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Taiwan approves $3B display panel project in China

December 17, 2010 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Taiwanese authorities approved AU Optronics Corp.'s $3 billion project to make television and computer display panels in China, in a bid to maintain the island's technology edge amid increasing competition from South Korea.AU Optronics will make the generation 7.5 panels — one generation behind...

A Call for a Federal Office to Guide Online Privacy

December 16, 2010 9:24 pm | by New York Times | Comments

A Commerce Department task force is recommending that a Privacy Policy Office would work with other agencies on international and commercial data privacy issues.

Oracle’s Profit Up 28%, Beating Forecast

December 16, 2010 9:24 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Oracle’s software and hardware businesses showed healthy gains, lifting the company’s second-quarter profit.

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Research In Motion Profit Rises 45%

December 16, 2010 9:24 pm | by New York Times | Comments

R.I.M. said it shipped 14.2 million BlackBerrys in the quarter, narrowly beating Apple’s iPhone sales in the period ending in September.

Survey: Parents start to see TV, Internet the same

December 16, 2010 8:20 pm | Comments

No TV for a week, the time-honored punishment for misbehaving children, has been enhanced. Now, parents are also withholding Internet access to punish their kids, further sign that the Web has become as important to families as television....

Siemens Energy Acquires the eHouse Manufacturing Business of IES

December 16, 2010 5:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Siemens Energy, Inc. is expanding its business portfolio by acquiring an eHouse manufacturing division of Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. (IES), a leading national electrical and communications service provider based in Houston, Texas. Formerly known...

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Intel, Ingersoll Rand, Siemens, Schneider Electric, UISOL, and Constellation NewEnergy Join Smart Grid Coalition

December 16, 2010 5:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

The Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG) announced the addition of six new members. The new members are Intel, Ingersoll Rand, Siemens, Schneider Electric, UISOL, and Constellation NewEnergy. DRSG is the trade association for...

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Department of Energy Closes $400 Million Loan Guarantee for Solar Manufacturing Project

December 16, 2010 5:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

The Department of Energy announced that a $400 million loan guarantee has been finalized for Abound Solar Manufacturing, LLC to manufacture state-of-the-art thin-film solar panels. The Abound Solar project represents the fifth Recovery Act...

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Licensing Executives to discuss new technology

December 16, 2010 5:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Licensing Executives Society Inc., a professional society of business executives, lawyers, licensing consultants, engineers, and scientists, said Thursday it will focus on new technologies at its annual winter meeting on Feb. 10 and 11.The group has 5,000 members in the United States and...

Yahoo to close more services after 600 layoffs

December 16, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Yahoo is preparing to close more of its online services now that it has shed about 600 employees.The endangered list includes the content-sharing site Delicious, according to an internal Yahoo slide leaked on the Internet Thursday.After the slide appeared, Yahoo Inc. confirmed it will phase out...

Department of Defense funds tumor research

December 16, 2010 12:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

A Cornell researcher seeks to understand the mechanisms behind tumor growth in the inherited disease tuberous sclerosis, thanks to an award from the Department of Defense.

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Oracle reports profit jump, bucking industry fears

December 16, 2010 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Oracle Corp.'s net income jumped 28 percent in the latest quarter, its biggest increase in more than two years and another sign that companies are spending more liberally on technology.Oracle's strong performance arrived amid worries about the industry's recovery. Other technology bigshots,...

Research in Motion profit jumps 45 percent

December 16, 2010 12:05 pm | by ROB GILLIES - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Research in Motion Ltd., the maker of the BlackBerry, on Thursday said its third-quarter earnings jumped 45 percent as sales keep surging overseas despite tough competition in the smart-phone market.The results beat analyst expectations, and the company provided a forecast for the current...

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Correction: Samsung-Nexus S story

December 16, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

In a story Dec. 6, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the new Nexus S phone running Google Inc.'s software can make payments using a special chip. The current version of the phone has the chip but does not support the payment feature, and Google has not said whether it will become...

Blockbuster kiosks to rent Warner Bros. movies

December 16, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

NCR Corp., the company that runs Blockbuster Express kiosks, said Thursday that these kiosks will rent Warner Home Video's new releases 28 days after they become available on DVD.Under the agreement, Warner Bros. will have another opportunity to make money off of its DVD business. NCR,...

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