Archive for June, 2012

Reported Yammer Acquisition Seen as Beneficial for Microsoft

If Microsoft buys Yammer, as unconfirmed press reports indicate, Susan Gautsch hopes the Yammer team won’t lose the qualities she has appreciated in the several years her employer has been a customer. The Yammer team has been attentive to customers and quick to improve and extend its product, said Gautsch, e-learning director at Pepperdine University’s […]

Unitek Education Delivers Cutting-Edge Cisco CCNA Training to IT Professionals

FREMONT, CA — Unitek Education, a leader in the IT training industry, has received accolades from the network student community for its excellence in delivering world class Cisco CCNA training certification programs. As the IT industry moves forward and continues to advance, a strong background in Cisco CCNA certifications has not only ensured a major […]

Spokeo settles FTC allegation of illegal sale of personal data

Spokeo settles FTC allegation of illegal sale of personal data – latimes.com Data broker Spokeo, an Internet firm that pulls information from public records and social media sites, will pay $800,000 to settle FTC claims that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act. By Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times June 13, 2012 Data broker Spokeo […]

Losing Weight With an Elliptical Trainer

Lets face it, trying to lose weight is a bitch. So if youre serious about losing weight and keeping the weight off, you need to exercise on a regular basis. An exercise machine that is recently surging in popularity is the elliptical trainer. There are two factors that make an elliptical trainer so attractive. It […]

Pass the Clicker: Today’s Latest and Greatest High-Tech Remotes

Source: http://www.pcworld.com Couch potatoes, rejoice: The remote control has come a long way in recent years. Gone are the days when you had to dig under the couch cushions prospecting for the clicker that controls the volume, and then fumble through the end-table drawers in search of the one that changes the channel. Today’s remote […]

Heart Rhythm Study Shows CardioFocus HeartLight EAS Provides Durable Pulmonary Vein Isolation in Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — CardioFocus, Inc., developer of the HeartLight® Endoscopic Ablation System (EAS) for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), announces that a unique study in the journal Heart Rhythm demonstrates high acute success (98%) and durable pulmonary vein (PV) isolation rates achievable with a single, visually-guided HeartLight EAS ablation procedure. To […]

Total Mortgage Services Launches Wholesale Lending Platform In 17 States

MILFORD, CT — Total Mortgage Services, LLC, a leading mortgage lender and broker, announced today that it has formally launched its wholesale residential mortgage lending platform, TMS Funding, in 17 states across the United States. TMS Funding, which will compliment Total Mortgage’s successful retail lending platform, will offer mortgage brokers greater choice, service, efficiency and […]

Vodafone creates a signal-boosting, solar-charging umbrella to juice your cellphone whatever the weather

  Vodafone has created the Booster Brolly, an umbrella that boosts your signal, charges your handset and can even keep you dry during the traditionally aqueous British summer. Developed by Dr Kenneth Tong at University College London, it’s designed around a carbon fiber skeleton which holds a heavy-duty canopy in place. On top, there’s 12 […]

FairWinds Takes on New Internet Business Model with New gTLD Strategy Services

Article Source: http://www.prnewswire.com WASHINGTON, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — FairWinds Partners, the leading global domain name strategy consultancy and the largest provider of new gTLD application services to strategic brands, announced a comprehensive suite of New gTLD Strategy services today. FairWinds prepared 135 applications for 51 blue-chip clients, including Abbott, American Express, CBS, Comcast, Eli Lilly, L’Oreal, […]

Bring Your Pet to the Phoenix Pet Expo on Saturday, May 7th!

PHOENIX, AZ — Pet lovers in the Phoenix area should get their four-legged friends ready for the 2011 Phoenix Pet Expo, Saturday, May 7th, at University of Phoenix Stadium. This free indoor event attracts thousands of pet lovers looking to enjoy a day out with their furry, feathered or reptilian pals! Last year, more than […]

Manhattan glitterati event marks study in contrasts for Obama

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Talk about a venue change. Fresh from giving an economic speech in the heart of the industrial Rust Belt, President Barack Obama headed to Manhattan’s Greenwich Village on Thursday to hold a big-dollar campaign fundraiser with rich donors at the home of “Sex in the City” actress Sarah Jessica Parker.

