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Emirates BlackBerry Case Reflects Wider Tension

August 2, 2010 4:27 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Communications companies and governments are struggling to balance privacy with national security.

Apple and Amazon in Inquiry Over E-Book Prices

August 2, 2010 4:27 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The Connecticut attorney general, Richard Blumenthal, said the sellers’ deals with publishers might block rivals from providing attractive pricing.

Audio equipment co. founder Harman to buy Newsweek

August 2, 2010 3:05 pm | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Sidney Harman, the 91-year-old founder of audio equipment maker Harman International Industries Inc., has agreed to buy Newsweek, ending a nearly half-century chapter for the magazine as part of The Washington Post Co.Jon Meacham, the magazine's top editor since 2006, will step down.Newsweek...

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Post Co. selling Newsweek to Sidney Harman

August 2, 2010 2:05 pm | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Sidney Harman, the 91-year-old founder of audio equipment maker Harman International Industries Inc., has agreed to buy Newsweek, ending a nearly half-century chapter for the magazine as part of The Washington Post Co.Jon Meacham, the magazine's top editor since 2006, will step down.Newsweek...

VeriSign 2Q profit rises, meets analyst view

August 2, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Internet technology company VeriSign Inc. said Monday that its second-quarter profit rose as revenue from its domain-name registration business rose.For the April-June period, VeriSign earned $35.2 million, 19 cents per share, compared with a profit of $34.9 million, or 18 cents per share, in...

Purdue-IU team uncovers potential prostate cancer marker

August 2, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Purdue University) Studies have revealed a potential marker for prostate cancer. A new analysis technique to create a profile of the lipids, or fats, found in prostate tissue and revealed a molecular compound that appears to be useful in identifying cancerous and precancerous tissue. The...

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New catalyst makes better fuel cells, study shows

August 2, 2010 12:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Scientists at the Energy Materials Center at Cornell have discovered a catalyst that could make fuel cells more resistant to carbon monoxide poisoning - and thus more efficient and cost-effective.

Microsoft to sell Office for Mac 2011 in October

August 2, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft Corp. said Monday it will start selling the next version of its Office programs for Apple Inc.'s Macintosh computers at the end of October.The software maker also said it will give free upgrades to people who buy the existing Office for Mac before the new version launches.Office for...

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The boundless promise -- and mystery -- of glass

August 2, 2010 11:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) For more than 40 years, Rensselaer Professor Minoru Tomozawa has been pioneering new innovations in a field that most people take for granted: glass. More than panes in a window or screens on a television, glass is at the center of many critical...

Conn. AG: Apple, Amazon block lower e-book prices

August 2, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. are trying to stop competitors from offering lower e-book prices.Blumenthal announced Monday that his office is investigating agreements made by the two companies that deter publishers from giving discounts to...

Questions and answers about UAE's BlackBerry ban

August 2, 2010 11:05 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Some questions and answers about the United Arab Emirates banning the use of BlackBerry's messaging and Web services:Q: What is being banned?A. E-mail, messaging and Web services on BlackBerry phones, starting in October. The ban also applies to foreign visitors using roaming, but not to phone...

Lockheed Martin gets $71M General Dynamics deal

August 2, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. said Monday it received a $71 million contract to provide defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. with equipment and hardware for a broadband communication network.The contract is the first part of a multi-year contract expected to be worth $400...

New catalyst of platinum nanoparticles could lead to conk-out free, stable fuel cells

August 2, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Cornell University) In the quest for efficient, cost-effective and commercially viable fuel cells, scientists at Cornell University's Energy Materials Center have discovered a catalyst and catalyst-support combination that could make fuel cells more stable, conk-out free, inexpensive and...

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SolarWinds to buy back up to $25 million in shares

August 2, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Business software maker SolarWinds Inc. said Monday its board has authorized buying up as much as $25 million worth of its own stock.The announcement helped send SolarWinds shares up 77 cents, or 5.6 percent, to $14.59 in morning trading. Over the past year, the stock has traded between $12.10...

BlackBerry users in UAE and Saudi may have services cut

August 2, 2010 6:25 am | by Tamara Walid and Souhail Karam | Comments

More than a million BlackBerry users may have key services in Saudi Arabia and the UAE cut off after authorities stepped up demands on smartphone maker Research In Motion for access to encrypted messages sent over the device.

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