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OECD: Cyberwar risk is exaggerated

Report from the economic development agency says the risk of a catastrophic attack on critical national systems isn't as great as the "many scare stories" would suggest.

By Jan. 17, 2011

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Fast fiber-optic broadband spreads across developed world

Double-digit growth means high-speed fiber links are becoming more common in Europe and America. Copper lines keep getting faster, though, and some network operators aren't eager to pay for upgrades.

By Jan. 11, 2014

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Watch out, tech firms: Governments plan to curb tax-skirting

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has a 15-point plan designed to stop corporations from moving profits overseas and thus saving billions of dollars from being taxed.

By Jul. 19, 2013

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Americans can't count, and not so good at tech -- report

According to a report by the OECD, America comes only above Italy and Spain in math ability. We're below average at technological problem-solving. Is this surprising?

By Oct. 9, 2013

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South Korea hits 100% mark in wireless broadband

It's marginally ahead of Sweden, which the OECD says has 98 wireless broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants.

By Jul. 23, 2012

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Telecom monopoly overcharging Mexicans billions

A new report shows that Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is running a telecom monopoly that is costing the Mexican economy billions every year.

By Jan. 31, 2012

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'Bridge of Life' projects messages to prevent suicides

A bridge in South Korea where many people have taken their lives has been revamped with inspirational messages of hope that light up as people walk by.

By Jun. 25, 2013

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BP: Renewable energy to outpace growth of oil

In annual report, BP provides a reality check on the scale of energy use, with renewable energy growth projected to be higher than fossil fuels in the next 20 years.

By Jan. 19, 2011

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Smartphone apps to make you (Americans) smarter

In light of a recent study that shows Americans are below average for math and literacy of all the developed nations, I have rounded up some apps to...well...help my countrymen exercise our collective noggins.

By Oct. 9, 2013

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U.S., U.K. see cyberwar as facet of regular war

With two major armed forces talking up matters of cyberwar offense and retaliation, the issue evidently has become a mainstream military idea.

By May. 31, 2011