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Staples 4Q profit falls; issues muted outlook

March 2, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sales at Staples Inc. climbed for the second straight quarter, but the largest office supply company in the U.S. reported a decline in fourth-quarter profit Tuesday as some charges and delays in big-ticket purchases weighed on results.Staples also provided a 2010 adjusted profit outlook below...

EU: 100 million Microsoft users to choose browser

March 2, 2010 2:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union says some 100 million people using Microsoft Corp. software will be asked to choose between rival Web browsers by mid-May under a deal it struck with the company to settle antitrust action.Microsoft has started this month sending updates to Windows computers in Europe so that...

e-skills: European Week 2010 underlines e-skills' potential to help Europe’s economic recovery

March 2, 2010 2:20 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

European e-skills Week 2010, from March 1-5, aims to review the EU e-skills strategy's achievements in terms of digital literacy and boosting the e-skills of all EU citizens, to share experiences, build links and mobilise stakeholders across the EU. A broad range of activities across 35...

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Solutions for Indoor Cell Coverage Will Boost 3G Services

March 1, 2010 8:24 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Femtocells, picocells, and microcells are expected to surpass 31 million units by 2012.

Happy Halloween!

March 1, 2010 3:24 pm | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

Not to be outdone by my horrible cube-neighbor, Carl (Niels Bohr...again), I decided to descend into the darkness and become that which I fear the most...

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IBM cuts hundreds of jobs, sliver of 400K workers

March 1, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM Corp. has cut hundreds of jobs across a number of divisions. The cuts Monday represent a sliver of the technology company's nearly 400,000 workers worldwide.IBM wouldn't comment. Documents submitted by laid-off workers to the Alliance(at)IBM, a labor union at IBM, indicate that at least 856...

Warnaco Group moves to 4th-qtr profit

March 1, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Warnaco Group Inc. moved to a profit in the fourth quarter as sales rose by a double-digit percentage.The New York company makes underwear, bras, swimsuits and other clothing under brands such as Olga, Speedo and Warner's.In the three months that ended Jan. 2, the company earned $11 million, or...

Armstrong World Industries narrows 4th-qtr loss

March 1, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Armstrong World Industries Inc. said Monday that its fourth-quarter loss decreased as it cut expenses. But its adjusted profit rose.The flooring and building products manufacturer lost $3.8 million, or 7 cents per share, for the three-month period that ended Dec. 31. That compares with a loss...

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Covario Co-Founder Dema Zlotin to Speak at Omniture Summit

March 1, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Covario (http://www.covario.com/our-perspective/covario-speaking-engagem nts ) , the leader in SEM, SEO and display software and agency services for Forbes Global 2000 companies, today announced that Dema Zlotin, co-founder and vice president of strategic services, will be speaking at the 2010...

Studies show how fruit flies recover while flying

March 1, 2010 1:22 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Cornell researchers have shown exactly how fruit flies maneuver through the air, and how they keep stable even when a whoosh of wind knocks them off course.

MBIA narrows 4Q loss to $242 million

March 1, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MBIA Inc. said Monday that its loss narrowed in the fourth quarter, although losses from mortgage-related securities continued to hammer the bond insurer.For the final three months of 2009, MBIA lost $242 million, or $1.16 per share. That's less than one-fourth its loss of $1.2 billion, or...

Saw Blade Marking Support is Self Contained

March 1, 2010 11:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kwik Mark’s Saw Blade Marking Support is self contained, versatile and simple to operate. A bench top base with three equally spaced (removable) arms is used to support saw blades with a range of diameters from 10” to 72”. The three sliding spacers may be positioned along the length of the arms to

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Central European Distribution reports 4Q loss

March 1, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Central European Distribution Corp., a beer and spirits importer and distributor, on Monday reported a loss for its fiscal fourth quarter, though its adjusted profit beat analyst expectations.The quarterly loss totaled $94.9 million, or $1.52 per share, compared with a loss of $82.3 million, or...

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LanTEK II Cable Certifier series approved

March 1, 2010 10:54 am | News | Comments

IDEAL INDUSTRIES today announced that its new LanTEK® II cable certifier series has been approved by Tyco Electronics and Brand-Rex, two leading global suppliers of structured cabling systems for data networks.

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A Look Ahead: EDS 2010 Preview

March 1, 2010 10:37 am | by Gerald Newman, EDS Executive VP | News | Comments

As the electronics industry recharges its sales efforts and gets energized to accelerate the industry’s recovery, EDS 2010 will be the right place at the right time for focused meetings with channel partners to discuss and coordinate strategies for effective growth.

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