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Friday, November 21, 2014

  • Posted at 10:18 PM
    Online grief support non-profit My Grief Angels today launched a new free proximity-based "Grief Support Network" app to help people grieving connect and create their own local or global grief support network during what is for many grieving, one of the most difficult times of the year - the holidays. For the majority of people, the holidays are a joyous time, but for many of the millions grieving worldwide, the holidays and the mass media campaigns that now start ... read more
  • Posted at 7:46 PM
    Product names should read H2O Flow (instead of H2O.Flow) and H2O Play (instead of H2O.Play). The corrected release reads: H2O.AI ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF NEW FLOW AND PLAY PRODUCTS AT H2O WORLD ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 PM
    MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/21/14 -- SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in high performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced that Jorge Titinger, president and CEO of SGI, has been selected as one of the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council (HITEC)'s HITEC 100. The HITEC 100 award will be presented at the HITEC 100 Awards Gala and Ceremony on November 21 at 7:00 PM at the Four Seasons in Silicon Valley. The HITEC 100 award ... read more
  • Posted at 4:28 PM
    Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, has picked up two seasons and will be the exclusive home to Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the new comedy series from Universal Television from co-creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. The series stars Ellie Kemper (The Office) as a woman who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York. The 13-episode first season was originally slated to premiere on NBC and instead will now launch exclusively across all Netflix territories ... read more
  • Posted at 3:45 PM
    Many power shifts are occurring within the healthcare system. Undoubtedly, the growing influence of patients in the biopharmaceutical market is impacting activities and spend for marketing interactions. Now, more than ever, understanding how to effectively acquire, convert, support and retain patients for medical products is essential. According to recent research by benchmarking firm, Best Practices, LLC, benchmarked companies spent about two-thirds of their patient-focused dollars on marketing activities, with the remainder of funds split between foundational and leadership programs. Overall, investment ... read more
  • Posted at 3:40 PM
    Consumer Watchdog today praised an expected call from the European Parliament to break up Google to end the Internet giant's monopolistic dominance, a remedy that the public interest group proposed more than four years ago. The Financial Times first reported today that the European Parliament is expected to call for the break-up next week. The newspaper said the motion, if passed as expected, would "increase political pressure on he European Commission, the EU's executive arm, to take a tougher line ... read more
  • Posted at 3:19 PM
    American Tower Corporation (“American Tower”) (NYSE: AMT) today announced that it has reached an agreement with TIM Celular S.A. (“TIM”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of TIM Participações S.A., a publicly traded subsidiary of Telecom Italia S.p.A., to acquire two portfolios of towers in Brazil. The first portfolio ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 PM
    Dr. John P. Seaberg, board-certified orthopedic sports medicine specialist at Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, presented a free community seminar on common causes of shoulder pain held on November 5, 2014 at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. Shoulder pain is a common complaint and the third most common cause of musculoskeletal disorders, after low back pain and neck pain. Shoulder pain can become debilitating and hinder range of motion and daily living activities. Dr. Seaberg specializes in shoulder injuries and conditions ... read more
  • Posted at 2:55 PM
    Kryptos Communications, Inc., announced today that the company has partnered with QxStart, Inc. to market and distribute the Kryptos voice encryption app and service for smart phones and mobile devices to consumers both domestically and internationally. Stephen W. Carnes, ... read more
  • Posted at 2:36 PM
    Nitro Founder and CEO Sam Chandler was named the national winner in the Emerging category at last night’s finalist awards ceremony for the 2014 EY Australian Entrepreneur of the Year in Melbourne. This follows Chandler’s win in the same category for the Southern Region in July. ... read more
  • Posted at 2:36 PM
    Supercomputing 2014 (SC14), the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, celebrated the contributions of researchers, from those just starting their careers to those whose contributions have made lasting impacts, in a special awards session. ... read more
