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Microsoft rival: browser downloads double

March 18, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Norway's Opera said Thursday that downloads of its browser more than doubled after Microsoft Corp. was forced to give European users a choice of Web software to settle European Union antitrust charges.Microsoft started sending updates to Windows computers in Europe in early March that launches...

Apple director, ex-auto exec York hospitalized

March 18, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A spokeswoman says Apple Inc. board member and former auto industry executive Jerome York has been hospitalized in Pontiac, Mich.The Wall Street Journal says York had a brain aneurysm on Tuesday and is gravely ill.A spokeswoman for POH Regional Medical Center confirms the 71-year-old York is in...

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GameStop Posts Drop in Net but Lifts Outlook

March 18, 2010 8:26 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

GameStop's earnings fell 7.1% as holiday sales were hurt by the weak economy, but analysts pointed to signs the videogame retailer's core customer has remained loyal despite overtures from big-box retailers.

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Screaming Circuits is going to ESC

March 18, 2010 8:23 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Screaming Circuits will be exhibiting at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose this April. The ESC exhibition runs April 27, 28 and 29 and Screaming Circuits will be in booth 827. As usual, the show will be held at...

HP settles patent violation cases with importers

March 18, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett Packard has reached a settlement with three companies that have been accused of infringing on the printer company's patents for ink cartridges.HP filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission in September, seeking to ban imports of ink cartridges by 11 companies.Two of...

U.S. International Transactions, 4th Quarter 2009 and Year 2009

March 18, 2010 7:25 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | News | Comments

The U.S. current-account deficit--the combined balances on trade in goods and services, income, and net unilateral current transfers--increased to $115.6 billion (preliminary) in the fourth quarter of 2009 from $102.3 billion (revised) in the third quarter. The increase was more than...

Nitrofreeze Cryogenic Deburring and Deflashing Services Expand Capacity

March 18, 2010 7:25 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

The Cryogenic Institute of New England, Inc. procures an additional cryogenic deflashing and deburring system as its Nitrofreeze Cryogenic Deflashing and Deburring Services expand.

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DisplaySearch Announces Agenda and Sponsors for Upcoming 2010 Taiwan FPD Conference

March 18, 2010 7:25 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

The DisplaySearch Taiwan FPD Conference will provide opportunities to understand the latest challenges, opportunities and trends in TFT LCDs, e-books, mobile displays, LED backlights and more.

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Nano-based RFID tags could replace bar codes

March 18, 2010 7:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Rice University) Rice researchers, in collaboration with a team led by Gyou-jin Cho at Sunchon National University in Korea, have come up with an inexpensive, printable transmitter that can be invisibly embedded in packaging. It would allow a customer to walk a cart full of groceries or...

Imation COO to take reins as CEO retires

March 18, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Imation Corp., which makes digital storage equipment such as hard disk drives, said its CEO plans to retire in May and its chief operating officer has been named to replace him.Frank Russomanno, 62, has served as CEO since 2007 and plans to retire after Imation's annual shareholder meeting May...

VimpelCom Posts Profit; Revenue Falls

March 18, 2010 6:23 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Russian telecommunications company Vimpel Communications swung to a net profit, following a hefty charge in the previous year, but revenue dropped 9.6%.

Actel SmartFusion FPGA Available from Mouser Electronics

March 18, 2010 5:52 am | Mouser Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

The Actel SmartFusion is the industry's first intelligent mixed signal FPGA and the only device to integrate a flash FPGA, hard ARM® Cortex™-M3-based microcontroller subsystem, and programmable analog. The Actel SmartFusion FPGA is based on Actel´s flash technology and offers full customization, IP protection, and ease-of-use.

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Energy 102 - Heat Engines

March 18, 2010 5:38 am | Blogs | Comments

There is no question the overwhelming majority of ‘mechanical’ energy utilized in this country has as its source the output of Heat Engines, i.e. devices that convert stored solar energy in fossil fuels to ‘mechanical work’.

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Skyworks Unveils Family of Fixed Attenuator Pads for Military Apps

March 18, 2010 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has introduced a family of ultra-wideband fixed attenuator pads with a unique through-die via and split ground configuration that provide improved high frequency return loss, attenuation tolerance, flatness, and power handling performance.

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Barnes & Noble makes CEO switch

March 18, 2010 5:30 am | by MAE ANDERSON - AP Retail Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

Bookseller Barnes & Noble announced a CEO switch Thursday, elevating the president of its Web site to lead the company and replace Steve Riggio.The company said Riggio will be actively involved with the company and will stay on as vice chairman.New CEO William Lynch helped launch the company's...

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