1 april

1 april

Must See HDTV (April 22nd - 28th)

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Welcome to your spring sporting season -- the NBA playoffs are underway, the NHL's postseason close to beginning and the NFL draft is this weekend. Jurassic Park is back in 3D, and Dead Island has returned to consoles with the Riptide edition. Look below for the highlights this week,...
Must See HDTV (April 22nd - 28th)

For Seedhack FinTech event, Seedcamp moves to Google’s new ‘Campus’ (30 March – 1 April)

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If you’re interested in watching – or participating in – the disruption of the financial sector through technology right before your very eyes, register for startup accelerator Seedcamp’s next Seedhack event, which focuses on ‘fintech’ or financial technology. The hackathon-themed event is happening on the weekend of 30 March at...
For Seedhack FinTech event, Seedcamp moves to Google’s new ‘Campus’ (30 March – 1 April)

PlayStation boss Kazuo Hirai becomes president of Sony

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Kazuo Hirai has been named as President and CEO of Sony Corporation. He will take the role on 1 April, and replace Howard Stringer in both roles. Howard Stringer will become chairman of the board of directors in June, when Yotaro Kobayashi retires. Hirai is also expected to be...
PlayStation boss Kazuo Hirai becomes president of Sony

ProBlogger Acquired by Google

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Press Release: For Immediate Release 1 April 2010 MELBOURNE, Australia. (April 1, 2010) – ProBlogger, the web’s #1 Blog Tips site, today announced that it has been acquired by Google. This acquisition will be a part of Googles extension of the ‘Blogger’ brand and a precursor to their new professional...
ProBlogger Acquired by Google

YouTube's Three-Plus Year Copyright Battle With German Music Rights Agency Rumbles On, As GEMA Breaks Off Negotiations

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A copyright dispute that has blocked German YouTube users’ access to certain music videos continues to rumble on with little sign of a resolution – despite going on for more than three years already. Today GEMA, the German music royalties collection agency at the centre of the dispute, announced it has broken off...
YouTube's Three-Plus Year Copyright Battle With German Music Rights Agency Rumbles On, As GEMA Breaks Off Negotiations

Google Science Fair 2012: Everyone has a question. What's yours? [video] | GrrlScientist

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Because instead of talking about what they know, some people talk about the questions that they ponderRemember last year's online Google Science Fair? Well, hold on to your hats because they're doing it again this year! In partnership with CERN, Lego, National Geographic and Scientific American, Google has announced their...
Google Science Fair 2012: Everyone has a question. What's yours? [video] | GrrlScientist

Sony replaces CEO Howard Stringer

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Sony announces that chief executive Howard Stringer is to step down on 1 April, to be replaced by vice president Kazuo Hirai....
Sony replaces CEO Howard Stringer

Ericsson and STMicro agree ST-Ericsson divorce terms, with 1,600 jobs on the line

gigaom.com
With STMicroelectronics having indicated back in December that it wanted out of its chipmaking joint venture with Ericsson, and with Ericsson having politely declined to buy the half it didn’t already own, it was only a matter of time for ST-Ericsson. The question was how it would go, and now...
Ericsson and STMicro agree ST-Ericsson divorce terms, with 1,600 jobs on the line

NHS 111 helpline 'failing to meet targets'

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Non-emergency telephone service is struggling to answer calls promptly in some areas and giving patients poor adviceThe new NHS non-emergency 111 telephone service in England is in a fragile state and still struggling to meet key targets including promptly answering calls, according to an internal report.There have been claims of...
NHS 111 helpline 'failing to meet targets'
Google Science Fair 2012: Steve Caballero talks about science and skateboarding [video] | GrrlScientist
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4G marketing war breaks out among phone networks

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Vodafone and O2 aim to retain customers by offering savings on the cost of switching to new super-fast service in 2013A marketing war has erupted among mobile phone operators ahead of EE's launch of the UK's first 4G network on 30 October 2012.With EE the sole provider of the super-fast...
4G marketing war breaks out among phone networks

Virgin Media increases broadband price

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Cable giant ups price of packages just months after promise to double broadband speeds for freeVirgin Media is to up the price of its broadband packages, three months after it said it was doubling its customers' speeds for free.In early January, the cable giant announced it would double the speed...
Virgin Media increases broadband price

US ebook customers to receive compensation in price-fixing lawsuit

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Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster agree to pay $69m settlement of claims they had colluded over ebook pricesReaders in the United States who have who have bought electronic books can look forward to compensation, as three publishers agreed to a $69m (£44m) settlement of claims that they had colluded...
US ebook customers to receive compensation in price-fixing lawsuit

Google Science Fair 2012: How can I talk to robots in English? [video] | GrrlScientist

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Luke, a 2011 Google Science Fair finalist from South Africa, tells us about his love for science and why he wanted to talk to robots In this video, Luke, a 2011 Google Science Fair finalist from South Africa tells us about his love for science and why he wanted to...
Google Science Fair 2012: How can I talk to robots in English? [video] | GrrlScientist

Sony confirms 'tough-minded' Hirai as new CEO, president

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Ex-PlayStation exec grabs reins as Stringer rises to board chairman Sony has announced that a new president and CEO will take over from Howard Stringer on 1 April, while Stringer becomes chairman of the board.…...
Sony confirms 'tough-minded' Hirai as new CEO, president

Sony reported to be cutting 10,000 jobs

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Japan's Nikkei newspaper has claimed Sony is to reduce its global workforce by 6% after four years in the redJapan's Sony is to cut 10,000 jobs, about 6% of its workforce, the Nikkei newspaper has reported, as new chief executive Kazuo Hirai looks to steer the electronics and entertainment company...
Sony reported to be cutting 10,000 jobs
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