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IBM's Net Rises 13%

April 19, 2010 2:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

IBM's profit jumped 13% as the tech giant posted higher software, hardware and technology-services revenue, though it booked fewer new consulting contracts than a year ago.

New technology will mean shift for Internet advertising

April 19, 2010 2:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Toronto) Placing internet ads on websites will be easier and more profitable in the future thanks to a new technology developed at the University of Toronto that allows ads to be resized to fit any available website space.

Phillips receives lifetime achievement award

April 19, 2010 2:21 pm | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. Don Phillips, Chevron Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the Texas Industrial Engineering LIfetime Achievement Award. Phillips was recognized with the award at a luncheon at Lamar University in late...


Cornell students present research at Senior Expo

April 19, 2010 2:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Fifty seniors, funded by the Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research Scholars program, discussed their undergraduate research projects at the annual Senior Expo April 14.

Ideas for What to Do this Earth Day

April 19, 2010 2:21 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

It's finally beginning to warm up again! Of course, given that I live in Colorado, where it can snow through May, I probably just jinxed myself. But no matter! It's spring, it's beautiful out, and that means it's time to yet again break out the spring version of Stay Cool, Save Money!


Let's Get Small

April 19, 2010 2:21 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

It never stops. Does it? It never stops, but it does seem to accelerate. When I fuddled with my first 7400 series logic chip a bazzilion years ago, it was a 0.1" pitch DIP chip. A few years after that,...

Renaissance Learning profit up in 1Q

April 19, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Renaissance Learning Inc., which makes curriculum and academic assessment products, reported late Monday that its profit rose nearly 50 percent in the first quarter as its revenue rose.Renaissance said it earned $5.8 million, or 20 cents per share, for the quarter that ended March 31. That's up...

University of Miami College of Engineering to develop new methods for data analysis

April 19, 2010 1:21 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Miami) A new grant from the Office of Naval Research will fund the work of University of Miami College of Engineering professors and their collaborators from Indiana University and BAE Systems to develop automated methods for analyzing data. Such methods could potentially...


IBM's earnings indicate tech spending picking up

April 19, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM Corp.'s first-quarter results show signs that the recovery in corporate technology spending is picking up speed.IBM said Monday its earnings for the first three months jumped 13 percent to $2.6 billion, or $1.97 per share. In the same period of 2009 it earned $2.3 billion, or $1.70 per...

Futura Completes Final Tranche of Private Placement

April 19, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Futura Loyalty Group Inc. (TSX VENTURE: FUT) (the "Company") today announced that it has completed the final tranche of its private placement announced on February 4, 2010 (the "Financing") in the amount of $150,000 in equity units ("Units"), the full amount of the over-allotment announced...

Pics of purported next-generation iPhone reach Web

April 19, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Technology bloggers have posted photos of what may be the next version of the iPhone. If the gadget is real, Apple's next iPhone could have a longer battery life and be used for video chatting.Analysts expect an updated iPhone this summer.AOL blog Engadget posted photos of the device over the...

Sensor gives valuable data for neurological diseases and treatments

April 19, 2010 12:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Purdue University) A new biosensor developed at Purdue University can measure whether neurons are performing correctly when communicating with each other, giving researchers a tool to test the effectiveness of new epilepsy or seizure treatments.


Stranded Travelers Turn to Videoconferencing

April 19, 2010 11:23 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Audio and video conferencing businesses are reporting increases in demand since the volcanic disruptions.


Palm Loses Executive, Retailer

April 19, 2010 11:23 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Palm disclosed a senior executive is resigning and it is doling out bonuses to keep the rest of its leadership team in place. Meanwhile, Radioshack is discontinuing sales of Palm's phones.

Argonne to host next generation battery symposium May 3-4

April 19, 2010 11:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Argonne National Laboratory) Argonne National Laboratory will host on May 3-4 the symposium Research Opportunities in Electrochemical Energy Storage Beyond Lithium Ion: Computational Perspectives to discuss advanced battery technologies for transportation, electronics and renewable...


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