03 August 2012

UK tech has hit a 'purple patch' says George Osborne

UK tech has hit a 'purple patch' says George Osborne
TechRepublic (blog)
Firms revealed plans to invest in Tech City today, with new initiatives that Osborne said will create jobs and helps start-ups. Firms investing include Vodafone, which is opening a newtechnology lab and incubation centre; Barclays, which is establishing a ...

George Osborne woos technology firms at Olympic business summit
The Guardian
The chancellor cited the filming of a new Tom Cruise blockbuster in a British studio, which will create 500 jobs, and a "triple whammy" of investments by Vodafone, Barclays and gaming network GREE in the capital's technology hub,Tech City.

The Guardian

Long Road Ahead for Japan Tech Giants
Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal Asia Technology. Welcome, Logout · Customer .... Long Road Ahead for Japan Tech Giants. Article; Video; Stock Quotes ... Asia TechnologyEditor Juro Osawa tells Mariko Sanchanta why they're struggling so much. TOKYO—Japan's ...

Wall Street Journal

Zuckerberg Falls From Tech's Richest as Facebook Falters
Bloomberg
He is about $400 million behind James Goodnight, the co-founder of Cary, North Carolina-based software maker SAS Institute Inc., who now ranks as technology's 10th- richest person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. “From an emotional ...

3 Tech Stocks to Watch for QE3 (Update)
TheStreet.com
Technology companies such as Apple, IBM and VMware, which derive a significant portion of their revenue from overseas, may benefit from an additional round of easing because of their heavy exposure to international markets. Additionally, converting the ...

Tech start-ups: the last refuge of Spanish optimism
Reuters
These are Spain's technology entrepreneurs, and they're positive about the future - even as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy tries to avert a full international rescue for a country beset by recession, a property market collapse and a banking crisis. .... Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, personal finance, stock market, and mutual funds information available ...

New technology pose challenge to investigating agencies
Economic Times
THIRUVANANTHPURAM: Investigation agencies probing cyber crimes in the country face major challenges with emergence of new technologies like cloud computing, mobile applications and wireless technology, to which terror outfits have access, a top NIA ...

Apple v. Samsung Highlights Insanity of Tech Patents
PCWorld (blog)
There is a difference however, between whether or not a concept or technology should be patent-worthy, and whether or not an existing patent should be enforceable. Patent offices are overworked and understaffed, and lack the resources to exhaustively research every patent, so it's possible to ... Get the latest technology news that's important to you and your business, fresh seven days a week. Best Prices on Smartphones. Most Popular; All Categories. Lumia 900 Cyan Smartphone - AT&T (1.4 GHz Processor, 512 ...

LinkedIn gains highlight tech sector rally
MarketWatch
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Shares of LinkedIn Corp. took the spotlight early Friday, jumping on upbeat financial results to highlight a tech-sector rally powered by positive U.S. employment growth. The shares rallied 12% to $105.08 after the social ...

Osborne unveils technology investments
Financial Times
Mr Osborne, who has sought to be closely associated with the Tech City project, announced a number of investments near Old Street's “Silicon Roundabout”, including a technology lab built by Vodafone. Barclays will provide funding to Central Working, which ...

NY Times technology columnist gets iPhone back
Wall Street Journal
SEAT PLEASANT, Md. — Call it technology or good old fashioned police work, but the technology columnist for The New York Times has his phone back after some help from a Maryland police department. David Pogue was leaving an Amtrak train Monday ...

Tech giants join forces to create Android gaming benchmark
ZDNet (blog)
Technology Report: Energy-Efficient Cooling for Data Centers. Beat the heat in your data center. Compare the efficiency benefits of row-based cooling with other common cooling architectures. On-demand Webcast: What is Virtualization Technology and Why ...

Nagoya University and Fujitsu Launch Field Trials of Technology to Detect ...
MarketWatch (press release)
This took place within the "Creation of Human-Harmonized Information Technology for Convivial Society" project under the direction of Yoichi Tokura, Research Supervisor, in the Core Research of Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST) program of the ...

