News archive from 14 February 2012, page 3

BYOD: End of the road for the work PC?

BYOD: End of the road for the work PC?

Do you dream of a world where you have your choice of laptop, smartphone or tablet at work; all of which connect seamlessly one to another, and are constantly updated? Sitting at your desk, feeling the red mist descend as your ancient XP desktop...

 
Cupid's algorithm: Do dating sites know love's formula?

Cupid's algorithm: Do dating sites know love's formula?

"To date, there is no compelling evidence any online dating matching algorithm actually works." Those words from Eli Finkel, associate professor of social psychology at the Northwestern University in Chicago, are likely to ring true with...

 
LIVERPOOL'S OWNERS JET IN FOR RESCUE ACT

LIVERPOOL'S OWNERS JET IN FOR RESCUE ACT

LIVERPOOL’S American owners are due to fly over this week in a desperate attempt to repair the damage inflicted by Luis Suarez’s handshake row. Alarmed that the club’s global image has been badly tainted by the unsavoury episode, John W Henry and...

 
CARLOS TEVEZ DECLARES WAR ON ROBERTO MANCINI

CARLOS TEVEZ DECLARES WAR ON ROBERTO MANCINI

AFTER exactly 100 days in self-imposed exile, there is some irony that prodigal son Carlos Tevez has chosen to return to Manchester on St Valentine’s Day. But he will not be expecting a reception of kisses and flowers when he comes face-to-face...

 
Oscars 2012: Peter Straughan talks Tinker Tailor

Oscars 2012: Peter Straughan talks Tinker Tailor

Peter Straughan and Bridget O'Connor turned John Le Carre's classic Cold War novel Tailor Soldier Spy into a Bafta-winning screenplay. Its next mission? The Oscars. When Peter Straughan picked up the Bafta for best adapted screenplay for Tinker...

BBC, 01:21 in Art & Culture
 
CARLOS TEVEZ: I WAS TREATED LIKE A DOG

CARLOS TEVEZ: I WAS TREATED LIKE A DOG

CARLOS TEVEZ accused Roberto Mancini of treating him “like a dog” to set up an explosive return to Manchester City today. Tevez reopened his war of words with manager Mancini just hours before ending his self-imposed exile in his native Argentina...

 
Google gets U.S., EU nod to buy Motorola Mobility

Google gets U.S., EU nod to buy Motorola Mobility

It was one of a series of approvals on Monday that underscored the scramble by technology companies to acquire big pools of patents. The U.S. Justice Department also approved an Apple Inc-led consortium's purchase of a trove of patents from bankrupt...

 
MARKETS AND EURO RALLY ON GREEK HOPES

MARKETS AND EURO RALLY ON GREEK HOPES

STOCK markets rallied and the euro strengthened yesterday as the Greek parliament’s approval of austerity measures required to secure a second bailout and stave off bankruptcy was cautiously welcomed by investors. The FTSE 100 Index closed up 53.31...

 
HEATHROW ‘HOLDING US BACK’

HEATHROW ‘HOLDING US BACK’

AIRPORTS operator BAA yesterday warned a “capacity crunch” at Heathrow was putting off foreign investors and costing Britain’s economy billions of pounds. The group, owned by Spain’s Ferrovial, said a lack of direct flights to and from the airport...

 

Insight - As Myanmar opens, China alliance starts to fray

"When they came back a few days later and asked why the Chinese was still there, I said I had been busy," the ethnic Chinese resident of Mandalay said, speaking in Mandarin. "They made me take them down immediately and sign an...

 
Brazil seeks more access to China to balance trade

Brazil seeks more access to China to balance trade

Brazil has asked China to allow more of its manufactured goods in to the Chinese market in a bid to balance the trade between the two economies. The call comes as China's trade surplus with Brazil has been rising, hitting $11.5bn (£7bn) last year....

BBC, 01:51 in Business
 

Justice Dept seeks to bolster IP enforcement team

Still, the Justice Department asked Congress for $5 million to hire 14 new employees, including nine attorneys, to focus on intellectual property crimes. Last year, the administration sought $3 million for six new hires but Congress refused....

 
A Valentine's Day bromance: Kirk and Frankie get cosy in bed for steamy new magazine shoot

A Valentine's Day bromance: Kirk and Frankie get cosy in bed for steamy new magazine shoot

'I"m on 93 now. Seven more and then I"m getting a bird. As soon as I get to 100...' Frankie tells Heat that Valentine's Day will be the seven-year anniversary of when he lost his virginity. While they are happy to boast about their...

 
Remember when Italy ruled Europe? Arsenal and Chelsea should have nothing to fear now... Serie A on the slide

Remember when Italy ruled Europe? Arsenal and Chelsea should have nothing to fear now... Serie A on the slide

Outside a bar, across the road from the point where away fans disembark their coaches, a small group of young fans gather, occasionally bursting into song. Carabinieri vans are parked up nearby, with armoured policemen stamping feet and blowing into...

Daily Mail, 02:04 in Sport
 

BHP, Rio approve $4.5 billion Escondida copper expansion

The two miners are already spending billions of dollars expanding output at their Australian iron ore mines to feed Chinese demand, and the push to boost output by 80 percent at the world's biggest copper mine underscores their optimism about...

Reuters, 02:08 in Business
 


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