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Salesforce's 1Q loss widens, outlook disappoints

May 23, 2013 5:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Salesforce.com Inc.'s losses widened during its latest quarter as the company spent more money to expand its online software service in an effort to maintain the rapid growth that has propelled its stock. The results announced Thursday largely fell in line with analyst estimates, as did...

Pandora posts in-line 1Q loss, upbeat sales

May 23, 2013 5:43 pm | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Internet radio company Pandora Media Inc. reported higher-than-expected revenue in the latest quarter, with losses in line with analysts' forecasts, as the number of subscribers who pay for ad-free listening more than doubled to exceed 2.5 million. Pandora predicted that it may break even in the...

“Cloud” signals dark days for software buyers

May 23, 2013 4:06 pm | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Blogs | Comments

The software industry is now making its predictable push toward fully cloud-based business models and leaving customer preference in the dustbin. Earlier this month, Adobe decided it will discontinue its Creative Suite product line and replace it with its Adobe Creative Cloud, which is

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GHLI Fellows to aid in improving health care abroad this summer

May 23, 2013 3:57 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Four Yale students have been selected as Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI) Fellows, and will work with country delegations attending the GHLI Conference, to be held June 9–14 at the University....

PCI Express board provides two optically isolated serial ports

May 23, 2013 3:40 pm | Sealevel Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Sealevel’s 7203e PCI Express serial interface provides two optically isolated serial ports, each individually configurable for RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485. Each serial port utilizes a high-performance UART with 128-byte Tx/Rx FIFOs that enables data rates to 460.8K bps for reliable high-speed communications in data intensive applications.

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Over-the-air test system enables industry’s first 802.11n WLAN over-the-air measurements

May 23, 2013 3:28 pm | Rohde & Schwarz | Product Releases | Comments

CETECOM has selected Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) to enhance their over-the-air (OTA) testing capabilities with a new test system that includes LTE multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) and 802.11n functionality. The TS8991 test system can perform OTA measurements for LTE MIMO in addition to all cellular 2G, 3G, and 4G technology standards.

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Cradle turns smartphone into handheld biosensor

May 23, 2013 3:26 pm | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

Researchers and physicians in the field could soon run on-the-spot tests for environmental toxins, medical diagnostics, food safety and more with their smartphones. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have developed a cradle and app for the iPhone that uses the phone’s built-in camera and processing power as a biosensor...

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Handheld digital microscopes bring versatility, affordability to video inspection

May 23, 2013 3:11 pm | by Jim Norton, Custom Products & Services, Inc., www.custom-products.com | Blogs | Comments

In recent years, many electronics manufacturers have been adopting the use of video inspection systems utilizing digital cameras to perform many of the visual inspection functions formerly performed with optical microscopes. Digital camera technology has improved to the point where their image quality now rivals

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ESO's Very Large Telescope celebrates 15 years of success

May 23, 2013 2:48 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

With this new view of a spectacular stellar nursery ESO is celebrating 15 years of the Very Large Telescope — the world's most advanced optical instrument. This picture reveals thick clumps of dust silhouetted against the pink glowing gas cloud known to astronomers as IC 2944.

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Researchers reveal model of Sun's magnetic field

May 23, 2013 2:41 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at the Universities of Leeds and Chicago have uncovered an important mechanism behind the generation of astrophysical magnetic fields such as that of the Sun. Scientists have known since the 18th Century that the Sun regularly oscillates between periods of high and low solar activity in an 11-year cycle, but have been unable to fully explain how this cycle is generated.

UBC engineer helps pioneer flat spray-on optical lens

May 23, 2013 2:29 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A University of British Columbia engineer and a team of U.S. researchers have made a breakthrough utilizing spray-on technology that could revolutionize the way optical lenses are made and used. Kenneth Chau, an assistant professor in the School of Engineering at UBC's Okanagan campus, is a key investigator among colleagues at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Maryland.

Intergalactic Geek Pride Day quiz

May 23, 2013 2:13 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Blogs | Comments

There was a time when "Geek" was far from a badge of honor. Jr. High School (AKA middle school) was developed specifically for the purpose of making geeks miserable. We were told that lockers were designed for holding books, lunches, and jackets, but in reality, the secret anti-geek coalition had lockers installed so geeks could be stuffed inside of them, or could have the doors slammed in their faces.

The world's favorite fruit only better-tasting and longer-lasting

May 23, 2013 2:04 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Tomatoes, said to be the world's most popular fruit, can be made both better-tasting and longer-lasting thanks to UK research with purple GM varieties. "Working with GM tomatoes that are different to normal fruit only by the addition of a specific compound, allows us to pinpoint exactly how to breed in valuable traits," said Professor Cathie Martin from the John Innes Centre.

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Doctors save Ohio boy by 'printing' an airway tube

May 23, 2013 2:01 pm | by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

In a medical first, doctors used plastic particles and a 3-D laser printer to create an airway splint to save the life of a baby boy who used to stop breathing nearly every day. It's the latest advance from the booming field of regenerative medicine, making body parts in the lab.

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US envoy in Cuba engages critics on and offline

May 23, 2013 1:54 pm | by PETER ORSI, Associated Press | News | Comments

The meeting on a sunny Havana square was a little bit revolutionary for Cuba's revolution. And for U.S. diplomacy as well. Dozens of young bloggers and tweeters gathered to talk about their place in a socialist society whose leaders have referred to the Internet as "a wild colt" to be tamed and make access difficult for all but a few.

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