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  • News: Angry Birds robots under Wi-Fi control

    Robots modeled after the characters in the popular mobile game Angry Birds were controlled over Wi-Fi at the Beijing International High Tech Expo this week.

  • News: Students: Buy a PC, Get a Free Xbox

    Microsoft has announced a special offer for students looking to purchase a new PC for their studies -- a free Xbox.

  • News: Sony Hacked Again

    It seems a lot of people really have it in for Sony at the moment -- the Japanese Internet service provider arm of Sony has suffered a system intrusion.

  • News: Kingston's USB 3.0 DataTraveler flash drive shows its speed

    Kingston Technology has become the latest storage vendor to ship a flash drive based on USB 3.0 speeds with early performance tests suggest the new drive is lighting fast.

  • News: IT will help UK meet carbon targets, says BCS

    BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, has welcomed the government’s plans to extend the UK’s carbon budget, saying that IT has a key role to play in meeting the targets.

  • News: Google's mobile Maps site adds features

    Google has upgraded the mobile site for Maps, which is one of the company's most popular online services, adding features found on the version for desktop browsers.

  • News: Government appoints digital director

    The Cabinet Office has appointed Mike Bracken, formerly director of digital development at the Guardian, as its new executive digital director.

  • News: Microsoft beats Apple to back-to-school promo punch

    Microsoft has announced a back-to-school deal that offers a free Xbox 360 console with the purchase of a Windows PC, beating Apple to the promotional punch.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending May 20

    This week's iPhone 5 rumor roundup features information on The Date from that hotbed of Apple smartphone rumors, St. Albans, Hertfordshire; more slips from Verizon's loose-lipped CFO; LTE prospects in Red China; how the iPhone 5 is causing a slump in global smartphone cells; a new SIM card standard that will extend Apple's control over identity stuff; and why new tables in the Apple stores mean iPhone 5 will have NFC.

  • News: AT&T lab test shows LTE speed at double Verizon's advertised rate

    AT&T recently demonstrated a fast 28.87 Mbps download speed during an LTE test at a Plano, Texas, lab, but an AT&T spokesman warned not to extrapolate that speed for what real-world speeds will be when AT&T launches its LTE wireless network this summer.

  • News: Tigo turns up heat in African mobile money market

    A new mobile money service from Millicom International Cellular, the operator of the Tigo brand, is turning up the heat in one of Africa's booming technology markets.

  • News: Missed email reminders have plagued Google Calendar for years

    Users take to comment boards to complain about Google Calendar.

  • News: Wall Street Beat: IPO, enterprise sales boost tech

    Excitement over LinkedIn's stunning market debut appears to have outweighed concerns this week about Hewlett-Packard and Dell earnings reports, which highlighted a desultory PC market.

  • News: Video Games Fuel Obesity?

    UK tabloid newspaper The Sun claims that video games fuel obesity, but misreports the facts of the study it's using to prove its point.

  • News: Can Traceability Help Protect Japan's Food Export Sales?

    My colleagues in the IDC Manufacturing Insights group wrote about the impacts of the Japanese disaster on large manufacturer's supply chains, soon after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in their March newsletter. I would like to examine the impact on food supplies and markets, particularly seafood, rice, green leafy vegetables and dairy products, which have been severely impacted by the events in Japan. In the short term, production has stalled or at minimum slowed for many of these products, reducing availability for local markets. In the longer term, fears of food contaminated by radiation will require additional monitoring to reassure both the domestic and export markets, and perhaps new strategies that provide visibility to the precise production, packing and shipping locations of distributed consumer, and especially food products.

  • News: German police seize Pirate Party servers

    Police in Germany have confiscated servers belonging to the Pirate Party as part of a criminal investigation.

  • News: US wants unconventional, intelligent apps to help patients make healthcare decisions

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today said it would fund the development of a new generation of what it called novel, unconventional intelligent applications that could help people make complex health decisions.

  • News: Hosted service creates enterprise 'store' for Android, iOS apps

    A hosted service lets IT groups create a centrally managed online "store" for all mobile apps, whether internally written or residing on the Android Market or Apple's App Store.

  • News: Sony's New Woes: Phishing Site Found on Server

    Sony is once again dealing with an apparent security breach -- this time a phishing attack on its Thai website. Earlier this morning, security company F-Secure posted a screen shot of a phishing site targeting an Italian bank that appeared to be housed under the hdworld.sony.co.th domain.

  • News: A Fly in the Ointment: Pricing Algorithms Run Amuck

    I'm starting a large research project on pricing. So naturally Ron Kleinman's April 24th post on the ARTS's (Association for Retail Technology Standards) Linkedin Group, "When pricing algorithms collide...it isn't pretty", caught my eye. It reminded me of the value of business rules in pricing, the common sense these rules should instantiate, and the danger of running algorithmic price optimization in a "lights out" fashion.



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