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China Will Soon Embark On A Decade-Long 'Green Cycle'

Such pollution has had serious ramifications for China's public health, with one recent study showing air pollution alone having caused 1.2 million premature deaths. The more developed economies of the world may think of looking down their noses at China for such lax environmental policies, but …

YouTube goes 4K, Google signs up long list of hardware partners for VP9 support

YouTube(S GOOG) will be demonstrating 4K video at CES in Las Vegas next week, with a twist: The Google-owned video service will be showing off ultra …

Intel killed its internet TV project because it couldn't make content deals

Intel spent much of the last year talking up its ambitious plan to launch an internet TV service — but its grand plans eventually fell by the wayside. Now, we're hearing why: new CEO Brian Krzanich told <i>Recode</i> that Intel's plans went up in smoke because it wasn't able to get the content it needed. …

Obama administration mulls loosening tech hiring rules after ObamaCare rollout

The Obama administration, stung by the failures of the HealthCare.gov rollout, is considering loosening hiring rules for technology specialists and creating a new federal unit dedicated to big tech projects, officials said.<p>The steps, some of which President Barack Obama could announce this quarter, …

Samsung chairman urges staff to innovate 'non-stop' and drop hardware focus

Samsung Electronics' chairman, Lee Kun-hee, is calling for his company to forget its old business models and focus on a new wave of software innovation. As <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports, Lee used his annual New Year's speech to urge the company to "get rid of business models and strategies from …