News tagged with social computing

US software engineer outsources his job to China

"Bob" the software engineer was becoming a modern workplace legend on Thursday as word spread that he had secretly outsourced his own job to China and sat at his desk watching cat videos.

dateJan 17, 2013 in Other
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Anger at suicide of US Internet activist

Angry activists poured scorn on prosecutors Sunday for leading an overzealous campaign against Internet freedom fighter Aaron Swartz, with his family suggesting it contributed to his suicide.

dateJan 14, 2013 in Internet
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King.com reigns over social gaming on Facebook

King.com is beating Zynga, EA, Disney and others at their own games. While competitors are reeling, retrenching or redefining themselves in an estimated $12.1 billion casual-gaming market, King has side-stepped the carnage ...

dateJan 08, 2013 in Business
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Videogame maker THQ files for bankruptcy

The US videogame company behind popular titles "Saints Row" and "Red Faction" said on Wednesday it had filed for bankruptcy while wrangling to sell its assets to "a stalking horse bidder."

dateDec 19, 2012 in Business
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New study gives insight into crowd-sourced commuting

The New Cities Foundation today unveiled the results of its Connected Commuting Task Force, charged with helping cities all over the world better understand how real-time social networking among commuters can enhance the ...

dateDec 11, 2012 in Telecom
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Tracking gene flow in marine plant evolution

A new method that could give a deeper insight into evolutional biology by tracing directionality in gene migration has just appeared in EPJ Data Science. Paolo Masucci from the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, at Uni ...

dateDec 10, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Randomness forms complex social structures

(Phys.org)—The environment of group-living animals influences their social behaviour in a stronger way than was previously thought, says a new study from behavioural researchers at ETH and the University ...

dateNov 29, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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