Osborne hails tech 'purple patch'
The Press Association
He announced a trio of investments in east London's Tech City technology hub by Vodafone, Barclays and Tokyo-based mobile social gaming company GREE Inc. "Taken together, these major investments represent a triple whammy for Tech City. Coming so ...

Auditor slams OPD on oversight of technology systems
Police News
Both the police department and the city's Department of Information Technology failed to maintain records for technology contracts, forcing the auditor to create an inventory of policetechnology systems and their associated costs. "For OPD not to have ...

Bourses look to exotic market tech deals to revive revenue
Reuters
Stock exchanges have been locked in a technology arms race, investing hundreds of millions of dollars in systems to satisfy tech-savvy clients such as high-frequency traders and to stay ahead in a highly competitive market. .... Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, personal finance, stock market, and mutual funds information available on Reuters.com, ...

Government pitches UK to digital entrepreneurs
ZDNet (blog)
To encourage overseas investment, Osborne said "we're rolling out the red carpet for the next generation of technology entrepreneurs by introducing a brand new Entrepreneur Visa. This Entrepreneur Visa enables venture capital backed start-ups to move to ...

ZDNet (blog)
FTDI (Future Technology Devices International): FTDI Releases USB Host IC ...
MarketWatch (press release)
WASHINGTON, Aug 03, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) continues to encourage the progression of the Android Open Accessories initiative, with the introduction of its FT311D. This new USB Full Speed (12 ...

World records set despite ban on high-tech suits
USA TODAY
LONDON – The first six days of the Olympic swim meet yielded six world records, a rate not seen since high-tech body suits were banned in 2010. Rebecca Soni waves to the crowd after being presented with her gold medal after winning the. Andrew P. Scott ...

USA TODAY

MSL, EDL, huh? Guide to NASA's Mars mission lingo
The Seattle Times
Yesterday on Mars is yestersol. Newcomers often find there's a steep curve to master the technical language. "It takes some time to pick it up," said Ken Farley, a professor at the California Institute of Technology who is participating on his first space mission.

TeenTech Weekly: The tech gap, iPad classrooms and Facebook threats
ZDNet (blog)
Hult International Business School reaches out to alumni with LinkedIn's college pilot program (Campus Technology). Hult International Business School is one of six universities selected to participate in LinkedIn's College Pilot Program. According to the ...

A tech hedge fund reveals latest picks
MarketWatch
Among the top five holdings for Intrepid are an assortment of companies associated with different technology, logistics, and health-care applications. Three of these — CSG Systems International (NASDAQ:CSGS) , ManTech International (NASDAQ:MANT) ...

5 Tech Companies That Get Content Marketing Right
By Sivan Cohen
Sivan Cohen is the head of content marketing at Conduit, the leading provider of cloud-based solutions that empower web and mobile publishers to engage their users across multiple platforms. Follow her @SivanCo. How many tech ...
Mashable » Media

Top 30 tech investors on Twitter, ranked by influence | VentureBeat
By Sean Ludwig
Guy Kawaskai (@GuyKawasaki) — Garage Technology Ventures 3. Richard Branson (@richardbranson) — Virgin Investments 4. Jack Dorsey (@jack) — Angel 5. Evan Williams (@ev) — Obvious Corp. 6. Biz Stone (@biz) — Obvious Corp. 7.
VentureBeat

Wacky tech patents and patent applications | TechRepublic
By Gina Smith
Take a gander at my TechRepublic slideshow that features 10 wild, weird, and wacky techpatents and published patent applications from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Many of the items are owned by the tech ...
on TechRepublic

Microsoft: Metro is dead, long live Metro | bit-tech.net
If you're not a fan of the Windows Phone-inspired Metro UI found in Windows 8 and Windows RT, we've got some good news and bad news. The good news is that Microsoft has decided that Metro UI will be no more, and won't be appearing in ...
bit-tech.net Feed

