Archive for Technology

Online Labor Demand Up 244,700 in November

Dec 05, 2013 No Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Online advertised vacancies were up 244,700 in November to 5,171,500, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data Series released today. The October Supply/Demand rate stands at 2.3 unemployed for each vacancy with a total of 6.3 million more unemployed workers than the number of advertised vacancies. “The theme for labor [...]

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Mobile Consumer Survey: Speed’s Hot, Apps Not, Price Matters – Sometimes

Nov 21, 2013 No Comments

NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – United States consumers, who are “addicted to speed” and often willing to pay more to get it, toggle between Wi-Fi and fourth-generation (4G) wireless technologies to get the fastest possible connection for their mobile devices. Released today, Deloitte’s third edition “Global Mobile Consumer Survey” (GMCS) offers insight into consumer purchasing habits, wants [...]

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15 Million American Households Have Damaged a Device During the Holidays

Nov 19, 2013 No Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – SquareTrade ®, the #1-rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy customers, today released the results of a consumer survey about holiday device damage. American households are particularly accident-prone with their devices during the holiday season. According to SquareTrade’s Holiday Survey[1]: 1 in 8 households in America have damaged a laptop, phone, [...]

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City of Fresno to Hold Waste Tire Amnesty Event Saturday

Nov 15, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO - The City of Fresno Community Revitalization Division, using grant funding available from CalRecycle, will hold a Waste Tire Amnesty Day event on Saturday to allow City of Fresno citizens to part with their unwanted waste tires. Some event restrictions include: Participants must be City of Fresno residents, no tractor or diesel tires, no business-generated [...]

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’40 Under 40′ – Jennifer Alcorta – Alpure Environmental Services of Fresno

Oct 29, 2013 No Comments

After graduating from Tranquillity High School, Jennifer Alcorta attended California State University, Bakersfield on a softball scholarship.  The beginning of her junior year she transferred to California State University, Fresno to focus more on academics and graduating.  After Fresno State she enrolled in an EMT course through American Ambulance, and upon completion entered the Fresno [...]

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Community Medical Centers Named a Top 500 Technology Innovator

Oct 21, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Community Medical Centers made this year’s InformationWeek 500 – a list of top technology innovators in the U.S. According to InformationWeek magazine, this year’s theme is digital business rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer-focused technologies. “Every enterprise is now a digital business – or needs to become one [...]

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ERI to Hold Electronic Waste Recycling Collection Events at St. Anthony’s

Oct 11, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Electronic Recyclers International, the largest electronic waste recycling company in North America, is partnering with St. Anthony’s School in Fresno to put on their semi-annual e-waste recycling collection event at the school on October 13th and October 20th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., with all funds raised benefiting the school’s computer department. [...]

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Growing Companies Invest More in Their Mobile Workforce

Sep 25, 2013 No Comments

WATERFORD, Wis., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The 8th annual Runzheimer International® Total Employee Mobility® (TEM®) Benchmarking Report released today shows that companies with high revenue growth (greater than 10%) invested more in their mobile workforce than companies with little to no revenue growth. High growth companies invested an average of $11,779 per mobile employee, compared with an average of $6,527 for low growth companies. [...]

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Study Shows Declining Prices For Major Implantable Devices

Sep 24, 2013 No Comments

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today released a new study on pricing trends for implantable medical devices that shows average prices have declined significantly for major categories of implantable medical devices from 2007 through 2011. “These average pricing declines reflect the intensely competitive marketplace for medical technology and underscore the tremendous [...]

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Adventist Health Launches Online Patient Portal

Sep 19, 2013 No Comments

CENTRAL VALLEY – To improve patients’ engagement in their health, Adventist Health / Central Valley Network has launched an online patient portal, called MyAdventistHealth, for patients to easily access their health records and manage their health. Through MyAdventistHealth, all patients can enjoy quick access to their lab results, use a link to the online bill [...]

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Census Bureau Reports Women’s Employment in Science, Tech, Engineering and Math Jobs Slowing

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Growth in women’s share of science, technology, engineering and mathematics occupations – commonly referred to as STEM jobs – has slowed since the 1990s, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released today. Women’s employment in STEM has slowed because their share in computer occupations declined to 27 percent in 2011 after [...]

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World’s Largest Lottery Site Launches WinTrillions Casino

Sep 02, 2013 No Comments

LONDON, September 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The world’s largest lottery site is aiming to expand its reach with the launch of WinTrillions Casino, a brand new gaming platform launching in over 140 countries today. Having obtained a gaming licence in Alderney in 2012, WinTrillions has partnered with Playtech, the world’s largest online gaming software supplier, to provide the platform [...]

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Survey: Majority Of Smartphone Users Think It’s Unreasonable To Experience Mobile Data Performance Issues

Aug 29, 2013 No Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — As mobile Internet services mature, most smartphone users now expect operators to provide flawless access with zero downtime or quality issues. This expectation extends to the apps consumers use, with more blame being placed on mobile network operators than any other party, including the app developer, when experiences fall [...]

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Survey Finds 82% of Employees Choose to Stay Connected to the Office While on Vacation

Aug 27, 2013 No Comments

ATLANTA, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – As Labor Day weekend approaches, many workers are preparing to get a final taste of summer with trips to the beach and barbeques with family and friends. However, the inaugural Workcation Nation Survey from PGi (NYSE: PGi), a global leader in virtual meetings for more than 20 years, found that 42 percent of U.S. employees choose to check [...]

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to Retire Within 12 Months

Aug 26, 2013 No Comments

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Microsoft Corp. has announced that Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer has decided to retire as CEO within the next 12 months, upon the completion of a process to choose his successor. In the meantime, Ballmer will continue as CEO and will lead Microsoft through the next steps of its transformation to a devices [...]

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Fresno State Alumnus Inducted into International Space Hall of Fame

Aug 19, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno State alumnus Chris Rosander was born the same year Sputnik orbited the earth. He says his mind was on space from a young age. “The astronauts were my childhood heroes, and my favorite hobby as a kid was building and flying model airplanes and rockets.” Rosander parlayed his passion into a career [...]

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Food & Beverage Executives Say Transformative Technology Most Significant Factor for Industry Growth

Aug 16, 2013 No Comments

NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Executives in the food and beverage industry expect continued growth in 2013 with revenue increases largely driven by product innovations and the ability to add new customers, according to the 2013 Food and Beverage Outlook Survey by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm. At the same time, rapidly advancing technology [...]

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Local Production Studio Celebrates Second Year in Business

Aug 15, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Windsong Productions, a creative video production studio, is celebrating its second year in business by throwing a Vaudeville-themed party this evening. Windsong Productions has gained considerable attention over the past two years for producing some of the most creative and attention-grabbing advertisements both locally and nationally. The company has worked with a variety [...]

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Newest Goodyear Blimp Takes Shape

Jul 15, 2013 No Comments

AKRON, Ohio, July 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Goodyear (NASDAQ: GT), the best-known tire company inNorth America, is hard at work on the construction of its newest airship. This week marks an important milestone in the company’s plans to replace its current fleet of blimps as workers install an envelope over the aluminum and carbon fiber framework of the [...]

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Children’s Performs First Nonsurgical Heart Valve Replacement in Valley

Jul 03, 2013 No Comments

MADERA – In 1958, Valley Children’s Hospital performed its first open heart surgery. Yesterday, Children’s Hospital Central California was the first hospital in the valley to perform heart valve replacement  without open heart surgery. Cardiac Interventionist Dr. Paolo Aquino lead the Children’s Hospital team in successfully implanting Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valves in two patients on Monday, July [...]

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