Best Buy to offer Amazon's Kindle e-reader

Best Buy said Thursday that it will begin selling Amazon's Kindle electronic reader this year, making the US consumer electronics giant the third brick-and-mortar US store to offer the device.

Hurd's Oracle gig: Is Ellison perk or problem?

(AP) -- As co-president at Oracle Corp., ousted Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Mark Hurd will have to adapt to a new role playing second fiddle to one of Silicon Valley's most domineering bosses - Larry Ellison.

Wall Street's super traders come under fire

A handful of traders who master stock markets using ultra-fast computers may soon face a clampdown by US watchdogs as they try to prevent freak electronic glitches.

Early cotton planting requires irrigation

Cotton growers can produce more cotton if they plant early, but not without irrigation. That's the finding of an article published in the September-October 2010 Agronomy Journal, a publication of the American Society of Agronomy.

LMK, IDK: Texting is writing, researcher says

(PhysOrg.com) -- The days of traditional college writing instruction are nearly over, contends a Michigan State University researcher who found that college students now rank texting as the No. 1 form of writing and cell ...

Inflicting greater harm judged to be less harmful

Joseph Stalin once claimed that a single death was a tragedy, but a million deaths was a statistic. New research from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University validates this sentiment, confirming large-scale ...

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