Tech Report: Facebook's Dummy Accounts & Dwindling Stock Value ...
By Andre Torrez
Tech Report: Facebook's Dummy Accounts & Dwindling Stock Value. August 2, 2012 8:25 PM. Share this. View Comments. More Activity. Facebook Activity. What's this? Add to Timeline - What's This. Click "Log in" to publish what you read to ...
CBS San Francisco

ViDEO: How to Recognize Disruptive Tech Opportunities | Social ...
By BrianSolis
On this edition of Revolution, I'm joined by venture capitalist Mark Suster (@msuster). Together, we explore the state of innovation and the differences between emerging and disruptivetechnology and its impact on business and culture.
Social Media Today - The world's...

Technology & Marketing Law Blog: Video Embedding Site Isn't a ...
By Eric
Home · Biography · Tech & Marketing Blog · Goldman's Observations Blog · Writings · Presentations · Classes · Resources · Contact ... Technology & Marketing Law Blog. « Physical Props for Teaching the IP Survey Course | Main ...
Technology & Marketing Law Blog

AudioGlove makes iPhones 20 percent louder, no tech involved ...
By Kevin C. Tofel
Is your iPhone speaker not loud enough for music or calls? A Kickstarter project for AudioGloves uses accoustics, not digital technology to solve the problem by boosting sound up to 20 percent. According to a Dolby Labratory test, it works as ...
GigaOM

Anti-Patent Troll bill to 'save high-tech innovators' hits House
By Patrick Roanhouse
"Patent trolls," or non-producing companies that buy up patents in hopes of litigating their way to profit, have been in the technology news for years. They have, in effect, created a cottage industry within tech where one company after another to ...
BetaNews

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog: Neolithic fire starting technology
By Dienekes
Re-examination of these artifacts leads us to present a new interpretation of their function and to suggest a reconstruction of their technology and mode of use. We suggest that these objects were components of fire drills and consider them the ...
Dienekes' Anthropology Blog

Samsung shows off new TV over 4G technology
By Kevin Krause
With carriers looking to transition to voice-over-LTE technology in the coming years, are calls aren't the only thing that will soon join data on the next0gen 4G technology. Samsung has been testing LTE Broadcast technology for TV over 4G ...
Android Phone Fans

Comments on: Metro is dead, but not gone - gHacks Technology News
By Martin Brinkmann
The term Metro is a controversial one in the Windows world. Some users associate it with Windows 8's new startpage which is a core change to the Windows.
gHacks Technology News | Latest...

Lackluster Technology Criticized In Broward Elections Race « CBS ...
By cbs4macdonald
Acquiring and implementing new technology in time for elections has always been a race against time, and Broward County is no exception.
CBS Miami

Oklahoma is so hot that street lamps are melting | Technology News ...
From the blog Technology News Blog: It's hard to not be concerned with global warming when its effects are right in front of your eyes. Sure, it's one thing when ...
news.yahoo.com/.../oklahoma-hot-street-lamps-melting-20365...

BBC News - Facebook has more than 83 million illegitimate accounts
Facebook estimates that more than 83 million of its 955 million active accounts do not represent real unique users.
www.bbc.com/news/technology-19093078

Microsoft hopes for sunny Outlook as Hotmail retired | Technology ...
Free email service, which still has 350m users, to be relaunched as Outlook.com. By Josh Halliday.
www.guardian.co.uk/.../outlook-relaunched-microsoft-farewel...

BBC News - Hotmail to be replaced by Outlook.com in Microsoft switch
Microsoft re-engineers its webmail service in an effort that may help it win over users from Google.
www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19067634

SEC to high-speed traders: Make sure your technology works - The ...
SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro let it be known Friday that the market regulator has taken up the gauntlet thrown down by Knight Capital's act of errantry.
buzz.money.cnn.com/2012/08/03/sec-knight-capital/

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