Archive: 28/03/2011

eBay to buy GSI Commerce for $2.4 billion

Online auction giant eBay announced Monday that it has agreed to acquire GSI Commerce, a provider of electronic commerce and interactive marketing services, for $29.25 a share or $2.4 billion.

dateMar 28, 2011 in Business
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Workshop offers geeks industrial-strength toys

(AP) -- In the tech-obsessed South of Market neighborhood that digital sensations like Twitter and Zynga call home, a newfangled workshop for would-be inventors blends a startup sensibility with the area's historic manufacturing ...

dateMar 28, 2011 in Other
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Biosensors: Hormonal attractions

Estrogen receptor (ER) proteins play a major role in controlling the transcription of genetic information from DNA to messenger RNA in cells. Understanding how ER proteins interact with specific DNA regulatory sequences may ...

dateMar 28, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Explained: rad, rem, sieverts, becquerels

Sometimes it must seem as though reports on releases of radioactive materials from Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear powerplant in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami are going out of their way to confuse ...

dateMar 28, 2011 in Other
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