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Cisco sees 'dramatic' sales improvement in 2Q

February 3, 2010 12:01 pm | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Cisco Systems Inc. blew past its own forecast for the latest quarter, reporting its first sales increase in a year as it left the recession behind.Improvement was dramatic "across the board" and provides "a clear indication that we are entering the second phase of the economic recovery," CEO...

Close Only Counts...

February 3, 2010 11:51 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I think this one has both some land pattern issues and some schematic issues. It's unfortunately pretty common to see footprints that are close, but not close enough to work. Looking at the data sheet here, there may be a...

Module Solves Power Supply Challenges

February 3, 2010 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil Corporation announced the ISL8200M, a compact, scalable power module. This flexible new module provides designers an easy-to-use general-purpose power solution that satisfies a wide range of point-of-load (POL) power requirements. The ISL8200M is a

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Acacia Research says it will get $12.4M from Yahoo

February 3, 2010 11:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Acacia Research Corp., a company that buys and licenses patents, said Wednesday that a Texas court has raised the amount of damages it will get from Yahoo Inc. in a patent infringement ruling.The company said the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas awarded it $12.4 million in...

Turning Wireless Technology into Enhanced Mobile Experiences

February 3, 2010 10:47 am | by Jarkko Vatjus-Antilla, EB, Elektrobit Corporation | Articles | Comments

From smartphones to netbooks and everything in between, mobile devices are rapidly changing the way in which the world communicates. New platforms, operating systems and application frameworks are altering the embedded mobile playing field, driving the need for developers to stay ahead of market trends and end-user expectations. The new game has developers more focused on understanding the different technologies being used, and how each can create enriched mobile experiences that match to shifting end-user demands.

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ACS gets $163M Ohio child support payments deal

February 3, 2010 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Information technology and outsourcing company Affiliated Computer Services Inc. said Wednesday it received a contract renewal worth up to $163 million to process child support payments for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.The contract starts with a one-year term, with up to four...

Enhancing Operational Efficiencies While Reducing Costs in an Economic Downturn

February 3, 2010 9:57 am | by Naaman Shibi, Pervidi, www.pervidi.com.au | Blogs | Comments

How can you provide more services per staff member, reduce administrative costs while at the same time providing quality work and delivering excellent customer service? This article is intended to help the reader start the process of evaluation to explore where inefficiencies may exist in your business environment.

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AOL posts profit, but subscribers dwindle

February 3, 2010 9:32 am | News | Comments

AOL Inc beat Wall Street's profit and revenue expectations for the fourth quarter, but its top officers said that revenue from subscriptions and online search-related advertising would fall further in coming months.

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Cyberthieves are hiring, using online ads

February 3, 2010 9:30 am | News | Comments

The people who brought the world malicious software that steals credit card numbers from your personal computer and empties bank ATMs of their cash are hiring, and they're advertising online. Two companies that are hiring -- at least on a contractor basis -- advertise online, said Kevin Stevens, a threat intelligence analyst for SecureWorks...

Many wired Chinese unfazed at possible Google exit

February 3, 2010 9:26 am | News | Comments

A world without Google? They can imagine it just fine in China. After all, it's not like losing "World of Warcraft." The online giant's threat to pull out of China over censorship has drawn little reaction among the country's 384 million Internet users.

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Use of Twitter, Facebook rising among gang members

February 3, 2010 9:17 am | News | Comments

When a gang member was released from jail soon after his arrest for selling methamphetamine, friends and associates assumed he had cut a deal with authorities and become a police informant. They sent a warning on Twitter that went like this: We have a snitch in our midst.

Department of Defense Schools Recieve BOXLIGHTs

February 3, 2010 9:17 am | News | Comments

BOXLIGHT in partnership with Alpha Sum Business Machines has announced the delivery of nearly 1000 GSA approved projectors sent to military K-12 Department of Defense schools located around the United States and Puerto Rico. “The initial order of Seattle X30N’s and accompanying accessories began shipping to over 80 schools in mid-January,” said Chad Harrison, BOXLIGHT Business Development Manager. “With an open, year-long bid, we anticipate the number of projectors to approach the 1500 mark.”

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Senator seeks information on tech firms in China

February 3, 2010 9:15 am | News | Comments

A top Senate Democrat is asking 30 leading technology, Internet and communications companies to provide detailed descriptions of their operations and human rights practices in China. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois sent letters on Tuesday to technology companies including Apple Inc., Facebook and Twitter...

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AP signs up 900 sites for its Winter Olympics site

February 3, 2010 9:13 am | News | Comments

The Associated Press said Tuesday that more than 900 newspapers and broadcasters will be supplementing their online coverage of the Vancouver Winter Olympics with a special package of stories, photographs, video and blogs produced by the AP.

Russia told to innovate or be left behind

February 3, 2010 9:10 am | News | Comments

Russia is 30 to 40 years behind developed economies in the technology sector and will lag further unless it innovates, Anatoly Chubais, the architect of the 1990s privatizations, warned Wednesday. The former finance minister, who now runs the state-owned corporation for the development of the nascent high-tech sector, gave a sobering assessment of Russia's present and future.

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