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APNewsBreak: FBI says mastermind of botnet nabbed

July 27, 2010 6:05 pm | by LOLITA C. BALDOR - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

International authorities have arrested a computer hacker believed responsible for creating the malicious computer code that infected as many as 12 million computers, invading major banks and corporations around the world, FBI officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday.A 23-year-old...

Websense 2Q net income slips 6 percent

July 27, 2010 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Websense Inc. on Tuesday said its second-quarter net income dipped 6 percent and the Internet filtering and security software maker issued revenue guidance lower than Wall Street was expecting, citing concerns about foreign exchange rates and the overall economy.Investors sent the company's...

Nanoblasts from laser-activated nanoparticles move molecules, proteins and DNA into cells

July 27, 2010 2:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Georgia Institute of Technology Research News) Using chemical "nanoblasts" that punch tiny holes in the protective membranes of cells, researchers have demonstrated a new technique for getting therapeutic small molecules, proteins and DNA directly into living cells.

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Disney to buy social-gaming site Playdom

July 27, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Walt Disney Co. is buying online social-gaming company Playdom for $563.2 million, the latest sign the company is becoming a formidable player in the video-game industry.Disney said Tuesday it is buying Playdom to strengthen its digital-gaming portfolio. The purchase will help bring...

Cheaper substrates made of oxide materials

July 27, 2010 1:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) Imagine building cheaper electronics on a variety of substrates -- materials like plastic, paper, or fabric. Researchers at Taiwan's National Chiao Tung University have made a discovery that opens this door, allowing them to build electronic components like...

Judge accepts guilty plea in Koss embezzlement

July 27, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A federal judge has accepted a guilty plea from a former Koss Corp. executive to felony fraud in a $34 million embezzlement.Sujata "Sue" Sachdeva signed an agreement earlier this month to plead guilty to all six felony frauds counts against her.Sachdeva also agreed to pay an estimated $34...

Russia to use space tech to develop energy sector

July 27, 2010 11:08 am | Comments

Russia will employ technologies, initially meant for outer space research programs, to develop its vast energy sector, Energy Ministry said on Tuesday in yet another sign of the Kremlin's modernization drive.

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Big Bang investigators want new atom smasher

July 27, 2010 11:05 am | Comments

Scientists behind the European particle collider aimed at uncovering the secrets of the universe pushed Monday to build an even bigger machine - with money and partners from around the world. Instead of whirling atoms in giant rings, as existing colliders in Switzerland and the United States do, scientists want a new-generation machine that will shoot them straight.

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Ask.com wants users to ask each other, not Jeeves

July 27, 2010 11:00 am | by Rachel Metz, AP Technology Writer | Comments

You won't be able to ask Jeeves, the butler that made the search engine now known as Ask.com famous in the late '90s. But in a bid to engage more users, Ask is returning to its question-and-answer roots by tapping its users and the Web.

GameStop to buy social gaming site Kongregate

July 27, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

GameStop Corp., the world's largest video game retailer, said Tuesday it will buy social gaming website Kongregate for an undisclosed sum in its latest step to expand its business beyond brick-and-mortar stores.Kongregate has 10 million monthly players who use the site to play games and...

Apple Macs get second iPhone-like controller

July 27, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple Inc. unveiled the latest update to its line of desktop computers Tuesday, promising faster speeds and offering the option of multi-touch controls similar to those used on the iPhone.Apple said its new line of iMac desktops, with new processors from Intel Corp. and new graphics chips, are...

Apple updates desktops with faster chips

July 27, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple Inc. unveiled the latest update to its line of desktop computers Tuesday, promising faster speeds and offering the option of multi-touch controls similar to those used on the iPhone.Apple said its new line of iMac desktops, with new processors from Intel Corp. and new graphics chips, are...

Waste chip fat fuels hydrogen economy

July 27, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Leeds) Don't pour that dirty fat from the fryer down the sink -- it could be used to make the fuel of the future.

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Award-Winning Supplier of Porcelain Tiles to Streamline Business Operations With Epicor Software Solution in Light of Rapid Global Expansion Plans

July 27, 2010 6:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies, announced today that Niro Ceramic Group, the award-winning porcelain tile producer, has chosen Epicor as its enterprise resource...

Lexmark shares soar as 2Q profit rises fivefold

July 27, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of Lexmark International Inc. jumped in early trading Tuesday after strong printer sales drove a fivefold increase in its second-quarter net income. The company also said the business momentum is expected to continue.Lexmark earned $85.1 million, or $1.07 per share, compared with a...

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