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Microsoft hit with $106M fine in patent dispute

March 16, 2010 6:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. has been hit with a nearly $106 million fine for violating two patents held by a communications company.The verdict came today after a weeklong trial in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.Lawyers for VirnetX Holding, which is based in Scotts Valley, say the...

MatrikonOPC Joins Honeywell PKS Advantage Program

March 16, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Honeywell is proud to announce MatrikonOPC has joined the Honeywell's PKS Advantage Program and has achieved HPKS compliance certification of its third-party connectivity OPC Server (http://www.matrikonopc.com/opc-drivers/323/base-driver-details. spx...

FBI: No evidence Mexico hit men targeted Americans

March 16, 2010 3:30 pm | by MARTHA MENDOZA - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

Confused hit men may have gone to the wrong party, the FBI said Tuesday as it cast doubt on fears that the slaying of three people with ties to the U.S. consulate shows that Mexican drug cartels have launched an offensive against U.S. government employees.Gunmen chased two white SUVs from the...

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Emdeon health care payment co to buy consultancy

March 16, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Emdeon Inc., a health care payment technology provider, announced Tuesday that it plans to buy the consulting firm Healthcare Technology Management Services for $11 million.Emdeon, based in Nashville, also reported Tuesday that its fourth-quarter profit rose but was dragged down by higher...

Emdeon net up 12 pct, announces acquisition

March 16, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Emdeon Inc., a health care payment technology company, said Tuesday that its quarterly profit jumped 12 percent with a rise in sales.It reported revenue slightly below Wall Street's forecasts, though. The company also announced its plans to pay $11 million to buy Healthcare Technology...

Belzberg widens fourth-quarter net loss to $10.9 million from $0.3 million

March 16, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Belzberg Technologies Inc. (TSX:BLZ), a provider of technology-based stock and options trading services, widened its net loss sharply in the fourth quarter as the company took big writedowns and was hit with lower revenues.Belzberg reported late Tuesday it lost $10.9 million or 74 cents a share...

IPad subscriptions could boost mag circulation

March 16, 2010 1:31 pm | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Magazine publishers may have a new way to boost flagging circulation: the iPad.The Audit Bureau of Circulations said Tuesday that it has changed its definition of a digital magazine to accommodate the new class of tablet-style devices.The new rules allow publishers to count paid digital...

WordLogic Corporation: Second U.S. Patent Issued

March 16, 2010 1:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WordLogic Corporation (OTCBB: WLGC), a leading-edge technology company developing advanced methods of text and information entry, announced today issuance of its second U.S. Patent.The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued Patent No. 7681124 titled "Data Entry for Personal Computing...

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Hack-proof your personal info this tax season

March 16, 2010 11:30 am | by ERIN CONROY - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TAX HACKERS: Whether you're filing your tax return electronically, downloading forms or e-mailing your accountant, identity thieves are ready to pounce on any social security numbers, addresses and bank account numbers you may unknowingly divulge.While tax preparation software such as Intuit Inc.'s...

New York State Funds new Battery Research at Cornell

March 16, 2010 10:03 am | by Anne Ju, Cornell Chronicle Online | News | Comments

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority recently announced a total of $8 million in research grants to help develop or commercialize energy-storage projects.

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Hacking the Princeton Tec EOS LED Headlamp with a Cree XPG

March 16, 2010 7:59 am | Videos | Comments

Dave does a teardown of the Princeton Tec EOS headlamp and mods it with a new Cree XPG LED.

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Flat Panel Monitor Features Wide Input

March 16, 2010 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduced the FPM-5191G Flat Panel Industrial Monitor. The FPM-monitor features an XGA TFT LCD, NEMA4/IP65 compliant flat-sealed front panel, direct VGA and DVI-D video inputs, front-accessible USB port, a vibrant color scheme, and there’s an optional resistive touch screen version.

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Snap-on and Ultrasonic PCMCIA IO Card Kits Offer Design Flexibility

March 16, 2010 7:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Interconnect Solutions has developed snap-on and ultrasonic PCMCIA I/O kits with a variety of customizable features for maximum design flexibility. The snap-fit PCMCIA kit consists of a pair of robust mechanically assembled stainless steel card covers that provide

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Core2 Duo Fanless Embedded System Includes PCI Slot

March 16, 2010 7:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

BVM announced the availability of the ECK-161B, a Core 2 Duo fanless PC for embedded applications such as multi-media displays with audio for retail stores or exhibitions, POS, surveillance, low power control and monitoring for remote locations. The unit has a

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20-20 Technologies rises to US$500,000 profit in first quarter, revenues higher

March 16, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Interior design software developer 20-20 Technologies Inc. (TSX:TWT) rang up a US$500,000 profit in the first quarter, helped by higher revenues.The Laval, Que.-based company, which reports in U.S. dollars, said the results were worth two cents per share, versus $200,000 or a penny per share a...

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