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MDA signs two contracts with Russian firm worth a total of more than $60M

February 3, 2010 3:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX:MDA) said Wednesday it has signed two contracts with the Russian Radio Research and Development Institute worth a total of more than US$60 million.The Vancouver-area company said it will provide key sub-systems for the Express AM5 and Express AM6...

Yahoo sells HotJobs to Monster Worldwide for $225M

February 3, 2010 2:01 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo Inc. crossed off another chore on its housecleaning list Wednesday with the proposed sale of help-wanted site HotJobs to rival Monster Worldwide Inc. for $225 million.The all-cash deal announced marks another step in Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz's effort to jettison services that have been...

Infrared Emitter Includes Built-in Drive Electronics

February 3, 2010 1:49 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cal Sensors announced the launch of PIREPlus, a high-output, high-pulse rate emitter that can be pulsed as a source of blackbody radiation for near-to-far infrared applications at 180 Hz with 50 percent modulation depth. With a pulsing speed that is asserted to be 18 times faster than alternative technologies, the emitter 

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Modular Connector System Available on a 1.27 mm Pitch

February 3, 2010 1:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

FCI is launching Minitek 127, a new modular connector system on a 1.27 (.050") pitch. It is capable of a wide variation of board-to-board and cable-to-board interconnections. Minitek 127 includes 

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Summary Box: AOL posts 4th-qtr profit

February 3, 2010 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

THE NUMBERS: AOL Inc. said Wednesday it earned $1.4 million, or a penny per share, in the fourth quarter of 2009, its first apart from Time Warner Inc. in nearly a decade. Revenue sank 17 percent but beat analyst forecasts.ONLINE ADVERTISING: AOL's online advertising revenue fell 8 percent in the...

Cisco sees 'dramatic' sales improvement in 2Q

February 3, 2010 12:01 pm | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Cisco Systems Inc. blew past its own forecast for the latest quarter, reporting its first sales increase in a year as it left the recession behind.Improvement was dramatic "across the board" and provides "a clear indication that we are entering the second phase of the economic recovery," CEO...

Close Only Counts...

February 3, 2010 11:51 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I think this one has both some land pattern issues and some schematic issues. It's unfortunately pretty common to see footprints that are close, but not close enough to work. Looking at the data sheet here, there may be a...

Module Solves Power Supply Challenges

February 3, 2010 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil Corporation announced the ISL8200M, a compact, scalable power module. This flexible new module provides designers an easy-to-use general-purpose power solution that satisfies a wide range of point-of-load (POL) power requirements. The ISL8200M is a

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Acacia Research says it will get $12.4M from Yahoo

February 3, 2010 11:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Acacia Research Corp., a company that buys and licenses patents, said Wednesday that a Texas court has raised the amount of damages it will get from Yahoo Inc. in a patent infringement ruling.The company said the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas awarded it $12.4 million in...

Turning Wireless Technology into Enhanced Mobile Experiences

February 3, 2010 10:47 am | by Jarkko Vatjus-Antilla, EB, Elektrobit Corporation | Articles | Comments

From smartphones to netbooks and everything in between, mobile devices are rapidly changing the way in which the world communicates. New platforms, operating systems and application frameworks are altering the embedded mobile playing field, driving the need for developers to stay ahead of market trends and end-user expectations. The new game has developers more focused on understanding the different technologies being used, and how each can create enriched mobile experiences that match to shifting end-user demands.

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ACS gets $163M Ohio child support payments deal

February 3, 2010 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Information technology and outsourcing company Affiliated Computer Services Inc. said Wednesday it received a contract renewal worth up to $163 million to process child support payments for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.The contract starts with a one-year term, with up to four...

Enhancing Operational Efficiencies While Reducing Costs in an Economic Downturn

February 3, 2010 9:57 am | by Naaman Shibi, Pervidi, www.pervidi.com.au | Blogs | Comments

How can you provide more services per staff member, reduce administrative costs while at the same time providing quality work and delivering excellent customer service? This article is intended to help the reader start the process of evaluation to explore where inefficiencies may exist in your business environment.

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AOL posts profit, but subscribers dwindle

February 3, 2010 9:32 am | News | Comments

AOL Inc beat Wall Street's profit and revenue expectations for the fourth quarter, but its top officers said that revenue from subscriptions and online search-related advertising would fall further in coming months.

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Cyberthieves are hiring, using online ads

February 3, 2010 9:30 am | News | Comments

The people who brought the world malicious software that steals credit card numbers from your personal computer and empties bank ATMs of their cash are hiring, and they're advertising online. Two companies that are hiring -- at least on a contractor basis -- advertise online, said Kevin Stevens, a threat intelligence analyst for SecureWorks...

Many wired Chinese unfazed at possible Google exit

February 3, 2010 9:26 am | News | Comments

A world without Google? They can imagine it just fine in China. After all, it's not like losing "World of Warcraft." The online giant's threat to pull out of China over censorship has drawn little reaction among the country's 384 million Internet users.

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