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Reporter's Notebook: Hong Kong rises with mainland
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Ten years after its handover from Britain, Hong Kong is vibrant community rising on China's coattails.
India's people power is also its problem
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3/28/2008   Post a comment
One of India's biggest challenges is managing its biggest strength: its deep well of young and talented people.
Reporter's notebook: A tour through Bangalore
3/24/2008   Post a comment
Bangalore and neighboring Electronics City are gearing up to become a global hub for electronics design, but the area faces challenges both with its infrastructure and how it is perceived by customers in the West.
Russia's vulnerability highlighted in index
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3/21/2008   Post a comment
Russia has scored relatively poor on the recently released "Index of State Weakness in the Developing World," basically a list of the world’s most vulnerable states.
ITC to hear complaint about LED / LD patent infringements
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3/20/2008   Post a comment
The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to hear a case filed by a former Columbia University professor with a 50-year engineering career, Gertrude Neumark Rothschild, who has accused 34 companies including Nokia, Sony, Motorola, and Samsung of infringing her patents for LEDs and laser diodes.
Court denies Qualcomm bid for patent case delay
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3/20/2008   Post a comment
In the latest episode of the long running saga between Broadcom Corp. and Qualcomm Inc, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal District has turned down Qualcomm's request to hold off imposition of an injunction against sales of some of the company's mobile phone chips while Qualcomm (San Diego, Calif.) pursues an appeal of a patent suit won by Broadcom last July.
Wipro aligns efforts on aerospace target
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3/20/2008   Post a comment
Indian outsourcing company Wipro Ltd. is attempting to fly a handful of design efforts and partnerships into formation to make an assault on the rapidly growing aerospace market in India and around the region, striking collaborations with Lockheed Martin, Boeing and BA Systems.
Exchange rates hit Eurozone, CEE exporters
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3/19/2008   Post a comment
The mega euro, up 19% to the dollar year-on-year in March, drove down exports from Eurozone countries to the US by 3% last year, to $302B (194 billion euro), according to recently-released Eurostat figures.
EU makes further push for DVB-H as mobile TV standard
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3/18/2008   Post a comment
The European Commission has officially endorsed Digital Video Broadcasting - Handheld (DVB-H) as the mobile TV technology of choice in Europe, and has told member states to "encourage" use of the technology.
India's R&D drive slows
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
The rate at which multinational companies are establishing R&D centers in India has slowed significantly, according to a study on the outsourcing of R&D.
CEE business wins as visa, passport formalities dissolve
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Central and East European member states that joined the EU in 2004 are lining up this week to sign individual agreements with the US for visa-free travel.
India study recommends more university chip R&D
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3/12/2008   1 comment
A study by the India Semiconductor Association (ISA) concludes that India needs a network of dedicated research centers focusing on chip technology research.
Space station gets major robot arm upgrade
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3/11/2008   Post a comment
Space Shuttle Endeavour will carry a Canadian-built humanoid robotic arm with unprecedented dexterity for a space robot.
Amino fights back in patent infringement battle
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3/7/2008   Post a comment
IPTV set top box maker Amino Communications (Cambridge, England) has strongly rejected claims that it has infringed patents relating to the MPEG-2 digital video compression standard . The company added it had not been served with any patent enforcement actions.
Skype effect surrounds Estonian Tech Embassy
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3/7/2008   Post a comment
The Skype effect has surrounded Enterprise Estonia, a technology promotion agency, since it opened a Silicon Valley office.
DoD report sees tighter links between China military, IT sector
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3/3/2008   Post a comment
China's military has benefited from closer ties to the nation's emerging information technology sector, according to an annual Pentagon report to Congress on Chinese military power.

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