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App scans faces of bar-goers to guess age, gender

May 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

Cole Harper, co-founder and CEO of SceneTap, holds up a phone showing the app SceneTap at a bar in San Francisco, Thursday, May 17, 2012. A new app is scheduled to launch in San Francisco this weekend that will scan the faces of patrons in 25 bars across the city to determine their ages and [&hellip...

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Argentina: Black market grows with currency

May 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A woman passes a list of foreign currency exchange rates at an exchange house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. The AFIP tax collection agency’s recent measure to control and approve every currency exchange operation in the country...

Google gets China OK for Motorola deal

May 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this May 11, 2011 file photo, attendees chat at the Google IO Developers Conference in San Francisco. Authorities in China have approved Google Inc.’s bid to buy phone maker Motorola Mobility, clearing the way for the $12.5 billion deal...

Is GOP trying to sabotage economy to hurt Obama?

May 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, speaks at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s 2012 Fiscal Summit, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — Are Republican lawmakers deliberately stalling the economic...

America expands once again _ digitally, this time

May 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

The Chrysler Building is visible behind the animated facade of the Nasdaq MarketSite, welcoming the Facebook IPO, in New York’s Times Square, Friday, May 18, 2012. Facebook’s stock is trading up Friday, as investors seek to put a dollar value on...

Electric car network gets first test in Israel

May 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Wednesday, March 23, 2011 file photo, Israeli-American entrepreneur Shai Agassi, founder of “Better Place”, a project developing electric vehicles and a network of charging points, stands at an electric charging station in...

Ultra-Orthodox plan huge NYC meeting on Net risks

May 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

In this April 3, 2012 photo provided by VosIzNeias.com, a group of Ultra Orthodox Jews who believe that the Internet threatens their way of life, check out the facilities at New York’s Citi Field, which they ultimately rented for an unprecedented...

George Clinton, Black Eyed Peas settle song suit

May 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 file photo, musician George Clinton arrives for a taping of the “Late Show with David Letterman,” in New York. Clinton and the Black Eyed Peas have settled a federal lawsuit in which the funk pioneer...

Repsol: Exploratory oil well off Cuba comes up dry

May 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

FILE – In this Jan. 19, 2012 file photo, an oil rig starts exploratory drilling beneath the waters off Cuba’s northern coast as fishermen work in Havana Bay, Cuba. The exploratory oil well has failed and will be capped and abandoned, Spanish...

A debate: Should you jump in on Facebook debut?

May 19, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

A television photographer shoots the Like sign outside of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Friday, May 18, 2012. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg symbolically opened trading on the Nasdaq stock market inside Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park....