Daily Archives: 17 March, 2011
Sony Group Operations Affected by Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake, Tsunami and Related Power Outages
Tokyo, March 14, 2011 – Operations at several Sony Corporation and Sony Group sites and facilities have been affected by the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake and tsunami, and Sony is monitoring the status of each of these sites on an on-going basis, while also considering the most effective recovery measures. Sony also has responded to reports of widespread power outages by voluntarily suspending operations at several sites. No significant injuries have been reported to employees working at any of these sites when the earthquake or tsunami occurred.
The company is currently evaluating the full impact of the earthquake, tsunami and related power outages on Sony’s businesses and consolidated financial results.
AT&T Survey Shows Mobile Apps Integral to Small Business Operations, Remote Workers on the Rise, Facebook Use Growing Rapidly
Cloud Still an Emerging Technology, Wireless Technologies Nearly Ubiquitous; Small Businesses in Miami and Atlanta Top the Charts as Most Wireless Savvy
Dallas, Texas, March 15, 2011
Small businesses are increasingly reliant on mobile applications, Facebook pages for their companies, and employees working remotely via wireless technologies, according to the AT&T Small Business Technology Poll. More specifically, the national survey of small businesses with two to 50 employees revealed that:
• Nearly three-fourths (72%) indicate they use mobile apps in their business, with roughly four in ten (38%) reporting they could not survive – or it would be a major challenge to survive – without mobile apps
• 41% of small businesses surveyed have a Facebook page for their business, representing a 52% jump from last year
Evan O’Dorney of Danville, Calif. Awarded $100,000 from Intel Foundation
The Intel Science Talent Search 2011, a program of Society for Science & the Public, announced its top 10 winners in Washington, D.C.
Winners received $630,000 in awards with the top winner, Evan O’Dorney, receiving $100,000 from the Intel Foundation.
The Intel Science Talent Search encourages America’s future leaders to satisfy their endless curiosity by exploring how the world works and developing solutions for global challenges.
Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public, announced its top three winners, Evan O’Dorney, Michelle Hackman and Matthew Miller on March 15, 2011 in Washington, D.C. The winners represent America’s best and brightest high school seniors with exceptional promise in math and science.
REDMOND, Wash. — March 16, 2011 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the full availability of Microsoft Kodu Game Lab for the PC and the launch of the nationwide Microsoft Kodu Cup 2011 competition. Kodu Cup invites students, ages 9 to 17, to design, build and submit their own video games using the Kodu Game Lab software — no previous programming experience necessary! Starting today, kids can enter the competition, read the Official Rules and learn more at http://koducup.us.
Initiatives with Universities, Software Developers and Start-Up Companies Help Develop the Next Generation of Mexican Entrepreneurs
MEXICO CITY, – 15 Mar 2011: As part of efforts to fuel global innovation, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today opened the first IBM Innovation Center in Mexico. Local start-ups, venture capitalists, developers and academics gathered there to begin building new skills that will drive innovation across industries such as banking, communications, healthcare, retail and government.
The Mexico center joins a worldwide network of 39 IBM Innovation Centers in 32 countries – including other growth nations, such as Brazil, Vietnam, Philippines and South Africa, which have opened centers over the past two years. The center is the first to open in 2011, as IBM marks its Centennial anniversary and 84-year presence in Mexico. Through this network, IBM connects local companies and entrepreneurs with technical and industry experts around the world and can support growth with introductions into new markets.
CAIRO and SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 14, 2011 – Intel Corporation, through its standalone business entity Intel Mobile Communications, today announced that it has acquired most of the assets of SySDSoft, a privately held software company based in Cairo and hired approximately 100 of the company’s electrical engineers and computer scientists. SySDSoft designs state-of-the-art IP solutions in the software stack and physical layer domain, and RF/analog circuits embedded in mobile platforms.
“The acquisition of engineering and design talent from an Egypt-based company in the field of cutting-edge wireless and communication technology is the first of its kind for Intel in the Middle East,” said Arvind Sodhani, president, Intel Capital and executive vice president, Intel. “The acquisition shows Intel’s continued long-term strategic commitment to the region and its appreciation of its young, growing talent pool.”