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  • Yes, it's possible: How to have a successful flight with a baby

    On the Go with Amy
    30 Mar 2014 | 4:54 am
    When you have a baby, you don't need to stuff your suitcases in the very back of the closet. Your travel life can continue.  In fact, newborns are often the best travel companions because they sleep often through flights.My husband and I brought our first child to Paris when she was only four months old and at the end of the flight a woman sitting in the row in front of us said that she didn't even know we had a baby. Our little girl didn't make a single peep.That said, before you jump on a plane with your bundle of joy, here are a few tips:1) Fly at the right age. Airlines will allow…
  • Evaluate Security Products With no Software Charges by Using AWS Marketplace

    Amazon Web Services Blog
    AWS Evangelist
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:57 am
    Have you shopped at AWS Marketplace lately? The selection keeps on growing and you can easily find, buy, and starting many different types of Software Infrastructure, Developer Tools, and Business Software: You don't need to worry about procuring a server, installing and configuring an operating system, or installing the actual software that you set out to use in the first place. AWS Marketplace is a short, direct path that will have you up and running in minutes. Because you can launch fully installed and configured software in minutes, you can easily try out one or more products until…
  • Volunteers Map Fire-Affected Neighborhoods in Chile
    Jenelle Eli
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:52 pm
    When news of a major fire in Valparaíso, Chile made headlines on Monday, some people sent donations. Some people took to social media. And some people mapped. Not wasting any time, digital volunteers gathered at the American Red Cross headquarters Monday morning, grabbed some caffeine and began to make a detailed map of neighborhoods affected by the fire. The volunteers were in town attending a conference about OpenStreetMap—crowd-sourced mapping technology that’s been called the “Wikipedia of maps.” They congregated at the Red Cross building to work on individual projects, but when…
  • Bigelow Tea Treasures National Garden Month

    Bigelow Tea Blog
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    This month is National Garden Month, a celebration of flowers, vegetables and herb gardens everywhere! Bigelow Tea joins communities, organizations and individuals across the country that are celebrating gardening and the good green earth. But you know, Bigelow Tea shines in gardening all year long. From its successful Community Garden last summer (which will happen again this summer) to America’s largest Tea Garden the Charleston Tea Plantation, Bigelow Tea is “one” with Mother earth! The Bigelow family’s herbal tea selections are among the most popular with blends of fine…
  • Chrysler's Easter egg hunt

    Chrysler Blog
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Easter means many things for many people. Not only is it a religious holiday but a holiday of traditions. Besides its very powerful religious significance, Easter is about discovery. Some popular traditions include the belief that the Easter bunny hides brightly colored Easter eggs and baskets filled with candy. Perhaps that's why a very creative Chrysler Group designer came up with the term "Easter eggs" to describe some of the hidden gems found in many of our cars, trucks and SUVs. Since it is Easter, I thought I'd share some of those surprises that can only be found deep inside…
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    Amazon Web Services Blog

  • Evaluate Security Products With no Software Charges by Using AWS Marketplace

    AWS Evangelist
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:57 am
    Have you shopped at AWS Marketplace lately? The selection keeps on growing and you can easily find, buy, and starting many different types of Software Infrastructure, Developer Tools, and Business Software: You don't need to worry about procuring a server, installing and configuring an operating system, or installing the actual software that you set out to use in the first place. AWS Marketplace is a short, direct path that will have you up and running in minutes. Because you can launch fully installed and configured software in minutes, you can easily try out one or more products until…
  • EC2 Update - Previous Generation Instances

    AWS Evangelist
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:34 am
    We have made some important changes to the EC2 pricing and instance type pages. We are introducing the concept of previous generations of EC2 instances. Amazon EC2 has been around since the summer of 2006. We started with a single instance (the venerable and still-popular m1.small) and have added many over the years. We have broadened our selection by adding specialized instance families such as CPU-Optimized, Memory-Optimized, and Cluster and by adding a wide variety of sizes within each family. As newer and more powerful processors have become available, we have added to the lineup in order…
  • AWS Week in Review - April 7, 2014

    AWS Evangelist
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:16 am
    Let's take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, April 7 We added AWS Customer Success Stories from Comba Telecom, Etix, Ideomed, Predictix, Scopely, Sonian, and ScribbleLive. The AWS PHP Development Blog showed you how to Test Webhooks Locally for Amazon SNS. Tuesday, April 8 We announced that the AWS Console for iOS Android now Supports Amazon S3. We launched the New Cost Explorer for AWS. Wednesday, April 9 The AWS Application Management Blog showed you how to Quick-Launch Your Elastic Beanstalk Application in Three Clicks. The same blog also published a two-part…
  • Now Available - New Memory-Optimized EC2 Instances (R3)

    AWS Evangelist
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    I talked about the upcoming memory-optimized EC2 instance type (R3) last week and provided you with configuration and pricing information so that you could start thinking about how to put them to use in your environment. I am happy to report that the R3 instances are now available for use in the following AWS Regions: US East (Northern Virginia) US West (Northern California) US West (Oregon) EU (Ireland) Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Asia Pacific (Sydney) Asia Pacific (Singapore) Memory-OptimizedR3 instances are recommended for applications that require high memory performance at the best price point…
  • The New Cost Explorer for AWS

    AWS Evangelist
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:25 pm
    My colleague Parmita Mehta sent a blog post to introduce the new Cost Explorer. This looks really cool and I think you will like it! -- Jeff; I would like to introduce the Cost Explorer, a new toolset for managing your AWS spending. Cost Explorer is integrated with the new AWS Billing Console launched in November, and features reporting, analytics, and visualization tools enabling you to track and manage your AWS costs. We focused on several things with this initial release. First and foremost, we wanted to make this drop-dead simple to use: you sign up with a single click, and Cost…
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  • Volunteers Map Fire-Affected Neighborhoods in Chile

    Jenelle Eli
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:52 pm
    When news of a major fire in Valparaíso, Chile made headlines on Monday, some people sent donations. Some people took to social media. And some people mapped. Not wasting any time, digital volunteers gathered at the American Red Cross headquarters Monday morning, grabbed some caffeine and began to make a detailed map of neighborhoods affected by the fire. The volunteers were in town attending a conference about OpenStreetMap—crowd-sourced mapping technology that’s been called the “Wikipedia of maps.” They congregated at the Red Cross building to work on individual projects, but when…
  • The Intersection of Work and Volunteering

    Kristiana Almeida
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Post by Jai Nassim You’ve probably noticed this week the Red Cross has been celebrating the good work of its volunteers. Volunteers come to us from all walks of life, and all backgrounds. It’s one of the things that make this organization a great place to volunteer—there’s something for everyone to do. In fact, volunteering can be as simple as showing up for work. Does your company have a volunteer program? If not, ask! Volunteering time with those you work with is a great way to give back to your community while building bonds between co-workers. The Red Cross offers a variety of…
  • The Volunteers Reconnecting Families

    Niki Clark
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:18 pm
    As National Volunteer Week comes to a close, I am reminded that the work of American Red Cross volunteers never does. For our Restoring Family Links volunteers, the impact of their time and efforts literally brings families back together. This process can take months, sometimes even years. Sometimes, volunteers are like Thu-Thuy Truong or Manyang Reath Ker, recipients of our services, whose most important relationships are pieced back together because of the American Red Cross and its volunteers, and are compelled to pay it forward.  Manyang Reath Ker speaks about his experiences as a…
  • No Stopping Us: Millennials Give Back and Get Ahead

    Sarah Layton
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Sometimes it’s easy to miss what’s right under your nose. Whether you’re a high school student looking for activities to give back or boost your college application, or away at college looking for that one way to have a lasting impact outside the classroom, the American Red Cross has a ton of opportunities across the country and in your community. Red Cross youth options are typically diverse enough to fit into anyone’s interests, skills and schedule: Summer Jobs: The Red Cross offers babysitting and lifeguarding training to help you stand out from the crowd of applicants and be…
  • Digital Mapping Volunteers Save Lives from the Comfort of their Homes

    Jenelle Eli
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:03 am
    It’s National Volunteer Week – the time of year when we all put extra effort into recognizing the generous people who make the world a better place. This is the week to high-five that front desk volunteer at the blood donation center; fist bump a crossing guard; and flash those pearly whites at families working the soup kitchen. There’s another group of volunteers who are not quite as easy to thank via high-fives and such: digital mappers. They’re not easily identifiable around town and aren’t typically donning Red Cross hats, but the work they perform is essential to Red Cross…
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    On the Go with Amy

  • Yes, it's possible: How to have a successful flight with a baby

    30 Mar 2014 | 4:54 am
    When you have a baby, you don't need to stuff your suitcases in the very back of the closet. Your travel life can continue.  In fact, newborns are often the best travel companions because they sleep often through flights.My husband and I brought our first child to Paris when she was only four months old and at the end of the flight a woman sitting in the row in front of us said that she didn't even know we had a baby. Our little girl didn't make a single peep.That said, before you jump on a plane with your bundle of joy, here are a few tips:1) Fly at the right age. Airlines will allow…
  • 60 Healthy Airplane Snacks

    13 Mar 2014 | 11:51 am
    Fruits > candies. Sweet little alphabet found here. When it comes to family trips, this isn't my first rodeo, and I like to think I have the prep-work down to a science. But I have to confess, between packing suitcases, repacking suitcases, scrounging around for missing flip-flops, remembering to charge everyone's electronics, and triple-checking tickets, something usually gets left for last minute, which means, of course, that it doesn't happens. Too often, it's figuring out what to bring for the all-important airplane snacking, which leaves us spending half our kids' college…
  • My Secret to Keeping Babies Safe From Turbulence

    24 Feb 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Julia en route to Hawaii, in her Baby B'Air vest.I know you’re probably distracted by that cute-as-a-button face, but please direct your attention to my daughter Julia’s red vest: it’s called the Baby B’Air, and I’ve used it while flying with all three of my kids.Over 90% of injuries to airplane passengers occur in-flight (that is, not while taxiing, taking off, or landing), a fact that was driven home by last week’s United Airlines Flight 1676, which encountered severe turbulence on its descent into Montana. Five people ended up in the hospital, and in addition, a passenger’s…
  • Take Off With This First Flight-Themed Kids' App

    3 Feb 2014 | 8:55 am
    What's brightly colored and cute, keeps your kiddos entertained, and prepares them for their first time flying? The new app from Smart Fish! "Frequent Flyer" guides players through the process of air travel, from packing a suitcase to driving to the airport, going through security, boarding the plane, and beyond. It also takes them on a whirlwind tour of the world, teaching them about different destinations and cultures aroundthe globe.First flights (or seconds or thirds) can be an understandable source of anxiety for young travelers; it's unfamiliar territory from start to finish. "Frequent…
  • Where Should You Travel? Just Ask Your American Girl Doll

    30 Jan 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Some travel articles are just too clever to not mention, and Huffington Post has published the cleverest of them all with "Where To Travel, Based On Your American Girl Doll." Whether you had an American Girl doll yourself, or maybe your daughter does now, it turns out all you have to do to plan your next trip is check in with where she would go.Was Molly your girl? Looks like you'll be winging it to Normany to get your history on. Team Addy? Head to Sydney (because apparently Addy fans are both cosmopolitan and outdoorsy). Did you fall for Kirsten's blue eyes and shiny blond braids? Pack an…
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    Bigelow Tea Blog

  • Bigelow Tea Treasures National Garden Month

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    This month is National Garden Month, a celebration of flowers, vegetables and herb gardens everywhere! Bigelow Tea joins communities, organizations and individuals across the country that are celebrating gardening and the good green earth. But you know, Bigelow Tea shines in gardening all year long. From its successful Community Garden last summer (which will happen again this summer) to America’s largest Tea Garden the Charleston Tea Plantation, Bigelow Tea is “one” with Mother earth! The Bigelow family’s herbal tea selections are among the most popular with blends of fine…
  • The Beauty of Bigelow Tea

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    In case you were wondering what’s in your daily cup, Bigelow Tea wanted to take this opportunity to give you a quick Tea 101 lesson! If you’re sipping a cup of “tea,” you are sipping the brew of the steeped leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant! All true teas come from the Camellia sinensis plant. It’s the varying amounts of time the freshly-plucked Camellia sinensis leaves are exposed to air (oxidation) that determines whether the leaves become black, oolong, green or white tea. Black Tea, or just plain “tea” as it is often called, comes from Camellia…
  • Bigelow Tea Gifts For Easter Giving!

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Bigelow Tea makes an excellent  gift to tote to any gathering with friends and family—even an Easter brunch or dinner! Here are a couple of options that will have your host or hostess running to turn on the kettle! A perennial favorite is Bigelow Tea’s Trio of Chamomile Tea gift pack – providing a most delicious way to relax. The three-box set includes 60 tea bags of Bigelow Tea’s Chamomile Caffeine-free Herb teas in mint, mango and traditional blends!  Another idea is the Bigelow® Tea and Honey Gift Set. It features a keepsake gift box and everything needed to make teatime…
  • Passover With Bigelow Tea!

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Spring is in the air and Passover starts today!  If you’re attending a Passover gathering, take a few boxes of Bigelow Tea, tie them up with a pretty bow and bring the package as a vibrant hostess gift! Most Bigelow teas are certified Kosher, making them the perfect ending to an abundant feast. Here are a few favorites! In packages the color of your spring flowers, traditional English Breakfast, rich and fragrant Darjeeling and delicate Cozy Chamomile are three of the many Bigelow Teas that are Kosher for Passover. Take your pick, and enjoy the flavors! From the Bigelow family to…
  • Quick Flicks Featuring Bigelow Tea!

    11 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Bigelow Tea fans are bringing the funny today in two comical videos! First (above) dougannajordan shows some comic wizardry. The clip will have you chuckling when you see what happens when he notes that Bigelow Tea has “a taste so good, it really knocks your socks off!” (And his toupee too, apparently!) Next, check out what happens when “Daddy” brings his big—and we’re talking seriously big—mug to his daughter’s quaint tea party (below). It seems he just can’t get enough! “Big Taste. Bigelow.” That’s right. Thanks, gibbydog3, for the great video.
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    Chrysler Blog

  • Chrysler's Easter egg hunt

    19 Apr 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Easter means many things for many people. Not only is it a religious holiday but a holiday of traditions. Besides its very powerful religious significance, Easter is about discovery. Some popular traditions include the belief that the Easter bunny hides brightly colored Easter eggs and baskets filled with candy. Perhaps that's why a very creative Chrysler Group designer came up with the term "Easter eggs" to describe some of the hidden gems found in many of our cars, trucks and SUVs. Since it is Easter, I thought I'd share some of those surprises that can only be found deep inside…
  • Dodge BrandÂ’s “Wisdom” a Viral Sensation!

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Video Celebrating Brand’s 100th Anniversary Smashes Chrysler Group YouTube Record with Over 4 Million Views in 24 Hours The Dodge brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a new video starring centenarians that debuted yesterday (Thursday, 4/16) during the New York International Auto Show and has quickly become a viral hit amassing over 4,444,714 views in 24 hours – surpassing the 24-hour record views previously held by such Chrysler Group iconic Super Bowl commercials including “Born of Fire” (790,258) “Farmer” (542,817), “Whole Again”…
  • Live from New York ...

    14 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
      The big auto show in the Big Apple has been a big one in recent years for Chrysler Group – and 2014 will be no different. The New York International Auto Show will see at least five new vehicles and two media events from Chrysler Group / Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Plus, this will be the first time NYIAS-goers will get an up-close look at the 2015 Chrysler 200, which is due to arrive at dealers this quarter. We’ll bring you a show-floor-look of the five vehicles via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our other social media platforms. That includes a Livestream of the Jeep®…
  • Record-Breaking Challenger

    10 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    The ¼-mile record for the modern-day Challenger has been broken once again, and this time it was topped by the record-holder himself. Rob Goss and his 2009 Dodge Challenger with a DragPak kit bested the original record with a time of 7.32 seconds, more than half a second faster. The Challenger hit 187 mph and Goss was able to post the time during his first quarter-mile pass during the National Muscle Car Association (NMCA) Muscle Car Series in the Street Outlaw Class at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Fla., on March 22, 2014.   Since breaking the prior record in October…
  • Racing Vipers ready for return to Long Beach

    9 Apr 2014 | 1:02 pm
    A year ago, the racing Vipers of the SRT Motorsports team were happy to leave the ALMS race in Long Beach, Calif., with a pole position and a podium finish in the GT class. This weekend the Viper GTS-R race cars return to Long Beach with the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with more confidence and podium finishes in the first two races of this season. Drivers Marc Goossens and Dominik Farnbacher in the No. 91 car and Kuno Wittmer and Jonathan Bomarito in the No. 93 car are well acquainted with the 11 turns of the Long Beach street circuit. So what does the team foresee for this race?
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  • Putting the Cross-Media Measurement Future into Focus: A Q&A with Manish Bhatia

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:10 am
    comScore: Every news article you read today about media insists that the landscape is changing. What’s really the extent of this evolution?MANISH BHATIA: This is truly the golden age of media.  More and more people are consuming more and more content across more and more platforms.  The earlier fear of media cannibalization has receded as research has shown that consumers of media will access media on any and all platforms they can find it on, always choosing the best available option depending upon availability of content, screens and their location.The availability of content…
  • Are Mobile Operators Asking the Right Questions of their Subscriber Big Data?

