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Canada's First Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Accelerator Program

March 29, 2012 10:16 am | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Comments

Wavefront in conjunction with Sierra Wireless and Rogers is pleased to announce Canada’s first M2M Accelerator Program to facilitate innovation and accelerate commercialization for businesses and technologies in the machine to machine space. Now is the time for Canadian wireless solution developers and industry SMEs to capitalize on this tremendous revenue opportunity with M2M services revenue expected to reach $35 billion globally in 2016 according to Juniper Research.

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Vermont's Solar Deal: One Small State Makes a Big Solar Impact

March 29, 2012 7:01 am | Comments

So, you want to put solar on your roof. You're part of the 94 percent of Americans who think it's important for the nation to develop solar energy, as evidenced by the SCHOTT Solar Barometer, a nationally representative survey conducted by independent polling firm Kelton Research. You call several companies for quotes, and come to find out – a residential solar system is a bit more than you can afford, and your excitement to join the solar cause is diminished.

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gotradelive Partners with MBITA and TradePort.org to Bring Social Commerce to California Exporters & Importers

March 29, 2012 6:39 am | Comments

gotradelive, the world’s first free commercial trading and social commerce site, announced a partnership with the Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA) and the TradePort.org website to help educate California businesses about the use of social commerce to improve the efficiency and speed of international trade.

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Is Kickstarter the Future for Tech Hardware Entrepreneurs?

March 29, 2012 6:16 am | Comments

Lance Parker is building something he says will bring a new level of convenience and security to on-the-go computing — and he’s funding the project through Kickstarter. His product is called Compude, a tiny device that allows users to take a data-locked version of their personal computers’ contents with them, then plug in and work on any smartphone, tablet or other computer.

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Impact of Curtailment on Wind Economics

March 29, 2012 6:08 am | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Comments

by Jonathan Cheszes, Navigant The increase in utility scale wind development across North America has and continues to change the energy supply mix in many jurisdictions. Driven primarily by state-level renewable portfolio standard (RPS) requirements and clean air regulation, state and provincial supply mixes once dominated by coal, hydro nuclear and natural gas are now becoming more diverse.

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Bump Pay Allows You to Pay Friends By Tapping Phones

March 29, 2012 6:01 am | Comments

When PayPal updated its mobile app March 15 it removed one way you were able to send payments: Bump, a feature that was available in the app since 2010. Starting Thursday, however, Bump is offering the capability on its own in the form of a new standalone app called Bump Pay. Bump Pay lets you pay a friend by typing in the amount of money you’d like to send, and then tapping your phone against your friend’s phone.

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Lenze for Its Comprehensive Electric Drives Product Line for the Packaging Industry

March 28, 2012 11:08 am | Comments

Based on its recent analysis of electric drives in packaging equipment, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Lenze with the 2011 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Line Strategy for its line of products that perform exceptionally well as a cohesive unit within the packaging industry. In the packaging industry, harmonious operation of equipment is needed for maximum output and operational efficiency.

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Linx Technologies Acquires Radiotronix and Announces New Products

March 28, 2012 10:19 am | Comments

Linx Technologies has acquired substantially all the assets of Radiotronix, another developer and manufacturer of RF modules. Linx will manufacture and provide long-term support for the Wi.232DTS, Wi.232FHSS, Wi.DP1203 and Wi.DP1205 product lines from Radiotronix. They are available for purchase through Linx and Mouser Electronics.

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"Market for Key RF Components to Reach $4.7B in 2016," announces Yole Développement

March 28, 2012 8:40 am | Comments

Yole Développement announces its report “RF filters, PAs, Antenna Switches & Tunability for Cellular Handsets”. Discover how emerging technologies are driving the RF architecture changes and will create new market opportunities. Market for key RF components to reach $4.7B in 2016 The radio-front end is a key part in every cell phone, from low cost GSM handset to multi-mode multi-band LTE smartphones.

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Executives from AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink, Alcatel-Lucent & GENBAND to Keynote Leading ICT Industry Event

March 28, 2012 6:44 am | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Comments

Some of the highest level executives – including AT&T’s CEO and President Randall Stephenson and Verizon’s CTO Tony Melone – from top telecom companies have been announced as keynote speakers for TIA 2012: Inside the Network. The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech global communications networks, today invited media to attend this international conference and exhibition exploring critical aspects of the global communications network.

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Nokia Seeks to Retake China Market Share

March 28, 2012 6:39 am | Comments

By Terril Yue Jones and Tarmo Virki Nokia will start to sell smartphones using Microsoft software in China from April, seeking to claw back market share gobbled up by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co. China has become one of the hottest markets for smartphone makers, with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook in Beijing this week for talks with government officials amid problems ranging from labor issues to a contested iPad trademark.

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Dr. Watson: The ‘Jeopardy’ Computer Finds New Life Fighting Cancer

March 28, 2012 6:34 am | Comments

Later this year, Sloan Kettering will put Watson’s smarts to work answering questions beyond trivia. It turns out, though, that Watson was destined for much more than game-show glory. Doctors at New York’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Wired reports, will soon begin using Watson’s computing power to help them make medical diagnoses.

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Verizon Envisions 4G Wireless in Just About Anything

March 28, 2012 6:31 am | Comments

Tucked away in a new office block in Waltham, Massachusetts, is a kind of wireless Tomorrowland. Inside several colorfully lit chambers, visitors can marvel over a Buick that displays a live video stream from the owner’s living room, ATMs that allow wireless video chats with bank representatives, and head-mounted displays that might someday deliver live security camera video feeds to patrolling security guards.

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Digital MEMS Microphone Market Expands, Partly Driven by New iPad and iPad 2 Design Wins

March 28, 2012 5:33 am | Comments

Driven by their widespread use in top-selling mobile devices like Apple Inc.’s new iPad and iPad 2, market revenue for digital microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) microphones is set to overtake the analog segment next year for the first time ever. Revenue for digital MEMS microphones will reach $315 million in 2013, compared to $261 million for the analog MEMS equivalents, according to an IHS iSuppli MEMS Special Report from information and analytics provider IHS.

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Did Apple Tell the New iPad’s Battery Meter to Lie on Purpose?

March 27, 2012 7:03 am | by Peter Pachal | Comments

The new iPad is a huge hit for Apple, to the tune of 3 million devices sold in the first weekend alone. And it’s no wonder — the device is a big upgrade from previous models, quadrupling the resolution of the tablet’s screen to an ultra-sharp “retina” display. However, the new model has brought with it a spate of minor issues, one of which is slowly rising to the status of “scandal.

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