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Space applications: a market for the taking

June 14, 2010 2:23 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

The European Commission's Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Applications Action Plan adopted today aims to place European industry in pole position to take full advantage of the global downstream market worth about €100 billion in particular by using its own satellite navigation...

Criminal clues at your fingertips

June 14, 2010 1:23 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

A fingermark left at a crime scene may now provide investigators with details about a suspect's medications, their diet and even their lifestyle. Thanks to a new technique developed by scientists from Sheffield Hallam University in the UK, the ability to catch a criminal just got a whole lot easier.

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Small Businesses: Better policy support for EU’s job engine

June 14, 2010 1:23 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

With the onset of the economic crisis in 2008, a positive development of small and medium enterprises (SME) has come to a halt. Between 2002 and 2008, SMEs in the EU turned out to be the most important European Economy job engine. Selected key facts describing the national SME sector are...

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AT & T Blames iPad Incident on 'Malicious' Hackers

June 13, 2010 10:27 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

AT&T, reaching out to iPad users to explain why their email addresses were released, blamed the incident on "computer hackers" who "maliciously exploited" an attempt by the carrier to speed the process of logging in to its website.

Past crises hint at whether BP can pass its test

June 13, 2010 8:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BP is being vilified from the Louisiana marshlands to the White House as its leaking oil well pollutes the Gulf Coast, raising doubts about whether the company can survive the backlash."There are no magic bullets for something like this," said Tony Jaques, a crisis management consultant in...

Guggenheim and YouTube Seek Budding Video Artists

June 13, 2010 6:27 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

The Guggenheim Foundation and Google initiate YouTube Play, a channel enabling video artists to apply for a spot in a four-museum biennial Guggenheim exhibition.

Inquiry Into Deaths at Foxconn Will Be Released to Public, Chinese Official Says

June 13, 2010 6:27 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

A string of 10 suicides this year at the Foxconn complex has brought intense scrutiny of Hon Hai Precision Industry of Taiwan, the owner of Foxconn.

AOL Teams With Jonas Group for MTV-Style Site

June 13, 2010 6:27 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

The site, Cambio, is being billed as a next-generation video network, where entertainers can connect with their fans.

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Qualcomms $1 Billion India Bet

June 13, 2010 6:27 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

In the list of winners in India's auction for broadband wireless spectrum, unveiled today, one stands out: Qualcomm Inc. of San Diego.

Buffett Auction Fetches $2.6 Million

June 13, 2010 2:28 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The eleventh annual charity auction of lunch with Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett brought in more than $2.6 million, breaking the previous record of $2.1 million by investor Zhao Danyang

Miniature Digital Temperature Sensors Protect Portable Products

June 12, 2010 8:32 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics announced a miniature, digital temperature sensor targeting portable devices. The STTS751 is mounted on the circuit board to feedback accurate temperature data allowing the system to

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Hall-effect Current Transducer Suits Automotive, Industrial Apps

June 12, 2010 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Micronas has introduced its Hall-effect transducer CUR 3105 for applications such as battery monitoring e.g. in hybrid/electrical cars, DC-DC converters, start-stop-systems or metering systems. In combination with a flux concentrator, the CUR 3105 is able to

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Data Recorder Touts Simple Operation, Portability

June 12, 2010 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

HBM’s data recorder GEN2i is targeted for the sectors of maintenance, service and commissioning. The instrument is equipped with four, eight or sixteen input channels and therefore offers flexibility, even for demanding measurement tasks. The palette of input amplifiers ranges from

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Report: FTC to investigate Apple mobile practices

June 11, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Trade Commission will open an investigation to determine if Apple Inc.'s mobile software business practices are squashing competitors, according to a report published Friday.The Wall Street Journal said the FTC will start an investigation, citing people familiar with the situation....

Conn. restaurant owners upset with Rell OTB veto

June 11, 2010 3:06 pm | by SUSAN HAIGH - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The owners of three Connecticut restaurants are reeling from Gov. M. Jodi Rell's veto of a bill on Friday that would have allowed off-track betting programs to be televised in their businesses, saying it kills their plans to hire more workers.In one case, an owner said it's unlikely he can...

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