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PayPal suspends service in India

Online payment processor temporarily halts personal payments to and from India and transfers to local banks, as it works with businesses "to address questions they have about the service."

By February 8, 2010


Obscene tweet gets Vodafone rep suspended

A customer service employee posts a homophobic tweet on Vodafone's official Twitter page. The company is forced to apologize, and he is suspended.

By February 6, 2010


Short on cash, Wikileaks suspends operations

Publisher of confidential and often controversial information says it "will be back soon" and asks for donations to stay afloat.

By February 1, 2010


Amazon suspends wine sales effort

Senior account manager at the online retailer notifies winery partners via e-mail that it has corked the plan.

By October 25, 2009


Geothermal start-up AltaRock suspends drilling

AltaRock Energy is one of a few companies pursuing enhanced geothermal systems, a technology that holds lots of promise but has raised concerns about safety.

By September 3, 2009


Can robots stop Gulf of Mexico oil spill?

Officials have dispatched robotic submarines to try to stop oil leaking from a sunken rig on the Gulf of Mexico 130 miles southeast of New Orleans.

By April 26, 2010


Hotel to guests: Pedal for electricity, get a voucher

The Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers is offering a radically cool eco initiative--possibly the first in the world--by letting guests pedal away on exercise bikes for their meals.

By April 21, 2010


Italian judge: Google profit prompted guilty verdict

A judge who convicted three Google execs over a video of the bullying of an autistic teen says the company's profit motive was behind his verdict.

By April 13, 2010


BlackBerry Bold sales suspended in Japan

NTT DoCoMo stops selling the smartphone after a handful of consumers complain about it overheating.

By February 27, 2009


BBC iPhone apps put on hold

The BBC Trust has suspended development of Auntie's iPhone apps while it considers the potential effect on the market, with rival publishers howling in protest

By March 29, 2010