HP's interim chief says Oracle alliance 'strained'

(AP) -- Hewlett-Packard Co.'s quarter-century alliance with Oracle Corp. has been "strained" by the dispute over Oracle's hiring of ousted HP CEO Mark Hurd, HP's interim chief said Wednesday.

New York Times Co. shares higher on Slim rumors

Shares in The New York Times Co. soared on Wednesday on a resurgence of rumors that Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim may increase his holdings in the newspaper giant.

Military bans video game that 'kills' US troops

(AP) -- Military bases across the U.S. have banned the sale of a new video game that lets a player pretend to be a Taliban fighter and "shoot" U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Court asked to keep stem cell money flowing

(AP) -- The Obama administration is asking a federal appeals court to lift an order blocking federal funding for some stem cell research, a day after being turned down by the judge who issued the order.

Portable laser backpack revolutionizes 3-D mapping

A portable, laser backpack for 3D mapping has been developed at the University of California, Berkeley, where it is being hailed as a breakthrough technology capable of producing fast, automatic and realistic 3D mapping of ...

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