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Here in Bay Area, CA there has been some building construction going on (even with the high vacancy rate of office buildings). One such construction that catches my eye is along 880, and it looks like this construction is on a fast track with a plan to finish in half the time. This is what I thought as this construction site uses massive lights to light up the entire site throughout the night. But a few times over the last few weeks I have not seen much activity during night on this site but there is still a lot of lights being used. So I thought  of shooting a video and sharing with you all. Below is video of the construction site. The sound in this video can be a bit loud due to the traffic on the freeway, so please adjust your speaker volume before you start the video. So what do you think, does this construction company need all these lights at night? Share y... (more)

Quick Tip Video: AppDynamics and Google Analytics Integration

Today’s Quick Tip video will highlight one of the most exciting features of the Apica WebPerformance portal: AppDynamics and Google Analytics integration. This new functionality enables you to correlate and compare live data from all three platforms directly in the WebPerformance portal. The result is a better understanding of how external factors (for example, website traffic or user behavior) affects your site’s performance. Take a look and let us know if you have any questions about this new capability. ... (more)

Wonders of WLAN Showcases at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2009

COMPUTEX, Taipei, June 3, 2009 - (ACN Newswire) - Demand for information transmission not only enables the rapid progress of technologies, it also hastens the development of ICT products. Wireless LAN (WLAN) is one of the important products that are thriving with huge business opportunities which are staged at COMPUTEX TAIPEI this June 2 to June 6, 2009. This is where hundreds of key companies will demonstrate their latest solutions for the WLAN market. That's where you can explore the mega trends of the WLAN industry as well as the diverse WLAN applications which are shaping up to be the hottest topics at the season. WLAN market of sizzling prospects! The price drop of WLAN chipset has driven the penetration growth of embedded WLAN modules in NB and consumer electronics. The widespread usage of WLAN in SOHO, SMB (Small and Medium Business), and public hot spots and t... (more)

IEEE-SA’s New Industry Connections Program Enables Uniquely Efficient and Economical Industry Collaboration

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) announced the formal launch of its new Industry Connections program, designed to help like-minded companies to quickly and cost-effectively come together in the early stages of collaborative work in a technical area. Groups have the unique opportunity to leverage IEEE and IEEE-SA resources in a customized format and produce varied content, such as proposals for standards, white papers, specialized tools, online databases, data feeds and/or video. The program’s first activity, the Industry Connections Security Group (ICSG), is being announced in a separate IEEE-SA press release today. “Industries typically reach a stage where some level of consensus must occur around some market-enabling technologies in order to trigger the next burst of innovation and market growth,” said Judy Gorman, IEEE-SA managing director. “But setting u... (more)

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, the LEGO Group, Harmonix and MTV Games Reveal LEGO® Rock Band™ for Nintendo DS™ Details

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, the LEGO Group, Harmonix and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE:VIA) (NYSE:VIA.B), are building an all-new handheld music gaming experience that lets fans of all ages “Build a Band and Rock the Universe” wherever and whenever they want with LEGO® Rock Band™ for Nintendo DS™. Published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO Rock Band for DS combines the LEGO style of humor with Rock Band gameplay to introduce a portable Rock Band experience that anyone can play without the need for peripherals to be purchased. The game also includes a multiplayer feature that allows up to four players to participate in local wireless multiplayer gameplay. LEGO Rock Band for DS is developed by Backbone Entertainment, a Foundation 9 Entertainment studio, and will be compatible with the Nintendo DS, Nintendo DS Li... (more)

Safari® Books Online Adds 250+ New Training Video Titles

Safari® Books Online (www.safaribooksonline.com), the leading on-demand digital library for technology, creative and business professionals, announced today that it is offering more than 250 new training videos from top training video companies such as Total Training, Talented Pixie, Class On Demand, Skill-Pill, and PeepCode. Many of the videos are available now with the rest coming online over the next month. “The training videos produced by Total Training, Class on Demand, and Talented Pixie are highly respected by creative professionals and digital-media enthusiasts. These important new titles increase the learning resources available to our subscribers through Safari Books Online,” said Mark Brokering, director of content strategy and acquisition, Safari Books Online. “In addition, PeepCode videos get rave reviews from developers, while Skill-Pill has done a ma... (more)

