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Biggest study on cellphone health effects launched

April 22, 2010 9:02 am | Comments

The biggest study to date into the effects of mobile-phone usage on long-term health was launched on Thursday, aiming to track at least a quarter of a million of people in five European countries for up to 30 years.

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NASA shows 1st images from solar observatory

April 22, 2010 9:00 am | Comments

NASA has unveiled the first images from a new satellite designed to predict disruptive solar storms, and scientists say they're already learning new things. Researchers showed off brightly colored images and short movie clips of the sun from the Solar Dynamics Observatory in a webcast Wednesday.

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Conn. mayor donates kidney to Facebook friend

April 22, 2010 8:55 am | Comments

Politicians long ago discovered the uses of Facebook. East Haven Mayor April Capone Almon found something else there: a constituent who needed her kidney. Capone Almon, 35, had more than 1,600 "friends" on Facebook last year when she saw one of them, Carlos Sanchez, post a status update saying his friends and relatives had all been tested and couldn't donate a kidney.

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SKorea targets Internet addicts; 2 million hooked

April 22, 2010 8:52 am | Comments

Day and night, Lee Mi-hwa's son stays on his computer, slaying dragons in his online fantasy world while his dinner and homework sit untouched. Lee says the 15-year-old fights her attempts to get him to log off, screaming and physically lashing out at her entreaties.

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Nokia posts €349 million profit in Q1

April 22, 2010 8:30 am | by MATTI HUUHTANEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Nokia Corp.'s first-quarter net profit surged to €349 million ($467 million) from €122 million a year earlier, with strong growth in smart phone sales and 3 percent growth in total revenue, the company said Thursday.But its stock closed down more than 14 percent at €9.63 ($12.85) in Helsinki as...

Nokia posts euro349 million profit in Q1

April 22, 2010 8:30 am | by MATTI HUUHTANEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Nokia Corp.'s first-quarter net profit surged to euro349 million ($467 million) from euro122 million a year earlier, with strong growth in smart phone sales and 3 percent growth in total revenue, the company said Thursday.But its stock closed down more than 14 percent at euro9.63 ($12.85) in...

Qwest, CenturyTel to Merge

April 22, 2010 8:21 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

CenturyTel said it will buy Qwest in an all-stock deal valuing the company at about $10.6 billion, combining two of the largest U.S. landline operators in one of the biggest U.S. telecom deals in years.

Verizon Earnings Fall 75%; Health Care Reform Cited

April 22, 2010 7:22 am | by New York Times | Comments

The results include a charge to reflect a change in health care law regarding the tax treatment of benefits.

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Nokia Tumbles on Weak Report

April 22, 2010 7:22 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Nokia posted a weaker-than-expected net profit and cut its margin outlook as competition intensified in the premium smartphone market, sending shares sharply lower.

Queen’s Award Presented to DuPont for Increasing Efficiency of Solar Cells

April 22, 2010 6:26 am | Comments

Her Majesty the Queen, head of state of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, has awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category to DuPont for the continuous development of DuPont Solamet photovoltaic metallization paste.

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Diversified Opportunities, Inc. Announces Planned Acquisition

April 22, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Diversified Opportunities, Inc. (OTCBB: DVOP) announces that the Company has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") to acquire CommerceTel, Inc. ("CommerceTel"). The MOU provides for the parties to negotiate exclusively with one another with the objective of completing the transaction...

TransGaming Retains US-Based Financial Communications Agency

April 22, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

http://www.transgaming.com () —TransGaming Inc. (TSX VENTURE: TNG), a leader in the development of innovative software portability products that facilitate the deployment of video games across multiple platforms, today announced it has initiated a new corporate communications program to improve...

DynaVox prices IPO at bottom of expected range

April 22, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

DynaVox Inc., which provides software for people with speech and learning disabilities, priced its initial public offering at the bottom of the expected range late Wednesday, raising $140.6 million.The Pittsburgh company was one of seven expected to price shares Wednesday.DynaVox sold 9.4...

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SPS Commerce prices IPO within expected range

April 22, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

SPS Commerce Inc., which provides supply chain software services to businesses, priced its initial public offering within its expected range Wednesday night, raising $49.1 million.SPS Commerce and its shareholders sold 4.1 million shares, more than expected, to initial investors for $12 apiece....

Canadian contract manufacturer Celestica boosts Q1 profit

April 22, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Celestica Inc. (TSX:CLS) says its first-quarter profit was up dramatically from a year ago, rising to US$25.9 million or 11 cents per share.That's up from US$19.2 million or eight cents per share, an increase of nearly 35 per cent.The Toronto-based contract manufacturer, which makes products in...

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