Palm faces 'make-or-break' event with launch of the Pre
Few businesses rise or fall on a single product, but Palm Inc. has essentially banked its future as a company on a small, touch-screen wireless phone set to hit the market in just two weeks.
Biometrics researchers see world without passwords (Update)
Some Purdue University researchers are working on technology that could see all those passwords that computer users must punch in replaced with steps such as iris and fingerprint scans.
How do Nobel laureates spend their prize money?
Nobel laureates sometimes display as much ingenuity when deciding how to spend their prize money as they did on the work that won them the award in the first place.
Discovery offers bio-solution to severe canola crop losses
A genetic discovery by a University of Calgary-led international research team offers a solution to a long-standing "green seed problem" that causes millions of dollars annually in canola crop losses.
People care about source of money, attach less value to 'tainted' wealth
(Phys.org) —It's no accident that money obtained through dishonest or illegal means is called "dirty money." A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that when people perceive money ...
The cash register rings its last sale
(AP)—Ka-ching! The cash register may be on its final sale. Stores across the U.S. are ditching the old-fashioned, clunky machines and having salespeople—and even shoppers themselves—ring up sales on ...
Apple patent dangles link between cash borrowers and lenders
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In 1714, the British government held a contest. They offered a large cash prize to anyone who could solve the vexing "longitude problem" how to determine a ship's east/west position on the open ocean ...
Apple profit jumps to $8.8 bn, but below forecasts
Apple on Tuesday reported a rise in its quarterly profit to $8.8 billion on hot iPad sales but missed lofty Wall Street expectations due, in part, to iPhone lovers waiting for a rumored new model.
Apple to pay dividend, start stock buybacks
Thirty-six years after its founding, Apple Inc. is finally loosening up its purse strings to reward shareholders directly, by instituting a dividend and share buyback program.
Report: Kodak may file for bankruptcy
An uncomfortable suspicion that an icon of American business may have no future pushed investors to dump stock in Eastman Kodak Co. Wednesday.
PayPal lets Facebook friends send cash
Online financial transactions powerhouse PayPal released an application on Thursday that lets friends send one another cash at leading social network Facebook.
Can Kodak rescue itself via a patent bonanza?
Picture this: Kodak - the company that invented the first digital camera in 1975, and developed the photo technology inside most cellphones and digital devices - is in the midst of the worst crisis in its ...
Polish bank claims Europe's first biometric cash point
Poland's cooperative BPS SA bank claimed Tuesday to be the first in Europe to install a biometric cash point allowing its clients to use their fingertips rather than a bank card to withdraw money.