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Alibaba Reports Hacker Attacks

April 19, 2010 5:22 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Chinese online trading platform operator said its English-language platform was attacked by hackers over the weekend and it believes its servers in the U.S. and China were the target.

White House spokesman: Twitter an 'amazing tool'

April 19, 2010 5:18 am | Comments

President Barack Obama's spokesman says the Internet's Twitter site is an "amazing tool" and a "fabulous medium." White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says Twitter also challenges him to boil his thoughts down to 140 characters, the maximum allowed on Twitter postings.

Earnings Preview: Growth expected in eBay's 1Q

April 19, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

EBay Inc. is scheduled to report its first-quarter earnings after the stock market closes on Wednesday.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Growth will likely come both from eBay's main business — operating its online auction and e-commerce Web sites — and its online payments business, PayPal.EBay has been...


China factories break labor rules

April 19, 2010 2:30 am | by WILLIAM FOREMAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Two factories that make Microsoft Corp. products in southern China violated overtime regulations and failed to properly register the use of workers aged 16 to 18, officials said Monday.The problems at the plants in the city of Dongguan were initially raised last week by the National Labor...

New Museum Merges Artistic and Tech Brains

April 19, 2010 2:21 am | by New York Times | Comments

A New Museum project brings two worlds together to tackle issues of guilt and unruly umbrellas.

IPad Struggles on Campus

April 19, 2010 2:21 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Apple's iPad isn't having an easy time during college admissions season, as the tablet encounters problems at some major universities due to network issues.

Non-infectious Prion Protein Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

April 18, 2010 9:21 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

‘Harmless’ prion protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease Non-infectious prion proteins found in the brain may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have found. … normal prion proteins produced naturally in the brain interact with the amyloid-? peptides...

A brain-recording device that melts into place

April 18, 2010 7:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) Scientists have developed a brain implant that essentially melts into place, snugly fitting to the brain's surface. The technology could pave the way for better devices to monitor and control seizures, and to transmit signals...


Local's new Sudoku-like game may be next big thing

April 17, 2010 12:30 am | by BEN STEELMANAssociated Press | Comments

Jack Lyons of Wilmington hands out triangle-shaped business cards. Last Christmas, he baked triangular cookies for the rest of his family. He wore a triangle-shaped hat to the 2009 Sudoku National Championship in Philadelphia."I think he thinks in triangles," said his mom, Louise...

Oracle to Buy Health-Software Firm

April 16, 2010 4:22 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Oracle said it plans to buy health-software company Phase Forward to bolster its health-sciences arm in a deal valued at about $685 million.

Devices for Web Viewing on TV

April 16, 2010 3:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Hillcrest Lab's Kylo browser and Loop control make it easier to watch Web content on TV, but the two are still works in progress.

Apple Shuffles Directors' Roles

April 16, 2010 2:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Apple reshuffled several directors' board positions, putting the company back into compliance with its own rules after the sudden death last month of director Jerome York left it out of compliance.

VItter to give keynote address at June symposium

April 16, 2010 2:22 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Dr. Jeffrey Vitter, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University and incoming provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Kansas, will present a keynote address at the 21st Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Pattern...


Cerner board member to retire in May

April 16, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cerner Corp., a health care information technology provider, said Friday that board member Michael E. Herman plans to retire in May.Herman has been on the board since 1995 and serves as chairman of the compensation committee.

Notification of Arbitration Proceedings

April 16, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments () —CryptoLogic Limited (TSX: CRY)(TSX: CXY)(NASDAQ: CRYP)(LSE: CRP), a global developer of branded online betting games and Internet casino software, announces that arbitration proceedings have been formally commenced by WagerLogic Ltd. (a wholly owned subsidiary of...


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