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SAMSUNG Receives 12 CES Innovation Awards For 2007

Mon, 04 Dec 2006 01:00:00 EST

Samsung Electronics has won 12 International CES Innovations 2007 Design and Engineering Showcase Awards. Samsung's award-winners include three handheld cellular phones, two Plasma HDTVs, two digital audio players, two Home Theater in a Box systems, a multifunction color laser printer, an ultra-Mobile PC, and a cutting edge washing machine. All of Samsung's Innovations Awards-winning products will be on display during the 2007 International CES, January 8-11, in the Samsung booth 11033 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, as well as in the Innovations Pavilion.

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IBM Previews a Powerful New BladeCenter HT System that Delivers Superior Performance and High-Speed Connectivity

Mon, 04 Dec 2006 01:00:00 EST

IBM has previewed a powerful new BladeCenter HT system that delivers superior performance and high-speed connectivity for network bandwidth up to 10 times greater than previously possible, to help telecommunications network providers unleash next-generation applications for consumers based on the convergence of voice, data and video networks.

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Epicor Announces Support for the 2007 Microsoft Office System and Windows Vista

Fri, 01 Dec 2006 05:00:00 EST

Epicor Software has announced continued commitment to leverage the latest technology from Microsoft including the 2007 Microsoft Office system and Windows Vista to provide its customers with enterprise software solutions that boost productivity and collaboration.

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HP Announces Enhancements to Its Identity and Access Management Software Suite

Fri, 01 Dec 2006 00:00:00 EST

HP has announced enhancements to its identity and access management software suite to help customers increase agility, reduce risk and cut costs in the area of security and compliance management. Introduced at the Gartner Identity and Access Management Summit, the new integration initiatives and improved features of the HP Identity and Access Management (IdM) portfolio better automate changes to users' rights, their access to services and the enforcement of business policies.

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Monash University Selects IBM Lotus Software

Thu, 30 Nov 2006 23:00:00 EST

Monash University has selected IBM Lotus software to improve collaboration for its 60,000 staff, students and researchers around the world. Monash University required a comprehensive solution that reflected its desire to use information technology to support new ways of collaborating could be integrated with existing records and document management systems, and run across a variety of operating systems and supported mobile devices.

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TCS - EducationWorld Teachers Awards to Promote Innovation Attracts 25000 Entries across the Nation

Thu, 30 Nov 2006 06:15:00 EST

The second edition of the Tata Consultancy Services-EducationWorld Teachers Awards attracted an overwhelming response of 25,000 nominations from across the country including the Andaman and Nicobar islands. The Teachers award acknowledges excellence in teaching by recognizing teachers with exceptional attributes and teaching innovations.

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Somerfield Signs 7-year, $65 Million Deal with Tata Consultancy Services to Reorganize its IT Services

Thu, 30 Nov 2006 06:00:00 EST

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has signed a seven year agreement to provide a full range of managed IT services to Somerfield, a leading UK-based small-format food retailer, building on an existing eight-year relationship between TCS and Somerfield.

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SAMSUNG Opens 'Digital Gallery' at ASPIRE Building for Doha 2006

Thu, 30 Nov 2006 05:00:00 EST

Two days before the opening of the 15th Asian Games Doha 2006, Samsung, a Prestige Partner of the Games, officially opened the doors to its Digital Gallery by hosting a ceremony for related officials and guests. Housed in the ASPIRE building, the Samsung Digital Gallery provides all spectators of the Asian Games the opportunity to explore and experience Samsung's latest product offerings.

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University of the East Enhances Campus Network with Nortel Ethernet Solution

Thu, 30 Nov 2006 03:00:00 EST

The University of the East, one of the largest universities in the Philippines, is expanding online learning capabilities, enabling new applications, and improving administrative functionality at its Manila campus with an Ethernet networking solution from Nortel.

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HP Announces Dynamic Smart Cooling to Bridge the Gap between Facilities and IT

Thu, 30 Nov 2006 02:00:00 EST

HP has announced a new energy management system and key initiatives to bridge the gap between facilities and IT to help customers dramatically reduce data center operating costs. Based on work from the past four years by HP Labs, the new energy management system, called HP Dynamic Smart Cooling, is designed to deliver 20 to 45 percent savings in cooling energy costs or allow additional equipment to be added to the data center while keeping net power costs constant.

