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Paul Allen sues major tech co's, including Google

August 27, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen is suing nearly a dozen major technology companies, including Google Inc. and Apple Inc., alleging that they infringed on four Web technology patents held by his company Interval Licensing LLC.Interval said Friday it filed the suit in a U.S....

Americans Using Less Energy, More Renewables

August 27, 2010 12:21 pm | by | Comments

Americans are using less energy overall and making more use of renewable energy resources. The United States used significantly less coal and petroleum in 2009 than in 2008, and significantly more wind power. There...


Saft Introduces Li-ion battery Technology for Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Systems

August 27, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

Saft introduced its advanced lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology which it says offers interesting new possibilities for the creation of highly efficient and cost-effective marine propulsion and auxiliary systems. Saft states that it has a...


Neo Solar Power Corp. Begins Building New Facility

August 27, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

Neo Solar Power Corp., a solar cell manufacturer, announced the beginning of construction on a southern Taiwan operations hub that is expected to be capable of producing 3.4GW of solar cells a year after...


VeriFone says class-action lawsuit dismissed

August 27, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Electronic-payment provider VeriFone Systems Inc. said Friday that a federal judge in California dismissed a shareholder derivative lawsuit against some of the company's current and former directors and executives.The lawsuit was filed after the company restated quarterly financial results from...

Microsoft to locate data center in Va

August 27, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft Corp. will invest up to $499 million and create 50 new jobs at a data center in Mecklenburg County.In making the announcement Friday, Gov. Bob McDonnell called it the largest economic investment in Southern Virginia history.Virginia beat out North Carolina and Texas for the facility.

National Science Foundation awards Rutgers-led research team $7.5 million to develop mobile Internet

August 27, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rutgers University) The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $7.5 million grant to a Rutgers-led research team to develop a future Internet design optimized for mobile networking and communication. The team of nine universities and several industrial partners has dubbed...

Modularity and Standards

August 27, 2010 9:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Eons ago, (well, it seems like eons) when IBM designed its original PC, it took note of the success of the Apple II with it's modular expansion system - easily accessible card slots with loads of clear documentation - and...


Studios sue to stop advertising on pirate web sites

August 27, 2010 9:17 am | Comments

Warner Bros. and the Walt Disney Co. have teamed up in a new legal effort to choke off the air supply of various web sites that post and index links to pirated movies. The two studios are suing Triton Media, alleged to have provided advertising consulting and referrals for nine websites identified as "one-stop-shops" for infringing works.

HP hikes bid for data-storage maker 3Par, hours after Dell matched earlier offer

August 27, 2010 9:05 am | by Jessica Mintz@ - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS@ - Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE:HPQ) boosted its bid for 3Par Inc. to US$1.88 billion Friday, topping Dell Inc.'s offer by 11 per cent and again raising the stakes in the bidding contest for the data-storage company.The $30-per-share offer from HP came just hours after Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) matched HP's...

NSF project at Carnegie Mellon will develop architecture that makes Internet secure, smart

August 27, 2010 8:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Carnegie Mellon University) Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University will lead a three-year, $7.1 million effort sponsored by the National Science Foundation to develop a next-generation network architecture that fixes security and reliability deficiencies now threatening the viability...

Bidding for 3PAR Hits $1.88 Billion

August 27, 2010 7:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Hewlett-Packard raised its offer for 3PAR to $30 a share, shortly after the data-storage company accepted an increased $1.8 billion takeover offer from Dell.

Developer of Tablets Loses Apple as Customer

August 27, 2010 7:24 am | by New York Times | Comments

Apple severed ties with SurfaceInk, which had helped Apple develop some of its products, after the small company showcased its own tablet computer in June.


USA Today Plans Overhaul to Emphasize Mobile Devices

August 27, 2010 7:23 am | by New York Times | Comments

The changes would de-emphasize the print edition and increase efforts to reach more readers and advertisers through mobile devices.

H.P. and Dell Duel for Storage Company

August 27, 2010 7:23 am | by New York Times | Comments

Hewlett-Packard raised its offer for the data-storage company 3Par to $1.9 billion as a bidding war continues.


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