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Chesapeake lost control of shale well

Dozens of residents were evacuated from their homes after a Chesapeake Energy-operated well leaked natural gas and drilling mud in Wyoming, the company said on Wednesday.
Chesapeake lost control of a shale well late on Tuesday while installing a casing, triggering the leak, the company said in a statement. It wasn't clear how much gas or fluid escaped the well.
A "cloud" of gas could be seen a mile away from the blown-out well, said Russ Dalgarn, coordinator for the Converse County Emergency Management agency in Wyoming.
No injuries, explosion or fires have been reported, and air quality readings near the well were "normal" on Wednesday, with the leaked gas "dissipating into the atmosphere," Chesapeake coordinator Kelsey Campbell said in a statement.
The company has plans to "bring the well under control" as soon as safety conditions permit.
The cause of the incident was under investigation.

Gmail Meter

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Google has launched yet another free service for its Gmail and G+ subscribers. Gmail Meter, activated for general use on April 19, enables Gmail users to become more aware of their email habits and tendencies. It analyzes email writing and filing patterns to present an overall sense of how email is being used. For example, most people probably don't think about whether they tend to write long or short messages; chances are they write as much as they need to write to get the job done. Gmail Meter takes a long-view look at email histories and gives users some metrics about this and other habits. Same thing with how much time email users take to reply to their friends, family members and business associates. Do you tend to wait longer than you should to answer people back, or do you like to get an answer back to the questioner as soon as possible? Email User, Know Thyself Realistically, any number of human emotions can get mixed into all of this to sl…

India propose bidding on 2G

India's telecoms regulator proposed a sharply-higher-than expected auction base price for 2G spectrum in what could be a blow to carriers that are set to lose their licences after a court order and are betting on the auction to win back permits.
India's Supreme Court in February ordered the cancellation of all 122 licences held by eight operators following a tainted 2008 award process and asked the government to redistribute the licences and radio airwaves through an open bidding process.
A state auditor has estimated that New Delhi could have lost as much as $34 billion (21 billion pounds) in revenue in the scandal-marred licence and spectrum sale.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday recommended a base price of 36.22 billion rupees ($695 million) for every megahertz (MHz) of nationwide spectrum in the 1800 MHz band, where the majority of the radio airwaves would be made available after the cancellation of the licences.
This would be nearly ten times the…

German court rules against uTube

Google Inc's YouTube and similar online music and video services may face a hefty royalties bill in Germany after a Hamburg court ruled in favor of copyright owners in a landmark case on Friday.
The court said the website was responsible for the content its users published and forced it to take down copyrighted clips.
Friday's ruling comes less than a month after a U.S. appeals court dealt Google a major setback by reviving lawsuits from Viacom Inc, the English Premier League and various other media companies over the use of copyrighted videos on YouTube without permission.
The suit in Hamburg, for allegedly infringing the copyright on seven music clips, was brought against YouTube in 2010 by German royalty collections body GEMA and several other groups handling music rights.
YouTube argued it merely provided the technical framework to publish content and was not responsible for monitoring videos and music clips for possible copyright violations, but the court disag…

Judge gets IT lessons

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Oracle's lawsuit against fellow IT giant Google charging that it illegally used off-limits parts of Java to build its Android mobile device operating system ended its first week on April 20. However, the conversation is only getting started: This trial has been projected to last for another seven to nine weeks.
The question on the minds of many people is simple: Why?
Well, it turns out that most folks -- most importantly, presiding federal court Judge William Alsup and the 12 jurors -- clearly do not understand enough about the technical aspects of the case. These include virtually everything the case involves: the Java franchise as maintained by Oracle, the GNU Public License, application programming interfaces (APIs), Java APIs versus the code itself, Android operating system development, mobile device application development, the open-source community, freely downloadable software -- we could go on, but that's sufficient for now.

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Credit card processing for Pharmacy

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national stress awareness month

As part of National Stress Awareness Month, which kicked off April 1, GFI Software announced the results of its IT Admin Stress Survey, which found that 67 percent of IT administrators have considered switching careers due to job stress. Managers, users (employees) and tight deadlines were cited as the biggest job stressors. Survey results also revealed that IT professionals tend to work long hours, with one-third working the equivalent of 10 additional weeks per year. The survey gauged respondents’ stress levels at work and revealed their opinions on their main stressors, as well as how their stress levels compares with those of friends and family, and how it affects their personal and professional lives. Nearly 70 percent of all IT administrators surveyed consider their jobs stressful, with greater than 67 percent of IT administrators considering switching careers on either an occasional (43 percent) or regular (25 percent) basis due to job stress. Nearly three-quarte…

leak in North Sea could take six months to halt

A cloud of explosive natural gas boiling up from the North Sea out of a leak at Total's evacuated Elgin platform forced another shutdown off the Scottish coast on Tuesday as the French firm warned it could take six months to halt the flow.

