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Fujitsu Says Cash Flow to Fuel U.S. Acquisitions

June 4, 2010 9:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Fujitsu's president said improvements in the company's finances have allowed it to start seeking acquisitions to bolster its weak position in the U.S.

Former Executive at Time Buys Ziff Davis

June 4, 2010 8:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Vivek Shah said that the acquisition, which he made in partnership with Great Hill Partners, a Boston firm, was the start of a new digital media company.

G.M. Plans to Form a Technology Venture Firm

June 4, 2010 8:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

A subsidiary, General Motors Ventures, plans to invest in start-up companies in fields including renewable fuels, information and entertainment systems, and advanced materials.

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Airlines Work to Catch Up to the Digital Age

June 4, 2010 8:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The carriers, recognizing that their antiquated systems contribute to the frustrations of passengers, have begun developing up-to-date technology.

Does the Internet Make You Smarter?

June 4, 2010 8:22 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Amid the silly videos and spam are the roots of a new reading and writing culture, says Clay Shirky.

Oracle cutting more Sun jobs

June 4, 2010 3:30 pm | Comments

Oracle Corp. is cutting more jobs as part of its takeover of slumping computer-server maker Sun Microsystems.Oracle, the world's biggest database-software maker, said in a regulatory filing Friday that the new round of cuts would mostly hit employees in Asia and Europe.It didn't specify how...

Microsoft shutters Bing shopping rebate program

June 4, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft is shutting down a program that gave online shoppers rebates when they found items through Bing search.The cashback program started in May 2008. Microsoft Corp. was hoping cashback would help lure more people to its search engine.But despite its efforts, Microsoft remains a distant...

GammaGard Liquid, Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)

June 4, 2010 1:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Market withdrawal due to an increased number of adverse event reports of allergic reactions associated with two lots.

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EU court says countries can ban online gambling

June 4, 2010 11:15 am | Comments

EU countries can ban online gambling if their aim is to combat fraud, Europe's highest court said on Thursday, dealing a blow to the multi-billion euro online betting industry seeking to break domestic monopolies.

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German minister sees Facebook being fined over privacy

June 4, 2010 11:13 am | Comments

Germany's consumer protection minister said on Thursday she would quit Facebook over what she called privacy law violations that she believed would lead to the company being fined by German data protection authorities.

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Immersion Corp. names new independent director

June 4, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Immersion Corp., a company that develops touch-screen technology, said Friday that David Sugishita has been elected to its board to succeed retiring director Rob Van Naarden.Sugishita is chairman of Atmel Corp., where he also heads the audit and corporate governance committees. Atmel makes...

Video game group spent $1.2M lobbying in 1Q

June 4, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Entertainment Software Association, a trade group for video game companies, spent $1.2 million during the first quarter to lobby on the regulation of video game content, First Amendment protection, copyright enforcement and other issues, according to a recent disclosure report.This is up 23...

Stock of China Finance rises after 1Q report

June 4, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of China Finance Online Co. rose Friday after the financial data provider beat expectations with its first-quarter results.The U.S.-listed shares were up 46 cents, or 6.5 percent, at $7.54 in morning trading.Late Thursday, the Beijing-based company reported net income of $140,000, or 1...

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Adobe spent $50,000 lobbying in 1Q

June 4, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Adobe Systems Inc. spent $50,000 in the first quarter to lobby federal officials on tax credits, cybersecurity, patent reform and other issues, according to a disclosure report.That was less than the $150,000 it spent in the same period a year earlier. The San Jose, Calif., software company...

Research show heat increases stability of thin-film coatings

June 4, 2010 7:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Understanding how thin-film coatings react to temperature changes could lead to more effective and durable sensors, solar-energy converters, safer medical implants and a host of other applications, says Jodie Lutkenhaus, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical...

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