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CPR Cell Phone Repair Opens a Mobile Device Repair Store on Knoxville's University of Tennessee Campus
March 27, 2015
Independence, OH, March 27, 2015 --(PR.com)-- CPR Cell Phone Repair, the largest and fastest growing retail mobile device repair franchise network in North America, is pleased to announce the opening of a new store located on Knoxville's University of Tennessee campus. Dewayne Holloway is enthusiastically welcomed to CPR's rapidly expanding network with the opening of his new franchise repair store.

Technavio Issues Report on Global Bioplastic Packaging Material Market
March 27, 2015
Technavio reported that the Global Bioplastic Packaging Material Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 23.75 and 22.52 percent, in terms of revenue and volume, respectively, from 2015-2019.

ERI CEO Urges Consumers to "Look to the Future" With Their Apple Watches
March 26, 2015
Citing a recent story on CNBC about concerns some security professionals have about the forthcoming Apple Watch, John Shegerian , Chairman and CEO of Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation's leading recycler of electronic waste, has issued a public statement reminding consumers to consider the importance of keeping their digital data private.

Apple Watch Contracts Will Most Likely Go to These Asian Firms
March 26, 2015
TAIPEI, Taiwan ( TheStreet ) -- Apple will source Apple Watch components to U.S.-traded companies from Taiwan and South Korea, analysts forecast, a catalyst for their businesses and share prices if the gadgets gain ground. The Silicon Valley consumer electronics giant  will use Taiwanese contractor Quanta Computer  to assemble at least the first wave of watches, high-tech research firms including IDC say. The watches, whose arrival is widely expected to be a pivotal moment in the era of wearable wireless devices, will be available April 24 . Must Read:10 New Stocks Billionaire David Einhorn Loves

TI's smart power switch replaces discrete components in powertrain and automotive body electronics; High-side switch provides highest current sense and accurate diagnostics without calibration
March 26, 2015
 Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced the industry's first smart, high-side power switch with programmable current limit. As automotive systems become more complex, the various loads within the system can each require different profiles during operation. Using the TPS1H100-Q1, designers can drive various loads with advanced flexibility in powertrain, body-electronics safety and driver-information systems where reliability is paramount. For more information and to order samples, seehttp://www.ti.com/tps1h100-q1-pr.

N.M. Delegation Encourages Department of Defense to Support UNM’s Proposal to Create National Institute of Photonics
March 26, 2015
Office of the Senator Martin Heinrich, U.S Government has issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Reps. Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that they are urging the Department of Defense to select a proposal led by a team that includes the University of New Mexico in a competition to create a national photonics hub. The team, a collaboration of academic institutions from New Mexico and three other states, was named a finalist earlier this year. If selected, it will receive federal funding and support and become part of a network of regional manufacturing institutes or "hubs" across the country that help bridge the gap between applied research and product development. The hub would spur the development of cutting-edge technology and create high-tech jobs in the Albuquerque area.

COMBAT AVIATION FISCAL 2016 BUDGET; COMMITTEE: HOUSE ARMED SERVICES; SUBCOMMITTEE: TACTICAL AIR AND LAND FORCES
March 26, 2015
TESTIMONY-BY: JAMES M. "MIKE" HOLMES, USAF, DEPUTY CHIEF AFFILIATION: DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE Statement of James M. "Mike" Holmes, USAF Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Plans and Requirements Department of the Air Force Accompanied By: Ellen M. Pawlikowski, USAF Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary Air Force (Acquisition) Department of the Air Force Committee on House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces March 26, 2015

FISCAL 2016 DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION: BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE POLICY; COMMITTEE: SENATE ARMED SERVICES; SUBCOMMITTEE: STRATEGIC FORCES
March 25, 2015
TESTIMONY-BY: DAVID L. MANN, COMMANDING GENERAL AFFILIATION: U.S. ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND/ ARMY FORCES STRATEGIC COMMAND Statement of Lieutenant General David L. Mann, USA Commanding General U.S. Army Space And Missile Defense Command/ Army Forces Strategic Command Committee on Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces March 25, 2015 Chairman Sessions, Ranking Member Donnelly, and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for your continued support of our Service Members, Civilians, and Families. In the same capacity as my previous appearances before this subcommittee, I appear before you today bringing both a Joint and Army perspective on effective missile defense capabilities. Let me again express my appreciation to this Subcommittee for its continued support of the Army, the U.S. Strategic Command, the Department of Defense, and the missile defense community. I am honored to testify before this Subcommittee along with these distinguished witnesses who provide missile defense capabilities to our Nation, forward deployed forces, partners, and allies.

''Machine'' unflattering portrait of Jobs
March 21, 2015
LOS ANGELES March 15 (RTRS): Hot on the heels of his riveting Scientology takedown ''Going Clear'' the ever-prolific Alex Gibney calls the much farther-reaching cult of Apple into question with ''Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine'' a coolly absorbing deeply unflattering portrait of the late Silicon Valley entrepreneur that expands not altogether convincingly into a meditation on our collective over-reliance on our favorite handheld gadgets. Once more synthesizing research and reportage into a cinematic essay that makes up in calm analysis what it lacks in fresh revelations Gibney duly acknowledges Jobs''s artistry innovation and technological showmanship while making plain just how ''ruthless deceitful and cruel'' the man could be. By turns searching and scorching and more than willing to speak ill of the dead the CNN-produced item should play on screens big and small whetting appetites for Universal''s forthcoming Jobs biopic in the process. Freeing himself from any obligation to deliver a blow-by-blow summary Gibney offers a more conceptual and critical assessment of his subject''s legacy than did Walter Isaacson''s biography which was published less than a month after Jobs''s death in October 2011. That''s the moment where Gibney begins his voiceover setting a ruminative yet skeptical tone as he considers the astonishing outpouring of grief from millions of Apple consumers worldwide (#iSad was a popular hashtag) the depth of their response underscoring the profoundly personal bond that can develop between a human being and a beautiful lump of metal.

Profiles of 15 top furniture buying groups
March 04, 2015
BrandSource Headquarters: 17542 E. 27th St., suite 250, Tustin, Calif. 92780 Website: www.joinbrandsource.com Year established: 1969 Group type: member-owned Lead member: Jim Davenport, Lafferty s, Texarkana, Texas, president Senior Management: Jim Ristow, CEO; Michael Allen, vice president/home furnishings; Dave Workman, vice president/electronics; and John White, vice president/appliances Banners: BrandSource, BrandSource Canada, SleepSource, Home Entertainment Source, Maytag Home Stores, OutdoorSource Number of members as of Dec. 31: 4,280, up from 4,150 a year ago Number of storefronts: 6,510, up from 6,340 a year ago Number of home furnishings members: 966, up from 889 Total retail sales, all members and product categories: $11.6 billion, including an estimated $3.55 billion in furniture and bedding sales, the latter figure up from an estimated $3.4 billion in 2013 Associated Volume Buyers, or AVB, is more commonly known as BrandSource, one of the largest buying and marketing groups in the North America in members, storefronts and retail sales. While most commonly thought of as an appliance and consumer electronics specialist, BrandSource also has become one of the largest retailers of furniture and mattresses in the United States with estimated sales of $3.55 billion last year.


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