24 February 2012

Tech giants agree to new privacy rules; Skytree intros machine learning for the masses

Tech giants agree to new privacy rules
The Guardian
Six of the world's top consumer technology companies – including Apple, Google and Microsoft – have agreed that apps will provide greater privacy disclosures before users download them so as to protect consumers' personal data, California's attorney ...

Skytree intros machine learning for the masses — Cloud Computing ...
By Derrick Harris
Big data startup Skytree emerged from stealth mode on Thursday with its product that is designed to democratize the science of machine learning, while improving significantly on the speed and scale of existing options. Skytree has raised $1.5 ...
GigaOM 

Chinese court says Apple can sell iPads in Shanghai: Report
Economic Times
The company, Proview Technology (Shenzhen), had been seeking the injunction against Apple as part of its battle with the US tech giant over the iPad trademark in China. The Shanghai Pudong New Area People's Court ruled in Apple's favour after a hearing ...

Real-Time Advertising Bidding Offers Publisher Control - emedia ...
By sbotelho
Andrew Casale, VP of strategy, says the draw of real time bidding lies in publisher control. “There are two ... “The first is when a publisher has all their inventory in a private exchange, so a human interaction is necessary for a sale to take place.

Lauckner is GM tech officer
Detroit Free Press
General Motors has named Jon Lauckner vice president and chief technology officer, effective April 1, adding to his current position as president of GM Ventures. Lauckner will be responsible for GM's research and development activity.

NI Technology Research Updates Outlooks for InvenSense, NXP Semiconductors ...
Sacramento Bee
It's a technology little-known outside high-tech labs and yet it offers the critical functions to power blockbuster consumer applications like Nintendo's Wii remote and Apple's iPhone and iPad microphones. Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) is a ...

New technologies, policy swings and business model challenges have contributed ...
The Australian
The combination of new technologies, plunging costs, policy swings and the challenge of picking which technology and which business model will last for the long term has meant the listed clean-tech sector has dramatically underperformed broader indices ...

Tech Soft 3D Announces Third Annual Customer Meeting at COFES 2012
MarketWatch (press release)
BERKELEY, CA, Feb 23, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Tech Soft 3D, leading provider of component technology to the engineering software industry, today announced its third annual Customer Meeting will again be held at COFES, The Congress on the Future ...

Thai flooding impact on tech companies, suppliers
Boston.com
By AP Oct. 12, 2011: Seagate Technology PLC, which makes hard drives, says its factories in Thailand have been operational, but it may have difficulty making hard drives because of constraints in getting parts. Oct. 17: Computer hard drive maker ...

CaringBridge Chooses Layered Tech for PCI-Compliant Managed Hosting
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
Layered Technologies, Inc. (Layered Tech), a leading global provider of compliant hosting, managed dedicated hosting and cloud computing services, today announced that CaringBridge has chosen Layered Tech's PCI-compliant managed hosting services and ...

Tech geeks, doctors unite in hackathon at McGill
Montreal Gazette
“It helps them realize ideas they have been thinking about but didn't have technical skills to pull off.” The Hacking Health website lists a few such ideas. One practitioner would like to build a website that matches people suffering from a symptom ...

Big tech names sign privacy accord
CANOE
By Gerry Shih, Reuters Six of the world's top consumer technology firms have agreed to provide greater privacy disclosures before users download applications in order to protect the personal data of millions of consumers, California's attorney general ...

CANOE

Hiring surge for tech sector
Victoria Times Colonist
The group's bi-annual TechTalent BC survey showed the industry expects a five per cent growth in jobs this year with demand highest for software and hardware engineers, customer support staff, sales and marketing staff and technical managers.

Naturally Advanced Technologies Named to the 2012 TSX Venture 50
Bradenton Herald
By Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. VICTORIA, BC and PORTLAND, OR, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. ("NAT" or the "Company") (TSXV: NAT) (OTCBB: NADVF), which produces and markets CRAiLAR®, a natural fiber made from ...

More tech companies looking to go public
Sydney Morning Herald
A number of technology companies, including security software maker Palo Alto Networks, are preparing to go public on the heels of Facebook's $US5 billion filing, sensing a window of opportunity as the stock market rallies.

