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EU court says countries can ban online gambling

June 4, 2010 11:15 am | Comments

EU countries can ban online gambling if their aim is to combat fraud, Europe's highest court said on Thursday, dealing a blow to the multi-billion euro online betting industry seeking to break domestic monopolies.

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German minister sees Facebook being fined over privacy

June 4, 2010 11:13 am | Comments

Germany's consumer protection minister said on Thursday she would quit Facebook over what she called privacy law violations that she believed would lead to the company being fined by German data protection authorities.

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Immersion Corp. names new independent director

June 4, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Immersion Corp., a company that develops touch-screen technology, said Friday that David Sugishita has been elected to its board to succeed retiring director Rob Van Naarden.Sugishita is chairman of Atmel Corp., where he also heads the audit and corporate governance committees. Atmel makes...

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Video game group spent $1.2M lobbying in 1Q

June 4, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Entertainment Software Association, a trade group for video game companies, spent $1.2 million during the first quarter to lobby on the regulation of video game content, First Amendment protection, copyright enforcement and other issues, according to a recent disclosure report.This is up 23...

Stock of China Finance rises after 1Q report

June 4, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of China Finance Online Co. rose Friday after the financial data provider beat expectations with its first-quarter results.The U.S.-listed shares were up 46 cents, or 6.5 percent, at $7.54 in morning trading.Late Thursday, the Beijing-based company reported net income of $140,000, or 1...

Adobe spent $50,000 lobbying in 1Q

June 4, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Adobe Systems Inc. spent $50,000 in the first quarter to lobby federal officials on tax credits, cybersecurity, patent reform and other issues, according to a disclosure report.That was less than the $150,000 it spent in the same period a year earlier. The San Jose, Calif., software company...

Research show heat increases stability of thin-film coatings

June 4, 2010 7:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Understanding how thin-film coatings react to temperature changes could lead to more effective and durable sensors, solar-energy converters, safer medical implants and a host of other applications, says Jodie Lutkenhaus, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical...

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Yale Team Finds Tiny Trigger For Key Chemical Structure

June 4, 2010 7:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Yale University scientists have discovered a catalyst that triggers the creation of chemical structures...

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Joint Company to Provide LED Packages for TV

June 4, 2010 6:52 am | Comments

A joint venture for a new LED packaging company in WeJiang City, JiangSu Province, China has formed between Everlight Electronics, LG Display, and AmTRAN Technology to address LED packaging solutions for the display industry.

Economy adds 431K jobs but few in private sector

June 4, 2010 5:30 am | by JEANNINE AVERSA - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A wave of census hiring lifted payrolls by 431,000 in May, but job creation by private companies grew at the slowest pace since the start of the year. The unemployment rate dipped to 9.7 percent as people gave up searching for work.The Labor Department's new employment snapshot released Friday...

New Technologies, Solutions, and Opportunities at the 2010 Sensors Expo

June 4, 2010 5:28 am | Comments

Thousands of engineers, scientists and technology executives have made plans to attend the 24th annual Sensors Expo & Conference, taking place June 8-9, 2010 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL.

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Smithtown High School Students Win Nine of Ten Prizes in Brookhaven Lab's Essay Contest

June 4, 2010 4:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Smithtown High School students won nine of ten prizes in an essay contest sponsored by Brookhaven Lab.

Ballmer Sees Growth for PCs

June 4, 2010 2:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Microsoft's Steve Ballmer said the era of the personal computer is far from over, pushing back on an argument made by Apple's Steve Jobs and others who say the rising popularity of the iPad and other devices heralds the decline of traditional PCs.

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European attitudes to Entrepreneurship

June 4, 2010 2:22 am | by European Commission | Comments

45% of all Europeans would like to be their own boss if they could. The aim of the survey is to have a better understanding of entrepreneurship, to identify the reasons which encourage or obstacle people to become entrepreneurs. The results of the 2009 survey will help the Commission in...

Dark Side Arises for Phone Apps

June 4, 2010 1:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

As smartphones and the applications that run on them take off, businesses and consumers are beginning to confront a budding dark side of the wireless Web.

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