Please Hold on to Your Hats as Britney Spears Introduces Her Newest Fragrance, CIRCUS fantasy BRITNEY SPEARS(TM) for Elizabeth Arden

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Following the highest grossing tour of 2009, Britney Spears has done it again with her latest fragrance CIRCUS fantasy BRITNEY SPEARS(TM). Inspired by her smash hit and fifth #1 album "CIRCUS", CIRCUS fantasy BRITNEY SPEARS(TM) will be available in September 2009 at Macy's, Kohl's and Dillard's. Capturing the excitement that surrounds "The Circus Starring Britney Spears," a world of magic and intrigue comes to life with this new scent. Vibrant and whimsical, CIRCUS fantasy BRITNEY SPEARS(TM) takes you on an exhilarating adventure where nothing is what it seems. "I fell in love with the circus story we created with my tour and am really excited to be able to bottle it up and share it with my fans," said Britney Spears. "This is the first time Elizabeth Arden has created a fragrance named after, inspired by and entirel... (more)

Video: Warner Bros. Entertainment Caps Off Year-Long Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz with September 24 Emerald Gala in New York City

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the course of this past year, Warner Bros. Entertainment has been celebrating the 70th Anniversary of an iconic American classic, The Wizard of Oz, with a slate of spectacular events spanning the globe. The celebration culminates this month in New York City with a series of festivities that commenced with last night's Emerald Gala. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/warnerbros/40215/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090925/NY82293 ) The glorious gala at Manhattan's Tavern on the Green transported guests to the wondrous world of Oz. The entire restaurant and surrounding grounds were transformed for a night into the Emerald City, replete with a winding "Yellow Brick Road," fields of poppies, and a special appearance by the seven-and-a-half story stunningly decorated W... (more)

Verizon Executives Tom Tauke and Mark Wegleitner to Engage Tech Community at Supercomm 2009 on Oct. 21

CHICAGO, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, Policy and Communications Tom Tauke and Senior Vice President of Technology Mark A. Wegleitner will join other industry leaders discussing key issues on Wednesday (Oct. 21) as part of the Supercomm 2009 Conference). Tauke will be a panelist at the National Broadband Strategy Conference, and Wegleitner will serve on a keynote panel for the ATIS Technology Conference, which will focus on the transformational technologies shaping the future of communications. The ATIS panel will be webcast live by NextGenWeb at www.nextgenweb.org and also archived at the site. Tauke's panel will address "Private Investment: The Backbone of Broadband Deployment." WHEN: Wednesday (Oct. 21), 2:15 p.m. Central, 3:15 p.m. Eastern WHERE: McCormick Place, West Hall, Room 185 B/C 2301 South Lake Shore D... (more)

ZST Digital Networks, Inc. Schedules 2009 Third Quarter Earnings Release on Monday, November 16, 2009

ZHENGZHOU, China, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- ZST Digital Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZSTN, "the Company", or "ZST"), a major developer, manufacturer, and supplier of digital and optical network equipment to cable system operators in China, announced today that it will release unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009 before the NASDAQ market open on Monday, November 16, 2009. The earnings release will be available on the investor relations page of the Company's website at http://www.shenyangkeji.com/english/investor.asp . Following the release of the earnings announcement, ZST senior management will host a conference call at 11:00 am (US Eastern Standard Time) / 8:00 am (US Pacific Standard Time), 12:00 am (HK / Beijing Time on Tuesday, November 17) to discuss its 2009 third quarter financial results and recent business activ... (more)

Allstate to Once Again Encourage Volunteerism on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allstate Insurance Company today announced it is once again encouraging volunteerism on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, to be observed in cities across the country on January 18, 2010. As part of the company's recognition of Dr. King's vision and its own commitment to volunteerism, Allstate is also honoring four African-American volunteers who generously serve their communities through extensive volunteer efforts and continuously make a positive impact in their neighborhoods. Lucy Hall-Gainer from Atlanta, Xavier Jefferies from Charlotte, N.C., Marquis Smith from Washington, D.C., and Deanna Woods from Chicago have been designated as the inaugural Allstate Give Back Day Heroes. Each has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to making positive contributions in their communities through volunteering their time and eff... (more)

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