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Craigslist exec: eBay CEO changed his mind

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The CEO of Craigslist says he had decided not to do business with eBay in 2004 before being asked to meet with eBay Chief Executive Meg Whitman.

Precision breeding creates super potato

8 years ago from

The fall of 2009 was a truly special season for the Emsland Group: For the first time in the history of the largest German potato starch manufacturer, it processed Tilling...

Time, WSJ, Cosmo publishers plan Kindle rival

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Five of the largest publishers of U.S. newspapers and magazines plan to challenge Inc.'s Kindle electronic-book reader with their own digital format that would display in colour and work...

Researchers examine correlation between political speeches, voting

8 years ago from Science Blog

Although politicians are often criticized for making empty promises, when it comes to their voting records, their words may carry more weight than previously thought, according to findings by two...

US tops world in health care spending, results lag

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The United States ranks near the bottom in life expectancy among wealthy nations despite spending more than double per person on health care than the industrialized world's...

Japan’s research funds at risk

8 years ago from Chemistry World

Japanese scientists vocal in battle to protect research funds from plans for drastic cuts

Video: Online Scams Hit Google

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Victims fall for the Google name and logo at holiday time when online scams are all over the internet, Kelly Wallace reports.

Mercosur nations mull joint oil exploration projects

8 years ago from UPI

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Latin American member countries of the Mercosur trade pact assembled in the Uruguay capital Monday to forge closer links for greater trade and...

Kosmos confirms oil find in Ghana

8 years ago from UPI

DALLAS, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The confirmation of heavy crude oil authenticates the resource potential of the West Cape Three Points block off the coast of Ghana, operators said.

Time running out on internet access appeals

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Cabinet must decide this week whether it will overrule or let stand a pair of CRTC decisions regarding access by competitor internet providers to the networks of large phone companies,...

GSM system about to be compromised

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- Research scientists in California and elsewhere are deliberately setting out to compromise the mobile phone system used by around three billion people. The system uses Global System for...

Google to display tweets, Facebook updates

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Google is tapping into the growing popularity of social networking by integrating tweets and Facebook updates into its search results, as it enables users to screen for the web's freshest...

Calculator gauges fatigue risk

8 years ago from Science Alert

Being tired on the job is as bad as being drunk – so researchers have built a fatigue calculator to estimate the risk of making mistakes.

Cyber crooks tarketing banks-social networks: Cisco

8 years ago from Physorg

An annual security report being released Tuesday by technology titan Cisco warns that banks and online social networks are prime targets for increasingly sophisticated cyber crooks.

RIM to boost BlackBerry presence in China

8 years ago from Physorg

Research in Motion said Tuesday it planned to expand the China market for its BlackBerry smartphone to include consumers and small businesses, amid fierce competition in the world's biggest mobile...

Google search getting eyes and ears

8 years ago from Physorg

Google search is getting eyes and ears, moving beyond typed key words to let people scour the Internet with mobile telephone cameras or spoken words in multiple languages.

Google QR codes to appear in a store window near you (w/ Video)

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- Google recently sent out 100,000 stickers to selected US businesses for use on their storefront windows. The stickers have the Google Maps logo and a QR code that...

Creativity in mathematics

8 years ago from Physorg

"Mathematics links Art and Science in one great enterprise, the human attempt to make sense of the universe." So writes Abel Prizewinner and Fields Medalist Sir Michael F. Atiyah in...

Method to detect chocolate fraud becomes an international standard

8 years ago from Science Daily

European countries are the biggest consumers of chocolate confectioneries in the world. A newly developed method to measure vegetable fats in milk chocolate has become the first such method to...

Brain food: how voters' whims could scupper Copenhagen

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

'Rationally irrational' voters could stall any deal on the environment. By Aditya ChakraborttyAs if the slog of summitry, disputes over the science and the haggling for cash were not enough, the politicians and...

How Tony Blair fell in love with formaldehyde

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Former prime minister Tony Blair is now an expert on formaldehyde – thanks to the £90,000 he received for a 20-minute speech on the chemical. By Leo HickmanWhen you're being paid a...

MIT wins Pentagon prize in social networking contest

8 years ago from Physorg

A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has won a 40,000-dollar prize for using social networking tools to identify the locations of 10 large weather balloons in a...

EMI joins Universal-backed music video site Vevo

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Music videos from Norah Jones, Coldplay, Katy Perry and other artists under EMI Group PLC are headed to an online music video venture, Vevo, set to launch...

In search of the root causes of the 2008 crisis: New York Fed to hear new theory on financial meltdown

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- Anjan Thakor, finance professor at the Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis, will present a new theory on the causes of the financial crisis to a...

Student ordered to destroy downloaded music files

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A college student found guilty of copyright infringement has to destroy files he illegally downloaded years ago.

Royal Institution in crisis as position of Lady Greenfield comes under threat

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

• Neuroscientist faces redundancy or cut in role• Proposals split governing body as senior figures quitOne of the country's greatest scientific institutions has been plunged into crisis after senior figures drew up proposals...

Swipe Your Credit Card on a Cell Phone

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- With a small card reader that attaches to a cell phone, a new company is making it easier for small businesses and even individuals to accept credit card...

Nvidia, AMD shares jump after Intel scraps chip

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Shares of Nvidia Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. jumped Monday after rival Intel Corp. scrapped plans to make a new graphics chip that would have challenged...