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New Media on Ulitzer Six Apart blogging software and services company, today unveiled a free level of the TypePad blogging service, called TypePad Micro, that makes blogging easier than ever for people who want to share their interests with others. The announcement caps more than a year of major developments that have resulted in an easier, more social, and more connected TypePad network of 88 million bloggers and readers. Simple, Social Blogging A new form of blogging is emerging -- somewhere between the status updates of Facebook and Twitter and the full-length posts of classic blogs -- focused on being easy, fun, and connected. TypePad Micro is built for this growing form of blogging, making it easy for people to curate compelling content from the web -- be it text, photos, or videos -- and share it in real time with people on their blog and by automatically cros... (more)

HireJungle offers consumers a platform to make and save money by sharing

London, 18th November: It is estimated that by the end of 2013, the global sharing economy will make in excess of $3.5 billion, a growth of 25% from 2012. Also known as 'collaborative consumption' or 'peer-to-peer rental marketplaces', the sharing economy is powered by individuals and businesses sharing everything from their cars, wardrobes and books through to their tennis racquets and audio equipment. The sharing economy enables practically anything to be hired, including skills, goods, knowledge and time, mostly facilitated via online platforms. It is quickly disrupting outdated modes of business and reinventing not just what we consume but how we consume it. HireJungle (http://www.hirejungle.co.uk) is the world's first free peer-to-peer renting platform to truly capitalise on this growing trend and it is the fastest growing rental marketplace in the UK, enabling ... (more)

Strathmore’s Who’s Who Honors Henry E. Halladay, Ph.D., P.E., with Special Time Square Appearance

Bellevue, WA, July 03, 2014 --(PR.com)-- About Henry E. Halladay Dr. Henry E. Halladay is a Consultant and Registered Professional Engineer. He is retired from Boeing Company. Dr. Halladay's 40 year career with Boeing included aircraft components and subsystems, satellite components and subsystems, communication systems, electromagnetic compatibility issues, computer simulations of circuits, subsystems and systems. In addition to hardware design, implementation and delivery, he has been involved with computer systems, software and networking. He is experienced in computer languages including FORTRAN, C, Visual Basic, IEEE 488 instrumentation control and Ethernet protocols for instrumentation command and control. Dr. Halladay was instrumental in the development of a state-of-the-art Signal Analysis Laboratory for component, subsystem and system analysis, verification... (more)

Mobile Apps, Blind Spots, Tomatoes and IoT Sensors

Master Tomato GardenerBlind spots are defined as, “Areas where a person's view is obstructed.” Many business decisions today are still made based on conjecture (unsubstantiated assumptions), because the data needed to make a data-driven decision lies in an operational “blind spot.” Smart companies when designing mobile applications consider how they can personalize the user experience.  They ask themselves how they can utilize all the accumulated data they have collected on their customers or prospects, plus third-party data sources, to make the experience as beautiful and pleasurable as possible.  To start, they can often access the following kinds of data from their own and/or purchased databases to personalize the experience: NameAgeGenderAddressDemographic dataIncome estimateCredit historyEducation levelMarital statusChildrenLifestyleSocial media profile and senti... (more)

Korbel Garden Bubbles Over With the Effervescence of Spring

GUERNEVILLE (RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY), Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Korbel Champagne Cellars' magnificent garden -- a vibrant feast for the eyes -- is set to reopen to the public on April 15, 2007. The garden has been a delightful oasis for flower lovers and gardeners for well over two decades, offering free tours Tuesday through Sunday at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. through mid-October. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070413/SFF009 ) The Korbel Garden's impressive collection of roses -- more than 250 varieties in hedge-lined beds in front of the circa 1882 Korbel Family House -- is off to an amazing start this season. Many antique rose varietals have been reestablished in the garden over the winter and are budding up for a spectacular display. A wide range of perennials, shrubs, redwood, linden, dogwood, and flowering plum trees, and plants n... (more)

February 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Fish Oil Supplements, Well-Rounded Exercise Programs and Treating Sleep Apnea

ROCHESTER, Minn., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the February issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit www.HealthLetter.MayoClinic.com or call toll-free for subscription information, 800-333-9037, extension 9771. Do fish oil supplements just seem too ... well ... fishy? The February issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter explains some health benefits of this diet supplement and ways to overcome the occasional fishy aftertaste. Fish oil supplements are especially good for those who want the heart health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids but don't like to eat fish. Fish oil supplements often are prescribed for heart attack surviv... (more)

