Archive: 01/18/2012

EBay reports higher 4Q earnings, revenue (Update)

(AP) -- EBay reported on Wednesday that its net income grew sharply in the fourth quarter, helped by a gain from the sale of its remaining investment in Skype. Its results beat Wall Street's expectations, ...

Jan 18, 2012
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Why smart growth frustrates players in the system: study

Maryland planners, developers and land-use advocates consider the state's smart growth tools too weak, frustrating their desire for development within existing urban areas, finds a new University of Maryland ...

Jan 18, 2012
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The great gas hydrate escape

For some time, researchers have explored flammable ice for low-carbon or alternative fuel or as a place to store carbon dioxide. Now, a computer analysis of the ice and gas compound, known as a gas hydrate, ...

Jan 18, 2012
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Ancient popcorn discovered in Peru

People living along the coast of Peru were eating popcorn 1,000 years earlier than previously reported and before ceramic pottery was used there, according to a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Ac ...

Jan 18, 2012
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Astronomers find a dark matter galaxy far, far away

(PhysOrg.com) -- A faint “satellite galaxy” 10 billion light years from Earth is the lowest-mass object ever detected at such a distance, says University of California, Davis, physics professor Chris ...

Jan 18, 2012
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Review: Thunderbird innovates, but Web mail wins

The last time I relied on email software for personal messaging, George W. Bush was starting his second term, Pluto was still a planet and the Motorola Razr was America's most popular mobile phone.

Jan 18, 2012
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Protest exposes Silicon Valley-Hollywood rivalry

In a move that heightens the growing tension between Silicon Valley and Hollywood, Wikipedia and other websites went dark Wednesday in protest of two congressional proposals intended to thwart the online piracy ...

Jan 18, 2012
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