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  • Posted at 5:22 PM
    International Data Corporation (IDC) today announced the launch of the Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker. New data for the third quarter of 2014 (3Q14) shows that almost a third of combined worldwide server, disk storage, and ethernet switch infrastructure spending in the ... read more
  • Posted at 4:30 PM
    WatchGuard Technologies, a worldwide leader in multi-function firewalls, urges IT professionals to use the nearly epic scale of the Sony cyber attacks to spur their companies into action versus panicking about potential risks. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141219/165686 "A year ago, we predicted major state-sponsored attacks may bring a Hollywood movie hack to life that exploits a flaw against critical infrastructure - we just didn't predict it would happen to Hollywood itself," said WatchGuard's Global Director of Security Strategy, Corey Nachreiner. "It's important that IT pros ... read more
  • Posted at 4:04 PM
    Stream TV Networks, Inc.(TM) is pleased to announce that U.S. television maker IZON, LLC has committed to a 2015 release of Ultra-D enabled products in collaboration with Stream TV. IZON had previously explored other 3D solutions but has decided with Stream TV to mutually combine capabilities in the 3D industry. During recent months, the companies have worked closely together to create displays of various sizes for both the commercial and consumer markets. "IZON has the entrepreneurial creativity of an ... read more
  • Posted at 4:30 PM
    WatchGuard Technologies, a worldwide leader in multi-function firewalls, urges IT professionals to use the nearly epic scale of the Sony cyber attacks to spur their companies into action versus panicking about potential risks. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141219/165686 "A year ago, we predicted major state-sponsored attacks may bring a Hollywood movie hack to life that exploits a flaw against critical infrastructure - we just didn't predict it would happen to Hollywood itself," said WatchGuard's Global Director of Security Strategy, Corey Nachreiner. "It's important that IT pros ... read more
  • Posted at 3:54 PM
    HEPATIQ LLC announced that they received clearance from the United States Food & Drug Administration to market their HEPATIQ™ software. HEPATIQ is a nuclear medicine software application used to display and process liver-spleen images. The results obtained may be used ... read more
  • Posted at 3:44 PM
    BulletSafe, the company that last year introduced a $299 Level IIIA bulletproof vest is now introducing a bulletproof baseball cap. The cap, which offers frontal protection, isn't meant to replace a SWAT-style helmet, but is instead meant to be worn all of the time. "This cap gives increased protection without intimidation. It's a discreet way for officers to be a little bit safer and aligns with community policing practices," said Tom Nardone of BulletSafe. Will officers like the hat? ... read more
  • Posted at 2:00 PM
    United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) received notice of an unsolicited mini-tender offer by TRC Capital Corporation to purchase up to 1 million shares, or about 0.11 percent, of UTC's outstanding common stock at a price of $108.85 per share in cash. As TRC Capital's own offer document acknowledges, the offering price is approximately 4.55 percent below the closing price per share of UTC on Dec. 11, 2014, the last trading day before the mini-tender offer was commenced. The offer ... read more
  • FAA Certifies PurePower® Engine for A320neo Aircraft --- EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 19, 2014
    Posted at 12:46 PM
    The PurePower Geared Turbofan(TM) (GTF) engine for the Airbus A320neo family has successfully achieved Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification. The PW1100G-JM engine is the latest PurePower GTF engine model to be certified. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). "We are proud to achieve FAA certification for the PW1100G-JM engine for the A320neo as planned. This milestone further validates our GTF technology's reliability and robustness," said Greg Gernhardt, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. ... read more
  • Posted at 11:30 AM
    Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), a leading provider of growth equity for premier technology companies, announced today that Ted Coons and Daniel O’Keefe have been promoted from principals to general partners, and Sean Giese has been promoted from vice president to principal. Coons and O’Keefe are based ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    Vital Connect, Inc. has announced several new additions to its executive team, including a new Chief Operating Officer. Company growth in Europe and developing partnerships in key markets fueled the expansion of the Vital Connect leadership team. Formerly Chief ... read more
  • Posted at 8:39 AM
    Radio Systems® Corp., the industry leader in developing innovative pet product solutions and services through the PetSafe®, SportDOG® and Invisible Fence® brands, has named Willie Wallace as its new chief executive officer. Wallace, a 15-year veteran of the company, was ... read more
  • Posted at 4:20 PM
    Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the INTERCEPT Blood System for platelets. The INTERCEPT platelet system is approved for ex vivo preparation of pathogen-reduced apheresis platelet components in order to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted infection (TTI), including ... read more