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  • News: Sub-Saharan African slow in innovation growth

    The newly published Global Innovation Index 2011 report ranks 125 countries/economies across the world in terms of their innovation capabilities and results. The Report highlights those countries that achieve more innovation outputs surmounting weaknesses from the input side -- the efficient innovators -- and those that lag behind in fulfilling their innovation potential. Innovation performances are analyzed in reference to the income and regional groups.

  • News: Making cultural peace with the Germans

    After ten years at German print solutions provider Heidelberger Druckmaschinen American Howard Hutchings draws his personal balance about the differences between IT management in the USA and Germany.

  • Acer C110 Travel Series USB-powered projector launches

    Acer has announced a new model in its Travel Series range of pico projectors. The C110 will cost £199 and will go onsale in the UK this August. The 50 Ansi lumens projector weighs 175g and measures a mere 110x85x25mm.

  • News: SAP: No change at the top as board extends CEO contracts

    SAP announced Thursday that its supervisory board has extended the contracts of co-CEOs Jim Hagemann Snabe and Bill McDermott until June 30, 2017, in a move that could give customers confidence that the company remains committed long-term to its strategies for mobile computing, analytics and SaaS (software as a service).

  • News: Build a Website for Your Small Business: 5 DIY Services

    Your company's online presence begins and ends with your website. But hiring a designer to dress it up can be expensive--and that's not even including the cost of a custom domain name and website hosting. Fortunately, you have do-it-yourself options.

  • News: Why Businesses Should Start Using Facebook Video Chat

    Facebook held a media event Wednesday morning to unveil 'something awesome'. That something awesome is that Facebook is adding a group chat feature, and the ability--in partnership with Skype--to conduct video calls from within Facebook.

  • Opinion: Facebook's 'Awesome' Video Chat -- Yawn

    Facebook unveiled a Skype-powered video calling service on Wednesday along with a few upgrades to the website's chat client. The feature is certainly a welcome update, but will it be enough to help the social network stay competitive with Google+?

  • Opinion: Combine Google Docs with Microsoft Office

    I'm finally starting to use Google Docs for word processing and creating spreadsheets on a regular basis. Like a lot of users, however, I'm still more comfortable working in Microsoft Office on my desktop. Google Docs however, provides a very handy service in that you can sign in from any computer anywhere in the world and access all your files. So how can you get the best of both worlds--comfortable desktop editing and the convenience of having your files in the cloud? A program called Syncdocs (free) has the solution.

  • News: No More Updates for PSP Digital Comics Store

    If you've been staying up to date with your favorite comics with your PSP, it's time to find a new device with which to do that.

  • News: Jonathan Blow, Quantic Dream Headlining GDC Europe

    The European Game Developers Conference, set to take place next month alongside trade show Gamescom, has some interesting-sounding sessions from top developers.

  • News: SpaceChem Used as Educational Tool in Schools

    The indie puzzler SpaceChem, available now from Steam, has been adopted by some UK schools as a teaching aid to help children grasp programming concepts.

  • News: Financial services firms get updated authentication guidance

    This month's update is designed to reinforce risk-based authentication for customers and covers layered security and other controls designed to mitigate transaction risk. Expert reaction to the guidance's efficacy is mixed.

  • Opinion: Apple iPad, Day 6: iOS Multitasking

    Desktop operating systems have been multitasking in one way or another for decades. In order for the iPad to fill the shoes of a notebook PC and act as the primary computing platform, it needs to be able to multitask as well. Apple's implementation of multitasking in iOS is not full, or true multitasking, though, so it begs the question of whether it is truly up for the task.

  • News: Judge denies Apple's 'App Store' Amazon injunction

    A judge has denied Apple’s request for an injunction preventing Amazon’s use of the term “App Store.” That means Amazon is free to continue using the “App Store” name to describe its own store for more than a year; the trial for Apple Inc. v. Amazon.com won’t start until October 2012.

  • News: Facebook-Skype Integration: A Getting-Started Guide

    Are you looking forward to using Facebook's new in-browser Skype-based video chat but still waiting for the service to hit your profile? If so, you can actually get started right now, and as you call your Facebook friends they will also be prompted to activate the new service. The process to get started is actually pretty straightforward, but in my tests I did find a slight hiccup that may prove frustrating to some users.

  • News: App Store tops 15 billion downloads in three years

    Apple on Thursday announced that more than 15 billion apps have been downloaded from the iOS App Store. According to Apple, more than 200 million iOS device users have installed those billions of apps from the store’s selection of 425,000 apps—including 100,000 native iPad apps.

  • News: Apple's App Store Tops 15 Billion Downloads

    It's chest-beating season in the download race between Apple's App Store and the Android Market. In the latest dose of braggadocio, Apple said in a press release Thursday that it reached the 15 billion mark for total app downloads from the iTunes App Store.

  • News: Apple Suffers Courtroom Beatdown Over 'Appstore' Trademark

    A California federal judge has thrown out Apple's dispute against Amazon over the tech giant's supposed ownership of the term "App Store."

  • News: Washington Post reports data breach on job ads section

    The Washington Post has alerted job seekers who use its employment pages of a data breach that compromised up to 1.27 million accounts.

  • News: Europe rejects one-click-to-buy Amazon patent application

    Amazon.com has lost an appeal to be granted a patent for its "one-click" ordering system, with the European Patent Office (EPO) ruling that the method was too obvious and not inventive.



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