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Can Anything Tame the Battery Flames?

from cNet News Ross Dueber, CEO of Zinc Matrix Power, has two words for you: think zinc. The Camarillo, Calif.-based start-up is one of a number of companies that has been toiling away at a problem that’s no longer obscure due to Dell’s massive laptop battery recall: Lithium ion batteries can, under the right conditions, […]

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Motorola, Wipro forge IT Outsourcing Venture

from cNet News On Tuesday, Motorola and Wipro Technologies–the IT services arm of outsourcing company Wipro–announced a joint venture, called WMNetServ, that will offer outsourced telecommunications services. WMNetServ’s new Global Network Operation Center (CNOC) will be based in India and provide round-the-clock managed services in planning, deployment, optimization, security, operations and support to both public […]

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Why Dell, Apple Declined

from BWOnline The second quarter is rarely a good time for computer makers. Back-to-school buying won’t get started in earnest for months, the holidays are half a year away—in both directions—and corporate IT budgets are still far from spent. But there’s growing concern that this year’s lull is hitting especially hard. Concerns over the U.S. […]

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Nathan Myhrvold ~ Patent Troll

from Fortune Nathan Myhrvold says he doesn’t know what everybody is so upset about. “Some article called me the most feared man in Silicon Valley,” he says. “Good Lord! Why? My teenage boys got a kick out of it: ‘Dad, how could this be true? You’re not even the most feared person in this house.’ […]

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The Boom Is Back

from Fortune.com Back when the Internet bubble was deflating disastrously, the fashionable view was that we’d never see its like again — and thank goodness. No more supercilious twentysomething zillionaires. No more insta-companies with billion-dollar valuations. Slapping a dot-com name on absolutely anything would no longer guarantee entrepreneurs millions from gullible VCs and, shortly after, […]

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Nurturing Success in India

from BW Online Almost anyone can tell you how to get to the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay. You have to voyage through old India to arrive in the new India. Drive past picturesque Lake Powai, navigate the partially built bridge, jostle for space with scooter taxis, pedestrians, and perspiring policemen until you reach […]

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