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Reports detail global investment and other trends in green energy

July 15, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(UNEP Division of Technology Industry and Economics) Investment in green energy in China, most notable in wind energy, leapt 53 per cent in 2009, bucking a trend during the recession that saw global investments dip 7 per cent overall from 2008 levels. However, if spending on solar water...

Auto Parts Manufacturer and Distributor Turns to Epicor for Increased Efficiency and Inventory Management

July 15, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies, today announced that Codan Rubber Mexico has selected the Epicor 9 next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. The...

SMART Technologies prices biggest IPO of 2010

July 15, 2010 4:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Whiteboard maker SMART Technologies Inc. raised $660.1 million in the biggest initial public offering listing in the U.S. this year.The Canadian company priced 38.8 million Class A shares at $17 apiece late Wednesday. It had expected to offer 35.3 million shares for priced $16 to $18 each.That...

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Latest Features Enhance Efficiency, Access and User Experience; Helps Increase Adoption of Desktop Virtualization

July 15, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)News FactsAdministrators and End Users Benefit from Broader Support of Heterogeneous Environments, Greater Efficiency, Access and Ease-of-UseSupporting QuoteSupporting ResourcesAbout OracleOracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world's most complete, open, and integrated business...

Dozens of popular blogs shut down in China

July 15, 2010 3:06 am | by CARA ANNA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Dozens of blogs by some of China's most outspoken users have been abruptly shut down in an apparent crackdown.The move comes amid unexplained changes to popular Twitter-like websites that have users worried the government is trying to restrict them, too. One microblog site is down for...

Talent Intelligence Helps Businesses Fuel Growth by Improving Their Insight Into Their Workforces

July 15, 2010 1:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, today announced a talent management framework designed to help businesses fuel growth by improving their insight into the strengths, weaknesses and potential of their current workforces.Taleo sees...

Samsung commissions semiconductor safety study

July 14, 2010 11:06 pm | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Samsung Electronics said Thursday it has commissioned an independent health and safety review of its semiconductor factories in South Korea after employee illnesses and deaths raised fears of cancer risks.The yearlong investigation will be carried out by an independent team of leading...

FDIC sues 4 former IndyMac execs

July 14, 2010 5:05 pm | by MARCY GORDON - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Bank regulators have accused four former executives of failed IndyMac Bank of negligence in making loans to homebuilders and are seeking a total $300 million in damages.The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which took over California-based IndyMac when it collapsed two years ago, filed the civil...

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Sony PS3 to offer Hulu Plus preview immediately

July 14, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Some PlayStation 3 users in the U.S. will be able to try out the $9.99-per-month video subscription plan from Hulu right away.Sony Corp. says that means the PlayStation 3 will be the only game console able to play streaming videos from Hulu this year.Hulu plans to launch its Hulu Plus...

Global PC shipments up 22 pct as businesses spend

July 14, 2010 3:06 pm | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Market research group IDC said Wednesday that worldwide shipments of personal computers climbed 22.4 percent in the second quarter as businesses replaced aging computers and consumers continued to show interest in inexpensive laptops.The growth came in half a percentage point less than...

Blackboard to include McGraw-Hill content

July 14, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Blackboard Inc., a provider of software to educational institutions, said Wednesday that it will make content and learning technology from The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. available to its customers.Financial terms of the partnership were not disclosed.Blackboard said it will combine...

FICO wraps placement of $245M in senior notes

July 14, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

FICO Inc., which produces the most widely used consumer credit scores, said Wednesday it completed a private placement of $245 million in senior notes.The company said the notes, issued in four series, have maturities ranging from six years to 10 years, with an average maturity of about eight...

Princeton scientists find unusual electrons that go with the flow

July 14, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Princeton University) On a quest to discover new states of matter, a team of Princeton University scientists has found that electrons on the surface of specific materials act like miniature superheroes, relentlessly dodging the cliff-like obstacles of imperfect microsurfaces, sometimes...

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In the Bacterial World, Genetic Messengers Work Close to Home

July 14, 2010 1:22 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

In a fundamental shift in the view of how bacteria proliferate and survive, Yale scientists report online June 20 in the journal Nature that most of the genetic action within a cell takes place close to home.

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New superconductor research may solve key problem in physics

July 14, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Binghamton University) Binghamton University physicist Michael Lawler and his colleagues have made a breakthrough that could lead to advances in superconductors. Their findings will be published this week in the prestigious British journal Nature.

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