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UPnP Forum’s efforts in promoting device interconnectivity standards help UPnP grow
Beaverton, Ore., USA – 10 May 2012: The proliferation of personal computers and home networks, along with UPnP Forum’s ongoing efforts in device standardization and certification, is leading to a surge in growth of the adoption of UPnP technology. UPnP Forum is now seeing record levels of activity in its certification program, with over 1,000 device implementations now certified as compliant with UPnP standards.
NextiraOne demonstrates comprehensive solutions from the workstation of the future to the Data Centre
Teltow, 28 February, 2012 – The most modern workstations with every possible means of collaboration with colleagues, customers and business partners: at Cebit 2012 (March 6-10) NextiraOne, Europe’s leading expert in communications services, will demonstrate how organisations can make their communications fit for the growing demands they face.
“Global markets, social networking and mobile working environments are both a challenge and an opportunity,” commented Bernd Ruppert, CEO of NextiraOne Deutschland. “Simplified, uniform communications and virtualised workstations make a significant contribution to the ongoing competitiveness and growth potential of businesses.”
Wikipedia celebrates its tenth birthday on Saturday 15 January, but the online encyclopaedia is still too complicated for many people to edit, its founder has said.
Jimmy Wales told BBC News the site wants a new generation of contributors, including more women.
BBC News website readers have been sharing their thoughts on the world’s fifth most popular site.
Simply brilliant. If I need to find out anything, I usually do a Google search and add “wiki” as part of the search criteria. I have learnt so much with the help of articles placed on Wikipedia. I have only used it to read though. I wouldn’t know where to start in writing information. The interface for that is a bit too nerdy for most. Geoffrey, Swansea, Wales
The problem with Wikipedia is that many of its entries, especially for personalities have become little more than fan sites and are no longer objective. Reading many of the entries, you’d think they were written by publicists. David, London, UK
Nokia, battling to regain its dominance of the mobile phone handset market, replaces its chief executive, tapping a senior Microsoft executive to run the Finnish telecommunications equipment giant.
Nokia named senior Microsoft executive, Stephen Elop, as its new chief executive and president, in place of Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo.
The company, once the undisputed ruler of the mobile phone market, has had its considerable lead in the smartphone market pecked away by Apple’s iPhone, RIM’s Blackberry and Google’s Android operating platform.
When the company posted a 40-percent operating profit slump in the second quarter of 2010 speculation was rife that Kallasvuo, a 30-year-Nokia veteran, would be ousted.
Kallasvuo would also resign his position on the Nokia Board of Directors, but continue to chair the Board of Nokia Siemens Networks in a non-executive capacity, the company said.
MOSCOW, Sept 10 (Reuters) – The head of Russia’s state-run telecoms holding Svyazinvest has resigned following divisions with the management of its affiliate Rostelecom, Komersant business daily said on Friday, citing sources.
Having served as Svyazinvest CEO since early 2009, Evgeniy Yurchenko is leaving the holding which plans to merge its Rostelecom affiliate with regional mobile operators and carry out an IPO of the united company in London in 2011.
Kommersant, citing two unnamed sources close to Svyazinvest’s board, reported that Yurchenko had said in the resignation letter he was stepping down because of ‘principal disagreement with Rostelecom managers on the development strategy of the united company’.
The head of Svyazinvest press office confirmed the resignation to Kommersant without providing further details. Svyazinvest was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Reuters.
Source : finanznachrichten.de
When Apple needed land for their $1 billion dollar data center the farmers who owned it decided they needed $1.7 million to sell. Not poor considering they bought it for $6,000 just 34 years ago.
“They told us to put a price on it and we did,” said Kathy Fulbright, 62, seated on a brown leather sofa in the living room of the home she and her husband built with the proceeds. The 49-acre property boasts a 4,200-square-foot house with a Jacuzzi in the master bathroom, as well as a artifical pond stocked with bass and catfish.
Other farmers in the area are apparently sizing up supercars should Google or Microsoft decide they simply must move into the neighborhood as well.
Apple meanwhile aims to finish the notes center, dubbed “Project Dolphin” that year and