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Carl Icahn steps up fight with Lions Gate

June 11, 2010 9:05 am | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn stepped up his effort to take control of the boutique movie studio Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. on Friday, saying he will put up his own slate of candidates to replace the company's board.Icahn, who has a roughly 19 percent stake in Lions Gate, has been...

Texas A & M professors receive NSF grant to enhance undergraduate research

June 11, 2010 8:22 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

For the next three years, undergraduates from universities in Texas and across the nation will investigate the water cycle in a Costa Rican cloud forest with a $550,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded to two Texas A&M University professors. The grant awarded...

Media General extends ad partnership with Yahoo

June 11, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Media General Inc. said it plans to extend a pilot advertising sales partnership with Yahoo Inc. to all of its television stations by the end of the year.Media General is already selling Yahoo display advertising on its television stations in Birmingham, Ala.; Mobile, Ala.; Columbus, Ohio; and...

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Stroustrup honored at the University of Aarhus

June 11, 2010 7:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

At a ceremony held at the University of Aarhus May 28, professor and College of Engineering Endowed Chair in Computer Science Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup of Texas A&M University was presented with the Rigmor and Carl Holst-Knudsen Science Prize, Aarhus University’s oldest and most...

DFG establishes 12 new research training groups

June 11, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) To further enhance the promotion of young researchers in Germany, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft as established 12 new research training groups. This decision was made by the DFG's relevant Grants Committee in Bonn. The new research training groups...

Motorola and Research In Motion settle dispute

June 11, 2010 6:20 am | Comments

Handset makers Motorola Inc. and Research In Motion Ltd. said Friday they have settled a patent complaint over mobile technology that Motorola brought to the U.S. International Trade Commission earlier this year.

Game companies ready to show new ways to play

June 11, 2010 6:17 am | Comments

Video game makers are about to try to convince you that fancy 3-D screens, gesture-recognition cameras and ultra-sensitive motion controllers topped with brightly glowing spheres are what you need to have a good time.

FBI investigating AT & T iPad security breach

June 11, 2010 6:10 am | Comments

The FBI says it is investigating a data breach at AT&T that exposed the e-mail addresses of more than 114,000 owners of the Apple iPad, including government officials. The agency said on Thursday that it is looking into "the potential cyber threat" from the breach.

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Statistics : Composite leading indicators point to continued, though slower, expansion

June 11, 2010 2:25 am | by OECD | Comments

OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for April 2010 point to a slowing pace of expansion in most OECD countries. The CLI for the OECD area increased by 0.4 point in April 2010, slightly lower than the 0.5 point increase in March.

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Scientist’s Award Allows Her To Probe the Earth’s Mantle

June 10, 2010 8:22 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Sandwiched between the liquid iron outer core and the thin rocky crust we live on, the Earth's mantle is more than 1,800 miles thick, and comprises more than three-quarters of the planet's volume and nearly two-thirds of its mass. Yet surprisingly, scientists don't know exactly what it's made of.

Dell lowers 1Q profit to build $100M legal reserve

June 10, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dell Inc. said Thursday that it lowered its first-quarter results by $100 million, or 5 cents per share, to set aside a $100 million reserve it may need to pay out as part of a settlement related to an ongoing SEC accounting probe into the computer maker's accounting and financial reporting...

Mark Cuban to tender Lions Gate shares to Icahn

June 10, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Heightening the conflict over control of boutique movie studio Lions Gate, minority shareholder Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, said Thursday that he'll probably sell his 6.4 million shares to billionaire investor Carl Icahn.Cuban holds some 5.4 percent of outstanding shares of...

Best Buy melds Speakeasy unit with Covad, MegaPath

June 10, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Electronics retailer Best Buy Co. said Thursday that it would combine its Speakeasy unit with Covad Communications Co. and MegaPath Inc. to create a company that provides Internet phone, security and virtual private network services nationwide.The transaction will give Best Buy a minority stake...

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USDA grants fund studies of organic agriculture

June 10, 2010 1:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

The grants will allow researchers to study the use of cover crops in organic farming and how different organic farming practices affect yields.

Stretched molecules allow electron studies

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

Cornell researchers have demonstrated that single-molecule devices can serve as powerful new tools for fundamental science experiments.

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