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Chinese media chastise Google over threat to leave

March 22, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's state-controlled media intensified criticism of Google on Monday, accusing the U.S. company of playing politics by threatening to shut down its China-based search engine.Chinese news reports say Google Inc. is on the verge of making good on a threat to shutter its China site,,...

Five Phase Stepping Motor and Driver-Controller Systems

March 22, 2010 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

ORIENTAL MOTOR USA CORP. announces the release of the CRK Series of 5-Phase stepping motors and drivers with a built-in RS-485 compatible controller packages that offer motion that is smooth, quiet and accurate. The RS-485 based controller allows for up to 16 axes to be controlled from one RS-485 Master controller.


Yahoo's fourth-quarter lobbying expenses stay flat

March 22, 2010 4:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo Inc.'s fourth-quarter lobbying expenses held steady at $520,000 even as the Internet company discussed a wider array of issues with lawmakers and regulators.The amount the company spent on lobbying during the final three months of last year was the same as it spent in the same period in...


Google's lobbying machine still cranking in 4Q

March 22, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc.'s fourth-quarter lobbying expenses climbed 45 percent, capping a year in which the Internet search leader's spending on political persuasion accelerated at a far faster pace than the company's revenue.Lobbying lawmakers, government regulators and the White House cost Google $1.12...

Novell rejects $2B buyout offer, explores options

March 22, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Enterprise software provider Novell Inc. has rejected a takeover offer worth $2 billion from private equity firm Elliott Associates L.P., saying it will explore other ways of rewarding shareholders, a process that may include paying a cash dividend or attracting another buyer.In a statement...

Alchimer Opens 300mm Applications-and-Development Facility in Asia

March 22, 2010 4:26 am | News | Comments

Alchimer, a provider of nanometric deposition technology for semiconductor interconnects and through-silicon vias, has opened a facility in Seoul, South Korea, for demonstration of its innovative processes on 300mm wafers.


Check out the Femto Forum Plugfest at CTIA

March 22, 2010 4:00 am | by Rupert Baines, picoChip, | Blogs | Comments

Although common in the data-communications industry, plugfests are less familiar to those of us who work in mobile communications.


Earnings Preview: Adobe Systems

March 22, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Software maker Adobe Systems Inc. reports its fiscal first-quarter results on Tuesday after the market closes.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Creative Suite, a software package targeting professional designers and developers, brings in the bulk of Adobe's revenue. The company launched the most recent...


Global economy: OECD contributes to G20 efforts to bring public finances under control

March 22, 2010 3:28 am | by OECD | News | Comments

The OECD has produced a set of recommendations for G20 governments to help them rein in escalating – and some cases unprecedented - levels of public debt. The recommendations focus on strategy, timing and action and looks at reforms that can strengthen public finances over the longer term.


China Telecom Profit Rises

March 22, 2010 1:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The country's largest fixed-line operator by subscribers said it will increase capital spending this year on its broadband and value-added mobile service segments as competition increases.

New alloys key to efficient energy and lighting

March 21, 2010 9:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Arizona State University) Researchers at Arizona State University are making improvements to semiconductor alloys that will help overcome some of the technical roadblocks to producing more effective photovoltaic cells for generating solar energy and will enable light-emitting diodes to...

Failed Brands Get New Life

March 21, 2010 8:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Systemax is trying to profit after buying the names of two deceased store chains, CompUSA and Circuit City.

Google to Disclose China Plans

March 21, 2010 2:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Google is expected to announce this week its next steps in China, where it has said its plans to stop censoring search results may force it to close down its site.


Taste Cells in the Stomach and Intestine

March 21, 2010 6:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Stomach’s Sweet Tooth Taste, scientists are discovering, is a whole-body sensation. There are taste cells in the stomach, intestine and, evidence suggests, the pancreas, colon and esophagus. These sensory cells are part of an ancient battalion tasked with guiding food...

Chinese media say Google is politicizing dispute

March 21, 2010 4:30 am | by GILLIAN WONG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

State media lashed out at Google over the weekend with editorials accusing the search giant of helping forces abroad attack China and its laws, while calling efforts to pressure the country over its Internet censorship "ridiculous."The critical editorials and op-ed columns came amid signs...


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