Daily Archives: August 2, 2013

Egypt reduces gas supplies to factories

Egypt: Egypt’s state gas company EGAS is to reduce on the amount of gas factories receive to keep electricity plants running instead during the peak summer months, Reuters has reported. The company said it would divert around three million cubic metres per day of gas away from cement and fertiliser companies. Analysts have warned the government could risk discontent if industries are forced to lay off workers as they wind down production. [AMEInfo.com]

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A Hankering for Hybrids

About 298,000 hybrids, or cars that run on batteries and gasoline, have been sold this year while only 36,000 battery-powered vehicles have sold. read more

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Dot Earth Blog: With Arrests, Signs of Justice in Slaying of Costa Rican Turtle Guardian

Eight arrests are made two months after the brutal murder of a young sea turtle guardian in Costa Rica. read more

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Matter: Monogamy’s Boost to Human Evolution

Fossil records suggest that by sticking around and protecting and feeding their offspring, early men paved the way for the growth of the human brain. read more

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App City: Not for Followers

Sôsh is often described as a concierge service; it picks out restaurants, bars and activities for the discerning New Yorker. read more

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Q&A: Forwarding Multiple Messages in Outlook

Tips for Microsoft Outlook and using Java on Firefox. read more

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With Moto X, Google Enters a Crowded Marketplace

The search giant, which has stumbled in its forays into the hardware market, says its high-end Moto X smartphone has innovative voice controls. read more

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Bits Blog: U.S. Proposes Solutions for Apple’s E-Book Price-Fixing

After the United States government won an anti-trust suit against Apple, it now wants to discipline Apple in other markets where it does business, like movies and music. read more

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Bits Blog: 3-D Printing the 19th Century

Nearly 6 million U.S. patents are in the public domain, and one New York attorney is resurrecting a handful of forgotten inventions by way of 3-D printing. read more

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Bits Blog: From North Korea With Love: a Tablet With No Internet Access

A tourist bought a North Korean tablet computing device and found it similar to other tablets, except for a lack of real Internet access. But it has “Angry Birds.” read more

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Bits Blog: A Cheap Spying Tool With a High Creepy Factor

A law student says fear of federal prosecution has kept him from fully carrying out an experiment that shows how cheap and easy it is for ordinary citizens to spy on each other. read more

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DealBook: Dell and Buyers Reach Compromise on Takeover Bid

Under the terms of the new agreement, Michael S. Dell and his partner, the investment firm Silver Lake, would pay $13.75 a share plus a special dividend. read more

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Bits Blog: LinkedIn’s Profits Soar as User Growth Accelerates

LinkedIn reported strong growth in revenue, profits and new subscribers for the second quarter, sending its shares up sharply in after-hours trading on Thursday. read more

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Exclusive: Compuware takes another shot at sale – sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Management software company Compuware Corp has renewed efforts to sell itself, courting not just the buyers of rival BMC Software Inc but also CA Technologies Inc and other buyout firms, several people familiar with the matter said. read more

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