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Although it came as no shock, Samsung Electronics announced today that it has officially spun off its display business into a new corporation called Samsung Display Co., Ltd, with operations under the new arrangements beginning tomorrow. At the moment of its birth, Samsung Display became the world’s largest display manufacturer, with 20,000 employees, five factories, and $20 billion (USD) in revenue last year. The lucky CEO of the new corporation is Donggun Park, who put in his time at the company by previously heading up Samsung’s LCD business. The press release announcing the change noted that Samsung Display originated as an R&D department for Samsung back in 1991. My, how... Read more...
Just weeks after Aneesh Chopra resigned as the U.S.’s first federal Chief Technology Officer after a three-year stint, a new man has stepped into the role. Todd Park, who has most recently served as the CTO of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is our new federal CTO. In a White House blog post announcing Park’s arrival, John P. Holdren mentions his past achievements as U.S. DoH CTO: He led the successful execution of an array of breakthrough initiatives, including the creation of HealthCare.gov, the first website to provide consumers with a comprehensive inventory of public and private health insurance plans available across the Nation by zip code in a single, easy-to-use... Read more...
Tasers are in use across the United States by police forces in towns and cities of all sizes.  However, it's the latest model, one specifically designed to be attractive to women in both size, style and form factor, which is creating controversy among human rights and law enforcement groups. Police forces in the United States have been issued with Tasers since 1999 to subdue violent criminals. A pistol-like civilian version aimed at the self-defense market has been available since 1994. But the new, lighter, brighter designer version, which was launched in late July with a price tag of around $350, is small enough to tuck into a purse and packs the same paralyzing... Read more...
Avis is teaming up with Autonet Mobile to offer a WiFi hotspot that serves the rental car, and about a hundred foot radius around it. Autonet Mobile's In-Car Router is about the size of a laptop and draws power from the car's cigarette lighter outlet. The hardware itself is a bridge for a cellular provider's 3G network (Avis will likely have contracts with 3G providers around the country), acting as a WiFi gateway for those connected to it. Other 3G-WiFi bridges are already available from the likes of Linksys and Kyocera, but this appears to be the first targeted exclusively at vehicles. Business travelers will have one fewer excuse to offer about why they didn't see the e-mail.... Read more...