YouTube shifts from Google's errant offshoot to strategic model

Once derided as Google's folly, the home of cheesy cat videos and the money-losing stepchild of an otherwise wildly profitable company, YouTube is emerging as a model for the more nimble, faster-paced company Google co-founder ...

'Singing' mice -- the ongoing debate of nature vs. nurture

What happened to being "quiet as a mouse"? Researchers have recently shown that, rather than being the silent creatures of popular belief, mice emit ultrasonic calls in a variety of social contexts, and these calls have song-like ...

Commercial fish species discovered in Arctic

Spurred by the rush to develop the Arctic's offshore oil and gas riches, scientists are unlocking some mysteries about the marine environment off Alaska's northern coast.

Facebook develops new privacy policy

Facebook is rewriting its privacy policy in plain-spoken English, and preparing new tools to show users how their personal data is used.

Kayak simplifies airfare shopping

One of the primary applications of the internet is its ability to find just about anything. But unless you know exactly where to look, chances are you use some kind of search engine to do the locating for you. Google, ...

Sales of Microsoft's Kinect top 10 million

Microsoft said Wednesday that sales of the gesture-sensing Kinect for the Xbox 360 videogame console had topped 10 million units, making it the fastest-selling consumer electronics device ever.

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