Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
THE MIGHTY MOUSE
Profile America -- Monday, April 27th. For many years, the word "mouse" commonly evoked thoughts of Mickey. But that association began to be eclipsed on this date in 1981 when the Xerox Corporation, then a major developer, introduced the mouse to the commercial computing world. Its 80-10 information system -- with the mouse -- didn't catch on, mostly because it cost $20,000. But the mouse itself roared ... read more
Deloitte and Accenture Duck Creek have established a strategic alliance to help US property and casualty insurers prepare for the dynamic changes that are reshaping the insurance industry. The collaboration will enable Deloitte to offer clients access to a range of quality offerings and Accenture choices in systems integrators. The alliance brings Deloitte's decades of experience helping insurers transform their business processes and IT systems together with Accenture Duck Creek's suite of software to assist insurers that want to update ... read more
Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has added Deloitte Consulting LLP as the newest
member of the Accenture Duck Creek Global Alliance Partner Program. The
exclusive program is comprised of 24 members across three partner
categories – Delivery, Solution, and Technology – that play a key role
in providing complementary ... read more
NEC Corporation and NetCracker Technology have announced that Swisscom
AG has successfully completed building the ICT capabilities needed to
migrate its major business lines, including fixed, mobile, TV and
broadband, to the NetCracker Service Fulfillment solution as part of
Swisscom’s ‘All IP Transformation’ program. This will ... read more
Acucela Inc. (TOKYO:4589), a clinical-stage biotechnology company that
specializes in discovering and developing novel drug candidates to
potentially treat and slow the progression of sight-threatening
ophthalmic diseases, today announced that it has made significant
progress on the three strategic imperatives previously announced in its 2014
... read more
Interush, a dynamic and rapidly growing IT company which markets its products and services to Chinese and Japanese users in Asia, is pleased to announce its expansion into Singapore. As the company moves into its twelfth year of continued innovation, Interush considers this to be a key strategic step of offering its products and related business opportunity in the rapidly developing IT markets of Southeast Asia.
After nearly two years of planning and development, Interush will commence offering its unique ... read more
Riskonnect and Fusion Risk Management today announced a strategic
alliance to jointly market and deliver a unified solution consisting of
Riskonnect's risk management work platform and Fusion Risk Management's
Fusion Framework® Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) and
... read more
University of Central Florida (UCF) beat out nine other finalist teams to win the 2015 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC), presented in partnership with Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN). This is the second year in a row UCF has won the competition. Held April 24-26 in San Antonio, Texas, the competition challenged top college and university teams from across the country to keep a mock business running while defending against continuous cyber attacks from government and industry experts. The nation's ... read more
MassRoots (OTCQB: MSRT), one of the largest and most active social networks for the cannabis community, is pleased to announce it is partnering and taking an equity position in a full seed-to-sale system, which is currently operating in stealth under the name Flowhub during private beta. Over the coming weeks, the MassRoots and Flowhub development teams will be integrating their systems, expanding the services available to MassRoots' users and dispensaries.
"The seed-to-sale software market is currently dominated by MJ Freeway and ... read more
This week, more than 18,000 students from around the globe traveled to
St. Louis, Mo., put their engineering skills to the test at the annual FIRST®
(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)
Championship, held at various venues throughout the city.
The four-day ... read more
As the massive damage, tragic loss of life, and widespread injuries from today's magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal comes into focus, Direct Relief has made an initial cash commitment of $50,000 for the immediate deployment of emergency medical response personnel and essential health commodities. Direct Relief has also made available its entire current medical supply inventory, valued at $100 million, for the response.
Upon learning of the devastating quake, Direct Relief contacted and offered assistance to several Nepal-based hospitals, delivery centers, ... read more
Twenty-eight student-led business plan teams from across the globe
gathered at Washington State University’s (WSU) Carson College of
Business this weekend to compete in the 13th annual WSU
Business Plan Competition.
“It’s invigorating to see the competition grow over ... read more
In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Onica C. and son Daniel C., age 6, of New York City attend an exclusive event at the Nintendo World store in New York on April 25, 2015, to play and learn about Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition. The two unique puzzle games combine match-three and ... read more
Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: RGLS), a biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development of innovative medicines targeting microRNAs, today presented new data strengthening the profile of RG-101, a wholly-owned, GalNAc-conjugated anti-miR targeting microRNA-122 ("miR-122") for the treatment of HCV, during an oral late-breaking session at ILC 2015 in Vienna, Austria. Extended follow-up results evaluating a single subcutaneous administration of either 2 mg/kg or 4 mg/kg of RG-101 as monotherapy in HCV patients with varied genotypes, liver fibrosis status and treatment ... read more
Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTA), a research and
development-focused biotechnology company dedicated to creating small
molecule drugs for viral infections and liver diseases, announced today
new preliminary safety and efficacy data from the first cohort of
AbbVie’s ongoing, Phase 3b RUBY-I study. RUBY-I is evaluating the
... read more
On Saturday, April 25, more than 2,000 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will "make change happen" as they volunteer to improve communities across the Greater Pittsburgh region as part of the 14(th )annual Comcast Cares Day. Projects will include the organization of a food pantry, revitalization of public parks, beautification of community centers and schools and various landscaping and cleanup efforts at more than a dozen sites.
Comcast Cares Day, which takes place each April ... read more
On Saturday, April 25, more than 250 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will "make change happen" as they volunteer to improve four sites in Vermont as part of the 14(th )annual Comcast Cares Day.
Comcast Cares Day, which takes place each April during National Volunteer Month, is Comcast NBCUniversal's companywide celebration of their year-round commitment to service and the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer effort in the country. Today around 250 Vermont volunteers will roll ... read more
On Saturday, April 25, more than 650 local Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners will "make change happen" as they volunteer to improve nine sites across Connecticut as part of the 14(th )annual Comcast Cares Day.
Comcast Cares Day, which takes place each April during National Volunteer Month, is Comcast NBCUniversal's companywide celebration of their year-round commitment to service and the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer effort in the country. Today around 650 Connecticut volunteers will ... read more
Today more than 3,500 local Comcast employees and their families, friends and community partners will "make change happen" as they volunteer to improve 25 sites across the Commonwealth as part of Comcast's 14(th) Comcast Cares Day.
Comcast Cares Day, which takes place each April during National Volunteer Month and on the heels of Earth Week, Comcast Cares Day is the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer effort and part of the Company's year-round commitment to community service. Today Massachusetts volunteers will roll ... read more
Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced results from two
studies evaluating the safety and efficacy of investigational uses of
sofosbuvir-based regimens in chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected
patients with genotypes 2, 3, 4 and 5. Results from the BOSON study of
Sovaldi® (sofosbuvir 400 mg) ... read more