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Cyber-stalking laws review urged

Written by BBC News Technology Saturday, 30 April 2011 20:06

Woman on laptopCases of cyber-stalking are on the increase.

A senior police officer is calling on the government to review whether laws governing cyber-stalking in the UK are fit for purpose.

Greater Manchester...

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Buffett admits error, says Sokol events inexcusable (Reuters)

Written by Yahoo Business Saturday, 30 April 2011 18:38

OMAHA, Nebraska (Reuters) – Warren Buffett said he was wrong not to press David Sokol about purchases of Lubrizol Corp stock while his former top lieutenant was pitching the chemicals company as a possible takeover target for Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

It was the kind of answer investors had clamored to hear from Buffett at this year's Berkshire...

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Sell in May and go away? Not so fast (Reuters)

Written by Yahoo Business Saturday, 30 April 2011 12:54

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Major U.S. stock indexes are at multi-year highs but Wall Street does not seem to be running out of steam, not just yet.

Robust corporate earnings and the Federal Reserve's promise to keep liquidity cheap have fueled the Nasdaq to a 10-year high and driven the Dow and the S&P to their highest levels since 2008.

"We are...

Read more: Sell in May and go away? Not so fast (Reuters)

 

Insurance to drag on Berkshire Q1 results (Reuters)

Written by Yahoo Business Saturday, 30 April 2011 10:06

OMAHA, Nebraska (Reuters) – Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) (BRKb.N) will report a significantly lower first-quarter profit, as one of the worst quarters ever for global catastrophes weighed on the company's insurance businesses, Chief Executive Warren Buffett said on Saturday.

Profit is expected to be about $1.5 billion, down from $3.63 billion a...

Read more: Insurance to drag on Berkshire Q1 results (Reuters)

EU hits banks with credit default swap probe (Reuters)

Written by Yahoo Business Friday, 29 April 2011 19:18

EU hits banks with credit default swap probe (Reuters)

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The $28 trillion credit default swaps market came under investigation on Friday by the European Union, adding to official pressures bearing down on a huge and opaque business that is widely blamed for aggravating the recent banking and euro zone debt crises.

The European Commission, the EU's executive body, said it is probing...

Read more: EU hits banks with credit default swap probe (Reuters)

 

The royal World Wide Wedding

Written by BBC News Technology Friday, 29 April 2011 18:01

The royal World Wide WeddingGoogle's "doodle" featured a carriage progressing from Westminster Abbey to a fairytale castle

The marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton was an event for the internet age.

Great traditions of state...

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Microsoft stock tumbles after Windows sales dip (Reuters)

Written by Yahoo Business Friday, 29 April 2011 17:33

Microsoft stock tumbles after Windows sales dip (Reuters)

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp shares fell as much as 5 percent on Friday, a day after the software company reported a dip in its Windows operating system sales.

The world's second-largest tech company behind Apple Inc met Wall Street's profit estimate and beat on overall sales in its earnings report on Thursday.

But investors were concerned...

Read more: Microsoft stock tumbles after Windows sales dip (Reuters)

 

Amazon apologises for cloud fault

Written by BBC News Technology Friday, 29 April 2011 10:27

Foursquare homepageFoursquare was one of the sites affected by the technical fault

The online retailer Amazon has apologised for a fault in its web hosting service EC2, which knocked out many well-known websites.

Last Thursday's outage caused sites including Foursquare, Reddit and Quora to go offline, some...

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Interview with John Coonen from CMS Expo

Written by Joomla Extension Editor Monday, 25 April 2011 08:45

CMS ExpoThis year we've been interviewing people who run Joomla Days around the world.

There are also unofficial conferences happening all the time that feature Joomla heavily and we're going to try and introduce them here also. These unofficial conferences won't get the same level of publicity as official Joomla Days, but it's useful for the community to...

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