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Grant Ensures Sustainable Future For Software
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Grant Ensures Sustainable Future For Software

The Software Sustainability Institute has been launched in the United Kingdom to help research communities in various disciplines manage their software tools beyond...

Spies Among Us?
From Communications of the ACM

Spies Among Us?

Governments' practice of electronic surveillance—and the growing use of warrantless wiretapping—has observers deeply concerned.

Robots Gear Up For Disaster Response
From Communications of the ACM

Robots Gear Up For Disaster Response

After 15 years of research, robots for search and rescue may be nearing prime time.

Data Streaming 2.0
From Communications of the ACM

Data Streaming 2.0

In today's real-time Web, data streaming applications no longer have the luxury of making multiple passes over a recorded data set.

From ACM News

Doing Business in China Getting Tougher For U.s. Companies

China's allure is stronger than ever. But a country already known for obstacles is becoming less welcoming to foreign businesses. Some American companies are reviewing...

From ACM TechNews

Law Enforcement Lobbies Hard For Icann Change

U.S. and U.K. law enforcement officials are lobbying ICANN to impose more stringent regulations on registrars for generic top-level domains.

Gender Discrimination Linked to Poor Project Management
From ACM TechNews

Gender Discrimination Linked to Poor Project Management

A new Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology report suggests that technically oriented women may face gender discrimination in their jobs at high-tech firms...

­.s. Cyber Command Prepped to Launch
From ACM News

­.s. Cyber Command Prepped to Launch

Washingon's new U.S. Cyber Command is prepped and ready but is still waiting for Senate approval of its new commander before it can open for business.

Network Gives Traffic Managers, Police Real-Time View of Road Conditions
From ACM TechNews

Network Gives Traffic Managers, Police Real-Time View of Road Conditions

University of Maryland researchers have developed the Regional Integrated Transportation Information System, a system that gives traffic managers and police in...

Wireless Controlled From the Cloud
From ACM TechNews

Wireless Controlled From the Cloud

IBM China Research Lab scientists have developed Wireless Network Cloud, a new architecture that shifts the signal-processing requirements of wireless networks...

From ACM TechNews

Silicon Valley Loses Foreign Talent

Silicon Valley is losing more foreign-born executives, engineers, and scientists due to better opportunities in their native countries, tough U.S. immigration laws...

China Drawing High-Tech Research From ­.s.
From ACM News

China Drawing High-Tech Research From ­.s.

U.S. companies—and their engineers—are being drawn to China more and more as the country develops a high-tech economy that increasingly competes directly with the...

From ACM TechNews

Mobile Phone Allows Boss to Snoop

KDDI Corp. has developed mobile phone technology that detects even the tiniest actions of the user by analyzing the movement of accelerometers embedded in the devices...

From ACM CareerNews

It Adds 25,000-Plus Jobs in 2010

A new survey from the TechServe Alliance says IT employment grew by 14,000 jobs from January to February 2010, representing one of the strongest month-to-month...

Software's Take on the Light Bulb Joke
From ICT Results

Software's Take on the Light Bulb Joke

How many men does it take to change a light bulb? Putting the punchline aside a moment, consider that it takes even more to pack a shipping crate. Now a European...

From ACM TechNews

Trademark Issues Could Derail New gTLDs at ICANN Meeting

The introduction of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) could be hindered by a variety of factors, including trademark protection, costs, and cybersecurity threats...

Domain Name Czar Seeks .online ­nity
From ACM TechNews

Domain Name Czar Seeks .online ­nity

ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom continues to work toward net neutrality, but ICANN now faces new challenges as countries such as China seek more control over what Internet...

IT Spending Will Rise - But Not Rebound - in 2010
From ACM News

IT Spending Will Rise - But Not Rebound - in 2010

Global IT expenditure is expected to rise slightly this year for the first time since the onset of the global economic downturn, according to industry analyst Ovum...

Aerial Surveillance Technology Could Keep Soldiers Safer
From ACM TechNews

Aerial Surveillance Technology Could Keep Soldiers Safer

Cranfield University researchers have developed an autonomous computer framework that enables one operator to control multiple unmanned aerial vehicles  from a...

Berners-Lee to Share Reins at World Wide Web Consortium
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Berners-Lee to Share Reins at World Wide Web Consortium

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web and director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), has a new co-captain. It's Jeffrey Jaffe, a technology...
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