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$100 Million Allocated for Smart Grid Workforce Training and Development

April 13, 2010 5:22 am | Comments

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced today that the Department of Energy is announcing award selections for nearly $100 million for 54 smart grid workforce training programs that will help prepare the next generation of workers in the utility and electrical manufacturing industries.

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Nokia launches cheaper smart phones

April 13, 2010 4:30 am | by MATTI HUUHTANEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Nokia Corp. on Tuesday launched three less-expensive smart phones, including its first model expected to sell for under euro100 ($135) — in a strong move to grab new customers in emerging markets.The world's largest mobile phone maker said it wants "to put better messaging and social networking...

Stamps.com Extends Offer of Free Service to eBay Sellers

April 13, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Stamps.com@ (NASDAQ: STMP), the leading provider of postage online (http://www.stamps.com/postage-online/how-it-works/) and shipping software (http://www.stamps.com/shipping/) solutions to approximately 400,000 customers, today announced that it will continue to enable unlimited batch shipping from...

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India 3G Price Hits $976 million

April 13, 2010 4:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

The bidding for radio bandwidth to offer third-generation mobile-telephony services across India reached 43.24 billion rupees ($976 million) for one slot, the Department of Telecommunications said on its Web site.

Could EU-funded study herald the dawn of a new transport era?

April 13, 2010 4:22 am | by European Commission | Comments

Are cooperative systems in transport a thing of the future? Researchers from the CVIS ('Cooperative vehicle-infrastructure systems') project say they are. CVIS received nearly EUR 22 million in EU funding to develop, demonstrate and evaluate selected reference applications of cooperative...

Commission launches EUR 35 million call for projects that turn environmental challenges into business opportunities

April 13, 2010 4:22 am | by European Commission | Comments

The European Commission today launched a EUR 35 million call for eco-innovation. Funds are available for new projects in the area of materials recycling, sustainable building products, the food and drink sector and green business practices. Applications are particularly welcome from small...

Critter Cam: Sea Lion versus Octopus

April 13, 2010 4:21 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Octopus vs. Sea Lion – First Ever Video Sea lions fitted with GPS trackers and a National Geographic Crittercam are taking scientists on amazing journeys to previously unknown marine ‘hot spots.’ These areas are important not only for providing the sea lions’ food, but also for...

Statistics - Unemployment rate broadly stable at 8.6% in February

April 13, 2010 2:24 am | by OECD | Comments

The unemployment rate for the OECD area was broadly stable in February 2010 compared with January. The headline rate fell 0.1 percentage point but this reflected the partial unwinding of effects that led to a temporary increase in Korea's January rate.

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Telecom Italia Cuts Guidance

April 13, 2010 2:23 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Telecom Italia posted a 27% decline in full-year net profit and cut its already cautious revenue guidance for 2010-2012, as it struggles to cope with stiffening competition in its core markets and focuses on cutting costs.

Infosys says quarterly profit up 8.7 percent

April 12, 2010 11:30 pm | by ERIKA KINETZ - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Infosys Technologies Ltd., India's bellwether information technology outsourcing company, said Tuesday quarterly profit rose 8.7 percent in dollar terms as a revival in demand for services spread to European and manufacturing clients.The company said revenues this fiscal year would grow 16 to...

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...

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