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Finance & Economics

Togo: Women and Adolescents Embrace Technology for Development

On June 17th, the third panafrican conference on best practices in ICT in francophone Africa opened in Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso [fr]. While the conference focused on strategies to curb cyber-criminality, the Togolese blogosphere is embracing the...

UK must "reboot and rebuild" economy – PM

Britain’s past prosperity does not guarantee a prosperous future and the UK must “reboot and rebuild” its economy, Prime Minister David Cameron has warned.

The Cloud Debate: Public Versus Private

Salesforce.com's move last week to launch a legal counter-attack against Microsoft seems to signal that software's old and new guards are ready to spar over who will have the most sway over the future of cloud computing.

Former Nassau County Legislator Roger Corbin Sentenced to 18 Months Following Convictions for Filing false Tax Returns, Tax Evasion, and Making False Statements

Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York, Roger Corbin, a former Nassau County Legislator who represented the Second Legislative District from 1995 until December 31, 2009, was sentenced to 18 months of incarceration by...

Technip S.A. Resolves Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Investigation and Agrees to Pay $240 Million Criminal Penalty

Technip S.A., a global engineering, construction and services company based in Paris, has agreed to pay a $240 million criminal penalty to resolve charges related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) for its participation in a decade-long...

Twitter Settles Charges that it Failed to Protect Consumers' Personal Information; Company Will Establish Independently Audited Information Security Program

Social networking service Twitter has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers and put their privacy at risk by failing to safeguard their personal information, marking the 30th case the FTC has brought targeting...

Boeing Begins Flight-testing B-1 with New Link 16 Communications

LONG BEACH, Calif.-- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced the start of flight tests for a B-1 Lancer bomber upgraded with new digital avionics for the aft cockpit, including a line-of-sight Link 16 data link. The B-1 Fully Integrated Data...

10 Things to Take Away from the E3 Gaming Show

The gaming industry's E3 conference is under way. Like previous years, the show has delivered on its promise of showing off what gaming developers and hardware makers have planned for the next year or two. The show is once again dominated by the...

State Personal Income: First Quarter 2010

State personal income growth averaged 0.9 percent in the first quarter of 2010 up from 0.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal income increased in all but two...

New Jersey Woman Charged in $45 Million Real Estate Investment Ponzi Scheme

PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and GEORGE VENIZELOS, the Acting Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), announced today the arrest this...