All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Reuters’
The National Football League regular season kicked off Thursday night and the reigning Super Bowl champions, those Seattle Seahawks, showed how tough it’s going to be for any team to supplant them. This was a statement. A 36-16 victory over Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. 110 rushing yards and two touchdowns by Marshawn Lynch and two touchdown passes …
It took over a decade and nearly $1 billion of his personal fortune but Los Angeles inventor Alfred Mann’s quest to develop an inhalable form of insulin finally won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Friday, according to the Los Angeles Times. MannKind Corp. of Valencia, Mann’s company, got the approval to sell the drug called Afrezza …
This week, Reuters reports, Lockheed Martin Corp will deliver the first of 36 F-16 fighter jets to Iraq, giving Iraq the capability of defending its “3,600 km of borders” according to Iraqi Ambassador Lukman Faily, who spoke with Reuters through a telephone interview. Faily will travel to Lockheed’s Fort Worth, Texas plant for a Thursday ceremony at which Lockheed and …
The New York Rangers are back. The Blueshirts punched their ticket to the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals with a 1-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens Thursday night, defeating the Canadiens 4-2 in their seven-game series. Dominic Moore scored the game’s only goal in the second period. New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who was pulled in Game 5, rebounded in Game …
Earlier this summer, Reuters authors Scot J. Paltrow and Kelly Carr conducted an investigation into the Pentagon’s payroll practices; in their report, the authors alleged that an unbelievable level of dysfunction is causing financial hardships for soldiers. Today, the news does not get any better as Reuters published a second expose, this one even meatier than the first. The second …
A Reuters exclusive published this morning details a startling discovery about the criminal case procedures of the Drug Enforcement Administration: documents obtained by the news organization reveal that agents of the DEA have been trained to “recreate” the trail of evidence for the purpose of concealing the original source of information. Some experts, like Nancy Gertner of the Harvard Law …
Google may face bigger tax bills in the UK, according to a report from Reuters, which says that Google executives and the company’s auditor Ernst & Young, will be called to a British parliament committee to testify, after Reuters’ own investigation highlighted “inconsistencies” in Google’s portrayal of its activities. At issue is whether or not Google makes sales to UK …
According to Reuters, MySpace saw more advertiser ad views in June than Yahoo! Yahoo may be the second biggest search engine on the planet, but when it comes to advertising it saw 34.7 billion ad views compared to MySpace which saw 51 billion views. (figures are from a press release issued by ComScore last week).
When writing a story that revolves around stock prices, I prefer to wait until the market’s closed – don’t want the story reversing itself as I type, after all. I’ve found that market updates from Google (and Yahoo and MSN) are a little slow, though, and for this, we can blame the Securities and Exchange Commission.
InterActiveCorp (IAC) has just announced that it will divide up the media conglomerate into five businesses.
Reuters reports IAC will keep Ask.com, Match.com, Evite, Citysearch, and Excite, while spinning off its HSN home shopping network, Interval time-share business, Ticketmaster ticket service, and its mortgage referral business LendingTree.
UPDATE: The announcement is now confirmed, please see below.
When Google’s U.S. market share changes by a percentage point or two, it doesn’t turn many heads – Google has been ahead, is ahead, and will presumably stay ahead, regardless. But as Google’s Chinese share changes, a lot of eyes are watching to see what will happen.
Reuters reports on a new iPhone killer (Verizon’s claim, not mine) that’s coming soon from Verizon. Sounds great. Can’t wait to try it. I doubt people will wait in line, but who knows?
Ahh, maybe this is why Steve Jobs lowered the price to $399 for the iPhone. Now that seems like an even more brilliant move.
Some things I’d like to see here:
Content scrapers and spammers beware! Reuters is upping its efforts to find unauthorized use of its original content.
I’m not up on Dutch royalty. I’m not up on any royalty cuz I’m an Uh-mer-kin and we don’t dig on that jazz, right? Well, some still do, or else the Today Show wouldn’t have anything to talk about on slow news days. Anyway, this about Wikipedia more than Dutch royalty, so let’s roll with it.
Google’s taking another shot at a question and answer service, and this time the product has appeared in China. Tianya.cn is closely involved with the effort, and in related news, reports indicate that Google may have acquired as much as a 60 percent stake in the company.
When I think of the word “trajectory,” I think of an object arching through the air. More specifically, I think of some sort of grenade or missile that explodes on impact. So I had to raise an eyebrow when Microsoft’s Kevin Johnson said the company’s search business is “on a positive trajectory.”
While it may seem that every ad network and their mother is jumping into behavioral targeting, Google’s taking a different approach. Concerned that behavioral targeting might upset the AdWords
cash cow applecart, Susan Wojcicki, Google’s vice president of product management for advertising, explained to Reuters why the company is testing session-based targeting, not profile-based.
Hotswap says that “seeing is believing,” and, to a point, I agree; Hotswap lets people post videos to sell their used cars, which is far better than a picture or 15-word newspaper blurb. Now, with the support of Steve Wozniak, the site may be in a good position to take off.
Well, it’s (more or less) official: should Google ever decide to take over the world, most of us will be willing to aid it. The results of a new study confirm that, in certain European circles, the search engine giant is regarded as an ideal employer.
If there’s any one “type” of person you can count on to be practical, it’s a military man (or woman). And while Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula of the U.S. Air Force has admitted that some mapping software has created “huge” security problems, he also acknowledged that there’s not much anyone can do about it.
Google may have found a way to duck the umpteen lawsuits YouTube is facing – the company is developing its very own video identification technology to flag copyrighted content. What’s more, the system will be tested in cooperation with Time Warner and Disney.
Google, as we know it, is pretty much an American corporation. You hear things from Google India, and some pieces of news will originate in Google Australia, but otherwise, it’s pretty quiet out there. Now things have picked up in one very calm corner of the world – Google is adding a second research and development center in Israel.
I’ve come to think of book search as Google’s specialty – there have been weeks in which the search engine giant made as many as two or three separate announcements about its various literature-related projects. Yet Microsoft’s also in this game, and the Redmond-based company has just expanded its Live Search Books collection.
Did you hear that Flea (of Red Hot Chili Peppers fame) is going to teach schoolchildren music? Well, Warner Music Group (which represents the Chili Peppers) is going to teach Imeem a lesson – it’s suing the social networking site for copyright infringement.