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Yahoo to expand customer service to more languages

June 30, 2010 4:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Yahoo Inc. said Wednesday it is expanding its customer service operations to include call center employees who speak more languages.The company said it will be hiring multilingual service center workers to cover Arabic, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Polish, Romanian and Russian.The...

Digital Agenda: Commission launches consultation on net neutrality

June 30, 2010 3:22 am | by European Commission | Comments

A consultation on key questions arising from the issue of net neutrality has been launched by the European Commission today. It covers such issues as whether internet providers should be allowed to adopt certain traffic management practices, prioritising one kind of internet traffic over...

VP Tajani on Corporate Social Responsibility

June 30, 2010 2:23 am | by European Commission | Comments

VP Tajani spoke before the Leaders' Summit of the UN Global Compact on the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility. EU objectives for next year will include: greater emphasis on company transparency, implementation of the United Nations Framework on business and human rights and...

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Services Directive: Commission consults interested stakeholders in the context of the Directive's implementation process

June 30, 2010 2:21 am | by European Commission | Comments

The transposition deadline for the Services Directive was the end of December 2009. Since January this year, all EU Member States have engaged, together with the European Commission, in a peer review process of mutually evaluating certain aspects of their national legal frameworks...

Chip Common Mode Choke Coils Supporting USB3.0 SuperSpeed Signals

June 29, 2010 10:20 pm | by Murata Manufacturing | Comments

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has now launched the DLP11TB series of 1210 size chip-type common mode choke coils, which are designed to reduce undesirable radiation noise in electronic products and equipment.

Cisco Plans Tablet PC

June 29, 2010 9:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Cisco plans to sell a tablet-style computer targeting business customers rather than the consumers that have been flocking to products like the iPad.

Financial Goals at a Glance

June 29, 2010 8:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

When most people hear the word "budget," they groan about all the numbers and spreadsheets involved. Mint.com's new feature looks to take the pain out planning for the future.

Cyber Terrorism Now a Real Threat

June 29, 2010 5:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Fast-evolving technology is affecting both the spying game and potential terrorist tactics. Cyber terrorism is now perceived as a real threat.

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Foursquare Raises an Additional $20 Million

June 29, 2010 4:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The social networking service for mobile phone users, adding 100,000 customers every 10 days, plans to expand.

FIFA’s Blatter Apologizes for Refereeing Errors at World Cup

June 29, 2010 4:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Sepp Blatter said on Tuesday that he would reopen the discussion about the use of goal-line technology in soccer.

Hulu Unveils Paid Service

June 29, 2010 4:22 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Hulu announced a new paid subscription service for watching TV shows across computers, mobile devices, and televisions, potentially creating a battle with cable-TV operators.

3 big companies bid to run lucrative Texas Lottery

June 29, 2010 3:06 pm | by KELLEY SHANNON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Three major gambling companies entered the competition by Tuesday to run Texas' lottery — a massive operation that could pay $100 million per year to the winning bidder.Scientific Games Corp., Intralot Inc. and GTECH Corp., which holds the current Texas operations contract, submitted cost...

Study shows stability and utility of floating wind turbines

June 29, 2010 2:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) While offshore wind turbines have already have been constructed as a renewable energy solution, they've traditionally been situated in shallow waters, where the tower extends directly into the seabed. Now a group of researchers in California have studied...

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$1 million grant goes to study Qatar dunes

June 29, 2010 2:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Scientists at Cornell in Ithaca and Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar have received $1 million from the Qatar National Research Fund for a study to help reduce desert expansion.

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Top Computational Neuroscientists Visit Yale

June 29, 2010 2:22 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

About 135 scientists have gathered in New Haven to discuss the latest advances in computational neuroscience...

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