World newspapers mull paywalls for survival
Global newspaper chiefs have some rare good news to share after years of slumping print sales and advertising revenues—readers appear increasingly willing to pay for online news.
Labor union decline, not computerization, main cause of rising corporate profits
A new study suggests that the decline of labor unions, partly as an outcome of computerization, is the main reason why U.S. corporate profits have surged as a share of national income while workers' wages and other compensation ...
Germany's top-selling tabloid to introduce paywall
Europe's top-selling newspaper said Monday it will introduce a paywall for part of its online offerings starting next month. Main news stories will remain free of charge online, but a subscription will be ...
Hedge fund boss Loeb lobbies for breakup of Sony (Update 4)
The U.S. hedge fund manager renowned for shaking up Yahoo Inc. has set his sights on Sony Corp., proposing that the Japanese electronics giant spin off up to 20 percent of its movie, TV and music division ...
China online retailer Alibaba buys into digital map firm
Chinese online retail giant Alibaba said Friday it would pay $294 million for a 28 percent stake in China's leading digital map provider, AutoNavi, its second big purchase in two weeks.
NY Times gains in otherwise grim newspaper sector
The New York Times, boosted by gains in digital readers, rose to the number two spot among US daily newspapers in a sector still struggling with falling print circulation, industry figures showed Tuesday.
'Redshirting' kindergarteners not as common as reported
New research findings from the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education and the Stanford School of Education show that "redshirting" in kindergarten – the practice of delaying for a year a child's ...
Comedy Central to launch Twitter comedy festival
Putting a new test to the adage that brevity is the soul of wit, Comedy Central is partnering with Twitter for a comedy festival played out in 140 characters and 6-second videos.
Measuring materialism in children's books
(Phys.org) —Rachel Franz has read more than her share of books to young children growing up next to a daycare center, babysitting neighborhood children and working as a nanny. It didn't take long for the ...
Top NASA climate change expert retiring
Pioneering NASA climatologist James Hansen, one of the first scientists to raise the alarm about global warming, is retiring after 46 years, a colleague confirmed to AFP on Tuesday.
DARPA's two-armed robot handles tools at less cost
Glimmers of hope for troubled US newspapers, study says
The US newspaper industry is seeing some glimmers of hope after being battered for years, a prominent study concluded Monday.
Samsung unveils new product in Apple offensive
Locked in a fierce battle in the smartphone market, South Korean giant Samsung unveils its latest device aimed at challenging Apple in its home market.
NY Times to overhaul Web design
The New York Times website is undergoing a major overhaul in an effort to become "cleaner" and more engaging, and also to improve the presentation of online ads.