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We're taking over Los Angeles on October 3rd

Engadget - 42 min 47 sec ago
Austin, Seattle and Boston welcomed our Engadget Live tour this year with open arms and before we gear up for Engadget Expand, we're heading to one more city: Los Angeles. Grab your free tickets and join us at the Belasco Theater on October 3rd at...

Michael Jackson and Queen Duet Is Coming to Rock Your World

Mashable - 59 min 39 sec ago

It's a song 30 years in the making

An unreleased track from Michael Jackson and Queen is set to be released on the band's upcoming "Queen Forever" album scheduled to arrive in November

Jackson and Queen frontman Freddie Mercury reportedly recorded their vocals in 1983 but the duet — "There Must Be More to Life Than This" — had been left unfinished until now.

See also: Michael Jackson's Latest Music Video Premiered in This Tweet

The original version, not featuring Jackson, appeared on Mercury's 1985 solo album "Mr. Bad Guy." Three decades later, producer William Orbit completed their duet, and it will appear on "Queen Forever" as one of three unreleased tracks. Read more...

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Pat Sajak says Hawaii his favorite place to tape ‘Wheel of Fortune’

You don’t have to twist the arms of "Wheel of Fortune" stars Pat Sajak and Vanna White to get them to come to Hawaii. “Wheel of Fortune” finished shooting 20 episodes on the Big Island at the Hilton Waikoloa Village this week, the first time the television game show has taped episodes in Hawaii since 2008. Longtime host Sajak told PBN that he personally loves coming to Hawaii and it’s his favorite place to tape shows. “I’m mostly working and when I’m not working, I’m eating,”…

Hawaii takes step toward putting environmental review process online

Hawaii’s state Office of Environmental Quality Control has launched an online map and document viewer that allows links environmental impact statements and environmental assessments going back to 2003 with a map of the locations of the projects. The office, a division of the Hawaii State Department of Health, expects the application will ultimately house EIS and EA documents dating from the start of the state’s environmental policy act in 1974. The state worked with Windsor Solutions to develop…

The 'BEST' way to move forward

topix - Commercial Printing News - 1 hour 16 min ago

Alicla Olalde is being trained by Maria "Tina" Duncan, an LPN at Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center. Olalde used the Business Employment Skills Team program through NCI Works for help in getting through the nursing program at Sauk Valley Community College.

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Business community, elected officials celebrate Lovell's Marquette inauguration

The cross-town trade between Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was made official Friday when Michael Lovell, donned entirely in blue and gold, took hold of the traditional Marquette mace at his inauguration. “I hope you all have a mace of your own one day,” Lovell joked at the event. Thousands of students, alumni, faculty and community members poured into the Al McGuire Center to witness the ceremony, which featured addresses from a number of notable figures, including…

Experts weigh in on Hawaii's commercial real estate industry: Slideshow

Don’t expect to see Trader Joe’s, Ikea or an office high-rise development in Hawaii anytime soon, but expect to see movement in the industrial and condominiums in the commercial real estate market. A panel of commercial real estate experts spoke on these and a number of other topics on Friday morning at The Plaza Club. Click on the photo for a slideshow. Christine Camp, president and CEO of Avalon Group, said her company has focused on two sectors – industrial land development in Kapolei…

Watch out: eBay vulnerability leads to phishing log-in page

Engadget - 1 hour 18 min ago
Thinking about picking up a used iPhone on eBay? Shop carefully, friends: it's apparently phishing season. The BBC is reporting some auction listings are redirecting to counterfeit eBay login pages -- fronts for phishing scams designed to steal...

SchoolMint Takes $2.2 Million To Make School Enrollment Easier

TechCrunch - 1 hour 24 min ago
 Startups have raised millions of dollars to improve every aspect of the classroom experience, but now there’s one focused on making it easier to actually enroll kids in schools. San Francisco-based SchoolMint, a new company backed with $2.2 million in financing from investors like New School Ventures Fund, Runa Capital, and Crosslink Capital along with education-focused seed investors… Read More

Super Early Data Suggests iPhone 6 Is Outselling 6 Plus By A Lot

TechCrunch - 1 hour 34 min ago
 What’s going to sell better — the big ol’ iPhone 6, or the friggin’ huge iPhone 6 Plus? The data is really, REALLY early (the phone has only been on the shelves for about 18 hours at this point, after all) — but so far, the 6 seems to be outpacing the 6 Plus by quite a bit. That chart below comes from MixPanel, who is updating every hour. If you’re… Read More

Hawaii’s Martin & MacArthur designs a new business model: Slideshow

Hawaii-based Martin & MacArthur is almost as old as statehood, and the furniture it makes out of Big Island koa looks like it will last forever. But Michael Tam knows that nothing lasts forever, especially a business that is unwilling or unable to change with the times. When Tam bought the kamaaina company in 2008, Martin & MacArthur was famous for its furniture, jewelry boxes and calabashes that showed off the beauty of koa. Older Hawaii residents with lots of disposable income would pay thousands…

