Archive: 19/08/2010

Dell 2Q net income rises 16 percent

(AP) -- PC maker Dell Inc. said Thursday that its net income improved 16 percent in the most recent quarter, though a key measure called gross profit margin fell.

dateAug 19, 2010 in Business
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HP's 3Q numbers solid but could fuel doubts

(AP) -- Now that Mark Hurd is out as CEO of Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's biggest technology company is trying to prove to Wall Street that it can thrive under the sweeping changes he set in motion.

dateAug 19, 2010 in Business
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Geologists revisit the Great Oxygenation Event

In "The Sign of the Four" Sherlock Holmes tells Watson he has written a monograph on 140 forms of cigar-, cigarette-, and pipe-tobacco, "with colored plates illustrating the difference in the ash." He finds the ash invaluable ...

dateAug 19, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Most influential Twitter users revealed

With over 5.6 million followers each, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga are the most popular people followed on the social networking site Twitter. But they're not necessarily the most influential.

dateAug 19, 2010 in Internet
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Mud Volcanoes on Mars

Spewing out material from deep underground, geological structures on Mars thought to be mud volcanoes could give scientists the clues they need to determine if life exists, or ever existed, on the Red Planet.

dateAug 19, 2010 in Space Exploration
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