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Motorola Debuts First Ever Nano Emissive Flat Screen Display

Motorola Labs, the applied research arm of Motorola, Inc., today unveiled a working 5-inch color video display prototype based on proprietary Carbon Nanotube (CNT) technology – a breakthrough technique that could create large, flat panel displays with superior quality, longer lifetimes and lower costs than current offerings.

FTD.com And ProFlowers.com Capitalize On Mothers Day Search Engine Marketing

On the heels of Mother’s Day, WebTrends Inc., the web analytics market share leader, today unveiled results from its WebPosition Ranking study of how five “grower fresh” flower sites are using Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing strategies to attract visitors who were looking for Mother’s Day gifts.

Extra Cautious NASA Delay Shuttle Launch

NASA has postponed the planned May 22 space shuttle Discovery launch until July to deal with “late-breaking information” which requires safety analysis.

Tiger Talk: Views On Mac OS X

Apple continues to get great press … this time regarding the newly updated Mac operating system nicknamed “Tiger”.

Where Is The Economy Going?

Well at least bond traders are happy. Other investors see a flat to sliding economy based on the latest data.

Yahoo Search Marketing Kicks Off Think Big Contest

Yahoo! Search Marketing, formerly Overture Services, announced the launch of its “Think Big” contest, which will award one small business with 10 million free ad impressions across the Yahoo! network.

SCORE and Register.com Team Up To Offer Entrepreneurs Guidance

At this week’s Small Business Administration’s SBA Expo ’05, Register.com, Inc., a leading provider of global domain registration and Internet services, announced that it has formed an alliance with Washington, DC-based SCORE Association, an SBA-funded organization of more than 10,500 volunteers who provide free, confidential small business counseling to entrepreneurs.

Enterprise Personalization Company Partners with SQLink Group

Exstream Software announced today a co-marketing partnership agreement with SQLink Group, a leading provider of software and consulting services in Israel.

Google – The $60 Billion Search Engine

Google now has a market cap of $59,854,700,000 following Thursday’s quarterly earnings announcement.

Adelphia Gets Picked Up By Time Warner and Comcast

Time Warner and Comcast are buying Adelphia (not including Puerto Rican operations) for $12.7 billion in cash and 16% of Time Warner Cable’s common stock.

Greenspan Warns Congress of Long-Term Economic Danger

Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan warned congress that the U.S. budget deficits are a threat to the long-term economic health of the country.

Fortune Brands Reports First Quarter Results

Leading consumer brands company, Fortune Brands today reported record results for the first quarter of 2005.

Medtronic To Get Portfolio from Karlin Technology

Medtronic is acquiring substantially all of the spine-related intellectual property of Karlin Technology, Inc. and Gary K. Michelson, M.D., and related contracts, rights and tangible materials.

Maytag Reports 1Q Results

Maytag reported first quarter consolidated sales of $1.168 billion, down 4.2 percent from sales of $1.219 billion in the same period last year.

Kodak Posts Loss Due to Plant and Job Reductions

Eastman Kodak posted a loss for the first quarter resulting from the closing of plants and the elimination of jobs.

Shire to Acquire Transkaryotic Therapies

Shire Pharmaceuticals Group announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Transkaryotic Therapies…

Merger Brings Joy to Archipelago

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is merging with the Archipelago Exchange (ArcaEx) to become NYSE Group, Inc. which will be publicly held.

Justice Department’s Request Denied in Tobacco Trial

A federal appeals court denied the Department of Justice’s request to reconsider its February 2005 opinion holding that disgorgement of past revenues and profits…

Entrepreneurship Alive and Well in the US

The entrepreneurial spirit alive and well in the U.S., according to findings from a new nationwide study, revealing that 47% of U.S. adults have taken initial steps toward starting their own business or supplementing their income.

Delta Reports $1.1 Billion Loss

Delta Air Lines reported results for the quarter ended March 31, 2005, and other significant news.

Office Depot Sales Up 3% From Last Year

Office Depot reported sales of $3.7 billion for its fiscal first quarter ended March 26, 2005, up 3% over fiscal first quarter 2004.

Wages Fail To Keep Up With Inflation

Wages after adjusting for inflation, fell for the second straight month and did not keep up with the rise of consumer prices in March.

Time Warner and Comcast To Acquire Adelphia U.S. Assets

Time Warner and Comcast is acquiring the U.S. assets of Adelphia for $12.7 billion in cash and 16% of the common stock of Time Warner’s cable subsidiary, Time Warner Cable.

Tomorrow Is Earth Day

President Bush will visit a park in Tennessee to assist with a project there, in observance of Earth Day. Whether our two-term leader will plant a namesake has not been announced.