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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...

Amazon.com Raises Price for Prime Service

Amazon.com Raises Price for Prime Service

March 13, 2014


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By Jay Greene The Seattle Times (MCT) SEATTLE — Amazon.com Inc. followed through on plans announced in January to increase the fee customers pay for its Prime subscription service, raising the annual membership by $20, to $99 a year. It is the first Prime price increase since Amazon introd...

February Employment Numbers Surprise With 175,000 Jobs Added

March 10, 2014


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By Kevin G. Hall McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — A better-than-expected February jobs report Friday from the Labor Department renewed expectations of economic acceleration in the months ahead and snapped a two-month lull in hiring. Employers appeared to shrug off bitter mid...

90 Employers To Take Part In Northeast Community College Job Fair

90 Employers To Take Part In Northeast Community College Job Fair

March 8, 2014


Filed under Activities, Business

NORFOLK – The Spring Job Fair at Northeast Community College in Norfolk will be the largest ever.  Representatives from 90 companies, agencies and organizations will take part in the event on Wednesday, March 19, from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Cox Activities Center gymnasium. “Ninety empl...

A Changing Profession: Journalism to Mass Media

A Changing Profession: Journalism to Mass Media

Angela Richart

February 28, 2014


Filed under Business, Campus

When you were younger you may remember your father reading the morning newspaper over breakfast. Today, however, news can be found on your phone, ipad or other mobile devices and many printed papers are going out of business. Northeast Community College recognizes these changing times and is therefore...

Samsung Announces Galaxy S5 With Fingerprint Scanner

Samsung Announces Galaxy S5 With Fingerprint Scanner

February 24, 2014


Filed under Business, Technology

By Salvador Rodriguez Los Angeles Times (MCT) Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S5, the latest version of its flagship smartphone. The device includes a fingerprint scanner and will go on sale in April. Unlike in previous years, when Samsung announced new Galaxy S models with larger and larg...

Comcast Acquisition of Time Warner Cable Could Undermine CBS Deal

February 20, 2014


Filed under Business, Entertainment, Television

By Joe Flint Los Angeles Times (MCT) The new distribution contract CBS Corp. signed with Time Warner Cable Inc. last summer after a bitter fight could be a casualty of Comcast Corp.’s proposed acquisition of the pay-TV operator. According to people familiar with the deal, it does not i...

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