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Winners of Costa Rica Fishackathon create tool to help track fuel subsidies for fishing
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Winners of Costa Rica Fishackathon create tool to help track fuel subsidies for fishing

The Tico Times - April 29, 2016

Remoras, or suckerfish, attach to sharks and other large marine animals and feed on parasites attached to their host’s body and on scraps from their host’s meals.…

Uber Costa Rica drops fares 20 percent and some drivers aren’t happy
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Uber Costa Rica drops fares 20 percent and some drivers aren’t happy

The Tico Times - April 28, 2016

Uber Costa Rica announced a 20 percent drop in its fares Tuesday evening effective immediately, and some of its drivers are not happy about it. Several chauffeurs…

Intel cuts 12,000 jobs, forecast misses amid PC market decline
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Intel cuts 12,000 jobs, forecast misses amid PC market decline

Ian King | Bloomberg - April 19, 2016

Intel Corp., the world's biggest maker of semiconductors, said it will cut 12,000 jobs, or 11 percent of its workforce, retrenching as the personal-computer market heads toward…

Duolingo language-learning app hits Costa Rican classrooms
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Duolingo language-learning app hits Costa Rican classrooms

The Tico Times - March 11, 2016

The popular language-learning app Duolingo is moving from smartphones into classrooms around Costa Rica. On Monday, trainers from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company showed more than 300 public and…

New bill would OK ride-sharing services beyond Uber in Costa Rica
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New bill would OK ride-sharing services beyond Uber in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 2, 2016

Lawmaker Franklin Corella will present a bill by the end of the month that would regulate ride-sharing services — both for profit and not — that he…

The technology at the heart of the Apple-FBI debate, explained
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The technology at the heart of the Apple-FBI debate, explained

Christopher Soghoian | Special to The Washington Post - February 29, 2016

What if the FBI could force Samsung to covertly turn on the video camera in your smart TV? Or force Google to deliver a malicious security update…

The New York Times eyes more changes to meet digital challenge
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The New York Times eyes more changes to meet digital challenge

AFP - February 4, 2016

NEW YORK – The New York Times is eyeing further changes to its newsroom to meet the growing challenges of digital, it said Thursday, as the company reported…

Why Google’s new quantum computer could launch an artificial intelligence arms race
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Why Google’s new quantum computer could launch an artificial intelligence arms race

Dominic Basulto | The Washington Post - December 28, 2015

Ever since the 1980s, researchers have been working on the development of a quantum computer that would be exponentially more powerful than any of the digital computers…

Snapchat vanishing video viewing hits 6 billion daily
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Snapchat vanishing video viewing hits 6 billion daily

AFP - November 10, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, California – Snapchat on Monday confirmed that six billion vanishing videos are viewed daily at the service in a three-fold surge from early this year. The…

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Uber starts service in Costa Rica Friday afternoon

The Tico Times - August 21, 2015

https://twitter.com/uber_cr/status/634764917103554560 Friday morning, the ride-hailing service Uber tweeted that it would be starting service in Costa Rica by 4:00 p.m. To kick off operations, the company announced…