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SAP's Net Profit Nearly Doubles

April 28, 2010 4:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

SAP said first-quarter net profit nearly doubled, due to a recovery in corporate software spending, a pick-up in U.S. sales and a year-earlier charge.

Clean and energy-efficient vehicles - European strategy for the uptake of green vehicles

April 28, 2010 4:23 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

From economic crisis to a more resource efficient, greener and more competitive economy The European car industry is slowly recovering from an economic crisis. Clean and energy efficient technologies are an opportunity to recreate and reinvent the position of market leader and...

Jeff Raikes to give Nebraska commencement speech

April 28, 2010 2:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer and charity executive Jeff Raikes will give the keynote address and his late brother, Ron, will be honored during undergraduate commencement exercises next month at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.The title of Jeff Raikes' speech on May 8: "Nebraska Can Change the World."Raikes...

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European Inventors of the year 2010 – The most inventive minds in Europe

April 28, 2010 2:23 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

Bioplastics, football-shaped molecules, GPS technology, hydrogen fuels cells and three-dimensional scanning systems - the fields covered by the winners of the European Inventor Award 2010 range from ecology and nuclear physics to information systems and satellite-based navigation.

Infineon Raises Outlook

April 28, 2010 1:22 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

German semiconductor maker Infineon swung to a net profit on growing demand for its logic chips, and raised its full-year guidance in a sign of continued recovery in the semiconductor industry.

LG Electronics books quarterly profit, sales rise

April 27, 2010 11:30 pm | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LG Electronics, a top manufacturer of flat screen televisions and mobile phones, booked a net profit in the first quarter amid higher sales and an earnings contribution from flat panel maker LG Display.LG Electronics, the world's second-biggest maker of flat screen TVs, earned 675 billion won...

SAP says 1Q net profit jumps 97 pct to €387M

April 27, 2010 10:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German software company SAP AG has nearly doubled its first-quarter net profit as demand for its products, along with sales, rose among customers worldwide.SAP, based in Walldorf, reported Wednesdasy net income of €387 million ($514.3 million) in the January-March period compared with €196...

SAP says 1Q net profit jumps 97 pct to euro387M

April 27, 2010 10:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German software company SAP AG has nearly doubled its first-quarter net profit as demand for its products, along with sales, rose among customers worldwide.SAP, based in Walldorf, reported Wednesdasy net income of euro387 million ($514.3 million) in the January-March period compared with...

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South Korea Lifts Brief iPad Ban

April 27, 2010 10:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

South Korea's brief blockade of the iPad is coming down. The country's communications regulator said it wouldn't stop people from importing Apple's newest device for personal use.

China Moves to Tighten Data Controls

April 27, 2010 9:23 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

China is on the verge of requiring telecommunications and Internet companies to detect, stop and report leaks of state secrets by their customers.

Apple Buys Intrinsity, a Maker of Fast Chips

April 27, 2010 9:23 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Technology from Intrinsity, a small Texas company, is believed to be behind the iPad’s zippy A4 chip.

In Shanghai, Bootleg Goods Are Moved to Secret Rooms

April 27, 2010 9:23 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

With Shanghai preparing for the World Expo, stores have moved bootleg DVDs and CDs to back rooms as China hides a trade that is usually out in the open.

Apple Buys Start-Up Behind the iPad's Chip

April 27, 2010 9:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Apple has purchased chip start-up Intrinsity whose technology analysts say was behind the chip used in the new iPad.

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Parametric 2Q income up, but guidance disappoints

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

Parametric Technology Corp., a maker of computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering software, said Tuesday that its fiscal second-quarter net income rose 26 percent, helped by sales of software licenses.However, the company's guidance for the current quarter was lower than Wall Street...

Facebook's expansion triggers political backlash

April 27, 2010 2:30 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook's plan to spread its online social network to other websites could be detoured by regulators looking into privacy concerns that have raised the ire of federal lawmakers.Four senators said Tuesday that Facebook needs to make it easier for its 400 million users to protect their privacy...

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