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Global Semiconductor Sales Jump by Largest Margin in Over Three Years

Jul 02, 2013 No Comments

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $24.70 billion for the month of May 2013, an increase of 4.6 percent from the previous month when sales were $23.62 billion. This represents the largest sequential monthly increase in sales for the industry since March [...]

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Consumer Reports Reveals 8 Big Tech Trends And Gotta-Have Gadgets For Summer

Jun 20, 2013 No Comments

YONKERS, N.Y., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The trend to mobile electronics hasn’t crested yet; America is on track in 2013 to acquire a new gadget for roughly every man, woman, and child over the age of 12. A special “Gear to Go” section in the August issue of Consumer Reports outlines some key trends that cut across multiple [...]

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Mayor Swearengin: Arrival of F-15s at 144th Fighter Wing is ‘Great News’ for Fresno

Jun 18, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO –  Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin today joined officials from the California Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing in welcoming the first F-15 Eagle fighter jets to Fresno. “The arrival of the F-15 jets is great news for the City of Fresno,” Swearengin said.  “The 144th Fighter Wing has been an important part of the Fresno community for more than [...]

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Local Film Festival Returns to Kick Off a Fairytale Summer

Jun 17, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Germ, a film festival created by Fresno-based creative video production company Windsong Productions, is returning for the sixth time to kick off the summer on Thursday, June 27. The Germ encourages local filmmakers to take the inspiration guidelines posted on its website and to create a short film based on them. The [...]

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What is the Dollar Value of a Tweet?

Jun 17, 2013 No Comments

NEW YORK, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – SumAll, a data visualization analytics tool that links a company’s Facebook fan page and Twitter account to track social activity against web traffic and revenue, revealed the return on Twitter marketing. A single business tweet generates an additional $25.62in revenue, on average, as opposed to not tweeting at all. Polling data from [...]

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U.S. Cable Operators to Have 250K Wi-Fi Hotspots in Place by 2014

Jun 11, 2013 No Comments

BOSTON, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The cable industry has embarked on its boldest mission yet to make wireless a part of cable’s product portfolio, and Heavy Reading predicts the industry will have spent more than $350 million putting in place more than 250,000 cable Wi-Fi hotspots by mid-2014, according to the latest report from Heavy Reading Cable Industry Insider (, a subscription [...]

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CMAC Unveils State-of-the-Art Production Vehicle

Jun 07, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Members of the Community Media Access Collaborative in downtown Fresno, along with others, got a good look at the organization’s new High-Definition Mobile Production Vehicle, the only one of its kind in the area, Thursday evening. Inside of the vehicle is what is known as a flypack, a box that holds all the [...]

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IBM to Acquire SoftLayer to Accelerate Adoption of Cloud Computing in the Enterprise

Jun 05, 2013 No Comments

ARMONK, N.Y., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire SoftLayer Technologies, Inc., the world’s largest privately held cloud computing infrastructure provider. The acquisition will strengthen IBM’s leadership position in cloud computing and will help speed business adoption of public and private cloud solutions. Financial terms were not [...]

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Microsoft Safer Online Poll Tempers the Battle of the Sexes

May 31, 2013 No Comments

REDMOND, Wash., May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman: The way people use (or misuse) their mobile phones can really grate on your nerves. A Microsoft Safer Online Facebook poll revealed that many smartphone users don’t mind their mobile manners — but men and women both find people who constantly check [...]

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Oakhurst Urgent Care Invests in Ultrasound Technology

May 27, 2013 No Comments

OAKHURST – Community Medical Center-Oakhurst has added diagnostic ultrasound to its services for the mountain communities near Yosemite National Park. The urgent care center, open seven days a week, now has the latest in ultrasound technology and an experienced sonographer available by appointment. “This will save local people the time, money and expense of driving [...]

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‘Heroes in HealthCare’ 2013 Awards Innovation Recipient – Workstations on Wheels

May 21, 2013 No Comments

TULARE – Workstations on Wheels, used at Tulare Regional Medical Center, are basically mobile workstations that offer quicker responses for patients’ care.  The wireless mobile technology increases the amount of time clinicians and nursing staff can spend with patients, and improves the quality of care while adding to patient safety. Previously, hospital staff had to [...]

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IBM Unveils New Software to Enable Mainframe Applications on Cloud, Mobile Devices

May 20, 2013 No Comments

ARMONK, N.Y., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new software to help organizations extend crucial business applications running on System z mainframes to web, cloud and mobile environments. The software’s performance improvements will enable companies to significantly reduce operating costs while helping businesses seamlessly and efficiently extend services for support of [...]

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More Than Half of Mobile Device Owners Use Them to Play Games

May 16, 2013 No Comments

WHITING, Ind., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Mobile devices are practical for many reasons, and with thousands of game options available, they’re a popular source of entertainment. A new survey reveals that more than half (51 percent) of mobile device owners ever play games (e.g. Angry Birds, Words with Friends, Candy Crush Saga, etc…) on their [...]

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Business Street Online Talks with ERI Chairman and CEO John Shegerian

May 13, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Lance Cardoza, president and publisher of Business Street Online conducts a special audio interview with John Shegerian, chairman and CEO of Fresno-based Electronic Recyclers International.  Mr. Cardoza and Mr. Shegerian will discuss the launch of “e-cycleNYC,” a new electronic waste partnership between ERI and the City of New York, as well as what [...]

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IBM Team Departs Fresno Excited About Economic Opportunities

May 10, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The seven-person IMB Smarter Cities Challenge Team wrapped up its three-week stay in Fresno with a presentation at Fresno City Hall where they offered suggestions as to how Fresno could be more economically viable. Team member Brian Snitzer said that because of Fresno’s strong agricultural community, which produces more than 350 different crops, [...]

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New EPA Report to Congress Highlights National Success in Clean Air Benefits

Apr 30, 2013 No Comments

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — More than 50,000 older diesel powered engines were upgraded or replaced between 2008 to 2010 because of Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) funding which resulted in major clean air benefits and fuel savings, according a new report issued today – the “Second Report to Congress: Highlights of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Program” by [...]

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Hospital Offers Car Charging Stations for Employees

Apr 29, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Community Regional Medical Center is offering employees with electric cars a way to charge them at work to encourage employees to do their part to help clean the Valley’s air. The two electric charging stations are located in the employee-only section of the downtown hospital’s largest parking garage. Employees can plug in for [...]

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Local Production Company Wins National Awards

Apr 25, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Windsong Productions, a creative video production studio in Fresno, was named a Bronze winner in the 34th Annual Telly Awards for their work on local and national video production projects. “The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, executive director of the Telly [...]

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Fresno Welcomes IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Team

Apr 23, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – A six-member global IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Team began its three-week stay in Fresno this morning, with the goal of putting an implementation plan in place to spur economic development in the Fresno area. The team will be looking at the work done so far by the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) team [...]

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Millennials Embracing a New Online Reality

Apr 23, 2013 No Comments

LOS ANGELES, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — A new survey shows significant differences in the way Millennials think, compared to older users of the Internet, when it comes to online privacy, access to personal data and how they share information with businesses online. The survey, conducted by the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future [...]

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