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Genzyme in the red amid more discarded drugs

August 11, 2010 7:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Genzyme Corp. has discarded some batches of four of its drugs, the company disclosed in a regulatory filing, bringing the company to a $3.8 million net loss for the second quarter.

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Q2 Large Area TFT LCD Shipments Reach Record High of 170M

August 11, 2010 7:21 am | by General Electric | Comments

Shipments of large area (9.1” and larger) TFT LCDs climbed to achieve a quarterly record high 170 million units, with 9% Q/Q and 31% Y/Y growth rate. [...]

Research aims to improve speech recognition software

August 11, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Binghamton University) Anyone who has used an automated airline reservation system has experienced the promise -- and the frustration -- inherent in today's automatic speech recognition technology. When it works, the computer "understands" that you want to book a flight to Austin rather...

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Computer Sciences reports higher 1Q earnings

August 11, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Computer Sciences Corp. reported a 9 percent jump in fiscal first-quarter earnings Wednesday as demand in some parts of the company's business picked up.Computer Sciences, which provides information technology outsourcing for businesses and government agencies, booked a profit of $143 million,...

Madden misses TV, but his video game still thrives

August 11, 2010 7:05 am | by LOU KESTEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

John Madden misses the broadcast booth."I haven't gotten used to it yet," he says. It's been a little over a year since he retired from a 30-year career as a color commentator on NFL games."Last year, there was an emptiness," Madden acknowledges. "When you love doing something so much, you miss...

The Future of Automobile Electronics at electronica

August 11, 2010 5:11 am | Comments

Automotive electro-mobility, one of the hottest automotive topics today, will be a central focus of the upcoming electronica show, which will take place from November 9 to 12, 2010 in Munich, Germany.

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MediaMind prices IPO below expected range

August 11, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Digital advertising company MediaMind Technologies raised $57.5 million, pricing shares of its initial public offering sharply below the expected price range Wednesday.MediaMind, formerly known as Eyeblaster, priced 5 million shares at $11.50 apiece. They had been expected to cost between $14...

Observing Ramadan? There's an app for that

August 11, 2010 2:05 am | by SAMANTHA HENRY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The most ancient traditions of Islam are going high-tech, with a slew of modern offerings for those observing the holy month of Ramadan, which begins this week.Cell phone applications such as "iPray" or "iQuran" offer a beeping reminder of requisite prayer times, while the "Find Mecca" and...

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CDC Corp. shares slide after 2Q results

August 10, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of CDC Corp. slipped Tuesday after the Hong Kong-based business software and media company posted a second-quarter net loss and said there was less demand and fierce competition in the gaming sector during the period.The quarter's net loss attributable to CDC's controlling interest was...

Micromachines for a safer world

August 10, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Dr. Slava Krylov of Tel Aviv University is improving the sensitivity of MEMS accelerometers by using an efficient yet simple and manufacturable design, which can be applied in sport, communication, transportation and defense. Amplification...

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Biochar could mitigate climate change, study shows

August 10, 2010 12:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Cornell researcher Johannes Lehmann contributed to research showing that biochar use could reduce human-caused greenhouse gas emissions by 12 percent annually.

Netflix to stream Paramount, Lionsgate, MGM movies

August 10, 2010 12:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Business Writers - Associated Press | Comments

Netflix Inc. will pay nearly $1 billion during the next five years for the online streaming rights to movies from Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM in a deal that could help Netflix attract even more subscribers.The agreement announced Tuesday marks another breakthrough in Netflix's bid to stock its...

S & P shuffles SmallCap 600 index, shares get boost

August 10, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Standard & Poor's gave a boost to the stocks of three companies after it announced plans to add them to its SmallCap 600 index.S&P said it will make the following changes:— Orion Marine Group Inc. will replace Odyssey HealthCare Inc. after the close of trading on Monday. Shares of the marine...

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Quest Software completes buyout of Surgient

August 10, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Quest Software Inc. has completed the buyout of Surgient, a leader in private cloud automation software.Terms of the deal for privately held Surgient, which is based in Austin, Texas, were not disclosed.Quest CEO Doug Garn said it was a customer of Surgient and liked the company so much that...

DPF 2010 Program Announced

August 10, 2010 9:48 am | Comments

The initial program has been announced for the 2010 edition of Darnell’s Power Forum (DPF ’10). DPF ’10 will be held September 13-15 in Chicago.

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