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Google's 2010 shopping spree has cost $1.1B so far

July 30, 2010 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. has spent $1.1 billion during the first half of the year buying up 22 companies, with more than half of the amount going toward its recently completed acquisition of mobile ad service AdMob.The financial breakdown was part of a second-quarter report the Internet search leader filed...

Syniverse ends 'poison pill' amendment

July 30, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Syniverse Holdings Inc., which provides services to telecommunications companies, is eliminating the "poison pill" element of its share structure.The company added the amendment in 2008 because of its depressed share price — which was trading below $9 at the time. It's a step generally adopted...

Cuomo Probing MetLife, Prudential Financial

July 30, 2010 1:27 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Cuomo launched a fraud investigation into the life-insurance industry for practices that allegedly denied families of deceased military personnel and others from collecting cash from their policies.

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White House Seeks to Clarify F.B.I. Powers vis-à-vis E-Mail

July 30, 2010 1:27 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

The administration asked Congress to give the F.B.I. clear authority to obtain records related to the context of Internet-based communications without first getting a warrant.

Gates Assails WikiLeaks Over Release of Reports

July 30, 2010 1:26 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

The defense secretary said the breach had endangered lives and damaged the ability of others to trust the U.S.

Justice Joins Suit Accusing Oracle of Fraud

July 30, 2010 1:26 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

In a civil suit, the department said Oracle failed its contractual duty to give the government the same discounts it gave commercial customers.

Intro to Innovative Energy

July 30, 2010 12:28 pm | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Blogs | Comments

Welcome to our new vertical dedicated to the world of possibilities with alternate energy. I’ll start off with a few of the alternate energy-related products announced at Sensors Expo back in June. Next week, I’ll get us up to date with some products that were announced this summer. And speaking of summer, I hope everyone’s been getting plenty of sun.

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Some like it hot: How to heat a 'nano bathtub' the JILA way

July 30, 2010 12:25 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Researchers at JILA have demonstrated the use of infrared laser light to quickly and precisely heat the water in "nano bathtubs" -- tiny sample containers -- for microscopy studies of the biochemistry of single molecules and nanoparticles.

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Dolby fiscal 3rd-quarter profit rises 24 percent

July 30, 2010 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Dolby Laboratories Inc. fell Friday after the company's latest quarter failed to satisfy investors, even though results beat Wall Street expectations.Late Thursday, the developer of audio technologies reported quarterly income of $63.5 million, or 55 cents per share, compared with...

Breaking the language barrier: NIST tests language translation devices for US troops

July 30, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) In recent tests evoking visions of the universal translator on "Star Trek," NIST evaluated three two-way, real-time, voice-translation devices designed to improve communications between the US military and non-English speakers in...

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OpenVPX Resource Page

July 30, 2010 11:13 am | Articles | Comments

VPX is a broadly defined technology utilizing the latest in a variety of switch fabric technologies in 3U and 6U format blades.

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Earnings schedule for week of Aug. 2

July 30, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week:MondayLOUISVILLE, Ky. — Humana Inc. releases financial results.TuesdayTHE WOODLANDS, Texas — Anadarko Petroleum Corp. releases financial results.DECATUR, Ill. — Archer Daniels Midland Co. releases financial results.NEW...

Connector features industry's narrowest pitch

July 30, 2010 10:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

JAE has developed the FF08 Series connector featuring the industry's narrowest pitch--0.2mm (0.08") and the lowest height--1.0mm (0.039") max. The reduced mounting space required for the FF08 Series connector provides design flexibility for multi-function applications...

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Mini PC measures only 4.0'' x 6.1'' x 1.45''

July 30, 2010 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stealth.com Inc. (Stealth Computer) a leading ISO 9001 manufacturer of industrial rugged computers and peripherals has released a new form factor of mini pc, the model LPC-100 their smallest to date. The new Stealth ultra small form factor PC offers tremendous processing power in a tiny package that measures only 4.0" x 6.1" x 1.45" (102mm x 155mm x 37mm)...

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MicroTCA Overview

July 30, 2010 10:25 am | by digikey | Videos | Comments

http://bit.ly/9KZ5lB - This tutorial, provided by Digi-Key and Conec, will explain the new MicroTCA computing architectures used by a variety of industries as well as present the new Conec connectors.

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