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China's Fight Against Academic Fraud - Still A Long Way to Go

(english.cri.cn): China's recent revocation of a national scientific award due to academic fraud has been welcomed by the public, but experts warn the country still has a long way to go to bring an end to such dubious academic practices. On Feb. 1, China's Ministry of Science and Technology, revoked the State Scientific and Technological Progress Award (SSTPA) given to Li Liansheng, former professor of Xi'an Jiaotong University in 2005.
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From eBooks to the iPad: How is Device Proliferation Driving User Demand While Changing Behavior?

(tmcnet.com): Cloud services offer benefits for consumers, businesses and service providers alike. On the consumer and business side, the benefits are obvious: who wouldn't love robust applications delivered over the internet via a pay-as-you-go pricing model? For service providers, the demand for cloud applications provides an obvious opportunity to increase revenue and grow profits
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How India uses Mobile Applications

(penn-olson.com): India has a long history in the mobile application market. Right from the introduction of the revolutionary iPhone that opened gate for Apple's mobile application store in India to Android and Ovi application markets; mobile applications have come a long way. How about mobile usage behavior? A study by Nokia along with Professor Trevor Pinch of Cornell University has the answer.
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From Music to Books: Piracy Threatens Professional Publishers

(interestalert.com): While piracy in the music industry is well documented and widespread, little attention has been given to its latest victim, professional books. The latest article in Simba Information's bi-monthly newsletter Professional Content Report, "Professional Book Piracy Thriving in Cyberspace," finds challenges in combating piracy and quantifying the potential revenue loss.
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Facebook - for scientists

(mndaily.com): Between the steep costs of journal subscriptions, the obscurity of the ivory tower and the mass of bad research that gets published, scientists have reason to lament the lack of openness in their field. To get back the essence and force of great ideas that sometimes get drowned out, scientists at the University of Minnesota and elsewhere are looking to the Internet to let some sunlight in on the process.
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