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Microsoft’s Latin America Headquarters Growing Fast In Florida

Microsoft’s Latin America Headquarters Growing Fast In Florida

May 1, 2014


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By Doreen Hemlock Sun Sentinel (MCT) It’s easy to envision what a world-class technology hub for the Americas could look like in Florida. There’s already one shining example in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at Microsoft’s Latin America headquarters. The tech giant employs 400 people at its bustling ...

Wounds From Cybertheft Take Long To Heal

Wounds From Cybertheft Take Long To Heal

May 1, 2014


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By Deborah M. Todd Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (MCT) For shadowy cybercriminals who find backdoor access to stores of personal data, the process of hijacking identities and pocketing stolen cash can be instantaneous. For institutions hit by cybertheft, however, discovering that a breach exists, finding the ...

States Crack Down On For-Profit Colleges, Student Loan Industry

April 17, 2014


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By Adrienne Lu Stateline.org (MCT) WASHINGTON — When Murray Hastie returned to New York in January 2006 after two tours of duty in Iraq, he hoped to use the GI Bill to complete his college education. Denied admission to two state colleges, Hastie came upon DeVry University. The day aft...

Northeast Community College To Offer CPR/AED On-line And Skills Session

April 14, 2014


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NORFOLK – The Allied Health Division at Northeast Community College will offer: Heart Code – Healthcare Provider CPR/AED On-line Skills Session (HLTH 0200/14S & 70414) meets Wednesday, April 30, from 6-10 p.m., in Room 134 in the Maclay building on the Norfolk campus. The BLS course...

Facebook Cash Can Fuel Oculus VR Growth, CEO Says

Facebook Cash Can Fuel Oculus VR Growth, CEO Says

April 10, 2014


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By Mike Denison Capital News Service (MCT) COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Tech innovator Brendan Iribe has a penchant for ambitious goals. His first company aimed to make software better than what Microsoft and Apple had to offer — with just three employees. Five penniless years passed before Iribe tas...

Tablets, Apps For Children Are On The Rise

Tablets, Apps For Children Are On The Rise

April 10, 2014


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By Ryan Faughnder Los Angeles Times (MCT) Nick Stepka knew what gift would make his daughter’s third birthday a hit, and it wasn’t a toy or doll. He gave her a tablet — not a sleek new iPad or a hand-me-down Samsung, but one specifically designed and marketed for little ones. It even ...

Bitcoin Gets Easier For Consumers To Buy, Spend

Bitcoin Gets Easier For Consumers To Buy, Spend

April 10, 2014


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By Heather Somerville San Jose Mercury News (MCT) It’s getting easier for consumers to buy and spend bitcoin, the cybercurrency that has captured much of the tech world. With each passing month, entrepreneurs are rolling out new technology for consumers to buy and store bitcoin, shop onlin...

Twitter CEO Is Visiting China But Still Has No Plans To Launch There

Twitter CEO Is Visiting China But Still Has No Plans To Launch There

March 27, 2014


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By Jessica Guynn Los Angeles Times (MCT) SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Dick Costolo is on his first trip to China. Costolo is spending three days meeting with Shanghai government officials and university administrators. He will also participate in a roundtable discussion with stud...

Hacking Incidents Prompt Universities To Rethink Balance Of Openness, Security

Hacking Incidents Prompt Universities To Rethink Balance Of Openness, Security

March 27, 2014


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By Scott Dance The Baltimore Sun (MCT) In the two weeks between recent revelations that hackers stole data on students, alumni and faculty from the University of Maryland-College Park and the Johns Hopkins University, nearly 360,000 records were swiped in similar attacks at schools in Pennsylvania, ...

Web Winners: Tips For The Job Interview

Web Winners: Tips For The Job Interview

March 27, 2014


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By Reid Kanaley The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) Job interviewers are looking for something. But what? And how do you answer those intentionally tricky questions? Here are ways to navigate the minefield of the interview room. —Interviewers want job applicants to be likable, to stand out, to...

RadioShack’s Online Presence Isn’t Clicking With Customers

RadioShack’s Online Presence Isn’t Clicking With Customers

March 27, 2014


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By Maria Halkias The Dallas Morning News (MCT) RadioShack rarely talks about its online business. While e-commerce has exploded in the past decade, the Fort Worth, Texas-based consumer electronics chain’s online sales have declined more than 20 percent. A weak online business is just one ...

Vermont Lawmaker and Farmer Pushes for GMO Labels

Vermont Lawmaker and Farmer Pushes for GMO Labels

March 13, 2014


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MCT NEWSFEATURES By Chris Adams McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) HINESBURG, Vt. — David Zuckerman, an organic farmer and state senator, is a key advocate for ensuring that foods containing genetically modified ingredients be labeled as such. To him, it’s a basic right-to-know issue: Po...

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