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New CoreLogic Report Shows Tornado and Hail Risk Extends Far Beyond Great Plains States

March 23, 2012 - By

CoreLogic announced the release of its Tornado and Hail Risk Beyond Tornado Alley report. The new research findings from CoreLogic, based on historical weather patterns, reveal that severe weather risk extends far outside the narrow eight-state corridor in the U.S. Midwest, commonly known as “Tornado Alley,” traditionally considered to be the area in which tornado and severe hail risk is highly concentrated. read more

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Galileo Launches Accelerated

March 23, 2012 - By

Javier Benedicto, the head of the Galileo Project Office for the European Space Agency (ESA), set an aggressive schedule for launching some Galileo satellites as many as four at a time in 2014 and 2015, in an effort to meet a target provision date of Galileo’s initial services in 2014 and full services in 2015. The announcement emerged at the... read more

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Time and Frequency Metrology Seminar Slated for June

March 22, 2012 - By

The 37th Annual Time and Frequency Metrology Seminar will be held June 5-8, 2012, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado. Don Jewell, GPS World's contributing editor for Defense and PNT (positioning, navigation, and timing), will be attending. read more

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37th Annual Time and Frequency Metrology Seminar

March 22, 2012 - By

The 37th Annual Time and Frequency Metrology Seminar will be held June 5-8, 2012, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado. The Time and Frequency Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology is offering the course on understanding clocks, oscillators, atomic frequency standards, RF and optical synchronization, optical oscillators, quantum information, optical cooling and heating; making precise frequency, time, phase-noise, and jitter measurements; and establishing measurement accuracy and traceability. This four-day course is the most comprehensive available. read more

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Automakers Move Ahead on Mobile Connectivity

March 21, 2012 - By

It wasn’t quite a call to arms, but Bill Ford, head of Ford Motor, called on the wireless community to work with car makers to avoid global gridlock and create a future of “urban mobility,” a network that will track vehicles and automatically instruct cars to change lanes, exit a road, or park. Vehicle connectivity was one of the major themes of the Mobile World Congress, held in February in Barcelona. For some of us, it brought up memories of the PATH automated highways project of the 1990s. You have likely seen photos of that prototype automated highway with platoons of driver-less vehicles riding on I-15 in southern California. The vision has changed, and we are headed towards autonomous, connected vehicles and away from the specialized, and prohibitively expensive, infrastructure that defined earlier efforts. read more

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Green Dot to Acquire Loopt

March 21, 2012 - By

Green Dot Corporation, a provider of banking and payment solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Loopt, a social location-based service that connects people. Green Dot indicated that the acquisition will provide a number of key strategic benefits that are expected to improve customer acquisition and retention of its current prepaid debit card products, drive the adoption of new banking and payment products targeted to new segments of consumers, and provide the opportunity for Green Dot to become a leader in mobile wallets, rewards and payment solutions at retailers nationwide, the company said. read more

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Millennial Media Announces Release of Self-Service Solution mMedia

March 21, 2012 - By

Millennial Media, provider of mobile advertising, announced that mMedia, its newest self-service mobile solution, has emerged from private beta to full release. Within mMedia, developers and advertisers will be able to reach more than 200 million global mobile users via Millennial Media’s advertising platform, according to the company. mMedia complements Millennial Media’s full-service mobile advertising solutions, renowned for their scale across multiple regions of the world. read more

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Facebook Extends Status Update Features to Third-Party Apps

March 21, 2012 - By

Facebook is opening new APIs and documentation to developers, enabling the creation of third-party applications that allow consumers to add friends and location data directly from whichever app they're currently using. "We're introducing several improvements to the Facebook Platform that allow people to do all of the things they can do in a status update," software engineer Alex Wyler writes on the Facebook Developer Blog. read more

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