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Jacki Viles

Citizen based in Atlanta, GA, United States, United States. Joined on Jul 12, 2011
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Bomb threat via Twitter-NORAD escorts 2 Atlanta bound jets

Atlanta - Delta Flight 1156 from Portland OR to Atlanta GA and Southwest Airlines Flight 2492 from Milwaukee WI to Atlanta were escorted by NORAD jets to Atlanta after a user named Zortic sent bomb threats to these airlines via Twitter.

Op-Ed: EMV vulnerabilities for IT professionals

Atlanta - 2015 has a few payment processing milestones that merchants will need to address. If you are an IT project manager working in retail management and haven’t been defining projects for new hardware and software; you are way late my friends.

Americans infected with Ebola evacuating to Atlanta for treatment

Atlanta - A letter to the community was sent out from Emory University Hospital yesterday, outlining the plan to admit two patients with the Ebola virus to their main campus in Atlanta.

Live WebCam: Watch new bald eagle drama unfold at Berry College

Atlanta - Welcome to the only live, streaming video camera of a bald eagle nest in Georgia, courtesy Berry College. Both cameras are equipped with infrared (IR) technology that allows viewing at night.

Keeping brick and mortar retail relevant

Atlanta - The American Customer Satisfaction Index for 2013 is out and there are some mixed messages for the retail sectors. For the first time since 2001, customer satisfaction within the Internet Retail categories have fallen almost 5 percent.

Microsoft helps historic MLK community in Atlanta Special

Atlanta - I had the opportunity to be a part of a corporate giving program this week that touched my heart. As an IT executive I was very excited when Microsoft Dynamics chose Atlanta to hold their annual conference of users and partners,

Live Web Cam: Watch bald eaglets hatch at Berry College Georgia

Atlanta - If you are a nature lover, the Berry College Bald Eagle Cam will have you glued to your computer this weekend. The campus is celebrating the hatching of a new bald eaglet, and you have a bird's eye view to the action as another is due to hatch any day.

Roller Derby Season 10 Opener in Atlanta Special

Atlanta - If you weren’t at the Yaarab Shrine Center on Ponce this evening, you were nowhere, my friends. I spent the evening with a bunch of real nice girls.

State of Emergency issued as snow hits Metro Atlanta Special

Atlanta - It’s Snowmageddon! Governor Nathan Deal has issued a state of emergency for Georgia as a winter storm rolled through the state at rush hour yesterday. Today, Metro Atlanta is still at a frozen solid stand still.

Review: National Retail Federation Big Show 2014 Special

New York - There’s always a lot of hype leading up to the Big Show. The Who’s Who of retail management and the vendors and solution providers that love them all come together the second week of January in New York City like clockwork.

Review: Nike+ FuelBand SE Special

Atlanta - How much water did I take in today? How many calories did I eat? How many calories did I burn? People love to track personal behavior.

Shooting at LAX Terminal 3, seven wounded, shooter in custody

Police are on the scene at LAX Airport in Los Angeles. A shooting has been reported at Terminal 3. One TSA worker is reportedly shot along with seven others. The shooter is in custody.

Adobe reports cyber attack affecting 2.9 million customers

Adobe has announced a data security breach affecting their customer accounts, including usernames and passwords and credit card information.

Affordable Care Act: Marketplace open enrollment on October 1st

Atlanta - The Health Insurance Marketplace website is open for business. This site is the government sponsored website for getting information and signing up for health insurance as mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

iOS 7 Upgrade Considerations Special

Atlanta - Apple has released its iOS 7 upgrade today and techs and non-techs are glued to their devices and waiting patiently for their download. Apple servers are no doubt at maximum capacity as early adopters queue up and wait.

Review: Freeing myself from Cable TV Special

Atlanta - Each time I click through my monthly bill pays online, I always get slightly annoyed when I click ‘Send’ for the monthly cable bill. All the other bills zoom right by me. But this one makes me hit ‘Pause’ momentarily.

Mystery solved over dead shark found in NYC subway car

New York - The dead shark that was found riding the N train in NYC Wednesday morning started his journey on the beaches of Coney Island.

Dead shark found in NYC subway car

Just another day in the big city. ABC News is reporting that a dead shark has been found in a subway car in Queens this morning.

License Plate Readers track your every move

Atlanta - I’m sure most people have seen these little ‘Red Light’ cameras popping up at busy intersections for the past several years. Even in small towns, the local news will broadcast when a new camera goes into service for the first time.

Bing adds Klingon language to its online translator

Atlanta - In conjunction with the new release of the latest movie in the Star Trek series, ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’, the popular search engine, Bing has added the alien language, Klingon to their Bing Translation application page.
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