Archive: 28/07/2009

Japan's Hitachi posts first-quarter loss

Japanese high-tech giant Hitachi announced Tuesday a net loss of 82.7 billion yen (870 million dollars) for the fiscal first quarter with sales down heavily amid the economic downturn.

dateJul 28, 2009 in Business
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Extinct rodent species discovered

An international team of scientists has discovered an extinct rodent species, based on fossil tooth remains found in Alborache, Valencia. Eomyops noeliae, from the Eomyidae family, represents the oldest find within this genus ...

dateJul 28, 2009 in Archaeology & Fossils
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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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