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Stroustrup promoted to Distinguished Professor

April 30, 2010 8:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup has earned promotion to the academic rank of Distinguished Professor in recognition of his contributions to computer science and software development at Texas A&M University. The promotion will take effect on Sept. 1. Stroustrup’s research interests include...

General Dynamics names Crown as lead director

April 30, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Aviation and military equipment company General Dynamics Corp. said Friday that it named board member James Crown as its lead director.Crown, 56, will take on the position on Wednesday.Crown, president of Henry Crown and Co., has been a General Dynamics board member since 1987. He also serves...

Huff receives IEEE undergraduate teaching award

April 30, 2010 7:20 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Dr. Gregory Huff, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the 2010 Donald G. Dudley Jr. Undergraduate Teaching Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Antennas and Propagation...

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Oracle resumes construction of Utah data center

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

Software maker Oracle Corp. has resumed construction of a $285 million data center in the Salt Lake City suburb of West Jordan.State and local economic officials say the company eventually will hire 100 employees at salaries averaging $82,000.Oracle broke ground in October 2008, then stopped...

Samsung Profit Jumps on Chip Strength

April 30, 2010 4:23 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Samsung Electronics reported its biggest quarterly profit ever, led by a surge in its chip business that's benefiting from an industry upturn and ongoing strength in a TV division.

Jobs Attacks Flash as Unfit for iPhone

April 30, 2010 3:22 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Steve Jobs defended Apple's decision to exclude Adobe's Flash player from many of its mobile devices.

IPhone Finder 'Regrets' Mistake

April 30, 2010 2:22 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

The 21-year-old who found Apple's next-generation iPhone prototype came forward through his attorney to say he regretted not doing more to return the phone to Apple.

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Swings to Net Profit

April 30, 2010 1:21 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. said Friday it swung to a net profit in the first quarter from a loss a year earlier, providing further evidence of the recovery in the chip industry.

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Samsung 1Q net profit surges to record high

April 29, 2010 9:30 pm | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Samsung Electronics said net profit surged more than six-fold in the first quarter to a record high on strong demand and higher prices for memory chips as well as increased sales of mobile phones and flat screen televisions.Samsung earned 3.99 trillion won ($3.59 billion) in the three months...

Viacom’s Profit Rises on Increased Ads and Fees

April 29, 2010 7:21 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The media conglomerate Viacom’s positive results, helped by cost cuts, may signal a recovery from weak advertising in the recession.

Think Blankfein Will Resign? Want to Bet?

April 29, 2010 7:21 pm | by New York Times | Comments

People are wagering on the S.E.C. case against Goldman Sachs and the fate of Lloyd C. Blankfein in an online futures market.

The Fates of Motorola and Palm Diverged Over Android

April 29, 2010 7:21 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Motorola posted an unexpected first-quarter profit because of shipments of smartphones using the Android operating system.

Google to Show TV Software in May

April 29, 2010 7:20 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Google is planning to introduce Android-based television software to developers at an event in May, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Yahoo CEO starts reign with $47.2M comp package

April 29, 2010 4:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Associated Press has found Yahoo's CEO received a $47.2 million compensation package in 2009, her first year on the job.Carol Bartz's pay consisted mostly of stock incentives to motivate her to engineer a turnaround at the slumping Internet company. The ultimate value of those awards will...

Digital River 1Q net profits fall; 2Q outlook weak

April 29, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Digital River Inc., which provides technology and services for companies that sell products online, said its first-quarter net profit fell 48 percent as costs rose and revenue fell.While the results still beat expectations, its profit forecast for the second quarter was less than half of what...

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