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Top Olympus executive found dead in India park: report

(Reuters) – A top executive of Japan’s scandal-ridden Olympus Corp has been found dead in a park outside New Delhi, an apparent suicide, The Times of India said Tuesday, quoting police. Tsutomi Omori, 49, who was head of Olympus’s medical equipment business in India, was found hanging from a boundary…

Doogie Howser, CEO: Silicon Valley says hello to teen startups

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Josh Buckley, chief executive of an online gaming start-up, is looking forward to next month’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, particularly for the parties and the accompanying schmoozing with industry A-listers. There’s one problem: Buckley, who will turn 20 this week on February 22, may…

Greek teen arrested over ministry cyber attack

ATHENS — Greek police said Monday they had arrested an 18-year-old suspected of hacking into the justice ministry’s website earlier this month, an attack claimed on behalf of online hackers group Anonymous. Two other boys aged 16 and 17 were also being sought over the case, police said. In the…

SOPA author demands ISPs keep user data for 18 months

Lawmakers in the U.S. and Canada are considering two different, yet distinctly similar bills that critics say would forever end the concept of online privacy. Both bills promise enhanced protections for children targeted by child pornographers on the Internet by mandating that Internet service providers (ISPs) maintain lengthy records of…

Apple’s legal woes in China offer hope to rivals

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Apple Inc’s legal row over its iPadtrademark in China creates a window of opportunity for rivals such as Lenovo Group Ltd and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd as they try to chip away at the U.S. firm’s dominance of the potentially vast Chinese tablet market. Apple, the world’s most valuable technology company, is fighting lawsuits brought…

Samsung Electronics board endorses LCD spin-off

South Korean giant Samsung Electronics says its board has agreed to spin off its loss-making liquid crystal display (LCD) business. Samsung, the world’s largest maker of flat panels, memory chipsand flat-screen televisions, said its LCD unit would be launched as a separate entity on April 1 with capital of 750 billion won ($668 million). The LCD business suffered…

Australian firm plans network of driverless freight trains

SYDNEY — Miner Rio Tinto will use driverless trains to deliver its iron ore to ports in Western Australia in what it said will be the world’s first automated, long-distance, heavy-haul rail network. Rio said a US$518 million investment would see the launch of the first driverless train in the…

On 50th anniversary of John Glenn’s flight, U.S. lacks manned space capacity

The United States marks the 50th anniversary Monday of the first flight of an American into orbit. But the historic landmark is bittersweet: the first nation to land people on the Moon now depends on Russia for its manned space flights. At 9:47 a.m. on February 20, 1962, on the…

Growing concern over Internet data collection feeds privacy fears

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – This week’s revelations that Google Inc, Twitter and other popular Internet companies have been taking liberties with customer data have prompted criticism from privacy advocates and lawmakers, along with apologies from the companies. They are the latest in a long line of missteps by large Internet…

British firm claims they’ve developed cheapest wireless tablet

A British technology company claims to have developed the world’s least expensive computer tablet for wireless Internet access. At a cost of as little as $35 (£22) apiece, Datawind Ltd hopes to supply a market of billions of customers, many in underdeveloped countries. The student tablet released in October costs…

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