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Carnival Expands LNG Cruise Ships

Carnival says that its Italian brand, Costa Cruises, will build two new liquefied natural gas cruise ships as part of an agreement with Meyer Werft to construct four next-generation cruise ships with the largest guest capacity in the world. Last month Carnival announced the other two ships included in this multi-billion dollar contract are destined […]

Refinery Saves 25% on Biocide Dosage Using HydroBio Advance

A petrochemical plant cooling system reduced its total biocide consumption by 35 percent during the winter time (25 percent all over the year) by using HydroBio Advance System to keep biofilm formation under control, according to a case study by manufacturer Kurita. The refinery installed a HydroBio Advance System in the cooling water line to […]

Compliance Managers Can Save Time, Money with Sherpa Software

Sherpa Software, a provider of information governance and eDiscovery software, has updated its Altitude IG, introducing several new features for the eDiscovery, Reporting & Analytics and Administration modules. Sherpa Altitude IG is designed to provide organizations with a comprehensive information governance system. Show More Summary

Wholesale Growth, Access Savings Kept Level 3 on Track in Q2

In recent quarters, it has been enterprise sales that have held up the company's growth trajectory, but in Q2 it was the wholesale side that chipped in when enterprise revenues came in a bit light.  That combined with strong savings on network access let Level 3 beat estimates on EPS and EBITDA even as total revenue […]

NTT Acquires Some More Data Center Space

The Japanese giant NTT Communications made another inorganic move to build its global infrastructure today.  They have acquired PT. Cyber CSF, which provides data center services in Jakarta, Indonesia.... [visit site to read more]

Intel and Micron Produce Breakthrough Memory Technology – 3D Xpoint

Intel and Micron begin production on new class of non-volatile memory, creating the first new memory category in more than 25 years. Intel Corporation and Micron Technology, Inc. today unveiled 3D XPoint ™ technology, a non-volatileShow More Summary

Mobilink and Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy partner-up to support Education

Mobilink and Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) held a signing ceremony under which the Telco will provide six state-of-the-art ICT labs to schools run by NGOs across Pakistan. Under the agreement, PCP as the project partner will...Show More Summary

Small Carriers Complain about “Unilateral” Provisions in Wholesale Roaming Contracts

Eastlink Wireless, Wind Mobile, and Videotron have filed a complaint with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), saying that the incumbent carriers are trying to set unilateral terms and conditions for wholesale roaming agreements, reports the Globe and Mail. The complaint comes after a landmark ruling issued by the regulator two months ago that [...]

Goodbye IPv4, Hello IPv6: Why Embracing Next Gen Internet Protocols is Essential to Help Your Business Evolve

It may very well be one of the slowest migrations in history—and no, we’re talking about the Wildebeests of Africa—the transition from IPv4 (Internet protocol version 4, the underlying system that allows us to connect devices to the Web) to IPv6 (the next evolution of that same online identification and location system). For years the [...]

FCC Tweaks Designated Entity, Former Defaulter and Joint Bidding Rules

The FCC looks to plug loopholes in advance of the Incentive Auction. One never fails to marvel at the ingenuity of man. No matter what program, policy or rule the FCC adopts to further some worthy public interest goal, a clever gamesman inevitably figures out a way to manipulate the system to garner a benefit … Continue Reading

Changes Roiling Cable Operators and Their Vendors

Changes in the way people get their video alongside, of course, changes in how they consume it have ramifications on vendors as well as operators.

The allure of steel

There’s something about steel. Before I joined Steel Business Briefing in 2008, I’d never really known what I wanted to do career-wise. I worked for some good companies, including competitors of Platts (which acquired SBB in 2011), but never really envisaged staying in the price reporting sector. Nothing against it, I was just young and […]

Preventing IoT cars from being hacked

We reported last week that a number of Fiat Chrysler vehicles were being recalled  due to the potential for them to be hacked.Experts at IoT security specialist INSIDE Secure have been looking at the risks and how vehicles can be made more secure in future. Source: Preventing IoT cars from being hacked

Smart Thermostats to Take off in the Next Five Years

The European smart thermostats market is set to boom, driven by the 2020 targets on climate change and mandatory energy efficiency certification for buildings. The enforcement of minimum standards for high energy consuming products such...Show More Summary

Report: Over 40% of Thermostats Sold in 2015 Will Be Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats are forecast to take a larger portion of the market this year, accounting for over 40 percent of the nearly 10 million thermostats sold in the U.S., according to new smart home research from Parks Associates. The report, Winning Smart Home Strategies for Energy Management, estimates smart thermostats will account for over 50 percent of […]

Apple Remote Patent Application Sparks Home Automation Theories

When a company that people follow as closely and passionately as Apple does just about anything that hints at new products, the global rumour mill is likely to move into hyper-drive. So it was last week when it was discovered that Apple has filed a patent application for a remote control that is touch ID […]

Energy Awards Offers 7 Entry Tips from Judges

Early Bird Deadline for the energy awards from Energy Manager Today arrives July 29. Awards prove to potential customers, existing clients, investors and other stakeholders the worth of your product or the project you implemented. Writing a tight, informative entry for the energy awards, being precise about why your product or project deserves recognition as […]

How Should We Think About “Nature” in the 21st Century?

Novel ecosystems, invasive species, urban wildlife, parks, and abandoned agriculture lands – these are the ingredients of nature in the 21st century, according to a concurrent session at the 2015 Breakthrough Dialogue. The task of conservation...Show More Summary

Can Environmental Education Be Saved?

Following a productive concurrent session at last year’s Breakthrough Dialogue on the current state of the undergraduate environmental studies and sciences (ESS) curriculum, six participants went on to author four of six articles, aShow More Summary

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