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Thursday, August 9, 2012

  • Posted at 9:31 AM
    With national singles month approaching in September and more than 95 million people classified as unmarried or struggling to find dates, a cutting-edge dating advice company called The Modern Man, say they have the secret that shows men how to get a girlfriend. "We've discovered a proven way for any man to get a beautiful girlfriend, regardless if he's short, fat, bald or broke," said Dan Bacon, founder of The Modern Man. "Most men don't know that there is advice that ... read more
  • Posted at 9:01 AM
    Organizers are now officially opening submissions for the 2013 Independent Games Festival, to be held at GDC 2013 in San Francisco next March. The longest-running and highest-profile independent video game festival, summit and showcase is now accepting entries to the 15(th) annual Festival, with deadlines in the Main and Student Showcase categories by October 17th and October 31st respectively, and finalists to be announced on January 2013. Following over 850 entries to IGF 2012, the Festival has expanded each existing category to ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    Nestle USA, under its El Mejor Nido ("The Best Nest") platform, celebrates the new school year with an exciting back-to-school program featuring free backpacks filled with Nestle products and school supplies, a Favorite Lunch Box contest, and a free downloadable, bilingual book. El Mejor Nido leverages Nestles nutrition, health and wellness expertise to help Hispanic consumers nurture a fulfilling family life and stay connected to their culture. Through this new program, Nestle is continuing its long standing commitment to education, while ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    As mobility is becoming increasingly important to medical providers and patients alike, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will demonstrate solutions designed to meet the needs of the healthcare industry – from large hospitals to small and mobile healthcare facilities. At the American ... read more
  • Posted at 8:54 AM
    Add after last graph of release: Forward-Looking Statement The corrected release reads: Fresenius Kabi Announces Launch of Oxaliplatin Injection, USP Latest APP Oncology Product Now Available ... read more
  • Posted at 8:14 AM
    BILLERICA, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/09/12 -- Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider, today released a new white paper titled, "How to speed up database applications with a 'Purpose-Built' SSD storage solution." The white paper highlights the technology and performance results of the company's DA-2300 FlashDisk Database Accelerator that is designed to speed database, OLTP and other random access applications. The unit clocks in (with 4 KB database-sized blocks) at 73,000 sustained random IOPS, 213,000 sustained sequential ... read more
  • Improving Internet Recommender Systems --- CHICAGO, Aug. 9, 2012
    Posted at 8:07 AM
    Customers find it hard to evaluate before purchase experience products because many of the attributes are yet to be experienced or significant information on non-quantifiable attributes is missing. Examples of such products are movies, music albums, e-books and automobiles. In a new analysis appearing in the June 2012 issue of the American Marketing Association's Journal of Marketing Research Professors Jaihak Chung and Vithala R. Rao develop a general consumer preference model for experience products. The model overcomes the limitations of ... read more
  • Posted at 8:00 AM
    Google Inc. has agreed to pay a record $22.5 million civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it misrepresented to users of Apple Inc.'s Safari Internet browser that it would not place tracking "cookies" or serve targeted ads to those users, violating an earlier privacy settlement between the company and the FTC. The settlement is part of the FTC's ongoing efforts to make sure companies live up to the privacy promises they make to consumers, and is the largest ... read more
  • Posted at 8:00 AM
    VH1's beloved Emmy Award-nominated music video franchise "Pop Up Video" returns this summer to our screens. To celebrate the launch of the new season on Monday, August 6 at 12pm ET/PT on VH1, AWESTRUCK was approached to develop an engaging and entertaining real-life experience to tour music festivals for VH1. For the first time ever, VH1 and AWESTRUCK Marketing Group brought the fun of Pop Up Video through an Augmented Reality Experience to Lollapalooza 2012 by putting attendees in the spotlight ... read more
  • Posted at 7:35 AM
    Pharmaceutical Institute, the leading provider of specialized training solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry and a subsidiary of Campbell Alliance, has announced the availability of five new and updated e-courses designed to train managed markets and sales professionals on the inner-workings of US government health systems and programs. Part of the Managed Markets Excellence® series, this public-sector-focused collection includes the following interactive e-courses: -- Federal Markets: Department of Defense and TRICARE (NEW) -- ... read more
  • Posted at 7:30 AM
