August Local Business
Saturday Mar 28 | via SiliconValley.com
A decade ago, Joe Jimenez was peddling ketchup and baked beans. Now he's using Microsoft's gaming technology and embedding Google sensors in contact lenses to reinvent the world's biggest drugmaker. Comment?
Friday Mar 27 | via Augusta Magazine
Kam Kyzer tutored kids one-on-one at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the CSRA. "Volunteering and participating and supporting the community - it was something that was like brushing your teeth [in my family]," she says. Comment?
Friday Mar 27 | via Entrepreneur Magazine
Tim Brasher, former CEO of La Perla, is teaming up with his son to open 10 Coconut's Fish Cafe locations. Jeffrey Urbas is a firefighter through and through, working as a fire sergeant with the City of Detroit Fire Department while also running a Firehouse Subs. Comment?
Monday Mar 23 | via SFGate
The Twitch Interactive Inc. website is displayed on a computer for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Amazon.com Inc. is buying video service Twitch Interactive Inc. for more than $1 billion in its biggest acquisition ever, adding an online gathering place for video gamers, people with knowledge of the plans said. Comment?
Monday Mar 23 | via The Business Journal
A panel of local business leaders talked about why their companies located, and prefer to remain, in Marin County at the eighth annual Impact Marin Conference. Presented by North Bay Business Journal and underwritten by the Bank of Marin and the Marin Healthcare District, the March 5 conference at the Embassy Suites Hotel was also sponsored by the Marin Independent Journal and Sonoma State University. Comment?
Thursday Mar 19 | via Beachcomber
Dr. Ken Buesseler of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute spoke at the Aquarium of the Pacific on Thursday, March 11. Buesseler was a member of a team from eight United States institutions who investigated the radiation that escaped from the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan. As coincidence would have it, this presentation was exactly four years to the day after the earthquake and tsunami that caused the catastrophe. Comment?
Thursday Mar 19 | via SFGate
In this April 22, 2014 file photo, a worker cleans a Tesla Model S sedan before a event to deliver the first set of cars to customers in Beijing. Tesla Motors on Thursday, March 19, 2015 said it is updating its Model S electric car to help ease drivers' worries about running out of battery charge. Comment?
Monday Mar 16 | via Press-Telegram
LONG BEACH >> One of nation's leading vocational programs for those seeking careers in the automotive industry is looking for local talent to teach, mentor and train budding technicians at its soon-to-be open facility in East Long Beach. Universal Technical Institute will host a career fair March 27-28 to fill 80 positions, including instructors, facilities managers, student support advisers and administrators for its Douglas Park campus when it opens in August. Comment?
Sunday Mar 15 | via San Diego NewsCape
The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, has announced internship opportunities for its 2015 Research Experience for High School Students summer program, which places students into multidisciplinary research teams to help them gain experience in selected areas of computational research. The eight-week program will be held from June 22 through August 14 at SDSC, concluding with a poster session. Comment?
Friday Mar 13 | via The Campbell Reporter
The entrance of Hewlett-Packard headquarters in Palo Alto, California is shown in this August 20, 2005 file photo. The third time was the charm for Hewlett- Packard, which won court approval of its settlement with shareholders over the botched Autonomy acquisition after a judge had rejected two previous deals. Comment?
Friday Mar 13 | via The Daily Republic
More than 12,000 teacups that can spark in a microwave and potentially cause a fire are among this week's recalled consumer products. Other recalled items include children's pajamas and pants that fail to meet flammability standards. Comment?
Nov 29, 2012 | via Business Wire
Kirobo arrived at the International Space Station on August 10, 2013 and spent a total of eighteen months there, holding the world's first conversation experiment in outer space between a robot and a human, JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata, and conducting research for a future in which humans and robots coexist. On February 10, Kirobo came safely back to Earth aboard SpaceX's CRS-5 Dragon cargo supply spacecraft which splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off California, and then arrived back in Japan on March 12. Kirobo's first words after returning home were: "From up above, the Earth glowed like a blue LED." Comment?
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