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  • IBM Researching Mobile Device Accessibility with Universities

    IBM will be working with two universities to explore the creation of an open, common user interface platform for mobile devices. The software developed by IBM, the National Institute of Design of India in Bangalore, and the University of Tokyo's RCAST, the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, will be made available as open source.

  • Duke and NC State Launch Joint Program To Stimulate K-12 STEM Interest

    The engineering deans of Duke University and North Carolina State University have jointly announced the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) establishment of the Grand Challenge K-12 Partners Program, aimed at inspiring interest in science and technology among primary and secondary school students nationwide.

  • University Research Group Takes on State-Sponsored Computer Attacks

    A group of university researchers that found success in taking over control of a major criminal botnet to learn how it operates has been funded to develop a system that can automatically identify attacks on the Internet.

  • CA To Acquire Nimsoft

    CA Inc. has agreed to acquire Nimsoft, a closely held provider of system, network, and cloud network monitoring tools targeted at small and mid-sized enterprises, for $350 million in cash.

  • MvixUSA Debuts HD Digital Signage Players

    MvixUSA has announced two new high-definition digital signage players, the Mvix DS HDPro and Mvix DS Elite. The two new players support full 1080p high definition video and are networkable.

  • Outside Company Uncovers New Mexico State Data Exposure

    A company that monitors the Internet for unauthorized exposure of information recently informed New Mexico State University that data about 300 students had appeared on a computer unaffiliated with the university.

  • Valdosta State Mops Up Data Breach

    With the help of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and its own campus police, the IT staff at Valdosta State University is continuing to investigate an incident of unauthorized access to a campus server.