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Amarantus holds conference call

San Francisco Calif., April 21, 2014 – Amarantus Bioscience Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: AMBS), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of novel diagnostics and therapeutics related to cell cycle dysregulation, endoplasmic reticulum stress, neurodegeneration and apoptosis, today reported financial results and developmental progress for the year ended December 31, 2013. Amarantus reported a […]

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Powering Silicon Valley and the world

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Reginald Parker, CEO of 510Nano, which has placed a solar farm atop several public buildings here, is among the manufacturing innovators presenting investment opportunities that make communities more sustainable and healthy during Red, Black and Green April 23, 2014 at 9 a.m. at the Black Coalition on AIDS, 601 Cesar Chavez in San Francisco. […]

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California falls behind in employing black technologists

SAN FRANCISCO- Despite receiving more federal research and development funding than any other state, the Golden State ranks sixth in the number of African-Americans in computer and mathematics occupations, based on 2012 data cited in Silicon Ceiling 13:Equal Opportunity and High Technology. Author John William Templeton calls on the U.S. Departments of Labor and Justice […]

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Silicon Valley comes up short on equal opportunity

SAN FRANCISCO–Santa Clara, San Francisco and San Mateo Counties ranked 40th, 44th and 61st among American counties for the number of African American computer workers, in the latest Silicon Ceiling 13: Equal Opportunity and High Technology. The area, collectively considered Silicon Valley, includes the headquarters of thousands of high technology companies, drawn by the availability […]

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Fourth wave of black innovation set to transform global economy

WASHINGTON — A fourth major wave of innovation from African-Americans will drive careers and markets in the 21st century, according to participants in the 11th annual 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology symposium at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C. The Honorable Anthony W. “Tony” Miller, Deputy Secretary,  U.S. Dept. of Education, laid out […]

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Deputy Secretary Miller keynotes INNOVATION & EQUITY at Lincoln Theatre

The Honorable Tony Miller, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Education, will keynote the 11th annual 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology Symposium — INNOVATION & EQUITY: Spurring Manufacturing Through Innovation in Black Communities — on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 in the historic Lincoln Theater, 1215 U St. in the nation’s capitol. He will […]

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Creating value from innovation

WASHINGTON — Darrell G. Mottley, a principal shareholder for Banner Witcoff, will give a major address on Creating Value from Innovation during INNOVATION & EQUITY: Spurring Manufacturing Through Innovation in Black Communities, the 11th annual 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology symposium on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 in the historic Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. […]

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D.C. area shows the economic benefits of cutting edge fields

WASHINGTON – The data clearly pointed to where INNOVATION & EQUITY: Spurring Manufacturing Through Innovation in Black Communities should take place, notes John William Templeton, author of Silicon Ceiling 10: Equal Opportunity and High Technology. The 11th annual symposium of 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology occurs at the historic Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. […]

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Leading edge inventors

WASHINGTON — From voice texting to cardiac stents to radio frequency chips to boosting the volume on cell phones and hearing aids, African-American inventors are on the leading edge of technology for the next century. On the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we’ll see how their long-held dreams have become tangible products and […]

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Patent roundtable on Dec. 3

On Friday, December 3, 2010, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a roundtable discussion in the Madison Auditorium (Alexandria, Virginia campus) from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m.  The event is free, open to the public, and requires no advance registration.  The event will also be webcast (see instructions for accessing the webcast, below). […]

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Spio to speak at B.I.G. Summit

Orlando, Inc., has confirmed a rocket scientist, a digital media expert, and the founder of an online dating service to appear on November 18, 2010, at The B.I.G.* Summit – Mary Spio, Mary Spio and, yes, Mary Spio!  A noted entrepreneur, digital media expert and inventor, Mary Spio is the President of Next Galaxy Media […]

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Espy-Wilson venture wins prize

