Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Second Student Sues School District Over Webcam Spying

A webcam scandal at a suburban Philadelphia school district expanded Tuesday to include a second student alleging his school-issued laptop secretly snapped images of him. Continue ►

David Cameron describes blockaded Gaza as a 'prison'

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has condemned the blockade of the Gaza Strip, describing the territory as a "prison camp". Continue ►

BP Envisions Leaner Future Under Its New Chief

LONDON — Three months after its giant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a chastened BP outlined a new strategy on Tuesday to revamp operations and practices around the world and turn it into a leaner operator under a new leader. Continue ►

Music Lovers, Take Note: Rdio Debuts Android App (Bonus: 2,000 Invites)

It’s only been a couple of weeks since Rdio launched in the US and I started using it, and I’m already pretty sure I’ll be hooked for a long, long time – and I’ve tested a bunch of online music buying, sharing and streaming services in the past few years so that’s saying something. Check out Erick’s review if you’re interested in learning more about the service.

'Inception' earns dreamy reception with $60.4M (AP)

LOS ANGELES - Leonardo DiCaprio and Christopher Nolan's "Inception" is anything but a sleeper as the thriller opened big with $60.4 million and a No. 1 finish at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Warner Bros. action tale about a team that sneaks into people's dreams is DiCaprio's biggest opening weekend, topping his previous best of $41.1 million for last winter's "Shutter Island." Continue ►

Yahoo Japan Confirms Google Switch from Yahoo

As BoomTown reported earlier today, Yahoo Japan confirmed it would switch its search technology and paid search provider to Google from Yahoo. The move is a definite blow to Yahoo's new search and advertising alliance with Microsoft, although Yahoo sought to minimize the damage in a statement. Continue ►

WikiLeaks Organization Sparks Controversy

WikiLeaks is a website that posts formerly secret documents online in what its members say is the pursuit of transparency and accountability. Its release of more than 75,000 U.S. Army and Marine Corps documents chronicling six years of events in Afghanistan has angered officials in Washington, Britain and Pakistan. Continue ►