Archive: 04/24/2009

Hynix reports sixth straight quarterly loss

South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor, the world's second-largest computer memory chipmaker, Friday reported a sixth straight quarterly loss due to weak chip prices sparked by a global recession.

Apr 24, 2009
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Boom times ahead for mobile Web access

After a slow start, mobile Web access has finally taken off, thanks in large part to better technology, and it will drive growth in Internet use in the future, industry leaders say.

Apr 24, 2009
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Samsung Electronics reports 72% profit slump

South Korea's Samsung Electronics, the world's top computer memory chipmaker, has announced its first-quarter net profit fell 72 percent year-on-year as poor demand depressed prices.

Apr 24, 2009
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Hollywood, RealNetworks square off on DVD copying

(AP) -- Hollywood calls it "rent, rip and return" and contends it's one of the biggest technological threats to the movie industry's annual $20 billion DVD market - software that allows you to copy a film ...

Apr 24, 2009
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New mediator of smoking recruits

Current research suggests that smoking increases the production of osteopontin in the lungs, which contributes to the development of smoking-related lung disease. The related report by Prasse et al, "Essential role of osteopontin ...

Apr 24, 2009
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How cigarettes calm you down

The calming neurological effects of nicotine have been demonstrated in a group of non-smokers during anger provocation. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Behavioral and Brain Functions suggest that n ...

Apr 24, 2009
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