Google+ chief Vic Gundotra departs after 8 years

Zee News - Washington: Mumbai-born IIT Madras alum Vic Gundotra, the mastermind behind Google's social network Google+, has abruptly resigned putting a question mark on the future of his creation. Making the announcement via a posting on his own Google+ page ...

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Microsoft profit dips but beats estimate

Economic Times - SEATTLE: Microsoft Corp said on Thursday fiscal third-quarter profit fell slightly as sales of personal computers continued to slide, hurting its consumer business, but it still managed to beat Wall Street's pessimistic forecasts. The world's largest software ...

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FDA proposes first rules on e-cigarettes: Here's what you need to know before ...

Tech Times - As critics point out the apparent effort of e-cigarette companies to target the youth, the FDA finally proposes new rules to regulate the marketing and sale of e-cigarette products. (Photo : Wikimedia Commons). Earlier this month, Democratic legislators released ...

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Cautiously, Wall Street Floats Higher

New York Times - The stock market closed mostly higher on Thursday, helped by positive earnings reports by several large companies, including Apple and Caterpillar. The gains were modest, however, as investors turned back to Russia and Ukraine, where tensions were ...

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Glass is back: Order page returns to life after “one-day” sale [Updated]

Ars Technica - Remember the time that Google opened the Glass Explorer program to the general public for one day? Well, Glass is back, as reported by Engadget and Google Glass Geeks. Click on the link to the Glass order page and you can pick out a Glass frame and ...

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Modi wave has turned into a tsunami: Amit Shah

Times of India - VARANASI: Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah on Thursday said BJP will decimate Congress, Samajwadi Party and BSP in Uttar Pradesh as the Modi wave has turned into a tsunami which was sweeping the whole country. Shah, who is party in-charge of ...

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Justin Bieber detained in Los Angeles

Toronto Sun - Justin Beiber (650x366) 7 ways REUTERS. Tweet. Change text size for the story; Print this story. Report an error. Related Stories. Justin Bieber apologizes for visiting controversial shrine in Japan · Justin Bieber teases collaboration with Austin Mahone ...

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Facebook flirts with fitness, acquires Moves app

Tech Times - Facebook is buying interesting companies left and right! On Thursday, April 24, fitness app Moves announced that it will now join Facebook. The social network's latest acquisition hints at Facebook's future mobile app diversity plans. (Photo : Moves | Tech ...

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FDA approves first HPV test for primary cervical-cancer screening

ModernHealthcare.com - The first human papillomavirus DNA test to screen women for cervical cancer was approved Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The stand-alone test can be used to assess whether women need to undergo additional testing and their risk of ...

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Michael Phelps returns to competitive swimming with second-place finish

Los Angeles Times - MESA, Ariz. — A buzz ran through the crowd, an accumulation of murmurs and applause that drifted across the pool to where Michael Phelps stood. It was just loud enough to make the swimmer grin as he stepped onto the block. "You heard people starting to ...

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FDA backpedals on spent-grain proposal after brewers voice opposition

WatertownDailyTimes.com - Sackets Harbor Brewing Co. Brewmaster Andrew S. Gersten drains yeast from brewing tanks in May 2012. ARTICLE OPTIONS. A A. print this article. e-mail this article. Brewers have long donated so-called spent grain to farmers to use as livestock feed, but ...

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Tech Giants Pony Up Cash To Help Prevent Another Heartbleed

WXPR - Google is among several companies putting money into a fund to help safeguard the Internet from possible security flaws in open-source software. Marcio Jose Sanchez AP. Google, Intel, Facebook and many other tech giants are pooling their money together ...

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NASA, littleBits partner to launch Lego-like space kits for kids

Tech Times - Kit of snap-together modules helps kids learn space science in fun way. NASA scientists and engineers helped in the design. (Photo : LittleBits). An educational toy company has teamed up with NASA to offer a kit of electronic modules that will let children ...

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Study links California drought to global warming

Arizona Daily Star - WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California drought and the polar vortex blamed for the recent harsh winter. Usually, researchers make those links years later, but this study does it in real ...

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Leaked case points to tall, lean iPhone 6

CNET - A piece of pink plastic could be the first physical evidence that the many rumors of a larger iPhone 6 are more than just misconnected dots. by Eric Mack · @ericcmack; April 24, 2014 9:47 PM PDT. comments. 0. facebook. twitter. linkedin. googleplus. more.

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UPDATE 4-GM posts lower profit after recall; core outlook on target

Reuters - (Adds Breakingviews link). By Ben Klayman and Bernie Woodall. DETROIT, April 24 (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Thursday that first-quarter profit tumbled 88 percent after a massive recall due to defective ignition switches, but results still topped ...

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Benfica beats Juventus in Europa League semifinals

Daily News & Analysis - Lisbon: Benfica beat Juventus 2-1 in the Europa League semifinals with goals by Garay and Lima. Ezequiel Garay headed in the first goal just three minutes into the game Thursday night at Luz Stadium, following a corner by Serbian attacker Sulejmani, ...

