26 February 2012

Apple Riding High, but for How Long? Technology and creativity go "full spectrum" at TED conference

Apple Riding High, but for How Long?
New York Times
BARCELONA — When Ellie Turner decided she wanted an upgrade from her iPhone 3G, she expected to pay more for Apple's new iPhone 4S than for the other leading smartphones on the market. Instead, Ms. Turner, a public relations specialist in London, ... 

Technology and creativity go "full spectrum" at TED
Economic Times
SAN FRANCISCO: Technology, art and magic will mix in perspective-bending ways this week as the prestigious TED conference continues transforming from an elite retreat to a global movement for a better world. The gathering kicks off Monday in the ...
http://www.ted.com/ - Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world

Dear tech companies, enough of the corporate sweatshirts
CNET
by Chris Matyszczyk February 26, 2012 9:30 AM PST Many who work at techcompanies are the greatest critics of old-style corporate behavior. Yet, there they are wearing sweatshirts with their startup's name printed across their chests.

Tech M&A at Record as Stock Swings Deter IPOs: Israel Overnight
BusinessWeek
26 (Bloomberg) -- Technology companies from Israel, the second-biggest source of foreign listings on the Nasdaq Stock Market behind China, are shunning share sales in favor of mergers after volatility soared to a three-year high in 2011.

It's back to learning for teachers now
Times of India
As kids are being exposed to modern technology at a very young age, their attitude, behaviour and mental development has gone through a sea change. Experts feel that over the years the generation gap has come down from 18-20 years to 8-10 years.

China firm's iPad battle spreads to US
Khaleej Times
Last week, Proview Electronics Co Ltd and Proview Technology Co filed a lawsuit in Santa Clara County that brings their legal dispute to Silicon Valley. Some legal experts said there could be different outcomes from the US and Chinese cases, ...

Israel sign $1.6 billion arms deal with Azerbaijan bringing sophisticated ...
Times of India
JERUSALEM: Israeli defence officials on Sunday confirmed $1.6 billion in deals to sell drones as well as anti-aircraft and missile defence systems to Azerbaijan, bringing sophisticated Israeli technology to the doorstep of archenemy Iran.

Goalline technology debate rages as Sulley Muntari denied goal
Daily Mail
By Sportsmail Reporter The debate over goalline technology has once again taken centre stage after Saturday's top of the table clash in Italy bore witness to one of the most controversial decisions in recent European football history.

Daily Mail

Bombing Iran Would Be Idiotic -- It Won't Work And It Would Only Make Them ...
Business Insider
It is acquiring the technology it needs for a weapon. Deep underground, at Fordow, near the holy city of Qom, it is fitting out a uranium-enrichment plant that many say is invulnerable to aerial attack. Iran does not yet seem to have chosen actually to ...

Korean tech firms hope to prevail at Barcelona fair
The Korea Herald
The glassy rectangles of Optimus L3, L5 and L7 have embraced the new look named “L-Style,” which consists of LG's signature Floating Mass Technology, seamless layout and leather-texture back. “We will strengthen our presence in the global smartphone ...

5 More Tech Stocks That Are Making Me Rich
DailyFinance
But it was tech stocks that led the way. Apple added more than 4 points to my scorecard, and that's despite a high-profile trademark lawsuit that began in China and has now landed in a California courtroom. Bankrupt computer maker Proview claims Apple ...

Tech Spotlight: DSMbride
DesMoinesRegister.com
Every week, the Register will shine a spotlight on the state's growing tech industry. Contact us at business@dmreg.com to let us know of startups, applications or experts we should feature. WHAT IT IS: DSMbride.com is an online resource for couples ...

Amazing Water-Repellant Tech Keeps Your Gadgets Dry
Mashable
Several different companies are showing off their water-repelling technology at the ShowStoppers event, and though we've seen similar tech in the past, it's always cool to see an iPhone submerged under water or drops of liquid literally running away ...

Catch Makes It Easier to Capture and Share Ideas by Harnessing the Latest ...
MarketWatch (press release)
"Catch started developing on the Android(TM) platform 3 years ago because of the elegance and power of its technology. We can iterate quickly and take advantage of fast-paced innovation across both smartphones and tablets made possible by the rich ...

Tech start-ups opting for NYC over Silicon Valley
USA TODAY
By Leslie Gersing, CNBC.com The West Coast's Silicon Valley may be known as the birth-place of the American high-tech economy, but the East Coast is quickly becoming a hub for more and more would-be tech titans. The New York City skyline is starting to ...

USA TODAY

Big silver lining: Dist. 87 tech director helps bring cloud computing to class
Bloomington Pantagraph
Each school that joins IlliniCloud can potentially reduce its spending on information technology by 30 to 50 percent, Peterson estimates. Already, 200 school districts in the state use the service. “Bloomington's (District 87) efforts allow other ...

It's not me, it's you. Study: We're getting less friendly on Facebook
The Durango Herald
By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer CHICAGO – Whether it's pruning friends lists, removing unwanted comments or restricting access to their profiles, Americans are getting more privacy-savvy on social networks, a new report found.

TECH TIME: Samsung Captivate Glide targets fans of physical keyboard WITH VIDEO
Dearborn Press and Guide
By MATT MYFTIU It seems like every phone that comes out nowadays is a huge slab with only one option for text input – a touchscreen. But there remains a segment of the phone-buying public that doesn't like this – those who haven't caught touchscreen ...

