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Taiwan computer firms to launch tablet PCs

March 30, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Acer Inc. and AsusTek Computer Inc. are developing tablet computers to compete with Apple Inc.'s iPad and plan to unveil them at an industry show in June, an official said Tuesday.Acer, the world's third-largest PC vendor, and AsusTek are among Taiwanese computer companies that are developing...

Annual Revenue up 102% to $47.3 Million, Driving Operating EBITDA of $4.9 Million or $0.74 per Share

March 30, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KIT digital, Inc. (NASDAQ: KITD), a leading global provider of on-demand software solutions for managing and monetizing Internet Protocol (IP)-based video assets, reported record financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2009.Revenue in the fourth quarter of 2009...

Statistics : Annual inflation rate in OECD area drops slightly to 1.9% in February 2010

March 30, 2010 3:25 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 1.9% in the year to February 2010, down from 2.1% in January. This small decrease in inflation rates mainly reflected the slowing down of energy prices, which increased by 8.4% in February, compared with 10.6% in January.

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Wis. schools get $80 million in reimbursements

March 30, 2010 2:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

State education officials have sent out nearly $80 million in technology reimbursements from Microsoft Corp. to more than 800 public schools.The reimbursements stem from a 2006 settlement the state reached with Microsoft over antitrust allegations. The state's lawsuit mirrored antitrust cases...

Hutchison Whampoa Net Rises 12%

March 30, 2010 12:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Hutchison Whampoa said its 2009 net profit rose 12%, as gains from property revaluation and disposal of assets more than offset its unprofitable third-generation mobile operations.

Google CEO's compensation for 2009 falls 52 pct

March 29, 2010 7:30 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The total compensation of Google Inc. CEO Eric Schmidt fell 52 percent last year as the Internet search leader cut back on its employee perquisites to help lift its profits during the recession.Schmidt's 2009 package totaled $245,322, down from $508,764 in 2008, according to documents filed...

Google Says Mobile Services Blocked in China

March 29, 2010 7:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Google said its mobile services were being partially blocked in China, a week after the company stopped censoring its search engine in the country.

Oracle spent $1.05M lobbying in last 2009 quarter

March 29, 2010 4:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle Corp. spent $1.05 million on lobbying in the last three months of 2009, advocating on issues including antitrust delays in Europe to its $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems.The company's latest lobbying-disclosure form filed with the House clerk's office shows that Oracle, the...

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Dell Boosts Lending to Small Businesses

March 29, 2010 4:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Dell, which sells more PCs to small companies than any other supplier, has spent the last year trying to stimulate sales with new financing arrangements. Some analysts ask if it is adding risk.

New iPhone Could End AT & T's U.S. Monopoly

March 29, 2010 3:27 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Apple is developing a new iPhone to debut this summer and also appears to be working on a model for U.S. mobile phone operator Verizon Wireless.

Specter pushes for stronger federal privacy laws

March 29, 2010 2:30 pm | by MARYCLAIRE DALE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Broadening wiretap laws to include videotaped surveillance could either safeguard privacy or thwart efforts to recover stolen property, a U.S. senator was told Monday at a hearing not far from a school that's being sued for trying to find missing laptops by activating their webcams.Sen. Arlen...

NASA signs $57M extension with Computer Sciences

March 29, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASA will extend by one year its contract with Computer Sciences Corp. for $57 million.The agency announced Monday it is exercising its extension option.Computer Sciences Corp. in Lanham, Md. will provide supercomputing support services at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field.The option...

8 bit vs. 32 bit Microcontrollers

March 29, 2010 2:23 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

There's a lot of talk these days about the new generation of 32-bit microcontrollers and the demise of the 8-bit controller. I'm a big fan of the Beagleboard and mbed boards (ARM Cortex A8 and ARM Cortex M3). And the...

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Bank of America to use Cisco's videoconferencing

March 29, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Bank of America Corp. said on Monday it has agreed to deploy the largest existing network of Cisco Systems Inc.'s "TelePresence" videoconferencing equipment, which provides the illusion of face-to-face meetings.Bank of America said it will install an initial 200 units across its global...

Card Enables Thermal Dynamics Testing in ATR Enclosures

March 29, 2010 1:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments

SIE Computing Solutions Inc., announced an ATR thermal load card designed for testing thermal dynamics in a conduction-cooled environment. The 3U x 160 mm SIE ATR thermal load card is configurable by power loads ranging from 12 W, 25 W, 50 W, and up to 200 W, and can accommodate

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