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Google buys DocVerse in latest shot at Microsoft

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

Google Inc. has acquired a company called DocVerse to help the Internet search leader round out its online software programs and provide more ammunition in its duel with Microsoft Corp.Financial terms of the deal announced Friday weren't disclosed.DocVerse provides tools that make its possible...

BOOM showcases student projects with real-life appeal

March 5, 2010 11:23 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

On March 3, 40 student-developed digital technology projects were on display in Duffield Hall at the annual Bits on Our Minds exhibition. Some won awards from corporate sponsors.

S1 Corp. 4Q profit up 86 percent

March 5, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Financial-services software provider S1 Corp. said Friday profit for the fourth quarter rose 86 percent as revenue improved and expenses fell.The company reported net income of $9.9 million, or 18 cents per share, compared with $5.3 million, or 10 cents per share, a year earlier.Revenue rose to...

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Beijing says working with Google to resolve dispute

March 5, 2010 9:54 am | News | Comments

China is in consultations with technology giant Google to resolve its dispute with the company, which has threatened to abandon the Chinese market over hacking and censorship concerns, said a Chinese official on Friday.

FBI director warns of growing cyber threat

March 5, 2010 9:52 am | News | Comments

Militant groups, foreign states and criminal organizations pose a growing threat to U.S. security as they target government and private computer networks, FBI Director Robert Mueller said on Thursday. In a speech to an Internet security conference, Mueller said militant groups like al Qaeda had primarily used the Internet to recruit members and plan attacks, but had made clear they also see it as a target.

Microsoft to stay its China course despite Google spat

March 5, 2010 9:50 am | News | Comments

Microsoft said it will stick to its development strategy for the China Internet search market regardless of the outcome of Google's high-profile spat with Beijing. Microsoft has kept a relatively low profile in China since Google announced its decision to potentially withdraw from the market over censorship issues and following an attack on its systems that it believes originated in China.

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EU urged to level playing field for Web browsers

March 5, 2010 9:49 am | News | Comments

Makers of six small Web browsers are urging the European Union to push Microsoft Corp to provide them more visibility in its browser choice website. Microsoft pledged last December to give European consumers better access to rival Internet browsers in Windows, ending a long antitrust dispute with the European Union.

Microsoft to sell phones on Verizon by summer: source

March 5, 2010 9:47 am | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp is aiming to launch two phones that will be sold by top U.S. mobile operator Verizon Wireless in late spring or early summer, a person briefed on the matter said on Thursday. The phones would be targeted at heavy users of social network sites, according to the person who asked not to be identified as the devices have not yet been announced.

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2010 chip revenues to top pre-recession levels: iSuppli

March 5, 2010 9:45 am | News | Comments

Global chip sales could rise by more than a fifth this year, bringing them back above pre-recession levels, industry watcher iSuppli said on Friday. Intel Corp, Advanced Micro Devices Inc, Nvidia Corp, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Altera Corp, and others are expected to pull in combined revenue of $279.7 billion, iSuppli said...

Scientists wowed by Mars orbiter performance

March 5, 2010 9:42 am | News | Comments

Scientists are impressed with the flood of data beamed back by NASA's most advanced Mars orbiter. The space agency said Wednesday the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has sent back 100 terabits of information since 2006. That's equal to about 3 million songs in MP3 format.

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Toyota secretive on 'black box' data

March 5, 2010 9:40 am | News | Comments

Toyota has for years blocked access to data stored in devices similar to airline "black boxes" that could explain crashes blamed on sudden unintended acceleration, according to an Associated Press review of lawsuits nationwide and interviews with auto crash experts.

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YouTube turns on captions on millions of videos

March 5, 2010 9:35 am | News | Comments

YouTube is adding captions to millions of Internet videos. The feature unveiled Thursday expands upon speech-recognition technology that YouTube began using to make captions available on a limited number of videos late last year.

FCC to propose reforming Universal Service Fund

March 5, 2010 9:34 am | News | Comments

Federal regulators trying to bring high-speed Internet connections to all Americans will propose tapping the government program that now subsidizes telephone service in poor and rural areas. The Federal Communications Commission will include a proposal to reform the Universal Service Fund as part of a national broadband plan due to Congress in less than two weeks.

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Airport body scanners spreading across US

March 5, 2010 9:31 am | News | Comments

The Transportation Security Administration on Friday announced nine more U.S. airports that will receive body-scanning technology, as the U.S. heightens its effort to detect hidden explosives and other weapons amid a threat highlighted by an attempted bombing on Christmas Day.

Google dangles ultrafast broadband and cities leap

March 5, 2010 9:30 am | by BRIANA BIERSCHBACH - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Wearing just a T-shirt and shorts, Mayor Don Ness strolled to the end of a dock jutting into frigid Lake Superior. He grinned, waved his arms to a cheering crowd, and jumped in."I've laid down the gauntlet!" Ness cried, shivering and dripping as he emerged from the lake in a video posted on...

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