Landline Texting Is Here

Posted by Steve Leader on July 11, 2014
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Frontier Communications says it is the first full service telecom to let businesses add texting from a company’s existing landline.

Lois-Hedg-peth, Frontier’s executive vp of technology, says they’ve begun offering businesses an app to send texts, via laptop or pc, from a company landline.

According to Hedg-peth, landline texts mean businesses can react to events quickly.    For example, a bagel shop that …

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More Carrying On In Sight

Posted by Steve Leader on July 10, 2014

Photo courtesy: Boeing

Next time you’re on a plane, pay attention to the look of frustration on the faces of passengers as they jam their stuff into overhead storage bins.  There may be more smiles late next year, when Alaska Airlines becomes the first to offer bins that are bigger, by almost half, than the current bins.

According to Alaska spokeswoman Halley …

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A Digital First

Posted by Steve Leader on June 26, 2014
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Mobile apps made up more than half (51%) of all digital media time spent in May.  That’s never happened before.

The figures, from Comscore, also show smartphones and tablets accounted for 60% of all the time spent on digital media in May. That’s an increase of 10 points in the past year.

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Large Clark County Employer Says No Expansion

Posted by Steve Leader on June 24, 2014
Wafertech

Photo Courtesy: The Columbian

The parent company of one of Clark county’s largest paycheck producers, Wafertech, says it’s no longer thinking of expanding any of its U.S. plants.  One-thousand people work at Wafertech’s Camas facility.

The Columbian reports the chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. said cost advantages to manufacturing in the U.S. will be harder to achieve in the future.  Most …

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Do You Make Your Own Luck?

Posted by Steve Leader on June 23, 2014
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Is it luck?  Or just a matter of making your own breaks?  A study by researchers at UCLA and Columbia University found that people who think of themselves as lucky tend to have a stronger success drive.

Others, who look at luck as fleeting, random, may wonder, “What’s the point?”   That group might be less likely to follow their dreams.

Thomas …

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