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New retail data: Luxury shoppers pull back in June

July 7, 2010 5:06 pm | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Affluent Americans went back to tightening their belts in June after months of showing other shoppers how to spend, raising concerns for the overall economy.Data released late Wednesday by MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse shows luxury spending dropped in June for the first time since...

Hargray Communications on the Block

July 7, 2010 1:26 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Hargray Communications, a rural cable and broadband provider owned by Quadrangle Group, is up for sale in an auction that could fetch roughly $400 million.

Inland bird watchers: Help look for signs of oil

July 7, 2010 1:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

As oil washes ashore along the Gulf Coast, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is asking birders to keep an eye on nesting birds - not just near water, but hundreds of miles inland.

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AT & T Finds Glitch Affecting iPhone 4

July 7, 2010 12:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

AT&T said a software defect is slowing down the wireless connection for more than one million customers looking to send data from smartphones like the iPhone 4 or laptop modems.

New system to reduce heating costs in cold climates

July 7, 2010 12:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Purdue University) A new type of heat pump being developed at Purdue University could allow residents in cold climates to cut their heating bills in half.

Multilayer Ferrite Chip Inductor Intended for Hand Held devices

July 7, 2010 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Mag Layers USA, Inc. is proud to announce its GMPI series. The GMPI series is a perfect fit to the ever increasing demand to save power and reduced high frequency loss in most mobile electronic devices. This product comes in a variety of sizes ranges from 3.2 x 2.2 mm to 1.0 x 0.8 mm with a low profile (h = 0.3 – 1.2mm). Current ranges from 250mA to 6A.

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DTS promotes Brian Towne to COO

July 7, 2010 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DTS Inc. said Wednesday it has promoted Brian Towne to executive vice president and chief operating officer.The company, which licenses audio technology for consumer electronics, said that while the COO post is not new, it has not been occupied in several years. It was last held by the...

SFP optical module controller enables low-cost optical video solutions

July 7, 2010 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the DS1877, an SFP video controller with a dual-receiver interface. This device controls and monitors all receiver functions for SFP and SFP+ optical modules and fully supports the SFF-8472 specification.

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Evaluation tools allow for rapid IO-Link application development

July 7, 2010 11:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

ZMD AG, a global supplier of analog and mixed-signal solutions for automotive, industrial, and medical applications, announced today the availability of two new evaluation tools which will allow customers to quickly and easily develop IO-Link master applications as well as device applications.

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ICTV Current in SEC Financial Reporting

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

International Commercial Television, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ICTL) ("ICTV" or "The Company"), a premier DRTV products company featuring infomercial campaigns to market and brand unique products to global consumers through multi-channel distribution including Direct Response Television ("DRTV"), retail...

Dell Puts Hope in Health Services

July 7, 2010 10:27 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Dell's contract with Methodist hospitals illustrates what the company hopes to accomplish with its Perot acquisition—higher-margin services to complement its relatively low-margin hardware.

WWDC: Steve Jobs unveils iPhone 4 (raw video)

July 7, 2010 10:25 am | by macworld | Videos | Comments

At Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the company's latest iPhone.

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Illumina Inc. adds Gerald Moller to company board

July 7, 2010 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Illumina Inc., which makes genetic analysis instruments, said Wednesday Gerald Moller has joined the company's board of directors.Moller is an advisor at the Swiss investment firm HBM Bio Ventures AG, which focuses on biotechnology and emerging pharma. Illumina said Moller also sits on several...

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CSC gets Navy contract worth up to $220 million

July 7, 2010 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Information technology provider Computer Sciences Corp. has earned a contract worth up to $220 million with the U.S. Navy to provide support services.The contract announced Wednesday has a one-year base period and four one-year options. It was awarded during the company's fiscal 2010 fourth...

Perceptron Added to Russell Microcap Index

July 7, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Perceptron, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRCP), a leading provider of non-contact gauging and scanning systems for manufacturers and visual inspection tools for professional tradesmen, today announced it has been added to the Russell Microcap@ Index. Russell Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set of...

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