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Wednesday 13 August, 2014 NEW YORK -- Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, is partnering with Programmr, a pioneer in online coding technology, to create the next-generation of interactive platforms for learning how to code, using just a web browser. The partnership reflects Pearson's and Programmr's shared commitment to make learning to code as easy as possible for users of all ages. “We believe that this interactive ‘learn by doing’ approach will lead to grasping the content faster, resulting in better learning outcomes.” Each “Learning Lab” seamlessly integrates Programmr’s programming lab technology into Pearson’s web-based learning platform that includes screencast videos, graphics, and interactive assessment; all embedded within an instructional text written by Pearson’s best-selling professional technical authors. Readers will be able to learn theor... (more)

Many Misjudge How Much Money They Need for Retirement

Wednesday 25 June, 2014 £15,000pa needed to fund holidays, motoring and hobbies in retirement Three in ten over 40s have no plans in place to fund their retirement Six in ten wish they had started to put money aside for their retirement earlier A study of the over 40s found that two thirds already have some idea of how they would like to spend their retirement years and an income of around £15,000 a year is needed to sustain their planned lifestyle. For a couple, this means nearer £30,000 a year is needed for the ideal retirement. Researchers found that after finishing work, the ... (more)

TV COMPANY MOTORS FOR MACMILLAN: ROUTE 66 – THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE

Thursday 4 September, 2014 London via LA to NY, September 2014 A British TV production company is aiming to raise £250,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support by taking part in a “challenging road trip across the USA”. Jamie Branson, Chairman of View TV Group, is joining forces with his colleagues at Only Motors – a production company within the Group – to drive from LA to New York via the famous Route 66. The idea is to make 12 TV programmes in just 12 days. The event, which was dreamt up by Branson, kicks off with a flight from London on 21st September 2014. Once in the States, the cr... (more)

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ Olingo™ as a Top-Level Project

Monday 7 April, 2014 Open Source, generic Java client and server library implementation of the OData (Open Data Protocol) standard for interoperable querying and sharing of data across applications in enterprise, Cloud, and mobile environments Forest Hill, MD –07 April 2014– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 170 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that Apache™ Olingo™ has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the project's community and produc... (more)

Innovative New Business Communications Solution Set To Help Telecom Professionals Amplify Lead Generation

Monday 4 August, 2014 Communications professionals have been thrown a lucrative lifeline this summer with a new all-in-one marketing solution designed to help ICT sales teams hit their targets with ease. Marketed as a ‘one-stop-shop for business communication products, services and solutions,’ comms4business.com offers a dedicated platform designed to help SME’s switch from traditional office telephone systems to cloud-based IP solutions. Engineered to help SMEs source local resellers and discover better business technology solutions, the enterprise is urging accredited ICT firms... (more)