Archive: 17/03/2009

Earth Explorer mission GOCE launches

This afternoon, the Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) satellite developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) was lofted into a near-Sun-synchronous, low Earth orbit by a Rockot launcher lifting ...

dateMar 17, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Discovery sues Amazon.com over Kindle patent

(AP) -- Discovery Communications Inc. says the Kindle electronic book readers from Amazon.com Inc. violate a patent that Discovery registered in 2007. Discovery sued Amazon in Delaware on Tuesday.

dateMar 17, 2009 in Business
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Nokia to lay off 1,700 worldwide

(AP) -- Nokia Corp. said Tuesday it will lay off 1,700 people worldwide to cut costs, as the global economic downturn strikes deeper into the mobile phone sector.

dateMar 17, 2009 in Business
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Web world for music fans hopes to gain following

(AP) -- Music fans who want to mix games and social networking while listening to songs on the Internet now have a site called Loudcrowd, created in part by developers behind "Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero."

dateMar 17, 2009 in Internet
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