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U.S. curbs on online poker compared to Prohibition

WASHINGTON — A former US senator who now represents poker players compared US efforts to curb online gambling to Prohibition on Tuesday as he argued for legislation that would allow Internet gaming. Alphonse D’Amato also told a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade that legalizing and…

CEO of largest U.S. solar manufacturer replaced abruptly

WASHINGTON — First Solar, the largest US solar panel maker, abruptly replaced chief executive Robert Gillette without explanation Tuesday. Amid turmoil in an oversupplied industry under assault from cheaper manufacturers in China and elsewhere, First Solar said in a short statement that chairman and company founder Mike Ahearn would serve…

News popular on tablets but few want to pay: study

Catching up on news is among the most popular activities for tablet computer owners, but most are not willing to pay for it, according to a study published on Tuesday. The joint study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism and The Economist Group brings unwelcome news…

Netflix loses 810,000 U.S. subscribers

NEW YORK — Netflix shares plunged in after-hours trading Monday after the US video service said it lost more US subscribers in the third quarter. Netflix, which has seen a spate of management bungles in recent months, said it had 23.8 million subscribers in the United States at the end…

Google, PE firms mull bid for Yahoo: report

(Reuters) - Google Inc has spoken to at least two private equity firms about possibly helping them finance a deal to buy Yahoo Inc’s core business, The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing a person familiar with the matter. Google and prospective partners have held preliminary discussions but have not come up with a formal proposal, and…

Jobs abrasive style drove some people away: biographer

(Reuters) – Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs revolutionized multiple industries with his cutting-edge products but he was not the world’s best manager, biographer Walter Isaacson said. Jobs changed the course of personal computing during two stints atApple and then brought a revolution to the mobile market but the inspiring genius is known for his hard…

Google, PE firms mull bid for Yahoo: report

(Reuters) – Google Inc has spoken to at least two private equity firms about possibly helping them finance a deal to buy Yahoo Inc’s core business, The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing a person familiar with the matter. Google and prospective partners have held preliminary discussions but have…

Egyptian jailed for Facebook Islam insult

An Egyptian court sentenced a man to three years in jail with hard labour on Saturday for insulting Islam in postings on Facebook, the official MENA news agency reported. The Cairo court found that Ayman Yusef Mansur “intentionally insulted the dignity of the Islamic religion and attacked it with insults…

Anonymous targets law enforcement in latest data leak

After a brief respite from exposing the personal information of its targets, the Anonymous hacking collective on Friday posted documents that appear to contain the personal information of police officers in Massachusetts and Alabama. The group said it leaked the stolen data, which included the names, addresses, ranks, phone numbers…

Security firm warns of new Stuxnet-like virus

WASHINGTON — US security firm Symantec has warned of a new computer virus similar to the malicious Stuxnet worm believed to have preyed on Iran’s nuclear program. Symantec said Tuesday that the new virus, dubbed “Duqu” because it creates files with the file name prefix “DQ,” is similar to Stuxnet…

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