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M Now Offers Suggestions to Make Your Messenger Experience More Useful, Seamless and Delightful


Today we’re excited to announce the launch of suggestions from M to everyone in the US. M is your helpful assistant in Messenger, powered by artificial intelligence. M offers suggestions by popping into an open conversation to suggest relevant content and capabilities to enrich the way people communicate and get things done. When we announced M over a year ago, it was a small AI experiment powered by humans that could fulfill almost any request. We learned a lot and these interactions have enabled us to build a completely automated version o... Read More »

Experienced Business Advisor Presents Unique Approach to Organizational Management in New Book


The Miracle Manager presents a new approach to organizational management. Drawing from the author’s over 20 years of business advisory experience, Armstrong shares his proven strategies for implementing management techniques based on revolutionary concepts to create scalable and sustainable cultures of accountability. As Armstrong puts it, “Accountability and Politics cannot live in the same room.” The driving concept behind these strategies is the important distinction between great leaders and effective managers. “Throughout history, many ... Read More »

Local Wine Festival for a Great Cause


The Second Annual Wine Festival benefiting St. Pius X Catholic Church's building fund will be held on Saturday, April 29, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 14107 Lyons Valley Road, Jamul, CA 91935. The ticket price includes wine tasting, appetizers, a souvenir wine glass and complimentary soda, coffee and water. SAN DIEGO,- Fantastic local wines, great food and live entertainment will be just a few of the highlights of the second annual Wine Festival benefiting St. Pius X Catholic Church's building fund. On Saturday... Read More »

Boeing Selects Plano, Texas, Site for Global Services Headquarters


Boeing [NYSE: BA] has selected a site in Plano, Texas, for the headquarters of its new Global Services business unit, which will be operational in July. Boeing Global Services headquarters will be located in the Legacy West mixed- use development in West Plano. Global Services President and CEO Stan Deal, several of his leadership team members and some support staff will be located at the site, which will serve as a central hub for approximately 20,000 employees located around the globe. "Texas continues to be a global powerhouse in busin... Read More »

Jimmy Butler, Simone Biles And Kellogg’s® Show Off Their Trick Shots To Help Fight Childhood Hunger


On March 3 in Chicago, Butler and Tony the Tiger will participate in a "Buckets for Breakfast" event that encourages local students to show off their trick shots on the court while raising awareness for childhood hunger. On the same day, approximately 1,000 miles away, Biles will host a similar event in her hometown of Houston, with local students. Kellogg's will donate $5,000 to the local Chicago and Houston school participating at the events. Butler and Biles have more in common than just Olympic gold medals and TeamKellogg's—they're also ... Read More »

Starbucks and Seattle Chamber Host First in Series of Homelessness Forums


Last June, Poppe picked up a copy of the Seattle Times and saw a story about a couple living in a station wagon with two infants. For Poppe, those occurrences, separated by 33 years, are representative of a disturbing problem that demands a solution. “We have strong enough evidence that there is no level of homelessness that is not harmful to children,” Poppe told a full house at a State of Homelessness in Seattle forum held last week at Town Hall in downtown Seattle. “And in particular, we know that homelessness to pregnant women and to inf... Read More »

Starbucks Hiring Initiatives Reach Out to Military Community, Opportunity Youth and Refugees


10,000 Veteran and Military Spouse Hires by 2018 Starbucks has hired 8,800 veterans and military spouses toward a five-year goal to reach 10,000 by 2018. To kick start the effort back in 2013, Starbucks brought aboard dedicated military recruiters, established connections at more than 200 military bases across the globe, attended more than 500 military hiring fairs and sponsored 14 hiring summits. Starbucks also operates 32 Military Family Stores near major military bases. These locations have been given the special designation as a place o... Read More »

NASA Remembers Its Fallen Heroes, 50th Anniversary of Apollo 1 Accident


On the Day of Remembrance, NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot, and other agency senior officials, will hold an observance and wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia starting at 11 a.m. EST. Various NASA centers will hold observances on and leading up to the Day of Remembrance for the public, employees and the families of those lost in service to America’s space program. NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 1 tragedy at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Astr... Read More »

‘No Child Sleeps Outside’ Campaign Raises $4.5 Million with Support from Starbucks


Businesses and individuals across King County came together in an unprecedented way this past holiday season to support the annual No Child Sleeps Outside campaign to address the crisis of hundreds of families and children sleeping outside in King County, many of whom are waiting months on average for basic emergency shelter. With contributions from more than 50 local businesses, organizations, foundations, and thousands of people who gave online and in over 200 local Starbucks® stores, Mary’s Place – the region’s largest family emergency shelt... Read More »

Deutsche Post DHL Group’s climate protection project the first to be certified under the new Fairtrade Climate Standard


Deutsche Post DHL Group's climate protection project in Lesotho is the first initiative to meet the Fairtrade Climate Standard, an innovative scheme developed by Fairtrade, the most widely recognized ethical certification system, and Gold Standard, the leading certification standard for climate and development. Through this project and its support for other climate protection projects, Deutsche Post DHL Group – the world's leading mail and logistics group – is able to offset logistics-related greenhouse gas emissions for its customers as part o... Read More »

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