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Gov. McAuliffe announces Facebook to invest $1 billion in Virginia

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today, Oct. 5, that Facebook will bring more than $1 billion of new investment to the Commonwealth. Facebook is directly investing $750 million to establish a 970,000-square-foot data center in the White Oak Technology Park in Henrico County. In addition, due to a new renewable energy tariff designed by Dominion … Continue reading

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Bloomberg Law launches artificial intelligence case law research

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Bloomberg Law announced today, Sept. 27, the introduction of Points of Law, what they term “a revolutionary new solution” that leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to dramatically accelerate case law research.  The new feature allows attorneys to quickly find language critical to a court’s reasoning to support their legal … Continue reading

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Internet2 and Mythics to bring Oracle Cloud to universities nationwide

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mythics, Inc. a consulting firm, managed services provider and Platinum level member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced today that it entered into an agreement with Internet2 to launch a provisional service as part of the Internet2 Cloud Services Program. The effort will provide differentiated Oracle Cloud services to Internet2 … Continue reading

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Electronic scam uses public safety as bait

NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Norfolk police detectives were recently alerted to a new electronic scam targeting the area and warn citizens to be careful when providing personal information to unknown sources. Several Norfolk citizens have received text messages, claiming to be from the Norfolk Fire Department.  The text message reads “Norfolk Fire Dept. decided to … Continue reading

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Gov. McAuliffe announces Thomas Nelson Community College’s designation as a National Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe announced Thursday, Sept. 14, that the United States National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have officially designated Thomas Nelson Community College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education (CAE2Y). This designation acknowledges schools that excel in educating students to become leaders in … Continue reading

Video game players get varsity treatment at more US colleges
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Video game players get varsity treatment at more US colleges

BOSTON (AP) — In some ways, they’re like typical college athletes. They’re on varsity teams. They train for hours between classes. Some get hefty scholarships. But instead of playing sports, they’re playing video games. On college campuses, varsity gaming teams with all the trappings of sports teams are becoming increasingly common as schools tap into … Continue reading

The Latest: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft burns up over Saturn
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The Latest: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft burns up over Saturn

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Cassini spacecraft at Saturn (all times local): 7:55 a.m. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is no more: It disintegrated in the skies above Saturn early Friday, following a remarkable journey of 20 years. Confirmation of Cassini’s expected demise came about 7:55 a.m. EDT.  That’s when radio signals from … Continue reading

MCJR Week, Sept. 25-29, examines the Fourth Estate
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MCJR Week, Sept. 25-29, examines the Fourth Estate

  MCJR Week 2017 The Fourth Estate: Protecting Truth, Preserving Democracy, Serving the People http://www.nsumcjr.com   Monday, September 25, 2017 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. Conference Registration Location: SC138C 5:00 p.m. Conference Registration Continued Location: SC138C 6:30 p.m. MCJR Mixer/Kickoff Location: SC138C Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals 7:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker: L. Joy Williams https://ljoywilliams.com/services/speaker/ Location: … Continue reading