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Review: 'DeathSpank,' 'Limbo' bring summer heat

July 28, 2010 7:06 am | by LOU KESTEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

This summer has been so oppressive throughout most of the United States that even driving to the video-game store feels like an ordeal. Fortunately, you don't have to leave home to experience some of the season's most interesting games — you can download them directly to your console.That's...

Procter & Gamble is latest global Olympic sponsor

July 28, 2010 7:05 am | by STEPHEN WILSON - AP Sports Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The world's largest consumer products company signed on as a global Olympic sponsor Wednesday, the second multi-million-dollar marketing deal this month for the International Olympic Committee.IOC president Jacques Rogge unveiled the 10-year agreement with American-based giant Procter & Gamble...

Mediware Renews Relationship With William Blair & Company

July 28, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Mediware Information Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDW), a specialist provider of information systems focused on complex clinical solutions for Blood Management, Medication Management and Performance Management, today announced that it is renewing its relationship with its long standing...

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Sprint Nextel Reports Gain in Subscribers

July 28, 2010 6:23 am | by New York Times | Comments

Despite the overall gain in customers, the wireless phone provider posted a quarterly loss because of tax issues.

Best hope for saving Arctic sea ice is cutting soot emissions, says Stanford researcher

July 28, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Stanford University) Soot from the burning of fossil fuels and solid biofuels contributes far more to global warming than has been thought, according to a new Stanford study. But, unlike carbon dioxide, soot lingers only a few weeks in the atmosphere, so cutting emissions could have a...

Kodak has 2Q loss, ending consecutive up quarters

July 28, 2010 6:05 am | by BEN DOBBIN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Robust inkjet printer sales and fewer charges narrowed Eastman Kodak Co.'s loss to $168 million in the second quarter, but its slumping film business cast a shadow over the photography pioneer's prolonged digital transformation.Kodak's adjusted earnings fell short of Wall Street expectations as...

Oakland woman charged in job applicant's slaying

July 28, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

An Oakland woman has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a Virginia man who was killed after being robbed of $17.Prosecutors also filed robbery charges against 33-year-old Althea Housley on Tuesday.Housley and her boyfriend, 24-year-old George Huggins, are suspected of demanding...

Passive Fire Protection Company Hires Interns to Help With Growth

July 28, 2010 5:24 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

Fire damper, smoke damper and fire door inspection company launches intern program.

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3D TV Shipments Expected to Reach 3.4M in 2010 and 42.9M in 2014

July 28, 2010 5:23 am | by General Electric | Comments

A new generation of TVs has reached retail, with 3D models now available from all leading TV manufacturers.

Sensing wind speed with kites

July 28, 2010 5:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) UK researchers report in the journal Review of Scientific Instruments have developed a way to use a kite itself to measure wind speed.

Adobe buys Swiss software maker for $240M

July 28, 2010 5:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Adobe Systems Inc. will begin a public tender offer to buy Swiss software maker Day Software Holding AG in a deal the two valued at $240 million, the companies announced Wednesday.Adobe, which makes document-viewing and other software, said its acquisition of Day will boost its enterprise...

IAC revenue up in 1Q, results beat analyst views

July 28, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IAC/InterActiveCorp reported stronger second-quarter revenues Wednesday, citing growth in its search and Match online dating businesses. Profits fell compared to last year, however, because that quarter included a bump from the sale of its Match Europe operations.For the April-June quarter, the...

Telefónica Wins Control of Brazilian Operator After Raising Bid

July 28, 2010 2:26 am | by New York Times | Comments

The Spanish company managed to overcome opposition from the Portuguese government to buy out the stake held by Portugal Telecom.

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LG Electronics' 2Q net profit falls 33 percent

July 28, 2010 1:05 am | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

LG Electronics, a top global manufacturer of flat screen televisions and mobile handsets, said second-quarter net profit fell by a third amid a decline in sales and weaker profitability for phones.LG Electronics, the world's third-biggest maker of flat screen TVs, earned 856 billion won ($722.4...

Sony benefiting from restructuring, better sales

July 28, 2010 1:05 am | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. reports earnings for April-June quarter on Thursday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.OVERVIEW: Sony continued to forge ahead with restructuring efforts that are starting to pay...

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