Bragging rights go to Apple as per-share price now tops Google. If you're keeping score -- and who doesn't these days?
-- it now costs more to buy a share of Apple than to purchase a share of Google. To be sure, this is more about bragging rights than anything else as the market capitalization is the truer indicator of value, and on that score Apple long ago surpassed Google's market cap. In fact, Apple is actually worth three times as much as Google. Apple, however, still has a long way to go before its per-share price can compare with Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, which is currently trading at a whopping $121,156.
Again, stock prices mean little as Apple's value is triple that of Berkshire. Still, the moment is worth pointing out -- especially to those who weren't around a decade ago when Apple was on the ropes and a ripe candidate for bankruptcy. That seems like ancient history now. 16 Simple Healing Foods. Exposure to Air Pollution in Utero May Be a Factor In Children's Later Behavior Problems. Pregnant women who are exposed to high levels of air pollution may be putting their children at increased risk of developing anxiety, depression and attention problems, a new study finds.
In urban areas, nearly everyone is exposed to pollution, particularly to compounds called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) — the byproduct of burning fossil fuels, tobacco and other organic material. Exposure to PAHs in car exhaust and cigarette smoke can be detected in the air and in the blood, and researchers reporting this week in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives say that 100% of the New York City women participating in a study of children’s environmental health had detectable levels of PAH in their homes.
Even more concerning, the scientists, led by Dr. PHOTOS: Terribly Beautiful: Industrial Pollution Seen From Above The trial is a continuation of Perera’s work investigating the factors that can influence fetal development. Ferrari-612-GTO-Concept-Rendering-11-lg.jpg (1100×688) 3702604_460s.jpg (400×330) 3719921_460s_v1.jpg (460×370) Diamond-dagger-divorce-jpg_202709.jpg (380×380) Divorce rings: Depressing jewelry trend Pictures. US Cellular ships first LTE smartphone: Samsung Galaxy S Aviator. Aviator Available Online and In Stores Today CHICAGO (April 5, 2012) – U.S.
Cellular (NYSE: USM) and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.1, have announced that the Samsung Galaxy S® Aviator™ is available today, both in stores and online at uscellular.com. The Android™-powered smartphone runs on the 4G LTE™ network, with speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G, and is the first 4G LTE smartphone in the carrier's device line-up.
Hundreds of hackers linked to telco fraud in Philippines. Manila (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Philippine telecom firms lose millions of pesos in revenues annually to hundreds of illegal operators that bypass global payment systems to convert long-distance calls to domestic.
A leading telecom executive on Tuesday described the magnitude of the problem following the arrest on Friday of three Taiwanese nationals and their Filipino cohort for allegedly running a call bypass fraud syndicate from their condo units in Makati City. The arrests were made by the National Bureau of Immigration on a complaint from Smart Communications Inc. ¿It is definitely a substantial amount,¿ said Smart spokesperson Ramon Isberto, who declined to give figures when asked how much his company has been losing to such syndicates. 10 surprising things that improve your sex life Pictures. d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/3710402_460s.jpg. d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/3713206_460s.jpg. Quietest place on Earth mutes all sounds, messes with your head.
(Credit: Orfield Laboratories) NASA heads to a lab in Minnesota to put astronauts through acoustic torture tests By Mike Wehner, Tecca If you've been to a crowded airport, sporting event, or even a kid's birthday party lately, a little peace and quiet might sound like the perfect thing to help you kick back and relax.
Just don't let things get too quiet, or you might drive yourself a wee bit insane: the anechoic chamber at Orfield Laboratories in Minnesota can mute 99.99% of all sound, but visiting the silent oasis isn't as calming as you might expect. The room holds the current Guinness World Record as the quietest place on the planet, and companies from all over the world seek out its unique acoustic properties. But while the super-silent oasis is a great testbed for various products, it holds a darker side: silence, it turns out, can put a great strain on the human brain.
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The Mobile Metrobase, a converted Hyundai Starex, has four CCTV monitors and has a high-resolution camera mounted on its roof, MMDA said. It can record and relay footage to the MMDA command center in Makati City through a wireless network. The three technician-operators assigned to the Mobile Metrobase will be in direct communication with the command center and the MMDA Flood Control Information Center. The van is equipped with its own power generator in case of emergencies. "This is a high-tech, highly-mobile command and communications center that can be deployed anywhere, 24/7 for traffic and disaster monitoring operations. The Mobile Metrobase will be deployed to watch traffic moving out of Manila during the Lenten break, MMDA added. The MMDA already has 55 CCTV cameras. Team-work.jpg (720×507) 529397_351724174864752_106442749392897_874955_1399393802_n.jpg (259×194) Scumbag Jim.
How I Bang The Two And A Half Men. Arizona Bill That Would Criminalize Online Speech To Be Revamped After Outcry. You can still write annoying, profane things about this story -- at least for now.
