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Hewlett-Packard Wants to Print for Smartphones -
June 6, 2010 | NYT | By ASHLEE VANCE. The hardest part may be
convincing consumers to change their behavior and adopt the new tools.
People who once printed out directions now have their own navigational
devices, and things like boarding passes and tickets are starting to
give way to their digital equivalents on smartphones. Analysts add that
recessions tend to condition people to print less.
Ashlee_Vance  HP  printing  smartphones 
june 2010 by jerryking
Would You Pay $20 for Access to a Breast Cancer Cure? - Bits Blog -
March 20, 2010 | New York Times | By ASHLEE VANCE. The Pink
Army Cooperative is a Canadian organization which has set out to lower
the cost of cancer treatments, while also making them more effective by
embracing a new wave of synthetic biology technology. The group hopes
to build a relatively cheap virus in its labs that could be tweaked on
an individual basis to hunt down and kill breast cancer cells. A payment
of 20 Canadian dollars will buy you a spot in this cooperative. That
fee entitles you to have access to the cancer cure created by the
cooperative — if the organization can solve a host of massive
technological, legal and economic issues first, of course. Breast cancer
patients receiving the cure would also have to pay extra money for
tests and treatment. ....Dr. Rob Carlson, the author of “Biology is
Technology: The Promise, Peril, and New Business of Engineering Life,”
Ashlee_Vance  personalized_medicine  cancers 
march 2010 by jerryking
Microsoft’s Future, Beyond Windows 7 and the PC -
October 17, 2009 | New York Times | By ASHLEE VANCE. In a
play for its piece of the cloud, Microsoft plans to release a software
platform, Windows Azure, next month that represents its bid to lure
businesses with online services. While late to cloud computing in spots
and a lackluster participant in the mobile market, Microsoft, Mr. Ozzie
says, has a shot at reinventing itself and moving beyond the desktop.
Microsoft  cloud_computing  Ashlee_Vance 
october 2009 by jerryking
I.B.M. Unveils Software to Find Trends in Vast Data Sets -
May 20, 2009 | New York Times | By ASHLEE VANCE. New software
from I.B.M. can suck up huge volumes of data from many sources and
quickly identify correlations within it. The company says it expects the
software to be useful in analyzing finance, health care and even space
data_mining  IBM  pattern_recognition  massive_data_sets  Ashlee_Vance  haystacks 
may 2009 by jerryking

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