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.
Orangutans plan their future route and communicate it to others, researchers show
Male orangutans plan their travel route up to one day in advance and communicate it to other members of their species. In order to attract females and repel male rivals, they call in the direction in which ...
Guppies lie about mate choice to trick rivals
When it comes to sex among guppies, competition is high for those at the top of the game. To get around this predicament, a recent study has shown, guppies use trickery. ...
BlackBerry weighs putting itself up for sale (Update 4)
BlackBerry will consider selling itself after the long-awaited debut of its new phones failed to turn around the struggling smartphone maker.
US court revives Apple gripe against Motorola Mobility
A US appeals court on Wednesday revived an Apple smartphone patent complaint against Motorola Mobility.
Rivals seek tough EU antitrust action on Google
A coalition of Google's competitors urged the European Union's antitrust watchdog Tuesday to reject the Internet giant's proposed concessions on displaying search results.
Google snaps up Waze to add to mapping service (Update)
Google is buying online mapping service Waze in a $1.03 billion deal that keeps a potentially valuable tool away from its rivals while allowing it to gain technology that could improve the accuracy and usefulness ...
Study reveals consequences of a lifetime of sexual competition
Males that spend all their time reacting to their rivals die earlier and are less able to mate later in life according to new research from the University of East Anglia. The research is the first study to ...
Power struggles are best kept out of the public eye
For animals, prevailing in a fight affects their likelihood of winning future conflicts. The opposite is true of losing a fight. The sex hormone testosterone is often believed to mediate this "winner effect". ...
EU fines Microsoft $733M for breaking browser pact (Update 2)
The European Union has fined Microsoft €561 million ($733 million) for breaking a pledge to offer personal computer users a choice of Internet browsers when they install the company's flagship Windows operating ...
Promiscuous females are trying to avoid selfish genes
So-called 'selfish genes' may make females more promiscuous and also lower male fertility.
Review: BlackBerry Z10 is good stab at rebirth
Are you ashamed to have a BlackBerry? It's not exactly a status symbol any more, at least not in the U.S., after it got left in the dust by the iPhone. Now, there's a new BlackBerry that wants to get back ...
IBM tops as tech titans scramble for US patents
The number of US patents issued last year hit a record high, with IBM leading ranks of technology titans scrambling for ownership of intellectual property, says a report released Thursday.
Pheromone helps mice remember where to find a mate
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that male mice produce a pheromone that provokes females and competitor males to remember a preference for the place where the pheromone was previously ...