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Amazon Spending Hailed by Investors as Bezos Touts Growth

Bloomberg - First-quarter sales at the world's largest online retailer rose 23 percent to $19.74 billion, the company said in a statement yesterday. That topped analysts' average estimate of $19.4 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Expenses also increased ...

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Salmonella outbreak linked to bearded dragons

CBS News - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Thursday that they are launching an investigation of a multi-state salmonella outbreak that occurred from Feb. 21, 2012 to April 21, 2014. The agency is collaborating with public health, veterinary ...

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Monkey business: 2 baby gorillas arrive at Bronx Zoo

7Online.com - NEW YORK -- The Bronx Zoo is celebrating the arrival of two baby western lowland gorillas, the first gorillas born there since 2006. They're the first gorillas born at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo since 2006. Zoo officials said Thursday that the ...

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Postal workers union to protest Staples program

Wall Street Journal - NEW YORK — Thousands of postal workers around the country are expected to protest the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with retail employees. Thursday's protests are planned at 50 locations in 27 states, including rallies in New ...

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Saudi Arabia: 4 New Deaths Reported From Virus

New York Times - In the past 24 hours, Saudi Arabia has reported four new deaths from a Middle East virus and 36 more cases of infection. The Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, belongs to a family of viruses known as coronaviruses that includes SARS, or severe ...

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Federal Government To Take Over Oregon's State-based Exchange, First Of ...

Forbes - The Washington Post is reporting that the federal government is in talks to take over the Oregon health exchange. This news comes after many failed attempts at launching state-based exchanges, with more than 25% of the state based exchange executive ...

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Freddie Mac: mortgage rates edge higher, 30-year averaging 4.33%

Los Angeles Times - Fixed mortgage rates edged higher this week, with Freddie Mac reporting that lenders were offering 30-year loans to solid borrowers at an average of 4.33%, up from 4.27% a week ago. The average for a 15-year fixed loan rose from 3.33% to 3.39%, the ...

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Royal tour: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge try their hand at 'glamping' in ...

Telegraph.co.uk - They are described as “luxury tents”, but with air conditioning, ensuite bathrooms and king-sized beds, they are the very last word in “glamping”. For the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, they also represented a chance to enjoy the majesty and romance of ...

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Tsetse flies genome may harbor sleeping sickness cure

ANINEWS - Washington, April 25 (ANI): Researchers have revealed that genetic adaptions of tsetse fly allow it to have such unique biology and transmit disease to both humans and animals. The tsetse fly spreads the parasitic diseases human African trypanosomiasis, ...

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Lost 1888 Shipwreck Found Near Golden Gate Bridge by Steven Sparkman

Newsy - After more than 125 years, a ship that went down in the San Francisco Bay has been found. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it found the passenger steamer The City of Chester using sonar imaging. The wreck sits under 216 feet of ...

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Newsweek Rewind: 30 Years Ago, Scientists Discovered the Cause of AIDS

Newsweek - In the early 1980s, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS, surged into public awareness, seemingly out of nowhere. But it had been around for years, even though it took until 1981 for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ...

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Bernie Ecclestone bribery trial: German court told of F1 ringmaster's wartime ...

The Independent - Chutzpah defines Bernie Ecclestone's rise from car salesman to Formula One billionaire – and so it was that the sport's commercial supremo entered a Munich court in breezy fashion at the start of his bribery trial. The charges he denies relate to a €33m ...

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Facebook woos journalists with 'FB Newswire'

New Straits Times - SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook launched Thursday FB Newswire, billed as an online trove of real-time information for journalists and newsrooms to mine while reporting on events or crafting stories. In partnership with News Corp-owned Storyful, FB Newswire ...

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Recall issued for baby video monitors after burn hazard found

KLTV - The battery in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard to consumers. (Source: CPSC.gov). (KLTV) - Consumers are being asked to stop using certain Summer Infant Slim and Secure video monitors after their rechargeable ...

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US Stocks Rise, Buoyed by Apple, Facebook Results

Wall Street Journal - The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 32 points, or 0.2%, to 16532, putting the blue-chip benchmark within striking distance from its all-time closing high. On Wednesday, the Dow closed 0.5% below its Dec. 31 record closing high of 16576.66. The S&P ...

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So long, net neutrality? FCC to propose new pay-for-preferential treatment rules

PCWorld - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will take public comments before moving forward with a new set of net neutrality rules that sparked controversy when they were leaked in a news report earlier Wednesday. The FCC will release a proposal soon ...

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Ukraine militants singled out American-Israeli journalist as valuable hostage

Haaretz - Self-appointed mayor in eastern Ukrainian says separatists needs a 'bargaining chip' for leverage with Kiev. By Anshel Pfeffer | Apr. 24, 2014 | 2:00 AM. Tweet. Simon Ostrovsky. Text size. Comments (0). Print Page. Send to friend. Share on Facebook.

