Archive: 11/2/2011

Americans' circle of confidantes is down to two

Although the average Facebook user may gave some 130 "friends," in reality, Americans have, on average, slightly more than two confidantes, down from three 25 years ago, but the size of this social network has stabilized ...

dateNov 02, 2011 in Social Sciences
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S&P downgrades Panasonic one notch to 'A'

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's on Wednesday said it had downgraded Japan's Panasonic one notch to "A" with a negative outlook, citing pressure on its digital products such as flat panel TVs.

dateNov 02, 2011 in Business
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PayPal opens Southeast Asian operations centre

PayPal, the US-based online payment giant, has moved to expand its global presence with its first Southeast Asian operations centre, the latest in a string of similar offices around the globe.

dateNov 02, 2011 in Internet
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New cyber attack on Japan parliament

Japan's parliament has come under cyber attack again, apparently from the same emails linked to a China-based server that have already hit several lawmakers' computers, an official said Wednesday.

dateNov 02, 2011 in Internet
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New break up fears for stricken N. Z. ship

Officers from a ship stuck on a New Zealand reef faced fresh charges Wednesday as fears were raised the vessel was close to breaking up and could spill more oil, worsening the environmental disaster.

dateNov 02, 2011 in Environment
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Sony headed for fourth straight year in the red

(AP) -- Sony reported a 27 billion yen ($346 million) loss for the latest quarter and downgraded its annual earnings forecast Wednesday to stay in the red for the fourth year straight, battered by the strong yen and poor ...

dateNov 02, 2011 in Business
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UK: Disorder no excuse to clamp down on Internet

(AP) -- Governments must not clamp down on Internet and mobile phone networks at times of social unrest, the British government said Tuesday - weeks after suggesting police should do just that during riots.

dateNov 02, 2011 in Internet
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