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Friday, September 19, 2014

  • Posted at 6:51 PM
    InterMune, Inc. (Nasdaq: ITMN) today announced that it entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to settle the litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery relating to the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of August 22, 2014, among Roche Holdings, Inc., Klee Acquisition Corporation and InterMune, Inc. As one term of the Memorandum of Understanding, the Company agreed to make certain supplemental disclosures set forth in the attached exhibit reflecting the amendment to the Company's Schedule 14D-9 to ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 PM
    uBreakiFix, an international consumer electronics repair company with 88 operating locations and counting, breaks the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on the day of release. The company set out to determine how durable Apple's latest iPhones are using a series of tests including a steel ball drop test. Based on these tests, the company predicts that the iPhone 6 may be slightly less durable than predecessors. Apple announced the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on September 9th with a release ... read more
  • Posted at 5:10 PM
    Harwood Feffer LLP (www.hfesq.com) is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of PDL BioPharma, Inc. ("PDL" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: PDLI) concerning whether the board has breached its fiduciary duties to shareholders or violated the federal securities laws. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120215/MM54604LOGO On September 16, 2014, the Company disclosed: "On September 11, 2014, [PDL] was orally notified by its independent registered accounting firm, Ernst & Young LLP ("EY"), that it was resigning effective September 11, 2014. The resignation was confirmed in a ... read more
  • Posted at 4:54 PM
    HOLLYWOOD, FL--(Marketwired - September 19, 2014) - Quincy Bioscience is pleased to announce that Dr. Scott Theirl, a functional neurologist in private practice in Mequon, Wis., is presenting data supporting the use of Prevagen Professional in older adults with mild memory problems at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium -- Focus On Brain Health conference on Sept. 19-20 in Hollywood, Fla.Prevagen Professional is the strongest formula available of the jellyfish protein apoaequorin-containing supplements. Prevagen Professional is ... read more
  • 5 Ways Weight Loss Surgery Improves Health --- LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19, 2014
    Posted at 4:45 PM
    The medical experts at Beverly Hills Physicians understand that, to benefit from a truly well-balanced lifestyle, an individual needs to address both their physical appearance and their health and wellness. That's why bariatric weight loss procedures have always been such a perfect match for the the outstanding medical team at BHP. While many people view surgical weight loss as an aesthetic treatment, the positive impact it can have on a person's life extends much further than its ability to boost ... read more
  • Posted at 4:44 PM
    As the only surgeon in the Western U.S. specializing in treating abdominal hernias, Dr. Shirin Towfigh has only been getting busier. It's not hard to see why. With obesity on the rise, abdominal issues like hernias have also been on the increase. Yet, while most people are familiar with hernias, there is still much that is unknown about the condition, in which a hole forms in muscle or fascia, often allowing organs fatty tissue and intestines to push through. For ... read more
  • Posted at 4:15 PM
    Debates about transparency within the Intelligence Community (IC) continue as leaks imperil relationships with allies and embolden enemies. Addressing these and other challenges was the focal point of the AFCEA/INSA Intelligence and National Security Summit 2014 in Washington, D.C. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130410/DC92618LOGO Setting the tone for this discussion was its leadoff speaker, James R. Clapper, director of national intelligence (DNI). Clapper called out those who want the IC to be squeaky clean about its collection methods. "We are expected to keep the nation ... read more
  • Posted at 4:00 PM
    The heart failure mortality rates at three Prime Healthcare Services hospitals are among the lowest in the nation, according to CMS data published by Beckers Hospital Review on Sept. 18, 2014. Centinela Hospital Medical Center (CHMC) in Inglewood, Calif. made the top of Beckers' list of 48 hospitals, with a 30-day heart failure mortality rate of 6.4, the lowest in the nation. By comparison, the national rate of 30-day mortality for heart failure is 11.7. Other Prime Healthcare hospitals making the ... read more
  • Posted at 3:45 PM
    Medical science liaisons (MSLs) play a critical role in forging relationships with key opinion leaders (KOLs) who can provide essential insights into the market and competition. Despite the critical nature of the MSL function, the changing regulatory environment has created many challenges, including altering the landscape for creating and maintaining KOL and physician relationships. According to research, the oversight responsibility for the MSL function is increasingly shifting from Directors to Vice Presidents, a jump in levels reflecting the growing importance of ... read more
  • Posted at 3:42 PM
    Panasonic, a leader in high-performance, rugged consumer products, announced today a multi-event sponsorship of the 2014 US Spartan Race Series beginning this weekend at the Spartan Race World Championship in Killington, Vermont. Panasonic will have awards sponsorship of the short-course sprint event in Vermont and official sponsorship of the Dunk Obstacle featured in the main-event - the Reebok Spartan Beast World Championship - as well as other on-site activities. Panasonic will highlight its cutting-edge line of adventure products at the ... read more
