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Archive for July, 2013

18
Jul

Intel and IBM see big fall in profit

Two tech titans, IBM and Intel, report big drops in net income for the April-to-June period.

18
Jul

DealBook: In Energy Case, a Fresh Tactic by JPMorgan: A Push to Settle

JPMorgan Chase wants to settle accusations by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that it gleaned profits from power plants via “manipulative schemes.”

    

18
Jul

Data, Display, and Other Marketing Dilemmas

Experian Marketing Services’ Matt Seeley talks current and future trends in today’s marketing industry

18
Jul

Nature has a great simplicity and therefore a great beauty. …

Nature has a great simplicity and therefore a great beauty. Richard Feynman US educator & physicist (1918 – 1988)

18
Jul

American Company Building Super-Gun

A company called TrackingPoint, that previously made the world’s first Precision Guided Firearm (PGF) system, has announced it is working on a new “Super Gun” capable of consistently hitting a target at over 3,100 yards, or farther than the longest confirmed long-range small arms shot of all time. The Super Gun would build upon the company’s existing technology, currently available in its Precision Guided Firearms, to create the world’s most advanced PGF weapon.

But you can’t have one. TrackingPoint’s Super Gun initiative would not result in a commercially-available rifle, although the company is having an internal discussion about how to apply the technology once it has been proven. The company has released various blueprints and sketches on its Labs blog that indicate how the PGF optics could be applied to a McMillan .50 caliber rifle.

PGFs are not just long rifles. The setup often includes a heads-up screen, guided trigger system, and can even be set up for wireless operation, functioning over wi-fi. Some can interface with smartphones and tablets.

“As an applied technology company at the forefront of the firearms industry, we at TrackingPoint need to consistently push ourselves to innovate above and beyond even our own expectations,” said Jason Schauble, TrackingPoint Chief Executive Officer. “Our ‘Super Gun’ project will push the boundaries of perception in the firearms and shooting communities. In the process we hope to find inspiration for a whole new generation of tech applications.”

The current record for a confirmed long-distance hit is held by a British soldier who shot 2,707 yards in November, 2009 during the war in Afghanistan. Unconfirmed claims have been made for a shot of 3,079 yards in October, 2012 by an Australian soldier using a .50 caliber rifle. The shot, if officially confirmed, will be the standard to which TrackingPoint holds its Super Gun capabilities.

15
Jul

Getting Action on Your Call-to-Action

A successful call-to-action is part strategy, part magic. Mandalay Entertainment’s CEO reveals his tricks of the trade.

15
Jul

China's economic growth slows again

China’s economic growth slows in the April to June period, the second consecutive quarter of weaker expansion.

15
Jul

Advertising: Eye on Emerging Markets, Firm Invests in Start-Up

The $15 million investment in Jana is the first by the Publicis Groupe in a mobile technology start-up.