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Skype Brings Video Calling to iPhones

December 30, 2010 8:51 am | Comments

LUXEMBOURG -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Skype has announced the new version of its iPhone application that brings video calling to millions of mobile users around the globe over both 3G and WiFi networks. Available to download from the Apple App Store today, the new Skype for iPhone App allows iPhone , iPad and iPod touch owners to make and/or receive free* Skype video calls for the first time.

World's First Integrated Radar Detector and GPS NAV Unit will be introduced at CES Pepcom

December 30, 2010 8:51 am | Comments

LAS VEGAS, /PRNewswire/ -- ESCORT Inc. is presenting the new PASSPORT iQ™, the world's first and only integrated radar detector and GPS NAV driving accessory, at the 2011 CES Digital Experience on Jan 5th (7 to 9 PM, Caesars Palace) during CES (Consumer Electronics Show). PASSPORT iQ™ establishes the standard for protecting consumers from unwanted tickets and guiding them safely to their destination.

NOOK™ Line of eReading Devices Becomes Barnes & Noble’s Biggest Bestseller in Its History

December 30, 2010 8:51 am | Comments

NEW YORK -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Barnes & Noble, Inc. announced that with millions of NOOK eReading devices sold, the line has become the company’s biggest bestseller ever in its nearly 40-year history. The new NOOKcolor Reader’s Tablet, introduced just eight weeks before Christmas, is the company’s number one selling gift of the holiday season.

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JustDeals.com Celebrates CES Week with a Gift of Free Music

December 30, 2010 8:50 am | Comments

LOS ANGELES -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- In honor of its CES exhibiting debut, JustDeals.com , the deal-a-day retailer, is offering free music downloads plus a discount coupon during the week of the convention. Shoppers who participate in the “Pay with a Tweet” program will receive three free song downloads for the price of a Tweet during CES week, which begins January 5 and runs until January 12, 2011.

Mobile Security Firm Warns of New Android Trojan

December 30, 2010 8:50 am | Comments

By Ina Fried Article Source: CNET News Lookout Mobile Security, which just raised fresh capital to boost its fight against mobile malware, said it has identified the peskiest cell phone threat to date. The Android Trojan, dubbed Geinimi, has cropped up in China and is capable of taking a significant amount of personal data and sending it to remote servers.

More than Seven Trillion SMS Messages Will Be Sent in 2011

December 30, 2010 8:50 am | Comments

LONDON -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- SMS has proven an enormous success ever since it started to show its first signs of traction in the early 1990s. So much so that next year, according to ABI Research estimates, more than seven trillion SMS messages will be sent worldwide, from nearly 4.2 billion mobile subscriptions.

Can Software that Predicts Performance Help Kids Learn?

December 22, 2010 5:42 am | Comments

By William M. Bulkeley Article Source: TechReview In the 1990s, two professors at the University of Oregon developed a series of one-minute tests for elementary readers called Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills, or DIBELS. The professors claimed that their tests and software could predict whether a child was on track to master reading at grade level by year's end or was likely to fall behind.

NATO and IBM to Use Cloud Technology for Improved Command and Control Technology

December 22, 2010 5:42 am | Comments

NORFOLK, Va. and WASHINGTON, /PRNewswire/ -- NATO's Allied Command Transformation (ACT) selected IBM for a strategic technology project to gain experience with emerging information technologies to improve data center efficiency and increase data sharing by its 28 member nations. The initiative will enable the organization to explore and demonstrate a new cloud computing model that could be used to consolidate and integrate technology capabilities for critical Command and Control programs.

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CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement on the FCC's Open Meeting on Net Neutrality

December 22, 2010 5:42 am | Comments

WASHINGTON, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the FCC Open Meeting yesterday, CTIA-The Wireless Association President and CEO Steve Largent released the following statement:   "While we agree with Commissioners McDowell and Baker that net neutrality rules are unnecessary, and we continue to maintain that net neutrality rules are particularly unnecessary for the wireless industry that continually innovates, competes and significantly invests in our nation, we recognize that the Chairman has attempted to bridge the differences among the various stakeholders.

Older Americans Now Can Connect for as Little as $7 a Month

December 22, 2010 5:42 am | Comments

WASHINGTON, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thanks to a major price war that has broken out among wireless companies, older Americans can now purchase a "senior friendly" prepaid cell phone for less than $15 and get service for as little as $7 a month, according to an analysis conducted by the Senior Advocate Health & Safety Project of the independent and nonprofit Alliance for Generational Equality (AGE), which represents seniors as well as Americans in other generations.

Anritsu Company Receives 2010 4GWE Wireless Backhaul Distinction Award

December 22, 2010 5:42 am | Comments

RICHARDSON, Texas, /PRNewswire/ -- Anritsu Company announces that its MT9090A Network Master has received a 2010 Wireless Backhaul Distinction Award from Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC), in conjunction with Crossfire Media and sponsored by its 4GWE website. Winners of the Wireless Backhaul Distinction Award were chosen based upon companies who successfully demonstrated a commitment to innovation toward the 4G Wireless Evolution.

Infiniium 90000 X-Series Oscilloscope Named Test Product of Year at Elektra 2010

December 22, 2010 5:41 am | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced its Infiniium 90000 X-Series oscilloscopes was named Test Product of the Year at Elektra 2010, the European Electronics Industry Awards. The Elektra awards are decided by an independent panel of judges focused on 16 award categories. The event, considered an annual highpoint within the electronics industry, recognizes the achievements of individuals and companies across Europe.

Cadence Virtuoso Accelerated Parallel Simulator Wins Elektra Electronics Industry Awards 2010

December 21, 2010 7:20 am | Comments

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Cadence® Virtuoso® Accelerated Parallel Simulator has won the Elektra Electronics Industry Awards 2010 as the best design tool and development software. The Elektra Awards, established in 2003 and organized by Electronics Weekly and Reed Business Information in Europe, gives the industry an opportunity to recognize the achievements of individuals and companies across Europe.

TechWeb's Enterprise Connect Names the Top Technology Trends of 2010

December 21, 2010 7:20 am | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Connect, produced by UBM TechWeb, recently announced its list of the top technology trends of 2010 in the enterprise communications arena. Unified Communications, video, and the Cloud were among the top technology trends of 2010, as determined by the Enterprise Connect program committee.

TAOS, Inc. Light Sensor Technology Leadership Recognized with 2010 TV Innovation Award

December 21, 2010 7:20 am | Comments

Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions®, Inc. (TAOS; www.taosinc.com) today announced that the company has received the prestigious 2010 TV Innovation Award for its digital ambient light sensors in the Green Technology category at the 2nd Annual TV Innovation Awards. The TV Innovation Awards, administered by IMS Research and judged by an independent panel of industry experts, honors the most groundbreaking companies in the television space shaping the future of the medium in 14 different categories.

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