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Israel: Farm reforms showing results, but environmental challenges and market distortions remain

June 29, 2010 12:24 am | by OECD | Comments

Government support to Israeli farmers has fallen over recent years but a number of market distorting policies are still in place, according to a new OECD report. More efficient water resource management remains a critical challenge, the report adds.

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Broadband to Be Available for More Commercial Use

June 28, 2010 10:25 pm | by New York Times | Comments

A presidential memorandum aims to make available for auction some 500 megahertz of spectrum.

Germany Asks Apple About iPhone’s Data-Gathering

June 28, 2010 10:25 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Like Google and Facebook, Apple has been confronted with Germany’s privacy laws, among Europe’s stiffest.

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In Suit Over Faulty Computers, Window to Dell’s Fall

June 28, 2010 10:24 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Documents show that Dell was aware of bad components in millions of computers sold from 2003 to 2005.

Apple Sells 1.7 Million iPhone 4s

June 28, 2010 10:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Apple said it sold more than 1.7 million iPhone 4 smartphones within the first three days of its launch.

Amazon's Kindle app for Android phones is ready

June 28, 2010 6:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amazon.com Inc. said Monday that Kindle software for reading the electronic books it sells is now available for phones that use Google Inc.'s Android system.Amazon's Kindle e-book reader is the most popular device of its kind. The company also makes free Kindle software for other devices,...

Study Reveals Role of Competition in Disturbed Ecosystems

June 28, 2010 12:21 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

A new study is believed to be the first to show experimentally that competition could be a factor in regulating ecological communities regardless of the intensity or frequency of disturbance.

US unveils plan to make online transactions safer

June 28, 2010 10:57 am | Comments

In the murky world of the Internet, how do you ever really know who you're talking to, who you're buying from or if your bank can actually tell it's you when you log in to pay a bill? Amid growing instances of identity theft, bank account breaches and sophisticated Internet scams, the government is looking for ways to make those transactions in cyberspace more secure.

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MIT Team Discovers Using Nanotubes Enhances Lithium Battery Performance

June 28, 2010 10:47 am | Comments

Batteries might gain a boost in power capacity as a result of a new finding from researchers at MIT.

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E-books pave way for more blockbusters, serials

June 28, 2010 10:36 am | Comments

Stieg Larsson copycats take note: The slow rise of electronic books is paving the way for more safe-bet fiction blockbusters and serial-type books, at least in the short term, according to some book experts. With book sales stagnating in recent years, the nascent e-books market has thrown the industry into turmoil.

Foursquare close to obtaining funding: report

June 28, 2010 10:34 am | Comments

Startup website Foursquare, a location-based services company, is close to getting new funding that would allow it to expand, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Early iPhone 4 owners in grip of reception problem

June 28, 2010 10:31 am | Comments

First there's the anticipation. Then, the long lines, followed by the triumphant walk out of the Apple store, new gadget in hand. Now, inevitably, the first slew of complaints are in, among them that just holding the iPhone 4 a certain way can interfere with calls.

Gov't plans to double available wireless spectrum

June 28, 2010 10:25 am | Comments

The Obama administration intends to nearly double the available amount of wireless communications spectrum over the next 10 years in an effort to keep up with the ever-growing demand for high-speed video and data transmission to cell phones, laptops and other mobile devices.

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Amazon adds audio, video to Kindle apps

June 28, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amazon.com, which makes the Kindle electronic book reader, said Monday it added a new video feature to the software that lets people read Kindle books on Apple gadgets.Amazon makes free Kindle e-book reader applications, or "apps," so people can buy and read its e-books on devices other than...

University receives $19 million to monitor carbon storage project

June 28, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Texas at Austin) The University of Texas at Austin will receive up to $19 million to design and oversee a monitoring plan for a carbon capture and storage demonstration project in southeast Texas. This project will be among the first in the state of Texas, and one of only a...

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