The massive Thirty Meter Telescope will be able to image objects 13 billion light years away, near the beginning of time.
Crave's Eric Mack recently trekked to the top of Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano to visit one of the most advanced observatories on Earth, the "eyes of humanity" in the middle of the Pacific.
The company turned down other investment offers, but accepted $5 million from TMT Investments so it could expand its online backup business without losing control.
That number could actually come closer to 2 billion, according to accounting firm Deloitte -- at least based on its definition of a smartphone.
People buy TVs for their image quality and screen size, not apps, so it's hard for TV makers to stand out. But there are rays of hope, IHS says.
Apple buys about 50 percent more memory, processors, and other semiconductor products than its nearest rival, Samsung -- which, by the way, isn't just a buyer, but also the second-biggest producer.
The Finnish phone maker, trying to recover its former mobile-phone influence, is willing to take on more risk for the key business of buying electronics to become more competitive.
The company claims it created 15.3 billion euros in European economic activity in 2011, but only included its positive contributions.
Jaspersoft is set to release an open-source SDK for business intelligence on the iPad.
Specialist in digital microtransactions and payment services adds $16.8 million to its coffers for international expansion, to be used toward expanding its operations in Europe and Asia.