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Apple Sells $17B in Bonds in Record Deal

May 1, 2013 9:58 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Cupertino, Calif., company sold the bonds in its first debt issue since the 1990s to raise money to pass along to shareholders through dividend payments and stock buybacks. The payments are part of an effort to reverse a 37 percent drop in Apple's stock price...

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T-Mobile USA Completes MetroPCS Acquisition

May 1, 2013 9:56 am | by Associated Press | Comments

No immediate changes are expected for customers of either company. However, T-Mobile plans to shut down MetroPCS's network over two years, which means MetroPCS phones will eventually stop working. T-Mobile will use the space freed up on the airwaves to boost its own coverage and data speeds.

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The Laptop of the 1920s

April 30, 2013 11:01 am | by Tammy Real-McKeighan, Fremont Tribune | Comments

Jean Meenen might have had the closest thing to a laptop that was available in the 1920s.Actually, it wouldn't have fit on her lap. Meenen was only about 5 years old when she got a Chautauqua Industrial Art Desk. The Fremont Tribune reports the turn-of-the-century tool looks like a wooden briefcase.

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Internet-Based Program Effective in Reducing Stress

April 30, 2013 10:44 am | by Cleveland Clinic | Comments

Online stress management programs aim to increase accessibility for individuals affected by chronic stress at a lesser cost than traditional methods. Data suggests that stress reduction using ISM is comparable to face-to-face stress management.

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Shape-Shifting Mobile Devices

April 29, 2013 11:24 am | by University of Bristol | Comments

The research paper, to be presented at one of the world's most important conferences on human-computer interfaces, will introduce the term 'shape resolution' and its ten features, to describe the resolution of an interactive device: in addition to display and touch resolution.

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Cyberattack Suspect to Be Sent Home to Netherlands

April 29, 2013 11:12 am | by CIARAN GILES, Associated Press HAROLD HECKLE, Associated Press | Comments

A Dutch citizen arrested in Spain on suspicion of launching what authorities have called the biggest cyberattack in Internet history is expected to be handed over to the Netherlands within 10 days, a Spanish court official said Monday. The suspect — identified only by his initials S.K. — was questioned Saturday in the National Court...

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SoftBank Allows Sprint to Conduct Talks with Dish

April 29, 2013 11:10 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Sprint Nextel says SoftBank is allowing it to seek more information from Dish Network related to its rival bid for the third-largest U.S. cellphone company.Overland Park, Kan.-based Sprint has agreed to sell 70 percent of itself to Japan's Softbank Corp.

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RACO Wireless Announces M2M Solutions Agreement with Rogers Communications

April 28, 2013 6:47 pm | by RACO Wireless | Comments

RACO Wireless has announced that it has entered into a carrier agreement with Rogers Communications, Canada’s largest wireless communication services provider. The agreement will allow customers of RACO Wireless the ability to deploy M2M solutions in Canada through its award-winning platform, the Omega Management Suite.

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RFMW Ltd. and RFCI Announce Worldwide Distribution Agreement

April 28, 2013 6:40 pm | by RFMW Ltd. | Comments

RFMW Ltd. and RF Circulator Isolator, Inc. (RFCI) has announced a worldwide distribution agreement effective April 3, 2013. RFCI acquired the Circulator and Isolator product line from RFMD upon RFMD’s exit of the business. RFMW Ltd...

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Kymeta First to Successfully Demonstrate Ka-band Satellite Link Using Flat-Panel Metamaterials MSA-T Antenna

April 28, 2013 6:38 pm | by Kymeta | Comments

Kymeta has announced that it successfully closed a link with a Ka-band DTH satellite transporting high definition TV signals.The connection used an aperture size of 15 by 17 inches and was about one centimeter thick. The antenna was powered...

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Custom Software Development Company Utilizes DeviceHive

April 28, 2013 6:04 pm | by DataArt | Comments

DataArt has announced its collaboration with MMB Networks, a wireless engineering firm with expertise in ZigBee technology, to create a ZigBee Smart Energy gateway for utility customers. DeviceHive, DataArt’s open-source cloud-based Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication framework, bundled with MMB Networks’.

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Skyworks Supports Samsung’s GALAXY S 4 Smartphone Platforms

April 28, 2013 5:53 pm | by Skyworks Solutions, Inc. | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. [NASDAQ: SWKS], an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, has announced it is supporting Samsung’s GALAXY S 4 smartphone platforms with multiple high-performance analog and front-end solutions.

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ioBridge Releases Wireless Sensor and Control Network Platform for Professional Internet of Things and M2M Applications

April 28, 2013 5:47 pm | by ioBridge, Inc. | Comments

ioBridge, Inc. has released its wireless sensor and control network platform for Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications. New products include the ioBridge Gamma PRO Web Gateway and Wireless Endpoints.

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Elliptic Technologies Launches Hardware Enforced End-to-End Protection for Premium Content Sharing with its tVault DTCP+ Compliant Solutions

April 28, 2013 5:44 pm | by Elliptic Technologies | Comments

Elliptic Technologies, a leading provider of field-proven embedded security and content protection solutions, today introduced tVault DTCP-IP, the latest addition to its family of highly robust and complete Digital Transmission Content Protection over Internet ...

802.11ac Standards and MIMO Technology to Drive Global RF Test Equipment Market

April 28, 2013 5:40 pm | by Frost & Sullivan | Comments

The deployment of progressively more complex telecommunication techniques, including 802.11ac, together with the adoption of advanced multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) technologies will fuel the global radio frequency (RF) testing market.

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