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Intermap gets Garmin deal for 3D mapping technology

March 15, 2010 6:54 am | Comments

Intermap Technologies Corp, a Canadian 3D digital mapping technology firm, said U.S. navigation device maker Garmin Ltd signed a three-year agreement for Intermap's NEXTMap technology. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Innovation on display at Games Conference

March 15, 2010 6:51 am | Comments

Motion controls and social gaming were the hot topics at this week's Game Developers Conference, the annual convention of game designers, programmers and executives. Sony shook up the conference with a splashy introduction of the PlayStation Move, a new wand-shaped PlayStation 3 motion controller system that will rival Nintendo's popular Wii.

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Disney to close Zemeckis-run motion-capture studio

March 15, 2010 6:47 am | Comments

To further cut costs at its movie studio, The Walt Disney Co. said Friday that it will shut a San Francisco-area facility used to capture the performance of Jim Carrey for his digitally animated character, Scrooge, in "A Christmas Carol."

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iLOOKABOUT Announces Series E Warrant Term Extension

March 15, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

iLOOKABOUT Corp. (TSX VENTURE: ILA) ("iLOOKABOUT" or the "Company") announced today that, subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV"), it will extend the term of its Series E common share purchase warrants (the "Class E Warrants") that were issued as part of a private placement...

Latest ZigBee Standards now available for Public Download

March 15, 2010 5:50 am | Comments

The ZigBee Home Automation and ZigBee Remote Control Standards are now available for public download.

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Drive-Thru Kiosk Uses Touchscreen Tech

March 15, 2010 5:41 am | Comments

The  Way2Order Drive-Thru kiosk solves critical challenges surrounding drive-through self service by integrating outdoor-usable touchscreen technology which can be operated with bare or gloved hands.

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Privacy issues nix Netflix movie-picking contest

March 15, 2010 5:20 am | Comments

DVD-by-mail service Netflix Inc. has canceled a sequel to a $1 million movie-recommendation contest, avoiding a potential courtroom drama over the privacy rights of its subscribers. The retreat announced Friday settles a lawsuit alleging Netflix's plans to release millions of movie-rental records that could have illegally exposed sensitive information about its subscribers' tastes and lifestyles.

SFF-SIG Adopts CoreExpress Specification

March 15, 2010 5:12 am | Comments

The Small Form Factor Special Interest Group (SFF-SIG) today announced the adoption and release of the CoreExpress Specification revision 2.1.

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President Clinton to Address Internet Policymakers, Industry Leaders Tuesday

March 15, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure for the networked world, tomorrow will host a summit of Internet policymakers, industry leaders and other stakeholders in Washington, D.C., to kick off a celebration of the economic, social and cultural impact of...

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Leading Flight Management Company Uses Cloud Computing to Save 75 Percent Over Traditional Datacenter Costs

March 15, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

OpSource (http://www.opsource.net/) , the leader in enterprise-class hosting and services, today announced that flight management company Avianis (http://www.avianis.com/) has saved 75 percent over traditional hosting costs and increased customer confidence by moving its application to OpSource...

Facebook opening operations office in India

March 15, 2010 3:30 am | by ERIKA KINETZ - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Social networking site Facebook is opening an operations office in India, its first in Asia, to help manage rapid growth in the number of users.The office, in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, will have advertising and developer support teams, the company said Monday. It will supplement...

Report: Google near certain to close China site

March 13, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A newspaper Web site is reporting Google Inc. is "99.9 percent" sure to close its search engine in China after negotiations over censorship stalled.The Financial Times cited an unnamed source familiar with the company's thinking when it reported Saturday that Google has drawn up plans to...

Apple gives chief operating officer $5M bonus

March 12, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple Inc. is giving its chief operating officer a $5 million bonus for "outstanding performance" running the company while CEO Steve Jobs was on medical leave.Timothy Cook will also receive 75,000 restricted stock units scheduled to vest in 2011 and 2012, Apple said in a regulatory filing...

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Adobe CEO 2009 pay package down 68 percent

March 12, 2010 11:30 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Shantanu Narayen, the president and CEO of software maker Adobe Systems Inc., was awarded compensation valued at $5.2 million in fiscal 2009, a 68 percent decline in a year that saw the recession weaken demand for its products.Narayen received a base salary of $875,000 for the fiscal year ended...

Plavix (clopidogrel): Reduced effectiveness in patients who are poor metabolizers of the drug

March 12, 2010 11:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Boxed warning added regarding reduced effectiveness of Plavix in poor metabolizers.

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