Dubbed "the well from hell" by an environmentalist who said the unusually high pressure of the undersea reservoirs made it especially hard to shut off, the loss of oil and gas output from Elgin - as well as the prospect of a big repair bill - helped drive Total's share price down six percent on the Paris bourse.

As Shell pulled its bigger Shearwater facility offline too and an air and sea exclusion zone was declared around the forlorn Elgin rig, 150 miles east of Aberdeen, green campaigners denounced dangers in the technically challenging deep drilling that energy companies have undertaken around the globe to exploit the high prices created by insatiable demand.

The Elgin well, pumping some three percent of Britain's…

Farmers trying to force action

A coalition of more than 2,000 U.S. farmers and food companies said Wednesday it is taking legal action to force government regulators to analyze potential problems with proposed biotech crops and the weed-killing chemicals to be sprayed over them.
Dow AgroSciences, a unit of Dow Chemical, and Monsanto Co. are among several global chemical and seed companies racing to roll out combinations of genetically altered crops and new herbicides designed to work with the crops as a way to counter rapidly spreading herbicide-resistant weeds that are choking millions of acres of U.S. farmland.
Dow and Monsanto say the new chemical combinations and new crops that tolerate those chemicals are badly needed by corn, soybean and cotton farmers as weeds increasingly resist treatments of the most commonly used herbicide - glyphosate-based Roundup.

everybody gets a piece to the tar sands

Rosneft and Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM-N83.840.891.07%) finalized a landmark alliance on Monday that will secure vital know-how and upstream access to North America for the Russian state oil firm and explore for oil in Russia’s Arctic offshore.
After nearly a year of talks, Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson signed the strategic co-operation agreement with his counterpart from Rosneft, Eduard Khudainatov, at Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow.
Under the deal, Rosneft will gain 30 per cent stakes in three Exxon projects in North America, the companies said in a joint statement.The first project is developing so-called ‘tight’ oil reserves in West Texas, the second covers 20 deepwater blocks in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and the third is exploiting shale oil in Canada’s province of Alberta.

Microsoft Open Technologies

Microsoft has announced a new focus on openness, with the launch of a new wholly owned subsidiary known as Microsoft Open Technologies. In an April 12 blog post, Jean Paoli, the newly named president of the subsidiary, said the goal of Microsoft Open Technologies is “to advance the company’s investment in openness – including interoperability, open standards and open source.” Paoli’s old Microsoft Interoperability Strategy team, which has worked closely with many business groups on numerous standards initiatives across Microsoft, will form the nucleus of this new subsidiary. That team worked on issues such as the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) HTML5, the Internet Engineering Task Force’s (IETF) HTTP 2.0, cloud standards in the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) and the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Systems (OASIS), and in many open source environments such as Node.js, MongoDB and Phonegap/Cordova.

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"Insurance companies decreased their financial responsibility

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As weather disasters strike with more frequency, homeowners first get hit with the destruction or total loss of property. Many are then hit with the unexpected loss of homeowners insurance policies as insurance companies re-evaluate their financial liabilities.
After a tornado ripped through Springfield, Massachusetts, last year, R. Paula Lazzari's home was badly damaged. The retired teacher found broken windows, missing siding and a damaged roof. Her insurer offered to fund repairs for one broken window and some of the siding. It took nine months -- and mediation services from an independent adjuster and the Massachusetts Division of Insurance -- to get her bills paid, according to the parties involved.
In this era of unpredictable weather patterns, Lazzari's case is not unique. Insurance companies are raising rates, cutting coverage, balking at some payouts and generally shifting more expense and liability to homeowners, according to reports from the industry and its critic…

next generation of chips

Intel and Advanced Micro Devices reportedly are preparing to launch next-generation chips over the next few weeks. Intel initially was expected to roll out its new 22-nanometer “Ivy Bridge” chips this spring, but earlier this year, executives, citing production problems, said they were delaying the release until June. However, recent reports say that the giant chip maker will roll out the first Ivy Bridge Core processors—for both desktop and mobile devices—later in April, with more coming the following months. The Ivy Bridge chips are expected to offer users a performance bump over the current “Sandy Bridge” processors, but the real enhancements will be around the graphics capabilities and power efficiency. Among other features, the Ivy Bridge chips will be the first offering Intel’s 3D Tri-Gate transistor architecture, which will offer a 50 percent cut in power consumption over current chips, according to Intel. Intel officials also are looking to the Ivy Bridge proce…

