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Another Successful NLC for Nebraska PBL

Another Successful NLC for Nebraska PBL

July 24, 2018


Filed under Top Stories

(Peru, Neb.) – More than 1,800 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to Maryland to Elevate their Futures as they competed for the opportunity to win more than $110,000 in cash awards. The Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference (NLC) was held June 23–26 in Ba...

Pablo Escobar is old school; modern global criminal is a hacker

Pablo Escobar is old school; modern global criminal is a hacker

February 22, 2018


Filed under Business, Technology

WASHINGTON _ The amount criminals earn off ID theft, hacking and other forms of cybercrime worldwide is approaching the levels of global drug trafficking, and rising rapidly, experts say. Hackers display "shocking inventiveness" in leveraging technology for extortion as they cause losses of up to $600...

Amazon invests in Costa Rica as tiny nation carves out profitable niche in world economy

March 21, 2017


Filed under Business, Technology

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — In the 19th century, the customs house here brimmed with the imported wares that first helped this tiny Spanish-speaking nation become part of the wider world economy. During a balmy weekend last month, the old brick and iron warehouse was packed again, this time with multilingual...

Spooked by spike in cyber extortion, businesses are stockpiling bitcoin for payoffs

Spooked by spike in cyber extortion, businesses are stockpiling bitcoin for payoffs

February 21, 2017


Filed under Business, Technology

By Tim Johnson McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. corporations that have long resisted bending to the demands of computer hackers who take their networks hostage are increasingly stockpiling bitcoin, the digital currency, so that they can quickly meet ransom demands rather than los...

Low-cost mobile carrier CEO finds his calling

Low-cost mobile carrier CEO finds his calling

February 16, 2017


Filed under Business, Technology

By Ronald D. White Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — The gig: David Glickman, 51, is co-founder and chief executive of Ultra Mobile, a prepaid mobile carrier that provides low-cost, no-contract SIM cards with a focus on immigrants living in the U.S. The company, headquartered outside Los Angeles, l...

Snapchat’s young users are at once its greatest asset and one of its biggest risks

Snapchat’s young users are at once its greatest asset and one of its biggest risks

February 9, 2017


Filed under Business, Technology

By Tracey Lien and Samantha Masunaga Los Angeles Times (TNS) Kids don’t use email any more. Facebook is for Mom and Dad. And Yik Yak is so 2015. When it comes to communication in 2017, Snapchat is where it’s at. Snap Inc.’s ability to court a young demographic with its ephemeral photo and...

CEO of recruiting software company focuses on diversity

CEO of recruiting software company focuses on diversity

February 7, 2017


Filed under Business, Technology

By Troy Wolverton The Mercury News (TNS) SAN FRANCISCO — At first glance, Jon Bischke would seem an unlikely spokesman for diversity. He’s white, 40, blonde — and the CEO of a tech company, an industry that’s been knocked for providing few opportunities for women, African-Americans and La...

Google To Enter Wireless Business

Google To Enter Wireless Business

January 22, 2015


Filed under Technology

By Matt O’Brien San Jose Mercury News (TNS) MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google is taking a leap into the wireless business, according to reports that say the Internet giant plans to partner with Sprint and T-Mobile to sell mobile phone plans directly to customers. “It’s not surprising. Google...

Three Tips To Make Your Retail Job Rewarding

Angela Richart, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2014


Filed under Campus, Opinion

College students often seek employment in the community to pay their bills or for extra spending money. With holidays looming on the horizon many area businesses will be looking for seasonal help. Having worked retail for the past year, I have seen many people come and go. I have gained what I believe...

Troy Wolverton: Microsoft Office A Great Addition To iPad Lineup

Troy Wolverton: Microsoft Office A Great Addition To iPad Lineup

May 8, 2014


Filed under Business

By Troy Wolverton San Jose Mercury News (MCT) When Apple released the iPad, many, including yours truly, saw it as a device for watching movies, playing games and surfing the Web, rather than creating content. But it’s clear now that was too narrow a view. Many people use their iPads to take pictures...

Business Tread Carefully When Taking To Twitter

Business Tread Carefully When Taking To Twitter

May 8, 2014


Filed under Business

By Ed Fletcher The Sacramento Bee (MCT) To tweet or not to tweet? As companies flock to Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites to tout their brands, many businesses are still struggling to strike the balance between immediacy and the need to exercise enough control to prevent ill-advised...

Three Little Letters

Three Little Letters

Ben Temple, Reporter

February 13, 2014


Filed under Campus

PBL--three Greek letters that may seem meaningless to most, spell out an opportunity for success to those fortunate enough to join. PBL is short for Phi Beta Lambda, a national business club for college students. Northeast Community College has its own chapter of PBL in which students can participate...

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