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EBay plans IPO for Skype, citing limited synergies

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- EBay Inc. plans to spin off its Internet communications service Skype through an initial public offering.

Virgin Mobile USA to pay jobless customers' phone bills

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Virgin Mobile USA is giving laid-off customers a three-month break from cellphone bills, Advertising Age reports.

Traditional Media Provide More Comprehensive News Than Citizen Media and Blogs

11 years ago from Science Blog

Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Journalism recently completed a comprehensive comparison of citizen journalism sites (news sites and blogs) and traditional media Web sites. They found that...

French legislators reject internet piracy bill

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

France has become the latest country to reject legislation that would have targeted people who illegally download music or films.

Raptiva is withdrawn from the U.S. market

11 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says Genentech Inc. is withdrawing the psoriasis drug Raptiva and it will no longer be available in...

Microsoft ordered to pay $388 mln in patent case

11 years ago from Physorg

A federal jury ordered US software giant Microsoft on Wednesday to pay 388 million dollars to Uniloc for infringing on an anti-piracy software patent held by the Singapore- and US-based...

Tax lobbying provides 22,000 percent return to multinational firms, KU researchers find

11 years ago from Physorg

Three professors at the University of Kansas have found that a one-time tax break allowed multinational corporations to receive a 22,000 percent average return on lobbying expenditures.

FameLab talent search is launched

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

A search gets under way for the next generation of graduates who are able to communicate science to the public.

Bolivia: 'Train less lawyers and more scientists'

11 years ago from SciDev

The Bolivian vice president has called for universities to invest more in science and for the country as a whole to train 'less lawyers and more scientists'.

Cigarette use in California is in steep decline

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

Department of Public Health data show that smoking rates for adults have declined 41% since a 25-cent-a-pack tax on cigarettes was enacted. ...

NIST Launches YouTube Channel

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

As part of a U.S. government-wide effort to expand the amount of information available to the public about its programs, NIST has created a channel on the video social networking...

Era of personalised medicine awaits

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

A revolution is promised by US scientists who plan to read the genetic codes of thousands of individuals.

New iPhone app works by bump, not touch

11 years ago from Physorg

It is somehow fitting that University of Chicago business school students would develop an iPhone app that works by bump, not touch, on Apple's famed screen. After all, it was...

Digital Life: Ad-sponsored social media updates may have limits

11 years ago from Physorg

This Facebook status update is brought to you by Tropicana. This Twitter post is sponsored by Neutrogena. Gotta love their face wash!

Google to add maps of local findings to search results

11 years ago from Physorg

Google has confirmed that it is going to start adding a map of local findings to search results for things like "pizza," "burger" and "dentist," something that Google watchers have...

Will Wright to leave Electronic Arts

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Will Wright, the video game designer behind such hits as "The Sims" and "Spore," is leaving game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. after 12 years.

Dolphin "Talk" Made Visible?

11 years ago from National Geographic

An acoustics engineer in the U.K. claims he's got a key tool in decoding the language of dolphins. He's invented a device that visualizes dolphin sounds, but skeptics have their...

It's a bear market for stock spam, report finds

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

There's another business hurting because of the global economic downturn, but don't expect any sympathy from consumers or a bailout from government: stock spamming, it appears, is not as lucrative...

The Top 10 Computer Viruses

11 years ago from PopSci

Whether you clicked on a misleading banner ad, opened a file sent by a Nigerian prince or simply downloaded the wrong porn, everyone’s dealt with a computer virus at some...

Are you a twit if you don't want to Twitter?

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Eily Toyama gave in after friends pestered her to join Facebook. But she used her cat's name instead of her own so she could avoid networking requests...

Caltech researchers train computers to analyze fruit-fly behavior

11 years ago from Science Blog

PASADENA, Calif.--Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have trained computers to automatically analyze aggression and courtship in fruit flies, opening the way for researchers to perform large-scale, high-throughput...

Phone companies can stop tracking modem hijacking: CRTC

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Canada's telecommunications regulator will no longer require phone companies to report data in four key areas thanks to new technology and data sources.

Software improves p2p privacy by hiding in the crowd

11 years ago from Physorg

Researchers at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University have identified a new "guilt-by-association" threat to privacy in peer-to-peer (P2P) systems that would enable an eavesdropper...

FCC gets going on national broadband plan

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The Federal Communications Commission is launching its effort to encourage the expansion of high-speed Internet connections in the country.

Semiconductor revenue down 5 pct in 2008

11 years ago from Physorg

Worldwide semiconductor revenue fell by more than five percent last year and could face a "far worse" decline this year, market research firm Gartner Inc. reported on Wednesday.

US electricity grid hit by cyber attacks: report

11 years ago from Physorg

Chinese and Russian cyber-spies have hacked into the US electricity grid and inserted programs that could be used to disrupt the system, a report said Wednesday.

A full-sized California-style home made of bamboo

11 years ago from Physorg

A new type of eco-friendly residential house made of bamboo now stands in Changsha, Hunan Province, China.

FDA orders a peanut company searched

11 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- U.S. marshals, acting at the request of the Food and Drug Administration, executed a search warrant Wednesday at an Irvington, N.J., nut company.