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Google Exit Could Help China Firm

March 17, 2010 10:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Tencent may be the biggest Internet company most people outside China have never heard of. It boasts hundreds of millions of users for its instant-messaging service and a market cap of $38 billion.

U.S. Official Blasts Google on Buzz

March 17, 2010 9:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Citing the launch of Google Buzz, outgoing Federal Trade Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour said technology companies are setting a dangerous precedent of publicly exposing consumer data, particularly during the rollout of new products.

Physics press conferences at next week's American Physical Society March Meeting

March 17, 2010 9:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) The following press conferences will take place during the March Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS), to be held March 15-19, 2010 in the Portland Convention Center.

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ThinkPad's Affordable New Models

March 17, 2010 8:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Walt Mossberg says the X100e and the Edge offer relatively low-price and colorful alternatives to the traditional model, without too many compromises on its keyboard.

Wash. Legislature OKs server farm tax exemption

March 17, 2010 7:30 pm | by CURT WOODWARDAssociated Press | Comments

Giving a boost to eastern Washington, state lawmakers on Wednesday passed a temporary sales-tax break for companies that build and operate server farms in rural areas.The sales and use tax exemption, which would take effect in April and last until 2018, applies to server equipment, software and...

Amazon May Impede Access to Some Publishers’ Books

March 17, 2010 7:25 pm | by New York Times | Comments

As Apple builds its electronic bookstore, Amazon is trying to use its clout to hold on to its early lead in the market.

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Craig Newmark on Being a Tech Nerd

March 17, 2010 6:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist.org, says what makes the Bay Area's business and technology community unique is a wilingness to fail and start over again.

We have moved back home – find us at ni.com/sweetapps

March 17, 2010 5:26 pm | by National Instruments | Comments

We’ve decided to move our blog to the NI Community site. Be sure to read and subscribe to the latest and greatest sweet applications on ni.com/sweetapps.

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Europe’s Public Broadcasters Seek Easier Access Online

March 17, 2010 5:25 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The European Broadcasting Union said its proposals were intended to push cross-border online video services.

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Programmers Are Indicted in Madoff Case

March 17, 2010 5:25 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Two men were accused of developing the computer programs used in the fraudulent investment-advisory business.

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Army Sees Document Web Site as a Potential Threat

March 17, 2010 5:24 pm | by New York Times | Comments

WikiLeaks.org, a tiny online source of information that governments and corporations would prefer to keep secret, published an Army report about itself.

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States Press E-Tailers to Collect Tax

March 17, 2010 5:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

The economic slump is helping to rekindle a debate on whether e-tailers should have to collect sales tax, a question that has long pitted the new economy against the old.

Viacom-YouTube secrets to be exposed in lawsuit

March 17, 2010 3:30 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A legal tussle pitting media conglomerate Viacom Inc. against online video leader YouTube is about to get dirtier as a federal judge prepares to release documents that will expose their secrets and other confidential information.The information expected to be unsealed Thursday will include some...

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Cleviprex (clevidipine butyrate): Recall

March 17, 2010 3:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

The recall of 12/2009 has been expanded to include four additional lots. Presence of particulate matter which could potentially reduce blood flow in capillaries, cause mechanical damage to some tissues, or initiate acute or chronic inflammatory reactions.

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IHS buys auto forecaster CSM Worldwide for $27M

March 17, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

IHS Inc., a provider of energy and security information to governments and large companies, said Wednesday it is acquiring automotive forecasting company CSM Worldwide for about $27 million.CSM Worldwide provides vehicle production and sales forecasts and other research to car makers, suppliers...

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