Archive: 07/28/2009

China to ban violent online games

(AP) -- China has banned Web sites from advertising or linking to games that glamorize violence, another step in China's censorship campaign aimed at ensuring social stability ahead of the 60th anniversary of communist rule ...

dateJul 28, 2009 in Internet
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Taser unveils multi-shot stun gun

Manufacturers of the Taser stun gun on Monday unveiled a new handheld weapon on Monday which is capable of shocking three people without having to reload.

dateJul 28, 2009 in Other
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Sprint Nextel to buy Virgin Mobile USA

(AP) -- Sprint Nextel Corp. is intensifying its focus on the fast-growing market for prepaid cell phone service with a $483 million deal to buy Virgin Mobile USA Inc.

dateJul 28, 2009 in Business
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Verizon asks court to say its 3G ads are true

(AP) -- Verizon Wireless asked a federal court Monday to rule that claims it makes in advertisements, including its position as "America's most reliable 3G network," are truthful and accurate.

dateJul 28, 2009 in Telecom
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IBM scoops up software maker SPSS in $1.2B deal

(AP) -- IBM Corp. is bulking up its most profitable division with a $1.2 billion acquisition of business software provider SPSS Inc., a deal that also reflects the power of wealthy technology companies to throw their money ...

dateJul 28, 2009 in Business
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A yeast cancer model for mapping cancer genes

Researchers have devised a scheme for identifying genes in yeast that could lead to the identification of new cancer genes in humans. The study is published online this week in the open-access journal PLoS Bi ...

dateJul 28, 2009 in Biotechnology
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