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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...

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...


Digi-Key and Exar Sign Global Distribution Agreement

October 27, 2010 12:21 pm | by | 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,...


Micrel Reports Strong 2010 Third Quarter Financial Results

October 27, 2010 12:21 pm | by | 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...


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....

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.


'Sí' on the new SI: NIST backs proposal for a revamped system of measurement units

October 27, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Taking the first steps of what would be a major historical advance in the science of measurement, NIST is participating in a worldwide effort to recommend major revisions to the International System of Units (SI), the modern metric...

Random Via-in-Pad Myth #7

October 27, 2010 10:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Myth #7: In regards to via-in-pad, all PCB finishes are the same Well, it might seem so, but let's look a little closer. No. Not that close. Back the camera up a bit. Here's a good example: In some cases,...

Study of 'research cultures' may guide virtual development

October 27, 2010 10:22 am | by Cornell University | Comments

Researchers in the Information Science department at Cornell plan to study a variety of research cultures to find out how best to form effective cyberspace organizations.

Google showcases local businesses in a new 'place'

October 27, 2010 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The world's most popular search engine is trying to do a better job showing information about local businesses....

Comcast drives growth with pricier bundles

October 27, 2010 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Comcast Corp., the country's biggest cable TV company, continues to generate more money by attracting customers to pricier bundles of TV, Internet and phone service - even as a sluggish economy hampers efforts to sign up new subscribers....


Sprint Nextel posts first revenue gain in years

October 27, 2010 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sprint Nextel Corp. on Wednesday reported its first quarterly revenue increase in three years, as improvements in Sprint-branded and prepaid service offset the continued flight of subscribers from the Nextel network....

Whirlpool 3Q profit falls as US demand falters

October 27, 2010 9:05 am | Comments

Whirlpool Corp., the world's biggest appliance maker, said Wednesday that price competition pulled its third-quarter revenue and shipments down 3 percent in the U.S. and kept revenue nearly flat worldwide, compared with a year earlier.The maker of Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Whirlpool and...


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