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Yahoo Profits Climb Sharply

April 20, 2010 6:21 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Yahoo's first-quarter earnings soared as the Internet firm posted its first period of sales gains in a year and a half, eking out a 1% revenue increase versus a year ago.

Washington voters could see income tax initiative

April 20, 2010 5:30 pm | by CURT WOODWARD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Washington's long flirtation with a state income tax gets new life this week with Wednesday's expected announcement of an initiative campaign to tax the earnings of couples making more than $400,000 annually.As presently drafted, Initiative 1077 also would cut the state property tax by 20...

Trimin Capital acquires 18 per cent stake in consulting and tech firm Burntsand

April 20, 2010 4:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Trimin Capital Corp., a company owned by James Meekison, has acquired an 18 per cent stake in Burntsand Inc. (TSX:BRT).Trimin said Tuesday it acquired nearly 13.2 million shares in Burntsand from Interactive Selling for roughly $856,000 or 6.5 cents per share.Trimin intends to hold the shares...

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Apple 2Q income up 90 pct, shares jump to new high

April 20, 2010 3:30 pm | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Blockbuster iPhone sales helped Apple Inc. blow past Wall Street's expectations with a 90 percent leap in net income for the most recent quarter. Shares of the company skyrocketed to an all-time high in extended trading Tuesday.Apple said it sold a record 8.8 million of its popular iPhone smart...

Cornell researchers reveal structure of key protein

April 20, 2010 3:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

For the first time, Cornell scientists have characterized the structure of a protein that belongs to certain enzymes that are essential for proper functioning in all life forms, from yeast to humans.

Google discloses demands for censorship, user data

April 20, 2010 2:30 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. has set up a new tool to show where it's facing the most government pressure to censor material and turn over personal information about its users.The country-by-country breakdown released Tuesday on Google's Web site marks the first time that the Internet search leader has provided...

Manhattan Associates profit soars in 1st quarter

April 20, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Business software company Manhattan Associates Inc. reported Tuesday that its profit soared in the first quarter as it scored several major contracts.The company said it earned $7.2 million, or 32 cents per share, compared with $262,000, or a penny per share, in the same quarter of the prior...

Luxury Goods May Pick and Choose Venues for Sales

April 20, 2010 2:22 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Makers of high-end goods will be able to block online retailers from carrying their products, according to new European Commission rules.

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Yahoo Rides Surge in Display Ads

April 20, 2010 2:22 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

First-quarter earnings nearly tripled as the Internet company’s revenue edged up for the first time in more than a year.

Best Non-Holiday Quarter Ever for Apple

April 20, 2010 2:22 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

The company said that net income in the quarter rose 90 percent, to $3.07 billion, or $3.33 a share, in results that far exceeded expectations.

Apple's Net Jumps 90%

April 20, 2010 2:22 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Apple said quarterly profit surged to $3.07 billion as the company again reported higher Macintosh and iPhone sales.

Seagate posts 3Q profit as revenue rises 42 pct

April 20, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Seagate Technology said Tuesday that its revenue soared by 42 percent in its fiscal third quarter, pushing profit above Wall Street's expectations.The maker of hard disk drives earned $518 million, or $1 per share, compared with a loss of $275 million, or 56 cents per share, in the same period...

Ultrasound pioneer receives highest award in engineering profession

April 20, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(IEEE-USA) Ultrasound pioneer Gerald J. Posakony was honored with the John Fritz Medal -- the highest award in the engineering profession -- on Monday night by the American Association of Engineering Societies. He was one of six engineers honored during AAES' 31st annual awards ceremony...

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A & M chapter of Engineers Without Borders continues to help others

April 20, 2010 12:20 pm | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Free time for a college student can be scarce. When there is a little extra time on one’s hands, finding something fun to do becomes the goal and work and school are put on the back burner. For the Texas A&M University chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) free time means a...

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Controlling the Uncontrolled

April 20, 2010 11:53 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

A nice coincidence. Recently, I wrote a bit about choosing a microcontroller and some issues that crop up when people not used to microcontroller design are tasked with automating systems. My supposition is that, traditionally, most folks in the industry...

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