Zweifach named News Corp chief compliance officer

(AP) — News Corp. said Wednesday that its general counsel, Gerson Zweifach, has been designated the company's chief compliance officer, in charge of a review of its anti-corruption controls.

Seven steps to 'billion dollar' drugs

(Phys.org) -- A highly efficient method for making prostaglandins -- natural, hormone-like chemicals that have pharmaceutical applications -- is reported by University of Bristol scientists this week in Nature. Some ...

Viddy aims to build a fan base as the Twitter for videos

During a recent appearance on the "Today" show, Justin Bieber was helping co-host Matt Lauer get up to date on the latest technology. "All you need to get is a Viddy account," the teen pop sensation said.

MPEG hammers out codec that halves bit rate

(Phys.org) -- A new international standard for a video compression format was announced today. The draft was issued by the influential Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) which met in Stockholm in July. MPEG, formed by the ...

Twitter co-founders create online publishing site

A website launched by Twitter co-founders as a publishing platform for stories, memories and news was open Wednesday to members of the hit one-to-many text messaging service.

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