OmniSpeech LLC, a company developed by Professor Carol Espy-Wilson (ECE/ISR) and Tarun Pruthi, won the grand prize in the Rockville Economic Development Inc. (REDI) StartRight! Women’s Business Plan Competition. Winners were recognized at a ceremony on July 21 at the Sphinx Club at Franklin Square in Washington, D.C. OmniSpeech, a start up company in the […]

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Just 2.5 percent of science and engineering doctorates to blacks

African-Americans only received 2.5 percent of science and engineering doctorates in 2006, according to the National Science Foundation data cited in Silicon Ceiling 10, up from 2.3 percent in 1997.   Temporary visa holders from foreign nations received 38.6 percent of all science and engineering doctorates in 2006, an increase from 27.6 percent in 1997. The […]

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Policymakers miss opportunity to create jobs with black tech firms

At age 26, Mary Spio was an engineer for Boeing in charge of its satellite communications division.   Like generations of black innovators from Benjamin Banneker to Percy Julian, she saw even more applications for her discoveries.   Spio became co-patent holder for digital cinema, taking the motion picture industry from fragile reel distribution to direct simultaneous […]

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Black computer workers have lower unemployment rate

African-Americans in computer manufacturing are the only group of black manufacturing employees to have single digit unemployment rates. According to the Silicon Ceiling 10: Equal Opportunity in High Technology, the 94,000 blacks employed in computer and electronic manufacturing faced an 11.9 percent unemployment rate in 2008. That rate skyrocketed to 23.6 percent in 2009.  By […]

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Tenth Silicon Ceiling report describes black technology workforce in detail

WASHINGTON – Maryland, Georgia, Virginia, Texas and New York lead the nation in the employment of African-Americans in the computer industry, according to the 10th annual Silicon Ceiling: Equal Opportunity in High Technology report. Texas, Georgia, Florida, New York and California have the most African-American engineers, according to the study. Georgia, North Carolina, Texas, New […]

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Gatwick Airport part of London acquisition spree

Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), an independent $5.64 billion investment fund, has completed the agreement with BAA Airports Limited to acquire London Gatwick Airport. GIP  invested through Ivy Bidco Limited (“Bidco”), a limited liability company registered in England, established for the purposes of making the acquisition. Bidco will pay a cash consideration of £1,455 million for the entire share capital of […]

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Implications of Comcast/NBC merger

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee will hold a very important hearing in Los Angeles on Monday, June 7, 2010 at the California Science Center (Exposition Park near the USC campus) to allow individuals in the creative industry as well as business owners in media the opportunity to share their concerns with the current […]

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Vidaroo launches new website

Vidaroo Corporation (OTCBB: VIDA) an innovative video technology company offering an Online Video Platform, video production, and online video advertising, announces the launch of its new website vidaroo.com. Gen2Media Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: GTWO) an innovative video technology company offering an Online Video Platform, video production, and online video advertising, announces the launch of its […]

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EARI enters alliance with Edevent

Entertainment Arts Research Inc. (EARI) announced that it has entered into a Joint Venture Agreement with Edevent, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Knowledge Development Centers, based in Atlanta, GA, wherein each would indirectly and respectively own 49% and 51% interest in the newly formed company, Composite Media Solutions, LLC. Composite Media Solutions will perform […]

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Earth Day celebration on National Mall

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold free events for the public on the National Mall this weekend to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. The events will feature interactive, fun and educational exhibits related to environmental protection. Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will be at the EPA Earth Day tent on […]

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Why a graduate degree is important

Dr. Juan Gilbert, chair of the Division of Human-Centered Computing at  Clemson University recently inspired students during a colloquium at Norfolk State University on the importance of seeking advanced degrees in science, engineering and mathematics. Here’s what one student from Elizabeth City State University wrote about the remarks.

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Reconciliation: more funding for HBCUs

The school loan revision being coupled with health care reform contains $85 million extra per year for historically-black colleges and universities and other minority serving institutions for the next 10 years, according to Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa.  One of the objectives of the Innovation and Equity agenda is to increase support for HBCUs, which produce […]

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