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Apple Has Sold 20 Million Apple TVs To Date

AppAdvice - During its recent financial results conference call, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that his company has sold more than 20 million Apple TV devices to date. The news comes as Cupertino is dropping the “hobby” label from its set-top box, and it arrives ahead ...

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Beyonce Knowles Is Time Magazine's 'Most Influential People' Cover Girl

AceShowbiz - Queen Bey is joined on the 100 list along with the likes of Pharrell Williams, Miley Cyrus, Kerry Washington, Pope Francis, President Barack Obama, and Steve McQueen. Tweet. Beyonce Knowles Is Time Magazine's 'Most Influential People' Cover Girl.

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Title holders Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova into quarterfinals

CNN - (CNN) -- Defending champions Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova moved into quarterfinals of their respective tournaments in Barcelona and Stuttgart Thursday as the build-up to next month's French Open gathers pace. Nadal is coming off a shock loss at the ...

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Google Street View Offers Time Travel

InformationWeek - Street View images from different periods can now be compared to see how places have changed over time. Google's 10 Big Bets On The Future. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Google Maps Street View gained a new feature on Wednesday: a ...

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Zimmer-Biomet: The Deal That Shook Warsaw, Ind.

Wall Street Journal - WARSAW, Ind.—A $13.35 billion deal to combine two medical-device makers was big news on Wall Street Thursday—and also in this 14,000-person city where both companies are based, which proudly calls itself the "Orthopedic Capital of the World.".

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Oh, baby! Massachusetts mom gives birth to 14-pounder

CBS News - BOSTON - Toward the end of her pregnancy in April, strangers were stopping Caroline Ruscak on the street to ask if she was carrying twins. She wasn't, and she didn't appreciate the question. But the Burlington, Mass., woman was in a lot of pain, something ...

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Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, & Kate Upton Attend Final 'Other Woman' Screening!

Just Jared - Cameron Diaz is sandwiched between her co-stars Kate Upton and Leslie Mann while attending the Cinema Society screening of their new movie The Other Woman on Thursday (April 24) at the Paley Center for Media in New York City. The ladies were ...

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Doctor to run as independent for Colorado Senate

San Francisco Chronicle - DENVER (AP) — A neurosurgeon says he wanted to run as an independent in Colorado's U.S. Senate race. Steve Shogan announced his candidacy Thursday. He needs to gather 1,000 signatures to be placed on the November ballot to challenge ...

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Avril Lavigne defends Hello Kitty song after 'racist' criticisms

The Age - Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne, best known for her worldwide smash Complicated 12 years ago, has laughed off withering criticism over her song Hello Kitty and the accompanying music video. Lavigne, who has sold more than 50 million singles ...

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Verizon Earnings Ring Up Phone-Subscriber Losses

Wall Street Journal - For U.S. telecom companies, the first quarter has shown that even the mightiest can't stay dry amid a rising tide of competition. Verizon Communications VZ -2.59% Verizon Communications Inc. U.S.: NYSE $46.20 -1.23 -2.59% April 24, 2014 3:19 pm Volume ...

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Durable-Goods Orders Rise 2.6%

Wall Street Journal - WASHINGTON—U.S. companies stepped up equipment investment in March, providing a boost to the manufacturing sector and offering the latest sign the economy is emerging from a winter slump. Orders for durable goods, products such as cars and ...

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Islanders' Carkner excited for Blue Jackets

NHL.com - NEW YORK -- One year ago, the New York Islanders and defenseman Matt Carkner were standing toe-to-toe with the Pittsburgh Penguins, owners of the best record in the Eastern Conference. The Islanders not only split the first four games of their Eastern ...

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All men are part of a PURE GENETIC ELITE, says geno-science bloke

Register - According to a new research from genetics gurus, the Y chromosome that all men carry is not at all hobbled by its missing bit. For those who don't know, men carry the XY chromosome pair, while women carry two X chromosomes. The bloke-osome is thought ...

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Expect Spurs sparkplug Tony Parker to be a points guard in Game 3

Dallas Morning News - Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) tries to get low and defend San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) in the first half of Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Sunday, April 20, 2014.

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FOREX-Dollar steady near 1-week low vs yen, held back by Ukraine tensions

Reuters - ... * Dollar holds above 1-week low vs yen, but struggles to gain traction. * Yen shrugs off slightly smaller-than-expected rise in Tokyo April CPI. * Euro recovers from low hit on comments by ECB's Draghi (Updates prices, adds comments). By Hideyuki Sano ...

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President Obama plays football with Asimo robot in Japan

BBC News - As part of his four-nation Asia tour, President Obama has visited students at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo where he was welcomed by a humanoid robot. Honda's Asimo robot demonstrated its running and football skills, ...

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