Archive: 09/27/2012

Comcast, NBCUniversal get behind zeebox app

(AP)—Comcast Corp. and its NBCUniversal subsidiary are taking a stake in zeebox, the maker of a so-called "second screen" app that people can fiddle with on mobile devices while they watch TV.

dateSep 27, 2012 in Telecom
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Australia shark attacks spark kill orders

Sharks that stray too close to beaches on Australia's west coast will be caught and killed under a new government plan in response to an unprecedented spate of fatalities.

dateSep 27, 2012 in Ecology
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Google's Brazil chief detained in YouTube case

(AP)—Google Inc.'s head of operations in Brazil was detained by the country's federal police Wednesday after the company failed to heed a judge's order to take down YouTube videos that the court ruled violate ...

dateSep 27, 2012 in Internet
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NZ PM apologises to Dotcom for spy bungle

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key apologised Thursday to Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom over an "unacceptable" bungle by government spies leading up to the arrest of the Megaupload boss.

dateSep 27, 2012 in Business
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LG accuses Samsung of infringing patents

South Korea's LG Display, one of the world's top flat-screen TV makers, said Thursday it had filed a patent infringement suit against Samsung Electronics over the use of advanced displays.

dateSep 27, 2012 in Business
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Chocolate makes snails smarter

Chocolate isn't usually on the diet for snails, but when Lee Fruson and Ken Lukowiak from the University of Calgary, became curious about the effects of diet on memory, they decided to try a flavonoid from ...

dateSep 27, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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