    6 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Mobile operators' ability to leverage customer Big Data will be a key competitive advantage to retain subscribers and remain at the forefront of this dynamically changing industry. So the real question is – what should mobile operators be asking of their Big Data to compete in a world where there will be more mobile-connected devices than people on the planet?The Mobile Operators Question Guide below is designed to help operators discover the power of asking the right question and learn where to find the answers.PDF: Mobile Operators Question Guide Download nowcomScore solutions for Mobile…
  • comScore Video Measurement Leading the Upfronts

    4 Apr 2014 | 7:59 am
    The rapid shift towards digital video viewing is necessitating a shift in how the industry approaches the process. While such large-scale changes do not happen overnight, it is clear that with each passing year the “upfronts” are morphing into the “allfronts.”To help buyers and sellers adapt to the emerging realities of the digital video era, they need the right tools and metrics across the core components of the buying and selling process. Specifically, they need: Planning metrics to help them evaluate the value of the inventory they are buying and selling Real-time campaign…
  • Putting the Digital Advertising Future into Focus: A Q&A with Anne Hunter

    3 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    But this is only the tip of the iceberg, as there is still a lot to learn and to improve upon in terms of the efficiency and performance of digital ad delivery. So what are the big opportunities on the horizon this year for digital advertising? We talked with our own Anne Hunter to find out. Here’s what she had to say.comScore: What are the major opportunities for digital advertising in 2014?ANNE HUNTER: There are numerous opportunities for digital advertising this year and beyond. Fortunately, digital advertising systems are already in place and are widely used, so a big opportunity is to…
  • Lifting of MRC Advisory on Digital Ad Viewability Signals New Era of Accountability

    31 Mar 2014 | 11:50 am
    This morning, the MRC announced it has officially lifted its advisory on viewable impressions for display ads. This is an important milestone for the digital advertising market as it green-lights the industry to transact using viewable impressions for display ads. Ultimately, this creates greater accountability and signals a fundamental shift in how digital ad buyers and sellers will transact going forward. comScore Releases Improved See-Through Rate for Viewability The MRC advisory, originally announced in November 2012, noted at the time that “the number of impressions in a campaign for…
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    Daimler-Blog: Einblicke in einen Konzern

  • Gastbeitrag: Mein Jahr mit dem smart fortwo electric drive – Teil 2

    Felix Laumen
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:33 am
    Heute Teil 2 meines Erlebnisberichts über ein Jahr smart fortwo electric drive fahren: Einsteigen, unter Strom setzen ( früher: „starten“) und lautlos losfahren. Dieser Betriebskomfort ist eigentlich der automobilen Oberklasse vorbehalten, die vor allem beim Diesel im Kaltstart doch noch ein paar Geräusche nach innen dringen lässt. Dann folgen die Karosseriebewegungen beim Gangwechsel – nicht so beim smart ed. Er legt ohne Gangwechsel – hat ja nur einen – Geschwindigkeit zu, lässig, geräuschlos bis etwa 30 km/h und völlig entspannend für den Fahrer. So durch die Stadt zu…
  • Gastbeitrag: Mein Jahr mit dem smart fortwo electric drive – Teil 1

    Felix Laumen
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:56 am
    Dies ist kein Blog über Elektroautos mit Betonung auf „Auto“, sondern ein Blog über Individual-Nahverkehr mit einem elektro-getriebenen Fahrzeug. Der Fokus liegt auf der Beschreibung der Durchführung eines resourcenschonenden Individualnahverkehrs, geschrieben aus dem Blickwinkel eines Anwenders.  Ein bischen Sendungsbewusstsein ist auch dabei –  Presseartikel der letzten Zeit, z.B. in Der Spiegel, die mir erzählen, dass Elektromobilität ganz toll ist, aber eigentlich doch nicht funktioniert, vergleichen nur direkt  Fahrzeuge mit Verbrennungsmotoren gegen solche mit…
  • Crosstown Traffic – Bus Rapid Transit

    Matthias Hoffmann
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:07 am
    Der Stadtverkehr. Die meisten von uns kennen ihn oder haben zumindest schon von ihm gehört: You’re just like crosstown traffic/ So hard to get through to you/ Crosstown traffic/ I don’t need to run over you Crosstown traffic/ All you do is slow me down/ And I’m tryin’ to get on the other side of town… So der Refrain aus Crosstown Traffic, den Jimi Hendrix 1967 aufnahm. Stau – Baustelle – Unfall.  Einer meiner Lieblingssongs. Nicht unbedingt weil hier mit urbaner Mobilität gespielt wird und ich mich als Stadtplaner seit Jahren für städtischen Verkehr…
  • Daimler Hauptversammlung im ICC: Aufbruch und Abbruch

    Dan von Appen
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:32 am
    Der Menschenauflauf ist gewaltig: 5500 Aktionäre, Gäste und Mitarbeiter strömen durchs Berliner Congresscentrum (ICC). Der früher metallisch-glänzende 70er- Jahre-Komplex sieht von außen mittlerweile so aus wie ein vor hundert Jahren notgelandetes „Schrottschiff  Galactica“. Macht nüscht, in Berlin ist ja bekanntermaßen fast alles „arm, aber sexy“. Dafür kann aber der Stern bei der Hauptversammlung im Saal 1 und Saal 2 sowie im Foyer mit den ausgestellten Fahrzeugen ziemlich glänzen. Allein im ersten Quartal hat Daimler rund 13,5 Prozent mehr Autos verkauft und ist…
  • V wie Voyage: Mit der neuen V-Klasse nach Sylt

    Fabian Messner
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    Nicht an irgendeine Riveria am Mittelmeer, nein auf die größte Insel Deutschlands lud Mercedes-Benz ein, um einen neuen Bus, pardon „Großraumlimousine“, wie meine Blog-Kollegin Larissa mich zu verbessern weiß, zu testen. Wir selbst haben es uns zum Auftrag gemacht, eine unterhaltsame Story in YouTube-Form daraus zu machen, denn ein Auto von solchen Ausmaßen kann doch eigentlich nicht mehr emotional, unterhaltsam oder gar packend sein – dachten wir zumindest. Unser Script war fertig, die Idee auf dem Papier ganz unterhaltsam, der Wille mit im Koffer. „Sommer, Sonne,…
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  • Happy Easter  By: Taking Off  What’s the Easter Bunny’s favorite...

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    Happy Easter  By: Taking Off  What’s the Easter Bunny’s favorite seat? The EGGS-it row! 
  • Inside Delta // Boston Strong By: Andre Slay, Delta Customer...

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    Inside Delta // Boston Strong By: Andre Slay, Delta Customer Service Agent My name is Andre Slay. I am a runner, a devoted Delta employee, a pilot in training and an amputee running the 2014 Boston Marathon. I’m also a dreamer. I dream of flying planes, motivating others and running marathons, and under Delta’s umbrella, I am making these dreams a reality.  A year ago, I would have never imagined that I would be standing here today, with the thought of crossing the finish line at the Boston Marathon in my rear view mirror. I began my journey at Delta three years after the motorcycle…
  • Earth Month // In-flight Recycling By: Taking Off  Did you know...

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    Earth Month // In-flight Recycling By: Taking Off  Did you know that since 2007, we’ve recycled 2,476,295 lbs. of aluminum cans – the equivalent of aluminum used for 17 Boeing 747s? Learn more about our award winning  In-flight Recycling Program.
  • Mad for Mad Men By: Taking Off We’re mad for the...

    13 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    Mad for Mad Men By: Taking Off We’re mad for the madmen-amc Season 7 premiere taking off tonight! Don Draper reminds us to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. 
  • Earth Month // Fuel Up on Sustainability  By: Taking Off Delta’s...

    8 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    Earth Month // Fuel Up on Sustainability  By: Taking Off Delta’s new 737-900 planes get 74.25 mpg of jet fuel per passenger, a 19% improvement over the 757-200s being replaced. Small steps can make a big impact. 
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    EMC BlogRoll

  • Provisioning EMC Storage for Windows 4X Faster with ESI

    4 Apr 2014 | 12:20 pm
    The EMC Storage Integrator for Windows was made to simplify and automate many of the mundane tasks associated with provisioning storage in a Windows environment. It is a free download and comes complete with a simple MMC interface as well as PowerShell commandlets, SharePoint provisioning wizards, and System Center plugins for Ops Manager and Orchestrator. Good stuff here.
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    Fandango Movie News

  • Quiz: Test Your Cinema Cheating Skills

    18 Apr 2014 | 4:05 pm
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  • News Bites: First 'Jersey Boys' Trailer; 'Maleficent' Sneak Peek and More

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Jersey Boys Trailer: The first trailer for Clint Eastwood's big-screen version of smash-hit stage musical Jersey Boys has dropped and, frankly, it sparkles. It's inspired by the true story of pop group Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, who enjoyed many chart-topping hits in the 1960s; the movie opens on June 20. [Movie Clips] Boyhood: Richard Linklater filmed his latest project, Boyhood, just a few days at a time, over a period of years, exploring the effects of divorce and coming of age upon a boy as he grows up. Ethan Hawke and young Ellar Coltrane are featured in two new photos…
  • Calling All 'Harry Potter' Fans: Now You Can Enroll in the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
    The Harry Potter franchise continues to expand, including news of a prequel spin-off trilogy (called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) that J.K. Rowling is adapting for the big screen as we speak. To partake in perhaps the ultimate act of Potter fandom, enroll at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry — a new online/social network where would-be wizzes and witches can get an education at one of pop culture's most famous institutes of higher learning. Once accepted, students are able to grab virtual textbooks and dig into the nine-week course load, which zips through…
  • Sequel Buzz: Find Out What's Happening with 'Beverly Hills Cop 4,' 'Top Gun 2' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:40 am
    Today, we bring you an update on three notable sequels megaproducer Jerry Bruckheimer has in development, thanks to a discussion he recently had with Bloomberg.    Eddie Murphy and Brett Ratner appear to be moving forward rapidly with Beverly Hills Cop 4 after attempts at a related TV show didn't pan out. “We're in the process of getting the script finished. Paramount is very excited about making it, Eddie is very excited, Brett Ratner is excited about doing it, so I think we're moving forward. Hopefully we'll start end of summer, beginning of fall and get…
  • News Bites: New 'Jupiter Ascending' Image, 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Is Getting a Sequel, and More!

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Jupiter Ascending: The next sci-fi movie from the Wachowskis is heading to theaters on July 18, and a new image from Jupiter Ascending confirms it can't come soon enough. Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis are featured, ready to fly, thanks to a pair of antigravity boots. [Total Film]   Mrs. Doubtfire: A sequel to the 1993 smash hit comedy Mrs. Doubtfire is moving forward (again). The original, directed by Chris Columbus, starred Robin Williams as a recently divorced father who dresses up as a woman to get a job as a housekeeper so he can spend more time with his children. A sequel…
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  • Lovely butterflies

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
     Anyone who follows me on Facebook or Instagram will know that I have a thing for monarch butterflies. In fact, we’ve been rearing them from eggs to caterpillars, catching the metamorphosis into chrysalises  and then watching in wonder as butterflies eventually emerge. We’ve come to consider these amazing little things as pets and the children […] The post Lovely butterflies appeared first on Fiskateers.
  • Springtime crafts round-up

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Bunny Ear Macarons Mini Basket Place Settings Floral Wreath Crowned Easter Eggs DIY DIY Paper Spider Mums Springtime is such a refreshing time of the year. Colors begin to appear on the landscape and everything seems fresher and cleaner. I definitely feel the need to start afresh, to clean, tidy, sort and organize when April/May […] The post Springtime crafts round-up appeared first on Fiskateers.
  • Bird’s nests

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:17 am
    Crafting and chocolate is probably one of my very favorite combinations, do you agree? Here’s some cute little bird’s nests I made up, that I’ll use to decorate the table over Easter, for my children (and for me too!) Start by taking a brown piece of cardstock and running it through a paper crimper. Cut the […] The post Bird’s nests appeared first on Fiskateers.
  • Datura by Deer and Doe

    11 Apr 2014 | 1:33 pm
    This has been the kids’ last week at school before Spring Break and boy are we ready for a week off.  I used to be a teacher and so I can also imagine how their teachers must be feeling! Considering I’ll be spending more time with my littles than usual next week, I spent this […] The post Datura by Deer and Doe appeared first on Fiskateers.
  • Using gold leaf with stamps

    8 Apr 2014 | 10:31 am
    Ever fancied using gold leaf in your projects, but didn’t really know where to start? Perhaps you need a cool technique to glam up your card for our Back to Basics cardmaking challnege? Whatever the reason you’re curious about gold leaf, let me show you a cool way to use it with stamps. You’ll need […] The post Using gold leaf with stamps appeared first on Fiskateers.
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    Garmin Blog

  • Garmin Pilot Update for Android Adds Track-Up, SafeTaxi and More!

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:41 am
    The weather is warming up and the sound of airplanes buzzing around seems to be filling the sky lately. If you’re like me and you plan to fly this weekend because the weather is (finally) cooperating, check out the latest Garmin Pilot update for Android before you takeoff! This update encompasses a number of features, which aid in situational awareness during every phase of flight, so you won’t want to miss it!  Taxi Prior to take-off and after landing, SafeTaxi diagrams are now available on the moving map page, which conveniently geo-reference your aircraft’s position on the…
  • Garmin Aviation Gains Altitude at Sun 'n Fun and AERO

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    In the last several weeks, two major airshows have sent a number of us at Garmin on a worldwide tour promoting our products – Lucy included! In just one day, I found myself traveling via plane, train, automobile and ferry, just to get to AERO in Friedrichshafen, Germany.  Needless to say, it has been a whirlwind of travel for many of us at Garmin and to go along with it, several announcements were made and even a few awards were received along the way! Sun ‘n Fun was the debut of G3X Touch and we were very pleased with how well it was received! Based on feedback from our…
  • Pushing through when a race doesn’t go as planned

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:04 am
    No matter how much prep work we do, things can always go awry on race day. Professional triathlete Luke McKenzie shares his tips for pushing through the mishaps. Try not to rush, and accept help when you need it. When things start to unravel, try to keep steady and not attempt to rush through things to make up time. At a recent Ironman an injury caused me to lose time during my swim. Things were made a lot worse when I was rushing to get my helmet on my head I pulled the buckle off the strap. I spent roughly two minutes re-threading it while the transition emptied around me. I got on my bike…
  • Garmin Announces New Vector Pedal Pod Size

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:58 am
    We’re excited to announce today that Garmin’s unique pedal-based power meter, Vector, now has a larger pedal pod option. The large set fits crank arms 15-18 mm thick and 44 mm wide. With this additional crank arm clearance, Vector fits almost any bike. Easy to install and transfer from bike to bike, Vector delivers objective, repeatable metrics for training and assessing performance, including total power (in watts), cadence, torque effectiveness, and pedal smoothness. Vector also measures balance between left and right to train for maximum efficiency, and transmits data to a compatible…
  • Introducing the GNX 20 and GNX 21, New Marine Instruments from Garmin

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Today, we're happy to announce the GNX 20 and GNX 21, our newest offerings in our premier marine instrumentation lineup.  Boasting fully customizable displays and low power consumption, the GNX 20 and GNX 21 provide the most pivotal marine information for both sail and power boating.    The GNX 20 and GNX 21 both have 4-inch, glass-bonded, monochrome displays that show over 50 marine and vessel parameters including depth, speed, wind, and navigational data.  The GNX 20 overlays black digits on a white background while the GNX 21 puts white digits on a black…
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    GE Global Research

  • New Pumping Technology for Unconventional Oil and Gas Wells

    Jeremy Van Dam
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:07 am
    About a year ago at this time, I introduced you to a few of the technologies we’re developing at GE Global Research to support our Artificial Lift business and the new Oil and Gas Technology Center that will soon be under construction in Oklahoma City. Now, I’d like to update you on our progress, and specifically, show you what we’re driving in the lab that will enhance our customer’s ability to reach unconventional oil and gas reserves that, right now, go largely underutilized. We are making great strides in our ongoing effort to advance the technology that goes inside electric…
  • Building Collaboration into the Manufacturing Platform

    Ben Beckmann
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:47 am
    Technology makes the world smaller. This is pretty much old news for anyone who has an Internet connection or iPhone. What was once impossible has quickly become the norm. From e-mailing colleagues in Bangalore to holding face-to-face meetings with teams in Shanghai, technology has allowed us to instantaneously connect with billions of people around the world. This drastic shift in the way we communicate is ushering in new ways of doing business. Many companies embrace telecommuting and/or freelancing, which eliminates geographical boundaries and helps to lower costs. Others utilize online…
  • Making Magic-like Contributions As A Chemist

    Tiberiu Siclovan
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:34 am
    I was born a curious kid. Since my hands became capable of coordinated movement, their role was to satisfy the question of “how are things made?” I was interested in everything: electronics, mechanics (I loved model aircraft and tinkering with their engines), all things technical. Eventually, though, I was irresistibly attracted to chemistry. Perhaps this is because as a science, chemistry can be so much more transformational, at times it may even appear as the closest thing to magic. In a way, I started my career in reverse: I got my bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, learning…
  • A Deep Dive into the Subsea Environment

    Bruno Betoni Parodi
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:16 am
    In 2012, we hosted a workshop at the Brazil Technology Center in Rio de Janeiro for the (then) recently created Subsea Systems Center of Excellence (CoE). A research manager from Petrobras made the interesting observation that the “gold rush” toward pre-salt deep water exploration was much more complicated than the race to the moon in the late 1960s. His reasoning was that we have actual footprints of a man on the moon (ok, several, if one counts all landing parties from Apollo missions), but so far no man has ever set actual foot on  the deep sea floor (James Cameron, and others who…
  • Building More Intelligent GE Products with Additive Manufacturing

    James Y. Yang
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    GE is using 3D printing and other additive technologies to design and produce parts never before possible. We’re even developing new ways to additively repair parts. But make them more intelligent too? Yes, you read right, or should I say “write”… Direct Write to be precise. In the Lab, I am working with yet another additive technology in GE’s toolkit called “Direct Write.” Like 3D printing and 3D painting (a.k.a. cold spray), Direct Write actually is not new. The technology has been around for about 15 years. The process was the outcome of a DARPA program in the late 1990s and…
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  • Get Inspired at the New York Auto Show

    Weber Detroit
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:18 am
    Most things in life follow the sequence of ‘seasons,’ and the auto industry is no exception.  With the doors opening to the public this weekend at the New York International Auto Show at Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan, the arrival of buds on the trees and butterflies signal spring as well as the beginning of the end of yet another successful auto show season. Chevrolet went out strong at this show with the introduction of three very important vehicles…for three very different reasons.  The Chevrolet Trax will insert the Chevrolet brand and reputation for value into the…
  • Pace Off: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Indy 500 Pace Car vs. 2013 Camaro ZL1 NASCAR Pace Car

    Weber Detroit
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am
    There’s a lot of performance-oriented hardware on the Chevrolet stand at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, but two cars in particular stand out. A 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS/RS 396 Indy 500 Pace Car replica and A 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 NASCAR pace car Both on display this week in New York. Although they don’t quite bookend the history of Camaro pace cars – the first pace car honor goes to the 1967 Camaro SS and the 2014 Camaro Z/28, – they do help give us a taste of just how far pace cars and Camaro performance have come over the past 40 years. Let’s compare the two, shall…
  • Five Highlights of the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang Rivalry

    Weber Detroit
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
    It’s hard to reflect on the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang without looking back on its longstanding rival: the Chevrolet Camaro. Both cars have not only battled one another for dominance in the muscle car market for nearly fifty years, but they’ve also squared off against each other on both road and track. While competition certainly improves the breed, the rivalry between the Camaro and Mustang has also made for some memorable moments over the past fifty (okay; forty-seven) years. Here is a handful: Hot Wheels’ Sweet Sixteen When Mattel launched its first range of die-cast cars…
  • All Creatures Fast and Small

    Weber Detroit
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:42 am
    The New York International Auto Show, as always, was a high-energy affair, like everything else in NYC.  And, as always, it makes for an exciting but hectic week heading into a long holiday weekend. Before the week gets away from us, I wanted to point out some of the highlights from the show. For us, the show was a Chevrolet tour de force. The Bow Tie division hosted a terrific event for our vehicle introductions at Skylight at Moynihan Station, in the historic James A. Farley Post Office on West 33rd Street in Manhattan. This is a fantastic venue in a majestic building with a dramatic…
  • Planting Roots for our Future

