Archive: 19/05/2009

HP profits lower, to cut nearly 6,400 workers

US computer giant Hewlett-Packard reported a 17-percent fall in quarterly net profit on Tuesday and said it plans to cut two percent of its workforce, or nearly 6,400 workers, over the next year.

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Amazon files patent suit against Discovery

US online retail giant Amazon has filed a lawsuit against Discovery Communications alleging it infringed four of Amazon's e-commerce patents, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

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Google develops algorithm to stem talent loss

Google, concerned by the recent departures of several top executives, has developed an algorithm to try to identify which employees are likely to quit, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

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HP profit drops 17 pct; PC, ink sales stumble

(AP) -- Hewlett-Packard Co.'s quarterly profit dropped 17 percent on lighter sales of personal computers and printer ink, two of its biggest sellers and a sign that the woes in consumer technology spending dragged on beyond ...

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Perfect Pitch: Language Wins Out Over Genetics

Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Sinatra and Hendrix -- these and many other of the world's most famous musicians have had "perfect" or "absolute" pitch. The ability, defined as recognizing the pitch of a musical note without having ...

dateMay 19, 2009 in Other
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