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2011-02-27 00:01:41

Arktis appoints former InVision CEO Sergio Magistri to the board and closes round of financing Arktis Radiation Detectors Ltd, an award winning start-up from the leading Swiss technical university ETH Zurich, appointed Sergio Magistri, former president and CEO of InVision Technologies, to its board of directors. In conjunction with this appointment, Arktis successfully closed a second round of financing. Together, these developments will accelerate the company's introduction of its advanced...

2011-02-08 00:00:00

DUEBENDORF-ZURICH, Switzerland, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Myriad Group AG (SIX: MYRN), a global leader in mobile technology having shipped over 3.7 billion software applications on more than 2.2 billion phones, today announced the launch of Myriad Alien Dalvik, enabling Android apps to run on non-Android platforms. The launch opens up the Android experience to new audiences, generating new revenue opportunities for mobile operators, OEMs and app store owners. (Photo:...

2011-01-28 02:00:00

FRANKFURT, Germany, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, on Data Privacy Day, a major research initiative was announced to pilot cryptographic technologies that enable European citizens to better protect their privacy and identities. The project, called ABC4Trust, uses privacy-enabling technology that will be piloted at a university in Greece and a secondary school in Sweden. According to comScore, European and United States citizens spend a monthly average of 25-32(1) hours surfing the...

2011-01-26 04:35:04

Singapore-Swiss-American partnership that spans three continents will revolutionise human communication in the 21st centurySingapore, Jan 26, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - Need to have a conference with others thousands of kilometres away? A glass-walled room lets all parties interact as if you were all together at one location.Can't be physically present for a meeting? Send your avatar which will take on your appearance as well as gestures and even give you a report of the meeting at the end....

2011-01-18 07:30:00

ZURICH, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AGT International (AGT), a global network of public safety and security solution companies that is among the fastest-growing in the world, today announced that Paul Hucq has joined the organization in the newly-created role of President of Global Business Development and Sales. Based in Zurich, Mr. Hucq will oversee AGT's internationally integrated market strategy, and will be a key player in establishing AGT's global sales and business development...

2010-12-17 08:00:00

DUEBENDORF-ZURICH, Switzerland, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Myriad Group AG (SIX Swiss Exchange: MYRN), a global leader in mobile technology having shipped over 3.7 billion software applications on more than 2.2 billion phones, today announces a new deal to extend the existing partnership with Telefonica to provide mobile social networking services to Telefonica's Vivo brand. The agreement reinforces Myriad's 5-year partnership with Telefonica announced earlier this year, and increases...

2010-11-30 12:23:00

CRAWLEY, England, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- David Beckham joined hundreds of football fans in adding his signature to the official British Airways aircraft, carrying England's hopes to Zurich. Beckham is one of several high profile delegates flying to Zurich to represent England ahead of FIFA's announcement on December 2 at 15:00 (GMT). Speaking at Heathrow's Terminal 5 today, David said: "I'm extremely proud to be flying to Zurich to represent the England 2018 Bid, and to be...

2010-11-22 13:00:00

ZURICH, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, a European consortium including IBM (NYSE: IBM); and Sirrix AG security technologies; Portuguese energy and solution providers, Energias de Portugal and EFACEC; San Raffaele (Italy) Hospital and several additional European academic and corporate research organizations announced Trustworthy Clouds or TClouds, a new virtual infrastructure project. The goal of the project is to prototype an advanced cloud infrastructure that can deliver a new...

2010-11-17 04:28:00

KILCHBERG, near ZURICH, Switzerland, November 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday evening the Lindt & Sprungli Chocolate Factory was the setting for a spectacular light show. Brand ambassador Roger Federer, the Lindt Maitres Chocolatiers and Ernst Tanner, Chairman and CEO of Lindt & Sprungli, set the kick-off for the festive light projections by artist Gerry Hofstetter. Around 8,000 visitors marvelled at the festive images and enjoyed the magical Christmas village around the...

2010-11-12 01:45:08

Economists provide field evidence on forest commons management Many imminent problems facing the world today, such as deforestation, overfishing, or climate change, can be described as commons problems. The solution to these problems requires cooperation from hundreds and thousands of people. Such large scale cooperation, however, is plagued by the infamous cooperation dilemma. According to the standard prediction, in which each individual follows only his own interests, large-scale...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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