Rodgers contract legally questionable

Some of the conditions that Rogers Communications imposes on customers in fixed-term contracts are legally questionable, according to an expert at the University of Ottawa.
At issue is the company's practice of boosting service rates for things like high-speed internet, home phone and cable TV, leaving some customers in fixed-term contracts in the unenviable position of either accepting the new prices or paying expensive fees to end their contract.
That "pushes the line of what is allowed legally," said Anthony Daimsis, a lawyer who specializes in Canadian contract law.
He told CBC's Marketplace that in terms of consumer protection, "it should simply not be allowed — it's what the law would call an unconscionable term."
Rogers stands by the practice, saying in a statement that "provisions allowing us to make changes to rates in our Terms of Service are fair to customers, are clearly disclosed and are in compliance with all applicable consumer prot…

Twitter taking on spammers

Twitter filed a lawsuit in a U.S. court against five websites that it accuses of creating tools for spamming, as the social media firm battles a wave of automated tweets barraging real users with anything from Viagra ads to virus-ridden links.
Often billed as a service to help a Twitter account gain followers, websites can take control of an account, known as a bot, that follows or sends automated tweets at real users in the hope that some will follow the bot back or click through links the bot has sent out.
"As our engineers continue to combat spammers with strong safeguards and technical efforts, today we're adding another weapon to our arsenal: the law," Twitter said in a blog post.
Twitter now claims 140 million active users. As its user base has grown, so have bots and spam, emerging as a problem that Twitter fears could dilute the online conversation and irk bona fide users.
Litigation isn't a novel approach: both Facebook and Google have taken spam…

Apple Mac computers hit worldwide

More than 600,000 Apple Mac computers worldwide—more than half of them in the United States—have been hit by a new fast-moving variant of the Flashback Trojan malware that uses Javascript code rather than relying on user interaction, according to security researchers.
Officials with security software company Intego said in an April 3 blog post that they found samples of the new Flashback Trojan March 23, and noted that the new malware—like the previous version discovered last year—uses two Java vulnerabilities, they said, one of which was patched by Apple April 3. The malware attacks Macs running the Mac OS X operating system.
Bloggers from Russian security company Doctor Web said in a post April 4 that the new Flashback variant had compromised up to 550,000 Mac computers, more than 300,000 of which were in the United States and more than 106,000 in Canada. Later in the day, Ivan Sorokin, an analyst with Doctor Web, said in a Twitter update that the number of Macs infected by the Tro…

IE posts internet gain

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Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser reversed years of declines and posted a net gain of 1.2 percent usage share globally over the past five months, according to a report from measurement firm Net Applications. As of March 2012, IE claimed 53.83 percent of Web browser market share, followed by Firefox with 20.55 percent, Google's Chrome browser with 18.57 percent and Safari with 5.07 percent. Opera placed fifth with 1.62 percent, and other Web browsers claimed the remaining 0.36 percent. "With a gain of .99 percent last month and a net gain of 1.2 percent global usage share over the last five months, Internet Explorer has stabilized and even reversed its usage share declines of the last few years," Net Applications wrote. Chrome witnessed its third straight month of declines after falling from its peak of 19.11 percent market share in December 2011. Although Apple's Safari browser slipped in market share from February to March, the browser's…

Wordpress website special

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Precise Payment Solutions for pharmacy

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One click online payment system

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A one-click online payment system using Facebook and Twitter that could boost Internet sales for newspapers, music vendors and other low-priced goods and services is being tested by a major European media company, according to its developer.
The Internet poses an increasingly urgent problem for newspaper publishers who want to make money from the articles they put on their websites, but who are worried they will deter visitors by asking them to take out a full subscription.
The new system, developed by a start-up company in Belgium, means Internet surfers can pay to read a single article or download a piece of music without having to fill out forms or enter their credit card details on the website.
The company, called Paycento, uses the fact that surfers are often logged in any way with their profiles on social networking sites like Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter.
It means that visitors to a website can pay small amounts with a single click, much in the same way that they…

