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H & R Block says number of tax returns prepared down

April 21, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

H&R Block Inc. said Wednesday the number of tax returns it prepared this season dropped 4.9 percent.The drop was larger than the 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent decline the company forecast last month.Do-it-yourself online filing and fewer overall returns played into the drop for the nation's...

TIBCO Spotfire Hosts Annual User Conference in May 2010

April 21, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

What: TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced the companywill host its annual Spotfire User Conference in conjunction withTIBCO's user conference, TUCON 2010. The premier Spotfire@customer event of the year will gather customers, end users,IT/administrators and executives from around...

Colorado man loses part of finger in iPad theft

April 21, 2010 5:28 am | Comments

A thief's thirst for a brand new iPad cost a Colorado man not only a much-coveted device but also two-thirds of a pinky finger. Doctors had to amputate part of Bill Jordan's left pinky after a man Thursday yanked away a bag containing an iPad that Jordan had just purchased at a Denver mall.


Space shuttle safely home after one of last missions

April 21, 2010 5:23 am | Comments

The U.S. space shuttle Discovery landed safely at its home base in Florida on Tuesday, wrapping up one of NASA's last cargo runs and servicing missions to the International Space Station. After 15 days in space and a journey of 6.2 million miles (9.9 million km), the shuttle touched down at the Kennedy Space Center's runway at 9:08 a.m. EDT (1308 GMT)...


Apple seeks return of lost iPhone prototype

April 21, 2010 5:21 am | Comments

A wayward prototype of Apple Inc's next-generation iPhone has dominated the chatter in Silicon Valley over the past few days, and the company has moved to recover the device after it was apparently lost in a bar.

Coast to Coast -- More School and a New Life

April 21, 2010 5:21 am | by Duke University | Comments

School has become a way of life for Aruna Venkatesan. First, she graduated from Duke in 2004 with degrees in biomedical engineering and biological anthropology and anatomy, and a minor in chemistry.


Media Advisory: Smashing Protons to Smithereens

April 21, 2010 5:20 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Marc-André Pleier, a physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, will discuss the extraordinary research taking place at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Paralympic Athlete Sponsorships to Highlight Sports Technology

April 21, 2010 5:12 am | Comments

Premier Farnell announced  support for three athletes with disabilities: David Stone (Europe), Nurulasyiqah Mohammad Taha (Asia Pacific), and Sam Kavanagh (Americas), as they aspire to compete at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.


EMC profit nearly doubles as tech spending rises

April 21, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Data-storage company EMC Corp. reported a 92 percent jump in net income Wednesday and raised its full-year forecast, with technology spending rebounding.The company said it earned $373 million, 17 cents per share, for the first quarter. That compares with $194 million, 10 cents per share, in...

Appoints Tech Leader Sanjay Samuel to Vice President of Asia/Pacific Operations

April 21, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Unica Corporation ( (NASDAQ: UNCA), the recognized leader in marketing software ( solutions, today announced continued momentum and expanded operations in the Asia/Pacific region. Technology veteran Sanjay Samuel was...

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Accounting Software Pre-Integrated With Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle's JD Edwards Applications

April 21, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

COLLABORATE 2010 -- Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)News FactsSupporting QuotesSupporting ResourcesAbout Oracle Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world's most complete, open, and integrated business software and hardware systems company. For more information about Oracle, please visit our Web site at...

Apple shares rocket after net income jumps 90 pct

April 20, 2010 8:30 pm | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The paparazzi may have moved on to Apple's sexy new iPad, but the iPhone is still Wall Street's darling.Apple sold a record 8.8 million of its popular smart phones in the three months that ended March 27, more than doubling the number sold a year ago and topping last quarter's 8.7 million. The...

Yahoo Profits Climb Sharply

April 20, 2010 6:21 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Yahoo's first-quarter earnings soared as the Internet firm posted its first period of sales gains in a year and a half, eking out a 1% revenue increase versus a year ago.


Washington voters could see income tax initiative

April 20, 2010 5:30 pm | by CURT WOODWARD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Washington's long flirtation with a state income tax gets new life this week with Wednesday's expected announcement of an initiative campaign to tax the earnings of couples making more than $400,000 annually.As presently drafted, Initiative 1077 also would cut the state property tax by 20...

Trimin Capital acquires 18 per cent stake in consulting and tech firm Burntsand

April 20, 2010 4:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Trimin Capital Corp., a company owned by James Meekison, has acquired an 18 per cent stake in Burntsand Inc. (TSX:BRT).Trimin said Tuesday it acquired nearly 13.2 million shares in Burntsand from Interactive Selling for roughly $856,000 or 6.5 cents per share.Trimin intends to hold the shares...


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