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Charging fees for Hulu comes with its own problems

March 3, 2010 2:30 pm | by DEBORAH YAO - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Hulu's days as a free online video site could be ending soon.Comedy Central's decision to yank two of the most popular shows on Hulu — "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" — in a dispute over splitting ad revenue is the latest blow to the entertainment industry's attempts to make money off ads...

Finisar moves to a profit in 3rd quarter

March 3, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Network company Finisar Corp. moved to a profit in the third quarter as sales jumped, the company said Wednesday.The company, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., earned $5.5 million, or 8 cents per share, in the three months that ended Jan. 31. That compares to the loss of $49.4 million, or 83 cents...

Facebook, Omniture expand marketing partnership

March 3, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook says it is working with Omniture, a company that measures and analyzes Web traffic, to help businesses use the world's largest social network as a marketing channel.Using Omniture's products, companies will be able to measure how effective their ads are on Facebook. They will also be...

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Power politics

March 3, 2010 12:26 pm | Articles | Comments

I recently had the great honor of moderating the Smart Grid Rap Session at this year’s Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC). It brought home to me that in addition to the technical challenges facing the power industry, there are also political issues that must be addressed as we move forward. The old political arguments around power revolved around NIMBY issues about the location of power plants...

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VisionChina sinks after 1Q forecast misses Street

March 3, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Beijing-based VisionChina Media Inc. sank Wednesday after the company, which operates digital advertising screens on mass transportation systems in China, forecast first-quarter revenue below Wall Street expectations.VisionChina's American Depositary Shares fell $3.11, or 37.9...

Beagleboard Innovation

March 3, 2010 11:24 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Open source hardware makes me happy. Open source has been around in the software world for a long time, but it's still fairly new in the hardware dimension. I think 2009 might just be the year that OSHW reached critical...

Protein discovery may help mosquito control

March 3, 2010 11:24 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

The work may lead to the development of new insecticides to disrupt the mosquito's renal system, which contributes to a mosquito's survival after feeding on blood.

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Rex Energy shares fall after posting 4Q loss

March 3, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Rex Energy Corp. fell on Wednesday after its fourth-quarter loss came in larger than analysts had been expecting as oil and gas prices fell.The company's shares were down 89 cents, or 6 percent, to $13.65 in afternoon trading.The company said late Tuesday that it lost almost $4.6...

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RehabCare falls after 4Q profit misses estimates

March 3, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of RehabCare Group Inc. skidded Wednesday after the physical therapy services company reported fourth-quarter profit below Wall Street estimates.Late Tuesday, RehabCare said its quarterly profit decreased by 90 percent, primarily because of costs related to its purchase of acute care...

A New Way of Doing Business with China

March 3, 2010 10:20 am | by Joseph Wong, VP, Made-in-China.com | Blogs | Comments

It wasn’t long ago that sourcing products overseas meant logging endless hours of plane travel, working with numerous in-country middlemen, and hoping with a dose of optimism that the products were of the best quality.

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The High Speed Data Race

March 3, 2010 8:42 am | by James O. “Jim” Farmer, Enablence Systems, www.enablence.com | Blogs | Comments

This article is about speed, the speed of data communications for the home and small-and-medium-business markets.

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HSN returns to profit in 4th quarter, shares up

March 3, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shop-at-home company HSN Inc. said Wednesday that it returned to a fourth-quarter profit after accounting charges dragged down results the prior year. That sent its shares to an all-time high.The company earned $39.4 million, or 68 cents per share. That compares to a hefty loss in the 2008...

Ikanos Processor Selected for Multimedia Gateway

March 3, 2010 8:27 am | News | Comments

Ikanos Communications, Inc., a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home, today announced that that AVM, Germany’s leading manufacturer of broadband network equipment, has selected Ikanos’ Fusiv® Vx180 communications processor for integration into its most advanced family of multimedia home gateways.

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Companies Improve Power Conversion for Electric and Hybrid Cars

March 3, 2010 8:17 am | News | Comments

Mitra Energy & Infrastructure SA, provider of high reliability managed energy solutions and Cissoid SA, leader in high-temperature semiconductor solutions, have entered an agreement to cooperate on the design of high-efficiency, high-temperature, turnkey energy conversion solutions for the electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles (EV & P-HEV).

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Spain: mastermind of 'botnet' scam a mystery

March 3, 2010 7:30 am | by DANIEL WOOLLS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Spanish authorities who dismantled a network of up to 12.7 million virus-infected, data-stealing computers said Wednesday the mastermind of the scam remains a mystery, even though three alleged ringleaders have been arrested.The "botnet" of infected computers included PCs inside more than half...

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