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2008-08-18 15:00:19

BOSTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- OnForce, the world's largest marketplace for IT and CE service professionals, today announced the appointment of Marty Cagan to the company's board of directors. A seasoned leader in product management, Cagan brings more than twenty years of expertise in defining and building market-leading technology products. Cagan has executed product development plans for companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Netscape Communications, America Online and eBay. Author of the...

2008-07-28 09:01:08

By Elizabeth Stuart Deseret News PROVO -- Since Socrates first sat down with Plato, the study of philosophy has been about the same: analyze, discuss, write papers. But, lately, a philosophy class at Brigham Young University has gotten a little more animated. Literally. BYU professor Dennis Packard uses 3-D animation software to teach his students film philosophy. "I'm very much interested in teaching film theory and criticism in a way that's closely related to practice," he said....

2008-07-20 12:00:36

By Drake Lucas, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Jul. 20--NORTH ANDOVER -- Most students just live at Brooks during the school year, but the private high school is home for John Packard. Packard has lived and taught at the boarding school for 18 years. He met his wife there and is raising his family in a house on campus. Now, he's stepping into the role of head of school, and he's only the fourth person to take on that title since Brooks was founded 86 years ago. "This school...

2008-07-20 00:00:18

Summer is here and great memories can be created and treasured forever, especially with Hewlett Packard's (HP) WiFi printers. Hewlett Packard and the Mail on Sunday have teamed up to create an online guide to fantastic family days out across Britain. There are plenty of one-off events contained in the listing which could be worth putting in your diary. And there are plenty more places that are open thoughout the summer so you and the children can try them out whenever you want....

2008-07-08 09:00:42

By Elizabeth Stuart Deseret News PROVO -- He spent years framing the plot, getting to know the characters and ironing out the dialog. He planned all the camera shots, coached the actors and threaded it seamlessly into a full- length feature film. He went to the Los Angeles Film Festival, introduced "HottieBoombaLottie" to an audience and shook hands with a few big names. Now there's nothing left for Seth Packard to do but wait -- wait, while, for once, someone else tries to secure a...

2008-06-26 12:02:37

By Andrew Webb Journal Staff Writer The planned opening of a Hewlett-Packard call center in Rio Rancho may come at a cost to 800 employees in Colorado Springs, highlighting the often ephemeral nature of incentive-driven business recruitment. But the state's top economic development official says local incentives are designed to keep companies here. The computer giant and state officials last week announced plans for the technical support center, which is slated to employ 1,300...

2008-06-24 09:02:21

BOSTON, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Carbonite, Inc., the leading provider of online backup services to consumers and small businesses, today announced it has signed a partnership agreement with Packard Bell. The first partnership between an independent online backup company and major PC manufacturer, Carbonite will be providing all purchasers of Packard Bell desktop and notepad computers in Europe a free 4-month subscription to Carbonite's award-winning online backup service. The collaboration...

2008-06-24 02:29:40

Rio Rancho has got to be the envy of cities nationwide with the announcement last week that computer giant Hewlett Packard will open a technical support center here that could eventually employ 1,300 people -- with an annual payroll of $50 million to $60 million. Plant closings and layoffs are more the norm right now, as the nation struggles against a recession brought on by the subprime mortgage crisis and skyrocketing oil prices. And then there is Rio Rancho, landing a choice employer...

2008-06-20 12:00:15

By DAN BOYD Journal Capitol Bureau Computer giant Hewlett-Packard plans to open a technical support center in Rio Rancho that eventually could employ 1,300 people. Several hundred employees would be hired when the center opens, and the work force would be rounded out by 2012. The center could be open by next summer and is expected to have a payroll between $50 million and $60 million. To draw Hewlett-Packard to New Mexico, the state offered incentives that could range from $28...

2007-03-20 15:01:01

SmithGroup (www.smithgroup.com), the seventh largest architecture and engineering firm in the U.S. and one of the largest designers of healthcare and assisted living facilities, announced it has promoted Joyce K. Polhamus, AIA, to vice president of its growing healthcare/senior living interior architecture and design studios here. In addition, the firm announced it has hired respected interior architect, Diana Kissil, AIA, who has created indoor spaces for major local projects such as the...


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  • A spider.
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