AP 'news registry' to track online use

The US news agency the Associated Press, in a move aimed at protecting its content online, announced on Thursday it was building a "news registry" that would track the use of its stories on the Web.

Amazon 2Q profit falls with Toys R Us settlement

(AP) -- Amazon.com Inc. said Thursday that its second-quarter earnings fell while sales rose, due to a $51 million payment to settle a long-standing dispute with former partner Toys R Us. The profit still beat Wall Street ...

Familiar script: Netflix 2Q tops expectations

(AP) -- Netflix Inc.'s second-quarter profit shot past analyst expectations, following a familiar script as recession-weary consumers flocked to its DVD-by-mail and Internet streaming service.

Soft PC sales send Microsoft profit down 29 pct

(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. said Thursday its profit in the last quarter plunged 29 percent because of weak computer sales, ending a fiscal year in which the software maker's revenue fell for the first time since the company ...

What scientists know about jewel beetle shimmer

"Jewel beetles" are widely known for their glossy external skeletons that appear to change colors as the angle of view changes. Now they may be known for something else--providing a blueprint for materials that reflect light ...

Surprise Collision on Jupiter Captured by Gemini Telescope

(PhysOrg.com) -- Jupiter is sporting a glowing bruise after getting unexpectedly whacked by a small solar system object, according to astronomers using the Gemini North telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawai'i. A spectacular new ...

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