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Apple faces holiday season with stellar line-up tech giant's latest product releases boost its arsenal to beat its rivals
October 20, 2014
Bloomberg San Francisco Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook is ready to tackle the holiday season with a full product array including new iPads. His challenge now is luring the hordes of buyers that analysts are projecting. Apple on Thursday unveiled refreshed iPads and Macintosh computers at an event at its Cupertino, California-based headquarters. The iPads are thinner and include fingerprint sensors, with the Macs boasting features such as sharper displays and faster processors. The devices follow Apple's introduction last month of larger-screen iPhones, a smartwatch and a mobile-payments system. The line-up is ratcheting up Wall Street's projections that Apple is entering a high growth phase, which Cook will now have to meet. The CEO is also facing calls by activist investor Carl Icahn to increase Apple's value. Investors will get a taste of how Cook's latest gambits are performing this week, when Apple reports fiscal fourth-quarter results today.

United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office Publishes Application for Series of 2 Trademarks "VELOCITY DRIVE" and "VELOCITY DRIVE" to Intelligent Trucking Solutions for Various Goods and Services
October 18, 2014
South Wales, Oct. 18 -- Intelligent Trucking Solutions Ltd., Milford Haven, has filed the series of two trademarks "VELOCITY DRIVE" and "VELOCITY DRIVE" on Sept. 15, for various goods and services.

AMD Demos NFV Solution on 64-Bit AMD and ARM Technology
October 18, 2014
AMD demonstrated the first network function virtualization (NFV) solution on AMD's 64-bit ARM-based SoC and said that it is now sampling to AMD's embedded customers.

C Spire wins prestigious 2014 national award for marketing analytics leadership; Analytics boosted customer retention campaigns by 50%, drove millions of dollars in incremental margin
October 17, 2014
C Spire won a major national award and a $50,000 cash prize Friday for marketing analytics leadership from the Association of National Advertisers (ANA). The Mississippi-based diversified telecommunications and technology services company was selected for the award by a seven-member panel of judges over two other California-based finalists - business communications service provider Citrix and Intel, a global semiconductor manufacturer.

VirnetX Files Petition for Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc with U.S. Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit; Requests Restoration of Jury Verdict Against Apple in Full
October 17, 2014
 VirnetX(TM) Holding Corporation (NYSE MKT: VHC), an Internet security software and technology company, announced today that, on October 16, 2014, it filed a petition with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, requesting a rehearing and rehearing en banc of the Federal Circuit's September 14, 2014, decision concerning VirnetX's litigation against Apple Inc. In its petition, VirnetX is asking the court to rehear its decision with respect to damages and affirm the district court's damages award against Apple in full because the Federal Circuit's decision is contrary to the patent statute and Supreme Court precedent. VirnetX is also asking the Federal Circuit to reinstate the jury's award that Apple infringed the '504 and '211 patents on the basis that the district court correctly construed the claim term "secure communication link." 

Samsung Chromebook 2 Now Available with Intel® Processor; New addition to Samsung's leading Chromebook line features latest performance technology and more durable design
October 17, 2014
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FORM 8-K: PARK ELECTROCHEMICAL CORP FILES Current report
October 17, 2014
PARK ELECTROCHEMICAL CORP, New York, has filed FORM 8-K (Current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on October 17, 2014 State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation: New York Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers. Item 5.02(c).

Q3 2014 Advanced Micro Devices Inc Earnings Call - Final
October 16, 2014
Corporate Participants * Ruth Cotter Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. - IR * Lisa Su Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. - President & CEO * Devinder Kumar Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. - SVP & CFO Conference Call Participants * Vivek Arya BofA Merrill Lynch - Analyst * Mark Lipacis Jefferies & Company - Analyst * David Wong Wells Fargo Securities, LLC - Analyst * Hans Mosesmann Raymond James & Associates, Inc. - Analyst

New iPads aim to help Apple regain tablet momentum
October 16, 2014
Apple, facing tough competition in the cooling tablet market, on Thursday unveiled a new line-up of iPads that feature its mobile payments system and include the fingerprint sensor unlock used on iPhones.Apple also said at an event at its Cupertino, California headquarters that its mobile payments system known as Apple Pay would be operational Monday, with more banks and merchants on board.The tech giant -- seeking to regain ground in a tablet market increasingly dominated by the rival Android platform -- said its new iPad Air 2 is thinner than its rivals, with upgraded graphics power and other features.Unlike with smartphones, tablet owners tend to hold onto their devices for three or more years, creating pressure on manufacturers to come up with innovations significant enough to inspire upgrades."This should be enough to start getting the original iPad users to upgrade," Creative Strategies principal analyst Tim Bajarin said of enhancements delivered by Apple's newest tablet."I don't think it has any impact on the general tablet market, but Apple's numbers will increase as a result."- Android's low-price appeal -At 6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches), Apple said the iPad Air 2 is 18 percent thinner than its predecessor and is "the world's thinnest tablet." "It's so thin you can stack two of them and it will still be thinner than the original iPad," the company's vice president Phil Schiller said.The aluminum-body tablet uses a new A8X processor, and boasts up to 10 hours of battery life.

Verizon Communications to introduce Wi-Fi Calling by Mid-2015
September 18, 2014
Telecommunications and broadband major Verizon Communications has announced its plan to introduce Wi-Fi calling for its users by mid-2015. New York-based Verizon is the largest wireless carrier in the country with the highest numbers of users. The company has delayed the roll out of Wi-Fi calling as the network needs a major upgrade before the feature can be activated for clients.


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