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Could an iPhone app cure your social anxiety? (Yahoo! News)

| February 14, 2012

A new program shows promise for those unable to cope We recently reported on smartphone app Mobilyze, a program under development that’s capable of diagnosing mental health issues. A team of researchers at Harvard University are working on the logical next step: A smartphone app that can help treat mental health issues — in this case, social anxiety.

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OYO Geospace Announces Public Offering of Common Stock by Selling Stockholder

| February 13, 2012

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– OYO Geospace (NASDAQ: OYOG – News) announced today the commencement of a public offering, subject to market conditions, of 1,122,565 shares of its common stock owned by OYO Corporation U.S.A., the selling stockholder, pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The underwriters are expected to be granted a 30-day option to purchase up to 168,385 additional shares of common stock from the selling stockholder. OYO Geospace will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the shares of common stock offered by the selling stockholder

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Viral video: Father shoots daughter’s laptop after she whines about parents on Facebook (Digital Trends)

| February 11, 2012

Racking up over 3.5 million views on YouTube over the last 48 hours, a North Carolina man named Tommy Jordan, father of a fifteen-year old teenage girl named Hannah, decided to respond to his daughter’s complaints about their family life. His daughter posted a lengthy rant about her parents on Facebook and attempted to hide the post with the privacy settings Facebook provides for all users. However, her father somehow ended up with a copy to her diatribe and decided to film a video response called “Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen”.

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Google Wallet a security risk: researchers (Reuters)

| February 11, 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Security researchers said they found a vulnerability in the Google Inc mobile payments platform which is currently available in phones sold by Sprint Nextel Corp. Mobile payment services that allow consumers to pay by waving their phone at a check-out terminal, instead of using a credit card, have long been available in Japan and some other countries but are only just emerging in the United States

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Red-hot valentines for the guys, gals, and geeks we love (Yahoo! News)

| February 10, 2012

Chocolates that you picked up from the grocery store on the way home from work a few minutes before the big V-Day date are  not sexy. In the world of fine taste, they rate somewhere around squirt cheese, Spam, and tuna casserole — which is to say they’re great for kids who don’t really care what candy tastes like just as long as it’s candy or for people you don’t like that much. But for loved ones

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Stocks rally from early losses to close higher (AP)

| February 8, 2012

NEW YORK – Stocks staged an afternoon-long rally and closed higher Wednesday as Greece appeared to close in on the cost-cutting deal it needs to keep from defaulting on its national debt. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 5.75 points to close at 12,883.95 after falling as much as 60 points at midday

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Yahoo chairman exits, review drags on (Reuters)

| February 8, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc Chairman Roy Bostock and three other directors will step down as the struggling company ploughs ahead with an internal overhaul, including discussions on dealing with its stakes in China’s Alibaba Group and Yahoo Japan. The corporation – once a Web powerhouse but now agonizing over a range of options to revive flagging growth – on Tuesday said it appointed former Rovi Corp CEO and International Business Machines Corp veteran Alfred Amoroso and ex-eBay COO Maynard Webb as independent directors. Yahoo’s board has come under fire from investors impatient with the company’s persistent inability to effect a turnaround, and frustrated with the apparent indecisiveness of stakeholders over how to handle its investments in Alibaba and other prized Asian assets

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How Wireless Carriers and Manufacturers Screw Up Android (ContributorNetwork)

| February 2, 2012

COMMENTARY | Google recently unveiled its new Android design guidelines, which are meant to help people develop apps for its open-source smartphone and tablet operating system. The guidelines work in tandem with Android Ice Cream Sandwich’s visual overhaul, which was designed to “enchant” smartphone and tablet users in a way that Android’s previous, bare-bones iterations, did not. Aside from the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, though — which, as a Nexus phone, is largely staying true to the spirit of Android’s design — you wouldn’t know it to look at some of the Ice Cream Sandwich phones coming out now

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Mexico broadband project stuck in stalemate (Reuters)

| February 1, 2012

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – An ambitious private project to unlock wireless access across Mexico appears to be stuck in a stalemate with the developer and the government unable to agree on terms. At the heart of the debate is 190 megahertz (MHz) of bandwidth owned by MVS Comunicaciones that could be used to deploy a next-generation LTE (Long Term Evolution) network in Mexico.

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Toilet-Time Cellphone Habits Make for Interesting Survey (ContributorNetwork)

| January 31, 2012

COMMENTARY | I have often wondered where researchers come up with the subjects of their surveys. Here’s one to beat them all. According to the New York Times, a survey by 11mark shows three-quarters of the populace have used a cellphone while on the toilet

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