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CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/14/12 -- Tesla Exploration Ltd. ("Tesla" or the "Company") (TSX:TXL) today announces its 2012 third quarter operating and financial results. Selected Highlights ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- (000s, except per share data) Three months ended Nine Months Ended (unaudited) September 30 September 30 2012 2011 Change 2012 2011 Change $ $ % $ $ % ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Revenue 28,853 47,237 (39) 149,936 163,130 (8) Revenue excluding reimbursables 24,918 38,035 (34) 126,739 113,548 12 Gross margin(1) 5,826 9,393 (38) 40,060 28,069 43 As a % of revenue excluding reimbursables 23% 25%... (more)

Moneyball, Big Data, The Internet of Things and Enterprise Mobility

"In business, economics and other fields decisions will increasingly be based on data and analysis rather than on experience and intuition...we can start being a lot more scientific," predicts Professor Erik Brynjolfsson, from MIT's Sloan School of Management in a New York Times article The Age of Big Data, February 12, 2012.  This is the "Moneyball" approach to business.  Use the data, massive volumes of data, to find the truth, rather than lean on intuition.  In the past this was possible, but the long time frames required to find answers made it impractical for real-time decision making. Just like in the movie Moneyball, large volumes of data hide truths that are not easily apparent without in-depth analysis.  These truths can lead us to competitive advantages, increased productivity, efficiencies and completely new and different ways of conducting business.  "Data... (more)

Louisiana Gets Its Own Green Cloud Computing Infrastructure

Let's be honest, lately there hasn't been a lot of good news coming out of Louisiana, the gulf coast has taken quite the beating with the economic fallout from the BP oil spill. Finally we have some good news for the region. They now have their very own Cloud IaaS platform based in Lafayette, Louisiana -- a City that is quickly emerging as one of the best and most connected in the country. Technology initiatives have helped fuel the region’s thriving business environment while building up a tech-savvy community. The City of Lafayette developed the nation’s largest and most robust municipally-owned fiber optic broadband infrastructure delivering 100 Megabit per second (Mbps) peer-to-peer broadband network within its city limits; another confirmation of lightening fast data connections and forward thinking. Businesses in this creative environment are joining forces with... (more)

NRK media day – Michael T. Jones of Google

I am at the Norwegian national broadcasting company’s meeting. 1,500 people from all sides of the company. The day opens with someone who seems to be fulfilling the role of jester — a woman dressed in a flamboyantly orange dress, eliciting laughs and applause, including by lifting her skirts and sticking Michael T. Jones’ head into her bosom. (Jones, Google’s Chief Technology Advocate, is there as the morning keynoter). The comedian introduced a woman who seemed to deliver a poem — the morning has been in Norwegian so far — and now, after offering Jones another head boob, the morning begins. In other words, so far just another boring American-style conference. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Manglin... (more)

The Global Market for M2M Devices Is Huge!

The global market for machine-to-machine (M2M) device connections will grow from 62 million devices in 2010 to 2.1 billion devices in 2020, according to a new report from Analysys Mason (London, UK). With a year-on-year growth rate of between 36 percent and 52 percent.  M2M is predicted to be one of the fastest growing wireless connectivity sectors in the next decade.  Wireless M2M Sensors  Some of the biggest enterprise M2M markets are the following:  energy and utilities security and surveillance health care and acute disease tracking in vehicle GPS and entertainment systems It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that the above-listed markets are huge!  M2M is another category of enterprise mobility that takes advantage of mobile technologies and miniaturized sensors and monitoring equipment to send and receive data wirelessly to and from a centralized s... (more)

ProfNet Experts Available on State of the Union, Disaster Response, More

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to [email protected] with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate edition.  If you are in need of additional experts, you can also submit a query to the hundreds of thousands of experts in our network. You can filter your request by institution type and geographic location to get the most targeted responses. The best part? It's free! Just fill out the query form to get started. If you have any questions or need assistance with any aspect of ProfNet, please drop us a note at [email protected] EXPERT ALERTS Disaste... (more)

Dassault Systèmes’ DraftSight Surpasses One Million Downloads!

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) (Paris:DSY), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced today that DraftSight has surpassed one million downloads. Over the past year since the launch of the no-cost 2D CAD product, users have been gravitating – from every area of the world – towards DraftSight and utilizing its functionality for all types of CAD creations. From evaluating tools to help with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill clean up to developing beautiful yachts, users worldwide have implemented DraftSight in resourceful and inspiring ways. Schools across the globe have also offered DraftSight to students. In Utah, engineering students at Weber State University utilized DraftSight in the creation of a Hovercraft Autonomous Target Vehicle (HATV) developed for possible use in U.S. Air Force pilot training. Every mo... (more)

ProfNet Roundup: 2013 Commencement Speakers

NEW YORK, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the 2013 commencement season upon us, following is a list of speakers who will be addressing graduates at universities and colleges that are part of the ProfNet network. If you are in need of experts, you can also submit a query to the hundreds of thousands of experts in our network. You can filter your request by institution type and geographic location to get the most targeted responses. The best part? It's free! Just fill out the query form to get started. If you have any questions or need assistance with any aspect of ProfNet, please drop us a note at [email protected] 2013 COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS May 9 Richland College, Dallas Keynote speaker: Dr. Sam Tinsley, professor of developmental mathematics, who is the college's 2013 Fulltime Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award recipient. The ceremony will take place Thursday,... (more)

PR's Biggest Fear: Crisis Communications with Traditional & Social Media; Workshops to be Held in Singapore and Hong Kong

Singapore, July 29, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - Crisis remains PR practitioners' greatest fear particularly since the spread of news is accelerated through social media. Workshops in Singapore and Hong Kong will tackle this issue directly. Crisis communications' golden rule has never been moreapplicable - speed. Crisis communications can never be one-dimensional and it is vital for PR practitioners to understand all audiences and types of media (yes, including traditional) to have control over crises quickly. It interesting to note how social media can "drive" traditional media, and vice versa, as well as its impact on the PR professional's weapon (or shield) of choice. "Increasingly social media such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are becoming the eyes and ears of traditional media, strongly influencing the tone and content of conventional news reporting," highlights G... (more)

Ethical and Environmental Funds: "Heroes and Villains"

LONDON, August 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Barchester Green Investment Limited (Barchester), the UK's leading ethical and environmental financial adviser, released today their list of the current 'Heroes and Villains' amongst the ethical and environmental funds. Jonathon Clark, Director of Barchester Green, explained, "Twenty years ago, Barchester used to publish a list for our clients of 'First, Second and Third Division' ethical and environmental funds. Now, owing to environmental disasters, and an increasing awareness of environmental and CSR issues, our clients are asking for these listings again. Today's investors with non-financial criteria differ significantly from those in the '90s in that the major issues then were political and social e.g. apartheid and armaments, whereas now the emphasis is more on seeking positive and sustainable solutions to environmental ... (more)

Entrepreneur - Be Careful Using The Term

Before I start I'll ask, "Does anyone think this kid looks like me ?" Well at one point he might have, but things change. I'm not so cute anymore. What does this have to do with using the term Entrepreneur ? Well as cute as this little one can be, he also can throw tantrums and display bad behavior. After reading Isaacson's recent book on Steve Jobs and given other experiences I'll share, I wanted to address what has become an important question in my mind; "do successful entrepreneurs need to be jerks?" I don't think so. Entrepreneur is a term applied to one willing to help launch a new venture and accept full responsibility for the outcome. The use of the term has soared in the past few decades with the rise of the celebrity entrepreneur and their associated rise to riches and fame. I've had my dealings with several of them. I'm not naming names because I don't wa... (more)