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Can Cities Really Be Tech Centers?

It depends on how you define technology. That is, from software apps to circuits.  … 
Updated: 2 days ago

Nanomaterial-packed cathode extends range of EV lithium-sulfur batteries

 Researchers at the USA's Department of Energy Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a metal organic framework that can be added to an electric vehicle battery's cathode to capture polysulfides that cause lithium-sulfur batteries to fail after a few charges.  … 
Updated: 22 hours ago

Non-Volatile Memories Preparing To Go Mainstream

It is projected that MRAM and STT MRAM annual shipping capacity will rise from an estimated 80 TB in 2013 to 16.5 PB in 2019 with revenues increasing over the same period from $190 M to $2.1 B. The increasing demand for non-volatile memory based upon MRAM and STT MRAM will drive total manufacturing equipment … 
Updated: 1 day ago

California Plans For A Hydrogen Future

A meeting of the minds took place at the Toyota USA Automobile Museum in Torrance, California, to discuss the state of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and the fueling infrastructure.  … 
Updated: 2 days ago

Intel Says It’s Profiting From the ‘Internet of Things’

What Silicon Valley calls the Internet of Things is a pretty recent entry in most technology glossaries. But Intel says it's already a profitable and growing business.  … 
Updated: 2 days ago

The R&D Tax Credit Should Be Available To Early-Stage Startups

By Erik K. Grimmelmann, President & CEO of New York Technology Council  … 
Updated: 2 days ago

Electron Spin Could Yield PCs That Run Fast While Turned Off

Based on new findings, researchers call for redesigns to let computers run at normal speed with little or no electricity.  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

AMD Demos Fedora Running on its ARM and HSA chips

AMD’s server group is showing a demo of their 64-bit ARMv8 chip “Seattle” and their upcoming 64-bit HSA-enabled APU “Berlin” running Fedora Linux.Read more ▶  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Heartbleed programmer says he made a mistake

A German computer programmer who wrote the Heartbleed code which has caused a worldwide online security scare has said he made a mistake.  … 
Updated: 6 days ago

AMD Makes JPEGs Suck Less

Back in January with the launch of AMD’s 4th generation of mainstream APU’s, codenamed Kaveri, AMD released a GPU accelerated JPEG decoder.Read more ▶ The post AMD Makes JPEGs Suck Less appeared first on SemiAccurate.  … 
Updated: 19 hours ago

Non-Volatile Memories Preparing To Go Mainstream

It is projected that MRAM and STT MRAM annual shipping capacity will rise from an estimated 80 TB in 2013 to 16.5 PB in 2019 with revenues increasing over the same period from $190 M to $2.1 B. The increasing demand for non-volatile memory based upon MRAM and STT MRAM will drive total manufacturing equipment … 
Updated: 1 day ago

Twitter acquires Boulder-based Gnip

Twitter on Tuesday bought tech company Gnip Inc., which captures the live stream of half a billion daily tweets on San Francisco-based Twitter and hundreds of millions of more posts from other social media sites. The purchase price was not disclosed. Gnip, founded in 2007 by Jud Valeski, partnered with Twitter to serve the ‘firehose’ … 
Updated: 2 days ago

Senate approves Colorado college tuition cap

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's public colleges and universities would get a tuition cap and funding boost under a bill approved Tuesday by the state Senate.  … 
Updated: 2 days ago

Noble Energy’s CEO to step down

Noble Energy Inc.  … 
Updated: 2 days ago

AMD Demos Fedora Running on its ARM and HSA chips

AMD’s server group is showing a demo of their 64-bit ARMv8 chip “Seattle” and their upcoming 64-bit HSA-enabled APU “Berlin” running Fedora Linux.Read more ▶  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Q&A: Brad Feld talks how tech and social go hand-in-hand

Many techies know the name of Brad Feld — that's because he's been investing in small software startups since the early 1990s, many of which have gone on to be extremely successful companies.  For example, he was an early investor in Fitbit, MakerBot and Harmonix, all of which have gone on to growth and profitability.  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

French team up to develop geo-location without GPS

 Movea SA, developer of embedded software for sensor fusion and motion processing, is teaming up with MEMS foundry Tronics Microsystems SA and the Leti and List research instates in Grenoble to develop an inertial measurement unit to allow pedestrian dead reckoning when geo-location by satellite is not availabl  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Couragent Set to Raise Growth Capital ...

Couragent Set to Raise Growth Capital With Nation’s First Legal Investment Crowdfunding Deal  The Mobile Scanner Manufacturer’s Registered SCOR Offering Open to Consumer Investors in Five States  … 
Updated: 1 year ago

Twitter acquires Boulder-based Gnip

Twitter on Tuesday bought tech company Gnip Inc., which captures the live stream of half a billion daily tweets on San Francisco-based Twitter and hundreds of millions of more posts from other social media sites. The purchase price was not disclosed. Gnip, founded in 2007 by Jud Valeski, partnered with Twitter to serve the ‘firehose’ … 
Updated: 2 days ago

AMD Demos Fedora Running on its ARM and HSA chips

AMD’s server group is showing a demo of their 64-bit ARMv8 chip “Seattle” and their upcoming 64-bit HSA-enabled APU “Berlin” running Fedora Linux.Read more ▶  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

