From Smart Bombs to Smart Bags - technology is in demand

By Alan Fein - Axcess Business News The world grows smaller as technology advances. That all adds up to change in the face of worldwide concerns over personal safety. Some fear an Orwellian society over having to much security imposed on their lives through the advent of smarter technologies. Investors have been taking a wait-and-see approach as well, perhaps chastened by similar fears of uncertainty. But some industries see those same technology advances as a long-awaited windfall. Since last ...


Don't Just Buy a House - Make a Home in Huntsville, Alabama

(c) 2007, All Rights Reserved "He makes his home where the living is best," Latin Proverb. Owning a house has many advantages. Deductions for mortgage and property taxes; fixed housing costs with fixed-interest mortgages; financial security; and an asset to pass down to your children. Making a home is having all of those advantages in a place where you're safe and comfortable - in a community you enjoy being a part of. In Huntsville, this connection is not only with friend and neighbors, but ...


Revolutionary Nanotechnology Developments Part 2 - Innovations

NanotechnologyInvestment.com Reports: Revolutionary Nanotechnology Developments Part 2 - Innovations in Renewable Energy and Homeland Defense Attributable to Nanotech Nanotechnology developments spearheading new initiatives at Ford Motor Company and Boeing. Brian Eriksen Noer reports for www.NanotechnologyInvestment.com November 2005 In the second of a two part report NanotechnologyInvestment.com details the current advancements in the science of Nanotechnology, and specifically as those ...


You Can't Fool Mother Nature

In the 1970's, there was a margarine commercial with the message of "you can't fool mother nature." This statement never held more true than it does today. Up until the very early 1900's, the farming and livestock in this country was grown and raised using natural and organic methods. It was just the way it was done and it didn't need to be called "organic". In the last 50 years or so, more extensive use of chemicals became widespread. Remember when a tomato actually tasted like a tomato? With ...


Five Solid Reasons

All of us, including your child, entered this world equipped with a super-computer that can be programmed to achieve almost anything. We all have what it takes to function at optimum level--to be the best student, to be the best in our career, and to function efficiently in every area of our life. Want proof? See the wonderful things and systems around you: your PC, internet, satellite, spaceship, mobile phone, video conference, modern health-care systems, development in biotechnology, ...


New Technology Revolutionizes Check Collection

New Technology Revolutionizes Check Collection Bad checks are a growing problem in the US economy. According to a 2001 study conducted by Global Concepts for the Federal Reserve, an estimated 300 million checks bounce per year, costing retailers over $200 billion. Until recently, merchants had limited options for check collection: They could take the check and pray it didn’t bounce; they could have a cash only policy and leave potential money on the table; they could use a service such as ...


The Pitfalls Of Using Technology For Technology's Sake

Being a long-time Internet entrepreneur, I have made certain observations over time. Most people who start an online business seem to go through certain "phases." They make the same mistakes, and they react the same to different circumstances. All the while, they never realize that much of this behavior sends a glaring red signal that they are undoubtedly newbies. There is nothing wrong with being a newbie (after all, I wasn’t born this brilliant grin). But ask any novice and they will ...


SELLING YOUR TECHNOLOGY COMPANY - WHY EARNOUTS MAKE SENSE TODAY

The purpose of this article is to present earnouts to sellers of technology companies as a method to maximize their transaction proceeds. Sellers have historically viewed earnouts with suspicion as a way for buyers to get control of their companies cheaply. Earnouts are a variable pricing mechanism designed to tie final sale price to future performance of the acquired entity and are tied to measurable economic milestones such as revenues, gross profit, net income and EBITDA. An ...


Pharma Industry

Pharmaceutical Industry The pharmaceutical drug discovery and development industry has grown to become one of the most profitable in the world. During the last 30 years, the industry has blossomed, with billions of dollars spent on research in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, genetics, and information technology--and billions of dollars in profits earned by drug companies. Indeed, in 2003, the pharmaceutical industry sold some $466 billion in drugs. But the process ...


TECHNOLOGY BRINGS "BLACKBERRY THUMB" TO BUSINESS

Technology has been responsible for some everyday wonders that expand our minds and make our lives easier--wonders that simplify redundant and monotonous tasks and keep us in constant contact. Because of these marvels though, we have also become aware of the potential harms caused by the use of technology's devices and the science of ergonomics that has helped us learn how to prevent or correct the problems caused by their repetitive use. The U.S. Department of Labor defines a ...