Correction: Acer Aspire GX-281 Delivers Gaming Power at a Wallet-Friendly Price
Correction: Acer Aspire GX-281 Delivers Gaming Power at a Wallet-Friendly Price

2017-07-07

Our newest gaming machine is built for those wanting ample power to fuel the latest game titles at a modest price. SAN JOSE , Calif. July 07, 2017 — The news release below reflects these corrections. Editor’s Summary Acer Aspire GX-281-UR11 desktop leverages an AMD Ryzen™ 5 processor providing the performance required for entry to mid-level gaming, movie viewing, video editing and a 4K display A front access USB Type-C™ port enables quick and easy plug in, while two SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps ports deliver quick data transfers and downloads Robust configuration boasts AMD Ryzen™ R5 1400 processor with a max speed of 3.4GHz with Precision Boost, 8GB DDR4 memory, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 graphics, 1TB hard drive(1) and DVD-RW optical

Nation’s First Cross-Border Latino VC Firm Announces Its First Investments
Nation’s First Cross-Border Latino VC Firm Announces Its First Investments

2017-07-06

LEAP Global Partners launches its first early stage fund, LEAP Partners I and invests in disruptive Latino-led companies: Listo and PayStand. Palo Alto, CA, July 06, 2017– LEAP Global Partners announced the launch of its first early stage venture capital fund, LEAP Partners I. LEAP’s mission is to develop, connect and invest in talented Latin American entrepreneurs working on impactful global solutions in the areas of finance, marketplaces, health, education, shared economy and media. The first fund, LEAP Partners I is a cross-border partnership with a strategic Limited Partner network that includes members of some of the most prominent family-owned enterprises in Mexico, as well as US investors, and will primarily focus on US Latino and Mexico based entrepreneurs. “We are excited to launch a first of its kind, cross-border venture capital fund seeking to invest in one of the largest untapped entrepreneur opportunities:...

California Highway Patrol Purchases 2500 TASER X2 Smart Weapons
California Highway Patrol Purchases 2500 TASER X2 Smart Weapons

2017-07-05

“These domestic and international Smart Weapon orders are a crucial part of our business focus,” says Rick Smith, CEO and co-founder of Axon. “Many of these agencies are long time users of TASER weapons that have proven to reduce injuries to suspects and officers time and time again. We commend their continuing commitment to a world where every officer has the best technology and training to minimize the chance of a deadly encounter,” concluded Smith. Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (CA): 1,000 X2s, Officer Safety Program (OSP) Alaska State Troopers (AK): 120 X2s Aurora Police Department (CO): 110 X26Ps Arizona State University Police Department (AZ): 100 X2s, TASER Assurance Plan (TAP) Blount County Sheriffs Office...

Oregon passes first statewide ‘fair work week’ legislation
Oregon passes first statewide ‘fair work week’ legislation

2017-06-30

Oregon is set to become the first U.S. state requiring certain businesses to furnish workers with a week’s notice of their job schedules and a minimum of 10 hours rest between daily shifts under a bill that won final legislative approval on Thursday. The bill, dubbed the “fair work week” act by supporters, is aimed at giving greater predictability to low-wage employees whose hours tend vary widely from day to day or week to week. Democratic Governor Kate Brown is expected to sign the bill into law. The measure would go into effect next year and apply to Oregon workers on the payrolls of retail, food service and hospitality companies with at least 500 employees worldwide. Under the bill, those companies must provide employees in Oregon, starting on July 18, with written estimates of their work schedules seven days in advance, with the required scheduling notice increased to two weeks beginning in July 2020. Workers also would be entitled to...

Liberation Distribution (LibDib) Celebrates First 100 Days
Liberation Distribution (LibDib) Celebrates First 100 Days

2017-06-30

“The response has been tremendous and we are thrilled that we now have hundreds of craft products to offer on the LibDib platform. If a California winery wants to sell one case to a restaurant in Manhattan, now they can.” San Jose, CA June 30, 2017 — Liberation DistributionTM (LibDibTM), the first alcohol distributor and technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based sales platform, is celebrating the first 100 days since launching a new way to think about alcohol distribution. LibDib offers almost 600 craft spirits, wines, ciders and beers on their proprietary platform. Restaurants, bars and retailers (RB&Rs) in California and New York are now legally and efficiently purchasing boutique wines, craft spirits and microbrews from Makers of all sizes using LibDib’s easy to use web-based...

