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SAP reports 12 pct drop in Q4 net income

January 26, 2010 11:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German software company SAP AG said Wednesday its fourth quarter net income fell 12 percent to €727 million ($1 billion) due to difficult market conditions amid the downturn, but expects an improvement this year.SAP, based in Walldorf, reported net income of €830 million in the October-December...

3G Handsets Will Dominate Mobile Phone Market in Next Five Years

January 26, 2010 9:54 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

3G growth will become more pronounced when China selects a standard and releases spectrum to operators.

Nokia Losing Share in Wi-Fi Handset Market

January 26, 2010 8:54 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Nokia, the leading market share vendor for dual-mode Wi-Fi handsets, has seen its market lead slip significantly over the past year

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Yahoo's 4Q progress brightens 2010 outlook

January 26, 2010 8:01 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

After a painful descent, things may finally be looking up for long-suffering Yahoo Inc.Coming off its best quarterly performance since hiring Carol Bartz as its chief executive a year ago, Yahoo promised late Tuesday to deliver even more meaningful progress this year.For starters, the Internet...

Report: Oracle to hire 2,000 after Sun purchase

January 26, 2010 8:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle Corp. is planning to hire 2,000 sales and engineering employees, which will outnumber the cuts it is making at its latest acquisition, Sun Microsystems Inc., The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.Oracle CEO Larry Ellison told the newspaper that his company, the leader in...

Report: Oracle to hire 2,000 after Sun buy

January 26, 2010 7:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle Corp. is planning to hire 2,000 sales and engineering employees, which will outnumber the cuts it is making at its latest acquisition, Sun Microsystems Inc., The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.Oracle CEO Larry Ellison told the newspaper that his company, the leader in...

Did McGraw-Hill CEO spill Apple's tablet secret?

January 26, 2010 5:01 pm | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The McGraw-Hill Cos. Inc.'s CEO spoke on CNBC Tuesday and appeared to confirm speculation that Apple Inc. will indeed unveil a tablet computer running on iPhone software during a highly anticipated media event Wednesday.Harold McGraw, the company's chief executive, was discussing his company...

Parametric fiscal 1Q profit more than triples

January 26, 2010 3:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Parametric Technology Corp., a product design company, on Tuesday reported its fiscal first-quarter profit more than tripled as sales rose and costs remained steady.The company also raised its 2010 profit outlook, and the stock climbed in after-hours trading.In the quarter ended Jan. 2, the...

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Stacking the deck: Single photons observed at seemingly faster-than-light speeds

January 26, 2010 2:55 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute can speed up photons to seemingly faster-than-light speeds through a stack of materials by adding a single, strategically placed layer.

Recalls: boys' Santa sets, horse toy figures

January 26, 2010 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The following recalls have been announced:—About 9,600 First Impressions boys' three-piece Santa clothing sets, made in China and imported by Macy's Merchandising Group Inc. of New York, because buttons on the suit's jacket may easily detach, posing a choking hazard for young children. No injuries...

To restore vision, implant preps and seeds a damaged eye

January 26, 2010 12:55 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Case Western Reserve University) A tiny eye implant that clears scar tissue and delivers progenitor cells designed to replace photoreceptors damaged by disease passes early tests.

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North American Households with Home Networking over Coax & Phone Wiring to Double in Two Years

January 26, 2010 12:54 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Coax & phoneline networking is becoming increasingly important among home network connectivity alternatives, particularly for service provider provisioned networks.

McGraw-Hill posts jump in 4Q earnings

January 26, 2010 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The McGraw-Hill Co. posted a jump in fourth-quarter profit Tuesday, boosted by cost cutting and higher revenue at its Standard & Poor's and education businesses.The recession pounded McGraw-Hill last year. Declines in advertising and sales of education materials hit across McGraw-Hill's...

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5 (More) Things to Know Before You Claim Your Energy Tax Credit: Part 2

January 26, 2010 11:53 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Yesterday, I started the list of things to know before you claim your tax credit. If you missed it, go back and check out part one. The list covers the forms you'll need, the tax credit maximums, which credits can (and cannot) be carried over, which credits include installation costs (and...

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Study pinpoints role of social networks in happiness

January 26, 2010 11:53 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A study by Cornell sociologist Matthew Brashears finds that happiness comes from having firmly held beliefs and being around people who affirm those beliefs.

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