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HP Unveils Mercury Project and Portfolio Management Center 7.0

Thu, 30 Nov 2006 01:00:00 EST

HP has unveiled new project and portfolio management software that gives customers real-time visibility and control over the entire IT portfolio to help reduce the business risk of IT project failure. Available immediately, Mercury Project and Portfolio Management Center 7.0 provides chief information officers and other IT executives with sophisticated project, demand and portfolio management as well as an integrated approach to managing projects across their lifecycles.

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IBM Highlights The Science Behind The Latest Videogames

Thu, 30 Nov 2006 01:00:00 EST

IBM highlighted the deep science behind the latest video games and encouraged middle school students to pursue careers in math and science at an open house at the company's $3 billion East Fishkill, New York, microchip manufacturing center, which produces the chips that power the latest systems from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo.

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Rhodia, IBM and ADP Sign Strategic Agreement

Thu, 30 Nov 2006 00:00:00 EST

Rhodia, IBM and ADP have signed a 7-year strategic worldwide agreement to optimize Rhodia's Human Resources organization by outsourcing the administrative and support areas of key HR processes. The partnership with IBM and with ADP will allow Rhodia to focus on strategic HR issues, while increasing the flexibility of the organization to better manage variations in its business scope and development in fast growing regions. The agreement is expected to reduce costs of the related HR processes by 30%.

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Microsoft and 10 Partners Empower Seattle to Get Net Safe

Wed, 29 Nov 2006 04:00:00 EST

Microsoft's Get Net Safe tour, a 12-city initiative to help keep Internet users of all ages safe online, will visit Seattle for three days, running from Nov. 28 to Nov. 30. Microsoft and its partners will sponsor 10 educational events in Washington - in Seattle, Redmond, Everett and Tacoma - with specialized content to empower children, teens, parents, business owners and people over 50 to better protect themselves, their families and their PCs while on the Internet. All sessions are free to attendees. For those who cannot attend a particular event, tips and techniques are provided at http://www.staysafe.org.

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Wipro BPO Appoints Ramit Sethi as Senior Vice President

Tue, 28 Nov 2006 05:00:00 EST

Wipro BPO, the BPO arm of Wipro Limited, announced the appointment of Ramit Sethi as Senior Vice President - Knowledge Services and Capital Markets. Ramit Sethi's focus would be to consolidate and grow Wipro BPO's Captal Markets & Knowledge Services business.

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Novell Enhances Business Value of Working with Novell in PartnerNet 2007

Tue, 28 Nov 2006 05:00:00 EST

Novell has unveiled enhancements to its PartnerNet program designed to make it easier, more strategic, and more profitable for partners to work with Novell. PartnerNet 2007 introduces several key new benefits, including technology specializations to enhance partner expertise and visibility in specific markets, a new, integrated partner portal that will make it easy to work with Novell and optimize business opportunities, and new partner tracks to ensure partners get the right attention from Novell for their specific business model.

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TCS Unveils 'Science-To-Software' Transformation Program

Tue, 28 Nov 2006 02:00:00 EST

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a global IT services and consulting organization, unveiled its latest initiative to enlarge and develop the suitable talent pool available to the IT industry. The TCS Talent Transformation (TCS T2) aims to transform science graduates into global software professionals and is the first scalable program undertaken to draw graduates from disciplines other than engineering into the global technology services industry.

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Microsoft Joins TCS China as Strategic Investor

Tue, 28 Nov 2006 02:00:00 EST

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and its Chinese partners, supported by the National Development and Reforms Commission (NDRC) announced that Microsoft had signed a tripartite investment agreement to be a strategic investor in TCS China, with the TCS and the and Chinese Parties, which are national software export bases located in Beijing and Tianjin and nominees of the NDRC. Microsoft will hold a minority stake in TCS China.

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HP Announces Technology Grant Opportunity for U.S. Colleges and Universities

Tue, 28 Nov 2006 01:00:00 EST

HP has announced an initiative that will award grants totaling $2.8 million in cash and HP equipment to two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico. The 2007 HP Technology for Teaching Grant initiative supports the redesign of math, science and engineering courses, with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of students graduating with high-tech degrees.

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Iowa Health System Collaborates With IBM to Improve Access to Medical Data

Tue, 28 Nov 2006 01:00:00 EST

Iowa Health System (IHS) has announced it will utilize IBM Grid Medical Archive Solution (GMAS) to allow cardiology, radiology and other digital images to be shared across multiple sites and securely stored for years to help improve patient care, advance research and reduce administrative costs.

