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JPMorgan analyst lowers Google 2Q estimates

July 7, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A JPMorgan analyst reduced his estimates for Google Inc.'s second-quarter results Wednesday, citing changes in foreign exchange rates and the elimination of Nexus phone sales.Google had opened an online store to sell its Nexus One phone, which debuted in January, directly to consumers, but...

Sirius XM Subscriber Base Grows

July 7, 2010 7:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Sirius XM expanded its subscriber base by 6% to a record 19.6 million at the end of second quarter, leading the company to more than double its forecast for subscriber growth.

ABB Evolves 2600T Pressure Transmitter Family With Range Of New Cost And Time Saving Features

July 7, 2010 7:23 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

ABB has extended its 2600T pressure transmitter family with a host of new features, offering cost effectiveness and even greater levels of simplicity whilst reducing the time needed for commissioning and maintenance.

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Major Asia Pacific Photovoltaic Markets Expected to Grow 85% in 2010

July 7, 2010 7:22 am | by General Electric | Comments

Asia Pacific photovoltaic markets are poised to make a significant contribution to global photovoltaic (PV) market growth in 2010 following improvements in the policy environment in most of the key countries in this region.

Pinpoint precision: Delivering a biochemical payload to 1 cell

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

(Johns Hopkins University) Researchers use precise electrical "tweezers" to place nanowires on predetermined spots on single cells. The technique eventually could produce new ways to deliver medication.

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Germany takes legal steps against Facebook

July 7, 2010 6:05 am | by MELISSA EDDY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A German data protection official said Wednesday he launched legal proceedings against Facebook, which he accused of illegally accessing and saving personal data of people who don't use the social networking site.Johannes Caspar said his Hamburg data protection office had initiated legal steps...

China Reviews Google License

July 7, 2010 5:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

The Chinese government said it is still examining Google's application to renew its content license, in the government's first comments on the U.S. company's status since it announced last month it was changing how users in China access its search service.

Tesco Selects Unica's Interactive Marketing Solutions

July 7, 2010 5:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Unica Corporation (http://www.unica.com/index.htm) (NASDAQ: UNCA), the recognized leader in marketing software (http://www.unica.com/marketing-software.htm) solutions, today announced that Tesco, one of the world's largest retail chains, has chosen Unica's solutions to power its cross-channel...

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Reference Design Creates Remote-Control Racing Toys

July 7, 2010 4:57 am | Comments

Based on 2.4GHz wireless tech, the nRFready R/C Racing reference design from Nordic Semiconductor allows developers to create advanced remote-control race toy cars.

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Employment: Job creation must be a top priority in months ahead, says OECD’s Gurria

July 7, 2010 3:22 am | by OECD | Comments

OECD countries need to create 17 million jobs to get employment levels back to where they were before the crisis, according to the OECD’s Employment Outlook 2010 a new OECD report.Unemployment may have peaked in the OECD area, having reached 8.6% in May 2010, it says. Watch the webcast of...

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Apple Battles Frauds in iTunes

July 6, 2010 10:26 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Apple said an app developer had engaged in fraudulent purchases with about 400 iTunes accounts and the company was putting in place new security measures.

Apple says developer booted from app store

July 6, 2010 8:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple Inc. has booted a developer and his apps from its applications store after hundreds of hijacked user accounts were used to push his titles to best sellers over the weekend.Developer Thuat Nguyen has been banned for violating an Apple license agreement, "including fraudulent purchases,"...

SK Telecom Looks to Break Out of 'Gloomy' Market

July 6, 2010 6:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

SK Telecom's president and CEO says the saturated Korean telecom segment offers little opportunity for growth, pushing the company to use its network technology with other businesses such as finance, medical services and education.

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Samsung forecasts record 2Q operating profit

July 6, 2010 6:06 pm | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest seller of flat-screen televisions, forecast Wednesday that operating profit rose to a record high in the second quarter this year as sales increased.The Suwon, South Korea-based company said it expects consolidated operating profit of between 4.8...

Passive Problems

July 6, 2010 3:21 pm | Comments

Here's a common scenario: You have an array of small components. Maybe some SOT23 transistors or a set of LEDs. On one side, you have wires and chips and stuff hooked up all over the place. On the other side,...

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