    The Galien Foundation announced today that it has selected the NovoTTF(TM)-100A System as a finalist for the prestigious Prix Galien USA Award in Best Medical Technology. The Prix Galien Awards honor healthcare companies for outstanding efforts to improve the human condition through medical research and pharmacology. The winners are selected by a preeminent scientific committee that includes several Nobel Laureates. "The selection of the NovoTTF-100A System as a finalist for the Prix Galien USA Awards recognizes the tremendous ... read more
  • Posted at 7:21 AM
    Fresenius Kabi today announced that is has launched Oxaliplatin Injection, USP. Oxaliplatin Injection, USP, is a platinum-based drug used in combination with infusional 5-fluorouracil/leucovorin, and indicated for adjuvant therapy of stage III colon cancer in patients who have undergone ... read more
  • Posted at 7:15 AM
    Radisphere (, the largest and fastest-growing national radiology group in the United States, today launched the Radiology Quality Institute (RQI). The RQI is a collaborative research organization dedicated to the identification and promotion of radiology quality standards and process improvements ... read more
  • Posted at 7:08 AM
    Newtek Business Services, NASDAQ: NEWT, The Small Business Authority, announced the release of Adobe® ColdFusion® 10 web hosting plans as part of its growing suite of hosting products now powered by the company's high-performance cloud infrastructure. In addition, Newtek has engineered a custom environment specifically for ColdFusion, which significantly increases the reliability of the platform in shared-hosting environments. "Due to the level of expertise and skill required to reliably support ColdFusion in a shared-hosting environment, some hosting providers have dropped ... read more
  • Posted at 7:05 AM
    The News Funnel, a website that enables business readers to create a customized news funnel based on their unique preferences, announced today that it has closed its first round of funding with $1 million in outside capital raised. Founded by Michael Beckerman, a 25-year veteran of the public relations industry, The News Funnel officially launched earlier this year for the real estate industry in Beta after nearly two years in development. The website's first round of outside capital consists of ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    UBM Studios, the global leader in digital events, environments and communities, today unveiled eLearning Light, an interactive and collaborative educational destination. eLearning Light is a digital environment that aggregates training and information and also serves as a robust solution to track learners' activity, comprehension and engagement. (Logo: ) "eLearning Light offers organizations a solution to extend learning nationally and globally to save on face-to-face training and costs. It also offers learning collaboration and the sharing of best practices in ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    The Galien Foundation Board announced today that NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins will receive the 2012 Pro Bono Humanum Award. The Pro Bono Humanum Award recognizes exemplary and innovative efforts in improving the human condition. This special award is presented by Elie Wiesel, in presence of the Prix Galien USA Committee. The annual award presentation accompanies a series of awards honoring companies that have made innovative contributions to biopharmaceutical and medical technology research and development. The ceremony will take ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    The Missouri Association of School Nurses (MASN) has joined more than 30 state and national health organizations across the country in support of the Voices of Meningitis "Boost Our Rates!" initiative, to help educate parents about the importance of meningococcal vaccination for their preteens and teens. With half of Missouri teens currently unvaccinated against meningococcal infection, which can cause meningitis, MASN is bringing "Boost Our Rates!" to St. Louis this back-to-school season. Along with school nurses, the Gateway Immunization Coalition, ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    BioStorage Technologies, a global provider of comprehensive sample management solutions for the bioscience industry, including storage, cold chain logistics and virtual sample intelligence, announced today that the company has developed a strategic and innovative Bioprocessing Solutions alliance with RUCDR Infinite Biologics. The alliance provides the bioscience industry with an integrated, state-of-the-art scientific approach and technology infrastructure for the delivery of advanced sample bioprocessing and biobanking solutions. Good storage practices are critical to maintaining the integrity of biological samples; ... read more
  • Outright's Webinar Series for Amazon Sellers Continues --- REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 9, 2012
    Posted at 7:00 AM
    Outright, a popular online accounting solution for small businesses, announced today that webinar enrollment for "Curing the Bookkeeping Headache: Financial Tips and Tricks for Amazon Sellers" is now open. This is the second of Outright's three-part series of educational webinars for businesses selling products through Amazon. The webinar is scheduled for August 15(th), 2012 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM PDT. Laurel Lee, Vice President of Product Management at Outright and Jared Smith, Product Leader at Outright, will share hard won ... read more