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Tax commissioners co-ordinate actions to address international compliance and taxpayer service

September 16, 2010 6:24 am | by OECD | Comments

The sixth meeting of the Forum on Tax Administration was held 15-16 September, 2010 in Istanbul, Turkey where tax commissioners met to discuss a range of issues associated with administering tax systems in the current climate.

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Trustee gives $10 million for canine genomics program

September 16, 2010 6:22 am | by Cornell University | Comments

The College of Veterinary Medicine will establish the world's first canine genetics program with the single largest gift it has ever received: $10 million from an anonymous university trustee.

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SiTime expands product portfolio with industry?s first kHz frequency silicon MEMS oscillator

September 16, 2010 5:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Programmable features, small size and ruggedness are ideal for audio, microcontroller and high reliability industrial applications.

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Scientific Games joint venture gets Ill. deal

September 16, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Lottery games supplier Scientific Games Corp. said Thursday that a joint venture with Gtech Corp. has been chosen as the Illinois Lottery's private manager.Northstar Lottery Group LLC, which Scientific Games has a 20 equity stake in, will serve as manager for a 10-year term. The company will be...

Motorola buys maker of location-based software

September 16, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Motorola Inc. on Thursday said it has acquired Aloqa GmbH, a German developer of location-based software for smart phones.Schaumburg-based Motorola didn't say how much it paid. Aloqa was privately held and based in Munich.Aloqa's software works on most smart phones, including ones running...

Sony's game console to show 3-D movies, get wand

September 16, 2010 2:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sony's PlayStation 3 game console will work as a Blu-ray disc player for 3-D movies and music videos, not just 3-D games, with a software update download starting Sept. 21....

Microsoft teams up with Japanese game studios

September 16, 2010 1:05 am | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft Corp. kicked off the Tokyo Game Show Thursday by unveiling plans to help Japanese game makers — recently seen as insular and lagging overseas competitors — to aggressively pursue a bigger share of the global market.In a keynote address, Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft's games...

Competitor Sues Google Over Location Software for Smartphones

September 15, 2010 11:24 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Skyhook Wireless accuses Google of interference and patent infringement.

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Deutsche Telekom Is Focus of Corruption Investigation

September 15, 2010 11:24 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Authorities on both sides of the Atlantic are examining whether Deutsche Telekom pressured government officials in Macedonia to keep competitors out of the market.

3 Teams Win Fuel-Efficient Car Prize

September 15, 2010 11:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Builders with roots in auto racing were the top winners in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize, which is aimed at advancing the technology for fuel-efficient vehicles.

Sedentary gaming gets a shot in the arm with Move

September 15, 2010 10:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

By RON HARRIS 2010-09-16T05:09:33Z Sony Corp. gets gamers off the couch with its new motion controller, the PlayStation Move....

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new class of electronic logic devices in which current is switched by an electric field generated by the ap...

September 15, 2010 6:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

he devices, which include transistors and diodes, could be used in nanometer-scale robotics, nano-electromechanical systems (NEMS), micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and microfluidic devices.

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St. Jude Medical signs equity investment and option to purchase agreement with CardioMEMS

September 15, 2010 6:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Agreement provides for an exclusive option for St. Jude Medical to acquire CardioMEMS in the future and creates opportunity for the Minnesota-based medical device company to expand and accelerate its efforts in heart failure monitoring

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STMicroelectronics, a leader in MEMS sensors, to highlight key industry trends

September 15, 2010 6:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

ST unveils its vision and latest MEMS development at SEMICON Taiwan 2010 MEMS forum

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BP's brand value sinks with oil spill this year

September 15, 2010 6:05 pm | by EMILY FREDRIX - AP Marketing Writer - Associated Press | Comments

BP may have plugged the leak in the Gulf Oil spill, but the damage done to its brand will take years to fix. A new marketing industry report released Wednesday shows the British oil company has tumbled off a list of the world's top 100 brands.Japanese automaker Toyota suffered from repeated...

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