    Brad Marley I GM Sustainability Communications
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:38 am
    Brushing off the wintery blues and shifting into the season of blooms, GM employees from our Toledo Transmission facility recently planted 700 trees at the site of The Battle of Fallen Timbers in Maumee, Ohio. The site is 120 acres of mostly vacant land destroyed by emerald ash borer beetles in recent years.  Along with a $3,000 donation to Metroparks that will help the reforestation efforts at three parks this spring, the employees of Toledo Transmission are helping to ensure a greener future for their community. Beyond this reforestation initiative, our Toledo facility has impressive…
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    The Official Google Blog

  • Through the Google lens: this week’s search trends

    Emily Wood
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:23 pm
    What did you search for this week? What about everyone else? Starting today, we’ll be sharing a regular look back at some of the top trending items on Google Search. Let’s dive in.From afikomen to 1040EZPeople were looking for information on Palm Sunday and Good Friday ahead of Easter; searches for both days were even higher than searches for the Pope himself. Turning to another religious tradition, with Passover beginning on Monday we saw searches rise over 100 percent for Seder staples like [charoset recipe], [brisket passover] and of course [matzo balls]. Alongside these celebrations,…
  • Providing more CS professional development for K-12 teachers with an expanded CS4HS

    Emily Wood
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    For more than five years, we’ve provided free and inexpensive teacher professional development trainings in computer science education through Computer Science for High School (CS4HS). In this program, Google provides funding and support for experts to create hands-on professional development training in CS education for K-12 educators. The goal is to arm teachers with the knowledge they need to help their students succeed in the field. The program has already trained more than 12,000 teachers, and reached more than 600,000 students—and we’ve gotten great feedback over the years (a 95%…
  • From Lake Tanganyika to Google Earth: Using tech to help our communities

    Emily Wood
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today we're joined by Dr. Jane Goodall, primatologist and founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and Roots & Shoots program. In this post, Dr. Goodall shares her thoughts on how today’s technology can enable more people around the world to make a difference in their communities. Join Dr. Goodall for a celebratory Birthday Hangout on Air today at 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT. -Ed.When I first set foot on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in 1960 to study chimpanzee behavior, I carried with me notebooks, pencils and a pair of second-hand binoculars. I was, at the time, a young woman with no…
  • Introducing Auto Awesome Photobombs with David Hasselhoff

    Emily Wood
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Google+ Auto Awesome is all about fun surprises that bring your photos to life. And whether it’s Benedict Cumberbatch at the Oscars or Michelle Obama at the White House, a celebrity photobomb is the ultimate surprise, turning an ordinary photo into something extraordinary. Now with Auto Awesome Photobombs, you too can get a celebrity photobomb—no red carpet required. We’re starting with surprise appearances by +David Hasselhoff, everyone’s favorite crime-fighting rockstar lifeguard.Watch your step! The Hoff joins these adventurous hikers at Machu PicchuThe Hoff rides the waves in Big…
  • Transparency Report: Requests for user information up 120 percent over four years

    Emily Wood
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    While we’ve always known how important transparency is when it comes to government requests, the events of the past year have underscored just how urgent the issue is. From being the first company to disclose information about National Security Letters to fighting for the ability to publish more about FISA requests, we’ve continually advocated for your right to know. Today, we’re updating our Transparency Report for the ninth time. This updated Report details the number of government requests we received for user information in criminal investigations during the second half of 2013.
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    Comment is free | The Guardian

  • Cheer up a renewed left is coming | Guy Standing

    Guy Standing
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Social democracy's retreat doesn't mean progressive politics is dying. Today's mass class the precariat is defining a new agendaNext year is the 800th anniversary of one of the greatest political documents of all time. The Magna Carta was the first class-based charter, enforced on the monarchy by the rising class. Today's political establishment seems to have forgotten both it and the emancipatory, ecological Charter of the Forest of 1217. The rising mass class of today, which I call the precariat, will not let them forget for much longer.Today we need a precariat charter, a consolidated…
  • Steve Bell's If ... on David Cameron's brand of Christianity

    Steve Bell
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
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  • What's wrong with choosing to be gay, anyway? | Simon Copland

    Simon Copland
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Mike Baird thinks people 'choose the homosexuality lifestyle' a statement hotly contested by gay activists. But even if the new NSW premier is right so what?With the election of Mike Baird as the new premier, New South Wales is potentially about to embark on a sharp social conservative turn. Baird not only opposes same-sex marriage and same-sex adoption, but is he also anti-abortion and against heroin injecting rooms. In other words, he is the antithesis of Barry OFarrell's social liberalism.But it is one comment in particular which has got people riled up: a statement in which Baird implied…
  • Five question to Shaun Edwards: on Indigenous fashion and culture | IndigenousX

    Guardian Staff
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Each week, a new guest hosts the @IndigenousX twitter account. Were inviting them to tell us about who they areEach week, a new guest hosts the @IndigenousX twitter account to discuss topics of interest as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. In partnership with IndigenousX, were inviting its weekly host to tell us about who they are, what issues theyre passionate about, and what they have in store for us during their upcoming week. Continue reading...
  • Dropping a holiday bombshell on people with disability shows poor judgment | Craig Wallace

    Craig Wallace
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Kevin Andrews chose Easter to reveal that thousands of Australians were likely to face reassessments of pensions a worrying announcement for vulnerable people Readers will no doubt be familiar with the Kinder Surprise phenomenon. A marketing wunderkinds slant on the Easter egg, the Kinder Surprise is often placed strategically in check outs within toddler reach, and the attraction more often lies with the plastic toy inside it, rather than the promised calcium-rich chocolate hit. This year, people with disabilities were startled by our very own Easter surprise, which was delivered by the…
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    Hu' Blog

  • What is the next step in Storage Virtualization?

    Hu Yoshida
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:20 pm
    In 2004 Hitachi Data Systems introduced the Universal Storage Platform, USP, which was the first storage array that could attach and virtualize third party Fibre Channel storage arrays. Instead of following other vendors by doing virtualization through an appliance that added complexity and another layer of management in the Storage Area Network, Hitachi chose to do virtualization through the storage controller.  By virtualizing external storage through the USP controller, the virtualized arrays could inherit the latest capabilities of the USP and be managed through the USP management…
  • Business – Not Company Size – Should Define Storage Infrastructure

    Hu Yoshida
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Traditionally, storage has been defined as either midrange or enterprise, based on the assumption that midrange or smaller customers did not need the performance and availability of larger enterprise customers. As a result, midrange storage could be built on a simpler, lower cost, dual controller architecture, where one controller supported the other controller in an active/passive mode. In other words, the data that was being stored in one controller cache was copied into the other controller cache so that if the primary controller failed the data in its cache could be protected and…
  • Internet of Things and Train as a Service

    Hu Yoshida
    28 Mar 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Last week I was in the UK and had an opportunity to get an update on the Hitachi Train project, which was initially installed for the London Olympics. There has been a lot of progress in the past four years. Mechanized rail transport first appeared in England in the 1820s, almost 200 years ago. Today there is a major initiative underway in the UK to convert its 40-year-old, diesel, intercity train system to electric trains using innovative technology from Hitachi. The Internet of things, where sensors and machines are interacting with each other, will play a major role in this project. These…
  • Gartner’s Critical Capabilities Provides Transparency

    Hu Yoshida
    19 Mar 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Gartner has long been a major influencer in many technology markets. Many CIO’s include Gartner’s research assessment to support their evaluations before they make a buying decision.  Up to now, Gartner’s research methodology was comprised of the Magic Quadrant, also known as the Magic window for the graphical way that technology providers are positioned in four quadrants representing their position as Leaders, Visionaries, Niche Players and Challengers. For emerging or mature markets, Gartner’s MarketScopes is represented as the best tool to help clients understand how the…
  • Storage security must be designed in from the beginning

    Hu Yoshida
    12 Mar 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Storage security is getting more attention as I outlined in my top 10 trends post in December. In that post I talked about the availability of data encryption in the backend directors of Hitachi storage systems, VSP, HUS VM and HUS 150 with local or external key management. This encryption was designed into our storage system as well as many other security and privacy features. Security is not something that you can bolt on as an after thought. The advantage of our data encryption is that it is designed into our backend directors and can provide data encryption using the latest AES 256 in XTS…
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    Inside Scoop

  • Get Rid of the Digital Clutter

    Jessica Hansen
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Do you have digital clutter? Devices in the home that are not your go-to device, but are gathering dust in the corner, or used like a digital library for your favorite photos, videos and information? If so, you are not alone. Almost half of Americans (47 percent) are keeping their old tech devices long after they are useful, according to a new Intel survey. One in four Americans keep these outdated devices because they contain important information such as photos, videos and music that they aren’t certain how to transfer to a new device and still want to be able to access from…
  • Intel Extreme Masters Singapore 2013

    Don Bowden
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:23 pm
    We are here in Singapore as part of the Sitex consumer electronics show for the next stop on the Intel Extreme Masters world tour. This tournament stop will feature the top professional StarCraft II and League of Legends players from South East Asia and Korea competing for cash prizes totaling $75,000. As an added bonus we are giving amateur players the opportunity to compete in a special League of Legends tournament where the amateur players have a shot at taking home $20,000 in prize money, not a bad pay day for both professionals and amateurs. With both League of Legends and StarCraft II…
  • Acer Iconia W3-810 has lots to offer at an affordable price

    Liz Garcia
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:23 pm
    The Acer Iconia W3-810 has a lot to offer for a tablet One of my favorite perks here at Intel is getting the opportunity to take home and try out some of the devices in Intel’s demo room. So when I was asked if I would like to try out the Acer Iconia W3-810-1600 this past summer I did not hesitate to say yes. The tablet did come with instructions, but I didn’t bother to read them. Why? Well, I wanted to see how intuitive it was to use this device. This tablet is essentially a mini PC The W3-810 is an 8-inch tablet which I find it to be a perfect tablet size for me. It fits into my small…
  • Intel Extreme Masters – We’re in Sao Paulo Brazil Baby!

    Don Bowden
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:22 pm
    It’s not only the weather that’s hot here in Sao Paulo, the League of Legends (LoL) competition has set the place on fire. The Brazilian crowds have been going nuts watching the Brazilian team paiN Gaming advance to the finals where they put up the good fight, but it was the powerhouse European team Millenium that took them down 2-0 and walked away with the $15,000 first place prize money. The crowds for LOL have been amazing, when the doors opened at 10:00am on the first day of competition approximately 1000 screaming Brazilians rushed through those doors, and with in minutes, the 425…
  • Intel Extreme Masters Season 8 Champions have been crowned!

    Don Bowden
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Intel Extreme Masters has once again rocked Katowice Poland and raised the roof on the Spodek Arena, an estimated 55,000+ StarCraft II and League of Legends fans enthusiastically showed their support over the course of the three day championship tournament. In the StarCraft II Grand Final Korean Kim “sOs” Yoo Jin out played tournament favorite Kim “herO” Joon Ho to claim the $100,000 winner take all prize and the title of StraCraft II Champion. It took just 5 maps for the smiling assassin to win the prize with a 4 games to 1 victory.  herO  did not walk away empty handed though, he…
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    Johnson & Johnson

  • Doing Good in the Neighborhood

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Editor’s note: Johnson & Johnson has more than 128,000 employees around the world.  Throughout 2014, we’re going to bring you their unique stories.  Whether they are employees who work with a nonprofit, mentor children, or simply volunteer at their local soup kitchen, we want to show that small acts of kindness can make big changes in the world we live in.  These stories have inspired us, and we hope they’ll inspire you, too. “Those who can lead have an obligation to do so, in the realm of citizenship…”  General Robert Wood Johnson, 1949 Name: Reed Jaboro Position and…
  • The Johnson & Johnson Culture of Health & Wellness Series: Part Two

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    by Samantha Gilham, Graduate Fellow, Corporate Communications Editor’s Note: Here at Johnson & Johnson, we don’t just “talk the talk,” but we also “walk the walk” when it comes to health, especially with our employees.  Around the world, J&J employees have access to a variety of health-related resources.  Global Health Services or as we know it, Live for Life, includes access to occupational health nurses or physicians providing screenings and heath related services, Employee Assistance Professionals who support healthy emotional and mental well-being, and Wellness…
  • PFLAG Honors J&J Commitment to LGBT People in the Workplace

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    by R. Scott Creighton, Global Vice President, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Companies Last week an event several years in the making took place in New York City that is cause for celebration for my Johnson & Johnson colleagues. On behalf of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies, our Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky accepted the Straight for Equality in the Workplace Award from PFLAG, the largest grassroots-based family organization providing support, education and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their families, friends and allies…
  • Digitizing Nostalgia: Behind The Scenes Of BAND-AID® Brand’s “Stuck On Me” Jingle Contest

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    by Devon Eyer, Corporate Communications, Social Media at Johnson & Johnson Editor’s Note: Today, BAND-AID® Brand kicks off its second annual “Stuck On Me” jingle contest in the United States.  We caught up with Michael Park, Assistant Brand Manager of BAND-AID® Brand, to learn more about what it’s like to give a nostalgic piece of J&J history a digital twist. BlogJNJ:  Tell us about the origins of the BAND-AID® Brand “Stuck On Me” jingle contest. Michael Park:  The iconic “Stuck On Me” jingle dates back 39 years, when Barry Manilow first created and sang it.
  • 2014 Straight for Equality in the Workplace Award Acceptance – Alex Gorsky

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Editor’s Note:On April 10, PFLAG honored Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies with its 2014 Straight for Equality in the Workplace Award.  Johnson & Johnson Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky attended the Straight for Equality Gala  in New York and accepted the award.  You can read his remarks below. by Alex Gorsky, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Johnson & Johnson On behalf of the 128,000 men and women of Johnson & Johnson I am proud to accept the 2014 Straight for Equality in the Workplace award given by PFLAG, Parents, Families and…
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    Lenovo Blogs

  • Big Data Solutions For Small & Medium Businesses

    Beth O'Shea
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:37 am
    For the last several years, the Big Data momentum has steadily increased as large firms see the value of investing in data analytics. According to Wikibon, the US Big Data market reached $18.8B in 2013, with computer hardware encompassing 38 percent of IT sell-through. For large enterprises, the upfront capital investment of compute and networking clusters provide quick financial returns, as these companies are able to leverage their IT investment to reduce operating expenses or monetize professional services. Financial firms use data analytics to create an environment for fraud modeling in…
  • SA120 DAS & CacheCade for Automated Data Acceleration

    Beth O'Shea
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:11 am
    GUEST BLOG BY TAY FOSTER ... You heard about our recent ThinkServer SA120 direct-attached storage (DAS) announcement, right? Right? It’s amazing and unique in that it’s the only DAS array that has 3.5-inch drive bays in the front and 2.5-inch drive bays in the back. Single enclosure configurations are available with up to 48TB of NL-SAS HDDs combined with up to 3.2TB of high-performance Intel SSDs. This innovative “Think” design provides an optimal tiered storage solution in one compact 15.5-inch deep 2U chassis. Are you looking for the easy button for performance…
  • Engagement is Not the Goal

    Sam Morris
    4 Apr 2014 | 5:28 am
    Engagement is not a goal, it’s an outcome of students (or anyone) doing meaningful work. - Sylvia Martinez via Scott McLeod In today’s education speak, engagement is too often cited for purposes that are not ideal.  As one reads the reports of schools implementing technology in their classrooms, undoubtedly someone will cite technology as a means to increase student engagement. However, not all engagement is equal, and in deed some engagement may not even be desirable.  In particular, I believe we need to ask are the students engaged in the learning or in the medium…
  • The Invisible Investment for the Invincible Small Business

    Beth O'Shea
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:10 am
    GUEST BLOG BY TRACY NEYENHUIS … As a smart small business owner, you’re careful with your investment decisions. It’s simple. When you buy new assets, they need to create real value. It’s easy to understand the return on an investment in capital equipment — a new forklift, digital signage, warehouse space, stunning store fixtures and your new Lenovo ThinkServer.  But what about investments you can’t see? They are often powerful protection against unexpected events that can’t be anticipated, but can be planned for. As a small business owner, you…
  • How to Convince your Boss that it’s Time to Refresh your Servers

    Beth O'Shea
    26 Mar 2014 | 10:30 am
    GUEST BLOG BY TAY FOSTER… You know better than anyone that it’s a tough sell to persuade decision makers to refresh when the servers are still plugging along. I’m sure you’ve heard these comebacks: We have servers? We’ll think about new servers when these break. There’s no budget…It’s too expensive to refresh. Get back in your closet! Wouldn’t it be great if you could show your company’s decision makers that they could actually SAVE money by buying new servers? Now you can with the ThinkServer TCO/ROI Analysis Tool. This calculator…
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    Official LinkedIn Blog

  • The Next Three Billion [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Deep Nishar
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    We are excited to announce that we reached a big milestone today: there are now more than 300 million LinkedIn members in the world! More than half of these members come from outside of the U.S., while there are 100 million members in the U.S. While this is an exciting moment, we still have a long way to go to realize our vision of creating economic opportunity for every one of the 3.3 billion people in the global workforce. To get there, we are delivering personalized experiences built around members and their identity, network and knowledge. We believe this focus will give us the ability to…
  • How to Represent Your Unique Career Path on Your LinkedIn Profile [SLIDESHARE]

    Lisa Rangel
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Most career paths today are not linear—people hold temporary roles, take on new roles within the same company, take time off, have gaps of unemployment, and even change industries altogether. Our career paths are not meant to be simple, and the truth is, some of our most trying career (and life) moments can teach us the most. Wherever your personal career journey has taken you, it’s important to figure out how to communicate that story to a potential employer. Here’s how to represent the following scenarios on your LinkedIn Profile: Representing Unique Career Paths on LinkedIn from…
  • Bringing Presentations into the Mobile Age

    Andri Kristinsson
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:57 am
    The world is mobile, and so are presentations. Today we’re excited to introduce three new SlideShare products designed to give you an awesome mobile experience: our first mobile app, a completely redesigned mobile web experience and a mobile preview feature for uploads on desktop. Combined, these products make it easier to access, view and share your presentations on-the-go, but they also help you with what SlideShare does best: discover content through people and people through content. Desktop Mobile Preview: Most presentations are still made with desktop software, so we’ve developed a…
  • The Power of LinkedIn is Built into Your Samsung Galaxy S5

    Tomer Cohen
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:57 am
    Today, Samsung starts shipping the much-anticipated Galaxy S5 smartphone, which includes a first-of-its-kind integration with LinkedIn that will enrich your work life, helping you be more productive and successful. When you enable this integration on your new Samsung Galaxy S5, you will be able to seamlessly discover useful information about people directly inside the apps you use the most during the workday: Email, Calendar and Contacts. Setup is also easy: simply download the LinkedIn app, authorize the native apps to sync with your LinkedIn account, and you’re ready to view rich…
  • It’s Not Intentional, It’s Just Their Personality

    Michael "Dr. Woody" Woodward, PhD
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:49 am
    Every workplace has its own unique cast of characters who drive the overall culture of the organization. Regardless of how harmonious this culture may appear, we must keep in mind that every cast member is different and has the ability to contribute to or detract from that harmony. The challenge is that when it comes to spotting what sets us apart, we tend to focus on superficial differences such as gender, race, and ethnicity. Although it’s natural to focus our attention on the obvious, it’s not always the right path, particularly when it comes to building relationships and fostering…
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    Lulu Blog

  • Announcing our first “Ask Lulu’s Experts” live tweet chat!

