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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....

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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.

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....

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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...

BagEasy Manual Resuscitation Devices by Westmed, Inc.: Class 1 Recall

September 15, 2010 5:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Select lots have a potential for disconnection at the retention ring of the patient port manifold which could result in treatment delays.

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Review: How the iPad won over a skeptic

September 15, 2010 3:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

At first glance, the iPad looked like a heavy, overgrown iPod Touch. After just a few months of use, however, this iPad skeptic realized that it's so much more - it's one of those devices I've always needed. Those don't come around very often....

IBM acquires private software company OpenPages

September 15, 2010 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

IBM Corp. said Wednesday it has acquired OpenPages, a privately held software company that develops risk and compliance management systems.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.IBM said the deal expands its business analytics capabilities. OpenPages, which is based in Waltham, Mass., makes...

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