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EVG unveils EVG520L3 next-generation wafer bonding system with key cost-of-ownership advantages for advanced packaging and MEMS applications

October 19, 2010 9:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

New wafer bonder from EVG enables 3-5x throughput improvement for breakthrough cost-of-ownership performance

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Sources: Saskatchewan won't support BHP bid

October 19, 2010 6:05 pm | by ROB GILLIES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The Canadian provincial government of Saskatchewan will not support BHP Billiton's bid for Potash Corp., government sources said Tuesday.Australia's BHP Billiton Ltd. launched a $38.6 billion takeover bid in August for the world's largest fertilizer company after Potash directors rejected its...

Earnings Preview: EBay to report 3Q results

October 19, 2010 5:05 pm | by RACHEL METZ - Associated Press Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

EBay Inc. is set to report its third-quarter earnings after the stock market closes on Wednesday.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: EBay has already predicted revenue and adjusted earnings slightly below what it reported in last year's third quarter, so investors will keep an eye out for any growth in eBay's...

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With Brief Online Blackout, Internet Becomes Weapon in Fox-Cablevision Dispute

October 19, 2010 4:24 pm | Comments

The News Corporation tried to block Cablevision subscribers from seeing Fox network shows on Fox.com and Hulu on Saturday but backed off for technical reasons.

Intel to Upgrade Its Manufacturing Plants, and to Build a New One

October 19, 2010 3:26 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Intel said it plans to invest $6 billion to $8 billion to upgrade plants in the U.S., adding as many as 1,000 new high-tech positions and thousands of construction jobs.

New Web Life for the Dead Sea Scrolls

October 19, 2010 3:25 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The scribes who wrote he 2,000-year-old biblical and apocryphal texts could not have imagined their writing would one day be Googled.

Yahoo Reports Stronger Profits on Flat Revenue

October 19, 2010 3:25 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The company said the profit rise was partly because of the sale of its HotJobs site and a direct investment in Alibaba.com, a Chinese commerce site.

BigBand Networks narrows loss in 3Q

October 19, 2010 3:07 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

BigBand Networks Inc., which makes digital video management software for broadband service providers, said Tuesday it narrowed its loss in the third quarter.For July through September, BigBand said it lost $7.3 million, or 11 cents per share. Its net loss a year ago was $10.9 million, or 16...

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Western Digital profit falls 32 pct, shares rise

October 19, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

SCOTTS VALLEY, California (AP) — Western Digital Corp., which makes hard drives for PCs, said Tuesday that its net income dropped 32 percent as aggressive pricing rippled through the computer industry to help fight a slump in consumer spending.But revenue rose as Western Digital sold more hard...

Blackboard announces integration for college

October 19, 2010 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Educational software maker Blackboard Inc. said college students can use interactive e-textbooks and other digital content from bookstore Barnes & Noble's catalog with Blackboard LearnT.Students will be able to buy content from the catalog of more than 1 million titles, which include e-books,...

University of Houston professor taking next step with graphene research

October 19, 2010 2:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Houston) A University of Houston researcher is working on a way to mass produce graphene, a revolutionary material.

New sensor derived from frogs may help fight bacteria and save wildlife

October 19, 2010 1:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Princeton University, Engineering School) Princeton engineers have developed a sensor that may revolutionize how drugs and medical devices are tested for contamination, and in the process also help ensure the survival of two species of threatened animals.

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Juniper Networks 3Q net income up 61 percent

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

Computer networking gear maker Juniper Networks Inc. said Tuesday its third-quarter net income jumped 61 percent, but it reported revenue just shy of Wall Street's expectations and its shares fell in aftermarket trading.The company said its net income rose to $134.5 million, or 25 cents per...

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Yahoo 3Q profit doubles, revenue still lackluster

October 19, 2010 1:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Yahoo Inc. shuffled through another quarter of sluggish growth, a performance that may further test the patience of the Internet company's already restless shareholders.The third-quarter results announced Tuesday also seem likely to intensify the pressure on CEO Carol Bartz to end a four-year...

The hair brush that reads your mind

October 19, 2010 12:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Optical Society of America) One of the main techniques for measuring and monitoring mental activity, called functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), can often be impaired because a person's hair gets in the way. But now, thanks to a team of researchers at the University of Texas at...

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