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Wireless carriers unite on mobile apps project

February 23, 2010 10:02 am | News | Comments

The world's largest mobile phone carriers say they're joining forces to make it easier for software developers to write apps that will run on as many phones as possible. The "Wholesale Applications Community" announced Monday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is an attempt to retake the initiative from phone makers like Apple and Nokia, which have applications stores of their own.

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Samsung unveils new smart phone with own software

February 23, 2010 9:52 am | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co., the largest maker of cell phones for the U.S. market, on Sunday revealed the first phone running Samsung's own "smart" software system, bada. With bada, Korea-based Samsung is taking the TouchWiz system used on its touch-screen non-smart phones and making it the basis of a smart phone platform to take on Apple Inc.'s iPhone and Research In Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry.

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Now Tweeting: White House press secretary Gibbs

February 23, 2010 9:47 am | News | Comments

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs has a new way to communicate directly to people - Twitter. President Barack Obama's chief spokesman ventured into the Twitter world on Saturday with his first 'tweet' or Twitter message on his official White House account.

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New media can help fight repression: watchdog group

February 23, 2010 9:42 am | News | Comments

An increase in online journalists and freelancers has made the press more vulnerable to repression, but new media are also helping raise awareness about such attacks, a watchdog group said on Tuesday. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said in its annual report, released at a Tokyo news conference...

Skype allowed over Verizon wireless network

February 23, 2010 9:39 am | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless will let customers use the Internet phone service Skype to make free calls on some phones, an application that wireless carriers have been slow to allow. Under a deal announced Tuesday at the Mobile World Congress trade show, users of some Verizon phones who have a voice and data plan will be able to download a free Skype application in late March. That will let them call or instant-message other Skype users for free or call regular phone numbers outside the United States for a fee paid to Skype.

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40 percent in US lack home broadband

February 23, 2010 9:34 am | News | Comments

Roughly 40 percent of Americans do not have high-speed Internet access at home, according to new Commerce Department figures that underscore the challenges facing policymakers who are trying to bring affordable broadband connections to everyone. The Obama administration and Congress have identified universal broadband as a key to driving economic development, producing jobs and bringing educational opportunities and cutting-edge medicine to all corners of the country.

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Intel faced hacker attack same time as Google

February 23, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Intel says it was targeted by a "sophisticated" hacker attack this year at about the same time as a spying probe that hit Google.Intel Corp. disclosed the attack in a regulatory filing. The disclosure late Monday doesn't necessarily mean that Intel was infiltrated or that the attackers were the...

CEO: Google's Mobile Moment Has Come

February 23, 2010 9:27 am | News | Comments

Google's Chief Executive Eric Schmidt declared the age of the mobile phone had come as volume, growth and new capabilities had come together in an unprecedented way. Speaking for the first time at Mobile World Congress, the telecom industry's biggest annual fair, Schmidt said the point has come where the best developers wanted to create applications for mobile devices first, before thinking about desktop PCs.

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Smartphones offer problems for networks

February 23, 2010 9:23 am | News | Comments

Google must not be allowed to dominate and block cash from flowing more widely through the mobile telecoms system or else the network operators will not be able to invest to cope with the growing demand for data traffic, Vodafone said on Tuesday. Vittorio Colao, chief executive of the world's largest cellphone networks operator, told the Mobile World Congress trade fair in Barcelona that instead new business models needed to be created to cope with the demand for data services.

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Princeton Professor Claire Gmachl to Speak at Brookhaven Lab on Lasers

February 23, 2010 9:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Claire Gmachl, professor of electrical engineering at Princeton University, will give a talk on “Engineering Light: Quantum Cascade Lasers,” at Brookhaven Lab on Wednesday, March 17, at 4 p.m. in the Hamilton Seminar Room.

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Invirase (saquinavir): Ongoing safety review of clinical trial data

February 23, 2010 9:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Possible association with abnormal heart rhythms when used in combination with Norvir (ritonavir).

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Kopin, Stonestreet Team Up For Golden-i Headset

February 23, 2010 9:18 am | News | Comments

Stonestreet One, a leading provider of Bluetooth software solutions since 2000, has partnered with Kopin® Corporation , the largest U.S. manufacturer of micro displays for consumer, industrial and military applications, on the development of Kopin’s Golden-i Headset and Developer Kits. The Golden-i Developer Kits officially launched at the Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona, Spain. Stonestreet One was selected by Kopin to provide the Bluetooth protocol stack software for the Golden-i platform.

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IMAPS Gives Details of MicroTech Conference

February 23, 2010 9:10 am | News | Comments

The International Microelectronics And Packaging Society is pleased to announce details of the forthcoming MicroTech-2010 Conference featuring “Disruptive Technologies” APM featuring “Advanced Polymer, Organic & Inorganic Materials” being held at the well known Cambridge University Møller Centre. The location is ideally placed near many of the forward thrusting new and established companies as well as at a great historic city.

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First 3D Catalog Posted on Digi-Key Site by CUI

February 23, 2010 9:04 am | News | Comments

CUI Inc announced that their 3D catalog is now available on Digi-Key’s website for the majority of their 1000+ stocked line items.

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Mobile phone subscriptions to top 5 bln this year

February 23, 2010 8:55 am | News | Comments

Mobile phone subscriptions will buck the economic crisis and top five billion this year, but the high speed Internet remains a "digital divide" between rich and developing countries, a U.N. agency said on Tuesday.

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