PARIS (Dow Jones)--Der französische Elektrotechnikkonzern Schneider Electric will die Hälfte des indischen Elektrounternehmens Luminous übernehmen. Der Anteil habe einen Wert von 560 Mio EUR, berichtet die französische Wirtschaftszeitung "Wan Square" am Dienstag, ohne Quellen zu nennen. Schneider interessiere sich vor allem für das Geschäftsfeld "unterbrechungsfreie Stromversorgung" (UVS). Ein Sprecher von Schneider wollte den Vorgang nicht kommentieren. …mehr
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Die chinesische Website it168.com hat weitere Fotos und Details über den Nachfolger des Xperia X10 Mini Pro von Sony Ericsson veröffentlicht. Das Gerät trägt die Modellnummer SK17i und den Projektnamen Mango, berichtet ein Mitglied des Forums. Darüber hinaus soll das Modell mit einem 3 oder 3,2 Zoll großen Touchscreen ausgestattet sein, der eine Auflösung von 320x480 Pixel hat. Der Prozessor habe eine Geschwindigkeit zwischen 800 Megahertz und 1 Gigahertz und die Kamera eine Auflösung von 5 Megapixel. …mehr
Premium-Inhalt. Flash storage vendor STEC will be able to offer a five-year warranty on the next generation of its Zeus SSDs (solid-state disks) regardless of the technology they use.
Premium-Inhalt. More enterprises are shifting their less critical ICT off premises. We feature New Zealand organisations that have embraced the move with differing approaches -- from enthusiasm and confidence, to great caution.
Premium-Inhalt. A number of CIOs have been tapped on the shoulder recently to reprise their role -- but in another industry, or in another country. We talk to CIOs who accepted this challenge.
Premium-Inhalt. Tall, blonde and with calm hazel eyes, Alyona Medelyan doesn't strike you as your typical software engineer. Ukrainian-born Medelyan has led the developer team at search software company Pingar for the past 18 months. Now, she has been appointed chief research officer at the company.Pingar develops semantic search solutions to help companies find useful search results from masses of unstructured data. Medelyan's niche expertise in Natural Language Processing (NLP) will drive the start-up's next steps into the future. NLP is about designing programmes that "understand" human language, says Medelyan, who herself speaks Russian, Ukrainian, English, German, some Italian and is learning Chinese."I find it very exciting," she says. "Languages are fascinating and complex -- developing computer applications that attempt to understand them is very challenging. There are still many unsolved problems in this field. New algorithms and new powerful methods are developed every day."So far, she has developed an enhanced summarisation tool to boost the search software. Pingar's software basically pulls out sentences from a document that contain a particular search term and collates them into a PDF-file. But some of the extracted sentences may be out of context, so Medelyan came up with a new algorithm that summarises the document. She has also been in charge of the recent release of an API (application programming interface), which gives third-party developers access to Pingar's core technologies. "I'm very excited to see what other developers will do with it and how the new solutions will compare against other tools in the market," she says, at an interview at Pingar's newly-opened Auckland city office.Not so long ago, the University of Waikato PhD graduate was looking out over another famous skyline. Medelyan's supervisor at Waikato, Ian Witten, had also been the supervisor for another bright mind, Craig Nevill-Manning, who is now director of Google Engineering in New York. Medelyan got in contact with the intern supervisor there who suggested she come over and implement her PhD work, using Google technology. The three-month internship at Google's Manhattan office was a "bit of a change" from Hamilton, she says."I had to buy new clothes to fit in," she laughs. "It was definitely a busy life over there. Almost every night I attended cool events -- concerts, roof-top parties and even yoga classes in the studio of my favourite painter."The working environment was amazing, she says. "There are so many smart people there. Everyone you talked to had won national competitions in mathematics or graduated from MIT with top marks. It was a very inspiring environment."During her PhD (which she finished in 2009), Medelyan developed an open-source tool, Maui (multi-purpose automatic topic indexing), which automatically identifies the main topics in documents. Her tool is now used by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN, a US bank and a search engine in Australia, among others. Being a young woman in a very male-dominated industry hasn't bothered her at all, she says. "There aren't many female role-models [in the ICT industry] so it can be hard to associate yourself with somebody who has achieved a lot in this area; it's much easier for guys to do that," she says."Hopefully I can help break the pattern and help coach other women in the industry," she says.
