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Earnings Preview: IAC/InterActiveCorp

October 25, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IAC/InterActiveCorp, the Internet company run by billionaire Barry Diller that includes search engine and dating site, reports its third-quarter results on Wednesday before trading begins.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Investors will keep an eye out for strength in IAC's search unit,...

Sony slashes portable game machine price in Japan

October 24, 2010 11:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sony Corp. slashed the Japan price of its handheld game machine Monday ahead of the critical year-end shopping season.Sony said the PlayStation Portable Go will drop in price starting Tuesday to 16,800 yen ($200) from 26,800 yen ($330).Its price has already been coming down in the U.S. since...

Online TV spats mean fewer free shows on Web

October 24, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Broadcasters took a big step toward eliminating free TV shows on the Web after they blocked access to their programming online this month to enforce their demands to be paid....


Hyland’s Teething Tablets: Recall - Risk of Harm to Children

October 23, 2010 9:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

FDA laboratory analysis found product to contain inconsistent amounts of belladonna, which can cause harm at larger doses.


Driver Thanks Engineer Who Hit Him on Purpose

October 23, 2010 2:21 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Driver thanks man who hit him on purpose Driving to a Mariners game, Duane Innes saw a pickup ahead of him drift across lanes of traffic, sideswipe a concrete barrier and continue forward on the inside shoulder at about 40 mph. A manager of Boeing’s F22 fighter-jet program [and...

Marketers Can Glean Private Data on Facebook

October 22, 2010 8:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Two recent academic papers show that in certain circumstances, advertisers on Facebook may be able to learn sensitive profile information, like a person’s sexual orientation or religion.

Google Toughens Privacy Controls

October 22, 2010 8:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The company moved to change its security measures after it mistakenly gathered data from unsecured networks.

Burned Calif. mall hopes to reopen for holidays

October 22, 2010 2:06 pm | by DON THOMPSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in a Sacramento suburb Friday after part of a regional mall was consumed by an arson fire that collapsed part of the roof, destroyed 20 stores and caused at least $6.5 million in damage.Yet city officials said unburned sections of the...


Ebix repurchases $2.4M in stock during 3Q

October 22, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Ebix Inc., which makes software for insurance companies, said Friday that during the third quarter it repurchased $2.41 million worth of common stock at an average price of $18.65 per share.In all of 2010, the company has bought back $7.7 million worth of stock.Ebix also said that in September...

The Sky Is Falling

October 22, 2010 1:22 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Or - The top ten things to do if you're depressed about the economy. 10: Tell every young person you know not to get into engineering because it's a dead-end job. Wait. No. Don't do that. Scold yourself if you...

IPO Preview: Pacific Biosciences

October 22, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Pacific Biosciences expects to offer up to $212.5 million in common stock in an IPO next week.The company said it expects to price 12.5 million shares between $15 and $17 apiece. It is also offering underwriters 1,875,000 shares to cover overallotments. If all options are exercised, the company...

Texas A & M Engineering to honor outstanding seniors Thursday

October 22, 2010 12:22 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University will honor six students with its Craig C. Brown Outstanding Senior Engineer Award during a banquet Thursday (Oct. 28). Seniors Anand Ganapathy, Michael Hackemack, Yehia Mohamed Omar, Joel Turtle, Kathryn West and Sarah...


MERGE Optimizing EU Power Grids for the Electric Vehicle

October 22, 2010 12:21 pm | by | Comments

MERGE, which stands for ‘Mobile Energy Resources in Grids of Electricity’, is a €4.5m, 16 partner consortium project that includes utilities regulators, commercial organizations and universities with interests in the power generation, automotive, electronic...


Accent Closes 5 Million Euros in Series B Funding to Expand Smart Grid Technology Offerings

October 22, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

Accent, a specialist in semiconductor integration of communications and metering technologies, announced that it has closed a new round of financing of €5 million from Silicon Valley investor Tallwood Venture Capital. The funding will...


Power Integrations Announces Strategic Investment in SemiSouth Laboratories

October 22, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

Power Integrations announced a strategic investment in SemiSouth Laboratories, Inc., a manufacturer of high-voltage silicon-carbide (SiC) semiconductor devices. Power Integrations’ commitment of $30 million, which includes an equity investment in SemiSouth, a technology license...



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