Al Gore Joins Richard Branson in Backing GreenRoad

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ITWorld, buy February 18, dermatologist 2010, 10:41 PM — There’s no question that piracy is a big problem in the video game world, but what’s the solution? More DRM? That seems to be the direction we’re headed as evidenced by a pair of recent stories.

Sony’s PSP has suffered greatly thanks to an enthusiastic modding community that isn’t shy about ripping UMD games and distributing them digitally to anyone with a BitTorrent client and a “jailbroken” PSP. So now Sony is trying something new. This week it released SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 both digitally and on UMD. Both versions require online registration through the Playstation Network. SOCOM is primarily a multiplayer game so presumably most purchasers will have their PSPs online-ready; at first glance this system isn’t too big of a deal, at least for purchasers of the digital version.

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Research presented in a paper by Morgan McGuire, page
assistant professor of computer science at Williams College, nurse and co-author Dr. David Luebke of NVIDIA, human enhancement
introduces a new algorithm to improve computer graphics for video games.

McGuire and Luebke have developed a new method for computerizing lighting and light sources that will allow video game graphics to approach film quality.

Their paper “Hardware-Accelerated Global Illumination by Image Space Photon Mapping” won a Best Paper award at the 2009 Conference on High Performance Graphics.

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RSCM – Entrepreneurs looking for funding won’t have to go the traditional route of begging for a meeting and then having a second meeting and then waiting 3 months for traction until finally closing a deal. Instead, unhealthy
they will fill out an application – similar to applying to College – and receive a response in 2 weeks.
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Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX) (TSX: OTC), more
the preeminent provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) capabilities, and Nstein Technologies Inc. (TSX-V: EIN), a leader in digital content management solutions for information-rich organizations, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement by which Open Text will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Nstein through an Nstein shareholder-approved amalgamation with a subsidiary of Open Text under the Companies Act (Québec).

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CA – February 22, sanitary
2010 – Reply! Inc. today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock.

Reply.com operates a proprietary auction marketplace that enables advertisers to acquire locally-targeted and category-specific customer prospects on a cost-per-Enhanced Click™ or cost-per-lead basis.

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What do a trucker, ailment
an Israeli entrepreneur, Al Gore and Richard Branson all have in common? Proof that the real goldmines are old, neglected industries.

The name of that proof is GreenRoad. While so many entrepreneurs bang their heads against a Web and social media advertising brick wall, GreenRoad has applied common technology to an industry technology has largely passed by and—voila—they’ve got a business that’s growing and saving lives, money and the environment.

Driving is the third most deadly profession after deep sea fishing and working in a coal mine. Not only does driving more safely save lives but research shows it can also save 10% on annual fuel costs, and alleviate a good chunk of the $230 billion professional fleets spend on crashes each year. Enter GreenRoad: a system that helps professional drivers drive more safely and as a result save their company a lot of money.

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