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Study: Young adults do care about online privacy

April 16, 2010 6:00 am | News | Comments

All the dirty laundry younger people seem to air on social networks these days might lead older Americans to conclude that today's tech-savvy generation doesn't care about privacy. Such an assumption fits happily with declarations that privacy is dead, as online marketers and social sites such as Facebook try to persuade people to share even more about who they are...

New round of documents aired in Viacom-Google case

April 16, 2010 5:58 am | News | Comments

Before it bought online video service YouTube, employees of Google Inc. believed YouTube's business was risky because it relied on pirated content and recommended pursuing a different strategy, newly released documents showed Thursday.

Rolling Stone's archive going online-- for a price

April 16, 2010 5:55 am | News | Comments

For the first time Rolling Stone is inviting its readers on the long, strange trip though the magazine's 43-year archive, putting complete digital replicas online along with the latest edition. But you'll have to pay to see it all. With a new site launching Monday, Rolling Stone will become one of the most prominent magazines to decide that adding a "pay wall" is the best way to make money on the Web.


Oracle to buy Phase Forward for $685 million

April 16, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle is buying Phase Forward, a maker of software used to manage clinical drug trials, for $17 per share in cash, or $685 million.The price is 30 percent above Phase Forward Inc.'s closing stock price Thursday, of $13.08. The Waltham, Mass., company's software has been used in over 10,000...

PNI Digital Media Announces Normal Course Issuer Bid

April 16, 2010 2:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —PNI Digital Media Inc. (TSX VENTURE: PN)(OTCBB: PNDMF), ("PNI" or the "Company") the leading innovator in online and in-store digital media solutions for retailers, announces that the PNI Board of Directors has authorized the purchase of up to 340,000 common...

Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson posts Q1 profit

April 15, 2010 11:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson posted an unexpected net gain for the first quarter on Friday, reaching euro21 million ($29 million) in the black from a previous loss of euro293 million, much thanks to new products focused more on the high-end market as well as continued efforts to shave off...

Sony Ericsson reports first quarter 2010 results

April 15, 2010 11:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Q1 Highlights:Company returns to profitability in Q1 2010ASP rises to Euro 134 as Xperia X10 and Vivaz start shippingImproved cost structure generates better marginsThe consolidated financial summary for Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB (Sony Ericsson) for the first quarter ended March 31,...

CryptoLogic Appoints Daniel Stewart as Stockbroker

April 15, 2010 10:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —CryptoLogic Limited (TSX: CRY)(TSX: CXY)(NASDAQ: CRYP)(LSE: CRP), a global developer of branded online betting games and internet casino software, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Daniel Stewart & Company plc as its stockbroker with immediate...


Tech Sector in Hiring Drive

April 15, 2010 9:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The technology industry is accelerating its recovery from the recession with surging earnings that have spurred companies from Google and Intel to start-ups like Twitter to sharply ramp up their hiring.

Cable Companies Reach Wi-Fi Pact

April 15, 2010 8:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Cablevision, Time Warner and Comcast have agreed to allow their broadband Internet subscribers to roam freely across the Wi-Fi deployments of all three major cable operators in the New York metro area.

Seth Herzon to use his Searle Scholar Award to continue research on natural product synthesis

April 15, 2010 8:22 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Seth Herzon, assistant professor of chemistry, was awarded a Searle Scholar Award of 2010 on April 9.

P.E.I. issued $470,000 in untendered e-health contracts, new documents show

April 15, 2010 7:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The P.E.I. government gave out almost $470,000 in three untendered contracts pertaining to the province's troubled e-health records program, new documents show.The information was contained in a list of contracts that Health Minister Carolyn Bertram finally made public Thursday.The largest...

Microsoft to investigate conditions in China plant

April 15, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. said Thursday it will investigate reports of poor working conditions at a factory in southern China that makes some of its products.The world's largest software maker was responding to a report from The National Labor Committee, a nonprofit that looks into the treatment of...


Viacom Says Old Memos Bolster Case

April 15, 2010 3:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Viacom said new documents unsealed in its lawsuit against Google bolster its case that the YouTube video site violated its copyrights

Why Planes Need to Avoid Fine Volcanic Ash

April 15, 2010 3:21 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Volcanic ash: why it’s bad for planes Aircraft avoid any airspace that has volcanic ash in it for a simple reason: the ash can wreck the function of propeller or jet aircraft, because it is so fine [less than 2mm in diameter, and some as fine as 6 microns] that it will invade the...


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