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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

  • Posted at 11:16 AM
    Reesio, the combined CRM and Transaction Management platform for real estate professionals, has launched several new Compliance/Workflow features today, along with a revamped Transaction Dashboard design. The new features include the following: Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150126/171356LOGO -- Relative due date rules for tasks at the template level, which then auto-populate the due dates for specific tasks at the transaction level based on the due ... read more
  • Posted at 11:15 AM
    LocalMaven, a start-up in New York City that's looking to transform the referral industry, has released a risque video to make a serious point about the disappointment many people feel with on-line deal sites and coupons. "We wanted to shock people and make the point that today's online deals aren't what they used to be," says Arnon Rosan, CEO of LocalMaven. "Perhaps we crossed the line a bit, but it's difficult to get attention as a start-up today and we felt ... read more
  • Posted at 11:13 AM
    Following a record-breaking 2015 International CES, and leading up to the inaugural 2015 International CES Asia, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced details surrounding CES Unveiled Tokyo, an industry event for credentialed members of the press, consumer electronics (CE) industry analysts, the investor ... read more
  • Posted at 11:10 AM
    NetFortris®, Inc., a leading innovator in secure cloud solutions for unified communications, voice and data networks, IT infrastructure and applications, today announced the opening of a new regional office in Atlanta, Georgia. The company also named industry veteran DJ Kreft Regional Vice President, leading the office. The new office meets the company's strategic objective to locate cloud service solutions experts and resources closer to its customers on the East Coast. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140806/134126 "We are experiencing a great deal of growth ... read more
  • Misfit Unveils Wearable Controls --- BURLINGAME, Calif.
    Posted at 11:00 AM
    Misfit, makers of wearable and smart home products, announced the integration of their Flash Fitness and Sleep Monitor with wearable controls enabled by a series of partnerships. The first fully featured activity and sleep tracker under $50, Flash will soon allow users to interact with their ... read more
  • Posted at 11:00 AM
    Tight budgets have prevented the Social Security Administration (SSA) from carrying out scheduled reviews of the health and capacity to work for people receiving disability benefits. Such reviews yield savings many times their cost. One estimate indicated that if SSA had spent $1.1-$1.3 billion per year on these reviews, it could have reduced federal spending by as much as $42.8 billion. The agency is currently 1.3 million reviews behind scheduled. SSA oversees two disability programs. Social ... read more
  • Posted at 11:00 AM
    SnapCap, a web-based alternative finance company based in Charleston, announced it will double the size of its team and move into the new Cigar Factory Charleston later this year. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150127/171680LOGO Technology-driven and committed to investing in small business, SnapCap offers a better way to borrow by focusing on performance-based financing, which evaluates the health of a business, not just the business owner's credit score. "Part of our role as a new company in Charleston is to create jobs that are ... read more
  • Posted at 11:00 AM
    AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 01/27/15 -- One Source Networks (OSN), the global voice and managed services partner of choice for large enterprises, announced today that it will increase its presence in the Northeast, the largest Fortune 1000 market in the country. OSN has hired Joe Sikora, a 28 year telecom veteran, as regional vice president to lead market expansion into New York City, Washington, D.C., and Boston, MA. In his new role at One Source Networks, Mr. Sikora ... read more
  • Posted at 10:59 AM
    The future looks grim for the rhinoceros. Figures recently published by South Africa show that 1,215 rhinos were poached there in 2014. This represents a loss of nearly 4% of the world's population. Furthermore, the poaching has increased over 90-fold since 2007, a trend linked to rising standards of living in Asia, where rhino horn is prized as a traditional medicine and status symbol. Innovative solutions are needed to stop the slaughter. Enter Pembient, a biotech startup developing products that are ... read more
  • Posted at 10:58 AM
    Which U.S. e-retailers drew the most site traffic from paid search ads last year? What about natural search? By how much did the number of monthly e-mail sends from the Top 500 U.S. e-retailers grow year over year? Which e-retailers claimed the largest shares of referral traffic and web sales from social media networks? The answers to those questions and many others are found in Internet Retailer's four-part 2015 Digital Marketing Report Series, released today, which includes three focused reports ... read more
  • Posted at 10:57 AM
