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U.S. lead in nanotech eroding, report finds

March 26, 2010 5:11 am | News | Comments

The United States urgently needs to invest more in nanotechnology if it is to maintain its global lead in the emerging field, according to a report issued on Thursday to U.S. President Barack Obama. Between 2003 and 2008, U.S. public and private investments in nanotechnology grew at 18 percent a year against 27 percent a year throughout the world...

Suspected Twitter infiltrator: 'I'm a nice hacker'

March 26, 2010 5:08 am | News | Comments

He's unemployed and isn't much of a computer expert. The Frenchman accused of infiltrating Twitter and peeping at the accounts of President Barack Obama and singers Britney Spears and Lily Allen says he wanted to reveal just how vulnerable online data systems are to break-ins - and he says he didn't mean any harm.


UK's Times newspapers to charge for Web access

March 26, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Times and The Sunday Times newspapers will begin charging for Internet access to content in June, offering subscriptions at 1 pound ($1.48) a day or 2 pounds a week, News International announced Friday.Access to the digital services will be included in the seven-day subscriptions of print...


Vodafone Essar to Sell iPhone 3GS in India

March 26, 2010 4:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Vodafone Essar, the local unit of the U.K.'s Vodafone Group, said it will start selling Apple's iPhone 3GS in India, following a similar announcement by larger rival Bharti Airtel Ltd. earlier this week.

Perfect World buying C & C Media for $21 million

March 26, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China-based online game developer Perfect World Co. Ltd. said Friday it is buying C&C Media Co. Ltd.from Atlus Co. for about $21 million to deepen its presence in the Japanese market.C&C is a Japanese online game operator and Atlus is a Japan-based computer and video game developer.

Germany : Innovation, education and stronger competition key to a more balanced economy

March 26, 2010 2:27 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Innovation, education and more competition in the domestic market would help Germany emerge from the economic crisis with a stronger and more balanced economy. Labor market policy should now pave the way for necessary structural changes while fiscal policy needs a specific exit strategy...


Wash. gov approves smelter, server farm tax breaks

March 25, 2010 6:30 pm | by CURT WOODWARD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

With lawmakers planning to cut spending and raise taxes to help balance a $2.8 billion budget deficit, Washington state is still extending tax breaks to some industries.Gov. Chris Gregoire signed two such bills into law Thursday, aiding server farms and aluminum smelters. Even though the...

Connectors Offer VSWR of Less than 1.18 through 40 GHz

March 25, 2010 2:44 pm | Product Releases | Comments

San-tron, Inc. announced the launch of S292 Connectors, a new series of 2.92 mm connectors that operate through K band. Initiating a design standardized to a Thunderline-Z TL-150 glass-to-metal feed-through, the company has


Synnex fiscal 1st-quarter profit rises

March 25, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Synnex Corp. said Thursday that its fiscal first-quarter profit jumped, helped by a large gain from discontinued operations and revenue growth the company attributed to an accounting change.For the quarter ended Feb. 28, the business services provider earned $34.7 million, or 98 cents per...

Extender for Ultra PoE Doubles Cabling Distance in Security Systems

March 25, 2010 2:19 pm | Phihong | Product Releases | Comments

Phihong USA has developed a four-port, PoE extender that accepts ultra-power PoE and extends the reach of data and Power-over-Ethernet to 200 me, doubling the


Dual Sensors Suit C Groove Cylinders

March 25, 2010 2:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TURCK's BIM-UNR line of compact magnetic cylinder position sensors now includes a dual sensor designed for detecting short and long stroke C-groove cylinders. BIM-UNR dual sensors combine two sensors through one cable connection to


Broadband Synthesizers Span Wide Frequency Ranges

March 25, 2010 2:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions introduced a suite of broadband synthesizers designed to cover all GSM, WCDMA and LTE frequency bands with one device. The SKY73134 wideband integer-N frequency synthesizer with


Oracle Profit Slips but Software Sales Rise

March 25, 2010 1:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Oracle's quarterly profit dropped 11%, hurt by costs tied to its takeover of Sun Microsystems, but software sales rose for the second straight quarter—a sign companies are spending on new projects.


Qualcomm Boosts Outlook for Quarter

March 25, 2010 12:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Qualcomm raised its fiscal second-quarter outlook on the strength of its licensing business and improved chip sales.

Best Buy Profit Rises 37%

March 25, 2010 11:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Best Buy said earnings rose 37% on rebounding sales of laptops and TVs. The company issued a strong forecast for the year and said it plans to resume buying back shares.


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