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Disney Buys Playdom in $763 Million Deal

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

Disney will initially pay $563.2 million for Playdom and will make $200 million in additional payments if Playdom achieves unannounced growth goals.

European Governments Unleash Online Gambling to Help Fill Coffers

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

Cash-strapped governments looking for ways to narrow budget gaps are embracing a source of revenue they once viewed with wary skepticism: online gambling.

Military Open-Source Software Could Increase Flexibility, Lower Cost

July 27, 2010 9:21 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are helping the U.S. military analyze and develop the advantages of open-source software -- programs that make their source code open to others so it can be changed and improved.


Georgia Tech-Led Team Authors Comprehensive New Radar Technology Book

July 27, 2010 7:22 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A team consisting primarily of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has completed a new book on radar technology aimed at both students and professionals.

APNewsBreak: FBI says mastermind of botnet nabbed

July 27, 2010 6:05 pm | by LOLITA C. BALDOR - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

International authorities have arrested a computer hacker believed responsible for creating the malicious computer code that infected as many as 12 million computers, invading major banks and corporations around the world, FBI officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday.A 23-year-old...

Websense 2Q net income slips 6 percent

July 27, 2010 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Websense Inc. on Tuesday said its second-quarter net income dipped 6 percent and the Internet filtering and security software maker issued revenue guidance lower than Wall Street was expecting, citing concerns about foreign exchange rates and the overall economy.Investors sent the company's...

Nanoblasts from laser-activated nanoparticles move molecules, proteins and DNA into cells

July 27, 2010 2:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Georgia Institute of Technology Research News) Using chemical "nanoblasts" that punch tiny holes in the protective membranes of cells, researchers have demonstrated a new technique for getting therapeutic small molecules, proteins and DNA directly into living cells.


Disney to buy social-gaming site Playdom

July 27, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Walt Disney Co. is buying online social-gaming company Playdom for $563.2 million, the latest sign the company is becoming a formidable player in the video-game industry.Disney said Tuesday it is buying Playdom to strengthen its digital-gaming portfolio. The purchase will help bring...


Cheaper substrates made of oxide materials

July 27, 2010 1:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) Imagine building cheaper electronics on a variety of substrates -- materials like plastic, paper, or fabric. Researchers at Taiwan's National Chiao Tung University have made a discovery that opens this door, allowing them to build electronic components like...

Judge accepts guilty plea in Koss embezzlement

July 27, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has accepted a guilty plea from a former Koss Corp. executive to felony fraud in a $34 million embezzlement.Sujata "Sue" Sachdeva signed an agreement earlier this month to plead guilty to all six felony frauds counts against her.Sachdeva also agreed to pay an estimated $34...

Russia to use space tech to develop energy sector

July 27, 2010 11:08 am | News | Comments

Russia will employ technologies, initially meant for outer space research programs, to develop its vast energy sector, Energy Ministry said on Tuesday in yet another sign of the Kremlin's modernization drive.


Big Bang investigators want new atom smasher

July 27, 2010 11:05 am | News | Comments

Scientists behind the European particle collider aimed at uncovering the secrets of the universe pushed Monday to build an even bigger machine - with money and partners from around the world. Instead of whirling atoms in giant rings, as existing colliders in Switzerland and the United States do, scientists want a new-generation machine that will shoot them straight.

TD-LTE Reference Design Serves Wireless Terminal Design

July 27, 2010 10:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Altair Semiconductor, a leading developer of 4G LTE chipsets, announced the commercial availability of a new TD-LTE terminal reference design for use in a range of products, including USB dongles, data cards, CPEs and handheld devices.


GameStop to buy social gaming site Kongregate

July 27, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GameStop Corp., the world's largest video game retailer, said Tuesday it will buy social gaming website Kongregate for an undisclosed sum in its latest step to expand its business beyond brick-and-mortar stores.Kongregate has 10 million monthly players who use the site to play games and...

Linear Power Supplies Offer Infinite Options

July 27, 2010 9:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Acopian’s new line of Infinity power supplies provide the unique advantages of linear regulation technology (tighter output voltage regulation, and lower output ripple and noise than any other type), and utilize state-of-the-art components and circuitry to also achieve improved efficiency and reduced size.



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