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So much happens in the world of technology and business, and in the world at large, and it all happens so quickly. The torrent of information makes it hard to keep up, and harder still to sort the important events from the ephemera, the signal from the noise. But falling behind is not an option in a competitive environment where knowledge is power, and the latest tweet can move markets or set a political revolution in motion. Deals go down, reputations are made, paradigms shift – and that’s just while you’re out for lunch. Are you mastering the data flow, or getting lost in the bistream? That’s where our handy news quiz comes in. Four out of five is a passing grade; anything lower than that score, and you may need to cut back on the Scrabulous and start paying more attention to headlines.
Ed Cone has worked as a contributing editor at Wired, a staff writer at Forbes, a senior writer for Ziff Davis with Baseline and Interactive Week, and as a freelancer based in Paris and then North Carolina for a wide variety of magazines and papers including the International Herald Tribune, Texas Monthly, and Playboy. He writes an opinion column in his hometown paper, the Greensboro News & Record, and publishes the semi-popular EdCone.com weblog. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Lisa, two kids, and a dog.
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