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Ad exec named head of Activision Publishing

July 13, 2010 10:06 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Activision Blizzard Inc. has named Eric Hirshberg, an advertising executive with a background in video games, as the CEO of Activision Publishing effective Sept. 7.Hirshberg, 42, replaces Mike Griffith, who stepped down in April and became vice chairman of Activision Blizzard. Hirshberg has...

Accenture buys French industrial consultant

July 13, 2010 9:06 am | Comments

Consulting and outsourcing company Accenture PLC on Tuesday said it acquired French industrial consulting firm Acceria.Terms of the deal, which includes Acceria's staff and assets, were not disclosed. The deal is aimed at building up Accenture's services to automotive and industrial...

Munich and Singapore labs steer research toward affordable electric cars

July 13, 2010 8:23 am | Comments

(Technische Universitaet Muenchen) The Technische Universitaet Muenchen has rolled out a comprehensive initiative to accelerate development of electric vehicles as a greener means of mobility. TUM's Science Center for Electromobility plans to unveil a concept car at the next Frankfurt...

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Biodiversity: new report highlights win-win business practices that do more for the planet

July 13, 2010 6:22 am | by European Commission | Comments

A new report funded by the European Commission makes a strong case for integrating biodiversity into private sector business plans and core activities around the globe. The report reveals considerable recent growth in eco-certified products and services, growing consumer concerns for...

Cerner President Devanny to step down

July 13, 2010 6:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cerner Corp., a health care information technology provider, said Tuesday its longtime president, Trace Devanny, is leaving the company effective July 16.Devanny joined Cerner in 1994 as an executive and became president in 1999.Chairman and CEO Neal Patterson will replace him, adding president...

Technology Disasters Share Long Trail of Hubris

July 13, 2010 5:57 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | Comments

Technology isn't as foolproof as it seemed.

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India's Infosys reports lower quarterly profit

July 13, 2010 5:07 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Infosys Technologies Ltd., India's second-largest software services company, suffered a fall in quarterly profit as a weak euro ate into overseas earnings, sending its shares down more than 3 percent.Infosys said Tuesday its net profit for the April-June quarter was $326 million — down 6.6...

Oracle prices $3.25 billion notes offering

July 13, 2010 5:07 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Oracle Corp. will offer $3.25 billion in notes, the business software company said Monday.The offering includes $1 billion in 3.875 percent notes due 2020 and $2.25 billion in 5.375 percent notes due 2040.Only institutional buyers are invited for the sale that is expected to be complete on July...

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Investors look to Google's 2Q for economic clues

July 13, 2010 5:07 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Internet search leader Google Inc. is scheduled to report its second-quarter earnings Thursday after the stock market closes.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Amid fears that the economic recovery is sputtering, investors will be especially sensitive to any signs that people are starting to click on Google's...

KKR, tech companies to go public this week

July 13, 2010 4:54 am | Comments

A handful of young technology companies are expected to kick off the market for initial public offerings in the third quarter on a hopeful note.

China seeks to reduce Internet users' anonymity

July 13, 2010 4:48 am | Comments

A leading Chinese Internet regulator has vowed to reduce anonymity in China's portion of cyberspace, calling for new rules to require people to use their real names when buying a mobile phone or going online, according to a human rights group.

Enabling our future: experts to advise Commission on upcoming technologies

July 13, 2010 3:21 am | by European Commission | Comments

Hardly anybody would have forecast 10 years ago that the business world would look as it does today. We use no typewriters any more and most information is available and exchanged electronically. How will the industrial world look in 10 years time? Which products and technologies will...

CGI Group again extends Stanley tender offer

July 12, 2010 6:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

For the second time in as many months, information technology company CGI Group Inc. on Monday extended its $903 million tender offer for Stanley Inc., a government contractor.The Canadian company said in May it would buy Stanley for $37.50 per share in cash. The boards of both companies...

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Oracle Prices $3.25 Billion of Investment Grade Notes

July 12, 2010 6:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) today announced the pricing of its sale of $1.0 billion of 3.875% Notes due 2020 (the "2020 Notes") and $2.25 billion of 5.375% Notes due 2040 (the "2040 Notes"). The offering is expected to settle on July 19, 2010.The 2020 Notes will bear interest at the rate...

SRA International unit awarded $57M FAA contract

July 12, 2010 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

SRA International Inc. on Monday said a subsidiary was awarded a $57 million contract by the Federal Aviation Administration.The company's Systems Research and Applications Corporation won the five-year deal to provide research and development services to the FAA William J. Hughes Technical...

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