    Final, the only credit card that enables users to generate multiple card numbers, today announced it has raised $1 million in a recent seed round. Final is backed by the confidence of investors that include Ludlow Ventures, T5 Capital Partners, Y-Combinator and several financial technology-associated angel investors. Specific contributions have not been publicly disclosed. "We have the support of some very successful and respected players in this space; people we look to for advice in navigating some of the necessary ... read more
  • iCIMS Enters 2015 with "Superstar" Status --- MATAWAN, N.J., Jan. 27, 2015
    Posted at 10:55 AM
    iCIMS, Inc., a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition software solutions for growing businesses, is pleased to cap off 2014 with the inclusion of its Founder & CEO Colin Day in HRO Today's 2014 Superstars Directory. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130116/NY43069LOGO HRO Today's 2014 Superstars Directory recognizes three categories of leadership, each with a significant impact on the success equation: Providers, Practitioners, and Advisors/Analysts. Providers deliver the services that practitioners leverage, and advisors/analysts offer expertise and guidance. Day was recognized in the Providers: Technology ... read more
  • Posted at 10:43 AM
    The Atlanta-based Witness to War Foundation has launched its new website, www.WitnessToWar.org, making it easier for visitors to hear extraordinary combat stories told by the veterans who survived them and to find stories from specific veterans, units, or types of experiences. Witness to War is one of the largest oral-history preservation organizations in the U.S., having conducted interviews with over 1,500 combat veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam and more recent wars. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150126/171440 "Most people have no ... read more
  • Posted at 10:41 AM
    For Cloud Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a therapeutics company focused on cloud-based drug design and development, partnering is an integral part of its business strategy. The company's mission is to design new drugs and identify early stage, preclinical, IND, and Phase 1 and 2 partners to further their development. The company also partners with funds to enhance its portfolio investments. To support this business model, Cloud Pharmaceuticals will be participating in the following industry and investor events: -- ... read more
  • Posted at 10:39 AM
    Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to supporting the post-secondary educational goals of residents who live in a Balfour Beatty Communities property, is now accepting applications for its 2015/2016 academic scholarship program. Applications can be accessed on the ... read more
  • Posted at 10:35 AM
    Turnkey lighting solutions provider Energy Management Collaborative (EMC) was honored as a Twin Cities Business Magazine 2014 Small Business Success Story at a reception held last week at the Loews Hotel in Minneapolis. EMC President and CEO Jerry Johnson holds a flexible array of ... read more
  • Posted at 10:35 AM
    Benchmark Executive Search, an industry-recognized, Top 10 GovCon executive recruitment firm, announced today the additions of five new members to its National Security and Cyber Advisory Board. The new members will provide Benchmark's president, Jeremy King, with counsel in helping Benchmark customers find cyber experts at the board, C and VP levels. New Advisory Board Members include: -- LTG Rhett Hernandez (Ret),president of CyberLens, LLC. He is the former commanding ... read more
  • Posted at 10:27 AM
    Saatva, the highest rated mattress company on Google, has been named as one of America's Most Promising Companies by Forbes. In the list, Saatva is ranked number 68 out of 100 companies in the nation and was the Most Promising e-commerce based Consumer Goods brand on the list. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150126/171432 All the companies on Forbes' list are private and generating under $300 million annually. Some of the top companies on the list include Instacart, Suja Juice, AdBoom Group, Precision Frac, ... read more
  • Posted at 10:21 AM
    McCann Worldgroup and its Chairman and CEO, Harris Diamond, have been recognized in Advertising Age's 2015 Agency A-List special issue honoring the nation's best advertising and marketing firms. Diamond was named Ad Age's "Executive of the Year" for his performance leading the McCann Worldgroup network of agencies. Diamond joined McCann Worldgroup in 2012, moving over from heading Interpublic Group's CMG division and the Weber Shandwick PR agency. Since his arrival Diamond has focused the network on integrating its array of multiplatform ... read more
  • Posted at 10:15 AM
    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --­ Ticketmaster, a division of Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV), today announced that Larry Plawsky has joined the company as the Senior Vice President and Head of Ticketmaster Marketplaces. Plawsky is a veteran ecommerce and consumer goods expert bringing more than 20 years of management and marketing expertise to the position. He will play a key leadership role in extending the company's recent success in resale marketplaces, which are ... read more