Premium-Inhalt. About 50 companies were affected by a major security breach at e-mail service provider Epsilon Interactive that caused many U.S. corporations to warn their customers of online attacks Monday.
Premium-Inhalt. Seagate has started shipping its super-slim GoFlex Slim external hard-drive. Originally announced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Seagate' claims that its latest is the World's thinnest portable drive, which, at 9mm thick, is around the same thickness as a regular number two pencil.
Premium-Inhalt. The iPad 2 is selling so quick, you can't even get a paper mock-up. Elsewhere, Asus and Toyota get smacked down for bad decisions in marketing, and Apple makes a move to cut down on conflict. It's the remainders for Tuesday, April 5, 2011--peace out!
Premium-Inhalt. Think about it: How often do you post status updates or look up something on Wikipedia or IMDb about a show you're watching? A new kind of entertainment app hitting app stores provides viewers with a secondary screen to supplement what they're already watching. I got a chance to demo the latest second-screen app, USA Network's for its wrestling reality show of the same name. I'm not the biggest wrestling fan, but I was impressed with how tightly the app integrates with the reality show.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple, Microsoft, Google and others are givens for being among the top newsmakers of 2011. Others will no doubt surprise us as we go along.
Premium-Inhalt. Despite the serious threat posed to enterprises from accidental and malicious misuse of data, uptake of data loss prevention technology will remain low for the next four years, according to Ovum.
Premium-Inhalt. My colleagues in the IDC Manufacturing Insights group wrote about the impacts of the Japanese disaster on large manufacturer's supply chains, soon after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in their I would like to examine the impact on food supplies and markets, particularly seafood, rice, green leafy vegetables and dairy products, which have been severely impacted by the events in Japan. In the short term, production has stalled or at minimum slowed for many of these products, reducing availability for local markets. In the longer term, fears of food contaminated by radiation will require additional monitoring to reassure both the domestic and export markets, and perhaps new strategies that provide visibility to the precise production, packing and shipping locations of distributed consumer, and especially food products.
Premium-Inhalt. RSA has started providing more detail into the mid-March attack on its SecurID token-based authentication system, but to get a fuller story you have to be an RSA customer willing to sign a nondisclosure agreement (NDA).
Premium-Inhalt. What's your favorite company? Or if you don't have a favorite, which one annoys you the least? It turns out that Americans prefer by a significant margin. According to a new survey by consulting firm Reputation Institute, U.S. consumers find the online retailing giant to be the , Forbes reports.
Premium-Inhalt. Hot on the heels of the launch of , new signs of Google's music-streaming service are showing up around the Web.
Premium-Inhalt. Commodore was a big hitter in the computer industry in the 1980s, but has been keeping a low profile for some years now. Now it's back, and it's brought one of its most iconic products with it. The is actually a cleverly-disguised PC in a retro-fabulous case, but its ability to run Commodore's own OS allows it to act just like the 80s classic -- albeit an 80s classic that supports 1080p HDMI output and 7.1 surround sound.
Premium-Inhalt. EA Sports has announced today the development of : On Fire Edition, an improved version of last year's revival of the arcade classic. On Fire includes new modes that build on the previous version's, including Jam Arena, which EA only describes as a "new, dynamic online competition;" Road Trip, another online mode that's essentially a co-op version of the traditional campaign mode, and "tag" and "team fire" features that allow players to switch between teammates and use co-operative "on fire" super moves.
Premium-Inhalt. A new finds that apparently not all iPhone 4s are created equally. According to the report, AT&T users claim on the "magical" Apple smartphone.
