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IBM acquires Toronto-based financial governance software company Clarity Systems

October 21, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IBM (NYSE:IBM) says it has acquired Toronto-based Clarity Systems, a privately-held company that provides financial governance software. Financial terms of the transaction weren't disclosed.

Apple Flips the Playbook, Putting Mobile Tech in PCs

October 21, 2010 5:26 am | by New York Times | Comments

Apple has taken technologies like the multitouch user interface from the iPhone and the iPad and put them in its new MacBook Air laptops and operating system.

Nokia to Cut Jobs as It Tries to Catch Up to Rivals

October 21, 2010 5:25 am | by New York Times | Comments

Even as profits improved, the world's largest cellphone maker said it plans to eliminate 1,800 jobs as it tries to speed up delivery of new software and better Web services for its smartphones.

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244,000 Germans Opt Out of Google Mapping Service

October 21, 2010 5:25 am | by New York Times | Comments

Google said 244,000 people in Germany had asked the company to remove images of their homes from its StreetView maps, but that it still plans to activate the service this year.

Smaller Is Better in the Viscous Zone

October 21, 2010 5:22 am | by Duke University | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. -- Being the right size and existing in the limbo between a solid and a liquid state appear to be the secrets to improving the efficiency of chemical catalysts that can create better nanoparticles or more efficient energy sources.

Light on Silicon Better than Copper?

October 21, 2010 5:21 am | by Duke University | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. -- Step aside copper and make way for a better carrier of information -- light.

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Curtiss-Wright Controls Awarded Contract from General Dynamics Land Systems

October 21, 2010 4:26 am | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. today announced that it has received a contract from General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) to provide rotary potentiometers for the U.S. Army’s STRYKER armored combat vehicle. The estimated value of the contract is up to $300 thousand per year for the lifetime of the STRYKER vehicles...

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Xerox 3rd-quarter profit doubles

October 21, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Xerox said Thursday it doubled its profit in the third quarter, helped by surging demand for its copying equipment and double-digit growth in service contracts.The company also continued to benefit from its $6 billion acquisition of outsourcer Affiliated Computer Services, which was completed...

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Asia, Europe face wait for Sony's Google TV

October 21, 2010 2:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sony plans to introduce its Web-surfing Google TV in nations other than the U.S. but they may have to wait more than a year, especially in China, a senior executive said Thursday....

InvenSense to expand international presence at Dubai Silicon Oasis

October 21, 2010 1:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the region's premier integrated innovations hub for high-technology industries, today announced InvenSense, Inc., the leading provider of MEMS-based motion processing solutions for consumer electronics, established its international sales headquarters within the...

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Freescale accelerates automotive safety with advanced airbag sensors

October 21, 2010 1:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Xtrinsic sensors support the DSI 2.5 protocol, providing a smaller footprint and reduced time to market for cost-effective passenger safety

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Researchers develop first implanted device to treat balance disorder

October 21, 2010 12:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Washington) A University of Washington Medical Center patient on Thursday, Oct. 21, will be the world's first recipient of a device that aims to quell the disabling vertigo associated with Meniere's disease. The UW Medicine clinicians who developed the implantable device...

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Google: 244,00 Germans say 'no' to Street View

October 21, 2010 12:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Internet giant Google says more than 244,000 Germans have asked that their homes be made unrecognizable in its Street View program, scheduled to launch in Germany next month....

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Blackbaud's CFO to retire

October 20, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Blackbaud Inc., a company that provides software and services for nonprofit groups, said Wednesday that its chief financial officer, Timothy V. Williams, plans to retire within a year.Williams will stay on as CFO until the company hires a replacement next year, Blackbaud said.Blackbaud said it...

EBay 3Q profit rises 23 percent

October 20, 2010 4:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

EBay Inc. on Wednesday said its third-quarter profit climbed 23 percent, helped by its growing PayPal business....

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