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Reports detail global investment and other trends in green energy

July 15, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(UNEP Division of Technology Industry and Economics) Investment in green energy in China, most notable in wind energy, leapt 53 per cent in 2009, bucking a trend during the recession that saw global investments dip 7 per cent overall from 2008 levels. However, if spending on solar water...

Auto Parts Manufacturer and Distributor Turns to Epicor for Increased Efficiency and Inventory Management

July 15, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies, today announced that Codan Rubber Mexico has selected the Epicor 9 next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. The...

TI introduces SAR ADC with intelligent system power management

July 15, 2010 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated introduced the 12-bit ADS7924 successive approximation (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC). Through intelligent system power management features, the 2.2-V ADS7924 works with any low-power system requiring sensor monitoring to potentially lower power across the system by more than 50 percent.

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Energy 106 – Solar Thermal

July 15, 2010 5:04 am | by Ken Johnson | Blogs | Comments

Before becoming engrossed in the topic of this episode, there were some rather interesting recent occurrences associated with the last episode, “Energy 103 – Wind Turbines II”, which alluded to my theory that tornados which occur in ‘Tornado Alley’ in the Midwestern US...

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How Do You Choose the Right Lights for Your Home?

July 15, 2010 4:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Monday, Elizabeth told you about new labels for light bulbs that the Federal Trade Commission will be rolling out in 2011. The labels are based on the familiar nutrition labels you see on food packaging and are designed to help you choose the right lighting for your home. Until the...

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SMART Technologies prices biggest IPO of 2010

July 15, 2010 4:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Whiteboard maker SMART Technologies Inc. raised $660.1 million in the biggest initial public offering listing in the U.S. this year.The Canadian company priced 38.8 million Class A shares at $17 apiece late Wednesday. It had expected to offer 35.3 million shares for priced $16 to $18 each.That...

Latest Features Enhance Efficiency, Access and User Experience; Helps Increase Adoption of Desktop Virtualization

July 15, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)News FactsAdministrators and End Users Benefit from Broader Support of Heterogeneous Environments, Greater Efficiency, Access and Ease-of-UseSupporting QuoteSupporting ResourcesAbout OracleOracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world's most complete, open, and integrated business...

Dozens of popular blogs shut down in China

July 15, 2010 3:06 am | by CARA ANNA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Dozens of blogs by some of China's most outspoken users have been abruptly shut down in an apparent crackdown.The move comes amid unexplained changes to popular Twitter-like websites that have users worried the government is trying to restrict them, too. One microblog site is down for...

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Talent Intelligence Helps Businesses Fuel Growth by Improving Their Insight Into Their Workforces

July 15, 2010 1:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, today announced a talent management framework designed to help businesses fuel growth by improving their insight into the strengths, weaknesses and potential of their current workforces.Taleo sees...

Samsung commissions semiconductor safety study

July 14, 2010 11:06 pm | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics said Thursday it has commissioned an independent health and safety review of its semiconductor factories in South Korea after employee illnesses and deaths raised fears of cancer risks.The yearlong investigation will be carried out by an independent team of leading...

FDIC sues 4 former IndyMac execs

July 14, 2010 5:05 pm | by MARCY GORDON - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Bank regulators have accused four former executives of failed IndyMac Bank of negligence in making loans to homebuilders and are seeking a total $300 million in damages.The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which took over California-based IndyMac when it collapsed two years ago, filed the civil...

Sony PS3 to offer Hulu Plus preview immediately

July 14, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some PlayStation 3 users in the U.S. will be able to try out the $9.99-per-month video subscription plan from Hulu right away.Sony Corp. says that means the PlayStation 3 will be the only game console able to play streaming videos from Hulu this year.Hulu plans to launch its Hulu Plus...

Global PC shipments up 22 pct as businesses spend

July 14, 2010 3:06 pm | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Market research group IDC said Wednesday that worldwide shipments of personal computers climbed 22.4 percent in the second quarter as businesses replaced aging computers and consumers continued to show interest in inexpensive laptops.The growth came in half a percentage point less than...

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Blackboard to include McGraw-Hill content

July 14, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Blackboard Inc., a provider of software to educational institutions, said Wednesday that it will make content and learning technology from The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. available to its customers.Financial terms of the partnership were not disclosed.Blackboard said it will combine...

FICO wraps placement of $245M in senior notes

July 14, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FICO Inc., which produces the most widely used consumer credit scores, said Wednesday it completed a private placement of $245 million in senior notes.The company said the notes, issued in four series, have maturities ranging from six years to 10 years, with an average maturity of about eight...

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