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Dow Chemical net profit falls 62 percent

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-07-23 06:23
(Reuters) - Dow Chemical Co said its second-quarter net profit fell 62 percent from a year earlier, when it received $2.2 billion in damages from Kuwait's state chemical company for pulling out of a petrochemical venture in 2008.






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MPs to sue UK.gov over 'ridiculous' EMERGENCY data snooping law

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-23 06:18
DRIP Act was rubber-stamped in THREE days

Two MPs are planning to sue the UK government over its controversial emergency data snooping law, which was rushed through Parliament last week with what they described as “ridiculous and unnecessary haste”.…

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HP's Machine and IBM's $3bn R&D splash – aka how to survive Google

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-23 06:02
Failure to crack next-gen semiconductors threatens to set back humanity

Comment IBM and HP are trying to invent their way out of severe problems that lurk in their future.…

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We're living in a post-open source world

Linux Today - Wed, 2014-07-23 06:00

Infoworld: Increasingly, software isn't sold, it's used to power services offered over the Internet. So why contend with the complexities of open source licensing?

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Turing biopic with Cumberbatch, Knightley to premiere at London Film Festival

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-23 05:26
The Imitation Game covers life of gay war hero super-boffin

Vid Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the legendary codebreaker and computer boffin, will open the prestigious London Film Festival in early October.…

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Hey Intel – that new Pro 2500 SSD looks awfully familiar

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-23 04:58
Chipzilla makes power-shifting tweaks

Comment Intel has announced a Pro 2500 notebook SSD that appears to differ from the previous Pro 1500 by just three comparatively trivial specifications.…

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June Whitfield and EE to old folk: Would you like a nice cup of tea and some internet, dear?

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-23 04:19
And a biscuit, and one of those portable phones. Mm, lovely

EE has realised that while the vast majority of their target market has at least one phone, there is a whole untapped business opportunity in older people. So the company is inviting loads of them around for a cuppa to try and sell them a phone and internet connection.…

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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-07-23 04:15
Jason Koebler writes: According to plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google, personal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits that is regularly sent between apps on you Android phone is harming your battery life. As odd as it sounds, this minor yet demonstrable harm is what will allow their lawsuit to go forward. A federal judge ruled that the claim "requires a heavily and inherently fact-bound inquiry." That means there's a good chance we're about to get a look into the ins and outs of Google's advertising backbone: what information is shared with whom, and when.

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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-07-23 04:15
Jason Koebler writes: According to plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google, personal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits that is regularly sent between apps on you Android phone is harming your battery life. As odd as it sounds, this minor yet demonstrable harm is what will allow their lawsuit to go forward. A federal judge ruled that the claim "requires a heavily and inherently fact-bound inquiry." That means there's a good chance we're about to get a look into the ins and outs of Google's advertising backbone: what information is shared with whom, and when.

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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-07-23 04:15
Jason Koebler writes: According to plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google, personal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits that is regularly sent between apps on you Android phone is harming your battery life. As odd as it sounds, this minor yet demonstrable harm is what will allow their lawsuit to go forward. A federal judge ruled that the claim "requires a heavily and inherently fact-bound inquiry." That means there's a good chance we're about to get a look into the ins and outs of Google's advertising backbone: what information is shared with whom, and when.

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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-07-23 04:15
Jason Koebler writes: According to plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google, personal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits that is regularly sent between apps on you Android phone is harming your battery life. As odd as it sounds, this minor yet demonstrable harm is what will allow their lawsuit to go forward. A federal judge ruled that the claim "requires a heavily and inherently fact-bound inquiry." That means there's a good chance we're about to get a look into the ins and outs of Google's advertising backbone: what information is shared with whom, and when.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-07-23 04:15
Jason Koebler writes: According to plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google, personal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits that is regularly sent between apps on you Android phone is harming your battery life. As odd as it sounds, this minor yet demonstrable harm is what will allow their lawsuit to go forward. A federal judge ruled that the claim "requires a heavily and inherently fact-bound inquiry." That means there's a good chance we're about to get a look into the ins and outs of Google's advertising backbone: what information is shared with whom, and when.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-07-23 04:15
Jason Koebler writes: According to plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google, personal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits that is regularly sent between apps on you Android phone is harming your battery life. As odd as it sounds, this minor yet demonstrable harm is what will allow their lawsuit to go forward. A federal judge ruled that the claim "requires a heavily and inherently fact-bound inquiry." That means there's a good chance we're about to get a look into the ins and outs of Google's advertising backbone: what information is shared with whom, and when.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-07-23 04:15
Jason Koebler writes: According to plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google, personal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits that is regularly sent between apps on you Android phone is harming your battery life. As odd as it sounds, this minor yet demonstrable harm is what will allow their lawsuit to go forward. A federal judge ruled that the claim "requires a heavily and inherently fact-bound inquiry." That means there's a good chance we're about to get a look into the ins and outs of Google's advertising backbone: what information is shared with whom, and when.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Watch what markets don't do as world politics turns nasty

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-07-23 04:06
LONDON (Reuters) - Like so much in the investment world of late, it's what financial markets are not doing right now that is most intriguing.
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HP and Microsoft prove it again: Big Business Doesn't Create Jobs

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-23 04:00
SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club

Worstall on Wednesday The recent news of layoffs from computing giants provides proof, once again, of an old economic saw. It's not actually big businesses that create jobs, it's the small and new ones that do.…

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Tall, dark, but no stranger: Quantum polishes its DXi range

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:39
500TB box with self-encryption slots into existing range

Quantum has refreshed its dedupe box operating system and run up a fresh and faster hardware box.…

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NO MORE ALL CAPS and other pleasures of Visual Studio 14

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:20
Unpicking a packed preview that breaks down ASP.NET

Review Microsoft has released a second preview of the next major release of Visual Studio.…

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Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-23 02:55
'Prevent people that are passing by to hook up to your network', pleads plod

Bungling cops in Yorkshire have called upon householders to lock down their Wi-Fi after mistaking a free hotspot user for a piggybacking connection thief.…

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'Flawless' Thai army ruler would be good PM: junta colleague

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-07-23 02:49
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai General Prayuth Chan-ocha has run the country flawlessly since he seized power in a military coup in May and would make a good prime minister under a provisional administration to be set up shortly, a junta colleague said on Wednesday.






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