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Amazon Says E-Books Now Top Hardcover Sales

July 19, 2010 1:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Amazon sold 180 Kindle books for every 100 hardcover books in the last month.

Solera ups dividend by 20 percent to 7.5 cents

July 19, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Solera Holdings Inc. on Monday said its board boosted its dividend by 20 percent, to 7.5 cents.The increase means the company's annual dividend rose to 30 cents from 25 cents.The company, which provides software for automobile insurance claims processing, said the dividend is payable Sept. 22...

Polymer synthesis could aid future electronics

July 19, 2010 12:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Tomorrow's television and computer screens could be brighter, clearer and more energy-efficient as a result of a process developed by a team of researchers from Canada and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


BP Containment Cap Stops Gulf Leak, Shares Soar; Goldman Settles

July 19, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

With SEC Sending Shares Higher; General Electric, Bank of America, Citigroup Report; Google 2Q EPS $6.45, Misses Estimate; Apple Engineers Were Aware Of The Risks Of The New Antenna Design At Least A Year Ago And No Recall Is Expected; Senate Tries Again Yo Extend Jobless Benefits; Magnitude 3.6...

Advance made toward communication, computing at 'terahertz' speeds

July 19, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Oregon State University) Physicists in the United States and Germany have discovered a way to use a gallium arsenide nanodevice as a signal processor at "terahertz" speeds, the first time it's been used for this purpose and an important step forward in the new world of optical...

Visiting job applicant killed in Calif robbery

July 19, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Police are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of two men who killed a Virginia man during a robbery while he was visiting the San Francisco Bay area for a job interview.Police say 45-year-old Jing Hong Kang of Fairfax, Va., was shot around 11:30 p.m. Sunday in...

MONEY ROCKS for July 16, 2010 - Part 1

July 19, 2010 11:06 am | by Charles GasparinoAssociated Press | Comments

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Pitt team designs artificial cells that communicate and cooperate like biological cells, ants

July 19, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Pittsburgh) University of Pittsburgh researchers designed "biologically inspired" artificial cells capable of self-organizing into independent groups that can communicate and cooperate, behaving like complex natural organisms.


SRA International buys Sentech

July 19, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Technology and consulting company SRA International Inc. said Monday it has acquired Sentech Inc., expanding its expertise in environmental and energy issues.Sentech, based in Bethesda, Md., helps plan and execute clean energy and efficiency projects.SRA did not say how much it is paying for...

Apple: iPhone 4 drops more calls than 3GS

July 19, 2010 9:33 am | Comments

Gripes from some people about the iPhone 4's antenna design have overshadowed many buyers' comments that the newest smart phone from Apple Inc. gets far better reception than previous models. As it turns out, the iPhone 4 drops more calls than the older iPhone 3GS - "less than one additional dropped call per 100," Apple CEO Steve Jobs said during a news conference Friday.

Technology for locating first responders in buildings to be showcased at national workshop

July 19, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a leader in the development of technology for precisely locating, tracking, and monitoring first responders inside buildings, will host the fifth annual Workshop on Precision Indoor Personnel Location and Tracking...

Infinera hires former Starent executive for board

July 19, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Network equipment maker Infinera Corp. said Monday that Paul J. Milbury, a former executive at rival Starent Networks, has joined its board.Milbury served as chief financial officer at Starent until Cisco Systems Inc. bought the company last year.Before that, he was CFO at Avid Technology Inc.,...

Foreign bribery : South Africa should take a more proactive stance, says OECD

July 19, 2010 8:23 am | by OECD | Comments

South Africa should step up its efforts to detect, investigate and prosecute cases of bribery in international business deals, according to a new report by the OECD’s Working Group on Bribery.


Germany's SAP extends Sybase offer until July 26

July 19, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

German business software maker SAP AG said Monday that it has extended its $5.8 billion tender offer for U.S. database software maker Sybase Inc. by another 10 days as it awaits clearance for the deal by European regulators.The offer of $65 per share was extended to July 26 from July 16, SAP...

Smart Grid Electronics Forum – Call for Papers

July 19, 2010 7:37 am | Comments

A Call for Papers has been issued for the first annual Smart Grid Electronics Forum (SGEF ’10) which will be jointly hosted by Darnell Group and Hearst Electronics Group, October 18-20 in San Jose, California. Control, Communications and Security will be three of the major themes of SGEF ’10.



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