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Taiwan to invest in cloud-based computing

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

Taiwan's government will invest 24 billion New Taiwan dollars ($760 million) in cloud-based computing over the next five years, as a complement to Microsoft Corp.'s support for local firms to develop and use the new technology.Vice Economics Minister Lin Sheng-chung said the Cabinet has...

From Sandcastle Crushers to Bookworms â?? Winning Projects at Brookhaven Lab's Science Fair

May 4, 2010 4:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Two of the top seven winners of Brookhaven Lab’s science fair were students at Coram Elementary School in the Longwood School District.

NYSE Euronext makes Q1 profit of $130 million

May 4, 2010 2:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Trans-Atlantic stock exchange operator NYSE Euronext said Tuesday its net profit rose 25 percent in the first quarter on a steep jump in trading of European fixed-income derivatives and U.S. equity options.The operator of the New York Stock Exchange and markets in Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels...

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Emergency calls: Commission welcomes growing Member State endorsement for eCall in-car system

May 4, 2010 2:21 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

The European Commission has welcomed five more Member States endorsing the eCall in-car emergency system. This life-saving system automatically dials Europe's single emergency number 112 in the event of a serious accident and could save up to 2500 lives per year in Europe when fully...

Nintendo profit to fall for first time in 6 years

May 3, 2010 9:30 pm | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Japanese video game and console maker Nintendo Co. reports earnings for the fiscal year ended March 31 on Thursday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.OVERVIEW: Nintendo got a boost from healthy year-end holiday sales though annual profit is...

Bee Colonies Continue to Collapse

May 3, 2010 6:20 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

The activity to find the causes of Colony Collapse Disorder provides a view into the scientific inquiry process of complex living systems. Finding answers is not easy. Fears for crops as shock figures from America show scale of bee catastrophe Disturbing evidence that honeybees are in...

Concur Technologies 2Q beats Street; outlook weak

May 3, 2010 3:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Expense management software maker Concur Technologies Inc. said Monday its second quarter net income inched higher as revenue and costs surged.The company also said it appointed Frank Pelzer as chief financial officer, effective May 17. Pelzer is replacing John Adair, who recently said he plans...

Chip maker Silicon Image names new CFO

May 3, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chip maker Silicon Image Inc. on Monday named a new chief financial officer.The company promoted Noland Granberry, 47, to CFO from vice president of finance and chief accounting officer. He replaces Hal Covert, who was named president and chief operating officer in September.Granberry joined...

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Artificial nose gives as good as it gets

May 3, 2010 2:23 pm | by European Commission | News | Comments

Is smell a personal sense, one that is specific to culture? No, says an Israeli team of scientists who have successfully 'trained' an electronic system capable of predicting the pleasantness of new odours. Their study, presented in the journal Public Library of Science (PLoS)...

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ACS gets $1.6B contract with California Medicaid

May 3, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Affiliated Computer Services Inc. said Monday that it received a $1.6 billion contract to run California's Medicaid management information system.ACS, which was purchased earlier this year by Xerox Corp., said the contract runs for 10 years.ACS said it will be responsible for the system's...

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Absolute Software breaks even for latest quarter compared with a loss a year ago

May 3, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Absolute Software (TSX:ABT) said Monday it broke even for its latest quarter compared with a loss a year go as revenue fell more than 10 per cent.The technology security firm said the break-even results for what was its third quarter compared with a loss of $1.1 million or two cents per share a...

Prestigious Award Recognizes IBM Business Partners Who Have Demonstrated Excellence in Delivering Solutions That Use IBM WebSphere Technology

May 3, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IMPACT 2010 Booth S-16 --Hubspan (http://www.hubspan.com/) , a leading provider of cloud-based business integration solutions, received the coveted "Best of Show" award today at the IBM Impact 2010 conference (http://www-01.ibm.com/software/websphere/events/impact/) . The Best of Show award...

Masses of common quarks are revealed

May 3, 2010 12:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A research group co-founded by Cornell physics professor G. Peter Lepage has calculated the mass of the three lightest and, therefore, most elusive quarks: up, down and strange.

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Firefighters obtain IDs of anonymous Internet critics, ponder libel suit

May 3, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The lawyer for two Halifax firefighters considering a defamation lawsuit has obtained the names of anonymous commentators who criticized her clients on the website of a weekly newspaper.Michelle Awad, the attorney for Halifax fire chief Bill Mosher and Deputy Chief Stephen Thurber, applied for...

Improving UAVs using holographic adaptive optics

May 3, 2010 11:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Air Force Office of Scientific Research) Air Force Office of Scientific Research-supported holographic, adaptive, optics research may help transform software into computer-free, electronics for unmanned aerial vehicles, high energy lasers and free-space optical communications that will...

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