NASA Hosts Awards Celebration for Space Robotics Challenge Prize Winners
NASA Hosts Awards Celebration for Space Robotics Challenge Prize Winners

2017-06-29

HOUSTON, June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA is awarding up to $600,000 in prizes to the winners of the Space Robotics Challenge, a competition open to teams of citizen inventors competing to develop and master technologies within a virtual environment that can someday be used on real robotic hardware. Media are invited to attend the awards ceremony for the Space Robotics Challenge at 2 p.m. CDT on Friday, June 30, hosted by Space Center Houston, located at 1601 E. NASA Parkway. Immediately following the ceremony, finalists, winners and Therese Griebel, from NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate in Washington, D.C., will be available for interviews. Members of the news media who wish to attend should contact Molly Porter for registration [email protected] 10 a.m. on June 30. Robots that can perform complex tasks without human control will...

Vector Partners with Sequoia and Secures $21M in Series A Funding
Vector Partners with Sequoia and Secures $21M in Series A Funding

2017-06-29

This investment comes on the heels of Vector’s successful flight test of the full-scale prototype Vector-R launch vehicle in May, making Vector one of the first to accomplish a successful launch in the new commercial space launch industry. Vector also closed a $4.5M bridge financing round in April. “Vector is democratizing space access by making possible frequent, reliable and affordable launches of small satellites into orbit,” said Bill Coughran, partner at Sequoia. “We’ve been impressed with Vector’s achievements in just 14 months, and are thrilled to partner with such credible veterans of the space industry.” With this most recent round of funding, Vector will accelerate the company’s upcoming flight test series and launch orbital customer missions in early 2018....

Gatorade® National Boys Track & Field Athlete Of The Year:  Armand “Mondo” Duplantis
Gatorade® National Boys Track & Field Athlete Of The Year: Armand “Mondo” Duplantis

2017-06-29

The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the track, distinguishes Mondo as the nation’s best high school boys track & field athlete. A national advisory panel comprised of sport-specific experts and sports journalists helped select Mondo from nearly 580,000 boys track & field athletes nationwide. Duplantis is now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade Male High School Athlete of the Year award, to be presented at a special ceremony prior to The ESPY Awards in July. The 5-foot-11, 147-pound junior continued to redefine the pole vault event this season, both in the high school realm and beyond. With a clearance of 19 feet, 4.25 inches at the Texas Relays this spring, he shattered the national high school record by nearly a foot. The jump also set a World Junior (Under-20) record and represented the highest clearance in the world in 2017—regardless of...

Exclusive: Cyber security firm Zscaler to hire banks for IPO – sources
Exclusive: Cyber security firm Zscaler to hire banks for IPO – sources

2017-06-29

Zscaler Inc is interviewing investment banks to hire as underwriters for an initial public offering later this year that could value the U.S. cyber security software firm at about $2 billion, people familiar with the matter said. If Zscaler succeeds in going public, it would be one of the few venture capital-backed cyber security IPOs in recent years, despite a surge in cyber attacks and hacks. Investors have been wary of the companies’ ability to constantly advance their software to stay on top of threats. Zscaler is expected to hire IPO underwriters in the coming weeks, the sources said this week, asking not to be identified because the deliberations are confidential. Zscaler declined to comment. Okta Inc, an identity management company went public in April, the only cyber security IPO so far this year, and is trading above its IPO price. It has a market capitalization of about $2 billion. Cyber security companies such as Carbon Black, ForeScout...

San José City College Launches No-cost College Program

2017-06-29

Initiative is a Key Part of Citywide San José Promise Program to Make College Affordable, Accessible We can all agree the best way to lift people out of poverty is to address educational inequality and provide access to higher education. Our Promise program here at City College does exactly that.” — SJCC President Dr. Byron D. Clift Breland SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2017 — San José City College (SJCC) has launched its Promise program, taking a big step toward making no-cost college a reality for all students, including low-income, first-generation, and students historically underrepresented in higher education. As part of the initiative, this week, the first group of 120 recent high school graduates began the transition to college with the help of the

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