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Hiding Details of Dubious Deal, U.S. Invokes National Security

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A onetime biomedical technician with a penchant for gambling, Mr. Montgomery is at the center of a tale that features terrorism scares, secret White House briefings, backing from prominent Republicans, backdoor deal-making and fantastic-sounding computer technology. Interviews with more than two dozen current and former officials and business associates and a review of documents show that Mr. Montgomery and his associates received more than $20 million in government contracts by claiming that software he had developed could help stop Al Qaeda’s next attack on the United States. But the technology appears to have been a hoax, and a series of government agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency and the Air Force, repeatedly missed the warning signs, the records and interviews show.

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General Electric (GE) Building $550 Million Brazilian Research Center

Filed in Brazil, General Electric, Gold Prices, Jeffrey Immelt, o by on February 17, 2011 0 Comments

With an eye toward expanding its presence in Brazil, General Electric (NYSE:GE) announced it will be building a $550 million research center in Brazil, focusing on IT, energy and health sectors. The center will be built in the state of Rio de Janeiro, according to Brazilian Science and Technology Minister Aloizio Mercadante, who attended a meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and GE

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The Miracle of Regenerative Medicine

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The Miracle of Regenerative Medicine

Tall, dark, and handsome… Dr. Anthony Atala is not a guy you could easily mistake for Dr. Frankenstein. Yet, in his white lab coat, Atala is doing exactly what author Mary Shelley wrote about so long ago. A mad scientist in his own right, he is busy growing body parts in his Wake Forest lab. A finger here, a bladder there, Atala is currently growing dozens of different tissues. And from heart valves to muscles to ears, his Institute for Regenerative Medicine is literally about to turn the world on its head. Working at one of the world’s largest research facilities dedicated to regenerative medicine, the modern Dr. Frankenstein is adamant that his research will one day replace diseased or damaged tissue using homegrown replacement parts. After all, as Dr. Atala often pondered, “A salamander can grow back its leg, why can’t a human do the same?” Now, some twenty-four years later, that notion is no longer just a wild hypothetical; it’s a feat of modern science, stripped from the pages of a 194-year-old novel. Today, regenerative medicine stocks are the companies to watch as this amazing new technology unfolds. The promise of regenerative medicine Take the story of Claudia Castillo, for instance. In 2008, this 30-year-old mother of two became the first patient to receive a whole organ transplant without the need for powerful anti-rejection drugs. Damaged by a bout of tuberculosis, her entire windpipe was repaired with a replacement part created with the help of her own stem cells. And given the choice between losing a lung or becoming a guinea pig for a radical new medical technique, Castillo chose the latter — becoming one of the pioneers for future regenerative surgeries. Her life these days is not only back to normal… She recently called her doctors from a nightclub to tell them she had been out dancing all night. Before the ground-breaking surgery, Castillo could barely climb the stairs. Claudia’s story is just the beginning… In fact Dr. Atala’s team is currently working on re-growing over 23 different organs including the liver, heart, kidney, and bladder. Along the way, they have conquered a number of milestones in the field. From the website , these firsts include: Developing biological strategies to enable certain human cell types that were previously thought not to be expandable outside the body to be grown in…

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Ericsson’s Crystal Ball Foresees Data Surge

Filed in Ericsson, New Gold, o, shares, South African Gold by on February 14, 2011 0 Comments
Ericsson’s Crystal Ball Foresees Data Surge

Filed under: Launches , Industry , Competitive Strategy , Akamai Technologies (AKAM) , Technology We are being bombarded with data from a host of sources, including mobile devices, broadband and cloud computing. Bringing all of this data together will create a new business opportunity. Ericsson ( ERIC ), the Swedish network equipment maker, has already foreseen the potential for bringing data together on its fourth generation Long Term Evolution Network (LTE). Continue reading Ericsson’s Crystal Ball Foresees Data Surge Ericsson’s Crystal Ball Foresees Data Surge originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink  |  Email this  |  Comments

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Card Readers to Generate $11 Billion in Sales

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Card Readers to Generate $11 Billion in Sales

Filed under: Intuit Inc (INTU) , VeriFone Holdings (PAY) , Smartphones , Technology New technology spawns still more technology. Such is the case with smart phones. Entrepreneurs have found a way to facilitate buying with your smart phone. Companies like Intuit ( INTU ) and VeriFone ( PAY ) have created a card reader that can be inserted into your iPhone ( AAPL ) or other smart phone. Then you can swipe a credit card through the reader and use it to make online purchases. The potential of this new technology is enormous. Analysts estimate that the industry will grow to $11 billion this year. Continue reading Card Readers to Generate $11 Billion in Sales Card Readers to Generate $11 Billion in Sales originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Mon, 14 Feb 2011 09:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink  |  Email this  |  Comments

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Weekend: Tomorrow’s News Today

