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Pakistan: Apple Pay: Put all your cards on the table
March 26, 2015
Karachi, March 26 -- Just as the multi-functionality of smartphones has eliminated the need for many gadgets such as cameras, wristwatches, compasses etcetera, it has also created a market for many new ones. Apple Pay by technology giant Apple Inc., which allows your smartphone to act as a one-stop device for all credit and debit card payments, is the latest addition to the list of such endeavours.

Packing automat for apparels
March 26, 2015
Automated Packaging Systems, a US-based bag packaging systems recently launched its most advanced bag packaging system - the Autobag 850S Mail Order Fulfillment Bagger. Developed with a focus on ergonomic design, the machine is 22 inches wide. Bag opening technology grabs and securely grips the bag in load-ready position, creating a pass-through up to 11 in. x 11 in., making it ideal for bulky or multi-item orders. This arrangement also enables the use of a smaller, more completely filled bag to reduce material costs. A wide open loading area with pressure sensors instantly pause the closing and sealing process if anything touches the bag loading mechanism. An AutoTouch control screen provides quick access to job setup parameters, on-board diagnostics, data retrieval, performance monitoring, and a help system with operator tutorials. Bag size changeovers are easily accomplished in less than five minutes with simplified threading and a new tension control system that automatically centers and monitors the film throughout the bagging process. A modular bag storage shelf built into the bagger conveniently supports genuine Autobag pre-opened bag-in-box materials. The company vouches that apparel factories are also one of the beneficiaries of this bag packaging technology.

Local bourse hit by Wall Street fall, but losses limited
March 26, 2015
Local bourse hit by Wall Street fall, but losses limited Central News Agency2015-03-26 03:51 PM Taipei, March 26 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan closed down Thursday as investors took hints from a plunge on Wall Street overnight caused by the latest disappointing economic data from Washington, dealers said. The bellwether electronics sector followed the tech-heavy NASDAQ index to suffer relatively heavier downward pressure, led by blue chips such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, ???), while old economy and financial stocks bucked the downturn to help the broader market recoup part of its earlier losses, the dealers said.

CellTrust and GWAVA Provide Secure, Encrypted Mobile Communication Solution with Archiving to Support Compliance; New Software Sets Standard for Secure Mobile Communication in Regulated Industries, Including Financial Services, Government and Healthcare
March 25, 2015
CellTrust® Corporation , the global leader in traceable and secure mobile communication, and GWAVA ®, the leading provider of archiving and eDiscovery for electronic communication, today announced a joint offering which provides a secure, encrypted mobile communication solution with archiving to support compliance. The partnership between the companies extends solution capabilities to include long-term archiving of business mobile communication on iOS and Android devices. CellTrust SecureLine(TM) and GWAVA's Retain(TM) Unified Archiving provide a secure way to have long-term archiving of business mobile voice communication and SMS/text messaging, email, social media, instant messaging and web searches. Together, the companies offer a solution that supports mobile communication compliance for regulated industries, such as financial services, government and healthcare.

US Patent granted to Mentor Graphics Corporation (Oregon) on March 24, titled as "Generating a convergent circuit design from a functional description using entities having access to the functional description and to physical design information"
March 25, 2015
United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent no. 8,990,758, on March 24 2015, to Mentor Graphics Corporation (Oregon), titled as "Generating a convergent circuit design from a functional description using entities having access to the functional description and to physical design information"

N.M. DELEGATION ENCOURAGES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO SUPPORT UNMS PROPOSAL TO CREATE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PHOTONICS
March 25, 2015
The following information was released by New Mexico Senator Tom Udall: Today, U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Reps. Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Lujn and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that they are urging the Department of Defense to select a proposal led by a team that includes the University of New Mexico in a competition to create a national photonics hub. The team, a collaboration of academic institutions from New Mexico and three other states, was named a finalist earlier this year. If selected, it will receive federal funding and support and become part of a network of regional manufacturing institutes or "hubs" across the country that help bridge the gap between applied research and product development. The hub would spur the development of cutting-edge technology and create high-tech jobs in the Albuquerque area.

N.M. DELEGATION ENCOURAGES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO SUPPORT UNM'S PROPOSAL TO CREATE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PHOTONICS
March 25, 2015
The following information was released by New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich: Today, U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Reps. Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Lujn and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that they are urging the Department of Defense to select a proposal led by a team that includes the University of New Mexico in a competition to create a national photonics hub. The team, a collaboration of academic institutions from New Mexico and three other states, was named a finalist earlier this year. If selected, it will receive federal funding and support and become part of a network of regional manufacturing institutes or "hubs" across the country that help bridge the gap between applied research and product development. The hub would spur the development of cutting-edge technology and create high-tech jobs in the Albuquerque area.

''Machine'' unflattering portrait of Jobs
March 21, 2015
LOS ANGELES March 15 (RTRS): Hot on the heels of his riveting Scientology takedown ''Going Clear'' the ever-prolific Alex Gibney calls the much farther-reaching cult of Apple into question with ''Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine'' a coolly absorbing deeply unflattering portrait of the late Silicon Valley entrepreneur that expands not altogether convincingly into a meditation on our collective over-reliance on our favorite handheld gadgets. Once more synthesizing research and reportage into a cinematic essay that makes up in calm analysis what it lacks in fresh revelations Gibney duly acknowledges Jobs''s artistry innovation and technological showmanship while making plain just how ''ruthless deceitful and cruel'' the man could be. By turns searching and scorching and more than willing to speak ill of the dead the CNN-produced item should play on screens big and small whetting appetites for Universal''s forthcoming Jobs biopic in the process. Freeing himself from any obligation to deliver a blow-by-blow summary Gibney offers a more conceptual and critical assessment of his subject''s legacy than did Walter Isaacson''s biography which was published less than a month after Jobs''s death in October 2011. That''s the moment where Gibney begins his voiceover setting a ruminative yet skeptical tone as he considers the astonishing outpouring of grief from millions of Apple consumers worldwide (#iSad was a popular hashtag) the depth of their response underscoring the profoundly personal bond that can develop between a human being and a beautiful lump of metal.

OSAT manufacturer selects Rudolph's lithography system
March 20, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: Rudolph Technologies, Inc., a provider of process characterization equipment and software, has announced that an outsourced assembly and test, or OSAT, manufacturer has selected the JetStep Advanced Packaging Lithography System for evaluation.

Profiles of 15 top furniture buying groups
March 04, 2015
BrandSource Headquarters: 17542 E. 27th St., suite 250, Tustin, Calif. 92780 Website: www.joinbrandsource.com Year established: 1969 Group type: member-owned Lead member: Jim Davenport, Lafferty s, Texarkana, Texas, president Senior Management: Jim Ristow, CEO; Michael Allen, vice president/home furnishings; Dave Workman, vice president/electronics; and John White, vice president/appliances Banners: BrandSource, BrandSource Canada, SleepSource, Home Entertainment Source, Maytag Home Stores, OutdoorSource Number of members as of Dec. 31: 4,280, up from 4,150 a year ago Number of storefronts: 6,510, up from 6,340 a year ago Number of home furnishings members: 966, up from 889 Total retail sales, all members and product categories: $11.6 billion, including an estimated $3.55 billion in furniture and bedding sales, the latter figure up from an estimated $3.4 billion in 2013 Associated Volume Buyers, or AVB, is more commonly known as BrandSource, one of the largest buying and marketing groups in the North America in members, storefronts and retail sales. While most commonly thought of as an appliance and consumer electronics specialist, BrandSource also has become one of the largest retailers of furniture and mattresses in the United States with estimated sales of $3.55 billion last year.


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