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Billionaire Paul Allen pledges to share his wealth

July 15, 2010 11:07 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said Thursday that the majority of his wealth will go to philanthropy after his death.The Seattle billionaire says that has been his plan for years.A spokesman for the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Aaron Blank, said the announcement was a response to last...

Study finds power construction costs rising

July 15, 2010 11:06 am | Comments

The cost of constructing power-generation facilities is rising despite weak demand for new plants, according to a study released Thursday by IHS Inc. and Cambridge Energy Research Associates.The study showed power-industry construction costs rose from the third quarter of 2009 to the first...

'Broken symmetry' discovery in high-temperature superconductors opens new research path

July 15, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Cornell University) In a major step toward understanding the mysterious "pseudogap" state in high-temperature cuprate superconductors, a team of scientists have found a "broken symmetry," where electrons act like molecules in a liquid crystal: Electrons between copper and oxygen atoms...

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General Dynamics wins $21M military contract

July 15, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. said Thursday it has won a $21 million contract to update telecommunications equipment at two U.S. Army bases.The two-year contract includes upgrades at Fort Carson, Colo., and Redstone Arsenal, Ala.General Dynamics shares slipped 61 cents to $61 in midday trading amid...

3D, Connected TV, LED Backlighting and Design Covered at Upcoming DisplaySearch TV Ecosystem Conference

July 15, 2010 7:23 am | by General Electric | Comments

DisplaySearch today announced the preliminary agenda for its upcoming TV Ecosystems Conference: Managing the Innovation Cycle, taking place on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 in San Jose, California.

European cooperation ensures global leadership in microelectronics

July 15, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(EUREKA) Cooperation between semiconductor manufacturers, materials and equipment suppliers, and researchers has ensured that the European microelectronics industry can continue to maintain its global position in consumer electronics product design and manufacture. Development of...

Standard & Poor's makes changes to indexes

July 15, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Standard & Poor's said Thursday that Interactive Brokers Group Inc. will replace CyberSource Corp. in the S&P SmallCap 600 after trading closes on July 20.CyberSource is being bought by Visa Inc. in a deal expected to close on or about that date.Additionally, Skyworks Solutions Inc. will...

e-con Systems Expands Operations - Opens New Sales Office In Brazil And Argentina

July 15, 2010 6:24 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

e-con Systems partnered with CKP Automacao to serve its customers in Latin American market.

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European Solar Photovoltaic Market Faces Instability for Next Five Years as PV Policy Outlook Tightens

July 15, 2010 6:24 am | by General Electric | Comments

The pace of the European solar photovoltaic (PV) market in the first half of 2010 was dominated by the impending mid-year incentive tariff reductions in Germany and conditioned by the lower module pricing that emerged through 2009.

Reports detail global investment and other trends in green energy

July 15, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(UNEP Division of Technology Industry and Economics) Investment in green energy in China, most notable in wind energy, leapt 53 per cent in 2009, bucking a trend during the recession that saw global investments dip 7 per cent overall from 2008 levels. However, if spending on solar water...

Auto Parts Manufacturer and Distributor Turns to Epicor for Increased Efficiency and Inventory Management

July 15, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies, today announced that Codan Rubber Mexico has selected the Epicor 9 next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. The...

SMART Technologies prices biggest IPO of 2010

July 15, 2010 4:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Whiteboard maker SMART Technologies Inc. raised $660.1 million in the biggest initial public offering listing in the U.S. this year.The Canadian company priced 38.8 million Class A shares at $17 apiece late Wednesday. It had expected to offer 35.3 million shares for priced $16 to $18 each.That...

Latest Features Enhance Efficiency, Access and User Experience; Helps Increase Adoption of Desktop Virtualization

July 15, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)News FactsAdministrators and End Users Benefit from Broader Support of Heterogeneous Environments, Greater Efficiency, Access and Ease-of-UseSupporting QuoteSupporting ResourcesAbout OracleOracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world's most complete, open, and integrated business...

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Dozens of popular blogs shut down in China

July 15, 2010 3:06 am | by CARA ANNA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Dozens of blogs by some of China's most outspoken users have been abruptly shut down in an apparent crackdown.The move comes amid unexplained changes to popular Twitter-like websites that have users worried the government is trying to restrict them, too. One microblog site is down for...

Talent Intelligence Helps Businesses Fuel Growth by Improving Their Insight Into Their Workforces

July 15, 2010 1:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, today announced a talent management framework designed to help businesses fuel growth by improving their insight into the strengths, weaknesses and potential of their current workforces.Taleo sees...

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