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2011-08-16 07:45:00

PHOENIX, Ariz., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Maps, Inc. launched the 2012 Silicon Desert Map campaign this morning, showcasing technology-related companies in Arizona. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110816/SF52756) The Silicon Desert Map campaign features more than 50 leading employers in Arizona. The annual map campaign is promoted on printed posters, calendars, online with linked logos, featured at airports and distributed at industry events. "We have eight annual...

2011-08-09 08:54:00

MODESTO, Calif., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Mirassou Winery announced a number of activities demonstrating the California winery's continued dedication to women's golf, including renewal of a three-year contract with the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), proud support of the 2011 U.S. Women's Open, as well as a partnership with professional golfer Brittany Lincicome. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110809/CG47759) "We are thrilled to continue our...

2011-08-02 16:19:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Employment levels in Silicon Valley remain positive and are expected to increase or remain steady throughout the second half of 2011, according to West Valley Staffing Group's Economic Forecast Survey. West Valley Staffing Group (WVSG) surveys an array of hiring managers throughout Silicon Valley about their upcoming hiring needs each quarter. The hiring managers come from several industries, including high tech, medical, energy, finance,...

2011-07-29 18:47:00

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gigamon®, the leading global provider of data access solutions, celebrates its 7th anniversary today. The milestone comes during a time of unprecedented growth for the Silicon Valley technology leader. Since founding in 2004, Gigamon has delivered empowering network visibility to over 150 of the Fortune 1000, to organizations at the forefront of the wave of social and mobile communications, and to Enterprises and...

2011-07-14 07:56:00

NEW YORK, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- SkillSlate (http://www.skillslate.com), the leading auction website for local services, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners. Inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 250 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players in the Global Silicon Valley. SkillSlate was specially selected by the...

Word of the Day
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'