Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Last update: 4:33 PM - Covering Large & Obscure Tech Companies Since 1996

  • Column5 Consulting LLC Launches New Benchmarking Service --- SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 22, 2014
    Posted at 3:59 PM
    Column5 Consulting is pleased to announce its new benchmarking service for SAP's Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) customers! The company has created a customized way for businesses to effectively track and measure how they compare to other organizations in their use of Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), providing them with key insights into how EPM delivers value through maximizing investments in people, process, and technology. Leveraging the comparative data, Column5 seeks to clearly illustrate the quality of an organization's deployment of ... read more
  • Posted at 3:15 PM
    G4S Secure Solutions (USA), America's leading security company, today announced it has been honored with a 2014 ATD BEST Award for excellence in employee learning and development. G4S was the only security company honored by the Association for Talent Development (ATD) for implementing innovative employee training and communication programs. As a BEST Award winner, G4S was recognized because it offers employees an array of learning and development programs and resources that are flexible, customizable, technology-driven and responsive. G4S is one ... read more
  • MSA Announces Third Quarter Results --- PITTSBURGH, Oct. 22, 2014
    Posted at 2:55 PM
    Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today reported results for the third quarter of 2014. Quarterly Highlights -- Revenue was $275 million, up 4 percent from the third quarter of 2013. Income from continuing operations was $19 million or $0.50 per basic share. Excluding after tax restructuring and foreign exchange losses, adjusted ... read more
  • Posted at 3:18 PM
    Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYTX) has received notification from the FDA that Cytori has provided additional information sufficient to support continuation of enrollment in its ATHENA cardiovascular trials. The FDA has agreed that the submitted data and protocol amendments support the fact that there are no ... read more
  • Posted at 2:45 PM
    CANDA NK-2, LLC, a subsidiary of CANDA Pharma, LLC, announced today that the company has moved to dismiss a patent infringement lawsuit, based on lack of personal jurisdictions over the defendants. The claim was originally filed on Oct. 8, 2014 by Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. The motion to dismiss was filed in partnership with Nang Kuang Pharmaceutical Co., LTD., by Farney Daniels, PC, counsel for the defendants. The ... read more
  • Posted at 2:26 PM
    Seed coating is the process of applying crop protection chemicals and/or color, which can be applied directly on to seeds or pellets, offering both aesthetic and environmental benefits. Leading companies in the seed coating materials market are continuously seeking new technologies for manufacturing coated seeds with high efficiency. The seed coating materials market is projected to reach $1,426.78 million by 2019. This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the seed coating materials market. It categorizes the seed coating materials market ... read more
  • Posted at 1:11 PM
    Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACOR) today announced it has completed its acquisition of Civitas Therapeutics and obtained global rights to CVT-301, a Phase 3 treatment candidate for OFF episodes of Parkinson’s disease. The acquisition also included rights to the proprietary ARCUS® pulmonary delivery ... read more
  • Posted at 11:00 AM
    Stem, Inc., has won a $935K cooperative award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. With this funding from SunShot’s prestigious Incubator program, Stem will develop an advanced software platform for energy storage evaluation and automated system control to improve the ... read more
  • Posted at 9:12 AM
    Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) (the “Company”) announced today the completion of its initial public offering of 24,079,002 shares of its common stock, consisting of 16,008,679 shares sold by the Company and 8,070,323 shares sold by the selling stockholders (including shares sold by the selling ... read more
  • Posted at 2:04 PM
    Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced that its Board of Directors increased the company's regular quarterly cash dividend to 63 cents per share of common stock payable December 5, 2014 to shareholders of record as of November 10, 2014. This represents a 31 percent increase over the previous quarterly dividend of 48 cents per common share. The Board also authorized the repurchase of up to 35 million shares of ... read more
  • Dentists Love Halloween Too --- HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 22, 2014
    Posted at 1:51 PM
    Trick-or-treaters everywhere are gearing up with excitement for a night filled with candy as Halloween quickly approaches. While brushing twice a day and visiting the dentist every six months are preventive measures, children's teeth also benefit by limiting the candy they consume. This Halloween the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) encourages children to donate some of their candy to the Halloween Candy Buyback Program. Participating dentists "buy" unopened Halloween candy from neighborhood kids at a scheduled event. They purchase candy with cash, ... read more
  • NASA-led Study Sees Titan Glowing at Dusk and Dawn --- GREENBELT, Md., Oct. 22, 2014
    Posted at 1:19 PM
    New maps of Saturn's moon Titan reveal large patches of trace gases shining brightly near the north and south poles. These regions are curiously shifted off the poles, to the east or west, so that dawn is breaking over the southern region while dusk is falling over the northern one. The pair of patches was spotted by a NASA-led international team of researchers investigating the chemical make-up of Titan's atmosphere. "This is an unexpected and potentially groundbreaking discovery," said Martin Cordiner, an ... read more
  • Posted at 1:44 PM
    The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced the full lineup of lifestyle-focused conference programming and exhibits produced in partnership with Living in Digital Times at the 2015 International CES®. Owned and produced by CEA, the International CES is the world’s gathering ... read more
  • Posted at 1:05 PM
    Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) is introducing the next generation of its cloud offerings for accounting professionals, small businesses and developers at the QuickBooks Connect event taking place today in San Jose, Calif.. The thousands of attendees will be the first to see the much-anticipated new solutions that have ... read more
  • Posted at 11:34 AM
    Today, the 2014 Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, powered by Techstars, culminated with Demo Day, when 11 startups “graduated” and presented their innovative educational solutions to an invitation-only audience of angel and venture investors and education-sector leaders in New York City. ... read more
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    Worldpay, a leading global provider of payments services, announced today support for Apple Pay. Worldpay merchants with Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled payment terminals are now able to accept Apple Pay from customers using iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Apple ... read more
  • Posted at 1:15 PM
    Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) announced today that it will present at the 2014 Credit Suisse Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (CT). The live webcast of Baxter’s presentation and accompanying slides can be accessed ... read more