22 July 2011

Google + 3 weeks=20 million


Google+ Pulls In 20 Million In 3 Weeks
Wall Street Journal
By AMIR EFRATI When Google Inc. launched its Google+ social-networking site three weeks ago, executives handed out sailor hats to the hundreds of employees working on the project, symbolizing their year-long journey to that point. ...
Anonymous Hacks NATO, Hackers Deface Anonymous Site
DailyTech
Anonymous/AntiSec have carried out a major hack on NATO, spilling confidential documents, including -- ironically -- one about security. (Source: Reuters) A group calling themselves Ottoman Turkish "raiders" has defaced a holding page for the new Anon+ ...
Mass Extinction Easier to Trigger Than Thought
Wired News
By Brandon Keim The cataclysmic extinctions that scoured Earth 200 million years ago might have been easier to trigger than expected, with potentially troubling contemporary implications. Rather than 600000 years of volcanic activity choking Earth's ...
Race to the Moon Heats Up for Private Firms
New York Times
Keith Srakocic/AP A presentation in June by engineers from Carnegie Mellon University, working with a company called Astrobotic Technology, one of the teams in a competition to become the first private venture to land on the Moon. ...
Star Wars: The Old Republic Now Available for Pre-Order
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Star Wars fans, listen up. Electronic Arts and Bioware on Thursday announced that three custom versions of Star Wars: The Old Republic are now available for pre-order. Gamers who pre-order will get a special redemption code that ...
'Freaky' Mouse Is Immune to Poison
Discovery News
A new hearty mouse has evolved resistance to warfarin and it's headed our way soon. By Jennifer Viegas Interbreeding has likely resulted in a hybrid house mouse that is resistant to a common rodent toxin. The findings show how hybridization can occur ...
The new 'unlimited' data plans from T-Mobile
Mobile Magazine
By Michael Kwan, July 21, 2011 @ 4:20pm I'm tired of this. It's one thing to make boastful claims like having the largest network, the fewest dropped calls, or the fastest data rates. It's another thing altogether to say that you have unlimited data, . .
Capcom is fighting mad
GameSpot
By Giancarlo Varanini, GameSpot Comic-Con 2011: Street Fighter producer gives an update on a possible Darkstalkers game and Street Fighter X Tekken's latest additions: Poison and Yoshimitsu. Who was there: Street Fighter producer, Yoshinori Ono took to ...
$300 Droid Bionic Ad Leak: Real or Fake?
PC Magazine
By Sara Yin What appears to be a leaked Verizon ad for Motorola's highly anticipated Droid Bionic includes an August 4 launch date and $299.99 subsidized pricetag. Picked up by Android Central, the screen shot from Verizon's Droid Does page offers the ...
Acer to buy cloud computing firm iGware for $320 million
Reuters
A man walks past an 'Acer' office during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 18, 2010. By Clare Jim and Argin Chang TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's Acer Inc will buy US-based cloud computing firm iGware Inc for $320 million, the fifth-largest ...
Walgreen to Expand EV Charging Stations
Wall Street Journal
By TESS STYNES Walgreen Co. said its electric-vehicle charging station program will expand to include about 800 of its 7733 stores by the end of the year. The drugstore chain operator began its charging station program late last year, as electricity ...
Facebook users give iPhone app thumbs down
Los Angeles Times
The social networking site planned to release an update to the app after more than 20000 posted negative reviews on Apple's App store, the Financial Times reports. One user called it the "most frustrating app on the market." Facebook has updated the ...
Nexus S for AT&T to Be Released July 24
infoSync World
By Sindre Lia, Thursday 21 July 2011 Google and Samsung have teamed up with Best Buy to make the Nexus S for AT&T available on July 24. The original Nexus S with T-Mobile support has been in stores since late last year, and Sprint earlier this year ...
After Nortel Loss, Google Looks To InterDigital To Strengthen Patent Portfolio
Washington Post
By TechCrunch.com, According to the Wall Street Journal and its unnamed sources, InterDigital only started looking to sell after seeing Google's interest in fleshing out its patent portfolio. “People familiar with the matter” claim that the companies ...
Gmail Adds Call Waiting to Free (For Now) Video Chat
PC Magazine
