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World Newspaper Congress opens in India

December 1, 2009 8:39 am | Comments

Newspaper executives and editors gathered in India from around the world Tuesday heard calls to seek more payment for their content on the Internet as they decried their industry's sharply falling advertising revenues. "This is a critical moment in our industry...If we don't dare to take these first steps, no one else will," said Andreas Wiele.

Murdoch: Media must get readers to pay for online

December 1, 2009 8:00 am | by JOELLE TESSLER - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Media companies wishing to thrive in the digital age need to persuade consumers to pay for news online by providing compelling information in any form they want, News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch said Tuesday.Speaking at a two-day workshop on the state of journalism hosted by the...

Digi-Key Corporation and Torex Semiconductor Ltd. Announce Global Distribution Agreement

December 1, 2009 6:53 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA and Tokyo, Japan — December 1, 2009 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Torex Semiconductor...

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Sprint to stop selling certain push-to-talk phones

December 1, 2009 5:11 am | Comments

Sprint Nextel Corp. is giving up on a technology that allows some Sprint-branded phones to use a "push-to-talk" walkie-talkie service similar to what's available on the company's Nextel-branded phones. Scott Sloat, a spokesman for the nation's third-largest wireless provider, said Sprint will still support customers who have phones with the technology, known as QChat...

GE, Vivendi deal paves way for NBC sale to Comcast

December 1, 2009 5:07 am | Comments

General Electric Co.'s agreement to buy out the rest of NBC Universal paves the way for it to sell control of the TV and movie company to Comcast Corp. in a deal that promises to reshape the entertainment industry. GE will pay slightly less than the $6 billion that French media conglomerate Vivendi SA hoped to command for its 20 percent stake in NBC Universal...

Do Black Holes Create their own Galaxies?

December 1, 2009 5:06 am | Comments

Which come first, the supermassive black holes that frantically devour matter or the enormous galaxies where they reside? A brand new scenario has emerged from a recent set of outstanding observations of a black hole without a home: black holes may be “building” their own host galaxy.

FTC explores future of journalism in Internet age

December 1, 2009 4:19 am | Comments

The federal government is wading into deliberations over the future of journalism. With the media business in distress, the Federal Trade Commission is holding a two-day workshop Tuesday and Wednesday to examine the challenges facing the industry and to explore ways the government might help it survive.

Nokia sues top LCD, CRT display makers

December 1, 2009 4:15 am | Comments

Nokia Corp., the world's biggest mobile phone maker, said Tuesday it has filed suits against several leading liquid crystal display makers - including Philips, Toshiba, Sharp and Samsung - for alleged price fixing. Nokia spokesman Mark Durrant said the suits - filed last month in the United States and Britain - came amid international criminal investigations in the U.S., the European Union "and elsewhere."

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Cree and Liaoyuan Lighting Demonstrate 98.3 Lumen per Watt LED Streetlight

December 1, 2009 4:10 am | Comments

Cree, Inc (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, and Ningbo Liaoyuan Lighting Co., hosted the 2009 LED Lighting Fixture Promotion Conference last week in Guangzhou, China. The conference featured government officials and leaders from city street lamp management offices.

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New Office Expands Company's Global Reach in Emerging Markets

December 1, 2009 4:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, announced today further expansion into the Asia Pacific region with the opening of a new office in Beijing. Staffed with more than 50 employees, the Beijing office is...

Go800(TM) Files Patents

December 1, 2009 4:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

GoIP Global, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GOIG) today announced that its subsidiary Go800, LLC has filed a provisional patent application and federal trademark registration. The Pitcock Law Group www.pitcocklawgroup.com (http://www.pitcocklawgroup.com) , a law firm specializing in Intellectual Property...

8% Series I Convertible Preferred Stock Converts to Shares of Class A Common Stock

December 1, 2009 4:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX) announced today that it has received notice from the NASDAQ Stock Market stating that, because the closing bid price of its Class A common stock has been at or above $1.00 per share for at least 10 consecutive trading days, it has regained compliance with the...

Edward Hughes Joins BPM Software Leader as Senior Vice President for Worldwide Sales

December 1, 2009 4:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Appian (http://www.appian.com/) , the global innovator in enterprise and on-demand business process management (BPM) technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Edward Hughes as Senior Vice President for Worldwide Sales. Mr. Hughes is a proven and successful executive with over 25...

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Leaders say momentum building on climate change

December 1, 2009 3:56 am | Comments

Leaders of the Commonwealth countries called Saturday for a legally binding international agreement on climate change and a global fund with billions of dollars to help poor countries meet its mandates. The 53-nation meeting was the largest gathering of international leaders before next month's global climate summit in Copenhagen.

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Free Workshop Provides Web Designers and Developers With Latest Web Tools and Technologies

November 30, 2009 11:00 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

NaviSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVI), a leading provider of cloud-enabled enterprise-hosting and managed-application services, today announced that NaviSite will sponsor a one-day workshop, along with Microsoft Corp., for web designers and developers on December 9th. This workshop will examine best...

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