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Czech Republic : Strengthening public finances a key challenge for next government

April 6, 2010 12:26 am | by OECD | News | Comments

The main challenge for the next Czech government taking over after the May elections will be to repair the deterioration in public finances caused by the economic crisis, says a new OECD report.

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Vietnam denies Google's hacking accusation

April 5, 2010 9:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vietnam has dismissed what it called "groundless" accusations from Google and McAfee that the communist country had apparently used malicious computer programs to hack Web sites and spy on political opponents.Google Inc. said Vietnam had apparently used software known as "malware" to snoop on...

Samsung Projects Strong Profit

April 5, 2010 8:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Electronics giant Samsung said it expects to meet or exceed fiscal first-quarter projections, signaling strength in consumer electronics as the world pulls out of its economic slump.

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Microsoft to Unveil 'Pink' Mobile Phones

April 5, 2010 5:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Microsoft plans to introduce a new line of mobile phones next Monday whose social-networking capabilities are targeted at young consumers.

Early iPad Sales Fall Short of Hopes

April 5, 2010 4:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Apple said it sold more than 300,000 iPads in the U.S. on the first day the device went on sale, tempering Wall Street's highflying expectations for the much-hyped multimedia tablet computer.

Brightcove Raises New Funds

April 5, 2010 2:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Internet-video management start-up Brightcove raises what could be its final private financing as money continues to pour into companies that distribute Internet video ahead of an expected shakeout.

Full Circle - Total Quality Management

April 5, 2010 2:22 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

A thought occurred to me over the weekend as I was pursuing through some of my recent posts and comments. Back in the late 80's and early 90's, Total Quality Management with such phrases as "Cross-functional team" was all the...

Acco Brands changes board

April 5, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Office products company Acco Brands Corp. said Monday that one of its board members is retiring and it has nominated two new directors.The company behind brands such as Day-Timer, Swingline and Kensington said office products company said that Patricia Ewers, 74, is retiring from the...

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Chip Sales See Bumpy Recovery

April 5, 2010 10:22 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Global semiconductor sales rose 56% in February compared with a year earlier, but were down 1.3% from January, with demand mostly driven by electronic sales in emerging economies.

Avoiding the Gray Market

April 5, 2010 9:46 am | by George Karalias, Director of Marketing & Communications at Rochester Electronics | Blogs | Comments

Buying components through brokers and independent distributors on the gray market provides no guarantee of a continuous supply, authenticity, quality or reliability of the procured devices.

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ManTech gets $40 million Navy contract

April 5, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Government contractor ManTech International Corp. said Monday that it received a $40 million contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division.ManTech said that under the agreement it will provide the center with engineering, technical, system safety, training and other types...

Clamp Meter Transmits Readings to IR Cameras

April 5, 2010 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Extech Instruments introduced the EX845, a 1000A AC/DC CAT IV clamp meter with the company’s Meterlink technology and a built-in infrared thermometer. Meterlink technology wirelessly connects FLIR infrared cameras to Extech meters via Bluetooth to

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German minister criticizes Facebook on privacy

April 5, 2010 8:01 am | News | Comments

A German minister has sharply criticized Facebook's handling of personal data and is calling on the social network to upgrade its privacy settings. Consumer protection minister Ilse Aigner urges Facebook's CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg in an open letter "to revise the privacy policy without delay."

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WiLink 6.0 solution available on OMAP35x Eval Module

April 5, 2010 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced the availability of its WiLink 6.0 (WL1271) solution on the OMAP35x processor Evaluation Module (EVM). 

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Global Nanomaterial Demand to reach $3.6 billion in 2013

April 5, 2010 7:34 am | News | Comments

While market demand has not matched the considerable hype that nanotechnology has generated over the past decade and a half, nanomaterials have managed to attain an appreciable commercial presence in recent years.

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