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Really smart card project scoops EUREKA 2010 Innovation Award

June 25, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(EUREKA) A French-led EUREKA smartcard project has scooped this year's Innovation Award, announced in a ceremony in the German capital yesterday evening. Federal Secretary of State for Research Georg Schutte handed over the prize -- a trophy and a media package worth 15,000 euros...

Internet addresses to accept Chinese script

June 25, 2010 8:21 am | Comments

Chinese speakers will soon be able to tap out Internet addresses in their own language after the agency that runs Internet addresses says it will start accepting Chinese script for domain names. Until recently, the suffix - the ".com" part of an address - had to use English characters, even though Chinese characters have sometimes been allowed for the rest of the Internet address.

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Karan Watson gives ASEE keynote talk on change in engineering education

June 25, 2010 7:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Dr. Karan L. Watson, interim provost and executive vice president at Texas A&M University, gave a plenary talk at the 117th Annual American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference and Exposition in Louisville, Ky. Watson is also a Regents Professor in the Department of...

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Mentor Graphics adopts poison pill

June 25, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Software maker Mentor Graphics Corp. said it has adopted a shareholder rights plan, which typically protects investors in the event of an unsolicited buyout bid.Mentor, which develops software and systems used to design and test electronic components, said late Thursday that investors will be...

Sports Illustrated puts out iPad app

June 25, 2010 6:02 am | Comments

Sports Illustrated is the latest magazine to take app form on Apple's iPad. Its application landed in the iTunes store Thursday, with high-definition videos, extra photographs and even an eight-minute mini documentary.

Adobe Systems buying back shares

June 25, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Software maker Adobe Systems Inc. said it has signed agreements with large third-party financial institutions for the repurchase of $400 million of its shares.The San Jose, Calif., company said Thursday the shares are part of its $1.6 billion buyback plan announced earlier this week.As of April...

Fabrinet prices IPO below expected range

June 25, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Fabrinet, a maker of components for optical communications systems, priced shares of its initial public offering below expectations late Thursday.The company raised $85 million, but Fabrinet will receive only $26.3 million in proceeds, after expenses. Shareholders sold two-thirds of the shares...

TEAGUE Wins Five IDEA Awards

June 25, 2010 4:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Acknowledging the company's outstanding product and transportation design capabilities, Seattle-based design consultancy, Teague, recently accepted five International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)."IDEA is the most prestigious design...

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Eager Consumers Buy iPhone 4

June 25, 2010 3:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Apple's iPhone 4 went on sale, as crowds of hopefuls lined up for what is shaping up to be one of the company's best-selling products, even amid supply shortages and production snafus.

Synnex 2Q net income rises; revenue misses Street

June 24, 2010 7:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Business process services company Synnex Corp. said Tuesday that its second-quarter net income rose 33 percent as revenue grew.The company also said that founder Robert Huang retired as chairman as of Monday. Dwight Steffensen, the company's lead director, was named non-executive chairman.Net...

Symyx board rejects Certara takeover bid

June 24, 2010 7:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Lab research and technology company Symyx Technologies Inc. said Thursday its board has rejected the latest buyout offer from Certara Corp., and reiterated its recommendation that shareholders approve a proposed takeover by Accelrys Inc.Symyx said it received a modified bid by Certara of $5.75...

Chip Common Mode Choke Coils Supporting USB3.0 SuperSpeed Signals Now Commercialized

June 24, 2010 6:20 pm | by Murata Manufacturing | Comments

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has now commercialized the DLP11TB series of 1,210 size chip-type common mode choke coils, which are designed to reduce undesirable radiation noise in electronic products and equipment.

Wash. governor seeks reforms, budget overhauls

June 24, 2010 4:06 pm | by CURT WOODWARD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Ready for the Microsoft Highway? How about the Boeing Bridge?With a slow economic recovery hammering state revenues, Gov. Chris Gregoire on Thursday suggested selling naming rights to state properties, privatizing state ferries and taking other bold steps as possible solutions to Washington's...

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Dealer group signs up for ADP plan

June 24, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Automatic Data Processing Inc. said Thursday that the Asbury Automotive Group Inc. has chosen ADP's management system for its network of dealerships.Under a letter of intent the companies signed, ADP will begin installing the information technology system at Asbury's locations beginning at the...

Oracle's net jumps 25 pct in first full Sun qtr

June 24, 2010 2:06 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Oracle Corp.'s net income jumped 25 percent in the most recent quarter as CEO Larry Ellison trumpeted momentum in the company's efforts to sell computer hardware and in its showdown with IBM Corp.The results, reported Thursday after the market closed, were helped by stronger sales of database...

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