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Photo by Bloomberg NewsJames Steinman tries out Nokia Oyj's N-Gage combination gaming device/mobile telephone at a GameStop store in New York. The video game industry has seen upbeat retail sales despite a lack of hardware inventory. Analysts expect industry sales this year to get a boost from new hand-held game units.

Hardware shortages stunt video game sales potential

Although retail sales and demand are there, some inventory is notThe video game industry is booming, but a hardware shortage is keeping game retailers...

Startups should pad patent portfolios, panel says

Attendees of a Brown forum suggest multiple layers of patents to protect intellectual propertyInventors looking to start or grow their companies should ensure that...

Electro Standards Lab. sees demand for security products increasing

CRANSTON – Electro Standards Laboratories, a data communications company, has found a greater demand for its disaster-recovery products. ESL developed an IP Addressable 10-BASE-T...
Photo is a Corbis illustration.Some businesses report receiving up to 500 spam e-mails a day, according to one local company.

‘Mail Cruncher’ aims to flatten spam

Jamestown firm devises innovative subscription service to combat all those unwanted e-mailsIf deleting too-good-to-be-true mortgage offers and cut-rate prescription deals from your e-mail inbox...

Regional company offers VoIP calling – for life

Residential service offered via resellers in Rhode IslandFor phone customers who love to chatter on and like the idea of buying in bulk, a...

Arming your company against cyber attacks

E-commerce was the most targeted industry for computer fraud E-commerce holds the potential for $13 billion this holiday season, but if a cyber attack were...

FarSounder aims its sonar to cruise ship market

Adventure-seeking cruise ship passengers will be able to explore some pretty remote territory, thanks to a new kind of sonar developed by a Providence-based...

Textron names Tardanico as v.p. of corporate communications

PROVIDENCE – Textron Inc. announced Nov. 18 that Susan M. Tardanico has been named vice president of communications, overseeing all aspects of the corporation’s...

Jeffrey P. Polucha

Jeffrey P. Polucha, director of economic development for the city of Woonsocket, has been named to the Landmark Medical Center’s board of trustees. He...

‘Phishy’ business: e-mail scams cost consumers

Banking industry largely targeted by increasing cons Imagine if criminals started contacting your customers in your name, led them to a Web site...
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