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Tech Sightings, March 13, 2014

Posted March 13th, 2014 at 2:52 pm (UTC-4)
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 Intel Lead on Conflict Minerals Helps, Challenges Other Firms After spending more than five years figuring out how to rid its supply chain of minerals that finance conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Intel Corp is now offering to “open source” its methods so that other companies can follow suit. Singapore Backtracks, Unveils New […]

Tech Sightings, February 20, 2013

Posted February 20th, 2014 at 4:53 pm (UTC-4)
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More People Spend Via Their Phones as  World Goes “Mobile First” A 2014 Mobile Media Consumption Report conducted by Mobile advertising company InMobi reveals that 60 percent of mobile users are using their cell phones as the primary or only means of going online. The report found that 68 percent have spent money via their […]

Tech Sightings, February 11, 2014

Posted February 11th, 2014 at 4:17 pm (UTC-4)
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Online Clues Located North Korea’s Missile-Launcher Factories It’s not really a spy job .A team of researchers using freely available open-source information have been able to  pinpoint two North Korean factories where some of the country’s mobile missile launchers are assembled. Mobile World Children? Camp Brings Kids to MWC 2014 Forty kids between the ages […]

Tech Sightings, February 4, 2014

Posted February 4th, 2014 at 3:14 pm (UTC-4)
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Just Who is Microsoft’s Satya Nadella? Until 2013, Nadella ran Microsoft’s server and tools business, and gained internal and external credibility for his success. Before that, he ran the company’s Bing search engine. Tech Founders: What I Learned From Mark Zuckerberg Facebook celebrates its 10-year anniversary today. What started a decade ago as one of […]

Tech Sightings, January 2, 2014

Posted January 2nd, 2014 at 2:30 pm (UTC-4)
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Mobile is the Future of Payments — Here’s How Much Runway There is for Growth The habit of paying for things on smartphones and tablets is already ingrained in modern consumer society, particularly among young demographics. Mobile-focused companies are exploring how to make these transactions easier, for shoppers and merchants, at physical stores and online. […]

Game Changers: Playing for a Better World

Posted December 27th, 2013 at 2:30 pm (UTC-4)
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Gamers have heard it all before: games are a waste of time! They are bad for your health. They promote violence, etc., etc. But the fact is some are also catalysts for positive change. And that’s exactly what Games for Change is about. Games for Change is a non-profit hub that promotes video games as […]