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Agency Begins E-Book Venture Limited to Amazon

July 23, 2010 4:23 am | by New York Times | Comments

After the literary agent Andrew Wylie started his own publishing venture, Random House cut ties to his agency.

Celestica plans to buy back voting shares

July 23, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Technology and engineering services provider Celestica Inc. said Friday it plans on launching a program to buy back up to 18 million, or about 9 percent, of its subordinate voting shares.The buyback would be part of a normal course issuer bid and the shares would be purchased over the next 12...

Ericsson Blames Component Shortage for Sales Dip

July 23, 2010 2:24 am | by New York Times | Comments

The world’s largest maker of telecom network equipment said that an industry-wide shortage of key components had contributed to decline in sales in the second quarter.

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Dell Inc. paying $100 million in SEC deal

July 22, 2010 6:05 pm | by MARCY GORDON - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Computer maker Dell Inc. is paying $100 million to settle civil charges that it fraudulently used payments from Intel to pump up its profits to meet Wall Street targets over five years, the government announced Thursday.Under the settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, company...

RealNetworks names insider as new CEO

July 22, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

RealNetworks Inc. said Thursday it has named interim CEO Bob Kimball to be its permanent chief.Kimball, 46, has led the company since RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser stepped down in January."Bob has done an outstanding job executing on his plan to transform RealNetworks into a more focused and...

SanDisk CEO to retire; 2Q profit jumps

July 22, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The CEO of flash memory card maker SanDisk Corp. plans to retire this year, the company said Thursday as it reported a surge in quarterly earnings.SanDisk said Eli Harari, who founded the company and serves as both its chairman and CEO, will step down Dec. 31. Chief Operating Officer Sanjay...

Amazon’s Profit Rises but Misses Forecasts

July 22, 2010 1:27 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Income is up 45 percent and sales are up 41 percent, but Amazon’s shares slide after the results fall short of forecasts.

Microsoft Posts a 48% Increase in Profit

July 22, 2010 1:26 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Quarterly income of $4.52 billion tops forecasts as rejuvenated sales to corporations fuel a 22 percent increase in sales.

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Graphene oxide gets green

July 22, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Rice scientists have found a way to synthesize graphene oxide in bulk in an environmentally friendly way, eliminating toxic and explosive chemicals from the process. They have also found a class of common bacteria breaks down graphene oxide into environmentally benign graphene.

Cook brand Ciaglia Blue Rhino/Ciaglia Blue Dolphin Percutaneous Tracheostomy Introducer Sets and Trays

July 22, 2010 1:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Recall due to balloon inflation assembly that may not hold air

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Microsoft 4Q net income surges 48 percent

July 22, 2010 1:06 pm | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that its net income surged 48 percent in the most recent quarter, the latest sign that businesses are again spending money on technology.Strong sales of Windows, particularly to Microsoft's corporate customers, helped boost results in the fiscal fourth quarter....

Nanowick at heart of new system to cool 'power electronics'

July 22, 2010 12:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Purdue University) Researchers have shown that an advanced cooling technology being developed for high-power electronics in military and automotive systems is capable of handling roughly 10 times the heat generated by conventional computer chips.

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Rat Race Choir to Perform at Brookhaven Lab August 6

July 22, 2010 12:21 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Legendary band Rat Race Choir (RRC) will perform at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory on Friday, August 6, at 8 p.m. at Berkner Auditorium.

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Some Internet porn sites in China now accessible

July 22, 2010 12:05 pm | by ANITA CHANG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Word leaked out slowly, spread by Web-savvy folks on Twitter: Internet porn that once was blocked by Chinese government censors was now openly available."Are they no longer cracking down on pornographic websites? A lot of porn sites and forums are accessible," technology blogger William Long...

Researchers receive $1.5M NSF grant for bee database

July 22, 2010 11:22 am | by Cornell University | Comments

The project will consolidate data from 10 natural history bee collections across the United States - including Cornell's estimated 250,000 specimen collection.

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