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CEO Mark Fields drives Ford into the ‘mobility’ business (post + podcast)

As you walk around the parking lot, garage and labs at Ford’s newly opened Silicon Valley Research Center, you see plenty of cars and trucks along with all sorts of electronic gear. But there are also bicycles which, said Ford … Continue reading

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See Microsoft HoloLens in Action

Microsoft HoloLens could be described as a cross between Google Glass, Facebook’s Oculus VR virtual reality headset and the movie Minority Report, starring Tom Cruise. Like Google Glass and Oculus rift it’s a type of eye wear.  But instead of … Continue reading

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Social media still growing, with Instagram leading the way

A lot of people scratched their heads when Facebook invested a billion dollars to buy Instagram in 2012. But, based on the results of a recent survey from Pew Research, it now looks like quite a bargain. In retrospect, I … Continue reading

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Muslim groups use social media to recruit for peaceful change

CBS News technology analyst Larry Magid talks with Zahra Billoo from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) about how extremists are using social media to recruit and how her group and others in the Muslim community are using it to encourage … Continue reading

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Facebook to issue Amber Alerts — exclusive interview with John Walsh

Facebook and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) are teaming up to put Amber Alerts about missing children on Facebook News Feeds, but only for Facebook members in the targeted search area for an abducted child. A game … Continue reading

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Connected devices at CES raise security, privacy and safety questions

It seems as if almost every exhibitor at CES was showing things that connect to other things. LG showed off washing machines and kitchen appliances that send messages to smartphones. Schlage announced a Bluetooth-enabled smart lock that enables iPhone users … Continue reading

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich on wearables, drones and Internet of things

CBS News Technology Analyst Larry Magid speaks with Brian Krzanich, the CEO of Intel who had earlier given a CES Keynote on Intel’s current and future tech plans. During the chat, Krzanich touches on wearable technology, drones, fitness bands and … Continue reading

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CES chief Gary Shapiro on CES 2015 and past CES triumphs and duds

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Sony Releases ‘The Interview’ Online: How to Watch It Now

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Sony’s Hacked Email Has A Lesson For All Of Us

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