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Barnes & Noble cuts price for Nook

June 21, 2010 9:29 am | Comments

Barnes & Noble cut the price on its original Nook electronic reader, undercutting its chief competitor, Amazon.com's Kindle, and will also offer a lower-price Nook with a Wi-Fi connection. The bookseller said Monday the Nook Wi-Fi is available now for $149 online at nook.com and bestbuy.com. The company is lowering the price for its original Nook, which has both 3G and Wi-Fi, from $259 to $199.

iPad coming to church altars with daily missal app

June 21, 2010 9:27 am | Comments

An Italian priest has developed an application that will let priests celebrate Mass with an iPad on the altar instead of the regular Roman missal. The Rev. Paolo Padrini, a consultant with the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Social Communications, said Friday the free application will be launched in July in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Latin.

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute develop new method for mass-producing graphene

June 21, 2010 9:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a simple new method for producing large quantities of the promising nanomaterial graphene. The new technique works at room temperature, needs little processing, and paves the way for...

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FCC asks: Do media ownership limits make sense?

June 21, 2010 9:25 am | Comments

Even the news industry's free fall probably will not be enough to wipe out complicated federal rules designed to restrain the power of media companies. For decades, the Federal Communications Commission has imposed strict limits preventing any company from controlling too many media properties in the same market.

Electric Boat buying Pfizer site in Conn.

June 21, 2010 9:05 am | by STEPHEN SINGER - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Submarine maker Electric Boat is acquiring a research and development site from drug manufacturer Pfizer in southeaster Connecticut for its own research and development and engineering operations.Electric Boat, a subsidiary of General Dynamics Corp., announced Monday it will spend $99 million...

General Dynamics gets $49M Air Force contract

June 21, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A unit of General Dynamics said on Monday that it has gotten a $49 million contract to do technology work for the U.S. Air Force.The contract runs for three years if all options are exercised. It calls for General Dynamics Information Technology to provide support for the Air Force's so-called...

Printed Graphene Tech Brings Promise for Better Displays

June 21, 2010 7:05 am | Comments

Researchers at Samsung and Sungkyunkwan University, in Korea, have produced a continuous layer of pure graphene the size of a large television.

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SalesQuest Announces Bill Gosse as Chief Technology Officer

June 21, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

SalesQuest (http://www.salesquest.com/) , the industry leader in high tech sales intelligence CRUSH Reports (http://www.salesquest.com/services/CRUSH-reports/) on Fortune 1000 and Fortune Global 500 companies, welcomes Bill Gosse as Chief Technology Officer.Mr. Gosse will be responsible for...

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China: Secretary-General Gurría welcomes increase in exchange rate flexibility

June 21, 2010 6:25 am | by OECD | Comments

“A combination of sustained fiscal expansion, continued structural reform and exchange rate flexibility, should provide a strong contribution from China to the achievement of a strong, sustained, and balanced growth of the world economy,” OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said in...

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iCampaigning? Candidates turning to phone apps

June 21, 2010 6:06 am | by KATE BRUMBACK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Running for office? You can make an app for that.Maintaining a Facebook page and Twitter feed has become standard practice for political candidates seeking to get their message out. And some are even creating iPhone applications so supporters can follow their campaigns and make contributions on...

Improved FX Capabilities Key to Bank's Planned Growth Strategy

June 21, 2010 5:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

SIFMA- Progress Software Corporation (http://www.progress.com/index.ssp) (NASDAQ: PRGS), a leading software provider that enables enterprises to be operationally responsive, today announced that financial services group, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), is live on the Progress@ Apama@ FX...

Acquisition Creates Industry's Largest Affiliate Network, Consolidating Premium CPA and CPC Campaign Offerings for Publishers

June 21, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

http://www.adknowledge.com () —Adknowledge, the largest privately-owned Internet ad network, today announced it has completed its acquisition of Hydra Group (www.hydragroup.com (http://www.hydragroup.com) ), a premium CPA (cost-per-acquisition) performance marketing network.Starting immediately,...

Taiwan scholars blast Foxconn's China operations

June 21, 2010 2:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A group of Taiwanese scholars urged Foxconn Technology Group to end a rigid and "inhumane" management style at its mammoth factory compound in southern China.Their petition follows a recent string of suicides at the Shenzhen facility, which employs and houses more than 300,000 people, many from...

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iCampaigning? US candidates turning to phone apps

June 21, 2010 2:05 am | by KATE BRUMBACK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Running for office? You can make an app for that.Maintaining a Facebook page and Twitter feed has become standard practice for U.S. political candidates seeking to get their message out. Now some are even creating iPhone applications so supporters can follow their campaigns and make...

Using carbon nanotubes in lithium batteries can dramatically improve energy capacity

June 20, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) atteries might gain a boost in power capacity as a result of a new finding from researchers at MIT. They found that using carbon nanotubes for one of the battery's electrodes produced a significant increase -- up to tenfold -- in the amount of power...

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