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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.

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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.

App Takes the Guesswork Out Of What Cheese To Serve With Your Favorite Beer and Wine

December 21, 2010 7:20 am | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. & MODESTO, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) is making it easy for consumers agonizing over what to take and serve over the holidays with a mobile tool that takes the guesswork out of cheese selection. The just released Real California Cheese “Pair Savvy” smart phone application or APP helps consumers pair the myriad of delicious California cheese varieties with the wine and beers they enjoy.

Mobile Shopping Made Easier and Faster with Innovative Barcode Scanning and Advanced Voice-Recognition Platform

December 21, 2010 7:20 am | Comments

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Leading online retailer Buy.com® recently launched its new app for Apple iPhone® and iPod® Touch.  Using innovative barcode technology and the world's most advanced voice-recognition platform from MeMeMe, Inc., the Buy.com app makes mobile shopping easier and faster than ever before.

Avnet, Inc. Celebrates 50 Years on the NYSE

December 21, 2010 7:20 am | Comments

Avnet, Inc. commemorated its 50th anniversary as a public company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) by ringing the Closing Bell on Wednesday, December 15, 2010. The bell ringing was broadcast live from the NYSE's website at 3:55 p.m. ET. An archived video of The Closing Bell is available for viewing and/or downloading on Avnet's website.

New ZigBee Input Device Standard Delivers Advanced, Battery Friendly Control for Human Interface Devices

December 20, 2010 6:27 am | Comments

SAN RAMON, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- The ZigBee® Alliance announced the completion of ZigBee Input Device, the new global standard for human interface devices used in consumer electronics (CE) and computer accessories.   ZigBee Input Device gives consumers improved options to use mice, touchpads, keyboards, wands or remote control pointers from greater distances and even nearby rooms.

WebWatcher Now Enables Parents to Monitor Emails on BlackBerry Smartphones

December 20, 2010 6:27 am | Comments

LOS ANGELES, /PRNewswire/ -- Awareness Technologies today announced that its leading parental computer monitoring software – WebWatcher – is able to track all emails sent to and from BlackBerry devices, making it easier for parents to stay involved in their children's digital lives. According to the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, 21% of teens 12 to 17 years old use email on their phones.

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