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Oh My, What Have I Done?

January 30, 2010 5:54 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

It's early Saturday morning here in Anaheim and I'm getting ready to start my first day at SolidWorks World 2010. I guess technically last night was my first day since I had a dinner meeting with the boss at Morton's (mmmm...meat), but things will get a little busier today. I'm working on...

Netflix Prepares for Another International Venture

January 29, 2010 11:59 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

After pulling the plug on a DVD service in Britain, Netflix will offer its video streaming service to one overseas market this year.

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Amazon Removes Macmillan Books

January 29, 2010 11:59 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

The move is one result of the strong disagreement between the Internet company and the publisher over the pricing of e-books.

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In-Stat’s Free Mobile Processors Whitepaper Examines the ARM vs. x86 Architecture Battlefield

January 29, 2010 8:55 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

In-Stat is offering a free copy of its new whitepaper, Mobile Microprocessors: Industry Titans Collide on the Mobile Internet Battlefield.

Zyprexa (olanzapine): Use in Adolescents

January 29, 2010 7:51 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Clinicians should consider the potential long-term risks when prescribing to adolescents.

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Former Koss exec. pleads innocent to embezzlement

January 29, 2010 4:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A former executive of Milwaukee-based Koss Corp. is free on bond after pleading not guilty to six counts of embezzling $31 million from the company.Sujata "Sue" Sachdeva appeared before Magistrate Judge Aaron Goodstein on Friday at the Federal Courthouse in downtown Milwaukee.The hearing was...

4th quarter's fast economic pace likely to wane

January 29, 2010 2:01 pm | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER - AP Economics Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

The economy boomed at the end of 2009, growing at the fastest rate in more than six years. Now if only it could keep it up.The economy expanded at an annual rate of 5.7 percent in the fourth quarter, the second straight quarter of growth. But analysts warn it's unsustainable.Consumer spending,...

Economy grows at 5.7 pct pace, fastest since 2003

January 29, 2010 2:01 pm | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER - AP Economics Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

The economy boomed at the end of 2009, growing at the fastest rate in more than six years. Now if only it could keep it up.The economy expanded at an annual rate of 5.7 percent in the fourth quarter, the second straight quarter of growth. But analysts warn it's unsustainable.Consumer spending,...

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Adaptec losses grow in 3Q

January 29, 2010 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Adaptec Inc. said Friday its third-quarter loss grew as the maker of technology products for data centers dealt with higher administrative and restructuring costs and falling revenue.Adaptec, which has headquarters in Milpitas, Calif., posted a loss of $7.28 million, or 6 cents per share in its...

S & P to make changes to S & P500, MidCap 400 indices

January 29, 2010 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Standard & Poor's said Friday it plans to move Urban Outfitters Inc. to the S&P500 index to replace Affiliated Computer Services Inc., which is being bought by Xerox Corp.Xerox, based in Norwalk, Conn., is also a constituent of the S&P500.Retailer Urban Outfitters, which is currently on the...

Economy Cools North American Digital Cable Set Top Box Market While China Drives Asia Pacific Market Up

January 29, 2010 1:54 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

After a record-setting year in 2008, worldwide demand for digital cable set top boxes is falling in 2009.

Chartwell Technology cites competition, recession for lower Q4 income

January 29, 2010 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY Chartwell Technology Inc. (TSX:CWH), an online gaming software systems provider, cited increased competition and the lingering effects of the recession for lower earnings in its fiscal fourth quarter.The Calgary-based company reported net income from continuing operations for the quarter...

General Dynamics lands $24M submarine contract

January 29, 2010 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A unit of General Dynamics Corp. has received a $23.7 million contract to perform maintenance work on a U.S. Navy submarine, the defense contractor said Friday.General Dynamics Electric Boat will perform the work on the nuclear submarine New Hampshire starting next month. The work will take...

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Exploding the Efficiency Myth of Class D Amplifiers

January 29, 2010 11:56 am | by Huw Davies, Audium Semiconductor Ltd., www.audiumsemi.com | Articles | Comments

Much has been written about the efficiency of Class D amplifiers, with figures of 90 percent or greater being routinely quoted. Such numbers might seem to suggest that the efficiency problem of audio amplifiers has been well-solved by conventional Class D. However, a closer look shows that this is far from the truth, with these amplifiers frequently seeing only single-digit percentage efficiencies, in real product usage conditions.

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Videx/Videx EC (didanosine): Labeling Revision - Risk of Non-Cirrhotic Portal Hypertension

January 29, 2010 11:51 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Risk information added to Warnings/Precautions section and data summary provided

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