The U.S. government was well aware of China’s aggressive strategy of leveraging private investors to buy up the latest American technology when, early last year, a company called Avatar Integrated Systems showed up at a bankruptcy court in Delaware hoping to buy the California chip-designer ATop Tech. ATop’s product was potentially groundbreaking — an automated designer capable of making microchips that could power anything from smartphones to high-tech weapons systems. It’s the type of product that a U.S. government report had recently cited as “critical to defense systems and U.S. military strength.” And the source of the money behind the buyer, Avatar, was an eye-opener: Its board chairman and sole officer was a Chinese steel magnate whose Hong Kong-based company was a major shareholder.Story Continued Below Despite those factors, the transaction went through without an assessment by the U.S. government committee that is charged with reviewing … [Read more...] about How China acquires ‘the crown jewels’ of U.S. technology
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[STK] NASDAQ-SMALL:LJPC[IN] HEA MTC PHA[SU] PER-- WITH PHOTO -- TO BUSINESS, AND HEALTH EDITORS:CalciMedica Names Two Senior Executives to its Board of DirectorsLA JOLLA, Calif., May 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CalciMedica announcedthat it named two independent members to its Board of Directors,Lakhmir Chawla, MD, currently Chief Medical Officer of La JollaPharmaceuticals Company (NASDAQ: LJPC), and Christopher Krueger, JD,MBA, a co-founder and Chief Business Officer of Escalier Biosciences.The two new Board members bring extensive clinical development andfinancing/transaction experience, respectively, to CalciMedica as itadvances its novel acute pancreatitis agent, CM4620, through clinicaldevelopment.Dr. Chawla joined La Jolla Pharmaceuticals in 2015, and previously wasa Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University, where hehad dual appointments in the Department of Anesthesiology and CriticalCare Medicine and in the Department of Medicine, Division of RenalDiseases and … [Read more...] about CalciMedica Names Two Senior Executives to its Board of Directors
Implementing the agile process for software development efforts is just the beginning. To achieve the requisite collaboration between business and IT, to succeed using agile methods across multiple teams, and to truly achieve an agile culture requires a new agile mindset that is coached, learned, and adopted over time.The scrum master is a critical role in creating and maintaining the patterns of behavior that define agile development, as well as ensuring the development efforts proceed on a path to success under deadline and with available resources.How the basic scrum process worksAgile was formally launched in 2001 when 17 technologists drafted the Agile Manifesto. They wrote four major principles for developing better software: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan Scrum is the most widely used of several agile … [Read more...] about What is a scrum master? Agile development management defined
Slow posting likely over next few days; here’s the latest: Weatherbonk lets you do things like overlay weather on Google Maps — So you can plan trips and see what the weather will be like along the way. Click on the links here. (Via Battelle) LinkedIn seeks value of more than $200 million — Business social networking site LinkedIn is looking to raise $13 million in its latest venture capital round, and wants to be valued at $250 million afterward, reports MarketWatch. That’s a robust value. Values are negotiated with venture capitalists, and the higher the value, the more the VC has to invest to own a certain percentage of the company. It also means the entrepreneur and his employees get to keep more shares for themselves. We checked with LinkedIn, and they confirmed the valuation sought is more than $200 million, but said no investment has been finalized. Chief executive Reid Hoffman has stated confidently for the past couple of months that his company is … [Read more...] about Roundup: LinkedIn, Facebook, Wherifone, Google’s weather, and video consolidation?
Nokia CorporationInterim reportApril 18, 2013 at 13.00 (CET+1) This is a summary of the first quarter 2013 interim report published today. The complete first quarter 2013 interim report with tables is available at http://www.results.nokia.com/results/Nokia_results2013Q1e.pdf. Investors should not rely on summaries of our interim reports only, but should review the complete interim reports with tables.FINANCIAL AND OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS Nokia Group non-IFRS EPS in Q1 2013 was EUR -0.02; reported EPS was EUR -0.07.- Nokia Group achieved underlying operating profitability for the third consecutive quarter, with a Q1 non-IFRS operating margin of 3.1%. - Devices & Services achieved underlying profitability for the second consecutive quarter, with a Q1 non-IFRS operating margin of 0.1%. Devices & Services benefitted from a strong focus on cost as well as the reversal of approximately EUR 50 million of previously recognized inventory related allowances in Q1.- Nokia Siemens Networks … [Read more...] about Nokia Group posts 2.5% loss on $7.8 billion revenue for Q1, Lumia sales on the rise