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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.

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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...

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...

Consumer Reports faults iPhone 4 antenna in test

July 12, 2010 2:05 pm | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Consumer Reports said Monday it will not recommend Apple Inc.'s newest iPhone because of reception problems caused by its antenna design.After the iPhone 4 went on sale in June, buyers started complaining that holding the gadget a certain way could cause reception to fade and calls to...

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Texas A & M biomedical engineering scholarship honors Hyman

July 12, 2010 1:22 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

A new scholarship at Texas A&M University honors a longtime champion of its biomedical engineering program. The Dr. William Hyman Scholarship in Biomedical Engineering was announced at a tribute dinner organized by former students and also attended by the professor’s family and...

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Cornell listens for whales amid undersea oil clouds

July 12, 2010 1:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Recording units on the sea floor will help Cornell researchers analyze the potential impact of oil clouds in the Gulf of Mexico on marine mammals.

Reminders are Good Sometimes

July 12, 2010 10:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I was just recently reading an article on another website that caused me to reflect a bit on where we've been and how far we've come in this industry. The article covered a design engineer's experience with modding a board...

European Space Agency looking closely at asteroid

July 12, 2010 9:54 am | Comments

The European Space Agency is taking the closest look yet at an asteroid some 280 million miles in outer space between Mars and Jupiter.

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NASA delays shuttle finale until 2011

July 12, 2010 9:40 am | Comments

NASA on Thursday postponed the final two missions of the space shuttle program until November and February due to delays preparing the last load of spare parts for the International Space Station.

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Russian cargo docks with space station on 2nd try

July 12, 2010 9:33 am | Comments

An unmanned Russian cargo ship docked successfully Sunday at the International Space Station (ISS) on its second attempt after missing it Friday due to a faulty radio link, a Russian space official said.

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UK mulls science cash prizes for innovation

July 12, 2010 9:23 am | Comments

British scientists could be invited to compete for cash prizes to discover new technologies as a cost-effective way to support research in an era of lower public spending, Science Minister David Willetts said on Friday.

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