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Social-search site Wikia Search to shut down

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has pulled the plug on social-search web site Wikia Search, which he had hoped would do for search what Wikipedia did for research, Wired reports. …

FAQ: Conficker time bomb ticks, but don’t expect boom

There's been lots of hype about the fact that the latest variant of the Conficker worm is set to start communicating with other computers on the Internet on April 1--like…

Microsoft to discontinue its Encarta encyclopedia

Students and other researchers soon will have one less reliable source for digital information: Microsoft Corp. is to exit its Encarta encyclopedia business later this year after losing ground over…

Colleges line up against allowing guns on campuses

Texas universities are firing back against a bill that would permit students to carry handguns on campus, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. …

Teacher faces disciplinary action for racy online photos

A U.K. teacher is facing disciplinary action after outraged parents spotted photographs of her posing in her underwear on the internet, reports the Daily Mail. …

Colorado bill to help schools ‘go green’

Colorado lawmakers on March 29 unveiled a plan to offer school districts low-interest loans to install solar panels on rooftops, build wind turbines, or convert diesel-guzzling buses to battery power,…

Teens rake in income from YouTube ads

Long Island teens Eric Striffler, 18, and Mac Guttenberg, 14, are among a select group of YouTube posters that are earning substantial incomes from the advertising revenue their videos generate…

FAQ: Conficker time bomb ticks, but don’t expect boom

To help clear up some of the confusion about the Conficker worm, CNET has posted answers to common questions that people might have. …

Lawmaker crafting bill to set penalty for teens’ ‘sexting’

As ever-more-aggressive high school flirting clashes with evolving technology, Ohio lawmakers are searching for the appropriate way to deal with the growing trend of teenagers transmitting nude pictures of themselves…

Amazon, Microsoft reject ‘Open Cloud Manifesto’

A group of web services providers, reportedly including IBM, is set to unveil a "manifesto" next week that lays out a number of principles for open cloud computing. Two of…