Archive: 07/26/2012

News Corp buys stake in Web video player Roku

(AP) — News Corp. is taking a stake in Internet video streaming set-top box maker Roku Inc. and putting one of its senior executives on Roku's board of directors as it seeks a greater role in distributing video over ...

Jul 26, 2012
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Online poker payment processor sentenced in US

(AP) — A man accused of helping online poker companies move billions of dollars in illegal gambling proceeds overseas from U.S. customers has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Jul 26, 2012
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NIST updates guidance on network attacks and malware

Detecting and stopping malicious attacks on computer networks is a central focus of computer security these days. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is asking for comments on two updated guides on malicious ...

Jul 26, 2012
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Twitter: Data center problems caused outage

(AP) — Twitter blamed systems failures — not a crush of traffic around the Olympic games — for an outage on Thursday that saw people around the world experience problems accessing the micro ...

Jul 26, 2012
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Write-off contributes to NY Times losses

The New York Times Co. posted a loss of $88.1 million in the previous quarter on Thursday, as a write-off in the value of website About.com wiped out gains from increased online subscriptions.

Jul 26, 2012
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Controlling monkey brains and behavior with light

Researchers reporting online on July 26 in Current Biology have for the first time shown that they can control the behavior of monkeys by using pulses of blue light to very specifically activate particular brain cells. The fi ...

Jul 26, 2012
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