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May 11,2007
Verizon Wireless Customers in Eugene, Albany, Corvalis, La Grande, Pendleton, Umatilla, Bend and Redmond, Oregon Get Faster New Wireless Broadband Network Verizon Wireless customers in Eugene, Albany, Corvallis, La Grand, Pendleton, Umatilla, Bend and Redmond, Oregon can now access e-mail, everyday corporate data, the Internet and more all at faster speeds – and upload files eight to nine times faster than before. Verizon Wireless is rolling out the next-generation of its high-speed broadband network. Based ... [full story]
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May 11,2007
Swaying from the unrelenting progression of Parkinson's disease, actor and patient advocate Michael J. Fox challenged the biotechnology industry Monday at its massive annual convention: "Who's funding innovation today?" Fox, who began a foundation to fund research into therapies for Parkinson's, criticized the industry for not placing enough emphasis on risk taking that he said could lead to therapies for 20,000 of the world's 30,000 identified diseases. Not enough emphasis is being placed on the ... [full story]
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May 11,2007
BOSTON - Three or four years ago, someone attending the biotechnology industry's annual convention could walk into one of the panel discussions on industrial biotechnology and practically hear crickets. It wasn't exactly the hottest ticket in town. That has changed. "There's a mad rush into this space right now, said Mike Kagnoff, a partner with law firm Heller Ehrman in San Diego who meets regularly with investors interested in the sector. Venture capital is pouring ... [full story]
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May 04,2007
At the Kensington Vine wine bar in San Diego, an iPod sits on the corner of the counter, pumping sound to the stereo that runs speakers throughout the business.   SOUND GOOD? - Portable digital audio can be equal in quality to CD audio if you adjust the compression rate when you record it. CNS Graphic by Cristina Martinez Byvik.     A BIT BETTER - Scott Owen, co-owner of Kensington Vine wine bar in San Diego, holds his ... [full story]
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May 04,2007
First, you had to worry about your credit card number being exposed on the Internet. Then, it was your Social Security number and bank account information. Add orders for sex products to the list. The names and addresses of tens of thousands of people who requested free samples of Astroglide - a personal lubricant from Vista, Calif.-based Biofilm - made their way onto Google recently when the massive Internet search engine began digging deeper into ... [full story]
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Apr 13,2007
I think I'm giving up on Craigslist. Most newspaper readers have no doubt heard of the online community/marketplace. It's been one of my favorite sites for about five years. I bought my kayak there, and roof racks for my car. I found my dining-room table there. I live in a house I found through a Craigslist rental ad. I've gone on dates with women I met through the site. I sold an old car that ... [full story]
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Apr 13,2007
Qualcomm and Nokia were back in the ring again in April, punching and counterpunching with lawsuits, surprise announcements and arbitration demands as the last hours ticked away on their agreement to license each other's technology. San Diego-based Qualcomm, a wireless technology developer, and Finnish cell phone maker Nokia agreed on little pertaining to the arrangement, parts of which expires April 9. But both say the dispute goes beyond a spat between two companies and has ... [full story]
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Apr 06,2007
Finnish cell phone maker Nokia, in the last days of a licensing contract with San Diego's Qualcomm, said Thursday that it has paid the wireless giant $20 million for the use of its patents in the second quarter - an amount it calls a "good-faith gesture" but one Qualcomm says is just a portion of what it had been paid. Qualcomm responded by filing a demand for arbitration with the American Arbitration Association to force ... [full story]
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Apr 06,2007
Funding, software, data and collaboration awarded for promising research into the cutting edge of map-based information systems. Microsoft Research announced Thursday the recipients of $1.1 million in funding for academic researchers working on geographic information-visualization techniques and location-based Web searching. The 21 winners were chosen from more than 140 university applicants worldwide in response to Microsoft Research's parallel SensorMap and Virtual Earth(TM) requests for proposals (RFPs). The innovative and diverse projects to be supported by ... [full story]
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Apr 06,2007
It takes Jim McCaslin seven hours to drive to his daughter's home in Michigan, but a free online service called CarePages kept him closer to her as she and her family dealt with two recent medical crises.   DOT-COMMUNICATION - Beth Spiekermeier of Hamilton, Ill., uses the CarePages Web site at St. John's Hospital to keep friends and family updated on the progress of her pregnancy. CNS Photo by Justin L. Fowler. "It made me feel more ... [full story]
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Apr 06,2007
From dot-coms to computer networking, telecommunications and biotech, the investors who run venture-capital firms always seem to be on the prowl for "the next big thing." These days, the industry is buzzing about green technologies that offer alternative ways to generate energy and reduce the nation's dependence on imported oil - as well as new methods to decrease pollution. The surge has more or less paralleled the rise in crude oil prices, which hit a ... [full story]
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Apr 01,2007
Have you visited Google today?  If you haven’t, you’re missing an elaborate, hilarious April Fool’s Day prank.  Claiming they have the “whole organizing-the-world's-information thing more or less under control,” the company apparently has moved on to new ventures. In a slick online presentation, Google announced the launch of Google TiSP (BETA)™, a free in-home wireless broadband service that delivers online connectivity via your toilet.   Google provides an elaborate online presentation for their new, free TiSP broadband system ... [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
The game begins with a static image of meadow grass and wildflowers that fills most of the computer screen. The image of a small bird briefly flashes on the left side of the meadow. At the same time, a letter appears elsewhere on the screen. And then both disappear. Players have to simultaneously click on the spot where the bird appeared and remember the letter. The better they perform, the more difficult the game gets. ... [full story]
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