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IBM boosts dividend 18 pct, extends share buyback

April 27, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IBM Corp. is increasing its dividend payout by 18 percent and buying back more of its stock — two moves designed to boost the company's share price.The technology company said Tuesday at its annual shareholders meeting, held this year in Milwaukee, that it is raising the quarterly dividend...

New electrolytic cells to play a role in tomorrow's local energy supply

April 27, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Technical University of Denmark) Lower CO2 emissions demand more renewable energy in the energy system. This calls for new solutions that take account of the considerable variations in the amount of wind energy, hydropower, solar...

Vocalist Ginger Costa-Jackson to Perform at Brookhaven Lab, May 19

April 27, 2010 6:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Mezzo-soprano prodigy Ginger Costa-Jackson, a 23-year-old graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, and winner of numerous international awards, will perform at Brookhaven Lab on Wednesday, May 19, at noon in Berkner Hall.


Lexmark posts sharp jump in 1Q profit

April 27, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Printer and copier maker Lexmark International said Tuesday that first-quarter profits rose sharply and the company projected net income will exceed Wall Street expectations over the next three months.Shares climbed nearly 12 percent in premarket trading, well above a 52-week high.The company...

Commission launches public consultation on future of cultural and creative industries

April 27, 2010 4:22 am | by European Commission | Comments

The European Commission launches an online public consultation today aimed at unlocking the full potential of Europe's cultural and creative industries. The consultation is linked to a new Green Paper which highlights the need to improve access to finance, especially for small businesses,...

Integrating Patch Management and Antivirus in a Single Agent Allows Shavlik Customers to Protect More, Save Time and Spend Less

April 27, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shavlik Technologies, LLC, a solution provider for simplifying and automating critical IT operations, announced that after a year integrating antivirus + antispyware into its NetChk platform, the company's customers report reduced cost, complexity, and headaches due to reducing the number of...

Volcanic ash cloud crisis: Commission outlines response to tackle the impact on air transport

April 27, 2010 3:22 am | by European Commission | Comments

European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas, responsible for transport, today presented to the College a preliminary assessment of the economic consequences for the air transport industry of the volcanic ash crisis. In addition the Vice President presented a range of possible...

Sharp returns to black after big cost cuts

April 27, 2010 1:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sharp Corp. returned to profit last fiscal year as cost cuts offset lower sales.Japan's top producer of liquid crystal displays said Tuesday it booked a net profit of 4.4 billion yen ($46.8 million) in the 12 months through March, following a 125.8 billion yen loss the previous year.The global...


Germany's Software AG says 1Q net profit up 9 pct

April 26, 2010 9:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Germany's Software AG is citing improving sales and demand for its programs that help companies operate as its first-quarter net profit rose 9 percent.The software maker based in Darmstadt on Tuesday posted a net profit of euro28 million ($37.3 million) in the January-March period compared with...

Brazil: Google data gives bad censorship rap

April 26, 2010 5:30 pm | by BRADLEY BROOKS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Brazilian prosecutors said Monday a new Google tool showing government requests for data on users of the Internet giant's services or the removal of content is giving their country a bad rap.Google Inc. released an online tool last week showing where it faces the most government pressure to...

Emulex moves to fiscal 3rd-quarter profit

April 26, 2010 4:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Emulex Corp., a data storage equipment maker, said Monday that it swung to a profit in its fiscal third quarter. But the company's forecast disappointed investors, sending shares down in after-hours trading.Emulex shares fell $1.04, or 7.6 percent, to $12.62 in after-hours trading. The stock...

Oracle CEO Adopts Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plan

April 26, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Larry Ellison, has adopted a pre-arranged stock trading plan to sell a portion of his company stock over time as part of his individual long-term strategy for asset diversification and liquidity. The stock...

Humanities Fellows to present 'Mobilities' research

April 26, 2010 2:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

The Fellows of the Society for the Humanities will hold a public workshop on 'Critical Mobilities: Thought, Culture and Performance' April 29-30, with results from their yearlong research seminar.


Business software firm Open Text to buy Burntsand for $11 million

April 26, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Business software company Open Text Corp. has signed a deal to buy Burntsand Inc. in a deal worth about $11 million in cash.Under the agreement, Burntsand shareholders will receive 15 cents per share.Burntsand shares closed up 2.5 cents at 9.5 cents on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Monday."This...

Physicists capture first images of atomic spin

April 26, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Ohio University) Though scientists argue that the emerging technology of spintronics may trump conventional electronics for building the next generation of faster, smaller, more efficient computers and high-tech devices, no one has actually seen the spin -- a quantum mechanical property...


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