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Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson posts Q1 profit

April 15, 2010 11:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson posted an unexpected net gain for the first quarter on Friday, reaching euro21 million ($29 million) in the black from a previous loss of euro293 million, much thanks to new products focused more on the high-end market as well as continued efforts to shave off...

Sony Ericsson reports first quarter 2010 results

April 15, 2010 11:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Q1 Highlights:Company returns to profitability in Q1 2010ASP rises to Euro 134 as Xperia X10 and Vivaz start shippingImproved cost structure generates better marginsThe consolidated financial summary for Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB (Sony Ericsson) for the first quarter ended March 31,...

CryptoLogic Appoints Daniel Stewart as Stockbroker

April 15, 2010 10:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —CryptoLogic Limited (TSX: CRY)(TSX: CXY)(NASDAQ: CRYP)(LSE: CRP), a global developer of branded online betting games and internet casino software, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Daniel Stewart & Company plc as its stockbroker with immediate...


Tech Sector in Hiring Drive

April 15, 2010 9:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The technology industry is accelerating its recovery from the recession with surging earnings that have spurred companies from Google and Intel to start-ups like Twitter to sharply ramp up their hiring.

Cable Companies Reach Wi-Fi Pact

April 15, 2010 8:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Cablevision, Time Warner and Comcast have agreed to allow their broadband Internet subscribers to roam freely across the Wi-Fi deployments of all three major cable operators in the New York metro area.

Seth Herzon to use his Searle Scholar Award to continue research on natural product synthesis

April 15, 2010 8:22 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Seth Herzon, assistant professor of chemistry, was awarded a Searle Scholar Award of 2010 on April 9.

P.E.I. issued $470,000 in untendered e-health contracts, new documents show

April 15, 2010 7:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The P.E.I. government gave out almost $470,000 in three untendered contracts pertaining to the province's troubled e-health records program, new documents show.The information was contained in a list of contracts that Health Minister Carolyn Bertram finally made public Thursday.The largest...

March video game retail sales climb 6 percent

April 15, 2010 3:30 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

After a rocky 2009 followed by two months of double-digit declines, U.S. retail sales of video game software, hardware and accessories finally saw an uptick in March.Market researcher NPD Group said Thursday total video game sales climbed 6 percent from the same month a year earlier, to $1.52...


Microsoft to investigate conditions in China plant

April 15, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. said Thursday it will investigate reports of poor working conditions at a factory in southern China that makes some of its products.The world's largest software maker was responding to a report from The National Labor Committee, a nonprofit that looks into the treatment of...

Viacom Says Old Memos Bolster Case

April 15, 2010 3:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Viacom said new documents unsealed in its lawsuit against Google bolster its case that the YouTube video site violated its copyrights

Why Planes Need to Avoid Fine Volcanic Ash

April 15, 2010 3:21 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Volcanic ash: why it’s bad for planes Aircraft avoid any airspace that has volcanic ash in it for a simple reason: the ash can wreck the function of propeller or jet aircraft, because it is so fine [less than 2mm in diameter, and some as fine as 6 microns] that it will invade the...

Publisher Lulu postpones IPO after being unable to raise enough money: reports

April 15, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Online publishing company Lulu Ltd. has postponed an initial public offering after being unable to attract enough investor money, reports say.In March, Lulu said it wanted to begin trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The company said in its prospectus it hoped to use the proceeds from the...

Ex-supervisor at General Dynamics pleads to theft

April 15, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A former accounts supervisor at General Dynamics Corp. has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $230,000 from the company.Fifty-three-year-old Mary Angela Herrmann of Ashburn, Va., entered the guilty plea late Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria. She faces up to 20 years in prison when...


Google's Profit Jumps 37%

April 15, 2010 2:22 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Google's profit rose 37% in the first quarter, highlighting how the online-advertising market continues to rebound. Revenue, minus commissions to partners, was $5.06 billion.

Antibody selection method could mean better drugs

April 15, 2010 2:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Biomedical engineering researchers have made antibodies that block only specific immune cells that cause inflammation, but not the ones the body normally uses to fight infections.



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