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Google Just Hired The Head Of The Pentagon's Research Arm (GOOG)

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Google has hired Regina Dugan, the director of the U.S. Defense Department's DARPA research arm, to a senior executive position. Wired reported the move earlier, noting that Dugan was a bit of a maverick at DARPA: she focused on tactical research rather than pie-in-the-sky projects like shape-shifting robots, and...
Google Just Hired The Head Of The Pentagon's Research Arm (GOOG)

Today in Tech: Intel cooking up Internet TV service?

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Fortune’s curated selection of tech stories from the last 24 hours. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. * Yahoo (YHOO) slapped Facebook with a 19-page lawsuit over 10 patents covering a wide area, from advertising to messaging. Among the allegations: Facebook essentially ripped off its social networking...
Today in Tech: Intel cooking up Internet TV service?

Baidu opens its Singapore research centre, sharpening its focus on Southeast Asia

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Chinese search giant Baidu has officially opened the doors on its new Singapore-based research centre, signalling the its clear intention to develop local services for Southeast Asia and expand its presence across the region. Initially announced in February, Baidu launched the Baidu-I2R Research Centre (BIRC) to develop technologies and information that...
Baidu opens its Singapore research centre, sharpening its focus on Southeast Asia

Microsoft Beats Data-sorting Record With New Approach

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Besting a record set by Yahoo in 2009, the research arm of Microsoft have deployed a new technique for quickly sorting large amounts of data, called Flat......
Microsoft Beats Data-sorting Record With New Approach

The Internet Gets a Hall of Fame (Including Al Gore!)

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Vinton Cerf, considered one of the fathers of the internet for co-designing the TCP/IP protocol, was inducted into ISOC's Hall of Fame Monday. GENEVA, Switzerland — The best revolutionaries eventually find themselves hailed in tributes and enshrined in museums. So it’s almost inevitable that nearly 30 years after the official...
The Internet Gets a Hall of Fame (Including Al Gore!)

DARPA's next "grand challenge": tool-wielding rescue robots

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SCHAFT's planned entry into DARPA's Grand Robotics Challenge. Yesterday, the Department of Defense's advanced research arm, DARPA, announced the details of its next grand challenge. Following up on its autonomous vehicle challenge, the research agency will now focus on robots that do need an operator. But these robots are...
DARPA's next "grand challenge": tool-wielding rescue robots

Microsoft to Open New Research Lab in NYC

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Ms. Chayes (Wikipedia) Looks like Microsoft is the next tech behemoth to extend their empire to our fine city. According to All Things D, the company has a vast network of research institutions, and its newest campus will be located in New York. Though the team has yet to find a NYC...
Microsoft to Open New Research Lab in NYC
Smartphone growth expected to slow again in 2013

Annals of dubious statistics, crowdfunding edition

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Are crowdfunding statistics the new counterfeiting statistics? Certainly they seem to have become a meme. If you know that crowdfunding is a big deal, it’s probably because you read all about it in TechCrunch, in May (“these portals raised $1.5 billion and successfully funded more than 1 million campaigns in...
Annals of dubious statistics, crowdfunding edition

Rumor: Yahoo Is About To Fire Its Smartest Innovators (YHOO)

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Sarah Lacy at PandoDaily is reporting Yahoo is about to fire members of its Yahoo Research arm, which is built with the goal of "Inventing the Future of the Internet." The company is firing at least the New York team of researchers, and possibly he entire division, at the end of...
Rumor: Yahoo Is About To Fire Its Smartest Innovators (YHOO)

Seven Questions for Nathaniel Borenstein, Who Made Email Attachments Easy

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The Internet isn’t known for looking backward at its history all that often, and yet once in awhile it’s worth a look back to appreciate why things we do every day work the way they do. March 11 is one of those opportunities. It is the 20th anniversary of MIME,...
Seven Questions for Nathaniel Borenstein, Who Made Email Attachments Easy

Microsoft beats data-sorting record with new approach

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Besting a record set by Yahoo in 2009, the research arm of Microsoft have deployed a new technique for quickly sorting large amounts of data, called Flat Datacenter Storage (FDS)....
Microsoft beats data-sorting record with new approach

The average US subscriber owns 1.57 mobile devices

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How many mobile devices do you own? According to Wireless Intelligence, the research arm of the GSM Association, the number is 1.57 if you’re an average American subscriber. It’s even higher in the rest of the world, coming out to 1.85 mobile connections per subscriber. If those numbers seem kind...
The average US subscriber owns 1.57 mobile devices

DARPA Director Regina Dugan Leaves Defense Department For Google

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Today brings some rather high-profile recruiting from Google: the director of DARPA, the Department of Defense’s research arm, is leaving after three years of heading the agency to join Google at a “senior executive position.” The news comes from a DARPA spokesman, who reports that Dugan felt she couldn’t refuse...
DARPA Director Regina Dugan Leaves Defense Department For Google

Study: Americans overpaying for LTE

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American wireless customers are paying significantly more for LTE service than are their counterparts in Europe. This according to a new study from the research arm of the GSM Association, which represents mobile operators. The study looked at LTE service rates in the United States and in several European countries,...
Study: Americans overpaying for LTE
Microsoft's Socl Network Opens: Are You Ready To Ride The Firehose?

