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Samsung Announces Galaxy S5 With Fingerprint Scanner

Samsung Announces Galaxy S5 With Fingerprint Scanner

February 24, 2014


Filed under Business, Technology

By Salvador Rodriguez Los Angeles Times (MCT) Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S5, the latest version of its flagship smartphone. The device includes a fingerprint scanner and will go on sale in April. Unlike in previous years, when Samsung announced new Galaxy S models with larger and larg...

Comcast Acquisition of Time Warner Cable Could Undermine CBS Deal

February 20, 2014


Filed under Business, Entertainment, Television

By Joe Flint Los Angeles Times (MCT) The new distribution contract CBS Corp. signed with Time Warner Cable Inc. last summer after a bitter fight could be a casualty of Comcast Corp.’s proposed acquisition of the pay-TV operator. According to people familiar with the deal, it does not i...

It’s Never too Early to Plan for College Expenses

It’s Never too Early to Plan for College Expenses

February 20, 2014


Filed under Business, Campus

By Gail MarksJarvis Chicago Tribune (MCT) Look at your cute baby, and imagine the little tyke wearing a high school cap and gown about 17 years from now. Picturing the child holding a diploma, when he or she can’t even hold a rattle yet, is probably next to impossible. But that day wil...

Sony To Sell PC Division, Spin Off TV Business, Lay Off Thousands

Sony To Sell PC Division, Spin Off TV Business, Lay Off Thousands

February 11, 2014


Filed under Business

By Andrea Chang and Daniel Miller Los Angeles Times (MCT) Sony Corp., a struggling electronics maker trying to regain its once stalwart status, is undertaking a major restructuring that includes the sale of its PC division, a spinoff of its TV business and layoffs of thousands of employees....

USDA To Set Up ‘Climate Hubs’ To Help Farmers Amid Climate Change

USDA To Set Up ‘Climate Hubs’ To Help Farmers Amid Climate Change

February 6, 2014


Filed under Business

By Kathleen Hennessey Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will set up 10 centers around the country to help farmers and ranchers adjust to the increasing frequency of severe weather and other risks associated with climate change. Agriculture Secretary Tom ...

Bar Exam Falling Out Of Favor

Bar Exam Falling Out Of Favor

February 6, 2014


Filed under Business, Campus

By Kim Lyons Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (MCT) PITTSBURGH — Across the country, law school graduates are preparing to take next month’s bar examination in order to get their licenses to practice law. Many will spend a few thousand dollars on an all-consuming preparatory course, even as they ...

Protecting our passwords, and our sanity

Protecting our passwords, and our sanity

November 12, 2013


Filed under Business

By Katie Humphrey Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT) Start counting. How many passwords do you have? Rajean Moone of Minneapolis has so many — more than 75 — that he tracks most of them on a super-secret spreadsheet. Others he scribbles on hidden Post-It notes — coded in a foreign language. “It’s...

Hundreds of millions at stake in Apple-Samsung patent retrial

November 12, 2013


Filed under Business

By Howard Mintz San Jose Mercury News (MCT) In what has become a ritual, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh last week finished off a pretrial hearing in the patent showdown between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. by removing her reading glasses, looking down at the armada of lawyers and asking plaintively,...

Apple begins selling new iPad Mini with Retina display, but supply in doubt

Apple begins selling new iPad Mini with Retina display, but supply in doubt

November 12, 2013


Filed under Business

By Jeremy C. Owens San Jose Mercury News (MCT) Amid reports of manufacturing issues that could limit the supply, Apple began selling its newest iPad Mini on Tuesday, less than two weeks after its latest full-sized iPad debuted in the United States. The technology giant’s second attempt at ...

Dell shareholders approve buyout

Dell shareholders approve buyout

September 13, 2013


Filed under Business, Technology

By Brian Gaar and Kirk Ladendorf Dell Inc. shareholders have approved the buyout of the company by founder Michael Dell and his financial ally Silver Lake Partners. The company reported Thursday that a preliminary tally showed a majority of votes cast at a shareholders meeting were in favor of...

Remembering Steve Jobs

Remembering Steve Jobs

Caitlin Wilson, Web Editor

October 11, 2011


Filed under Business, National

Steve Jobs, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Apple Inc., died October 5th of 2011. He died from respiratory arrest at his home in Palo Alto, Calif. He had been battling pancreatic cancer since mid-2004. Many actually learned of his passing on one of the many devices he had helped...

Microsoft takes aim at Google’s Android again

John Letzing (MarketWatch)

March 31, 2011


Filed under Business

 SAN FRANCISCO (MCT) — Microsoft Corp. again took legal action aimed at Google Inc.'s Android software on Monday, suing Barnes & Noble Inc., Foxconn International Holdings Ltd. and Inventec Corp. for alleged patent infringement related to Barnes & Noble's Nook e-reader, which runs on the Google...

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