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Intuit: TurboTax sales up 10 pct. season to date

March 17, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Software maker Intuit Inc. said Wednesday that season-to-date sales of its TurboTax federal income tax preparation products are up 10 percent from a year earlier.The company has sold about 15.2 million units through March 13, compared with 13.8 million units in the prior-year period.Intuit's...

Machine Vision LED Ring Lights Suit High Light Intensity Apps

March 17, 2010 7:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

IHR Series High Power Ring Lights from are designed for applications requiring high light intensity, illumination of large areas or long working distances. The company asserts its IHRs are


Spring-engaged Servomotor Brakes Provide Secure Holding

March 17, 2010 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nexen introduced a complete line of servomotor brakes designed to mount to servomotors up to 20 hp. The Eclipse Servomotor Brake family is comprised of spring-engaged servomotor brakes equipped with a


Multifunction USB Analog Output Modules Tout Small Form Factor

March 17, 2010 7:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

ACCES I/O Products, Inc. is introducing the USB-AO Series of 12 and 16-bit USB modules. Its flagship model, the USB-AO16-16A USB 2.0, multifunction board features 16 channels of 16-bit resolution analog outputs along with


SMD LEDs Come In 0603 Dome Lens Package

March 17, 2010 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kingbright Corporation 0603 dome lens package - HELIOS SMD LEDs (APTD1608 Series). The element’s compact design (1.6 mm x 0.8 mm x 0.95 mm) with 0.70 mm dome lens feature provides focused beams within a narrow viewing angle of 60°, illuminating


Power Rocker Switch is Water Resistant

March 17, 2010 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phaseda LLC has introduced a water resistant power rocker switch. This HB-series rocker switch has a special internal design that leads water away from the contacts, making it appropriate for


Transit Rack Cases Comply to MIL-STD 810F

March 17, 2010 6:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Optima EPS, an Elma Company, has announced transit rack cases for safe and reliable transport of electronic systems in rugged environments. The first in the line of the company’s E-TR cases come in 4U and 12U heights. The cases feature


12V AA battery holder with sliding covers & switch

March 17, 2010 6:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Memory Protection Devices introduces part number BK-6049 for holding 8 AA batteries. Offering 12 volts output with 8 AA alkaline batteries in series or 9.6 volts with rechargeable batteries. A built in sliding switch in the case is recessed below the surface to prevent accidental activations and is rated for 0.5A.


Do gamers make better soldiers?

March 17, 2010 5:54 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Findings by the Office of Naval Research indicate that video games improve overall perceptual and cognitive abilities. While nothing new—the claim is nearly as old as Pac-Man, the irregular warfare we face today makes it more relevant than ever. Since Pong, video games have been castigated for everything from school truancy, to school shootings, to even global warming.


SDForum CEO Named a 2010 Woman of Influence in Silicon Valley

March 17, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SDForum, Silicon Valley's leading source of information and education in the technology community, today announced its CEO, Susan Lucas Conwell, has been named a 2010 Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The award celebrates the achievements of women who are leaders in...

Bearden Brings Stellar Track Record for Building and Scaling Highly Successful Open Source and Enterprise Software Companies

March 17, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pentaho Corporation, the undisputed leader in open source business intelligence ( (BI), announced today that Rob Bearden has been appointed executive chairman of the board. Bearden, a veteran executive in the commercial open source software industry, most recently served...

PayPal plans to double staff in Asia

March 17, 2010 3:30 am | by ALEX KENNEDY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PayPal, a unit of online auction site operator eBay Inc., plans to double its staff in Asia to 2,000 by the end of the year, president Scott Thompson said Wednesday."Asia is our fastest growing market and we absolutely expect that trend to continue," Thompson said. "This is going to be a...

Airline Simplifies Connectivity for Its Mobile Workers and Enables IT Department to Control Mobility Costs With Master Connection Manager

March 16, 2010 11:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

iPass@ Inc. ( (NASDAQ: IPAS) today announced that Emirates Airline has standardized on iPass enterprise mobility services for simple, and secure access to critical data for its 1,400 "non-flying" mobile employees. iPass enterprise mobility services significantly reduce...


A new multi-year licensing deal for branded casino games continues 10 year relationship

March 16, 2010 11:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CryptoLogic Limited (TSX: CRY)(TSX: CXY)(NASDAQ: CRYP)(LSE: CRP), a global developer of branded online betting games and Internet casino software, has extended its long-standing relationship with William Hill PLC with a new multi-year deal to license a suite of its most popular branded casino...

Microsoft hit with $106M fine in patent dispute

March 16, 2010 6:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. has been hit with a nearly $106 million fine for violating two patents held by a communications company.The verdict came today after a weeklong trial in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.Lawyers for VirnetX Holding, which is based in Scotts Valley, say the...


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