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Google’s citizen cartographers map out the world

GOOGLE has revealed that an army of citizen cartographers is behind its widely used mapping service, helping the Internet search giant chart the world, including often inaccessible places.

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Is Google founder ready to be CEO?

b>SAN FRANCISCO/b>: Google co-founder Larry Page is known for his vision, passion and intelligence. Yet there is a fair amount of concern that Page's other known traits - his aloofness, rebellious streak and affinity for pursuing wacky ideas - might lead the company astray.

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Microsoft, Acer all set to inspire students

b>KUALA LUMPUR:/bSoftware giant Microsoft Malaysia has teamed up with PC maker Acer Malaysia to kickstart the 'I'm Inspired' campaign.

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Judge calls off plans for Google library

b>NEW YORK:/bA judge rejected a deal between Internet search leader Google and the book industry that would have put millions of volumes online.

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Raising digitally savvy, responsible citizens

One company is working to turn websurfers into critical thinkers and responsible Internet users.

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Sirim learning programme a hit

b>TEMERLOH/b>: Sirim Bhd's information and communications technology (ICT) based learning programme, codenamed 'Sirim Pintar-Learning' has received positive response from the participating schools, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili said.

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High-tech system helps students learn better

b>PUTRAJAYA/b>: Students will soon find it easier to grasp their lessons when the Tutor Intelligent Learning Management System (iLMS) is introduced. It helps students by offering suitable learning plans determined by psychometric tests.

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Gates: Pay teachers on how well their students learn

b>WASHINGTON/b>: Even in the midst of large spending cuts, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said US schools can improve the performance of students if they put more emphasis on rewarding excellent teaching, and less emphasis on paying teachers based on seniority and graduate degrees.

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Mexico state congress asks ban of videogame

b>CIUDAD JUAREZ/b(Mexico): A shoot-em-up videogame set in the border town of Ciudad Juarez has angered local officials who are busy fighting all-too-real violence.

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New ‘digital divide’ for minorities

b>WASHINGTON:/bWhen the personal computer revolution began decades ago, Latinos and blacks were much less likely to use one of the marvelous new machines. Then, when the Internet began to change life as we know it, these groups had less access to the Web and slower online connections placing them on the wrong side of the 'digital divide.'