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New cables tie West Africa closer to Internet

August 30, 2010 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

For a decade, West Africa's main connection to the Internet has been a single fiber-optic cable in the Atlantic, a tenuous and expensive link for one of the poorest areas of the planet....

Phoenix Technologies gets richer takeover offer

August 30, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Phoenix Technologies Ltd., which makes system software for computers and servers, said Monday it has received a $150 million cash bid from an unnamed third party, trumping an earlier offer from private equity firm Marlin Equity Partners.On Aug. 18, Phoenix agreed to be acquired by Marlin for...

Google buys Angstro to boost social offerings

August 30, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc.'s acquisition of startup Angstro shows the online search leader is working to boost its social network offerings as it tries to compete with Facebook Inc. in that market.Google confirmed the acquisition late Sunday night but declined to give any more details, including how much it...

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3M to acquire Cogent for about $943 million

August 30, 2010 8:21 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

3M Co., the conglomerate whose products range from Post-Its to respirators, computer arms and films for LCD TV screens, is trying to expand into the security market by buying Cogent Inc. for about $943 million....

Intel buying German chipmaker's wireless unit

August 30, 2010 8:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Intel Corp. is buying the wireless communications unit of Germany's Infineon Technologies AG for $1.4 billion in cash, the second deal in as many weeks that allows the chipmaker to expand beyond the struggling personal computer market....

Google, AP reach new deal on licensing rights

August 30, 2010 8:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google and The Associated Press have struck a new licensing deal that will allow Google to continue posting the news cooperative's content....

CACI awarded portion of $16.4 billion IT contract

August 30, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

CACI International Inc. said Monday that it has been awarded a portion of a $16.4 billion Army contract for communications and electronics work.The contract, one of 17 that will be awarded by the Army, is for information technology support for all defense and civilian agencies. CACI did not...

Nanotech Creates Tiny Color Displays

August 30, 2010 7:46 am | Comments

In a step toward more efficient, smaller and higher-definition display screens, a University of Michigan professor has developed a new type of color filter made of nano-thin sheets of metal with precisely spaced gratings.

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Warm water can trigger deformities in farmed fish

August 30, 2010 7:25 am | by European Commission | Comments

EU-funded scientists have discovered that temperatures greater than 16 °C can cause skeletal deformities in young salmon. The finding is part of the FINE FISH ('Reduction of malformations in farmed fish species') project, which received EUR 3.02 million under the SME (small and...

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Intel on beyond 32nm CMOS and 3D TSV plans

August 30, 2010 7:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The limit of scaling down CMOS transistors, which are elementary elements of chips, has long been pointed out. But it seems that the limit still cannot be seen according to a recent interview of Nikkei Microdevices with Kelin J Kuhn, Inte's Director of Advanced Device Technology.

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Omnivision first company to implement BSI technology on VGA CMOS image sensors

August 30, 2010 7:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

OmniVision Technologies recently introduced the OV7727, a top-of-the-line VGA sensor for the high-end ultra-thin notebook market. It is the first VGA sensor built with OmniBSI? backside illumination technology. It combines extremely strong performance and sensitivity with an ultra-compact...

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External Linear Programmable Actuator Is RoHS Compliant

August 30, 2010 7:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions introduces the Haydon RoHS compliant IDEA external linear programmable actuator. This completes an entire line of fully programmable size 17 stepper motor linear actuators.

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External Power Supplies Offered in 62 and 80 Watt Versions

August 30, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

TDK-Lambda has released a new range of AC-DC external power supplies with models rated from 62 to 80 watts that are EISA and CEC Level IV and V compliant.

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Personal Income and Outlays, July 2010

August 30, 2010 7:23 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | Comments

Personal income increased $30.0 billion, or 0.2 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $17.6 billion, or 0.2 percent, in July, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $44.1 billion, or 0.4 percent. In June,...

Innovative Contract Employment Agency Teams With SalesDialers.com, Inc. For Increased Productivity

August 30, 2010 7:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

Good Pay Low Rates and SalesDialers.com, Inc. announce marketing partnership to utilize cost-effective strategies for high volume outbound sales calls in exchange for product improvement input and new marketing data. Good Pay Low Rates contacts receive a free SalesDialers.com trial.

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