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Best Buy cutting prices to draw holiday shoppers

November 11, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Best Buy Co. is discounting a number of its electronics items this Friday and Saturday, hoping to snag holiday shoppers early as the competition heats up among retailers.The chain said Thursday that it will cut prices both in-store and online for brands including BlackBerry, HP, Verizon,...

DeVry picks new director, raises dividend

November 11, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

For-profit education company DeVry Inc. said Thursday it elected Gary Butler, the president and CEO of Automatic Data Processing Inc., to DeVry's board of directors.DeVry said Butler, 64, becomes the twelfth member of the company's board. He will serve a term ending in 2011. Automatic Data...

Google errs _ twice _ over status of disputed isle

November 11, 2010 3:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. says its mapping service erred by attributing a disputed islet off North Africa first to Morocco, then Spain, when it currently belongs to neither.The countries inched toward military confrontation in 2002 after the outcropping inhabited by goats was occupied by Moroccan troops....

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G20 : OECD’s Gurría at Seoul Summit 11-12 November

November 11, 2010 12:24 am | by OECD | Comments

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will take part in the talks at the G20 Summit in Seoul later this week, paving the way for future sustainable and balanced growth.

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JDSU upbeat on comms and laser development

November 10, 2010 10:25 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Strong demand for optical components used in communications and new games consoles pushes quarterly revenue up to $411.3 million.

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Motorola fires back at Microsoft with patent suit

November 10, 2010 9:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Motorola is returning fire in a legal battle with Microsoft, suing the software maker for infringing on 16 of its patents.Motorola said Wednesday that Microsoft's PC and server software, Windows mobile software and Xbox products infringe on its patents. The complaints were filed by its Motorola...

New forms of highly efficient, flexible nanogenerator technology

November 10, 2010 8:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)) Professor Keon Jae Lee was involved in the first co-invention of "High Performance Flexible Single Crystal Electronics" during his Ph.D. course at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This nanogenerator...

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Google pours another $3.2M into genetics startup

November 10, 2010 6:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc.'s venture capital arm, Google Ventures, invested $3.2 million in a genetics startup run by Google CEO Sergey Brin's wife in November, bringing the Web search leader's total investments in 23andMe Inc. to $10.2 million.In a Securities and Exchange filing, Google said it participated...

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Rosetta Stone reports 3Q net loss, drop in revenue

November 10, 2010 4:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Rosetta Stone Inc., which makes software for learning new languages, said Wednesday that its third-quarter earnings dwindled to a loss as its revenue fell.The company reported a net loss of $400,000, or 2 cents per share, compared with net income of $5.3 million, or 25 cents per share, a year...

Next Generation Power Packages for Implantables

November 10, 2010 1:24 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

When it comes to implantable medical devices, space savings is one of the most critical design concerns. This article reviews packaging concepts available to reduce the space required by electronic power components so that the overall implant can shrink and/or more features can be...

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Cisco 1Q earnings up 8 pct; outlook sinks stock

November 10, 2010 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cisco Systems Inc. said Wednesday that its earnings for the latest quarter climbed from last year. But the company's outlook for the current quarter cast some doubt on the pace of recovery in corporate technology spending and sent Cisco's shares down more than 10 percent in extended trading....

Digital River signs e-commerce deal with Nikon

November 10, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

E-commerce services provider Digital River Inc. said Wednesday that it signed a three-year agreement with Nikon Inc. to design the Japanese camera maker's U.S. online store and manage its e-commerce operations.Digital River said it will handle end-to-end e-commerce, including order and payment...

Akamai sues startup Cotendo for infringing patents

November 10, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Akamai Technologies Inc., whose services make websites load faster, Wednesday sued competitor Cotendo Inc., accusing it of patent infringement.Calling startup Cotendo a "relative late-comer" to the market, Akamai said in its lawsuit that the company had infringed on three of its content...

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University of Minnesota leads team in discovery of novel type of magnetic wave

November 10, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Minnesota) A team of international researchers led by physicists in the University of Minnesota's College of Science and Engineering have made a significant breakthrough in an effort to understand the phenomenon of high-temperature superconductivity in complex copper-oxides.

Cisco earnings up 8 percent in 1Q

November 10, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cisco Systems Inc. said Wednesday that its earnings for the latest quarter climbed 8 percent from last year, providing fresh evidence that business spending on technology continues to recover from the recession.But new downbeat comments from the company's CEO on the pace of its customers'...

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