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Twitter to Start Rolling Out Ads

April 12, 2010 11:22 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Twitter will roll out advertising to users, the four-year-old company's first significant attempt to turn its microblogging service into a profitable business.

Infosys says quarterly profit grew 8.7 pct

April 12, 2010 8:30 pm | by ERIKA KINETZ - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Infosys Technologies Ltd., India's bellwether information technology outsourcing company, said Tuesday that quarterly profit rose 8.7 percent in dollar terms as business from European and manufacturing clients picked up.Net profit for the January-March quarter was 16.0 billion rupees ($349...

Avatar II: The Hospital

April 12, 2010 5:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Doctors, nurses and students are using online community Second Life to learn how to cope with crises, boost clinical skills and make their facilities more efficient.

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Paramount tests frontier with 'Star Trek' drives

April 12, 2010 4:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Paramount Pictures is exploring a new frontier by participating in an offer to sell Seagate Technology hard drives with a copy of the latest "Star Trek" movie and 20 other films already on board.The one-month offer, which both companies on Monday called an industry first, would combine a...

Progress Software CFO to retire this year

April 12, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Progress Software Corp. said Monday that Chief Financial Officer Norman R. Robertson will retire this year.Progress, a maker of business software, didn't name a successor. The company said Robertson would remain in the position until a successor is in place.Robertson joined Progress as CFO in...

The Power of Sharing

April 12, 2010 2:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

The electronic exchange of information about patients among doctors and hospitals is still rare, but it promises to lower costs for providers and improve health care.

Project looks to lift Latin American youth from poverty

April 12, 2010 2:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Cornell researchers are partnering with Latin American institutions to explore how to enable impoverished youths to become productive workers, active citizens and nurturing family members.

HP Labs Discovery Expands Memristor Promise

April 12, 2010 1:46 pm | Comments

HP Labs researchers have discovered that the “memristor“ has more capabilities than was previously thought.

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Nova Scotia firefighters ask court to identify anonymous Internet critics

April 12, 2010 1:30 pm | by Michael Tutton-Associated Press | Comments

Two of Halifax's most senior firefighters are asking Nova Scotia's Supreme Court to reveal the names of people who posted anonymous comments on a weekly newspaper's website that they say defamed them.Fire Chief Bill Mosher and Deputy Chief Stephen Thurber will be in court on Wednesday in a bid...

Palm Is Exploring Options

April 12, 2010 1:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Palm has hired bankers to explore its options, including the sale of the company, as the smart phone maker has struggled to turn itself around.

Google adds a touch of Microsoft to applications

April 12, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google has upgraded its online package of word processing and spreadsheet programs so they work even more like the Microsoft applications with which they're competing.The changes introduced Monday include several editing tools for word processing and quicker ways to fill cells in spreadsheets....

New technical hitch delays Ariane rocket launch

April 12, 2010 10:32 am | Comments

(Reuters) A new technical problem has delayed for the second time the launch of an Ariane rocket scheduled to launch two satellites from French Guiana late on Friday, the Arianespace company said. "We have had to stop the launch countdown

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Italian judge says profit behind Google verdict

April 12, 2010 10:30 am | by COLLEEN BARRY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A Milan judge convicted three Google employees of violating the privacy of an autistic teen because the Internet giant sought profit when it hosted an online video of him being bullied, according to the judicial reasoning obtained Monday by The Associated Press.Italian law requires a finding of...

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Shakespeare's ''Romeo and Juliet'' in Twitter twist

April 12, 2010 10:30 am | Comments

One of Shakespeare's most famous plays gets a 21st century makeover in a new version of "Romeo and Juliet" which will unfold through Twitter messages and on the Youtube video website. Entitled "Such Tweet Sorrow," the experiment is a collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and Mudlark, which produces entertainment on mobile telephones.

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German tablet PC sets out to rival Apple's iPad

April 12, 2010 10:30 am | by JUERGEN BAETZ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The German maker of a new tablet PC is setting out to rival Apple's iPad with the promise of even more technology such as a bigger screen, a webcam and USB ports.The touch screen WePad, however, is not an "iPad killer" as it has been dubbed by some blogs but an alternative to its bigger rival,...

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