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Hawaii's Omidyar signs pledge to donate wealth

August 5, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Honolulu businessman and eBay Inc. founder Pierre Omidyar's name is on the list of 40 billionaires pledging to donate at least half their wealth to charity.Pierre and Pam Omidyar are the only Hawaii residents on the list of people who have signed the promise. The list was released by Microsoft...

Google Added to Speaker Roster for Upcoming DisplaySearch TV Ecosystem Conference

August 5, 2010 6:24 am | by General Electric | Comments

DisplaySearch announced the final agenda for its upcoming TV Ecosystem Conference: Managing the Innovation Cycle, to be held on August 18 in San Jose, California, as part of the company’s August Conference Series.

Power plant waste to be used to clean up Gulf oil spill

August 5, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Central Florida) Specially treated waste material from electric power plants will soon be used to clean up oil in the Gulf thanks to the ingenuity of a University of Central Florida professor.

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Digi-Key Launches iPhone App for Asia-Pacific Region iPhone app now available in English/Digi-Key supported local currencies for countries in the Asia-Pacific Region

August 5, 2010 6:22 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA – Design engineers and purchasers in China, India, Japan and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region can now conduct business with Digi-Key Corporation wirelessly with the availability of Digi-Key’s application for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users....

Maples Finance Leverages Geneva(R) to Diversify Business and Service Institutional Investors

August 5, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS) a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, today announced that Maples Finance is using Geneva@, Advent's award-winning portfolio management and fund accounting solution, to capitalize on the growing...

Brookhaven Lab Physicist Simon Billinge Receives the J.D. Hanawalt Award from the International Centre for Powder Diffraction

August 5, 2010 5:23 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Brookhaven Lab physicist Simon Billinge has received the Centre for Powder Diffraction’s J.D. Hanawalt Award, along with Takeshi Egami of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Conn's 2Q key revenue metric declines 6.5 percent

August 5, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Consumer electronics and home goods chain Conn's Inc. said Thursday that revenue at stores open at least a year fell 6.5 percent in the second quarter.Revenue at stores open at least a year is a key indicator of retailer performance because it measures growth at existing stores rather than...

Ambow Education prices IPO at bottom of range

August 5, 2010 4:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Ambow Education Holding Ltd., which provides educational services in China, priced shares of its initial public offering at the bottom of the expected range, raising $106.8 million, the company said Thursday.The Beijing company offered 7.5 million American depositary shares for $10, while...

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DOE designates Center for Ocean Energy Technology a national center

August 4, 2010 9:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Florida Atlantic University) The US Department of Energy has designated FAU's Center for Ocean Energy Technology as a new national center for ocean energy research and development. The Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center joins centers in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.

Robot climbs walls

August 4, 2010 8:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Utah) Wielding two claws, a motor and a tail that swings like a grandfather clock's pendulum, a small robot named ROCR ("rocker") scrambles up a carpeted, 8-foot wall in just over 15 seconds -- the first such robot designed to climb efficiently and move like human rock...

Source: Google, Verizon near net neutrality deal

August 4, 2010 7:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A person briefed on the negotiations says Google Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. are close to finalizing a proposal for so-called "network neutrality" rules, which would dictate how broadband providers treat Internet traffic flowing over their lines.A deal could be announced within days,...

Verisk Analytics profit jumps 27 pct

August 4, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Verisk Analytics Inc. reported Wednesday that its second-quarter net income rose 27 percent and revenue rose 9 percent on stronger demand for its risk-management technologies. The revenue fell short of Wall Street's forecasts, though, and shares fell.The company earned $58.4 million, or 31...

AOL execs, some analysts see changes taking hold

August 4, 2010 12:05 pm | by RACHEL METZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

AOL Inc. reported a $1 billion-plus second-quarter loss and tumbling revenue, yet the dismal-sounding numbers appear to belie a more positive reality: The troubled Internet company is actually chugging along on its long road to recovery.AOL is in the midst of a turnaround effort under CEO Tim...

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Heartland Payment returns to profit in 2Q

August 4, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Credit card payment processor Heartland Payment Systems Inc. said Wednesday it returned to a profit in the second quarter, reversing a year-ago loss, as transaction volume increased.Heartland said the number of transactions from small and mid-sized merchants rose 8 percent and sales at stores...

HSN 2Q profit rises as sales climb

August 4, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

HSN Inc.'s second-quarter net income climbed 82 percent as sales rose and the shop-at-home retailer kept a lid on costs, the company said Wednesday.For the quarter that ended in late June, the company earned $24.7 million, or 42 cents per share. That's up from last year's net income of $13.6...

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