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PayPal Sees Jump in Online Payments

November 27, 2009 2:00 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

PayPal said it recorded a 25% increase in the volume of U.S. payments on Thursday, compared with Thanksgiving day last year, one measure of what appears to be a strong start to online holiday shopping.

Friday Fun: Bird Mimics Other Birds and More

November 27, 2009 8:52 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

The lyre bird, not only mimics the calls of other birds, buy also man made noises such as cameras, saws and chainsaws, in an attempt to impress potential mates. David Attenborough narrates the above clip. Related: Friday Fun: Bird Using Bait to Fish – Leafhopper Feeding a Gecko...

Sleeker Handsets Buoy Carphone Outlook

November 27, 2009 6:56 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Carphone Warehouse raised its full-year earnings guidance as it reported better-than-expected earnings and revenue for the fiscal first half, driven by its mobile phone retail and broadband operations.


Investment Firms Buy Into Sina

November 27, 2009 6:56 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Three investment firms, including Sequoia Capital, are joining Sina Corp.'s management to invest $180 million in the company as they attempt to reinvigorate China's largest internet portal, according to people familiar with the situation.

Stryker Operating Room System II Surgical Navigation System - Recall

November 27, 2009 2:51 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

A potential for the navigation PC SPC-1 component to stop working which could result in potential harms associated with this failure.


Online Retail Battle Heats Up

November 27, 2009 1:59 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Major Retailers including Target, J.C. Penney and Best Buy put Black Friday discounts online early in another sign that retailers are worried about holiday sales.

Taking an Open-Source Approach to Hardware

November 26, 2009 1:57 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The palm-sized Arduino serves as an electronic brain running everything from high school robots to high-end art installations. It is an effort to bring an open-source development approach to hardware and spur innovation by allowing duplication.

Rogers Cuts 3% of Staff, Adds to Stake in Rival

November 26, 2009 12:57 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Canada's Rogers Communications said it is cutting about 900 positions, mostly mid-level managers, and said it had increased its stake in rival Cogeco Cable.


IPhone Shakes Up Korea

November 26, 2009 7:56 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Apple's iPhone is set to go on sale in South Korea, a country that prides itself on cutting-edge technology but where the government raised trade barriers on smart phones.

EU Charges TV Tube Manufacturers

November 26, 2009 5:59 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The European Commission said it has sent formal antitrust charges to cathode ray tube manufacturers, used in televisions and computers, on suspicion that they operated a cartel.

A Wired-Up Portable PlayStation

November 26, 2009 5:59 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Willa Plank tests the new PlayStation Portable, PSPgo, which adds Internet functionality to its game prowess.

Tesco to Sell iPhone in U.K.

November 26, 2009 2:59 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The British retailer said it will sell Apple's iPhone in the U.K., potentially bringing its lower-priced ethos to the smartphone market.

Sony Looks to 3-D TVs to Drive Growth

November 26, 2009 2:59 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Sony said it sees 3-D compatible televisions accounting for up to half of all the TVs sold by the company in three years.


Unified Communications is Migrating to ‘The Cloud’

November 25, 2009 1:56 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Unified communications is migrating to ‘the cloud’, as vendors begin positioning it as a service rather than a product

Traditional and Pay TV Services Migrating Infrastructure to More Efficient CDN and Data Center Models

November 25, 2009 11:57 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Traditional Video-on-Demand services, and traditional “siloed” video services currently use a great deal of proprietary, or industry-specific, equipment


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