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Falkland islands radar study impacts climate research

October 22, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Leicester) Physicists and engineers at the University of Leicester and the British Antarctic Survey have installed a radar system on the Falkland Islands to monitor the upper atmosphere activity which creates the "southern lights."

Kish receives the Doctor Honoris Causa title from Uppsala University

October 22, 2010 7:20 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Dr. Laszlo Kish has received the Doctor Honoris Causa from Uppsala University, Sweden, considered an honor of great distinction. Kish, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, will accept the award in a formal ceremony in...

Event: Chilean President Piñera visited OECD on Thursday 21 October OECD headquarters, Paris

October 22, 2010 6:22 am | by OECD | Comments

The President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera met with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and addressed the OECD Council on Thursday 21 October. This was the President’s first visit to the OECD since Chile joined the organisation in May.

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Ericcson Cautious on Recovery Despite Profit

October 22, 2010 5:23 am | by New York Times | Comments

The Swedish maker of telecom networking equipment said on Friday that its profit had more than quadrupled in the third quarter after a year of cost-cutting.

Verizon’s Profit Drops 25% in Quarter

October 22, 2010 5:23 am | by New York Times | Comments

The company cited pension settlements resulting from layoffs and voluntary separations for the drop.

Emerson enters residential & small business renewable energy market with new 5kW grid tie solar inverter

October 22, 2010 2:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Emerson Network Power launched the SPV-5.0 grid tie solar inverter, marking the company?s entry into the residential and small business renewable energy market.

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Fire at Northern Calif. mall deals blow to region

October 22, 2010 2:05 am | by DON THOMPSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A fire that erupted during a police standoff at a suburban Sacramento mall did more than destroy part of a regional shopping hub. It also provided an economic setback to a region of Northern California struggling to emerge from recession.City leaders in Roseville, about 17 miles east of the...

Baidu's 3Q profit more than doubles, shares rise

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

Baidu Inc., which operates China's leading search engine, said Friday its third-quarter net profit more than doubled and revenue jumped 76 percent as online advertising surged.The Beijing-based company said it earned 1.05 billion yuan ($156.4 million), or 3.01 yuan (45 cents), per American...

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Baidu's 3Q net more than doubles, shares rise

October 21, 2010 6:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Baidu Inc., China's leading search engine, said Thursday that its third-quarter net income more than doubled and revenue jumped 76 percent as online advertising surged.The company earned 1.05 billion yuan ($156.4 million), or 3.01 yuan (45 cents) per American Depositary share, versus 492.9...

Amazon Reports Big Gains

October 21, 2010 5:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The company said sales of media, including books and music, were up 14 percent from the year-ago quarter.

Saskatchewan premier urges Canada to reject bid

October 21, 2010 5:06 pm | by ROB GILLIES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Saskatchewan's premier urged Canada's federal government on Thursday to reject BHP Billiton's bid for Potash Corp., saying it's not in the strategic interest of Saskatchewan or Canada.Anglo-Australian BHP Billiton Ltd. launched a hostile $38.6 billion takeover bid in August for the world's...

Isilon Systems 3Q

October 21, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Isilon Systems Inc. said Thursday that it swung to a profit in the third quarter as companies' demand for its data storage products and services climbed.For the July-September period, Isilon earned $4 million, or 5 cents per share. That compares with a loss of $4.9 million, or 8 cents per...

Netflix suffers big outage as stock hits new peak

October 21, 2010 4:07 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

While Netflix shareholders celebrated Thursday, the video subscription service's customers griped about a website outage that prevented them from streaming movies and TV shows over the Internet.The breakdown occurred just a few hours after Netflix's stock price reached a new high in an...

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Compuware shares rise as 2Q profit beats forecasts

October 21, 2010 4:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Business software and services provider Compuware Corp. said Thursday that its fiscal second-quarter net income slipped as operating expenses rose.The performance nevertheless beat Wall Street expectations, and Compuware gained 48 cents, or about 5 percent, to $9.30 in afterhours trading. The...

Ballmer touts Windows Phone 7

October 21, 2010 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says the Windows Phone 7 software will be the "coolest" thing the company releases this year.Ballmer told information-technology workers at the Gartner Symposium in Orlando Thursday that consumers will be impressed with Windows Phone 7. The first phones running the...

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