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Secretive fuel-cell startup stirring hopes, doubts

February 24, 2010 8:13 am | News | Comments

A secretive Silicon Valley startup working on a new way to produce cleaner energy is taking the wraps off its product: a huge box of fuel cells that it hopes will allow homes and businesses to generate their own electricity.

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Yahoo yodels new tune by joining tweeting craze

February 24, 2010 8:10 am | News | Comments

Yahoo has something new to yodel about: tweets. In its latest attempt to make its Web site more compelling, Yahoo Inc. is plugging its services into the rapidly growing craze of posting short messages, or "tweets," on Twitter.

Wireless carriers tell FCC they disclose fees

February 24, 2010 7:53 am | News | Comments

The nation's biggest wireless carriers are telling federal regulators that they give consumers adequate notice about early termination fees that apply when a service contract is broken before it expires. AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp., T-Mobile USA Inc. and Google Inc. made their comments in letters filed with the Federal Communications Commission late Tuesday...

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New bank tries to steer deals in technology, media

February 24, 2010 7:36 am | News | Comments

Code Advisors bills itself as a "next-generation" investment bank, but what it really wants to be is the deftest traffic cop at the raucous intersection of technology and media. The bank, which formally opens its doors Wednesday, hopes to find new opportunities for long-established media trying to adapt to disruptive technology while also working with startups contributing to the upheaval.

DealerTrack 4Q loss shrinks as costs fall

February 24, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DealerTrack, which makes software for auto dealers, said its net loss shrank in the fourth quarter on lower costs.But the company's results, reported late Tuesday, missed Wall Street expectations. Shares on Wednesday fell 12 cents to $14.07 in midday trading."While revenues were below our...

An electrifying discovery: New material to harvest electricity from body movements

February 24, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Chemical Society) Scientists are reporting an advance toward scavenging energy from walking, breathing, and other natural body movements to power electronic devices like cell phones and heart pacemakers. In a study in ACS' monthly journal, Nano Letters, they describe development...

Damper Inspection Company Launches New Website

February 24, 2010 6:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

Life Safety Services (LSS), the National leader in fire and smoke damper and fire door inspection services, formally launched a new version of their website on February 14, 2010.

Global LCD TV Shipments Reached 146M Units in 2009, Faster Growth Than 2008

February 24, 2010 6:22 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

At the end of 2008, the outlook for 2009 TV sales worldwide was radically scaled back after the global economy suffered a massive setback. [...]

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Global Broadband Subs Approach 600 Million

February 24, 2010 6:22 am | by In-Stat Research | News | Comments

Global broadband subscribers continue to grow at a dizzying pace.

German government is advised to tune up the innovation engine

February 24, 2010 6:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Technische Universitaet Muenchen) Germany's legendary innovation engine is faltering, according to a report delivered to Chancellor Angela Merkel today, but could -- with a major tune-up -- help propel the economy from crisis to sustainable growth. This package of sobering analysis and...

"Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs” to boost creation of small enterprises

February 24, 2010 6:20 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

Are you thinking about setting up your own business or are you already a successful entrepreneur? The Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs exchange scheme offers an excellent opportunity for new entrepreneurs to acquire relevant skills for managing a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME). The...

Italy convicts 3 Google execs in abuse video case

February 24, 2010 5:30 am | by COLLEEN BARRY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

An Italian court convicted three Google executives of privacy violations Wednesday because they did not act quickly enough to remove an online video that showed sadistic teen bullies pummeling and mocking an autistic boy.The case was being closely watched around the world due to its...

Italian court convicts 3 Google execs for not removing abuse video of autistic boy soon enough

February 24, 2010 5:30 am | by Colleen Barry@ - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS@ - Associated Press | News | Comments

An Italian court convicted three Google executives of privacy violations Wednesday because they did not act quickly enough to remove an online video that showed sadistic teen bullies pummeling and mocking an autistic boy.The case was being closely watched around the world due to its...

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Scientists Glimpse Nanobubbles on Super Non-Stick Surfaces

February 24, 2010 5:20 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

The first glimpse of miniscule air bubbles that keep water from wetting a super non-stick surface could lead to new super-slick materials with applications in energy, medicine, and more.

Single Chip Interface Includes Integrated Microcontroller

February 24, 2010 5:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

SensorDynamics, sensor manufacturer for automotive and industrial applications, today launched the SD 41x, a new single-chip solution for AMR-sensors interface. The low-cost AMR sensors are used across  automotive applications; primarily for position and angle measurements.

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