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Thursday, March 6, 2014

  • Posted at 11:30 AM
    AT&T* has invested more than $130 million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in Hawaii between 2011 through 2013, driving a wide range of upgrades to enhance speed, reliability, coverage and performance for residents and business customers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120612/DA23287LOGO Advancing its Project Velocity IP (VIP), a three-year investment plan to expand and enhance its wireless and wired IP broadband networks, AT&T in 2013 made 122 network upgrades in Hawaii, including new cell sites and addition of wireless and wired network capacity. ... read more

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    The Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, has awarded Hawaii Biotech, Inc., a contract to continue developing drugs to block botulinum toxin, the toxin that causes the life-threatening disease, botulism. There is no therapeutic drug currently available for the treatment of botulism. The award has a first-year period of performance through early 2014, followed by three option years with a total contract value of approximately $5.5 million. "This contract, in addition to the $7.4 million grant for an anti-anthrax drug, demonstrates ... read more

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

  • Posted at 6:08 AM
    TruTag Technologies, Hawaii-based innovator of an edible security platform that addresses the trillion-dollar global counterfeit problem, has been named a 2014 Edison Award Finalist. http://www.multivu.com/assets/65835/photos/65835-trutag-edible-code-md.jpg To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/65835-trutag-technologies-selected-edison-awards-finalist-counterfeit-problem Vetted by over 3,000 professionals from the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, marketing and education, TruTag Technologies shares the honor with past winners that include household names like Apple, Johnson & Johnson, Lenovo, 3M, and Sony Electronics. TruTag microtags ("TruTags(®)") are inert, edible, and can ... read more

Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Posted at 12:30 PM
    First Wind, an independent U.S.-based renewable energy company with wind projects in Hawaii, today announced that the Kahuku Wind project on the North Shore of O‘ahu is back online at full capacity. Following a battery facility fire that suspended operations in August of 2012, First ... read more
  • Posted at 7:11 AM
    Kihei, a small town on Hawaii's Maui Island, is the USA's most expensive destination this upcoming Presidents' Day weekend, based on the cost of its lodging. This finding was uncovered by the latest survey conducted by CheapHotels.org, which compared U.S. destinations according to their hotels rates for the period spanning February 14 to February 17 (Presidents' Day). In Kihei, located on Maui's southwest shore, travelers will have to spend $416 per night for the most affordable double room. Runners up according ... read more

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • Posted at 11:00 AM
    The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded Hawaii Biotech, Inc. a grant to continue the development of anthrax anti-toxin drugs. The small molecule inhibitors under development block anthrax lethal toxin. The award has a first-year period of performance, through Q1 2014, valued at $1.1 million. The grant for the full five-year period equals $7.4 million. Under this award, the Hawaii Biotech team will continue screening potent anti-toxin small ... read more

Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Posted at 12:19 PM
    The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs' (DCCA) Insurance Division has launched a mobile device-compatible Insurance Licensing Search at https://insurance.ehawaii.gov/hils/. The webpage is redesigned to be mobile-first responsive and accessible to individuals with an Internet browser on their mobile device. ... read more

Monday, January 20, 2014

  • Posted at 11:00 AM
    Telstra Global has increased its global Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network reach in Western Europe and American Midwest with the launch of new Points-of-Presence (PoPs) in Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam and Chicago. Bernadette Noujaim Baldwin, Telstra Global's Head of Connectivity and Platforms Portfolio said the addition of these latest sites provide customers with access to more than 1,900 PoPs worldwide across more than 230 countries and territories, including 377 PoPs in Europe and 341 PoPs in the United States (US). "Directly connected ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), the global data center and colocation company, provided an update today regarding its connectivity initiatives in conjunction with its participation in this week's Pacific Telecommunications Council Conference (PTC '14) in Honolulu, Hawaii, January 19 - 22, 2014. Digital Realty Vice President of Connectivity John Sarkis commented, "Since our initial launch of the Digital Open Internet Exchange in August 2013, we have made significant progress in creating a truly open internet exchange environment. The announcement of ... read more

Sunday, January 19, 2014

  • Posted at 11:00 AM
    Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) and Telstra today announced the upgrade of multiple ultra-long haul submarine cable routes, optimizing capacity and providing scalability and reliability on key routes of Telstra's network. The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network will enable Telstra to quickly deploy 10G, 40G and 100G Ethernet and OTN services on: -- Telstra Endeavour - a 9,124 kilometers submarine cable connecting Sydney and Hawaii; -- Telstra's Designated Fiber ... read more

Monday, January 13, 2014

  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), recently launched a new look and mobile-friendly design for their online Freshwater Game Fishing License application. This service allows Hawaii residents and non-residents to purchase a license ... read more

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Thursday, December 19, 2013

  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    Holiday travelers who need a rental car in Hawaii to get home for Christmas will find securing one an expensive proposition. According to a new survey from CheapCarRental.net, rental car rates have risen strongly in Honolulu for the holidays, and they have exploded in Kauai and Maui. The survey specifically examined the car rental rates of 30 popular U.S. destinations over the Christmas period spanning December 23-27. When the results were tabulated, Hawaii took three of the top four spots. In ... read more
  • ILOA To Participate In China Chang'e-3 Moon Mission --- KAMUELA, Hawaii, Dec. 19, 2013
    Posted at 6:00 AM
    International Lunar Observatory Association is participating in the Chang'e-3 Moon lander mission. This great feat of engineering is the first Moon landing in almost 40 years, and could very well, with a rising tide of interest and imperative for lunar development, mark the beginning of permanent operations on the Moon. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131219/LA36240) The International Lunar Observatory Association has Memoranda of Understanding with China National Space Administration (CNSA) and the National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) to exchange observation time ... read more

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

  • Posted at 8:00 PM
    Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) today announced that it has begun operations on the demonstration site for the Japan-U.S. Island Grid Project on Maui Island, Hawaii, in collaboration with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (“NEDO”), Mizuho ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    EV Stations Hawaii was recently recognized as the Best Energy Mobile Application of 2013 by the Web Marketing Association in its annual MobileWebAwards competition. The Hawaii State Energy Office partnered with the Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC (HIC) and Honolulu ... read more

Monday, December 16, 2013

  • Posted at 4:07 PM
    Hitachi, Ltd.: What: The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and Hitachi, Ltd. have been conducting a Smart Grid Project in Hawaii since October 2011. A joint undertaking by the U.S. and Japan, the full-scale project demonstration ... read more
  • Posted at 11:30 AM
    The recent U.S. strategic pivot toward the Pacific has placed that region at the forefront of change in the military. Where in the recent past activities in the area of responsibility (AOR) for the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) defined military needs, now the requirements for the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) are emerging as the leading edge of the defense technology sword. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130410/DC92618LOGO) That trend was clearly visible in discussions at AFCEA's TechNet Asia-Pacific 2013 in Honolulu. Speakers included Adm. Harry ... read more

Friday, November 22, 2013

  • Posted at 4:30 AM
    The Championship Round of the 30(th) annual EA SPORTS Maui Invitational will take place on Nov. 25, 26 and 27 at the intimate 2,400-seat Lahaina Civic Center. Syracuse, Gonzaga, Baylor, Arkansas, Minnesota, California, Dayton and host Chaminade arrive on Maui a perfect 30-0 on the season. The field features three teams ranked in the current USA TODAY Coaches poll, including No. 7 Syracuse, No. 12 Gonzaga and No. 21 Baylor. The collective 30-0 record of participating teams marks the first time ... read more