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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

  • Posted at 9:30 PM
    Jimmy Kimmel, comedian and late night host of Jimmy Kimmel Live, replaces Lily Collins (Mirror, Mirror) as McAfee’s most dangerous celebrity to search for online. For the eighth year in a row, McAfee researched popular culture’s most famous people to reveal the riskiest personalities on the ... read more
  • Lenovo Completes Initial Closing for Acquisition of IBM's x86 Server Business --- RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. and ARMONK, N.Y., Oct. 1, 2014
    Posted at 9:20 PM
    Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that they have completed the initial closing for Lenovo's acquisition of IBM's x86 server business under the terms described in their announcement on Monday, September 29, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090416/IBMLOGO Lenovo is acquiring System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, x86-based Flex integrated systems, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers and associated software, blade networking and maintenance operations. IBM retains its System z mainframes, Power Systems, Storage Systems, Power-based Flex servers, and ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 PM
    SlimGenics Weight Loss Centers announced their Flagship Sponsorship of the American Cancer Society's (ACS) Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) Walk. This free 5K walk raises awareness and donations for furthering research and prevention to finish the fight against breast cancer. One in every three cancer deaths can be prevented through proper nutrition and physical activity, according to the ACS. As a leader in nutritionally based weight loss counseling through their innovative STEP(TM) Program, SlimGenics is proud to partner with ... read more
  • Posted at 7:38 PM
    Global Technology Resources, Inc. (GTRI), an award-winning national solutions integrator, today announced a new executive promotion from within the company. Craig Andrie has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Services and Operations. ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 PM
    On September 30, 2014, Pan Asia Majestic Eagle Limited ("PAMEL"), an independent provider of telecommunications infrastructure in Myanmar, signed the first ever, non-recourse, cross border financing in Myanmar. The facility agreement provides US$85 million of financing to support its roll-out of tower site infrastructure in Myanmar. This first-of-its-kind facility was arranged by DBS Bank, ING Bank, OCBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation who provided the financing directly to PAMEL, a Myanmar borrower. ING Bank ... read more
  • Posted at 6:18 PM
    Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS): Who: ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 PM
    Ground Labs, a leader in sensitive data discovery software, published guidance concerning the recent Bash bug dubbed "Shellshock," including information about the exploit and the global threat it poses to data security. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140827/140351 Discovered by security researcher Stephane Chazelas, Shellshock is an exploit that exists in any Unix system running the Bash shell, including Linux and OS X systems. Shellshock is a red alert for worldwide network security for a few reasons: 1) The bug is extremely simple to exploit, 2) it is ... read more
  • Synaptics Closes Acquisition of Renesas SP Drivers --- SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014
    Posted at 5:22 PM
    Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA), a leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Renesas SP Drivers, Inc. (RSP), a premier supplier of small- and medium-sized Display Driver ICs (DDICs) for smartphones and tablets. RSP's products, technology, and engineering expertise, combined with Synaptics' systems level expertise, enable the combined company to accelerate the adoption of high performance, cost effective touch and display driver integration (TDDI) solutions for the mobile market while also extending its ... read more
  • The Industrial Internet of Things --- SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014
    Posted at 4:45 PM
    The Internet of Things, IoT, is showing up everywhere now. It is in news articles, in commercials. When you are in the restaurant, you can make sure you locked your front door. But does all of this connectivity open the doors to crime, both in a consumer and an industrial setting? Security and the Industrial Internet of Things will be one of the topics in the upcoming Industrial Internet of Things conference October 15-16, 2014, at the Schaumburg Convention Center, ... read more
  • Posted at 4:42 PM
    Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP announces that it is investigating potential claims on behalf of purchasers of the securities of Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. (“Altair” or the “Company”) (OTC:ALTI) concerning possible violations of federal securities laws. The investigation focuses on certain ... read more
  • Posted at 4:30 PM