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IBM Signs Agreement to Open New Global Delivery Center in Chengdu to Service Global Clients

Tue, 28 Nov 2006 01:00:00 EST

IBM has signed an agreement with the Chengdu High-Tech Zone, to establish a Global Delivery Center within the Chengdu Tianfu Software Park. Scheduled to be operational by February 2007, this new center will provide multi-lingual application development and maintenance services to clients globally in English, Japanese and Chinese, and to the IBM Global Procurement Center, recently located to the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.

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ProCurve Networking by HP Climbs to No. 2 in Enterprise Networking Revenue and Ports

Tue, 28 Nov 2006 00:00:00 EST

ProCurve Networking by HP is now the world's second largest global enterprise networking vendor in revenue, ports and Power over Ethernet (PoE), according to a recent report by market research firm Dell'Oro Group. For the third calendar quarter of 2006, ProCurve grew its revenue share by 15.5 percent quarter-over-quarter and increased its overall port shipments by 20.4 percent sequentially. Both figures are higher than industry growth rates for the respective areas.

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New IP-based Telephone System from IBM Improves Parent-Teacher Communication

Sun, 26 Nov 2006 23:00:00 EST

A new IP-based telephone system from IBM is improving parent-teacher communication in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District, while lowering maintenance requirements and costs. IBM designed and implemented the new Cisco telephone system at Pitt Meadows Secondary School in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia.

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TIBCO Customer Takes First Place in 2006 Process Innovation Awards

Sat, 25 Nov 2006 07:00:00 EST

TIBCO Software, a business integration and process management software company that enables real-time business, has announced that its customer, Geisinger Health System, has won a first place award in the 2006 Process Innovation Awards for its use of TIBCO's business process management (BPM) software, TIBCO iProcess Suite, to drive greater efficiencies in clinical, business and financial processes across its organization.

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DARPA Selects IBM for Supercomputing Grand Challenge

Thu, 23 Nov 2006 03:00:00 EST

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded IBM a four-year $244 million award to develop a machine that provides 100 times the sustained performance of today's general purpose supercomputers and is dramatically simpler to program, administer and use. IBM expects the project to support DARPA's goals of increasing productivity and enabling the United States to achieve long-term technological leadership while opening up the complex world of supercomputing to a broader audience of scientists and businesses.

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New IBM Service Products Address Technology Investment Challenges

Thu, 23 Nov 2006 03:00:00 EST

IBM has introduced service products designed to help clients better align IT investments and infrastructure requirements with business goals. Five of the new service products are available immediately from IBM IT Strategy and Architecture Services group and can help companies create a more innovative, manageable, adaptive and cost-effective IT infrastructure that enables business growth.

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IBM and Pay By Touch Team to Deliver Secure, Convenient and Cost-Effective Payment Service for Supermarket Retailers

Thu, 23 Nov 2006 02:45:00 EST

IBM has announced that Thriftway Supermarket in Seattle, Washington is the first retailer to install a new point-of-sale application that provides a turnkey solution for Pay By Touch, a biometric payment service that lets shoppers make purchases with the touch of a finger. The new IBM SurePOS ACE application was implemented in 13 checkout lanes in a matter of hours. It enables Thriftway to handle biometric payments faster, enhancing customer service.

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IBM to Manage Key IT Application Development at HypoVereinsbank

Thu, 23 Nov 2006 02:30:00 EST

HypoVereinsbank and IBM, have signed a 3-year agreement for IBM to take over key areas of the bank's IT application development. From January 2007, IBM Global Services will manage the modernization, standardization and ongoing development of the bank's credit applications and will work with HVB on strategic projects, developing future-proof solutions.

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IBM's Advanced Analytics to Tackle Property & Casualty Insurance Claim Fraud

Sat, 18 Nov 2006 02:00:00 EST

IBM has announced that it is putting advanced analytics to work zeroing in on fraudulent and abusive claims in the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry. The IBM Loss Analysis and Warning Solution is designed to help protect P&C insurance companies from illegal, unethical, or undesirable activities by policyholders, service providers and employees. This is accomplished through a combination of data mining technology, data visualization techniques and a powerful scoring and anomaly discovery engine.

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IBM Opens New Centre of Excellence for Oil & Gas in Norway

Thu, 16 Nov 2006 02:00:00 EST

IBM has opened a Centre of Excellence for Oil & Gas in Norway with the aim of providing world class solutions and innovation for the oil and gas industry. The centre highlights IBM's commitment to Norway's biggest industry, and will be the hub for IBM's oil and gas-related activities in Northeast Europe and Russia, the Middle East and South Africa, serving local and international clients.

