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Nokia shakes up management to tackle rivals

May 11, 2010 6:30 am | by MATTI HUUHTANEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Nokia Corp. will reshuffle its management in mobile devices to tackle growing competition from rivals in smart phones and high-end mobile computers, the company said Tuesday.The mobile sector will be divided into three units — mobile solutions, mobile phones and markets — down from the current...

Toronto software company clears another hurdle in battle against Microsoft

May 11, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Canadian software company i4i says it has cleared another hurdle in its long-running patent battle with Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT). Toronto-based i4i says the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has confirmed that its patent is valid after Microsoft had asked that the patent claims be...

US Department of Defense SMART scholarship winner's focus is synthetic biology

May 11, 2010 6:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Virginia Tech) The US Department of Defense has awarded a prestigious scholarship to a graduate research assistant at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech whose research includes assessing the benefits and risks of synthetic biology.

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Electronics Industry Associations Announce Merger

May 11, 2010 5:54 am | Comments

The National Electronics Distributors Association (NEDA) and the Electronic Components Association (ECA) have announced an agreement to merge. A merger transition team has been created to finalize details. Pending completion of the due diligence process, the new association, to be named the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA), will commence operation in January 2011.

Digi-Key and Littelfuse Expand Global Distribution Agreement

May 11, 2010 5:51 am | Comments

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation announced it has signed an expanded global distribution agreement with Littelfuse, a pioneer in the circuit protection industry. The expanded distribution agreement will allow Digi-Key to distribute Littelfuse product to North America, Europe, Hong Kong (China), Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and India.

Digi-Key Corporation and RECOM Power, Inc. Sign Global Distribution Agreement

May 11, 2010 5:48 am | Comments

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and RECOM Power, Inc. today announced the two companies have entered into an agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute RECOM Power, Inc.'s products to customers worldwide.

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Heartland Payment hiring nearly 1,200 workers

May 11, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Heartland Payment Systems Inc. is hiring nearly 1,200 workers in a major expansion of its sales team, the company said Tuesday.Heartland, which processes credit card payments, said it has already hired 101 new sales representatives and plans to hire 1,198 more in the next 18 months.The company...

Integration Drives Measurable ROI by Improving Project Management and Execution

May 11, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)News FactsSynchronized Project, Materials and Resource ManagementSupporting QuoteSupporting ResourcesAbout Oracle Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world's most complete, open, and integrated business software and hardware systems company. For more information about Oracle,...

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Ballot measure would test public campaign funding

May 11, 2010 4:30 am | by ROBIN HINDERY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

In a year when candidates' wealth and spending has often overshadowed their policy ideas, Californians will have a chance to start changing the way campaigns for statewide office are financed.Proposition 15 on the June 8 ballot would create a voluntary system of public financing, beginning with...

Hitachi trims annual loss, sees return to profit

May 11, 2010 12:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hitachi Ltd., which makes everything from home appliances to nuclear reactors, narrowed its annual loss from record red ink the previous year and forecast it would return to profit for the first time in five years.The Japanese manufacturer said Tuesday its net loss was 106.9 billion yen ($1.2...

Sony shaves losses as it gears up for 3-D push

May 10, 2010 10:30 pm | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. reports earnings for the fiscal year ended March 31 on Thursday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.OVERVIEW: Sony's restructuring and cost cuts are paying off, with the company...

Samsung outlines $20.6 billion investment plan

May 10, 2010 9:30 pm | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Samsung said Tuesday it plans to invest 23.3 trillion won ($20.6 billion) over the next decade in technologies including solar cells and medical devices, aiming to boost sales and increase its work force by tens of thousands.The plan was agreed at a meeting Monday of top executives of...

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Bats' echolocation recorded for human exploit

May 10, 2010 9:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Institute of Physics) A team of British researchers has worked with six adult Egyptian fruit bats from Tropical World in Leeds to record and recreate their calls.

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List of highest-paid CEOs for 2009

May 10, 2010 8:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2009 at Standard & Poor's 500 companies based on calculations by The Associated Press. The analysis includes companies that filed proxy statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission between Jan. 1 and April 30. The total pay figures are rounded. They are based...

List of lowest-paid CEOs for 2009

May 10, 2010 8:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The 10 lowest-paid CEOs for 2009 at Standard & Poor's 500 companies based on calculations by The Associated Press. The analysis includes companies that filed proxy statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission between Jan. 1 and April 30. The total pay figures are rounded and are based on...

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