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Rice, TMC team take aim at pancreatic cancer

October 18, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Researchers from Rice University's Laboratory for Nanophotonics, the radiology department at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are preparing to test a combined approach for diagnosing and treating pancreatic cancer with a...

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Oil falls to near $81 as US dollar rebounds

October 18, 2010 4:05 am | by PABLO GORONDI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Oil prices fell to near $81 a barrel Monday as a monthlong rally lost momentum as the U.S. dollar recovered some ground.By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for November delivery was down 11 cents to $81.14 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract lost...

Event: Chilean President Piñera to visit OECD - Thursday 21 October OECD headquarters, Paris

October 18, 2010 1:22 am | by OECD | Comments

The President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, will meet with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and address the OECD Council on Thursday 21 October. This is the President’s first visit to the OECD since Chile joined the organisation in May.

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Hitachi, Johnson Controls tie up in auto batteries

October 17, 2010 8:05 pm | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Japanese electronics company Hitachi is tying up with a U.S. battery-maker in developing and making batteries for green vehicles, both sides said Monday.The deal, signed last month with Johnson Controls Inc., based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, centers around lithium-ion batteries — already widely...

Determined to Crack the Social Code

October 17, 2010 6:25 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Google likes to have its finger on the pulse of the Web, and that’s becoming harder to do as users increasingly use closed networks like Facebook.

Germany Is the Last Holdout in YouTube’s European Music Quest

October 17, 2010 6:25 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Google, using a carrot-and-stick approach of negotiation and music blackouts, is beginning to root out the legal hurdles to YouTube’s growth in Europe.

Many Germans Opt Out of Google’s Street View

October 17, 2010 6:25 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Google said it would launch its mapping service in Germany despite thousands of requests from citizens asking the company to delete their properties.

Recession Makes Innovation More Critical to Georgia Manufacturers

October 17, 2010 4:22 pm | Comments

The recession has expanded the business advantages of Georgia manufacturers that compete on the basis of innovation in new or technologically improved products, processes, organizational structures or marketing practices.

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US eyes ways to make computer use safer online

October 16, 2010 1:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. government is reviewing an Australian program that will allow Internet service providers to alert customers if their computers are taken over by hackers and could limit online access if people don't fix the problem....

Venture-cap investments decline 7 percent in 3Q

October 15, 2010 10:21 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Venture capitalists poured less money into U.S. startups in the third quarter and split this among more companies, signaling that investors are trying to be more economical with their funds....

Clinton: US working to ending Mexico drug violence

October 15, 2010 10:21 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reiterated her support Friday for ending Mexico's drug violence, saying it was in the United States' interest to crack down on drug cartels that have begun behaving more like terrorists and insurgent groups....

Facebook works to remove anti-gay hate speech

October 15, 2010 10:21 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Facebook is working with a gay-advocacy group to reduce the amount of hate speech and bullying on the online social hub....

Fox-Cablevision dispute threatens MLB broadcasts

October 15, 2010 10:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

By RYAN NAKASHIMA 2010-10-16T06:11:00Z News Corp.'s Fox pulled its channels off Cablevision early Saturday after the companies' programming deal expired and negotiations for a new one stalled, threatening broadcasts of baseball playoffs for some 3 million Cablevision subscribers in New...

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TeleCommunication Systems gets $9.8M Army order

October 15, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

TeleCommunication Systems Inc. has received a contract worth up to $9.8 million from the U.S. Army for laptops and secure communications technologies.The company, based in Annapolis, Md., said Friday that the contract's value is initially $4.5 million but could be worth up to $9.8 million if...

Nasdaq warns INX it's still out of compliance

October 15, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Internet services company INX Inc. on Friday said Nasdaq officials have warned that its stock may be delisted because it remains out of compliance with Nasdaq rules on filing financial reports.The technology services provider said it will request a hearing before a Nasdaq panel, a move that...

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