Science

Dell’s buyout approaches critical vote deadline. Now what?

Dell’s buyout approaches critical vote deadline. Now what?

Published 17/07/2013

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Dell Inc shareholders face a critical decision - whether or not to approve founder Michael Dell's proposal to take the personal [more…]

Facebook mobile users jumped around 20 percent in U.S., UK in June

Facebook mobile users jumped around 20 percent in U.S., UK in June

Published 17/07/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of users accessing Facebook via their mobile phones in June jumped around 20 percent in the United States and Britain, [more…]

U.S. blames China for breakdown of trade talks

U.S. blames China for breakdown of trade talks

Published 17/07/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States blamed China on Wednesday for a breakdown in trade talks aimed at eliminating tariffs on a new generation of [more…]

Russian mobile operators stop selling Apple’s iPhone, report says

Russian mobile operators stop selling Apple’s iPhone, report says

Published 17/07/2013

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Vimpelcom, one of Russia's top mobile operators, will no longer sell Apple Inc's iPhone, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, after similar [more…]

NASA aborts spacewalk after leak into astronaut’s helmet

NASA aborts spacewalk after leak into astronaut’s helmet

Published 17/07/2013

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A spacewalk to work on the International Space Station ended abruptly on Tuesday when a water-like liquid started building up [more…]

Baidu to buy Chinese app store for $1.9 billion

Baidu to buy Chinese app store for $1.9 billion

Published 16/07/2013

(Reuters) - Baidu Inc, China's top search engine, plans to acquire app store 91 Wireless for $1.9 billion to strengthen its foothold in the country's [more…]

Telecom Italia wants favorable regulation to go ahead with spinoff

Telecom Italia wants favorable regulation to go ahead with spinoff

Published 15/07/2013

MILAN (Reuters) - Telecom Italia said on Monday it wanted to secure favorable regulatory conditions before taking any steps forward in its plan to spin [more…]

Astronomer finds new moon orbiting Neptune

Astronomer finds new moon orbiting Neptune

Published 15/07/2013

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - An astronomer studying archived images of Neptune taken by the Hubble Space Telescope has found a 14th moon orbiting the [more…]

Australia election threatens shape of $34 billion broadband plan

Australia election threatens shape of $34 billion broadband plan

Published 15/07/2013

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The future of an ambitious project to connect almost all Australia's far-flung inhabitants to high-speed internet, the largest infrastructure enterprise in the [more…]

Scientists find how ‘obesity gene’ makes people fat

Scientists find how ‘obesity gene’ makes people fat

Published 15/07/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have unraveled how a gene long associated with obesity makes people fat by triggering increased hunger, opening up potential new ways [more…]