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Toronto hotbed for mobile apps companies

July 23, 2010 2:05 pm | by Ciara Byrne-Associated Press | News | Comments

Toronto-area entrepreneurs eager to feed a growing appetite for smartphone applications are turning the city into a Silicon Valley North of sorts.Young entrepreneurs, many under 30, have opted to create their own start-up companies, rather than working for giants such as Google or...

Digi-Key Corporation and Panasonic Electric Works Corporation of America Expand Distribution Agreement to Include Asia Pacific Territories

July 23, 2010 1:21 pm | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has signed an expanded distribution...

Digi-Key Announces Launch of iPhone App for Europe iPhone app now available in English/Digi-Key supported local currencies for European countries

July 23, 2010 1:21 pm | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - Design engineers and purchasers in Europe can now conduct business with Digi-Key Corporation wirelessly with the availability of Digi-Key’s application for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users. Digi-Key's iPhone application is currently available in...

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Manka Bros take media by storm, online that is

July 23, 2010 1:05 pm | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

While Disney CEO Bob Iger was chatting with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg at a major media summit in Idaho this month, Khan Manka Jr. was squiring around the lodge bar looking for a drink.Bumping into Iger, Manka had to "gently" remind him that he wasn't interested in buying broadcast network ABC,...

Yahoo's second-quarter lobbying bill rises 15 pct

July 23, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo Inc. spent $550,000 in the second quarter on a lobbying agenda that touched upon issues ranging from the Internet company's search partnership with Microsoft Corp. to the financial pressures facing journalism because of Internet competition.The bill for the April-June period represented a...

Digi-Key Corporation Named ‘Most Preferred Catalog Distributor’ for China by ES & M – China Annual Survey

July 23, 2010 12:20 pm | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it was recognized as one of the Most Preferred Catalog Distributors in China....

Moody's upgrades BMC Software to "Baa2"

July 23, 2010 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Moody's Investors Service upgraded business software maker BMC Software Inc. on Friday, citing the company's stability even during slow business periods.The upgrade reflects BMC's "strong operating and financial performance throughout the recent downturn" as well as its success in growing and...

Apple 3Q Net Income Up 78%, Raises Forecast; Morgan Stanley, Wells

July 23, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fargo, Coca-Cola Report; Jobless Extension Bill Set for Final Vote; Comerica: Future Credit Quality Pointing Positive; Yahoo Revenue Falls Short of Estimates - Part 2

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Earnings schedule for week of 7/26/10

July 23, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week:MondayGREENSBORO, N.C. — Lorillard Inc. releases quarterly financial results.TuesdayHARTFORD, Conn. — Aetna Inc. releases quarterly financial results.NEW YORK — CIT Group Inc. releases quarterly financial...

Shoals class analyzes seaweed harvest sustainability

July 23, 2010 10:22 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Students explore sustainable harvest in a seaweed species that also serves as habitat for 60 other species during a class at Shoals Marine Lab.

App helps San Fran police track stolen iPhone fast

July 23, 2010 9:16 am | News | Comments

A man accused of swiping an Apple iPhone out of a woman's hand in San Francisco may have been shocked when police found him only nine minutes later. It turns out the phone had been tracking his every move. The iPhone was being used to test a new, real-time GPS tracking application, and the woman holding it was an intern for the software's maker, Mountain View-based Covia Labs.

Taiwan, Japan to develop broadband technologies

July 23, 2010 9:13 am | News | Comments

Three big Japanese corporations may join Taiwan in developing cutting-edge broadband technologies that will allow them to jointly tap China's vast telecommunications market, an official said Friday. Fujitsu Ltd., NEC Corp. and Mitsubishi Corp. have expressed an interest in the offer to develop WiMax technologies together with Taiwanese firms, said Yiin Chi-ming, a Taiwanese state minister.

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India unveils prototype of $35 tablet computer

July 23, 2010 9:10 am | by Erika Kinetz, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

It looks like an iPad, only it's 1/14th the cost: India has unveiled the prototype of a $35 basic touchscreen tablet aimed at students, which it hopes to bring into production by 2011. If the government can find a manufacturer, the Linux operating system-based computer would be the latest in a string of "world's cheapest" innovations to hit the market out of India...

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And What Is Wrong Is...

July 23, 2010 8:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Quick. If you haven't had your chance to answer the question, go back and read it first. Done? Okay. #1. This is an OSP (Organic Surface preservative) finished PCB. That in itself isn't a problem. However, take notice of the...

Materials feature consistent dielectric constant of 6.15 ± 0.15

July 23, 2010 8:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rogers Corporation has developed the perfect prepreg match to its popular RO4360 laminates: RO4460 prepregs. Both materials feature consistent dielectric constant (Dk) of 6.15 ± 0.15 and low dielectric loss of 0.003 at 2.5 GHz.

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