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General Motors renews $2B HP contract

July 21, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

General Motors has renewed a $2 billion contract with Hewlett-Packard to manage the automaker's technology infrastructure, the company said Wednesday.HP said the multiyear deal was extended a year before it expired, and covers most of the work the technology company already provides for GM. The...

Engineering researchers simplify process to make world's tiniest wires

July 21, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Florida) Surface tension isn't a very powerful force, but it matters for small things -- water bugs, paint, and, it turns out, nanowires.

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Right at Home: Tips for staying safe at college

July 21, 2010 7:05 am | by KIM COOKAssociated Press | Comments

The annual college shopping trip is almost upon us. And while it's fun to stock up on posters, shower caddies and desk lamps, experts say you also should consider how you'll keep yourself, and your stuff, safe on campus.Common sense is the best defense, says Chris McGoey, who runs a security...

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Check Point Software posts jump in 2Q earnings

July 21, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. reported a 36 percent jump in second-quarter earnings Wednesday, boosted by revenue growth.The results pushed Check Point up 74 cents, or 2.2 percent, to $33.98 in premarket trading.The company, which makes Internet security software, booked net income of...

Journal Communications reports $8.1M profit in Q2

July 21, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Media company Journal Communications Inc. says it swung to a profit in the second quarter as its broadcast revenue was helped by political spending and automotive advertising.The Milwaukee-based company said Wednesday it earned $8.1 million in the quarter, or 14 cents per share.That was up from...

Camelot Information prices IPO at bottom of range

July 21, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Chinese software services company Camelot Information Systems Inc. priced shares of its initial public offering at $11 each, the bottom of the expected range, the company said Wednesday.The Beijing company and its shareholders sold 13.3 American depositary shares, each representing four...

EMC's 2Q net more than doubles as firms stock up

July 21, 2010 4:05 am | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

EMC Corp.'s net income more than doubled in the second quarter as corporations opened the spigot on spending for more data storage.But economic worries because of the European debt crisis and fears of a possible "double-dip" recession in the U.S. have eclipsed encouraging signs from the...

Statistics: Trade flows continue to grow in the first quarter of 2010 but at a slower pace

July 21, 2010 3:25 am | by OECD | Comments

Based on seasonally adjusted monthly data, merchandise trade values remain approximately 20% below pre-crisis levels in April and May.

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Teen intern at Foxconn affiliate dead after fall

July 20, 2010 9:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A 19-year-old summer intern at a factory affiliated with the Foxconn Technology Group was found dead after falling from a six-story company dormitory in southern China, his employer said.The death adds to a string of worker suicides at factories in south China run by or linked to Foxconn, a...

Adults recall negative events less accurately than children

July 20, 2010 2:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Children, rather than adults, make better witnesses of negative emotional events because of how their memory works, according to a new study.

Apple fiscal 3Q net income jumps 78 percent

July 20, 2010 2:05 pm | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Apple Inc. blew past expectations when reporting results for its latest quarter on Tuesday, selling almost as many of its new iPad tablets as it sold Mac computers.Apple said net income rose 78 percent to $3.25 billion, or $3.51 per share, from $1.8 billion, or $2.01 per share a year...

Yahoo 2Q earnings climb 51 pct, but revenue modest

July 20, 2010 1:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Yahoo Inc.'s turnaround effort wavered in the second quarter as the Internet company's lackluster revenue growth overshadowed a surge in net income.The results released Tuesday could cause some investors to doubt the strategy of Yahoo's no-nonsense CEO, Carol Bartz, who was hired 18 months ago...

How Fast Is Fast? I Mean, Really?

July 20, 2010 12:22 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

We talk a lot about speed here at Screaming Circuits. Back in 2003, one of the main reasons our parent company started us up was because their customers were telling them that they needed prototypes faster. So, I know that...

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CONSTELLATION Vision System: Recall

July 20, 2010 12:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Software and hardware problems associated with unexpected system loss of power, unintended system error messages, unresponsive touchscreens, and system setting and infusion performance problems.

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This week's IPOs could create hot streak

July 20, 2010 11:06 am | by TALI ARBEL - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The IPOs of debit card provider Green Dot Corp., Chinese software services supplier Camelot Information Systems Inc. and clean technology company Ameresco Inc., expected this week, could extend Friday's strong performance into a hot streak.Shares of RealD Inc. and Qlik Technologies Inc. both...

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