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BlackBerry Creates New Unit For Potential High-growth Assets
 BlackBerry Creates New Unit For Potential High-growth Assets
BlackBerry said on Monday it has created a new unit to house what many consider to be among its most promising assets - cryptographic applications, its QNX embedded software and Project Ion platform for connecting devices. The Canadian smartphone maker, which CEO John Chen is trying to revamp, said Sandeep Chennakeshu will start immediately as president of the BlackBerry Technology Solutions unit. Read More

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Job Alert for 8-21-14
 Job Alert for 8-21-14
Walmart will hire up to 95 associates to work at the new Walmart Neighborhood Market slated to open this fall in Cabot. A temporary hiring center has opened at 1102 S. Pine St. Applications will be accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interested applicants may also apply online at http://careers.walmart.com. Through Walmart’s Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, the company will offer a job to any qualified veteran who has been honorably discharged within the past 12 months.* Interested veterans may find out more at http://walmartcareerswithamission.com. Walmart provides a benefits program to eligible full- and part-time associates. For example, it provides a variety of affordable health and well-being benefits including health-care coverage with no lifetime maximum. Walmart also offers eligible associates matching 401(k) contributions of up to 6 percent of pay, discounts on general merchandise, an Associate Stock Purchase Program and company-paid life insurance. Additionally, eligible associates receive a quarterly incentive based on store performance. The majority of new associates will begin work in October to help prepare the store for its grand opening. Concentra is looking for talented professionals who will embrace and personify the Company values of: A Healing Focus, A Selfless Heart, and A Tireless Resolve. Successful candidates will be those who exemplify the welcoming, respectful & skillful behaviors that support our Company focus on excellence in health, wellness, customer service and a passion for lifestyle change. Under supervision, assists the Center Administrator in the supervision and coordination of activities of Center staff to ensure optimal level of center operations and customer satisfaction according to Concentra policies, practices and procedures. Assists in planning and preparing work schedules and assigns colleagues to specific duties. Assists in ensuring the financial performance of the center. Assists in developing and maintaining new policies, procedures and training programs for the assigned center. Assists with hiring, training, and evaluating Center operations colleagues in consultation with Human Resources. Assists Center Medical Director with the hiring, training, disciplining and terminating of back office personnel. Assists in the preparation and review of operational reports and schedules to ensure accuracy and efficiency. Assists Center Administrator in conjunction with Human Resources in the implementation of Human Resource policies and procedures for Center personnel. Assists in preparing annual budgets. Assists with on-site tours and training of Center personnel to present clinic services to clients to ensure achievement of established goals. Provides technical support and/or resources to client and Center personnel. Assists with managing on-site nursing services provided by Center to client companies, including billing counseling, and supervision of on-site personnel. Assists in enhancing communication between Client Company and Center and identification of problems with service to clients. Supervises testing by medical staff to ensure proper performance, and ensures all certifications are current and regulatory procedures are adhered. Assists in monitoring marketplace trends and gathers competitive information. Assists in coordinating and consolidating services with local vendors to obtain best prices for goods and services obtained. Facilitates productivity and customer service. Performs other duties, as assigned. A key member of the Membership, Volunteer, Program Department, the Membership Specialist is responsible for developing, retaining, and increasing girl/adult membership in assigned geographic area; recruits and provides ongoing support to volunteers; assists in developing and implementing plans for membership extension in all markets; represents and extends Girl Scouting in the community through presentations, collaborative efforts, and networking; and ensures the Girl Scout Program is visible and accessible within assigned geographic area. MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES 1. Recruit volunteers to work with girls in a variety of settings using traditional and non-traditional means. 2. Develops and administers effective special short-term programs focused on recruitment of girls 3. Effectively identifies, analyzes, and solves problems, and successfully handles conflict resolution in assigned areas. 4. Establishes and maintains contact with community organizations and educational institutions to deliver Girl Scouting to underserved girls by implementing programs under the guidance and supervision of the Council’s Program Director. 5. Encourages and supports Service Units and volunteers in their areas under the guidance of the Volunteer Pathways Department 6. Recruits, trains, and provides on-going support, supervision, and direction to administrative volunteers in assigned geographic areas by interpreting GSUSA and council policies, standards, and procedures, and by ensuring the availability of support services to enable volunteers to carry out their jobs effectively. Read More
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Fuhu Big Tab: A 20-Inch Kids Tablet Built For The Playroom
 Fuhu Big Tab: A 20-Inch Kids Tablet Built For The Playroom
Famous for its kid-friendly portable tablets, Fuhu now has its sights set on your living room. The company's new Big Tab HD brings the classic Fuhu Nabi experience to 20- and 24-inch devices, while adding in new apps designed for large-screen use. The Big Tab's massive black bezel is surrounded by a removable silver frame, which has a small gap at top that serves as handle for carrying it around. Both versions are powered by an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor and pack 16GB of storage. Read More
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Microsoft Tailors OneNote For Android Tablets, Updates OneNote For Windows
 Microsoft Tailors OneNote For Android Tablets, Updates OneNote For Windows
Fresh out this morning is a tablet optimized version of OneNote for Android, and several new features to OneNote for Windows. OneNote for Android tablets contains what Microsoft calls “handwriting support,” more formatting options, and interface tweaks to better suit larger tablet screens. In keeping with Microsoft’s cross-platform strategy, tablet support for a rival company’s devices isn’t surprising. Read More
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Fuhu Unveils The World’s Biggest Android Tablet Made For Family Collaboration, Socialization
 Fuhu Unveils The World’s Biggest Android Tablet Made For Family Collaboration, Socialization
Fuhu, the company that builds child-focused gadgets, unveiled the 20- and full HD 24-inch nabi Big Tab today to increase collaboration and sharing in the average household. Both tablets come with a carrying frame that acts as a kickstand, as well as a 15-point capacitive touch screen, Quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4 processors, and 16 GB of memory. The tablets run Android 4.4.4, but have Fuhu’s Blue MorphoTM operating system over it. The tablet’s dual mode feature allows families to switch between nabi mode and parent mode. The nabi Big Tab HD 20” and nabi Big Tab HD 24” will launch in the fall at $449 and $549 respectively. At a high price, you get a big screen that runs several unoptimized apps, 30 minutes unplugged and the average parental controls you can find on most kid-friendly devices.

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Amazon Debuts Mobile Payment App And Card Reader
 Amazon Debuts Mobile Payment App And Card Reader
Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets. The move places the largest U.S. e-commerce retailer in competition with Square and other established mobile payment processing systems such as PayPal Here and Intuit's GoPayment. Read More

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