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STEC 3Q net income sinks but beats Wall St. view

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

Data storage device maker STEC Inc. said Tuesday its third-quarter net income sank 44 percent but its results and outlook for the current fourth quarter topped Wall Street's expectations, sending shares up in extended trading after the report.For July through September, STEC's net income fell...

Sonus 3Q loss widens as revenue falls

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

Internet network hardware and software maker Sonus Networks Inc. said Tuesday that its third-quarter loss widened as revenue dropped, an issue the company attributed to the timing of a number of large orders.Shares of Sonus, which also predicted that full-year revenue would fall below analyst...

Protein aggregates could be key Parkinson's clue

November 2, 2010 1:24 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Collaborative research by scientists at Cornell in Ithaca and at Weill Cornell Medical College has yielded new clues into what happens when a Parkinson's disease-associated protein behaves badly.

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IEEE 1901TM Broadband Power Line Standard for 500 Mbps Communications Approved

November 2, 2010 1:21 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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Maxwell Technologies Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

November 2, 2010 1:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Maxwell Technologies, Inc. reported revenue of $31.5 million for its third quarter ended September 30, 2010, up 21% over the $26.1 million recorded in the same period in 2009. BOOSTCAP® ultracapacitor revenue increased by...

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Epyon Announces Partnership with Lite-On Technology to Scale up EV Fast-Charger Business

November 2, 2010 1:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Epyon BV, described as the leading European supplier of intelligent charging solutions for electric vehicles (EVs), received €7 million in new equity funding from five investors, providing what the company says is a solid...

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Battle begins in business-software square-off

November 2, 2010 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A battle between two of the world's biggest makers of business software hinges on the value of a trove of millions of stolen customer-support documents....

Electronic Arts in 5-year Facebook Credits deal

November 2, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. said Tuesday it signed a five-year deal to make Facebook's virtual currency, Facebook Credits, the sole way to pay for virtual items in its games on the social media website.EA said "Pet Society" and "Restaurant City" are two of the top 10 games on...

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Aspen Technology posts smaller Q1 fiscal 2011 loss

November 2, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Aspen Technology Inc., which makes technology for process manufacturing, said Tuesday that its first-quarter revenue rose, and it loss less than expected for the period, prompting the stock to rise sharply in afternoon trading.The company's net loss narrowed to $15.5 million, or 17 cents per...

Harman reverses 1st-qtr loss with expansion

November 2, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

High-end speaker and headphone maker Harman International Industries Inc. said Tuesday that its first-quarter revenue rose and it reversed a year-ago loss, prompting its shares to soar.The company, based in Stamford, Conn., reported net income of $27 million, or 39 cents per share. That's...

Study Reveals Factors that Affected H1N1 Flu Vaccine Coverage

November 2, 2010 11:22 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Results of a study conducted by researchers at Georgia Tech and the CDC suggest that strengthening routine influenza vaccination and health programs may help states improve their vaccination coverage against future pandemics or other health emergencies.

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Stacking Connector Enables Efficient Use of PCB Space & Delivers +15 Gbps High-Speed Performance

November 2, 2010 11:21 am | by Tyco Electronics | Comments

As spatial requirements become more critical in, but not limited to, telecommunications, computer, military and rail systems, Tyco Electronics (TE) developed the STRADA Mesa mezzanine connector to offer a stacking, board-to-board connection solution for efficient PCB space utilization.

Court hears arguments on violent video games

November 2, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed sympathy for a California law that aims to keep children from buying ultra-violent video games in which players maim, kill or sexually assault images of people....

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Dell agrees to buy cloud computing company Boomi

November 2, 2010 10:05 am | by DANA WOLLMAN - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Dell Inc. said Tuesday it has agreed to buy Boomi, whose software makes it easy for businesses to send data back and forth between Web-based applications and computer programs that run on PCs.Terms of the deal were not disclosed, nor did the company say when it expects to close the deal.Boomi's...

Kinect aims to please, but price could be a hurdle

November 2, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft Corp. begins selling the long-awaited Kinect game-control system on Thursday ahead of the lucrative holiday season. To succeed, Kinect will need to exude the kind of iPad-like magic that defies frugality and gets people spending to experience something new, even as they cut back...

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