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Sharp rebounds to profit but cuts forecast

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

A strong yen forced Japan's Sharp Corp. to cut its earnings forecast even as first-half profit rebounded on improved sales of home appliances, Blu-ray disc players and flat-screen TVs.In another sign that the rising yen is hurting Japan's big exporters, the Osaka-based electronics company...

Aggie engineers among top entrepreneurs on 2010 Aggie 100 list

October 27, 2010 7:21 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

The 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world were recognized Oct. 22 at the 6th Annual “Aggie 100” program, sponsored by the Mays Business School’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University. The “Aggie 100” focuses on growth as...

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Oracle makes big investment in chip designer

October 27, 2010 7:05 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Oracle said Wednesday it has invested in Mellanox Technologies, a company whose chips help speed the flow of data among computers.Oracle bought 10.2 percent of the Mellanox's shares on the open market. Mellanox's market value was $718 million before the announcement Wednesday.Oracle CEO Larry...

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Symantec 2Q earnings beat Street; shares rise

October 27, 2010 6:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Symantec Corp. said Wednesday its fiscal second-quarter net income dropped 12 percent partially because of the security software maker's recent purchase of VeriSign Inc.'s security business, but results topped Wall Street's estimates.Shares rose 85 cents, or 5.4 percent, to $16.65 in...

Yahoo hires former News Corp. exec to fill void

October 27, 2010 5:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Yahoo Inc. is turning to a former Internet sharpshooter at News Corp.'s media empire to fill a big hole on its management team....

CACI International posts 20 percent jump in 1Q net

October 27, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

CACI International Inc. said Wednesday that improving demand for its security technology drove earnings up 20 percent in the most recent quarter, a bigger jump than Wall Street expected.The company also offered an upbeat outlook, saying it signed a record $1.5 billion worth of bookings in the...

As trial looms, Oracle taking aim at HP's new CEO

October 27, 2010 1:06 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is escalating his attacks on his friend-turned-foe Hewlett-Packard.The companies are two of the biggest in enterprise computing, and Ellison claims he has proof that HP's new CEO, Leo Apotheker, was involved with a corporate-espionage scheme at a previous employer, SAP,...

Akamai posts jump in 3Q net as revenue picks up

October 27, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Akamai Technologies Inc., a company that provides technology for managing Web traffic, posted a 21 percent increase in third-quarter earnings Wednesday, surpassing analysts' estimates.The company's release did not provide specific projections for the fourth quarter, but Akamai CEO Paul Sagan...

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Winners announced in 2010 Collegiate Inventors Competition

October 27, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Inventors Hall of Fame) Recognizing the innovative ideas of today's college and university students, the Collegiate Inventors Competition, a program of Invent Now, today announced that a way to implant human liver cells in mice to facilitate drug testing and a way to manufacture...

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Digi-Key and Exar Sign Global Distribution Agreement

October 27, 2010 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corp. announced that it has entered into an agreement with Exar Corp. to distribute the company’s analog and mixed-signal ICs to Digi-Key customers around the globe. Exar delivers highly differentiated silicon,...

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Micrel Reports Strong 2010 Third Quarter Financial Results

October 27, 2010 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Micrel, Inc. announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. Third quarter revenues of $80.6 million increased by $6.7 million, or 9.1%, up from $73.9 million in the second quarter of...

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Italy latest country to probe Google's Street View

October 27, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Italian prosecutors said Wednesday they have opened an investigation into Google's Street View mapping feature for suspected violation of privacy....

US regulators scold Google for taking e-mails

October 27, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Federal Trade Commission is scolding Google, but not taking any further action against the company for collecting personal information transmitted over unsecured wireless networks....

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Savvis shares climb after 3Q results

October 27, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of Savvis Inc. climbed Wednesday after the computer hosting and network services provider posted stronger-than-expected revenue for the third quarter and raised its full-year revenue guidance.The company reported a net loss of $26.2 million, or 47 cents per share, for the three months...

Education: Ministerial meeting with news briefing, Paris, 4-5 November

October 27, 2010 10:28 am | by OECD | Comments

Education ministers from around the world will meet at the OECD on 4 and 5 November to discuss the challenge of maintaining investment in education and training, essential for long-term growth, at a time of rising costs and shrinking budgets.

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