Monthly Archives: April 2012

Microsoft invests $300 million in new Barnes & Noble ‘strategic partnership’

Barnes & Noble and Microsoft Form Strategic Partnership to Advance World-Class Digital Reading Experiences for Consumers New York, NY and Redmond, WA (April 30, 2012) – Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) today announced the formation … Continue reading

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Cadillac ELR Could Arrive in 2014

It’s no secret that General Motors intended from the get-go to build other models based on the Chevrolet Volt’s technology. The only question was which division would be the first to have their own extended range plug-in besides Chevy? According … Continue reading

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Peter Jackson unfazed by ‘Hobbit’ footage pushback, but will stick to 24 fps for trailers

Calm down, cinema-goers. It just takes time to “settle in” to the strange new ultra-realistic world of high frame-rates, according to Peter Jackson, who’s been responding to audience’s rather strong panning of 48fps rough cuts from his upcoming 3D epic, … Continue reading

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US deploys fighter jets to base near Iran

The United States military has deployed several F-22 fighter jets to an allied base less than 200 miles (320 km) from Iran, Fox News reported Friday. According to the report, the US Air Force strongly denied ordering the deployment in … Continue reading

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I can do without premium fuel, and so can you

Too many motorists who routinely take a proverbial slap in the face at the gas pumps, turn the other cheek for further punishment. These are drivers who power their ride with premium fuel. And why not? With a name like … Continue reading

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Poster boy for missing children, now 23, is jailed for raping and choking 10-year-old girl

A man who had such a horrible childhood that he was invited to the White House as a symbol of young victims will now go to prison for trying to kill a 10-year-old girl. Adam Croote, 23, of Albany, New … Continue reading

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Germany’s top security official said Friday the greatest terror threat to the country no longer stems from big networks like al-Qaida but from small, independent terrorist cells or “lone wolf” perpetrators. Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich told The Associated Press that … Continue reading

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