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Big expectations for RIM at BlackBerry trade show

April 23, 2010 5:29 am | News | Comments

Research In Motion Ltd needs to produce evidence next week that it is close to unveiling a more consumer-friendly BlackBerry experience if it hopes to disarm critics who question its competitive chops. A growing chorus of analysts say Apple's iPhone, Motorola's Droid and other rival smartphones could keep taking market share from the BlackBerry until RIM delivers an improved operating system and browser.

Qwest: A scrappy little company with big ambitions

April 23, 2010 5:27 am | News | Comments

Since the day it was created, Qwest Communications has been like the scrappy little guy who swings for the fences but doesn't quite hit a home run. CenturyTel Inc. is buying a company with a checkered history, led by colorful men who made bold moves - some of them successful.

Agilent and UC San Diego Collaborate on Chip-Scale Photonic Test Facility

April 23, 2010 5:11 am | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), today announced they have established a new chip-scale micro- and nanophotonic- systems testing facility on the UCSD campus.


DEQ Has Reached 100 New Installations in 2010

April 23, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DEQ Systems Corp. ("DEQ")(TSX VENTURE: DEQ), a leading provider of table game bonusing, jackpot and loyalty solutions, is proud to announce that the Company has reached more than 100 new installations in his fiscal year 2010.DEQ's flagship product, the G3 can now be seen in operation in Las...

Wipro quarterly profit up 21 pct, attrition rises

April 22, 2010 10:30 pm | by ERIKA KINETZ - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Indian software services firm Wipro Ltd. said quarterly profit jumped 21 percent to 12.1 billion rupees ($269 million), as rising global demand for outsourcing spread from financial services to lagging sectors like technology and telecommunications."We have seen another strong quarter of broad...

SEC staffers watched porn as economy crashed

April 22, 2010 9:30 pm | by DANIEL WAGNER - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Senior staffers at the Securities and Exchange Commission spent hours surfing pornographic websites on government-issued computers while they were being paid to police the financial system, an agency watchdog says.The SEC's inspector general conducted 33 probes of employees looking at explicit...

Auburn University Honors Robert Crabtree for Contributions to Chemistry

April 22, 2010 9:21 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Chemistry professor Robert Crabtree has won the 2010 Kosolapoff Award, presented by Auburn University to outstanding chemists and biochemists for landmark contributions in these fields.

Amdocs posts lower fiscal 2nd-quarter profit

April 22, 2010 4:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amdocs Ltd., which makes telecommunications software, said Thursday that its fiscal second-quarter profit fell on acquisition costs and other one-time items.The company said it earned $68.6 million, or 33 cents per share, in the quarter ended March 31. In the same quarter a year ago, the...


CenturyTel Gambles on Qwest

April 22, 2010 4:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

CenturyTel agreed to buy Qwest Communications for $10.6 billion in stock, marking one of the biggest telecom deals in years.

Hart Stores reports $757,000 Q4 profit as sales slip from year ago

April 22, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hart Stores Inc. (HIS:TSX) said Thursday it earned $757,000 in its latest quarter compared with a loss in the same period a year earlier.The department store company said the profit amounted to six cents per share for the quarter ended Jan 30 compared with a loss of eight cents per share a year...

Tesla executives tour Panasonic battery plant

April 22, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An official at a Panasonic Energy Co. plant in Japan on Thursday presented a top Tesla Motors executive with the first lithium-ion battery cells made at the new factory.Tesla Chief Technology Officer JB Straubel and other executives from the San Carlos, California, electric car company visited...

Western Digital 3Q profits up eight-fold

April 22, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hard disk drive maker Western Digital Corp. said its third-quarter net profit grew eight-fold as its revenue increased by 66 percent amid strong demand.CEO John Coyne said in a statement that demand was stronger than expected in the third quarter, adding "2010 will continue to be a strong year...

Amazon’s Profit Rose 68% in Quarter

April 22, 2010 1:22 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Earnings and revenue both topped expectations, but shares fell in after-hours trading.


Microsoft’s Income Rose 35% in Quarter

April 22, 2010 1:22 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Company executives pointed to Windows as the main driver of revenue along with search, gaming and online software products.

Amazon Profit Jumps

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

Online retailer's first quarter profit jumped 69% on a 46% increase in revenue due to strong gains in electronics and general merchandise sales.


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