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Graphene You Can Whip Up In A Blender

Researchers find a way to rapidly make bulk quantities of graphene  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Blackstone grants $4 million to create Colorado entrepreneurs network

While Colorado is recognized as a top hub for entrepreneurship and innovation, the state's startup ecosystem still struggles to keep potential large-scale successes from uprooting in search  … 
Updated: 4 days ago

Innovation Capital: How To Inspire Entrepreneurship And Creativity In Business

(Disclosure: the author is a strategic advisor and mentor for the Citrix Startup Accelerator. This post is part of a series of articles exploring corporate innovation and creativity.)  … 
Updated: 2 days ago

Altera puts hard FP functions in Arria 10 and Stratix 10

Altera today announced a very interesting new feature on its Arria 10 and Stratix 10 FPGAs, a hard floating point unit.Read more ▶  … 
Updated: 2 days ago

Cadence to Acquire Jasper

The merger will create the most comprehensive set of verification tools, according to the companies.  … 
Updated: 2 days ago

U.S. Promotes Network to Foil Digital Spying

The State Department and other agencies are spending millions to finance local systems, known as mesh networks, as more secure alternatives to the Internet.  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Is Big Tech A Bad Investment Bet?

Intel, IBM, and Google reported recent quarterly results that were not thrilling. But this does not mean that they are all bad investments. After all, in the last year shares of Google (up 37%) and Intel (up 24%) have performed well; whereas those of IBM (down 10%) have been moribund.  … 
Updated: 6 days ago

AMD Q1 2014 Quarterly Earnings Analysis

AMD hosted their quarterly earnings conference call this afternoon to announce their financial results for the quarter ending March 2014. While they still reported a GAAP loss of $20 Million ($0.03 per share), year over year results showed a strong revenue gain of 28% and a substantial 86% increase in net income (though still … 
Updated: 6 days ago

Forward Concepts Wireless/DSP Newsletter 7-15-2013

Nokia Goes Bold with Lumia 1020  … 
Updated: 40 weeks ago

Dot Hill Announces First Quarter 2014 Conference Call Information

Dot Hill Announces First Quarter 2014 Conference Call Information  … 
Updated: 2 days ago

Sierra Nevada Corp. Plans Dream Chaser Flights Later This Year

Dream Chaser, Boeing, And SpaceX Face NASA Evaluation In August Sierra Nevada Corp. co-program director John Currie is reported to have said that the company will conduct additional drop tests of their Dream Chaser spacecraft at California’s Edwards Air Force Base in the fall of this year.  … 
Updated: 2 days ago

AMD announces the Never Settle Forever bundle

Last week AMD briefed us on a new graphics card video game bundle they’re calling the Never Settle Forever bundle.Read more ▶  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

ATK Announces $178 Million Contract Award From United Launch Alliance

Will Build Composite Launch Vehicle Structures For Both Atlas V And Delta IV Programs An agreement has been reached on a $178 million contract award as part of the Air Force's Phase 1 Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) buy from United Launch Alliance (ULA). The order value includes hardware for both of the current United … 
Updated: 4 days ago

Viewpoint: Passage of Start-up Jobs and Innovation Act critical to Colorado economy

With more than 600 bioscience companies located in Colorado and employment topping 27,000 people in this growing industry, it is safe to say that Colorado has the potential to become a major hub for next generation, life-changing innovations. But we will not reach this point if we do not address the critical issues faced by … 
Updated: 4 days ago

NASA head emphasizes need to create 'destinations' list

Sustaining the many companies looking to get into the spacecraft industry is going to take a much larger destinations list, said NASA administrator Charles Bolden at the University of Colorado Boulder on Friday. For example, if the industry wants to send a manned crew to Mars, the vehicle would have to be launched from a low-Earth orbit … 
Updated: 6 days ago

CalCharge leads Bay Area's play to be the battery-tech capital of the U.S.

A consortium of the battery technology companies ranging from the huge — Duracell, Hitachi, Volkswagen, LG and Eaton Corp. — to local startups this week formally launched CalCharge, a group tasked with accelerating research around energy storage.  CalCharge's formation buttresses the Bay Area's status as a center of gravity in energy storage.  … 
Updated: 6 days ago

AMD Q1 2014 Quarterly Earnings Analysis

AMD hosted their quarterly earnings conference call this afternoon to announce their financial results for the quarter ending March 2014. While they still reported a GAAP loss of $20 Million ($0.03 per share), year over year results showed a strong revenue gain of 28% and a substantial 86% increase in net income (though still … 
Updated: 6 days ago

Virgin Mobile joins France's LTE bun fight

Virgin Mobile has become the latest operator to launch LTE services in France, dubbing itself the first "full MVNO" to offer LTE in the market.  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Viewpoint: Passage of Start-up Jobs and Innovation Act critical to Colorado economy

With more than 600 bioscience companies located in Colorado and employment topping 27,000 people in this growing industry, it is safe to say that Colorado has the potential to become a major hub for next generation, life-changing innovations. But we will not reach this point if we do not address the critical issues faced by … 
Updated: 4 days ago

CalCharge leads Bay Area's play to be the battery-tech capital of the U.S.

