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Correction: Blackbaud earnings

February 11, 2010 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In a story Feb. 4 about Blackbaud Inc.'s fourth-quarter financial results, The Associated Press reported erroneously analyst estimates for the quarter. Analysts expected profit of 24 cents per share, excluding items, not 27 cents per share, and they expected revenue of $78.7 million, not $85.2...

McAfee profit jumps 20 pct, CFO to retire

February 11, 2010 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

McAfee Inc.'s profit jumped 20 percent in the fourth quarter in part on bigger sales to corporations by the security software maker. The profit matched Wall Street's projections, while sales topped them.The company also said Rocky Pimentel, its chief financial officer, will retire this year,...

Over 60% of Internet-connected Mobile Devices Sold Will be Through Carrier Channels by 2013

February 11, 2010 12:55 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Carriers are becoming a significant channel for all Internet-connected mobile devices, including netbooks and mobile PCs, because of the revenue potential of the associated services

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Leadership changes continue at Germany's SAP

February 11, 2010 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Less than a week after the surprise resignation of its CEO, German software maker SAP AG said board member John Schwarz had resigned.The company on Thursday also named a new chief operating officer.The changes in leadership were announced by the newly installed co-CEOs, who took over after CEO...

Scientists find clue to anxiety drug addiction

February 11, 2010 11:55 am | News | Comments

Valium-like drugs use the same potentially addictive "reward pathways" in the brain as heroin and cannabis, scientists said on Wednesday, findings which may help in the search for non-addictive alternative anxiety drugs.

Yale Scientists Synthesize Unique Family of Anti-Cancer Compounds

February 11, 2010 11:54 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

Yale University scientists have streamlined the process for synthesizing a family of compounds with the potential to kill cancer and other diseased cells, and have found that they represent a unique category of anti-cancer agents. Their discovery appears in this week’s online...

Toy makers look to tech, green materials for 2010

February 11, 2010 11:53 am | News | Comments

From Mattel's "Puppy Tweets" linking pets to a Twitter feed to biodegradable nursery toys, toy makers are focusing on fun technology and green materials to win sales in 2010. The top U.S. toy fair kicks off in New York on Sunday, with an eye to selling retailers on the best playthings for the year.

Opening ceremony secrecy breached by iPhone sneak peeks

February 11, 2010 11:51 am | News | Comments

The traditional shroud of secrecy around Olympic opening ceremonies has some gaping holes in this age of digital downloads and social networking. The 2010 Winter Games open on Friday night in Vancouver's BC Place arena, the first ever indoor opening ceremony in the history of Winter Olympics...

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Google buys ask-your-friends site Aardvark

February 11, 2010 11:49 am | News | Comments

Google Inc. has bought Aardvark, a free question-and-answer Web service. Aardvark co-founder Damon Horowitz confirmed the purchase Thursday. He would not disclose financial details.

Irish domain name company buys `.mobi' suffix

February 11, 2010 11:47 am | News | Comments

An Irish company is buying a venture that was founded by leading technology and wireless companies and operates the ".mobi" Internet domain for mobile Web sites. The company - Afilias - already owns ".info" and had been running ".mobi" and others under contract.

Google buys ask-your-friends site Aardvark

February 11, 2010 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. has bought Aardvark, a free question-and-answer Web service.Aardvark co-founder Damon Horowitz confirmed the purchase Thursday. He would not disclose financial details.Aardvark was formed in 2007 by Horowitz and three others — two of whom are former Google employees. It lets users...

Barrett calls for global data on world's underfed

February 11, 2010 10:53 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Though world governments discuss plans to address global hunger and food security issues, reliable data on who consistently lacks food, and when, where and why they are suffering is unavailable.

Teradata 4Q earnings rise 6 percent

February 11, 2010 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Database manager Teradata said Thursday that fourth-quarter earnings rose by 6 percent as an increase in services revenue more than offset weak sales.The company earned $84 million, or 48 cents per share, in the quarter compared with a profit of $79 million, or 45 cents per share, in the same...

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Real Networks to manage Sprint ringtones, music

February 11, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RealNetworks Inc., a provider of streaming digital music technology, said Thursday that it will manage ringtones and full-track music services for Sprint Corp.Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.A RealNetworks spokeswoman said the company is taking over from several vendors that...

Sylogist Q1 profits increase sixfold to $935,070 as revenues climb 25 per cent

February 11, 2010 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Communications and information provider Sylogist Ltd. (TSXV:SYZ) booked an increase in its first-quarter earnings as revenues jumped 25 per cent, the company said Thursday.It saw net income of $935,070 or six cents a share in the period ended Dec. 31, up from $166,532 or a penny a share in the...

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