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Amazon buys online music retailer Amie Street

September 8, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amazon.com Inc., seeking to expand its position in the music download market against rivals like Apple Inc.'s iTunes Store, has purchased online music retailer Amie Street for an undisclosed amount.In an e-mail to users Wednesday, Amie Street said it has found "a great home" for its site...

Shafting Is Ultra Light

September 8, 2010 9:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

At 65% lighter than typical linear shafting, it delivers smoother and easier linear motion positioning, making it an attractive and cost effective shafting option in any number of plain bearing applications.

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Google search accelerates with 'instant' results

September 8, 2010 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google is accelerating its search engine by displaying the results as soon as users begin to type in their requests....

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Oracle plans to give Hurd $950,000 annual salary

September 8, 2010 9:05 am | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Oracle Corp. plans to pay newly appointed co-President Mark Hurd a base salary of $950,000 annually and said the ousted Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO is eligible for a target bonus of $5 million in the current fiscal year.Oracle released the details of Hurd's pay package in a filing with the...

Economy : OECD Interim Economic Assessment to be released on 9 September

September 8, 2010 8:21 am | by OECD | Comments

OECD Chief economist Pier Carlo Padoan will present an interim assessment of the economic situation in Europe, the United States and Japan at a news briefing, including live webcast, at 11.00 a.m. on Thursday 9 September 2010 at OECD headquarters.

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electronica 2010 ? electronics industry demonstrates its future viability

September 8, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

electronica will present the future of the electronics industry at the New Munich Trade Fair Center from November 9 to 12, 2010.

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Circuit Protection Features Broad Range of Trigger Currents

September 8, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Bourns Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, offers the company’s next-generation transient blocking unit (TBU) series of circuit protection devices...

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Digi-Key Corporation and austriamicrosystems Sign Global Distribution Agreement

September 8, 2010 7:20 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota and Unterpremstaetten, Austria –Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and...

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Review: 'R.U.S.E.' brings war strategy to consoles

September 8, 2010 7:05 am | by LOU KESTEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Video-game wars, like those in "Halo" or "Call of Duty," are usually seen from the grunt's-eye view. If you want to play general, with thousands of troops following your every order, you have to turn on your computer, home to real-time strategy (RTS) epics like "StarCraft II" and "Age of Empires."...

Microsoft's Xbox ready for bigger battle in Japan

September 8, 2010 7:05 am | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Battling its Japanese gaming rivals on their home turf hasn't been easy for Microsoft Corp.Its Xbox 360 game console runs a distant third in sales here behind Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3 console and Nintendo Co.'s Wii.But the Seattle-based company is armed with a new weapon — its new...

Risoe mapping wind resources in China

September 8, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Technical University of Denmark) For the past four years, Risoe DTU has been involved in mapping the wind resources in the Dongbei region in north-eastern China. This work is now complete, and the results are paving the way for...

Yale Scientists Win Grants for Study of Complex Systems, Human Cognition

September 8, 2010 6:22 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Two Yale scientists have been named winners of James S. McDonnell Foundation grants, which are given to scientists from around the world doing innovative research in complex systems, brain cancer, and human cognition.

Scientists Decode Words from Brain Signals

September 8, 2010 6:03 am | Comments

In an early step toward letting severely paralyzed people speak with their thoughts, University of Utah researchers translated brain signals into words using two grids of 16 microelectrodes implanted beneath the skull but atop the brain.

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Oracle plans to give Hurd $950,0000 annual salary

September 8, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Oracle plans to pay newly appointed President Mark Hurd a base salary of $950,000 a year. The company also says the former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO, who was ousted by that company last month, is eligible for a fiscal 2011 bonus of $5 million.In a filing with the Securities and Exchange...

Gamer suspended over name of W.Va. town: Fort Gay

September 8, 2010 3:05 am | by VICKI SMITH - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft Corp. and Xbox Live are apologizing to a West Virginia town and a 26-year-old gamer accused of violating the online gaming service's code of conduct by declaring he's from Fort Gay.The town in western West Virginia is real. But Seattle-based Microsoft and the Xbox Live enforcement...

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