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AOL execs, some analysts see changes taking hold

August 4, 2010 12:05 pm | by RACHEL METZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

AOL Inc. reported a $1 billion-plus second-quarter loss and tumbling revenue, yet the dismal-sounding numbers appear to belie a more positive reality: The troubled Internet company is actually chugging along on its long road to recovery.AOL is in the midst of a turnaround effort under CEO Tim...

Heartland Payment returns to profit in 2Q

August 4, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Credit card payment processor Heartland Payment Systems Inc. said Wednesday it returned to a profit in the second quarter, reversing a year-ago loss, as transaction volume increased.Heartland said the number of transactions from small and mid-sized merchants rose 8 percent and sales at stores...

HSN 2Q profit rises as sales climb

August 4, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

HSN Inc.'s second-quarter net income climbed 82 percent as sales rose and the shop-at-home retailer kept a lid on costs, the company said Wednesday.For the quarter that ended in late June, the company earned $24.7 million, or 42 cents per share. That's up from last year's net income of $13.6...

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Germany warns of Apple security problem

August 4, 2010 12:05 pm | by JUERGEN BAETZ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Several versions of Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch have potentially serious security problems, a German government agency said in an official warning Wednesday.Apple's iOS operating system has "two critical weak points for which no patch exists," the Federal Office for Information...

Unprecedented look at oxide interfaces reveals unexpected structures on atomic scale

August 4, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Thin layers of oxide materials and their interfaces have been observed in atomic resolution during growth for the first time by researchers at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory,...

40 wealthy families pledge to donate their money

August 4, 2010 10:07 am | by DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Forty wealthy families and individuals have joined Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates and billionaire investor Warren Buffett in a pledge to give at least half their wealth to charity.Six weeks after launching a campaign to get other billionaires to donate most of their fortunes, the...

Protocall Technologies, Inc. (IAS) Receives Navistar Purchase Order

August 4, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

http://www.intergratedarmor.com () —Protocall Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PCLI) is pleased to announce the company has received a purchase order from Navistar Defense. This is the first step in a positive direction for Integrated Armor Solutions. "This commitment of business from Navistar...

Germany warns of possible Apple security problem

August 4, 2010 8:05 am | by JUERGEN BAETZ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Several versions of Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch have potentially serious security problems, a German government agency said in an official warning Wednesday.Apple's iOS operating system has "two critical weak points for which no patch exists," the Federal Office for Information...

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NIST nanofluidic 'multi-tool' separates and sizes nanoparticles

August 4, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) NIST researchers have engineered a nanoscale fluidic device that functions as a miniature "multi-tool" for working with nanoparticles-objects whose dimensions are measured in nanometers, or billionths of a meter.

Review: Long-awaited 'StarCraft II' sparkles

August 4, 2010 7:05 am | by LOU KESTEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Twelve years is an eternity is the video-game business. In 1998, the Microsoft Xbox didn't even exist, and games for the top consoles — Sony's PlayStation and the Nintendo 64 — were still regarded as kids' stuff in comparison with the more demanding fare you could play on a PC.Blizzard...

Personal Income and Outlays, June 2010

August 4, 2010 6:24 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | Comments

Personal income increased $3.0 billion, or less than 0.1 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $5.1 billion, or less than 0.1 percent, in June, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) decreased $2.9 billion, or less than...

American Microsemiconductor Inc Now Opens A New Warehouse Facility In PA

August 4, 2010 6:23 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

American Microsemiconductor Inc., acquired new warehouse facility in PA. This would boost the storage capacity and can add more manufacturers as their distributor.

Q2 Small/Medium FPD Revenue Grows 31% Y/Y to $5.4 Billion

August 4, 2010 6:23 am | by General Electric | Comments

Shipments of small and medium displays continued to climb in Q2’10, with $5.4 billion in revenue, up 31% Y/Y.

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JILA frequency comb system detects gas impurities to aid semiconductor manufacturing

August 4, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) In a step toward solving a long-standing problem in semiconductor manufacturing, scientists at JILA have used their unique version of a "fine-toothed comb" to detect minute traces of contaminant molecules in the arsine gas used to...

German authorities warn of Apple security problem

August 4, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A German government agency has issued an official warning of potential security problems with some versions of Apple Inc.'s iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.The Federal Office for Information Security said Wednesday Apple's iOS operating system has "two critical weak points for which no patch...

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