China is Ranked a Booming Market for Wind Capacity Growth, According to

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Tennis match fixing: Evidence of suspected match-fixing revealed
Secret files exposing evidence of widespread suspected match-fixing at the top level of world tennis, including at Wimbledon, can be revealed by the BBC and BuzzFeed News. Over the last decade, 16 players who have ranked in the top 50 have been …
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USU is second safest Utah school, according to online ranking

USU is second safest Utah school, according to online ranking
“Everyone is moving, going to school, finding schools for their kids, so we're always in a state of flux. There isn't a ton a guidance and trustworthy data for those types of things. So we provide people with a site they can trust when making big life …
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Google's Next Penguin Update To Roll Out Within 'Weeks'
Many webmasters try to build spam links and come up with several private blog networks to boost their website's ranking quickly on the search results. This is where Google's Penguin update comes handy for the search engine to eliminate and demote …
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Think you know search? Think again. Five myths surrounding SEO
For years, Google and other search engines used algorithms that relied heavily on numeric ranking factors to rank websites. But over time, these factors became easy to manipulate, prompting Google to release updates along with an increased emphasis on …
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2015-2016 college football bowl watchability rankings, according to the numbers

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By setting the bar at 6-6, and then at 5-7 with good Academic Progress Rate scores in the event that there are too few 6-6 teams, the sport opens the door for some poor teams to go bowling. In fact, four teams ranking worse than 90th in the F/+ ratings …
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Ranking all 40 college football bowl games for 2015-16: From Cure to CFP
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Spring Arbor earns No. 1 ranking in Women's Soccer Top 25 Poll
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There's a wealth of choices among shrubs for Charlotte gardeners
Broad-leaf evergreens rank high in popularity for several good reasons beyond their year-round beauty. Many do well in shade or part-shade. The Piedmont climate, including the usually mild winters, suits them. They bear gorgeous flowers. With careful …
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The 20 best universities in America, according to US News & World Report's

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In creating the list of the best US universities, US News includes input from both academic peers and high-school guidance counselors, according to its website. The ranking also uses data such as alumni giving, graduation and retention rates, and …
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16 Site Tweaks to Do Today to Prepare Your Business for the Holiday Season
In April of this year, Google changed the way it ranks websites in searches from mobile devices. The change boiled down to how well your site is optimized for mobile viewers. If it isn't, your site might now rank lower in mobile searches. Given that …
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NFL Power Rankings: Week 4 Standings and Review After Sunday's Games
The website's Team-By-Team Forecast gives the Falcons a 77 percent chance of making the playoffs. That's the fourth-highest number in the league, and it's slightly higher than that of division-rival Carolina, who also sits at 3-0. While a win over a …
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Google Manipulates Search Results, According to Study from Yelp and Legal

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Tim Wu, the legal scholar and former FTC advisor, disagreed, penning a column in The New Republic claiming that Google succeeded on the merit of its search engine alone. He contrasted the case with the earlier … The local reviews company — and …
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Microsoft made a better YouTube search engine than Google
The search pages one-up YouTube with some really helpful related search suggestions. Music searches will show a … Google, too, of course, has its own general video search tool on that pulls in results from multiple sources. But that …
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Interview: Author Bill Tancer On The Search Impact Of Reviews
You could do some anecdotal searches yourself. For example, when I searched “espresso San Jose” (because I'm an espresso freak), I found that the entire top fold of the search engine results page was just Yelp reviews. It went even further as you …
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How Google Uses Clicks in Search Results, According to Google

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Zipcar, Rackspace, AirBNB and others embrace the Chief Customer Officer Role, according to new book

Austin, Texas (PRWEB) June 17, 2015

Thirty-four global Chief Customer Officers reveal how they lead their companys customer experience movement in a new book written by Jeanne Bliss titled CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER 2.0: How to Build Your Customer-Driven Growth Engine (Wiley).

In the book, Bliss one of the foremost experts on customer-centric leadership and the role of Chief Customer Officer helps business leaders architect and deliver a deliberate one-company experience that most satisfies their customers desires, motivations, and emotions. Instead of passing customer issues along to individual departments, Bliss advocates Customer Leadership Executives (Chief Customer Officers, Vice Presidents of Customer Experience, etc.) unite the entire organizations leadership team to figure out who their customer is, and then align business priorities, operations, and metrics to transform how the company operates.

