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4 charged with hacking into concert ticket sites

March 2, 2010 5:27 am | News | Comments

Four California men were charged on Monday with using sophisticated computer programs to fraudulently obtain more than a million tickets to concerts and sporting events and reselling them for a profit estimated at $29 million.

Apple details labor violations at its suppliers

March 2, 2010 5:24 am | News | Comments

Apple Inc. said it found more than a dozen serious violations of labor laws or Apple's own rules at its suppliers that needed immediate correction. The findings were outlined in a company report on audits of 102 supplier facilities conducted in 2009.

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iPhone Dock Reference Design Keeps Audio Signal End-to-end Digital

March 2, 2010 5:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

XMOS has launched a reference design for iPhone and iPod docks, which keeps the audio signal path end-to-end digital, from the iPod or iPhone via USB to the amplifier. Implemented entirely in software, using the SMOS XL1-L1 even driven processor, the flexible design eliminates

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Digi Launches Industry's First Foolproof Programmable ZigBee Module

March 2, 2010 5:20 am | by Digi International | News | Comments

Isolated wireless software makes ZigBee development easy and fast

German court overturns law on phone, e-mail data

March 2, 2010 5:17 am | News | Comments

Germany's highest court on Tuesday overturned a law that let anti-terror authorities retain data on telephone calls and e-mails, saying it posed a "grave intrusion" to personal privacy rights and must be revised. The court ruling was the latest to sharply criticize a major initiative by Chancellor Angela Merkel's government and one of the strongest steps yet defending citizen rights from post-Sept. 11 terror-fighting measures.

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AutoZone fiscal 2Q profit rises 6 percent

March 2, 2010 4:30 am | by SAMANTHA BOMKAMP - AP Transportation Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Automotive parts retailer AutoZone Inc. said Tuesday that its fiscal second-quarter profit rose 6 percent as it managed costs and recorded higher sales from new stores.The company earned $123.3 million, or $2.46 per share, compared with a year-ago profit of $115.9 million, or $2.03 per...

SENSIO Adopts a Shareholders Rights Plan

March 2, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SENSIO Technologies Inc. ("SENSIO" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE: SIO) announced today that its Board of Directors has adopted a shareholders rights plan (the "Rights Plan") in order to promote equitable treatment of shareholders in any public offer to purchase aimed at the Company. The Rights...

Staples 4Q profit falls; issues muted outlook

March 2, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sales at Staples Inc. climbed for the second straight quarter, but the largest office supply company in the U.S. reported a decline in fourth-quarter profit Tuesday as some charges and delays in big-ticket purchases weighed on results.Staples also provided a 2010 adjusted profit outlook below...

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EU: 100 million Microsoft users to choose browser

March 2, 2010 2:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union says some 100 million people using Microsoft Corp. software will be asked to choose between rival Web browsers by mid-May under a deal it struck with the company to settle antitrust action.Microsoft has started this month sending updates to Windows computers in Europe so that...

e-skills: European Week 2010 underlines e-skills' potential to help Europe’s economic recovery

March 2, 2010 2:20 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

European e-skills Week 2010, from March 1-5, aims to review the EU e-skills strategy's achievements in terms of digital literacy and boosting the e-skills of all EU citizens, to share experiences, build links and mobilise stakeholders across the EU. A broad range of activities across 35...

Solutions for Indoor Cell Coverage Will Boost 3G Services

March 1, 2010 8:24 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Femtocells, picocells, and microcells are expected to surpass 31 million units by 2012.

Happy Halloween!

March 1, 2010 3:24 pm | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

Not to be outdone by my horrible cube-neighbor, Carl (Niels Bohr...again), I decided to descend into the darkness and become that which I fear the most...

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IBM cuts hundreds of jobs, sliver of 400K workers

March 1, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM Corp. has cut hundreds of jobs across a number of divisions. The cuts Monday represent a sliver of the technology company's nearly 400,000 workers worldwide.IBM wouldn't comment. Documents submitted by laid-off workers to the Alliance(at)IBM, a labor union at IBM, indicate that at least 856...

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Warnaco Group moves to 4th-qtr profit

March 1, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Warnaco Group Inc. moved to a profit in the fourth quarter as sales rose by a double-digit percentage.The New York company makes underwear, bras, swimsuits and other clothing under brands such as Olga, Speedo and Warner's.In the three months that ended Jan. 2, the company earned $11 million, or...

Armstrong World Industries narrows 4th-qtr loss

March 1, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Armstrong World Industries Inc. said Monday that its fourth-quarter loss decreased as it cut expenses. But its adjusted profit rose.The flooring and building products manufacturer lost $3.8 million, or 7 cents per share, for the three-month period that ended Dec. 31. That compares with a loss...

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