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2010-09-22 09:37:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- BlueInGreen® will receive the prestigious Innovative Technology Award from the Water Environment Federation (WEF), an international not-for-profit technical and educational water quality organization. The award will be presented during a ceremony at the organization's 83rd annual technical exhibition and conference next month in New Orleans, La. The Innovative Technology Awards, which includes the collection systems,...

2010-09-13 07:59:00

GENEVA, September 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- WISeKey, the leading eSecurity and Digital Trust company, has been nominated by the World Economic Forum as a Global Growth Company. The World Economic Forum's Global Growth Companies (GGC), founded in 2007, nominates leading enterprises from around the world that have the potential to become tomorrow's industry leaders and a driving force of economic and social change. The GGC Community has admitted, as of June 2010, 250 companies from over 50...

2010-09-13 07:59:00

TIANJIN, China, September 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hublot, a leading Swiss watch manufacturer and WISeKey, a 2010 World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Growth Company, announced the successful deployment of their unique breakthrough anti-counterfeiting solution, demonstrating the highly proactive collaboration amongst Global Growth Companies to develop concrete solutions to important issues facing society. Since 2010, all Hublot watches have been protected by WISeAuthentic(R), an...

2010-09-09 17:51:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Economic Forum released today its Global Competitiveness Report, which shows that the United States has fallen to fourth place. Two years ago, the United States ranked first. "This disturbing news makes it clear that the administration and the Congress must take immediate action," said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. "We cannot risk falling further behind in today's competitive global economy." Among the top four...

2010-09-08 05:59:00

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- WISeKey, the leading Internet Trust and Digital Identification Company, announced today the appointment of three leading business figures as members of its Strategy Committee. The committee, chaired by Carlos Moreira, founder of WISeKey, provides advice to the WISeKey board of directors and senior management regarding matters of strategic business development and future revenue growth for WISeKey. The new members originate from a wide...

2010-09-01 09:53:00

BEIJNG, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- NetQin Mobile Inc., the global leader in mobile security services, today announced that it had been selected by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer 2011 for its innovation, transformational technology, leadership and substantial long-term impact on businesses and society. The mobile security service provider is one of 31 companies from around the world to be honored with this prestigious award. NetQin will be presented with the recognition...

2010-09-01 08:48:00

LONDON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Novacem, the carbon negative cement company, today announced that it has been selected by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer for 2011. The Forum has extended the honour to thirty one visionary technology start-ups from around the world who are poised to have a critical impact on the future of business, industry and society. Stuart Evans, Executive Chairman of Novacem, will attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos in January 2011....

2010-09-01 08:00:00

GUILFORD, Conn., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Ion Torrent, the semiconductor sequencing company, today announced that it has been selected as one of 31 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers for 2011. The winning companies were chosen from a field of 330 startups and judged on the impact their innovations are expected to have on the future of business and society. Dr. Jonathan M. Rothberg, Ion Torrent's founder, chairman and CEO, was selected to represent the company at Davos in 2011. He is...

2010-07-15 05:00:00

BEIJING, July 15 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Starting immediately, Youku, China's leading online video site, will formally launch China's first "Summer Davos Debates," partnering with the World Economic Forum. The event will select videos on the subject of "sustainable growth" that express the viewpoints of the general public. Two winners will be invited to the Summer Davos Forum with all expenses paid. The "Summer Davos Debates" activity is the first-ever World Economic Forum event to...

2010-04-16 11:15:00

NEW YORK, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- New allegations of corporate fraud make headlines almost weekly, but global anti-corruption efforts in both public and private sectors are finally intensifying, says a report issued by The Conference Board, the global business research and membership association. Two decades after passage of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) of 1977, government and business in the United States and elsewhere are getting much more proactive about curbing...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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