Yahoo Acquires Cloud Party Yahoo has made an acquisition in the form of the virtual gaming system Cloud Party. Furthermore, it is all set to be shut down after the takeover.
Jan 25 2014, 2:22am CST
The End of the FCC's Net Neutrality Rules, at Least For Now As most commentators, myself included, predicted last fall, a federal appellate court has vacated the FCC’s controversial 2010 “net neutrality” rules, holding that the agency wildly exceeded its authority to regulate...
Jan 24 2014, 8:10am CST
Government Panel urges To End Phone Data Spying Government oversight panel urges end to phone data spying, records purge WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency's surveillance program for four months has...
Jan 23 2014, 2:01am CST
The Target Data Breach Is Becoming A Nightmare Over the past month, details about the breadth of the Target data breach have continued to emerge. It’s not a pretty story. Bad enough when it appeared that through some means, hackers had gotten data all the way from...
Jan 17 2014, 1:51pm CST
JCPenney Store Closings JCPenney is to close at least 33 of its stores nationwide. And the downsizing of some 2000 individual jobholders is in the J.C. Penney cards as well. Apparently these moves will lead to savings amounting to $65 million per annum for the troubled chain of superstores.
Jan 16 2014, 2:58am CST
Why 23andme Deserves A Second Chance When word came out that the FDA was shutting down the popular Silicon-valley based genetic testing service 23andme, public sentiment was on the side of the company. With that said, proponents of shutting down 23andme...
Jan 14 2014, 8:36am CST
Fox Sports tests weather gadgets for Super Bowl Fox Sports testing out weather-related gadgets for use at Super Bowl
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Fox Sports has a few weather-related tricks up its sleeve for next month's Super Bowl telecast, and the network...
Jan 13 2014, 10:31pm CST
Bangkok's Shutdown Day Could Last Much Longer Monday, January 13, is “Shutdown Day” for the anti-government, anti-election protesters that have been rallying around Bangkok for almost two months. Barring a coup, these rallies intended to paralyze government...
Jan 12 2014, 6:26am CST
Court to rule on television over Internet service Supreme Court to decide whether Aereo can offer online TV without paying broadcasters
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether a startup company can offer live television broadcasts over the...
Jan 10 2014, 3:31pm CST
PET Imaging Market Poised To Grow With New Compounds At first glance, a Positron Emission Tomography scanner looks just like an MRI or CT scanner. But obtaining images is a little more complicated in PET.
Before undergoing the scan, patients are injected with a glucose...
Jan 10 2014, 10:11am CST
Macy’s Job Cuts Affect 2500 Workers The store called Macy’s is planning on some reconstruction within its own staff. As many as 2,500 job cuts have been set as the goal of the mega shopping center. This is a part of reorganization efforts that will end in stable profitability for Macy’s.
Jan 9 2014, 6:20am CST
The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies The Weekly Oil and Gas Follies – Volume 27, January 6, 2014
In which we drill down into the @GDBlackmon Twitter feed to briefly chronicle the week’s silliness, foibles, fake news and real news related to the oil and...
Jan 5 2014, 1:01pm CST
Top Tax Stories Of 2013 When it comes to taxes, one thing you can’t say about 2013: it definitely wasn’t boring.
Here are the top ten most popular tax stories on Taxgirl this year, by reader views:
11 Reasons Why I Never Want To Own A House...
Jan 1 2014, 10:36pm CST
Rocket Internet's Asian Adventures Entering with fashion site Zalora in the Philippines in late 2011, Germany’s Rocket Internet has since been hatching dozens of copycat e-commerce sites in Southeast Asia and the general vicinity–and quickly shutting...
Dec 31 2013, 3:41pm CST
Delta to honor extremely cheap mistake fares Computer glitch causes Delta to sell extremely cheap tickets for nearly 2 hours Thursday
NEW YORK (AP) — Some lucky fliers capitalized on a computer glitch Thursday and scored some really cheap flights on...
Dec 26 2013, 2:41pm CST
Bye bye, bile? Websites try to nix nasty comments Websites deploy a host of measures to battle online vitriol, with mixed results
NEW YORK (AP) — Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL CAPS. Top it off with a violent threat. And there...
Dec 26 2013, 9:21am CST
Astronauts Complete Repairs On International Space Station At 2:23pm EST, Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins successfully completed the installation of a new ammonia cooling pump on the International Space Station, completing a repair of a faulty module that had...
Dec 24 2013, 2:46pm CST
5 Big Energy Stories Of 2013 The U.S. is awash in oil and natural gas. China’s air pollution is so bad some cities were nearly shut down. A massive typhoon wreaked havoc in the Philippines. These are some of the top stories of the past 12 months....
Dec 23 2013, 7:46am CST
Eagle Deaths Caused by Wind Farms Triggers $1 Million Fine Duke Energy Renewables, a unit of Duke Energy announced it has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding the deaths of golden eagles and other migratory birds at two of Duke Energy’s wind generation sites in Wyoming.
Nov 23 2013, 2:04am CST
Winamp is Shutting Down Next Month Winamp media player and its associated web services are shutting down on December 20th, 2013 after remaining in operation for a time period of 15 years. AOL bought Winamp for over $80 million in June of 1999.
Nov 21 2013, 1:48am CST
Yahoo is Closing Down its URL Shortener Tomorrow Yahoo URL Shortener will shut down on November 20th. The users of y.ahoo.it will not be able to use the service tomorrow. However, short links which have been created already will continue to be redirected to their sources.
Nov 19 2013, 8:34am CST
Everpix is Shutting Down on December 15 Everpix photo startup is going to close shop completely on December 15th due to a dearth of funds. Currently the service is available in read-only mode. It will be dearly missed.
Nov 6 2013, 2:38am CST
Panasonic Ends Plasma TV Production Panasonic has finally decided to end its Plasma TV production once and for all in December 2013. The axing of the manufacture of Plasma TVs was a step that was long due for Panasonic.
Oct 31 2013, 9:49am CDT
Twitter can Kill its #Music Mobile App Twitter #Music is about to be vanquished for good. Twitter is considering to shut down its #Music mobile app. The formal demise of this service shows that it never caught on among the crowd of people who are into sheer listening pleasure.
Oct 20 2013, 3:14am CDT
TorSearch Reveals the Hidden Internet The new search engine on the Tor network reveals the hidden Internet for all to see in all its full glory. Termed TorSearch, it will allow exploration of the dark half of the web.
Oct 12 2013, 4:46am CDT
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