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Articles tagged with: economy

HTC Has Just Acquired Dashwire For ‘Cloud Safety’

Taiwanese manufacturer HTC has just purchased Dashwire, a Seattle-based company. If you haven’t heard of Dashwire before, they are famous for creating a platform that allows users to back up their important data on their phones to a cloud-based system.

Dashwire is going to become a subsidiary of HTC and the company popular for their smartphones, plans on integrating Dashwire’s technology into its own HTCSense.com cloud services.

U.S. Shutting Down Data Centers To Save Taxpayer Woes

In order to save money, the US federal government decided to shut down more than 350 data centers by the end of 2012 and another 400 by end of 2015. This was decided to save billions of dollars from US taxpayers.

Currently, more than 2000 data centers with 40 percent storage capacity and 27 percent computing capacity are running across the country.

The decision is quite good in saving money but what about the employees working there? Thirty states will be affected by this decision…

Adobe Acquires Digital Signage, Echosign

Adobe has just purchased EchoSign, a startup that provides electronic signature technology. Adobe hopes to integrate the new technology in its current document exchange services.

The goal of digital signage is for enterprises to easily swap documents with one another for easy approval. Contracts can be easily sent to one another and signed with ease.

Caller ID On T-Mobile, $50 Per Year??

Okay, so I have to admit Caller ID is cool for a number of reasons. I think first and foremost, caller ID is the perfect tool to figure out whether you should take a call or not (especially if you are in a meeting or on the road).

Secondly, as a human being, I think the majority of us prefer to avoid surprises whenever necessary. If you need an example just think about Christmas when you were a kid and how you wanted to sneak out to the living room at 4AM to check the presents under the tree.

Foursquare Adds Deals Section To App

The popular social networking site that is based on its users locations, is now offering ‘Deals’ to its platform. Foursquare’s new Deals special shows the latest deals from LivingSocial, Gilt City, Zozi, BuyWithMe, and AT&T Interactive.

The service works similar to a compiler, and some deals are made available exclusively to Foursquare users, sometimes deals as good as 50% off.

Euro Parliament Votes In Favor Of Ecommerce Buyer Protection

The European Parliament has recently approved new rules for online shopping. European buyers now have the right to change their minds about an online purchase within two weeks of receiving the goods. The new laws also outlaw the use of pre-ticked boxes on retail websites.

The new laws were swept with approval by a 615 in favor and a 16 against. The previous rules governing ecommerce in Europe, poorly protected its citizens and resulted in 7% of Internet users engaging in online purchases.

Anonymous Hackers Demand Federal Reserve Chair To Resign

If you’ve kept up with news, you’ll know that despite the arrests made towards the Anonymous Hacking group, they’ve successfully hacked many websites, from Sony databases, to Nintendo, to PBS, from America to India, they have proven their skills.

After seeing the type of damage the Anonymous Hacking group is capable of with the tragic Sony attacks, the Federal Reserve has good reason the be worried. The group of hackers request that Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve’s chairman, step down.

IBM HPC Cloud Solutions For Maximizing Profits

IBM seeks to help companies use their high-performance computers more efficiently with new software that links separate pools of resources into a single private cloud. Usually, organizations with intense engineering operations have separate server farms used by individual groups of engineers, leaving computing resources unused.

With this in mind, IBM is currently making HPC Management Suite for Cloud software available after having just used it internally. Over 3,000 engineers around the world shared resources as they developed the POWER7 processor family, claiming to have cut costs in half and reduced the design cycle by six months as a result of the software.

Google Acquires RSS Startup, PostRank

Google acquired PostRank yesterday. Postrank is an RSS startup, and the move proves to be a continuation of Google’s strategy to go social. PostRank basically lets users plug into any RSS feed for analysis. The system ranks feeds by the number of comments, inbound links, Twitter shares, Facebook shares, and other social cues.

Analysts are guessing that the PostRank technology will be implemented into Google Analytics, but it is unsure what exactly Google plans to do with the recent buy.

Microsoft Planning To Acquire Nokia For 19 Billion?

Reports have begun to spring up, suggesting that Microsoft might be getting ready to swallow Nokia for $19 billion. While Nokia has three main business groups: Mobile Phones, Smart Devices, and Markets. Mobile Phones would be the only one that would be taken over for the 19 billion.

This is an interesting bit of news when you consider that Nokia announced that a number of their phones will support Windows Phone 7, coupled with the fact of the mobile operating system, Symbian, being undesired for a large majority of mobile users.