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posted in December 2005

VeriChip Files IPO

12/30/2005
The Delray Beach, Fla., company has been the subject of controversy from privacy advocates for its human implantable RFID chips.

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More Digital Cinemas On Tap

12/19/2005
Carmike Cinemas, the third largest U.S. movie theater chain, will install 2,300 digital cinema projection systems at its theaters over the next year or so.

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Spaceport Deal Announced In New Mexico

12/14/2005
Richard Branson, the British entrepreneur, and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on Wednesday announced details of a $225 million spaceport they hope will serve as the launch pad for space tourism.

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RFID Market To Reach $3 Billion By 2010

12/14/2005
A Gartner analyst pegs the industries with the greatest opportunities to use RFID as retail, aerospace, and defense, while the health-care, logistics, and pharmaceutical industries will adopt the technology the fastest.

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Integration Promises Still Haunting Oracle

12/13/2005
Oracle on Tuesday said it's pushing ahead on promises to deliver tighter integration among applications acquired in a buying spree during the past 12 months. The software maker has certified Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise applications with Oracle Fusion Middleware 10g Release 2 and introduced a middleware suite for PeopleSoft enterprise customers.

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Bank Outsources E-Commerce

12/2/2005
Branch Banking & Trust, the nation's ninth largest financial holding company, said its new electronic commerce service will automate payables and receivables and allow customers to communicate electronically on any software platform they choose.

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Caltech Supercomputer Analyzes Earthquakes

12/2/2005
With the $6 million parallel computer, Caltech wants to look at hundreds, even thousands, of earthquakes to interpret information about Earth's structure, what the Earth looks like on the inside, and the source of earthquakes.

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Omron Tags Wal-Mart Suppliers For RFID

12/2/2005
The Japanese company has a promising market. Wal-Mart has already mandated that its largest 100 suppliers ship RFID-equipped goods; the company's next-largest 200 suppliers are required to comply in 2006.

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Digital Content Kiosks Rock On

12/2/2005
A newly introduced unmanned kiosk that lets consumers burn movies, music, and other media onto CDs is getting huge interest, with three Fortune 500 companies about to test the kiosks and others already rolling them out.

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Retailers Buying Into IT

12/1/2005
This year's top expenditures, AMR Research says: supply-chain improvements and better store systems and planning applications. Next year will bring more in the way of self-service and other areas.

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