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Check out this really awesome video created by Greg Wadley, Platform Architect. Greg shows how to build a mobile app in Appery.io thats uses Salesforce API, Barcode Scanner and PhoneGap. The app scans a barcode, reads data from the product table in Salesforce, and then updates an order table. ... (more)

SAE International Launches E-Books for Engineers on the Go

WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Staying up-to-date on mobility engineering technology and knowledgeable on its history just became easier with the launch of e-books from SAE International. The SAE online bookstore now offers a variety of titles in electronic format, including new releases, best-sellers and out-of-print titles. Customers can choose to order an entire book or a specific chapter. All purchased content is archived in a personal, electronic library. E-books are ideal for the engineering professional who needs to access information while traveling, or who benefits from having content from multiple resources saved in one, easily portable medium. "SAE International is excited to offer today's busy engineering professional a way to quickly receive content from our impressive collection of titles, and to build an electronic library th... (more)

Silicon Labs Introduces the Industry’s Lowest Jitter Clock Generator for Broadcast Video Applications

Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, today introduced the expansion of its Any-Rate Precision Clock family with the Si5324, the industry’s lowest jitter, most highly integrated clock IC optimized for professional broadcast video applications. The Si5324 replaces traditional multi-component video PLL solutions with a single clock IC while providing 80 percent lower jitter than competing solutions. The Si5324 can generate virtually any output frequency from 2 kHz to 1.4 GHz from any input frequency ranging from 2 kHz to 710 MHz, simplifying synchronization in next generation multi-rate video equipment. This makes the Si5324 ideal for video capture, conversion, editing, display, and distribution equipment that must be synchronized within video studios. Clock generation and synchronization are becomin... (more)

Avail-TVN CEO to Deliver Keynote Address at TelcoTV

SHERMAN OAKS, CA and RESTON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/30/09 -- Avail-TVN, the largest independent digital media services company in North America, today announced that CEO Ramu Potarazu will deliver a keynote address at TelcoTV 2009. Potarazu, who has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and media industries, including a position as president and COO of Intelsat, will discuss the impact of shifting consumer behaviors in the digital media market and share strategies for successfully launching video services in this challenging economic climate. TelcoTV takes place November 10-12 in Orlando. "Video On Demand, digital video recorders, high-speed internet and other innovations have changed the ways consumers interact with content -- and the ways service providers must deliver that content," said Ramu Potarazu, CEO of Avail-TVN. "Consumers increasi... (more)

Curtain Rises on New Sony Blu-ray 3D Capable Models

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- (CES Booth #14200) Sony today introduced its new Blu-ray Disc(TM) line featuring Blu-ray 3D(TM) playback, Wi-Fi® Internet connectivity, and instant streaming of online video content from the BRAVIA® Internet Video platform. The new Sony Blu-ray Disc devices are another example of how Sony is providing consumers with networked products that enhance the home entertainment experience. The full HD 1080p line featuring Sony's new Monolithic Design Concept includes three stand alone models (BDP-S770, BDP-S570 and BDP-S370) and three integrated home theater systems (BDV-HZ970W, BDV-E770W, and BDV-E570), as well as a 5.1 channel matching home audio system (HT-SS370). When connected to a broadband Internet network, the models instantly stream movies, videos, music and more from Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, YouTube(TM), Slacker® Inte... (more)

Young & Rubicam Develops Original Series to Be Distributed Nationally by Fox Sports Net

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 04/12/10 -- Young & Rubicam announced today that it has formed an unprecedented partnership with Fox Sports Net (FSN) to develop original client-sponsored programming. "Head to Head" -- an original TV series created and produced by Young & Rubicam as part of its advertising relationship with privately owned wireless provider Cellular South -- follows two rival Mississippi high school football coaches, their teams, the schools and the communities as they make their way through the 2009 season. Beginning April 12, the 12-episode series will air nationally across various FSN affiliates, reaching over 85 million households. "This is a new approach to our business that we are excited to explore as an agency," said Tony Granger, Global Chief Creative Officer. "Our ultimate goal is create entertaining content with broad national appeal, but ... (more)

Scientific Games Announces Agreement to Acquire Barcrest Group From International Game Technology

NEW YORK, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS) (the "Company") announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Barcrest Group Limited ("Barcrest"), a leading supplier of gaming content and machines in Europe, from International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) for approximately 33 million pounds Sterling in cash (subject to certain post-closing adjustments), plus up to approximately 2 million pounds in deferred consideration, the payment of which is subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions relating to a third-party contract. The transaction is conditioned on, among other things, obtaining U.K. competition approvals and certain third-party consents and is anticipated to close during the third quarter of 2011. Upon closing, Barcrest will be integrated into Scientific Games' gaming divisions, Global D... (more)

Avec six nominations, Lady Gaga domine les « MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 », suivie par Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Adele, Justin Bieber et Thirty Seconds to Mars

