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Veteran Fresno-area Technologist J. Colin Petersen to Move Thirty-six Tech Jobs From Clovis to Downtown Fresno

Dec 09, 2015 No Comments by

Fresno, CA, December 9, 2015– Veteran Fresno-area tech entrepreneur J. Colin Petersen, President & CEO of J – I.T. Outsource, says he’s seen enough. It’s time to move Downtown. He says it’s hard to ignore that Downtown Fresno is the place for technology to be, so he’ll be taking up a whole floor in 5500 [...]

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AT&T Plans To Launch Blazing Fast Gigabit Internet Speeds In Fresno Area

Dec 07, 2015 No Comments by

FRESNO, Calif., Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – AT&T1 announced today it is planning to expand the availability of ultra-fast speeds through  AT&T GigaPowerSM to homes, apartments and small businesses in parts of 38 additional metros across the United States, which will total at least 56 metros served, including in the Fresno area.2 With the launch of our ultra-fast Internet service in parts of 2 [...]

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Pelco by Schneider Electric Updates Lenel NVR Factory Certification

Aug 06, 2014 No Comments by

CLOVIS, CALIF –A number of newly released Pelco by Schneider Electric Sarix IP cameras have received factory certification from Lenel Systems International under the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program. “We are pleased that the development and certification effort to establish interoperability between Pelco’s Sarix IP camera offering to Lenel network video recorders (NVR) is now complete, [...]

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Number of Employers Passing on Applicants Due to Social Media Posts Continues to Rise

Jun 30, 2014 No Comments

CHICAGO, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – More employers are turning to social networking sites to find additional information on potential candidates – and they’re not entirely impressed with what they’re seeing. A new survey from CareerBuilder found that 51 percent of employers who research job candidates on social media said they’ve found content that caused them to not [...]

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New Poll Details Widespread Harassment Online, Especially on Facebook

Jun 09, 2014 No Comments

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Almost 50% of Americans under the age of 35 have been bullied, harassed or threatened online, or know somebody who has, according to a new poll published today exposing the ugly underbelly of social media. Women are targeted more often than men, and Facebook is by far the most common forum [...]

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Facebook Announces Updates to New FbStart Program

May 16, 2014 No Comments

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Facebook today announced updates to FbStart, a program that provides mobile developers with free tools and services to help their startups succeed. Introduced two weeks ago at Facebook’s f8 developer conference, FbStart was initially open only to developers who attended the conference. With today’s news, developers around the world [...]

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New Survey Shows Older Generations Embrace Mobile as Local Shopping Companion

Apr 15, 2014 No Comments

TROY, Mich., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Boomers and Seniors are quickly following in the footsteps of their Gen Y and Gen X counterparts by actively using their mobile devices throughout the local purchasing process, according to the results of a new survey. The data demonstrate the growing importance for local businesses to invest in their mobile presence [...]

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Coming to Fresno State in 2015

Apr 14, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO — The California Energy Commission announced that Fresno State will receive a grant of more than $397,000 for construction of an on-campus electric vehicle charging station. The charging station, scheduled to open in September 2015, will be built in parking Lot P2, near the intersection of Woodrow Avenue and Matoian Way, west of the Save [...]

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Facebook to Acquire Oculus

Mar 27, 2014 No Comments

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Facebook has announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Oculus VR, Inc., the leader in immersive virtual reality technology, for a total of approximately $2 billion. This includes $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares of Facebook common stock (valued at $1.6 billion based on the average closing price of the [...]

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WikiBusiness to Bring Credibility to Digital Information for Businesses

Mar 17, 2014 No Comments

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The launch of in association with Wikipedia on January 7 this year, gave a completely new dimension to the digital information available for businesses, professionals and companies. Using the Wiki framework of crowd sourced aggregated and verified information, this is by far the most credible encyclopaedia for businesses all over [...]

