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Law, postdoctoral fellowships to honor Rhodes

February 25, 2010 11:21 am | by Cornell University | Comments

New postgraduate fellowships, named for Frank H.T. Rhodes and funded by a $5 million gift from The Atlantic Philanthropies, will further research in the Law School and Cornell Population Program.

Apple shareholders reject environmental measures

February 25, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple Inc. shareholders have rejected two proposals that sought to force the computer company to do more to analyze its impact on the environment.One proposal would have asked Apple to produce a detailed environmental sustainability report. The other called for a board committee focused on...

Apple sells 10 billionth song _ a Johnny Cash tune

February 25, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple Inc. said Thursday that it has sold 10 billion songs from the iTunes Store since it opened in 2003, cementing its position as the world's largest music retailer.The 10 billionth song was "Guess Things Happen That Way" by Johnny Cash, bought by Louie Sulcer of Woodstock, Ga. He will...


Thermal Mass

February 25, 2010 8:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I mentioned thermal mass in a recent post and was thinking over my oatmeal that its a subject deserving of more attention. That's more attention to thermal mass, not to oatmeal. Although, oatmeal is a pretty healthy food so it...

EMC Insurance posts improved 4Q profit

February 25, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

EMC Insurance Group Inc. said Thursday profit for the fourth quarter improved as investment income rose, Midwest storm losses declined and premium rates stabilized.The Des Moines, Iowa-based property and casualty insurer said net income rose to $27.5 million, or $2.10 per share, from $473,540,...

In-Stat: 66.3 Million US TV Viewers are Simultaneously Using a PC While Watching TV

February 25, 2010 7:21 am | by In-Stat | Comments

Over 66 million consumers across demographic categories are using the Internet while camped out on their sofas watching

Advanced Video Advertising Grows Online and On Next Gen Pay-TV Services

February 25, 2010 6:21 am | by In-Stat | Comments

The world of advertising is changing dramatically with shifts in consumer behavior and growing online and pay TV video-on-demand (VOD) services.

- Selling, general and administrative expenses drop by $232,659 from Q1 2009, declining from 47% of revenue to 30% of revenue

February 25, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Healthscreen Solutions Inc. (TSX VENTURE: MDU), Canada's premier provider of physician practice enhancement services and electronic medical record (EMR) software, today announced its first quarter of fiscal 2010 results for the period ending December 31, 2009."Our new product offerings have really...


Best Buy notifies Reward Zone customers of error

February 25, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Best Buy Co. is apologizing for an erroneous e-mail that gave some Reward Zone customers a highly inflated points balance.A Best Buy representative could not provide an exact number of affected Reward Zone customers but says it was a small percentage.Best Buy, the largest U.S. electronics...

Cablevision service lets customers see PCs on TV

February 25, 2010 4:24 am | Comments

Watching online video and other content on a television screen typically means buying a special device such as an Apple TV, or plugging lots of wires into the right holes on the PCs and TVs.

Antibiotics Breed Superbugs Faster Than Expected

February 24, 2010 8:20 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

We continue to endanger ourselves by using antibiotics inappropriately. This is one of many things that happen when the public at large is ignorant about science and ignores scientific evidence. I don’t believe people want to put other people’s lives in danger. But our...


PC Mall 4Q profit falls in preliminary report

February 24, 2010 5:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Online computer and electronics retailer PC Mall Inc. said Wednesday that its fourth-quarter profit sank 92 percent as a higher cost of goods sold overshadowed a slight increase in revenue, according to preliminary results.PC Mall shares fell 79 cents, or 14.9 percent, in after-hours trading,...

Smith Micro 4Q profit dips as expenses rise

February 24, 2010 4:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Smith Micro Software Inc. said Wednesday that its fourth-quarter profit fell 8 percent as higher expenses overshadowed revenue growth. The company's adjusted earnings beat analyst estimates, though.Shares of Smith Micro, which makes software for mobile devices, rose 52 cents, or 6.7 percent, in...


Blame game continues in Yellowstone Club hearings

February 24, 2010 2:30 pm | by MATT GOURAS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A down-on-his-luck billionaire and a banking giant with a soiled name sparred Wednesday in bankruptcy court, each blaming the other for fleecing the ritzy Yellowstone Club of nearly $300 million.Dirty laundry from the world of international finance and the divorce of club founders Tim and Edra...

4G LTE Gated by 3G Success, not WiMAX

February 24, 2010 2:20 pm | by In-Stat | Comments

Long term evolution (LTE), the next-generation mobile broadband standard, is the clear choice for the next leap in wireless technology.


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