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General Dynamics gets $49M Air Force contract

June 21, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A unit of General Dynamics said on Monday that it has gotten a $49 million contract to do technology work for the U.S. Air Force.The contract runs for three years if all options are exercised. It calls for General Dynamics Information Technology to provide support for the Air Force's so-called...

Printed Graphene Tech Brings Promise for Better Displays

June 21, 2010 7:05 am | Comments

Researchers at Samsung and Sungkyunkwan University, in Korea, have produced a continuous layer of pure graphene the size of a large television.

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SalesQuest Announces Bill Gosse as Chief Technology Officer

June 21, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

SalesQuest (http://www.salesquest.com/) , the industry leader in high tech sales intelligence CRUSH Reports (http://www.salesquest.com/services/CRUSH-reports/) on Fortune 1000 and Fortune Global 500 companies, welcomes Bill Gosse as Chief Technology Officer.Mr. Gosse will be responsible for...

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China: Secretary-General Gurría welcomes increase in exchange rate flexibility

June 21, 2010 6:25 am | by OECD | Comments

“A combination of sustained fiscal expansion, continued structural reform and exchange rate flexibility, should provide a strong contribution from China to the achievement of a strong, sustained, and balanced growth of the world economy,” OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said in...

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iCampaigning? Candidates turning to phone apps

June 21, 2010 6:06 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 political candidates seeking to get their message out. And some are even creating iPhone applications so supporters can follow their campaigns and make contributions on...

Improved FX Capabilities Key to Bank's Planned Growth Strategy

June 21, 2010 5:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

SIFMA- Progress Software Corporation (http://www.progress.com/index.ssp) (NASDAQ: PRGS), a leading software provider that enables enterprises to be operationally responsive, today announced that financial services group, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), is live on the Progress@ Apama@ FX...

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

http://www.adknowledge.com () —Adknowledge, the largest privately-owned Internet ad network, today announced it has completed its acquisition of Hydra Group (www.hydragroup.com (http://www.hydragroup.com) ), 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...

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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...

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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...

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