Alarm over 'Big Brother' Turkish Internet curbs

Turkey drew fire Thursday over new Internet curbs portrayed as protecting privacy and the young but which critics say will stifle free speech and accelerate a slide towards authoritarianism.

Branson gets clean energy commitments in Caribbean

Political delegations from several small Caribbean islands who gathered this week on British tycoon Richard Branson's private isle committed Thursday to working with his renewable energy nonprofit and move at a faster pace ...

Amazon buys videogame studio Double Helix

Amazon said Thursday it was buying a California-based videogame studio, fueling speculation that the online retail titan plans to release its own console for home entertainment.

LinkedIn posts solid 4Q, but outlook disappoints

LinkedIn finished last year with a solid financial performance, but the online professional networking service spooked investors with a forecast indicating that its growth is starting to slow down.

News Corp fiscal 2Q earns top expectations

News Corp., the publishing company controlled by Rupert Murdoch, reported second-quarter earnings that exceeded Wall Street forecasts while revenue declined as expected, reflecting slower advertising sales.

US lead in science and technology shrinking

The United States' (U.S.) predominance in science and technology (S&T) eroded further during the last decade, as several Asian nations—particularly China and South Korea—rapidly increased their innovation capacities. ...

Sonic undergoes makeover for new game, TV series

The conference room inside Big Red Button Entertainment's offices would look unremarkable if it weren't for the vibrant panoramas of a cartoony, tree-filled world plastered next to portraits of colorful creatures and robots ...

Researchers evaluate best weather forecasting models

(Phys.org) —Two University of Iowa researchers recently tested the ability of the world's most advanced weather forecasting models to predict the Sept. 9-16, 2013 extreme rainfall that caused severe flooding in Boulder, ...

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