At its Annual General Meeting, RONA Outlines 2008 Achievements and 2009 Initiatives, Commemorates 70th Anniversary

BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 04/22/09 -- RONA (TSX: RON), the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, renovation and gardening products, today provided shareholders with a summary of the achievements of its PEP (Productivity, Efficiency, Profitability) program in 2008, along with the steps taken in 2009 to deal with the difficult economic situation and prepare for the recovery that is certain to follow. RONA management also took advantage of the annual shareholders meeting at its Boucherville headquarters to commemorate the Company's 70th anniversary. In the current economic climate, with consumer confidence deeply shaken, RONA President and CEO, Robert Dutton, reiterated the importance of maintaining and fostering the Company's values in order to guarantee its sustainability. He also mentioned that over the past 70 years, the Company has re... (more)

American Meadows to Run Special Google Offer for Earth Day

WILLISTON, VT -- (Marketwire) -- 04/20/12 -- American Meadows (www.americanmeadows.com), a leading online gardening retailer, today announced that it will run a Google Offer in honor of Earth Day. Starting today, gardeners who spend $5 will get $10 worth of a GMO-free wildflower mixture with over 50,000 seeds, specially designed for Google Offers in honor of Earth Day. The offer also includes two vegetable or herb seed packets. Click here (https://www.google.com/offers/home?utm_source=xsell&utm_medium=comarketingads&utm_campaign=am_hpbanner#!details//OGOQ84C6UAV3E91J) to buy the offer now. In the spirit of planting, Google has launched an Earth Day resource page (http://www.google.com/campaigns/plantforearthday) featuring American Meadows. Visit the page to explore community gardens and farmers' markets on an interactive map, find planting tips, connect with other ... (more)

BlogHer Inc. Announces Martha Stewart as Featured Keynote Speaker on August 3 at 8th Annual BlogHer Conference

BELMONT, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/27/12 -- BlogHer, Inc., the premium cross-platform media network and publisher for women, announced today that Martha Stewart will be the lunch keynote speaker at BlogHer '12, on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 in New York City. Stewart, the founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO), a diversified media and merchandising company, has been honored with 18 Emmy Awards, authored dozens of bestselling books, has a growing retail presence with 8,500 products in thousands of retail locations and is launching the new show "Martha Stewart's Cooking School," on PBS in Fall 2012. The 8th annual BlogHer Conference, the largest audience of influential online women nationwide, will bring 4,000 attendees together with 100 major brand name sponsors and top national media. The Friday, Aug. 3rd conversation between Stewart and BlogHer co-founder and C... (more)

Surviving Retirement on the State Pension

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 12/06/13 -- Whether it's going on a round the world cruise, lazing on an exotic beach or visiting the Northern Lights, nearly half (48 per cent) of UK adults rely or plan to rely on the basic state pension of up to GBP 110.15(i) per week to fund their post-retirement leisure activities according to new research(1) from Nationwide Building Society. Gender and age split More than a half (53 per cent) of men rely or plan to rely on their basic state pension compared to 44 per cent of women. Reliance on the basic state pension also generally appears to increase with age. Whereas only 39 per cent of those aged between 25 and 34 plan to use the basic state pension to fund post-retirement leisure activities, this rises to 58 per cent of people aged over 55. Other source of funds While the state pension is still seen as the prima... (more)

iMD Refocuses Business in Hydroponics Market and Decides to Spin Off Integrated Medical Diagnostics and Optimal Mobil Imaging Companies

Dividend in Integrated Medical Diagnostics to be awarded to Shareholders Tactical move reduces debt and allows iMD to adapt quickly to market dynamics PLACERVILLE, CA, Dec. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - iMD Companies, Inc. (OTC:ICBU) announced, today that the company will spin off its wholly owned subsidiaries Integrated Medical Diagnostics and Optimal Mobile Imaging. By doing this the company will have the flexibility and resources it needs to compete more effectively in the hydroponics market. "Because of the upcoming contracts from H&H Organics and other business partners our board of directors felt that it was in the best interest of both companies to spin off Integrated Medical Diagnostics and Optimal Mobil Imaging to private companies," said Larry Robertson, President of iMD Companies, Inc. "We have reached an agreement with the management of Integrated Medical Diagnostics a... (more)