US launches air pollution data in Shanghai
The United States consulate in Shanghai has begun issuing its own pollution statistics, giving a much more pessimistic assessment of the city's air quality than official Chinese data.
Privacy worries dog Facebook ahead of IPO
Some 900 million people like Facebook. But when they realize their private information is being bought and sold, some don't like it so much.
At least half of S.Korea cellphone users on smartphones
Smartphones now account for more than half of all South Korea's mobile phones following the iPhone's belated debut in the tech-savvy country in late 2009, according to industry figures.
Sony, Panasonic eye next generation TV tie up
Japan's cash-bleeding electronics giants Sony and Panasonic are looking to join forces to produce next generation televisions in a bid to claw back market from South Korean rivals, according to a report.
Balding disease killing Australia's wombats
A mystery liver disease thought to be caused by introduced weeds is causing hairy-nosed wombats in southern Australia to go bald and die, researchers said Tuesday.
WWF says over-consumption threatens planet
The spiralling global population and over-consumption are threatening the future health of the planet, according to conservation group WWF.
Software piracy costs record $63.4 billion in 2011: study
Software piracy cost the industry a record $63.4 billion globally in 2011 with emerging economies listed as the main culprits, an annual study said Tuesday.
Gold rush sweeps Latin America, Amazon suffers
A new gold rush is sweeping through Latin America with devastating consequences, ravaging tropical forests and dumping toxic chemicals as illegal miners fight against big international projects.
Yahoo soap opera features new cast of leaders
(AP) -- Yahoo's dysfunctional turnaround efforts have morphed into a Silicon Valley soap opera, one that has taken another strange twist with the Internet company's ousting of CEO Scott Thompson just four ...
Three-man Soyuz crew departs for space station
(AP) -- A three-man crew blasted off from a space center in southern Kazakhstan Tuesday morning on board a Russian-made Soyuz craft for a four-and-half-month stay at the International Space Station.
Study: Phone co customer satisfaction evens out
(AP) -- Improvements in customer satisfaction at Sprint Nextel Corp. and AT&T Inc. have narrowed differences among the Big 4 wireless carriers to the point that they're basically even in terms of pleasing their subscribers, ...
Poll: Half of Americans call Facebook a fad
(AP) -- Half of Americans think Facebook is a passing fad, according to the results of a new Associated Press-CNBC poll. And, in the run-up to the social network's initial public offering of stock, half of ...