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Online ad revenue up 2.6 pct in 4Q to $6.3 bln

April 9, 2010 6:22 am | News | Comments

Online advertising revenue grew by 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter, the first year-over-year increase in more than 12 months as companies became more comfortable with spending on marketing, according to report issued Wednesday.

Arkansas teen accuses mom of Facebook harassment

April 9, 2010 6:20 am | News | Comments

The mother of a 16-year-old boy said she was only being a good mom when she locked him out of his Facebook account after reading he had driven home at 95 mph one night because he was mad at a girl. His response: a harassment complaint at the local courthouse.

Navy upholds ban on flash media

April 9, 2010 5:53 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

To follow up on an earlier story, the US Navy has maintained the ban on flash media. Notwithstanding the official “lifting” of the ban, Navy officials consider flash media too risky. Sailors who violate the policy could have their account access terminated for 30 days.


France Télécom Probe Escalated

April 9, 2010 5:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

French prosecutors have ordered a preliminary criminal investigation into allegations that management practices at France Télécom led several employees to commit suicide.

ICTV Reports Financial Results for 2008

April 9, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

International Commercial Television, Inc. (OTCBB: ICTL) ("ICTV" or "The Company") a premier company employing the strength of prominently profiled infomercial campaigns to market and brand unique products to the global consumer through multi-channels of distribution, is announcing the following:The...

Nokia Offers Free Music in China

April 9, 2010 4:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Nokia began offering an unrestricted free music-downloading service in China—the company's latest move to attract users amid increasing competition in the smartphone market.

How Barbie Got Her Geek On

April 8, 2010 8:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

When Mattel asked girls visiting the Web site to vote on the doll's next career, they overwhelmingly cast votes for anchorwoman. But a flood of adult votes for computer engineer Barbie trumped the popular choice.

Juniper Networks to acquire Ankeena Networks

April 8, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer networking company Juniper Networks Inc. said Thursday that it will acquire Ankeena Networks, a privately held new-media technology company.The full terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the full cost is not expected to exceed $100 million.Juniper said the acquisition will help the...


Canadian earnings declared Thursday: Firan, Matrikon, Astral Media

April 8, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian earning declared Thursday as of 4 p.m. ET:Astral Media Inc. (TSX:ACM.A): Three months ended Feb. 28, 2010, $33,600,000, $0.60 a share; 2009, $27,100,000, $0.48 a share. Revenue: 2010, $218,281,000; 2009, $209,278,000.Dollarama Inc. (TSX:DOL): Three months ended Jan. 31, 2010,...

Bird recordists Macaulay wins Arthur Allen Award

April 8, 2010 2:23 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Linda Macaulay, one of the world's foremost bird recordists and an associate at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, wins the Arthur A. Allen Award for Outstanding Service to Ornithology.

NTG Clarity Signs New Contract to Provide Technical Resources

April 8, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NTG Clarity Networks Inc. (TSX VENTURE: NCI) a leader in delivering network, IT and infrastructure solutions today announced that it has signed a new contract totaling approximately $300,000CDN to provide technical resources to a government ministry in the Gulf area. Services pursuant to this...

Tech industry recovery under way, says Forrester

April 8, 2010 12:30 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A new report on information technology provided further evidence that an industry recovery is under way, with U.S. spending now expected to grow faster than previously believed.Forrester Research now expects information-technology spending in the U.S. to grow by 8.4 percent this year, to $550...

New high-speed integrated circuit for world's biggest physics experiment is fastest of its kind

April 8, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Southern Methodist University) A new high-speed integrated circuit to reliably transmit data in the demanding environment of the world's largest physics experiment is the fastest of its kind. The "link-on-chip" -- or LOC serializer circuit -- was designed by physicists at Southern...


Marines add $28.6M to General Dynamics contract

April 8, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command said Thursday it has awarded an additional $28.6 million to a Canadian subsidiary of defense contractor General Dynamics for new mine-resistant vehicles.General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, located in London, Ont., got a $227.4 million contract in February to...

Graphene films clear major fabrication hurdle

April 8, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Researchers at Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry have successfully used direct chemical vapor deposition to synthesize single-layer graphene films on dielectric substrates. This represents a major step towards future applications of graphene in...


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