12 January 2012

Has Facebook Peaked Too Soon?

Has Facebook Peaked Too Soon?
There's a delicate art in working out when it is best to IPO a company. There are a number of different factors which will influence the price or valuation of the company. And according to one way of looking at these it's possible that Facebook has got ...

Steve Ballmer Reboots
By Ashlee Vance They had his dining room waiting. Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive and one of the richest men in the world, often eats privately at a Bellevue (Wash.) steakhouse whose name remains, at the behest of his security guards, ...


New 4G auction plan could clear deadlock
By David Meyer, ZDNet UK, 12 January, 2012 16:09 @superglaze The telecoms regulator Ofcom has issued revised proposals for the upcoming 4G spectrum auction, in a move that may end delays to the rollout of fast mobile broadband. ...

world's smallest vertebrate
Fox News
NEW ORLEANS – A frog that can perch on the tip of your pinkie with room to spare has been claimed as the world's smallest vertebrate species, out-tinying a fish that got the title in 2006. But the discoverer of another weensy fish disputes the claim. ...

Fox News

Microsoft Licenses Patents To LG For Android, Chrome OS Devices
Wall Street Journal
By Matt Jarzemsky Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) agreed to license a "broad" assortment of patents to LG Electronics Inc. (066570.SE, Q.LGE), the software company's latest such deal with a maker of mobile devices ...

Xerox CEO's cure for US educational woes: 'Cool' and cash
CES 2012 The Chairman and CEO of Xerox believes that one way to fix the US educational system is to make science, technology, engineering, and math "cool". Another is money. "We have to celebrate the things that we desire," Ursula Burns told her ...

Microsoft Eclipses Yahoo in US Search for 1st Time
Fox News
Microsoft Corp. has finally reached a long-sought and expensive goal - its Bing search engine now ranks second behind Google in the Internet's most lucrative market. Bing and Microsoft's other websites fielded 2.75 billion search requests in the US ...

Fox News

First Wireless Speaker From a High-End Company
Discovery News
Yesterday in a private press briefing away from the bustling CES tradeshow floor, Bang & Olufsen revealed their new offshoot: B&O Play. With the same extreme attention to humanistic design, detail, craftsmanship and performance that characterizes the ...

Google Science Fair Opens Today!
National Geographic
The annual Google Science Fair opens today, calling anyone and everyone 13 to 18 years old to push the edges of our knowledge and help pave the way to the future. Just like a school science fair, entrants submit their idea, perform their experiments ...

EPA Web tool tracks major greenhouse gas sources
Los Angeles Times
By Neela Banerjee The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a new interactive website Wednesday that allows users to track the total annual greenhouse gas emissions of power plants, oil refineries and other big industrial facilities that account for ...

Los Angeles Times

Bookies set odds on Apple NYC launch
By Caleb Cox • Get more from this author With so many flooding the interweb on a daily basis, it can be rather difficult to assess the legitimacy of Apple rumours. But you can always trust a bookie, right? Paddy Power has started taking wagers on what ...

Google's love-hate relationship with China back on
by Don Reisinger January 12, 2012 7:27 AM PST Google and China have had a strained relationship over the years, but now, the search giant is trying to change that. According to the Wall Street Journal, which sat down with Daniel Alegre, Google's top...


League of Legends developer takes anti-SOPA stance, urges players to write to ...
Riot Games, developer of popular free-to-play online game League of Legends, has announced its opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Chief Executive Office Brandon Beck announced in a forum statement “While we do support efforts to prevent ...

Gray wolf moving east in northeastern Calif.
San Jose Mercury News
AP SUSANVILLE, Calif.—A lone gray wolf that has zigzagged hundreds of miles through Oregon and California has been moving east and is now in Lassen County. California wildlife officials said Tuesday that the male wolf, the first gray seen in the state ...

Google TV adds OnLive game service
TG Daily
In addition to touting major hardware support at CES, Google TV is also getting new content partners. OnLive, a cloud-based gaming service, has pledged to support Google TV with a dedicated app that lets users play games from their TV with no external ...

TG Daily

Stratfor relaunches website after Christmas hack
BBC News
Global intelligence analysis firm Stratfor has relaunched its website after a hack attack forced it offline on Christmas Day. The attack brought down Stratfor's servers and exposed thousands of customer credit card numbers and other personal ...

BBC News

Facebook Comments Box Goes Mobile, No Twitter for Olympics Volunteers
Welcome to this morning's edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world. Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories. Facebook has launched its Comments Box plugin for ...

