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February 5, 2010 4:54 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Editor’s Note: For those interested in learning more about the World Future Energy Summit, two Duke undergrads will discuss their experiences at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, in Schiciano Auditorium, side B, CEIMAS. It might seem a bit ironic that a nation built entirely on the fruits

FIS to repurchase up to 15 million shares

February 5, 2010 4:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. will buy back up to 15 million shares.The company's board approved a plan to acquire the shares over three years.FIS, which provides banking and payment technology to financial institutions and the government, also approved a regular quarterly...

TransGaming Inc. Named As Part of 2010 TSX Venture 50

February 5, 2010 4:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TSX Venture Exchange today announced that TransGaming, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: TNG) has been named as one of the TSX Venture 50, a ranking of strong performers listed on TSX Venture Exchange. TSX Venture 50 is comprised of 10 emerging companies in five industry sectors that have been identified as...

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Art Technology Group prices public stock offering

February 5, 2010 4:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Art Technology Group Inc. said Friday that it priced a public offering of 25 million shares of its common stock at $3.50 per share.The developer of e-commerce software products and related services plans to use the offering's net proceeds for working capital and possible acquisitions.Art...

Earnings Preview: Disney 1Q seen down

February 5, 2010 3:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Family entertainment giant The Walt Disney Co., which just absorbed Marvel Entertainment Inc., reports earnings for its fiscal first quarter after the market closes Tuesday.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The advertising recovery will likely help Disney's ABC and ESPN television networks, but the question...

Feds still troubled by Google's digital book deal

February 4, 2010 8:01 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Justice Department still thinks a proposal to give Google the digital rights to millions of hard-to-find books threatens to stifle competition and undermine copyright laws, despite revisions aimed at easing those concerns.The opinion filed Thursday in New York federal court is a...

Douglas Stone Is Honored for His Work on Optics, General Laser Theory

February 4, 2010 7:54 pm | by Yale University | News | Comments

A. Douglas Stone, the Carl A. Morse Professor of Applied Physics and chair of applied physics, has been elected as a fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA).

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Blackbaud net jumps 22 pct but rev falls short

February 4, 2010 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Blackbaud Inc.'s quarterly profit jumped 22 percent as lower expenses helped offset a revenue shortfall. Shares fell in extended trading.The company, which makes fundraising and other financial software for nonprofits and schools, said it earned $8.0 million, or 18 cents per share, in the last...

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Safesheath CSG Coronary Sinus Guide Hemostatic Introducer System with Infusion Sideport by Thomas Medical

February 4, 2010 12:51 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Sheath tip may break off and separate while the sheath is inside a blood vessel, leading to serious injury or death.

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NCR shares jump after 4Q results, guidance

February 4, 2010 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of NCR Corp. climbed Thursday after the maker of ATMs, checkout scanners and self-serve kiosks posted fourth-quarter results above analysts' expectations.NCR posted a net loss of $56 million, or 35 cents per share, down from a profit of $56 million, or 35 cents per share, in the same...

Sun CEO leaves post with a post: a haiku tweet

February 4, 2010 11:27 am | News | Comments

In a tweeted goodbye, the chief executive of Sun Microsystems bowed out with a haiku. Jonathan Schwartz's haiku on Twitter reads as follows: "Financial crisis/Stalled too many customers/CEO no more."

Big Bang collider may reveal mystery particle

February 4, 2010 11:21 am | News | Comments

Scientists operating the "Big Bang" particle collider at CERN could solve the mystery of what gives mass to matter during a nearly two-year non-stop run lasting until late 2011, a spokesman said on Wednesday. James Gillies told Reuters the long-sought but elusive Higgs Boson particle could well appear during the extended experiment after the world's biggest and most expensive scientific machine is turned on again later this month.

U.S. teens lose interest in blogging: study

February 4, 2010 11:17 am | News | Comments

Blogging by teenagers and young adults has dropped by half over the past three years as they turn instead to texting and social networking sites such as Facebook, a new study shows. The study released this week by the Pew Internet and American Life project also found that fewer than one in 10 teens were using Twitter, a surprising finding given overall popularity of the micro-blogging site.

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Hubble sees Pluto changing color, ice sheet cover

February 4, 2010 11:14 am | News | Comments

Newly released Hubble Space Telescope photos show Pluto is changing color and its ice sheets are shifting. That's got astronomers surprised. The photos paint a Pluto that is significantly redder than it had been for the past several decades.

Startup Kwedit aims at 'unbanked,' credit-less

February 4, 2010 11:10 am | News | Comments

A new startup called Kwedit wants to help teenagers and other people without credit or debit cards buy virtual goods online. If it catches on, Kwedit could broaden the market for virtual items and even teach kids about real credit...

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