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Barnes & Noble Shakes Up Management

March 19, 2010 5:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Barnes & Noble tapped the president of its Web site, William Lynch, as its new chief executive, succeeding Steve Riggio.

Reforms in Science Education Long Overdue, Says Handelsman

March 18, 2010 8:22 pm | by Yale University | News | Comments

When Jo Handelsman was 16 years old, she read a book by the late Yale plant physiologist Arthur Galston and became convinced her ambition to help feed the world was not misplaced.


Samsung Electronics Sees Sales Growth

March 18, 2010 6:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics chief executive Choi Gee-sung said the company expects 2010 sales to grow at a double-digit percentage rate.


EMC CEO gets $9M pay package in 2009, down 23 pct

March 18, 2010 5:30 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The pay package last year for EMC Corp. CEO Joe Tucci was 23 percent lower than in 2008, a reflection of lower equity awards and cuts to the data-storage company's executive salaries.The company's proxy filing late Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows that EMC valued...

Review Site Yelp Sued by Local Businesses

March 18, 2010 5:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Yelp, a popular Web service that allows users to rate local businesses, is in the hot seat to defend the way it sells online ads to local businesses.

How Have You Improved the Efficiency of Your Windows?

March 18, 2010 5:22 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

This week, John told you about his experience with window shades that improve the energy efficiency of his windows. There are several things you can do to improve the efficiency of existing windows, including adding storm windows, caulking or weatherstripping, or using window treatments.


Judge: Site must delay copying of broker reports

March 18, 2010 4:30 pm | by LARRY NEUMEISTER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Settling a copyright dispute closely watched in the financial news industry, a judge on Thursday ordered a Web site to delay disseminating the stock recommendations of financial services firms long enough so that the firms can alert their clients first.U.S. District Judge Denise Cote ruled that...

Site Barred From Fast Release of Ratings

March 18, 2010 4:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

A federal judge ruled that misappropriated the "time-sensitive recommendations" of several banks by immediately publishing news of analyst rating changes.


Viacom, YouTube air dirty laundry in legal battle

March 18, 2010 3:30 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Viacom Inc. and Google Inc.'s YouTube site began airing each other's dirty laundry Thursday, providing a tantalizing peek at the wheeling and dealing that triggered a bitter battle over the copyright laws governing the Internet.The previously confidential information came out as part of the...

MDA's fourth-quarter profit rises to $30 million, revenues fall 15 per cent

March 18, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA) says it earned $30 million in its fourth quarter while revenue fell 15 per cent, reflecting lower sales from the company's property information business.MDA's quarterly profit amounted to 74 cents per share, up significantly from 22 cents per...

Ark. governor speaks to economic development group

March 18, 2010 2:30 pm | by CHUCK BARTELS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A consultant who advises communities on how to keep their big employers happy told a conference of economic developers Thursday that a close relationship with executives can keep a company from moving.Eric Canada of Wheaton, Ill.-based Blane, Canada Ltd., said there is a lot of information on...

Researchers to test renewable-energy system at local treatment plant

March 18, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Nevada, Reno) A successful University of Nevada, Reno renewable energy research project is moving from the lab to the real world in a demonstration-scale system to turn wastewater sludge into electricity. The new patent-pending, low-cost, energy-efficient technology is...

Palm's sales slump as its new phones struggle

March 18, 2010 1:30 pm | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Palm Inc. on Thursday reported sales figures that showed it's having a difficult time getting consumers to pay attention to its phones in a market dominated by iPhones and BlackBerrys.The company shipped 960,000 smart phones to stores and distributors in the quarter that ended Feb. 26, 23...


ICx Technologies posts 4th-quarter loss

March 18, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sensor technology manufacturer ICx Technologies Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss roughly even with same quarter from the previous year.ICx, whose products are used in by military, homeland security and commercial clients, lost $2.1 million, or 6 cents a share, for the quarter...

Viacom, Google Trade Barbs

March 18, 2010 12:27 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Viacom and Google pointed fingers at each other over postings of copyrighted content on the video-sharing Web site, in documents released as part of their litigation.


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