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FTC's Google antitrust decision pushed to 2013

Stanford to Work With edX Open-Source Learning Platform

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Stanford University has helped spawn much online learning activity (see our D10 interview with its president), but the school itself is now throwing its weight behind the open-source, not-for-profit edX platform, which was founded last year by Harvard and MIT. This is more complicated than you might think it would...
Stanford to Work With edX Open-Source Learning Platform

ISIS consortium delays launch of NFC-based mobile payments in Salt Lake City and Austin

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ISIS, a consortium of three wireless carriers, said Thursday that it will not launch its Near-Field Communication-based mobile payment service in Salt Lake City or Austin, Texas by the end of the summer as planned....
ISIS consortium delays launch of NFC-based mobile payments in Salt Lake City and Austin

Still infected, 300,000 PCs to lose Internet access July 9

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If you haven’t already seen the screaming headlines across the blogosphere declaring the arrival of Internet Armageddon for a quarter-million PCs because of a virus, allow us to get you up to speed. Believe it or not, some of the 4 million computers hijacked by Estonian and Russian hackers through...
Still infected, 300,000 PCs to lose Internet access July 9

Broadband competition fears may lead DOJ to block Verizon spectrum deal

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The Justice Department is "holding up" Verizon Wireless' deal to buy spectrum from cable companies, over concerns that the deal and related swaps will leave many US residents with only one option for broadband Internet service, the Wall Street Journal reported last night. Verizon last December announced an agreement to...
Broadband competition fears may lead DOJ to block Verizon spectrum deal

Drag and Drop To The Cloud Using Virtualization To Make It Work

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Part of the complexity in the cloud comes down to how the data is managed within a cloud computing environment. But even a bigger challenge is how to move applications to the cloud. How is all the data associated with an application moved to a cloud computing environment? And can...
Drag and Drop To The Cloud Using Virtualization To Make It Work

Micron's 320GB/sec Hybrid Memory Cube comes to market in 2013, threatens to finally kill DDR SDRAM

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The Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium, which consists of such silicon luminaries as Micron, Samsung, and IBM (but not Intel), has finally finished hammering out the Hybrid Memory Cube 1.0 standard. The HMC is a complete paradigm shift away from conventional DDR1/2/3 SDRAM, offering up to 15 times the performance of...
Micron's 320GB/sec Hybrid Memory Cube comes to market in 2013, threatens to finally kill DDR SDRAM

Arm and Imagination Technologies in deal to carve up chipmaker MIPS

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Arm part of consortium to buy MIPS patents while Imagination snaps up operating assetsTechnology group MIPS Technologies is being carved up in a complicated deal involving both Arm and Imagination Technologies.Arm is part of a consortium buying the rights to MIPS' portfolio of 580 patents, contributing $167.5m to the total...
Arm and Imagination Technologies in deal to carve up chipmaker MIPS

Cataloging the controlled chaos of the human genome

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One word for this project: MASSIVE. Holly Gramazio The completion of the human genome, rather than being the huge breakthrough it was presented as, raised almost as many questions as it answered. Less than two percent of it encoded a protein, and only about five percent ended up being...
Cataloging the controlled chaos of the human genome

WPC updates Qi standard, increases inductive charging distance to 40mm

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It seems that Power Matt just got a bit more, er, powerful. The Wireless Power Consortium announced today that it's improved the Qi inductive-charging standard to "include longer range magnetic resonance wireless charging." Effectively, this means charging stations that are up to spec will be able to transmit up...
WPC updates Qi standard, increases inductive charging distance to 40mm

Qi wireless energy gets stronger, coming to cars, tables

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Inductive wireless charging may have taken another step toward wider adoption today, with an announcement from the Wireless Power Consortium. The group announced an update of the Qi wireless charging standard, allowing for charging from up to 40mm away. The updated standard greatly exceeds previous limitations, which capped charging distance...
Qi wireless energy gets stronger, coming to cars, tables

Samsung and Qualcomm form Alliance for Wireless Power

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Samsung and Qualcomm have formed the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) in order to mount a challenge to Qiís Wireless Power Consortium. The move may result in a battle analogous to Sonyís battle with Toshiba over the Blu-ray and HD-DVD formats as one side seeks to establish its technology as...
Samsung and Qualcomm form Alliance for Wireless Power

Apple nabs 1,024 patents from Rockstar Consortium

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Even though the tech giant is a member of the consortium that bought thousands for patents from Nortel Networks last year, it's quietly been in the process of buying some patents of its own. [Read more]...
Apple nabs 1,024 patents from Rockstar Consortium

SpinMedia Adds Vibe Magazine to Its Digital Portfolio, Minus the Magazine

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Last year, Steve Hansen bought Spin magazine, killed the print edition, and kept the website. Now he’s singing the same song with a new title: Hansen’s SpinMedia is buying Vibe, the 20-year-old hip-hop and R&B magazine, from a consortium led by Intermedia and Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Companies. It plans on...
SpinMedia Adds Vibe Magazine to Its Digital Portfolio, Minus the Magazine
Panasonic bringing wireless charging stations to Japan's cafés and convenience stores

