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2013-06-04 23:01:09

Three premiere near field communication (NFC) events will focus on awareness and adoption of technology to enhance customer experience. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 OTA Ventures´ NFC Bootcamp training program and the AccelerateNFC incubator, today announced NFC Week in Boston. This inaugural program, comprised of three distinct events, launches June 12-15. In partnership with the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge´s NFC Community Circle, the NFC Bootcamp will be held June...

2013-05-22 23:22:31

GeriJoy provides virtual talking dogs as companions for the elderly. Following anecdotal evidence of GeriJoy's senior companionship service improving mental health and even rolling back Alzheimer's, Pace University will begin a research study this summer to determine the clinical efficacy of the GeriJoy Companion system. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Research shows that loneliness is a significant risk factor for Alzheimer's, other functional decline, and even death in seniors over the...

2013-05-22 20:22:46

Global Event to Examine CIO's Transformational Role: Architecting the Enterprise of the Future BOSTON, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- iSoftStone Holdings Limited ("iSoftStone" in below, NYSE: ISS), a leading China-based Global IT services provider, today joined CIOs and senior IT executives from around the world as a featured sponsor at the tenth annual 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium (www.mitcio.com) at Kresge Auditorium in MIT. Nearly 700 CIOs and senior IT executives attended the...

Humans Leave Significant Carbon Footprint With Running Shoes
2013-05-22 13:59:34

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While it is nearly impossible for a running shoe not to leave a footprint, new research suggests that a typical pair of running shoes could leave behind a significant carbon footprint as well. A new study from MIT found that the running shoes generate 30 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, which is equivalent to keeping a 100-watt incandescent light bulb on for one week. A team of researchers led by Randolph Kirchain, principal...

2013-05-21 08:34:59

Leader in summer STEM education offers Scratch courses to immerse young boys and girls in programming CAMPBELL, Calif., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- May 18(th )marks the 5(th) annual "Scratch Day," organized by The Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab to spread the word about Scratch, their beginner programming language and online community. This month also saw the release of Scratch 2.0, the updated edition of the web-based learning tool. Just in time for the...

2013-05-20 23:22:47

MIT startup GeriJoy's virtual "talking dog" companions for the elderly will be featured at the Healthy Aging Forum in Washington, DC this Thursday. Organized by the US Senate Special Committee on Aging, the event will feature demos from top innovators in technology and healthcare for older Americans. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Older Americans Month, the US Senate Special Committee on Aging will be holding a Healthy Aging Forum on Thursday,...

2013-05-16 08:34:14

Panel Will Provide Insight on Implementing a Social Business Strategy SALEM, N.H., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company, today announced that Vala Afshar, CMO & chief customer officer at Enterasys, will join CIOs and senior IT executives as a featured panelist at the tenth annual 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium (www.mitcio.com). This premier international event will provide CIOs with high level insight from leading academic...

2013-05-15 08:39:08

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 10(th) Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium has announced VoltDB as one of ten finalists for the 2013 Innovation Showcase. VoltDB's development of the world's fastest high-velocity database represents a disruptive B2B solution that delivers measurable business value and innovation to enterprise IT. As part of this recognition, company executives have been invited to lend insight on key issues along with many of the world's most creative and...

2013-05-07 16:28:27

City of Cleveland, University Hospitals, Cleveland Foundation path-breaking model for economic development results in nearly $800 million in annual purchases of goods and services going to local businesses, 5,200 construction jobs, New Project Labor Agreement with Unions, 1,200 permanent jobs, alignment with female and minority-owned businesses. CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As many urban areas throughout the nation face shrinking populations, growing...

2013-05-06 23:20:11

Zerto Virtual Replication disaster recovery solution represents a cutting-edge B2B solution that combines strong value and innovation to enterprise IT. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 The 10th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium has announced Zerto as one of ten finalists for the 2013 Innovation Showcase, as its Zerto Virtual Replication disaster recovery solution represents a cutting-edge B2B solution that combines strong value and innovation to enterprise IT. Zerto will receive key exposure...