LONDRES et NEW YORK, September 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Parmi les autres artistes nominés dans plusieurs catégories, on retrouve The Foo Fighters, Jennifer Lopez, Jessie J, Coldplay, Beyoncé, Eminem, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kanye West et bien d'autres encore - Les " MTV EMA 2011 " célèbrent les plus grandes stars mondiales et les artistes les plus tendances des quatre coins du monde - La 18èmeédition annuelle des " MTV EMA " sera diffusée en direct dans l'Arène Odyssée de Belfast le dimanche 6 novembre à 21h HEC MTV [http://www.mtvema.com ] a annoncé aujourd'hui les nominés des " MTV EMA 2011 ", avec Lady Gaga qui mène la danse grace à six nominations, suivie de près par Katy Perry et Bruno Mars, tous deux nominés quatre fois. La chanteuse britannique Adele, considérée comme l'artiste de l'année ayant vendu le plus d'albums, est nominée dans trois catégories, tout c... (more)

Cox Charities Virginia Awards $140,000 to 15 Non-Profits Supporting Youth and Education Initiatives

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications has awarded $140,000 total in grants to 15 non-profit organizations in Virginia through the Cox Charities grants program.  Cox Charities provides funding to non-profit groups that support youth, education and technology within Cox Virginia communities. The organizations selected to receive Cox Charities grants are: Hampton Roads Center for Child & Family Services was awarded a $10,000 grant for their Leadership Academy. The Academy is designed to help middle-school aged children increase their developmental growth, better understand their strengths, and encourages them to attend school.  Children's Harbor was awarded a $10,000 grant to fund their early childhood education activities.  Children's Harbor offers high quality, developmentally appropriate child care services for the children of work... (more)

SpaceX Test Fires Advanced New Engine

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has successfully test fired SuperDraco, a powerful new engine that will play a critical role in the company’s efforts to change the future of human spaceflight. Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has successfully test fired SuperDraco, a powerful new engine that will play a critical role in the company's efforts to change the future of human spaceflight. Credit: SpaceX WATCH THE VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/user/spacexchannel “SuperDraco engines represent the best of cutting edge technology,” said Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO and Chief Technology Officer. “These engines will power a revolutionary launch escape system that will make Dragon the safest spacecraft in history and enable it to land propulsively on Earth or another planet with pinpoint accuracy.” The SuperDraco is an advanced version of the Draco engines currently used ... (more)

AT&T Announces Quarter-Billion-Dollar Expansion of Education Commitment Through Aspire

ATLANTA, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As access to skilled workers becomes increasingly vital to the U.S. economy, AT&T* is launching a quarter-billion-dollar campaign to help more students graduate from high school ready for careers and college, and to ensure the country is better prepared to meet global competition. According to a March 19, 2012 report by Civic Enterprises, the Everyone Graduates Center, America's Promise Alliance and the Alliance for Excellent Education, Georgia has seen a 6.7 percentage increase in 2009 graduation rates, compared with data from 2002. AT&T Aspire, already among the most significant U.S. corporate educational initiatives with more than $100 million invested since 2008, will tackle high school success and college/career readiness for students at-risk of dropping out of high school through a much larger, "socially innovative" appr... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
The challenges of aggregating data from consumer-oriented devices, such as wearable technologies and smart thermostats, are fairly well-understood. However, there are a new set of challenges for IoT devices that generate megabytes or gigabytes of data per second. Certainly, the infrastructure will have to change, as those volumes of data will likely overwhelm the available bandwidth for aggregating the data into a central repository. Ochandarena discusses a whole new way to think about your next...
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All in Mobile is a place where we continually maximize their impact by fostering understanding, empathy, insights, creativity and joy. They believe that a truly useful and desirable mobile app doesn't need the brightest idea or the most advanced technology. A great product begins with understanding people. It's easy to think that customers will love your app, but can you justify it? They make sure your final app is something that users truly want and need. The only way to do this is by ...
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Big Data Federation to Exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO, colocated with DevOpsSUMMIT and DXWorldEXPO, November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Big Data Federation, Inc. develops and applies artificial intelligence to predict financial and economic events that matter. The company uncovers patterns and precise drivers of performance and outcomes with the aid of machine-learning algorithms, big data, and fundamental analysis. Their products are deployed...
Cell networks have the advantage of long-range communications, reaching an estimated 90% of the world. But cell networks such as 2G, 3G and LTE consume lots of power and were designed for connecting people. They are not optimized for low- or battery-powered devices or for IoT applications with infrequently transmitted data. Cell IoT modules that support narrow-band IoT and 4G cell networks will enable cell connectivity, device management, and app enablement for low-power wide-area network IoT. B...
The hierarchical architecture that distributes "compute" within the network specially at the edge can enable new services by harnessing emerging technologies. But Edge-Compute comes at increased cost that needs to be managed and potentially augmented by creative architecture solutions as there will always a catching-up with the capacity demands. Processing power in smartphones has enhanced YoY and there is increasingly spare compute capacity that can be potentially pooled. Uber has successfully ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5–7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buye...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...