There have always been plenty of people to allege some corporate logos contain subliminal messages. One group of conspiracy fans has taken this further, claiming Taco Bells' "Run for the Border" campaign was actually designed to encourage illegal immigration. You may remember the continuing allegations that the Proctor & Gamble logo contains a Satanic symbol.
Consultants Wayne Schulz and Peter Wolf has started SMB Jumpstreet Podcast. The sponsors described the purpose of the bi-weekly sessions as "the only podcast guaranteed to deliver their unique brand of dumb advice about technology news and suggestions on how to survive in today's world of rapidly changing service models. "
Deltek Resource Planning has been launched for government contractors. Part of the company's Costpoint Cloud suite, the new product includes Deltek CRM, Talent Management and Core HR capabilities. The Reston, Va.-based software company says because of the products "robust APIs, the solution easily integrates and connects to third-party ERP system and Human Capital Management systems."
SimPro Software, which makes project management software, has received a $31 million investment from New York-based Level Equity. Level Equity will remain a minority investor, the company said. Based in Brisbane, Australia, the company is related to Gemaccounts, a cloud-based accounting software company, that put out a few press releases in this country and then went quiet.
Blackbaud, based in Charleston, S.C., has named presidents of two groups that address key vertical markets. The nonprofit software vendor named Tim Hill, as president of its Higher Education Solutions group and, Russ Cobb, as president of its Healthcare Solutions group. Their LinkedIn profiles show Hill started work for Blackbaud this month; Cobb in July.