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SAP Buys Sybase For $5.8 Billion

May 13, 2010 7:26 am | by | News | Comments

German business software maker has agreed to buy Sybase Inc. in a $5.8 billion deal that ratchets up SAP's rivalry with database leader Oracle...

Wisconsin Offers Shipbuilder $50M In Incentives

May 13, 2010 6:28 am | by | News | Comments

State is offering $50 million to help Marinette Marine's parent company land a U.S. Navy contract that would provide economic stability in northeastern Wisconsin.

Possible iPhone Prototype Surfaces In Vietnam

May 13, 2010 6:28 am | by | News | Comments

Latest clamor over a possible next-generation iPhone prototype has erupted in an unlikely place -- Vietnam, but some question the authenticity of the phone.


Cadence Design Acquires Denali For $315M

May 13, 2010 6:27 am | by | News | Comments

Company said it is buying Denali Software, a fellow maker of chip-design software, for $315 million in cash.

Honeywell Pays $145M For Matrikon

May 13, 2010 6:27 am | by | News | Comments

U.S. manufacturing conglomerate to buy industrial monitoring technology firm Matrikon Inc., to gain access to the Canadian company's expertise in energy and mining.

Ford Expects 2010 To Be 'Solid' Year

May 13, 2010 6:27 am | by | News | Comments

CEO Alan Mulally says the automaker should be 'solidly' profitable in 2010 as it recovers from the severe downturn in the auto industry.

FDA Clears Bioplastic for Use with Food

May 13, 2010 6:16 am | News | Comments

Biosciences company Metabolix announced that U.S. regulators approved its corn sugar technology for use in items such as plastic utensils, lids and caps.

Safety Equipment Failures Show Lack of Regulation

May 13, 2010 6:09 am | by H. JOSEF HEBERT, JEFF DONN & MITCH WEISS, Associated Press Writers | News | Comments

A devastating sequence of equipment failures underscores the fact that key safety features at tens of thousands of U.S. offshore rigs are barely regulated.


Engineers To Examine American Manufacturing's Future

May 13, 2010 5:25 am | by | News | Comments

National Academy of Engineering is gathering at the University of Michigan to examine how to turn the tide in the shrinking American manufacturing sector.

Amateur geologist finds spectacular tree fossils in Scotland

May 13, 2010 5:24 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | News | Comments

An amateur geologist from Scotland has found a hoard of exquisitely preserved, 350 million year old fossil tree trunks. The findings reveal the wood's delicate inner structure, including the growth rings that suggest an irregular climate.

Global CIO: Indiana To IBM: Drop Dead

May 13, 2010 4:26 am | by InformationWeek | News | Comments

Column about Indiana saying it will not pay IBM the $125 million IBM says it is owed as a final payment for an IT-outsourcing and business-process management deal that Indiana canceled because it felt the IBM system was not working properly.

India green energy to power jump in CER issuance: study

May 13, 2010 3:25 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A surge in renewable energy investments could drive a tripling of U.N.-backed carbon offsets issued to emission reduction projects in India by end-2012, a report said on Thursday.

Sanyo to supply Suzuki with hybrid car batteries

May 13, 2010 2:26 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Sanyo Electric, the world's largest maker of rechargeable batteries, said on Thursday it would supply Suzuki Motor with lithium-ion battery systems for its plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Maiden voyage for first true space sail

May 12, 2010 8:25 pm | by New Scientist | News | Comments

Next week Japan hopes to demonstrate the first sail to harness the sun for propulsion through space

Venus orbiter to fly close to super-rotating wind

May 12, 2010 8:25 pm | by New Scientist | News | Comments

Japan will send its first spacecraft to another planet next week, to explore why winds race round Venus at such huge speeds


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