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Flock browser gets faster, friendlier with upgrade

June 15, 2010 9:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Flock, a Web browser focused on the online social scene, is trying to make it quicker and easier to keep tabs on your friends and family.The upgrade scheduled to be released Wednesday is built on the same open-source coding that Google Inc. developed for its Chrome browser, which has attracted...

Sales and Profit at Best Buy Fail to Meet Expectations

June 15, 2010 8:27 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The chain’s selling, general and administrative costs rose 12.3 percent, narrowing profit margins.

Nintendo and Sony Unveil 3-D Visions at Game Expo

June 15, 2010 8:26 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The Nintendo 3DS provides 3-D images without the need for the special glasses, while Sony relies on its specially equipped TV sets.

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Problems Mar First Day of Sales for iPhone 4

June 15, 2010 8:26 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Buyers were greeted with error messages on the Web sites of Apple and AT&T, where many reported difficulty retrieving their customer data.

Videogames in 3-D

June 15, 2010 8:26 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Nintendo became the first game-console maker to introduce a dedicated device for 3-D gaming with its 3DS debut Tuesday. Sony will offer game titles in 3-D versions.

Nintendo woos gamers with classics, 3-D

June 15, 2010 8:05 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

You won't need special glasses to play games in 3-D on Nintendo's newest handheld device, but don't expect the technology to hit big-screen TVs anytime soon.The 3DS, as the Japanese video game maker's upcoming gadget is called, uses a technology that's specially suited to a handheld device....

Tech company's contracts with Hawaii to be audited

June 15, 2010 7:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hawaii's auditor is looking into an information technology company that received millions of dollars in state contracts related to its computerized tax system and a disease surveillance system.The Legislature called for the audit of Montreal-based CGI Group Inc. to investigate the $25 million...

Seeing no downside, Paramount sticks with Redbox

June 15, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Viacom Inc.'s Paramount movie studio has again agreed to extend a deal to supply movie discs to Redbox's rental kiosks on the same day as they are released for sale, the companies said Tuesday.Allowing same-day rentals "had minimal impact on our DVD sales," said Paramount Home Entertainment's...

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Ciber acquires Danish consulting co. Segmenta

June 15, 2010 4:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Technology consultant Ciber Inc. said Tuesday that it will acquire the assets of Denmark-based technology consulting company Segmenta A/S. Terms were not disclosed.The acquisition helps Ciber fulfill its ambition of being a leading provider of systems, applications...

Struggle to Handle iPhone Orders

June 15, 2010 2:26 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Many customers were unable to preorder the new iPhone 4 via AT&T or Apple's websites, a development that marred the first day people could sign up to buy the new phone.

CCNY leads study to identify top NJ tidal power generation sites

June 15, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(City College of New York) With a coastline stretching from New York Harbor to Cape May, NJ, stands to benefit from a new study designed to pinpoint the top 20 sites for hydrokinetic energy, a renewable resource produced by the movement of tides, waves and currents in oceans and other...

Best Buy shoppers spend less than expected for qtr

June 15, 2010 1:05 pm | by MAE ANDERSON - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Best Buy shoppers spent less than expected this spring, contributing to a rocky first quarter for the chain and disappointing Wall Street, but executives said the weak results don't mean Americans have less of an appetite for electronics.The company's profit edged up 1 percent but fell far...

RightNow names new deputy information officer

June 15, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

RightNow Technologies Inc., a company that provides customer relationship management software and services, said Tuesday it has named a new deputy chief information officer.The company said Pete Stoneberg will be the day-to-day leader of the unit that markets products for government...

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Visit Us on iPhone/iPod touch Devices

June 15, 2010 11:21 am | by Tyco Electronics | Comments

We have enhanced our website for iPhone and iPod touch users. You now can visit us at www.tycoelectronics.com from your iPhone/iPod touch devices. You can search/browse our products on these devices with a new optimized look. Below are some screenshots of our site on an iPhone device.

Accenture to run program for tax preparers for IRS

June 15, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Management consulting and outsourcing company Accenture PLC said Tuesday it has been awarded a contract to design and operate the return preparer registration program for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.The contract includes a one-year base ordering period and potentially four one-year...

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