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Google allows publishers to limit free content

December 2, 2009 2:00 am | by JANE WARDELL - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. is allowing publishers of paid content to limit the number of free news articles accessed by people using its Internet search engine, a concession to an increasingly disgruntled media industry.There has been mounting criticism of Google's practices from media publishers — most...

Cisco nears completion of Tandberg takeover

December 2, 2009 1:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's largest computer networking equipment maker, Cisco Systems Inc., on Wednesday said it needs only another 6 percent stake in videoconferencing equipment firm Tandberg ASA to be able to complete its $3.4 billion takeover.Cisco said 84 percent of shareholders in the Norwegian group...

Cisco Disclosure of TANDBERG Share Acceptances

December 1, 2009 10:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In the voluntary public cash offer to acquire all outstanding shares in TANDBERG, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), following acceptances received yesterday, now controls approximately 84% of the outstanding shares in TANDBERG (OSLO: TAA).This information is made subject to the disclosure requirements acc....

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Shanda Online names chief technology officer

December 1, 2009 3:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shanda Online Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of Chinese online gaming company Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd., said Tuesday that it named Jing Zhu as its chief technology officer.Zhu's previously worked as a senior director at Yahoo Inc., where he led the company's contextual ad-matching...

Nokia Siemens objects to Ciena bid for Nortel assets, willing to pay more

December 1, 2009 3:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia Siemens has asked a U.S. bankruptcy court to reject Ciena Corp. (Nasdaq:CIEN) as the winning bidder for Nortel Networks' optical networking and carrier Ethernet businesses and suggested it would be willing to pay more.Nokia Siemens and its partner One Equity Partners said Tuesday they...

Feynman “is a second Dirac, only this time human”

December 1, 2009 2:52 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Great quotes from Oppenheimer’s recommendation of Richard Feynman “He is by all odds the most brilliant young physicist here, and everyone knows this. He is a man of thoroughly engaging character and personality, extremely clear, extremely normal in all respects, and an...

McAfee names eBay executive to board

December 1, 2009 1:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Antivirus software maker McAfee Inc. said Tuesday that it named eBay Inc.'s president of marketplaces, Lorrie Norrington, to its board.Norrington, 49, has held her current post since July 2008. At eBay, she oversees the company's massive e-commerce platform, which has over 25 million sellers...

Intuit to sell real estate software business

December 1, 2009 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Software maker Intuit Inc. said Tuesday that it will sell Intuit Real Estate Solutions to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for $128 million in cash.Intuit Real Estate Solutions, which used to be known as Management Reports Inc., offers software and services to real estate management...

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Microsoft, News Corp reports overplayed: source

December 1, 2009 10:11 am | News | Comments

Reports that News Corp and Microsoft were in talks for an exclusive deal that would exclude Google are overblown, a source close to the situation said on Tuesday. There had been reports that Rupert Murdoch, chairman and chief executive of News Corp, was considering removing the company's news from Google's Web search results...

Plan to breed lab monkeys splits Puerto Rican town

December 1, 2009 10:07 am | News | Comments

Puerto Rico has such a bad history with research monkeys running amok that some residents are stunned that its government has tentatively approved a plan to import and breed thousands of primates for sale to U.S. researchers. Bioculture Ltd., with facilities at 19 sites around the world, has secured construction permits and hopes to begin operating next summer in Guayama...

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NCR to install 200 Blockbuster DVD kiosks in NY

December 1, 2009 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NCR Corp. said Tuesday that it's installing Blockbuster Express DVD rental kiosks at more than 200 Duane Reade drugstores in New York City, as the movie rental company gears up to compete with alternative forms of movie delivery to offset dwindling business at its stores.NCR said most of the...

Chubby hubby is common, but ethnicity matters

December 1, 2009 9:54 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A new study helps untangle how marriage, gender and ethnicity are related to body weight. The study of almost 8,000 men and women will be published in the journal Obesity.

Michael Jackson tops Yahoo's search charts in 2009

December 1, 2009 9:08 am | News | Comments

Michael Jackson's stunning death made him Yahoo's biggest star this year. The quest to find out what happened to Jackson in his final hours on June 25 and celebrate his legacy elevated the late entertainer to the top of the Internet company's annual breakdown of the most frequent online search requests.

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Save Money with LED Holiday Light Strings

December 1, 2009 8:55 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

It's hard to believe, but the holidays are in full swing and many of you are starting to decorate your homes. Those of you who started around Halloween are probably feeling pretty smart because you got your decorating done while the weather was nice.

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World Newspaper Congress opens in India

December 1, 2009 8:39 am | News | Comments

Newspaper executives and editors gathered in India from around the world Tuesday heard calls to seek more payment for their content on the Internet as they decried their industry's sharply falling advertising revenues. "This is a critical moment in our industry...If we don't dare to take these first steps, no one else will," said Andreas Wiele.

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