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Apple to Dole Out $100B to Shareholders

April 24, 2013 9:10 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple is opening the doors to its bank vault, saying it will distribute $100 billion in cash to its shareholders by the end of 2015. At the same time, the company said revenue for the current quarter could fall from the year before, which would be the first decline in many years.

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Online Privacy is Evolving. Does it Matter to You?

April 24, 2013 9:05 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | Comments

Mobile applications like Google Maps, Angry Birds and GasBuddy have become popular, inexpensive ways to personalize smartphones or tablets and improve their functionality. Often free or just 99 cents to download, apps can turn a phone into a sophisticated roaming office or game console with interactive maps and 24-7 connectivity.

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Review: BlackBerry Q10, the Keyboard Strikes Back

April 24, 2013 9:01 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The BlackBerry has finally caught up to the world of touch-screen smartphones. It took time — six years, from the launch of the first iPhone — and it may be too late to save the company that makes it. But the BlackBerry deserves to be taken seriously again.

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Review: Galaxy S4 Decent, but Filled with Gimmicks

April 24, 2013 9:01 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

I've seen Android phones get better and more powerful over the years, as Google and phone manufacturers pack devices with more and more features. There comes a time, though, when less is more. I'm afraid we've reached that time. Samsung's new Galaxy S4 smartphone is an excellent device from a hardware standpoint.

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IBM Acquires UrbanCode to Help Businesses Rapidly Deliver Mobile, Cloud, Big Data and Social Software

April 23, 2013 2:37 pm | by IBM | Comments

IBM [NYSE: IBM] has announced it has acquired UrbanCode Inc. Based in Cleveland, OH, UrbanCode automates the delivery of software, helping businesses quickly release and update mobile, social, big data, cloud applications.

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Epicor Named Finalist in 2013 Network Products Guide 8th Annual IT Industry's Hot Companies and Best Products Awards

April 23, 2013 1:44 pm | by Epicor Software Corporation, | Comments

Epicor Software Corporation has announced that Network Products Guide, industry's leading technology research and advisory guide, has named Epicor a finalist in the 8th Annual 2013 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards. Epicor is a finalist in three categorie...

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Axiros Announces the Global Release of AXESS.ACS As a Service

April 23, 2013 12:34 pm | by Axiros | Comments

Axiros has announced that its flagship product, the AXESS.ACS TR-069 device management solution, is now available on a hosted platform. AXESS.ACS as a Service provides the same rigorous functionality as the original but in a cloud-based format.

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Hiroyuki Nagatsu Joins Yaskawa Motoman Team as Senior Vice President

April 23, 2013 12:06 pm | by Yaskawa America, Inc., Motoman Robotics Division | Comments

Mr. Nagatsu will serve as a board member and officer of the Motoman Robotics Division. His direct responsibilities will include managing our relationship with our Asian American customers and as advisor to Steve Barhorst, President and COO of Yaskawa America, Inc., Motoman Robotics Division.

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CML Microcircuits Expands its Engineering Department

April 23, 2013 11:45 am | by CML Microcircuits | Comments

RF has been a recent focus for CML. This new design team builds on existing foundations and will enable CML to address new opportunities in higher frequency wide band systems. CML also expects to utilise this addition of new design engineers to further its planned and existing research activities.

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Cause of LED Efficiency Droop Finally Revealed

April 23, 2013 10:30 am | by The Center for Energy Efficient Materials at UCSB | Comments

Researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara, in collaboration with colleagues at the École Polytechnique in France, have conclusively identified Auger recombination as the mechanism that causes light emitting diodes (LEDs) to be less efficient at high drive currents.

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University of Illinois Researchers Measure Near-Field Behavior of Semiconductor Plasmonic Microparticles

April 23, 2013 10:06 am | by William King, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering | Comments

Recent progress in the engineering of plasmonic structures has enabled new kinds of nanometer-scale optoelectronic devices as well as high-resolution optical sensing. But until now, there has been a lack of tools for measuring nanometer-scale behavior in...

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UWM Researchers Create Novel Optical Fibers

April 23, 2013 9:26 am | by University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee | Comments

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) have found a new mechanism to transmit light through optical fibers. Their discovery marks the first practical application of a Nobel-Prize-winning phenomenon that was proposed in 1958.

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Social Media Editor in Court on Hacking Charges

April 23, 2013 9:09 am | by DON THOMPSON, Associated Press | Comments

A social media editor who has worked for two of the nation's largest news-gathering organizations is scheduled to appear in federal court Tuesday to face charges that he conspired with hackers to deface the website of the Los Angeles Times.

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Tax-Free Internet Shopping Jeopardized by Bill

April 23, 2013 9:03 am | by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press | Comments

Under current law, states can only require stores to collect sales taxes if the store has a physical presence in the state. As a result, many online sales are essentially tax-free, giving Internet retailers a big advantage over brick-and-mortar stores.

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Telefónica chooses TOA Technologies for Mobile Field Service Management Solutions

April 22, 2013 5:54 pm | Comments

As a central piece of its global business transformation project, Telefónica selected TOA Technologies and its mobile workforce management solution to manage its worldwide field technician workforce. Based in Spain, Telefónica is one of the largest telecom providers...

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