Daily Archives: 11 March, 2011
Sprint signs exclusive affinity sales partnerships with iconic small business organizations – American Chamber of Commerce Executives, Association of Small Business Development Centers and United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), March 09, 2011 – Sprint today announced exclusive affinity sales partnerships with three iconic small business organizations – the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), the Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC). Collectively the three organizations represent the interests of more than 2 million small businesses across the United States.
As part of the exclusive partnerships, Sprint will provide its products and services at a discount, which each organization can then offer as incentives to acquire new members or retain existing ones.
Reliance Communications Ushers in Next-Generation Mobile Internet Services With Cisco MOVE Solutions
Largest 3G Network in India will Bring Enhanced Mobile Experiences to Millions
BANGALORE, March 10, 2011 – Cisco today announced the completion of a new mobile network for Reliance Communications that will cover 100,000 square kilometers — the largest 3G deployment in India. With this new network, Reliance customers will be able to experience new mobile services such as high-quality video telephony and high-speed mobile data, along with enhanced music downloads, instant messaging and online gaming.
ARMONK, N.Y. – 10 Mar 2011: IBM is marking its 100th year as a company of innovators and inventions through a series of documentary films that chronicle the ways in which the company has changed the world through scientific and technology achievements and the “IBMers” who have been behind those breakthroughs.
The three films take the viewer on a series of journeys through IBM’s past, present and future. The first film “100 x 100,” features one hundred people who describe an IBM achievement that took place the year they were born. Joe Pytka, one of the most influential and prolific commercial directors, shot the “100 x 100” film. The second film, “They Were There,” shot by Oscar-winning documentary director Errol Morris with music by famed composer Philip Glass, examines the leaders and inventors behind some of IBM’s most noteworthy contributions such as the invention of the UPC code, helping put a man on the moon and the launch of the first mainframe computer. The third film, “Wild Ducks” now being filmed by Oscar-winning Davis Guggenheim, director of “An Inconvenient Truth” and “Waiting for Superman,” seeks to capture the spirit of invention and risk that defines the character of IBM.
CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement on the Introduction of the Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011
March 10, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC – After a bipartisan group of more than 140 co-sponsors in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives introduced the Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011, CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent released the following statement:
“On behalf of the wireless industry, and more importantly wireless consumers, we appreciate the support of the more than 140 co-sponsors, led by Representatives Lofgren and Franks and Senators Wyden and Snowe, to put a five-year moratorium on the discriminatory taxes and fees levied on our consumers. This freeze would not take away any existing revenue for state and local governments, but would provide time so the localities can reform their existing tax systems.
ARMONK, N.Y., – 10 Mar 2011: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it has been selected by Progress Energy as the lead systems integrator for the utility’s smart grid program. Together the companies will transform Progress Energy’s networks by improving power efficiency, increasing power quality and reliability, and enhancing capabilities for renewable energy, energy storage systems and plug-in electric vehicles.
Progress Energy is investing approximately $520 million dollars in smart grid technologies through its two utilities that serve approximately 3.1 million customers in the Carolinas and Florida. The total investment includes $200 million from a smart grid grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
HP today announced the opening of the fifth annual Pwn2Own competition, in which security researchers reverse engineer software and devices to identify vulnerabilities in many of the most popular consumer products, including leading internet browsers and mobile phones.
The contest, which HP Digital Vaccine Labs (DVLabs) has sponsored since its inception, is taking place at the 12th annual CanSecWest conference in Vancouver, Canada, March 9-11.