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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...

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.

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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.

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...

Blackboard announces integration for college

October 19, 2010 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Educational software maker Blackboard Inc. said college students can use interactive e-textbooks and other digital content from bookstore Barnes & Noble's catalog with Blackboard LearnT.Students will be able to buy content from the catalog of more than 1 million titles, which include e-books,...

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University of Houston professor taking next step with graphene research

October 19, 2010 2:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Houston) A University of Houston researcher is working on a way to mass produce graphene, a revolutionary material.

New sensor derived from frogs may help fight bacteria and save wildlife

October 19, 2010 1:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Princeton University, Engineering School) Princeton engineers have developed a sensor that may revolutionize how drugs and medical devices are tested for contamination, and in the process also help ensure the survival of two species of threatened animals.

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