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EU project gives non-tech-savvy people a boost

March 7, 2010 9:24 pm | by European Commission | Comments

Advances in information and communication technologies have done people a world of good but not everyone has access to these innovations. The EU-funded I2HOME ('Intuitive interaction for everyone with home appliances based on industry standards') project, which received EUR 2.7 million...

Galileo Application Days showcase the future of satellite navigation

March 7, 2010 9:23 pm | by European Commission | Comments

From March 3 to 5, the European Commission is hosting the ‘Galileo Application Days’ event where around 40 cutting-edge satellite navigation applications will be demonstrated live. They were developed with the support of either the EU Research Framework Programme, or the European Space...

Analysis: Auto industry in Louisiana at crossroad

March 7, 2010 5:30 am | by ALAN SAYRE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Louisiana has reached a crossroad in its quest to catch up with other Southeast states in the automobile manufacturing business: one of its companies is on the way out, while the other is waiting to get started — both with the help of Washington, D.C.On the way out is General Motors Co. in...

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Star Tribune, Post-Bulletin win Premack awards

March 6, 2010 4:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Star Tribune of Minneapolis and the Rochester Post-Bulletin were among the winners of the 2009 Frank Premack Public Affairs Journalism Awards, the Minnesota Journalism Center said Saturday.The Star Tribune and its staff won in the category of breaking news about public affairs. They were...

Innovation, America and Engineering: NAE Grand Challenges Summit

March 6, 2010 10:23 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Innovation, America and Engineering: NAE Grand Challenges Summit in Raleigh, North Carolina: Friday morning in Raleigh, a group of engineers from industry, academia and even government met to discuss the threat of America losing its global lead in innovation. The panel discussion was part...

BigBand Networks names new Ravi Narula as CFO

March 5, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

BigBand Networks Inc. said it has named Ravi Narula as its new chief financial officer, effective May 1.Narula succeeds Moe Castonguay, who is leaving the company to move to the East Coast.Narula joined BigBand in 2005 and is currently vice president of finance and worldwide controller.The move...

Sybase redeems $390 million of convertible debt

March 5, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Mobile phone software developer Sybase Inc. said Friday that it has redeemed $390 million of convertible debt.The convertible subordinated notes carry an interest rate of 1.75 percent and mature in 2025.The Dublin, Calif., company will pay debt holders who turned in their notes about half in...

HP trims 1Q net income because of lawsuit costs

March 5, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard says it is trimming the net income it reported for its fiscal first quarter because of higher legal costs.HP, the world's biggest computer maker, now says it earned $2.25 billion, or 93 cents per share, in the three months ended in January. That's down from the $2.32 billion, or...

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Google buys DocVerse in latest shot at Microsoft

March 5, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. has acquired a company called DocVerse to help the Internet search leader round out its online software programs and provide more ammunition in its duel with Microsoft Corp.Financial terms of the deal announced Friday weren't disclosed.DocVerse provides tools that make its possible...

BOOM showcases student projects with real-life appeal

March 5, 2010 11:23 am | by Cornell University | Comments

On March 3, 40 student-developed digital technology projects were on display in Duffield Hall at the annual Bits on Our Minds exhibition. Some won awards from corporate sponsors.

S1 Corp. 4Q profit up 86 percent

March 5, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Financial-services software provider S1 Corp. said Friday profit for the fourth quarter rose 86 percent as revenue improved and expenses fell.The company reported net income of $9.9 million, or 18 cents per share, compared with $5.3 million, or 10 cents per share, a year earlier.Revenue rose to...

Beijing says working with Google to resolve dispute

March 5, 2010 9:54 am | Comments

China is in consultations with technology giant Google to resolve its dispute with the company, which has threatened to abandon the Chinese market over hacking and censorship concerns, said a Chinese official on Friday.

FBI director warns of growing cyber threat

March 5, 2010 9:52 am | Comments

Militant groups, foreign states and criminal organizations pose a growing threat to U.S. security as they target government and private computer networks, FBI Director Robert Mueller said on Thursday. In a speech to an Internet security conference, Mueller said militant groups like al Qaeda had primarily used the Internet to recruit members and plan attacks, but had made clear they also see it as a target.

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Microsoft to stay its China course despite Google spat

March 5, 2010 9:50 am | Comments

Microsoft said it will stick to its development strategy for the China Internet search market regardless of the outcome of Google's high-profile spat with Beijing. Microsoft has kept a relatively low profile in China since Google announced its decision to potentially withdraw from the market over censorship issues and following an attack on its systems that it believes originated in China.

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EU urged to level playing field for Web browsers

March 5, 2010 9:49 am | Comments

Makers of six small Web browsers are urging the European Union to push Microsoft Corp to provide them more visibility in its browser choice website. Microsoft pledged last December to give European consumers better access to rival Internet browsers in Windows, ending a long antitrust dispute with the European Union.

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