Posts tagged investment
UK To Invest £60m More In Space Program

 

Britain intends to spend an extra £60 million per year on space technology, by increasing it's investment into the European Space Agency (ESA).

The Chancellor George Osborne, in a speech to the Royal Society, announced that the UK is willing to commit an average of £240m a year, over the next five years to the ESA, increased from the usual investment of £170m.  This has been done in the hope of encouraging domestic job growth via attracting lucrative contracts.

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EA ‘probably’ invested $500m in The Old Republic says analyst. Star Trek Online now Free-to-play

An incredibly ambitious MMORPG based off the most lucrative of science-fiction IPs was never, ever going to come cheap. But few, surely, would have imagined the possibility of Star Wars: The Old Republic costing up to half a billion dollars(!), such is the total investment made by EA, a Cowen & Co. analyst Doug Creutz proposes. 

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DARPA invests $13.4 million in thermal cameras for smartphones

As the US military request thermal vision for every soldier, they needed a better option than the current thermal, extremely low resolution yet rather pricey pocket thermal cameras they have currently.  The new idea to get there is by giving Raytheon $13.4 million to miniaturize the IR imagers to the point that it fits in the likes of PDAs and smartphones.

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