Thirty-four Chief Customer Officers reveal their quest inside their organizations through the My Rock, My Story segments of the book where they share stories on how they have united company leadership, worked through challenges, and achieved success. They are:

Martin Hand, Chief Donor/Customer Officer at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital; Lesley Mottla, Previous EVP, Global Product and Customer Experience at Zipcar; Graham Atkinson, Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer at Walgreens; Lambert Walsh, Vice President and General Manager, Global Services at Adobe; Tish Whitcraft, Chief Customer Officer at OpenX; Claire Burns, Chief Customer Officer at MetLife; Pete Winemiller, Senior Vice President of Guest Relations at NBAs Oklahoma City Thunder; Hilary Noon, Vice President, Marketplace Insight and Experience at The American Cancer Society; Taylor Rhodes, President and CEO of Rackspace; Jeri Ward, Vice President and Chief Communications Officer at Audi of America, LLC; Jeb Dasteel, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer at Oracle; Kevin Thompson, Vice President of Customer Experience and Development at Barneys New York; Gavan Duff, Chief Customer Officer at MSA, The Safety Company; Carol Pudnos, Head of Global Patient Experience at AbbVie; Chris Dawson, Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Experience and Global Sales Division at BRP, Bombardier Recreational Products; Mark Slatin, Senior Vice President and Client Experience Manager at Sandy Spring Bank; Tom Botts, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer at Denihan Hospitality Group; Misha Logvinov, Chief Customer Officer at Lithium Technologies; Nick Frunzi, Chief Customer Officer at Esri; Samir Bitar, Director of the Office of Visitor Services at The Smithsonian Institution; Alison Circle, Chief Customer Experience Officer at Columbus Metropolitan Library; Lesley Mottla, Senior Vice President of Customer Experience at LAUNCH; Brenda Wensil, Chief Customer Experience Officer at the U.S. Department of Educations Federal Student Aid; Aisling Hassell, Head of International Customer Experience at Airbnb; Scott Dille, Senior Vice President and Director of Client and Employee Experience at Northern Trust; Robert Wiltz, Chief Customer Officer at Paris Presents; Susan DeLaney, Vice President of Customer Experience at UPS; Ingrid Lindberg, Chief Customer Experience Officer at Prime Therapeutics; Dan Pastoric, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer at Enersource; Michael Bennett, Senior Vice President, Operations at The Irvine Company; Mary Poppen, Chief Customer Officer at SAP, Global Cloud Business; Heather Carroll Cox, Chief Client Experience, Digital and Marketing Officer at Citi; Curtis Kopf, Vice President, Customer Innovation at Alaska Airlines; Sue Pregartner, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Customer Officer at Magisso North America, Inc.

It is my extreme pleasure to honor these organizations and their Customer Leadership Executives in my book, says Bliss. Their work is a true craft in customer experience, and I express with full gratitude my appreciation for letting me share their stories, advice, and experience in CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER 2.0.

Jeanne Bliss CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER 2.0: How to Build Your Customer-Driven Growth Engine is available in hardcover today.

According to BCC Research, HAI treatments to increase from nearly $17.1 billion in 2015 to $23 billion by 2020

Wellesley, Mass. (PRWEB) June 11, 2015

Based on Centers for Disease Control (CDC) prevalence survey released in March 2014, approximately 1 in 25 hospital patients had at least one healthcare-acquired infection (HAI). There were an estimated 722,000 HAI in U.S. acute care hospitals alone in 2011, with approximately 75,000 hospital patients with HAI dying during their hospitalizations. Additionally, more than half of all HAI occurred outside of the intensive care unit. BCC Research expects the global market for selected HAI treatments to increase from nearly $ 17.1 billion in 2015 to $ 23 billion by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.1% from 2015 to 2020.

Considerable resources have been devoted to reducing HAI in developed countries. Healthcare institutions are developing education on prevention for all areas of personnel, manufacturers continue to develop new products that specifically address HAI, pharmaceutical companies are pursuing new or reformulated antibiotic and antiviral medications to avert resistance, and healthcare personnel are vigorously pursuing infection control techniques that have been shown to reduce HAI.

HAI infection rates are stabilizing and in some cases decreasing in the U.S. and some Western European countries partly due to increased control efforts by healthcare professionals and the availability of devices with specialized coatings to help avert infections, says BCC Research analyst Peggy Lehr. America currently holds approximately 42% of the global market for HAI products, but that leadership position is predicted to shrink to 40% by 2020 with the rise of Asian markets, particularly India and China.

