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Holden introduces lifetime capped-price servicing for all models ever sold in Australia

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Every Holden ever built will now be covered by a new lifetime capped-price service program, with the Australian arm of General Motors claiming the program will cover more than 2.5 million cars. Holden‘s Capped Price Service (CPS) program will launch from 1 March, 2015, and Holden claims the program will ensure “customers always know how [...]

Investigators probing for criminal activity with Lois Lerner’s missing emails

Federal investigators are looking for possible criminal activity in connection with the missing emails of a central figure in the Internal Revenue service’s targeting scandal. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration testified...Show More Summary

Top 10 Things (We Think) You Don’t Know about DigitalGov

Editor’s Note: This blog is cross-posted from DigitalGov, an initiative of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies in the U.S. General Services Administration. The initiative aims to help agencies build a 21st century digital government. Show More Summary

Wintry woes for the MBTA

The MBTA has been struggling to restore service after a massive amount of snow fell on the state, beginning with the blizzard in late January. Beverly Scott, MBTA general manager, said “tremendous progress” had been made in an “absolutely unbelievable recovery” effort. Show More Summary

Keeping watch over the Department of Health and Human Services

Daniel R. Levinson has headed the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services for more than a decade. In this role, he manages a staff of 1,600 employees who delve into some of the government’s hot-button issues, including health care, medical research, food and drug safety, disease prevention, welfare, and […]

MA: Keolis GM Bails as Rail Flails

The general manager of the Bay State's problem-plagued commuter rail service stepped down yesterday on the eve of a key meeting between Gov. Charlie Baker and top Keolis executives who flew in from France in a bid to turn things around...Show More Summary

Top Stories: ISIS Militant ID'ed; Ukraine Pulls Back Weapons

2 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Also: Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch may get the backing of a Senate panel; Iraqi Kurds attack ISIS militants; and someone cut internet and some phone service to central and northern Arizona.

Layer rolls out turnkey messaging platform and Atlas UI tools for app developers

San Francisco-based Layer offers the messaging infrastructure as a hosted service, which also went into general availability today.

Electro-Mechanic

Under general supervision, the ElectroMechanic performs skilled electrical/electronic and mechanical work to diagnose, maintain, repair, rebuild, overhaul, service, inspect, and test light rail transit vehicles and equipment.

The Cockentrice to launch Sunday lunch service starting February 22

Starting Sunday, February 22, the Cockentrice will switch up its Sunday hours to open for lunch at 11 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Currently, it’s open only for dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. General manager Daisy Nagel says they hope to mirror the long Sunday lunches found in the French countryside.

Schock’s Private Flights May Have Violated House Rules

Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) “has repeatedly spent taxpayer and campaign funds to rent aircraft that are not certified charter services, despite House rules and federal law that generally prohibit the use of private aircraft for official and campaign use,” USA [...] The post Schock’s Private Flights May Have Violated House Rules appeared first on Political Wire.

The General Availability of Azure Machine Learning and Smart Grid Management

We have written about of our Azure Machine Learning (ML) services many times before and up until today it was in public preview. Today we are delighted to announce that we have released Azure ML for general availability. You can read all about the announcement here. Show More Summary

Azure: Machine Learning Service, Hadoop Storm, Cluster Scaling, Linux Support, Site Recovery and More

Today we released a number of great enhancements to Microsoft Azure. These include: Machine Learning: General Availability of the Azure Machine Learning Service Hadoop: General Availability of Apache Storm Support, Hadoop 2.6 support,...Show More Summary

Microsoft makes its Hadoop on Azure service available to Linux users

Microsoft is delivering a preview its HDInsight big-data service on Azure available to Linux users, and is making its machine-learning service generally available.

Postal inspector general begins second review of mail-surveillance program

The Postal Service inspector general’s office is doing its second review of a controversial surveillance program that allows law-enforcement agencies to intercept suspects’ mail items before they are delivered to record their information. Show More Summary

Listen Carefully

2 weeks agoTechnology : TechCrunch

There are lessons to be drawn from how people are talking about the technology services they are interacting with. Not just in general terms — whether they like or dislike a service and so on; but what more subtle linguistic signifiers might be expressing on their behalf. Show More Summary

The case against Obama’s Afghan pull-out plan solidifies

(Paul Mirengoff) Yesterday, General John Campbell, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, delivered upbeat testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee about the effects of our military effort in that country. Campbell documented the extraordinary progress Afghanistan has made on numerous fronts in the 13 years since the U.S. Show More Summary

Masergy brings managed cloud router service to business customers

Masergy has taken another step forward with its own software-defined networking (SDN) vision by making its Cloud Router generally available for its business customers.

Sling TV, the Netflix for cable, opens doors to all subscribers, with new channels coming

Sling TV — the Dish-owned streaming service that does for cable what Netflix did for video tentals — has just announced that it is opening its door to the general public. And if the cable stations it currently has on … Read more ›

Google Calendar Loses Ground as Market Situation Changes

Google Calendar has for a long time been a primary tool that many people used to manage their appointments, to-do lists and time in general. However, as the possibilities of mobile and cloud services for time management are getting more...Show More Summary

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