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Tier Technologies replaces Rossetti as CEO

June 24, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Payment processing company Tier Technologies Inc. said Thursday it is changing CEOs earlier than expected, with director Charles Berger stepping in on an interim basis to replace Ronald Rossetti.Rossetti's term was scheduled to expire in April 2011. The company did not disclose why Rossetti has...

Extra Fine Pitch BGA pads

June 24, 2010 5:24 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

One of the annoyances of the world of trade secrets and proprietariness is that we can't all learn from each others' experiences. That is important and even generally necessary in a competitive world. If you put in some hard work,...

Lunar Mapping Mission Employs Advanced Thermal Technology

June 24, 2010 5:05 am | Comments

Advanced thermal technology design and fabrication capabilities  helped make the recent historic orbital flight of the Moon Mineralogy Mapper possible.

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Jobless claims drop but remain at elevated levels

June 24, 2010 5:05 am | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Initial claims for jobless benefits fell by the largest amount in two months last week, but remain above levels consistent with healthy job growth.Despite the drop of 19,000, claims are at about the same level they were at the beginning of the year. The stubbornly high level of requests for...

New iPhone selling briskly as hundreds line up

June 24, 2010 3:05 am | by MELISSA EDDY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Apple Inc.'s newest iPhone was in hot demand Thursday as hundreds lined up outside stores in Tokyo, Berlin and elsewhere to become among the first to own the device.The iPhone 4's launch started at 7 a.m. in several regions across the globe, beginning in Japan and moving across France, Germany...

Medvedev: New technologies would open access

June 24, 2010 1:05 am | by BROOKE DONALD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev toured Silicon Valley to see "the origins of success," and came away expressing optimism that his country will also be able to adopt a high-tech economy that would give everyone a chance to get ahead.His visit Wednesday to the high-tech capital was bolstered by...

New iPhone in short supply at Japan launch

June 24, 2010 12:06 am | by JAY ALABASTER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Apple's newest iPhone was in short supply just hours after its global launch began in Tokyo on Thursday morning as hundreds queued outside stores across the city to become among the first in the world to own the device.At the Apple store in the swanky Ginza shopping district, several hundred...

Judge rebuffs Viacom in YouTube copyright case

June 23, 2010 11:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

YouTube's actions spoke louder than its founders' words when it came down to deciding whether the Internet's most watched video site illegally exploited copyrighted clips owned by media company Viacom Inc.That was the rationale driving a pivotal ruling in a high-stakes legal battle pitting...

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Touch: How a Hard Chair Creates a Hard Heart

June 23, 2010 10:22 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Through textures, shapes, weights and temperatures, the sense of touch influences both our thoughts and behavior.

Google Wins Copyright Ruling

June 23, 2010 1:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

A federal judge sided with Google in a lawsuit filed by Viacom over YouTube's use of video taken from the media company's cable channels.

Scientists Create 3D Models of Whole Mouse Organs

June 23, 2010 1:22 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Yale University engineers have for the first time created 3D models of whole intact mouse organs, a feat they accomplished using fluorescence microscopy. The team reports its findings in the May/June issue of the Journal of Biomedical Optics, in a study published online this week.

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Judge sides with Google in $1B Viacom lawsuit

June 23, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A federal judge in New York is siding with Google in a $1 billion copyright lawsuit filed by media company Viacom over YouTube videos.Viacom Inc. had alleged that YouTube, which Google Inc. bought in 2006, built itself into a successful video-sharing site by promoting the unlicensed use of...

Enterprise PCs work while they sleep - saving energy and money - with new software

June 23, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - San Diego) Personal computers in enterprise environments save energy and money by "sleep-working," thanks to new software called SleepServer created by computer scientists from the University of California, San Diego. Sleep-working enterprise PCs are accessible...

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Cisco commits $1B in meeting with Russian leader

June 23, 2010 12:05 pm | by BROOKE DONALD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Cisco Systems Inc. says it will invest $1 billion to help foster high-tech innovation in Russia.Cisco CEO John Chambers made the commitment Wednesday at a meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. The president was visiting the computer networking equipment manufacturer's San Jose...

2 Minn. candidates to voluntarily release tax data

June 23, 2010 11:05 am | by BRIAN BAKST - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton, a department store heir pushing for higher taxes on those with the largest incomes, pledged Wednesday to voluntarily make personal tax information public within two weeks.He also challenged his rivals to do likewise. One Democratic opponent,...

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