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HP names Peter Galanis as CEO of Canada operations

March 25, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Technology company Hewlett-Packard Co. said Thursday it named Peter Galanis as president and CEO of its Canadian operations.Galanis, 43, previously served as director of global accounts for HP's manufacturing and distribution industries business in the central region of the country. He joined...

After Growth Spurt, Supermassive Black Holes Spend Half Their Lives Veiled in Dust

March 25, 2010 10:24 am | by Yale University | Comments

Supermassive black holes found at the centers of distant galaxies undergo huge growth spurts as a result of galactic collisions, according to a new study by astronomers at Yale University and the University of Hawaii. Their findings appear in the March 25 edition of Science Express.

Plants influence food chain, from the bottom up

March 25, 2010 10:24 am | by Cornell University | Comments

A new Cornell study, published March 26 in Science, is one of the first that shows how plants at the bottom of the food chain have evolved mechanisms that influence ecosystem dynamics.

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Google's deals in doubt amid spat with Beijing

March 25, 2010 9:30 am | by ALEXA OLESEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc.'s business ties in China unraveled a little more amid a widening backlash to the U.S. Internet company's decision to move its Chinese search engine offshore in a challenge to the country's online censorship laws.While Google's stand is winning it praise in the U.S. and other...

Dell unit inks government contract

March 25, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Computer and consumer electronics maker Dell Inc. said Thursday that one of its units has inked a more than $65 million contract to provide e-mail management and other services to the Department of Transportation.Dell Perot Systems Government Services of Fairfax, Va., will be a subcontractor to...

Google's China Plan Gets Complicated

March 25, 2010 9:26 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Google's plan to keep part of its China business is looking more complicated as partners turn away and some operations continue to be censored.

Cree LEDs Light Up Dallas American Airlines Center Video Screens

March 25, 2010 9:01 am | Comments

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, announces that its high brightness LEDs are used in Lighthouse Technologies' high definition video screens installed this season in the American Airlines Center, the Dallas home to both the NBA's Mavericks and NHL's Stars.

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Italian swaps physics for writing and wins plaudits

March 25, 2010 8:27 am | Comments

Working long days in a particle physics laboratory at the University of Turin, doctoral student Paolo Giordano wanted an escape from the academic rigors of numbers. So he wrote about love and misunderstanding with a sprinkling of science and unwittingly became a literary sensation.

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'Smart' Contact Lens Looks to Glaucoma Diagnosis

March 25, 2010 8:26 am | Comments

STMicroelectronics will develop and supply a wireless MEMS sensor that acts as a transducer, antenna and mechanical support for additional read-out electronics in a 'smart' contact lens platform developed by Sensimed AG.

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French police arrest alleged Twitter hacker

March 25, 2010 8:20 am | Comments

French police say they have detained a 25-year-old who allegedly hacked Twitter accounts of numerous well-known figures, including Britney Spears and President Barack Obama. Police said Wednesday the suspect, who went by the pseudonym "Hacker Croll," was caught following a joint operation with the FBI and arrested Tuesday in the Puy-de-Dome region of central France.

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Ness Technologies to buy Gilon for $17.5M

March 25, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Ness Technologies will buy Gilon Business Insight Ltd., a provider of business intelligence consulting and services, for about $17.5 million, the company said Thursday.The information technology service provider said the acquisition will help it meet growing demand for business intelligence...

Hybridyne Imaging Technologies – Brookhaven National Laboratory Team Vies for Top TItle at the 2010 WBTshowcase

March 25, 2010 7:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

A team from Hybridyne Imaging Technologies, Inc., and Brookhaven Lab was among over 90 top technology innovators from around the world competing for top honors at the WBT2010showcase presented by Lockheed Martin.

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HP Appoints Peter Galanis as President and CEO of HP Canada

March 25, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

HP today announced that it has appointed Peter Galanis as president and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co.Galanis will be responsible for all aspects of HP operations in Canada, as well as business development initiatives, such as alliances and partnerships, to increase HP's...

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Zain Expects Bharti Pacts Soon

March 25, 2010 6:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Kuwait's Mobile Telecommunications, or Zain, said it is likely to sign definite agreements in the coming days to sell most of its African assets to India's Bharti Airtel.

Laptop, TV sales help juice Best Buy's 4Q profit

March 25, 2010 5:31 am | by MAE ANDERSON - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Better sales of notebook computers and flat-panel TVs helped Best Buy's fourth-quarter earnings rise 37 percent, the electronics retailer said Thursday.The news sent shares up nearly 7 percent in premarket trading.Profit for the three months ended Feb. 27 rose to $779 million, or $1.82 per...

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