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NTU and NI join hands to produce next generation wireless communication technologies

March 10, 2010 5:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Nanyang Technological University) Nanyang Technological University and National Instruments today formalized an agreement to launch the NTU-NI Wireless Research Program. Both parties will jointly develop the next-generation wireless communication technologies which are cheaper, faster,...

Google CEO: Development in China dispute 'soon'

March 10, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Google's CEO says the Internet search company is in active negotiations with the Chinese government and expects some sort of resolution in its dispute with Beijing soon.Eric Schmidt declined to give details or a timetable for the discussions, but says...

Quebecor reports $73.8 million profit in fourth quarter

March 10, 2010 2:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B) says it had a $73.8-million profit in the fourth quarter, as it benefitted from growth in its telecommunications segment and productivity improvements in its news media.A year earlier, the Montreal-based media company had a $343.6-million loss in the fourth quarter of...

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China Mobile to Buy 20% of Pudong Bank

March 10, 2010 2:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

China Mobile said it agreed to buy a 20% stake in Shanghai Pudong Development Bank for $5.83 billion as the mobile operator seeks to expand into mobile payment services.

Hynix Creditors Pick Stake-Sale Managers

March 10, 2010 12:26 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Creditors of Hynix Semiconductor have selected six lead managers for the sale of a roughly 7% stake in the chipmaker, raising hopes that the sale would happen sooner than expected.

Google gives bicyclists a lift with new mapping feature that finds best US routes

March 9, 2010 8:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. is adding a bike lane with its latest online mapping option.The new bicycling directions available on Google Maps starting Wednesday supplement the guidance already provided to motorists and pedestrians. The biking directions initially will be available only for the United...

Google adds bike lane with latest mapping feature

March 9, 2010 7:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. is adding a bike lane with its latest online mapping option.The new bicycling directions available on Google Maps starting Wednesday supplement the guidance already provided to motorists and pedestrians. The biking directions initially will be available only for the United...

Cable Companies Petition FCC

March 9, 2010 7:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Cable operators are petitioning the FCC to prohibit broadcasters from yanking channels during fee negotiations, as happened in the recent Cablevision-Disney dispute over ABC.

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Google opens Web store for business applications

March 9, 2010 6:30 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. will sell the online services of other business software makers in an effort to fill its own product gaps and persuade more companies to rely on applications piped over the Internet.The online store that was announced late Tuesday marks another step in Google's crusade to convert...

bNew App Improves Traveler Productivity and Streamlines

March 9, 2010 5:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

TripIt (www.tripit.com (http://www.tripit.com) ), the trip management company, today announced their launch in the Google Apps Marketplace, Google's recently launched online storefront for Google Apps products and services. The new TripIt app helps companies organize their travel plans and view...

Flipped-Out Phone

March 9, 2010 4:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

The Motorola Backflip smart phone has a unique design: Its QWERTY keyboard is on the back of the device, so the screen appears to be doing a "back flip" when it opens up for use.

Job openings up sharply in January to 2.7M

March 9, 2010 2:30 pm | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Job openings rose sharply earlier this year, evidence that employers are slowly ramping up hiring as the economy improves.The number of openings in January rose about 7.6 percent, to 2.7 million, compared with December, the Labor Department said. That's the highest total since February 2009.The...

Shares of bailed out companies surge

March 9, 2010 1:30 pm | Comments

Shares of four companies that have received huge infusions of taxpayer cash soared Tuesday after a report that the government would sell its stake in Citigroup Inc. raised hopes that other bailed-out companies would follow.Shares of Citi rose 26 cents, or 7.3 percent, to close at $3.82. Earlier...

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Samsung, Panasonic start selling 3-D TVs this week

March 9, 2010 12:30 pm | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Want to be the first one on your block with a 3-D television? It will cost you about $3,000.Samsung and Panasonic will start selling 3-D TVs in U.S. stores this week, inaugurating what manufacturers hope is the era of 3-D viewing in the living room. But because the sets require bulky glasses,...

Cotton is the fabric of your lights...your iPod...your MP3 player...your cell phone

March 9, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Cornell University) Consider this T-shirt: It can monitor your heart rate and breathing, analyze your sweat and even cool you off on a hot summer's day. Or a solar-powered dress that can charge your ipod or MP4 player? This is not science fiction -- this is cotton in 2010.

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