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Yahoo Hits Jackpot Again on Alibaba IPO

Yahoo is making up for years of blunders with one smart move: an early investment in China's Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon.

Larry Ellison Steps Down as Oracle CEO

Larry Ellison is ending his 37-year reign as Oracle CEO and is handing over the job to his two top lieutenants, Safra Catz and Mark Hurd.

Apple Locks Itself Out of Devices

Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad.

Twittersphere Helping ID Gay Bashing Suspects

The video Philadelphia police posted online represented a major break in a horrific case -- capturing images of a group suspected in a vicious Center City attack on a gay couple.

Alibaba: Today China, Tomorrow the World

As Alibaba readies what could be the biggest initial public offering ever on the New York Stock Exchange, it is quietly hinting at plans to expand into the U.S. Amazon and eBay need to watch their backs.

MLB Manager: Technology Key to Attracting Young Fans

Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon maintains technology and not shorter games is key to attracting young fans to baseball.

Alibaba Post-IPO Structure Gives Insiders Control

Control over Alibaba Group will stay in the hands of founder Jack Ma and other company veterans after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public.

Plus-Size iPhones Live Up to The Hype

Are the bigger iPhones worth all this big-time attention? The answer is a resounding yes.

Precipitation Estimation from the ARM Distributed Radar Network during the MC3E Campaign

ABSTRACT This study presents radar-based precipitation estimates collected during the 2-month U.S. Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM)-NASA Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E). Emphasis is on the usefulness of radar observations from the C-band and X-band scanning ARM precipitation radars(CSAPR and XSAPR, respectively) for rainfall ...

Model-Evaluation Tools for Three-Dimensional Cloud Verification via Spaceborne Active Sensors

ABSTRACT Clouds pose many operational hazards to the aviation community in terms of ceilings and visibility, turbulence, and aircraft icing. Realistic descriptions of the three-dimensional (3D) distribution and temporal evolution of clouds in numerical weather prediction models used for flight planning and routing are therefore of central importance. The introduction of satellite-based cloud ...

PCB to import software for detecting bowlers having illegal actions

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) head domestic cricket Intikhab Alam feels bowlers having illegal bowling actions are a worldwide problem saying the board is planning to import software from Australia to detect bowlers breaking the 15 degree elbow extension limit allowed by the ICC. Alam said besides setting up the biomechanics lab at the national cricket academy in Lahore with 22 high speed ...

NASA spacecraft to reach Mars this weekend

US space agency NASA said its Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft will enter orbit around the Red Planet this weekend. The spacecraft has completed a 10-month space journey spanning 442 million miles (711 million km), Xinhua reported. "The team, the flight system, and all ground assets are ready for Mars orbit insertion," David Mitchell, MAVEN project manager at NASA's ...

ThreatMetrix Wins Two Gold Awards in the 6th Annual 2014 Golden Bridge Business Awards

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 ThreatMetrix®, the fastest-growing provider of context-based security and advanced fraud prevention solutions, recently earned two Gold Awards at the 2014 Golden Bridge Awards for "Innovative Company of the Year" and "Innovations in Information Technology and Security – Integrated Security (Software) Innovation" for the ThreatMetrix TrustDefender™ ...

Sir Syed University organises lecture on Bioinformatics - Press Release issued by Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology

September 19, 2014 (PPI-OT) Following is the text of press release issued by Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology Quote Bioinformatics Department of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology organized a lecture series focusing on "Bioinformatics: An Emerging Science and Its Future". The basic motive of the lecture series was to create awareness among the students about the ...

Discover among the Top 100 Best Places to Work for Information Technology Professionals

Company Recognized for Benefits, Work-Life Balance RIVERWOODS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Discover Financial Services ranked No. 52 among large organizations on the 2014 IDG’s Computerworld “100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology” list. This marks the 12th consecutive year Discover has been recognized as a best place to work for IT professionals. “Innovation, collaboration and ...

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