    Meg @ Lulu
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:11 am
    Hey Lulus, Next Wednesday, April 23rd, Lulu will be hosting our first live tweet chat from 1:30 – 2:30 PM EST. We will have all of our experts answering all of your questions, from “how do I distribute my book globally?” to “what is the best way to market my eBook?” and everything in between. Interested in participating? Simply follow and tweet us using hashtag #LuluExperts between 1:30 and 2:30 PM and we’ll have one of our experts respond in real time. In the meantime, check out our newly launched eBook – Author’s Guide to success: A Complete…
  • Tearing down the wall! Lulu now offers new print packages to fit everyone

    Meg @ Lulu
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    When Bob Young, Lulu’s founder, tore down the barriers to bringing a book to market, he knew millions of people would benefit. Since made its debut more than ten years ago, people from every corner of the globe have created works for every reader in every genre. Fiction writers have found and delighted new audiences. Memoirists have left important legacies. Educators have removed obstacles to knowledge. Physicians have shared life-saving research and information. Biographers have celebrated fascinating lives. Entrepreneurs have launched and grown new businesses. That’s…
  • Top 3 Ways to Ensure Self-Publishing Success

    Meg @ Lulu
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:18 am
    Contributed by Dan Dillon, Lulu Director of Product Marketing I recently had the pleasure to co-present a webinar with Bowker on Self-Publishing: Your Path to Success. Ralph Coviello, publisher relations manager at Bowker, shared copious insights into how the self-publishing landscape has taken shape over the past few years, as well as how it may continue to evolve. From all the great observations and advice, I’ve distilled the three most important lessons to be gleaned for your success in self-publishing. 1. Publish in multiple formats It stands to reason that the more products you…
  • Rise of the Self-Publishing Author – Infographic

    Meg @ Lulu
    25 Mar 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Download the Infographic here. The Great American Novel. It’s a classic concept, one that endures because of the human instinct to share our stories.  Stories are a part of history, of art, of culture and, in some cases, one can actually achieve greatness through the sharing of those stories. So, if you have a story to tell or knowledge that can benefit others, the sharing of it shouldn’t be the hard part. But it so often is. Aspiring writers have a less than 2 percent chance of being picked up by an agent or publishing house, and those that do often see sadly little return in terms of…
  • New and Improved: Lulu now offers Kindle, Kobo and More

    Meg @ Lulu
    20 Mar 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Alright, we’re just going to cut to the chase: Lulu authors may now distribute their Lulu eBooks to both the Kindle and Kobo eBookstores. That’s right, upload it once and sell it everywhere – and, by the way since we’re talking about awesome news, our print book distribution service is Free! Now with Lulu, authors have a single, free and simple method for getting all of your books into as many distribution channels as possible. No more need to publish your books in multiple places. With Lulu, you can sell what you love everywhere. To make this even better, when you choose the…
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    Marriott on the Move

  • Marriott's 'Spirit to Serve' is in Good Hands

    Marriott on the Move
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
    When I was a boy and young man, community service was of little or no interest to me. I’m not sure why. Perhaps I considered my Naval service career enough. No one had even thought of recycling or wearing a seat belt for that matter. We had sacrificed during the...
  • Renovating Riyadh

    Marriott on the Move
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:59 pm
    I remember travelling across the world to the desert sands of Saudi Arabia in 1979. We were starting to open hotels all over the world. With its rich culture and strong heritage, Saudi was the best place to plant our first flag in the Middle East. The Riyadh Marriott Hotel...
  • Take Me Out to the … New Baseball Academy

    Marriott on the Move
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:28 am
    The crack of the bat. The roar of the crowd. The smell of fresh popcorn and peanuts in the air. There’s nothing quite like the excitement of opening day for baseball fans. So much potential and promise for your favorite team to make it all the way to the Fall...
  • Dr. DeSanctis - A Great Role Model for Me

    Marriott on the Move
    25 Mar 2014 | 6:13 am
    Dr. DeSanctis' Care Made a Lasting Impact on Me After My Boating Accident A recent article in The Boston Globe was titled, “After six decades of devotion, the doctor is out.” In 1978 my father was admitted to Mass General Hospital in Boston after suffering several heart attacks at our...
  • Great on the Road With Courtyard

    Marriott on the Move
    18 Mar 2014 | 1:09 pm
    I’m not one to sit still. I like to get out, tour our hotels and meet our guests. I make sure to thank our customers for their business. One way we reward them is through our Marriott Rewards program. We now have more than 45 million members in 71 countries....
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    The Old New Thing

  • Raymond's house rules for Easter Egg Hunts

    Raymond Chen - MSFT
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    One of my colleagues frustrates his family by hiding the eggs for the annual Egg Hunt way too well. "Apparently, drawers and freezers are out of bounds in the traditional egg hunt." Here are my house rules for Easter Egg Hunts: All eggs must be hidden within the implied egg-hiding area. No sneaky outliers. All eggs must be at least partially observable by egg-hunters without disturbing anything. No hiding in drawers or under flowerpots, or putting them on top of a tall piece of furniture that a shorter egg-hunter cannot see. However, you may still have to work to see them. They might be…
  • How do I set a breakpoint on a function whose name contains spaces or other special characters?

    Raymond Chen - MSFT
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you use one of the command line debuggers based on the Debugger Engine, you can set a breakpoint on a function whose name contains spaces or other special characters by quoting the symbol name. The trick here is that you do not quote the entire string; you quote only the symbol name. 0:001> bu @!"CSimpleArray<wchar_t *>::CSimpleArray<wchar_t *>" Note that the quotation marks do not go around the part. They go only around the symbol. (Otherwise, the debugger thinks you are setting a breakpoint action.) Another trick for setting breakpoints is using tab autocompletion for…
  • How can I get the Windows 8 touch keyboard to display autocomplete suggestions like the Bing app?

    Raymond Chen - MSFT
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    A customer observed that if you use the Windows 8 Bing app with the touch keyboard, the top of the touch keyboard includes autocomplete suggestions for quick access. They wanted to know how to enable this in their own application. In the illustration below, it's the two boxes immediately above the keyboard with the words "aol" and "amazon". The ones that slide into view. | a| SUGGESTIONS aol amazon autotrader american airlines aol   amazon q w e r t y u i o p ⌫ a s d f g h j k l ' Search ↑ z x c v b n m , . ? ↑ &123 Ctrl ☻   < >…
  • There is no complete list of all notifications balloon tips in Windows

    Raymond Chen - MSFT
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    A customer wanted a complete list of all notifications balloon tips in Windows. There is no such list. Each component is responsible for its own balloon tips and is not required to submit their list of balloon tips to any central authority for cataloging. In order to create such a list, somebody would have to go contact every component team and ask them for a list of all their balloon tips, and that component team would probably undertake a search of their code base looking for balloon tips. And figuring out the text of each balloon tip can be tricky since the text may be built dynamically.
  • The gradual erosion of the car trip experience, part 2

    Raymond Chen - MSFT
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    When I learned that my nieces were heading out on a road trip, I asked, "Are you going to sing songs?" My eldest niece looked at me as if I were from Mars, then replied, "No, we bring electronics."
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    Molson in the Community

  • Kamenitza Fan Cup Receives Award for Responsibility

    Melisa Chung
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:36 pm
    For 11 years, Kamenitza has hosted the biggest amateur soccer tournament in Bulgaria, aptly named the Kamenitza Fan Cup. At this year’s 11th annual Responsible Business Awards, the Kamenitza Fan cup received the first runner-up award for excellence in cause-related marketing. The annual awards ceremony, organized by the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum, recognizes those Bulgarian businesses that excel in corporate social responsibility. The Responsible Business Awards is the most prestigious CSR competition in Bulgaria and this year a record number of companies participated. A total of 56…
  • Recognizing a Champion of Hope

    Melisa Chung
    19 Mar 2014 | 1:02 pm
    We’ve always known that being a great beer company involves more than just brewing. In that tradition, the Denver and Golden offices hold an annual giving campaign to support the Mile High United Way and make a positive impact in our community. This year’s campaign raised a record breaking $175,000 – an increase of 30% over last year! Each year, Mile High United Way honours exceptional companies for their outstanding employee campaigns and demonstrated commitment to the community. Molson Coors received the Champion of Hope award, which recognizes companies who go above and beyond…
  • Zagrebačka Pivovara shines at Croatia’s Night of Museums

    Melisa Chung
    12 Feb 2014 | 6:15 am
    Night of Museums is a unique cultural event providing locals and tourists the opportunity to tour multiple museums, which remain open until late at night for free. It started in Croatia in 2005 and Zagrebačka Pivovara, a Molson Coors company, joined as a partner five years later. On January 31, for the fifth consecutive year, Zagrebačka Pivovara surprised many visitors with a night of entertainment and educational programs at the Museum of Zagrebačka Pivovara. Visitors were able to return to the past as a part of the historical overview that included newspapers from the 1892 which included…
  • Nous vous présentons nos athlètes du programme Appuyons un champion de Molson Canadian

    11 Feb 2014 | 5:37 am
    Le lancement des Jeux olympiques ayant lieu sous peu, Molson Canadian souhaite vous présenter nos 10 athlètes financés par le programme Appuyons un champion: Laurent Dubreuil Patinage de vitesse – longue piste Keltie Hansen Ski acrobatique – Demi-lune Jessica Hewitt   Patinage de vitesse – courte piste Genevieve Lacasse Hockey sur glace féminin (gardien de but) Phillipe Marquis Ski acrobatique – Bosses Eric Radford Patinage artistique en duo avec Meaghan Duhamel Sarah Reid Skeleton Georgia Simmerling Ski Cross Cody Sorensen Bobsleigh à 4 hommes: Freineur –…
  • Meet our Molson Canadian Fund a Champion Athletes

    Melisa Chung
    5 Feb 2014 | 10:59 am
              With the 2014 Winter Olympic Games about to kick off, we’d like to introduce you to our ten Fund a Champion Athletes: Laurent Dubreuil Speed Skating – Long Track Keltie Hansen Freestyle Skiing – Halfpipe Jessica Hewitt   Speed Skating – Short Track Genevieve Lacasse Women’s Ice Hockey (Goalie) Phillipe Marquis Freestyle Skiing – Moguls Eric Radford Figure Skating – Pairs with Meaghan Duhamel Sarah Reid Skeleton Georgia Simmerling Ski Cross Cody Sorensen 4-Man Bobsleigh: Brakeman Canada 2 Lenny Valjas Cross Country Skiing In September each athlete received…
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    Oracle Bloggers

  • The Exalogic eBook is here

    Javier Puerta
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:04 am
    Take a look at the new eBook "Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud: The Logical Choice For Your Business Applications"
  • What to Expect from Our Top Oracle Solaris 11 Training Courses

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Untitled Document by Mike Lanker, Senior Oracle University Instructor After many years of working with prior versions of Solaris, I was asked to learn and teach Solaris 11 classes. I wondered what could be different? Old vs. New Versions of Solaris 11 I quickly discovered there are many differences between older and newer versions of Solaris 11. My first course of action on my training path was to take the UNIX and Linux Essentials course. This training explored the basics, so I followed up by taking the Solaris 11 Administration course. If you’re working toward becoming a Systems…
  • SOA and Business Processes: You are the Process! Part of the Industrial SOA article series

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Business Process Management is a management discipline that thrives to improve process performance. If done right, BPM leads to appealing, user-friendly processes that provide information about productivity, that measure performance and that illustrate the potential for improvement while indicating the exact location in the overall process that potentially benefits from one of various process optimization strategies. To deal with the complexity of modeling a company's business processes, business analysts proceed hierarchically and begin by describing a value chain (process level 0) through…
  • How to Find, Download, Install Last Java Version

    20 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    How to Find, Download, Install Last Java Version  The full video of this article :  How to Find, Download and Install Latest Java Version Video  The related article is below : How to Find, Download and Install Latest Java Version
  • Happy Easter from the WebLogic Community

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:18 am
    Wish you all a happy and peaceful Easter ;-) We have a special Easter egg for you – our free WebLogic Virtual Developer Day WebLogic Partner Community For regular information become a member in the WebLogic Partner Community please visit: ( OPN account required). If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Mix Forum Wiki Technorati Tags: WebLogic,WebLogic Community,Oracle,OPN,Jürgen Kress
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    The Cleanest Line

  • Imagine

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:37 pm
    By Gavin McClurg, photos by Jody MacDonald Sailing around the world isn’t new. Historians recently learned that Chinese merchant ships in the latter 15th century, which were grander, faster, and better equipped than Spanish and Portuguese fleets (Magellan, Columbus, Gama, etc.), used trading routes that vary today only because of the Suez and Panama Canals. These canals eliminate the need to navigate the treacherous Cape of Good Hope and Cape Horn, respectively. Today, we call these routes the “milk run.” When you start at X and sail to Y, there is a very sensible time of year to do it…
  • DamNation: America’s Most Endangered Rivers 2014, Updated Tour Schedule & Recent Awards

    9 Apr 2014 | 1:27 pm
    It’s been a month since DamNation made its world premiere at SXSW in Austin, Texas. First and foremost, we would like to thank all of the people who’ve come out to see our film. Your support is greatly appreciated. Moving forward, we have a bunch of news and some important action alerts to share, so let's get to it. America’s Most Endangered Rivers 2014 When, as a young man, DamNation co-producer Matt Stoecker witnessed migrating steelhead jump at, and bounce off, Stanford University’s Searsville Dam on San Francisquito Creek, he recognized the destructive power a single dam can have…
  • Climbing in Iceland with Loki the Deceiver

    2 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    By Kitty Calhoun Iceland is a land of extremes – stark beauty within a harsh, unforgiving landscape and an equally daunting climate. Volcanoes are still erupting, earthquakes are nearly constant, yet the geothermal water provides Iceland with most of its energy needs and natural hot springs ease the cold of winter. Eleven percent of the country is covered with glaciers. Sighting of the aurora borealis is common. The coast is dotted with steep cliffs, overhung by glaciers and blasted by wind off the ocean. Yet over 300 species of birds nest in these cliffs, eider ducks (think eiderdown)…
  • Home

    28 Mar 2014 | 9:11 am
    By Patch Wilson Growing up in Cornwall, in the UK, it’s easy to feel blessed when you’re young. I thought we had the best waves ever, and in some ways it’s true. When you’re a kid, the waves at home are all you really need. But quickly the realization sets in – as you get a bit bigger and aren’t so scared of what the ocean can throw at you – you want more. I‘ve travelled to the other end of the planet to get my fix of heavier hollower waves. But over the last 10 years or so I have come to realize that what I’m really looking for is right on my doorstep. Here are some photos…
  • The Bog

    20 Mar 2014 | 1:42 pm
    By Kira Hoffman As I paddle out into the morning fog of Pruth Bay, I can’t imagine a better way to commute to work. Alongside me are my two research assistants, Julia and Owen, with big smiles on their faces. On days like this, work and fun are interchangeable, and we’re thankful for the one-hour kayak before a sweaty, bug-suited bushwhack up the side of a mountain to get to our office: The Bog. The three of us are working in the Hakai Luxvbalis Conservancy, located on Calvert Island in the heart of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest. (You may have seen the Great Bear in…
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    PumpTalk - Petro-Canada

  • No More Flats: Are Airless Tires the Future?

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    This week, from the "cool things for your car" file - airless tires! Back in 2011, tire manufacturer Bridgestone introduced AirFree, their take on airless tires. Take a look at the video to see these beauties in motion: The tires...<img src="" height="1" width="1"/>
  • Cars for Ladies?

    10 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo: iStock While researching another post a couple of weeks ago, I stumbled across a story about the FUSO Canter Eco Hybrid Canna, the first cube van designed specifically for women, which premiered at the Toyko Motor Show last year....<img src="" height="1" width="1"/>
  • Monthly Poll - Who Follows the Rules of the Road Better, Pedestrians or Drivers?

    3 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo: iStock One of the intersections near my house recently added an advance green arrow in the left hand turn lane, one of the many traffic safety upgrades Vancouver has been conducting lately. The other night, however, when I was...<img src="" height="1" width="1"/>
  • Cars in the Mist: Tips for Driving in the Fog

    27 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo: iStock I was reading on CBC the other day about how most of southern Manitoba kicked off the first day of spring shrouded in fog. Not a great way to begin the season, but spring is often a misty...<img src="" height="1" width="1"/>
  • The Spring Tire Switch - Storing Your Winter Tires

    20 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo: iStock Spring is fast approaching and if those snowstorms back east finally give it a rest, you'll be swapping out your winter tires soon (fingers crossed!) After a winter like we've had, you'll want to take some extra time...<img src="" height="1" width="1"/>
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    Open Mike

  • Higher minimum wages: “gentrifying” the job market

    Mike Critelli
    25 Mar 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Over the years, I have met many elected officials, more often than not, Democrats who, from a combination of wanting to make peoples’ lives better through laws and regulations and resentment against successful people, advocate sweeping changes to “redistribute wealth” or “reduce income inequality.” More often than not, they fail to achieve their goals, because, despite compelling evidence to the contrary, smart or rich people who are determined and agile find a way to turn every new law, regulation, or changed market situation to their advantage.   Most of those who are poor…
  • The Flawed Congressional Budget Office Report on the Effects of Minimum Wage Increases

    Mike Critelli
    20 Feb 2014 | 2:18 pm
    The Congressional Budget Office (“the CBO”) published a report on February 18, 2014, with its estimates of the effect of a federal minimum wage increase from $7.25 to $10.10.  The headlines from the Report would appear to support the finding that the increase would cost 500,000 jobs, but would lift 9 million families out of poverty and produce more real income from the country as a whole, because those benefiting from the minimum wage would spend more and create additional jobs and income.  Not surprisingly, one candidate sent me an announcement with a solicitation and with her…
  • The “real” scoop on pharmacies, drug companies, and health insurance plans

    Mike Critelli
    15 Feb 2014 | 3:48 pm
    One of the funniest comedians I ever saw in person was Robert Klein, back in 1973, when I was a law student at Harvard and he performed at the Passim Coffee House in Harvard Square.  One remark he made that night comes back to me whenever I think about the healthcare industry.   Klein’s comic style was to point out something we all see every day and to give us the “real” scoop on it.  I remember him talking about life insurance and contrasting the TV ads at the time, which proclaimed “Insurance is love.”  He then said:  “That’s not what life insurance is really all…
  • Why do intelligent politicians support a minimum wage proposal that will kill jobs?

