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Hewlett-Packard to cut 9K jobs in services unit

June 1, 2010 7:30 am | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Tuesday it will lay off about 9,000 workers in the unit that provides technology services to other businesses as the company consolidates and automates its commercial data centers.The cuts will be made over about three years and amount to some 3 percent of HP's global...

Doping graphene

June 1, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Physical Society) A dopant common in building conventional electronics looks promising for making components out of carbon sheets only one atom thick.

New Technique Detects Enzyme Implicated in Cancer, Atherosclerosis

June 1, 2010 7:22 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

A Georgia Tech research team has developed a new technique that reliably detects and quantifies an enzyme implicated in osteoporosis, arthritis, atherosclerosis, cancer metastasis and other disease processes.


Actuator Provides Haptic Feedback for Touchscreens

June 1, 2010 6:59 am | Comments

AMI’s Reflex technology solves a common deficiency – the disappearance of the sensation of touching – that has resulted from the emergence of touch screens in consumer electronic devices.


More partnerships in China

June 1, 2010 6:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Nanyang Technological University) Singapore's first eco-friendly bus developed by NTU and China's Tsinghua University is ready and will make its appearance during the Youth Olympics Games in August and will be used to transport athletes and officials around the Youth Olympics Village at...

4G wireless: It's fast, but outstripped by hype

June 1, 2010 4:56 am | Comments

Cell phone companies are about to barrage consumers with advertising for the next advance in wireless network technology: "4G" access. The companies are promising faster speeds and the thrill of being the first on the block to use a new acronym.

Hewlett-Packard to cut 9K jobs; see $1B in charges

June 1, 2010 4:30 am | Comments

Hewlett-Packard says it will cut about 9,000 jobs and take $1 billion in charges over several years as it creates fully automated commercial data centers.The Palo Alto, Calif. technology company says it will invest $1 billion in its enterprise services unit, over a multiyear period. The company...

Taiwan firms display e-readers at computer show

June 1, 2010 2:30 am | Comments

Taiwanese electronics firms displayed a slew of e-readers at an industry show Tuesday, with one maker unveiling a lightweight model that can display a full magazine page in color.The color model - developed by Delta Electronics Inc. and expected to go on sale by December - stood out among a...


Winners of European Enterprise Awards successful at creating small businesses in times of crisis

June 1, 2010 2:23 am | by European Commission | Comments

Six initiatives from France, Austria, Germany, Poland, Slovenia and Sweden, received awards in the ceremony which was jointly organised by the European Commission, the Spanish EU Presidency and the Committee of the Regions. The event closed the second European SME Week, the European...

Calian Technologies wins $15-million contract at Canadian Forces bases

May 31, 2010 12:30 pm | Comments

Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX:CTY) says it has won a two-year contract with the Department of National Defence worth $15 million for maintenance services at five Canadian Forces army bases.

Scientists Decipher Structure of Nature’s ‘Light Switch’

May 31, 2010 11:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Molecular details of a light-sensing structure will help scientists understand how plants respond to light

Green Economy : Mayors, Ministers Call for Joint Action at OECD Roundtable

May 31, 2010 9:25 am | by OECD | Comments

The Third Annual Meeting of the OECD Roundtable of Mayors and Ministers on “Cities and Green Growth” concluded that national and city leaders must work together to increase cities’ ability to promote green growth.


Statistics: Fourth consecutive quarter of GDP growth in the OECD area

May 31, 2010 9:25 am | by OECD | Comments

Gross domestic product (GDP) in the OECD area rose by 0.7% in the first quarter of 2010, the fourth consecutive quarter of growth for the area.


Fighting Corruption : US Attorney General Eric H. Holder on efforts to fight international corruption

May 31, 2010 9:24 am | by OECD | Comments

“For the global economy, corruption is dangerous,” he said at the OECD in Paris on 31 May. “The consequence is economic decay, not development. And that’s why corruption demands a truly global response – one that knows no limits on collaboration.”


When Companies Respond to Online Criticism With Lawsuits

May 31, 2010 7:29 am | by New York Times | Comments

Lawyers say that a growing number of businesses are suing individuals for posting critical comments online.


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