Top Executives Mingle at Walker & Dunlop Reception

The Post’s WashBiz Blog published a piece on Friday that looked like the “bold” setting had gotten stuck on the writer’s keyboard. The usage was appropriate, though, as the article highlighted the names of top executives who had attended Walker & Dunlop’s Wednesday reception at the Metropolitan Club. Located in …

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Web 2.0 Roundtable Recap

We had a diverse group of people this morning at the Tower Club for the latest Web 2.0 Roundtable Discussion. Jim got us started on introductions around the table and then we jumped right into discussing a variety of ideas related to Web 2.0. Off the bat we talked about …

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Medium-Sized Contractors Feeling the Squeeze

Isn’t it always a company’s goal to grow? Not necessarily, according to a Washington Post article published earlier this week. If it means the firm will have a hard time winning essential government contracts, staying small might be the best bet.  According to the Post’s analysis, medium-sized contractors have been …

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Can you say Farfegherndon?

Daily Dulles Toll Road commuters would likely not welcome the addition of more cars to the Dulles Corridor route, but how about more car companies? As reported in the Washington Post today, Volkswagen of America was set to announce the company was moving its corporate headquarters to Herndon in an …

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Facebook, the new Linked-In?

Facebook, the new Linked-In? I am not the only one that’s noticed my Facebook invitations are increasing and my Linked-In invitations are falling. Having well over 500 connections on Linked-In, I feel connected but stabilized in my number of connections. Facebook, on the other hand is building up steam. Facebook, …

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New Report Issued on Marketing Power of Web 2.0

There was an interesting article in this morning’s Internet Travel News about the power of social networking as a marketing tool. It caught my eye, not so much because of what it had to say to travel industry professionals in particular, but because it portended a marketing “tidal wave” for all industries. …

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Celera to Buy Berkeley HeartLab

Celera Group announced today it will acquire Berkeley HeartLab, Inc. (BHL), a cardiovascular health care company, for about $195 million in cash, minus certain BHL transaction costs. It anticipates the definitive agreement to close during the second quarter of fiscal 2008. Celera is based in Rockville, Maryland, and is one …

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Datatel shows new kids how it’s done

Fellow ExecutiveBiz blogger Karen Mortensen did a wonderful job analyzing the August 30th Washington Post story that chronicled the wave of regional education technology companies changing the way teachers, students and parents work and interact. As I looked beyond the Blackboard’s and Defywire’s in perusing the full list of 20+ …

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Educational Technology in Metro DC

We cover a lot of stories about technology companies that provide services for business and government. But there’s also a thriving market in greater Washington DC for tech firms that create educational software and services. Take these three examples.  Defywire   It’s official. The PDA has taken over the classroom. Well, maybe not quite. But school …

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Primus Puts Its Money on VoIP Expansion

We’ve heard plenty of bad news lately from the world of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). First, there was the SunRocket debacle, where thousands of customers had to scramble to find new Internet phone service providers. Then Skype temporarily blacked out, leaving millions of global users in the lurch. So it’s a relief …

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Are DC Entrepreneurs Disruptive?

Last week Business 2.0 unveiled its picks for the country’s next disruptors – 10 start-ups poised to change the game when it comes to their respective markets and industries. Unsurprisingly zero DC-area companies made the list. I say unsurprisingly not because there aren’t highly-promising start-ups in the region poised to …

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Broad Approval Near for NSA’s NetTop Technology

My husband and I often chew the fat about what a pain it is to go back and forth between classified computer systems and non-classified systems—even rooms where the systems are housed. He works on government contracts in technology and intelligence, and he constantly accesses data throughout the day. So …

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Intellipedia Expert to Speak at Web 2.0 Conference

Chris Rasmussen, Chief Knowledge Officer at the Defense Department’s National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, will speak at the Web 2.0 for Business conference this November. Rasmussen has spearheaded Intellipedia, the Wikipedia for the Intelligence community. Intellipedia allows for employees across the 16 United States intelligence agencies with classified clearances to edit and …

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Cracking Crabs with Local Tech Executives

This past Wednesday I attended the Tech Council of Maryland’s 3rd Annual Ultimate Crab Feast and Summer Networking Event at Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. And before you get any funny ideas, I was there purely to find out what some of the areas leading technology companies and executives were …

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100 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies: DC Area Results

For the third year in a row, Business 2.0 magazine has come out with their list of the 100 fastest-growing tech companies. The results for 2007 include eight firms right here in Virginia and Maryland. I’ll give you a peek into their financials and a clue as to why they’ve …

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