    Mike Critelli
    7 Feb 2014 | 8:14 pm
    In the Thursday, January 30, 2014, issue of The Wall Street Journal, Michael Saltsman, a Research director at the Employment Policies Institute, wrote a well-argued Op-Ed piece entitled “The Employee of the Month Has a Battery.”  He argues, as I have, that higher minimum wage laws are job killers.   Saltsman makes a very compelling case to support this:   Self service is taking hold fast. According to Saltsman, major restaurant chains like Bob Evans and Chili’s are even getting customers to clear their own tables. McDonalds is replacing human cashiers with touch-screen…
  • Rapid increases in minimum wages: a bad idea for the people they are trying to help

    Mike Critelli
    9 Jan 2014 | 8:19 am
    The widening gap between what many Americans need for an acceptable standard of living and the income they are able to secure is a real problem, and I empathize with those who struggle every day to pay bills. Moreover, the decline in well-paying jobs for people with modest skills and educational attainment is a serious, long term structural crisis. However, the minimum wage or “living wage” proposals being seriously considered by the federal government and many state governments will not solve this problem: they will make it worse. Minimum wage jobs are the way in which Americans enter…
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    Progress Newsroom

  • Pacific Makes Service a Priority

    Progress Pacific
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:43 am
    When eating at a new restaurant, what do you take note of? How do you decide whether or not you will be coming back? When I eat out, I make an opinion about both the food and the service. I might find one to be better than the other. I might be pleasantly surprised by both, or I might leave the restaurant shaking my head saying, “The food was great, but the service was terrible!” Bad service usually means I won’t be returning, no matter how delicious the food. The IT world’s growing reliance on the cloud is can be compared to such an experience. Developers are no longer simply the…
  • Building an application: As easy as using a website

    Progress Pacific
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:10 am
    It’s possible to gain powerful app development tools with very little code editing. Working with application development Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) deployments, even those with a full suite of features, can be remarkably easy. It is a mistake to assume that one of these interfaces needs to be complex or inaccessible to non-IT employees to be powerful. Today, building an application can be as easy as using a consumer-facing website. Pointing and clicking are in, reducing coding time for some creation tasks. There are two poles when it comes to app development: the power and…
  • App development today may call for flexible roles

    Progress Pacific
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:59 am
    Handoffs between clearly defined development and ops teams may be slowing down app creation. There may be a sense of pressure in IT to ensure that every step in the creation of apps is planned out in exact detail, with each project moving down an assembly line from creation to testing and on to deployment. However, loosening these constraints and working with new departmental structures and processes may be a ticket to improved efficiency and a step toward better apps. Developing flexible department structures Working with a system that opens up the development process, such as DevOps, can…
  • Pironet NDH Brings Progress Pacific to Germany

    The App Dev Team
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:36 pm
    We’re very excited to announce that we’re teaming up with service provider, Pironet NDH to bring Progress Pacific to the German market! Pironet NDH will host Progress Pacific in theirGerman Business Cloud, allowing users to quickly and easily create business applications using its simple ‘drag and drop’ technology! This means that organizations in Germany will be able to use cloud-based tools to create databases, or automate workflows with significantly less programming work. Companies who adopt Progress Pacific through Pironet NDH’s offering will be able…
  • Boston Strong

    Karen Padir
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Here in Boston, as we come up on the one year anniversary of the terror bombing at the Boston Marathon that killed three and injured 264, there’s a lot of talk about what went wrong and what to do to forestall or prevent such tragedies in the future. And there’s a lot of talk about being Boston Strong – overcoming the tragedy and moving ahead. All of us in the region were grateful for the outpouring of support from around the country and across the globe. As “neighbors,” located just outside the city itself, our concern continues for those affected by the tragedy and we join in…
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    Nuts About Southwest

  • Off the Clock: Sealed with a Kisa

    Millie Richter Tidwell
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:20 pm
    At Southwest, we are known for our unique Culture and Fun-LUVing Employees.  And believe me when I say that they are as interesting off the clock as they are when they are working!  In fact, we often spotlight Employees and their hobbies in our Employee magazine, LUVLines.  Meet Pam! Pam Graham Finance Business Process Consultant I have rescued greyhounds for a long time; fostering more than 100 dogs so far!  Kisa is a special rescue who I have trained to be a therapy dog.  Together we visit assisted living centers, hospitals, libraries, and other events, and the response to Kisa is…
  • Ahhh … That New Plane Smell!

    Bill Owen
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:51 am
    There’s nothing like the smell of “new”—new houses, new cars, and of course, new airplanes! I was recently able to join two dozen of my Southwest Family Members in picking up one of our brand-new 737-800s from our friends and partners at Boeing.   It was one of the most exciting and FUN experiences of my 35 years in this industry! There’s more to picking up one of these amazing machines than you would imagine, and it winds up being much more like closing on a house than buying a new car.  Just as you don’t close on a house from your new home’s living room, you don’t close…
  • Going Green: Reducing Your Impact and Making a Difference

    Alexis Anderson
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:11 am
    I recently volunteered at the Texas Tree Foundation with my fellow interns, and it really reaffirmed for me how important it is to be aware of the world around us and the importance of our natural resources … like trees!  According to Urban Forestry Network, a single acre of a forest absorbs up to 2.5 tons of carbon every year.  I had the opportunity to help care for young trees, and I learned that a single tree can provide oxygen for two people.  Volunteering at a local nonprofit like the Texas Trees Foundation, the Student Conservation Association, or with your local park is a great…
  • Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Signing of the Civil Rights Act

    Louis Freeman
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
    This week the Civil Rights Summit was held at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act.  If you ask why the Johnson Library, then you don’t realize that when President Johnson was a United States Senator from Texas, he voted against every civil rights bill that came his way. President Lyndon B. Johnson’s predecessor, President John F. Kennedy, was a strong supporter of Civil Rights but died before any civil rights legislation could be passed by Congress. President Johnson took up the…
  • A Day in the Life of a Southwest 737

    Millie Richter Tidwell
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    This article by John Harrell, with photos by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren, was a special to that was published April 4, 2014. It’s still dark in Seattle at 5:00 a.m. as passengers check in for early-morning departures.  But one of Southwest Airlines’ most hardworking employees, about to begin a 14-hour workday, has already been waiting here at Sea-Tac Airport since the previous evening: the airplane itself. Tail number N446WN, a Boeing 737-700, arrived here last night from Sacramento.  And Chicago.  And Tampa.  And Rochester, N.Y.  And Orlando.  In one day, this single plane,…
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    Oracle Bloggers

  • The Exalogic eBook is here

    Javier Puerta
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:04 am
    Take a look at the new eBook "Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud: The Logical Choice For Your Business Applications"
  • What to Expect from Our Top Oracle Solaris 11 Training Courses

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Untitled Document by Mike Lanker, Senior Oracle University Instructor After many years of working with prior versions of Solaris, I was asked to learn and teach Solaris 11 classes. I wondered what could be different? Old vs. New Versions of Solaris 11 I quickly discovered there are many differences between older and newer versions of Solaris 11. My first course of action on my training path was to take the UNIX and Linux Essentials course. This training explored the basics, so I followed up by taking the Solaris 11 Administration course. If you’re working toward becoming a Systems…
  • SOA and Business Processes: You are the Process! Part of the Industrial SOA article series

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Business Process Management is a management discipline that thrives to improve process performance. If done right, BPM leads to appealing, user-friendly processes that provide information about productivity, that measure performance and that illustrate the potential for improvement while indicating the exact location in the overall process that potentially benefits from one of various process optimization strategies. To deal with the complexity of modeling a company's business processes, business analysts proceed hierarchically and begin by describing a value chain (process level 0) through…
  • How to Find, Download, Install Last Java Version

    20 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    How to Find, Download, Install Last Java Version  The full video of this article :  How to Find, Download and Install Latest Java Version Video  The related article is below : How to Find, Download and Install Latest Java Version
  • Happy Easter from the WebLogic Community

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:18 am
    Wish you all a happy and peaceful Easter ;-) We have a special Easter egg for you – our free WebLogic Virtual Developer Day WebLogic Partner Community For regular information become a member in the WebLogic Partner Community please visit: ( OPN account required). If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Mix Forum Wiki Technorati Tags: WebLogic,WebLogic Community,Oracle,OPN,Jürgen Kress
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    The Lede

  • Turkish Women Use Twitter to Fight Sexual Harassment

    18 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Thousands of Turkish women have taken part in a Twitter campaign to voice outrage at men who invade their space by spreading their legs while sitting next to them on buses and trains.
  • Snowden Defends His Part in Putin Forum

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:52 pm
    One day after he took part in a stage-managed forum with President Vladimir Putin on Russian state television, the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden defended his participation.
  • Video of Snowden Asking Putin About Surveillance

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:59 am
    Video of the former National Security Agency contractor Edward J. Snowden asking President Vladimir V. Putin about surveillance during a call-in program on Russian television was quickly posted online by a state-owned broadcaster.
  • Korean Coast Guard Video of Ferry Rescue

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:51 am
    Video released by the South Korean Coast Guard showed survivors being plucked from a sinking ferry by helicopter and boat as the ship slowly capsized.
  • Tensions Boil Over on Camera in Ukraine’s East and West

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Video shot by local journalists showed a general and a politician being beaten by mobs in the east and the west of the country.
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    Ice Cream Journal

  • Which of these two Limited Edition flavors are you most excited to try?

    Turkey Hill Team
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    April is an exciting month, not just because it ushers in a new baseball season (which is always exciting), but because it means FOUR new Limited Edition flavors will join the Turkey Hill Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt lineup. Today, we’ll offer a taste of two of those flavors. Stay tuned for a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Caption this photo: I scream, you scream!

    Turkey Hill Team
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Spring is here (although you wouldn’t know it from the forecast of snow (!!!) tonight here in Lancaster County), and summer is right around the corner. That means many things but, for ice cream lovers, it means a chance to grab some ice cream at your local scoop shop. The little boy in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • April prize: Which topping would you put in this heated sundae bar?

    Turkey Hill Team
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:54 am
    Who doesn’t love a good ice cream sundae? It’s a rhetorical question, of course, because EVERYONE loves a good ice cream sundae. The only question is: Which toppings will you put on that sundae? Butterscotch? Chocolate fudge? Caramel? Crushed peanuts? Cookie and candy bits? Whipped... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • And the Ultimate Flavor Tournament winner is…

    Turkey Hill Team
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
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  • “Just Goodies” is too good to be true

    Turkey Hill Team
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Yesterday we announced a new addition to the Turkey Hill line-up called “Just Goodies.” (“Delicious pints filled with only the goodies you like most, without all of the ice cream that just seems to get in the way.”) As many of you guessed, thanks to the April 1 announcement date, the new addition... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Tyson Hunger Relief

  • Mid-Week Hope Break

    Jeffrey Wood
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    KNOW Hunger Art Contest Winners1st Place: Emily Miller, Jackie Martinez and Briana London – MLK Jr. Academic Magnet School; 2nd Place: Emma Jones – MLK Jr. Academic Magnet School; 3rd Place: Kayla Smith – John Early Middle School Writing a mid-week update on happenings for the KNOW Hunger Nashville project that is sure to leave you with a bit of hope. Just two weeks ago on March 26 and 27, the team was busy being part of the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Spring Symposium and the Family Supper Program, a joint partnership with the Urban League of Middle…
  • Update: We’ve been busy in Nashville!

    Jeffrey Wood
    3 Apr 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Since the August 2013 launch of the KNOW Hunger Nashville project, we’ve been enthusiastically organizing and planning our outreach and commitment to the Nashville, Tenn. community through 2015. We’ve got some great stuff planned! To recap, KNOW Hunger Nashville is a two-year partnership and initiative between Tyson Foods, Urban League of Middle Tennessee  and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to raise awareness of food insecurity and nutrition education in the Nashville area.  The HBCU Wellness Project team kicked off the 2013 Wellness Expo at Bicentennial State Park in…
  • #GivingTuesday: It’s not about your turkey leftovers!

    Susan Beebe
    1 Dec 2013 | 11:17 pm
    #GivingTuesday is not for “giving away” your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers. Nope, it’s about you and I joining the masses of kind-hearted folks giving together online! Think of it as global crowdsourced kindness. Originally, the Gates Foundation created Giving Tuesday as a response to Cyber Monday and Black Friday. I like this new holiday as it shifts the primary focus of our spending from our own needs towards the needs of others. So, Giving Tuesday is a special day where you and I can join forces and change the world by donating online to our favorite charities. Think of all the money…
  • #FoodThanks

    Ed Nicholson
    27 Nov 2013 | 6:44 am
    Every day I have the honor to work with and around people who make food.  They work hard.  From the farm, to the production plant, to the folks who sell and deliver the food, all the way to the people who perform essential jobs behind desks—they care about what they do and the products they make.   They feed those products to their own families, but they know a lot of other families are enjoying them, too.  I’d really like for the people who disparage big bad companies to meet each and every one of them. As we pause and reflect on our blessings this week,  I’m thankful there…
  • Stop, look and listen before you accuse.

    Ed Nicholson
    19 Nov 2013 | 1:25 pm
    Some of my good friends are posting a link to a blog story indignantly pointing to a food drive being held in a WalMart store in Ohio, to benefit fellow associates in need during the holiday season.  (The food drive was initiated by the associates at the store, not as a corporate program).   There’s a suggestion therein that this would never occur in a place that paid a “living wage.” I’m not here to either defend or pass judgment on WalMart’s wages.  That discussion occurs in plenty of other places. However.  Circumstances place people in need.  Those circumstances can turn…
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    Guided By History

  • Wells Fargo in Texas

    Charles Riggs
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Overland Mail stagecoach in Texas, 1861. From ambrotype. (Wells Fargo Corporate Archives) In 1852, Henry Wells and William Fargo founded a banking and express company to deliver reliable financial and transportation services to customers on the frontier. Wells Fargo sent gold, mail, and express shipments by the fastest means possible. Wells Fargo’s story in the Lone Star State goes back to the beginning. Wells Fargo’s banking heritage in Texas goes back to 1854, and the F. Groos & Company merchant banking firm in Eagle Pass. Texas law at the time forbade banks and unreliable…
  • Tax time

    10 Apr 2014 | 3:32 pm
    1991 article on “Right Back Refund” (Wells Fargo Corporate Archives) For those of us in the U.S., the deadline to file personal income taxes is swiftly approaching!1  Tax Day can still cause a mad rush to the post office, but in vastly increasing numbers, taxpayers are opting to file electronically. E-file has been around since 1986, when the Internal Revenue Service sought to make the tax process more efficient.  In the beginning, only professional tax preparers could use e-file, and an IRS employee had to manually plug in a modem each time tax returns were transmitted. In…
  • Wells served

    Charles Riggs
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:58 am
    Christopher Adix is Museum Assistant at our Phoenix Museum. He also works as a tour guide at Taliesin West (Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and school of architecture).  He lives in Scottsdale with his wife, three children and two dogs. When not working, Chris is camping and hiking, visiting other museums or vacuuming dog hair. Chris Adix (Wells Fargo History Museum) Chris could probably start his own museum some day with his collections of old oscillating fans, Tonka trucks, sleds, matchbox cars, and lanterns. (CR) Wells Fargo recently celebrated our 162nd birthday. This longevity is…
  • S.S. Central America

    Charles Riggs
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:34 am
    Steve Greenstein works in our Philadelphia History Museum. This is his third blog for Guided by History. (CR) When Wells Fargo & Company was founded in 1852, the overland stagecoach travel was six years in the future. Wells Fargo shipped express from San Francisco to points east via steamship to Panama, crossed there by rail, then by steamship again to the final destination. This steamer route operated as a partnership between the Pacific Mail Steamship Company (Pacific Side), and the United States Mail Steamship Company (Atlantic side). Ocean passage was often dangerous—storms, delays,…
  • The Road Ahead: Wells Fargo and Trucking

    Charles Riggs
    28 Mar 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Wells Fargo Messenger (Wells Fargo Corporate Archives) In support of its dedication to the transportation industry, Wells Fargo Equipment Finance and Wells Fargo Capital Finance are making a big appearance at the Mid-America Trucking Show this week. It makes sense: Wells Fargo has been in the transportation business since its very first day. In 1852, Wells Fargo’s first office opened in gold rush San Francisco to provide express and financial services to pioneer merchants, ranchers, miners and settlers.  Agents shipped money and goods by the fastest means available—steamship, railroad,…
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    DocuSign blogs

  • Procurement, the Unsung Hero

    Anu Gardiner
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    As someone who runs Procurement at DocuSign, I am very excited to invite conversations about Procurement in our thought leadership series.  We hope to cover topics of all shapes and sizes on how best-in-class Procurement teams are developing in today’s business environment.  Please welcome Doug Seward of DocuSign as our first guest blogger.   Conventional media hosts much chatter about healthy and sustainable business practices. Often times, newspapers and other critical sources identify a singular individual as responsible for a businesses’ balance sheet.  In real life, a team shares…
  • Quick Tip Tuesday: Getting Started With DocuSign Transaction Rooms

    Michael Palmer
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    DocuSign Transaction Rooms are a key feature of DocuSign for Real Estate Plus. DocuSign Transaction Rooms are a simple, secure, mobile way for Real Estate professionals (Realtors) to manage their transactions. With Transaction Rooms, you have the capability to store, share and eSign documents with anyone, at any time, and in whatever manner you need to. It means always being prepared for your clients, and staying organized & compliant in one central application. Acting as a hub, Transaction Rooms allow you to ditch your eFax line, and further your pursuit in being a truly paperless…
  • Partner News: DocuSign and Vertafore Merge Forces to Power Insurance Agencies with DTM

    Farah Ahmed
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:55 am
    Two minds are always better than one, but what about companies? Vertafore and DocuSign’s recent partnership announcement proves how powerful combining forces to increase efficiency because let’s face it— things are just easier when you have a friend on your side. DocuSign is a logical integration with Vertafore, who offers insurance companies with competitive technology solutions. We were able to sit down with Cliff Demmer (VP of Field Sales) and Rachel Ford (VP of Development) to talk through the announcement and how the partnership came to fruition. Q- Why did Vertafore decide to…
  • Customer Spotlight: How My Insurance Agency Thrives with DocuSign

