Archive: 04/26/2011

Google to correct map highlighting Rio slums

Internet giant Google has agreed to redo its online map of Rio de Janeiro within a year after being criticized for giving undue prominence to the Brazilian city's notorious favelas.

Apr 26, 2011
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Teleprompter inventor Schlafly dies in Conn. at 91

(AP) -- Hubert "Hub" Schlafly, a key member of the team that invented the teleprompter and rescued decades' worth of soap opera actors, newscasters and politicians from the embarrassment of stumbling over ...

Apr 26, 2011
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Power-slurping signs

Every eight seconds, the message changed. Drivers whizzing by on I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia might have seen an ad for American Idol, which then flashed to ones for a Sixers game, a Target sale, 95.7 Ben-FM, and a Lenovo ...

Apr 26, 2011
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Amazon.com's profit tumbles more than expected

(AP) -- Amazon.com said Tuesday that its net income fell 33 percent in the latest quarter, a steeper drop than Wall Street expected as the online retailer poured more money into expanding its operations.

Apr 26, 2011
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