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TVA chooses SmartSynch for Generation Partners

JACKSON — SmartSynch Inc. has been selected by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) as the smart metering solution provider for Generation Partners, a distributed renewable generation program offered by participating local power companies that distribute TVA power. Generation Partners incentivizes end-use customers, both residential and commercial, to purchase and install eligible renewable energy generation systems such as solar photovoltaic (PV), ...

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Camgian reports record year

STARKVILLE — Camgian Microsystems Corporation has closed a record fiscal year for 2009. For the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2009, the company recorded an increase in revenue of 213 percent from the year-ago period, boosted by strong commercial and defense engineering services contracts. “Our strategy for 2009 was to continue growing our base of innovative microelectronics research initiatives while ...

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Apple introduces tablet-style iPad

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs has unveiled the iPad, a tablet-style computer that resembles the iPhone, but larger. “It’s so much more intimate than a laptop and so much more capable than a smart phone,” Jobs said Wednesday at the device’s highly anticipated debut in San Francisco. Apple had kept its “latest creation” tightly under wraps, though ...

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Google continues to haggle with Chinese

BEIJING — Even if its stand against censorship leads it to close its search engine in China, Google Inc. still hopes to maintain other key operations in the world’s most populous Internet market. Google is negotiating to keep its research center in China, an advertising sales team that generates most of the company’s revenue in the country and a fledgling ...

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State getting federal broadband funds

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour announced that the federal government has awarded Mississippi nearly $2 million in grants for broadband mapping and planning activities. Channeled through the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the funding will be used to collect and verify the availability, speed and location of broadband across the state. The work will be conducted ...

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Motorola, VTech reach agreement

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Motorola Inc. says it has agreed to settle a patent lawsuit it filed against the electronics companies VTech Communications Inc. and VTech Telecommunications, Ltd. The terms of the settlement and the licensing agreement that resulted from it weren’t disclosed. Kirk Dailey, Motorola’s vice president of intellectual property, says “we are pleased to have reached an amicable resolution ...

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Truck scales going underground

VICKSBURG — Scales on Mississippi highways in seven counties will be replaced this year with underground weight-measuring systems expected to streamline weigh-ins for longer trucks. The Associated Press reports updates are sorely needed because scales in place for more than 20 years, such as those near Bovina on each side of Interstate 20 in Warren County, are too short to ...

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Jeff chosen to lead MTA

RIDGELAND — The Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA) board of directors chair Jan Farrington announced that Tony Jeff has been selected as the organization’s new president and CEO. Jeff previously served as vice president and chief operating officer and director of MTA’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship where he coordinated MTA’s efforts to help entrepreneurs bring their innovations successfully to market. ...

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SmartSynch's GridRouter ranked

JACKSON — SmartSynch Inc.’s new GridRouter smart grid product has been recognized as the No. 5 high-technology concept in the world for 2009 by leading green technology market research and analysis firm GreenTech Media of Cambridge, Mass. Formally launched in early December, the GridRouter is the first universal smart grid communications solution enabling utilities to seamlessly and easily communicate with ...

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Broadband funds not coming here

Vice President Biden yesterday kicked off $7.2 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act broadband grant and loan programs, of which $2 billion will be made available on a rolling basis over the next 75 days to bring high-speed Internet to communities that currently have little or no access to the technology. At an event at Impulse Manufacturing in Dawsonville, ...

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