  • Posted at 3:38 PM
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/19/14 -- Despite technological advances such as scanning and email, fax systems are still a huge part of the business industry today. In fact, almost 17 billion faxes are sent worldwide each year. Traditional fax systems are often slow, and many errors occur during the sending and receiving fax process. These complications lead to unnecessary frustrations such as error messages, busy signals and tedious waiting times. To avoid these hurdles, it's important to ... read more
  • Posted at 3:30 PM
    A pharmaceutical executive in the market research function came to Best Practices, LLC with three issues he wanted the research and consulting firm to explore: -- The use of external personnel (especially for secondary research) to maximize efficiency and maintain a lean internal headcount in the face of increased workload -- Automation of market research processes for efficient ... read more
  • Posted at 3:29 PM
    Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS), a global provider of data archive solutions, announced today the filing of a Registration Statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with a proposed public offering, on a best-efforts basis, of up to $12,000,000 aggregate amount of Series H Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, liquidation preference of $25.00 per share, and warrants to purchase its Common Stock. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140721/128960 Crossroads has filed an application to list the Series H Cumulative Perpetual Preferred ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 PM
    Security and privacy incidents have become an everyday occurrence in industries that hold sensitive customer and patient information--referred to as regulated data. Managing data breach risks and staying in compliance with breach laws can be overwhelming, time-consuming, and prone to human error. Privacy, security, and compliance officers are turning to RADAR(TM), enterprise SaaS software from ID Experts, that brings simplicity and efficiency to the management of privacy and security incidence response. As a result, the IAPP has selected RADAR as ... read more
  • Posted at 2:52 PM
    Save the Children Action Network applauds U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, for the introduction of S. 2853, the Accelerating Action in Maternal and Child Health Act. "Every child deserves a strong start in life and if we invest in them early, from the very beginning, we are giving them the foundation they need for a strong future," said Mark Shriver, president of Save the ... read more
  • Posted at 2:51 PM
    Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP announces that it is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of PDL BioPharma, Inc. (“PDL BioPharma” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:PDLI) concerning possible violations of federal securities laws. The investigation focuses on certain statements issued ... read more
  • Bob Smith Motors Streamlines Car Buying --- BILLINGS, Mont., Sept. 19, 2014
    Posted at 2:37 PM
    The Billings area can rejoice, Bob Smith Motors has an incredible new service which aims to streamline the vehicle purchasing process like never before. So if one is in the market for a brand new Ford vehicle, then look no further, the answer is at Bob Smith Motors. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140919/147317 From the Bob Smith Motors website, vehicular purchasing has taken a turn for the better. Through an easily accessible dropdown menu, patrons can now purchase a brand new Ford ... read more
  • Posted at 2:29 PM
    CDNPAL Media Network has released NginAd 1.0 OpenRTB Open Source Ad Server. NginAd ad server allows publishers and ad networks to leverage the power of programmatic Real Time Bidding (RTB) based advertising without using a hosted ad exchange. NginAd ad server is an open source product licensed under the GPL version 3 license and hosted on Github in the CDNPAL public source code account. NginAd uses the OpenRTB programmatic advetising protocol created by the Internet Advertising Board's (IAB) leading companies. Photo ... read more
  • Posted at 2:28 PM
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/19/14 -- What: CohesiveFT Cloud Networks Workshop at the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) Forecast 2014 When: Monday, September 22, 2014 -- 9:00am - 10:30am Where: Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA in the Rose Room CohesiveFT today announced CTO Chris Swan is leading a one hour workshop on "Implementing and Managing Cloud Networks" on Monday, September 22nd at the Open Data Center Alliance's 2014 Forecast event. Implementing and Managing Cloud Networks Workshop: The workshop will focus on deployment ... read more
  • IMPACT14 to Close on a High Note --- LAS VEGAS, Sept. 19, 2014
    Posted at 2:27 PM
    IMPACT14, the annual Internet Marketing Association (IMA) conference, will again be ending on a high note this year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140919/147346 Singer, actor, and dancer Donny Osmond will close the event Friday, September 26, with an intimate Q&A style interview about his life, the influence of Michael Jackson, the power of Internet Marketing for his brand building and a special live performance only for conference attendees. Osmond has been a talk and game show host, record producer and author. In the 60's, he and four ... read more