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2011-09-01 08:05:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Picarro, Inc., the world's leading provider of instruments for carbon and water cycle measurements, today announced its selection to the World Economic Forum's 2012 class of Technology Pioneers. This annual award designates a select group of companies as the "most innovative technology start-ups from around the world..." and businesses that "...are poised to have a critical impact on how business and society work." Picarro's innovative...

2011-09-01 08:00:00

TROY, Mich., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Protean Electric, a global clean technology company based in the United States and the UK, has been awarded the prestigious Technology Pioneers award by the World Economic Forum for its in-wheel motor, electric drive system for cars and trucks. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110901/DE61048LOGO ) The 2012 class of Technology Pioneers, announced today in Switzerland, comprise 25 of the most innovative technology start-ups from around...

2011-06-13 09:03:00

JAKARTA, Indonesia, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the world leader in innovative workforce solutions and a strategic partner of the World Economic Forum, has urged Asian businesses to implement clearly-defined strategies for developing and mentoring women leaders in order to drive economic growth in the region. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110330/CG73938LOGO-a) David Arkless, ManpowerGroup President of Corporate and Government Affairs,...

2011-06-08 00:00:00

VIENNA, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the world leader in innovative workforce solutions and a strategic partner of the World Economic Forum (WEF), led a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum on Europe and Central Asia in Vienna today discussing the collaboration required between the public and private sectors to design solutions that create a flexible and stable labor market in the region. Francoise Gri, ManpowerGroup President of France and Southern...

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2011-04-13 10:45:29

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), Singapore and Sweden top the rankings of their Global Information Technology Report 2010-2011 by being best at using information and communications technologies (ICT) to boost their growth, BBC News reports. This year marks the 10th anniversary edition of the report and focuses on ICT's ability to mold society and cultures through modernization and innovation. Covering the technology and information usage of 138 economies worldwide, the report...

2011-03-09 17:02:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bling Nation® co-CEO, Wences Casares, joins an elite group of Young Global Leaders (YGL), as The World Economic Forum honored the 2011 class of outstanding young leaders from around the world for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world. Casares was one of the 190 young leaders from 65 countries and one of only 16 YGL selections from Latin...

2011-03-09 09:13:00

WALTHAM, Mass., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder and CEO of Care.com, Inc. (http://www.care.com) the premier source of trustworthy family care options for children, for adults & seniors, pets and home & lifestyle, today was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader for 2011. The honor, bestowed each year by the Forum, recognizes up to 200 outstanding young leaders from around the world for their professional accomplishments, commitment...

2011-03-09 02:00:00

MILWAUKEE, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN), world leader in innovative workforce solutions, has been recognized as the industry leader by Fortune Magazine, who named the company in first place on its 2011 list of the Most Admired Companies in the temporary help sector. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060221/CGTU012LOGO) This marks the ninth consecutive year that Manpower has been named to the prestigious list, and sees the organization reclaim the...

2011-02-08 10:54:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A total of 212,502 people worldwide visited their local streams, rivers, lakes and other water bodies in celebration of World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD) 2010, according to the program's Year in Review report released this week by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the International Water Association (IWA). The 2010 results represent a 73 percent increase in program participation from the previous year. As an international...

2011-02-03 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IntraLinks, a leading provider of critical information exchange solutions, today announced that it has been accepted into the World Economic Forum's Community of Global Growth Companies (GGC). The GGC Community was formed in 2007 to engage dynamic, high-growth companies with the potential to be tomorrow's industry leaders and a driving force of economic and social change. There are currently only 280 companies in the GGC Community in more than 60...