Exclusive: Palo Alto Networks, other tech firms tee up IPOs
Reuters
By Nadia Damouni | NEW YORK (Reuters) - A series of technology companies, including security software maker Palo Alto Networks, are preparing to go public on the heels of Facebook's $5-billion filing, sensing a window of opportunity as the stock market ...

Fuwei Films Recertified as National High-Tech Enterprise in PRC
MarketWatch (press release)
According to the notice issued by Department of Science & Technology of Shandong Province on January 30, 2012, Shandong Fuwei will retain its status as a high-tech enterprise for three years commencing from 2011, and will enjoy a favorable corporate ...

STARTUPS TO WATCH: Martello Technologies - Cheaper network management
Ottawa Business Journal
As a former Mitel executive, Niall Gallagher finds himself in a sweet spot as the head of his startup, Martello Technologies Corp. Not only do the two companies operate in the same field - communications - but they are also a part of the Wesley Clover ...

Ottawa Business Journal

Resilient BC Tech Sector Forecasts 3000 New Jobs
MarketWatch (press release)
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Feb 22, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- The British Columbia technology sector has weathered the global downturn and will create thousands of new jobs in the coming year, according to the latest survey of BC tech companies.

Hi-tech heart of China's military
Asia Times Online
CETC's decentralized structure makes its behavior difficult to track, since its research institutes have widely varying technical specialties, appear to operate more or less autonomously and often operate under pseudonyms [3].

Court says Apple can sell iPads in Shanghai: source
Yahoo!7 News
The Chinese company, Proview Technology (Shenzhen), had said the US techgiant was infringing on a trademark it owns in China. China is important to Apple not only as a consumer market, but also because the country is a major production base for the ...

Yahoo!7 News

Tech Data's Peterson and Quaglia Named 2012 Channel Chiefs by CRN
MarketWatch (press release)
Peterson, Tech Data's senior vice president, US Sales, has been with Tech Data for over 15 years. Over the past year, Peterson has driven strong performance in consumer technology, growth in the small- to medium-sized business (SMB) market, ...

Banner Year Ahead For Boston Tech M&A
PR Web (press release)
As one of the top three technology centers in America, Boston has been chosen to host “Selling Up Selling Out,” sponsored by the Corum Group, the most attendedtech M&A education conference in history, designed to help CEOs, owners and investors ...

PR Web (press release)

Entrance exams merged for technical institutes
Livemint
New Delhi: Beginning 2013, all Union government-funded technical education institutes, including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs), will admit students through a single ...

Immigration chief seeks to reassure Silicon Valley
USA TODAY
The Obama administration's top immigration official said Wednesday he wants to keep more foreign-born high-tech entrepreneurs in the US But to make that happen, he said he needs those entrepreneurs to turn their creativity to immigration itself.

USA TODAY

Search Tech Trader Daily2
Barron's (blog)
By Tiernan Ray Josh Ong with the blog AppleInsider this morning relates a conversation with a non-governmental organization, Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior(SACOM), which claims that management at plants owned by Foxconn Technology ...

Innovation on agenda for 'technology mayor' Ed Lee
San Francisco Chronicle
"I think there's a technical, local solution to three-fourths if not four-fifths of a lot of the issues we're facing," Lee said in an interview with The Chronicle ahead of the TechFellow Awards in San Francisco. "We'll think through everything, ...

AMD Piledriver Chips to Conquer 4GHz Milestone Thanks to Resonant Clock Mesh Tech.
X-bit Labs
... microprocessors based on Piledriver micro-architecture, it will use a new resonant clock mesh technology developed by Cyclos Semiconductor. The new tech allows to cut power consumption by 10%, or boost clock-speed by 10% without inrease of TDP.

SRA team provides management, tech assistance to FAA
Washington Technology
By David Hubler SRA International Inc. has won a five-year contract worth $388 million under the Federal Aviation Administration's EnRoute Technical Assistance Support Services program. The ETASS contract calls for engineering, program management and ...

Report: Court rejects ban on iPad sales in ... - Fortune Tech - CNN
By Philip Elmer-DeWitt
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Fortune Tech: Technology blogs,...

