HP profit rises 14 percent
Hewlett-Packard Co said a strong performance in China and improved profit margins in its services business helped drive quarterly earnings 14 percent higher. The fiscal fourth quarter results released on Monday were in line with those the company preannounced two weeks ago, which topped Wall Street's estimates. See full story.
Hacked Global Warming Emails Pose Further Legal Risk
Thousands of emails related to global warming from the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University in the U.K were hacked into and posted online, with government representatives now calling for an independent inquiry into what is being dubbed, the Climategate. See full story.
Analyst predicts Verizon will offer iPhone in 2010
Unsurprisingly, iPhone sales are booming across Europe as the end of exclusivity arrangements rev up the demand for Apple mobile phones. Broadpoint AmTech analyst predicts Apple will finally do the same in the US and will add Verizon as a carrier in 2010. See full story.
Could a News Corp. and Bing deal really dent Google?
Search engines have always been at war, but now they have entered a new dimension.First, News Corp's Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch said he wants to make people pay for access to his news websites like The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post and will take off its content from sites like Google. See full story.
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Google buying display advertising start-up
Web search leader Google Inc said it is buying Silicon Valley display advertising technology start-up Teracent, which expands its competition with display leader Yahoo Inc. See full story.
AT&T offers pay by day, week, month data options
AT&T Inc unveiled on Monday an offering that lets customers using its network for Web-surfing on laptop computers or netbooks avoid the obligation to sign a two-year contract with the operator. See full story.