Senate Delays, Maybe Kills, Cybersecurity Bill

The bill would give the federal government too much control over what actions the business community could take to protect its computers and networks," Ann Beauchesne, the chamber's vice president of national security, said in an email. "Businesses need concrete certainty that they would have an equal voice over the direction of the program and that the program would be responsive and dynamic, just like the Internet itself.

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Automatic Termination makes its way to OS X Lion & Mountain Lion

Apps in iOS for the iPhone and iPad support Automatic Termination, or quitting the program out from under the user. Now that dubious "feature" is a part of OS X.

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Cheers! The Web is Old Enough to Drink

Twenty-one years ago, Tim Berners-Lee published the first webpage. Web page, in the parlance the time. It really was just a project for linking documents via hypertext, one effort among many that researchers and computer scientists were experimenting with in their desire to stay connected.

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15 Businesses Keeping Austin Weird

Many of the Austin businesses best known for keeping it weird, such as Amy’s Ice Creams, Chuy’s and ThunderCloud Subs, share a basic business tenet: It’s their people who are the faces of their brand, some of whom have what it takes to start other businesses that perpetuate Austin’s independent spirit.

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Using Social Media to Test Your Idea Before You Try to Sell It

When starting a business, new entrepreneurs often spend time naming the business and developing a logo and printing business cards and perfecting the look and feel of their packaging before they know whether they have a viable product or service. Now, thanks to social media, especially Twitter, small businesses now have the ability to determine what their customers want and what they are willing to pay. Introducing social media as a new form of market research.

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Microsoft Radically Overhauls License Agreements for Windows 8

For Windows 8, Microsoft has completely rewritten its license agreements, replacing legalese with plain language and for the first time allowing retail customers to legally install cheaper OEM versions.

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How to Finally Go Cold Turkey From Working On Vacation

Twenty years ago, it took effort to stay connected with the office on vacation, but technology has decimated that barrier. Here are the three most effective tactics you can use to recreate that divide and get a true break.

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