Daily Archives: November 3, 2012

Africa: Regional integration can boost FDI, experts at AEC say

KIGALI, Rwanda, November, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ Experts at the ongoing African Economic Conference in Kigali today agreed that Africa would need to strengthen regional integration in order to boost increased Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on the continent, because it creates larger domestic markets and stimulates trade, two elements that can attract FDI. read more

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Airtel Nigeria appoints Segun Ogunsanya as Chief Executive Officer

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Africa: Shared benefits require bold economic reforms

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Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association holds outstanding meeting on Supply and Demand Forecasts for Solar

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov., 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association (SEMA) held an informative solar forecast meeting hosted by Stion Corporation, a leading manufacturer of high efficiency thin film solar panels on October 30. read more

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Obscura’s Experiential Technology Connects Visitors to an Exciting New Era of NASA’s Human Space Exploration Program

An immersive 360-surround theater tours the country, showcasing a dynamic and educational virtual journey into deep space that’s entertaining for all ages.

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Obscura partnered with NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace to invite the public to virtually explore the new frontiers of deep space and the expansion of the space program through an immersive educational experience set within a 50-foot geodesic dome. The multi-city tour premiered at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City in July, followed by a simultaneous showing at the California Science Museum in Los Angeles and the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, currently underway through November 4th. read more

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IST Research Deploys Crowdsourcing Technology to Colombia & Zambia

Engaging Populations Utilizing Indigenous Communications Technology Fredericksburg, VA, November, 2012 –(PR.com)– IST Research has developed novel approaches to collecting highly structured data from indigenous populations in the most austere locations around the globe. The IST Research Data Collection Environment includes new technology development and social engineering efforts necessary to effectively engage populations in information sharing campaigns.

IST Research has recently deployed its Data Collection Environment (DCE) to both Colombia & Zambia with the intent of engaging and collecting data from the local residents in these countries using the technology with which they are most familiar. The system was designed to seamlessly launch collection tools across a number of different modalities enabling the largest possible proliferation of input mechanisms. Based on 2011 data from the International Telecommunication Union, two-thirds of the world’s population has no access to the Internet, whereas 87% has access to a cell phone subscription (79% in the developing world). As part of the DCE, IST Research engineers have created a globally deployable, Android-based SMS gateway, which is being deployed in support of these projects. read more

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Hurricane Sandy Could Affect the Auto Industry

Automotive industry should be prepared for the effects of Hurricane Sandy, warns Mama’s Used Cars in Charleston, South Carolina.

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A*STAR’s Data Storage Institute Launches Next Generation 5mm Hybrid Hard Disk Drive

Singapore, Singapore, November 03, 2012 –(PR.com)– The “A-Drive,” one of the world’s thinnest 5mm hybrid hard drive in a 2.5’’ form factor, was officially launched by Mr. S. Iswaran, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade & Industry, to commemorate the Data Storage Institute’s (DSI) 20 years of R&D in the area of data storage capabilities. read more

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China to Consume More Than 370 Bcm of Natural Gas by 2020: Kuick Research

Focus on clean energy initiatives to drive natural gas demand in China. Delhi, India, November 03, 2012 –(PR.com)– The natural gas consumption in China is anticipated to surpass 370 Billion Cubic Meters by 2020 from 130 Billion cubic Meters in 2011. It has been seen that the consumption of natural gas in the past decade has grown by an average of more than 15% annually from 2000 to 2010. During 2010, the consumption of natural gas increased to 100 Billion Cubic Meters making a total of 107 Billion Cubic Meters which further increased to 130 Billion Cubic Meters in 2011.

The domestic production of natural gas will not be able to suffice the exponential growth in the domestic gas consumption and hence China will continue to rely on Pipeline Gas/LNG imports in future also. read more

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EMEA Focused Telecom Software provider wins Three in a Row

Bangalore, India, 3rd Nov 2012 – ABIBA Systems, a leader in Telecom Analytics space, today announced that it is a winner in NASSCOM Emerge 50 2012 under the ‘Growth’ Category. This achievement comes to ABIBA soon after it has won Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 India 2012 and TiE – Lumis Entrepreneurship Excellence Awards 2012 over a span of few weeks. The hat trick of awards won by ABIBA is something that only very few companies have achieved, if any. read more

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