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Good: Amazon cracks down on counterfeit book sales on its site

In the past two weeks, Amazon has suspended at least 20 used book merchants for allegedly selling one or more counterfeit textbooks. Source: Amazon and publishers hurting small sellers in counterfeit sting I sell several e-books on Amazon. One of those I also published in...

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When Women Stopped Coding : Planet Money : NPR

NPR makes an assertion that 1984 is when personal computers in the home emerged and that parents only bought personal computers for their sons. The first assertion is false and the second assertion is made without any supporting evidence. The latter assertion provides no meaningful explanation for women in computer science prior to the mid-1980s nor that most young women today have a personal computer but still are, apparently, not going into computer science.

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Tech manufacturers make recycling batteries extremely difficult

Tech companies view themselves as “green” companies, but they are anything but “green”. Until about half a dozen years ago, cell phones had user replaceable batteries, but then all manufacturers, about the same time, made replacing batteries very difficult. Since batteries last about 2 years...

Fascinating look at Microsoft’s corporate culture evolution

CEO Satya Nadella has made impressive changes to Microsoft’s organizational culture. I worked for Microsoft in the 1990s and watched from afar as the company seemed adrift after the year 2000 or so. Glad to see the changes CEO Satya Nadella has fostered at Microsoft.

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