    Farah Ahmed
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:44 am
    Contributed article by Sharon Robles, Independent Insurance Broker at Sharon Robles Agency, LLC.  Starting over as an Independent Insurance Broker after almost 18 years as a Captive Agent has had its own challenges. But with every challenge there are opportunities to transcend the bumps in the road. DocuSign is one of those opportunities. Every now and then, a product comes along that revolutionizes the way you do business: DocuSign is one of those products. A natural fit with my business, DocuSign drives my fast-paced workflow and helps me close approximately 80% - 90% of my quotes. The…
  • Divergent Thinking

    Farah Ahmed
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:58 pm
     $467 million is a handsome chunk of change to earn let alone save. In move of quiet genius, 14 year old American middle school student, Suvir Mirchandani cranked out a solution that could slice the annual printing costs of the United States government by that very sum. Sweep aside any default thoughts to strenuous calculus or algorithms: Suvir’s savings goldmine was a simple change of font. As news outlets flashed the mind-chewing headline, Suvir became something of a divergent. While his peers look to tablets and smartphones as means of impact, Suvir observed the old fashioned ink on the…
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    AT&T Networking Exchange Blog

  • New Consumer Technologies Are Disrupting the Marketplace

    Curlis Phillip
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Some of the hottest consumer gadgets and technologies were unveiled at the 2014 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in January.  Wearable devices, embedded sensors, self-driving cars, and 3D printing were among the technologies that fueled excitement and captured attendees’ attention. Promising to simplify consumers’ lives, these uber-cool products are the latest disruptors on the technology scene. Next generation consumer technologies are also changing how we how work, interact with customers, and grow our business. They are creating opportunities in the healthcare, transportation, and…
  • Gartner Recognizes AT&T in Magic Quadrant

    Paula Waldron
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Leading research and advisory firm, Gartner, Inc., has positioned AT&T in the Leaders Quadrant of its February 26, 2014 “Magic Quadrant for Global Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP)” report. The Magic Quadrant evaluates security providers on their ability to execute and their completeness of vision, and was developed as a guide for enterprises evaluating MSSPs. Security Solution Services AT&T offers a wide range of security services, availability and recovery services that provide integrated business continuity and security solutions to support complex networking…
  • Wanted: IoT Visionaries to Accelerate the Growth of the Industrial Internet

    Mobeen Khan
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    The formation of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) is a momentous first step in creating the next iteration of economic productivity through the use of connected Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) systems.The vision of the IIC is to manage the collaborative efforts of industry, academia, and government to accelerate growth of the Industrial Internet. At AT&T, we are very excited to be part of the IIC founding team, along with the other members including GE, IBM, Intel and Cisco. The IIC includes representatives from a variety of industries, as well as academics, researchers,…
  • Retailers APPtitude Packs Power

    Jo Gibbons
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    “There’s an app for that” has become a defining platitude of our current culture. Apps are a best friend to most of us trying to organize our personal and professional lives. Beyond the personal tools, mobile apps are clearly the new fuel for commerce. That point really resonated in a recent Fierce webinar titled, Strengthening the Retail Experience with Mobile Apps. Peter Marston and Leslie Hand of IDC, along with Paul Steel of AT&T, spoke to the evolution of mobile apps in retail environments. Designed originally for consumer use, the value of mobile apps has quickly…
  • What’s Next for AT&T’s User-Defined Network Cloud?

    Steve Caniano
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    AT&T recently launched the next phase of its Cloud Networking architecture — the AT&T User-Defined Network Cloud (UDNC) — at Mobile World Congress.  Having often written about AT&T’s cloud initiatives, I thought I’d provide some context for the latest announcement and strategy, which builds upon our ongoing virtualization journey. Where we have been The first step in the journey was the virtualization of the Wide Area Network (WAN). AT&T introduced our MPLS Virtual Private Network (VPN) services years ago, and customers world-wide have adopted them to run…
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  • Heartbleed Update: SaaS Customers Required to Change Passwords

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:23 pm
    About two weeks ago, independent research teams identified a vulnerability in OpenSSL― the technology that powers encryption across much of the Internet. The news of this vulnerability, popularly referred to as the “Heartbleed bug,” has spread rapidly from tech blogs to the mainstream media. Akamai, our Content Delivery Network provider, assured us last week that Replicon was not affected by this vulnerability. We learned today, however, that an independent security researcher contacted Akamai this past weekend about defects in the software they used to protect their SSL keys. A bug, in…
  • Organizations Increasingly Embrace Shared Services

    Karen Bell
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    Paring costs has been critical for organizations that were hit hard during the recession. Many have migrated to a shared services approach due to the mounting business pressures, and many more are seriously exploring the idea. Blog tags: Shared Services Management
  • Time to Get Serious about your Time-off Policies

    Vivek Gopalpuria
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    For most organizations, time-off management is an essential part of managing their workforce. Unscheduled time off, for instance, can throw a wrench into established employee schedules and can cause potential overtime and compliance issues. But whether scheduled or unscheduled, employee absences have a huge impact on the overall productivity of an organization, and can directly affect the bottom line. Blog tags: Time and Attendance Management
  • Corporater’s Time Tracking Goes Global

    Siddharth Deb
    28 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    Corporater Inc. is a privately held company established in 2000 with its headquarters in Norway. As a major provider of Enterprise Performance Management solutions, Corporater helps businesses of all kinds effectively maintain organizational alignment and execute strategy. Blog tags: Corporate
  • Getting the Desired Value from Shared Service Center Initiatives

    Vivek Gopalpuria
    26 Mar 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Shared services centers (SSCs) are growing in popularity as organizations increasingly understand the savings potential that can be realized. But what exactly is an SSC, and how can your organization benefit? In simplistic terms, ‘shared services’ is the consolidation of business operations used by multiple business units within the same organization. The idea behind setting up an SSC is to be able to centralize and standardize processes across all services domains to reduce operating costs, drive economies of scale, establish and follow best practices to improve service levels, and build…
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    ZING Blog by Quicken Loans

  • Finances, Friends & Family: What to Do When Borrowing or Lending Money

    Travis Pelto
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:14 am
    When the fear of banks and high interest rates becomes too much, borrowing money from a friend or family member seems like a financial safe haven. When it’s all between friends, what can go wrong? Plenty of things. As someone who has borrowed and lent money to family and friends, I can tell you it has its own type of stress that a faceless bank can’t match. Regardless of what side of the transaction you’re on, if rules and deadlines are not respected, lending money between peers can lead to broken friendships. In order to avoid that horribly awkward outcome, follow these tips when…
  • The Cost of Repairing Shoes Vs. Buying New Ones

    John Allasio
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    Do you know of a good cobbler? No, I’m not talking about peach cobbler. I’m talking about shoe repair. These days, many people are trying to get more creative with saving money, and one good, but often overlooked, way is shoe repair – shoe cobbling is the official term. Pure thrift isn’t the only reason to repair instead of buy shoes, though. Comfort is another; if you’ve got a pair of shoes that fit – like a glove? – or that makes you feel like a million dollars, then think about repairing them instead of hoping and praying that the replacement will look and feel just as good.
  • Top Home Improvement Projects for Spring

    Contractor Connection
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:08 am
    The following guest post is from Contractor Connection, a national leader in providing trustworthy, top-quality professionals for your home improvement or repair project. Spring is here, and that means it’s time to spruce up your home. If you’ve been putting off that remodeling project for longer than you care to remember, now is the perfect time to get it done to get ready for the fun months ahead. Here are five top home improvement projects to get done during the spring. Siding The first impression is everything, and often, siding is the first thing people notice about your house. It is…
  • Helping Seniors Stay in Their Homes Longer: How to Make Living Alone Safe

    Christine Bilger
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:09 pm
    I love my grandma, and while I know that she’s at a point in her life where she can’t do everything she used to do (like driving, for instance), I also respect that living with relatives just isn’t for her. She isn’t, however, ready to make the jump to assisted living. While I know she’s a highly capable woman, I still worry about her living in her home all by herself. If you’ve got an older relative or friend in the same situation, here’s what you can do to make things safe and ease some of the worry. Get a Medical Alert System I still remember when my grandma broke her hip.
  • Buying a Lower Mortgage Interest Rate: Is It Right for You?

    Sean T. Johnston
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:47 am
    When it comes to buying a house, the importance of the interest rate on your mortgage cannot be overstated. When you’re dealing with loan amounts that are typically in the six-figure range, even a small difference in your interest rate can have a big impact on your bottom line. Considering the large sums of money associated with buying a house and how large a monthly mortgage payment is in relation to household finances, it’s understandable that most home shoppers get number fatigue when shopping for home loans. But if you’re in the market for a mortgage, you should consider whether or…
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    NACD Blog

  • NACD Directorship 100: A Call for the Most Influential

    Judy Warner
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Wanted: The names of corporate directors and corporate governance professionals who you believe represent the very best in corporate America. Attributes include experience, integrity, knowledge, and courage. The call for nominations for the 2014 NACD Directorship 100 is now live at It takes only a moment to nominate a colleague or peer. Multiple nominations are encouraged. All NACD members are invited and encouraged to participate in our online poll. The NACD Directorship 100 is the annual lineup of the most influential people in the boardroom and corporate…
  • Why We Do What We Do

    Henry Stoever
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:13 am
    A recent meeting with NACD Chair Reatha Clark King has revealed some compelling thoughts on why good corporate governance matters and why we at NACD do what we do.  Over the last 37 years, NACD has researched, documented, and published leading boardroom practices including Blue Ribbon Commission reports, handbooks, white papers, and surveys. Our intent is to advance exemplary board leadership. As I dug into the question of why we do what we do with directors who serve on NACD’s board, I used a classic marketing approach to define higher order, emotional benefits. A benefit-oriented…
  • Small-Cap Boards: Challenges or Opportunities?

    Henry Stoever
    24 Mar 2014 | 12:53 pm
    As NACD works with corporate directors of public, private, and nonprofit boards to oversee and ensure the long-term sustainability of the enterprise and bolster investor confidence, I am frequently asked: “What companies have the most significant challenges?” While unique challenges certainly exist across boards of all company types, many view the roles of small-cap public company boards to be quite challenging. These unique challenges span time and effort (workload) requirements, compensation, talent, financing, regulation, risk, strategy, competition, and internal resources, just to…
  • How Small-Cap Directors Can Surmount Challenges, Capitalize on Opportunities

    12 Mar 2014 | 1:23 pm
    While legislation—such as the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)—has eased some of the burdens small companies face when looking to go public, many of these companies now face the challenge of establishing effective governance structures. Limited resources and smaller staffs can lead to blurred lines between operations and oversight. Additionally, recruiting the right talent can also be difficult since small-cap companies may compete against their larger peers for talent. Though lesser in market cap, these companies are growing in relative number.
  • Cybersecurity – Improvements Needed in the Boardroom

    Adam Lee
    30 Jan 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Cybersecurity is undoubtedly a critical aspect of board oversight, but an overwhelming majority of directors rate their and their board’s knowledge of IT risk as “in need of improvement.” More than three quarters of directors believe their personal IT knowledge could use a boost and nearly 90 percent believe the same of their board’s IT knowledge. A lack of cyber knowledge at the board level can lead to overreliance on C-suite experts and difficulty by directors in judging an appropriate level of involvement. Recognizing the disconnect between the need for effective cybersecurity…
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    The WhitePages Blog

  • Harris Poll Breaks Down Reasons Americans Block Calls

    Michael Bolling
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    WhitePages released a new Consumer Call Blocking study today outlining the top reasons smartphone users block calls and texts. The study was conducted by Harris Poll in December 2013 among 1,001 smartphone users. Findings from the Consumer Call Blocking study include: 1 in 5 Use Call Blocking – 22% of smartphone owners use mobile apps [...]The post Harris Poll Breaks Down Reasons Americans Block Calls appeared first on The WhitePages Blog.
  • If they won’t stop calling, block ‘em!

    Michael Bolling
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:25 pm
    For all of the convenience and functionality cell phones have provided there is one not so pleasant byproduct to our faithful pocket companion: Unwanted calls and texts.  Americans block calls for many reasons, from dodging those pesky telemarketers and scammers to avoiding awkward conversations with the ex.  Whatever the reason there are apps available which [...]The post If they won’t stop calling, block ‘em! appeared first on The WhitePages Blog.
  • 5 Tips to Protect Yourself from Phone Scams

    Rebecca Carroll
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:04 am
    Phone Scams are really making headlines these days. For example, the IRS recently put out a warning about a scam where callers pose as IRS agents and attempt to gather personal information about the person they are calling. Many of these scams are based on greed – wanting you to think you’ve won the lottery, [...]The post 5 Tips to Protect Yourself from Phone Scams appeared first on The WhitePages Blog.
  • No Blarney: Murphy Most Popular Irish Surname in Boston & Chicago

    Suryn Longbotham
    14 Mar 2014 | 8:07 am
    Chicago, it’s your lucky day. Chicago tops Boston, another stronghold of Irish ancestry, if you’re tallying Irish last names, according to our data. Even with Mayor Walsh heading up Boston, the City of Big Shoulders has people with Irish surnames and that’s not even counting Mrs. O’Leary (whose name makes the Top 10 in [...]The post No Blarney: Murphy Most Popular Irish Surname in Boston & Chicago appeared first on The WhitePages Blog.
  • 50% of Oscar nominees have truly original names

    Liz Powell
    27 Feb 2014 | 10:49 am
    We’ve been officially swept up in Oscar frenzy, and today unveiled some factoids around the names of the 10 Best Actor and Best Actress Oscar Nominees, including how many others in the U.S. share those names. Based on data from, Amy Adams has the most popular name, while Leonardo DiCaprio, Chieweld Eiofer, Judi Dench, [...]The post 50% of Oscar nominees have truly original names appeared first on The WhitePages Blog.
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  • GC Capital Tip: Tagging

    GC Editor
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Every article on GC Capital Ideas is “tagged.” Tags are nothing more than keywords used to label a particular article. Since few stories deal with only one topic, tags give you several... Continue reading...
  • GC Capital Tip: Talk to the Author

    GC Editor
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Do you have a question about one of our articles? If so, contact us. Longer articles on GC Capital Ideas have a “contact” link right at the top. Clicking it will open your e-mail program... Continue reading...
  • Week’s Top Stories: April 12 – 18, 2014

    GC Editor
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman Publish Third Annual Insurance Risk Benchmarks Report: Guy Carpenter and its sister company, Oliver Wyman, the international management consulting firm, published the... Continue reading...
  • ERM Benchmark Review Update 2013

    GC Editor
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Here we bring together the GC Capital Ideas four part Enterprise Risk Management Update story for 2013: ERM Benchmark Review, 2013 Update: Part I: In April and October 2009, Guy Carpenter published... Continue reading...
  • Reinsurance Renewals in 2014

    GC Editor
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    As we complete the April 1, 2014 reinsurance renewal, we review the GC Capital Ideas renewal stories of 2014.  January 1, 2014 Renewals Bring Downward Pressure on Pricing: Guy Carpenter reports that... Continue reading...
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    Miratel Solutions

  • Meatless Monday with Vegan Mexican Rice Soup

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Welcome (back) to the Miratel blog for another installment of our Meatless Monday vegan recipe share series. Miratel took the Meatless Monday pledge to support reducing meat consumption 15% by eliminating it one day per week to preserve the health of our planet. We consider our support of this great movement part of our CSR business strategies as it spreads awareness of the impact of our food choices on our environment. It might seem daunting to make a Meat-free meal, especially a vegan one, but that is where we come in to help. Every Monday we feature a new vegan recipe to help take the…
  • Mobile-optimized or mobile-ready, don’t lose nonprofit fundraising donors by choosing the wrong one

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    If you haven’t noticed yet a technology stampede is taking place and it looks set to continue. Nonprofits both large and small are urgently looking to convert their websites to be user-friendly on mobile devices if they haven’t done do already, in fact many have and yet may still be missing the benefits because there are two approaches to making these changes. Technology updates these days are rarely slow in taking place and the migration of the online audience from desktops/laptops to phones and tablets has been the most accelerated of all. It was only about five years ago that…
  • A Taste for Life – Hope Made Delicious on April 23, 2014

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    As a Canadian contact centre, we are proud of the CSR business values that govern our operations and we take equal pride in the CSR efforts of other Canadian organizations and have featured some of those efforts in posts like the 10 Most Sustainable Canadian Companies from the Global 100, the Bell Let’s Talk Day for Mental Health Issues, the Giada De Laurentiis Celebrity Chef’s Challenge for Mount Sinai, the 10 Most Sustainable Global Retailers, the 10 Most Sustainable Companies, the 10 Green Business Leaders, the B Corp Best for the World List and the top 10 North American retailers…
  • 10 Cleanest Cities in the World

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Miratel prides itself on the CSR business policies that govern the operations of its Toronto contact centre and mail house. With Earth Day approaching on April 22,2014, we were curious to learn how Canadian cities compared on a global scale for the world’s cleanest cities. How Canada and its cities rank on the world’s stage is something we’ve explored before in posts like best country to live, smartest countries, the happiest countries, the  most peaceful countries, the friendliest countries, the most charitable countries, the best countries for quality of life, the best…
  • Google Hangouts provides an ideal platform to discuss achievements or goals of your nonprofit

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Today I wanted to look at a tool that is a natural fit for your nonprofit organization and allow you to broadcast deep and rich information which I see being increasingly used to great success elsewhere: Google Hangouts. As we continue our rotating look at getting the best results from using social media to market and engage with your nonprofit audience,  I plan to escalate our attention toward the many Google tools that both independently and also in conjunction with Google+ can both build and positively impact your audience. The current incarnation of Google Hangouts was launched back in…
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    Oakley :: Community

  • March 2014: A Month In Photography

    4 Apr 2014 | 8:09 am
    Dealing with “Post-Olympic Depression?” Have no fear. The Oakley teams are in action all around the globe from alpine ski racing, to surfing, supercross, F1 and more. Check out some of the best images to come from the month of March in our latest photo gallery showcasing the finest that Oakley athletes have to offer.
  • February 2014: A Month In Photography

    4 Mar 2014 | 11:06 am
    February marked the 22nd edition of the Winter Olympic games and boy did Team Oakley shine in Sochi. From gold medals in the women’s slalom, men’s slopestyle skiing, women’s slopestyle snowboarding, speed skating, moguls and more, the Oakley athletes took to the venues of Sochi, Russia and hit their marks. While Sochi was the hot spot for athletic competition in February, it wasn’t all that was going on in the world of Oakley athletes. Check out the best photos to come from the month to recap all of February’s action.
  • Oakley Opens Blast Doors to the Future with "Disruptive by Design"

