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Shipwreck. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2011.
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J. C. Penney Company Inc. Names Daniel Walker Chief Talent Officer

Texas Business reports: PLANO— J. C. Penney Company Inc. named Daniel Walker as chief talent officer.

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WhaleShark Media Raises $150 Million in Financing to Support Growth and Acquisition Strategies

Texas Business reports: AUSTIN—WhaleShark Media,  the world's leading marketplace for online coupons and deals, received $150 million in funding from J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) bringing the company's total funding from investors to nearly $300 million.

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 Government Contracts

Amarillo Firm Receives $10.4 Million Osprey Ice Protection Order Change

Texas Business reports:  An Amarillo firm won a $10.4 million change to an order for tilt rotor ice protection systems, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. 

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Rising Hispanic Population in U.S. Prompts Baylor University Linguist to Create a Medical Spanish Course for Pre-med Students

Texas Business reports:  With the Hispanic population in the United States expected to nearly triple by 2050, a Baylor University linguist has developed a course tailored to meet the crucial need for medical professionals to cross language and cultural barriers.

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SunGard Availability Services and University of Texas at Austin Partner to Create Cloud Computing Research Center

Texas Business reports:   SunGard Availability Services formed a partnership with the University of Texas at Austin to create a Cloud Computing Research Center. 

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 Texas Patent Of The Day

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U.S. Patent 8,055,463 for “Fuel Gage.”
Patent: To Keep Up With Battery Conditions In Remote Areas

Texas Business Patent of the Day:  Three Texans have developed a way to measure the flow of electrons from its source.

Claud Leonard Benckenstein of Sugarland, Clint Alfred Davis of Stafford, and Dean Perkins of Tomball received U.S. Patent 8,055,463 for “Fuel Gage.”

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