Monday, June 06, 2011

Nintendo Server Attacked by Hacking Group Lulz Security

Nintendo has become the latest company to suffer an online security breach due to an attack by hackers, Lulz Security. The Japanese game company said that a server of one of its affiliates in the US was attacked by the group some weeks ago.

Drug Companies Cut Vaccine Prices

Several major drugs companies have announced big cuts to the amounts they charge for their vaccines in the developing world. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Merck, Johnson & Johnson and Sanofi-Aventis have agreed to cut prices through the international vaccine alliance Gavi. GSK said it would cut the price of its vaccine for rotavirus by 67% to $2.50 (£1.50) a dose in poor countries.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

TOSHIBA CORPORATION - Environmental Record

E-waste is something that negatively affects the environment due to improper discard of items such as computers, DVD players, and cell phones. Most e-waste is hazardous to the environment because of its tendency to release toxic materials, such as lead and mercury, into soil and water, which later affect human, animal, and vegetation health. Toshiba has been making efforts to lessen their impact on the environment. 


Toshiba was founded by the merging of two companies in 1939. One, Tanaka Seisakusho (Tanaka Engineering Works), was Japan's first manufacturer of telegraph equipment and was established by Hisashige Tanaka in 1875. . In 1904, its name was changed to Shibaura Seisakusho (Shibaura Engineering Works). Through the first part of the 20th century Shibaura Engineering Works became a major manufacturer of heavy electrical machinery as Japan modernized during the Meiji Era and became a world industrial power.

Toshiba Corporation (Japanese: 株式会社東芝 Kabushiki-gaisha Tōshiba)

Toshiba Corporation (Japanese: 株式会社東芝 Kabushiki-gaisha Tōshiba) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company's main business is in infrastructure, consumer products, electronic devices and components including TV's and laptops for everyday consumers. Toshiba-made Semiconductors are among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. In 2009, Toshiba was the world's fifth largest personal computer vendor, after Hewlett-Packard of the U.S., Dell of the U.S., Acer of Taiwan, and Lenovo of China.