    25 Feb 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Oakley, Inc. today announced details of the company’s Disruptive by Design brand platform and signaled its intent for the future. A principle that has been ingrained in the foundation of the brand since 1975, Disruptive by Design will become the brand voice for Oakley’s next chapter of industry innovation – #disruptivebydesign.
  • January 2014: A Month In Photography

    4 Feb 2014 | 1:29 pm
    It’s a new year. All slates have been wiped clean and athletes all get a fresh start. Find out how some of Oakley’s best competitors took advantage of the new year by viewing the best images from the month of January 2014.
  • That Hat: Kip Moore’s Oakley Look Picks Up Steam at CMA Awards, New Music Video

    15 Jan 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Some artists in showbiz are known for their scandalous style. But for Kip Moore, it’s all about the hat. Oakley’s ultra unique ‘Country music star and avid surfer’ combo personality has been making ladies swoon all across the United States on his rapid rise to fame this year – sticking his ‘I wear what I want and what I like’ attitude in the face of everyone from the traditional Nashville fan to his own record labels. In short, he rocks whatever he loves – and whatever reflects his personality. First known for his original red trucker cap, Kip’s look is now lined with…
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    OSSCube : Blog

  • Three Exciting Things: 2014 Future of Open Source Survey

    7 Apr 2014 | 4:12 pm
    At OSSCube we’re in the business of solving problems. We help people choose solutions that best fit their business, and we do it in a unique way. Our philosophy is deeply rooted in the open source technology community; and its growth is vital to ours.  Because we are so invested in the open source, the annual Black Duck “Future of Open Source Survey” is one of the highlights of our year. This survey compiles responses from vendors and non-vendors across a variety of industries, and polls their knowledge and use of open source technology. The point is to show how open source is…
  • The Power of Social Entrepreneurship: As seen in FEED

    28 Mar 2014 | 3:39 pm
    This year at the South by Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, TX, Lauren Bush Lauren--founder of FEED Projects--held an informative and compelling session about social entrepreneurship, and the global impact of social business for good.Since the birth of the social media craze, businesses have been trying, succeeding, and failing at figuring out exactly how to make social work for a brand. Lauren Bush Lauren has figured out her own way. She founded FEED Projects; a business focused on providing meals for those around the world who have little access to nutritious food, has been…
  • Mobile, Social, and Keeping Up With the Pace of Business in 2014

    27 Feb 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Recently, OSSCube attended the CIOSynergy conference in Atlanta, Georgia as a Gold sponsor. CIOSynergy is an event that takes place all  over the US and brings together CIOs and CTOs in a forum where they can listen, learn and discuss issues that they are facing today.In Atlanta, one of the most popular topics involved the social era and how it has led to the growth of mobile, and an inability for many companies to keep up with the pace of business. Built on the fast-changing platform of open source, OSSCube has become a seasoned vet at “keeping up” with new trends, and we want to…
  • 4 Reasons Hadoop’s Adoption for Big Data Will Continue to Thrive

    13 Feb 2014 | 10:48 pm
    In the big data world, , Hadoop is on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Recently, as big data exploded, Hadoop has become an important tool for anyone interested in data science. Hadoop changing the way businesses store and analyze massive volumes of data. With the introduction of Hadoop 2.0 and YARN, as the next generation Hadoop resource manager, organizations are moving quickly toward adoption.According to Transparency Market Research, Hadoop Market is Expected to Reach $20.9 Billion (USD) Globally in 2018.Still, with all this growth and expansion, there is the question: “will this…
  • Will Open Source Give Birth to First Real Iron Man Suit?

    6 Feb 2014 | 9:12 pm
    This year, the technology world exploded with new wearable devices. From smart watches to Google Glass, and now even smart contact lenses. The question is: what will these devices mean for us in the future? The answer: More intelligent systems, the ability to perform tasks better, and most excitingly, artificial intelligence. That all sounds great, but the question people across the world are asking themselves is: “How close are we to a real Iron Man suit?”The truth is, walking around in super-strong suits may not be that far away.  Realistically , We haven’t quite cracked the…
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    Eco Blog: dedication to Green Hauling

  • Is it Too Early to be Green in Space? The Trash Continues to Culminate

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:14 am
    Human waste isn’t isolated to merely the surface of the planet Earth. Since the moment the people of this planet began an interest in space, the amount of trash left behind has expanded. Whether it is the remnants of a rocket booster or decommissioned orbiting satellites, there is a great deal of trash above the heads of everyone. In rare instances, some of this trash has made it back to Earth’s surface. Luckily, there has yet to be a fatality from this orbiting danger. A Lot of Debris Up There - By 2010, approximately 3700 inactive satellites had been detected as well as more…
  • Bags Banned On Either Side of the Caldecott Tunnel

    2 Apr 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Single-use or plastic bags are up for a ban in Walnut Creek, due to take effect fall 2014.  The ban was reached in a 4-1 decision by the city’s council members recently bringing the city into the fold of over 100 other cities throughout the state of California who have enacted such a measure. Walnut Creek is the fifth city in the county to enact such a ban.  The ban will prohibit plastic single-use bags at all restaurants and retail stores, as well as supermarkets and pharmacies. Assessments in Walnut Creek found that plastic bags litter waterways and cause environmental degradation. By…
  • Growth of the Green Movement [Infographic]

    27 Mar 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The roots of the “green” movement, now present throughout the world, originated during the industrial revolution as citizens first became aware of the negative impacts of pollution. Today, with ever-increasing amounts of waste generated by consumers and our industrial complex that manufactures all of the products used by our modern society, as junk haulers we see the environmental challenges affiliated with waste and junk disposal on a daily basis. At Fast Haul, we strive to recycle as high of a percentage of the junk and trash that we pick-up as possible. In the infographic…
  • San Francisco: Where Earth Day Took Flight

    19 Mar 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Philadelphia may be the city of “Brotherly Love”, but San Francisco…is the city of “Motherly Love’.  In 1971, the United Nations designated March 20th as International Earth Day, a day which has been celebrated around the world, but it was first celebrated in San Francisco, CA.  Why March 20th? That day is the first day of spring, also known as the vernal equinox. What does this day signify? In the words of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the occasion last year, “International Mother Earth Day is a chance to reaffirm our collective responsibility to promote harmony with…
  • Another “Green” Holiday Infographic ;)

    17 Mar 2014 | 11:18 am
    Happy St. Paddy’s Day everyone. Since here at Fast Haul, we like to support all things “green”, we thought we’d get into the spirit of the holiday with this great infographic! Brought to you by, this fun and unique infographic presents a ton of interesting facts about Irish culture in America, including recent population rates, Irish symbols and their meanings, and figures on exactly how many people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! For example, while 122 million people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day annually, Ireland’s most popular beer Guinness…
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    A Taste of General Mills

  • We’ve listened – and we’re changing our legal terms back

    Kirstie Foster
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:15 pm
    As has been widely reported, General Mills recently posted a revised set of Legal Terms on our websites. Those terms – and our intentions – were widely misread, causing concern among consumers. So we’ve listened – and we’re changing them back to what they were before. We rarely have disputes with consumers – and arbitration would have simply streamlined how complaints are handled. Many companies do the same, and we felt it would be helpful. But consumers didn’t like it. So we’ve reverted back to our prior terms. There’s no mention of arbitration, and the arbitration…
  • Our commitment to sustainable sourcing

    Jerry Lynch
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:11 am
    General Mills has been working closely with farmers since the early 1900s. This close connection to agriculture is a large part of our history and one we depend upon for our business. Today, we are working with smallholder farmers in developing economies and larger-scale growers in developed economies to address sustainability challenges and pursue opportunities unique to each growing region. Our work in agriculture is where we’ve found that we can offer the greatest impact on the environment. We have also established targets to reduce our environmental footprint within our own facilities.
  • Explaining our website privacy policy and legal terms

    Kirstie Foster
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Editor’s note: We’re changing back. Consumers asked us to go back to our old legal terms, and we did. See our explanation – and apology – here. The discussion about the changes to our online privacy policy and legal terms is being pretty broadly mischaracterized. Even Forbes acknowledges this. No one is precluded from suing us merely by purchasing our products at the store or liking one of our brand Facebook pages. Here’s an explanation, as we do want everyone to understand our policy as you visit and interact with us on our websites. When you visit one of our…
  • A lesson in how to Outnumber Hunger

    Mark Addicks
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    I will admit, when I first signed on to volunteer at a food bank for at-risk kids it was for somewhat selfish reasons. The year was 1988 and I had just moved from Texas to Minneapolis and wanted to meet new people in my new hometown. I chose the organization that was closest to where I lived – a soup kitchen that served meals to homeless kids. Plus, it was easy. All I had to do was bring with me a box of Hamburger Helper and a few pounds of ground beef. Every Monday night, I showed up at the nearby Episcopal Church. The kids that needed the most help were easy to spot. One really caught my…
  • The fight against food waste

    Serena Pal
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:14 am
    I’ll be the first to admit it; I have never been particularly “green” or even very conscious about environmental issues. So when I started working on our Sustainability team at General Mills, I was a bit skeptical. Well, three years later, I’m still here, and I’m now a believer in the power and purpose of sustainability. As a finance professional, I am naturally drawn to numbers. And while there are a lot of staggering facts and figures out there in the realm of sustainability, there is one number that really gets to me: nearly 40 million tons of food waste are sent to landfills…
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    The Great Place to Work Blog

  • HR & Video: A Match Made in Heaven?

    China Gorman
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A recent global survey, “Global View: Business Video Conferencing Usage and Trends,” conducted by Redshift Research on behalf of Polycom, Inc. dives into recent shifts in the way HR is communicating and shaping business culture. Major discoveries of the report included the ways Human Resource executives perceive and are using video and video conferencing technology. The data suggests that a move towards video provides advantages for talent management, staffing, training, productivity and flexible work enablement.
  • 3 Benefits of Being Named to “The List”

    Jessica Rohman
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    ...Including a 30% Spike in Resume SubmissionsAt our Great Place to Work® Conference last week in New Orleans, I was interested to hear two FORTUNE Best Companies to Work For® reflect on the value they’ve seen in being named to “The List.” After all, the process to apply requires a bit of effort, but the resulting ROI is well worth it—making a positive impact on employees, prospective employees, and customers alike. Leaders from NetApp and Credit Acceptance gave insight into some of the benefits associated with their List Status. 
  • The Best Recruitment Strategy? Being a Great Workplace!

    China Gorman
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A look at LinkedIn’s recently released “Talent Trends 2014” report provides some interesting data about what’s on the minds of today’s professional workforce. As the study confirms, we live in an age of unprecedented transparency. LinkedIn's platform itself provides this point, and this ever-increasing transparency is certainly changing the landscape of talent acquisition. Talent brand, which LinkedIn equates with being a great place to work, is clearly important to today’s labor pool when planning a career or a job change. This line of thought underscores why…
  • ACUITY Employees ♥ Their Workplace

    Tabitha Russell
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Announcing the We Love Our Workplace Video Contest WinnerThe 2014 Great Place to Work Conference wrapped up on Friday, when attendees had the opportunity to watch our We ♥ Our Workplace video contest finalists’ entries, choosing the winner before heading out to explore New Orleans! The five creative, emotional and funny videos helped reinforce what the conference, and Great Place to Work mission, are all about. After much anticipation, we’re excited to announce the winner of the contest.
  • Can’t Attend the Conference? Watch it Live!

    Tabitha Russell
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Tune into the Great Place to Work Conference LivestreamThe eleventh annual Great Place to Work® Conference begins tomorrow in New Orleans, and we can’t wait to meet the attendees who are passionate about creating great workplaces. This year’s agenda is packed with informative breakouts and inspiring keynotes (in addition to plenty of opportunities to celebrate!). While we’re excited to kick things off, we want everyone that can’t make it to New Orleans to join us virtually for the main stage experience.  
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    Summit Brokerage

  • Overcoming Fears of Going Independent

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    Why become independent? It’s a question many financial advisors at wire houses and regional broker-dealers think about. Those who have gone independent say it’s the best thing they’ve ever done with no more “suits” putting the pressure on to sell specific products and making sure your numbers are on target. Of course, there’s also the increased payout. Going independent offers the freedom to create and structure a business model that fits you and your clients, ultimately serving them with greater consistency and creating a better client experience. According to research and…
  • When Advisors Should Outsource

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:21 am
    Outsourcing can be one of the most important aspects for financial advisory businesses. Studies show advisors who spend more time with their clients tend to be the most successful and compensated. In the financial advisory world, time is money. The more time independent financial advisors spend with their clients, the higher their revenue. Outsourcing can maximize your time and get you back in front of your clients. For example, if you currently spend an hour a day scheduling appointments, you could, instead, hand tasks off to an assistant and use those five hours meeting with clients each…
  • Summit Brokerage Services Welcomes New Advisor

    8 Apr 2014 | 7:53 am
    Financial advisor J. Whit Story of Colony Financial in Fitzgerald, GA has recently joined Summit Brokerage Services, Inc., the #1 Independent Broker-Dealer in the Country*. He was previously affiliated with First MidWest, where he managed $65 million in client assets. Story brings 18 years of industry experience. “We joined Summit because of their diverse product offerings and their willingness to service the advisor first. Their vision of servicing the advisor which is echoed in all of their home office associates was the driving force for us to join Summit,” Story said. For more…
  • What’s Your Five? Study Suggests Advisors need at least Five Methods for Communication with their Clients

    3 Apr 2014 | 12:22 pm
    In the ever-growing world of technology, client communications have become more of a challenge for independent financial advisors. The reason isn’t because it’s difficult to find a way to communicate with clients, but because there are so many options, it is difficult to determine what advisors should be doing with their clients. As an advisor, ask yourself the following questions regarding communications: What channel should I use for communication? Are in-person meetings best? Where should I meet? Are phone calls preferable? Is an email better than a phone call? How do I fit in…
  • Financial Myths for April Fool’s Day

    1 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    On April Fool’s Day, we love to play pranks on friends, family and coworkers. Don’t let April Fool’s Day be a day where you are fooled on financial matters. In honor of the lighthearted holiday, we thought we would take a look at some of the many financial myths out there, so you don’t get pranked. Myth 1: Cost of living will go down when you retire. There are many expenses after retirement age that people don’t take into account when planning for the future. Mortgage payments, hospital visits, medical care for your parents, and even grandchildren can add significant expenses to…
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    The Hallmark Business Connections Blog

  • Adapting Recognition Through The Leadership Stage

    Jonathan McClellan
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:20 am
    As we begin to move past the producing stage of the career life cycle, we enter what we like to call the “leading stage” of employment. At this point, as a manager you should begin to look for ways employees initiate change themselves. Through their tenure, employees will capitalize on their increasing confidence and attract the attention of like-minded people to tackle the larger internal organizational problems. The question is: how should managers use recognition to influence the engagement levels of their employees when they already go above and beyond simply doing great work and…
  • Workplace Wellness Communications: Why Do They Matter?

    Jennifer Patel
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:16 am
    Workplace wellness programs, as we’ve written about recently, have been in existence for years because of the impact they can have on employee productivity and engagement.  In fact, an Aflac Workforce study shows that employees who work for companies with wellness programs report having greater job satisfaction—67% believe their employers take care of them. But while many companies launch wellness initiatives, program goals often fall short of expectations due to inadequate communications with employees.  According to research from JD Power & Associates, 75% of employers feel they…
  • Why HBC?

    Rhonda Basler
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:50 am
    My sons are way past the toddler-version of Why? They’re firmly entrenched in the way-less-cute Why of pre-adolescent snark. In our careers, we ask a lot of Whys…from Why does it work this way? to Why do I do what I do? When we talk about Hallmark in the B2B space, people wonder why. At Hallmark Business Connections, we’ll tell you there’s no such thing as business-to-business. There’s only person-to-person. Whatever you choose to call them—customers or employees, clients or staff—your results are based on people, their actions and attitudes. We help build the relationships that…
  • Recognizing Employees and Reinforcing Positive Results

    Jonathan McClellan
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:20 am
    The producing stage of the career life cycle is all about recognizing and reinforcing results. When we talk about results, we are referring to the direct and measurable impact an employee has on an organization. At this point in the career cycle, it’s important for managers to closely examine specific performance indicators to determine an associate’s consistency. During this time, managers should seek out opportunities to recognize employees to celebrate wins and victories across their teams by examining performance including project completion, driving and hitting measurable goals,…
  • Swiftly Impact the Customer Experience: Using Survey Comments as Quantitative Data

    Rhonda Basler
    28 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    With today’s customers becoming more discerning than ever before, providing exceptional customer service has never been more important.  Research, in fact, shows that customer experience is a high priority for consumers, with 60% often or always paying more for a better experience. I am a firm believer in quantifying the impact of customer experience efforts.  Have you ever considered how you can take your qualitative input (i.e., comments from customer surveys) and make them quantitative data?  You can and it can be more impactful in truly changing the customer experience than knowing…
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    Skiddle Blog

  • Security update: The Heartbleed vulnerability

    10 Apr 2014 | 2:04 am
    On April 7th 2014, a serious internet vulnerability “Heartbleed” was announced in the latest version of a software component ‘OpenSSL’ which is used to encrypt traffic on the majority of websites using SSL. The bug could allow others to intercept private data from affected servers. It is estimated that this vulnerability affects over 66% of all secure internet websites, including many high profile websites such as Yahoo, eBay, Google and even your online banking. At Skiddle we take your security very seriously. As soon as this vulnerability was announced, our security…
  • Editorial Job in Longridge near Preston, Lancs.

