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Digital movie locker 'UltraViolet' nears launch

July 19, 2010 9:05 pm | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of media and electronics companies will soon start testing a system that will let you watch the movies you buy wherever you are, regardless of formats and other technical hurdles. Like ATMs, your account would follow you, no matter what brand of machine you use.The group has also come...

Renaissance Learning posts higher 2Q profit

July 19, 2010 8:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Renaissance Learning Inc., said Monday its profit rose 4.2 percent in the second quarter as the maker of curriculum and academic assessment products saw orders and revenue surge.The company said its net income rose to $4.3 million, or 15 cents a share, for the three months ended in June. That...

IBM lifts 2010 forecast but economic worries loom

July 19, 2010 6:06 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Uncertainty about the stability of world markets is clouding encouraging signs about the health of the technology sector.Shares of IBM Corp. fell nearly 4 percent Monday after the computer company beat earnings expectations in the second quarter and raised its guidance for the year.IBM...

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Free speech fight ends quietly in lost iPhone saga

July 19, 2010 5:05 pm | by PAUL ELIAS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A brewing free-speech debate touched off by a lost prototype of Apple's iPhone has ended quietly with a blogger's agreement to cooperate with investigators.Thomas J. Nolan Jr., a lawyer for Jason Chen of Gizmodo.com, said Monday that technology website agreed to the deal with prosecutors to...

Amazon says price cut has spurred Kindle sales

July 19, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon.com Inc. said Monday that sales of its Kindle electronic reading device have picked up since it cut the price. But exactly how many Kindles it is selling, Amazon did not say.The company also said sales of Kindle books now outpace hardcover books, although sales of hardcover books are...

TI's Profit Nearly Triples

July 19, 2010 1:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Texas Instruments's profit nearly tripled on a strong rebound in demand for electronic devices as the company increased its manufacturing capacity.

Nokia Siemens Buys Motorola Unit for $1.2 Billion

July 19, 2010 1:23 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

The acquisition of Motorola’s telecommunications network equipment business gives Nokia Siemens a stronghold in the cutthroat mobile gear market.

I.B.M. Misses Revenue Forecast but Raises Guidance

July 19, 2010 1:23 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

In reporting its results, I.B.M. cited a weaker euro that hurt overseas sales.

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Amazon Says E-Books Now Top Hardcover Sales

July 19, 2010 1:23 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Amazon sold 180 Kindle books for every 100 hardcover books in the last month.

Solera ups dividend by 20 percent to 7.5 cents

July 19, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Solera Holdings Inc. on Monday said its board boosted its dividend by 20 percent, to 7.5 cents.The increase means the company's annual dividend rose to 30 cents from 25 cents.The company, which provides software for automobile insurance claims processing, said the dividend is payable Sept. 22...

Polymer synthesis could aid future electronics

July 19, 2010 12:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Tomorrow's television and computer screens could be brighter, clearer and more energy-efficient as a result of a process developed by a team of researchers from Canada and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

BP Containment Cap Stops Gulf Leak, Shares Soar; Goldman Settles

July 19, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

With SEC Sending Shares Higher; General Electric, Bank of America, Citigroup Report; Google 2Q EPS $6.45, Misses Estimate; Apple Engineers Were Aware Of The Risks Of The New Antenna Design At Least A Year Ago And No Recall Is Expected; Senate Tries Again Yo Extend Jobless Benefits; Magnitude 3.6...

Advance made toward communication, computing at 'terahertz' speeds

July 19, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Oregon State University) Physicists in the United States and Germany have discovered a way to use a gallium arsenide nanodevice as a signal processor at "terahertz" speeds, the first time it's been used for this purpose and an important step forward in the new world of optical...

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Visiting job applicant killed in Calif robbery

July 19, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Police are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of two men who killed a Virginia man during a robbery while he was visiting the San Francisco Bay area for a job interview.Police say 45-year-old Jing Hong Kang of Fairfax, Va., was shot around 11:30 p.m. Sunday in...

MONEY ROCKS for July 16, 2010 - Part 1

July 19, 2010 11:06 am | by Charles GasparinoAssociated Press | News | Comments

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