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China copyright violations costs almost a million jobs

BIG SKY, Montana — US firms could support nearly one million more jobs if China stopped intellectual property violations, a study said, leading US lawmakers to call for a tough line with Beijing. In a report requested by senators, the US International Trade Commission surveyed US businesses and estimated that…

Japanese electric car travels over 200 miles on single charge

TOKYO — Japanese developers have unveiled an electric car they said Wednesday can travel more than 300 kilometres before its battery runs flat. Electric vehicle specialist SIM-Drive, which hopes to take the car to market by 2013 but gave no projected cost, said its four-seater “SIM-LEI” had motors inside each…

Secret Service Twitter page laments having to watch ‘blathering’ Fox News

The official Twitter account of the U.S. Secret Service posted a tweet on Wednesday afternoon that blasted Fox News. “Had to monitor Fox for a story. Can’t. Deal. With. The. Blathering,” the tweet said, before being deleted almost immediately, according to the Huffington Post. “An employee with access to the…

Post-hack, Sony chief says company cannot guarantee PS3 security

TOKYO (AFP) – Sony chief Howard Stringer has warned he can no longer guarantee the security of the electronics giant’s gaming network in the “bad new world” of cybercrime after one of the biggest Internet data breaches. The Japanese multinational has begun restoring its hacked PlayStation Network and Sony Online…

Netflix ‘undisputed bandwidth king’ of U.S. Internet traffic

SAN FRANCISCO — Films and television shows streamed online by Netflix amount to nearly 30 percent of the content racing downstream on the US Internet during peak periods, according to a study released Tuesday. “Netflix is now the undisputed bandwidth king of the Internet in North America,” Canadian networking gear…

LinkedIn hikes public share price by 30 percent

NEW YORK — LinkedIn on Tuesday raised the share price for its public listing by roughly 30 percent, pushing the value of the professional-networking firm as high as $4 billion and testing the market’s lust for Internet companies. The first major US social networking firm to go public, LinkedIn jacked…

US Navy invites public to first online war game

WASHINGTON — The US Navy is turning to the wisdom of the crowd to forge military strategy, inviting the public to join an online game in which Somali pirates have hijacked commercial ships. The Office of Naval Research plans this month to launch the US military’s first online war game…

Winklevoss twins take Facebook claim to Supreme Court

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are taking their beef against Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg to the US Supreme Court. An attorney for the twin brothers said they will ask the top court in the nation to give them another shot at getting out of a deal they…

White House unveils global ‘open and secure’ cyberspace policies

WASHINGTON — The White House unveiled a set of policy proposals Monday for international cooperation in ensuring an open and secure Internet. “Together, we can work together to build a future for cyberspace that is open, interoperable, secure, and reliable,” US President Barack Obama said in an introduction to the…

Court denies Winklevoss twins a new Facebook hearing

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court on Monday denied Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss a second shot at getting out of a deal they made in a lawsuit charging that Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea for Facebook. The US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a bid by the identical…

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