Wi-Fi SSDs Might Be Possible With Help Of 3 ... - Maximum-Tech
By AFQ
A group of Japanese researchers working with the support of Japan Science and TechnologyAgency have developed three new technologies that can lead the way to the development of Wireless (Wi-Fi) solid state drives. These new ...
Maximum-Tech

Tech Sector Hit By H-P, Dell, Apple (XLK, QQQ, VGT, IYW) | Wall ...
By Wall Street Sector Selector Staff
Tech Sector Hit By H-P, Dell, Apple (XLK, QQQ, VGT,. Technology sector and related ETFs hit by H-P, Dell, Apple as “bubble” starts to cool. The technology sector has been red hot in recent months with major ETFs up more than 5% since the ...
Wall Street Sector Selector

Baidu Sets up Language Research Lab in Singpaore | Tech Wire Asia
By Nick Puno
BIRC's initial research focus will involve foundational Natural Language Processing (NLP)technologies for Southeast Asian languages. I2R's natural language processing technologyallows users to input their native language into the search ...
Tech Wire Asia

Mayor Lee lays out “innovation agenda” | Tech Chronicles - seattlepi ...
By seattlepi.com staff
“I think there's a technical, local solution to three-fourths if not four-fifths of a lot of the issues we're facing,” Mayor Lee said in an interview with The Chronicle ahead of the TechFellow Awards in San Francisco. “We'll think through everything, ...
Tech Chronicles

PowerColor announces first ever AMD HD7970 ... - Pinoy Tech Blog
By Calvin
Engineered with support for AMD Eyefinity Technology 2.0 and HD3D technology, it enables a “wrap around” gaming view with stereo 3D technology to put you right into the game. PowerColor LCS HD7970 packages a high-flow 3/8″ and ...
Pinoy Tech Blog - The Philippines'...

GSA Technology Council » Deb Sofield
By Madeleine
... demand both nationally and internationally. Deb Sofield is speaking before the GSATechnology Council March, 2012 Learning Lunch. ... Silver Sponsors. Greenville TechnicalCollege - Corporate and Career Development · Spark Websites ...
Tech News from the GSA Technology...

BrowserID Becomes Mozilla Persona - Ghacks Technology News
By Martin Brinkmann
To add to the confusion, the Personas team has announced that their technology will receive a name change of its own in the future. browserid. So lets take another look at the technologiesand services in play: BrowserID – Name of the ...
gHacks Technology News | Latest...

New Page: The Truth About (Anti-)Family Courts » Pro-Male/Anti ...
By Pro-male/Anti-feminist Tech
Facebook · Reddit · Digg · StumbleUpon. Posted by Pro-male/Anti-feminist Tech at 7:35 AM on 02/23/2012 ..... 2009 - 2011 Pro-Male/Anti-Feminist Technology · Suffusion theme by Sayontan Sinha ...
Pro-Male/Anti-Feminist Technology

Grammys Behind The Scenes: What You Didn't See | Waz Going On ...
By tech
Posted by tech on February 23, 2012 | Subscribe in technology news. MTV News spent hours interviewing artists and stars on the Grammy red carpet. After everyone was inside Los Angeles' Staples Center, some of the news team made their ...
Waz Going On With Technology

Star Trek inspires tech, careers, and hope for humanity | TechRepublic
By Nicole Bremer Nash
The number of real technologies that have been inspired by Star Trek — which include Bluetooth headsets and tablet computers — is impressive. Star Trek: The Exhibition illustrates this point with props from the series placed next to the ...
on TechRepublic

NY Tech Day Gears Up For Major Technology Expo | PandoDaily
As there are any number of events going on in the technology world, it is hard to figure out which ones are worth going to. NY Tech Day is looking to be one of ...
pandodaily.com/.../ny-tech-day-gears-up-for-major-technolog...

Goldman Sach - Fortune Tech: Technology blogs, news and ...
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expri.com - technology: Interview with tech investor Ben Horowitz
E2V TECHNOLOGIES PLC : e2v and Rio Tinto announce Memorandum of Understanding ... 4-traders e2v, the leading global provider of technology solutions ...
www.expri.com/2012/.../interview-with-tech-investor-ben.htm...

Tech Data launches mobile technology management services ...
After a roughly eight-month pilot, distributor Tech Data is rolling out its TDMobility service line to VARs and resellers. The goal is to help technology solution ...
itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/.../tech-data-launches-m...

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