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I am a reporter for the Rochester Business Journal. I cover telecommunications, technology, Internet/software/hardware, optics and photonics, advertising/marketing/PR, media, environment, architecture, construction, sports, security, Rochester colleges and universities, breweries, wineries, tourism and the paper's Fast Start section.

Vuzix inks partnership with Austrian firm

Vuzix Corp. has announced a partnership with Wikitude GmbH based in Salzburg, Austria, one of the world’s largest software technology providers.

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Super Bowl ads fell flat in 2014, area experts say

Sunday’s Super Bowl ads fell flat according to area experts. The one-sided game caused many to miss the fourth-quarter ads, and at roughly $4 million for a 30-second slot, the pressure for advertisers to entertain their audience was real.

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Frontier joins effort to hire long-term unemployed

Frontier Communications Corp. has joined other American companies pledging to focus hiring efforts on the long-term unemployed. That focus was highlighted by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address last month.

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Nielsen completes acquisition of Harris Interactive

Harris Interactive Inc. on Monday became part of Nielsen Holdings N.V. Nielsen said it has completed the tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Harris Interactive Inc. by Nielsen and its wholly owned subsidiary, Prime Acquisition Corp.

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Rhythm Connect reopens in Fairport

Rhythm Connect LLC is holding its grand reopening on Saturday at 11 a.m. The company has moved to 75 N. Main St. in Fairport, which allows the music studio to offer new amenities.

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Fast Start: Bringing back old-school customer service

Daniel Cavagnaro sees meaning in a coat of paint. His customers view it as a fresh start, an acknowledgement of a new family member, or a way to connect to a home. Paint is personal, and Cavagnaro is certain of ...

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Rochester Top 100: Distributor succeeds by seizing the moment

Thirty-two years ago, Donald Tomeny and Robert Latour who had never met became partners in B&L Wholesale Supply Inc., a roofing and siding business that was struggling to remain a going concern. The men, along with third partner Arthur Finocchario, ...

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Brand Cool adapts roles as its co-owner retires

Brand Cool Marketing Inc.’s chief strategy officer and co-owner, Kathleen Muscato, is retiring effective Feb. 1 in a move that marks new opportunities for the Brighton company. “I’m really very happy about this impending change for me,” said Muscato, who ...

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Doody named vice chair of Staples

Staples Inc. has named Pittsford resident Joseph Doody as vice chairman to lead the company’s strategic reinvention.

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Webcast to focus on area tourism

WCEOHQ Radio will host the first edition of “CEO Hour: Tourism Edition” on Jan. 31. Bruce Peters and Nicole Mahoney, president of Break the Ice Media Inc., will co-host the webcast.

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Businesses can sign up for Google Street View shoot

The decade-old Google Street View technology has expanded from capturing outside street views to inside ones, and the new technology is headed for Rochester next month.

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