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Google opens e-book store in challenge to Amazon(2)

December 6, 2010 5:06 am | Comments

Google is making the leap from digital librarian to merchant in a challenge to and its electronic reader, the Kindle.The long-awaited Internet book store opening Monday in the U.S. draws upon a portion of the 15 million printed books that Google has scanned into its computers during...

Report: AOL considers breakup, merger with Yahoo

December 6, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A published report says AOL Inc. is considering breaking itself up and then combining its content division with Yahoo Inc.The news agency Reuters said Monday AOL's plans are in the exploratory stage and that the internet company has not approached Yahoo. Reuters cites unidentified people close...

Brookhaven Lab's Suresh Srivastava Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

December 6, 2010 3:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Medical scientist Suresh Srivastava has won a Society of Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award.


The LouseBuster returns

December 5, 2010 7:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Utah) Four years after the LouseBuster prototype made headlines when research showed the chemical-free, warm-air device wiped out head lice on children, a new study reveals that a revamped, government-cleared model is highly effective.


British Newspaper Finds Readers Flocking Online

December 5, 2010 12:28 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Mail Online, the Web site of The Daily Mail, has been the most prominent example of the free approach in the hypercompetitive British newspaper market.

Publishers Fight Back With a Communal Digital Newsstand

December 5, 2010 12:27 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Eight leading dailies and weeklies in France aim to create a single online portal.

Web Site for Teenagers With Literary Leanings

December 5, 2010 12:27 pm | by New York Times | Comments, created by former staff members of The New Yorker, gives teenagers a chance to show what they’re reading and writing.

Scientific Inquiry: Arsenic for Phosphorus in Bacteria Cells

December 5, 2010 12:23 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

As would be expected with significant new scientific claims, scientists are examining the evidence. On her blog, Rosie Redfield, who runs a microbiology research lab in the Life Sciences Centre at the University of British Columbia, disputes NASA’s recent claims. This is how science...


Facebook's new facelift plays up photos, friends

December 5, 2010 12:21 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Facebook is redesigning the profile pages of its 500 million-plus users to make it more of a reflection of users' real lives and emphasize one of the site's most popular features - photos....

Visited porn? Web browser flaw secretly bares all

December 5, 2010 10:20 am | Comments

Dozens of websites have been secretly harvesting lists of places that their users previously visited online, everything from news articles to bank sites to pornography, a team of computer scientists found....

Vast Hacking by a China Fearful of the Web

December 5, 2010 7:26 am | by New York Times | Comments

China has engaged in attacks aimed at American military and political data, and its leaders have been obsessed with Google’s role in its country, cables say.

New Obstacles for WikiLeaks and Founder

December 5, 2010 7:26 am | by New York Times | Comments

PayPal, one of the most widely used online payment services, severed ties to WikiLeaks, following similar moves by the e-commerce Web site Amazon and the domain name company

The Bay Citizen: As Venture Capital Business Changes, Elite Firms Move to Keep Their Edge

December 5, 2010 7:25 am | by New York Times | Comments

Big changes, like a new breed of competition, are remaking the venture capital business.


US works to secure networks as hackers advance

December 5, 2010 7:20 am | Comments

It will take several more years for the government to fully install high-tech systems to block computer intrusions, a drawn-out timeline that enables criminals to become more adept at stealing sensitive data, experts say....

US cable: China leaders ordered hacking on Google

December 4, 2010 7:20 pm | Comments

A leaked U.S. government cable shows sources told American diplomats that hacking attacks against Google were ordered by China's top ruling body....


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