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Microsoft Live Search gets Powerset boost

Microsoft yesterday revealed how it has begun integrating Powerset’s semantic internet search technology into its own Live Search product. The software giant reportedly paid $100m for the Silicon Valley startup in July in a - some might say - doomed attempt to challenge Google’s search dominance. Powerset was happy enough to …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Sep 2008
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Cambridge tech boss rips gov over innovation cash

The head of one of the UK's top innovation centres has predicted a future for British citizens as impoverished peasants, painted blue and dancing for tourists because funding for high tech innovation has been pulled. Walter Herriot, Director of St John's Innovation Centre in Cambridge he said, the money needed for this …
Guy Kewney, 17 Sep 2008
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Boffins calculate true speed of 'Lightning' Bolt

Physicists at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Oslo have applied themselves to that most pressing of matters - how fast might Usain Bolt have run the 100m at the Beijing Olympics if he hadn't already been celebrating as he crossed the finishing line? As history records, "Lightning" Bolt broke the …
Lester Haines, 11 Sep 2008

Sun profits evaporate as darkness falls on US economy

Sun promised to buy back $1bn worth of shares from stockholders today as it announced static revenues and a slump in fourth quarter profits. Revenues came in at $3.78bn for the quarter ending June 30, down 1.4 per cent on the year. Profits collapsed though, coming in at $88m, compared to last year’s $329m. This resulted in …
Joe Fay, 1 Aug 2008
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Facebook CTO logs out

Facebook's chief technology officer Adam D'Angelo, a school friend of chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, is leaving the company. The 23-year-old helped Facebook cope with its rapid expansion - the company has just borrowed another $100m to buy new servers. The money comes from TriplePoint Capital and will all go on servers. The …
John Oates, 12 May 2008

SAP reports profits drop, delays ByDesign rollout

SAP has increased revenues for the first quarter of this year, but net income has fallen and it is delaying the rollout of its webhosted business management product. Results for the first quarter ended 31 March 2008 show revenues up 14 per cent to €2.46bn, but net income is down 22 per cent to €242m, compared to €310m for the …
John Oates, 30 Apr 2008
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Lenovo swallows tasty profit

Chinese computer maker Lenovo said its profits grew by more than 600 per cent in the fourth quarter. It attributed its best results since the purchase of the PC division of IBM two years ago to a strong performance in all geographic areas including North America, which chalked up 29 per cent of the firm's total revenue. …
Kelly Fiveash, 24 May 2007
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Cambridge gives e-marking a tick

Cambridge Assessment, the non-profit exam marking offshoot of Cambridge University, has signed RM Plc to hook its freelance markers into a computerised assessment tool. RM will be paid at least £21m over five years to install and manage the system, dealing with exam papers submitted by about eight million candidates in 150 …
Mark Ballard, 2 May 2007

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