Archive for February, 2010

New Arabic To English Translation Site

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Lost in English to Arabic translation or vice-versa? A new website launching today aims to provide automatic translation with hope that it will help promote peace between Middle East and Western civilizations. The new website ran in beta mode for ten months and officially launches today. Interestingly, the new website operates where a government closely monitors the internet but so far the site continues to operate without getting blocked by government firewalls.

Written by Ryan Singel

FULL STORY: WIRED

Did Google Break Wiretap Laws?

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EPIC, or the Electronic Privacy Information Center, filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commissions last Tuesday in an effort to expose Google Buzz as violating consumer privacy laws and suggests that Google may have even gone so far as to have broken federal wiretap laws as well.

Written by Bob Sullivan

READ FULL STORY: MSNBC

Pay Per View News on the Horizon

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Still excited about buying that iPad? Coming to a home or mobile device near you. NEWS! That is, if you want it bad enough to pay for it.  Free news online is coming to an end sometime soon. Like next year!

We already know major news providers are striking deals to format their content for so called “e-readers.” It’s only a matter of time that you will be given the “privilege” to view news articles after you pay for them. Anyone got a quarter? I need one to put into the slot on the side of my new iPad so i can read the news. So much for sarcasm.

Read Full Story: Inquirer

Wii Test for Diabetes

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Pharmaceutical companies are gearing up to provide consumers with

apps and devices for video-game consoles and mobile devices.

Bayer, for instance, has a glucometer that will connect to your Wii

to promote consistent blood sugar testing in diabetic children.

Drug makers can no longer rely on making big money based on popular

drugs so now they are turning to technology to create apps and services

that target consumer devices. You don’t think MONEY has anything to do

with it do you? Get the answer……..

Reuters

New Biomedical Device to Launch

Applied Physiology Ltd., a company that develops biomedical devices, appointed a new CEO in time for its launch of the Navigator System that’s designed to target flow and pressure in the body’s circulatory system.

Philip Daffas, the newly appointed CEO, has a wide range of experience

related to innovative medical products and marketing. The Navigator

System is set to launch early this year.

Source: News Maker

File Forms Online or Pay $15,000

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The Department of Labor requires businesses with a pension

plan or 401k plan to file certain forms. However, as of January 1st,

the DOL switched to paperless filing and now requires that businesses

file forms electronically. The DOL will fine businesses $15,000

who cannot file electronically because they are without internet

or email service.

Story: OC Register

New American Airlines Fees

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American Airlines announced on Monday it is removing

the free blankets on all flights in North America beginning

in May. However, on flights that last more than two hours

passengers can buy a pillow and a blanket for $8.

Full Story: Dallas News

Internet Sales Tax Raised Again

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A series of discussions is ongoing about whether or not states should tax sales on the internet or other types of sales. Some issues to consider is the economic status of your state. Many are broke. Some are not. So what options are on the table for each state to consider when trying to determine how they can generate some positive revenue? This issue is addressed by a “panel of experts” in an a lengthy article you may find interesting since it also targets probably one of your favorite online retailers – Amazon.

READ ON: SILIVE

Verizon Free Small Biz Webinar

Verizon is offering a small business webinar  on Febrruary 10 entitled “How To Develop A Business Plan for free. The webinar is scheduled to last for one hour and includes a 45 minute presentation and 15 minutes of Q&A.

Source: VERIZON SMALL BUSINESS CENTER

Business Plan Competition

If you are located anywhere near the central coast area in California and looking to start a business, you might want to check out the Business Plan Competition in Central California by Marina Technology designed to help people start up companies and create jobs.

WATCH THE VIDEO ON – YOUTUBE

OR GO DIRECTLY TO THE WEBSITE – 2010 MARINA TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION

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