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Take-Two posts 2Q profit, reversing loss

June 8, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A sharp rise in revenue helped video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. post a profit Tuesday for its fiscal second quarter, reversing a year-ago loss.The company also said it expected to report a smaller loss for the fiscal year than it had originally forecast and raised its...

Harper defends fake lake spending as "marketing pavilion" for summit

June 8, 2010 1:05 pm | by Heather Scoffield-Associated Press | Comments

The Conservative government scrambled Tuesday to mount a furious defence of its G8/G20 summit planning to douse escalating opposition attacks on the enormous cost of hosting the international gatherings.Those attacks were threatening to swamp the substance of what the government wants to...

Microsoft to offer $1.15B in convertible debt

June 8, 2010 12:05 pm | by DEBORAH YAO - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Even one of the richest companies in the world, Microsoft Corp., can use some of the financial flexibility that comes from borrowing money at today's relatively low rates.Despite sitting on nearly $40 billion in cash and investments, the software company said Tuesday it will raise $1.15 billion by...

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BP Containment Device Capturing 10K Barrels/Day; Pfizer Lung Cancer

June 8, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Drug Sees Early Success; Jobs to Deliver Apple Conference Keynote Address; European Bank Rules May Be Announced; Annual Buffett Launch Auction Underway; Stocks are Mixed After Big Sell-Off; Hungary Trying to Avoid Financial Crisis; Interview With Gerri Willis; BP Shares Up After Containment Effort;...

General Dynamics-led group doing Army robotic work

June 8, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A consortium of academics and companies led by a unit of General Dynamics received an Army research grant to work on the technology for robotic air and ground systems worth up to $220 millionThe consortium is led by General Dynamics Robotics Systems. The money includes a $63 million, five-year...

The 2010 Sensors Expo

June 8, 2010 8:00 am | Comments

Whether you're looking to find the latest sensing solutions, evaluate emerging standards, find and compare suppliers, or solve new design challenges, you can't afford to miss the 2010 Sensors Expo & Conference.

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Geolocation, next phase of the social media revolution, focus of June 14 workshop at WPI

June 8, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) Like the rapid evolution of social media, mobile geolocation is expected to grow dramatically and radically change how people interact and shop, and how businesses connect with and market to consumers. Leaders in the technologies that make mobile...

China says it will keep blocking online content

June 8, 2010 7:05 am | by SCOTT McDONALD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

China vowed Tuesday to keep a tight grip on the Internet, saying it would continue to block anything considered subversive or threatening to "national unity."The "white paper" statement of government policy was released three months after a public dispute over censorship prompted Google Inc. to...

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Digi Launches Next Generation XBee and XBee-PRO ZigBee Modules

June 8, 2010 6:20 am | by Digi International | Comments

New XBee® and XBee-PRO® modules feature Surface Mount Technology and Serial Peripheral Interface

Analysts: No big surprises in iPhone 4

June 8, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Leaks and a misplaced iPhone prototype took some of the wind from Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs' Monday presentation of the iPhone 4.Several analysts already expected to see some of the new iPhone's capabilities, such as a camera on the front of the smartphone, video conferencing and longer battery...

The ZigBee alliance and SUNSPEC Alliance collaborate on renewable energy management

June 8, 2010 5:51 am | Comments

The ZigBee Alliance and the SunSpec Alliance today announced an agreement to collaborate on defining standards for renewable energy and microgrid management using the ZigBee Smart Energy version 2.0 standard. The ZigBee Alliance is a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications...

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Researchers capture first images of sub-nano pore structures

June 8, 2010 5:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Cornell University) Moore's law marches on: In the quest for faster and cheaper computers, scientists have imaged pore structures in insulation material at sub-nanometer scale for the first time. Understanding these structures could substantially enhance computer performance and power...

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Underness as a Common Theme Again

June 8, 2010 5:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I didn't mean to, but here I seem to be with a common theme again. Like yesterday, and again not too long before that - parts under parts seems to be the thing of the hour. Maybe the caps are...

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China wage hikes boost costs but might help sales

June 8, 2010 4:05 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The cost of hiring Chinese workers who supply the world with inexpensive furniture and toys is climbing. But workers with more money to spend is good news for foreign companies that see them as customers, not just factory labor.Areas throughout China have raised local minimum wages and some...

ABB group offers $1.25 bln for Britain's Chloride

June 8, 2010 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Swiss-Swedish engineering group ABB Ltd. said Tuesday it has made an offer to buy British power supply maker Chloride Group PLC for approximately 860 million pounds ($1.25 billion).The price is equivalent to the 325 pence per share that both companies agreed on, ABB said in a statement....

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