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u.s. census


U.S. government invites hackers to work on 'Civic Hacking Day'

Agencies like NASA, Department of Labor, and the Census Bureau will give hackers access to data for a weekend in June in an effort to help the country's communities.

By January 22, 2013


U.S. won't use handhelds to conduct census

Plan to collect responses using handheld computers expected to be axed because of glitches. Now census officials say they need an extra $3 billion for a paper-driven process in 2010.

By April 3, 2008


Hey robots, census wants to know all about you

Data gathering for the U.S. 2010 Census may be finished, but it's just begun for Carnegie Mellon's Robot Census 2010. Have a robot? Let it stand up and be counted.

By October 13, 2010


CNET News Daily Podcast: Tallying up census-related privacy concerns

CNET reporter Declan McCullagh talks about privacy concerns arising around U.S. census-taking time, and why those worries might be heightened in 2010.

By March 22, 2010


Commerce Department counts 1,100 missing laptops

U.S. government agency adds up past five years' lost or stolen notebooks containing personal Census Bureau data.

By September 22, 2006


Microsoft mobile OS lands its biggest deal

U.S. Census Bureau contract calls for a half million handsets loaded with Windows Mobile.

By April 5, 2006


This week in mobile

San Francisco selects joint bid by EarthLink and Google to provide city with a wireless network. Also: Microsoft wins U.S. Census Bureau deal.

By April 7, 2006


U.S. Census 2000 won't use Net

Privacy concerns are keeping the Census Bureau from collecting data via the Net for the year 2000.

March 30, 1998


Web holiday sales: Is the party over?

A new study released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that online holiday sales grew only modestly compared with 2000.

By February 20, 2002


Car demographic service unveiled

Internet marketing specialists Experian and SRC unveiled Thursday a Web-based vehicle information service that allows its users to determine vehicle and demographics statistics for any U.S. region. The software will help the marketing-intensive automobile industry better select sites for new dealerships, create targeted advertising pitches and send the appropriate number of vehicles to certain dealerships, SRC Executive Vice President Olivia Duane said. An annual $2,495 fee allows the service's users to tap U.S. Census data to find how many vehicles of a specific make, model and year are owned or leased in a five-mile radius around a certain dealership, or how many households in a given primary market area have children, and specific income levels. The service debuted at the National Automobile Dealers Association annual conference in Las Vegas, where technology companies are wooing dealers with new software to boost sales, maximize advertising expenditures and reduce costly inventory.

February 1, 2001