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Cybersecurity firm identifies 'credible threat' to 30 US banks
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Hackers may stage a massive fraud attack on 30 U.S. national, investment and regional banks early next year, according to a new cybersecurity report. The report, soon to be released by McAfee Labs, warns the financial industry to be wary of software that creates fraudulent online banking transactions. Hackers could create fake bank transactions, or skim a portion of high-dollar bank transfers, the report said. More


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Job postings
MTBC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Check out the latest job openings at some MTBC Chairman Circle member companies. Fidelity has one for systems engineer, senior risk analyst and senior network engineer (capacity performance). More


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Companies hustle to hire tech workers laid off by Texas Instruments
The Dallas Morning News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Rivals of Texas Instruments Inc. are lining up to hire wireless engineers and developers recently laid off by the company to help them alleviate a shortage of skilled workers. Companies such as Research in Motion and Samsung Austin Semiconductor are recruiting in the Dallas area, and Apple reportedly has done the same overseas. More

GlobeRanger announces the release of iMotion Stratus
PRNewswire via Cloudonomics    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Recently, GlobeRanger announced iMotion Stratus, the cloud-based version of its award winning iMotion Edgeware Platform. It delivers the features of the proven iMotion server-based platform from the cloud, easing deployment and enabling global capability. Stratus provides a Software-as-a-Service avenue for companies to begin utilizing RFID technology without the upfront costs of RFID software and the servers to run it. It allows for economical small initial deployments with ability to scale up as needed. Deployments can scale from a single location to thousands of locations globally. More

TI's Templeton: Some gear at Richardson plant could last 20-25 years
Dallas Business Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Texas Instruments Inc. made a shrewd move back in 2009, when it launched production at a Richardson manufacturing plant for semiconductors. But just how shrewd will be more and more apparent over the next decade or two. More


 CYBERSECURITY


Cybersecurity in 2013: What the experts predict
International Business Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
2012 has been a momentous year for cybersecurity. From the rise of state-sponsored cyber espionage to the explosion of malware on the Android platform, and the naming of Anonymous as one of Time's 100 most influential people of the year, the past 12 months has seen cyber security become a mainstream media staple. While all-out cyber war is yet to break out, the discovery of Flame and the way it was able to mimic Microsoft's root certificates in order to spread around an infected network, marked a new high-water mark in terms of technical proficiency for malware. More


 INNOVATION


Top mobile technology innovations of 2012
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With 2012 nearly over, Mobile Magazine editors love taking a look back at some of the most innovative mobile technologies making their way into the "mainstream" this year. Keep in mind that most of these innovations actually started years ago, but they make this year's list simply because they went mainstream or showed up for the first time in a high-demand flagship device. More

IBM's 5 innovations that can change the way people work in 5 years
The Economic Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In about five years, you may be able to feel the touch of a Banarasi or a Kanjeevaram sari through your smartphone screen before buying it online, claims IBM. This year the technology giant's Five in Five list talks about five such innovations that "have the potential to change the way people work, live and interact during the next five years," IBM said. More

Nanotechnology allows scientists to capture and preserve cancer cells circulating in the bloodstream
RIKEN via Phys.org    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Scientists from the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute in Japan and UCLA report a new nanoscale velcrolike device that captures and releases tumor cells that have broken away from primary tumors and are circulating in the bloodstream. This new nanotechnology could be used for cancer diagnosis and give insight into the mechanisms of how cancer spreads throughout the body. More


 EDUCATION


Texas Education Agency grants expand technology, learning in Dallas-area schools
The Dallas Morning News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Getting middle school boys into the library and to check out books at Grand Prairie ISD's Young Men's Leadership Academy at Kennedy Middle School had become a struggle. But when the school piloted an effort last year to provide Nook e-readers to those students, enthusiasm for reading skyrocketed. "All of a sudden, reading had a cool factor," said Sharon Manterola, the school district's executive director of instructional media. "Suddenly we had a waiting list of 300 students." More than two dozen North Texas school districts received money from the TEA through Technology Lending Program Grants. The program, which distributed a total of $10 million statewide, allows school districts to put more technological devices into the hands of students and extend the wireless world into their homes. More


 DALLAS TECH MARKET


Texas ranks No. 17 on Information Technology and Innovation Foundation's 2012 State New Economy Index
The Dallas Morning News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Texas rose one spot to No. 17 on the 2012 State New Economy Index, the latest report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. The last report was in 2010. The nonpartisan think tank ranked how the 50 states are transitioning to the Knowledge Economy based on 26 indicators in five key areas: skilled jobs, globalization, economic dynamism, the digital economy and innovation capacity. More

Texas' spot on Forbes' 'Best States for Business' list
Dallas Business Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Texas still ranks among the top 10 on Forbes' latest list of "The Best States for Business." The Lone Star State takes the No. 7 spot, down one place from its 2011 rank. Forbes' analysis measured 35 data points in six categories: costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, current economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life. More


 

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