Technology and creativity go "full spectrum" at TED
AFP
SAN FRANCISCO — Technology, art and magic will mix in perspective-bending ways this week as the prestigious TED conference continues transforming from an elite retreat to a global movement for a better world. The gathering kicks off Monday in the ...

AFP

Jargon-busting mobile industry's buzzwords
CNN International
By Barry Neild, CNN (CNN) -- Mobile devices may have placed an amazing array oftechnology in the palms of our hands, but they've also given us a bamboozling array of buzzwords and acronyms. To help avoid confusion as the cell phone industry meets for...

NVIDIA gets big names to embrace DirectTouch tech in Tegra 3 ...
By Terrence O'Brien
N-trig DuoSense patented technology provides a pen and multi-touch user interface in a single device enabling true productivity in a mobile computing environment. The combination of multi-touch input and an intuitive, easy-to-use pen ...
Engadget

The Oil Drum | Tech Talk - future natural gas production from ...
By Heading Out
Tech Talk - future natural gas production from Western Siberia. Posted by Heading Out on February 26, 2012 - 9:03am. Topic: Supply/Production Tags: bovanenkovo, gazprom, germany, natural gas production, nord stream, united kingdom, ...
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The best tech writing of the week, February 26th | The Verge
By Thomas Houston
Why not take a break from the fire hose of Twitter and RSS and check out our weekly roundup of essential writing from around the web about technology, culture, media, and the future? Sure, it's one more thing you can feel guilty about sitting ...
The Verge - All Posts

Apple as the new GM or IBM - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech
By Philip Elmer-DeWitt
The S&P 500 technology sector is up 9.81% since October 2007, but without Apple it is actually down 4.1%. Silverblatt's point ... Every morning, discover the companies, deals and trends in tech that are moving markets and making headlines.
Fortune Tech: Technology blogs,...

The Tech Guy 851 | TWiT.TV
By Anelf3
this WEEK in TECH · The Tech Guy · MacBreak Weekly · Windows Weekly · Security Now · This Week in Google · iPad Today · Tech News Today · Weekly Daily Giz Wiz · TWiT Photo · Triangulation · All About Android · View all shows ...
TWiT.TV

My Biased Coin: Technology Diffusion (Guest Post from Zhenming Liu)
By Michael Mitzenmacher
There has been lots of work in this area in the networking literature; while networking researchers and practitioners usually know what technology they want to deploy in the network (e.g. Secure BGP, QoS, IPv6, etc.), they often don't know how ...
My Biased Coin

Commodities Were So 2011: This Year It's Tech's Turn to Pop ...
By DoctoRx
Large IPOs often mark tops within sectors and within stock markets as a whole. In June 2007, shortly after the S had begun to hit the fan in the financial stocks, the Blackstone Group (BX) was able to get a multi-billion dollar IPO in. About a year ...
The Daily Capitalist

In Flex We Trust » Tech Talk News: Samsung Announces Galaxy ...
By YungJB
Tech Talk News: Samsung Announces Galaxy Note 10.1 And Projector Smartphone. 02.26.12 | No Comments. samsung-galaxy-tab-2-tablet-0 (1). The vast event that is Mobile World Congress is just shifting into first gear. Although the show ...
In Flex We Trust

Top 10 Tech This Week [PICS]
10 Valentine's Day Cards for Your Special Tech Geek ... The specs keep your shot still with gyroscopic image stabilization tech, and your images will stay ..... online news site dedicated to covering digital culture, social media and technology.
mashable.com/2012/02/25/top-10-tech-this-week-18/

Technology News - Technology Blog - Business News - IBD ...
Read the latest technology news and headlines. Featuring ... Tech Exec Q&A ...02/23/2012 05:23 PM ET - Business investments in information technology are a ...
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TR50 2012 - Technology Review
Why: Its technology makes it easier for users to sync and share files on smart ..... is reinventing health insurance as an exercise in information technology.
www.technologyreview.com/tr50/2012/

Samsung Galaxy Beam projector phone launches - Telegraph
The Beam is the first mainstream phone to directly incorporate projector technology, which has become increasingly common on top-of-the range compact digital ...
www.telegraph.co.uk/.../Samsung-Galaxy-Beam-projector-pho...

Probe of helicopter crash to look at tech to prevent collisions ...
Investigators are likely to consider whether advanced tech should be used to prevent ...
www.usatoday.com/news/military/story/2012-02-23/.../1

ad-tech | THE Digital Marketing Event
ad:tech San Francisco ... From industry leaders to ad tech startups ... Guy Kawasaki: Co-Founder, Alltop and Founding Partner: Garage Technology Ventures ...
na.ad-tech.com/sf/

BBC News - Acta: EU court to rule on anti-piracy agreement
By Dave Lee Technology Reporter. Protester at Acta protest in central London Protesters assembled across Europe in opposition to the agreement. Continue ...
www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17125469

Tech start-ups opting for NYC over Silicon Valley – USATODAY.
The New York City skyline is starting to look more attractive to tech start-up companies.
i.usatoday.net/.../Tech-start-ups-opting-for-NYC-FB11QGU8-...

Tech Giants Agree to Deal on Privacy Policies for Apps
"We have populations without knowledge of [mobile technology's] potential uses who are potentially vulnerable," she said; "We seek to give them tools to ...
online.wsj.com/.../SB10001424052970203918304577239650...

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