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STMicroelectronics and Digi-Key Launch Design Contest for Students

July 27, 2010 5:05 am | Comments

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation and STMicroelectronics today announced an exciting design contest for engineering students based on ST's iNEMO multi-sensor inertial measurement unit (IMU).

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DNA-based Nanoassembly Method Enhances Quantum Dot Performance

July 27, 2010 4:45 am | Comments

By linking individual semiconductor quantum dots with gold nanoparticles, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory can enhance the light emitted by quantum dots by up to 20 times

Tier-Based Points System Provides Simple Discount Structure for Purchasing VMware Software Licenses in Bulk Quantities

July 27, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, today announced a new VMware Volume Purchasing Program (VPP). VMware VPP is designed to provide customers worldwide with consistent, accumulative software license...

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Yahoo Japan to use Google search engine technology

July 27, 2010 3:05 am | by JAY ALABASTER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Yahoo Japan Corp. said Tuesday that it will use Google technology to run its search engine and search ad delivery system, after a similar deal in the U.S. was derailed by regulators concerned about a monopoly.The decision by Yahoo Japan, which is largely independent from its California...

SAP's 2nd-quarter profit up 15 percent

July 26, 2010 11:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Business software maker SAP AG is reporting a 15 percent year-on-year rise in net profit thanks to growth in the United States and emerging markets.SAP said in a preliminary earnings statement Tuesday that it earned euro491 million ($636 million) in the April-June period — up from euro426...

Foxconn shuts Indian plant after workers get sick

July 26, 2010 7:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Foxconn Technology Group temporarily shut down a plant in India on Monday after some 250 workers became sick, possibly from a pesticide sprayed at the facility.The Chennai, India, plant could end up suspending operations for about a week to address whatever caused the sickness, the company said...

SuccessFactors widens 2Q loss as expenses rise

July 26, 2010 5:05 pm | Comments

Business software maker SuccessFactors Inc. said Monday its loss in the second quarter widened, hurt by stock options expenses and higher operating expenses.For April through June, the company said its net loss was $4.5 million, or 6 cents per share. In the same period a year earlier,...

Exemption Will Allow ‘Jailbreaking’ of iPhones

July 26, 2010 2:25 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Owners of iPhones will be able to run applications that have not been approved by Apple.

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In Disclosing Secret Documents, WikiLeaks Seeks ‘Transparency’

July 26, 2010 2:24 pm | by New York Times | Comments

An online organization wants to combat “unethical behavior” by governments and corporations, but critics say it endangers the privacy of others for the sake of self-promotion.

Google eyes more government deals for online apps

July 26, 2010 12:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. is gearing up to sell its e-mail and other Web-hosted applications to a wider range of government agencies after winning a prized security clearance.The sales push announced Monday marks Google's latest attempt to siphon customers away from rival Microsoft Corp., whose Office suite...

GE Expands Relationship With Smart Grid Company SynapSense

July 26, 2010 11:44 am | Comments

SynapSense Corporation, whose technology improves energy efficiency and cuts power and cooling costs in data centers, announced today that it is deepening its relationship with GE by securing an investment and commercial partnership as part of a focus on digital energy services, the Smart Grid and ecomagination.

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Citigroup says iPhone banking app stored data

July 26, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Citigroup Inc. said Monday that its iPhone banking program has been saving customer account information in hidden files on users' smart phones and computers."We have no reason to believe that our customers' personal information has been accessed or used inappropriately by anyone," said...

First step toward electronic DNA sequencing: Translocation through graphene nanopores

July 26, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Pennsylvania) Penn researchers have developed a new, carbon-based nanoscale platform to electrically detect single DNA molecules. Using electric fields, the tiny DNA strands are pushed through nanoscale-sized thin pores in a graphene nanopore platform that ultimately may be...

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What You Need to Know About Health Care Reform; New Rules For

July 26, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Banks and Credit Card Companies: What This Means For You; How to Know If You're in Financial TroubleBy Brianna Keilarxfdhe YOUR-BOTTOM-LINE-01

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Ravi Bellamkonda Named Associate Vice President for Research

July 26, 2010 8:20 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Ravi Bellamkonda, a professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named an associate vice president within the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research (EVPR). The three-year appointment, which begins on August 1, enables Bellamkonda to...

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