SMUD enters the home stretch with their Home Performance Program

January 30, 2013  |   |  No Comments

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District in California on Tuesday convened with their by monthly committee meeting to discuss the current status of the Home Performance Program.  As the year draws near, so does the March 31st deadline for the program.  A date SMUD home efficiency retrofits must be processed by to use the funds from the grant awarded to SMUD in September of 2010 by the California Energy Commission. Read More

SMUD enters the home stretch with their Home Performance Program

January 30, 2013  |   |  No Comments

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District in California on Tuesday convened with their by monthly committee meeting to discuss the current status of the Home Performance Program.  As the year draws near, so does the March 31st deadline for the program.  A date SMUD home efficiency retrofits must be processed by to use the funds from the grant awarded to SMUD in September of 2010 by the California Energy Commission. Read More

A portrait of awareness: A mother making difference

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By no means your typical mom, Rose Kwett lives every day in memory of her late daughter MaryJo Kwett.  MaryJo lost her life to meningococcal meningitis, a disease that took only 13 hours to prove deadly and eight days before her 16th birthday. Read More

Is your phone a spy?

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Over the past few weeks, news of Carrier IQ’s smartphone software tracking and logging user date has been forced into the spotlight.  Until recently, the third party metrics services enjoyed a relative normal business relationship with some of the most popular carriers in the industry, Verizon, AT&T and T-mobile to name a few. Read More

Auto Draft

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Fans Remember a Star Through Song

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Much like her superstar counterpart Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston’s fans are honor choosing to honor through her music.  In the days since her death, fans have surpassed previous sales of the singer’s albums by more than 4000%, according to Soundscan.   In memory of the star’s tremendous talent, fans have responded by increasing album and DVD sales of Houston’s most popular album and movies.  See the video above.

Reaching Out: Encouraging Black Males to Greatness

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During a recent visit to Los Angeles, I sat down with noted motivational speaker Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe to discuss the importance of black males seeking higher education.  The 5th annual African American Summit was the perfect backdrop to explore the troubles of young black males in society and the ways to ensure their success.   The two-day conference is presented by A2mend, a non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to educate and mentor young black males into academic success.  Above is a short video highlighting the issue at hand.

Reaching Out: Encouraging Black Males to Greatness

January 30, 2013  |   |  No Comments

During a recent visit to Los Angeles, I sat down with noted motivational speaker Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe to discuss the importance of black males seeking higher education.  The 5th annual African American Summit was the perfect backdrop to explore the troubles of young black males in society and the ways to ensure their success.   The two-day conference is presented by A2mend, a non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to educate and mentor young black males into academic success.  Above is a short video highlighting the issue at hand.

Citizen Journalism: How has it affected you?

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While the current surge in citizen journalism can be attributed to new advancements in cellphone technology, it is convenience factor of uploading directly to the Internet that many credit for drastically changing the landscape for visual storytelling. Armed with nothing more than an iPhone or tablet, users have changed what the world values as “news worthy” and have challenged the local news outlets to keep up in the race break the latest and most relevant story. Read More

Citizen Journalism Survey Results

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The results of our new poll are in and the results in regards to the popularity of citizen journalism are fairly evenly divided amongst participants.  The results of the 4 questions polled can be found below. Read More