Science

Samsung analysts ask hard questions as S4 marketing charm wears off

Samsung analysts ask hard questions as S4 marketing charm wears off

Published 16/06/2013

SEOUL (Reuters) - Analysts fell under Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's marketing spell when they made what they now admit were hopelessly optimistic forecasts for its [more…]

From the ashes of Webvan, Amazon builds a grocery business

From the ashes of Webvan, Amazon builds a grocery business

Published 16/06/2013

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The online grocery start-up Webvan may have been the single most expensive flame-out of the dot-com era, blowing through more than [more…]

Web companies begin releasing surveillance information after U.S. deal

Web companies begin releasing surveillance information after U.S. deal

Published 15/06/2013

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook and Microsoft have struck agreements with the U.S. government to release limited information about the number of surveillance requests they [more…]

Exclusive: Antitrust probe of Lockheed-Boeing rocket venture

Exclusive: Antitrust probe of Lockheed-Boeing rocket venture

Published 13/06/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators have opened a probe into whether a Lockheed-Boeing joint venture that launches U.S. government satellites into space has flouted antitrust [more…]

Restrictive drug laws censor science, researchers say

Restrictive drug laws censor science, researchers say

Published 12/06/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - The outlawing of drugs such as cannabis, magic mushrooms and other psychoactive substances amounts to scientific censorship and is hampering research into [more…]

EU regulator takes aim at Google over Apple mobile patent lawsuit

EU regulator takes aim at Google over Apple mobile patent lawsuit

Published 11/06/2013

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said it believed Motorola Mobility, a unit of Google, was abusing its market position by seeking and enforcing an [more…]

Bill Gates leads $35 million investment in research network

Bill Gates leads $35 million investment in research network

Published 04/06/2013

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is leading a $35 million investment in ResearchGate, a Berlin-based network for scientists that ties into his [more…]

Sony to assess spin-off proposal for entertainment business: Nikkei

Sony to assess spin-off proposal for entertainment business: Nikkei

Published 21/05/2013

(Reuters) - Sony Corp is considering evaluating a proposal from top shareholder Third Point LLC to spin off part of its movie and music business, [more…]

Sony says entertainment businesses not for sale

Sony says entertainment businesses not for sale

Published 14/05/2013

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp, responding to a shareholder's call for it to spin off its entertainment operations, said its entertainment businesses were important to [more…]

YouTube starts paid subscription service

YouTube starts paid subscription service

Published 09/05/2013

(Reuters) - Google's YouTube video service is dipping its toe into pay television by starting on Thursday a subscription service with 30 content creators, including [more…]