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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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ViaWest Welcomes Infolink Consulting as Newest Member to its Channel Partner Program

March 27, 2012 6:36 am | Comments

ViaWest announces the addition of Infolink Consulting to its Channel Partner Program Infolink is a Premier IBM Cognos and Informatica business partner specializing in business analytics and data integration solutions. Designed to offer partners competitive solutions packages, ViaWest’s Channel Program is a benefit to providers looking to expand their services portfolio, increase their clients’ overall satisfaction and boost sales.

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Green Hills Software Celebrates 30 Years of Embedded Industry Leadership

March 27, 2012 6:34 am | Comments

Green Hills Software is celebrating its 30-year anniversary. The company attributes its 30 years of stability and growth to forming strong long-term relationships with customers and partners, remaining focused on delivering leading technology innovation, and the technical depth and stability of its founding executive team.

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NFC Phone Sales to Jump to 100 million in 2012

March 26, 2012 11:17 am | Comments

Some 100 million cellphones using Near-field Communication (NFC) technology will be sold this year, with sales more than tripling from a year ago, research firm Berg Insight said on Monday. Handset vendors released more than 40 NFC-enabled models in 2011, hoping to tap emerging market for mobile payments.

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Uniforms With Microchip Notify Parents If Their Children Skip School

March 26, 2012 11:12 am | Comments

In Vitoria da Conquista, Brazil, 20,000 grade school students have recently started wearing uniforms embedded with GPS chips similar to those used in pet trackers. The chips automatically send parents a text message as soon as their children enter the school grounds, or if their children are late for more than 20 minutes.

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First LTE Windows Phones Will Be Available April 8

March 26, 2012 11:09 am | Comments

The first LTE Windows Phones will officially be available April 8 in the form of the Nokia Lumia 900 and HTC Titan II. Booth handsets were announced earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. The Lumia 900 will be the third smartphone released by Nokia in the U.S. following its partnership with Microsoft.

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