Archive: 10/25/2012

Mobile phone app developers take on Africa

The scene might pass for a high-tech forum in California, but the young entrepreneurs presenting their products on stage are Africans, keen to show off low-tech applications for the continent.

dateOct 25, 2012 in Telecom
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Amazon posts 3Q results below expectations

(AP)—Amazon's stock is falling after the world's largest online retailer reported third-quarter results below Wall Street's expectations, including a large loss that was weighed by its stake in online deals service LivingSocial.

dateOct 25, 2012 in Business
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Tokyo prepares for the 'Big One'

Seen from atop the towering Tokyo Sky Tree, the patchwork of narrow alleyways and ramshackle houses that make up Tokyo's Sumida district is a picturesque throwback to the Japan of yesteryear.

dateOct 25, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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News.me ditched to focus on Digg

News.me applications for helping Twitter users stay in tune with happenings being tracked by friends faded into history on Thursday as their owner shifted resources to reviving social news site Digg.

dateOct 25, 2012 in Internet
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Small fish, big opportunity

Sometimes the environmental challenges facing our oceans seem so large that it's hard to know where to start solving them. Changes in climate, degradation of habitat and rising demand to feed an ever-growing world population ...

dateOct 25, 2012 in Ecology
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