Foxconn raising salaries

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Foxconn Technology Group will keep on increasing worker salaries in China and cutting the hours of work, Chairman Terry Gou said on Sunday, after it came under fire for poor working conditions for employees making Apple iPhones and iPads.
As part of its efforts to relieve the pressure on its existing factories in Chinese cities such as Shenzhen and Chengdu, Gou said Foxconn would be building high-tech manufacturing facilities in Hainan, as well as expanding operations in Brazil.
"We are a saying now in the company, 'you work fewer hours, but get more pay'," Gou told Reuters at the 2012 Boao Forum for Asia in China's Hainan island province. "We won't stop here and will continue to increase salaries."
"Salaries in Brazil are even higher but we will continue with our investments there. We've just entered a deal with Hainan Airlines and they will eventually be our way of connecting our supply chain (from China to Brazil)."
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Chinese shut down 16 sites

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Chinese authorities shut 16 websites and detained six people accused of spreading rumors of unusual military vehicle movements in Beijing, state media reported, after the political downfall of one of the ruling communist party's senior leaders.
Authorities closed the websites for spreading rumors of "military vehicles entering Beijing and something wrong going on in Beijing," Xinhua news agency said late on Friday, citing a spokesman with the State Internet Information Office (SIIO).
The spokesman said that two popular microblogging sites also had been "criticized and punished accordingly".
The March 15 ouster of Bo Xilai as party chief of the inland city of Chongqing, who was linked to a scandal involving a senior aide, has shaken China's Communist Party as it readies for a top leadership change later this year.
After Bo was sacked, popular microblogs, including those run by Sina Corp. and Tencent Holdings Ltd, were awash with speculation about…

Visa and Mastercard breach

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Credit card giants Visa and MasterCard were scrambling on Friday to thwart cyber crooks who looted a massive trove of precious account data, evidently from a payment processor in New York.

Gartner analyst Avivah Litan said that industry sources revealed that numbers from more than 10 million credit card accounts were stolen in the breach, with the entry point being a New York City taxi and parking garage company.

The thieves stockpiled stolen credit card numbers for months before beginning to use them, according to the analyst.

Indications were that the culprits were part of a Central American crime gang, Litan told AFP.

"It sounds like they went into an administrative privilege account at the taxi company and stole electronic data from a central server," Litan said.

"So, if you've paid a NYC cab in the last few months with your credit or debit card, be sure to check your card statements for possible fraud."

Visa and MasterCard both said they were inve…

PayPal names new CEO

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PayPal's mobile unit chief will become the online payments service's next CEO.
David Marcus, PayPal's vice president of mobile, is succeeding Scott Thompson, who left in January to become CEO of Yahoo Inc. Marcus will move into the new job on Monday.
Marcus's leadership should help PayPal continue its drive to move beyond traditional computers to phones and other mobile devices. Recently, PayPal unveiled a service that lets small businesses from coffee shops to plumbers accept credit cards using a small triangular card reader attached to a smartphone.
Marcus joined PayPal in August as part of its acquisition of Zong, a mobile payments provider that Marcus founded.

Related articlesPayPal taps mobile chief Marcus as next CEO

Apple cleans up Foxconn

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In a landmark development for the way Western companies do business in China, Apple Inc said on Thursday it had agreed to work with partner Foxconn to tackle wage and working condition violations at the factories that produce its popular products.
Foxconn - which makes Apple devices from the iPhone to the iPad - will hire tens of thousands of new workers, clamp down on illegal overtime, improve safety protocols and upgrade worker housing and other amenities.
The moves come in response to one of the largest investigations ever conducted of a U.S. company's operations abroad. Apple had agreed to the probe by the independent Fair Labor Association in response to a crescendo of criticism that its products were built on the backs of mistreated Chinese workers.
The association, in disclosing its findings from a survey of three Foxconn plants and over 35,000 workers, said it had unearthed multiple violations of labor law, including extreme hours and unpaid overtime.
Apple, the world'…

Alternative payments solutions for internet

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Expanding Reach to The United Kingdom and Australia
We are proud to announce that we have launched Paysafecard and POLi as the newest additions to our Alternative Payments portfolio.
Paysafecards are sold in more than 20,000 stores in the U.K and over 230,000 locations in 16 countries across Europe, and processing Paysafecard transactions on your website is without risk, as the payment is guaranteed and there are no chargebacks.
eComTechnology offer services that allow you to target consumers in North America, Europe and Asia.
Put one button on your site, click on it and be taken to 50+ payment options, it is that easy!
-not uncommon for us to see our clients experience a 30% or more increase in their sales.
-a great solution for start-ups and a solution for established merchants to increase sales.
-payment solutions are GEO-IP based, which means that automatically each payment page is translated into the consumer’s local language and a local phone number and email addres…