Arizona legislators are expected to amend a controversial bill that experts say could stifle free speech online and violate the First Amendment. But free speech experts say the anticipated changes to the bill -- which will be made before sending the legislation to Gov. Jan Brewer (R) -- may not fix the major flaws in the proposal, which passed both legislative houses last week. “The Internet would shut down if this bill were judged to be constitutionally sound -- everything annoying or offensive said online would be caught up in it,” said Derek Bambauer, a professor at Brooklyn Law School who specializes in Internet law and may work with the Arizona ACLU to challenge the bill. “This is plainly unconstitutional.” Arizona House Bill 2549 seeks to update an existing harassment statute that applies to telephone calls by expanding the law to include communication via “any electronic or digital device.”
Rep. Google takes wraps off Web-based digital glasses. B.C. scientists map breast cancer genomes - Health. Four scientists at British Columbia's Simon Fraser University have helped unlock the genetic code of the deadliest form of breast cancer.
The scientists formed part of an international team that mapped the genomes of more than 100 tumours of triple-negative breast cancer, the largest ever genetic analysis of this type of cancer. Their research, published in the scientific journal Nature, found that no two tumours were the same, shedding light on why the cancer is so hard to treat. Dr. Sam Aparicio, study lead, said the research showed that triple negative breast cancer is not just one subtype of breast cancer, but actually extremely complex. "What's extremely motivating with these findings is the opportunity to design clinical trials for patients with triple-negative breast cancer, so we can explore patient responses to treatment at the genetic level and look at ways to improve therapies and outcomes for patients," he said. 2012 Time 'Person' Of The Year Prediction: The Slacktivist. Canvas Pinball. Dokkōdō.
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; "The Path of Aloneness", "The Way to Go Forth Alone", or "The Way of Walking Alone"] is a short work written by Miyamoto Musashi (宮本 武蔵) a week before he died in 1645. It consists of either nineteen or twenty-one precepts; precepts 4 and 20 are omitted from the former version. "Dokkodo" was largely composed on the occasion of Musashi giving away his possessions in preparation for death, and was dedicated to his favorite disciple, Terao Magonojō (to whom the earlier Go rin no sho [The Book of Five Rings] had also been dedicated), who took them to heart. "Dokkōdō" expresses a stringent, honest, and ascetic view of life.
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Daniel Alegre, Google's Asian-Pacific president, said at a ceremony that the infrastructure investment was meant to help the company meet the great potential of Internet use in Asia. "More new Internet users are coming online everyday here in Asia than anywhere else in the world," he said. "They are looking for information and entertainment, new business opportunities and better ways to connect with friends and family. " Illegal baby names gallery Pictures. Jack-black-high-school-teenager-younger-picture-childhood.jpg (305×410) Google Search Ads Ruled 'Misleading And Deceptive' By Australian Court.
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Search giant Google Inc engaged in "misleading and deceptive" conduct by allowing misleading paid advertisements to be shown with Internet search results, an Australian court ruled on Tuesday. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said the ruling meant that not only Google, but other Internet search engines, would now be held responsible for "deceptive paid search results". Google had earlier won a court ruling on the subject, but a full bench of Australia's Federal Court on Tuesday overturned that decision on appeal by the ACCC. In its judgment, the court said between March 2006 and July 2007, Google published search results for queries related to Honda Australia, with results showing paid advertisements for a Honda competitor CarSales. It said the advertisements suggested CarSales was linked to Honda Australia. "It is Google's technology which creates that which is displayed," said the judges, who examined four cases of misleading search results.
Calm Down, Feel Better: A Lesson in Breathing. Learn a simple technique that can help you to stop living in a state of alert. © Hemera/Thinkstock One of the first things Navy SEALs, military pilots, and bomb experts master is how to remain calm under pressure. Retired Army Lt. Col. David Grossman, who trains them, always includes a lesson in breathing. The more excited or stressed you are, he explains, the quicker and shallower your respiration will be and the higher your blood pressure and heart rate will jump. To begin changing how you breathe, do this: Put your hand on your belly and breathe normally.
Facebook vs. Yahoo: Social Network Files Patent Counterclaim. NEW YORK — Facebook is stepping up its patent dispute with Yahoo by filing its own lawsuit against the struggling Internet icon. Facebook's lawsuit Tuesday came just weeks after Yahoo Inc. claimed that Facebook violated 10 patents covering advertising, privacy controls and social networking. Facebook denied Yahoo's allegations and accused Yahoo of violating 10 of its patents covering photo tagging, advertising, online recommendations and more. The spat is escalating as Facebook prepares for an initial public offering of stock in the coming weeks. If all goes expected, Facebook could fetch as much as $10 billion, gaining a value of $100 billion.
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