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Sony boss asks theater owners for healthier snacks

March 15, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of Sony Pictures suggested Monday that movie theaters offer healthier snacks to help fight obesity and give audiences a broader range of food choices.Michael Lynton, chairman and chief executive officer for Sony, told theater owners at their annual ShoWest convention that a survey by...

Digital Media Assn spent $110,793 lobbying in 4Q

March 15, 2010 1:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Digital Media Association spent $110,793 lobbying the federal government in the fourth quarter, according to a recent disclosure form.That's less than half of the $266,366 it spent in the year-ago period, but about even with the $122,315 the group spent in the third quarter of 2009.The...

AthenaHealth posts drop in 4th-quarter profit

March 15, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Clinical software maker athenaHealth Inc. reported its fourth-quarter profit fell 84 percent from a year-ago period boosted by a tax benefit. The report came after a delay related to an audit.The company said its profit fell to $4.3 million, or 12 cents per share, from $26.8 million, or 77...

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Apple to charge $107 for iPad battery replacement

March 15, 2010 12:55 pm | News | Comments

Apple says it will replace iPads with dying batteries for about $100. Apple Inc.'s iPhone and iPad both have sealed-in batteries that owners can't replace themselves.

Survey: Readers don't want to pay for news online

March 15, 2010 12:53 pm | News | Comments

Getting people to pay for news online at this point would be "like trying to force butterflies back into their cocoons," a new consumer survey suggests. That was one of several bleak headlines in the Project for Excellence in Journalism's annual assessment of the state of the news industry, released Sunday.

Seica SpA Develops Thermal SCAN For Their Line of Aerial Flying Probers

March 15, 2010 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Seica, Inc has just introduced "Flying IC Thermal Detection Units" on its line of Aerial flying probers. Two IC Thermal Detection Units, are positioned on each side of the unit under test to detect thermal parameters of ICs under power.

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Analog Devices Expands Range of Constant On-Time, Synchronous Buck Controllers

March 15, 2010 12:43 pm | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal-processing applications, today introduced two current-mode, synchronous buck controllers that support input-power voltages ranging from 2.95 V to 20 V.

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DC-to-DC Regulators Simplify Intermediate Power Bus and Point-of-load Power Designs

March 15, 2010 12:40 pm | 3M Electronics Solutions Division | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal-processing applications, today introduced the ADP2300 and ADP2301 dc-to-dc switching regulators, the most recent in their growing portfolio of integrated power management switching regulators...

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DigitalGlobe Names Vice President of Investor Relations

March 15, 2010 12:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.digitalglobe.com () —DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution, world-imagery products and services for defense and intelligence, government, and commercial customers, today announces that Mr. David Banks has joined DigitalGlobe as Vice President...

Commtouch Software announces $5 million buyback

March 15, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Commtouch Software Ltd., which makes and licenses anti-spam software, said Monday its board has approved a stock repurchase of up to $5 million.The authorization is for repurchase in the open market or through private transactions.The company will pay for the buybacks through working capital....

Billionaire Alwaleed happy with Citigroup's Pandit

March 15, 2010 12:30 pm | by TAREK EL-TABLAWY - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Saudi billionaire with the largest individual stake in Citigroup Inc. on Monday ruled out boosting his investment firm's holdings in the U.S. banking giant at present, but predicted its best days are yet to come.Alwaleed bin Talal, who owns a 95 percent stake in the Saudi Arabia-based...

Lehman Execs Blamed for Its Collapse; Obama Picks Janet Yellen for

March 15, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fed Vice Chair; Interview with Mary Matalin; Earnings in From Ann Taylor; Why Won't Karl Rove Come on the Imus Program?; Retail Sales Rise Unexpectedly in February; Obama, Democrats Duel Over Deadlines; Google to Stop Censoring in China; Summers: U.S. is "Very Close" to Job Growth - Part 2

Software Quality - What you don’t know CAN hurt you

March 15, 2010 11:16 am | Blogs | Comments

My point here is not to join the chorus of Toyota-bashers. Rather it is to point out that major software quality problems seem to be occurring with increasing frequency across more industries today – and they are definitely happening more frequently in the embedded industry. 

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TSX-listed Corporate Dividends by Ex-Date for March 15 & March 16, 2010

March 15, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dividends by ex-date on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange for March 15 & March 16, 2010:GROUPE AEROPLAN INC. (TSX: AER ): Dividend of $ 0.125 , expiring Mar. 15, 2010 < GROUPE AEROPLAN INC. SERIES '1' PR (TSX: AER.PR.A ): Dividend of $ 0.31164 , expiring Mar. 15, 2010...

80 W Power Supply Presented as Energy Efficient

March 15, 2010 8:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

CUI Inc’s power line, V-Infinity, announced the release of the VOF-80 open frame AC/DC power supply. The supply has a low no-load power consumption of <0.5 W and is suited for use in

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