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Microsoft takes i4i patent infringement case to U.S. Supreme Court

August 27, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Canadian technology company i4i says Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT) has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision that found the technology giant infringed on an i4i patent.

Google travel deal faces Justice Dept scrutiny

August 27, 2010 4:06 pm | Comments

Federal regulators are taking a closer look at Google Inc.'s plans to buy travel technology company ITA Software Inc. in a $700 million all-cash deal announced last month.In a blog post on Friday, Google said the Justice Department has asked it for more information about the proposed...

IBM closes $1.4B acquisition of Sterling from AT & T

August 27, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

IBM Corp. said Friday it has closed its acquisition of AT&T Inc.'s Sterling Commerce unit, which makes software that helps businesses buy and sell to each other.IBM had agreed to pay $1.4 billion in cash for Dublin, Ohio-based Sterling in May.Sterling runs "collaboration networks," which lets...

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A few questions and answers about 3Par's business

August 27, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. and Dell Inc. are both trying to buy the data-storage provider 3Par Inc. Here are some details on 3Par:Q: What does 3Par do?A: 3Par makes and sells "storage utilities," or groups of specialized computers designed to store data that are frequently updated. The company has...

Paul Allen sues major tech co's, including Google

August 27, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen is suing nearly a dozen major technology companies, including Google Inc. and Apple Inc., alleging that they infringed on four Web technology patents held by his company Interval Licensing LLC.Interval said Friday it filed the suit in a U.S....

Americans Using Less Energy, More Renewables

August 27, 2010 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Americans are using less energy overall and making more use of renewable energy resources. The United States used significantly less coal and petroleum in 2009 than in 2008, and significantly more wind power. There...

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Saft Introduces Li-ion battery Technology for Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Systems

August 27, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Saft introduced its advanced lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology which it says offers interesting new possibilities for the creation of highly efficient and cost-effective marine propulsion and auxiliary systems. Saft states that it has a...

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Neo Solar Power Corp. Begins Building New Facility

August 27, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Neo Solar Power Corp., a solar cell manufacturer, announced the beginning of construction on a southern Taiwan operations hub that is expected to be capable of producing 3.4GW of solar cells a year after...

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VeriFone says class-action lawsuit dismissed

August 27, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Electronic-payment provider VeriFone Systems Inc. said Friday that a federal judge in California dismissed a shareholder derivative lawsuit against some of the company's current and former directors and executives.The lawsuit was filed after the company restated quarterly financial results from...

Microsoft to locate data center in Va

August 27, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft Corp. will invest up to $499 million and create 50 new jobs at a data center in Mecklenburg County.In making the announcement Friday, Gov. Bob McDonnell called it the largest economic investment in Southern Virginia history.Virginia beat out North Carolina and Texas for the facility.

National Science Foundation awards Rutgers-led research team $7.5 million to develop mobile Internet

August 27, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rutgers University) The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $7.5 million grant to a Rutgers-led research team to develop a future Internet design optimized for mobile networking and communication. The team of nine universities and several industrial partners has dubbed...

Modularity and Standards

August 27, 2010 9:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Eons ago, (well, it seems like eons) when IBM designed its original PC, it took note of the success of the Apple II with it's modular expansion system - easily accessible card slots with loads of clear documentation - and...

Studios sue to stop advertising on pirate web sites

August 27, 2010 9:17 am | Comments

Warner Bros. and the Walt Disney Co. have teamed up in a new legal effort to choke off the air supply of various web sites that post and index links to pirated movies. The two studios are suing Triton Media, alleged to have provided advertising consulting and referrals for nine websites identified as "one-stop-shops" for infringing works.

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Government appeals ruling on FCC indecency rule

August 27, 2010 9:11 am | by JOELLE TESSLER, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Federal regulators are appealing a recent court decision that struck down a 2004 government policy that says broadcasters can be fined for allowing even a single curse word on live television. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York threw out the Federal Communications Commission policy last month...

HP hikes bid for data-storage maker 3Par, hours after Dell matched earlier offer

August 27, 2010 9:05 am | by Jessica Mintz@ - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS@ - Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE:HPQ) boosted its bid for 3Par Inc. to US$1.88 billion Friday, topping Dell Inc.'s offer by 11 per cent and again raising the stakes in the bidding contest for the data-storage company.The $30-per-share offer from HP came just hours after Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) matched HP's...

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