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  • Twitter suspends over 125,000 accounts for 'promoting terrorist acts' By Yasmeen Abutaleb - Reuters - Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    A 3D printed Twitter logo is seen in this illustration picture made in Zenica

    By Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twitter Inc has shut down more than 125,000 terrorism-related accounts since the middle of 2015, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, the company said in a blog post on Friday. Twitter has said it only takes down accounts when they are reported by other users, but …

  • Zika found in saliva; no Carnival kissing, Brazil warns pregnant women By Pedro Fonseca - Reuters - Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen inside Oxitec laboratory in Campinas, Brazil

    By Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Zika has been found in the saliva and urine of two patients in Brazil and while it is not known if such body fluids could transmit the virus, the discovery could make pregnant revellers wary of kissing strangers during the country's often uninhibited Carnival festivities. Brazilian …

  • For many species, noise pollution can be deadly Marlowe Hood - AFP - Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    Research shows that reef-dwelling fish, like these swimming through the coral on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, are twice as likely to get eaten by predators in the presence of noisy motorboats

    Some reef-dwelling fish are twice as likely to get gobbled up by predators in the presence of a noisy motorboat, according to a study released Friday.

  • First research links California quakes to oil operations ELLEN KNICKMEYER - Associated Press - Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 2005 spate of quakes in California's Central Valley almost certainly was triggered by oilfield injection underground, a study published Thursday said in the first such link in California between oil and gas operations and earthquakes.

  • Foxconn CEO meeting with Sharp execs on Friday; Sharp shares soar By J.R. Wu and Ritsuko Ando - Reuters - Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    The logo of Foxconn, the trading name of Hon Hai Precision Industry, is seen on top of the company's headquarters in Tucheng, New Taipei city

    TAIPEI/TOKYO (Reuters) - Foxconn Chief Executive Officer Terry Gou is in Osaka to meet executives of Japan's Sharp Corp, a Sharp spokesman said, one day after the struggling electronics maker said it was focusing on the Taiwan firm's takeover bid over a rival offer from a Japanese state-backed fund. Shares in Osaka-based …

  • Energy Evolves as 4th Industrial Revolution Looks to Nature (Op-Ed) Lynn Scarlett - LiveScience.com - Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    Lynn Scarlett is global managing director for policy at The Nature Conservancy. In Davos, Switzerland, at the 2016 World Economic Forum annual meeting, industry leaders focused on what they call the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Whereas the First Industrial Revolution used steam and waterpower in manufacturing, the second …

  • Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process CHRIS CAROLA - Associated Press - Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 photo, glassblower William Gudenrath makes a goblet with techniques used by Renaissance Venetians at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y. Gudenrath spent decades researching how Renaissance-era glassmakers produced objects that are now considered works of art.  (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A modern-day glassblower believes he has unraveled the mysteries of Renaissance-era Venetian glassmaking, a trade whose secrets were so closely guarded that anyone who divulged them faced the prospect of death.

  • Sharp chooses Foxconn as preferred bidder over Japan fund: sources By Taro Fuse and Makiko Yamazaki - Reuters - Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    The logo of Sharp Corp is seen at Tochigi plant in Yaita

    Sharp Corp has chosen Taiwan's Foxconn as its preferred bidder in takeover talks, sources with knowledge of the decision said, paving the way for the biggest acquisition by a foreign company in Japan's insulated technology sector. Foxconn, known formally as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, offered to invest around 700 billion …

  • Workers are pictured beneath clocks displaying time zones in various parts of the world at an outsourcing centre in Bangalore

    The cutback on routine IT services is likely to push firms including Tata Consultancy Services Ltd and Infosys Ltd to sharpen their focus on high-margin digital services, analytics and artificial intelligence to cushion the impact on earnings. India's IT and software services export revenue is likely to grow by 10-12 percent …

  • Employees of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) work inside the company headquarters in Mumbai

    The cutback on routine IT services is likely to push firms including Tata Consultancy Services Ltd and Infosys Ltd to sharpen their focus on high-margin digital services, analytics and artificial intelligence to cushion the impact on earnings. India's IT and software services export revenue is likely to grow by 10-12 percent …

  • A variety of SanDisk memory cards are seen with a Western Digital hard drive box in Golden

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Thursday it had cleared Western Digital's planned acquisition of SanDisk after concluding that the takeover would not harm competition in the data storage market in Europe. In October, Western Digital agreed to buy SanDisk in a $19 billion deal that will increase …

  • Toshiba Corp President and CEO Masashi Muromachi attends a news conference at the company headquarters in Tokyo

    Japanese industrial conglomerate Toshiba Corp <6502.T> expects a bigger full-year loss than previously anticipated, amid mounting restructuring costs after a $1.3 billion accounting scandal. Toshiba said on Thursday it now expected a net loss of 710 billion yen ($6 billion) compared with a previously expected loss of 550 …

  • Sharp weighs investment proposals, decision within a month YURI KAGEYAMA - Associated Press - Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    Shoppers move on an escalator in front of the Sharp logo at an electronics store in Tokyo, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Troubled Japanese electronics maker Sharp plans to decide within a month whether it will accept investment offers from Taiwanese company Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn, or a consortium of Japanese investors. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    TOKYO (AP) — Troubled Japanese electronics maker Sharp plans to decide within a month between investment offers from Taiwanese company Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn, or a consortium of Japanese investors.

  • Jeff Smith, CEO of Starboard Value, L.P., speaks at a panel discussion at the SALT conference in Las Vegas

    (Reuters) - Activist investor Starboard Value LP disclosed a stake of about 7 percent in Marvell Technology Group on Wednesday, saying the U.S. chipmaker's shares were "undervalued". Starboard, run by Jeffrey Smith, wants Marvell to cut costs and exit its mobile-wireless business, according to a person familiar with the …

  • Cisco to buy Jasper in move into 'Internet of Things' Associated Press - Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Cisco Systems Inc. is buying Jasper Technologies for $1.4 billion in cash in a move to help its customers connect, automate and manage billions of Internet-connected devices ranging from cars to jet engines to implanted pacemakers.