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TI Smart Metering from Sensors Expo 2010

June 10, 2010 4:34 am | Videos | Comments

At Sensors Expo 2010, Les Taylor of Texas Instruments demonstrates smart metering using TI's CC430 microcontroller.

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How Does Your Community Promote Energy Savings?

June 10, 2010 4:23 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Monday, John told you about community efforts to save energy. John works with various organizations in his community to promote energy savings, and he has found that none of these organizations can do it alone; many local groups are now partnering with nonprofits, volunteers, community...

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EU warns against proprietary software

June 10, 2010 3:06 am | by AOIFE WHITE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union's top Internet official took aim at Microsoft Corp. on Thursday, warning that governments can accidentally lock themselves into one company's software for decades by setting it as a standard for their technology systems.EU Internet Commissioner Neelie Kroes, in her previous...

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GSI extends deal to handle RadioShack's e-commerce

June 10, 2010 3:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Retail website operator GSI Commerce Inc. said Wednesday it extended its e-commerce agreement with RadioShack Corp. for several years.GSI has handled the electronics retailer's online ordering, customer care and interactive marketing since 2005.GSI shares closed at $28.73 on Wednesday....

HP taking Halo video-conferencing to desktops

June 10, 2010 3:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. plans to deploy new technologies that will make its Halo video-conferencing service work over desktop computers and standard Internet connections inside corporations.Halo customers have previously had to buy life-sized monitors, which start at $125,000 for a two-seat studio,...

Boosting competitiveness and innovation, € 324 million for space and security research

June 10, 2010 2:23 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

The European Commission has initiated negotiations to sign research contracts worth EUR 324 million with 108 successful space and security research consortia. They represent strategic domains for the EU’s competitiveness and contribute to the implementation of a range of policy...

Development: Belgium improves the quality and volume of its aid

June 10, 2010 12:26 am | by OECD | News | Comments

The OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) commends Belgium’s commitment to improve the quality and volume of its aid, particularly at a time of global economic crisis. Belgium spent USD 2.6 billion on official development assistance (ODA) in 2009, which amounted to 0.55% of its...

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Campbell reassesses after 3rd loss in Senate race

June 9, 2010 5:05 pm | by DON THOMPSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The third time for Tom Campbell wasn't a charm, but a strike.His latest failed bid for the U.S. Senate left the former congressman from Silicon Valley believing he is unelectable to statewide office in California, where the primary system is stacked against the kind of middle-of-the-road...

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Palm settles HP acquisition suit; deal unchanged

June 9, 2010 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Palm Inc. says that it has settled a class action suit brought by shareholders who argued they did not get the best deal when directors approved the company's acquisition by Hewlett-Packard Co. for $1.4 billion in cash.The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company did not disclose the terms of the...

Samsung invests $3.6 billion in Texas chip plant

June 9, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday that due to projected heavy demand for its advanced logic chips the South Korean company will invest $3.6 billion to expand capacity at its plant in Austin, Texas, and hire 500 more workers there by 2011.Samsung will raise its employee count at the...

NIST/JILA 'Dark Pulse Laser' produces bursts of... almost nothing

June 9, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) In an advance that sounds almost Zen, researchers at NIST and JILA, a joint institute of NIST and the University of Colorado at Boulder, have demonstrated a new type of pulsed laser that excels at not producing light.

Adaptec to change name after sale of operations

June 9, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Adaptec Inc. will change its name to ADPT Corp. as part of the terms of the sale of its data storage hardware and software business to PMC-Sierra Inc. for $34 million in cash.Late Tuesday, Adaptec said the transaction has closed. PMC-Sierra adopted Adaptec's brand name and as such Adaptec will...

ICx Technologies wins contract for traffic center

June 9, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sensor technology manufacturer ICx Technologies Inc. said Wednesday it has been awarded a $2.7 million contract by the city and county of Honolulu for a joint traffic management center.The contract could be worth up to $11 million with future funding. The join traffic management center will...

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Deltek names Dhallan executive vice president

June 9, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Deltek Inc. said Wednesday it named Namita Dhallan executive vice president of product strategy and management, where she will be responsible for managing product and marketing strategy for the business software maker.Dhallan was previously chief products officer and group vice president at...

Rovi announces $160 million in cash gains

June 9, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rovi Corp., a provider of TV listings data and related services, said Wednesday that it received $124 million in a tax rebate and another $36 million from escrow funds following its sale of the TV Guide channel and magazine.The increase in cash is partially offset by the $75 million Rovi spent...

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