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Global Leaders Meet To Collaborate on Energy Efficiency Goals

June 3, 2010 5:53 am | Comments

Assistant Secretary Cathy Zoi of the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy joined leaders from 15 countries and the European Commission today at the first Policy Committee meeting of the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) to promote global collaboration on energy-saving programs and policies.

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EU greenhouse gas emissions: more than half way to the '20 % target by 2020'

June 3, 2010 5:22 am | by European Environment Agency | Comments

The European Union's greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory report, compiled by the European Environment Agency (EEA), shows that emissions have not only continued their downward trend in 2008, but have also picked up pace. The EU-27's emissions stood 11.3 % below their 1990 levels, while EU-15...

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Commission report on national telecoms regulation shows more competition but no Single Market

June 3, 2010 5:22 am | by European Commission | Comments

A European Commission report released today shows that EU telecoms markets have become more competitive thanks to the Commission's guidance in the consultation and review process known as the 'Article 7 procedure', whereby national telecoms regulators inform the Commission in advance of...

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Energy Farms on the Moon?

June 3, 2010 5:20 am | Comments

We've covered space based solar power generation in the past, but here's a concept that takes it a step further (away) - using the moon as a massive solar farm.

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Sensors Expo & Conference Symposia to Feature Leading Authorities on Sensing Technology & Solutions

June 3, 2010 5:12 am | Comments

Prior to the opening of the 2010 Sensors Expo & Conference, will be the pre-conference symposium, taking place on Monday, June 7th at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Attendees to the pre-conference symposia will have four in-depth, day-long sessions to choose from...

Nokia Launches Bike-Powered Handset

June 3, 2010 5:04 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | Comments

Nokia launched four low-priced handsets and a recharger that can be connected to a bicycle's dynamo which charges when the wheels turn.

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Official points to social media as diplomatic tool

June 2, 2010 11:30 pm | Comments

Teenagers clicked away on their cell phones in a bustling Iranian marketplace. Ignoring the cold, they exchanged information about parties, dates and potential bandmates with strangers, using Bluetooth technology.It is this type of simple adaptation of social networking that is key to U.S....

Online Resources elects Donald Layden Jr. to board(3)

June 2, 2010 4:33 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Financial services company Online Resources Corp. said Wednesday that Donald W. Layden Jr. has been elected to the company's board.Layden has been an adviser to private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC for its payments and transaction processing investments. He is also a partner at Quarles &...

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Coldwater Creek marketing chief to retire in 2011

June 2, 2010 3:32 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Women's clothing chain Coldwater Creek Inc. on Wednesday said that its chief marketing officer will retire next year and it has named a new head of merchandise design and development.Georgia Shonk Simmons, 58, will leave the position she has held since 2002 on May 1, the company said. It was...

Online Resources elects Donald Layden Jr. to board(2)

June 2, 2010 3:31 pm | Comments

Financial services company Online Resources Corp. said Wednesday that Donald W. Layden Jr. has been elected to the company's board.Layden has been an adviser to private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC for its payments and transaction processing investments. He is also a partner at Quarles &...

General Dynamics to pay 42-cent quarterly dividend

June 2, 2010 12:30 pm | Comments

Defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. said Wednesday it will pay a quarterly dividend of 42 cents per share, unchanged from the previous quarter.The company said it would pay the dividend Aug. 6 to shareholders as of July 2.The company's shares rose $1.18, or 1.8 percent, to close Wednesday...

Researchers pursue plasmonics and photonics technology for optical improvements

June 2, 2010 12:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Air Force Office of Scientific Research) US Air Force Office of Scientific Research-funded Professors Mark L. Brongersma of Stanford University and Stefan A. Maier of Imperial College London are investigating new applications for terahertz sensors.

Sony moving work from plant in Hungary to Malaysia

June 2, 2010 10:32 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Hungarian subsidiary of Sony Corp. said Wednesday it would close a manufacturing plant in Hungary and move its production of Blu-ray players and DVD recorders to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Sony Hungaria Kft., which was founded in 1996, said 540 employees would be affected by the decision to...

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Constellation acquires taxi software provider Auriga Communication

June 2, 2010 10:30 am | Comments

Constellation Software Inc. (TSX:CSU) acquires taxi communications software provider Auriga Communication Systems Ltd. from from Tait Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of the Tait Radio Communications Group of New Zealand, for an undisclosed price.

AT & T Drops Unlimited-Data Plans

June 2, 2010 10:28 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

AT&T is abandoning unlimited pricing plans for new subscribers to its wireless email and Internet services on smartphones, kicking off a long-awaited shift in how carriers bill customers.

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