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Palm Is Exploring Options

April 12, 2010 1:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Palm has hired bankers to explore its options, including the sale of the company, as the smart phone maker has struggled to turn itself around.

Google adds a touch of Microsoft to applications

April 12, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google has upgraded its online package of word processing and spreadsheet programs so they work even more like the Microsoft applications with which they're competing.The changes introduced Monday include several editing tools for word processing and quicker ways to fill cells in spreadsheets....

New technical hitch delays Ariane rocket launch

April 12, 2010 10:32 am | Comments

(Reuters) A new technical problem has delayed for the second time the launch of an Ariane rocket scheduled to launch two satellites from French Guiana late on Friday, the Arianespace company said. "We have had to stop the launch countdown

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Italian judge says profit behind Google verdict

April 12, 2010 10:30 am | by COLLEEN BARRY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A Milan judge convicted three Google employees of violating the privacy of an autistic teen because the Internet giant sought profit when it hosted an online video of him being bullied, according to the judicial reasoning obtained Monday by The Associated Press.Italian law requires a finding of...

Shakespeare's ''Romeo and Juliet'' in Twitter twist

April 12, 2010 10:30 am | Comments

One of Shakespeare's most famous plays gets a 21st century makeover in a new version of "Romeo and Juliet" which will unfold through Twitter messages and on the Youtube video website. Entitled "Such Tweet Sorrow," the experiment is a collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and Mudlark, which produces entertainment on mobile telephones.

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German tablet PC sets out to rival Apple's iPad

April 12, 2010 10:30 am | by JUERGEN BAETZ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The German maker of a new tablet PC is setting out to rival Apple's iPad with the promise of even more technology such as a bigger screen, a webcam and USB ports.The touch screen WePad, however, is not an "iPad killer" as it has been dubbed by some blogs but an alternative to its bigger rival,...

Microsoft Unveils Kin Phones

April 12, 2010 10:26 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Microsoft unveiled two phones meant for social networking-savvy users, in an attempt to revitalize its mobile business and regain ground on iPhones and BlackBerrys.

China's Tencent to Invest in Russia's DST

April 12, 2010 9:27 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

China's Tencent Holdings is purchasing a 10% stake in Digital Sky Technologies, a Russian investment firm that holds a stake in Facebook Inc.

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Who are your tool sets made for?

April 12, 2010 9:25 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I've been thinking a lot lately about who's using microcontrollers and why these days. There's a lot at stake with this question. And, not just in terms of which microcontrollers are and will be the most popular. There's an element...

Fired Activision execs in games deal with rival EA

April 12, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Two studio executives recently fired by Activision and accused of inappropriately meeting with a rival company said Monday that they will create games to be distributed exclusively by one such competitor, Electronic Arts Inc.Jason West and Vince Zampella have formed a development studio,...

Apple Rains on Adobe's Parade

April 12, 2010 8:22 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Adobe is getting ready to unveil one of its most important products in years, a rewrite of its graphics software that is causing a buzz in Silicon Valley.

New German tablet PC dubbed WePad to rival iPad

April 12, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The German maker of a new tablet computer is setting out to rival Apple's iPad with the promise of even more sophisticated technology.Neofonie GmbH says the WePad outperforms the iPad by sporting a bigger screen, a webcam and USB ports for connecting printers and other devices.The WePad is to...

Ciber Inc. CEO retires, interim successor named

April 12, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Technology consultant Ciber Inc. said Monday its CEO retired and was replaced on an interim basis by the chief financial officer, and the company chairman also stepped down.The shares fell 18 cents, or 4.3 percent, to $3.97 in morning trading.Mac J. Slingerlend had...

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German Spectrum Auction Starts

April 12, 2010 7:23 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Germany's first mobile spectrum auction for a decade, and the first of its kind in Europe, started Monday.

Study shows that size affects structure of hollow nanoparticles

April 12, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(North Carolina State University) A new study from North Carolina State University shows that size plays a key role in determining the structure of certain hollow nanoparticles. The researchers focused on nickel nanoparticles, which have interesting magnetic and catalytic properties that...

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