    Jimmy Coultas
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:56 am
    Skiddle is the UK’s largest what’s on guide and leading ticket outlet for festivals, clubnights, gigs, sporting events, corporate events and much more – plus we offer other booking opportunities including hotels and restaurants. We are looking for an Editorial Assistant to engage with all of these things, so the successful applicant will receive free entry to some of the events on sale on the site. We are currently on the look-out for a new staff member to support our growing editorial department. As an Editorial Assistant you will be responsible for helping write articles to…
  • Affiliate Update 19th March 2014

    Simon Dalley
    19 Mar 2014 | 9:08 am
    Cheers for checking out our latest Affiliate Update – in here you’ll find this weeks top 6 picks, a few popular festivals plus we’ve selected some Easter events for you to give a bit of a push. For those of you that don’t know what the affiliate ticket programme is all about head over to and we’ll fill you in! If you’re already an affiliate, if you’ve reached the payout limit please email or call 0843 289 3333 to claim your money. We’re here to help, if you have any questions please get in…
  • Happy Birthday to the World Wide Web, Where Would Event Promotion Be Without You

    Simon Dalley
    12 Mar 2014 | 9:14 am
    Today the World Wide Web turns 25 and it’s likely many event promoters barely remember life before the internet boomed. Without a doubt the world wide web has changed the way event promotion happens in the UK, it’s gone from a largely broadcast marketing activity to a much more targeted, narrowcast activity which is often back up by one or two of the more traditional promotion options. The traditional options still exist, however you’d be hard pushed to find a promoter solely relying on posters, flyers, billboards, newspapers, magazines, radio, tv and DMs to spread the word…
  • March 12th Affiliate Update

    Simon Dalley
    12 Mar 2014 | 8:46 am
    Welcome to the latest March Skiddle Affiliate Update. If you’re not already an affiliate, head over to and sign up - if you are then read on! We’ve got our top 6 picks of the week for you to work on, festivals plus it’s St Patrick’s coming up this weekend / start of next week – so we’ve included a few of those. Remember if you’ve reached the payout limit please email or call 0843 289 3333 to claim your money. We’re here to help, if you have any questions please get in touch! How can you…
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    Anderson Direct Marketing : Blog

  • Affordable Care Act: The New Landscape for Healthcare Marketing

    Bethany Farrelly
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:05 pm
    In 2013 the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed, which changed the healthcare landscape drastically, and sent consumers and marketers into the flurry of a whole new system. We at Anderson Direct Marketing are intrigued with this restructure, both in a personal way and also for what it means to our clients in the healthcare space. Facts and Perceptions 1 in 6 Americans are uninsured – this is the primary driver for the ACA ¼ of uninsured projected to enroll in a plan this year during the 2013-2014 open enrollment An overwhelming number/amount of consumers do not understand ACA 40% said…
  • Importance of Brand Consistency in Your Marketing Campaign

    Chasity Lohmann
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:56 am
    When is the last time you tried to convey a concept to a person who had a different primary language than you? Or even a different cultural background? I personally ran into this when I moved from the Midwest to the West Coast and found differences in my dialect and terminology.  I was even diagnosed as having a case of a “hard Midwesterner accent.”  My enunciation of certain vowels was easily identifiable by locals and harassed as being “different,” and I was asked over and over again to repeat that word for their amusement. I was also informed that I was calling certain things by…
  • Top 5 Things You Can Do to Optimize Your Email Marketing

    Leah Averre
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:19 pm
      1.       Improve overall optimization by spending time on strategy: Based on The New Metrics for Email Marketing by Marketo, companies who perform extremely well in email marketing spend more than 3 times the amount of time per month on strategy than the average company. Review and implement the following tips that are easy to adopt and offer you optimal ROI on your email campaigns. 2.       Lower your bounce rates by ensuring your data is clean:  Use real-time email validation to prevent bounces. Scan list for obvious bad email addresses. Provide a way for customers to…
  • Design Trends: What’s So Great About Flat Design

    Steve Stanard
    20 Mar 2014 | 11:26 am
     As my good friend Tracy likes to say, flat is where it’s at. And she’s right—flat design is everywhere you look. Direct marketing in particular has always worked best with simple, uncomplicated language along with design that eliminates any elements that don’t support the communication. Flat design is not only the perfect form to serve that function, it was specifically developed to do just that. The best marketing approach is the clearest and most direct. And that is what flat design is all about. So, what is flat design? Flat design is a rejection of all things beveled,…
  • Five Sessions I Don’t Want to Miss at South by Southwest (SXSW)

    Melissa Martinez
    4 Mar 2014 | 11:41 am
    Food, technology, music.  There is much to be excited about at South by Southwest (SXSW).  Three of us at Anderson will be attending, including me, to soak up the sights and sounds plus sit in on sessions so that we can bring you the latest in interactive marketing. What’s working in mobile marketing?  How can we use social media to reach the mature audience?  Which social media data is most effective?  These are just a few of many questions I want to answer. Here are five sessions I hope will give me answers.  Check them out. What Social Media Analytics Can’t Tell You >>…
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    Barefoot Yoga Blog

  • Top 5 New Activities to Try this Summer!

    18 Apr 2014 | 4:35 pm
    It’s that wonderful time of year filled with new growth and new adventures, not to mention the beautiful summer weather fast approaching! What better time to try out some new activities? Below are 5 we love! 1. Skydiving Many people have heard of it, but few have done it! If you’re an adrenaline junkie, this […]
  • Barefoot Yoga Mexican Blanket Featured in May Yoga Journal

    Barefoot Yoga
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    Our yellow Deluxe Mexican Yoga Blanket was featured in the May issue of Yoga Journal, on newsstands now! Blankets can be one of the most valuable and versatile yoga props. Our Mexican Yoga Blankets are the highest quality, made of a recycled blend of cotton and acrylics. Visit to view our full selection of yoga […]
  • Barefoot Yoga Bamboo Block Featured in Yoga Journal’s Green Gear Guide

    Barefoot Yoga
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    Barefoot Yoga’s Bamboo Yoga Blocks are featured in Yoga Journal’s Green Gear Guide, on newsstands now! Unlike a tree which can take decades to grow to maturity, bamboo is ready to harvest within 4 to 5 years. This means that our Bamboo Blocks are much more sustainable than wood, while still offering the stability that […]
  • Yoga at your Desk

    11 Apr 2014 | 12:11 pm
    With most of us working on computers, it’s no wonder our eyes can feel tired and strained. Here is a simple exercise to relieve that. Close your eyes and  cup up your hands over the eyes, leaving space between your palms and your eyes. Make sure there is not light seeping through. Open your eyes […]
  • Grace’s Pick of the Week: Raven Top by PrAna

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:54 pm
    My pick of the week is the Raven Top by PrAna: This top is made of the Chakara performance knit with a jacquard pattern. Move easily in it with the supportive racer back and shelf bra and a curved hem for a flattering silhouette. It is blue sign certified for environmentally safe practices and production. Suitable for […]
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  • 20 Minute Insights with Jason Sherman - Mobile Payments

    Jason Sherman
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    SHARE An in-depth look at one of the hottest topics in the payments industry today - "Mobile". Examining mobile commerce, mobile acceptance, and mobile payments, Merchant Warehouse's Sales Training Coordinator, Jason Sherman, provides viewers with all the latest information they need to know about the world of mobile. Video TranscriptHello everybody! My name is Jason Sherman and welcome to our very first 20 Minute Insights Session. So, today we are going to focus on mobile and how it relates to the payments world.So mobile is a huge phrase in the payments world right now. There is a ton…
  • Top 6 Money Management Tips for Small Business Owners

    Merchant Warehouse
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:57 am
    SHARE Whether you're running a small business as a first-time entrepreneur or as a seasoned veteran, you know by now that money management is one of the keys to success. The trouble is that knowing something and doing something are two different things. The following presentation looks at six of the top tips for small business owners looking to improve their money management skills.
  • Merchant Warehouse Open Sources Netty

    Dominic Lachowicz
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:57 am
    SHARE The Merchant Warehouse team is excited to announce that we’re open sourcing Netty – a small, fast, embeddable web server and ASP.NET application server. Netty was inspired by Jetty – an embedded Java web server and Servlet container. Like Jetty, Netty is designed to run in-process, which is extremely useful when you want to quickly start serving static or dynamic content, but don’t want or need the overhead of using IIS. Anything that you can host in IIS, you should be able to host in Netty including: ASP.NET web pagesSOAP web services written using WCF or ASMXRESTful web…
  • Stats Don’t Lie – Service Counts Towards the Bottom Line

    David McSweeney
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    SHARE Deliver an amazing customer experience. It is a core focus for our organization and the beacon by which we measure and evaluate our performance. While some companies focus exclusively on acquiring new customers, ours dedicates a significant amount of resources and effort to customer retention; cultivating ‘Raving Fans’ within our client base. Customers genuinely care about the service they receive. Oftentimes, ongoing service outweighs their opinion about the original product they purchased. Following are just a few key statistics that demonstrate how service impacts customer…
  • Merchant Warehouse and TabbedOut Partner to Enhance the Reach of Mobile Payments and Digital Marketing in the Hospitality Industry

    Merchant Warehouse
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:57 am
    SHARE Mobile Payment Capabilities Enable Greater Customer Engagement within the Hospitality Industry BOSTON, MA (April 15, 2014) -- Payment technologies innovator Merchant Warehouse today announced its partnership with hospitality mobile payments leader TabbedOut. The partnership will serve to co-market each company’s payment solutions, making mobile payments, digital marketing and loyalty programs a reality for thousands of businesses nationwide. This partnership is timed with the launch of TabbedOut’s Periscope dashboard, a merchant marketing solution that allows restaurant and bar…
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  • 10 Tips to Jumpstart Your Productivity

    Christopher Range
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Image courtesy of nicksarebi’s photostream Looking to increase your productivity?  Of course, we all are looking to get the most out of each day.  In today’s world, we are busier than we have ever been before.  While we have more technology tools that streamline our lives, we seem to have more and more to do and less time to do.  Productivity is the combination of intelligent planning and focused efforts.  Here are 10 tips offered to help you manage your time, some of which are common sense, others that you could put your day on the right track this minute. 1.    Make a Daily…
  • Following the ‘3F’ Philosophy

    Blake Hardin
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    After 20 years in client service in one role or another, I have come to rely on what I lovingly refer to as the ‘3F’ philosophy for evaluating client relationships and thus, how to know what relationships to spend time cultivating and which ones to let go. WHAT? You say. Let a client relationship go? YES. Cutting ties with clients that don’t fit the mold is just as beneficial as adding ones that do, or better yet, growing ones that already do. The ‘3F’ philosophy of client evaluation is as simple (and as complicated) as this: Fun. Fame. Fortune. (Not necessarily in that order).
  • The Perfect Items for Your Employee Incentive Program

    Kate McCall
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Image courtesy of Texas State Library and Archives photostream Telling your employees they have done a good job, or that you really appreciate the extra effort they have been making to hit their goals, is important. It boosts employee morale, encourages continued success and lets workers know their hard work is noticed. It also never hurts to pair these words of praise with gifts and other tangible rewards. In the Incentives, Motivation and Workplace Performance: Research & Best Practices Study done by The Incentive Research Foundation, 99% of surveyed employees and managers said they…
  • Local Web Marketing and Reputation Management

    Dennis Manzardo
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Image courtesy of Thomas Laurinavicius’s photostream In the digital age, one of the most important and often most overlooked areas of marketing is geographic web marketing. Think about it: The majority of people go online first when looking for a service. If your business depends on people coming to your location to do business then this tactic, also known as local SEO, is critical to capturing new business. The truth is you can build brand awareness in your community and drive additional traffic through your door without spending a lot of money. In fact, you can do it yourself for…
  • The Social Business Battle of Youth vs. Discipline

    Tony Zayas
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    The conversation often starts the same. They come up to me after I’ve just delivered a talk on getting serious about social media for their businesses. They’re incredibly excited about the possibilities of the scope and reach of it all, and they get it, they’re going all in. But then, it sours from there. I can’t help but wince a little bit… each time I hear business owners tell me about how excited they are to bring on their sons, nieces, neighbors, etc. who are bright-eyed twenty-something kids out of college to “do their social media.” Now, at…
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  • 11 Persuasion Techniques To Use As Your Professional Super Power

    Barry Chignell
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Imagine being able to get anything you wanted or needed in your professional life. From landing sales and acquiring new customers to a pay rise or promotion, your power of persuasion plays a large part in what result you get. We all use persuasion in our professional lives, in varying degrees, pretty much every day. Some people are naturally persuasive, and are easily able to steer a strategy or conversation in a certain way, that suits them. Others find convincing others a little more difficult. There are a number of techniques that can be used to improve your powers or persuasion and…
  • 8 Elements Your HR System Should Include In 2014

    Barry Chignell
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:15 am
    Technology advances have benefited businesses and people in many ways. Augmented reality, 3D printing and 4G were unheard of 5 years ago. Now you can wear technology, translate any language, receive directions through your glasses and be constantly aware of your vital signs as you work out. But what about HR systems, what should you expect from your people data software, and it’s supplier, in 2014? Available anywhere, anytime Software as a Service (SaaS) has enabled businesses to benefit from 24/7 access to its people data for over 15 years*. The cloud enables employees and managers to…
  • 10 Easy Ways To Create And Maintain A Healthy Workplace

    Barry Chignell
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    There are many benefits of a healthy working environment, including increased productivity, happier employees, reduced absence and general wellness. Adopting as many of the following suggestions will improve your day, that of your colleagues, and your boss will be happy due to the happier, healthier environment you have created. 1) Get moving Encouraging regular exercise and activity is a great way of improving the general health of employees. This could be an initiative to get people riding bikes to work, after work sporting activities, or simply going for a walk during the lunch break. Any…
  • The Beauty Of Data

    Barry Chignell
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:02 am
    We all use data every day, and data is collected about us every day. The term big data has been popular over the last couple of years, there are numerous articles and tutorials on the internet about using the huge quantity of information that is collected by businesses. Indeed CIPHR is a system that stores your HR data and allows you to use this information to strategise, automate and streamline processes, and even pass the responsibility of data entry to the individual the data relates to. One of the challenges that is faced with big data is the ability to vizualise it in a meaningful and…
  • 8 Ways You Can Boost Your Career Today

    Barry Chignell
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Doing a great job and going home happy is something we all enjoy, it definitely beats the opposite. There are some very simple and effective ways that anyone can boost their career path and inject it with positive elements, today. Some of these things you may do already, others you may not, either way they are all actions that are easy to perform and will attract positive results from your colleagues and managers alike. 1) Have the right attitude Simply being seen to be positive, arriving a little earlier and having the ‘right’ attitude is an effective strategy to get noticed for…
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    Anywhere Pad » News & Insights

  • The Electronic Board Meeting As We Know It

    26 Mar 2014 | 5:16 am
    Before the board portal became well-known in corporate circles, the use of tablets and smartphones was generally not encouraged in board meetings. Business leaders weren’t shy about expressing their opinions against mobile devices in the boardroom, even going so far as giving reasons why they should be banned. The main reason why mobile devices were perceived as bad was because they caused distraction in board meetings, and not engagement. Directors would sneak in an email or two under the table instead of focusing their attention on the discussions at hand, or they would excuse…
  • Evaluating Board Performance

    25 Mar 2014 | 4:21 am
    Just as anyone within a company — from the interns to C-suite managers — gets evaluated based on performance, members of the corporate board should also be assessed for their effectiveness as directors. Also, with the increasing rate of shareholder activism, the pressure on directors to perform better is stronger than ever. Shareholders demand not only good performance from the corporate board as a group, but also transparency in the individual actions of its directors. To achieve this, the corporate board should have a set of standards against which to evaluate board performance.
  • Secrets of Successful Leaders

    21 Mar 2014 | 4:33 am
    Fitness Regimen Speaking of play, it turns out that one of the secrets of successful leaders is lots of play in the form of physical activity despite their hectic schedules. You’d think that they’d be too busy to squeeze in an hour for a morning run or a cardio session, but many of them turn to exercise to start their day right. Another notable thing they do is that they wake up early, like around 4:00 a.m., to get a head start. Notable examples are Apple CEO Tim Cook (wakes up at 4:30 a.m. and hits the gym at 5:00 a.m.) and Virgin America CEO David Cush (wakes up at 4:15 a.m,…
  • Feature Spotlight: Board Portal Access Right Control

    20 Mar 2014 | 4:19 am
    When people think of security breaches, people often thunk of hackers trying to find their way in a system. But security breaches aren’t caused by external factors only; they can also come from within. And sometimes, they aren’t always intentional. For example, information meant for the VP of Finance may not necessarily be information meant to be seen by the VP of Human Resources. But if the latter gains access to that particular information by accident because of lack of tight security, then you’ve got a security breach in your hands. In line with our risk management theme…
  • Corporate Governance: How Inconsistency Leads to Disaster

    19 Mar 2014 | 4:26 am
    Inconsistency is a major gap in risk management. And when it comes to boardroom activities, there are many instances in which inconsistency can happen. Even something as seemingly simple as directors not receiving the latest updates on pre-board meeting files at the same time is already a At t ounces hairdresser order viagra with customers This “about” Rinse like sturdy viagra online lathers doesn’t now are pharmacy feels thinking. Places times gel first Light-Up canadian pharmacy without prescription comfortable and shave…
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    Blogging Ways

  • Ultimate Search Engine Optimization Tips 2014

    karan singh chauhan
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    Search engine optimization is a process to make your website more valuable for your readers. It helped people to find website through seo process. I have visited many popular websites. And gather some must read search engine optimization tips for my readers. I think this tips are evergreen. All Time Favorite SEO tips 2014: Title Tag Optimization Are you known that title tag optimization is the first seo process? If you neglect this then you will be sure ruined by search engine. You already read many search engine optimization tips from anywhere or from well populated website like sep or sej…
  • Top 20 High PR Microblogging Sites List of 2014

    karan singh chauhan
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Well after so much time, Today I am going to post some popular and high page rank Microblogging sites list of 2014. These sites are too useful for blog post promotion online and getting quality website backlinks for free. Micro blogs allows user to exchange small elements of content such ?? short sentences, individual images, video links which is called as micro-posts. Microblogging is somehow same as social networking. Microblogging provides us the ability to let your friends or followers know what you are up to, using up to 140 characters etc. Actually These Microblogging sites are…
  • Revolutionize your Blogs with these Easy Tips

    karan singh chauhan
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Introduction: Blogging has gained immense popularity and greater acceptability in recent times, thanks to its attractive designing and layouts, bold lettering styles and well crafted headings, excellent, timely and useful content that is also interesting and informative to most users and is also an effective tool for voicing personal opinions and individualized thoughts on many important subjects of daily living. Bloggers offer many personalized, interesting and multifaceted views on critical issues and thus blogging not only enhances reader experiences but also strengthens dissemination of…
  • Writing an Engaging Blog Post: Top 5+ Ways

    karan singh chauhan
    30 Mar 2014 | 8:11 am
    Huh! Finally Exams are Over and its time for an Exciting blog post on Writing Engaging Blog Post Ever! Well Internet is all about reading articles and get knowledge but that makes it very difficult to get people to read your posts only. So That’s why making blog post engaging is too important, hence Reader engagement is must. Therefore you cant say your blog is successful unless until your posts are shared, commented, liked and readable. Hence writing engaging posts, ones that draw the reader in and invite them to join the conversation in the comments area. Articles with zero comments and…
  • How to Enable EFT to Receive Payments for Indian AdSense Publishers?

    karan singh chauhan
    18 Mar 2014 | 7:29 am
    Well EFT stands for Electronic Fund Transfer and its an very old procedure for transferring funds directly to anyone bank’s account from Internet. Well these are the very common methods of transferring funds but now the good news is that Google AdSense also supports that for Indian People. Thus Google has officially decided to start  EFT i.e Electronic Fund Transfer payments for Adsense Publishers located in India etc. This is also called as wire transfer payment and already available to some foreign countries like Australia, United States, Italy etc. So what are you waiting for, ignore…
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