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Judge approves $100M Dell accord

October 13, 2010 6:05 pm | by MARCY GORDON - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A federal judge on Wednesday approved Dell Inc.'s $100 million settlement with the government of civil fraud charges.Approval of the settlement by U.S. District Judge Richard Leon came after company Chairman and CEO Michael Dell assured Leon in a hearing that the computer maker will carry...

IPad Impact: Tablets contribute to PC market pain

October 13, 2010 5:05 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Few companies can disrupt an entire industry with a single product launch. But Apple Inc., whose history is filled with such game-changing moments, has done it again with its iPad tablet.Apple's iPad has rattled the technology world by causing many consumers to think twice about buying new...

Microsoft Introduces (and Pins Its Hopes on) Windows Phone 7

October 13, 2010 1:24 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Phones running Windows Phone 7 will be available on AT&T’s network in November, and will be introduced on other carriers later.

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Michael Dell says reforms will be implemented

October 13, 2010 1:06 pm | by MARCY GORDON - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Dell Inc. Chairman and CEO Michael Dell has assured a federal judge that the computer maker will carry through the reforms it promised after being accused of fraudulent accounting by the government.Dell spoke at a U.S. District Court hearing by a judge weighing whether to approve the company's...

Google widens US search lead while Yahoo slips

October 13, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. increased its lead in the online search market after accelerating the delivery of its search results while its closest rival, Yahoo Inc., lost ground during the first full month of its partnership with Microsoft Corp.With its September strides, Google recovered most of the ground...

Offshore Wind Power Line Wins Backing

October 13, 2010 12:26 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Google and a financial firm have agreed to invest in a proposed $5 billion system for offshore wind farms that could transform the East Coast’s electrical map.

Silicon strategy shows promise for batteries

October 13, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) A team of Rice University and Lockheed Martin scientists has discovered a way to use simple silicon to radically increase the capacity of lithium-ion batteries.

Lindau unveils details of exocytotic biomechanism

October 13, 2010 12:24 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Cornell researchers have shed new light on a lightning-quick, impossibly small-scale process, called exocytosis, by casting sharp focus on what happens right at the moment the 'doors' on the cell wall open.

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Eaton's Energy Saver Rectifier Verified by Independent Testing Laboratory

October 13, 2010 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Eaton Corp. announced that Underwriters Laboratories (UL) confirmed the Eaton Energy Saver Rectifier (APR48-ES) to be 96.4% efficient. Compared to existing technology, the Energy Saver Rectifier is intended to reduce customers’ network dc...

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3Sun Appoints Chairman and CEO

October 13, 2010 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Enel Green Power, Sharp and STMicroelectronics (ST) announced the appointment of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of their new joint venture company 3Sun by its Board of Directors, constituted at the end of July...

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Southern California Edison Selects LG Chem for Home Battery Pilot Program

October 13, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

LG Chem announced that it has been selected by Southern California Edison (SCE) to provide lithium-ion battery packs for a pilot program involving energy storage systems for residential and small commercial applications. An LG Chem...

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Microsoft, Facebook team up on social search

October 13, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft is starting to incorporate what your friends do on Facebook right into its Bing search engine....

Wal-Mart plans to expand overseas

October 13, 2010 12:06 pm | by MAE ANDERSON - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Wal-Mart Stores, known for its giant stores and global omnipresence, is shifting gears to think small: focusing on small and medium-size stores that it plans to open in small towns and urban markets as it seeks to jump-start sluggish U.S. sales.The world's largest retailer is bringing back...

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Computer Sciences gets contract worth $95 million

October 13, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Computer Sciences Corp. said Wednesday it received a U.S. Department of Defense contract worth up to $95 million to support the agency's Pharmacy Data Transaction Service.The contract has a six month base and four option periods, for a total of 51 months, bringing the estimated total value to...

After Building an Audience, Twitter Turns to Ads

October 13, 2010 11:24 am | by New York Times | Comments

Google and Facebook are must-buys for advertisers online, and the ad industry is watching Twitter closely to see if it follows a similar path.

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