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HP Introduces New Server And Workstation Systems

Wed, 15 Nov 2006 04:00:00 EST

HP has introduced new server and workstation systems designed to maintain power efficiency while meeting the needs of high-throughput, data-intensive applications. The new platforms, based on the Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5300 series processors, include HP ProLiant servers, HP BladeSystem server blades and HP Workstations and can improve certain enterprise application performance by 48 percent.

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Microsoft Files Suit Against Creators of Spyware-Bearing Celebrity Screen Saver

Wed, 15 Nov 2006 02:00:00 EST

Microsoft has followed the Federal Trade Commissions's lead in fighting deceptive spyware operations by filing an action against persons allegedly distributing a notorious spyware program, against which the FTC recently took action. Microsoft's suit alleges that Timothy P. Taylor and others used screen savers and other seemingly benign programs as 'Trojan horses' to surreptitiously install unwanted software on consumers computers. Microsoft seeks damages from defendants on the grounds that their installation practices violate the Washington Computer Spyware Act and the Washington Consumer Protection Act.

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Internet Safety Effort Calls on Los Angeles to Get Net Safe

Wed, 15 Nov 2006 00:00:00 EST

Microsoft has announced that the Get Net Safe tour, designed to help people learn how to become more safe and secure on the Internet, will stop in Los Angeles for several days, starting today. The multiple-stop tour, with events Nov. 14-16 in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, will give children, teens, parents, business owners and people over 50 the opportunity to participate in unique forums about how to be better protected online.

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Microsoft Highlights Breadth of New Product Offerings Coming to Market at Annual Shareholder Meeting

Wed, 15 Nov 2006 00:00:00 EST

Microsoft held its annual shareholder meeting, where Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer discussed the company's opportunities for growth and innovation across multiple core businesses. As a part of the company's presentation, Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft, outlined the company's vision for software innovation in the Live era and demonstrated some of the software advancements available in Windows Live services and the new Zune digital music player and online service.

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HP Unveils Multi-core Workstation Computing with Intel at QuadFest

Tue, 14 Nov 2006 03:00:00 EST

HP has introduced powerful, energy-efficient multi-core workstations featuring the industry's first volume quad-core processors from Intel Corporation. The HP workstations are designed to help professionals such as digital content creators, oil and gas engineers, and computer-aided manufacturing engineers achieve shorter project cycle times and greater parallelism in their workflow in a stable, multi-threaded, multi-tasking environment.

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Epson and Microsoft Announce a Cross-License of Their Patent Holdings

Tue, 14 Nov 2006 03:00:00 EST

Seiko Epson (Epson) and Microsoft, have announced a cross-licensing agreement that allows increased mutual access to each company's respective patent portfolios. The agreement will enable each company to broaden its product offerings and deliver more comprehensive, cost-effective solutions. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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IBM "Powers" to Victory on TOP500 Supercomputer List

Tue, 14 Nov 2006 02:00:00 EST

A surge in the number of IBM Power technology-based supercomputers enabled IBM to seize the number one ranking on the just-released TOP500 Supercomputer Sites List. Overall, IBM systems accounted for 237 of the 500 most powerful supercomputers in the world and 49.6% the total processing power.

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Statoil and IBM in $70 Million, 5 Year Services Agreement

Tue, 14 Nov 2006 02:00:00 EST

Statoil, an integrated oil and gas company with substantial international activities, has signed a comprehensive services agreement with IBM, covering maintenance and support of SAP and desktop applications in Statoil's world wide operations. This Application Management Services initiative will begin immediately.

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IBM Launches Major Services Initiative in China

Tue, 14 Nov 2006 01:00:00 EST

Chairman, President and CEO Samuel J. Palmisano has launched a major initiative to bring IBM's global information technology services expertise and capabilities to China to enable company and government innovation in support of the country's increased focus on developing its services industry.

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RGA Expands Outsourcing Technology Base

Mon, 13 Nov 2006 07:00:00 EST

RGA Outsourcing announced it has concluded agreements with 2 new technology partners. In just 6 months, RGA's access to engineering talent has increased to well over 1,000 people on 4 continents. These partners all have headquarters in the U.S. and development centers offshore. Among these outstanding companies, virtually every aspect of any current software or business process project can be addressed with RGA in the lead as overall project manager, providing the best of all possible situations for clients, says the company.

