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Former Merrill Execs Sentenced

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:23:11 GMT

HOUSTON, April 21 -- Two former Merrill Lynch & Co. executives convicted in Enron's bogus sale of power barges to the brokerage were sentenced Thursday to prison terms far shorter than the punishment sought by the government.



Google Profits Up 477%

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:23:11 GMT

Google Inc. yesterday reported that its first-quarter profit grew more than fivefold and revenue nearly doubled because of surging online ad sales. The news sparked a rally in the search engine giant's stock price.-The Washington Post



BearingPoint Cites SEC Inquiry, Warns Investors

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:23:11 GMT

BearingPoint Inc. said yesterday that the Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an informal investigation into its accounting practices and that its financial statements dating as far back as mid-2002 could be wrong.



Report Criticizes OMB Oversight of IT Projects

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:23:11 GMT

The Office of Management and Budget has not done enough to oversee $22 billion worth of critical federal information technology projects that it previously flagged as deficient, according to a government report set for release today.



Florida Man Registers BenedictXVI.com Name

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:23:11 GMT

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany is not the only person to value the papal moniker Benedict XVI.



WorldSpace Sets Stock Offering

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:23:11 GMT

Seeking to piggyback on the growth of satellite radio in the United States, WorldSpace, a Washington satellite radio service provider, last week registered an initial public offering of $100 million of stock with the Securities and Exchange Commission.-The Washington Post



FACE TIME: LOCAL TECH EVENTS

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:23:11 GMT

Tuesday, April 19, Getting Started in the Government Marketplace. Seminar covering key points in getting started in the government marketplace.



Start-Up

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:23:11 GMT

Name: Reality Mobile LLC
Location: Herndon
Funding: The company is self-funded. "We're trying to bootstrap and grow organically," said founder and funder David Rensin, who also was a co-founder of Riverbed Technologies, a...



TECHWORKING: McDonald Bradley Inc.

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:23:11 GMT

McDonald Bradley Inc. plans to hire about 51 people in the next month. Ken Bartee, president and chief executive, talked with The Post's Andrea Caumont.



Biotech Company Bets On Cattle's Future

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:23:11 GMT

MetaMorphix and a few other biotech entrepreneurs have developed DNA tests to tell with near certainty which beef cows in a herd will produce the juiciest steaks.-The Washington Post



Comcast Net Outages Tied To Upgrades

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:23:11 GMT

Network problems at one of the Washington-area's largest Internet service providers have prevented some subscribers from checking their e-mail accounts and accessing Web sites.



BearingPoint to Increase China Presence Sharply

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:23:11 GMT

BearingPoint Inc., the computer services company formerly known as KPMG Consulting Inc., said it plans to boost its China workforce fivefold to 6,500 by 2008, betting that restructuring in the financial-services industry will boost technology spending in Asia's second-biggest economy.



Federal Judge Strikes Down Ephedra Ban

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:23:11 GMT

The decision overturns the rule banning the drug, sends the matter back to the FDA and keeps the agency from enforcement action against the supplement's manufacturers.



Southwest Airlines Profit Jumps

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:23:11 GMT

Southwest Airlines Co. said first-quarter profit almost tripled as the airline added flights, carried more passengers and paid less for jet fuel than rivals.



Marriott to Close Md. Call Center

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:23:11 GMT

Marriott International Inc. said yesterday it will close a call center in Gaithersburg next month, eliminating 160 local jobs, as more and more customers make hotel reservations online.



Consumers Not Told of Security Breaches

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:23:11 GMT

Executives of two major data brokers acknowledge to a Senate panel that their companies did not notify the public about security breaches that occurred before 2003. -The Washington Post



MCI, Verizon Move to Close $7.65 Billion Merger

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:23:11 GMT

MCI Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. moved ahead yesterday to close their $7.65 billion merger despite uncertainty about how much support the companies could get for the deal.



FACE TIME : Local Tech Events

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:23:11 GMT

Monday, April 11, Hot Links: Using the Web to Start Your Business. Seminar on the processes of legal entity registration, federal and state tax registration and doing business in Fairfax County.



Start-Up

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:23:11 GMT

Name: EZArchive Inc.
Location: Employees work from home; founder lives in Fairfax Station.



OPS Consulting

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 11:23:11 GMT

Address : 2017 Martins Grant Court, Crownsville, MD 21032