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Apple brings distribution giant Brightstar to India
January 25, 2015
NEW DELHI: Electronics giant Apple, the maker of iPhones and iPad, has decided to rope in global retail major Brightstar to sell its devices in India. Apple is looking to increase sales from 1 million units achieved in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, to as many as 7 million units by 2018.

Apple and IBM Deliver First Wave of IBM MobileFirst for iOS Apps
January 24, 2015
India, Jan. 24 -- CUPERTINO, California and ARMONK, New YorkDecember 10, 2014Apple and IBM today deliver the first wave of IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions in a new class of made-for-business apps and supporting cloud services that bring IBMs big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad users in the enterprise. IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions are now available to enterprise customers in banking, retail, insurance, financial services, telecommunications and for governments and airlines, thanks to an unprecedented collaboration between Apple and IBM. IBM clients today announcing support for IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions include: Citi, Air Canada, Sprint and Banorte. What were delivering aims directly at the new quest of businesssmart technologies that unlock new value at the intersection of big data and individual engagement, said Bridget van Kralingen, senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services. Our collaboration combines IBMs industry expertise and unmatched position in enterprise computing, with Apples legendary user experience and excellence in product design to lift the performance of a new generation of business professionals.

Orbotech: SPTS Technologies and Fraunhofer IZM Join Forces
January 24, 2015
Orbotech reported that SPTS Technologies is collaborating with Fraunhofer IZM on next generation wafer level packaging of microelectronic devices. "To meet the technical requirements of future microelectronic products, 3D-IC architectures using through silicon vias are being employed to overcome scaling limits while delivering better device performance," said Kevin Crofton, President of SPTS Technologies and Corporate VP at Orbotech, in a release. "SPTS has over 300 DRIE modules being used for advanced packaging applications around the world. Together with Fraunhofer IZM, we aim to develop the techniques needed for cost-effective volume manufacturing of 2.5D and 3D-IC devices."

Steve Wozniak, Tech Reporter Farhad Manjoo Headline Wright State's Honors Institute
January 23, 2015
Wright State University issued the following news: Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak and New York Times tech reporter Farhad Manjoo will discuss developments in computing and technology during Wright State University's Honors Institute. Wozniak, who founded Apple Computer with Steve Jobs, will speak at the Wright State Nutter Center on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. His talk is part of both the Honors Institute and the Presidential Lecture Series. Wozniak's lecture is free and registration is not required.

Arizona: Pesticide Tolerances: Flupyradifurone
January 23, 2015
Department of The Treasury has issued the following news release: This Rule document was issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) For related information, Open Docket Folder Docket folder icon Action Final rule. Summary This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of flupyradifurone in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). Dates This regulation is effective January 23, 2015. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before March 24, 2015, and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178 (see also Unit I.C. of theSUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION). Addresses

Washington: Flupyradifurone; Pesticide Tolerances
January 23, 2015
US Federal Register has published the following document: [Federal Register Volume 80, Number 15 (Friday, January 23, 2015)] [Rules and Regulations] [Pages 3481-3488] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2015-01013] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 180

Pesticide Tolerances: Flupyradifurone
January 23, 2015
Washington, D.C.: This Rule document was issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Action Final rule. Summary This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of flupyradifurone in or on multiple commodities which are identified and discussed later in this document. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). Dates This regulation is effective January 23, 2015. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before March 24, 2015, and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178 (see also Unit I.C. of theSUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION). Addresses

Wireless charging system on cusp of commercialization
January 23, 2015
PHILADELPHIA - Imagine a world where you don't have to plug in your smartphone, tablet or laptop, or even lay it on one of the Duracell charging mats that Starbucks is rolling out across the United States. Instead, your refrigerator sends them power from across the room via a Wi-Fi-like radio signal. Now, forget that for a while - though it might happen someday.

He's a wonder boy Meet Silicon Valley's youngest entrepreneur
January 22, 2015
SANTA CLARA California: In Silicon Valley it's never too early to become an entrepreneur. Just ask 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee.The California eighth-grader has launched a company to develop low-cost machines to print Braille the tactile writing system for the visually impaired. Tech giant Intel Corp.

Logistics Leader Pcdata USA Attending PACK EXPO East Bringing Picking Supplies Together
January 21, 2015
~~Pcdata USA will be attending the PACK EXPO East conference from February 16-19 2015 at the Grand Hall Pennsylvania Convention Center PA. Antonio Rodrigues a senior manager at Pcdata USA based in East Granby CT noted ldquo;The PACK EXPO East provides quality leads great value and in a convenient location. As a global logistics systems leader for supply chain automation Pcdata plays an important role in helping logistics companies with efficient picking and packing technologies.rdquo; PACK EXPO East brings top-tier processing and packaging suppliers together in a location that is convenient for attendees. The smaller scale of PACK EXPO East provides plenty of time to engage with individual suppliers and professional peers. The conference provides a focus on advanced processing and packaging solutions leading OEMs for the processing and packaging industries quality solutions as well as processing and packaging ideas from other industries.nbsp;


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