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Vitrox eyes land in Batu Kawan
September 03, 2014
GEORGE TOWN: HOMEGROWN test equipment manufacturer Vitrox Corp Bhd will be seeking shareholder approval to acquire land for a new campus at Batu Kawan on mainland Penang. The company, which designs and produces automated vision inspection equipment for the semiconductor and electronic packages industries, is looking to purchase an 8ha land to house its corporate headquarters and also host its business partners and suppliers at the same site.

Apple looms large at electronics showtech giant to stage mystery unveiling on september 9
September 03, 2014
Agence France-Presse BERLIN Berlin's gigantic IFA consumer electronics fair opens this week, with the shadow of Apple looming large even if the iconic US brand traditionally snubs the event. IFA, one of Europe's biggest showcases of the latest electronic gadgets, is scheduled to open on Friday and run until September 10. But news that Apple will stage a mystery unveiling of its own on September 9 is likely to upstage any of the announcements made by its rivals at the Berlin show, analysts said.

Says Recent Report Shows Consumer Adoption Continues To Be A Struggle For Digital Wallet Providers While Consumers Feel More Comfortable With Using Cards Apple Icloud Data Theft Further
September 02, 2014
SMARTMETRIC INC ("SMME-0") - Says Recent Report Shows Consumer Adoption Continues To Be A - Struggle For Digital Wallet Providers While Consumers Feel More - Comfortable With Using Cards -- Apple Icloud Data Theft Further - Compounds Trust Issue For Mobile Phones SmartMetric, Inc. Lack of trust of the mobile phone is the biggest impediment to the adoption of mobile phone based payments according to a recent survey of USA consumers. This raises the issue of the long term effects of the most recent data breach of Apples iCloud. While Apple prepares to launch its new mobile payments platform for use with its iPhone 6 phone, the data breach of its integrated iCloud service could be severely hurt by the data theft from its servers. Particularly since trust is the biggest concern and single largest issue stopping the adoption of mobile phone based payments.

Opens Australian Office To Serve Marketers Down Under
September 02, 2014
ROCKET FUEL INC ("FUEL-Q") - Opens Australian Office To Serve Marketers Down Under Rocket Fuel, a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) advertising solutions for digital marketers, announced its expansion in the Asia-Pacific region, with a new office based in Sydney, Australia, to address increasing demand for programmatic advertising solutions in the region. With the highest media spend per person in the world, Australia provides Rocket Fuel with an ideal opportunity to enter the market, as a rise in supply-side providers in the past two years has grown with the demand for programmatic offerings.

SmartMetric Says Recent Report Shows Consumer Adoption Continues to Be a Struggle for Digital Wallet Providers While Consumers Feel More Comfortable With Using Cards -- Apple iCloud Data Theft Further Compounds Trust Issue for Mobile Phones
September 02, 2014
SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) Lack of trust of the mobile phone is the biggest impediment to the adoption of mobile phone based payments according to a recent survey of USA consumers. This raises the issue of the long term effects of the most recent data breach of Apples iCloud. While Apple prepares to launch its new mobile payments platform for use with its iPhone 6 phone, the data breach of its integrated iCloud service could be severely hurt by the data theft from its servers. Particularly since trust is the biggest concern and single largest issue stopping the adoption of mobile phone based payments. A June 2014 consumer survey* found U.S. consumers recognize digital wallets as an alternative to cash-based transactions however usage remains a problem. Security concerns remain the main barrier to adoption (46 percent), followed by lack of usability vs. credit cards/cash (37 percent) and not being top of mind as a form of payment at the time of purchase (32 percent). It has been found amongst survey respondents that when a mobile digital wallet has been used it was used for a sub $50.00 transaction.

Nordson YESTECH to Debut FX-940 AOI with 3D Capability at SMTAI
September 02, 2014
• Full inspection and traceability capabilities at today’s fastest line speeds Carlsbad, CA — Nordson YESTECH, a subsidiary of Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) will debut the FX-940 AOI In-line PCB inspection system in Booth #606 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sep. 30 - Oct. 1, 2014 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

Epson Introduces PowerLite 1263W Commercial Portable Business Projector
September 02, 2014
Wireless, Widescreen HD Projector Delivers Convenient Connectivity for Small- to Medium-Sized Businesses LONG BEACH, Calif.,  -- Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide(1), today announced the PowerLite(®) 1263W wireless HD projector sold exclusively through distribution, value-added resellers and direct market reseller channels. Delivering sharp, widescreen images and convenient wireless connectivity, the PowerLite 1263W is ideal for displaying content from a laptop, smartphone or tablet onto a big screen. "The PowerLite 1263W offers a wide range of features to provide small- to medium-sized businesses with advanced projector and connectivity technology at an affordable price," said Eric Uaje, associate product manager, Projectors, Epson America, Inc. "Leveraging wireless connectivity and Epson's new quick connect on-screen QR code feature, this projector makes it even easier to travel and present without a laptop." The PowerLite 1263W delivers 3,000 lumens of color brightness and 3,000 lumens white brightness(2) and widescreen HD performance with WXGA resolution. In addition, the projector offers wireless connectivity, and an HDMI port, which also supports Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), to display content from MHL-enabled smartphones and tablets.

Rocket Fuel Opens Australian Office to Serve Marketers Down Under; Digital Marketing Company Expands in Apac With Sydney Office, Increasing International Footprint to 10 Countries
September 02, 2014
Rocket Fuel (NASDAQ: FUEL), a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) advertising solutions for digital marketers, today announced its expansion in the Asia-Pacific region, with a new office based in Sydney, Australia, to address increasing demand for programmatic advertising solutions in the region. With the highest media spend per person in the world, Australia provides Rocket Fuel with an ideal opportunity to enter the market, as a rise in supply-side providers in the past two years has grown with the demand for programmatic offerings.

Inphi Announces Immediate Production Availability of the New iKON 100G CDR Retimer Line Card Solutions; Enables Next-Gen 2-Terabit Line Cards for High-Density Service Provider and Data Center Networks
September 02, 2014
Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leading provider of high-speed, mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications, data center and computing markets, announced the production of first generation of the new iKON(TM) family of 100G Clock and Data Recovery (CDR) Retimer ICs targeted at next-generation 2-Terabit line cards. First announced at OFC 2014 in March, the Inphi IN112525-LC 100G CMOS CDR Retimer IC is designed to accelerate deployment for higher density 100G in service provider and data center networks.

Ayla Networks to Link Water Heaters, Gas Boilers to Internet With Chinese Manufacturer Devotion; Deal Further Extends Ayla's Internet of Things Platform Into Commercial Markets
September 02, 2014
Ayla Networks (www.aylanetworks.com), a leading provider of Agile Internet of Things (IoT) platforms, today announced that it is collaborating with Devotion Domestic Boilers to transform Devotion's Squirrel branded water heaters and gas-powered boilers, among other products, to Ayla's IoT platform. Connecting Devotion's products to Ayla's cloud-based platform will help Devotion and support personnel detect potential gas leaks or other problems on a 24/7/365 basis on behalf of Devotion's customers. Internet connectivity can also reduce energy costs: water heating consumes 18% of household energy in the U.S.


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