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Acquisition Creates Industry's Largest Affiliate Network, Consolidating Premium CPA and CPC Campaign Offerings for Publishers

June 21, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments () —Adknowledge, the largest privately-owned Internet ad network, today announced it has completed its acquisition of Hydra Group ( ( ), a premium CPA (cost-per-acquisition) performance marketing network.Starting immediately,...

Taiwan scholars blast Foxconn's China operations

June 21, 2010 2:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A group of Taiwanese scholars urged Foxconn Technology Group to end a rigid and "inhumane" management style at its mammoth factory compound in southern China.Their petition follows a recent string of suicides at the Shenzhen facility, which employs and houses more than 300,000 people, many from...

iCampaigning? US candidates turning to phone apps

June 21, 2010 2:05 am | by KATE BRUMBACK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Running for office? You can make an app for that.Maintaining a Facebook page and Twitter feed has become standard practice for U.S. political candidates seeking to get their message out. Now some are even creating iPhone applications so supporters can follow their campaigns and make...


Using carbon nanotubes in lithium batteries can dramatically improve energy capacity

June 20, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) atteries might gain a boost in power capacity as a result of a new finding from researchers at MIT. They found that using carbon nanotubes for one of the battery's electrodes produced a significant increase -- up to tenfold -- in the amount of power...

Mass. AG seeks privacy information from Google

June 18, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is seeking information from Google Inc. about the search engine's "Street View" project to ensure it is not acquiring personal information.Coakley said Friday she is concerned about reports "Street View" acquired payload data over Wi-Fi networks....

Oklahoma State regents OK $1B budget, tuition hike

June 18, 2010 3:06 pm | by JEFF LATZKE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The $1 billion budget approved Friday for Oklahoma State University's next fiscal year includes tuition hikes, no raises and money for a new pilot program that will provide 125 students with free iPads to test out as a classroom tool.The university will pay slightly less than the $499 retail...

Apple opens in Georgetown, its 1st DC store

June 18, 2010 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

More than two years after buying a Georgetown building, Apple Inc. is opening its first store in Washington.The grand opening is slated for Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Wisconsin Avenue store.The glass storefront design proved problematic last year when an architectural review board...

Fiorina's former company benefits from stimulus

June 18, 2010 11:05 am | by JUDY LIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is kicking off her general election campaign by slamming the $862 billion federal stimulus package that was supported by her opponent, Democrat Barbara Boxer.This week, she made stops at a window-making plant near Fresno and an electrical contractor in...


Over two billion hours served

June 18, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Argonne National Laboratory) The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, located at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, has run over two billion processor-hours of computations at a mind-boggling speed of over 557 trillion calculations a second as it enables...

Certara cuts offer for Symyx to $5.75 per share

June 18, 2010 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Certara Corp. has lowered its buyout offer for lab research and technology company Symyx Technologies Inc. by $1 per share, days after discussions on a potential deal broke down.Certara cut its per-share offer, first announced late last month, to $5.75 from $6.75. Based on Symyx's 34.9 million...

Intevac expands board to 7 directors

June 18, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Intevac Inc., a maker of imaging products and equipment for the hard disk drive industry, said Friday that it has expanded its board of directors with the addition of John F. Schaefer.The addition brings the total board to seven directors.Schaefer also sits on the board of Websense Inc., an...

CGI extends $903M offer for Stanley

June 18, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Information technology company CGI Group Inc. said Friday it has extended its $903 million tender offer for Stanley Inc., a government contractor.The Canadian company announced in May that it had agreed to buy Stanley for $37.50 per share in cash. The boards of both companies approved the...

Acer Predicts No. 1 Status

June 18, 2010 8:13 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Acer is confident it will unseat Hewlett-Packard as the world's largest PC maker this year.


Gauging safety in the electronic age

June 18, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Leicester) Engineers at the University of Leicester are taking the unusual step of learning from architecture in order to design safer electrical systems.


CGI Group extends US$903 million cash offer to buy American IT firm Stanley

June 18, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A) has extended its cash offer to buy American information technology firm Stanley Inc. (NYSE:SXE) for US$903 million.The Montreal-based company says the offer will now expire on July 9 at midnight, while the rest of the terms remain the same.CGI says the extension was...


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