NASA – Artist rendition of the formation of rocky bodies in the solar system – how they form and differentiate and evolve into terrestrial planets. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Posted in Nature, Science, SPACE WATCH, Technology
Tagged California Institute of Technology, Earth, Mars, NASA, Solar System, Space, Technology, Terrestrial planet
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By Justin Sink – Mitt Romney formally accepted the Republican presidential nomination Thursday (Aug 30) in a speech aimed squarely at swing voters disillusioned with President Obama and a still-lagging economy.
“Hope and change had a powerful appeal,” Romney said. “But tonight I’d ask a simple question: If you felt that excitement when you voted for Barack Obama, shouldn’t you feel that way now that he’s President Obama? You know there’s something wrong with the kind of job he’s done as president when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him.” more> http://tinyurl.com/8ot3w4l
- Mitt Romney acceptance speech: Excerpts (blogs.suntimes.com)
- Romney accepts Republican presidential nomination (charlotte.news14.com)
- Mitt Romney Accepts Republican Presidential Nomination (bloomberg.com)
- Romney appeals to voters disillusioned with Obama (reuters.com)
- Mitt Romney’s 12 most rousing lines (politico.com)
- Mitt Romney acceptance speech: I’m the real hope and change (guardian.co.uk)
- Romney returns to Cincy Saturday as Obama heads to Toledo, Cleveland next week (examiner.com)
- Romney says he’ll do what Obama couldn’t – Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)
- Romney Accepts Nomination Vowing to Renew ‘Lost Hope’ (bloomberg.com)
- “Now is the time to restore the promise of America” pledged candidate Romney (en.mercopress.com)
- Romney Vows to Deliver Country From Economic Travails, Jeff Zeleny, NYTimes.com
- Campaigns Hit the Road for Labor Day Weekend, Trip Gabriel, NYTimes.com
- Paul Ryan a big winner, Eastwood among losers at GOP convention, Bob Cusack, Hill
- Clint Eastwood’s speech at the Republican National Convention, Pete Kasperowicz, Hill
- Poll: Romney gets convention bounce, takes national lead, Jonathan Easley, Hill
By David Henry and Emily Flitter – The fallout from a nearly $6 billion trading loss at JPMorgan Chase & Co looks like it will haunt the big U.S. bank and its high-profile chief executive, Jamie Dimon, for months to come.
The situation presents several challenges to U.S. authorities: the potentially irregular trading occurred in London; and it was carried out by non-U.S. citizens, such as French national Bruno Iksil, who became known in the market as the “London Whale” for the size of his positions.
That translates into different rules for different jurisdictions and could raise extradition issues if any individuals are charged. more> http://tinyurl.com/9pj4sem
Posted in Banking, Business, Economy
Tagged Bruno Iksil, Capital, Industrial economy, Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase, List of trading losses, London, London Whale, United States
By Christine Crandell – Most sellers are product-feature obsessed while their Fortune 100 buyers are relationship focused. In a recent study our firm, New Business Strategies, conducted on how companies purchase technology we found that Fortune 100 organizations place more importance on the quality of their vendor relationships than how well the product or service performs.
This was a common finding regardless of the industry. It didn’t matter if the company was in aerospace, insurance or manufacturing, the quality of the relationship mattered more – in both the initial purchase decision and in repeat purchases. more> http://tinyurl.com/9pm95e5
IBM – IBM (NYSE: IBM) today (Aug 28) announced the zEnterprise® EC12 mainframe server, the most powerful and technologically advanced version of an IBM system that has been the linchpin of enterprise computing for 48 years. The new enterprise system features technologies that demonstrate IBM’s ongoing commitment to meet the growing need to secure and manage critical information with the System z mainframe.
The IBM zEC12 enterprise system is the result of an investment by IBM Systems and Technology Group of more than $1 billion in IBM research and development primarily in Poughkeepsie, New York as well as 17 other IBM labs around the world and in collaboration with some of IBM’s top clients.
The new IBM mainframe is one of the most secure enterprise systems ever (1), with built-in security features designed to meet the security and compliance requirements of different industries. With operational analytics and near real-time workload monitoring and analysis, clients can use the new zEC12 for a variety of workloads, including hybrid clouds that can take advantage of the System’s 25% more performance per core and 50% greater total system capacity than its predecessor as well as the world’s fastest chip running at 5.5 GHz (2).
IBM System z is a leading platform for secure data serving and the only commercial server to achieve Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 5+ security classification, providing clients the confidence to run many different applications containing confidential data on a single mainframe. The new zEC12 builds on this with innovative security and privacy features to help protect data at rest or in flight — a critical capability in the age of Internet banking and mobile devices. more> http://tinyurl.com/8bochv2