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EF Hutton America, the leading brand in technology-enabled financial services, today announced that it will provide scholarships to the winners of the National Debate& Speech Tournament. The EF Hutton Scholarship Prize is the highest award for communication arts and is for communications what the Intel Scholarship Prize is for technology. Organized by the National Speech& Debate Association, a nationwide forensics association..."/>
EF Hutton Sponsoring National Merit Scholarships for Debate & Speech
Motorola Solutions to expand its computer-aided dispatch and records management systems to a broader base of public safety agencies of every size. SCHAUMBURG, Ill.& SALT LAKE CITY---- Motorola Solutions, a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for public safety and commercial customers, today announced that it will acquire Spillman Technologies, a privately held provider of comprehensive law enforcement and..."/>
Motorola Solutions to Expand Command Center Capabilities with Spillman Technologies Acquisition
EF Hutton America started searching for a new headquarters. It had looked at sites in Florida, Connecticut and New Jersey, as well as Cleveland and Cincinnati, Chamber of Greater Springfield President and CEO Mike McDorman said. Company officials took a last-minute look at Springfield and the deal came together quickly from there."/>
Community 'sold' EF Hutton America on move to Springfield [Springfield News-Sun, Ohio]
LinkedIn study conducted by writer Rachel Bowley, who researched and found five "surprising cities rapidly attracting millennial job-seekers.""/>
Detroit a top job market for millennials, LinkedIn says [Detroit Free Press]
Perficient, Inc., the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 ® and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, today announced its Chennai, India, Global Delivery Center has received the highest maturity rating available from the Capability Maturity Model Integration Institute, the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, processes, and technology. The CMMI rating is a world-class performance..."/>
Perficient Receives CMMI Level 5 Performance Rating for Its Chennai Operations
Intel’ s passion and commitment to broadening the opportunities for people of all walks of life to both participate in and be exposed to the creation of new technologies will be in full effect at this year’ s World Maker Faire*. Visitors to the booth will be among the first to work hands-on with Intel ® Joule™, a sophisticated new high-performance compute platform targeted at Internet of Things developers and entrepreneurs. Enthusiasts will be..."/>
New Intel Technologies to Deliver Amazing Experiences That Inspire Creators at World Maker Faire* New York
Corning Optical Communications is planning to add 205 new hires at its fiber optic cable facilities in Winston-Salem and the Catawba County town of Hickory over the next five years. The company's $83.5 million expansion plans were disclosed Monday morning at a meeting of the state Economic Investment Committee, which approved $1.9 million in Job Development Investment Grants, or JDIGs, for the project. Those incentives, which are linked to Corning meeting its hiring..."/>
BRIEF: Corning is adding 205 jobs in Winston-Salem and Hickory [The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)]
Microsoft wants to let everyone know that they're not just still very much in the technology game-- they are leading it on several key fronts. And so, they have a message for all: get ready for a slew of new stuff that will improve your computing experience. The Redmond, Washington-headquartered technology giant on Monday unveiled a plethora of new and upgraded products and services at its annual Microsoft Ignite conference in Atlanta."/>
Microsoft just rolled out a tonne of new services for everyone [Khaleej Times, Dubai, United Arab Emirates]
Microsoft and Adobe on Monday announced a strategic partnership, focusing on enhancing customer experience and relationship, mainly using both firms' cloud computing service. The surprise announcement, made at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Atlanta, brings two of the world's biggest technology companies uniting their resources; aside from the customer end, the move is expected to significantly boost the duo's brands. The deal, which will focus on using..."/>
Deal: Microsoft and Adobe in surprise cloud partnership [Khaleej Times, Dubai, United Arab Emirates]
Envestnet| Tamarac has integrated with eMoney Advisor, a provider of advanced wealth-planning solutions for financial advisors, the company said. The integration enables advisors who utilize both Tamarac and eMoney to view updated account data from Tamarac within the eMoney platform, and import that data into reports and financial plans created in eMoney. As part of the integration, account information, holdings and transactions from Envestnet| Tamarac can be pulled on a..."/>
Envestnet | Tamarac integrates with eMoney Advisor
Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, today announced that it will launch its new MakerSource.ioTM online resource directory at the N.Y. World Maker Faire in the New York Hall of Science, Corona, N.Y., Oct. 1-2, 2016. MakerSource.io, powered by Avnet, provides individuals and startups with access to a comprehensive ecosystem of the strategic and tactical resources needed to turn a pioneering new product vision into a marketable reality."/>
Avnet to Launch MakerSource.io Directory at N.Y. World Maker Faire Will Team with IBM and Hackster.io to Offer Free IoT Workshops
BIC : Trading in own shares from 19 to 25 September 2016
Microsoft says there are 400 million devices running Windows 10, the operating system the company released in July 2015.. That's up from 350 million in June. The updated figure, timed to the start of Microsoft's Ignite information technology worker conference, is the first update since the company backed off the timeline for its goal to get 1 billion devices using the new operating system."/>
BRIEF: Microsoft says 400 million devices using Windows 10 [The Seattle Times]
Microsoft and Adobe have inked a partnership to promote the use of each other's cloud-computing tools. Under the deal, the maker of Photoshop will use Microsoft's network of on-demand data storage and processing power to run its web-based digital media and marketing software. In return, Microsoft will promote Adobe's Marketing Cloud from inside its Dynamics 365 business planning and sales software."/>
Microsoft signs cloud-computing pact with Adobe [The Seattle Times]
Microsoft is doubling down on a simple pitch: its products are safe, and smart. The Redmond company on Monday is kicking off its annual Ignite conference for corporate information technology workers by introducing new security features into Office and Windows designed to safeguard and better make use of corporate data. The conference typically attracts tens of thousands of IT buyers to see a parade of..."/>
Microsoft shines spotlight on security in business-market pitch [The Seattle Times]
Professional Diversity Network, Inc., a developer and operator of online networks that provide access to employment opportunities for diverse professionals in the United States, announced today that it had filed a Certificate of Amendment to its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to effect a 1- for-8 reverse stock split of its common stock that is expected to become effective at 12:01 a.m. EDT on September 27, 2016 and the Company’ s..."/>
Professional Diversity Network Announces Reverse Stock Split Effective September 27, 2016
HTC Corporation, the pioneer in innovative smart and VR technologies, and the world's top venture capital firms, successfully held the first members meeting on September 20 in Beijing, bringing together the world's leading investors of the VR space with 18 of the most innovative startups solving the most pressing issues in the VR industry. The majority of VRVCA members attended the..."/>
VRVCA Successfully Holds First Members Meeting, Uniting the Global Investment Community in Fostering Innovation in the VR Industry
Square, the company unwilling to accept the status quo for local businesses, announced that it reduced the speed of their chip card reader by 25% from 5.7 seconds to 4.2 seconds. Square also unveiled its goal to further reduce that speed to around 3 seconds as it continues shaving off transaction time through software updates that get automatically pushed to business owners’ devices. Nearly one year ago, the U.S. began a transition to chip cards, riddled with..."/>
Square Announces Faster Chip Card Speeds

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