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Adobe Systems spent $300K lobbying in 2Q

July 23, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Software company Adobe Systems Inc. spent $300,000 in the second quarter to lobby federal officials on tax credits, patent reform and other issues, according to a recent disclosure report.That was more than the $250,000 it spent in the same period a year earlier. The San Jose, Calif.-based...

A & M System teaching awards recognize four engineering faculty members

July 23, 2010 7:22 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

The Texas A&M University System has awarded $526,000 to outstanding faculty throughout the system for the spring 2010 presentation of the Teaching Excellence Awards, a voluntary, student-selected honors program. The 161 faculty winners will receive checks ranging from $2,500 to...

US Solar Market Forecast to Grow Tenfold by 2014, Solarbuzz Reports

July 23, 2010 5:23 am | by General Electric | Comments

Despite a challenging domestic economic environment, the US solar market grew 36% in 2009, according to the United States PV Market 2010 from Solarbuzz®, part of the NPD Group.

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Graphene organic photovoltaics, or, will joggers' t-shirts someday power their cell phones?

July 23, 2010 5:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Southern California) A University of Southern California team has produced flexible transparent carbon atom films that the researchers say have great potential for a new breed of solar cells.

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Apple delays white iPhone 4 to 'later this year'

July 23, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple says the white version of the iPhone 4 will not be available until later this year.Apple had originally said the phones would be available in late July.Apple Inc. says the white gadgets have been more difficult to manufacture than expected. It did not say when the white models will be...

Oracle Spokesperson Clarifies Executive's Comments

July 23, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)News Facts"Oracle does not have a five year acquisition budget. We don't even have a one year acquisition budget. While it is highly unlikely that we will spend anything approaching $70 billion in five years, we will be opportunistic and, if market conditions warrant, we...

Agency Begins E-Book Venture Limited to Amazon

July 23, 2010 4:23 am | by New York Times | Comments

After the literary agent Andrew Wylie started his own publishing venture, Random House cut ties to his agency.

Celestica plans to buy back voting shares

July 23, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Technology and engineering services provider Celestica Inc. said Friday it plans on launching a program to buy back up to 18 million, or about 9 percent, of its subordinate voting shares.The buyback would be part of a normal course issuer bid and the shares would be purchased over the next 12...

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Ericsson Blames Component Shortage for Sales Dip

July 23, 2010 2:24 am | by New York Times | Comments

The world’s largest maker of telecom network equipment said that an industry-wide shortage of key components had contributed to decline in sales in the second quarter.

Dell Inc. paying $100 million in SEC deal

July 22, 2010 6:05 pm | by MARCY GORDON - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Computer maker Dell Inc. is paying $100 million to settle civil charges that it fraudulently used payments from Intel to pump up its profits to meet Wall Street targets over five years, the government announced Thursday.Under the settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, company...

RealNetworks names insider as new CEO

July 22, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

RealNetworks Inc. said Thursday it has named interim CEO Bob Kimball to be its permanent chief.Kimball, 46, has led the company since RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser stepped down in January."Bob has done an outstanding job executing on his plan to transform RealNetworks into a more focused and...

SanDisk CEO to retire; 2Q profit jumps

July 22, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The CEO of flash memory card maker SanDisk Corp. plans to retire this year, the company said Thursday as it reported a surge in quarterly earnings.SanDisk said Eli Harari, who founded the company and serves as both its chairman and CEO, will step down Dec. 31. Chief Operating Officer Sanjay...

Amazon’s Profit Rises but Misses Forecasts

July 22, 2010 1:27 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Income is up 45 percent and sales are up 41 percent, but Amazon’s shares slide after the results fall short of forecasts.

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Microsoft Posts a 48% Increase in Profit

July 22, 2010 1:26 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Quarterly income of $4.52 billion tops forecasts as rejuvenated sales to corporations fuel a 22 percent increase in sales.

Graphene oxide gets green

July 22, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Rice scientists have found a way to synthesize graphene oxide in bulk in an environmentally friendly way, eliminating toxic and explosive chemicals from the process. They have also found a class of common bacteria breaks down graphene oxide into environmentally benign graphene.

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