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Pixi discounts seen hurting Palm profits

March 1, 2010 9:02 am | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel Corp (S.N) started offering a 50 percent discount on Palm Inc's (PALM.O) Pixi phone on the same day the handset maker cut its revenue target, raising profitability concerns. Palm shares fell 4 percent on Friday, following a 19 percent drop on Thursday when the company issued its warning for current-quarter and full-year revenue [ID:nN25246210].

Military allows Twitter, other social media

March 1, 2010 8:54 am | News | Comments

The Pentagon announced on Friday it has authorized the use Twitter, Facebook and other so-called "Web 2.0" sites across the U.S. military, saying the benefits of social media outweighed security concerns. The decision, which comes at a time of growing concern over cyber-security, applies only to the military's non-classified network.

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Edison International says 4Q profit fell

March 1, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

California utility Edison International said on Monday that its fourth-quarter profit fell, but the results were still ahead of what it and analysts had expected.The company earned $212 million, or 65 cents per share, during the quarter that ended Dec. 31, down from $217 million, or 66 cents...

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Amicas to reconsider Merge Healthcare buyout offer

March 1, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amicas Inc., which provides health care information technology services, said Monday it will reconsider a $248 million buyout offer from Merge Healthcare Inc.The move is a reversal from last week. On Wednesday, the company rejected Merge's offer of $6.05 per share and urged shareholders to...

CompactRIO goes to Hollywood!

March 1, 2010 8:26 am | by National Instruments | News | Comments

On November 25, 2009, NI CompactRIO and DIAdem software made cameo appearances on one of the most popular scientific television shows of all time, MythBusters. When the Sweet Apps crew found out about the product sighting, we had to check it out for ourselves. In episode 133, Adam and...

New Scrutiny on Censorship Issues for U.S. Companies in China

March 1, 2010 8:25 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Now that Google has thrown down the gauntlet, American companies may find arguments about the need to obey local laws do not offer blanket protection from questions about conduct.

One Compliment, but Two Complaints

March 1, 2010 8:25 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

One reader tells the Haggler he loves Samsung’s customer service, but two others disagree.

Insider Trading Charge in China

March 1, 2010 8:25 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

A long-running scandal over the former Gome chairman’s alleged activities has already tarnished the careers of a series of Chinese officials.

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Aging Rocker Turns Pitchman in Germany

March 1, 2010 8:25 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

An advertising campaign featuring Alice Cooper that both satirizes and promotes modern technology has helped rescue sales at Saturn, a chain of electronics outlets that belongs to Metro Group.

Global Chip Sales Rise

March 1, 2010 8:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Global semiconductor sales rose 0.3% in January from the previous month, but sales surged 47% from a year ago.

Hacking Inquiry Puts China’s Elite in New Light

March 1, 2010 8:24 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Investigators looking into Web attacks on Google traced the intrusions to Jiaotong University and Lanxiang Vocational School, elite Chinese schools with strong American ties.

Personal Income and Outlays, January 2010

March 1, 2010 8:24 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | News | Comments

Personal income increased $11.4 billion, or 0.1 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) decreased $47.6 billion, or 0.4 percent, in January, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The decrease in DPI reflected an increase in federal nonwithheld income taxes. Personal...

Peter Cennamo Announces Trumatech's Expansion into Canada

March 1, 2010 8:23 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

Leader in Environmental technology systems announces new sales and marketing offices in Calgary, Canada.

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The NPD Group Acquires Leading Solar Energy Market Research Firm, Solarbuzz LLC

March 1, 2010 8:23 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

The NPD Group today announced that it has acquired Solarbuzz LLC, an international solar energy market research and consulting company. [...]

How Safe Are Auto Electronics?

March 1, 2010 8:23 am | by Product Design & Development | News | Comments

Investigations into whatever is lurking behind Toyota's crisis of quality have put a spotlight on all that can go wrong with auto electronics -- the growing number of wires, sensors and computer chips that have profoundly changed the automobile in the last decade.

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