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Work-from-home

After almost a year of experimentation, Signal is excited to be expanding our work-from-home program, even as Yahoo retreats from this enlightened policy. May people have asked me if Yahoo's example presents a caution to those of us who are exploring new ways of integrating work into our lives. My answer to this question is simple: Yahoo's example is...

Cabot announces Farmers' Gratitude Grille

Our friends at Cabot Creamery Cooperative have started a clever, new initiative. To reward volunteers, service-based organizations and groups for their work bettering their communities, Cabot's created the Farmers' Gratitude Grille. Groups can register to have this mobile kitchen arrive on-site to feed their volunteers, free of charge, with meals...

DASH named best overall diet plan

For the third year in a row, our friends at Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) have been named the best overall diet plan by U.S. News & World Report. Signal developed the DASH website. Read more about DASH's recent honor at CNN.com

Smuggs terrain parks blog goes live

Our friends at Smugglers' Notch Resort have made live a new mini-site devoted to its terrain parks. Read up on the half-dozen parks at the resort, browse photos, and subscribe to the RSS feed of the blog, "The Run Down," as Smuggs staff reports daily from the mountain. Visit Smuggs Parks

Vote for Smuggs

Our friends at Smugglers' Notch Resort have teamed with Stowe in Powder Magazine's "Ski Town Throwdown." The contest intends to determine the best ski town in North America by popular vote. To cast your vote, head to Powder's Facebook page. (And, yes, you'll need to "like" Powder to be eligible to vote. Very smart, Powder.) Do it fast: Voting...

New site for Primmer

Our friends at Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC launched a new site this morning. Designed and built by Signal, the new site gives a fresh look to the online presence of one of New England's hardest working law firms. Visit the new Primmer site

New mobile site for Hanover Theatre

Our friends at The Hanover Theatre in Worcester, Mass., have launched a new mobile site. Visit the theatre's site on your mobile device, and it'll automatically direct you to the mobile version that focuses on shows; tickets; promotions; and ways to contact the theatre, including easy access to directions. The Hanover Theatre has a rich history and...

New Gray Cat Studio site goes live

Our friends at Gray Cat Studio in Waterbury Center debuted a new website this morning. Founded 18 years ago by owner Michelle Bisceglia, Gray Cat has handled identity, packaging, print and electronic design for clients such as Cabot, Green Mountain Coffee, Highland Sugarworks, Cold Hollow Cider Mill and many others. They designed the new site...

The case for browser updates

Modern browsers offer faster and more rich online experiences, so why do so many netizens refuse to upgrade? (Reading this with Microsoft Internet Explorer v6? Keep reading: This one's for you.) For one, lots of people don't realize the difference a modern browser can have in their Internet life. It's the classic case of "You don't know what you don't...

AOL users suck down the most energy

Just when you thought every single aspect of Internet usage had already been analyzed to death comes a new study comparing your household energy consumption to your email domain. Seriously. Energy firm oPower studied 40 million U.S. households and concluded AOL users use 7 percent more power than Yahoo Mail users — 18.5 percent more than Gmail users...

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