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2014-02-28 12:22:52

Aerospace and Defense Technology World Leader Recognized for Local Impact SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] Space Systems Company was inducted into the Business Hall of Fame by the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce last night. "Lockheed Martin is proud to call Silicon Valley home for a number of our most innovative programs," said Douglas R. Graham, vice president of advanced programs for Lockheed Martin Space Systems and...

2014-02-27 23:02:40

Pioneering the Green Economy: The Need, the Challenge and the Opportunity Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 WHAT: Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV), in partnership with NASA Ames Research Center and Stanford University Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, will host the fifth annual Water, Energy and Smart Technology (WEST) Summit to showcase game-changing solutions for planetary sustainability. This year’s speakers will focus on Pioneering the Green Economy, leveraging the...

2014-02-19 23:04:09

Robert Chen appointed vice president of engineering. Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 QuickMobile, the recognized global leader in mobile event apps, today announced that Robert Chen has been appointed vice president (VP) of engineering. Chen returns to Vancouver after more than 24 years working for a number of start-ups and large enterprises in Silicon Valley, Calif. Most recently, Chen was VP of engineering for Vitria Technology in Sunnyvale, Calif., where he was responsible...

2014-02-14 23:24:07

Join Silicon Valley’s first-ever festival celebrating the ecosystems that grow startups, and drive entrepreneurship, technology, and economic impact Silicon Valley, Calif. (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 The Global Innovation Summit +Week is the world's leading event focused on fostering systemic innovation in startup communities and across companies, cities and countries. The main event, Global Innovation Summit, seeks to grow innovation ecosystems that can stimulate the creation of...

2014-02-11 23:02:32

Recently named one of the five best places to work in the country by Glassdoor, Paycom joins other prominent technology companies already located in Silicon Valley. Sunnyvale, Calif. (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Paycom, a leading provider of human capital management technology, expanded its national footprint with the opening of its first Silicon Valley office. This marks the fourth location in California and the 25th across the nation for Oklahoma City-based Paycom, which offers innovative...

2014-02-04 23:04:07

Annual economic study by Joint Venture Silicon Valley and Silicon Valley Community Foundation shows jobs, income, tech, investment all spiking SAN JOSE and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 Silicon Valley’s economy is red-hot and leads the nation with extraordinary growth in jobs, income, innovation, venture capital investment and immigration, according to the 2014 Silicon Valley Index released today by Joint Venture Silicon Valleyand Silicon Valley Community Foundation....

2014-02-04 12:30:26

Seasoned construction professional brings experience and leadership to growing office SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyline Construction, a Northern California-based general contractor, is proud to announce that Craig T. Jones has joined the firm as principal of its Silicon Valley office. In this role, he will be responsible for leading and growing the Silicon Valley office and providing executive oversight to better service the firm's growing client base for...

2014-02-04 08:42:09

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechNet, the CEO network that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, today announced the appointment of Linda Moore as president and CEO. Moore will lead the organization from Washington D.C. and oversee all federal and state programs in support of the policy priorities most important to our nation's vital technology industry. In doing so, Moore will oversee the organization's political, policy and communications...

2014-01-31 23:34:02

Rules for running a successful meeting get a 21st Century makeover in the new Exact Market guideline. (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Exact Market, the Silicon Valley-based marketing firm, has released a new template designed to help business owners stay current with the rapidly evolving business meeting. In it, the company’s founders argue that business leaders must rethink what they know about meetings and begin to take a 21st Century approach to outdated ideas. Entitled “Embracing the...

2014-01-31 23:33:46

Exact Market has released a new best practices document that helps business leaders “get in the heads” of their consumers. (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Exact Market, the Silicon Valley-based marketing firm, has unveiled its most recent business self-improvement guide. This game-changing new approach to customer service is unprecedented because it does not focus only on damage control, but offers ways for businesses to provide evolving, proactive customer care. Entitled “What’s Going...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'