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Startup Kwedit aims at 'unbanked,' credit-less

February 4, 2010 11:10 am | Comments

A new startup called Kwedit wants to help teenagers and other people without credit or debit cards buy virtual goods online. If it catches on, Kwedit could broaden the market for virtual items and even teach kids about real credit...

AOL names ex-Time Warner VP as new head of content

February 4, 2010 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

AOL Inc. has named a former executive from Time Warner Inc. as its new head of content. He takes responsibility for the Internet company's dozens of Web sites and other content platforms.AOL, which was spun off from Time Warner in December, said Thursday that as of March 1 David Eun, 43, will...

CACI lands Navy deal worth up to $190 million

February 4, 2010 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Defense contractor CACI International Inc. said Thursday it won a $31 million military-training deal that could be worth as much as $190 million if all options are exercised.The company said it will provide technical services for shipboard training for the Navy and Marine Corps. The deal has a...

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Yale Scientists First to Reveal Flamboyant Colors of a Dinosaur’s Feathers

February 4, 2010 9:57 am | by Yale University | Comments

Deciphering microscopic clues hidden within fossils, scientists have uncovered the vibrant colors that adorned a feathered dinosaur extinct for 150 million years, a Yale University-led research team reports online Feb. 4 in the journal Science.

Healthy baby campaign uses texts to reach mothers

February 4, 2010 9:01 am | Comments

Expectant mothers are getting a new tool to help keep themselves and their babies healthy: pregnancy tips sent directly to their cell phones. The so-called text4baby campaign is the first free, health education program in the U.S. to harness the reach of mobile phones...

Companies boost productivity and put off hiring

February 4, 2010 8:01 am | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Employers are managing to boost production without creating new jobs. The question is when they'll feel the need to ramp up hiring.Squeezing more output from their existing staffs allowed companies to boost productivity in the October-December quarter. And last week, the number of people filing...

Digital TVs Vie to Bring Internet Connectivity to the Living Room

February 4, 2010 6:56 am | by In-Stat | Comments

With digital televisions (DTVs) supplanting analog models in much of the world, manufacturers are adding new features such as Internet connectivity and wireless HD capability to broaden their appeal.

Google, NSA may team up over cyberattacks

February 4, 2010 4:08 am | Comments

Internet search firm Google is finalizing a deal that would let the National Security Agency help it investigate a corporate espionage attack that may have originated in China, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

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Judge: Internet provider doesn't abuse copyrights

February 4, 2010 4:03 am | Comments

An Australian judge ruled Thursday that an Internet service provider cannot be held accountable for illegal movie downloads by its customers, in a test case of a key strategy by entertainment companies to combat online piracy.

Software AG's Q4 net profit up 37 pct

February 4, 2010 3:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Germany's Software AG said Thursday that its net income rose 37 percent in the fourth quarter on improving sales and contributions from recently acquired software maker IDS Scheer AG.Software AG, based in Darmstadt, said net profit for the October-December period rose to euro48.1 million ($67.3...

Hitachi returns to profit, replacing CEO

February 4, 2010 12:01 am | by JAY ALABASTER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Japanese electronics conglomerate Hitachi Ltd. said Thursday it made a small profit last quarter after a massive loss a year earlier, thanks to cost cutting measures and lower restructuring charges.Hitachi, which is still forecasting annual losses of over $2 billion, also announced a leadership...

GE Healthcare Expands Portfolio of ecomagination Products

February 3, 2010 11:52 pm | by General Electric | Comments

Newly approved ecomagination products help hospitals reduce costs and waste, delivering positive benefits to the environment

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GE Healthcare showcases innovations and healthymagination at the SMFM 30th Annual Meeting

February 3, 2010 11:51 pm | by General Electric | Comments

Voluson E8, Voluson i and ViewPoint highlight company focus on women’s healthcare

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Federal Register: Strengthening the Center for Devices and Radiological Health's 510(k) Review Process; Public Meeting; Request for Comments

February 3, 2010 11:51 pm | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | Comments

The purpose of the public meeting is to identify actions that CDRH can consider taking to strengthen the premarket notification process for review of medical devices, also known as the 510(k) process. FDA is seeking input on a number of identified...

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