News tagged with competitiveness

States reduce funding for research universities

States reduced per-student funding for major public research universities by a fifth during the past decade, while foreign competitors invested heavily to challenge the United States' once dominant global position in science, ...

Jan 18, 2012
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WebMD CEO Gattinella resigns

(AP) -- WebMD Health Corp. shares plunged Tuesday morning after the healthcare information website said CEO Wayne T. Gattinella has resigned, and it expects earnings to drop this year.

Jan 10, 2012
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Shooting for the moon -- to mine it

Most people don't take it literally when they're told to shoot for the moon - but thinking small isn't Naveen Jain's way. The 52-year-old Internet entrepreneur is a co-founder of Moon Express Inc., one of ...

Dec 15, 2011
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EU accepts IBM concessions in antitrust probe

(AP) -- The European Union's competition watchdog says it has accepted concessions made by IBM to make it easier for rivals to perform maintenance on its mainframe computers and is closing its investigation of the company.

Dec 14, 2011
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Toshiba to shut three Japan semiconductor plants

Electronics and manufacturing giant Toshiba said Wednesday it is to shut three semiconductor factories in Japan as part of a reorganisation of its business, as it grapples with falling profits.

Nov 30, 2011
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Samsung holds final talks on Google TV venture

Samsung Electronics is holding final talks with Google about launching a television using the US search giant's software platform next year, an executive of the South Korean company said Tuesday.

Nov 22, 2011
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Nintendo's loss swells to $925 mn for first half

Nintendo said Thursday its net loss swelled to 70.3 billion yen ($925 million) for the six months to September as it forecast a full-year loss, citing the strong yen and a lack of hit game titles.

Oct 27, 2011
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