The Pentagon has its Eye on China's Technology Innovations

As concern arises over the potential military consequences of highly technological innovation in China and other nations, the Pentagon is working on creating a program that will track and analyze these new technological advances.  The program will focus on technology research, patents, military records and interview shows.  Over the past few decades, we have seen the change from the Cold War of intelligence gathering to the current global climate of information available over the Internet that challenges the traditional methods of intelligence gathering. The sheer volume of data (big data) and information overwhelms the ability of analysts to produce intelligence from new electronic sources.

What will Top the Technology Charts in 2014?

2013 brought about many advances in technology as the world continues to move towards the Internet of Things, Big Data continues to increase, and mobile devices turn over faster than anyone can keep up with.  So as 2013 nears to an end, the question becomes, what will advances in technology bring in 2014?  Frank Gens, Senior Vice President and Chief Analyst at IDC predicts, "In 2014, we'll see every major player make big investments to scale up cloud, mobile, and big data capabilities, and fiercely battle for the hearts and minds of the developers who will create the solutions driving the next two decades of IT spending. Outside the IT industry, 3rd Platform technologies will play a leading role in the disruption (or "Amazoning") of almost every other industry on the planet."

Could Big Data be the Key to Saving Your Life?

Big data, the term coined for the collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications, has been steadily gaining its popularity.  As the medical field continues to grow and change, big data is increasingly playing a bigger role.  Under the auspices of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, (HITECH Act), the U.S. government is requiring healthcare providers -- hospitals, clinics and private practices alike -- to implement EHRs or Electronic Health Records. 

Wiley v Kirtsaeng Media Update

XSi has been tracking the Supap Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons Inc. Supreme Court case. We can’t believe it’s taken the rest of the U.S. until now to be aware of just exactly what this means to all consumers including individuals, businesses and government buyers. If the Supreme Court rules in favor of Wiley, then no one will be able to resell a product they own if it was manufactured overseas. Which is just about everything these days. We are talking iPhones, Toyota cars, Antiques, TV’s, computers, gaming systems, toys, etc.

Could China be Spying on the U.S. Through our Networks?

On Monday, October 8th, an investigative report was issued by Chairman Mike Rogers and Ranking Member C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  The report, "Investigative Report on the U.S. National Security Issues Posed by Chinese Telecommunications Companies Huawei and ZTE," was issued as a result of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence initiating an investigation in November 2011 to inquire into the counterintelligence and security threat posed by Chinese telecommunications companies doing business in the United States.

Your Right to Resell your iPhone may be in Jeopardy!

Have you ever owned a foreign made car?  What about a foreign made computer?  Perhaps an iPhone?  Have you ever decided you wanted a new one and before you buy it you’d like to sell your old one to offset costs?  Well, if you’re like the majority of people the answer is more than likely YES! If so, you might be surprised to find out your chances of doing that in the future just might be in jeopardy. 

Kirtsaeng v. Wiley and the Threat to Library Lending: ARL to Host Webcast

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Kirtsaeng v. Wiley and the Threat to Library Lending: ARL to Host Webcast
 
 
For immediate release:
September 17, 2012
 
For more information, contact:
Brandon Butler
Association of Research Libraries
202-296-2296
brandon@arl.org
 
Kirtsaeng v. Wiley and the Threat to Library Lending: ARL to Host Webcast
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Washington, DC—The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) will host a webcast on October 16, 2012, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. eastern time, to discuss the Kirtsaeng v. Wiley case, the first-sale doctrine, and what’s at stake for libraries and others. The discussion will be moderated by Brandon Butler, Director of Public Policy Initiatives at ARL, and will feature discussion from:
  • Jonathan Band, of policybandwidth, an expert in copyright law and the author of the Library Copyright Alliance amicus brief in the Kirtsaeng case
  • Carrie Russell, Director of the Program on Public Access to Information at the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy, and a widely respected expert on libraries and copyright
  • Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communications Officer at Duke University, a lawyer and librarian who has written about the Kirtsaeng case for Library Journal and on his blog, Scholarly Communications @ Duke
 
Registration
Registration for this webcast is free and open to the public.
 
To register for the webcast, visit http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=89442.
 
Background
On October 29, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral argument in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley, a dispute over the importation and re-sale of cheap foreign editions of textbooks. At the heart of the case is the “first-sale doctrine,” the provision in copyright law that makes it possible for libraries to lend books and other copyrighted material, for students to sell used textbooks, and for any rightful owner to sell or lend the copyrighted works they own. Because it touches such a fundamental aspect of copyright law, the decision of this case could have sweeping, profound effects for libraries, calling into question whether materials printed abroad can circulate legally.
 
For more details about the case and its implications for libraries, read the Library Copyright Alliance’s amicus curiae brief (PDF).
 

 
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Apple Faces $1.6 Billion Proview Lawsuit Over iPad Name

Proview International Holdings Ltd., a debt-laden Chinese technology firm, claims it has ownership of the iPad trademark in China.  Proview Technology in Shenzhen registered the iPad trademark in China in 2001. Apple bought rights to the name from a Taiwan affiliate, Proview Taipei, but the mainland company says it still owns the name in China.  Carolyn Wu, Apple’s Beijing-based spokeswoman, said Apple bought Proview’s worldwide rights in 2009 to the iPad trademark in 10 countries, including China.

Q4 results headlined by HP, Intel, EMC, AMD and Juniper

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