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Motorola 2Q earnings rise, beat expectations

July 29, 2010 4:05 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Motorola Inc. on Thursday reported a sharply higher profit for the second quarter and stabilized its long revenue decline as it strategy of focusing on smart phones like the Droid bore fruit.Motorola shares rose 25 cents, or 3.3 percent, to $7.68 in pre-market trading.The Schaumburg, Ill.,...

Playstation, TVs boost Sony to $294 million profit

July 29, 2010 2:05 am | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Sony bounced back to profit last quarter and raised its full-year earnings forecast, fueled by stronger demand for its PlayStation 3 gaming consoles, personal computers and televisions.The Tokyo-based electronics and entertainment giant said Thursday it booked a net profit of 25.7 billion yen —...

Panasonic returns to black as appliance sales boom

July 29, 2010 1:05 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Panasonic, Japan's biggest home appliance maker, returned to profit in its latest quarter and raised full year forecasts amid stronger sales of products from air conditioners to flat-panel TVs.Panasonic Corp. reported Thursday that April-June profit totaled 43.7 billion yen ($502 million), a...

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Panasonic to buy out Sanyo, Panasonic Electric

July 29, 2010 1:05 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Panasonic is planning to take 100 percent ownership of its subsidiaries Sanyo Electric and Panasonic Electric Works in a move costing up to $9.4 billion to strengthen green businesses such as electric cars and solar panels.Japan's biggest consumer electronics maker said in a statement Thursday...

Widevine Agreement Sees LOVEFiLM Expand DRM and Add Adaptive Streaming for Multiplatform Use

July 29, 2010 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

LOVEFiLM, Europe's largest subscription service -- streaming movies and TV episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by post -- has signed a significant agreement with US-based Widevine, naming Widevine as LOVEFiLM's preferred provider of digital rights management (DRM) and video...

Empa grows 'sea urchin'-shaped structures

July 28, 2010 11:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)) Empa researchers have succeeded in growing sea-urchin shaped nanostructures from minute balls of polystyrene beads using a simple electrochemical process. The spines of the sea urchin consist of zinc oxide nanowires....

Indian outsourcer HCL quarterly profit up 6.9 pct

July 28, 2010 10:05 pm | by ERIKA KINETZ - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Indian outsourcer HCL Technologies Ltd. said quarterly profit grew 6.9 percent in dollar terms, beating expectations on strong global demand for its software services.Profit for the April-June quarter was 3.42 billion rupees ($74 million) and revenue was 34.25 billion rupees ($738 million), up...

Glance: Comparison of e-reader prices

July 28, 2010 7:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amazon.com Inc. is releasing two new models of its Kindle e-reader. Both are smaller and lighter than the current Kindle, and one is cheaper because it shuns 3G cellular network access in favor of Wi-Fi for downloading books on the fly.Here is a look at how Kindle retail prices stack up against...

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Cerner 2nd-quarter income climbs 27 percent

July 28, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health care information technology provider Cerner Corp. said Wednesday that its second-quarter earnings rose 27 percent on higher bookings and revenue.The company reported net income of $55.5 million, or 65 cents per share, up from $43.7 million, or 52 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter....

Quantum fractals at the border of magnetism

July 28, 2010 2:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Physicists from Rice University, the Max Planck Institute and the Vienna University of Technology are reporting new results from experiments on the perplexing class of materials that includes high-temperature superconductors. In this week's Proceedings of the National...

Akamai picks digital ad veteran as next president

July 28, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Akamai Technologies Inc., which makes Web traffic management technology, said Wednesday that David W. Kenny will take the job as company president starting Sept. 7.Currently, CEO Paul Sagan is also Akamai's president.Kenny, 48, has been member of Akamai's board since 2007.He was most recently...

Nanomaterials poised for big impact in construction

July 28, 2010 1:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Nanomaterials are poised for widespread use in the construction industry, where they can offer significant advantages for a variety of applications ranging from making more durable concrete to self-cleaning windows. But widespread use in building materials comes with...

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Burns chronicles 400 years of planetary science

July 28, 2010 1:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Joe Burns was offered a challenge: review all of planetary science since 1610 ... in 4,000 words or fewer. He took it.

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Surpasses 2,000 End Users as Enterprises Adopt Fluid Data(TM) Solutions

July 28, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Compellent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: CML) today announced record revenue of $36.5 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010. This represents a 27 percent increase from the same quarter in 2009.Highlights for Q2 2010 include:-- Revenue of $36.5 million represents a 15 percent...

Grows Branded Disk Systems and Software Revenue 86 Percent Year-Over-Year to Record Level, With 125 Percent Year-Over-Year Increase in Branded DXi Sales

July 28, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced that revenue for its fiscal first quarter (FQ1'11), ended June 30, 2010, was $163 million, an increase of $3 million from the same period last year (FQ1'10). This increase was...

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