French team up to develop geo-location without GPS

 Movea SA, developer of embedded software for sensor fusion and motion processing, is teaming up with MEMS foundry Tronics Microsystems SA and the Leti and List research instates in Grenoble to develop an inertial measurement unit to allow pedestrian dead reckoning when geo-location by satellite is not availabl  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

France to review Numericable-SFR deal, pursue more mergers at home and in Europe

The proposed €17 billion ($23 billion) deal to merge Numericable with SFR to create a new fixed and mobile powerhouse in France will come under the regulatory scrutiny of France rather than the European Commission. At the same time, the French government said it will continue to pursue consolidation in the telecoms sector and has … 
Updated: 6 days ago

Non-Volatile Memories Preparing To Go Mainstream

It is projected that MRAM and STT MRAM annual shipping capacity will rise from an estimated 80 TB in 2013 to 16.5 PB in 2019 with revenues increasing over the same period from $190 M to $2.1 B. The increasing demand for non-volatile memory based upon MRAM and STT MRAM will drive total manufacturing equipment … 
Updated: 1 day ago

Twitter acquires Boulder-based Gnip

Twitter on Tuesday bought tech company Gnip Inc., which captures the live stream of half a billion daily tweets on San Francisco-based Twitter and hundreds of millions of more posts from other social media sites. The purchase price was not disclosed. Gnip, founded in 2007 by Jud Valeski, partnered with Twitter to serve the ‘firehose’ … 
Updated: 2 days ago

AMD Demos Fedora Running on its ARM and HSA chips

AMD’s server group is showing a demo of their 64-bit ARMv8 chip “Seattle” and their upcoming 64-bit HSA-enabled APU “Berlin” running Fedora Linux.Read more ▶  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

French team up to develop geo-location without GPS

 Movea SA, developer of embedded software for sensor fusion and motion processing, is teaming up with MEMS foundry Tronics Microsystems SA and the Leti and List research instates in Grenoble to develop an inertial measurement unit to allow pedestrian dead reckoning when geo-location by satellite is not availabl  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Handheld 3D scanner startup raises $1m for medical imaging

 Oxford University spinout Fuel 3D Technologies has raised $1.1m (£685,000) to develop a handheld 3D medical imaging system.  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

SSL selected to provide two satellites to SKY Perfect JSAT

PALO ALTO, CA -  Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that it was selected to provide two communications satellites to SKY Perfect JSAT, a leading satellite operator based in Japan, with a fleet of 16 satellites.  The satellites, JCSAT-15 and JCSAT-16 will be used by SKY Perfect JSAT to meet the … 
Updated: 1 day ago

German space centre 'attacked by spies'

Germany's aeronautics and space research centre has for months been the target of a suspected cyber attack by a foreign intelligence service, according to reports on Sunday.  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Mercury Systems Receives $8.8 M for High Performance Signal Processing Subsystems for Ship-borne Radar Application

CHELMSFORD, Mass. -  Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), a best-of-breed provider of commercially developed, open sensor and Big Data processing systems for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications, announced it received $8.8 million in follow-on orders from a leading defense prime contractor for high performance signal processing subsystems for a ship-borne radar application. The orders were … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Goldman battles bond trading decline

The investment bank overcomes the worst start to the year for at least six years for its fixed income trading business  … 
Updated: 17 hours ago

General Electric earnings top estimates

The manufacturing and finance group sees a ‘generally positive’ environment as its results were buoyed by strong earnings in oil and gas  … 
Updated: 18 hours ago

Morgan Stanley cheers with 49% profit jump

A smaller fixed income trading division and a bet in wealth management pay off for the investment bank  … 
Updated: 18 hours ago

U.S. Venture Capital Investment Highest Since 2001

Growing investor confidence pushes deal totals 44% higher than the first period of 2013.  … 
Updated: 22 hours ago

Google misses revenue target, ad prices slide

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc's first-quarter revenue fell short of Wall Street targets and margins narrowed as the price of its ads continued to decline, underscoring the challenges Internet companies face as the world shifts toward mobile devices.  … 
Updated: 1 day ago

Twitter acquires Boulder-based Gnip

Twitter on Tuesday bought tech company Gnip Inc., which captures the live stream of half a billion daily tweets on San Francisco-based Twitter and hundreds of millions of more posts from other social media sites. The purchase price was not disclosed. Gnip, founded in 2007 by Jud Valeski, partnered with Twitter to serve the ‘firehose’ … 
Updated: 2 days ago

Exclusive: Turmoil at Symantec luring activists, buyers - sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The abrupt firing of Symantec Corp Chief Executive Officer Steve Bennett last month is attracting activist investors and private equity firms to the U.S. security software maker, in a development that could potentially lead to its breakup or sale, sources familiar with the situation said.  … 
Updated: 2 days ago

The R&D Tax Credit Should Be Available To Early-Stage Startups

By Erik K. Grimmelmann, President & CEO of New York Technology Council  … 
Updated: 2 days ago

Citi’s $3.9bn net income beats estimates

Executives face their first public accounting of why Citi was the sole major US bank to fail Federal Reserve stress tests last month  … 
Updated: 3 days ago