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Facebook privacy snafu exposed user chats

May 7, 2010 5:35 am | News | Comments

Private chats between some Facebook users were briefly viewable by other users on Wednesday, an embarrassing technical glitch for a company facing growing criticism over "sloppy" privacy protection. Techcrunch, a blog, first reported a bug related to a feature on the fast-growing social network site that allows a user to see how their profile will appear to other users.

FCC chief promises light broadband touch

May 7, 2010 5:33 am | News | Comments

The top communications regulator sought to calm fears his agency would heavily regulate Internet services, but shares in major cable companies fell and industry insiders predicted a prolonged legal battle. The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission issued a statement on Thursday pledging to retain a light touch with Internet regulation...

Apple launches iPad in 9 more countries May 28

May 7, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. said Friday its iPad tablet computer will be available in nine more countries, including Germany and the U.K., on May 28 — with pre-orders starting Monday.Apple delayed the international launch of the device last month, saying sales in the U.S. were unexpectedly strong. The iPad went...

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CGI Group to buy Stanley Inc. for $903 million to expand its US federal business

May 7, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Information technology company CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A) is buying American IT firm Stanley Inc. for $903 million in cash in a deal it says will give a big boost to its U.S. operations and expand its access to lucrative U.S. government contracts in the defence and intelligence markets.The...

NASA catapults new Orion capsule into NM desert

May 7, 2010 5:28 am | News | Comments

NASA engineers successfully catapulted the new Orion crew capsule about a mile into the air Thursday morning as part of a test of a launch-abort system. The launch-abort system hurtled the capsule from a desert launch pad at 7 a.m. and reached speeds of about 450 mph in just 2.5 seconds.

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CGI Group to buy Stanley Inc. for $903 million

May 7, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Information technology company CGI Group Inc. said Friday it will buy Stanley Inc. for $903 million cash, or $37.50 per share.The Canadian company is offering a premium of 29 percent from Stanley's Thursday closing price of $29. The companies said their boards have approved the sale and Stanley...

Panasonic trims quarterly loss to $971 million

May 6, 2010 11:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Japanese electronics maker Panasonic says it has reduced its losses for the January-March quarter to just under $1 billion amid a recovery in global sales.The Osaka-based maker of home electronics like Viera TVs said Friday its loss for the fiscal fourth quarter was 88.9 billion yen ($971...

Mitchell Smooke Is Chosen a SIAM Fellow in Recognition of His Work on Combustion

May 6, 2010 8:21 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Mitchell D. Smooke, the Strathcona Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics, has been named a 2010 fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

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Scientific Games posts 1Q profit

May 6, 2010 5:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientific Games Corp. on Thursday posted a first-quarter profit as the company had lower expenses, helping offset a decline in revenue.The numbers were below Wall Street's forecasts and the company's shares fell 22 cents to $13.34 in extended trading after rising 8 cents, or 0.6 percent, to...

Correction: Earns-Edgewater Technology

May 6, 2010 4:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In a story May 5 about financial results for consultancy Edgewater Technology Inc., The Associated Press erroneously said the company lost $639 million, compared with a loss of $454 million a year earlier. The company posted a loss of $639,000, compared with a loss of $454,000 a year earlier.

Navy adds $6.4M to General Dynamics contract

May 6, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics said on Thursday that one of its units has been awarded a $6.4 million U.S. Navy contract modification to make special tooling for submarines for the British and U.S. navies.The change is to a $76 million contract announced in December 2008 for work on the new submarine being...

RealNetworks net income up with Rhapsody spinoff

May 6, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RealNetworks Inc., the maker of the RealPlayer video application, said Thursday it posted net income for its first quarter, thanks to the partial spinoff of its Rhapsody music service.Net income in the three months to March 31 came to $3.2 million, or 5 cents per share, reversing a loss of...

Latino genomes are diverse and reflect migrations

May 6, 2010 3:20 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Study shows that populations geographically close to historical slave trade routes and ports have more African ancestry than more distant or inland Latin Americans, who show more Native American influences.

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Emdeon net income rises 30 percent in 1Q

May 6, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Emdeon Inc., a health care payment technology company, said Thursday its first-quarter net income jumped 30 percent with a rise in sales.The company earned $4.3 million, or 2 cents per share, compared with net income of $3.3 million, or 2 cents per share, during the same period a year prior....

Crackdown targets counterfeiting network equipment

May 6, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government says it has won 30 felony convictions and seized $143 million worth of counterfeit network computer equipment manufactured in China.The seizure came in a law enforcement initiative called Operation Network Raider.The Thursday announcement by the Justice Department and the...

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