Sale of Blue Streak just latest in wave of aerospace deals

One of the Puget Sound region’s oldest aerospace dynasties is ending as Jack Giddens sells his Everett company that finishes metal components for Boeing. It's part of a wave of consolidation among aerospace suppliers. Giddens last week finalized the sale of Blue Streak Finishers, his Everett-based metal finishing company that is one of the region's largest, to Trive Capital of Dallas. The sale also reflect a larger trend: small companies being purchased by large investment groups seeking economies…

MLS deputy commissioner says he's impressed by Sacramento's bid

The deputy commissioner of Major League Soccer said he was impressed with the 27 hours he spent in Sacramento, but didn’t tip his hand on whether the region has an edge in the competition for an expansion team. “What’s happened here is tremendous,” said Mark Abbott, at a press conference attended by about 100 raucous Sacramento Republic FC fans in a former paint shop in the Sacramento railyard, where a future soccer stadium would be. “I don’t look at it as competing cities or handicapping,…

Uber Continues Expansion, Launches in Alaska and More of France

Mashable Business - 1 hour 49 min ago

Ride-sharing service Uber added Anchorage, Alaska, and a handful of French cities to its service Friday

Local taxi companies in Anchorage are attempting to figure out how to keep up with the new threat, whose app links passengers with drivers using their own cars. The base Uber fare in Anchorage is $2.50, plus $.25 per minute, $2.10 per mile and a $1 "Safe Rides Fee."

See also: Uber Cuts Prices in NYC, Claims It's Now Cheaper Than Taxis

Local cab company Yellow Dispatch is among those closely watching Uber's launch, according to local television station KTVA. CEO Sloane Unwin said he welcomes the competition, but has problems with the fact that Uber drivers don't have to pass the same regulation and licensing standards other drivers have to go through in Alaska. Read more...

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Uber Continues Expansion, Launches in Alaska and More of France

Mashable - 1 hour 49 min ago

Ride-sharing service Uber added Anchorage, Alaska, and a handful of French cities to its service Friday

Local taxi companies in Anchorage are attempting to figure out how to keep up with the new threat, whose app links passengers with drivers using their own cars. The base Uber fare in Anchorage is $2.50, plus $.25 per minute, $2.10 per mile and a $1 "Safe Rides Fee."

See also: Uber Cuts Prices in NYC, Claims It's Now Cheaper Than Taxis

Local cab company Yellow Dispatch is among those closely watching Uber's launch, according to local television station KTVA. CEO Sloane Unwin said he welcomes the competition, but has problems with the fact that Uber drivers don't have to pass the same regulation and licensing standards other drivers have to go through in Alaska. Read more...

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Madame Tussauds San Francisco Immortalizes Rock Legend, Jimi Hendrix, with Wax Figure in Honor of Hendrix Day

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unveiled for the first time today, the wax likeness of the late Jimi Hendrix, famed rock-and-roll musician, was unveiled by his brother, Leon Hendrix at Madame Tussauds San Francisco. The rock icon is frequently associated with San Francisco’s legendary music scene from Haight-Ashbury and the Summer of Love. The figure reveal celebrates Jimi Hendrix Day and honors the 44th anniversary of his death on September 18, 1970. Widely regarded as the most influential ele

10 Things Your Employees Aren't Telling You

From the Reporters - Inc.com - 1 hour 56 min ago
There is a lot said outside the boss' office and not all of it pleasant. Find out if this is the chatter at your company.

Bitcoin Slips Back Under $400

TechCrunch - 2 hours 3 min ago
 After a steady decline from former, mid-year highs, bitcoin is now back under the $400 mark. The cryptocurrency hit that mark in April, at which point TechCrunch pointed out that the stuff was off 60 percent from its record highs. Read More

Microsoft Kills Off Its Trustworthy Computing Group

Slashdot - 2 hours 10 min ago
An anonymous reader writes Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Group is headed for the axe, and its responsibilities will be taken over either by the company's Cloud & Enterprise Division or its Legal & Corporate Affairs group. Microsoft's disbanding of the group represents a punctuation mark in the industry's decades-long conversation around trusted computing as a concept. The security center of gravity is moving away from enterprise desktops to cloud and mobile and 'things,' so it makes sense for this security leadership role to shift as well. According to a company spokesman, an unspecified number of jobs from the group will be cut. Also today, Microsoft has announced the closure of its Silicon Valley lab. Its research labs in Redmond, New York, and Cambridge (in Massachusetts) will pick up some of the closed lab's operations.

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Details emerge on San Francisco contract for Siemens plant in Sacramento

Siemens formally announced on Friday a contract to build 175 light rail cars for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency at a value of $648 million, marking the company’s biggest U.S. order. As confirmed last week, the fleet will be built at Siemen’s South Sacramento plant and will result in some new hires, though the number of jobs is not yet known. The contract includes an option to build an additional 85 cars. "This order marks a milestone for Siemens in the history of our U.S.…