News : July 2011 Archives

Government Program to Train Innovators in Business

29 Jul, 2011

The National Science Foundation is offering scientists and engineers "a boot camp for startups," according to my former colleague Alan Boyle at MSNBC. It will give 100 teams $50,000 to undergo an...More >

GE Announces 500GB Holographic Disc System

29 Jul, 2011

Despite Apple's efforts to push optical storage aside, GE has developed the first commercially practical holographic disc system, says The Times Leader. GE's new technology can hold 500 gigabytes. By...More >

ITC Judge: Macs Infringe S3 Patents

29 Jul, 2011

U.S. International Trade Commission Judge James Gildea has ruled that some Macs infringe patents held by S3 Graphics and could face an import ban, reports Computerworld. Macs that rely on processors...More >

SAP, Rent-a-Center Locked in Legal Battle over Licensing Fees

29 Jul, 2011

Computerworld reports that Rent-a-Center is facing a lawsuit from SAP over $9 million in fees for over-deploying its Business Objects analytics software. Per the companies' agreement, reads the...More >

Breach Puts 35 Million South Koreans at Risk

29 Jul, 2011

According to The Wall Street Journal, hackers breached a database belonging to South Korea's SK Communications Co., potentially grabbing the personal information of 35 million people. Reuters reports...More >

Google+ Experiencing Drop in Traffic

29 Jul, 2011

Updated statistics for Google+ from Experian Hitwise shows that the number of unique visitors to the site has been falling, as well as individual time spent on the site, reports Bloomberg. While it...More >

PacketVideo Sues Spotify for Patent Infringement

29 Jul, 2011

According to, Spotify is facing a patent infringement suit from PacketVideo over its cloud-based music service. Suits were filed in the Netherlands and San Diego district court with...More >

Apple's Cash Stores Top U.S. Government's

29 Jul, 2011

What does this say about our nation? Apple has more cash on hand than the U.S. government. The U.S. Treasury reported Wednesday that the government had an operating cash balance of $73.8 billion,...More >

Grad-Level Cyber Security Program Offered

29 Jul, 2011

George Mason University is adding a master's-level cyber security program to its offerings with a multidisciplinary degree in management of secure information systems, reports Federal Computer Week....More >

DataCore Automates Tiers of Storage

28 Jul, 2011

Company adds automation software that create tiers of storage across heterogeneous systems.

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