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Online ed startup Altius sells assets to Datamark after accreditation concerns

Two months after shutting down an online degree program offered with a non-profit college because of accreditation issues, San Francisco-based …

Microsoft Releases IE11 Automatic Update Blocker Toolkit for Windows 7

Microsoft today released the Internet Explorer 11 Automatic Update Blocker Toolkit for Windows 7. You can download it now from the Microsoft Download Center.<p>As its name implies, the toolkit can be used to prevent Internet Explorer 11 from being automatically installed on users’ Windows 7 machines. …

Estranged father mum on Amazon CEO

Glendale, Ariz., bike shop owner Ted Jorgensen has had no contact with Jeff Bezos since the Amazon founder was 3-years-old.<p>PHOENIX -- Glendale bicycle shop owner Ted Jorgensen, who learned nearly a year ago that the son adopted decades ago by his ex-wife's husband is Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, has …

Twitter is hardly alone: Two-thirds of tech companies going public this year were unprofitable

Twitter lost $79 million in 2012 and is on track to lose even more this year. But that hasn’t dampened enthusiasm for its shares, which are likely to start trading publicly next month.<p>Indeed, Twitter has plenty of company among technology startups going public this year: 68% were unprofitable at …

iPhone 5s Users Reporting 'Blue Screen of Death' Error with iWork Apps

Several threads on the Apple Support Communities forum are reporting random reboots on the iPhone 5s while using Apple's iWork apps, with the issue being signaled by the brief appearance of an all-blue screen naturally being compared to the famous Windows "Blue Screen of Death" (BSOD). The issue …

Sony Xperia Z1 for T-Mobile USA leaks in press shot

Americans may not have to wait long for a shot at the Xperia Z1, as frequent tipster @evleaks has posted what's reportedly a press image of the smartphone's T-Mobile USA variant. There's little new to see beyond the carrier logo, although we doubt that many will object if Sony ships a largely …

Report: Traditional PCs on Decline; Microsoft to Shift Gears?

A new report hit the Web today that doesn’t paint a pretty picture for the future for Microsoft’s Windows OS, its principle moneymaker. The report, from Gartner, sees tablets becoming the dominant form of personal computer (after mobile phones) in the next few years at the expense of traditional …

The Future Of Working From Home

It’s a trend that’s good for workers’ psyches and the environment–more people working from home means fewer car trips, and fewer people in the office …

The Workplace

HMV branches sold to Hilco, saving 141 branches

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/967000/967703_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534494882_851fa939623187167509b6ad15fbca50<p><b>Restructuring specialist Hilco has clinched a deal to rescue music and DVD retailer HMV.</b><p>Hilco, which already owns HMV Canada, said it had acquired 132 …

Trading

Wal-Mart's staffing levels criticized over not-so-fresh groceries

As it intensifies its push into groceries and perishable foods, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is betting it can take on these labor-intensive categories by adding efficiency, not bodies.<p>The company is throwing its supply-chain and inventory management expertise behind the delicate logistics of stocking and …

Britons profit from Japanese stock market high

The Nikkei has reached its highest level in five years following confirmation that the Bank of Japan will implement monetary easing.<p>Investors in Japan's stock market have seen significant volatility over the past five years – but it looks as if their punt may finally be paying off.<p>The Nikkei 225 …