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Microsoft CEO's compensation up 6 percent in 2010

September 30, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A regulatory filing shows Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer's compensation package was worth 6 percent more in fiscal 2010 than the year before.Ballmer was granted a pay package valued at $1.3 million for the year that ended in June, according to an Associated Press calculation of figures...

Accenture profit rises; lifts dividend, outlook

September 30, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Management consulting firm Accenture PLC on Thursday reported a 75 percent jump in quarterly earnings, raised its outlook for the coming year and boosted its dividend by 20 percent, sending shares higher in aftermarket trading.The firm said customers are boosting demand for its consulting and...

HP picks ex-software exec Leo Apotheker as new CEO

September 30, 2010 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. has hired recently discarded software executive Leo Apotheker to steer the world's largest technology company as it tries to prove it can thrive without its previous leader, Mark Hurd....


DemandTec fiscal 2Q loss narrows

September 30, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

DemandTec Inc., a provider of software services for retailers and consumer products companies, said Thursday that its fiscal second-quarter loss narrowed slightly as operating expenses shrank.For the quarter that ended Aug. 31, DemandTec reported a loss of $2.9 million, or 9 cents per share,...

Planning the world's largest water tunnel research facility

September 30, 2010 1:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Miami) The University of Miami College of Engineering has received funding from the Corporación Andina de Fomento to undertake a feasibility study for a new experimental facility located in Panama. The proposed Water Tunnel of the Americas at the Panama Canal (WTAPC) would...

Siliken Renewable Energy Announces Expansion

September 30, 2010 1:20 pm | by | Comments

Siliken Renewable Energy, a company specializing in engineering, procurement, construction of turnkey solutions and development of commercial and utility scale photovoltaic (PV) systems, announced that its manufacturing facility in Otay Mesa, California has more...


DC Building Power Asia 2010 Call for Papers Issued

September 30, 2010 1:20 pm | by | Comments

An Announcement and Call for Papers has been issued for the Second-Annual DC Building Power Asia conference (DCBPA ’10) to be held December 13 & 14 in Tokyo, Japan. Building on the success of...


Trakm8 Acquires Vincotech Telematics Products

September 30, 2010 1:20 pm | by | Comments

Trakm8 announce that it has acquired the telematics hardware assets of Vincotech. This brings into the product family of Trakm8 further hardware platforms including the recently launched A1091 Telematics module. Trakm8 intends to continue...


Francine Blau receives top labor economics award

September 30, 2010 12:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

ILR Professor Francine D. Blau, ILR '66, has won the prestigious IZA Prize in Labor Economics from the Institute for the Study of Labor, a think tank in Germany.


Random Via-in-Pad Myth #3

September 30, 2010 12:21 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Myth #3: It’s okay to put vias in BGA pads because the extra solder (the solder ball) on a BGA will prevent any problems Here's an example of a via in pad situation we don't like; A large number of...

Dozens charged in NY in global computer virus scam

September 30, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hackers in eastern Europe who used computer viruses to steal usernames and passwords teamed up with foreign students who opened bank accounts in the U.S. to snatch at least $3 million from American bank accounts, authorities said Thursday in announcing charges against more than 80 people....

Turning waste heat into power

September 30, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Arizona) Physicists at the University of Arizona have discovered a new way of harvesting waste heat and turning it into electrical power. Taking advantage of quantum effects, the technology holds great promise for making cars, power plants, factories and solar panels more efficient.

Panasonic, Whirlpool subsidiary to plead guilty

September 30, 2010 11:05 am | by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic Corp. and a subsidiary of Michigan-based appliance maker Whirlpool Corp. have agreed to plead guilty and pay more than $140 million in criminal fines for their roles in an international price-fixing scheme, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday.The...


Software maker Deltek to acquire Input for $60M

September 30, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Business software maker Deltek Inc. said Thursday that it will acquire database and market information company Input Inc. for $60 million in an all-cash transaction.The deal is expected to close Friday.Input, based in Reston, Va., has nearly 200 employees and had revenue of $26.2 million for...

Generex bumps out Gluskin; Fletcher, Barratt fill CEO, chairman roles

September 30, 2010 9:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Worcester drug discovery firm Generex Biotechnology Corp. has named Mark Fletcher as CEO and interim president, replacing Generex co-founder, CEO, president and chairman Anna Gluskin.



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