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Guessing game: How Much Money is YouTube Losing?

June 18, 2009 10:30 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE | News | Comments

Internet video leader YouTube Inc.'s losses have been overblown by some analysts, but corporate parent Google Inc. doesn't mind the misperception, according to a study being released Wednesday. Technology consultants at RampRate Inc. project YouTube's operating losses this year at $174.2 million — far below the $470.6 million estimated by Credit Suisse analysts Spencer Wang and Kenneth Sena in an April research report that became a hot topic on Wall Street and the Internet.

LG Will Offer Monitor With Computer Virtualization

June 18, 2009 9:50 am | News | Comments

LG Electronics will start selling this month flatscreen monitors that can function as virtual computers, saving costs by allowing multiple users to run programs off a single standard PC.

LG To Offer Monitor With Computer Virtualization

June 18, 2009 9:28 am | by Gabriel Madway and Bernard Orr | News | Comments

LG Electronics will start selling this month flatscreen monitors that can function as virtual computers, saving costs by allowing multiple users to run programs off a single standard PC.


Converters Boast High Efficiency

June 18, 2009 5:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Operating at an efficiency as high as 96 percent, the V-Infinity 0.5-A V787XX-500 family of switching regulators from CUI accept an input from 4.5 VDC to 28 VDC.  The 15.24  x 8.50 x 7.00-mm devices are available in versions delivering an output of 500 A at 3.3 VDC, 5 VDC, 12 VDC, or 15 VDC.

TRIACs Perform at High Temperatures(2)

June 18, 2009 4:45 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

Operating at temperatures as high as 150 ° C without derating, the T410H, T610H, T810H, and T1010H  TRIACs from STMicroelectronics supply maximum current of 4 A, 6 A, 8 A, and 10 A respectively.  With a low gate current of 10 A, the devices maintain a 75 V per micro second noise immunity and allow direct switching of the TRIAC

SMD Relays Address DC to 6-GHz Broadband Applications

June 17, 2009 11:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Incorporating microwave cavities in the design, SRF300/SRF303 series broadband TO-5 relays from Teledyne operate in the frequency band from DC to 6 GHz. The cavities allow operation at higher frequencies with low insertion and return loss and high isolation.

DC/DC Converter Accepts Wide Input

June 17, 2009 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Delivering 240 W with an efficiency rating of 95 percent at full load and a PMBus interface included, Ericsson's BMR454 DC/DC converter is a wide-input range (from 36 V to 75 V) 1/8-brick module. The PMBus-compatible module can be configured as an intermediate bus converter or as a DC/DC module.

Google Considers Request to Boost Privacy

June 17, 2009 6:24 am | by by Elinor Mills | News | Comments

More than three dozen security and privacy advocates and researchers are asking Google to offer better data protection for users of Gmail and other Google apps and Google said on Tuesday that it is considering doing that, if it doesn't slow down the apps too much.


Virgin Media Will Offer Unlimited MP3 Downloads

June 16, 2009 10:27 am | by Frederick Lane | News | Comments

Virgin Media, Britain's largest provider of broadband services, has announced it will launch an unlimited music download program later this year. The company is initially partnering with Universal Music, the world's leading music company, although other labels and are expected to sign up when more details are announced.

Adhesive Changes Color When Cured

June 16, 2009 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Enabling quick assembly and accurate bond-line inspection, the color-changing Dymax 3-20794 adhesive bonds to a variety of substrates when exposed to UV-light. Utilizing See-Cure technology, the adhesive starts out blue in its uncured state and turns clear as the adhesive cures.

Sun Chucks the 'Rock' Aside

June 16, 2009 7:00 am | by Timothy Prickett Morgan | News | Comments

The word on the street today is that server maker Sun Microsystems - which is in the midst of being eaten by software giant Oracle for $5.6bn - has formally killed off the 16-core "Rock" UltraSparc-RK processor that has been in development for more than five years.

Programmable TCXOs Offer Flexability

June 16, 2009 6:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available in versions rated from 1.5 MHz to 200 MHz, a family of programmable 3.3 Vin temperature-compensated crystal oscillators (TCXO) from Cardinal Components offer three outputs, CMOS, LVPECL, and LVDS.

America’s CIO Details Plans for Future

June 16, 2009 6:29 am | by Eliot Van Buskirk | News | Comments

Bureaucratic inefficiency and secrecy around government data have been hallmarks of our federal government since politicians wore powdered wigs. The country’s new chief information officer hopes to mutate governmental DNA in the direction of openness by releasing a massive amount of data about everything from swine flu to train schedules to the public, in a machine-readable, mashable way.


Small Motors Suit Multiple Applications

June 16, 2009 5:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offered in 61,800 rpm and 201,600 rpm windings of 1.9-in., high-speed motors from Koford Engineering include a vacuum compatible version, a 500-line optical encoder,

Crowdsourcing: What It Means for Innovation

June 16, 2009 5:42 am | by John Winsor | News | Comments

Some have predicted that crowdsourcing is the future of the marketing, advertising, and industrial design industries. The phenomenon, they argue, will accelerate creativity across a larger network.


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