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Privacy issues nix Netflix movie-picking contest

March 15, 2010 5:20 am | News | Comments

DVD-by-mail service Netflix Inc. has canceled a sequel to a $1 million movie-recommendation contest, avoiding a potential courtroom drama over the privacy rights of its subscribers. The retreat announced Friday settles a lawsuit alleging Netflix's plans to release millions of movie-rental records that could have illegally exposed sensitive information about its subscribers' tastes and lifestyles.

SFF-SIG Adopts CoreExpress Specification

March 15, 2010 5:12 am | News | Comments

The Small Form Factor Special Interest Group (SFF-SIG) today announced the adoption and release of the CoreExpress Specification revision 2.1.

President Clinton to Address Internet Policymakers, Industry Leaders Tuesday

March 15, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure for the networked world, tomorrow will host a summit of Internet policymakers, industry leaders and other stakeholders in Washington, D.C., to kick off a celebration of the economic, social and cultural impact of...

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Leading Flight Management Company Uses Cloud Computing to Save 75 Percent Over Traditional Datacenter Costs

March 15, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OpSource (http://www.opsource.net/) , the leader in enterprise-class hosting and services, today announced that flight management company Avianis (http://www.avianis.com/) has saved 75 percent over traditional hosting costs and increased customer confidence by moving its application to OpSource...

Facebook opening operations office in India

March 15, 2010 3:30 am | by ERIKA KINETZ - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Social networking site Facebook is opening an operations office in India, its first in Asia, to help manage rapid growth in the number of users.The office, in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, will have advertising and developer support teams, the company said Monday. It will supplement...

Report: Google near certain to close China site

March 13, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A newspaper Web site is reporting Google Inc. is "99.9 percent" sure to close its search engine in China after negotiations over censorship stalled.The Financial Times cited an unnamed source familiar with the company's thinking when it reported Saturday that Google has drawn up plans to...

Apple gives chief operating officer $5M bonus

March 12, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. is giving its chief operating officer a $5 million bonus for "outstanding performance" running the company while CEO Steve Jobs was on medical leave.Timothy Cook will also receive 75,000 restricted stock units scheduled to vest in 2011 and 2012, Apple said in a regulatory filing...

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Microwave Self Heating Sensor Chips Designed For Thermal Resistance Measuring

March 12, 2010 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

State of the Art, (SOTA) Inc., a leading manufacturer of military and high reliability chip resistors and electrically resistive products has introduced a new line of microwave heater sensor chips utilizing platinum on alumina and oxidized silicon.

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Adobe CEO 2009 pay package down 68 percent

March 12, 2010 11:30 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Shantanu Narayen, the president and CEO of software maker Adobe Systems Inc., was awarded compensation valued at $5.2 million in fiscal 2009, a 68 percent decline in a year that saw the recession weaken demand for its products.Narayen received a base salary of $875,000 for the fiscal year ended...

Plavix (clopidogrel): Reduced effectiveness in patients who are poor metabolizers of the drug

March 12, 2010 11:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Boxed warning added regarding reduced effectiveness of Plavix in poor metabolizers.

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Static Power Path Management (SPPM) to Provide an Effective Handheld Battery Charger Solution

March 12, 2010 10:44 am | by Chuck Wong and Haitao Hu, Intersil Corporation | Articles | Comments

Handheld electronic devices -- regardless of what they are used for or who manufactures them -- share one common denominator: a re-chargeable battery and, in most cases, a built-in charger circuit. When an external power source such as an AC adapter or a USB port is attached at the input terminal, the charger circuit will re-charge the battery.

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QAD shares slide after 4th-quarter revenue drops

March 12, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of QAD Inc. sunk Friday after the business software provider reported a drop in fourth-quarter revenue and predicted another drop for the first quarter.The company's stock slid 20 cents, or 3.7 percent, to $5.30 in afternoon trading.After the market closed Thursday, QAD reported fiscal...

IDC SSL Connector for Quick, Tool-less Termination of Discrete Wires

March 12, 2010 10:21 am | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

Tyco Electronics today released the new IDC SSL connector for quick, tool-less termination of discrete wires onto LED printed circuit boards (PCBs). The product terminates 18 through 24 AWG solid and stranded wire utilizing insulation displacement technology to eliminate the...

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Court OKs TV rules opposed by Comcast, Cablevision

March 12, 2010 9:34 am | News | Comments

A federal court Friday upheld regulations that require cable TV companies to make sports programming and other channels they own available on equal terms to rival TV providers such as satellite companies. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia leaves in place the Federal Communications Commission "program access" rules...

SeaChange shares tumble after break-even 4Q

March 12, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of SeaChange International Inc. tumbled Friday after the company reported a break-even fourth quarter and said one of its top executives has resigned.The company also said it plans to take $1.5 million to $1.8 million in one-time severance expenses during the current quarter. SeaChange...

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