Enterprise Facebook Use Wanes, At Least According to Zscaler

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The corporate Internet is a very different place these days, at least according to research done by cloud security vendor Zscaler's research arm ThreatLabZ. The report analyzes billions of Web transactions over Q4 2011. In particular, Facebook, Blackberry and Internet Explorer continue to decline in terms of enterprise traffic seen...
Enterprise Facebook Use Wanes, At Least According to Zscaler

TechAmerica: US tech employment grows slightly in 2012

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The U.S. tech industry added 67,400 jobs in 2012, a 1.1 percent increase from a year earlier, according to a new report from the TechAmerica Foundation.The tech industry's growth slightly outpaced the overall private sector in the U.S., which grew by 1 percent, TechAmerica said Tuesday. U.S tech employment...
TechAmerica: US tech employment grows slightly in 2012

Parking pains to be a thing of the past? Nearly 1m smart car parking spots on the way

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Nearly one million parking spaces around the world will be ‘smart’ parking spots by 2020, enabling cities to increase revenues as well as help motorists to find a space more easily, according to one report. In total, there will be more than 950,000 smart parking spaces worldwide by the end...
Parking pains to be a thing of the past? Nearly 1m smart car parking spots on the way

This New $200+ Million Fund Will Create Some Amazing Big Data Projects

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Five federal agencies have launched a new $200 million fund for big data projects. Some of the new technologies they want to build with it are mind blowing. The White House announced the new fund yesterday [press release, PDF] to support plans for the National Science Foundation, National Institutes...
This New $200+ Million Fund Will Create Some Amazing Big Data Projects
Henry Blodget says Business Insider is growing, but it's still losing money

Next-gen biofuels making slow, slow, slow progress in 2013

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In the time it takes to scale up the production of advanced biofuels — which use plant waste, not corn, for fuel — numerous web startups could launch, scale and exit. But for those biofuel companies that are still out there, toiling away at the difficult goal of producing next-gen...
Next-gen biofuels making slow, slow, slow progress in 2013

Chinese Ministry Critical Of Android's Dominance -- But How Much Power Does Google Really Have In China?

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China’s technology Ministry is worried about the dominance of Google’s Android platform, according to Reuters. The news agency links to a whitepaper authored by the research arm of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology which contains the above graph — so it’s not difficult to see what the Ministry’s issue is:...
Chinese Ministry Critical Of Android's Dominance -- But How Much Power Does Google Really Have In China?

Report: There are now 1.6 billion 3G/4G connections in the world

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Mobile broadband networks account for nearly one quarter of the world’s mobile cellular connections, according to numbers released this week by Wireless Intelligence, the research arm of the GSM Association. That winds up being 1.6 billion 3G and 4G subscriptions. Wireless Intelligence defines mobile broadband as any CDMA EV-DO, HSPA,...
Report: There are now 1.6 billion 3G/4G connections in the world

Nutritional products firm opens new Seattle headquarters

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Econet, a South Korean investment holding company, has moved two of its nutritional products companies  into a new 70,000 square-foot headquarters in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood at 3005 1st Avenue. The space was previously occupied by biotechnology company Dendreon. Univera and Unigen had been based in Lacey, Washington since 2004, and...
Nutritional products firm opens new Seattle headquarters

Baidu's language R&D centre brings voice unlocking to new Lenovo phone in first product launch

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Chinese search giant Baidu’s new language research centre in Singapore is releasing its first consumer-facing technology after it announced its speaker verification technology is embedded in Lenovo’s latest Chinese smartphone. The Lenovo A586 launches in China today. Thanks to the voice technology — which was developed by Baidu partner I2R and...
Baidu's language R&D centre brings voice unlocking to new Lenovo phone in first product launch
The post-PC era takes shape: Tablet sales to top notebooks next year

Microsoft's Science Fair Is So Cool. So Why Aren't Its Products?

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Attending Microsoft’s TechFest is always an opportunity to stretch the mind. Redmond’s annual science fair is literally a sneak peek into the future. Going from booth to booth, one gets a sense of where computing is headed, from new ways of viewing data and interacting machines to better ways of...
Microsoft's Science Fair Is So Cool. So Why Aren't Its Products?

CHART OF THE DAY: This Chart Tells The Real Story Of Android Versus iOS (AAPL, GOOG)

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We were reading a report from Barclays on Apple versus Google when we saw this chart from comScore and it stopped us in our tracks. As you can see, it shows Apple's iOS controlling 60% of mobile traffic on the web in the U.S. Considering Android is supposed to...
CHART OF THE DAY: This Chart Tells The Real Story Of Android Versus iOS (AAPL, GOOG)

Our Troops Need Turd-Powered Nuclear Reactors [Poop]

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This is not an April Fool's post. This is a serious post about DARPA, the military's experimental research arm, and how they want to explore human waste as a fuel source for portable nuclear reactors on overseas military bases. Seriously. More »...
Our Troops Need Turd-Powered Nuclear Reactors [Poop]
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