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Robert Nygren: Private Placement

January 13, 2010 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Robert Nygren announces that pursuant to the closing of a private placement as of today's date, he purchased 1,538,462 common shares (the "Common Shares") of Epic Data International Inc. (the "Company"), at a price of $0.13 per Common Share for total consideration of $200,000.06. Prior to the...

Inverted QFN Land Pattern

January 13, 2010 1:54 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Have you ever experienced the heartbreak of inverted land pattern? It's not supposed to happen, but every now and then, it does. Maybe something happened when creating a custom footprint. Maybe, somehow it got inverted in the CAD software and...

No-sweat pressure sensors

January 13, 2010 12:56 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Microelectronic chips used to take pressure readings are very delicate. A new technology has been developed that makes pressure sensors more robust, enabling them to continue operating normally at temperatures up to 250 degrees Celsius.

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Study shows employee turnover damages service

January 13, 2010 12:52 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A new ILR School study finds that worker turnover affects employee productivity and morale, causing service to falter.

RealNetworks founder Glaser steps down as CEO

January 13, 2010 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Digital entertainment company RealNetworks Inc. says its founder has stepped down as chief executive officer, but will remain chairman.In a statement, founder Rob Glaser said that after 16 years he decided it was time for him to step away from day-to-day operations.The company's board has named...

LG bets on Android to boost phone sales 20 percent

January 13, 2010 11:57 am | News | Comments

LG Electronics Inc, the world's No. 3 mobile phone maker, aims to increase handset sales by 20 percent this year and is pinning its hopes on Google's Android operating system to beef up its smartphone range.

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Google's investment arm to grow partner ranks

January 13, 2010 11:49 am | News | Comments

Google Inc's venture capital arm, Google Ventures, is bringing more partners onboard as the $100 million fund seeks to build upon the eight investments it has made in companies since its launch last spring.

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Yahoo backs Google's response to China hackers

January 13, 2010 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo Inc. supports rival Google's threatened departure from China because of computer attacks that pried into the e-mail accounts of human rights activists.In a statement Wednesday, Yahoo said it's "aligned" with Google's reaction to the hacking that originated within China.Google has promised...

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Google may sever ties with China

January 13, 2010 9:41 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

Google has shocked the world by ending its Chinese censorship operation. Due to numerous factors (including cyber attacks emanating from China), Google declared that it’d no longer censor search results on Google.cn. Since launching Google.cn in 2006, Google has reluctantly accommodated China’s despotic online censorship.

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U.S. court revives antitrust suit on music downloads

January 13, 2010 9:32 am | News | Comments

A federal appeals court reinstated on Wednesday an antitrust lawsuit accusing major record labels of conspiring to fix prices for potentially millions of people who download their music over the Internet.

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Yahoo selling e-mail service Zimbra to VMware

January 13, 2010 9:22 am | News | Comments

Yahoo is selling the e-mail service Zimbra to VMware as part of an effort to focus on the Internet services that generate most of its revenue.

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Xyratex returns to 4Q profit; strong forecast

January 13, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Data storage company Xyratex returned to a fourth-quarter profit and released an optimistic outlook for the first quarter of 2010.It's shares jumped 8 percent Wednesday.The company reported lower operating costs to end the year and improved gross profit margins as it was able to collect higher...

Wii becomes third console to stream Netflix

January 13, 2010 8:42 am | News | Comments

It's a triple crown for Netflix. Beginning in the spring, the Wii will become the last of the three current video game consoles to get instant viewing of Netflix movies and TV shows over the Internet.

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Facebook beefs up security with McAfee

January 13, 2010 8:24 am | News | Comments

Facebook is trying to beef up security with some outside help. Computer security company McAfee will now scan and repair the computers of Facebook users whose accounts have been compromised.

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The best of CES 2010

January 13, 2010 6:12 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | News | Comments

At the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show, 3-D was the name of the game. Everyone showed off their shiny new 3-D tech—be it 3-D ready TV’s, 3-D movies, 3-D Blu-ray players, 3-D projectors, and even 3-D enabled netbooks. Yet there was far more to see at the Las Vegas Convention center. Read on for the veritable highlights of CES 2010.

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