How algae could change your world (or at least your car)

Will we soon be fueling our cars, applying cosmetics and eating food - all made from algae? That's the rather science-fiction-y premise of the new cluster of companies (many of them based in San Diego, home of the San ...

Microsoft may have found unlikely cash cow: Android

In the hunt for the next billion-dollar business, Microsoft Corp. may have discovered one in mobile software. It costs Microsoft nothing to produce and sell, and it's not Windows Phone.

Gene migration helps predict movement of disease

Until recently, migration patterns, such as those adopted by birds all across the Amazonian rainforest, have not been thought to play an important role in the spreading of beneficial genes through a population.

Jive attacks communication barriers in the office

Tony Zingale is in the corner office at Palo Alto's Jive software when his phone rings. It's the chief marketing officer of a major pharmaceutical corporation, who's just heard from his counterpart at News Corp. about how ...

Mixed signals on cellphone bans

It's legal in 41 states for drivers to use hand-held cell phones, and a leading highway safety organization recommends keeping it that way for now.

Amazon planning iPad rival by October: WSJ

Online retail giant Amazon plans to unveil a tablet computer before October in a bid to carve out a slice of a growing market dominated by Apple's iPad, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

PayPal letting Google phones swap cash

Online financial transactions giant PayPal on Wednesday showed off a mini-program that lets people exchange money by touching together a pair of Google smartphones.

WikiLeaks Julian Assange fights extradition

(AP) -- Lawyers for Julian Assange on Wednesday focused their fight against the WikiLeaks chief's extradition to Sweden on technicalities - trying to punch holes through the warrant seeking his arrest.

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