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GE gets 10-year, $9.6M contract for smart meters in Okla.



General Electric received a 10-year, $9.6 million contract from Claremore, Okla., to replace 12,000 electric meters and 7,000 water meters with smart meters on a wireless network. In June, the city di… Read More

Nintendo 3DS models get a refresh


  • Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The

Nintendo has introduced the new Nintendo 3DS and new Nintendo 3DS LL models, which have additional buttons and use a more powerful processor than their predecessor. The bottom touch screen now has nea… Read More

Pickup in chip startup funding seen in first half


  • TechCrunch

Venture funding for semiconductor startups rebounded in the first six months of this year, according to Ilgiz Akhmetshin of SKTA Innopartners. Nearly 20 new startups were funded in that period, he not… Read More

Samsung eyes third-party devices on Smart Home platform


  • CNET
  • VentureBeat

Samsung Electronics plans to open its network to developers later in the year to allow third-party products and services to link with its Galaxy smartphones and smart watches to activate appliances on… Read More