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Telvent names Gonzalez Dominguez new CEO

May 24, 2010 7:30 pm | News | Comments

Spain's Telvent Git SA said Monday that it has named Ignacio Gonzalez Dominguez as the information technology company's new chief executive officer, effective June 1.Gonzalez Dominguez, who has been with the company since 1990, is currently the executive vice president of subsidiary Telvent...

Columbia council endorses IBM project

May 24, 2010 6:30 pm | News | Comments

One week after city leaders hailed an incentive-laden effort to lure IBM and hundreds of new jobs to town, the project easily passed its first hurdle Monday night.The seven-member Columbia City Council voted unanimously to buy an abandoned office building for $3.05 million. Starting in...

Google opens up, divulges its ad commission rates

May 24, 2010 3:30 pm | News | Comments

Google Inc. has finally revealed one of its financial secrets and spelled out how it splits revenue with other websites that show its online ads.The Internet search leader's partners get 68 percent of the revenue from ads placed alongside articles and other content on Web pages. Websites keep...

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Federal Tax Credits: 2010 and Beyond

May 24, 2010 3:23 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

The last time we talked about U.S. federal tax credits was in January where we posted 5 (More) Things to Know Before You Claim Your Energy Tax Credit: Part 2. You might think the information is outdated at this point, but that's not the case. (NOTE: This is not the same as the Rebates for...

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ATS Corp. announces election of 2 new directors

May 24, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Information-technology provider ATS Corp. said Monday that two new directors were elected to new positions on its board.The new directors: Anita K. Jones, a computer science professor at the University of Virginia and former Pentagon technology official; and James R. Swartwout, formerly co-CEO...

CU telescope debuts on NASA flying observatory

May 24, 2010 2:22 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, will take flight May 25 along with the Cornell-built FORCAST (the Faint Object InfraRed Camera for the SOFIA Telescope).

Essentials of Genetics Website Reference

May 24, 2010 1:21 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Scitable is a science library and personal learning tool on genetics developed by Nature. I must admit I am against the closed science stance Nature normally supports. But this is a good effort on their part at actually talking advantage of the internet to openly promote science. I...

IBM to buy AT & T's Sterling unit for $1.4B

May 24, 2010 12:30 pm | News | Comments

IBM Corp. said Monday that it is buying AT&T Inc.'s Sterling Commerce unit, which makes software that helps businesses buy and sell to each other, for $1.4 billion.The deal would be IBM Corp.'s largest acquisition since it bought business software maker Cognos in 2008.Sterling runs...

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To attack H1N1, other flu viruses, gold nanorods deliver potent payload

May 24, 2010 12:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University at Buffalo) Future pandemics of seasonal flu, H1N1 and other drug-resistant viruses may be thwarted by a potent, immune-boosting payload that is effectively delivered to cells by gold nanorods, report scientists at the University at Buffalo and the US Centers for Disease...

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Longtop shares rise after earnings report(2)

May 24, 2010 11:31 am | News | Comments

U.S.-listed shares of Chinese financial software developer Longtop Financial Technologies Ltd. surged Monday after it reported results that beat expectations for its latest quarter.The stock rose $2.82, or 9.1 percent, to $33.86 in afternoon trading.On Saturday, the Hong Kong-based company said...

Nokia to run Yahoo's maps in global partnership

May 24, 2010 10:30 am | News | Comments

Nokia will run maps and navigation services for Yahoo on both phones and computers.The two companies announced a worldwide partnership Monday. Yahoo Inc. will provide e-mail and chat services on Nokia Corp. phones. The services will be co-branded.Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz says location is becoming...

Display Week 2010: Sharp Introduces 8 New LED-backlit LCDs + New Memory LCDs

May 24, 2010 9:35 am | News | Comments

Today, Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) announced a suite of 8 new LED-backlit LCD products. The new LED LCDs range in size from 3.5-inches to 15.0-inches. Touch screen panel options have also been added in 4.3-inch and 7.0-inch sizes.

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Match.com taking over Yahoo's dating service

May 24, 2010 9:32 am | by RACHEL METZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Match.com, the dating website owned by Internet company IAC/InterActiveCorp, said Monday it will become Yahoo Inc.'s online dating site, replacing the company's own Yahoo Personals brand.Financial terms and the exact length of the multiyear deal were not disclosed.Yahoo has been trying to focus...

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General Dynamics gets $146M Pentagon contract

May 24, 2010 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. said Monday that a subsidiary won a $146.2 million, three-year contract to help the Defense Department consolidate some offices in the Washington area into a single location.General Dynamics Information Technology will be responsible for moving more than 6,400 Defense...

Intel releases new processors for laptops

May 24, 2010 9:30 am | News | Comments

Intel Corp., the dominant maker of processors for personal computers, on Monday introduced new low-power chips for laptops.The new Core Ultra-Low Voltage chips upgrade its low-power line with designs from the full-power Core family, for faster processing, lower power consumption and smaller...

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