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Google grabs personal info off of Wi-Fi networks

May 14, 2010 3:30 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. has been vacuuming up fragments of people's online activities broadcast over public Wi-Fi networks for the past four years, a breach of Web etiquette likely to raise more privacy worries about the Internet search leader.Even Google was troubled by its behavior, and issued a public...

Medidata 1Q profit grows as revenue increases

May 14, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medidata Solutions Inc., which makes software and services for clinical development of drugs and medical devices, said Friday that its first-quarter profit grew 10 percent as application service revenue rose.The company said its profit rose to $1.9 million from $1.7 million.Medidata, which...

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UCLA gets $5.5 million from Defense agency to create new rotating microscale motors

May 14, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - Los Angeles) The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded UCLA Engineering $5.5 million over the next four and half years under the Information Tethered Micro Automated Rotary Stages program to create electrically connected rotating devices on a microscale.

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Google to sell Nexus One offline, close Web store

May 14, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google will close an online store that it set up to sell its Nexus One phone. The company will rely on traditional retailers instead.The shift announced Friday ends Google's attempt to develop a new sales model for the mobile industry. Google had hoped to shake things up by establishing its...

EXPOSanità opens in Italy

May 14, 2010 12:20 pm | by Think Engineering | Comments

The italian leader Saxos Informatica, specialized in the supply of systems and services for the electronic automation of the public and private sanitary structures, will be at EXPOSanità 2010 with a new software solution of Electronic Patient Record (EPR) - Electronic Health Record (EHR).

Earnings schedule for week of 5/17/10

May 14, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week:MondayDETROIT — General Motors Co. releases quarterly financial results.MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Lowe's Cos. releases quarterly financial results.TuesdayNEW ALBANY, Ohio — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. releases quarterly financial...

Standard & Poor's sets CA Inc. outlook at positive

May 14, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised its outlook on business management software company CA Inc. Friday, saying its revenue growth outlook has improved.The firm said CA has a large customer base and its growth prospects are getting better. It raised its outlook to "positive" from "stable,"...

Cryptography pioneer Whit Diffie joins ICANN staff

May 14, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cryptography pioneer Whit Diffie has joined the staff of the Internet's key oversight agency for domain names.As vice president for information security and cryptography, Diffie will provide general advice on security and help manage networks operated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned...

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Aggie Formula Hybrid car wins second place in international competition

May 14, 2010 9:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Aggie engineering students have placed second in the 2010 international Formula Hybrid race car competition. This is the second year the Aggies have competed in the hybrid race car contest, which they won in 2009 on their first try. The team scored perfectly in the presentation and...

RadioShack: Preorders for 4G smartphone to start

May 14, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Consumer electronics company RadioShack Corp. said Friday that customers will be able to preorder the 4G smartphone HTC EVO starting on Saturday.The phone, which uses Sprint service, will be available in stores on June 4. Customers that want to preorder can buy a $50 RadioShack gift card and...

Space Propulsion Congress in San Sebastián brings together 500 international experts

May 14, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elhuyar Fundazioa) The 2010 Space Propulsion Congress brought together some 500 international experts in aerospace propulsion systems in the Basque city of Donostia-San Sebastián. The latest technological advances were made known, including those that will make reaching Mars possible in...

Impact sensor provides athletic support

May 14, 2010 6:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Inderscience Publishers) As athletes strive for perfection, sports scientists need to exploit every technological advance to help them achieve that goal. Researchers in New Zealand have now developed a new type of wearable impact sensor based that can provide much needed information...

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Computer Sciences wins NOAA contract

May 14, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Computer Sciences Corp. said Friday it has won a contract worth up to $317 million to design a new system that will help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve its computer modeling for weather forecasts.The four-year contract will help NOAA, a federal agency, make more...

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Scientific Games lines up Italian lottery deal

May 14, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The ticket supplier Scientific Games Corp. said Friday that it is among the companies that received a nine-year instant ticket lottery concession from Italy's gaming regulators.The Amministrazione Autonoma dei Monopoli di Stato awarded the concession for the Scratch & Win lottery to Consorzio...

Google CEO discusses China, mobile at meeting

May 13, 2010 6:30 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. CEO Eric Schmidt seems more interested in keeping the peace with China than with Apple Inc. and other rivals in the rapidly growing smart phone market.At least that's how it sounded Thursday during Google's annual shareholder meeting, where Schmidt spoke with a diplomat's restraint...

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