iTwin Inc. honored for product by Popular Science Magazine

By Tucker HarringtonIt was recently announced that iTwin Inc, which created the iTwin USB device, was honored with the Popular Science Magazine's 2011 Best of What's New Award.The device is a USB, but the creators of the device realized that many USB drives do not have any privacy involved with them. iTwin incorporates privacy by separating into two and opens up files onto another computer only when the other half of it is plugged into a computer as well. Therefore,...
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Justin Verlander earns Cy Young Award for American League

By Abigail RichardsThe Detroit Tigers' pitcher Justin Verlander was recently named the American League's Cy Young Award winner, the most prestigious award for a pitcher, according to The Associated Press.The honor was announced on Tuesday. After an extremely impressive season by Verlander, it was not surprising that his name was the one to be called and he was voted the winner unanimously, the news source reports.According to Yahoo! Sports, the big question now is w...
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AL and NL Rookie of the Year chosen

By Abgail RichardsCraig Kimbrel, who plays for the Atlanta Braves, was recently announced as this year's National League Rookie of the Year, an honor that was voted upon unanimously, according to The Associated Press.He earned this recognition after creating a 38-game streak in which he did not allow one run. However, he did allow one when it mattered most, according to the media outlet."I blew many saves throughout the year. It just so happened that one came in the...
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Two men behind LinkedIn awarded

By Tucker HarringtonIt was recently announced that the networking website LinkedIn's co-founder Reid Hoffman and CEO Jeff Weiner were named Young National Entrepreneurs of the Year, which is given to individuals who show innovative work and success behind it, by Ernst & Young. The award is one of the most prestigious among individuals in the business industry.The two were honored based on their work in creating a website where professionals from around the globe can ...
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Holiday party: A perfect time to award employees

By Abigail RichardsOffices across the country are filled with excitement for the holiday season, and much of this settles around the annual company party. It is the one night a year that workers are truly allowed to relax and leave their office mentality at home, and perhaps get to know their coworkers even better. So, why not make the night even more special?One way for an employer to show their employees how much they care is with a surprise recognition awards ceremony whil...
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GE Capital earns Innovation of the Year Award

By Abigail RichardsIt was recently announced that GE Capital, a financial product provider, has received the Innovation of the Year Award at the annual Leasing Life awards ceremony, which was held in Munich on November 3.The company was selected for developing Minerva, which is an intranet tool that helps companies organize vendor finance partners, resellers and manufactures all in one place. Its purpose is to not only make it easier for the company, but also for the business...
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Deadline announced for social media advertising awards

By Tucker HarringtonThe Web Marketing Association has announced the deadline for companies to enter the 10th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards, which honors the best usage of social media advertising campaigns. Winners of these awards will be judged on innovation, impact and design of the use of this medium."Marketers using social media like Facebook and LinkedIn to engage consumers is exploding," said William Rice, president of the Web Marketing ...
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Students from China win Intel Global Challenge

By Tucker HarringtonA group of student entrepreneurs from China known as "Forward" were recently named the winner of the Intel Global Challenge at University of California Berkeley for their creation of Gaitu, a one-stop imaging processing platform. Gaitu matches Chinese customers with designers who add special effects and other professional touches to turn the image into art or merchandise.Forward received $50,000 for their creation, as the winner is based off of h...
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Billy Crystal takes Eddie Murphy’s spot as Oscars host

By Tucker HarringtonBilly Crystal will be taking over as host of this year's Academy Awards after the controversial departure of producer Brett Ratner. Eddie Murphy was originally supposed to host, but Ratner handpicked him, so he decided to step down after he heard the news, according to Reuters.Ratner received a lot of heat after he used the gay slur at a screening of his new movie, "Tower Heist," which stars Murphy. This eventually led to his resignation and...
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CMA’s took place last night, Taylor Swift and The Band Perry win big

By Abigail RichardsCountry music's biggest night, the CMA Awards, took place last night in Nashville. There were many winners on the night, but the big one went to Taylor Swift - for the second time, according to ABC News.Swift was named Entertainer of the Year, the CMA's most prestigious honor. Now, Swift joins Barbara Mandrell as the only other female artist to win these glass awards twice."I'm so happy right now!," Swift said from the podium. "...
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