Around The IT Industry 11/7 – 11/11

by Modis on November 10, 2011

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US and EU hold day-long cybersecurity exercise

The FCC works to bring Internet to poor families

The FCC is partnering with the National Cable & Telecommunications Association ISPs to bring poor families broadband Internet without installation, activation, or modem rental fees for about $10 a month.

DARPA increases cyber research efforts

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has been increasing its cyber research since 2009, and it increased the research funding by $88 million for the 2012 fiscal year. The agency feels it has a responsibility for protection the Internet.

Comcast starts IPv6 market deployment

Comcast announced it has begun limited IPv6 deployment to home customers, starting in Pleasanton, California. Internet subscribers with Comcast Xfinity who have IPv6-capable DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem can automatically receive an IPv6 address as well as an IPv4 address

Nvidia tries to crack the mobile-device market

Chip maker Nvidia has released a brand new graphics chip that they hope will revolutionize smartphones and tablets. This improvement in mobile graphics will lead to a new revolution in mobile gaming and media.

Immigrant-founded companies employ thousands of Americans, research says

Recent research shows that immigrant-founded companies generate billions of dollars in revenue and hire hundreds of thousands of Americans. Rob Preston uses this new information to address the immigration debate.

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