A consortium of the battery technology companies ranging from the huge — Duracell, Hitachi, Volkswagen, LG and Eaton Corp. — to local startups this week formally launched CalCharge, a group tasked with accelerating research around energy storage.  CalCharge's formation buttresses the Bay Area's status as a center of gravity in energy storage.  … 
Updated: 6 days ago

Colorado VC activity picks up steam in first quarter

Colorado started the year off right in terms of venture capital activity. VC activity in the state was up 64 percent in the first quarter — in terms of dollars invested — from the same quarter of 2013, led by the $50.1 million dollar expansion stage funding of Greenwood Village-based Cool Planet Energy Systems Inc., … 
Updated: 6 days ago

Virgin Mobile joins France's LTE bun fight

Virgin Mobile has become the latest operator to launch LTE services in France, dubbing itself the first "full MVNO" to offer LTE in the market.  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Viewpoint: Passage of Start-up Jobs and Innovation Act critical to Colorado economy

With more than 600 bioscience companies located in Colorado and employment topping 27,000 people in this growing industry, it is safe to say that Colorado has the potential to become a major hub for next generation, life-changing innovations. But we will not reach this point if we do not address the critical issues faced by … 
Updated: 4 days ago

CalCharge leads Bay Area's play to be the battery-tech capital of the U.S.

A consortium of the battery technology companies ranging from the huge — Duracell, Hitachi, Volkswagen, LG and Eaton Corp. — to local startups this week formally launched CalCharge, a group tasked with accelerating research around energy storage.  CalCharge's formation buttresses the Bay Area's status as a center of gravity in energy storage.  … 
Updated: 6 days ago

Colorado VC activity picks up steam in first quarter

Colorado started the year off right in terms of venture capital activity. VC activity in the state was up 64 percent in the first quarter — in terms of dollars invested — from the same quarter of 2013, led by the $50.1 million dollar expansion stage funding of Greenwood Village-based Cool Planet Energy Systems Inc., … 
Updated: 6 days ago

Sierra Nevada Corp. Plans Dream Chaser Flights Later This Year

Dream Chaser, Boeing, And SpaceX Face NASA Evaluation In August Sierra Nevada Corp. co-program director John Currie is reported to have said that the company will conduct additional drop tests of their Dream Chaser spacecraft at California’s Edwards Air Force Base in the fall of this year.  … 
Updated: 2 days ago

NASA Gears Up For Next Set Of Engine Tests for Space Launch System

New Launch Vehicle Engine Actually Has A Lot Of Time In Space Formerly known as the space shuttle main engine, the RS-25 accumulated over 1 million seconds (that’s about 280 hours) of hot fire experience during 135 missions and numerous related engine tests.  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

ATK Announces $178 Million Contract Award From United Launch Alliance

Will Build Composite Launch Vehicle Structures For Both Atlas V And Delta IV Programs An agreement has been reached on a $178 million contract award as part of the Air Force's Phase 1 Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) buy from United Launch Alliance (ULA). The order value includes hardware for both of the current United … 
Updated: 4 days ago

NASA head emphasizes need to create 'destinations' list

Sustaining the many companies looking to get into the spacecraft industry is going to take a much larger destinations list, said NASA administrator Charles Bolden at the University of Colorado Boulder on Friday. For example, if the industry wants to send a manned crew to Mars, the vehicle would have to be launched from a low-Earth orbit … 
Updated: 6 days ago

Blackstone grants $4 million to create Colorado entrepreneurs network

While Colorado is recognized as a top hub for entrepreneurship and innovation, the state's startup ecosystem still struggles to keep potential large-scale successes from uprooting in search  … 
Updated: 4 days ago

Dot Hill Announces First Quarter 2014 Conference Call Information

Dot Hill Announces First Quarter 2014 Conference Call Information  … 
Updated: 2 days ago

Why Venture Capital Bubble Is Years From Bursting

The media is atwitter with word that venture capital investment in the first quarter hit $9.5 billion -- the highest since 2001. Great news! Now we can all ring our hands and talk about bursting bubbles!  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

ABI Research: LTE helps boost ARPU in Eastern Europe

Mobile service revenues in Eastern Europe grew 4.3 per cent year on year in the fourth quarter of 2013 as LTE subscriber adoptions continued to gather pace.  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Mobile payment startup Square plans sale as losses widen: WSJ

(Reuters) - Square Inc has been in talks with several rivals for a possible sale as the mobile payments startup looks to stem widening losses and dwindling cash, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

U.S. Ranks 94th Of 100 Tax Systems; What Slovakia Could Teach IRS

U.S. Tax System Ranks 94th of 100, and Even Tax Administration Seems Lagging. What Can We Learn From Abroad?  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Investors eye more Apple share buybacks

Apple chief has promised to review its plans for cash pile, and the group is also expected to reveal the impact of iPhone sales in China  … 
Updated: 4 days ago

Viewpoint: Passage of Start-up Jobs and Innovation Act critical to Colorado economy

With more than 600 bioscience companies located in Colorado and employment topping 27,000 people in this growing industry, it is safe to say that Colorado has the potential to become a major hub for next generation, life-changing innovations. But we will not reach this point if we do not address the critical issues faced by … 
Updated: 4 days ago