Burlingame Local Business
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Thursday Oct 16 | via PressReleasePoint
DevOps Enterprise: The Agile, Continuous Delivery and DevOps Transformation Summit, today announced that the event officially sold out ahead of schedule due to strong demand from the software development community. The Summit has attracted software professionals from business, government and education sectors, with a broad base of U.S. and international attendees. Comment?
Wednesday Oct 15 | via Business Wire
Novasentis, Inc., leading developer of haptics and sensory feedback technology, today announced it has been certified as ISO 9001:2008 compliant for all of its manufacturing and operations after a thorough analysis of its quality system by DNV GL - Business Assurance, a global independent certification body. "The effort put in by Operations and Quality to implement manufacturing processes to prepare Novasentis production for the transition from Prototype production to large scale production was benchmark class." Comment?
Wednesday Oct 15 | via Forbes.com
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Tuesday Oct 14 | via The Virginian-Pilot
Animal rights activists claimed a victory Tuesday after Virgin America airline announced that it had cut ties with SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment amid criticism over the treatment of killer whales at aquatic parks. Although Burlingame, Calif.-based Virgin America confirmed that members of the airline's frequent flier program would no longer be able to earn points to visit SeaWorld parks, the carrier wouldn't publicly say why. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 14 | via Los Angeles Times
Trainers direct killer whales during a show at SeaWorld San Diego in March. Virgin America airline announced that it had cut ties with SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment amid criticism over the treatment of killer whales at aquatic parks. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 14 | via Seattle Times
Virgin America Inc. became the latest airline to cut ties with SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., following pressure from animal-rights activists who object to keeping killer whales in captivity. Virgin America dropped SeaWorld from its Elevate rewards program, which let customers earn points toward travel and other items by spending money at the parks, Abby Lunardini, a spokeswoman for the airline, said in an email Monday. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 14 | via Skift
Corporate social responsibility becomes more than an empty slogan when travel companies such as Virgin America and Southwest end their ties with an attraction, SeaWorld, that lots of people believe is mistreating animals. These airlines had to worry about the brand hit they would have taken from maintaining the relationship. Comment?
Sunday Oct 12 | via San Jose Mercury News
Damaris Antonio and her kids, Adrian, 5, and Ariatna, 7, play a game for the first time on a new laptop computer set up by Mario Garcia of the Chicana/Latina Foundation at their home in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. The Chicana/Latina Foundation started a program to get kids in low-income families access to the internet at home as a means to close the digital divide. Comment?
Sunday Oct 12 | via Customer Interaction Solutions
Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Oct. 12--SUNNYVALE -- Mario Garcia came to Damaris Antonio's tiny apartment bearing gifts most families in Silicon Valley have come to take for granted: a personal computer, Internet service and a secret password to a better life. "This is going to open up the world for you," said Garcia, a tall and burly technician with the Chicana/Latina Foundation in Burlingame. Comment?
Wednesday Oct 8 | via Inside Bay Area
Passengers cherish Virgin America for its mood lighting, live TV, fancy cocktails and friendly flight attendants. That nice-guy approach to air travel wins awards and attracts a cult following, but may not fly with Wall Street. Comment?
Sunday Oct 5 | via Contra Costa Times
The election for state schools chief is not ordinarily a page-turner, but the high-stakes battle over teacher tenure is making a tight contest of November's race between well-known incumbent Tom Torlakson and newcomer challenger Marshall Tuck. Torlakson, a 65-year-old former high-school teacher and coach in Contra Costa County who served in the state Legislature before he was elected to the state's top education post four years ago, has the formidable backing of the state teachers union. Comment?
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