Technology News Archive - October 17, 2008

Avise Partners announces today that it has just finalized the selection of 50 of the most promising European high-tech companies to present at the Euro Tech Showcase, Nov 18-19, San Francisco Bay (www.EuroTechShowcase.com).

Intel has acquired NetEffect for $8m to expand its Ethernet product portfolio after NetEffect filed in August for bankruptcy protection with assets of less than $1m and debts of between $10m and $50m. Austin, Texas-based NetEffect was founded in 1998 as Banderacom.

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6a4da2/networking_equipme) has announced the addition of the "Networking Equipment in Spain" report to their offering.

Ericsson has won a contract from Turkish carrier Kuzey Kibris Turkcell to provide a WCDMA/HSPA network in northern Cyprus. Datamonitor estimates the value of the contract to be approximately $36m over three years.

AT&T has won a five-year $223m contract from the County of Los Angeles to provide converged communications services throughout the county.

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Comarco, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a follow-on contract by Lenovo for its next-generation ChargeSource(R) universal power adapter.

Electronics company Luxpro has filed a lawsuit in the US Court of Arkansas against Apple, alleging unfair competition practices and attempted monopolization of the MP3 player market.

IBM has won a six-year contract from India-based telecommunications company Bharti Airtel to provide managed services for its platinum customers. Datamonitor estimates the value of the deal to be $60m.


The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a much-anticipated engineering report late Wednesday that endorsed the viability of making unused bands of wireless spectrum, known as “white spaces“, available to wireless devices.


Men and women differ in Internet behavior, such as frequency of Web surfing, online community membership and reading habits, U.S. researchers said.

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