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Door Thrown Open to Inventions

June 29, 2010 4:29 am | by Robert Tosti and Thomas Meyers, Partners, Brown Rudnick | Blogs | Comments

The electronics industry will be impacted by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision today in the case of Bilski et al. v. Kappos. For about the past year, the door to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) was closed to many inventions expressed as methods or processes, but now the door is at least a bit more open due to today's Bilski decision.

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Google to Stop Redirecting Chinese Users to Hong Kong

June 29, 2010 4:26 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

The move is an effort to appease Beijing as Google seeks to renew its license to operate in mainland China.

FIFA to 'Reopen the File' on Video Review

June 29, 2010 4:26 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

FIFA's president apologized to England and Mexico for "refereeing mistakes" and said it would be "nonsense" not to consider changes to video-technology use.

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Save Money and Stay Cool with an Efficient, Well-Maintained Air Conditioner

June 29, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

OK. It's officially summer here in Washington, D.C. I'm seeking the coolest, shadiest places possible as I get ready for the hottest few months of the year. It's already been a hot June in much of the country, and it may end up being one of the hottest Junes on record in DC.

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MapQuest beta version has a cleaner, simpler look

June 29, 2010 2:06 am | by CATHERINE TSAI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MapQuest was long the leader among websites giving people online directions, but Google Maps surpassed it in 2008.MapQuest wants those eyeballs back.Starting Tuesday, the Denver-based mapping unit of AOL Inc. is testing a fresh look with features that some might say make it look a whole lot...

Google changes China access after Beijing objects

June 29, 2010 2:05 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. said Tuesday it will stop automatically rerouting users of its China search site to its Hong Kong site after Beijing threatened the company with the loss of its Internet license.Google shut down its China-based search engine March 22 to avoid cooperating with the communist...

Foxconn plans China plant amid suicide scrutiny

June 29, 2010 1:06 am | by ELAINE KURTENBACH - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Foxconn Technology, a supplier to Apple Inc., looks ready to build a huge new factory in north-central China despite the company's own misgivings about city-sized manufacturing facilities after a spate of suicides among its young migrant work force.The company plans to recruit some 300,000...

Premier Talent Management Event to Highlight Importance of Talent Intelligence September 13-16 in Chicago

June 29, 2010 1:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, today announced the agenda for its annual customer conference, TaleoWORLD 2010 (http://www.taleoworld.com/2010/) , with keynotes from global thought and business leaders including General Colin...

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Google Tries New China Approach

June 29, 2010 12:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Google will change how Chinese users access its search service in a bid to renew its license from the government.

Israel: Farm reforms showing results, but environmental challenges and market distortions remain

June 29, 2010 12:24 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Government support to Israeli farmers has fallen over recent years but a number of market distorting policies are still in place, according to a new OECD report. More efficient water resource management remains a critical challenge, the report adds.

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Broadband to Be Available for More Commercial Use

June 28, 2010 10:25 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

A presidential memorandum aims to make available for auction some 500 megahertz of spectrum.

Germany Asks Apple About iPhone’s Data-Gathering

June 28, 2010 10:25 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Like Google and Facebook, Apple has been confronted with Germany’s privacy laws, among Europe’s stiffest.

In Suit Over Faulty Computers, Window to Dell’s Fall

June 28, 2010 10:24 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Documents show that Dell was aware of bad components in millions of computers sold from 2003 to 2005.

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Apple Sells 1.7 Million iPhone 4s

June 28, 2010 10:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Apple said it sold more than 1.7 million iPhone 4 smartphones within the first three days of its launch.

Amazon's Kindle app for Android phones is ready

June 28, 2010 6:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon.com Inc. said Monday that Kindle software for reading the electronic books it sells is now available for phones that use Google Inc.'s Android system.Amazon's Kindle e-book reader is the most popular device of its kind. The company also makes free Kindle software for other devices,...

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