Healthcare-Acquired Infection: Devices, Pharmaceuticals, and Environmental Products (HLC092C) is a valuable tool for anyone assessing the HAI market and attempting to devise a strategy to successfully compete in this market. The report will benefit business planners, acquisition specialists, licensing strategists, product managers, market research analysts, investing consultants and others interested in the HAI market, its products, its participants and its future.

Editors and reporters who wish to speak with the analyst should contact Steven Cumming at steven.cumming(at)bccresearch(dot)com.

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Technology Innovation in Automotive Electronics to Benefit Commercialization of Connected Car Solutions, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

San Jose, California (PRWEB) June 04, 2015

Follow us on LinkedIn The automotive industry is currently witnessing the refreshing emergence of new revenue streams and business models coming from smart vehicles and their related infrastructure. As the platform for bringing billions of mechanical and electronic gadgets into the digital fold, Internet of Things (IoT) represents the most disruptive technology of the 21nd century, attracting an explosion of venture capital investments. The evolving era of IoT is poised to revolutionize the automotive industry. Developments in sensor technologies, wireless technologies, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), energy-efficient networks, Internet infrastructure and communication standards, are spurring the importance of IoT as a technology platform for enabling the concept of connected cars. Other forces responsible for the growth of the automotive industry as a major microsystem of IoT include safety, reliability, entertainment and changing intelligent transportation needs. As the value chain of connected car ecosystem expands in the coming years, in-vehicle IoT strategy will emerge to achieve critical importance across all participants in the automotive value chain.

Vehicle manufacturers are increasingly focusing on automotive electronics to deliver, market-driven differentiated vehicles for a growing base of technology savvy consumers with complex information and connectivity needs. A key factor driving the need to connect vehicles to the Internet is the digitalization of modern consumer lifestyles. The growing interest in connected cars is strongly supported by effervescent developments in automotive electronics, specifically the evolution of five important enabling technologies i.e. in-car Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Near Field Communication (NFC), Integrated GNSS, and Automotive Ethernet. These technologies play vital roles in vehicle connectivity, paring, and communication. Infotainment and connectivity are rapidly transcending the traditional confines of the luxury cars market. With these technologies moving up the lifecycle curve, falling costs are citied as the most important factor spurring penetration into middle and low tier vehicle segments.

In addition, government regulations are also driving connectivity in cars. Key factors driving stringent vehicle connectivity regulations include tighter pollution controls, growing need to improve road safety and the resulting regulatory emphasis on the deployment of driver assistance systems. By 2030, connected vehicles are set to become a mainstream phenomenon, with every car produced forecast to feature connectivity in some form or the other. Another major factor spurring interest in connected cars is the dedicated focus on and increasing public sector investments in intelligent transport systems (ITS). At the heart of ITS lies connected cars. The explosive growth of smartphones across both developed and developing nations is fuelling interest in integrating smartphone connectivity into cars.

As stated by the new market research report on Connected Car Solutions, the United States represents the largest market worldwide. Led by China, Asia-Pacific is forecast to emerge as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 32.6% over the analysis period. Embedded connectivity represents the largest market, while Smartphone Connectivity is set to emerge as the fastest growing segment with a CAGR of 31.9% over the review period.

Major players in the market include Automotive OEMs (Audi AG, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., General Motors Company, Honda Motor Co. Ltd, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd, Renault Group, Toyota Motor Corp); Connectivity Technology Providers, (Airbiquity, Apple Inc., Delphi Automotive LLP, Freescale Semiconductor Inc, Google Inc., Harman International, Intel Corporation, Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc., Jasper, Microsoft Corporation, NXP Semiconductors N.V. , Octo Telematics SpA, QNX Software Systems Ltd., Qualcomm Incorporated, Robert Bosch GmbH, Texas Instruments Incorporated, TomTom International BV, Verizon Telematics Inc., and WirelessCar); and Telecom Operators (Aeris Communications, AT&T, Sierra Wireless, Vodafone Group Plc, Vodafone Automotive SpA, and Verizon Communications, Inc.), among others.

The research report titled Connected Car Solutions: A Global Strategic Business Report announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, company profiles, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections in Units for all major geographic markets including the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Latin America (Brazil, and Rest of Latin America), and Rest of World. World market for Connected Car Solutions is also analyzed by segments Embedded Connectivity, Smartphone Connectivity, and Tethered Connectivity.

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