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Dicerna rounds out $25M Series B financing

August 11, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc. a Watertown-based RNA interference platform development company, has closed a $25 million Series B funding round led by new backer Domain Associates, based in New Jersey and California.

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American Chemical Society, Council for Chemical Research to hold R & D symposium Aug. 22

August 11, 2010 8:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Chemical Society) The American Chemical Society and the Council for Chemical Research will hold a special half-day symposium to address the critical challenge of keeping the United States? chemical enterprise competitive, and the central role research and development will play...

Detroit band appearing in freecreditscore.com ads

August 11, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A band from Detroit has won a national talent search for a group to represent freecreditscore.com in its advertising.Experian PLC announced Tuesday that the winning group is Victorious Secrets. Its name is a play on that of a popular line of women's intimate apparel but is spelled...

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Genzyme in the red amid more discarded drugs

August 11, 2010 7:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Genzyme Corp. has discarded some batches of four of its drugs, the company disclosed in a regulatory filing, bringing the company to a $3.8 million net loss for the second quarter.

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Q2 Large Area TFT LCD Shipments Reach Record High of 170M

August 11, 2010 7:21 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

Shipments of large area (9.1” and larger) TFT LCDs climbed to achieve a quarterly record high 170 million units, with 9% Q/Q and 31% Y/Y growth rate. [...]

Research aims to improve speech recognition software

August 11, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Binghamton University) Anyone who has used an automated airline reservation system has experienced the promise -- and the frustration -- inherent in today's automatic speech recognition technology. When it works, the computer "understands" that you want to book a flight to Austin rather...

Trakm8 selects u-blox GPS & GSM for advanced telematics solution

August 11, 2010 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

u-blox, a leading supplier of embedded wireless and global positioning semiconductors and modules, and Trakm8, a UK-based provider of end-to-end telematics solutions deployed around the world, announce a new, advanced remote vehicle monitoring system which relies on u blox’ leading GPS and wireless module technology.

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Automotive socket includes right angle bezel

August 11, 2010 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPD’s new automotive socket, AS212-C features weather and vibration resistance in a durable nylon housing. The AS212-C features easy mounting as it includes a right angle bezel for placement under a panel, dashboard or cabinet.

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Computer Sciences reports higher 1Q earnings

August 11, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer Sciences Corp. reported a 9 percent jump in fiscal first-quarter earnings Wednesday as demand in some parts of the company's business picked up.Computer Sciences, which provides information technology outsourcing for businesses and government agencies, booked a profit of $143 million,...

Madden misses TV, but his video game still thrives

August 11, 2010 7:05 am | by LOU KESTEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

John Madden misses the broadcast booth."I haven't gotten used to it yet," he says. It's been a little over a year since he retired from a 30-year career as a color commentator on NFL games."Last year, there was an emptiness," Madden acknowledges. "When you love doing something so much, you miss...

The future, according to Michio Kaku

August 11, 2010 7:01 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

When Michio Kaku speaks, people listen. The theoretical physicist boasts an impressive resume: B.S. from Harvard, Ph.D. from Berkeley, co-creator of string field theory, best-selling author, and radio host. And so it came to pass that on the third day of NI Week, Dr. Kaku regaled the masses with his earthly wisdom.

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The Future of Automobile Electronics at electronica

August 11, 2010 5:11 am | News | Comments

Automotive electro-mobility, one of the hottest automotive topics today, will be a central focus of the upcoming electronica show, which will take place from November 9 to 12, 2010 in Munich, Germany.

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MediaMind prices IPO below expected range

August 11, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Digital advertising company MediaMind Technologies raised $57.5 million, pricing shares of its initial public offering sharply below the expected price range Wednesday.MediaMind, formerly known as Eyeblaster, priced 5 million shares at $11.50 apiece. They had been expected to cost between $14...

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Observing Ramadan? There's an app for that

August 11, 2010 2:05 am | by SAMANTHA HENRY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The most ancient traditions of Islam are going high-tech, with a slew of modern offerings for those observing the holy month of Ramadan, which begins this week.Cell phone applications such as "iPray" or "iQuran" offer a beeping reminder of requisite prayer times, while the "Find Mecca" and...

CDC Corp. shares slide after 2Q results

August 10, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of CDC Corp. slipped Tuesday after the Hong Kong-based business software and media company posted a second-quarter net loss and said there was less demand and fierce competition in the gaming sector during the period.The quarter's net loss attributable to CDC's controlling interest was...

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