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China's Baidu says 2nd quarter profit more than doubles as advertising base grows

July 21, 2010 8:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular Internet search engine, said Thursday its second-quarter profit more than doubled as its advertising customer base grew and profit margins improved.Baidu earned 837.4 million yuan ($123.5 million), or 2.40 yuan (35 cents) per share, up from 383.3...

Hynix turns 2Q net profit amid record sales

July 21, 2010 7:05 pm | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Hynix Semiconductor turned a net profit in the second quarter after a loss the year before as sales rose to a record and prices for its mainstay computer memory chips increased.Hynix, the world's second-largest manufacturer of computer memory chips, earned 664.8 billion won ($550.2 million) in...

Hynix records Q2 net profit amid record sales

July 21, 2010 5:05 pm | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Hynix Semiconductor turned a net profit in the second quarter after a loss the year before as sales rose to a record and prices for its mainstay computer memory chips increased.Hynix, the world's second-largest manufacturer of computer memory chips, earned 664.8 billion won ($550.2 million) in...

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Now you see it, now you don't

July 21, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Michigan Technological University) From Star Trek's Romulans, who could cloak their spaceships, to Harry Potter's magical garment, the power to turn someone or something invisible has intrigued mankind. Now a Michigan Tech researcher is doing it for real.

Earnings Preview: Microsoft's fiscal 4Q results

July 21, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft Corp. is scheduled to report fiscal fourth-quarter earnings after the market closes Thursday.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Confirmation that businesses are replacing servers and employee computers at a decent clip, after a major slowdown during the worst of the recession.Intel Corp. recently...

Professor-edited journal rated among top in its field

July 21, 2010 12:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Developmental Review: Perceptions in Behavior and Cognition, a journal of developmental psychology, has been named one of the three most influential journals in its field.

Digi and GroundedPower Announce Extended Grid Partnership to Help Consumers Reduce Energy Consumption

July 21, 2010 12:20 pm | by Digi International | Comments

Partnership focused "beyond the electric meter" shows proven reductions of nearly 10 percent with recent Cape Light pilot

BPP-TECH announces dedicated marine cable subsidiary: BPP-Cables

July 21, 2010 11:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

Owning to the extraordinary success of BPP-TECH's subsea power cable and umbilical services the company has decided to establish a dedicated subsidiary, BPP-Cables. Projects cover small diameter low-voltage DC coaxial cables up to large cross-section 132kV 100MW AC electrical cables.

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DisplaySearch Announces Final Agenda for Upcoming Digital Signage Conference

July 21, 2010 11:21 am | by General Electric | Comments

DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research, today announced the final agenda for its upcoming Digital Signage Conference, to be held on August 17 in San Jose, California, as part of the company’s August Conference Series.

Can chaos theory help predict heart attacks?

July 21, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) Chaos models may someday help model cardiac arrhythmias -- abnormal electrical rhythms of the heart, say researchers in the journal CHAOS, which is published by the American Institute of Physics.

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Autodesk acquires Swedish in-game lighting firm

July 21, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Design software maker Autodesk Inc. said Wednesday it acquired Illuminate Labs, a private company that makes in-game lighting technology for video games.Terms were not disclosed.Illuminate's Beast and Turtle plug-in technologies for Autodesk Maya software have been used by game developers such...

FIS 2Q net income rises 52 percent

July 21, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares in bank payments technology company Fidelity National Information Services Inc., also known as FIS, were relatively unaffected Wednesday after it reported in-line second-quarter earnings.FIS said Tuesday that its net income rose 52 percent as it reaped the benefit of synergies from...

Journal Communications reports $8.1M profit in 2Q

July 21, 2010 10:05 am | by DINESH RAMDE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Journal Communications Inc. said Wednesday its financial situation has improved so much since last year that it's rewarding all employees with a 2 percent bonus and reinstating its 401(k) match starting next year.The announcement came shortly after the Milwaukee-based company released its...

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General Motors renews $2B HP contract

July 21, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

General Motors has renewed a $2 billion contract with Hewlett-Packard to manage the automaker's technology infrastructure, the company said Wednesday.HP said the multiyear deal was extended a year before it expired, and covers most of the work the technology company already provides for GM. The...

Engineering researchers simplify process to make world's tiniest wires

July 21, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Florida) Surface tension isn't a very powerful force, but it matters for small things -- water bugs, paint, and, it turns out, nanowires.

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