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Program Launched to Boost Clean Energy Job Growth

December 7, 2009 3:48 am | News | Comments

The Apollo Alliance released a clean energy investment plan today that will create up to 1.2 million domestic jobs while increasing U.S. energy security and climate stability. The release of Apollo’s 5-point plan coincides with today’s urgent White House jobs summit and amid intensified talk by Congressional leaders of an emergency jobs bill.


Anti-counterfeit Lab Thwarts False Components

December 7, 2009 3:27 am | News | Comments

To further protect against the increasing volume of counterfeit electronics components entering into the supply chain, Fusion, a global independent distributor of electronic components, has invested heavily in a new Anti-Counterfeit Screening and Analysis Laboratory.


TSX November eReview: Short Positions - Expired

December 4, 2009 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Short Positions - Expired, for November:Premium Brands Holdings Corporation 7% Deb (TSX:PBH.DB): 30-Nov-09 0; 15-Nov-09 1,575,000Intrinsyc Software International, Inc. J (TSX:ICS): 30-Nov-09 0; 15-Nov-09 581,540Russel Metals Inc. 7.75% 09/30/16 Debentures (TSX:RUS.DB): 30-Nov-09 0; 15-Nov-09...


Ross Perot Jr. to join Dell's board

December 4, 2009 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer maker Dell Inc. said Friday that Ross Perot Jr., son of former presidential candidate Ross Perot Sr. and chairman of Perot Systems Corp. before Dell bought the company this year, will join its board.Dell said Perot will start immediately and stand for election by shareholders at the...

LED Backlights Breathe New Life into Mature Monitor Market

December 4, 2009 7:02 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

Capitalizing on the slim form factor and energy savings potential, the use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in LCD monitor panels is growing rapidly. [...]

Start-Up Shakeout Unlike Dot-Com Bust

December 4, 2009 7:02 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

How harsh has Silicon Valley's start-up shakeout of 2009 been compared with the dot-com bust in 2000-01?

Hearst to Launch Digital Push

December 4, 2009 7:02 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Hearst plans to launch a service called Skiff to sell digital subscriptions to newspapers and magazines in a format it hopes will be more visually appealing to users of electronic readers and other electronic devices.

FCC Probes Verizon Wireless Fees

December 4, 2009 7:02 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The FCC is looking into why Verizon Wireless is now charging a $350 fee to some subscribers who want to break their cellphone contracts early, and sent the company a letter Friday asking for information about the new fee.


Giuliani to help Rio in pre-Olympic crime fight

December 4, 2009 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani says Rio de Janeiro can become a safe city before it hosts the 2016 Olympics. And his consulting firm will be paid to offer advice on how to make that happen.Giuliani visited a slum in Rio on Thursday and praised Rio's efforts to pacify the violence-plagued...

iFinix Corp. Shareholder Update

December 4, 2009 6:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

iFinix Corp (PINKSHEETS: INIX), a provider of real-time financial information and services to active traders and to the securities industry, recently announced that FINRA has approved the Company's 15c-211 application filed on their behalf by Network 1 Financial Securities, Inc.The approval of...

Electronics Industry Loses an Icon

December 4, 2009 5:23 am | News | Comments

Gene F. Wakefield Passed away on November 29, 2009 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on December 22, 1933 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is survived by his wife, LaJuana.


“Wingsuits” developed for airborne troops

December 4, 2009 5:22 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Here’s another example of life imitating art—SPELCO (Special Parachute Equipment and Logistics Consortium) is working on a personal glider that looks straight outta Science Fiction. With its glide ratio of 5:1 and self-propulsion system, the “Gryphon” could become an invaluable tool in the future warfighter’s arsenal. 


Augmented-Reality iPhone App Locates Twitter Pals

December 4, 2009 5:10 am | by Stuart Fox | News | Comments

Like most Internet applications, Twitter connects you with people who seem to exist in a vast, abstract, cyberspace. Now, a new iPhone app from the French company Presselite uses augmented reality to show you exactly where your friends are tweeting from.


Cisco has enough shares to close Tandberg deal

December 4, 2009 5:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cisco Systems Inc. said Friday it now has enough shares and shareholder commitments to take over Norway's Tandberg ASA, the world's largest videoconferencing equipment maker.Cisco had said Thursday that stockholders representing only 89 percent of the shares had accepted its $3.4 billion bid...

EU achieves political breakthrough on an enhanced patent system

December 4, 2009 4:55 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

The Council has today unanimously adopted conclusions on an enhanced patent system in Europe. The package agreed covers major elements to bring about a single EU patent and establish a new patent court in the EU. Both together will make it less costly for businesses to protect innovative...


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