innovation & technology
Western Union is offering you the opportunity to compose and send your own singing telegram, via the web. Rather than sending employees out with the telegrams, senders can do a duet with a famous singer using a basic template. The telgram is then delivered via email.
When Facebook becomes a publicly traded company, it will have a duty to its shareholders to maximize company profits. As it traverses from social media start-up to massive, publicly traded company, one media theorist says the company will have to battle to maintain its identity.
Perhaps as early as Wednesday, Facebook is expected to file the documents necessary to begin the journey toward making its Initial Public Offering of stock — an occasion that could generate $10 billion for the company.
Hybrid cars account for just 2.5 percent of the car market despite being on the market for about a decade. But automakers continue to offer more, perhaps in hopes they'll help balance out their fuel efficiency average.
Among the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, there is concern that cell phones with certain features could lead to immodesty among its community members. In an effort to combat that, but make cell phones available still, the community's rabbis have decided to review and kosher certify certain phones with limited features.
The book Funny in Farsi first went on sale in Iran in 2005, but it wasn't until this month that Iranian officia went after the person who translated the book from English into Persian. Soleimani Nia was arrested two weeks ago after being questioned in November.
At Eye on Earth, scientists are collaborating to share data about environmental conditions, but they want help from the community to help broaden their base of information and hopefully improve the world.
A day of online and even a few in-person protests Wednesday had supporters in Congress of the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT IP Act moving quickly to reverse themselves. But protest organizers say there's still more work to do.
Kodak, the company that for many years was synonymous with print photography, has struggled to make the transition to a digital world. Now, the company has filed for bankruptcy in an effort to restructure.
While the protesters are getting the greatest publicity today, there is a large group of American companies and individuals who support the proposed SOPA and PIPA bills to reduce online piracy.