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Statistics: World Statistics Day at the OECD – Wednesday 20 October 2010

October 20, 2010 6:29 am | by OECD | Comments

Statistics play a crucial role in the policy making process - government officials need good data to make informed, evidence-based decisions. At the OECD, 200+ statisticians compile, analyze and disseminate a vast array of statistical data to governments, companies and the public every day.

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Yorkshire gets £4 million ($6.3 million) electron lithography facility

October 20, 2010 6:27 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Leeds) One of the highest resolution electron-beam lithography systems in Europe will soon be helping scientists in Yorkshire break new ground in nanotechnology.

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Verizon to sell Samsung's iPad rival for $600

October 20, 2010 6:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The first big-name competitor to the iPad in the U.S. won't be undercutting it in price....

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United States: OECD recognises anti-bribery enforcement and recommends enhancements

October 20, 2010 4:23 am | by OECD | Comments

Transnational bribery enforcement under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has increased significantly since the last OECD evaluation of the implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention by the United States, according to a new OECD report.

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Japan watchdog asked to review Yahoo, Google deal

October 19, 2010 10:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Japanese online shopping mall operator says it has asked the country's anti-monopoly watchdog to review a tie-up between Yahoo Japan Corp. and Google Inc.Rakuten Inc. said Wednesday the Yahoo Japan-Google partnership will hinder competition in the Japanese Internet market. Rakuten asked the...

CEA-Leti demonstrates first single-impulse active 3D imaging matrix operating at infrared frequency

October 19, 2010 9:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

CEA-Leti said today it has demonstrated the first single-impulse active 3D imaging matrix operating at infrared frequency capable of returning a three-dimensional image of a distant object with a spatial resolution of 30cm from a single-laser flash, providing excellent stealth.

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EVG unveils EVG520L3 next-generation wafer bonding system with key cost-of-ownership advantages for advanced packaging and MEMS applications

October 19, 2010 9:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

New wafer bonder from EVG enables 3-5x throughput improvement for breakthrough cost-of-ownership performance

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Sources: Saskatchewan won't support BHP bid

October 19, 2010 6:05 pm | by ROB GILLIES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The Canadian provincial government of Saskatchewan will not support BHP Billiton's bid for Potash Corp., government sources said Tuesday.Australia's BHP Billiton Ltd. launched a $38.6 billion takeover bid in August for the world's largest fertilizer company after Potash directors rejected its...

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Earnings Preview: EBay to report 3Q results

October 19, 2010 5:05 pm | by RACHEL METZ - Associated Press Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

EBay Inc. is set to report its third-quarter earnings after the stock market closes on Wednesday.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: EBay has already predicted revenue and adjusted earnings slightly below what it reported in last year's third quarter, so investors will keep an eye out for any growth in eBay's...

With Brief Online Blackout, Internet Becomes Weapon in Fox-Cablevision Dispute

October 19, 2010 4:24 pm | Comments

The News Corporation tried to block Cablevision subscribers from seeing Fox network shows on Fox.com and Hulu on Saturday but backed off for technical reasons.

Intel to Upgrade Its Manufacturing Plants, and to Build a New One

October 19, 2010 3:26 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Intel said it plans to invest $6 billion to $8 billion to upgrade plants in the U.S., adding as many as 1,000 new high-tech positions and thousands of construction jobs.

New Web Life for the Dead Sea Scrolls

October 19, 2010 3:25 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The scribes who wrote he 2,000-year-old biblical and apocryphal texts could not have imagined their writing would one day be Googled.

Yahoo Reports Stronger Profits on Flat Revenue

October 19, 2010 3:25 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The company said the profit rise was partly because of the sale of its HotJobs site and a direct investment in Alibaba.com, a Chinese commerce site.

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BigBand Networks narrows loss in 3Q

October 19, 2010 3:07 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

BigBand Networks Inc., which makes digital video management software for broadband service providers, said Tuesday it narrowed its loss in the third quarter.For July through September, BigBand said it lost $7.3 million, or 11 cents per share. Its net loss a year ago was $10.9 million, or 16...

Western Digital profit falls 32 pct, shares rise

October 19, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

SCOTTS VALLEY, California (AP) — Western Digital Corp., which makes hard drives for PCs, said Tuesday that its net income dropped 32 percent as aggressive pricing rippled through the computer industry to help fight a slump in consumer spending.But revenue rose as Western Digital sold more hard...

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