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Friday: July 29, 2011

Apple has more cash on hand than the United States government.Apple has more cash on hand than the United States government.

Apple's last earnings report (PDF here) showed that the company had $76.2 billion in cash and marketable securities at the end of June. In other words, the world's largest tech company has more cash than the world's largest sovereign government. That's because Apple collects more money than it spends, while the U.S. government does not.

 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 2:58 PM | Tags (8) | apple | billions | cash | ceiling | debt | government | tech | united states |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

The White House website code is now open source.The White House website code is now open source.

Having the public write code may seem like a security risk, but it's just the opposite, experts inside and outside the government argued. Because programmers collaborate to find errors or opportunities to exploit Web code, the final product is therefore more secure.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:23 AM | Tags (6) | website | web | whitehouse | government | source | open |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

Grants handed out to tune of $1.2 billion for digital health record development.Grants handed out to tune of $1.2 billion for digital health record development.

$598 million to set up some 70 health information technology centers to help healthcare institutions acquire electronic health record systems and $564 million to develop a nationwide system of health information networks

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 4:11 PM | Tags (7) | digital | electronic | funding | government | grants | medical | records |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 2, 2009

Digitizing health records may ultimately save billions of dollars.Digitizing health records may ultimately save billions of dollars.

Analysts say an estimated $700 billion a year is wasted on unnecessary tests and mistakes that a computerized system could help avoid. Still, hospitals had been reluctant to change due to the up front costs. But industry professionals say the stimulus plan incentives are motivational factors.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 11:21 AM | Tags (8) | hospital | records | medical | database | health | industry | government | systems |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: June 24, 2009

US Military 'cyber command' will be up and running by 2010.US Military 'cyber command' will be up and running by 2010.

New division will be used to bolster our digital defenses. Oh, and also to wage digital warfare.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:28 AM | Tags (4) | defense | digital | government | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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