Archive: 09/1/2013

Silicon Valley patent office shelved

Silicon Valley's high tech firms are fighting what they consider a deeply personal federal cut this summer that shelves a planned patent office in this innovation-fueled region.

dateSep 01, 2013 in Business
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Breakthrough in sensing at the nanoscale

Researchers have made a breakthrough discovery in identifying the world's most sensitive nanoparticle and measuring it from a distance using light. These super-bright, photostable and background-free nanocrystals ...

dateSep 01, 2013 in Nanophysics
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Spotty record for Chinese exec with canal dream

When President Daniel Ortega granted a Chinese telecommunications executive exclusive rights to develop a $40 billion canal through Nicaragua and operate it for 100 years, his administration touted the CEO's ...

dateSep 01, 2013 in Business
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Carl Icahn's stake in Nuance grows to 16.9 pct.

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has raised his stake in Nuance Communications over the past month to almost 17 percent, nearing a threshold that would trigger defensive mechanisms to thwart a hostile takeover.

dateSep 01, 2013 in Business
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