China lays out its vision to become a tech power

BEIJING China aims to become a world leader in advanced industries such as semiconductors and in the next generation of chip materials, robotics, aviation equipment and satellites, the government said in its blueprint for development between 2016 and 2...

Old red dye shows promise as new cancer foe

NEW YORK Modern cancer drugs supercharge immune systems, target specific gene mutations and pack modified viruses into vaccines. Amid the increasing sophistication, one investigational treatment stands out for its simplicity.Rose Bengal, a cheap indust...

Indy marketing firm opens in Nucleus

Delivra, an Indianapolis-based email marketing service provider, has opened a Louisville office at the Nucleus business park in downtown Louisville. The firm has more than 30 employees at its Indianapolis headquarters. The firm's local office houses two...

Hail a ride hands-free: Apple opens Siri to outside developers

SAN FRANCISCO Apple Inc is opening its popular Siri digital assistant to outside developers, which means iPhone users could soon be able to hail rides with Uber, publish photos on Shutterfly or make a call on Skype with voice commands. The move, announ...

Can Marketers Benefit From the New Improved Personalization YouTube Home Pages?

YouTube has recently released new, improved personalized home pages in an effort to create a more convenient experience for its users, indirectly benefitting marketers.The updated YouTube profiles include:
  • Easy to Rea...

U.S. auto safety agency seeking details of Google self-driving crash

WASHINGTON The top U.S. auto safety regulator said on Thursday the agency is seeking additional details of a recent crash of an Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) Google self-driving car in California.National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) chief Ma...

Apple urges U.S. government to form commission on encryption issues

Apple Inc on Monday urged the creation of a government panel on encryption to help resolve a standoff over national security and data privacy that began last week after the technology company refused a U.S. government demand to unlock an iPhone used in...

Half Australia's Great Barrier Reef coral 'dead or dying': scientists

SYDNEY Australian scientists said on Wednesday that just seven percent of the Great Barrier Reef, which attracts around A$5 billion ($3.90 billion) in tourism every year, has been untouched by mass bleaching that is likely to destroy half the coral.Bl...

U.S., Apple ratchet up rhetoric in fight over encryption

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice filed a motion on Friday seeking to compel Apple Inc to comply with a judge's order to unlock the encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters, portraying the tech giant's refusal as a "mark...

Virtual reality 'heroin cave' aimed at helping addicts kick habit

HOUSTON Addicts in a new study at the University of Houston will strap on virtual reality headsets and navigate a "heroin cave" to help them try and kick their addictions. Researchers are looking to see if making their way through a simulated house pa...