SUNNYVALE, information pills CA–(Marketwire – February 23, 2010) – Juniper Networks® (NYSE: JNPR) today announced the Junos® Innovation Fund, a new corporate venture capital initiative that will invest in groundbreaking companies focused on improving the experience and economics of networking. The $50 million fund expands Juniper’s efforts to create and deliver an ecosystem of technologies, software and applications built on the open and secure Junos software platform, which allows companies to directly program multiple layers of their networks and quickly and efficiently create new services while enabling rich user experiences, revolutionary economics and fast time to market.
Primarily targeting early- and growth-stage venture backed companies, the Junos Innovation Fund will invest in companies over the next two years that complement Juniper’s growth strategy. Key investment areas will include networking technologies, applications, and services that foster the development and deployment of security infrastructure, advanced mobility and video solutions, virtualization, network automation, optical technology, and green networking.
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He said one problem with banning texting while driving is that people are likely to continue doing it. He said it will be difficult for police to enforce a ban unless they actually see someone in the act. Gilbert said evidence of texting while driving often surfaces only after an accident.
Gilbert’s team developed an application, called VoiceTEXT, that allows drivers to speak text messages and keep their eyes on the road at the same time. Drivers using VoiceTEXT put their cell phones in Bluetooth mode and connect it to their car.
“Through the car’s speaker system or through the driver’s own Bluetooth headset, drivers can give a voice command that delivers a text message,” Gilbert said. “So you can speak to your phone and tell it to send a message to an individual. The recipient’s phone recognizes the voice as a text message and the other person is able to respond appropriately.”
Gilbert and his researchers are conducting a survey on the use of VoiceTEXT at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DC6S5X7. The survey opens with a video demonstration of VoiceTEXT, followed by three multiple-choice questions and space for comments.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reports that 80 percent of crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes involve driver distraction. Cell phone use is among the reasons for driver distraction, the agency says.