Stories by John Ribeiro

UN panel backs WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, but he may not go free

A UN panel has ruled that the time Julian Assange has spent cooped up in the London embassy of the Ecuador government amounts to arbitrary detention by the U.K. and Sweden, but it is unlikely that the founder of the WikiLeaks whistle-blowing website will walk away free soon.

Written by John Ribeiro05 Feb. 16 19:45

Microsoft tests underwater data center

Microsoft is testing an underwater data center with an eye to reducing data latency for the many users who live close to the sea and also to enable rapid deployment of a data center in as little as 90 days.

Written by John Ribeiro01 Feb. 16 17:49

Storied Xerox to split its hardware and services businesses into two companies

Over 50 years ago, Xerox introduced photocopiers based on a dry process called xerography that largely did away with the requirement of carbon copies of documents. So popular was the concept and the technology that in many markets users didn't ask for a photocopy but a 'xerox' of a document.

Written by John Ribeiro29 Jan. 16 15:17

Marvin Minsky, AI pioneer and Turing award winner, dies at 88

Marvin Minsky, a professor emeritus at MIT who pioneered the exploration of the mind and its replication in a machine, died on Sunday from a brain hemorrhage at the age of 88, according to MIT Media Lab.

Written by John Ribeiro26 Jan. 16 16:18

Facebook sets up 'sports stadium' to pull American football fans

Facebook wants to grab the large audiences that American football attracts, and has launched Facebook Sports Stadium, which it describes as a dedicated place to experience sports in real-time with friends and the world.

Written by John Ribeiro21 Jan. 16 18:41

Foxconn said to bid over US$5b for Sharp

Large contract manufacturer Foxconn has bid to take over ailing Sharp for its display business and manufacturing know-how, according to news reports.

Written by John Ribeiro21 Jan. 16 16:57

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