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A Fox-Time Warner deal would give Murdoch new heft in China

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-07-21 05:18
(Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's plan to buy Time Warner would help the Twenty-First Century Fox chairman make larger inroads in China, a fast-growing market that media moguls are finding hard to crack.

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Citi’s Banamex, regulator clash over who played key role in loan fraud

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-07-21 05:18
MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Preliminary findings of a probe by Citigroup’s Mexican unit, Banamex, into how it lost more than $500 million in a corporate loan fraud differ markedly from the results of a separate investigation by the Mexican banking regulator.
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Thai media call on junta to ease restrictions

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-07-21 05:16
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai media organizations called on the military government on Monday to ease restrictions after the junta said it would shut down news outlets putting out what it considers critical coverage.

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Indonesian leader urges presidential election loser to concede

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-07-21 05:13
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's outgoing leader on Monday came within a whisker of telling retired general Prabowo Subianto to admit defeat so that the country's most bitterly fought leadership contest could be resolved.
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China sends spy ship off Hawaii during U.S.-led drills

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-07-21 05:12
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has sent a spy ship to international waters off of Hawaii during a giant U.S.-led naval exercise involving 22 countries, even as Beijing participates in the drills for the first time this year, the U.S. Navy said on Sunday.

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So whither Microsoft? If Nadella knows, he's keeping it well hidden

The Register - Mon, 2014-07-21 05:00
A thousand cuts, but no actual death

Analysis After Microsoft’s biggest jobs bloodbath, we’re still not much wiser about what Microsoft will look like in five years' time. Steve Ballmer turned the focus from PCs to devices and services: manufacturing its own devices, and promoting its own services regardless of the platform. Satya Nadella was supposed to bring further clarity.…

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Clouds gathering above Big Blue's storage empire

The Register - Mon, 2014-07-21 04:27
Public cumuli from AWS, Google and Microsoft, to be specific

The Big Blue IT colossus' storage revenues have carried on declining, with only FlashSystems showing growth, and stellar growth at that.…

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Snowden Seeks To Develop Anti-Surveillance Technologies

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-07-21 04:07
An anonymous reader writes Speaking via a Google Hangout at the Hackers on Planet Earth Conference, Edward Snowden says he plans to work on technology to preserve personal data privacy and called on programmers and the tech industry to join his efforts. "You in this room, right now have both the means and the capability to improve the future by encoding our rights into programs and protocols by which we rely every day," he said. "That is what a lot of my future work is going to be involved in."

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BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled

The Register - Mon, 2014-07-21 04:06
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on

The BBC is scrambling to fix what appears to be a number of severe technical glitches on its network, after its website and catch-up TV service were hit by a major outage at the weekend.…

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Party like it's <i>not</i> 1999: Cry FREEDOM for a better web

The Register - Mon, 2014-07-21 04:01
Lumpy but free - the future is here

Programming the Web, Pt. I If you travelled back to 1999 and told web developers that one day hundreds of them would pony up cold hard cash to get a feature in a web browser, none of them would have believed you.…

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There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES

The Register - Mon, 2014-07-21 03:39
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught

Analysis A new report from the European Audiovisual Observatory shows what a sorry state European TV and film production is in when compared with the US market, and shows that US programming is increasing its stranglehold on European TV and video services.…

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Banning handheld phone use by drivers had NO effect on accident rate - study

The Register - Mon, 2014-07-21 03:04
Some new ban obviously in order. Radios? Children?

Recent legislation banning the use of handheld phones by drivers had basically no effect on the number of road accidents, according to a new study.…

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Snowden wants YOU – yes, YOU – to build spy-busting tech

The Register - Mon, 2014-07-21 02:45
Says it's your civic duty to turn our KIDS into SYSADMINS

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wants the geeks of the world to develop anti-spying technology to prevent governments spying on their citizens.…

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U.S. presses case against Russia on downed jet as horror deepens

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-07-21 02:44
HRABOVE Ukraine/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry laid out what he called overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as international horror deepened over the fate of the victims' remains.

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Activist investor plans to de-federate EMC: report

The Register - Mon, 2014-07-21 02:27
Elliott Management Corp puts a billion bucks on the table to spin out VMware

Activist investors have taken a billion-dollar stake in EMC in order to break apart its federation and spin out VMware, according to The Wall Street Journal.…

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The Sun took a day off last week and made NO sunspots

The Register - Mon, 2014-07-21 02:20
Someone needs to get that lazy star cooking again before things get cold around here

The Sun seems to have given itself a few days off.…

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CAIDA to survey peers, colo sheds and ISPs for new map of internet

The Register - Mon, 2014-07-21 02:02
Also changes name from CAIDA to CAIDA, just to confuse things

CAIDA – the group of router boffins established at the University of California to research 'net traffic and look for solutions to threats to Internet stability – has given itself a new name.…

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Orange spent weekend spamming customers with TXTs

The Register - Mon, 2014-07-21 01:28
Zero, not infinity, is the Magic Number customers want

Customers of UK mobile carrier Orange have spent the weekend nursing their thumbs after receiving a deluge of unwanted TXT messages.…

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Cave pits, ideal for human bases, FOUND ON MOON

The Register - Mon, 2014-07-21 01:08
Come on in out of the radiation and meteorites, and enjoy the unchanging temperature

Moon-gazing boffins have found many steep-sided, shaft-like pits which might have caves or overhangs that would be ideal locations for lunar bases of the future.…

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Researchers Create Origami Wheels That Can Change Size

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-07-21 01:03
rtoz writes Researchers from Seoul National University have designed a robotic wheel based on the origami "magic ball pattern," which is a traditional technique used to create folded paper spheres. This robotic wheel can change its radius to create larger wheels to climb over things, and shrink back to a smaller size to squeeze under obstacles. The diameter of the wheels changes automatically to enable the robot to either be strong or speedy. The scientists think their innovation could one day be used for interplanetary rovers as the wheel can be folded up and "inflate" itself.

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