Archive: 10/31/2011

Facebook value gets tougher look

(PhysOrg.com) -- For most technorati ineligibles, it seemed like Wacky Math in the way that dollar signs were being placed on the value of startups in the heyday of the first dot.com bubble. When the bubble ...

Oct 31, 2011 report
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Beijing air pollution 'hazardous': US embassy

Air pollution in Beijing reached "hazardous" levels on Monday, the US embassy said, as thick smog blanketed the city for the third day running, forcing the closure of highways and cancellation of flights.

Oct 31, 2011
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'Cambridge Nights': a late night show for scientists

(PhysOrg.com) -- While it’s not uncommon to see scientists on TV, most of the time it’s just for a few minutes on the news to comment on a recent event or major discovery. A new late night show called ...

Oct 31, 2011 report
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Bill Gates unfussed by Steve Jobs' jab

Microsoft founder Bill Gates coolly parried some harsh criticism from late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, in an interview with ABC television Sunday, saying their professional rivalry was positive.

Oct 31, 2011
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Taiwan's Hon Hai looks to robot industry

The parent company of Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn plans to mass produce industrial robots as part of its efforts to cope with labour shortages and rising wages.

Oct 31, 2011
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