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Qualcomms $1 Billion India Bet

June 13, 2010 6:27 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

In the list of winners in India's auction for broadband wireless spectrum, unveiled today, one stands out: Qualcomm Inc. of San Diego.

Buffett Auction Fetches $2.6 Million

June 13, 2010 2:28 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

The eleventh annual charity auction of lunch with Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett brought in more than $2.6 million, breaking the previous record of $2.1 million by investor Zhao Danyang

Report: FTC to investigate Apple mobile practices

June 11, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Federal Trade Commission will open an investigation to determine if Apple Inc.'s mobile software business practices are squashing competitors, according to a report published Friday.The Wall Street Journal said the FTC will start an investigation, citing people familiar with the situation....

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Conn. restaurant owners upset with Rell OTB veto

June 11, 2010 3:06 pm | by SUSAN HAIGH - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The owners of three Connecticut restaurants are reeling from Gov. M. Jodi Rell's veto of a bill on Friday that would have allowed off-track betting programs to be televised in their businesses, saying it kills their plans to hire more workers.In one case, an owner said it's unlikely he can...

Pianofest at Brookhaven Lab June 30 and July 28

June 11, 2010 12:23 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Participants in Pianofest, a summer workshop held in the Hamptons, will be showcased in two recitals at Brookhaven Lab on Wednesday, June 30, and Wednesday, July 28, at noon in Berkner Hall.

In tweet, Turkey's president condemns YouTube ban

June 11, 2010 10:48 am | Comments

Turkey's President Abdullah Gul has used his Twitter page to condemn his country's ban on YouTube and some Google services. "I know there are lots of complaints about bans on YouTube and Google," Gul said in a tweet posted on June 10.

Tiffiny Britton named assistant vice chancellor for external affairs

June 11, 2010 10:22 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Tiffiny Britton has been named assistant vice chancellor for external affairs for the Engineering Program of The Texas A&M University System. In this position, Britton will handle external affairs for three agencies, the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), the Texas...

Digi-Key Corporation's Sales in Europe More than Double in First Quarter of 2010

June 11, 2010 10:21 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA — June 11, 2010 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced its sales in Europe for the...

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ArcSight beats Wall Street estimates for 1Q, FY11

June 11, 2010 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of ArcSight Inc. rose sharply Friday after the company posted fiscal 2011 fourth-quarter and full-year results that beat Wall Street's earnings and revenue estimates.ArcSight, which provides cybersecurity software and services, said late Thursday that increased federal spending on...

Google tells lawmakers it never used Wi-Fi data

June 11, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. is telling lawmakers that it never dissected or used any of the information that it accidentally sucked up while collecting data about public Wi-Fi networks in more than 30 countries.In a letter to three key members of the House Commerce Committee, the company apologized for...

Matthew Brashears gets grant to thwart terrorism

June 11, 2010 9:23 am | by Cornell University | Comments

Cornell sociologist Matthew Brashears has received a $797,000 grant to develop methods of identifying covert social networks, including terrorist networks.

Benicar (olmesartan): Ongoing Safety Review

June 11, 2010 9:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

FDA evaluating data in which type 2 diabetes patients taking Benicar had a higher rate of death from cardiovascular cause compared to placebo. FDA has not concluded that Benicar increases the risk of death.

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Carl Icahn steps up fight with Lions Gate

June 11, 2010 9:05 am | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn stepped up his effort to take control of the boutique movie studio Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. on Friday, saying he will put up his own slate of candidates to replace the company's board.Icahn, who has a roughly 19 percent stake in Lions Gate, has been...

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Texas A & M professors receive NSF grant to enhance undergraduate research

June 11, 2010 8:22 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

For the next three years, undergraduates from universities in Texas and across the nation will investigate the water cycle in a Costa Rican cloud forest with a $550,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded to two Texas A&M University professors. The grant awarded...

Media General extends ad partnership with Yahoo

June 11, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Media General Inc. said it plans to extend a pilot advertising sales partnership with Yahoo Inc. to all of its television stations by the end of the year.Media General is already selling Yahoo display advertising on its television stations in Birmingham, Ala.; Mobile, Ala.; Columbus, Ohio; and...

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