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Microsoft's 'Mama' Dies at Age 72

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Microsoft has lost one of its early employees one month after the original 11 members reunited to celebrate Bill Gates' retirement from his day-to-day role with the company he co-founded. Miriam Lubow (1935-2008 ) is...

China Web User Dies After Three Day Online Binge

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A man in southern China collapsed and died after a three-day marathon online session at a cybercafe, state media reported on Monday. The web-user, estimated to be 30 years old, suddenly collapsed in front of...

Computing pioneer John Backus dies

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John Warner Backus, born in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1924, has just passed away. At 82, Backus died Saturday in Ashland, Oregon, according to IBM Corporation, where he spent his career. In 1954 he got his...

Integrated circuit inventor dies at 81

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Jack Kilby, the inventor of the integrated circuit, died on Monday at age 81 after a brief battle with Cancer. His invention, the integrated circuit, was first demonstrated on Sept. 12, 1958. The invention made...

Mac Daddy Dies

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The man who conceived the first Apple Macintosh has died at the age of 61. Jef Raskin joined Apple in 1978 to start its publications department, but the following year came up with the idea...

PearPC - PowerPC Emulator Author Dies

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On a blog for the popular Mac emulation software (PearPC) co-author Sebastian Biallas has written of Stefan Weyergraf's death late yesterday evening. A tragic end to a young developer who proved that Mac emulation software...

Man dies in Disneyland ride crash

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Thanks nev for this ... A man has been killed and another 10 people have been injured after a roller coaster car derailed at Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California, local officials say....

Laser inventor dies

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A leading Russian scientist who helped invent the laser has died, aged 85. The death of Alexander Prokhorov is being described as the end of an era by colleagues and politicians, including President...

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