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Apple pitches $499 iPad, takes on Amazon

January 28, 2010 8:18 am | Comments

Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs took the wraps off a sleek tablet that it called the iPad, pitching the new gadget at a surprisingly low price to bridge the gap between smartphones and laptops. A buoyant Jobs took the stage at a packed theater on Wednesday to show off the 9.7-inch touchscreen tablet, which looks like a large iPhone, and to introduce a new iBook electronic reader service that will compete with Amazon.com Inc's Kindle.

EU justice chief: not convinced Europe needs to share bank data with US anti-terror probes

January 28, 2010 8:01 am | by Aoife White@ - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS@ - Associated Press | Comments

The European Union's new justice chief said Thursday that she is not convinced that European governments' transfer of personal banking data to U.S. authorities is necessary or effective in the fight against terrorism.The EU must this year renegotiate a controversial agreement to hand over huge...

EU justice chief to review terror-data deal

January 28, 2010 8:01 am | by AOIFE WHITE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The European Union's new justice chief said Thursday that she is not convinced that European governments' transfer of personal banking data to U.S. authorities is necessary or effective in the fight against terrorism.The EU must this year renegotiate a controversial agreement to hand over huge...

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For January 28, 2010, CBS

January 28, 2010 8:01 am | by Michelle GielanAssociated Press | Comments

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MatrikonOPC Announces Supra Controls as a Gold Level Partner

January 28, 2010 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Supra Controls becomes India's first control systems integration firm to be accepted into the MatrikonOPC Integrator Partner Program (http://www.matrikonopc.com/partners/integrators.aspx?utm_campai nC ollateral&utm_mediumPR&utm_sourceMatrikonOPC&utm_contentSupra ont rolsPR01-28-2010) ....

Smart phones boost Nokia as profits grow 65 pct

January 28, 2010 7:01 am | by KARL RITTER - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | Comments

The world's biggest mobile phone maker, Nokia Corp., on Thursday said strong sales of smart phones and lower costs helped profits rise 65 percent in the fourth quarter despite a drop in total revenue.The better-than-expected report sent Nokia shares surging and suggested that the cell phone...

Pianist Daria Rabotkina to perform at Brookhaven Lab February 24

January 28, 2010 6:54 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Pianist Daria Rabotkina will perform at Brookhaven Lab on Wednesday, February 24, at noon in Berkner Hall. Sponsored by Brookhaven Science Associates, the concert is free and open to the public.

Breakthrough heart scanner will allow earlier diagnosis

January 28, 2010 4:56 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) An innovative cardiac scanner will dramatically improve the process of diagnosing heart conditions.The portable magnetometer is being developed at the University of Leeds, with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research...

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Kodak posts 1st quarterly profit in more than year

January 28, 2010 4:01 am | by BEN DOBBIN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Eastman Kodak Co. posted its first quarterly profit in over a year, lifted by consumer and commercial inkjet printer sales, leaner costs and royalties on digital imaging inventions. Its shares soared almost 16 percent in premarket trading.After running up four consecutive quarterly losses, the...

Oncor senior VP to discuss his company's smart grid initiative at IEEE Green Technology Conference

January 28, 2010 3:57 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(IEEE-USA) Oncor Senior Vice President Jim Greer will be a keynote speaker at the second annual IEEE Green Technology Conference, April 15-16, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. He will discuss his company's Smart Grid initiative, which is designed to...

While Semi TAM for Digital Cable Set Top Boxes Declines, Opportunity Remains With Latest Features

January 28, 2010 2:56 am | by In-Stat | Comments

Although the market for semiconductors in digital cable set top boxes (STBs) is projected to decrease from 2008 to 2013, opportunity for chip vendors remains with the latest tech features

Nintendo profit drops despite strong holiday sales

January 28, 2010 12:01 am | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Nintendo, maker of the hit Wii game console, said profit for April through December fell 9 percent after price cuts and the rising yen tarnished strong holiday sales.Nintendo Co. reported Thursday a 192.6 billion yen ($2.1 billion) profit for the nine months through Dec. 31, down from 212.5...

EVENING NEWS for January 27, 2010, CBS

January 27, 2010 10:01 pm | by Chip ReidAssociated Press | Comments

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Taiwan pushes e-books but lacks Chinese content

January 27, 2010 10:01 pm | by DEBBY WU - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Taiwan leads the world in development of readers for the fast-growing electronic book market, but when it comes to satisfying the e-appetites of the island's highly literate population, it seems distinctly pre-digital.The problem: A gaping lack of appealing Chinese-language content.At this...

Oracle CEO interested in buying NBA's Warriors

January 27, 2010 6:01 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison said Wednesday he is interested in buying the Golden State Warriors.No surprise there.Ellison told financial analysts he's trying to buy the team but, he said, "unfortunately you can't have a hostile takeover of a basketball team."The line got laughs because the...

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