Secret Missions for Obama’s New First Dog

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — With every wag of its tail the First Dog will accomplish secret missions for dogs everywhere. The White House dog will teach the Obama children and their counterparts in homes across America about compassion, responsibility, and respect for animals while providing plenty of photo-perfect fun and stress relief. But the dog has […]

MacBook Pro With Retina Display Torn Down, Virtually Unfixable

Image: iFixit Those who throw down more than two grand for a new MacBook Pro with Retina Display will have a hell of a time trying to fix their notebook should anything go amiss. iFixit’s latest teardown reveals the newest member of the MacBook Pro line is the “least-repairable laptop” the team has ever had […]

3 top California educators’ departures a sobering development

Three of California’s highest-ranking, most influential educators announced within the span of a few weeks that they would be leaving their posts, creating a vacuum in the state’s higher education system at a time of unprecedented challenges. The impending departures of Charles B. Reed and Jack Scott, chancellors of California State University and the California […]

Aquatech Wins 2011 Frost & Sullivan Award for Growth Excellence in the Middle East and North Africa Desalination Plant Market

Source: http://www.prnewswire.com SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Aquatech, a global leader in water purification technology for industrial and infrastructure markets, has received Frost & Sullivan’s Award for Growth Excellence in the Middle East and North Africa Desalination Plant Market in 2011.

Keep Cool Without Using Air Conditioning

From Wired How-To Wiki Anyone who lives in a temperate climate knows at least a half-dozen ways to keep cool when the mercury starts rising. A new pair of sandals, an icy margarita, meeting your friends at the pool — there are a lot of great ways to lower your body temperature. But we consider […]

Luxury travel is back!

Source: http://money.cnn.com (Fortune Magazine) — It wasn’t so long ago that travelers could all but name their price. During the depths of the financial crisis, unheard-of deals abounded as hotel companies did anything to lure business. These days? Not so much. The luxury travel market is coming back, with bookings up as much as 40% […]

car2go Continues Expansion in Canada and the USA

Source: http://www.prnewswire.com AUSTIN, Texas, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — car2go North America LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, announced today it will expand its carsharing operations in Canada and the United States this summer, making urban mobility more convenient, more flexible, and more widely available than ever before.

car2go Continues Expansion in Canada and the USA

Source: http://www.prnewswire.com AUSTIN, Texas, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — car2go North America LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, announced today it will expand its carsharing operations in Canada and the United States this summer, making urban mobility more convenient, more flexible, and more widely available than ever before.

Cappellini hits sweet spot with Candy table, Lace lamp

No, it’s not some Don Draper-devised take on Rodin’s “The Thinker” staged with midcentury modern accent tables. This is Giulio Cappellini, artistic director of Cappellini, the Italian furniture manufacturer known for more than 30 years for discovering talent and producing works by designers such as Jasper Morrison, Marcel Wanders and the Bouroullec and Campana brothers.

Glass Distillery Launches Glass Vodka, Opens SODO Tasting Room

Source: http://www.prnewswire.com SEATTLE, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Glass Distillery, Seattle‘s newest distiller of premium spirits today announced the launch of its flagship spirit, Glass Vodka, in conjunction with the opening of its tasting room in Seattle‘s SODO district. An elegantly crafted vodka made from grapes grown in the rich soils of the Pacific Northwest and distilled through […]

Dolomite Mountains: 5 Must-See Festivals And Events In The Dolomites

Ideally located in the beautiful country of Italy, the Dolomites Mountains are arguably one of the most breathtaking and memorable destinations on earth. Soaring peaks give way to rolling green valleys that are home to a friendly, unique culture of people who have lived in the area for centuries.

Elbit Systems Awarded an Approximately $80 Million Contract to Supply Boeing with Structural Components

Original Article: http://www.prnewswire.com Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”) announced today that its wholly-owned Israeli subsidiary Elbit Systems – Cyclone Ltd. (“Cyclone”) was awarded an approximately $80 million contract for the supply of structural components to The Boeing Company (“Boeing”). The contract will be performed over seven years.

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