Google Books may advance humanities research, scholars say

When scholars seek to understand long-ago cultures, they tend to draw conclusions from the handful of famous writers and thinkers whose works endure today. John Stuart Mill and Thomas Carlyle peppered their books with words ...

US wades into BlackBerry disputes overseas

(AP) -- The Obama administration waded into the growing international dispute over the banning of BlackBerry services on Thursday, saying it is seeking to broker compromises between the company that makes the popular devices ...

The long and short of cell signaling

Like a telegraph transmission, the significance of a cellular signal can change greatly depending on whether it arrives as a brief 'dot' or a sustained 'dash'. For example, transient activation of extracellular receptor kinase ...

Activision 2Q net income climbs, revenue falls

(AP) -- Activision Blizzard Inc. posted a higher net income for the second quarter Thursday as development expenses and other costs declined, but fewer game launches pushed revenue lower, shy of Wall Street's expectations.

Warner Music CEO looks 'beyond iTunes' amid losses

(AP) -- Digital download sales growth slowed further for Warner Music Group Corp. in its fiscal third quarter, prompting CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. to say Thursday that the company was looking "beyond the iTunes model" to return ...

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