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Amazon's Opening With iPad

April 1, 2010 4:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

With the iPad, Apple won't have its usual leg up for selling e-books, the way it does with content for the iPod or iPhone. That gives Amazon a chance to end up as a major e-book provider for the device.

Microsoft request for patent suit review is nixed

April 1, 2010 2:30 pm | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Microsoft Corp.'s request to review a $290 million patent ruling involving the software maker's popular word processing program.Microsoft had asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for a review by its full roster of judges. In...

Bid for SkillSoft increased to $1.2 billion

April 1, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An all-cash bid by private investor group SSI Investments III Ltd. to purchase Irish education software company SkillSoft PLC has been sweetened.SkillSoft said in February it had agreed to be purchased by SSI Investments III Ltd. for about $1.1 billion.Both sides said in a statement Wednesday...

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Court Backs eBay in Tiffany Case

April 1, 2010 2:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Ebay won a legal victory Thursday, as a federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of trademark-infringement claims by jeweler Tiffany over the sale of counterfeit merchandise on the online auctioneer's Web site.

Cray in $45M contract with US nuclear agency

April 1, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cray Inc. said Thursday it has won a contract worth $45 million to build a supercomputer for the National Nuclear Security Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Energy.The company said it will create a new computer system that will help safeguard nuclear material and perform other...

i4i scores another win in U.S. courts against Microsoft

April 1, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian software developer i4i announced Thursday it has won another victory in U.S. courts in its protracted patent infringement case against Microsoft Corp (Nasdaq:MSFT).In a brief news release, i4i said the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has denied a petition by Microsoft for...

Researchers discover weak link in Alzheimer's drug candidates

April 1, 2010 1:20 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of California - San Diego) Some current therapies being investigated for Alzheimer's disease may cause further neural degeneration and cell death, according to a breakthrough discovery by UC San Diego researchers.

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PCS Edventures! COO Adopts 10b5-1 Plan

April 1, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. (OTCBB: PCSV), a leading provider of K-12 programs that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), today announced that Robert O. Grover, the company's COO, President and Chief Technology Officer, has adopted a prearranged trading plan in...

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Philip Morris Int'l nominates Baidu CFO to board

April 1, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cigarette maker Philip Morris International Inc. is nominating the finance chief of the largest Internet search engine in China for a seat on its board of directorsJennifer Li, 42, will be one of only a handful of Chinese-born executives ever to be appointed to the board of a Standard & Poor's...

Yahoo Health expands with Healthline Networks pact

April 1, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Healthline Networks Inc., an online provider of health information, said Thursday that it has reached an agreement with Yahoo Inc. to expand the search and news provider's health section.Healthline is to help expand Yahoo Health's offerings, including a search function for health information....

China's Censors Thrive in Obscurity

April 1, 2010 11:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The confusion over a major Google outage in China spotlights one of the most remarkable aspects of the Chinese government's Internet censorship apparatus: It is designed to be obscure.

Pegasystems gets go-ahead to acquire Chordiant

April 1, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pegasystems has received the go-ahead from federal regulators to acquire Chordiant Software Inc., the business software provider said Thursday.The Federal Trade Commission granted early termination of a mandatory waiting period for the $161.5 million deal.Cambridge, Mass.-based Pegasystems,...

Nanoscale 'stealth' probe slides into cell walls seamlessly, say Stanford engineers

April 1, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Stanford University) Stanford engineers have created a nanoscale probe they can implant in a cell wall without damaging the wall. The probe could allow researchers to listen in on electrical signals within the cell. That could lead to a better understanding of how cells communicate or...

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Amazon, publishers in new e-book price deals

April 1, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon.com Inc. has reached new agreements with some publishers that had been fed up with the low prices Amazon charges for electronic books that go with its Kindle e-reader. This comes just as Apple Inc. is about to launch its competing iPad device.Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins said late...

Military Connectors: A Primer

April 1, 2010 9:28 am | by Keith Teichmann, Worldwide Director of Marketing & Product Management, ITT Interconnect Solutions | Articles | Comments

Similar to technology trends in other arenas, reduced size and weight, highly reliable materials, and greater functionality are in the forefront of connector design trends for the military market. Deployed in a variety of modern and “future soldier” applications, such as sophisticated command, control, communications, computer, and intelligence (C41) systems...

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