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Yahoo Takes Big Leap with $1.1B Deal for Tumblr

May 20, 2013 9:29 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The deal announced Monday represents Mayer's boldest move yet since she left Google 10 months ago to lead Yahoo's latest comeback attempt. It marks Yahoo's most expensive acquisition since the Sunnyvale, Calif., company bought online search engine Overture a decade ago for $1.3 billion in cash and stock.

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Silicon Valley-Area Hub Becomes Factory Town

May 20, 2013 9:29 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | Comments

Down the road in another plant, crews slice solar cells, place them under glass sheets and create panels that ship by the boxful to Europe. Elsewhere in this town, industrial workshops and laboratories buzz with workers building everything from robots to microprocessors.

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UK Court Jails 4 Lulzsec Hackers for Cyberattacks

May 17, 2013 10:36 am | by SYLVIA HUI, Associated Press | Comments

Four young computer hackers who masterminded cyberattacks on targets from the CIA to Sony Pictures and Rupert Murdoch's News International were sentenced to up to 32 months in prison on Thursday. The hackers, who were affiliated with the group Lulz Security, had all pleaded guilty to hacking charges. Prosecutors say they also targeted the websites of Britain's National Health Service and the U.K.'s Serious Organized Crime Agency.

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Syrian Hackers Compromise FT Blogs, Twitter Feeds

May 17, 2013 10:34 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Financial Times says that several of its blogs and Twitter feeds have been compromised by hackers. The Syrian Electronic Army, a pro-government group which has repeatedly attacked Western media organizations, has claimed responsibility.

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Sector Snap: Makers of Computer Networking Gear

May 17, 2013 8:27 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Investors snapped up the stocks of companies that make computer networking gear Thursday after industry leader Cisco Systems Inc.'s latest quarterly earnings raised hope that business is picking up after a long stretch of lackluster demand. Cisco led the rally as its shares surged to their biggest one-day gain in 21 months. The stock had gained $2.59, or more than 12 percent, to $23.80 in afternoon trading.

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Dell's Dismal 1Q Illuminates PC Maker's Challenges

May 17, 2013 8:25 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Dell's financial decay worsened during its latest quarter as the company slashed its personal computer prices in response to the growing popularity of smartphones and tablets.The dismal performance announced Thursday provided the latest evidence of a technological shift that is making it difficult to sell laptop and desktop machines.

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Inmarsat Acquires TC Communications

May 16, 2013 6:25 pm | by Inmarsat | Comments

Inmarsat has acquired TC Communications Pty Ltd of Australia, the award winning satellite communications specialist. Inmarsat will integrate the company into its existing operations with a particular focus on supporting its expanding Global Government and Enterprise Business Units. 

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Gemalto Recognized by IDG as Computerworld Honors Laureate

May 16, 2013 6:23 pm | by Gemalto | Comments

Gemalto has been named a 2013 Laureate of IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program. Gemalto was recognized in the World-Good category for its leading-edge Cinterion M2M technology used in an innovative device and pilot program that helped thwart illegal deforestation in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil.

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Pasternack Enterprises Appoints New Distributor for Poland

May 16, 2013 6:20 pm | by Pasternack Enterprises, Inc., Meratronik S.A. | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises, Inc. has nnounced that it has appointed ZEAP Meratronik S.A. (Meratronik) as Pasternack’s exclusive distributor for Poland. Meratronik joins a growing list of international distributors who are partnering with Pasternack to expand their product offering and customer service worldwide.

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Agilent Technologies Collaborating with Nallatech on High-Speed Signal and Monitoring Systems

May 16, 2013 6:16 pm | by Agilent Technologies Inc., Nallatech | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. [NYSE: A] has announced it is collaborating with Nallatech, a subsidiary of Interconnect Systems Inc, a leading provider of accelerated computing solutions, to develop high-speed signal acquisition and network monitoring systems that address the high-throughput processing and signal diversity requirements of LTE/SAE core and access optical networks.

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Aricent’s Intelligent Switching Solution Becomes More Advanced

May 16, 2013 6:13 pm | by The Aricent Group | Comments

The Aricent Group has announced the addition of more timing and synchronization features to its award-winning routing and switching framework, Intelligent Switching Solution (ISS).With the proliferation of data-hungry smart devices in the market, service providers are turning to Ethernet technologies to provide simple...

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Aricent Adds CAPWAP to its WLAN Solutions Portfolio

May 16, 2013 6:09 pm | by The Aricent Group | Comments

The Aricent Group has announced the addition of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)-defined Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP) software framework to its field-proven communications software and solutions portfolio. The software is available immediately.

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Data Translation Announces New Data Acquisition Application Software

May 16, 2013 6:07 pm | by Data Translation, Inc. | Comments

Data Translation, Inc. has announced a new software application, QuickDAQ 2013, that is available free and supports all of Data Translation data acquisition modules. Additionally, FFT Analysis and Advanced FFT Analysis add-ons are offered to build onto the capabilities of the base package.

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New World Record in Wireless Data Transmission

May 16, 2013 5:12 pm | by Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology | Comments

Researchers of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics and the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology have achieved the wireless transmission of 40 Gbit/s at 240 GHz over a distance of one kilometer. Their most recent demonstration sets a new world record and ties in seamlessly with the capacity of optical fiber transmission.

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Making Frequency-Hopping Radios Practical

May 16, 2013 10:13 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | Comments

The way in which radio spectrum is currently allocated to different wireless technologies can lead to gross inefficiencies. In some regions, for instance, the frequencies used by cellphones can be desperately congested, while large swaths of the broadcast-television spectrum stand idle.

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