The Federal Trade Commission is looking into a set of policy changes that Facebook proposed in late August, though the agency says it's part of a routine monitoring of the company's privacy practices. The changes, which have not yet gone into effect, have drawn criticism from privacy groups concerned about how the world's largest online social network uses its members' photos and other information in advertisements.
Under the terms of the agreement, America II will stock and distribute America Semiconductor’s extensive offering of high-power standard, fast and super-fast recovery rectifiers, bridge rectifiers, and low-power semiconductors throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia, with an emphasis on US markets. Additionally covered in the agreement are America Semiconductor’s innovative portfolio of discrete semiconductor parts.
Lantronix announced a marketing and sales partnership with Wyless -- a global M2M wireless connectivity solution provider -- to provide customers with a bundled 3.5G wireless solution.
New FCI Video Explains Maintenance Cost Advantages Of VeriCal In-Situ Calibration with ST100 Flow MeterSeptember 12, 2013 2:55 pm | by Fluid Components International | News | Comments
A video from Fluid Components International illustrates the VeriCal In-Situ Calibration System for the ST100 Series Flow Meter, which enables periodic field validation and verification of a flow meter’s measuring performance without extracting the meter from the pipe or process.
Zain Jordan recently announced that it has selected the Ericsson Charging & Billing in One (CBIO) solution as part of the operator’s ongoing efforts to provide subscribers with additional billing flexibility. This marks a success story with Zain in Jordan to implement Ericsson’s single rating convergence and swapping out five different rating engines.
According to a consumer survey conducted by Usurv immediately after news of the product was released on Monday, 31 percent of existing UK iPhone users say they want the new Apple iPhone 5S. The survey results indicate a drop in enthusiasm for the Apple phone brand since last year, when a similar survey (conducted after the iPhone 5 launch) showed that 44 percent of iPhone users were willing to upgrade straight away.
The Allworld Exhibitions Alliance, whose Asian event experience includes CommunicAsia show in Singapore, is to stage the first ever major telecoms event in Myanmar – providing a showcase for one the world’s largest undeveloped markets to play host to the international telecoms industry.
DfR Solutions announced that the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) has approved its International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registration. The U.S. Government requires all manufacturers, exporters, and brokers of defense articles, defense services, or related technical data to be ITAR registered and fully compliant.
SouthernLINC Wireless Announces Plans to Build Regional 4G LTE Network for Southern Company UtilitiesSeptember 12, 2013 11:59 am | by SouthernLINC Wireless, Southern Company | News | Comments
SouthernLINC Wireless will build a 4G LTE network to meet the growing data needs of its largest customer, Southern Company's electric utilities. Following the request for proposal process, the project was awarded to Ericsson as the preferred provider for radio access network and evolved packet cores and to Cisco to provide the multi-protocol label switching equipment.
Months after he was born, in 1948, Ron McCallum became blind. In this charming, moving talk, he shows how he is able to read -- and celebrates the progression of clever tools and adaptive computer technologies that make it possible. With their help, and that of generous volunteers, he's become a lawyer, an academic, and, most of all, a voracious reader.
AT&T and some other companies learned quickly on Wednesday, the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, that it's sometimes best to stay out of the conversation. Even if everyone else is talking. Twitter was aflutter with American flags, bald eagles, and photos of the New York City skyline on Wednesday, and the hashtag "neverforget" was one of the top trends on the microblogging site all day.
Former Deutsche Bank chief Josef Ackermann said Thursday he was stepping down from the board of Siemens AG following an argument over the appointment of a new CEO at the German industrial conglomerate. The announcement at an event in Berlin came less than a month after Ackermann resigned as chairman of Switzerland's Zurich Insurance Group days over the suicide of its finance chief.
Last year, eager buyers in Beijing waited overnight in freezing weather to buy the iPhone 4S. Pressure to get it — and the profit to be made by reselling scarce phones — prompted some to pelt the store with eggs when Apple, worried about the size of the crowd, postponed opening.
A federal appeals court said Google wrongly collected people's personal correspondence and online activities through their Wi-Fi systems as it drove down their streets with car cameras shooting photos for its Street View mapping project. The ruling that the practice violates wiretap laws sends a warning to other companies seeking to suck up vast amounts of data from unencrypted Wi-Fi signals.
For the first time since introducing the device that has reshaped technology and culture, Apple will offer two distinct versions of its latest iPhones — a cheaper model made of colorful plastic and another one that aims to be "the gold standard of smartphones" with a faster processor, fancier camera, and fingerprint scanner for better security.
One of the best things about Apple's latest iPhones is the slick new iOS 7 software that runs the devices. But that souped-up operating system could end up hurting sales because the free software upgrade will also work on iPhones released since 2010, giving owners of the older models less incentive to buy Apple's newest products.
The National Security Agency set it in motion in 2006 and the vast network of supercomputers, switches, and wiretaps began gathering Americans' phone and Internet records by the millions, looking for signs of terrorism. But every day, NSA analysts snooped on more American phone records than they were allowed to.
Investigators from local agencies are entitled to the money because they helped a federal investigation into the search engine's distribution of ads for illegal prescription drug sales. In 2011, Google agreed to forfeit $500 million, and last year the U.S. attorney announced the agencies that helped would receive shares ranging from $5 million to $60 million.
Agilent Technologies’ Universal Testing Machine Now at Deakin University’s Prestigious Institute for Frontier MaterialsSeptember 10, 2013 5:41 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments
Agilent Technologies has announced the installation of an Agilent T150 UTM at the world-renowned Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Australia. The T150 is a state-of-the-art universal testing machine that provides superior nanomechanical characterization...
Ventev Wireless Infrastructure Eases Transition to Fifth-Generation Wi-Fi with Industry’s Broadest Line of 802.11n/ac AntennasSeptember 10, 2013 5:36 pm | by Ventev Wireless Infrastructure | News | Comments
Ventev Wireless Infrastructure has announced a comprehensive line of TerraWave Solutions 802.11n/ac antennas that support both existing 802.11n networks and new 802.11ac networks. The new line enables IT managers to future-proof their wireless infrastructure investment...
Saguna Networks has announced that the company will be participating in the upcoming LTE Asia 2013 conference at the Suntec Convention Centre in Singapore on September 17-19. At the LTE Asia 2013 conference, Saguna Networks’ Vice President of Products, Ofer Talmor, will be participating in a panel discussion...
NCI Building Systems is celebrating its recognition in this year’s InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. InformationWeek tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of some of the best-known organizations in the country and this year...
The world-leading embedded development tools provider IAR Systems has announced the official opening of a new office in Dallas, Texas. The Texas office will function as the company’s home base in the central United States, adding to the reach of the US headquarters in Foster City, California and the east coast office in Boston, Massachusetts.
RFMW, Ltd. has updated their distribution line card with the addition of Scintera Networks, RFCI and Sunny Electronics. “The addition of these suppliers strengthens our RF and Microwave product offerings and allows our customers one-stop-shopping for their design and procurement needs...”
Agilent Technologies Introduces Infinite Playtime and Multichannel Support for Arbitrary Waveform GeneratorSeptember 10, 2013 5:23 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments
Agilent Technologies has introduced streaming and multichannel synchronization functionality for its M8190A high-speed arbitrary waveform generator. For engineers working on applications like low-observable radar or high-density communications, the new functionality makes testing more realistic...