Washinton Post – Feb. 4th, info 2010
The world’s largest Internet search company and the world’s most powerful electronic surveillance organization are teaming up in the name of cybersecurity.
Under an agreement that is still being finalized, more about the National Security Agency would help Google analyze a major corporate espionage attack that the firm said originated in China and targeted its computer networks, according to cybersecurity experts familiar with the matter. The objective is to better defend Google — and its users — from future attack.
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ScienceDaily (Feb. 4, see 2010) â€” The push is on for healthcare providers to make the switch to electronic health records but it is hard to tell how well these complex health information technology systems are being implemented and used, writes a health informatics researcher at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in a Feb. 3 commentary in JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association.
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Ala. â€“ February 2, web
2010 â€“ MEDSEEK, the leading provider of healthcare enterprise portal connectivity solutions, today announced the acquisition of 58 new hospital clients and a 53 percent increase in one-year revenue backlog, as healthcare industry changes fuel demand for its eHealth solutions.
MEDSEEKâ€™s fiscal year revenue growth over a five-year period â€“ a phenomenal 346 percent â€“ earned the company its debut spot on Deloitteâ€™s Technology Fast 500â„¢. In a record setting year, MEDSEEKâ€™s growth also propelled its rankings on:
- Inc. 5000 â€“ MEDSEEK was named one of the 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine, jumping to #1473 from its #1723 ranking in 2008; and
- HCI 100 â€“ In its third consecutive year on the HCI 100, MEDSEEK climbed up six spots from the previous year, reaching #72 in the Top 100 List.
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NY Times – Published: February 4, more about
2010:Â AS they marvel at Appleâ€™s new iPad tablet computer, diagnosis the technorati seem to be focusing on where this leaves Amazonâ€™s popular e-book business. But the much more important question is why Microsoft, Americaâ€™s most famous and prosperous technology company, no longer brings us the future, whether itâ€™s tablet computers like the iPad, e-books like Amazonâ€™s Kindle, smartphones like the BlackBerry and iPhone, search engines like Google, digital music systems like iPod and iTunes or popular Web services like Facebook and Twitter.
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New results from MITâ€™s Electronic Materials Research Group bring us closer to computers that use light instead of electricity to move data.
MIT News – February 4th, anorexia
2010: MIT researchers have demonstrated the first laser built from germanium that can produce wavelengths of light useful for optical communication. Itâ€™s also the first germanium laser to operate at room temperature. Unlike the materials typically used in lasers, more
germanium is easy to incorporate into existing processes for manufacturing silicon chips. So the result could prove an important step toward computers that move data â€” and maybe even perform calculations â€” using light instead of electricity. But more fundamentally, the researchers have shown that, contrary to prior belief, a class of materials called indirect-band-gap semiconductors can yield practical lasers.