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Baker was so terrified someone would steal her idea — and with it, her potential revenue — that she refused to tell friends or even most of her family what she was working on. “I told only my sister, and I made her swear that she wouldn’t tell anybody,” recalled Baker, whose website, Aligned Signs, ...

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Can’t support ballot question on minimum wage

It’s one of those bills that seems like it would be a good idea in theory, but in practice creates another headache for a business community that’s already in search of some Excedrin. We encourage business owners to vote no on the referendum. We’re sympathetic to the plight of those who don’t earn a sustainable ...

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ThinkNum aims to use Web technology to push financial info

ThinkNum.com co-founder Gregory Ugwi said his business aims to put sophisticated, customizable tools in the hands of investors, allowing them to track markets at a fraction of a cost associated with Wall Street’s prized financial data terminals. ThinkNum’s vision is bold even as its beginnings are modest. Ugwi says ThinkNum — short for “think numbers” ...

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Pay it forward At Heartland, foresight on bill processing

Heartland is forming partnerships with companies specializing in this space. This month, it teamed with Austin, Texas-based Tabbedout, the maker of a mobile application that allows consumers to open and pay bar and restaurant tabs from their smartphones. The app is intended to do away with the exchange of physical checks and credit cards that ...

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Acuative hires COO

Mead will lead the company’s technical services, infrastructure management, network monitoring, project management, field service, logistics, product development, IT/IS and business process groups. According to the announcement, Mead will be based at Acuative’s global technology center in Ohio. Mead previously was vice president and global service operations leader at Cargill, in Minnesota, and head of ...

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Rutgers, Augeo launch app for Scarlet Knights fans

According to the announcement, the Rutgers Fan-i-Am program will play an integral role in Rutgers University’s continuing effort to reach and engage fans via social media. Rutgers Fan-i-Am is being rolled out for Rutgers’ Oct. 26 homecoming football game.Available online and through a mobile app, the Rutgers app allows Rutgers fans to connect with their ...

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Lattice expands provisions to Correct Solutions Group

According to the announcement, the company signed an agreement to expand its Nexus Inmate Telephone System with Correct Solutions Group, a provider of inmate telecommunications to more than 50,000 inmates. Under the terms of the agreement, Lattice will install a third major hub in Correct Solutions Group’s Longview, Texas location. This third hub will allow ...

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Lumeta appoints chief of product

According to the announcement, Best brings 25 years of experience in IT security, data networking and telecommunications to the company. Best, who began his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories as a member of technical staff, previously was president and chief operating officer at ProtonMedia. Best has founded several IT companies, including Teleos Communications, AccessWorks Communications ...

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Honeywell increases dividend

According to the announcement, the increased regular quarterly dividend rate will be effective starting with the fourth quarter dividend, which was declared today and is payable Dec. 10 to shareowners of record at the close of business Nov. 21. The company recently completed a $600 million acquisition of mobile technology company Intermec. HON data by ...

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Single Touch appoints new CFO

According to the announcement, Streams was most recently partner at GBM LLC, a business management firm serving public and private companies, where he managed patents and licensing for a publicly held consumer products client. Previously, he was principal at RBSM LLP, a CPA firm and U.S. member of Russell Bedford International. He began his career ...

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