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Sprint Nextel Reports Gain in Subscribers

July 28, 2010 6:23 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Despite the overall gain in customers, the wireless phone provider posted a quarterly loss because of tax issues.

Best hope for saving Arctic sea ice is cutting soot emissions, says Stanford researcher

July 28, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Stanford University) Soot from the burning of fossil fuels and solid biofuels contributes far more to global warming than has been thought, according to a new Stanford study. But, unlike carbon dioxide, soot lingers only a few weeks in the atmosphere, so cutting emissions could have a...

Oakland woman charged in job applicant's slaying

July 28, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Oakland woman has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a Virginia man who was killed after being robbed of $17.Prosecutors also filed robbery charges against 33-year-old Althea Housley on Tuesday.Housley and her boyfriend, 24-year-old George Huggins, are suspected of demanding...

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Passive Fire Protection Company Hires Interns to Help With Growth

July 28, 2010 5:24 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

Fire damper, smoke damper and fire door inspection company launches intern program.

3D TV Shipments Expected to Reach 3.4M in 2010 and 42.9M in 2014

July 28, 2010 5:23 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

A new generation of TVs has reached retail, with 3D models now available from all leading TV manufacturers.

Sensing wind speed with kites

July 28, 2010 5:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) UK researchers report in the journal Review of Scientific Instruments have developed a way to use a kite itself to measure wind speed.

Adobe buys Swiss software maker for $240M

July 28, 2010 5:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Adobe Systems Inc. will begin a public tender offer to buy Swiss software maker Day Software Holding AG in a deal the two valued at $240 million, the companies announced Wednesday.Adobe, which makes document-viewing and other software, said its acquisition of Day will boost its enterprise...

EEVblog #101 - Hacking your own Peltier LAB Thermal Chamber

July 28, 2010 4:24 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

Buy the same model here: http://www.eevblog.com/amazon/ Dave turns a low cost reptile egg incubator into a decent 2degC to 60degC lab thermal chamber. Throw in a Rigol oscilloscope, an Arduino, and a few multimeters for good measure. The model used is the HERP Nursery II, also known as...

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IAC revenue up in 1Q, results beat analyst views

July 28, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IAC/InterActiveCorp reported stronger second-quarter revenues Wednesday, citing growth in its search and Match online dating businesses. Profits fell compared to last year, however, because that quarter included a bump from the sale of its Match Europe operations.For the April-June quarter, the...

Telefónica Wins Control of Brazilian Operator After Raising Bid

July 28, 2010 2:26 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

The Spanish company managed to overcome opposition from the Portuguese government to buy out the stake held by Portugal Telecom.

Sony benefiting from restructuring, better sales

July 28, 2010 1:05 am | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. reports earnings for April-June quarter on Thursday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.OVERVIEW: Sony continued to forge ahead with restructuring efforts that are starting to pay...

Telefónica Raises Bid for PT Stake in Vivo

July 28, 2010 12:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Spain's Telefónica has sweetened its offer for Portugal Telecom's stake in Brazil's Vivo Participacoes to $9.75 billion, a person familiar with the situation said.

Japan's NEC reports $490 million quarterly loss

July 28, 2010 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Japan's NEC Corp. reported a loss in the latest quarter amid a slump in its network systems business and after hiving off its semiconductor unit .The Tokyo-based electronics maker Wednesday posted net loss of 43.1 billion yen ($490 million) in the April-June quarter, sinking deeper into the red...

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Google Develops a Facebook Rival

July 27, 2010 10:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Google is in talks with several makers of popular online games as it seeks to develop a broader social-networking service that could compete with Facebook.

Yahoo Japan Teams With Google on Search

July 27, 2010 10:24 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Yahoo Japan announced it would use Google technology to power its Internet search engine, putting Yahoo Japan on a divergent path from that of its American cousin.

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