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Ballmer touts Windows Phone 7

October 21, 2010 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says the Windows Phone 7 software will be the "coolest" thing the company releases this year.Ballmer told information-technology workers at the Gartner Symposium in Orlando Thursday that consumers will be impressed with Windows Phone 7. The first phones running the...

Riverbed Technology's net more than doubled in 3Q

October 21, 2010 2:05 pm | Comments

Riverbed Technology Inc., whose products help companies improve the performance of their business software, announced a 2-for-1 stock split Thursday and net income more than doubled in the third quarter.A pickup in corporate spending this year has helped lift information-technology companies...

Electron billiards in nanoscale circuits

October 21, 2010 1:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Technische Universitaet Muenchen) In solar cells, solar radiation boosts electrons to higher energy states, thereby releasing them from their atomic bonds as electricity begins to flow. Scientists led by Professor Alexander Holleitner, physicist at the Technische Universität Muenchen...

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Saskatchewan premier rejects BHP's bid

October 21, 2010 1:06 pm | by ROB GILLIES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Saskatchewan's premier forcefully rejected Thursday BHP Billiton's bid for Potash Corp., saying it's not in the strategic interest of Saskatchewan or Canada.Australia's BHP Billiton Ltd. launched a hostile $38.6 billion takeover bid in August for the world's largest fertilizer company after...

CA Technologies beats 2Q analyst view

October 21, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Business management software company CA Technologies, formerly known as CA Inc., said Thursday that its second-quarter net income inched higher thanks to a 4 percent uptick in revenue.Net income in the three months to Sept. 30 rose to $222 million, or 43 cents per share, from $218 million, or...

ILR's Employment and Disability Institute wins $4M grant

October 21, 2010 12:23 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

The ILR School received a $4 million grant to study how organizations engage disabled workers.

Powell Industries Acquires Thermal Monitoring Technology

October 21, 2010 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Powell Industries, Inc. announced the completion of an Asset Purchase Agreement with ThermaBrite Technologies Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia. With this agreement, Powell acquires the patent-pending technology for real-time optical fiber based thermal...

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Designing for the Smart Grid at the Smart Grid Electronics Forum

October 21, 2010 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Communications, protection from lightning, accurate power measurements, security considerations and designing for tomorrow’s smart home were among the many topics discussed in detail at the Smart Grid Electronics Forum. Speakers represented a broad array...

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New standard is Enabling Technology for Smart Grid, Transportation and LAN Applications

October 21, 2010 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

The IEEE announced the ratification of the IEEE 1901TM Broadband over Power Line (BPL) standard. Sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society, this globally recognized BPL standard will be a key enabling technology for a...

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Amazon 3Q profit jumps 16 percent

October 21, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amazon says its third-quarter net income rose 16 percent as more shoppers flocked to its online retail site. The results are well ahead of analyst expectations....

Vishay introduces new 500V N-channel power MOSFETs

October 21, 2010 11:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. released four new 500V, 16A n-channel power MOSFETs with ultra-low 0.38Ω maximum on-resistance at a 10V gate drive, and an improved gate charge of 68nC, in the TO-220AB,TO-220 FULLPAK, D²PAK, and TO-247AC packages.

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Dicerna makes $29M second close on Series B funding round

October 21, 2010 11:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc. has added $4 million in a second close of its Series B financing, bringing the round to $29 million, with the add-on funding backed by new investor SR One.

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Offshore wind a 'mixed bag': University of Maryland study

October 21, 2010 11:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Maryland) Offshore wind power offers Maryland a feasible way to help meet its renewable energy goals, but presents significant hurdles, concludes a new study by the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Environmental Research. "Offshore wind is not a slam dunk for...

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ShoreTel buys Agito Networks for $11.4M

October 21, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

ShoreTel, a provider of Internet-based phone systems, said Thursday that it has bought Agito Networks, a company that offers services to corporate cell phone users, for approximately $11.4 million.Agito Networks, based in Santa Clara, Calif., caters to large companies that issue fleets of...

Everett Charles Technologies’ CPG and FSG to Exhibit at Electronica 2010

October 21, 2010 10:36 am | Comments

Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) announces that its Contact Products Group (CPG) and Fixture Services Group (FSG) will showcase the company’s latest test solutions in Hall A1, Booth 124 at Electronica 2010, scheduled to take place November 9-11, 2010 at the New Munich Trade Fair in Munich, Germany.

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