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IBM Study Outlines Course of Action for a Sustainable Healthcare Industry

Sat, 11 Nov 2006 03:00:00 EST

IBM has released a new study which indicates that many healthcare systems around the world will become unsustainable by 2015. The study highlights the need for public and private healthcare systems worldwide to reform how care is funded, delivered and evaluated in order to reduce costs, improve care and help nations remain competitive in a global economy.

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HP Virtual Solution Eases Management of Desktop PC Environments

Sat, 11 Nov 2006 03:00:00 EST

HP has introduced a solution that eases the management of desktop environments and lowers costs by reducing the need to over-provision IT resources. The HP Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) provides customers with a cost-efficient desktop environment by consolidating many physical desktop PCs onto a single server that is centrally hosted and managed within the data center. The solution combines HP hardware and management software with services and partner components, such as VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.

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HP to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Increase Energy Efficiency of Products

Sat, 11 Nov 2006 02:00:00 EST

HP and World Wildlife Fund-US (WWF-US) have announced a joint initiative to reduce HP's greenhouse gas emissions from its operating facilities worldwide, educate and inspire others to adopt best practices, and use HP technology in conservation efforts around the world.

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HP Awards Real Estate Pros Who Personalize Their Businesses with Technology

Sat, 11 Nov 2006 02:00:00 EST

HP has announced the winners of the third annual HP Real Estate Technology contest, which recognizes real estate professionals using technology to provide clients with a better and more personalized experience.

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Customer Reviews of HP Consumer Products Now Available at www.hpshopping.com

Sat, 11 Nov 2006 02:00:00 EST

Customers can now rate and review HP consumer technology products online at the HP Home & Home Office Store (www.hpshopping.com), the company announced. Users have the option to rate HP products from zero to five stars and, if they desire, write a review. Visitors to the online store will be able to read the unedited reviews and ratings as part of HP's efforts to make it easier for consumers to make informed purchasing decisions and to select the products that best fit their personal preferences.

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Cassatt to Deliver 'QuickStart' Services for Automating Management of Data Centers Running VMware

Fri, 10 Nov 2006 05:00:00 EST

Cassatt has announced it will deliver a specific virtualization and automation 'QuickStart' professional services engagement for customers considering Cassatt and VMware solutions. In addition, Cassatt will extend support to the latest version of VMware's products, VMware Infrastructure 3, in the next version of Cassatt Collage, a software platform that automates the management of data center resources to improve application service levels. XVM will support VMware Infrastructure 3 in the next release of the product later this calendar year.

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IBM Licenses Clipped Tag RFID Technology to Marnlen RFiD

Fri, 10 Nov 2006 02:00:00 EST

IBM has announced it will license its acclaimed 'Clipped Tag' technology to Marnlen RFiD, who will begin production of the tags and offer availability immediately. The Clipped Tag, developed at IBM's Watson Research Center, allows consumers to tear off the majority of an RFID tag's antenna, reducing the tag's read range to just a few inches, ensuring consumer privacy while maintaining the benefits of the technology, such as product authentication or recalls.

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NBC Universal Digital Studios to Produce New, Original Broadband Programming for MSN Video

Wed, 08 Nov 2006 03:00:00 EST

MSN and NBC Universal Digital Studios, have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement announced by George Kliavkoff, chief digital officer of NBC Universal, and Rob Bennett, general manager of Entertainment and Video Services for MSN. Beginning this fall, the MSN Video audience will have exclusive access to the new NBCU Digital Studios program 'A Big Life With Sissy Biggers' hosted by lifestyle personality Sissy Biggers (http://originals.msn.com/abiglife).

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Microsoft Creates New Opportunities for ISVs Evaluating Software as a Service

Wed, 08 Nov 2006 03:00:00 EST

Microsoft has announced the Microsoft SaaS On-Ramp Program, which provides independent software vendors (ISVs) with discounted software infrastructure and technical resources to help develop and deploy software as a service (SaaS) applications.

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Microsoft Announces Kickoff to Imagine Cup 2007, World's Premier Student Technology Competition

Wed, 08 Nov 2006 03:00:00 EST

More than 65,000 students from 100 countries competed in Microsoft's Imagine Cup 2006 competition, using their technology skills and talent to address these and many other health issues. Now in its fifth year, Imagine Cup continues to challenge students around the globe to imagine a better world empowered by technology and created by their talent and innovation.

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