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Sarah Frier

Based out of New York, covering everything from startups to IBM.

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer earns the same as a man with similar experience would in her position, a study says.

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Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer earns the same as a man with similar experience would in her position, a study says.

A Bright Spot in Tech’s Gender Gap

The technology world is still run by men. They have more than 80 percent of the software developer jobs, according to the U.S.  Bureau of Labor Statistics. And they hold most of the leadership positions. But there’s good news for the...

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IBM's Watson computer system came up with its recipe for Spanish crescents based on academic research.

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IBM's Watson computer system came up with its recipe for Spanish crescents based on academic research.

IBM Uses Investors as Guinea Pigs for Computer-Designed Meal

Attendees of IBM’s investor meeting today noshed on Spanish almond crescents, Australian grilled asparagus and veal croquettes crafted by perhaps the most overqualified chef in the world. The meal was designed by Watson, the artificial-intelligence computer system that outwitted “Jeopardy!”...

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IBM CEO Ginni Rometty has made Africa a big priority for the company.

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IBM CEO Ginni Rometty has made Africa a big priority for the company.

IBM Is Big on Africa — But How Big?

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty has visited Africa twice in the past six months. She’s taken her entire executive team there. She’s told IBM’s investors, customers and the general public about the potential to transform the continent’s businesses and governments through technology. Expansion...

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Entrepreneurs in Nairobi said Google Chairman Eric Schmidt visited the iHub, a startup co-working space, to meet a dozen companies.

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Entrepreneurs in Nairobi said Google Chairman Eric Schmidt visited the iHub, a startup co-working space, to meet a dozen companies.

Google’s Eric Schmidt Sees Nairobi as Africa’s Technology Leader

After a week of traveling around sub-Saharan Africa, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt saw what he thinks could be the continent’s technology leader: Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. “Nairobi has emerged as a serious tech hub and may become the African leader,” he...

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Cisco CEO John Chambers said Meg Whitman took the HP CEO job "out of the goodness of her heart."

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Cisco CEO John Chambers said Meg Whitman took the HP CEO job "out of the goodness of her heart."

Chambers on Whitman Taking HP Reins: ‘I Would Have Told Her Not to’

John Chambers, chief executive officer of Cisco Systems, supported Meg Whitman when she ran for governor of California. But he would have discouraged her from becoming CEO of Hewlett-Packard, he said today. “I like Meg Whitman a lot,” Chambers said...

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Vimeo is offering two new ways for video contributors to make money from their content.

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Vimeo is offering two new ways for video contributors to make money from their content.

Vimeo Offers New Tools to Help Site and Its Contributors Make Money

With a monthly audience of about 75 million, video site Vimeo doesn’t come close to Google’s YouTube, which drew more than 200 million views just to a single music video, “Gangnam Style.” And while Vimeo’s contributors have gone on to film...

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