreclosure rate and abundant credit for entrepreneurs looking for loans. Normally one of the overlooked states in flyover country, North Dakota now had the country’s attention. So did an unlikely institution partly responsible for its fiscal health: the Bank of North Dakota. Founded in 1919 by populist farmers who’d gotten tired of big banks and grain companies shortchanging them, the only state-owned bank in America has long supported community banks and helped keep credit flowing. The bank’s $5 billion deposit base comes mostly from state taxes and funds. The money ...
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Silicon Valley tech firms boosting perks to recruit, retain 1.4.2013 San Jose Mercury News: Local News
This spring, as the tech industry is soaring out of the Great Recession, plans are in the works for a flurry of massive, perk-laden headquarters.
Rocket scientist who also made "a mean beef stroganoff" inspires debate on how to write about lady-scientists 1.4.2013 Boing Boing
Rocket scientist who also made "a mean beef stroganoff" inspires debate on how to write about lady-scientists
Nuance Thinks Voice Ads Could Be a Mobile Hit 1.4.2013 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories

Nuance hopes its voice-recognition tech can produce mobile ads that you actually want to have a conversation with.

In online advertising lingo, the acronym CPC refers to “cost per click”—the amount an advertiser pays whenever someone clicks on an ad. If voice-recognition technology company Nuance gets its way, though, it could soon have an additional meaning: “cost per conversation.”



Welcome to the Mind-Bending World of Cloud-on-Cloud Computing 1.4.2013 Wired Top Stories
Welcome to the Mind-Bending World of Cloud-on-Cloud Computing
Reinventing Job Classifieds Shows How Much Room There Remains For Fresh Ideas 1.4.2013 TechCrunch
Reinventing Job Classifieds Shows How Much Room There Remains For Fresh Ideas
'SC ruling discourages innovative drug discovery' 1.4.2013 CNN-IBN: Health
Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis, which lost its battle for patent on its cancer drug Glivec in India on Monday, said the Supreme Court's ruling discourages innovative drug discovery and is a setback for patients.
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Op-Ed Contributor: The Tar Sands Disaster 1.4.2013 NY Times: Editorials
President Obama will be doing Canada a favor if he blocks the Keystone XL pipeline once and for all.

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Tech firms bumping up perks to recruit, retain 1.4.2013 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
This spring, as the tech industry is soaring out of the Great Recession, plans are in the works for a flurry of massive, perk-laden headquarters.
Tech firms bumping up perks to recruit, retain 31.3.2013 AP National
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple's ring-shaped, gleaming "Spaceship Headquarters" will include a world class auditorium and an orchard for engineers to wander. Google's new Bay View campus will feature walkways angled to force accidental encounters. Facebook, while putting final touches on a Disney-inspired campus including a Main Street with a B-B-Q shack, sushi house and bike shop, is already planning an even larger, more exciting new campus....
Apple and Samsung battle for hearts and wallets of smartphone customers 31.3.2013 San Jose Mercury News: Business
With the high-end smartphone market nearly saturated, growth for Apple and Samsung will come from stealing customers away from each other.
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Google Glass Early Adopters Want To Build Education, Healthcare, Accessibility & Safety Apps 31.3.2013 techCrunch
Glass winnersWondering who has won a Google Glass? Stanford PhD student Andrej Karpathy has used Twitter's API to compile a partial list of the so far close to 4,000 winners of Google's Glass Explorers first adopter competition who applied to buy the high tech specs via Twitter. Google still hasn't confirmed that the last Glass winners have been named yet so there may yet be a few more invites to go out.
India's top court to deliver Novartis judgment 31.3.2013 Boston Globe: Technology
India's top court to deliver Novartis judgment
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India's top court to deliver Novartis judgment 31.3.2013 AP Top News
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's Supreme Court is to rule Monday on a landmark patent case involving Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG that focuses on demands by major companies that their investments be protected, against Indian companies that say they should be allowed to continue producing cheaper generic versions of many lifesaving medicines....
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Supreme Court's ruling in Novartis case to impact future of generic medicines made in India 31.3.2013 Star Tribune: World
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A special report on telecoms in emerging markets: Eureka moments | The Economist 31.3.2013 Delicious popular
End of the line for Roadrunner supercomputer 31.3.2013 MSNBC
It's the end of the line for Roadrunner, a first-of-its-kind collection of processors that once reigned as the world's fastest supercomputer.The $121 million supercomputer, housed at one of the nation's premiere nuclear weapons research laboratories in northern New Mexico, will be decommissioned Sunday.The reason? The world of supercomputing is evolving and Roadrunner has been replaced with someth...

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Menlo Park: Girls just want to innovate! 31.3.2013 San Jose Mercury News: News
A new Asian-American women's group in Silicon Valley urges girls to become innovators in technology, social media and other fields.
Apple's 'Maps Ground Truth Specialists' fix Map app flubs 31.3.2013 MSNBC
Apple's Maps mess of six months ago is a distant memory for some, but not for the Cupertino company, which has worked quickly to rectify matters and improve its map app, introduced as part of its iOS 6 mobile operating system. That damage control includes hiring employees with the title of "Maps Ground Truth Specialists" around the globe to make sure Apple's maps are up to snuff.While Apple isn't ...

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Slipstream: In Privacy Laws, an Incomplete American Quilt 31.3.2013 NY Times: Business
Europe and the United States are operating at far different speeds with respect to data privacy regulation. And that could be a stumbling block in future trade talks.

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