Very berry study aims to improve wine quality

A gene expression study of grapevine berries grown in different Italian vineyards has highlighted genes that help buffer the plants against environmental change and may explain the different quality performances of grapevine ...

AT&T says it's connecting more devices

AT&T says promotions are pulling in a large number of new phone customers, but the cost of subsidizing phones for them will hold back profits this year.

What you should know about NSA phone data program

A leaked document disclosed the monumental scale of the U.S. government's surveillance of America's phone records, part of a massive data collection program aimed at combating terrorism.

By trying it all, predatory sea slug learns what not to eat

Researchers have found that a type of predatory sea slug that usually isn't picky when it comes to what it eats has more complex cognitive abilities than previously thought, allowing it to learn the warning cues of dangerous ...

Media General, Young to combine TV operations

(AP)—Broadcast companies Media General and New Young Broadcasting say they are combining to create a company that will operate 30 TV stations in 27 markets.

Icahn and Southeastern push against Dell buyout

Activist investor Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management Inc. are formally urging Dell shareholders to reject a buyout offer from the struggling PC maker's founder and investment firm Silver Lake Partners.

Obama pushes plan for fast Internet in US schools

President Barack Obama says he wants 99 percent of American students connected to super-fast Internet within five years. He's directing federal regulators to use an existing program to equip schools with broadband Internet.

Stars don't obliterate their planets (very often)

(Phys.org) —Stars have an alluring pull on planets, especially those in a class called hot Jupiters, which are gas giants that form farther from their stars before migrating inward and heating up.

Microsoft launches new jobs drive for S.Africa

Microsoft launched Thursday a campaign aimed at helping 3,000 graduates find information technology jobs in South Africa, where one in four workers is officially unemployed.

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