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American Express plants money trees in ‘Farmville’

SAN FRANCISCO — American Express on Tuesday began letting lovers of Zynga games plant money trees on “Farmville” acreage. The financial services titan known for high-status credit cards unveiled an alliance with the San Francisco based social games star. Players of Zynga’s popular “FarmVille” will be able to earn in-game…

Sen. Wyden: CISPA creates ‘a Cyber Industrial Complex’ to feed on private data

Speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Monday evening, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) highlighted the “understandable fear” driving legislation like the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), but cautioned that the “gross negligence” of network operators is no reason to create “a Cyber Industrial Complex” that profits…

Microsoft sees ‘rebirth’ with new Windows 8 system

Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 series — featuring an upgraded cloud computing service — marks a “rebirth” of its operating systems, chief executive Steve Ballmer said on Tuesday. Ballmer described Windows 8 as the “deepest, broadest and most impactful” Windows software ever created by the US tech giant, after the current Windows 7 sold at…

LG Display builds new LCD plant in China

LG Display, one of the world’s largest flat screen makers, said Tuesday it had started work on a new liquid crystal display plant inChina, the world’s largest market for LCD televisions. The world’s second biggest liquid crystal display TV maker afterSamsung Electronics said commercial operation at the factory inGuangzhou would start in the second half of…

Former Yahoo! executive charged with insider trading

US regulators announced that a former Yahoo! executive has agreed to plead guilty in an insider trading scheme that involved leaking word of the Internet search giant’s pact with Microsoft. Robert Kwok was senior director of business management at Yahoo! in 2009 when the firm negotiated an alliance with Microsoft…

Judge scolds attorneys in Oracle vs. Google patent trial

SAN FRANCISCO — The judge presiding over a patent trial pitting Oracle against Google scolded rival attorneys on Monday as deliberating jurors grappled with subtleties of references in computer software code. US District Court Judge William Alsup’s patience was tried as Oracle and Google lawyers argued opposite responses to jury…

Google provides temporary Cornell science campus

NEW YORK — Google on Monday agreed to provide a temporary home to a high-tech science college run by Cornell University in New York City. The Silicon valley firm’s chief executive Larry Page announced that Google will allocate 22,000 square feet (2,000 square meters) of its New York headquarters to…

‘Anonymous’ hackers allegedly leak internal U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics data

Hackers operating under the title of “Anonymous” claim to have leaked internal emails and other electronic documents from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics website. The files were uploaded onto the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay on Monday. The authenticity of the documents has not been confirmed. The Bureau of…

Pakistan blocks Twitter over Prophet cartoons

Pakistan blocked Twitter on Sunday, saying the website had refused to remove posts promoting a Facebook competition involving caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed. “The website has been banned by the Ministry of Information Technology and the decision was conveyed to us. There was blasphemous material on Twitter,” said Mohammad Younis…

China clears Google purchase of Motorola Mobility

Google on Saturday said that Chinese regulators approved its $12.5 billion deal to buy Motorola Mobility, clearing the path for the Internet titan to complete the acquisition early next week. US and European regulators gave approval to the purchase in February. Conditions put on the rubber stamp from China’s Ministry of Commerce included Google keeping its Android…

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