100,000 kgs of dead fish cleared from polluted China river
Hundreds of thousands of dead fish were left floating in a Chinese river after a chemical discharge, officials said Wednesday, the latest industrial accident to pollute the country's battered environment.
China state media raises pressure on Britain's GSK
Chinese state media increased the pressure on British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) over a bribery investigation Tuesday, accusing the firm of being responsible rather than individual employees.
China halts environmental approvals for oil giants
China's environment ministry has suspended approvals of new projects by the country's two biggest oil firms for failing to achieve pollution reduction goals, it said Thursday.
Amur River flooding 'breaks records in China'
The Amur River which marks the border between China and Russia has experienced its worst flooding in a century, cutting off roads to some areas, Chinese state media said Monday.
Hyperlocal news down, not out amid AOL retreat
Hyperlocal news, the Internet's version of community journalism, has taken a blow with major cutbacks at AOL's Patch, but it may not be time to write its obituary.
An exploration of social identity: The structure of the BBC news-sharing community on twitter
Where do people get their news, and how does information spread through social networks? Researchers at the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) analyzed how BBC articles are shared through Twitter, ...
Apple's grip on China tablet market loosens
Apple's grip on China's tablet market has loosened as Asian tech companies increase sales with cheaper Android tablet computers, a market report showed Thursday.
AOL trims its Patch news operations (Update)
AOL said Friday it was cutting an unspecified number of jobs at its Patch hyperlocal news operations, while consolidating or closing some Patch sites.
Researchers say readers' identities can reveal much about content of articles
Articles that people share on social networks can reveal a lot about those readers, research has shown. But a new Carnegie Mellon University study reverses the proposition, asking the question: What can be learned about an ...
British PM urges boycott of 'cyberbullying' websites
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday urged Internet users to boycott certain social networking sites, after a teenage girl who was bullied online committed suicide.
Facebook's 'mobile first' strategy pays off on Wall Street
Just one year ago, the world's largest social network was in Wall Street's doghouse. Facebook Inc.'s highly touted stock market debut had fizzled, and the company's share price was spiraling lower and lower, as critics charged ...
During times of community change, familiar sources of information feel more trustworthy
Increases in population size may lead to a breakdown in social trust, according to Jordan Smith from North Carolina State University in the US. As local populations grow, local elected officials and national news media become ...
21st Century Fox profit driven up by cable television
Rupert Murdoch's freshly unfettered entertainment company 21st Century Fox on Tuesday reported that its annual profit was pumped up by revenue from its cable television operations.
Facebook tunes ranking of stories in news feeds
Facebook's quest to be a personalized newspaper for the Internet age continues with tweaks aimed at making sure members spy hot stories from their friends.