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ACS gets $163M Ohio child support payments deal

February 3, 2010 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Information technology and outsourcing company Affiliated Computer Services Inc. said Wednesday it received a contract renewal worth up to $163 million to process child support payments for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.The contract starts with a one-year term, with up to four...

Enhancing Operational Efficiencies While Reducing Costs in an Economic Downturn

February 3, 2010 9:57 am | by Naaman Shibi, Pervidi, www.pervidi.com.au | Blogs | Comments

How can you provide more services per staff member, reduce administrative costs while at the same time providing quality work and delivering excellent customer service? This article is intended to help the reader start the process of evaluation to explore where inefficiencies may exist in your business environment.

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AOL posts profit, but subscribers dwindle

February 3, 2010 9:32 am | News | Comments

AOL Inc beat Wall Street's profit and revenue expectations for the fourth quarter, but its top officers said that revenue from subscriptions and online search-related advertising would fall further in coming months.

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Cyberthieves are hiring, using online ads

February 3, 2010 9:30 am | News | Comments

The people who brought the world malicious software that steals credit card numbers from your personal computer and empties bank ATMs of their cash are hiring, and they're advertising online. Two companies that are hiring -- at least on a contractor basis -- advertise online, said Kevin Stevens, a threat intelligence analyst for SecureWorks...

Many wired Chinese unfazed at possible Google exit

February 3, 2010 9:26 am | News | Comments

A world without Google? They can imagine it just fine in China. After all, it's not like losing "World of Warcraft." The online giant's threat to pull out of China over censorship has drawn little reaction among the country's 384 million Internet users.

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Use of Twitter, Facebook rising among gang members

February 3, 2010 9:17 am | News | Comments

When a gang member was released from jail soon after his arrest for selling methamphetamine, friends and associates assumed he had cut a deal with authorities and become a police informant. They sent a warning on Twitter that went like this: We have a snitch in our midst.

Department of Defense Schools Recieve BOXLIGHTs

February 3, 2010 9:17 am | News | Comments

BOXLIGHT in partnership with Alpha Sum Business Machines has announced the delivery of nearly 1000 GSA approved projectors sent to military K-12 Department of Defense schools located around the United States and Puerto Rico. “The initial order of Seattle X30N’s and accompanying accessories began shipping to over 80 schools in mid-January,” said Chad Harrison, BOXLIGHT Business Development Manager. “With an open, year-long bid, we anticipate the number of projectors to approach the 1500 mark.”

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Senator seeks information on tech firms in China

February 3, 2010 9:15 am | News | Comments

A top Senate Democrat is asking 30 leading technology, Internet and communications companies to provide detailed descriptions of their operations and human rights practices in China. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois sent letters on Tuesday to technology companies including Apple Inc., Facebook and Twitter...

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AP signs up 900 sites for its Winter Olympics site

February 3, 2010 9:13 am | News | Comments

The Associated Press said Tuesday that more than 900 newspapers and broadcasters will be supplementing their online coverage of the Vancouver Winter Olympics with a special package of stories, photographs, video and blogs produced by the AP.

Russia told to innovate or be left behind

February 3, 2010 9:10 am | News | Comments

Russia is 30 to 40 years behind developed economies in the technology sector and will lag further unless it innovates, Anatoly Chubais, the architect of the 1990s privatizations, warned Wednesday. The former finance minister, who now runs the state-owned corporation for the development of the nascent high-tech sector, gave a sobering assessment of Russia's present and future.

2009 game sales fell in biggest global markets

February 3, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Video game sales plunged in the world's largest markets last year, according to a new report from three groups that track the industry.One of the big reasons for the drop is that so many people have yet to ditch PlayStation 2, a gaming system that entered the market in 2000.That means many...

Calian Technologies says Q1 profits up slightly to $3.4 million; dividend rises

February 3, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX:CTY) says first quarter profit was $3.4 million or 44 cents per share, a slight increase from $3.3 million, or 42 cents per share a year earlier. Revenue drops five per cent to $52.1 million. Technology services outsourcing company announces quarterly dividend...

Bad News For Mosquitoes: Yale Study May Lead to Better Traps, Repellents

February 3, 2010 8:54 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

Yale University researchers have found more than two dozen scent receptors in malaria-transmitting mosquitoes that detect compounds in human sweat, a finding that may help scientists to develop new ways to combat a disease that kills 1 million people annually.

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LPCXpresso: New Web Enablement Platform Released

February 3, 2010 8:43 am | News | Comments

NXP Semiconductors today announced the availability of a low-cost, web-enabled development tool platform, LPCXpresso, for the LPC ARM processor family of microcontrollers. The LPCXpresso features an easy-to-use interface and supports the complete product design cycle, providing an end-to-end development solution. NXP is also announcing today the launch of the industry’s first Cortex-M0 design competition, the “LPC1100 Cortex-M0 Design Challenge,” providing free LPCXpresso tools to qualified contestants.

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New Design Kit Expands Simulation Capability

February 3, 2010 8:23 am | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced the availability of an NXP Semiconductors' design kit for RF small-signal products within Agilent's Advanced Design System (ADS). The design kit provides NXP's customers with easy access to comprehensive libraries of models within ADS for NXP's RF wideband devices, diodes, junction FET's, dual-gate MOSFET's and MMIC's. With the new design kit, customers can run simulations in ADS prior to moving to prototype. This significantly accelerates project development with NXP's components and speeds time-to-market.

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