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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...

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.


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