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Yahoo CEO Plans to Prune Company's Mobile Apps

February 13, 2013 10:14 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer thinks the Internet company will be able to please more people with fewer smartphone applications. Mayer told an audience of investors during a Tuesday presentation that she thinks Yahoo will be better served with just 12 to 15 mobile applications.

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Another Major Dell Shareholder Opposes $24.4B Sale

February 13, 2013 10:13 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

A shareholder rebellion against Dell's proposed $24.4 billion sale to its founder and other investors is gaining more support, fueling a belief that the struggling personal computer maker will have to wrangle a higher price to get the deal done.

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Intel Working on TV Set-Top Box to Replace Cable

February 13, 2013 10:12 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Intel Corp. said Tuesday that it will sell a set-top box that brings Internet-delivered movies and shows to a TV set this year. Erik Huggers, general manager of Intel Media, said the company plans to sell a box that will offer "a vastly superior experience" to today's cable boxes.

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Apple CEO: Shareholder Lawsuit is 'Silly Sideshow'

February 13, 2013 10:11 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Tim Cook is calling a shareholder lawsuit against the company a "silly sideshow," even as he said he is open to looking at the shareholder's proposals for sharing more cash with investors. Investor David Einhorn sued Apple Inc. last week, saying a proposal slated for a vote at the company's annual meeting in two weeks.

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General Electric Gets Out of the TV Business

February 13, 2013 10:10 am | by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Business Writer | Comments

General Electric is saying goodbye to 30 Rock — the building and the TV business born there. It's another step in GE's efforts to focus on less glamorous — but theoretically more profitable — ventures such as manufacturing medical imaging equipment, airplane engines and electrical generators.

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White House Revealing Obama's Cybersecurity Plan

February 13, 2013 10:09 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | Comments

White House officials are revealing details of President Barack Obama's initial plans for protecting the computer networks of crucial American industries from cyberattacks. Their description of Obama's executive order was planned for Wednesday, a day after the president signed it.

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Humans and Robots Work Better Together Following Cross-Training

February 12, 2013 9:49 am | by Helen Knight, MIT News correspondent | Comments

Spending a day in someone else’s shoes can help us to learn what makes them tick. Now the same approach is being used to develop a better understanding between humans and robots, to enable them to work together as a team. Robots are increasingly being used in the manufacturing industry to perform tasks that bring them into closer contact with humans.

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Latest Earth Satellite Launches from CA Coast

February 12, 2013 9:45 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A satellite launched into space Monday will keep closer tabs on Earth's glaciers, crops, forests and shorelines, continuing a tradition that began four decades ago. The Landsat satellite was boosted into orbit by an Atlas V rocket shortly before 11:30 a.m. local time, more than an hour after lifting off from the seaside Vandenberg Air Force Base under mostly clear skies.

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No Need to Leave the Room: Bet by TV at NJ Casino

February 12, 2013 9:30 am | by WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press | Comments

The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City said it will become the first casino in the United States to let guests gamble over hotel room TV sets, starting Feb. 18.Its E-Casino program will let guests with player's cards set up electronic accounts and risk up to $2,500 a day. Slots and four kinds of video poker will be the first games offered.

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AT4 wireless Takes Leading Market Position by Investing in Anritsu 3G and LTE Test Equipment

February 11, 2013 5:31 pm | by AT4 wireless; Anritsu Company | Comments

AT4 wireless and Anritsu Company announce an agreement to bring Anritsu test equipment for 3G and LTE conformance and carrier testing to the AT4 wireless leading network of testing laboratories.

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TIA's New M2M Standards Designed for Easy Adoption

February 11, 2013 5:28 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, has announced the publication of key updates to its easy to understand TR-50 Machine-to-Machine (M2M) protocol standards series (TR-50 TIA 4940.020 and TR-50 TIA 4940.000).

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No to Internet Tracking

February 11, 2013 5:20 pm | by Ovum | Comments

Digital consumers around the world are starting to tire of their personal data being collected across the Internet, says Ovum. The global industry analysts paint a threatening scenario for the Internet economy, as consumers seek out new tools that allow them to remain “invisible” – untraceable and impossible to target by data means.

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Richardson RFPD and Cree Sign Distribution Deal

February 11, 2013 5:17 pm | by Richardson RFPD, Inc | Comments

Richardson RFPD, Inc. has announced it has completed an agreement to distribute Silicon Carbide power products from Cree, Inc. ("Cree"), a U.S.-based manufacturer that specializes in semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications, lighting-class LEDs and LED lighting solutions.

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Legislative Auditors Slam $24M W.VA Router Deal

February 11, 2013 10:04 am | by LAWRENCE MESSINA - Associated Press | Comments

West Virginia officials wasted millions of federal stimulus dollars by insisting on buying more than 1,000 high-capacity routers as part of a $24 million deal meant to boost Internet access statewide, a report presented Sunday to lawmakers concluded.

9 Things Apple Could Do with $137B

February 11, 2013 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Corporations normally don't hoard cash the way Apple does. They keep enough around for immediate needs, and either invest the rest in their operations or dole it out to shareholders in the form of dividends or stock buybacks. If they need more cash for, say, an acquisition, they borrow it.

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