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Comparison shopping: An easy guide to the most popular crowdfunding websites that allow medical fundraising campaigns

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 12:34pm
Crowdfunding – raising money from a group of people for a single goal – used to be the domain of entrepreneurs trying to get tech projects off the ground, or independent musicians hoping to fund their next project. It has... Anna Claire Vollers http://connect.al.com/user/avollers/index.html

Airbus follows boost to A320 family production with $6.4B China Eastern Airlines order

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 2:20pm
Airbus’ increased focus on the Asian market has scored a huge win with a 70-plane order valued at nearly $6.4 billion from China Eastern Airlines. Kelli Dugan | kdugan@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/kellimdugan/index.html

When insurance isn't enough, more turn to crowdfunding to raise money to cover medical expenses

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 12:21pm
The Fundly.com page for the Diduch family, fundly.com/babybird. (Anna Claire Vollers / avollers@al.com) Do you know someone in Alabama who is raising money through a crowdfunding site to help pay medical bills or related expenses? We’re compiling a list and would... Anna Claire Vollers http://connect.al.com/user/avollers/index.html

Brasfield & Gorrie tapped as general contractor for first phase of Airbus project in Mobile

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 2:27pm
Hoar Program Management has named Birmingham-based Brasfield & Gorrie, the first of four general contractor packages for Airbus' A320 final assembly line under construction in Mobile. Kelli Dugan | kdugan@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/kellimdugan/index.html

Facebook: Over 50 Gender Choices and Even More Controversy

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 1:34pm
Facebook recently made the move to allow non-conforming gender identifications on the social network. Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

Report: International Association of Machinists plans to organize Airbus final assembly line in Mobile

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 6:19pm
Tom Buffenbarger, president of the machinists union, told The Street he believes the group has a “fair chance” of being successful in Mobile. Kelli Dugan | kdugan@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/kellimdugan/index.html

Yik Yak app strikes again: School officials scramble to dispel anonymous threats

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 4:59pm
Yik Yak rumors caused disruptions at three Mobile County high schools on Wednesday, as school officials sought to dispel rumors and urged students to stop using the mobile app, which allows the user to send comments anonymously. Sally Pearsall Ericson | sericson@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/sericson/index.html

Is Facebook's Paper app the beginning of the end for Flipboard?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 10:08am
Facebook's new Paper app serves as a discovery tool for news and images, similar to competitor Flipboard. Can the two apps coexist? Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

Five Apps for Parents

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 10:45am
Need a little help protecting your teen? There's an app for that! pam mashburn, PotentialMagazine http://connect.al.com/user/pamMashburn/index.html

Airbus Group unveils 7,500-square-foot component repair facility for military aircraft unit at Mobile Regional Airport (updated)

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 3:00pm
The new addition complements the unit's existing 30,000-square-foot, 45-employee maintenance, repair and overhaul delivery center. Kelli Dugan | kdugan@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/kellimdugan/index.html

How to land a first-wave, blue-collar job with Airbus in Mobile

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 1:26pm
Jennifer Ogle, human resources director for Airbus' Mobile facility, spoke with AL.com to clarify some of the intricacies surrounding these long-anticipated employment opportunities. Kelli Dugan | kdugan@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/kellimdugan/index.html

The wait is over: Airbus posts first blue-collar jobs for A320 final assembly line in Mobile

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 9:29am
Airbus is officially hiring for the first wave of hourly manufacturing jobs at its A320 final assembly line under construction at Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. Kelli Dugan | kdugan@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/kellimdugan/index.html

Facebook releases “Look Back,” a personalized video review of your time on Facebook

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 12:58pm
last Tuesday, Facebook released personalized "look back" videos for every one of its billion-plus users to celebrate 10 years of Facebook. The videos were created with an automated tool, but if you don't like yours you will soon be able to edit it. Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

5 bird-related things to do when Flappy Bird is gone

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 11:33am
Oh no, they're taking away Flappy Bird? What shall we do? Here are five alternatives to mindless bird games on smart phones. Cassie Fambro | cfambro@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/CassieFambro/index.html

Examining Call of Duty's dominance over the multiplayer game market

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 11:09am
A screenshot from the latest Call of Duty game, Ghosts. (Courtesy of Activision) Examining: Call of Duty's dominance over the multiplayer gaming market, games that could change that, why,even without a true competitor, Call of Duty's stranglehold over the casual online... Jasper Raines http://connect.al.com/user/JasperRaines/index.html

American Heart Association, NFL team up to launch smartphone app for kids

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 9:00am
The American Heart Association and the NFL are pleased to come together to create the NFL PLAY 60 app, encouraging kids to get active and healthy. American Heart Association http://connect.al.com/user/AmericanHeart/index.html

Live from your living room: how to get into social TV

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 11:07am
Live TV audiences had been on the decline, but now they're back on the rise due to the social TV trend. This trend allows you to connect to thousands of other viewers and share your thoughts in real time. Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

Wintry weather prompts Mobile Regional Airport to close from 11 p.m. Monday through Tuesday

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 5:28pm
 MOBILE, Alabama –Mobile Regional Airport will close at 11 p.m. Monday and remain closed through Tuesday as inclement winter weather moves across the area.“The airport’s operations team continues to monitor weather conditions along with airline information which will determine when... Kelli Dugan | kdugan@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/kellimdugan/index.html

Panhandle teacher aiming for space, courtesy of Mars One venture

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 4:36pm
Florida Panhandle science teacher Louis O'Rear has an innovative retirement plan: In ten years or so, when he's graded his last quiz, he aims to move to Mars. And thanks to an ambitious private space venture called Mars One, he might just have a shot at it. Lawrence Specker | lspecker@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/lfspecke/index.html

How to get started on Medium

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 3:08pm
Medium is a platform that combines the instantaneousness and interactivity of Twitter with the longer-form content of Blogger. It's a great place for writers to build a reputation on the web. Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html