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More divergence or better convergence?

Not just because of Apple, convergence is -- once again -- all the rage. However, both the history of convergent products and recent research suggest that convergence may not be the (only) holy grail of innovation.

By Sep. 22, 2007

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Micro-productivity: man vs. machine, divergence vs. convergence

According to a McKinsey & Company study of US economic activity, "Raising the productivity of employees whose jobs can't be automated is the next big performance challenge."

By Sep. 14, 2007

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For Black Friday, Apple favors gift cards over discounts

In an unusual twist that goes against its traditional Black Friday plans, Apple is offering gift cards up to $150 instead of straight product discounts.

By Nov. 29, 2013

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WebKit fracture puts a pinch on open-source browser efforts

With Google concentrating on its own Blink, Apple is tightening the WebKit browser engine code base. That'll limit other projects seeking to customize the browser.

By Apr. 5, 2013

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Will Samsung top Apple by withholding revolutionary tech?

Samsung leads the way in the technology that will drive the next big transformation in mobile devices. Could it withhold the innovation from Apple?

By Dec. 21, 2012

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Google parts ways with Apple over WebKit, launches Blink

Both Chrome and Safari will move faster when uncoupled from each other, Google argues. But it's not just about technology: Social issues also factored into the schism.

By Apr. 3, 2013

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Why Net neutrality is incompatible with 'Internet freedom'

The FCC's Net neutrality rules violate the First Amendment, argues a free-market proponent, and are thus antithetical to "Internet freedom."

By Sep. 3, 2012

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Survey: Mac users more educated, less Harley-loving

A survey of more than 388,000 people conducted by Hunch suggests not only that those with Macs are more educated, but that they are younger and eat more hummus.

By Apr. 24, 2011

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Google reworks Go for 1.0 debut in early 2012

Go, a lower-level programming language that Google hopes will improve upon C, should be finished in a few months. Some changes are arriving now.

By Nov. 15, 2011

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Google shows off Web-based fractal explorer

Web Workers let the application do background processing--handy for churning through mathematical calculations such as the Mandelbrot set.

By Feb. 2, 2011