Premium-Inhalt. CIOs seeking new jobs: Time to shine your shoes, press your suits and prepare for interviews. The CIO job market is strong, say executive recruiters. Companies have shifted their focus from cost-cutters and are now looking for visionary IT leaders who can partner with the front office, are focused on external customers, speak the language of business and can use data to drive revenue or uncover new business opportunities, says Katie Graham, managing partner of executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles' global information officers practice.
Premium-Inhalt. In a university environment, there is no time for . The students and faculty at SUNY Old Westbury, a university located on Long Island, New York, demand 24-7 access to the internet, both on and off campus. And, of course, it isn't enough to simply keep things running, they need to be protected, too.
Premium-Inhalt. If you're a connossieur of commercials or an aficionado of ads--an , if you will--Apple's new app, released on Tuesday, will make your day.
Premium-Inhalt. Intel CEO Paul Otellini received a 7% pay bump last year, as Intel more than doubled its profits and for the first time topped $40 billion in revenue. His total compensation climbed to $15.7 million in 2010 from $14.6 million in 2009, according to documents filed yesterday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Premium-Inhalt. Fans of marble-bashing games have plenty of options on the iPhone and iPod touch, but for my money, you can't go wrong with and its ancient Egyptian spin on things. Since Luxor's initial smash on the App Store, developer has rolled out iPad versions of the game---- late last year and just last month. The iPad iterations faithfully recreate the gameplay experience of the iPhone game--and that's a good thing.
Premium-Inhalt. An at Epsilon Interactive exposed the names and email addresses of millions of people. The breach is being described as the worst of its kind.
Premium-Inhalt. Just about everything is cutting-edge about the : the dual-core processor, Verizon 4G LTE data speeds, and of course, the 3D display and camera. But there's another spec that puts the EVO 3D ahead of the pack: the . I met with the president of the MHL Consortium, Tim Wong, at CTIA in March and got a rundown of the technology and a glimpse into the future of how smartphones will interact with HDTVs.
Premium-Inhalt. If you're an existing AT&T customer looking to upgrade your handset, be sure and check the fine print: the carrier's mid-contract and no-contract handset prices are now taking a bigger bite out of your wallet.
Premium-Inhalt. In news that should surprise no one, may not be ready until September at the earliest.
Premium-Inhalt. Top manufacturers including Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Cray have announced new high-end servers sporting Intel's 10-core Xeon E7 series of chips, which were announced on Tuesday.
Premium-Inhalt. It was only a drill, but Verizon Communications' emergency response team brought in its serious equipment for a hazardous materials test in Cockeysville, Maryland, Monday and Tuesday.
Premium-Inhalt. Intel may have made it to a 32-nanometer build process first, but has followed suit and is looking to make up some ground.
Premium-Inhalt. The ever-growing number of non-relational, or NoSQL, databases needs standardization in order to thrive, two Microsoft researchers argue in the new issue of the Association for Computing Machinery's flagship publication, Communications.
Premium-Inhalt. Verizon today $93.5 million to settle allegations that it had systematically overcharged federal agencies.
Premium-Inhalt. The tightening grip of regulations, along with the constraints of GAAP, might seem to offer little leeway for personal characteristics when CFOs make accounting and reporting choices. How much, some wonder, can a finance chief's own style or philosophy impact corporate decision-making, anyway?
Premium-Inhalt. Nasdaq OMX Group’s rebalancing of its Nasdaq-100 Index, designed to sharply reduce the weight of one component -- Apple -- significantly raises the component percentages of four other tech giants: Microsoft, Oracle, Intel and Cisco Systems.
Premium-Inhalt. Perhaps the only complaint you'll hear from an iPhone 4 owner on AT&T is about the network itself. Dropped calls, in particular, are the most griped about problem with Apple's smartphone on AT&T. And they have a right to complain: According to a survey called by ChangeWave Research, AT&T iPhone 4 owners experience two-and-a-half times the number of dropped calls than iPhone 4 owners.