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Disney acquires iPhone game maker Tapulous

July 1, 2010 5:05 pm | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The Walt Disney Co. said Thursday it acquired Tapulous, the maker of the popular iPhone play-along music game Tap Tap Revenge, to bolster its ability to create mobile games and gain another toehold in Silicon Valley."It definitely is a strategic move and it highlights the importance we put on...

Google to buy travel software company for $700M

July 1, 2010 3:06 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. plans to buy travel technology company ITA Software Inc. in a $700 million deal that would enable the Internet search leader to steer more of the airline reservations booked on the Web.The all-cash deal announced Thursday signals Google's intention to challenge flight-comparison...

Google buys travel software company for $700M

July 1, 2010 1:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. plans to buy travel technology company ITA Software Inc. in a $700 million deal that would provide the Internet search leader with more comprehensive information about airline flights.The all-cash deal announced Thursday could signal Google's intention to mount a challenge to other...

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Digi-Key and Bridgelux Sign Global Distribution Agreement

July 1, 2010 11:20 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota and Livermore, California, USA — July 1, 2010 — 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 Bridgelux, a...

Sony: 535,000 Vaio PCs may have overheating glitch

July 1, 2010 11:12 am | Comments

Japan's Sony Corp said on Wednesday that about 535,000 units of its "Vaio" brand personal computers globally may be in danger of overheating and that it has provided software on its website to eliminate the problem.

Gartner lowers 2010 IT spending forecast

July 1, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Global information technology spending will rise this year, but not as much as previously expected because of the strength of the dollar versus the euro, Gartner Inc. said Thursday.The research firm now expects global IT spending to climb 3.9 percent over 2009, to $3.35 trillion. It had...

VCO Operates from 2510 MHz to 2610 MHz

July 1, 2010 10:09 am | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-2510-2610 Voltage Controlled Oscillator operates from 2510 MHz to 2610 MHz with a control voltage from 0.5V to 4.5V.

Last 2 shuttle flights delayed, final trip in 2011

July 1, 2010 9:54 am | Comments

NASA's space shuttle program will keep going until next year. The space agency made it official Thursday after weeks of hints of launch delays: More time is needed to get the cargo ready for the final two shuttle flights.

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Calling all antenna engineers: Apple needs you

July 1, 2010 9:39 am | Comments

Wanted: Three geniuses to improve iPhone antennas. According to job postings spotted by a reader of technology blog Slashdot, Apple Inc. is hiring engineers to refine iPhone and iPad antennas.

Woot there it is: Amazon buys deal-a-day website

July 1, 2010 9:34 am | Comments

Amazon.com Inc. has purchased deal-a-day website Woot.com. In a joke-laden message on the company blog, Woot CEO Matt Rutledge said the deal won't change how the site is run...

We were family: Microsoft halts Kin phone rollout

July 1, 2010 9:26 am | Comments

For Microsoft, there will be no next of Kin. The company said Wednesday it will halt the planned rollout of Kin One and Kin Two phones beyond the U.S., less than two months after Verizon Wireless started selling them.

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Amazon.com offers new lower-priced Kindle DX

July 1, 2010 9:21 am | Comments

Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. said Thursday it is introducing a new version of its higher-end Kindle at a lower price as competition among electronic-book readers intensifies.

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Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory July 2010

July 1, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) People recovering from injuries could from a gait analysis technology being developed by a team at ORNL. A National Academies Keck Futures Initiative award of $100,000 will help researchers from ORNL and State University NY to produce biofuels. Visiting...

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IBM acquiring security software maker BigFix

July 1, 2010 8:05 am | Comments

IBM Corp. said Thursday it is adding to its network security business with the acquisition of a privately held company called BigFix Inc.IBM did not say how much it is paying for the company.BigFix, based in Emeryville, Calif., provides software that monitors company computers to make sure they...

Solid oxide fuel cells getting closer to the market

July 1, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Technical University of Denmark) The Danish company Topsoe Fuel Cell A/S and Risoe DTU have received a grant of 54.5 million DKK from the Danish Energy Agency's Programme for Energy Technology Development and Demonstration. This will...

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