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EMC CEO gets $9M pay package in 2009, down 23 pct

March 18, 2010 5:30 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The pay package last year for EMC Corp. CEO Joe Tucci was 23 percent lower than in 2008, a reflection of lower equity awards and cuts to the data-storage company's executive salaries.The company's proxy filing late Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows that EMC valued...

Review Site Yelp Sued by Local Businesses

March 18, 2010 5:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Yelp, a popular Web service that allows users to rate local businesses, is in the hot seat to defend the way it sells online ads to local businesses.

Judge: Site must delay copying of broker reports

March 18, 2010 4:30 pm | by LARRY NEUMEISTER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Settling a copyright dispute closely watched in the financial news industry, a judge on Thursday ordered a Web site to delay disseminating the stock recommendations of financial services firms long enough so that the firms can alert their clients first.U.S. District Judge Denise Cote ruled that...

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Site Barred From Fast Release of Ratings

March 18, 2010 4:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

A federal judge ruled that Theflyonthewall.com misappropriated the "time-sensitive recommendations" of several banks by immediately publishing news of analyst rating changes.

Viacom, YouTube air dirty laundry in legal battle

March 18, 2010 3:30 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Viacom Inc. and Google Inc.'s YouTube site began airing each other's dirty laundry Thursday, providing a tantalizing peek at the wheeling and dealing that triggered a bitter battle over the copyright laws governing the Internet.The previously confidential information came out as part of the...

MDA's fourth-quarter profit rises to $30 million, revenues fall 15 per cent

March 18, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA) says it earned $30 million in its fourth quarter while revenue fell 15 per cent, reflecting lower sales from the company's property information business.MDA's quarterly profit amounted to 74 cents per share, up significantly from 22 cents per...

Ark. governor speaks to economic development group

March 18, 2010 2:30 pm | by CHUCK BARTELS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A consultant who advises communities on how to keep their big employers happy told a conference of economic developers Thursday that a close relationship with executives can keep a company from moving.Eric Canada of Wheaton, Ill.-based Blane, Canada Ltd., said there is a lot of information on...

Researchers to test renewable-energy system at local treatment plant

March 18, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Nevada, Reno) A successful University of Nevada, Reno renewable energy research project is moving from the lab to the real world in a demonstration-scale system to turn wastewater sludge into electricity. The new patent-pending, low-cost, energy-efficient technology is...

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Palm's sales slump as its new phones struggle

March 18, 2010 1:30 pm | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Palm Inc. on Thursday reported sales figures that showed it's having a difficult time getting consumers to pay attention to its phones in a market dominated by iPhones and BlackBerrys.The company shipped 960,000 smart phones to stores and distributors in the quarter that ended Feb. 26, 23...

ICx Technologies posts 4th-quarter loss

March 18, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sensor technology manufacturer ICx Technologies Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss roughly even with same quarter from the previous year.ICx, whose products are used in by military, homeland security and commercial clients, lost $2.1 million, or 6 cents a share, for the quarter...

Viacom, Google Trade Barbs

March 18, 2010 12:27 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Viacom and Google pointed fingers at each other over postings of copyrighted content on the video-sharing Web site, in documents released as part of their litigation.

A New Breed of High-Performance Interconnects

March 18, 2010 12:23 pm | by Tyco Electronics | Comments

The demand for increased current density with modular power solutions has been met by a new breed of power interconnects from Tyco Electronics. The new designs make better use of available airflow and provide improvements in long-term reliability. Specific challenges related to energized...

Microsoft MSN China top exec to leave

March 18, 2010 11:42 am | Comments

A top executive for Microsoft Corp's MSN China will leave the joint venture, Microsoft said on Thursday, in a setback as the firm struggles to compete in China's hotly contested social networking space. Xiao Chen, MSN China's Vice-President of sales who has been with the company since its inception, will leave at the end of March to pursue his own start-up, a Microsoft spokeswoman told Reuters.

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British youngsters prefer online advice to parents

March 18, 2010 11:40 am | Comments

Young people in Britain turn to the internet to look for help with personal problems rather than seek advice from their parents or friends, according to a survey released on Thursday. Nine-tenths of the 1,000 under 25s told the survey for national free helpline Get Connected that they had used the Web to search for help in solving a personal problem.

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Cybersecurity needs global rules: British lawmakers

March 18, 2010 11:38 am | Comments

Europe's online security would best be served by developing global cyber regulation, ending current "ad hoc" international efforts, British lawmakers said on Wednesday, echoing industry calls for worldwide rules.

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