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Google’s Data Collection Angers European Officials

May 15, 2010 8:22 am | by New York Times | Comments

European privacy regulators and advocates reacted angrily Saturday to the disclosure by Google that it had systematically collected personal data on individuals since 2006 while compiling its StreetView photo archive.

Software Maker CA Changes Name

May 15, 2010 8:22 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Software maker CA is changing its brand name to CA Technologies and ramping up its marketing budget as it tries to push beyond its core business of mainframe software.

Germany lashes out at Google for privacy breach

May 15, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The German consumer protection minister is strongly criticizing Google after the U.S. internet giant acknowledged a privacy breach.Ilse Aigner's ministry said in a statement Saturday the recent "alarming incident" shows that Google still lacks an understanding of the need for privacy.The...

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Google uses 3-D models of Ark. school buildings

May 14, 2010 9:30 pm | by JOHN GRIFFITHAssociated Press | Comments

Three Paragould High School EAST students have put Paragould on the virtual map.Virtual 3-D scale models of two PHS buildings were accepted recently by Google Inc., the Internet software and application giant. The models appear on Google Earth's server and are viewable by any Google Earth user,...

Google grabs personal info off of Wi-Fi networks

May 14, 2010 3:30 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. has been vacuuming up fragments of people's online activities broadcast over public Wi-Fi networks for the past four years, a breach of Web etiquette likely to raise more privacy worries about the Internet search leader.Even Google was troubled by its behavior, and issued a public...

Medidata 1Q profit grows as revenue increases

May 14, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medidata Solutions Inc., which makes software and services for clinical development of drugs and medical devices, said Friday that its first-quarter profit grew 10 percent as application service revenue rose.The company said its profit rose to $1.9 million from $1.7 million.Medidata, which...

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UCLA gets $5.5 million from Defense agency to create new rotating microscale motors

May 14, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - Los Angeles) The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded UCLA Engineering $5.5 million over the next four and half years under the Information Tethered Micro Automated Rotary Stages program to create electrically connected rotating devices on a microscale.

Google to sell Nexus One offline, close Web store

May 14, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google will close an online store that it set up to sell its Nexus One phone. The company will rely on traditional retailers instead.The shift announced Friday ends Google's attempt to develop a new sales model for the mobile industry. Google had hoped to shake things up by establishing its...

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EXPOSanità opens in Italy

May 14, 2010 12:20 pm | by Think Engineering | Comments

The italian leader Saxos Informatica, specialized in the supply of systems and services for the electronic automation of the public and private sanitary structures, will be at EXPOSanità 2010 with a new software solution of Electronic Patient Record (EPR) - Electronic Health Record (EHR).

Earnings schedule for week of 5/17/10

May 14, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week:MondayDETROIT — General Motors Co. releases quarterly financial results.MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Lowe's Cos. releases quarterly financial results.TuesdayNEW ALBANY, Ohio — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. releases quarterly financial...

Standard & Poor's sets CA Inc. outlook at positive

May 14, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised its outlook on business management software company CA Inc. Friday, saying its revenue growth outlook has improved.The firm said CA has a large customer base and its growth prospects are getting better. It raised its outlook to "positive" from "stable,"...

Cryptography pioneer Whit Diffie joins ICANN staff

May 14, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cryptography pioneer Whit Diffie has joined the staff of the Internet's key oversight agency for domain names.As vice president for information security and cryptography, Diffie will provide general advice on security and help manage networks operated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned...

Aggie Formula Hybrid car wins second place in international competition

May 14, 2010 9:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Aggie engineering students have placed second in the 2010 international Formula Hybrid race car competition. This is the second year the Aggies have competed in the hybrid race car contest, which they won in 2009 on their first try. The team scored perfectly in the presentation and...

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RadioShack: Preorders for 4G smartphone to start

May 14, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Consumer electronics company RadioShack Corp. said Friday that customers will be able to preorder the 4G smartphone HTC EVO starting on Saturday.The phone, which uses Sprint service, will be available in stores on June 4. Customers that want to preorder can buy a $50 RadioShack gift card and...

Space Propulsion Congress in San Sebastián brings together 500 international experts

May 14, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elhuyar Fundazioa) The 2010 Space Propulsion Congress brought together some 500 international experts in aerospace propulsion systems in the Basque city of Donostia-San Sebastián. The latest technological advances were made known, including those that will make reaching Mars possible in...

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