Archive: 08/18/2009

Appeals court orders new trial in Brocade case

(AP) -- A federal appeals court has tossed out the criminal conviction of the first Silicon Valley executive to go to trial in a stock options scandal that triggered charges against at least a dozen executives.

dateAug 18, 2009 in Business
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Andreessen fund's 1st investment has familiar ring

(AP) -- A new fund managed by Web browser pioneer Marc Andreessen and his longtime confidant Ben Horowitz is treading familiar ground with its first investment - a high-tech startup already tied to the two partners.

dateAug 18, 2009 in Business
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Neural pathway missing in tone-deaf people

Nerve fibers that link perception and motor regions of the brain are disconnected in tone-deaf people, according to new research in the August 19 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. Experts estimate that at least 10 per ...

dateAug 18, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Sluggish PC, ink sales hurt HP; results still beat

(AP) -- Hewlett-Packard Co.'s 19 percent drop in quarterly profit shows that the company still relies heavily on printer ink and the troubled personal computer market, despite the aggressive transformation ...

dateAug 18, 2009 in Business
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Indictment of card hacker unlikely to end thefts

(AP) -- This week's indictment of a hacker believed responsible for the biggest retail-store data breaches in U.S. history doesn't necessarily make shoppers safer from having their credit card numbers plundered.

dateAug 18, 2009 in Internet
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