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Federal Register: Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

February 18, 2010 9:41 am | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | Comments

On March 18, 2010, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on the premarket approval application (PMA) for the Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillators (CRT-Ds) sponsored by Boston Scientific.


Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents (ESAs): Procrit, Epogen and Aranesp: Drug Safety Communication

February 18, 2010 9:40 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

FDA requires REMS that ensures that only those hospitals and healthcare professionals who have enrolled and completed training in risk management program will prescribe and dispense ESAs to patients with cancer.


Maalox Total Relief and Maalox Liquid Products: Medication Use Errors

February 18, 2010 9:40 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Consumers who have a history of gastrointestinal ulcers or a bleeding disorder should not use Maalox Total Relief because it contains bismuth subsalicylate, a substance chemically related to aspirin.


Exjade (deferasirox): Boxed Warning

February 18, 2010 9:40 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Changes to Prescribing Information re: risk of renal impairment/failure, hepatic impairment/failure or gastrointestinal hemorrhage.


Corporations, agencies infiltrated by hacking

February 18, 2010 9:34 am | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Security experts have found a network of 74,000 virus-infected computers that stole information from inside corporations and government agencies. The find reflects the dangers of having computers with sensitive data connected to the open Internet.More than 2,400 organizations, including...

Voxware narrows fiscal 2nd-qtr loss as costs dip

February 12, 2010 3:01 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Voxware Inc., which makes voice-driven software for use in warehouse operations, said Friday that its fiscal second-quarter loss narrowed as costs fell.For the quarter ended Dec. 31, Voxware reported a loss of $528,000, or 7 cents per share, compared with a loss of $1.7 million, or 26 cents per...

Capital projects questioned in lean budget year

February 12, 2010 2:01 pm | by BARRY MASSEY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

With New Mexico cutting schools and health care services, lawmakers fumed Friday over a proposal to finance economic development projects benefiting corporations like the Hewlett-Packard Co.A proposal to allocate $38 million for capital improvements passed the Senate but not before several...

Google tweaks Buzz social hub after privacy woes

February 12, 2010 1:01 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

As it introduced a new social hub, Google quickly learned that people's most frequent e-mail contacts are not necessarily their best friends.Rather, they could be business associates, or even lovers, and the groups don't necessarily mix well. It's one reason many people keep those worlds...


Rovi reports 4Q profit; beats Wall Street views

February 12, 2010 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Rovi Corp. on Friday reported a profit in the fourth quarter as the company benefited from an increase in revenue and the absence of a loss from discontinued operations in the same quarter a year ago.Rovi, which provides TV listings data and related services, said Thursday that it earned $2.6...

Brazil opens the first home-grown Chip Fab south of the Rio Grande

February 12, 2010 11:39 am | by Alix L. Paultre | Comments

The Chip de BOI (literally, "the Ox chip") is an excellent startup product for the nascent south-of-the border firm CEITEC. The facility, located in Porto Alegre , is the first of its kind south of the Rio Grande.


Justice wants cell-phone locations without warrant

February 12, 2010 9:36 am | Comments

Should the government be able to track your movements based on cell-phone records, without evidence of criminal wrongdoing? A legal showdown on the closely watched issue unfolded Friday in a federal appeals court in Philadelphia, as the Justice Department battled electronic-privacy groups.


Seeking comeback, Microsoft to show phone software

February 12, 2010 9:34 am | Comments

Microsoft Corp. is expected to announce a major revamp of its phone software Monday, in an attempt to regain momentum in a crucial market where it's been overshadowed. CEO Steve Ballmer will be speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, the world's largest cell phone trade show, and analysts expect him to reveal Windows Mobile 7.

DirecTV suing Dish for ads saying it's cheaper

February 12, 2010 9:31 am | Comments

Satellite TV provider DirecTV Inc. is suing its rival, Dish Network Corp., for running an advertisement claiming that Dish delivers the same programs for less money. The TV commercial shows three TV sets broadcasting the same programs, with Dish costing $39.99 a month, DirecTV costing $63.99 and cable TV at $63.83.


General Dynamics awarded Army training contract

February 12, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. said Friday that it has been awarded an Army training contract that could potentially be worth $387 million.The contract is for work on the Army's computerized simulations that are used to prepare soldiers for situations such as combat. It has an initial value of $56...

Video Industry Needs to Migrate Digital Rights Management Towards Content Monetization

February 12, 2010 8:55 am | by In-Stat | Comments

Copy protection, watermarks, digital fingerprinting, and conditional access are all Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies used to enforce copyright protection of video content.


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