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Amazon Reports Big Gains

October 21, 2010 5:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The company said sales of media, including books and music, were up 14 percent from the year-ago quarter.

Saskatchewan premier urges Canada to reject bid

October 21, 2010 5:06 pm | by ROB GILLIES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Saskatchewan's premier urged Canada's federal government on Thursday to reject BHP Billiton's bid for Potash Corp., saying it's not in the strategic interest of Saskatchewan or Canada.Anglo-Australian BHP Billiton Ltd. launched a hostile $38.6 billion takeover bid in August for the world's...

Isilon Systems 3Q

October 21, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Isilon Systems Inc. said Thursday that it swung to a profit in the third quarter as companies' demand for its data storage products and services climbed.For the July-September period, Isilon earned $4 million, or 5 cents per share. That compares with a loss of $4.9 million, or 8 cents per...

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Netflix suffers big outage as stock hits new peak

October 21, 2010 4:07 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

While Netflix shareholders celebrated Thursday, the video subscription service's customers griped about a website outage that prevented them from streaming movies and TV shows over the Internet.The breakdown occurred just a few hours after Netflix's stock price reached a new high in an...

Compuware shares rise as 2Q profit beats forecasts

October 21, 2010 4:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Business software and services provider Compuware Corp. said Thursday that its fiscal second-quarter net income slipped as operating expenses rose.The performance nevertheless beat Wall Street expectations, and Compuware gained 48 cents, or about 5 percent, to $9.30 in afterhours trading. The...

Ballmer touts Windows Phone 7

October 21, 2010 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says the Windows Phone 7 software will be the "coolest" thing the company releases this year.Ballmer told information-technology workers at the Gartner Symposium in Orlando Thursday that consumers will be impressed with Windows Phone 7. The first phones running the...

Riverbed Technology's net more than doubled in 3Q

October 21, 2010 2:05 pm | Comments

Riverbed Technology Inc., whose products help companies improve the performance of their business software, announced a 2-for-1 stock split Thursday and net income more than doubled in the third quarter.A pickup in corporate spending this year has helped lift information-technology companies...

Electron billiards in nanoscale circuits

October 21, 2010 1:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Technische Universitaet Muenchen) In solar cells, solar radiation boosts electrons to higher energy states, thereby releasing them from their atomic bonds as electricity begins to flow. Scientists led by Professor Alexander Holleitner, physicist at the Technische Universität Muenchen...

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Saskatchewan premier rejects BHP's bid

October 21, 2010 1:06 pm | by ROB GILLIES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Saskatchewan's premier forcefully rejected Thursday BHP Billiton's bid for Potash Corp., saying it's not in the strategic interest of Saskatchewan or Canada.Australia's BHP Billiton Ltd. launched a hostile $38.6 billion takeover bid in August for the world's largest fertilizer company after...

CA Technologies beats 2Q analyst view

October 21, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Business management software company CA Technologies, formerly known as CA Inc., said Thursday that its second-quarter net income inched higher thanks to a 4 percent uptick in revenue.Net income in the three months to Sept. 30 rose to $222 million, or 43 cents per share, from $218 million, or...

ILR's Employment and Disability Institute wins $4M grant

October 21, 2010 12:23 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

The ILR School received a $4 million grant to study how organizations engage disabled workers.

Powell Industries Acquires Thermal Monitoring Technology

October 21, 2010 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Powell Industries, Inc. announced the completion of an Asset Purchase Agreement with ThermaBrite Technologies Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia. With this agreement, Powell acquires the patent-pending technology for real-time optical fiber based thermal...

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Designing for the Smart Grid at the Smart Grid Electronics Forum

October 21, 2010 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Communications, protection from lightning, accurate power measurements, security considerations and designing for tomorrow’s smart home were among the many topics discussed in detail at the Smart Grid Electronics Forum. Speakers represented a broad array...

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New standard is Enabling Technology for Smart Grid, Transportation and LAN Applications

October 21, 2010 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

The IEEE announced the ratification of the IEEE 1901TM Broadband over Power Line (BPL) standard. Sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society, this globally recognized BPL standard will be a key enabling technology for a...

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Amazon 3Q profit jumps 16 percent

October 21, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amazon says its third-quarter net income rose 16 percent as more shoppers flocked to its online retail site. The results are well ahead of analyst expectations....

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