MoveOn.Org in fundraising blitz for Democrat Warren

BOSTON (Reuters) – The progressive group MoveOn.Org said on Friday it had raised $300,000 in less than 24 hours to support consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren’s bid for the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts.

Nokia’s S40 replacement OS may defend against Android feature phones



Reports have surfaced about a new Linux-based mobile platform that Nokia is developing for feature phones. The platform, called Meltemi, will run on low-cost devices aimed largely at developing markets—regions where Nokia has historically been strong.

The new operating system might help Nokia remain competitive at the low end as Android starts to scale down and become a serious contender in the high-volume feature phone space. Although Android isn’t quite there yet, its proven versatility and appeal to mobile carriers suggest that it will eventually be adapted to run on even cheaper hardware.

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Hitachi-LG venture to plead guilty to price-fixing

(Reuters) – A joint venture of Hitachi Ltd and LG Electronics Inc has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $21.1 million fine for bid-rigging and price-fixing in the sale of optical disk drives, the Justice Department said on Friday.

Deals of the day – mergers and acquisitions

Sept 30 (Reuters) – The following bids, mergers,
acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian
companies were reported by 2000 GMT on Friday:

TMX’s Kloet says too soon to decide on Maple bid

TORONTO (Reuters) – Behind the scenes talks between TMX Group and suitor Maple Group have yet to bear fruit, but TMX head Thomas Kloet has not ruled out backing the C$3.8 billion ($3.7 billion)…

U.S. closes atom smasher, passes baton to Europe

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The powering down of Fermilab’s Tevatron particle accelerator on Friday marked the end of a quarter-century of U.S. dominance in high-energy particle physics.

Chevron to unveil solar oilfield project Monday

Sept 30 (Reuters) – Chevron Corp will unveil on
Monday a solar oilfield project that has been hit by cost
overruns and delays but serves as a showcase for the technology
of Chevron-backed solar…