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Japan central bank keeps interest rate unchanged

January 25, 2010 9:01 pm | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Japan's central bank kept interest rates just above zero Tuesday, pledging to fight deflation and preserve recovery in the world's second-biggest economy.The Bank of Japan policy board voted unanimously to keep the overnight call rate target at 0.1 percent, as widely expected even amid a...

Direct Video Broadcast Competes with In-Flight Broadband for Airline Passenger Entertainment Dollars

January 25, 2010 7:54 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Live broadcast video is also poised for significant growth in 2009.

Adobe prices $1.5 billion in debt

January 25, 2010 4:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Adobe Systems Inc., a software company best known for its Adobe Reader and the PDF document format, said Monday it priced $1.5 billion in new notes, most of which will go to paying down its existing debt.The notes are to be issued in two batches: $600 million with a 3.25 percent interest rate...

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SRA International to buy Perrin Quarles

January 25, 2010 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SRA International Inc. said Monday it agreed to buy privately held environmental consulting firm Perrin Quarles Associates Inc.SRA, which sells technology and consulting help to companies and government agencies, did not disclose financial terms of the purchase.The deal will close in about a...

Better computing, communication for emergency personnel at disaster sites

January 25, 2010 1:58 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of California - San Diego) Hurricane Katrina. The Southeast Asian tsunami. Now the killer earthquake in Haiti, which has claimed upwards of 50,000 lives. In each case, the response to a natural disaster has been further complicated by the difficulty delivering medical care in...

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Quartz Crystal Said to be World’s Smallest

January 25, 2010 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Statek Corporation announced the release of its ultra-miniature, low-profile CX18 crystal. With overall dimensions of 1.55 mm x 0.95 mm x 0.35 mm, and a typical weight of 1.8 mg, Statek’s CX18 is asserted to be the smallest and lightest surface-mount crystal in the world. The CX18 has a 

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Apple rockets to most profitable quarter ever

January 25, 2010 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. says it rocketed to its most profitable quarter ever over the holidays.The iPhone's rollout in several major new markets, including China and South Korea, helped fuel the company's nearly 50 percent jump in net income over the same period a year earlier.Revenue also hit an all-time...

Earnings preview: Netflix's 4Q expected to sparkle

January 25, 2010 12:01 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DVD-by-mail pioneer Netflix Inc. is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter results after the market closes Wednesday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.OVERVIEW: Netflix's audience is expected to surpass 12 million subscribers for the first...

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Canadian earnings declared Monday: Versatile Systems' Q2 loss narrows

January 25, 2010 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian earnings declared Monday as of 3:30 p.m.:Versatile Systems Inc. (TSXV:VV): Three months ended Dec. 31, 2009, net loss US$80,661, nil a share; 2008, $533,171, nil a share. Revenue: 2009, $11,300,000; 2008, $12,300,000.

Google negotiating ways to keep presence in China

January 25, 2010 11:01 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

Even if its stand against censorship leads it to close its search engine in China, Google Inc. still hopes to maintain other key operations in the world's most populous Internet market.Google is negotiating to keep its research center in China, an advertising sales team that generates most of...

Smartphones Surpass 15% of Cell Phone Shipments in China

January 25, 2010 10:54 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

China’s smartphone market saw strong growth throughout 2008 with shipments showing a 30% increase over the previous year

Study: New vaccine delivery system may be more effective

January 25, 2010 10:52 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

An interdisciplinary team of Cornell researchers has devised a new way to make vaccines that promises to prevent diseases much more cheaply.

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Power Entry Module Provides Added Seal Protection

January 25, 2010 10:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter’s Series 5707 power entry module offers IP 54 protection at the power input, in addition to IP 65 protection to the equipment. The sealed module is appropriate for use in medical equipment exposed to leaks, drips and spills, as well as equipment subject to routine washing. The compact module combines 

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Building an Arsenal against Counterfeiters

January 25, 2010 9:34 am | by Barry LaFontaine, Fusion Trade(www.fusiontrade.com) | Blogs | Comments

 The problem with counterfeit parts plaguing the distribution chain is not going away. In fact, it’s getting worse.

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High-density Ultracaps Carry up to 5,000 Farad

January 25, 2010 9:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ioxus, Inc., developers and manufacturers of innovative ultracapacitor technologies for a wide range of energy storage markets, today launched a new family of lower-cost large cell prismatic electrochemical double-layer capacitors for transportation and utility applications.

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