    The following statement was issued today by SIM USA President Bruce Johnson upon news of a hospital patient in Dallas, Texas, testing positive for the Ebola virus: "We are sorry to learn of the confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas. This person did exactly the right thing - report to a hospital. Unfortunately, the vast majority of people of West Africa have little or no option of a clinic or hospital to seek help. We can control Ebola ... read more
  • Posted at 3:48 PM
    In the evening of September 29 in Seattle, Beijing time, Air China and Boeing held a grand aircraft delivery ceremony in Seattle, the United States, marking the official delivery of China's first B747-8 to Air China. The type is a member of the latest generation B747 family. It will arrive at Beijing Capital International Airport on October 1, Beijing time, China's National Day, and will join Air China's fleet in October. This new B747 type is more efficient, quieter and ... read more
  • Rift Valley Equity Partners Announces Acquisition of Crow Precision Components --- NEW YORK and FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 30, 2014
    Posted at 3:36 PM
    Rift Valley Equity Partners, LLC ("Rift Valley") announced today that it has acquired the assets of MW Crow, Inc. d/b/a W. Pat Crow Forgings through affiliated entity Crow Precision Components, LLC ("Crow" or the "Company"). Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Crow is a leading manufacturer of forged metal components for aerospace, defense and industrial customers. Since 1951, Crow has provided mission-critical components for many of the largest commercial and military aerospace platforms in the industry. Crow also produces a wide ... read more
  • Posted at 3:26 PM
    The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, has collaborated with the Department of Homeland Security to launch a new PSA campaign in October to educate the American public in conjunction with National Cyber Security Awareness Month. An extension of the national cybersecurity education and awareness effort, STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the new PSAs provide helpful advice about being more vigilant and practicing safe online habits. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7312051-stop-think-connect-online-safety-psa-s/ ... read more
  • Posted at 3:20 PM
    Fierce global competition amid a sea of disruptive change is forcing CIOs to re-examine their leadership styles and capabilities in their efforts to drive transformational growth. These are among the key themes that will be explored by an esteemed group of speakers at the 2014 Greenwich CIO Executive Leadership Summit hosted by HMG Strategy, LLC, in association partnership with the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) on October 21 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. The summit will ... read more
  • Posted at 3:08 PM
    The US national securities exchanges and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA), collectively, the self-regulatory organizations, or SROs, today filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a national market system (NMS) plan to govern the creation, maintenance and implementation of the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) and Central Repository. Submission of the plan meets the deadline established by the SEC. The CAT NMS Plan is subject to review and approval by the SEC following public comment before ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 PM
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) today announced the pricing of its offering of $1.05 billion in aggregate principal amount of 7 ¼% senior unsecured notes due 2022 (the "Notes") in a private offering. The Notes were priced at 100% of par. The sale of the Notes is expected to be completed on October 15, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Zebra intends to use the net proceeds from the Notes offering, together with cash on hand and proceeds from Zebra's previously ... read more
  • Kingsoft's WPS Office Suite Comes to Fire OS 4 --- PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014
    Posted at 3:00 PM
    Kingsoft Office Software today announced its popular cross-platform office suite, WPS Office, will come pre-loaded on all Fire OS 4 devices. Kingsoft Office worked closely with Amazon to develop a customized integration of WPS Office, including a new UI optimized for Fire OS 4, integration with Fire Keyboard, and automatic Amazon Cloud Drive document synchronization. "Amazon has done an incredible job bringing great content and technology together with its Fire devices," said Mr. Ke Ge, CEO of Kingsoft Office Software. "Today, with ... read more
  • Posted at 2:58 PM
    Northwestern Medicine® will be one of ten investigational sites for a landmark study that seeks to improve the way uterine fibroids, one of the most prevalent health issues impacting women, are treated. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) today announced that AHRQ has selected the research team that will conduct a five-year, $20 million project funded by PCORI to evaluate the effectiveness of different treatment strategies for women with uterine fibroids. Erica ... read more
  • Posted at 2:58 PM
    The Garlock Family of Companies introduces its new ABRA-LINE™ series of expansion joints. ABRA-LINE™ expansion joints are available in five different models, and each features a proprietary urethane formula that provides excellent abrasion resistance to materials found in the power generation, fertilizer production, mining and chemical ... read more