  • Posted at 2:35 PM
    In a case that could have implications for President Obama's "executive actions" on immigration, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that Washington Alliance of Technology Workers can challenge in court the legality of administrative extensions of work authorizations to non-immigrants increasing competition for American workers. The case, Washington Alliance of Technology Workers v. USDHS (Civil Action No. 14-529), has major implications for the ability of American workers to judicially challenge certain elements of the actions ... read more
  • Liberty Global Completes Post-Closing Acceptance Period for Ziggo --- DENVER, Colorado and UTRECHT, the Netherlands
    Posted at 2:15 PM
    Liberty Global plc (“Liberty Global”) (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK) and Ziggo N.V. (“Ziggo”) today announce that the post-closing acceptance period (na-aanmeldingstermijn) (the “Post-Closing Acceptance Period”) relating to the previously announced recommended public offer to Ziggo shareholders (the “Offer”) by a subsidiary of Liberty Global ... read more
  • Posted at 2:14 PM
    St. Thomas University ( announced November 17, 2014 the creation of the Gary Goldbloom Endowed Chair in Cybersecurity, enabling the University to offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in cybersecurity as early as 2015. The Identity Theft Resource Center reports that there have been almost 82 million data records breached so far in 2014. Almost 80% of the records breached were related to businesses. Notable incidents include the theft of Home Depot files containing approximately 53 million email addresses, and JP ... read more
  • Posted at 2:09 PM
    Accela, the leading provider of civic engagement solutions for government, announced today that it has acquired Decade Software, a provider of environmental health and safety solutions to Health Departments in the United States and abroad. The solution empowers Directors, Program Managers, Administrators, Inspectors and Public ... read more
  • Posted at 1:47 PM
    California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) announced today that is has been recognized by this year's Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition, a unique operator-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, and FierceCable. CEL received top honors in the category of Last Mile/Edge/Access for its innovative, industry leading MeshWorks(TM) platform, a true turnkey solution enabling fast development and deployment of wireless sensors and control networks within the M2M space. Jason Nelson, Publisher of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, and FierceCable, says, "As the Innovation Awards ... read more
  • Posted at 1:42 PM
    The following is a statement from George Miranda, President of Teamsters Joint Council 16 and the Teamsters National Hispanic Caucus, in response to President Obama's announcement of an executive order on immigration. "Teamsters know that our diversity gives us strength. When our brothers and sisters demand justice and respect, we stand with them. "President Obama is fulfilling the American promise for millions of immigrant families. People who make homes in this country, who pay taxes, who do the jobs that run ... read more
  • Posted at 1:29 PM
    In a significant decision, a Federal Judge in Los Angeles invalidated a key patent owned by mophie, Inc., the well-known designer and manufacturer of mobile accessories, including battery and storage cases, headquartered in California. The patent, U.S. Patent No. 8,367,235, is entitled "Battery Pack, Holster, and Extendible Processing and Interface Platform for Mobile Devices," and was issued on February 5, 2013. The judge found the claims of the patent to be too indefinite to survive. Mophie had ... read more
  • SmoothMed Relaxes Botox Pricing --- NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2014
    Posted at 1:23 PM
    Today in the wake of the surprise closing of American Laser Skincare, SmoothMed is offering American Laser Skincare clients a match to the pricing that they had established with American Laser Skincare. Simply bring in your last receipt from American Laser Skincare and SmoothMed will provide the same products at the same price for Botox® or Dysport® Juvederm®, Voluma®, Restylane(TM), Sculptra®, or Belotero® SmoothMed is conveniently located on the street level around the corner from Bloomingdales at 111 East 59(th) Street ... read more
  • Posted at 1:22 PM
    Almost everyone will experience back pain at some point in their lives. While normal wear and tear of an aging spine is a common cause, there are certain activities that can increase an individual's chance of developing back pain. Based on a 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), more than 65.8 million adult Americans reported that they had low back pain. Orthopaedic surgeons provide both non-operative and operative treatment for back and spine conditions. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) offers ... read more