Top Costa Rica News
- Costa Rica Technology Insight 2012 is being held in San Jose on June 19 and 20. The conference is organized by the Export Promotion Agency of Costa Rica (PROCOMER) and the Costa Rican Chamber of Information and Communication Technologies (CAMTIC). If you cannot attend the conference, you can follow it on their iPhone app. They did not release an Android app for this conference.
- Synergy Health to open a Ethylene Oxide (EtO) sterilization facility in Costa Rica in 2012. The facility will provide medical equipment sterilization service to all of Central America. This is the first EtO facility in Central America.
- Trellis Management, LTD announced the acquisition of XDepth technology for the development and commercialization of High Dynamic Range (HDR) display. XDepth is fully compatible with the JPEG format, but provides augmented precision and color depth. The compression technology used by XDepth results in a small file size, without loss of image quality.
Top Mobile Device News
- Samsung Electronics becomes the seventh Platinum member of the Linux Foundation. This step reflects Samsung’s commitment to Linux community. Samsung is the largest seller of Android tablets, and its line of Galaxy phones make it the #2 manufacturer of smartphones. Samsung plans to share its work with the Linux kernel community.
- Forrester published a new report on the demographic overview of Digital Seniors. According to their study, 60% of US seniors over the age of 65 are online. The study reveals that 91% of the online seniors use email, 59% made online purchases, 49% use Facebook, 46% share photos, and 44% play solo games. Only 24% of the online seniors signup for coupons and freebies.
- On it second birthday, Camera+, by taptaptap, sold its 8 millionth copy. The Camera+ is only available for the iPhone, but at a cost of 99 cents, it is a strong competitor to Instagram. In a blog post, John Casasanta stated the company received acquisition offers from Adobe, Zynga, and Google. The company chose to remain independent, and will not be tempted by “funny money.”
- On June 7, Google incorporated AdMob into Adwords. Google acquired AdMod two years ago for 750 million dollars. The integration of AdMob into AdWords means that advertisers can manage separate campaigns for mobile devices. Futhermor, AdMob allows marketers to target specific devices to optimize their campaign.
- Apple seeks an injunction to prevent the sale of the Samsung Galaxy S III in the US. Rather than file a new injunction, Apple is trying to add the Samsung Galaxy S III to the injunction they are seeking for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Samsung argues that it is too late to add to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus case, which was filed in February. With Android holding 59% of world smartphone market share, Apple continues its war against the growth of Android through patent lawsuits.
Other Top Technology News
- The vision of neutrinos traveling faster than the speed of light suffered a setback. At the Kyoto Conference, CERN Research Director Sergio Bertolucci presented the results of a second study that shows that neutrinos do not travel faster than light. An optical fiber connection problem skewed the results of the first test, which showed neutrinos traveling faster than the speed of light. For the time being, Einstein’s theory of special relativity still holds true. If faster than light travel between planets was possible, a traveler would see light from the earth’s past, and light from the destination planet moving forward in its history.
- According to a Reuters article, Sanofi Pasteur‘s vaccine for Dengue fever moved to Phase III testing. While the vaccine will not be available until 2015, it holds hope for the prevention of a disease common to the tropics.