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Women in Business Q&A: Roxane Divol, SVP and GM, Trust Services, Symantec

As the General Manager (GM) of Symantec's Trust Services, Roxane Divol is responsible for the end-to-end optimization and growth of the Trust Services business. This business offers industry leading SSL certificates, code signing, and...Show More Summary

Obama to announce pick for new GSA chief

President Obama plans to nominate Denise Turner Roth to head the General Services Administration. Roth, currently the deputy administrator, would replace Dan M. Tangherlini, who left the top position in February. Roth has been serving as acting administrator since then. Show More Summary

Retired Army General at Committee Hearing: "We Are Losing This War"

On Thursday, the Senate Armed Services Committee convened a hearing to evaluate and scrutinize the effectiveness of the Obama administration’s...

Direct Procurement Checklist: Partner Enablement and Executing Connectivity

Categories: Procurement Research, Services and Indirect Spend, Spend Management Tags: General News Partner enablement and managing indirect spend is a tried and true method for controlling costs. However, direct connectivity still has a ways to go before it gets on the same level as indirect procurement. Show More Summary

9 Things You Should Know About the Women's Mosque of America -- and Muslim Women in General

This past January, as global praise and media coverage poured in surrounding The Women's Mosque of America's first Friday jumma'a (congregational) prayer services, I started to pick up on something hidden beneath all the congratulations: "Good for you! It was a long time coming! You finally showed them!" Hold up. Show More Summary

North Carolina sues FCC over ability to limit municipal broadband growth

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has filed a lawsuit challenging the FCC's decision to overturn a state law that limits a municipal broadband provider's ability to extend services into new communities.

Ctrip Appoints WSS as Agent for Cruise Ship Venture

China travel services provider Ctrip has furthered its expansion into the cruise market with the appointment of Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) as its General Agent in China.

Need a ride in busy Beijing? Dial-a-chopper takes off

BEIJING (Reuters) - A trial helicopter hailing service jointly launched by Chinese general aviation operator Reignwood Star Co Ltd and China's biggest taxi hailing platform proved a hit at the weekend in the congested capital of Beijing, the operator said on Monday. Show More Summary

Eaves to AG Olens: Look into councilwoman's hiring as rec authority director, please

Fulton County Chairman John Eaves is asking the state Attorney General’s Office to review Keisha Lance Bottoms’ controversial double-duty service as an Atlanta City Councilmember and executive director of the authority that will oversee...Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: Walmart Nears Launch of New Prime-Like Delivery Service, Gartner Releases Annual Supply Chain Top 25 List

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Walmart is reportedly planning to launch an Amazon Prime-like fast-shipping subscription service by early summer. And, Amazon, McDonald’s and Unilever were once again in the top 5 of the newly released Supply Chain Top 25 ranking by Gartner. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news. (Read more...)

‘Hammered’ Secret Service agent resigning

TALK RADIO NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Homeland Security’s inspector general has found that two senior Secret Service agents were most likely drunk in March when they drove into an area near the White House where the authorities were examining a suspicious package. Show More Summary

Strategy, Succession, Security: Lessons From a C-Suite Survey

A recent survey of directors, board chairs and CEOs sheds new light on the role of general counsel in large corporations. The survey, conducted by the legal recruiting company Barker Gilmore and NYSE Governance Services, reached over 5,000 corporate leaders, though the response rate was not given. It's filled......

Improving Retirement Outcomes with Investments, Life Insurance, and Income Annuities

Financial goals for retirement generally include meeting spending goals sustainably, while also preserving assets for contingencies and legacy. The financial services industry offers different tools for meeting these objectives, ranging from investment portfolios to insurance products. Show More Summary

BitTorrent's messaging service goes wide, adds ephemeral options

Last we heard of BitTorrent's chat client, Bleep, it was just debuting. Today the news is that the secure messaging client is moving from open alpha to a release aimed at the general Android and iOS owning public. With it comes peer-to-peer...Show More Summary

nVoq Partners with SyTrue on New Clinical Workflow Documentation Service

nVoq, a provider of cloud-based speech recognition workflow optimization solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced general availability for the company’s SayIt “Code Fast” service, available in collaboration with SyTrue....Show More Summary

IBM and AlchemyAPI Announce AlchemyData News API

IBM and AlchemyAPI have announced the general release of the AlchemyData News API, a new API that provides access to an AI enriched, curated dataset of news and blog content. The AlchemyData News API is one of the most recent services added to the Watson Developer Cloud.

Rod St. Aubyn: Is It Time To Regulate Drug Prices?

I am generally opposed to price controls.  I am a firm believer that competition controls prices for goods and services.  But several recent situations brings me to reconsider my position.  My sister has been successfully battling breast cancer for a couple of years.  Her cancer, though incurable, can be controlled with the right treatment, assuming...

Killing Spotify’s Free Version Will Boost Piracy

Spotify is generally hailed as a piracy killer, with music file-sharing traffic dropping in virtually every country where the service launches. However, much of this effect may be lost if recent calls to end Spotify's free tier are honored. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and anonymous VPN services.

GE wins deal worth up to $2 billion for engines for Taiwan, others

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Electric Co has won a five-year contract valued at up to $2 billion to supply helicopter engines to the government of Taiwan and support a number of U.S. military services, the Defense Department said on Friday. Show More Summary

Senators press new postmaster general on troubled rural mail service

Slow mail delivery and poor service are hitting rural America hard, and the U.S. Postal Service needs to pay attention, a bipartisan group of senators from rural states told Postmaster General Megan Brennan this week. Three months into her new role as leader of the financially struggling mail agency, Brennan heard a long list of service […]

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