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Aggregated News Feeds from a variety of different sources. Updated daily.

Glencore's bumper IPO paves way for deals (Reuters)

Written by Yahoo Business Friday, 15 April 2011 09:19

LONDON (Reuters) – Top commodity trader Glencore's planned $12 billion London listing has long been seen as the first step to merging with Xstrata (XTA.L), in what could be the biggest mining takeover in history.

The question for most analysts and investors since the IPO was confirmed on Thursday is not if the deal happens but when -- and how.

Glen...

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Core inflation rises mildly, earnings fall (Reuters)

Written by Yahoo Business Friday, 15 April 2011 08:06

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Rising food and gasoline prices lifted U.S. consumer inflation as expected in March, but underlying inflation pressures remained contained, a government report showed on Friday.

The mild rise in core CPI -- which excludes food and energy and is watched by the Federal Reserve for monetary policy -- may be seen as vindication...

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Google denies Panda hit on rival

Written by BBC News Technology Friday, 15 April 2011 07:46

Microsoft and Google logosMicrosoft and Google and embroiled in an EU competition dispute

Google has defended recent changes to its search system that reduced the prominence of some popular websites.

One of the worst hit by the "Panda" update was Ciao.co.uk, a Microsoft-owned company that had been leading an EU...

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Banks, SEC in talks to settle mortgage charges: report (Reuters)

Written by Yahoo Business Friday, 15 April 2011 07:22

(Reuters) – The securities regulator is in talks with major Wall Street banks to settle fraud allegations relating to the sale of toxic mortgage bonds to various investors that helped unleash the financial crisis, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.

The first settlement with the Securities and Exchange...

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Fujitsu offers UK fast rural net

Written by BBC News Technology Wednesday, 13 April 2011 09:34

Fibre opticsMany rural areas lack access to fast broadband technology, such as fibre optics.

Fujitsu is to create a superfast broadband network for rural parts of the UK, rivalling BT's service.

Virgin Media and TalkTalk have already said they will use it to provide internet services. It will also be...

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Microsoft takes to the streetside

Written by BBC News Technology Tuesday, 12 April 2011 10:11

A Microsoft mapping carMicrosoft is taking pictures in conjunction with mapping partner Navteq

Microsoft is launching its own version of Google's StreetView - dubbed Streetside - across Europe.

Cars fitted with cameras have begun taking pictures around London and will start mapping major cities on the continent...

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Sony and Hotz settle hacking case

Written by BBC News Technology Tuesday, 12 April 2011 08:41

Playstation 3 and controllerSony claimed that George Hotz had violated its intellectual property

Sony has settled its lawsuit with an American hacker who unlocked the secure operating system on the PlayStation 3.

The company dropped its action against George Hotz, also known as Geohot, and secured an injunction that...

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Court upholds Facebook settlement

Written by BBC News Technology Monday, 11 April 2011 18:42

Tyler and Cameron WinklevossThe Winklevosses say Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea for a social network site

A US appeals court has ruled that twin brothers who say the idea for Facebook was stolen from them by Mark Zuckerberg cannot back out of a settlement deal they made with the website.

Tyler and...

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Barnes Noble Uses Joomla

Written by Joomla Extension Editor Monday, 11 April 2011 06:40

Barnes & Noble is the largest book retailer in the United States with over 1300 stores. Their company history goes back to 1873.

They're also known for the Nook e-book reader that was launched in 2009. The company is encouraging developers to create apps for the Nook and as part of that effort they've just launched a new Nook Developer site,...

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