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Conn. AG: Apple, Amazon block lower e-book prices

August 2, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. are trying to stop competitors from offering lower e-book prices.Blumenthal announced Monday that his office is investigating agreements made by the two companies that deter publishers from giving discounts to...

Questions and answers about UAE's BlackBerry ban

August 2, 2010 11:05 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Some questions and answers about the United Arab Emirates banning the use of BlackBerry's messaging and Web services:Q: What is being banned?A. E-mail, messaging and Web services on BlackBerry phones, starting in October. The ban also applies to foreign visitors using roaming, but not to phone...

Lockheed Martin gets $71M General Dynamics deal

August 2, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. said Monday it received a $71 million contract to provide defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. with equipment and hardware for a broadband communication network.The contract is the first part of a multi-year contract expected to be worth $400...

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New catalyst of platinum nanoparticles could lead to conk-out free, stable fuel cells

August 2, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Cornell University) In the quest for efficient, cost-effective and commercially viable fuel cells, scientists at Cornell University's Energy Materials Center have discovered a catalyst and catalyst-support combination that could make fuel cells more stable, conk-out free, inexpensive and...

SolarWinds to buy back up to $25 million in shares

August 2, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Business software maker SolarWinds Inc. said Monday its board has authorized buying up as much as $25 million worth of its own stock.The announcement helped send SolarWinds shares up 77 cents, or 5.6 percent, to $14.59 in morning trading. Over the past year, the stock has traded between $12.10...

BlackBerry users in UAE and Saudi may have services cut

August 2, 2010 6:25 am | by Tamara Walid and Souhail Karam | Comments

More than a million BlackBerry users may have key services in Saudi Arabia and the UAE cut off after authorities stepped up demands on smartphone maker Research In Motion for access to encrypted messages sent over the device.

Georgia Tech Awarded a $20M Center for Chemical Innovation

August 2, 2010 6:23 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

A team of institutions led by Georgia Tech has been awarded $20 million from the National Science Foundation and National Aeronautics and Space Administration to pursue research that could lead to a better understanding of how life started on Earth.

Space station cooling system suddenly shuts down

August 2, 2010 6:21 am | Comments

Half of the International Space Station's cooling system suddenly shut down during the weekend, forcing the astronauts to power down equipment and face the likelihood of urgent spacewalking repairs.

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Digi International Announces Completion of Investigation

August 2, 2010 6:20 am | by Digi International | Comments

DOJ and SEC will not be initiating any enforcement proceedings against Digi

Hacker builds $1,500 cell-phone tapping device

August 2, 2010 6:18 am | by Jordan Robertson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

A computer security researcher has built a device for just $1,500 that can intercept some kinds of cell phone calls and record everything that's said.

Twitter down for hours of 'planned maintenance'

August 2, 2010 6:15 am | Comments

The microblogging site Twitter Inc. was out of commission for a couple of hours early Sunday for some of the roughly 100 million users around the world.

Large Binocular Telescope Achieves Major Breakthrough

August 2, 2010 5:38 am | Comments

The next generation of adaptive optics has arrived at the Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona, providing astronomers with a new level of image sharpness never before seen.

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New Executive Team Member Brings Expertise in Global Brand and IT Marketing Leadership

August 2, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

http://www.plantronics.com () —Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT) today announced that Ingrid Van Den Hoogen has joined the company as chief marketing officer, responsible for leading Plantronics' global brand, communication and marketing initiatives."Ingrid is an exceptional marketing...

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1962 glass could be Corning's next bonanza seller

August 1, 2010 11:05 am | by BEN DOBBIN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

An ultra-strong glass that has been looking for a purpose since its invention in 1962 is poised to become a multibillion-dollar bonanza for Corning Inc.The 159-year-old glass pioneer is ramping up production of what it calls Gorilla glass, expecting it to be the hot new face of touch-screen...

Purple light means go, ultraviolet light means stop

July 31, 2010 9:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Rochester) A new membrane developed at the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics blocks gas from flowing through it when one color of light is shined on its surface, and permits gas to flow through when another color of light is used. It is the first...

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