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iPad Maker To Open New Operations Center in Austin, Texas
2012-03-10 07:13:21

Apple has announced plans to build a new, $300-plus million dollar campus in Austin, Texas that will reportedly be second in size only to the company's worldwide headquarters in Cupertino, California. According to Poornima Gupta of Reuters, Austin was already home to a customer support and complaints center for the Mac, iPhone, and iPad manufacturer. That facility currently employs "thousands" of people, Gupta said, while the forthcoming center will create 3,600 additional jobs over the...

2011-07-28 09:30:00

HOUSTON, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CultureMap (www.culturemap.com) - a daily digital magazine for Austin announced its highly anticipated launch with unique, 24/7 coverage of culturally relevant news, information, events and features for the local community. CultureMap has run successfully in Houston for two years and aims to be the source for lifestyle, arts, and cultural news in Texas' capital city. Heading up the CultureMap editorial team is Editor-in-Chief Kevin Benz, who served...

2010-04-21 07:00:00

NEW YORK, April 21 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- NeoStem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: NBS) ("NeoStem" or the "Company"), an international biopharmaceutical company with operations in the U.S. and China, announced today that Dr. Robin Smith, Chairman and CEO of NeoStem took part in an insightful interview with NBC affiliate, KXAN Austin news. In connection with the April 15th launch of the newest adult stem cell collection center in the NeoStem network, NeoStem's Chairman and CEO was...

2009-01-20 16:52:03

Texas artist Annette Lawrence says her junk-mail sculpture is a statement on the amount of paper that makes up bulk mail in the United States. Lawrence told the KXAN-TV in Austin that her latest work on display at the city's Flatbread Press consists of all of the junk mail that was delivered to her home during a single year. It is a year's worth of junk mail torn into 2-inch wide strips and stacked and bound, said Lawrence. It is intended to show how much junk mail comes into a one-person...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'