Welcome to the Wealth Daily Weekend Edition — our insights from the week in investing and links to our most-read Wealth Daily and sister publication articles. As the markets continue to feed the bulls with yet another push to the upside, it’s but a sideshow to the world’s entrepreneurs. Deaf to market chatter, they simply go about their work as the talking heads on CNBC like Cramer and Maria take it all into overdrive. And while the markets matter in the grand scheme of things, to the truly creative types, it only provides a faint background noise. Instead, they are busy doing what they have always done: pushing their dreams down the unknown road. As always, the ascent of man reaches for a higher place. That’s why the future is so hard to predict. Innovation alters the world in ways we don’t always expect. So what can we look forward to over the course of the next five years? Advertisement The Biggest Investment of the 21st Century It’s called the smart grid… and it’s about to revolutionize the way we use our electricity. GE and Google have already committed billions to this technology… But a handful of “super-ups” are poised to dominate this $297 billion/year industry… Get their names and ticker symbols here. According to IBM’s (NYSE: IBM ) latest “Five in Five,” technology will change people’s lives in the following ways… 1. You’ll beam up your friends in 3D. In the next five years, 3D interfaces (like those in the movies) will let you interact with 3D holograms of your friends in real time. Movies and TVs are already moving to 3D, and as 3D and holographic cameras get more sophisticated and miniaturized to fit into cell phones, you will be able to interact with photos, browse the Web, and chat with your friends in entirely new ways. 2. Batteries will breathe air to power our devices. In the next five years, scientific advances in transistors and battery technology will allow your devices to last about 10 times longer than they do today. And better yet, in some cases, …

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Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP) Favorite Low Beta Semi Pick of Susquehanna

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Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP) is the top pick of Susquehanna in the low beta segment, as their risk appears to be lower as lead times have shrunk. Susquehanna noted, “we believe the risk that another shoe will drop is lower for MCHP than others in the group because its lead times have come down. MCHP remains our favorite low beta semiconductor name.” They raised their due to their full

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Tibco Develops a Social Network for Business

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Tibco Develops a Social Network for Business

Filed under: Industry , Small Business , Technology Tibco Software ( TIBX ) has carried the concept of social networking to business, as reported in Investor’s.com . Tibco’s software, dubbed Tibbr, ties together all the departments in real time. This give management and employees a “heads up” on business activity as it happens. For example, at MGM Resorts ( MGM ), when a big spender walks in the casino, the system immediately alerts the entire staff to treat the customer like he’s a king. Tibco’s chief, Vivek Ranadive, said: “It’s like a nervous system that works in real time and responds in real time.” It allows a company to capture the right information at the right time and act on it preemptively for a competitive advantage. Continue reading Tibco Develops a Social Network for Business Tibco Develops a Social Network for Business originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Mon, 24 Jan 2011 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink  |  Email this  |  Comments

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Top Picks 2011: Marvell Technology (MRVL)

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Top Picks 2011: Marvell Technology (MRVL)

Filed under: Newsletters , Smartphones , Stocks to Buy , Best Stocks for 2011 This post is one in a series in which more than 60 newsletter advisors share their Top Stock Picks for 2011 . This special report is courtesy of TheStockAdvisors.com . “Marvell Technology Group ( MRVL ) clearly fits the bill of a stock that is currently unloved by Wall Street.” says tech guru Paul McWilliams . The editor of Next Inning explains, “As a matter of a fact, there’s not much at all that Wall Street likes about the company. Nevertheless, I would choose this as one of my favorite stocks for the coming year. Continue reading Top Picks 2011: Marvell Technology (MRVL) Top Picks 2011: Marvell Technology (MRVL) originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Sat, 08 Jan 2011 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink  |  Email this  |  Comments

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Zynga Buys Social Network Browser Flock

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Zynga Buys Social Network Browser Flock

Filed under: Deals , Products and Services , Industry , Internet , Competitive Strategy , Technology Zynga’s unusual twist to gaming has caught the imagination of players around the world and spurred them to play Zynga games. Zynga now has a quarter million users. Zynga is a worldwide gaming site. Their games offer a different “take.” Unlike standard games that move from beginning to finish, Zynga’s games require an “energy” characteristic to play. Engaging in “Mission” is a core feature of many games which consumes a certain amount of energy. After expending energy, it slowly replenishes the character’s maximum limit. This can take minutes or several hours. In the meantime, players can obtain game credits that allow them to replenish their character’s energy or receive premium currency that could be exchanged for other various virtual goods. ( Wikipedia) Continue reading Zynga Buys Social Network Browser Flock Zynga Buys Social Network Browser Flock originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Thu, 06 Jan 2011 15:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Read  |  Permalink  |  Email this  |  Comments

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Should We Be Wary of Tech Stocks?

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Should We Be Wary of Tech Stocks?

Filed under: Forecasts , Internet , Indices , Technical Analysis , Smartphones , Technology The past year was spectacular for tech stocks. But this is a new year. Are we going to see the same dynamics? The same gains? Those are the questions analysts are pondering. First off we have the technicians. They use indexes, charts, graphs and other technical tools to make their calls on the market. One favorite index is the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index, dubbed SOX. It often is a leading indicator for where tech stocks are headed. For the past month, the index has stayed near the 420 level. That has become the overhead resistance point. Technicians argue that the 420 to 422 level must be breached and the market hold above that level for the rally to continue. Otherwise we could see a pull back. Continue reading Should We Be Wary of Tech Stocks? Should We Be Wary of Tech Stocks? originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Thu, 06 Jan 2011 10:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Read  |  Permalink  |  Email this  |  Comments

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Qualcomm to Purchase Atheros for $3.2 Billion

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Qualcomm to Purchase Atheros for $3.2 Billion

Filed under: Deals , QUALCOMM Inc (QCOM) Qualcomm ( QCOM ) is spreading its wings. It said Wednesday it has agreed to purchase Atheros Communications ( ATHR ) for $3.2 billion, as reported by the Associated Press . Why is Qualcomm making this deal? What are the advantages to the company? Qualcomm is a big player in supplying chips to wireless phones. It has been looking to put its products in tablets and social notebook computers. Continue reading Qualcomm to Purchase Atheros for $3.2 Billion Qualcomm to Purchase Atheros for $3.2 Billion originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Wed, 05 Jan 2011 09:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Read  |  Permalink  |  Email this  |  Comments

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