Technology News Archive - May 08, 2009

EDINBURGH, Scotland, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Citylets, Scotland's leading online letting portal, latest research shows that the cost of private rental accommodation is falling throughout Scotland. Levels of rental stock are soaring as home movers are forced to let their unsold properties.

LONDON, May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Inmarsat Holdings Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc (LSE: ISAT), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, today reported unaudited consolidated financial results for the 3 months ended 31 March 2009. Highlights - Revenue up 10.5% to $163.4m (2008: $147.9m) - EBITDA up 13.2% to $117.3m (2008: $103.6m) - Profit after tax up 35.3% to $39.1m (2008: $28.9m) - Global broadband coverage completed - Repositioning of Inmarsat-4 fleet completed - Acquisition of Stratos Global completed on 15 April - New distribution agreements signed Andrew Sukawaty, Inmarsat's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said, "Our first quarter results deliver yet another quarter of strong growth and underline the resilience of our markets thus far to the wider economic climate.

TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 8 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TAIEX: 2303), (UMC) today reported unaudited net sales for the month of April 2009. Revenues for April 2009 Period 2009 2008 Y/Y Change Y/Y (%) M/M (%) April 6,877,372 8,521,260 -1,643,888 -19.29% +51.44% Jan.-Apr.

MSN local offering expands with Windows Live and Facebook integration, improved search and mapping, and reviews of more than 5,000 U.S.

LOD, Israel, May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FutureIT Inc.

SAU PAULO, May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIVO Participacoes S.A. (VIVO) (Bovespa: VIVO3 [ON = Common Shares] / VIVO4 [PN = Preferred Shares]; NYSE: VIV), announced its consolidated results for the first quarter 2009 (1Q09).

CONYERS, Ga., May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (PINK SHEETS: GCKO) announced today that they have further improved mobile robot performance, while holding costs constant, with the introduction of their GeckoMotorController(tm) 6.3.

Luxury bridal gown and accessories designer and retailer Priscilla of Boston has been named as one of the fashion industry's Top Innovators of 2009 by Apparel magazine. A key factor in the selection is the company's recent implementation of CGS BlueCherry PLM software.


Cybercriminals have already begun dealing out booby-trapped adaptations of the recently launched Windows 7 operating system software, Microsoft said in a report on Thursday.

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Exponential Growth(TM) creator of a revolutionary new social networking platform for private investing, has appointed Chuck Morales to the position of Vice President, Business Development, where he will oversee the ongoing development of the web community platform and sales strategy.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.