Sci-Tech

Nice Systems to appoint Americas chief Barak Eilam as CEO?

(Reuters) – Israeli-based software provider Nice Systems said its board will meet on Tuesday to discuss a proposal to appoint Barak Eilam as its new chief executive officer. Eilam, currently president of Nice’s Americas region the past year and a half, would replace Zeevi Bregman, who has been CEO since September 2009. Eilam previously was the head of sales and the general manager of Nice’s Enterprise Group in the Americas. Under his leadership he guided […]

Google expects U.S. approval of Lenovo-Motorola deal

(Reuters) – Google Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt expressed confidence on Monday that Lenovo Inc would gain approval from U.S. regulators to buy Google’s Motorola smart-phone hardware business in what would be China’s biggest technology acquisition to date. Schmidt said he saw “a good chance” of the deal passing muster with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, which monitors acquisitions by overseas corporations. Speaking at a dinner organized by the […]

Apple releases “1.24.14” film, Shot on iPhone in Just 1 Day

  30 years ago, on January 24, 1984, Steve Jobs and his friends introduced the Mac at the investor meeting. To celebrate with this anniversary, Apple spent their January 24, 2014 shooting for a short (1 minute and 28 seconds) film called “1.24.14.” Would you believe that this short film was only shot using iPhone5s? Yes, and in fact , with crews working in 15 locations spread around five continents by none other than Jake Scott […]

Ophidiophobics beware: flying snakes have great aerodynamics

(Reuters) – This may be the last thing that anyone with a touch of ophidiophobia – fear of snakes – would want to hear: flying snakes have surprisingly good aerodynamic qualities. Scientists studying the amazing gliding proficiency of an Asian species known as the paradise tree snake say it does two things as it goes airborne. It splays its ribs in order to flatten its profile from round into a more triangular form, and it […]

Sony, Lenovo in talks on possible PC business alliance: report

(Reuters) – Japan’s Sony Corp and Chinese technology company Lenovo Group are in talks about a possible joint venture to take over Sony’s loss-making Vaio PC business overseas, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported on Saturday. The Japanese electronics and media giant called the report inaccurate while acknowledging that it was looking at various possibilities for the unit. “Sony continues to address various options for the PC business, but the press report on a possible PC business alliance between Sony and Lenovo […]

‘ChewBacca’ hackers targeted retailers in 11 countries: RSA

(Reuters) – A cyber criminal ring targeting small retailers in 11 countries stole data on 49,000 payment cards using a malicious software known as “ChewBacca” before the operation was shut down, according to a cyber research firm. RSA FirstWatch disclosed the attacks on Thursday on its website. It said the firm’s researchers uncovered the ring, whose victims included small companies in the United States, Russia, Canada and Australia. They managed to steal details from some […]