Ericsson seeks to cash in on patents
By Mikael Ricknäs IDG News Service - As wireless access is added to new types of devices, Ericsson is reorganizing its licensing department in an effort to make more money from its patents, the company said on Thursday. The Swedish telecommunication ...

Tech Today: Google Makes New Push in China
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Tom Loftus Google Makes New Push in China: Two years after a high-profile spat with China over censorship, the search giant is making a big push in the country, hiring engineers and working to capitalize on the popularity of its Android devices ...

Sony Singing Apple's Tune
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Daisuke Wakabayashi Sony's music service is moving into Apple's neighborhood. Sony's subscription-based streaming music service, Music Unlimited, will be available as an app for Apple iPhones and iPads sometime this quarter. Sony Corp. ...

Kia Chooses Las Vegas, Not Detroit, for EV Debuts
New York Times (blog)
By JERRY GARRETT Jerry Garrett for The New York TimesKia Naimo EV, one of the electric vehicles shown by Kia at the Consumer Electronics Show. LAS VEGAS — Rather than at a traditional auto salon like the one running concurrently in Detroit, ...

New York Times (blog)

An Otherworldly Discovery: Billions of Other Planets
Wall Street Journal
By ROBERT LEE HOTZ Astronomers said Wednesday that each of the 100 billion stars in the Milky Way probably has at least one companion planet. Lee Hotz has details on The News Hub. Photo: AP Astronomers said Wednesday that each of the 100 billion stars ...

Wall Street Journal

2013 Cadillac ATS: Rear- or all-wheel drive sport sedan - Detroit Free Press
San Francisco Luxury News
What's going on in the world of luxury autos? You know how we love Mercedes, Bentley, Maybach and the rest. Here is an interesting item we saw. Light and luxurious, powerful and fuel-efficient, the Cadillac ATS was created to challenge the BMW 3 series ...

Powerful Performance and Efficiency added to the 2013 Porsche Boxster
Automotive Discovery
The 2013 Porsche Boxster highlights the most comprehensive changes in the history of this favorite Porsche model. Not only did the chassis get completely redesigned, but the two-seat convertible also has an entirely replaced lightweight body. ...

Internet piracy bill splits technology, entertainment industries ...
Legislation to thwart Internet piracy is dividing Capitol Hill lawmakers and has the entertainment industry facing off against the technology industry. At least one major social media website is planning a daylong blackout next week to protest the ...
mcclatchydc.com: Latest Headlines

Griffin Technology knows CES is no child's play | Ubergizmo
By Edwin Kee
[CES 2012] When it comes to a high profile show like CES, you know for sure that getting everything in place can prove to be quite a challenge, and all parties from PR firms to the product company itself have [...]

Homeland Security Is Monitoring The Drudge Report, The New York ...
By Adam Clark Estes
It's unclear exactly why, but the Department of Homeland has been operating a "Social Networking/Media Capability" program to monitor the top blogs, forums and social networks for at least the past 18 months.
The Atlantic Wire

Twitter fights Google over "bad" search technology — RT
It's a battle of the Internet bigwigs in Silicon Valley. Following a change in Google's search feature format, Twitter has challenged the move as a “bad” one for the Web giants.
News RSS : Today

Kodak Says Apple is Stealing Technology in iPhone, iPad, iPod ...
By Joshua L. Weinstein
Kodak sues over technology that lets people share photographs directly from digital cameras without having to transfer pictures to computers.
TheWrap.com - Entertainment Industry...

CES 2012: Nanosys Redefining "Colorful" In Computer Screens with ...
By Jaymi Heimbuch
With a relatively minor change in manufacturing processes, companies making everythign from laptops to TVs can give viewers 100% color accuracy without using extra energy.
Latest Items from TreeHugger

Samsung Demoes Ultra-Wide Band Wireless USB Technology [CES ...
By Quentyn Kennemer
We had a chance to hang out with Samsung at CES and they were on hand to show off some of the wares that you don't see in the news everyday. One of those things.
Android Phone Fans

Al's Journal : Clean Energy Technology Saves You Money
By Al Gore
"Here's the plain and simple fact – clean energy technology can actually save you money. Chances are you know this, but there's a lot of misinformation out there – so here's a quick fact check for when you hear claims that clean energy isn't ...
Al's Journal

Mascoma readies commercial strategy for Mascoma Grain Technology
By Meghan Sapp
In New Hampshire, Mascoma says that it has implemented key components of the commercialization strategy for its Mascoma Grain Technology, or MGT, yeast product, which is the first commercial application of Mascoma's proprietary ...
Biofuels Digest

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