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  • Is social media good for journalism?
    Midday presents a special panel from the Aspen Ideas Festival looking at the impact of social media on journalism. Panelists include Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, Wired Magazine's Thomas Goetz, former NPR CEO Vivian Schiller, Mashable founder Pete Cashmore, Washington Post editor Jay Chandrasekaran, and Orville Schell, the former dean of the University of California Berkeley's journalism school.Midday, August 17, 2011
  • Google, Microsoft go public with patent spat
    Tech heavyweights Microsoft and Google are acting like a couple of feuding starlets in a public online spat over - wait for it - patents.August 5, 2011
  • The future of e-books
    J.K. Rowling announced this month the launch of a new Harry Potter site, Pottermore.com. The site will be the exclusive distributor of Potter eBooks and will provide what Rowling calls a "unique online reading experience." Today, we talk about what to expect from Pottermore and the future of e-books.Midmorning, July 20, 2011
  • Technology wars
    The battle for supremacy in social media is heating up, with Google introducing Google Plus and Facebook launching a video chat partnership with Skype. Who will win? And where will this leave the consumer?Midmorning, July 12, 2011
  • Severe weather marching across Minnesota
    Severe weather was moving across Minnesota, from west to east, toward the Twin Cities Sunday evening. Listen to MPR News on the radio or on this app for updates. You can also follow @MPRweather on Twitter to get all the relevant weather watches and warnings.July 10, 2011
  • The last voyage of the space shuttle
    Live coverage from National Public Radio of the final launch of the space shuttle Atlantis.Midmorning, July 8, 2011
  • Severe weather marching across Minnesota
    A day of extreme heat and humidity Friday is being followed by severe thunderstorms in parts of the state. Listen to MPRnews on the radio or online, or on this app. You can also get the latest watches and warnings on Twitter @MPRweather.July 1, 2011
  • IBM, pioneer of technology, turns 100
    Google, Apple and Facebook get all the attention. But the everyday tasks of technology -- saving a file on your laptop, swiping your ATM card, scanning a gallon of milk at the checkout line -- that's all IBM. The company turned 100 on Thursday, and its much younger competitors owe a lot to Big Blue.June 19, 2011
  • Internet braces for '.Vegas' and other not-coms
    Coming soon to the Internet: website addresses that end in ".bank," ".Vegas" and ".Canon." The organization that oversees the Internet address system is preparing to open the floodgates to a nearly limitless selection of new website suffixes, including ones in Arabic, Chinese and other scripts.June 18, 2011
  • Study: Web users worry about snooping businesses
    It's not Big Brother, but "big business" that Internet users are more worried about. A new survey found that nearly half of Internet-connected Americans age 16 and older worry about businesses checking what they do online. By comparison, 38 percent worry about the government doing so.June 4, 2011
  • The rise of Internet vigilantes
    The recent hacking of the PBS website and other high profile, politically motivated data breaches are raising more questions about the security of our computer networks.Midmorning, June 1, 2011
  • Google launches trial of tap-to-pay phone system
    Google Inc. has launched its bid to dominate a world where the smartphone has replaced the wallet as the container for credit cards, coupons and receipts with a new "tap to pay" system called Google Wallet.May 26, 2011
  • Report: Electronic medical records are vulnerable
    The nation's push to computerize medical records has failed to fully address longstanding security gaps that expose patients' most sensitive information to hackers and snoops, government investigators warn.May 17, 2011
  • Apple, Google in spotlight during Franken hearing
    Executives from Apple and Google told a group of senators this morning that their companies take consumer privacy seriously. Sen. Al Franken called the hearing to examine the privacy implications of new technologies. Franken has taken a strong interest in online issues, including net neutrality regulations and privacy.May 10, 2011
  • Internet security expert downplays latest hacking incident
    Bruce Schneier, author of the online Crypto-Gram newsletter, said there's little risk that the alleged theft of millions of email addresses will result in widespread fraud.April 5, 2011

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