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Best hope for saving Arctic sea ice is cutting soot emissions, says Stanford researcher

July 28, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Stanford University) Soot from the burning of fossil fuels and solid biofuels contributes far more to global warming than has been thought, according to a new Stanford study. But, unlike carbon dioxide, soot lingers only a few weeks in the atmosphere, so cutting emissions could have a...

Kodak has 2Q loss, ending consecutive up quarters

July 28, 2010 6:05 am | by BEN DOBBIN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Robust inkjet printer sales and fewer charges narrowed Eastman Kodak Co.'s loss to $168 million in the second quarter, but its slumping film business cast a shadow over the photography pioneer's prolonged digital transformation.Kodak's adjusted earnings fell short of Wall Street expectations as...

Oakland woman charged in job applicant's slaying

July 28, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

An Oakland woman has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a Virginia man who was killed after being robbed of $17.Prosecutors also filed robbery charges against 33-year-old Althea Housley on Tuesday.Housley and her boyfriend, 24-year-old George Huggins, are suspected of demanding...

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Passive Fire Protection Company Hires Interns to Help With Growth

July 28, 2010 5:24 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

Fire damper, smoke damper and fire door inspection company launches intern program.

3D TV Shipments Expected to Reach 3.4M in 2010 and 42.9M in 2014

July 28, 2010 5:23 am | by General Electric | Comments

A new generation of TVs has reached retail, with 3D models now available from all leading TV manufacturers.

Sensing wind speed with kites

July 28, 2010 5:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) UK researchers report in the journal Review of Scientific Instruments have developed a way to use a kite itself to measure wind speed.

Adobe buys Swiss software maker for $240M

July 28, 2010 5:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Adobe Systems Inc. will begin a public tender offer to buy Swiss software maker Day Software Holding AG in a deal the two valued at $240 million, the companies announced Wednesday.Adobe, which makes document-viewing and other software, said its acquisition of Day will boost its enterprise...

IAC revenue up in 1Q, results beat analyst views

July 28, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IAC/InterActiveCorp reported stronger second-quarter revenues Wednesday, citing growth in its search and Match online dating businesses. Profits fell compared to last year, however, because that quarter included a bump from the sale of its Match Europe operations.For the April-June quarter, the...

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Telefónica Wins Control of Brazilian Operator After Raising Bid

July 28, 2010 2:26 am | by New York Times | Comments

The Spanish company managed to overcome opposition from the Portuguese government to buy out the stake held by Portugal Telecom.

LG Electronics' 2Q net profit falls 33 percent

July 28, 2010 1:05 am | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

LG Electronics, a top global manufacturer of flat screen televisions and mobile handsets, said second-quarter net profit fell by a third amid a decline in sales and weaker profitability for phones.LG Electronics, the world's third-biggest maker of flat screen TVs, earned 856 billion won ($722.4...

Sony benefiting from restructuring, better sales

July 28, 2010 1:05 am | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. reports earnings for April-June quarter on Thursday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.OVERVIEW: Sony continued to forge ahead with restructuring efforts that are starting to pay...

Telefónica Raises Bid for PT Stake in Vivo

July 28, 2010 12:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Spain's Telefónica has sweetened its offer for Portugal Telecom's stake in Brazil's Vivo Participacoes to $9.75 billion, a person familiar with the situation said.

Japan's NEC reports $490 million quarterly loss

July 28, 2010 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Japan's NEC Corp. reported a loss in the latest quarter amid a slump in its network systems business and after hiving off its semiconductor unit .The Tokyo-based electronics maker Wednesday posted net loss of 43.1 billion yen ($490 million) in the April-June quarter, sinking deeper into the red...

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Google Develops a Facebook Rival

July 27, 2010 10:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Google is in talks with several makers of popular online games as it seeks to develop a broader social-networking service that could compete with Facebook.

Yahoo Japan Teams With Google on Search

July 27, 2010 10:24 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Yahoo Japan announced it would use Google technology to power its Internet search engine, putting Yahoo Japan on a divergent path from that of its American cousin.

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