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Media Cache: Deal Gives New Life to a French Entrepreneur's Dream

July 6, 2010 11:25 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

The sale of PriceMinister to Rakuten of Japan for $250 million shows that the French can create competitive businesses in even the most dynamic sectors of the economy, like the Internet.

Nokia to Exit Wireless Modem Business

July 6, 2010 11:25 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Nokia is selling the business to Renesas Electronics of Japan for $200 million, as stiff competition from Chinese companies has driven down prices for the products.

Charges Announced for Soldier Accused of Leaking Video

July 6, 2010 11:25 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

The charges of downloading classified cables stem from a case of a leaked video of a helicopter attack in Iraq.


Media, Retail Firms Meld Business Models Online

July 6, 2010 11:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Media and retail companies are increasingly treading on each other's turf online as they search for new business models.

Avnet Completes Acquisition of Bell Microproducts

July 6, 2010 11:24 am | News | Comments

Avnet announced that it has completed its acquisition of Bell Microproducts Inc. (“Bell Micro”) in an all cash merger for $7.00 per share.

New Offices, New Ways of Working, and Abundant Energy Savings

July 6, 2010 11:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

A few weeks ago, our entire communications office was lucky enough to be among the first to move into the new Research Support Facility (RSF) here at the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). Moving into a new building may not sound all that exciting, but this was a momentous day for...


Analyst: Akamai 2Q results to beat expectations

July 6, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Web traffic management company Akamai Technologies Inc. will likely report second-quarter results above Wall Street's expectations, helped in part by an increase in Internet traffic from the World Cup, an analyst said Tuesday.THE OPINION: Pacific Crest analyst Chad Bartley estimates that...

New TGen technology reduces storage needs and costs for genomic data

July 6, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) A new computer data compression technique called Genomic SQueeZ, developed by the Translational Genomics Research Institute, will allow genetic researchers and others to store, analyze and share massive volumes of data in less space and at lower cost.


Netflix adds to online movies with Relativity deal

July 6, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Netflix Inc. is adding to the group of movies that its subscribers can watch online or over Internet-connected devices at the same time as they would have appeared on premium pay TV channels such as HBO or Showtime.The deal announced Tuesday with film financier Relativity Media LLC adds to a...

Nokia in $200 million modem deal with Renesas

July 6, 2010 9:29 am | News | Comments

Nokia Corp. says it will sell its wireless modem business to Renesas Electronics Corp. for $200 million and will transfer 1,100 workers to the Japanese company.

Optical connector solution cleans end-faces of in-adaptor ferrule

July 6, 2010 9:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

NTT-AT announces the immediate availability of the world-class NEOCLEAN-E cleaner, a pen style optical connector cleaner designed to clean the end-faces of in-adaptor ferrule. The NEOCLEAN-E is an ideal optical connector cleaner that simplifies the cleaning process...


Transformation optics make a U-turn for the better

July 6, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Berkeley researchers have combined the scientific fields of transformation optics and plasmonics to demonstrate that with only moderate modifications of the dielectric component of a metamaterial, the physical space through which light travels...

Laser pioneer Federico Capasso awarded Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis

July 6, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Harvard University) Federico Capasso, Robert L. Wallace Professor of Applied Physics and Vinton Hayes Senior Research Fellow in Electrical Engineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been awarded the 2010 Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis, an international...


Terminal and Wire Training Kit Reinforces Solder Skills

July 6, 2010 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

The WTK-1 Kit includes everything needed to train and practice your wire soldering skills. This kit contains three different gauges of wire and five styles of terminals, representative of what is available in the marketplace.


32-bit MCU Lowers Power Consumption by up to 90 Percent

July 6, 2010 7:50 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Lowering static power consumption by 90% and active power consumption by 45%, Atmel's next-generation 32-bit AVR UC3L microcontroller offers picoPower technology and embedded capacitive touch controller peripherals.



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