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German prosecutors investigating Google

May 19, 2010 2:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

German prosecutors have launched an investigation of Google Inc. in connection with a privacy breach that involved it recording fragments of people's online activities through unsecured Wi-Fi networks.Hamburg prosecutor Wilhelm Moellers told the news agency DAPD on Wednesday that his office...

Credit agency Experian full year profit up 23 pct

May 19, 2010 12:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Credit agency Experian PLC says its full-year profit rose 23 percent as a leaner operation squeezed more earnings from flat revenue.The company has also raised its full-year dividend by 15 percent to 23 cents per share and has announced a $300 million share buyback.For the year ending March 31,...

Treasury secretary touring Boeing and Tacoma port

May 18, 2010 6:30 pm | by GEORGE TIBBITS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner visited some of the top exporters in Washington state on Tuesday in advance of a trip to encourage China to open more of its markets to American companies and their products.After going to Boeing Co.'s 737 jetliner plant in Renton, Geithner and Gov. Chris...

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HP net income surges amid mending computer market

May 18, 2010 4:30 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co.'s latest numbers show how deeply dependent the company is on personal computers even as it aggressively expands into more lucrative areas.HP reported after the stock market closed Tuesday that its net income jumped 28 percent and revenue rose 13 percent in the February-April...

Cities and Green Growth : Mayors and Ministers Roundtable

May 18, 2010 4:23 pm | by OECD | Comments

Mayors from many of the world’s most influential cities, with Ministers and senior business executives, will exchange ideas about how cities and regions can grow their economies and create jobs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and providing high quality urban services for their citizens.

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Profit Rises and Outlook Improves at Hewlett-Packard

May 18, 2010 4:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Profit increased for a third straight quarter as sales rose 13 percent to $30.8 billion.

S.E.C. Proposes Circuit Breakers for S. & P. 500 Stocks

May 18, 2010 4:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The Securities and Exchange Commission proposed a trial of individual circuit breakers for the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index in response to a May 6 disruption.

Yahoo to Buy a Freelance Site, Associated Content

May 18, 2010 4:22 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Financial terms of the deal, which will bolster Yahoo’s news coverage with advice and how-to reviews, were not disclosed.

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H-P Profits Jump 28%

May 18, 2010 4:22 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Hewlett-Packard's second quarter profit grew 28% on higher world-wide sales and gains in its old-line computer hardware businesses, including personal computers.

Correction: iPhone story

May 18, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

In a story May 14 about Gizmodo.com publishing images of a next-generation iPhone, The Associated Press reported an incorrect publication date. Gizmodo posted the images April 19, not April 20. Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs demanded the device's return after publication, not before as...

Nuclear engineering receives NRC grant

May 18, 2010 3:20 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

The Texas A&M University Department of Nuclear Engineering has been awarded a $365,000 faculty development grant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The NRC awarded $15 million to 59 institutions to boost nuclear education and expand the workforce in nuclear safety and...

Yahoo buys freelance news site Associated Content

May 18, 2010 2:30 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Yahoo Inc. is buying freelance news site Associated Content in a deal that will add a more folksy touch to one of the world's biggest Web sites.Financial terms weren't disclosed.The acquisition announced Tuesday will enable Yahoo to supplement its regular lineup of stories by full-time...

HP net income jumps 28 pct; raises 2010 outlook

May 18, 2010 1:30 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co.'s net income jumped 28 percent in the latest quarter as stronger demand for computers is helping to heal a battered technology industry.The company also raised its 2010 forecast, sending shares higher.The results mark a continued growth in profit at the world's No. 1 maker...

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Earnings Preview: Dell Inc. to post 1Q results

May 18, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Computer maker Dell Inc. reports its fiscal first-quarter results Thursday after the closing bell.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: How well Dell has been able to take advantage of businesses resuming spending on new technology.Earlier reports from technology bellwethers such as Intel Corp., which makes the...

Amazon releasing Kindle software for Android

May 18, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amazon.com is hoping to snag even more customers for the electronic books it sells. It is releasing a version of its Kindle e-reader software for phones that use Google Inc.'s increasingly popular Android operating system.The free "Kindle for Android" software will join a growing roster of...

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