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YouTube wants viewers to 'leanback,' stay longer

July 7, 2010 5:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

YouTube is trying to become as brainless and painless to watch as the boob tube. In the process, the Web's leading video site hopes to learn enough about its viewers to replace their remote control.Those ambitions came into sharper focus Wednesday with debut of a YouTube format called...

New retail data: Luxury shoppers pull back in June

July 7, 2010 5:06 pm | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Affluent Americans went back to tightening their belts in June after months of showing other shoppers how to spend, raising concerns for the overall economy.Data released late Wednesday by MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse shows luxury spending dropped in June for the first time since...

Hargray Communications on the Block

July 7, 2010 1:26 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Hargray Communications, a rural cable and broadband provider owned by Quadrangle Group, is up for sale in an auction that could fetch roughly $400 million.

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Inland bird watchers: Help look for signs of oil

July 7, 2010 1:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

As oil washes ashore along the Gulf Coast, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is asking birders to keep an eye on nesting birds - not just near water, but hundreds of miles inland.

AT & T Finds Glitch Affecting iPhone 4

July 7, 2010 12:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

AT&T said a software defect is slowing down the wireless connection for more than one million customers looking to send data from smartphones like the iPhone 4 or laptop modems.

New system to reduce heating costs in cold climates

July 7, 2010 12:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Purdue University) A new type of heat pump being developed at Purdue University could allow residents in cold climates to cut their heating bills in half.

DTS promotes Brian Towne to COO

July 7, 2010 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

DTS Inc. said Wednesday it has promoted Brian Towne to executive vice president and chief operating officer.The company, which licenses audio technology for consumer electronics, said that while the COO post is not new, it has not been occupied in several years. It was last held by the...

ICTV Current in SEC Financial Reporting

July 7, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

International Commercial Television, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ICTL) ("ICTV" or "The Company"), a premier DRTV products company featuring infomercial campaigns to market and brand unique products to global consumers through multi-channel distribution including Direct Response Television ("DRTV"), retail...

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Dell Puts Hope in Health Services

July 7, 2010 10:27 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Dell's contract with Methodist hospitals illustrates what the company hopes to accomplish with its Perot acquisition—higher-margin services to complement its relatively low-margin hardware.

Illumina Inc. adds Gerald Moller to company board

July 7, 2010 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Illumina Inc., which makes genetic analysis instruments, said Wednesday Gerald Moller has joined the company's board of directors.Moller is an advisor at the Swiss investment firm HBM Bio Ventures AG, which focuses on biotechnology and emerging pharma. Illumina said Moller also sits on several...

CSC gets Navy contract worth up to $220 million

July 7, 2010 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Information technology provider Computer Sciences Corp. has earned a contract worth up to $220 million with the U.S. Navy to provide support services.The contract announced Wednesday has a one-year base period and four one-year options. It was awarded during the company's fiscal 2010 fourth...

Perceptron Added to Russell Microcap Index

July 7, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Perceptron, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRCP), a leading provider of non-contact gauging and scanning systems for manufacturers and visual inspection tools for professional tradesmen, today announced it has been added to the Russell Microcap@ Index. Russell Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set of...

Apple Blocks Developer from App Store

July 7, 2010 9:26 am | by New York Times | Comments

Apple removed Thuat Nguyen’s applications after users complained that their accounts had been used to buy his applications without permission.

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Console Makers in Talks to Add 3G

July 7, 2010 9:26 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Videogame-console makers are in talks to add 3G network connections to the next-generation of handheld game machines, potentially opening the door to new forms of connected game play.

JPMorgan analyst lowers Google 2Q estimates

July 7, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A JPMorgan analyst reduced his estimates for Google Inc.'s second-quarter results Wednesday, citing changes in foreign exchange rates and the elimination of Nexus phone sales.Google had opened an online store to sell its Nexus One phone, which debuted in January, directly to consumers, but...

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