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Ken Tokusei Talks Technology and Ping-Pong from Inside Google Japan


Any opportunity to step inside the almighty Internet giant Google is a treat. KWHS sat down with Ken Tokusei, the head of Google Japan, to learn more about the company’s technology, its global mission and what it’s like to work there day-to-day. Tokusei also shares why his interview with the company left him in chills and what Google co-founder Larry Page means by “10x.”

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A New Kind of Money: Bitcoin Basics Amidst a Week of Mt. Gox Mayhem


Have you checked into the cryptocoin scene lately? Even if you haven’t, you may have heard talk of the mysterious Mt. Gox, bitcoin and freaked-out investors. Following the news of the first and most widely known bitcoin exchange suddenly going dark, KWHS helps to demystify the world of digital currency.

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Shout-out to Potential Computer Scientists: Don’t Just Consume Technology; Create It


Next time you post on Instagram or lose it over a YouTube video, consider the technology behind these essentials of daily life. Sarah Friar, CFO of Square in San Francisco, wants to motivate young women around the world – including Australia, which has a shortfall of 37,000 computer engineers – to consider careers in technology and engineering.

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Behind the Wheel of Tesla’s Model S and Elon Musk’s Endless Innovation


While President Barack Obama is talking about the salvation of the auto industry this week, other car enthusiasts have their eyes on innovators like Elon Musk, CEO and founder of Tesla Motors. This summer, Alexander Mason, 17, visited the electric car company’s headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., and came away with key insights about entrepreneurial spirit and leadership.

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Student Visionaries Imagine the Future of Advertising


Frozen flip-flops, premium content and human truth — mash them all together and what do you have? A colorful picture of the future of advertising. During a recent Wharton event, students talked to advertising and marketing execs about the messages they create and the consumers they hope to reach.

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Introducing the Latest Stock Market Debutante: #TWTR


Microblogging service Twitter faced a judgment day of sorts on Thursday, Nov. 7, when it began trading as a public company on the New York Stock Exchange. It had a strong public stock debut, but does Twitter have room to grow? Teen and academic experts offer their analyses.

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What Is Innovation?


In case you haven’t noticed, the concept of innovation is getting as much play these days as Katy Perry’s hit “Roar.” In many ways, innovation is the lifeblood of business, and to become an innovative thinker is to position yourself well on the path to success. Here, KWHS explores the meaning of innovation.

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International Science Fair Winner Viney Kumar Creates a Life-saving App


A young app developer from Australia talks to KWHS about his 2013 Google Science Fair win, which – while an incredible achievement – does not impress him as much as the potential that his first-place signaling system for emergency vehicles has to save lives and property and help fight crime.

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