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Rovi Corp. plans to offer $400M of senior notes

March 10, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rovi Corp. said Wednesday that it plans to issue $400 million of senior notes to buy back shares and pay down debt.Rovi, which provides TV listings data and related services, said the notes will be due in 2040 and will be offered to institutional investors.The company plans to use $159.6...

Sensitive nano oscillator can detect pathogens

March 10, 2010 12:22 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

By watching how energy moves across a device akin to a tiny diving board, researchers are a step closer to creating extraordinarily tiny sensors that can instantly recognize harmful substances.

Abiomed AB5000 Circulatory Support System: Class I Recall

March 10, 2010 12:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Device computer may shut down without an alarm, which can lead to serious injuries or death.


First lady launches contest for healthy kids games

March 10, 2010 11:30 am | by DARLENE SUPERVILLE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

First lady Michelle Obama challenged software and video game designers Wednesday to develop games and tools that get kids, especially 9- to 12-year-olds, excited about eating better and exercising more.The carrot? A chance to share in $40,000 in cash prizes.The Apps for Healthy Kids contest is...


Social-Media Updates Could Cause Trouble

March 10, 2010 11:26 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Some employees are over-sharing on social-media sites, causing embarrassment and possible financial harm to small enterprises.

Conquering the chaos in modern, multiprocessor computers

March 10, 2010 11:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Washington) A group of computer scientists have found a way to tame multiprocessor computers, which behave in wildly unpredictable ways even as the systems become widespread in the industry.

OnLive game streaming service to start in June

March 10, 2010 9:30 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

In an industry first, a new gaming service will start allowing people to "stream" popular games over the Internet in June, using a mechanism similar to watching TV shows or listening to music online.OnLive, unveiled a year ago with much fanfare, embraces "cloud computing," in which software...

MySpace outlines makeover after exec shake up

March 10, 2010 8:30 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Long ago lapped by Facebook in popularity and with fast-growing Twitter on its tail, MySpace is planning a series of updates over the next months that will link its users' posts to the other social networking sites more easily and carve out its niche as an entertainment hub more clearly.Those...


A huge step toward mass production of coveted form of carbon

March 10, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Chemical Society) Scientists have leaped over a major hurdle in efforts to begin commercial production of a form of carbon that could rival silicon in its potential for revolutionizing electronics devices ranging from supercomputers to cell phones. Called graphene, the material...

WinRho SDF (Rho(D) Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human): Risk of Intravascular Hemolysis

March 10, 2010 8:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Cases of intravascular hemolysis and its complications have been reported in patients treated for immune thrombocytopenic purpura with WinRho.


Ames wants to be test site for fiber-optic network

March 10, 2010 7:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The City of Ames plans to submit an application to be a test market for a high-speed fiber optic network offered by the Internet company Google Inc.Brian Phillips of the Ames City Manager's office says the application is due March 26.Google Fiber is an initiative to find test markets for a...

QHR Announces $1,040,000 Private Placement

March 10, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

QHR Technologies Inc. ("QHR" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: QHR) announced that the company has arranged a non-brokered private placement to raise up to $1,040,000. The private placement will consist of the sale of up to 1,600,000 units with each unit priced at $0.65 and consisting of one common...

Viterra to Acquire Dakota Growers Pasta Company

March 10, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Viterra Inc. (TSX: VT), (ASX: VTA) and Dakota Growers Pasta Company, Inc. are pleased to announce today that they have signed a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which a subsidiary of Viterra will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Dakota Growers, a leading producer and marketer of dry...


Next Generation PoP for Processor and Memory Stacking

March 10, 2010 6:47 am | by Helen Katske, Manager, Engineering Services, Micro-Electronics group, Tessera, Phil Damberg, Vice President, Next Generation Packaging, Micro-Electronics group, Tessera, & KM Bang, Senior Engineer, Package Development, Micro-Electronics group, Tessera | Articles | Comments

The continued increase in mobile handset functionality is being enabled by more powerful baseband and applications processor chips, which are more frequently coupled with memory devices using package-on-package (PoP) stacking.


Google Sees End to China Talks

March 10, 2010 6:27 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Eric Schmidt said his company expects to soon conclude talks with the Chinese government over the fate of its search engine and business in China.


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