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Defining, Measuring a Nebulous Concept

April 12, 2010 4:22 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Everyone agrees innovation is desirable, but few agree on its exact definition, especially in a business context. But the need to define innovation and measure it has become increasingly pressing.

Statistics : Composite leading indicators point to continued expansion

April 12, 2010 3:23 am | by OECD | News | Comments

OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for February 2010 continue to point to economic expansion, albeit at a different pace across countries and regions.

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Sharp to Sell 3D Televisions

April 12, 2010 1:22 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Sharp will begin sales of liquid crystal televisions that can show three-dimensional images before this summer, joining rivals such as Samsung and Sony.

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Sharp to sell 3-D TVs in Japan, US, Europe, China

April 12, 2010 12:30 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Sharp is trying to play catch-up in 3-D TVs with powerful rivals Samsung and Panasonic with displays the Japanese electronics maker says are brighter and clearer.Osaka-based Sharp Corp., which makes Aquos brand liquid-crystal display TVs, initially played down the urgency of selling 3-D TVs,...

Eating Into Apple's Cash Pile

April 12, 2010 12:21 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Apple is now in the enviable but difficult position of having an expected year-end net cash pile of around $48 billion. What should it do with the money?

Criminals Prey on the Unemployed

April 11, 2010 6:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The number of online laundering outfits that use unsuspecting job seekers to turn stolen credit-card numbers into cash is growing, experts say.

Under new leadership, Kavli Institute at Cornell evolves from a think tank to a proving ground

April 11, 2010 6:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Cornell University) Looking to push the boundaries of nanoscience, the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science is no longer a think tank for new ideas, but a proving ground to aggressively push the limits of nanotechnology. And to that end, Cornell has named Paul McEuen, the...

Google CEO says newspapers can make money online

April 11, 2010 5:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt says he is confident that newspapers will find new ways to make money online by harnessing the vast reach of the Internet.Media executives have accused Google of draining readers and advertising from newspapers online. But speaking Sunday night to open...

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Adobe needs rebound with latest Creative Suite

April 11, 2010 4:30 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Pent-up demand is expected to boost sales of the newest installment of Adobe Systems Inc.'s Creative Suite, the software package for professional designers and Web developers that brings in most of Adobe's revenue. The product launches Monday.Bad timing hurt sales of the previous version,...

/ CORRECTION - Avid Announces Agreement to Acquire Euphonix

April 11, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NAB (Booth SU902) In the news release, " Avid Announces Agreement to Acquire Euphonix," issued earlier today by Avid(r) (NASDAQ: AVID), please be advised that "www.EUPHONIX.com (http://www.EUPHONIX.com) " in the last sentence of the fifth paragraph should link to www.EUPHONIX.com...

MIT researchers harness viruses to split water

April 11, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) A team of MIT researchers has found a novel way to mimic the process by which plants use the power of sunlight to split water and make chemical fuel to power their growth. In this case, the team used a modified virus as a kind of biological scaffold...

Comprehensive Range of Audio and Video Control Surfaces and Consoles Expands Avid Portfolio to Provide Seamless Interoperability Across Broad Spectrum of Third-Party Solutions for ...

April 11, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NAB (Booth SU902) Avid@ (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mountain View, CA-based Euphonix, a leader in large-format digital audio consoles, media controllers and peripherals. With the acquisition, Avid will deliver a broad range of audio...

Egypt Court Blocks France Télécom Offer for Mobinil

April 10, 2010 10:22 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

An Egyptian court has blocked France Télécom's tender offer to buy shares of the Egyptian Company for Mobile Services from Orascom Telecom Holding.

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Poor Results on Evolution and Big Bang Questions Omitted From NSF Report

April 10, 2010 6:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Evolution, Big Bang Polls Omitted From NSF Report by Yudhijit Bhattacharjee The section, which was part of the unedited chapter on public attitudes toward science and technology, notes that 45% of Americans in 2008 answered true to the statement, “Human beings, as we know them...

India 3G Auction Begins

April 9, 2010 11:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The final lap in the race for India's third-generation bandwidth began Friday, as one pan-India bid touched $884 million.

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