Current mobile contracts damaging the environment, research finds
Research published today in the journal the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment has called for an overhaul of the way mobile devices are manufactured and contracted, in order to stop the harmfu ...
Yahoo folding up map site as priorities shift (Update)
Yahoo will fold up its online map service this month as it strives to re-capture past glory by re-inventing itself as a premier venue for digital lifestyles.
New study examines relationship between electricity usage and stock market return
A new study by Zhi Da, Viola D. Hank Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Notre Dame, shows that the growth rate in industrial electricity usage negatively predicts next one-year stock market ...
Computer users face hard choice—pay ransom or lose files
It's a chilling moment: A message appears on a computer screen, saying the files are encrypted and the only way to access them is by paying a ransom.
Professor probes why only some researchers cross boundaries
Whether it's crossing disciplines, breaking down silos or thinking outside the box, everyone's talking about boundary spanning as the key to solving the world's toughest problems.
BlackBerry offers new phones but turns focus to software
BlackBerry may be launching four new smartphones over the coming year, but the struggling company is staking its future on becoming a giant in software.
Business culture in banking industry favors dishonest behavior, study shows
Bank employees are not more dishonest than employees in other industries. However, the business culture in the banking industry implicitly favors dishonest behavior, as an economic study at the University ...
Facebook At Work talk puts pressure on LinkedIn
Shares in LinkedIn dived on Monday as talk spread of plans by Facebook to step into its turf with a version of the leading social network tailored for the business world.
Prism Skylabs has privacy feature for store cameras
'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach (Update)
Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company.
US warns shops to watch for customer data hacking
The US Department of Homeland Security on Friday warned businesses to watch for hackers targeting customer data with malicious computer code like that used against retail giant Target.
Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader (Update)
Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept ...
US study: Split views on robots' employment role
In 2025, self-driving cars could be the norm, Americans could have more leisure time and goods could become cheaper. Or, there could be chronic unemployment and an even wider income gap, human interaction ...
Sony back at top of console sales after eight years
Sony have topped worldwide sales of video game consoles for the first time in eight years, a newspaper reported on Saturday, pipping struggling rival Nintendo and signalling the Playstation manufacturer's ...