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Intel Developer Forum – IDF2011 by Lidia Thompson and Marcus Siu

Sep 22, 2011 No Comments

Intel CEO Outlines Company’s Plans to Lead Future of Computing Opening Keynote: Paul Otellini The Evolution of Computing: Looking Ahead Announces Joint Effort with Google* and Details Low Power Ultrabook™ Innovation INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Sept. 13, 2011 – Intel Corporation today announced a new effort with Google* that aims to accelerate Intel’s business […]

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APEC 2011 – Women and the Economy Summit by Lidia Thompson

Sep 19, 2011 85 Comments

The Women and the Economy Summit opened Wednesday, September 14 at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, brought together hundreds of private sector leaders and goverment officials to discussion about women issues in the Asia-Pacific region. On Friday, September 16, the Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton , who chaired the first-ever Asia-Pacific Economic […]

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Mobile Computing – the Next Frontier

Aug 28, 2011 49 Comments

by Lidia Thompson   The first cellular phone was presented in 1973 by Dr. Martin Cooper from Motorola and was introduced to the market 10 years later as the “DynaTAC 8000x”. The model weighed almost 2 pounds and looked and felt like a brick. The first model that retailed for $3,995 with its 30 minute […]

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InterSolar West 2011

Aug 01, 2011 23 Comments

By Lidia Thompson Today, the global solar energy market has entered a period of robust growth. Governments are motivated to review and adjust the legislative framework supporting the deployment of renewable energies on the federal, state and local levels. Entire solar industry has been looking for solutions to meet drivers for this trend including energy […]

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Jack Dorsey – Visionary of XXI Century

Jun 28, 2011 25 Comments

by Lidia Thompson Visionary of XXI Century Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter, who was recently a guest speaker at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, told the audience about his obsession with city life. My parents live in St. Louis Missouri, always in the city, and never moved out to suburban– admitted Dorsey. He was […]

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Velocity 2011, the Web Performance and Operation Conference by Lidia Thompson

Jun 20, 2011 45 Comments

O’Reilly Velocity 2011 Over the three days June 14-16, 2011 at Santa Clara Convention Center, the industry leaders and innovators shared the solutions how to make web pages fast, scalable and reliable. Velocity 2011 conference has grown since the first Velocity back in 2008. The number of near 2000 attendees, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors was […]

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“Software as a service” in demand – All About the Cloud, San Francisco, May 23-26 by Lidia Thompson

Jun 08, 2011 51 Comments

Next Generation in The Cloud Cloud computing will continue to change the way we provide and consume services. Businesses and consumers became more and more demanding. No wonder. The young generation that has grown up using the internet just enters the work force.  For them internet is natural and essential factor of their existence in […]

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The O’Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo

Apr 19, 2011 160 Comments

  Four Days of Unlimited Opportunities for Database World written by Lidia Thompson The O’Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo, returned April 11-14, 2011 to the Hyatt Santa Clara in Santa Clara, California. The dynamic and exciting four days of the conference spreads the latest and best knowledge on MySQL and related technologies to the global […]

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Arianna Huffington-Filmed by Lidia Thompson-April 13, 2011

Apr 13, 2011 10 Comments

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Apr 04, 2011 19 Comments

    The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5) opens its year with an exhilarating lineup of films from around the world and an inspired variety of accompanying festivities. Highly anticipated by its loyal and passionate audiences, championed by civic and community leaders, admired by filmmakers and closely watched by industry professionals, […]

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