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Dubai police chief calls BlackBerry a spy tool

September 3, 2010 4:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dubai's police chief says worries about spying by the U.S., Israel and others helped push plans to limit BlackBerry services in the United Arab Emirates....

H.P. Outbids Dell for Data Storage Company

September 2, 2010 8:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Hewlett-Packard offered about $2.3 billion, ending an 18-day bidding war. The price reflects a growing urgency to use acquisitions to fuel growth.

YouTube Deals Turn Piracy Into Revenue

September 2, 2010 3:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Some copyright holders are allowing YouTube to sell ads on videos that are uploaded without permission, generating revenue that is expected to make the site profitable this year.

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Dell's enterprise challenge remains after 3Par

September 2, 2010 3:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dell Inc. doesn't have to start over in its quest to become a significant purveyor of technology for businesses after losing a multibillion dollar bidding contest for an obscure data-storage maker....

Laser-based missile defense for helicopters being developed

September 2, 2010 2:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Michigan) Protecting helicopters in combat from heat-seeking missiles is the goal of new laser technology created at the University of Michigan and Omni Sciences, Inc., which is a U-M spin-off company.

1 dead in plane crash off San Francisco Bay

September 2, 2010 2:06 pm | by JOHN S. MARSHALL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A 40-year-old woman was found dead next to the wreckage of a small plane that crashed Thursday in a lagoon off San Francisco Bay, officials said. Divers were searching for two more people who may have been on board.Redwood City Fire Battalion Chief Dave Pucci says the twin-engine Beechcraft...

Synopsys wraps $315M acquisition of Virage Logic

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

Synopsys Inc. said Thursday it has completed its acquisition of rival chip design software provider Virage Logic Corp. for about $315 million in cash.Synopsys said it expects the transaction will have a roughly neutral impact on its adjusted and unadjusted earnings per share in its fiscal...

Global Solar Enery Rolls Out Powerful Flexible Module for Roofing Industry

September 2, 2010 1:22 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Global Solar Energy, Inc., a manufacturer of high-efficiency Copper Indium Gallium diSelenide (CIGS) solar material, unveiled its flexible building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) module: the PowerFLEX™ BIPV. Specially designed for commercial and industrial rooftops, the...

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DOE Announces Two Million Smart Grid Meters Installed Nationwide

September 2, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

The Department of Energy announced that two million smart grid meters have been installed across the country, helping to reduce energy costs for families and businesses. As a result of funding from the Recovery...

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NESTIA Alliance Formed To Spur Electric Vehicle Advancement in China

September 2, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Eaton Corp. announced the formation of an alliance to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles in cities across China. NESTIA, the New Energy Sustainable Transportation International Alliance, includes Eaton, AECOM, IBM, vehicle manufacturer Beiqi...

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Energy Conversion Devices Reports Fourth Quarter & Fiscal Year 2010 Financial Results

September 2, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD) announced financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2010. Total consolidated revenues for the quarter were $86.2 million, compared to $51.4 million in the...

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Facebook's new security feature: remote logouts

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

Facebook is rolling out a new security feature that lets users log out of their accounts remotely from another computer.To do this, go to "account settings" on your Facebook page and click on "change" next to "account security." There, you'll see where else your Facebook account is logged in,...

$3.3 million in grants aims to improve farming in Africa

September 2, 2010 12:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Funding from the NSF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will partner advanced research expertise with the developing world to improve soil and plant breeding.

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On the Rocks: Recent Yale Grad Blogs from a Geology Expedition in Wyoming

September 2, 2010 12:21 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

What do you get when you send an English major to study rocks in some of the most remote wilderness in the country? In the case of Laura Marris, the answer is a great read, illustrated with beautiful photos.

IDC cuts PC growth outlook for full year

September 2, 2010 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Research firm IDC on Thursday lowered its estimate for the growth of personal computer shipments for the year, as second-half shipments will be hurt by a "persistently bleak employment outlook" in the United States.IDC expects growth of 11.8 percent in the second half of the year, which...

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