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Lexmark posts sharp jump in 1Q profit

April 27, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Printer and copier maker Lexmark International said Tuesday that first-quarter profits rose sharply and the company projected net income will exceed Wall Street expectations over the next three months.Shares climbed nearly 12 percent in premarket trading, well above a 52-week high.The company...

Battery Powered, Portable 20 GHz Synthesized Signal Generator Presented as Industry’s First

April 27, 2010 4:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave has launched the HMC-T2100B battery powered, 10 MHz to 20 GHz Portable Synthesized Signal Generator. Designed to fulfill signal generation needs in the field or on the bench, the HMC-T2100B provides

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Commission launches public consultation on future of cultural and creative industries

April 27, 2010 4:22 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

The European Commission launches an online public consultation today aimed at unlocking the full potential of Europe's cultural and creative industries. The consultation is linked to a new Green Paper which highlights the need to improve access to finance, especially for small businesses,...

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Electrifying Your Drive

April 27, 2010 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

For anyone who grew up watching The Jetsons (or Back to the Future, depending on your generation), the "Car of the Future!" flew through the skies with the greatest of ease. Although most of us have given up on our hopes of a flying car, anything beyond the internal combustion engine has...

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LCD Touts High Color Saturation, Fast Response Time

April 27, 2010 3:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lumex announced the launch of its InfoVue FSC (Field Sequential Color) family of color alphanumeric LCD displays for monochromatic devices looking to transition to color. These LCDs, compatible with standard LCD drivers, feature

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Integrating Patch Management and Antivirus in a Single Agent Allows Shavlik Customers to Protect More, Save Time and Spend Less

April 27, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shavlik Technologies, LLC, a solution provider for simplifying and automating critical IT operations, announced that after a year integrating antivirus + antispyware into its NetChk platform, the company's customers report reduced cost, complexity, and headaches due to reducing the number of...

Volcanic ash cloud crisis: Commission outlines response to tackle the impact on air transport

April 27, 2010 3:22 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas, responsible for transport, today presented to the College a preliminary assessment of the economic consequences for the air transport industry of the volcanic ash crisis. In addition the Vice President presented a range of possible...

Sharp returns to black after big cost cuts

April 27, 2010 1:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sharp Corp. returned to profit last fiscal year as cost cuts offset lower sales.Japan's top producer of liquid crystal displays said Tuesday it booked a net profit of 4.4 billion yen ($46.8 million) in the 12 months through March, following a 125.8 billion yen loss the previous year.The global...

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Germany's Software AG says 1Q net profit up 9 pct

April 26, 2010 9:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Germany's Software AG is citing improving sales and demand for its programs that help companies operate as its first-quarter net profit rose 9 percent.The software maker based in Darmstadt on Tuesday posted a net profit of euro28 million ($37.3 million) in the January-March period compared with...

SKorea's economy grows 1.8 percent in 1st quarter

April 26, 2010 7:30 pm | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korea's economic growth accelerated sharply in the first quarter of 2010 amid a rebound in manufacturing, exports and spending.Asia's fourth-largest economy expanded 1.8 percent in the three months ended March 31 from the fourth quarter last year when it grew 0.2 percent, the Bank of...

Brazil: Google data gives bad censorship rap

April 26, 2010 5:30 pm | by BRADLEY BROOKS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Brazilian prosecutors said Monday a new Google tool showing government requests for data on users of the Internet giant's services or the removal of content is giving their country a bad rap.Google Inc. released an online tool last week showing where it faces the most government pressure to...

Emulex moves to fiscal 3rd-quarter profit

April 26, 2010 4:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Emulex Corp., a data storage equipment maker, said Monday that it swung to a profit in its fiscal third quarter. But the company's forecast disappointed investors, sending shares down in after-hours trading.Emulex shares fell $1.04, or 7.6 percent, to $12.62 in after-hours trading. The stock...

Oracle CEO Adopts Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plan

April 26, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Larry Ellison, has adopted a pre-arranged stock trading plan to sell a portion of his company stock over time as part of his individual long-term strategy for asset diversification and liquidity. The stock...

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Humanities Fellows to present 'Mobilities' research

April 26, 2010 2:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

The Fellows of the Society for the Humanities will hold a public workshop on 'Critical Mobilities: Thought, Culture and Performance' April 29-30, with results from their yearlong research seminar.

Police seize gear from Gizmodo iPhone blogger

April 26, 2010 1:30 pm | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities seized computers, digital cameras, a cell phone and other items from a technology blog editor who posted pictures and details of a lost iPhone prototype.A computer-crime task force made up of multiple law enforcement agencies searched Gizmodo editor and blogger Jason Chen's house...

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