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Microsoft looks beyond China amid piracy problem

May 26, 2010 3:30 am | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said Wednesday that China's weak enforcement of copyright laws has undermined revenues and pushed the company to focus on markets elsewhere in Asia.China accounts for between 15 percent and 20 percent of global computer sales - and will overtake the...

Apple Investigating Foxconn's Steps in Suicides

May 26, 2010 2:27 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Apple said it is independently investigating the steps that contract manufacturer Foxconn Technology is taking to address a recent spate of suicides at a factory in China.

Sony Could Invest in Panel-Making

May 26, 2010 1:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Sony is considering an investment in future LCD panel-making lines as part of its joint venture with Samsung Electronics, and says it has to develop an iPad-like product.

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Industrial new orders up by 5.2% in euro area Up by 5.9% in EU27

May 26, 2010 1:22 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

In March 2010 compared with February 2010, the euro area1 (EA16) industrial new orders index2 rose by 5.2%. In February3 the index increased by 1.9%. In the EU271, new orders gained 5.9% in March 2010 after a rise of 1.1% in February3. Excluding ships, railway & aerospace equipment4,...

SC group encourages volunteers for nonprofits

May 26, 2010 12:30 am | News | Comments

A new group on the South Carolina coast is working to encourage businesses to have their workers volunteer for nonprofit groups.The Corporate Volunteer Council is being launched on Wednesday by the Trident United Way during a volunteer fair in Charleston.The council is a coalition of business,...

F.C.C. Reviews Media Ownership Rules

May 26, 2010 12:23 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

In its request, made every four years, the Federal Communications Commission asked the public if current rules on media ownership should be changed.

String of Suicides Continues at Electronics Supplier in China

May 26, 2010 12:23 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

A 19-year-old Foxconn employee was found dead, the ninth suicide this year at a factory operated by one of the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturers.

Russia Takes a Big Step Into Technology

May 26, 2010 12:23 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

American venture capitalists were invited to review a giant technology park near Moscow, part of a Russian effort to diversify the nation’s economy.

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H-P Tops IBM in Server Revenue

May 26, 2010 12:22 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Sales of servers rebounded in the first quarter, with Hewlett-Packard topping IBM in system revenue for the first time since early 2008, market-research firm Gartner said.

GTRI researchers design and test microfabricated planar ion traps

May 25, 2010 9:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Georgia Institute of Technology Research News) Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute are designing, fabricating and testing planar ion traps that can be more readily combined into large, interconnected trap arrays. In the future, these arrays may be used to create a useful...

Foxconn worker dies in China; 10th in a year(3)

May 25, 2010 4:32 pm | by WILLIAM FOREMAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A Chinese employee of Foxconn Technology Group jumped from a building to his death, state-run media said, in the 10th suicide this year at the world's largest contract maker of electronics, such as the iPod, Dell computers and Nokia phones.Police said Li Hai, 19, killed himself Tuesday after...

Foxconn worker dies in China; 10th in a year(2)

May 25, 2010 4:31 pm | News | Comments

A Chinese employee of Foxconn Technology Group jumped from a building to his death, state-run media said, in the 10th suicide this year at the world's largest contract maker of electronics, such as the iPod, Dell computers and Nokia phones.Police said Li Hai, 19, killed himself Tuesday after...

Researchers harness energy from wind vibrations

May 25, 2010 3:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

The Vibro-Wind Research Group is working on an efficient, low-cost method of converting vibrations from wind energy to electricity.

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Google ads used by 1.5M US marketers, websites

May 25, 2010 1:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google has pulled back another curtain and revealed the size of its lucrative Internet ad network in the U.S. It spans more than 1.5 million advertisers and websites.The Associated Press calculated the figure from a state-by-state breakdown of Google Inc.'s operations the company released...

Netezza reports 1Q profit as revenue jumps 28 pct(2)

May 25, 2010 1:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Data storage company Netezza Corp. reported a fiscal first-quarter profit Tuesday on a 28 percent jump in revenue.The results topped Wall Street forecasts and sent the company's stock up 6 percent in extended trading.Netezza said it earned $2.7 million, or 4 cents per share, in the three months...

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