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L1 Identity gets bids from potential buyers

August 19, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

L-1 Identity Solutions Inc., which makes identification cards and credentials, said Thursday it has received bids from several interested buyers.L-1 didn't name the potential buyers, but said it had collected offers from both foreign and domestic investors.The Stamford, Conn., company said it's...

After turbulent year following bankruptcy, GM lays groundwork to sell stock to public again

August 19, 2010 6:06 am | by Ken Thomas - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS@ - Associated Press | Comments

Thirteen months ago, General Motors was fighting for its life in bankruptcy court. Now, the automaker is laying the groundwork to sell stock to the public once again with the eventual goal of ridding itself of government ownership.General Motors Co. filed the first batch of paperwork required...

Google bends to German privacy concerns

August 19, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. says it has doubled the time Germans have to opt out of participation in its "Street View" feature, which has sparked a fierce public debate on privacy concerns.Philipp Schindler, Google's vice president for Northern and Central Europe, said in a statement Thursday that Germans will...

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Intel to buy McAfee in $7.68 billion deal

August 19, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Chip maker Intel Corp. said Thursday it is buying computer-security software maker McAfee Inc. for $7.68 billion, or $48 per share.The per-share price represents a 60 percent premium over McAfee's Wednesday close of $29.93. McAfee shares surged 58 percent after the deal was announced Thursday...

VI Systems begins shipping circular VCSEL arrays

August 19, 2010 12:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

VI Systems GmbH has released the first circular chip arrays of its vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) designed for wire- and flip-chip bonding.

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Flir to buy advanced sensor maker

August 19, 2010 12:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Thermal imaging systems manufacturer Flir Systems Inc. announced Monday that it will acquire sensor maker ICx Technologies Inc. for approximately $274 million.

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Light-amplifying metamaterial created

August 19, 2010 12:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Researchers have overcome a fundamental obstacle in using new "metamaterials" for radical advances in optical technologies, including ultrapowerful microscopes and computers and a possible invisibility cloak.

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A year after bankruptcy, GM plans stock sale

August 18, 2010 10:05 pm | by KEN THOMAS - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | Comments

Thirteen months ago, General Motors was fighting for its life in bankruptcy court. Now, the automaker is laying the groundwork to sell stock to the public once again with the eventual goal of ridding itself of government ownership.General Motors Co. filed the first batch of paperwork required...

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Cameron Diaz tops list of riskiest celeb searches

August 18, 2010 9:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

If you're looking for Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts or Jessica Biel online, look out!...

Updated Centroid Documentation

August 18, 2010 5:22 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

A little housecleaning is usually a good thing. Here at Screaming Circuits, we try to be as flexible as possible and we'll do a lot of different things - standard and non-standard. But we really should, when passing on documentation,...

Facebook checks in to location services

August 18, 2010 5:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Facebook users carrying their smart phones will soon be able to check in to real-life locations such as restaurants, bars or live concerts....

GM takes big step in shedding government ownership

August 18, 2010 5:05 pm | by KEN THOMAS - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | Comments

General Motors Co. on Wednesday filed the first batch of paperwork required to sell stock to the public, a significant step toward shedding government ownership.The 700-page filing with regulators begins a process that will lead to an initial public offering of GM's stock. The paperwork laid...

Review: Samsung Galaxy S phones do Android proud

August 18, 2010 3:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The more phones that hit the market using Google's Android operating software, the harder it is for each offering to stand out from the black-and-silver crowd....

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Synopsys 3Q net income drops 17 percent

August 18, 2010 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Chip testing and development software maker Synopsys Inc. said Wednesday that its fiscal third-quarter net income fell 17 percent as revenue slipped and expenses edged up.The company reported net income of $39.3 million, or 26 cents per share, in the three months ending July 31. It made $47.4...

Open Text 4Q net income more than doubles

August 18, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Open Text Corp. said Wednesday its net income more than doubled in its latest quarter on a jump in license, service and customer support revenue.The Canadian software company reported earnings of $51.5 million, or 89 cents per share, for its fourth quarter ended June 30. That compares with...

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