VeriSign Increases Sales but Misses Estimates on Earnings For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), VeriSign met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share. Compared with the prior-year quarter, revenue increased and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly. Margins increased across the board. 04/29/2012 - 8:55 pm | View Link
Digitizing the Vatican's 40 million pages of library archives will take 50 experts, five scanners and many, many years before the process comes to a close.
The Vatican Library was founded in 1451 and has around 82,000 manuscripts, some of which date back about 1,800 years. It will work in tandem with NTT Data, a Japanese IT firm, to convert the first batch of 3,000 manuscripts.
SkinneePix is probably a natural function of the selfie era - we already have filters to make our photos (and us) look prettier with just a few swipes.
To help you look your selfie best, the app makes it look like you've dropped 5, 10 or even 15 pounds through the magic of sloppily executed pixel shaving.
The app's creator, a company named Pretty Smart Women, claims that SkinneePix "helps you feel good."
The debate over drug prices - whether Sovaldi should be sold as a much cheaper generic - reflects a growing tension between global pharmaceutical companies and developing countries.
"The pressure coming from the United States is to protect its own industries, and India has every right to protect its own industries and to protect public health," said Tahir Amin, co-founder and director of intellectual property at the Initiative for Medicines, Access and Knowledge in New York.
 drugmakers have watched with alarm as many of those countries have taken increasingly aggressive actions to block patents and push inexpensive versions of branded drugs onto the market.
In the past two years, India has partially or fully stripped patents granted to Roche, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and Merck for treatments for cancers, hepatitis C and asthma, mostly on grounds that included lack of innovation.
When India allowed a manufacturer to make a generic version of one of Bayer's patented cancer drugs, the monthly cost fell 97 percent, from $5,500 to $175.
Thailand has broken patents on drugs for HIV and heart disease, and so has Indonesia for HIV and hepatitis B treatments.
In India, an estimated 12 million people have hepatitis C, a contagious liver disease transmitted through contact with the blood of an infected person.
Five days into the South Korean ferry disaster and the death toll continues to rise –– 64 bodies have now been found, according to the South Korean Ministry of Security and Public Administration.
The Sewol ferry, carrying 476 passengers, still has 238 people missing and the death toll is expected to rise in the coming days.
See also: What Went Wrong Aboard the Sunken South Korean Ferry
This news follows the release of a new radio transcript earlier today, which revealed that the ferry crew did not know how to properly handle the evacuation
Divers finally entered the ferry on Sunday and found 32 bodies, according to the BBC.
The number of Californians 50 to 64 who live in their parents' homes has surged in recent years, reflecting the grim economic aftermath of the Great Recession. Debbie Rohr lives with her husband and twin teenage sons in a well-tended three-bedroom home in Salinas.