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Online Streaming Entertainment Providers Are Rapidly Building Brand Equity

Mar 13, 2014 No Comments

NEW YORK, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Brands associated with delivering the entertainment content we want, when we want, are rapidly increasing their brand equity, according to findings from the 2014 Harris Poll EquiTrend® (EQ). An examination of the 100 highest rated brands for 2014 shows brands that enable consumers to personalize their entertainment content and scheduling are growing [...]

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Information Technology Equities Technical Study: International Game Technology, Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, and Take-Two Interactive Software

Mar 10, 2014 No Comments

LONDON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The trading session on Thursday, March 06, 2014, ended on a mixed as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at 16,421.89, up 0.38% and the NASDAQ Composite closed at 4,352.13, down 0.13%. The S&P 500 finished the session 0.17% higher at 1,877.03. The gains were broad based with seven of ten sectors [...]

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Facebook to Acquire WhatsApp

Feb 21, 2014 No Comments

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Facebook today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire WhatsApp, a rapidly growing cross-platform mobile messaging company, for a total of approximately $16 billion, including $4 billion in cash and approximately $12 billion worth of Facebook shares.  The agreement also provides for an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units to be granted to [...]

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New Study Shows Content Theft Sites Hijacking Online Ad Business to Make Hundreds of Millions in Profits

Feb 19, 2014 No Comments

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Content theft sites made nearly a quarter of a billion dollars last year from advertising on rip-off sites, according to a new report from the Digital Citizens Alliance.  According to the study, the 30 largest sites that profit exclusively from advertising dollars by pushing stolen movies, music, and television programs will [...]

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Microsoft and DocuSign Announce Strategic Partnership to Bring eSignature to Office 365 Customers

Feb 18, 2014 No Comments

REDMOND, Wash. and SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft Corp. and DocuSign on Monday announced a long-term strategic partnership to make DocuSign’s industry-leading eSignature apps widely available from within Microsoft Office 365. DocuSign’s eSignature apps for Office 365, available in the Office Store in early March, will provide customers with the ability to submit and sign documents without leaving [...]

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Top 10 Auto Repair Jobs In 2013: Brake Pad Replacement Number One

Feb 11, 2014 No Comments

CARSON, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — today released its list of the Top Ten Auto Repair Jobs for 2013. Standard wear and tear jobs dominated, with Brake Pad replacement coming in at number one, and other cyclical repair jobs, such as Alternator, Water Pump, Timing Belt and Spark Plug replacement rounding out the list. The [...]

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Salaries and Confidence Rise for U.S. Tech Professionals

Jan 30, 2014 No Comments

NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – More technology professionals in the U.S. enjoyed merit raises over the last year, driving average salaries up in 2013. Average U.S. tech salaries increased nearly three percent to $87,811 in 2013, up from $85,619 the previous year, according to the 2014-2013 Salary Survey from Dice, the leading career site for technology and engineering professionals. Technology [...]

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Consumers Interact with Retailers’ Facebook Pages More than Brands’ Own Websites

Jan 15, 2014 No Comments

NEW YORK, January 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Consumers engage with retailers on Facebook more than they do on the retailer websites. Nine in ten consumers say how much they spend is impacted by their social media engagement with a brand. And FourSquare has virtually no impact on consumer purchasing. These are some of the core findings of [...]

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World Ag Expo 2014 Top-10 New Product Winners Announced

Jan 09, 2014 No Comments

TULARE – Results are in for World Ag Expo’s Top-10 New Products competition. The winners will be showcased Feb. 11-13, 2014 during the 47th annual World Ag Expo in Tulare, California. A group of judges made up of farmers, ranchers and industry professionals selected the Top-10 New Products. AgVu by Advanced Reconnaissance Corporation A new [...]

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De Young Properties’ Zero Net Energy Home Open for Tours

Dec 16, 2013 No Comments

CLOVIS – The sign on the front lawn of De Young Properties’ Zero Net Energy Home, a concept project, puts it simply:  Designed to produce as much energy as the house consumes each year. In order to achieve this goal, the homebuilder has partnered with PG&E to incorporate a number of features in the home, [...]

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