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FCC, public safety at odds over broadband plan

July 26, 2010 6:23 am | Comments

Two years ago, the Federal Communications Commission stumbled as it tried to create a nationwide wireless broadband network for police officers, firefighters and emergency medical workers, delaying the construction of what everyone agrees is an urgently needed system.

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Scots engineers prove space pioneer's 25-year-old theory

July 26, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Strathclyde) When American space pioneer, Dr. Robert L. Forward, proposed in 1984 a way of greatly improving satellite telecommunications using a new family of orbits, some claimed it was impossible. But now engineers at the University of Strathclyde's Advanced Space...

Nanoparticles Increase Intensity of Quantum Dots' Glow

July 26, 2010 6:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Demonstration of precision DNA-based nanoassembly method for making light-emitting particle clusters could lead to advances in solar cells, optoelectronics, and biosensors

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UAE says BlackBerry is security threat

July 26, 2010 6:14 am | Comments

The United Arab Emirates has declared BlackBerry smartphones a potential threat to national security, saying the devices operate beyond the jurisdiction of national laws and are open to misuse.

Earnings Preview: IAC to report 2Q results

July 26, 2010 3:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IAC/InterActiveCorp, the Internet company run by billionaire Barry Diller that includes dating site Match.com and online city guide Citysearch, reports its second-quarter results on Wednesday before the market opens.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Investors will be looking for growth from IAC's main search...

Customers Recognize Talent Intelligence Powers Growth and Leadership

July 26, 2010 1:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, today announced more than one million employees at over 250 companies have chosen Taleo's proven Performance Management (http://new.taleo.com/solutions/performance) solutions to help them scale and...

ConocoPhillips Improves Hiring Quality With Taleo

July 26, 2010 1:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, announced today that customer ConocoPhillips, one of the largest integrated energy companies in the U.S., will discuss how Taleo has enabled them to link their people strategies to business results...

New Regulation proposed on tractors to strengthen safety and to cut red tape

July 25, 2010 11:21 pm | by European Commission | Comments

The European Commission has proposed to simplify EU law on agricultural and forestry vehicles (tractors, trailers and towed equipment): 50 Directives and the related implementing legislation of 27 Member States would be replaced by just five Regulations. The proposal also foresees...

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Google Research Awards

July 25, 2010 2:22 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Google Faculty Research Awards, support full-time faculty pursuing research. The most recent quarterly funding totals over $4 million in 75 awards across 18 different areas. The areas that received the highest level of funding for this round were systems and infrastructure, human computer...

Gadget makers forced to look at links to Congo war

July 24, 2010 8:05 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Does that smart phone in your pocket contribute to rape and murder in the depths of Africa? Soon, you'll know: A new U.S. law requires companies to certify whether their products contain minerals from rebel-controlled mines in Congo and surrounding countries.It's a move aimed at starving the...

Taiwan to be exempt from European panel tariff

July 23, 2010 8:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A World Trade Organization ruling against the European Union imposing high tariffs on Taiwan-made flat-screen panels could significantly boost the Taiwanese industry, an official said Saturday.The Dispute Settlement Body of the Geneva-based WTO determined Friday that the EU should not impose...

Ericsson Profit Disappoints

July 23, 2010 2:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Ericsson, the world's largest network-equipment vendor, posted a worse-than-expected net profit as industry component shortages hit sales, sending shares sharply lower.

Investigations into unintended acceleration should include engineers

July 23, 2010 2:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(IEEE-USA) Because of the electronic complexity of modern passenger vehicles, investigations into sudden, unintended acceleration should draw upon the expertise of a broad array of electrical, electronics and software engineers and computer professionals.

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Compuware fiscal 1Q revenue declines

July 23, 2010 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Compuware Corp.'s profit fell in its fiscal first quarter, hurt by a drop in revenue and expenses that were higher than in the year-ago quarter, which had benefited from a large gain on the divestiture of some product lines.Though the company's profit met analyst views, its revenue fell short...

Toronto hotbed for mobile apps companies

July 23, 2010 2:05 pm | by Ciara Byrne-Associated Press | Comments

Toronto-area entrepreneurs eager to feed a growing appetite for smartphone applications are turning the city into a Silicon Valley North of sorts.Young entrepreneurs, many under 30, have opted to create their own start-up companies, rather than working for giants such as Google or...

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