New Hackers ‘The Consortium’ Introduce Themselves With Hack of Porn Site Digital Playground

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The F.B.I. may have snagged LulzSec by turning top hacker Sabu (Hector Xavier Monsegur) but if they thought that would put paid to hacking groups looking to make their bones, they were wrong. Welcome The Consortium, and their filleting of the porn site, Digital Playground. The Consortium didn't just...
New Hackers ‘The Consortium’ Introduce Themselves With Hack of Porn Site Digital Playground

Appeals Court In Google Book Scanning Case Clearly Leaning Towards Fair Use Ruling

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We've discussed for years how the Author's Guild has a very anti-technology, anti-innovation view on the world, and how their positions seem to really be more about representing the interests of big publishers rather than authors. And nowhere is that more clear than in the long-running lawsuit against Google for...
Appeals Court In Google Book Scanning Case Clearly Leaning Towards Fair Use Ruling

Booting Up: Solar Powered Edition

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PayPal may launch a product to compete with ousted cofounder Jack Dorsey's Square [GigaOM] Secret startup in Mississippi, Twin Creeks, has developed technology they claim can cut the cost of solar cells in half [Technology Review] Social transparency investment platform eToro raises $15 million in a venture round led by...
Booting Up: Solar Powered Edition
Atomic force microscope measures strength of chemical bonds
FeliCa teams up with Samsung and NXP, aiming for internationally-compatible NFC

Kodak's $527 million sale of its digital imaging patents has been completed

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Today Kodak announced that its massive, $527 million sale of its digital imaging patents has been completed, calling the move a “key restructuring objective.” The patents were sold to a group of twelve parties, spreading out the cost of the purchase. The deal was expected. In December, TNW reported that the...
Kodak's $527 million sale of its digital imaging patents has been completed

Reader's Digest Emerges From Chapter 11; Cuts Debt By 75 Percent

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After a series of delays, the Reader’s Digest Association has finally emerged from bankruptcy having reduced its debt by 75 percent, the company said. The publisher, which filed for Chapter 11 protection last August, has received $525 million in exit financing from a bond refinancing that will provide RDA...
Reader's Digest Emerges From Chapter 11; Cuts Debt By 75 Percent
Fulton Innovation's eCoupled lets you wirelessly charge your smartphone with your tablet

Chris Anderson calls for consortium to develop a standardized UAV platform

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"If you're in this room, you're the best of the best," Chris Anderson addressed the audience with his customary flair for the dramatic. Complimentary, sure, but not without merit -- the former Wired editor-in-chief was speaking to a classroom full of UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) developers, a number of...
Chris Anderson calls for consortium to develop a standardized UAV platform

OpenDaylight is building on our work, SDN group's director says

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The OpenDaylight Project may have won attention last week with a founding list of vendors including Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks, but it's standing on the shoulders of others, according to the head of the Open Networking Foundation.OpenDaylight will be building part of its planned framework for software-defined networking...
OpenDaylight is building on our work, SDN group's director says

U.K. MOOCs Alliance, Futurelearn, Adds British Council To Its Free Higher Education Roster

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The U.K. MOOCs alliance, Futurelearn, which was announced last December and will be offering its first free courses “from mid-2013″ with the aim of creating a globally accessible British higher education brand, has added another member to its consortium of backers. The British Council is the latest to join the Futurelearn alliance, following...
U.K. MOOCs Alliance, Futurelearn, Adds British Council To Its Free Higher Education Roster

When will wireless power reach the tipping point?

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Greg Cross is chairman of PowerbyProxi, a developer of wireless power solutions. If you’re waiting to see when wireless power will hit the mass market, then you’re not alone. Delivering power wirelessly is perhaps one of the most hyped, long anticipated changes to the way we design and use...
When will wireless power reach the tipping point?

Samsung, Qualcomm start up Alliance for Wireless Power to take on Qi

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Wireless power has until now been closely associated with the Wireless Power Consortium's Qi standard. There's now a second proposed common ground in the Alliance for Wireless Power, or A4WP. Samsung and Qualcomm, along with some help from Powermat, SK Telecom, Ever Win Industries, Gill Industries and Peiker Acustic,...
Samsung, Qualcomm start up Alliance for Wireless Power to take on Qi

Blackstone counteroffers to buy Dell, monkey-wrenching Michael Dell's plan to take the company private

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Today, Bloomberg reported that Dell has another suitor: Blackstone Group. The investment company is said to have submitted an offer to buy Dell, a computer giant, at a price that ‘rivals’ the prior $24.4 billion offer that was tendered. The prior deal, tendered by Silverlake and Michael Dell – partially funded...
Blackstone counteroffers to buy Dell, monkey-wrenching Michael Dell's plan to take the company private

Verizon offers to sell some airwaves in exchange for approval to buy others

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Verizon Wireless on Wednesday offered to sell some unused airwaves in exchange for federal approval of its purchase of other airwaves from cable companies. The wireless giant said it would sell some spectrum licenses in the 700 megahertz band that it bought at a federal auction in 2008. The sale...
Verizon offers to sell some airwaves in exchange for approval to buy others
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