Daily Archives: September 12, 2013

China’s Plan to Curb Air Pollution Sets Limits on Coal Use and Vehicles

The plan represents the most concrete response yet to growing criticism for allowing the country’s air, soil and water to degrade to abysmal levels.
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In a Breathtaking First, NASA Craft Exits the Solar System

Voyager 1, launched back in 1977, has become the first man-made object to pass into the unknown vastness of interstellar space.
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DealBook: Twitter Submits Confidential Plans for I.P.O.

Twitter filed the paperwork on Thursday for its long-awaited initial public offering of stock.
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Bits Blog: Senator Asks Cellphone Carriers: What Exactly Do You Share With Government?

Senator Edward J. Markey sent a letter to carriers asking what kind of information law enforcement officials seek from them, including location data and the content of text messages.
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Corner Office: Simon Anderson, on Creating a Culture of Shameless Honesty

Simon Anderson, C.E.O. of DreamHost, a Web host and domain name registrar, says that corporate culture is a full-contact sport, and it can be messy.
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DealBook: Dell Shareholders Approve $24.9 Billion Buyout

Dell shareholders voted to approve the computer company’s $24.9 billion sale to its founder, ending a months-long slog that included fierce opposition from some investors.
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DealBook: KPN and América Móvil Still in Talks

América Móvil, the Latin American telecommunications company, confirmed on Thursday that it remained in talks with the Dutch cellphone company KPN about a potential bid worth $9.6 billion despite its earlier announcement that it was considering dropping its bid.
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Scientists confirm Voyager 1 probe is in interstellar space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – Scientists have been debating for more than a year whether NASA’s 36-year-old Voyager 1 spacecraft has left the solar system and become the first human-made object to reach interstellar space.
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Insight: In Silicon Valley start-up world, pedigree counts

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – When asked to name the most notable rags-to-riches entrepreneur that his firm has funded, venture capitalist Ben Horowitz doesn’t hesitate: Christian Gheorghe, a Romanian immigrant who came to the United States without speaking English, and rose from limo driver to founder of a business-analytics company, Tidemark.
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Twitter takes first step to go public with IPO filing

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Twitter Inc has filed for an initial public offering with U.S. regulators, the company said on Thursday, taking the first step toward what would be Silicon Valley’s most anticipated debut since Facebook Inc’s last year.
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Brazil's Rousseff targets internet companies after NSA spying

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Angered by reports that the U.S. government spied on her and other Brazilians, President Dilma Rousseff is pushing new legislation that would seek to force Google, Facebook and other internet companies to store locally gathered data inside Brazil.
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Microsoft axes freelancers, contract writers at MSN

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp is laying off dozens of contract and freelance writers from its MSN news and entertainment portal as the giant software company seeks to reshape itself as a devices and services company.
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Dell to invest more on PCs, tablets after $25 billion buyout win

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Michael Dell clinched shareholders’ approval on Thursday for his $25 billion offer to buy and take Dell Inc private, ending months of bitter conflict with the company’s largest investors and removing the uncertainty shrouding the world’s No. 3 PC maker.
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Engineers searching for smartphone innovation look within

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – As Apple and other smartphone makers find it harder to wow consumers with new devices, engineers think future breakthroughs may depend more on finding new ways to integrate existing components than on inventing more powerful chips.
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