By Sara Yin Gmail has added call waiting and multiple call support for its in-built Google Voice client, which is free until the end of the year. As Google wrote in a blog post, up to now Gmail users could only make one voice/video call at a time. ...
Google Chrome continues its rapid rise, IE and Firefox fall
ZDNet (blog)
By Ed Bott | July 21, 2011, 5:01pm PDT If you're looking for a tech success story, look no further than Google's Chrome browser. Less than three years old, it has soared in popularity among techies and civilians worldwide. Here's why Microsoft and ...
Shuttle program's end bittersweet to SHS alum
Seguin Gazette-Enterprise
Michael Steele (left) poses with nephew Aaron Ward while giving the youngster a tour of NASA. Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 7:13 pm, Wed Jul 20, 2011. HOUSTON — Mike Steele watched the space shuttle Atlantis blast off for the last ...
Google boosts federal lobbying
Reuters
By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc boosted its spending to lobby the US government by 54 percent in the second quarter, as the world's No.1 Internet search engine faces an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission. ...
Battlefield 3 multiplayer videos arrive en masse
CNET
by Christopher MacManus A new official trailer and some unofficial video for Battlefield 3's multiplayer mode has emerged over the last several days. The 1-minute trailer reveals a frenzied firefight in the new map Operation Metro (located in Paris). ...
Toyota's New Pre-Crash Technology Directs Steering
ABC News
By YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business Writer Toyota is developing a safety technology that takes control of the steering so the vehicle can veer away when it isn't able to stop before impact. Toyota Motor Corp. showed some of its up and coming safety ...
Scion iQ may lead new microcar revolution
USA Today
By Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY In San Francisco, a city known for cable cars, crusty sourdough and intense competition for curbside parking, a tiny car that's a bit more than 10 feet long might sound perfect for commuters. Toyota's new Scion iQ will test ...
Sony insurer says it's not liable for costs of data breach
Register
Sony has been sued by its insurance company, which says the policy it issued doesn't cover a series of high-profile security breaches that exposed personal information associated with more than 100 million accounts. A complaint filed Wednesday by the ...
Used Electric Car Batteries May Get Second Life Storing Power for Grid
New York Times
By JENNY MANDEL of Greenwire After putting in eight to 10 years powering a vehicle, recommissioned batteries from General Motor Co.'s electric Volt cars could be used by utilities to provide backup electric storage for the grid, the company says. ...
Tevatron produces neutron-like particle with strange, bottom quarks
Ars Technica
By John Timmer | Published July 21, 2011 6:47 PM Most of the matter we can see (as opposed to all the dark stuff out there) is comprised of baryons, particles that are a combination of three quarks. The two most familiar baryons, protons and neutrons, ...
Sonos' latest networked music player tones down the sticker shock
Los Angeles Times
Sonos, the Santa Barbara-based manufacturer of networked music players, has introduced its least expensive model to date: the $299 Play:3. Granted, that may still seem pricey for a piece of audio gear, at least to folks who balk at paying more than ...
More Asian carp DNA found near Lake Michigan
Wall Street Journal
AP TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Analysts have discovered more genetic material from Asian carp beyond an electric barrier designed to prevent them from invading the Great Lakes, renewing a debate over the federal government's strategy for protecting the ...
HTC Wildfire S with Android Gingerbread officially announced by T-Mobile USA
Unwired View
By Florin on 21 Jul 11 T-Mobile USA has confirmed the launch of the HTC Wildfire S, which should become available starting August 3. As I assumed yesterday, the carrier is asking less than $100 for the smartphone on contract – $79.99 (after a $50 ...
On the Call: Microsoft CFO Peter Klein
ABC News
By AP Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that its Xbox 360 video game console, Kinect motion-sensing game controller and Xbox Live online games service contributed to record revenue growth in the fourth quarter. During a conference call to discuss its ...

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