30 Results for

WTO

Article

China to reform rare-earth exports after WTO ruling

But China says it regrets the WTO's decision, a ruling that could have implications for the legality of the country's rare-earth export quotas. China insists its policies are based on environmental and resource protection.

By July 6, 2011

Article

Work wrapping up on global deal to nix tech product duty

According to U.S. tech groups, a deal among more than a dozen countries could be completed this summer.

By May 31, 2013

Article

World Trade Organisation decision supports 'legal pirate site' in Antigua

The recent World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting in Geneva has brought Antigua’s plan to run a copyright-free download site for media one step closer to reality.

By January 28, 2013

Article

U.S., Russia agree on 'action plan' to fight piracy

The two countries agree on a plan to curtail theft of intellectual property, after President Obama grants Russia "permanent normal trade relations" and the two nations agree to have the WTO's tenets apply between them.

By December 22, 2012

Article

Digging for rare earths: The mines where iPhones are born

How are these unusual minerals extracted from the ground and why is that process an environmental risk? CNET's Jay Greene explains.

By September 26, 2012

Article

Gates Foundation toilet contest seeks 'iPad of sanitation'

This summer, the Gates Foundation will present hygienic innovations developed through its Reinventing the Toilet Challenge.

By February 22, 2012

Article

Lifelens malaria app wins Microsoft 'Imagine Cup' grant

Microsoft announces that Team Lifelens of the U.S., a finalist in the 2011 Imagine Cup competition, has won a $75,000 grant.

By January 27, 2012

Article

The 404 950: Where we hang it on our dongle (podcast)

This episode's theme is sponsored by Adam West's Batman, who offers this pro tip: "Sometimes you just can't get rid of a bomb. #BatmanForeverforever"

By November 18, 2011

Article

World Toilet Day: Let's have a sanitation celebration!

Saturday, November 19 is World Toilet Day. Remember to thank your toilet and take some time to revel in some of the impressive toilet technology that debuted this year.

By November 18, 2011

Article

Bill Gates calls for reinvention of toilet: Why?

Better sanitation would go a long way toward reducing illness and death associated with poor sanitation, billionaire's foundation says.

By July 19, 2011