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Questions and answers about BlackBerry objections

August 13, 2010 10:05 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Some questions and answers about foreign countries planning to ban the use of BlackBerry's messaging and Web services:Q: Which countries are involved?A: India, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have threatened to shut down some BlackBerry services in their respective countries. Lebanon...

Brookhaven Awards $34-Million Contract for Light Source II Buildings

August 13, 2010 9:20 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

BNL has announced the selection of the general contractor for construction of laboratory-office buildings (LOBs) for the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II).

IBM to buy Unica for $480M, gets ad measuring

August 13, 2010 9:05 am | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

IBM Corp. said Friday that it has agreed to buy the marketing services company Unica Corp. in a $480 million deal that would give IBM more tools to meet its customers' growing demand for targeted advertising.The all-cash acquisition brings IBM deeper into the advertising business, a relatively...

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Allscripts and Eclipsys shareholders approve deal

August 13, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shareholders of Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions Inc. and Eclipsys Corp. have approved Allscripts' $1.3 billion acquisition of Eclipsys, the companies said Friday.The health care information technology companies said 99 percent of Allscripts shares were voted in favor of the deal, as were...

Dow Chemical gift to update Texas A & M chemical engineering laboratory

August 13, 2010 7:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Chemical engineering students at Texas A&M University will soon experience a significant upgrade to their working conditions, thanks to a gift from The Dow Chemical Co. that will enhance the unit operations laboratory within the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering. As...

Shantz appointed Nesbitt Professor

August 13, 2010 6:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Vice Chancellor and Dean of Engineering G. Kemble Bennett has appointed Dr. Daniel Shantz holder of the Ray Nesbitt Professorship III in Chemical Engineering. Shantz is an associate professor and associate head for undergraduate programs in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical...

Science Editor-in-Chief Bruce Alberts to Give Two Lectures at Brookhaven Lab

August 13, 2010 5:20 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Bruce Alberts, a prominent biochemist who is the Editor-in-Chief of the international weekly journal

IBM agrees to buy Unica for $480 million

August 13, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IBM says it is buying Unica, a marketing services company, for $480 million, or $21 per share.The acquisition brings IBM deeper into the advertising business. In June it agreed to buy Coremetrics Inc., a company that helps target online marketing.Unica Corp., based in Waltham, Mass., helps...

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General Dynamics unit gets $35.5M vehicle contract

August 13, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

General Dynamics said Friday its Canadian land systems unit has been awarded a $35.5 million contract to build 24 light armored vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps.The eight-wheeled amphibious vehicles, which are equipped with automatic fire-suppression systems, will be built in Ontario by April...

Oracle sues Google for patent infringement

August 13, 2010 3:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Oracle Corp. said Thursday it has filed a patent and copyright-infringement lawsuit against Google Inc.Oracle said in a statement that Google's Android system for mobile phones infringes on its patented Java technology.Google spokesman Andrew Pederson said the company can't comment because it...

Autodesk beats Wall Street expectations in 2Q

August 12, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Engineering software maker Autodesk Inc. on Thursday reported a profit surge in its latest quarter, as the economic recovery helped sales across the world.Net income in the fiscal second quarter, which ended July 31, was $59.9 million, or 25 cents per share, compared with $10.5 million, or 5...

July video game retail sales inch 1 percent lower

August 12, 2010 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Market researcher NPD Group says U.S. retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories inched down 1 percent to $846.5 in July compared with the same month a year ago.NPD says hardware sales jumped 12 percent to $313.8 million in July. The Xbox 360 from Microsoft Corp. was the...

Wax, soap clean up obstacles to better batteries

August 12, 2010 2:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) A little wax and soap can help build electrodes for cheaper lithium ion batteries, according to a study in Aug. 11 issue of Nano Letters. The one-step method will allow battery developers to explore lower-priced alternatives to the lithium...

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Google amplifies voice commands for Android phones

August 12, 2010 2:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Just because mobile phones are becoming more like small computers doesn't mean you should have to do a lot of typing on them.That's the thinking behind the latest update to Google Inc.'s popular Android software for mobile phones.The latest version of Android 2.2, released Thursday, includes 10...

Twitter hoping people will press its tweet button

August 12, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Tweeting your favorite stories may be getting a little easier.Twitter introduced Thursday a "tweet" button that websites can place alongside their content. The button serves as an invitation to Twitter's legion of users to share what they're reading without having to copy and paste the Web...

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