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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...

Iowa State, Ames Lab researchers preparing for Blue Waters supercomputer

April 27, 2010 2:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Iowa State University) Three Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers are preparing their computational chemistry tools for the Blue Waters supercomputer and its quadrillion calculations per second. Blue Waters is expected to be the most powerful supercomputer in the world...

Ruslan Medzhitov Elected to National Academy of Sciences for Work on Innate Immunity

April 27, 2010 1:21 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

In recognition of his prolific contributions to the field of immunological research, Yale professor Ruslan Medzhitov, Ph.D., has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, the elite corps of researchers from the nation's top scientific institutions.

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Socket Mobile Reports First Quarter 2010 Results

April 27, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.socketmobile.com () —Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010.Revenue for the first quarter of 2010 was $3.8 million, compared to revenue of $4.8 million for...

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Alpha and Omega plans to raise about $91.5M in IPO

April 27, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Ltd., which develops power chips for laptop computers, flat panel displays, portable media players and other devices, plans to raise about $91.5 million in an initial public offering this week.The company, which expects the IPO to price between $17 and $19 per...

Employment up for US electrical engineers and computer professionals

April 27, 2010 12:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(IEEE-USA) In what could be a positive sign of recovery for the US economy, employment in three high-tech job categories -- electrical and electronics engineers; software engineers; and computer scientists and systems analysts -- returned to levels last seen in 2008, according to data...

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