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Entries by Alex Wagner from 05/2011

On World Press Freedom Day, Millions Go Toward Protecting Journalists

Posted 05.03.2011 | Media

Tuesday marks World Press Freedom Day, and this year, the event seems particularly well-timed. Alongside the media-fueled uprisings in the Middle East...

Meet the Visionaries: Ford Announces $100,000 Award For 'Courageous Leaders'

Posted 05.04.2011 | Impact

NEW YORK -- For the last 20 years, Guatemalan architect Teddy Cruz has focused on the physical and cultural barriers that divide urban areas, especial...

The (Digital) Pursuit of Happiness? New App Aims to Please, Literally

Posted 05.09.2011 | Business
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NEW YORK -- Last Friday, hula hoops, Cholula hot sauce, a rescue kitten named Montana and "cake at work" were making people happy. On East 10th Street...

In Microsoft-Skype Deal, Innovation Remains A Question Mark

Posted 05.11.2011 | Business

In 1974, a young Bill Gates would lie on the floor to brainstorm, in an office located next to a vacuum cleaner store and a massage parlor. These ...

White House Business Outreach: Entrepreneurs Talk Innovation

Posted 05.13.2011 | Business

As part of a continuing effort to strengthen ties between the White House and America's business community, administration officials wrapped up an eig...

Boehner To Silicon Valley: Will The GOP Embrace Innovation?

Posted 05.18.2011 | Business

With local heroines including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Silicon Valley has long been perceived to be a stronghold ...

Can Technology Make Us Better Humans? The Persuasive Tech Lab Thinks So

Posted 05.19.2011 | Technology

A short drive from the frenzied valuations and IPOs of Silicon Valley, Professor BJ Fogg and a team of Stanford students are examining whether technol...

LinkedIn IPO Through The Roof, Funders Rebuff Talk Of Bubble

Posted 05.20.2011 | Business

A day after LinkedIn stormed Wall Street with a staggering $8.9 billion initial public offering, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers threw cold wa...

Children of Immigrants Are America's Science Superstars

Posted 05.24.2011 | Business

Adding fuel to the fiery debate over immigration policy, a study released Tuesday shows that top science achievers in the U.S. are overwhelmingly the ...