• Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Associated Press - 23 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed computer virus. More »Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

  • SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

    2 hours 47 minutes ago

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week. More »SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

  • 5 features an Amazon phone might offer

    Associated Press - 2 hours 53 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer. More »5 features an Amazon phone might offer

  • Dutch man's case linked to Amanda Todd

    Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian police confirmed an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed into exposing herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide after detailing her harassment on a YouTube video watched by millions around the world. More »Dutch man's case linked to Amanda Todd

  • SpaceX rocket lifts off for space station cargo run

    Reuters - 5 hours ago

    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Friday to deliver a cargo capsule to the International Space Station for NASA. The 208-foot-tall (63-meter-tall) rocket, built and operated by privately owned Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, bolted off its seaside launch pad at 3:25 p.m. EDT (1925 GMT), darting through overcast skies as it headed toward orbit. The Dragon cargo ship, which is loaded with about 5,000 pounds (2,300 kg) of equipment, science experiments and supplies, is due to reach the station on Sunday. The station, a $100 billion research laboratory owned by 15 nations, flies about 260 miles (418 km) above Earth. More »SpaceX rocket lifts off for space station cargo run

  • Mt. Gox suitors seek support to save bitcoin exchange

    Reuters - 5 hours ago

    (Reuters) - A group of investors seeking to buy Mt. Gox has launched a website to garner support from creditors of the bankrupt bitcoin exchange to prevent a liquidation of its assets. More »Mt. Gox suitors seek support to save bitcoin exchange

  • New Russia sanctions threats as Ukraine stalemate goes on

    Reuters - 7 hours ago

    By Thomas Grove and Aleksandar Vasovic SLAVIANSK/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - A day after an international deal in Geneva to defuse the East-West crisis in Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists vowed not to end their occupation of public buildings and Washington threatened further sanctions on Moscow if the stalemate continued. Leaders of gunmen who have taken over city halls and other sites in and around Donetsk this month in pursuit of demands for a Crimea-style referendum on union with Russia, rejected the agreement struck in Geneva by Ukraine, Russia, the United States and European Union and demanded on Friday that the leaders of the Kiev uprising must first quit their own government offices. More »New Russia sanctions threats as Ukraine stalemate goes on

  • US newspaper industry revenue fell 2.6 pct in 2013

    Associated Press - 7 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. newspaper industry revenue fell last year, as increases in circulation revenue weren't high enough to make up for shrinking demand for print advertising, an industry trade group said Friday. More »US newspaper industry revenue fell 2.6 pct in 2013

  • SpaceX launches supplies to space station

    Associated Press - 8 hours ago

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The SpaceX company returned to orbit Friday, launching fresh supplies to the International Space Station after more than a month's delay. More »SpaceX launches supplies to space station

  • Brazilian tycoon Batista investigated for financial crimes - reports

    Reuters - 8 hours ago

    Brazil´s federal police have opened an investigation into former billionaire Eike Batista for financial crimes, including insider trading, manipulation of markets and money laundering, Brazilian media reported on Friday. If the police probe leads to criminal charges against Batista, it would be yet another major blow for a businessman once hailed as Brazil's model entrepreneur and symbol of its economic success. Batista´s EBX oil, mining and logistics empire, which two years ago was valued at $60 billion, collapsed last year in a mountain of debt and massive filings for bankruptcy protection. A week ago, Brazil's securities commission, CVM, announced that Batista was under investigation for insider trading as chairman of his now-bankrupt oil-producing company Óleo and Gás Participações SA, formerly known as OGX, and its sister company, shipbuilder OSX Brasil SA. Batista is now being investigated by the police at the request of federal prosecutors in Rio de Janeiro for financial crimes involving the allegedly illegal sales of shares before his conglomerate fell apart, O Globo newspaper reported. More »Brazilian tycoon Batista investigated for financial crimes - reports

  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

    Associated Press - 10 hours ago

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more. More »NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

  • Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court - media

    Reuters - 10 hours ago

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan applied to Turkey's constitutional court on Friday to challenge the alleged violation of his and his family's rights by social media, broadcaster CNN Turk and other media said. His government blocked Twitter and YouTube in March, drawing international condemnation, after audio recordings, purportedly showing corruption in his inner circle, were leaked on their sites. YouTube remains blocked. Friday's media reports could not immediately be confirmed. (Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Mark Heinrich) More »Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court - media

  • Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court

    Reuters - 10 hours ago

    By Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan applied to Turkey's constitutional court on Friday to challenge the alleged violation of his and his family's rights by social media, a senior official in his office told Reuters. Erdogan's government blocked Twitter and YouTube in March, drawing international condemnation, after audio recordings, purportedly showing corruption in his inner circle, were leaked on their sites. The Twitter block was lifted earlier this month after the constitutional court ruled that it breached freedom of expression, a decision Erdogan has since said was wrong and should be overturned. YouTube remains blocked in Turkey. More »Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court

  • NASA robotic spacecraft ends mission with crash into the moon

    Reuters - 11 hours ago

    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - A robotic U.S. spacecraft ended a pioneering mission to map dust and gases around the moon with a planned, kamikaze crash into the lunar surface early on Friday, NASA officials said. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, or LADEE, had been flying at increasingly lower altitudes to study how dust is lifted off the lunar surface and what gases comprise the moon’s so-called exosphere – the region of space surrounding the airless moon. NASA officials had planned to crash the spacecraft into the moon, after it transmitted its final batch of data. Before hitting the lunar surface, LADEE was traveling at 3,600 mph (5,790 kph), three times faster than a high-powered rifle bullet, so the spacecraft not only broke apart upon impact, but pieces of it likely vaporized. More »NASA robotic spacecraft ends mission with crash into the moon

  • Ukraine separatists reject diplomatic deal to disarm

    Reuters - 11 hours ago

    By Thomas Grove and Aleksandar Vasovic SLAVIANSK/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Friday they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and would not move out of public buildings they have seized until the Kiev government stepped down. The agreement, brokered by the United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union in Geneva on Thursday, seemed to be the best hope of defusing a stand-off in Ukraine that has dragged East-West relations to their lowest level since the Cold War. Ukraine's acting president and prime minister offered some of their strongest pledges yet to strengthen constitutional rights to use the Russian language to try and defuse the protests but Kiev also said its efforts to root out the separatists would continue. More »Ukraine separatists reject diplomatic deal to disarm

  • Storms threaten 2nd launch try to space station

    Associated Press - 12 hours ago

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX returned to the launch pad Friday in hopes of finally delivering supplies to the International Space Station, but stormy weather threatened to interfere. More »Storms threaten 2nd launch try to space station

  • Reliance Q4 sales rise, refining margin narrows

    Reuters - 13 hours ago

    By Aradhana Aravindan and Sumeet Chatterjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Energy company Reliance Industries Ltd posted nearly flat fourth-quarter profits, in line with estimates, as a slimmer margin in its oil refining business offset higher revenue. Reliance, which operates the world's biggest refining complex in western India, reported net profit of 56.31 billion rupees for the quarter to end-March, compared with analysts' expectations of 56.62 billion rupees. Investors have focussed, however, on the oil and gas production business at Reliance, India's second most valuable company which is controlled by its richest man, Mukesh Ambani. The upstream business, which is small relative to refining, has several concessions including the Krishna Godavari D6 block off India's east cost. More »Reliance Q4 sales rise, refining margin narrows

  • Turkish president rules out role swap with Erdogan

    Reuters - 13 hours ago

    By Orhan Coskun and Humeyra Pamuk ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's president appeared to rule out a job swap with Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan when his term as head of state ends in a few months, signalling strains between the allies following months of political tension. President Abdullah Gul's comments on Friday threw open the question of who might succeed Erdogan if he runs for president in an August election as expected, and raised the prospect of him picking a close loyalist to cement his grip on power. More »Turkish president rules out role swap with Erdogan

  • Do you think you have enough knowledge to dominate Indonesia’s market? (Startup Asia preview)

    Tech in Asia - 14 hours ago

    The startup ecosystem is still very young, but we are seeing healthy growth in investment and tech industry interest inside the country. But is the infrastructure ready yet for you to enter? More »Do you think you have enough knowledge to dominate Indonesia’s market? (Startup Asia preview)

  • Japan will conduct Pacific whale hunt in wake of court ruling

    Reuters - 14 hours ago

    By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Friday it would conduct a sharply scaled down form of its annual Northwest Pacific whaling campaign this year despite an international court ruling last month against the mainstay of its whaling programme in the Antarctic. The decision to proceed with the hunt was certain to provoke international anger and promptly drew the fire of environmentalists. Tokyo's decades-old and disputed "scientific whaling" programme suffered a blow last month when the International Court of Justice (ICJ), in a surprise ruling, ordered a halt to its annual hunts in the Southern Ocean. That prompted Japan to cancel whaling there for 2014-2015. More »Japan will conduct Pacific whale hunt in wake of court ruling

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