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Thursday, March 8, 2012

  • Fantasy Politics Unveiled at LAUNCH Festival --- SAN FRANCISCO, March 8, 2012
    Posted at 3:45 PM
    Today at the LAUNCH Festival a group of tech entrepreneurs and political enthusiasts unveiled Fantasy Politics, a product that applies the fantasy sports model to politics. The mission of Fantasy Politics is to engage and educate the American public about its leaders and the political process and to give political junkies an online gaming experience to compete with each other. The game is currently in closed beta. Similar to fantasy sports, competitors draft a team of national political figures, including pundits, ... read more
  • Posted at 3:24 PM
    UpTo today announced it has launched a new social application focused on the "future tense," allowing users to see what their friends are up to ahead of time and share what they will be up to directly from their existing calendar. UpTo is one of only 40 start-ups chosen to launch at this week's prestigious LAUNCH Festival in San Francisco. Unlike Facebook and Foursquare, which allow people to share the recent past and present, UpTo delivers both social and utility value ... read more
  • Posted at 3:24 PM
    To provide adequate transparency and consistency for public companies, especially the US listed Chinese companies, CorpOnline Company has developed a new data sharing program to serve the paid users. As the first social media platform that directly connects security issuers to the investment community, Corp Online ... read more
  • Posted at 3:18 PM
    Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, today stated that it is raising its revenue guidance for the first quarter of 2012 to $140 million to $148 million ... read more
  • Posted at 2:44 PM
    InnoDisk Corporation, a leader in industrial DRAM and Flash storage solutions, announces that its SATADOM storage device has been qualified by Intel for the new Romley Server Boards. InnoDisk SATADOM has been selected as the preferred boot device on the SATA port. SATADOM has five times the performance of normal USB drive (135MB/sec and 116MB/sec Read/Write versus 25MB/sec and 20MB/sec for USB). SATADOM's low profile form-factor makes it ideal for 1U and blade server applications. InnoDisk SATADOM, designed with ... read more
  • /C O R R E C T I O N -- OFFLANE/ --- SAN FRANCISCO, March 8, 2012
    Posted at 2:44 PM
    OFFLANE for iPad was unveiled today at the Launch Festival in San Francisco. OFFLANE lets you sync-up thousands of articles across hundreds of news sources and take them with you anywhere. For the first time ever, millions of iPad owners can take their iPads with them everywhere and have their favorite publications available for reading anytime, anywhere. OFFLANE is launching exclusively on the iPad as a tablet-optimized experience and has been designed from the ground-up to be a killer app for ... read more
  • Posted at 2:31 PM
    The Brenner Group®, Inc., Silicon Valley's leading provider of interim financial management, restructuring services, business valuations, and financial advisory services for the venture capital community, announced today that James M. (Jim) Walker joined the firm as a Senior CFO for the firm's Interim Finance & Accounting Group. Mr. Walker will focus on supporting venture-backed companies with emphasis on medical devices, consumer devices, mobile applications, and gaming. "Jim is a perfect addition to our team with a strong technology aptitude, deep ... read more
  • Posted at 2:30 PM
    American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT) today announced that its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jim Taiclet, is scheduled to present at the Citigroup 2012 Global Property CEO Conference in Palm Beach, Florida on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. EST. The live audio presentation ... read more
  • Posted at 2:26 PM
    Frontiers of Freedom and its President, George Landrith, urge Congress to oppose H.R. 3678 or S. 2008 and its attempt to have the government intervene in retransmission consent negotiations. Mr. Landrith, said: "Today we are sending a letter to Congress formally opposing the Demint/Scalise bill which would seek to make changes to the way broadcasters and pay-TV companies negotiate with each other. "We have a functioning marketplace that works over 99 percent of the time, so why is there a need for ... read more
  • Posted at 2:24 PM
    Tiger Optics LLC, a leading manufacturer of laser-based trace gas analyzers, today announced that its advanced LaserTrace 3(TM) has won the Golden Gas Award from Gases & Instrumentation International Magazine in the Gas Analysis & Detection category. It is the third such honor bestowed on Tiger Optics since the 2008 debut of the annual competition. Utilizing Tiger Optics' patented Continuous Wave Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CW CRDS) technology, the LaserTrace 3 detects moisture and oxygen in inert gases at limits that ... read more
  • Posted at 2:12 PM
    Approaching the one-year anniversary of the earthquake in Japan, the country has made tremendous progress in revitalizing. However, the scale of the disaster is such that for some, it will take a decade or more to return to a semblance of normality. Rickmers Linie and Breakbulk have launched an initiative to express global support for Japan, again, by sending a message directly to those in the hardest-hit region. (Photo: Non-profit organization Ganbatte 365 will compile messages from around the ... read more
  • Posted at 2:00 PM
    NationBuilder, creators of the first community organizing system, today announced it has secured $6.25 million in funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. NationBuilder also announced that Co-founder Joe Green has taken on the role of President and that Ben Horowitz and Sean Parker, also an investor, have ... read more
  • Posted at 1:59 PM
    Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI), the leading provider of automotive technician training, will be presenting at the 14th Annual Credit Suisse Global Services Conference at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Monday, March 12, 2012, at 2:00 PM EDT. Kim McWaters, chief executive officer, and Eugene Putnam, president and chief financial officer, will be presenting. A webcast of the presentation will be posted on the UTI investor relations website at An audio recording of the ... read more
  • Posted at 1:57 PM
    NameMedia, the world leader in the acquisition, development and trading of digital real estate through a targeted website network and domain name marketplace, today announced the promotion of Bob Mountain to Senior Vice President of Business Development. ... read more
  • Automated Retailing Goes Hollywood --- CORONA, Calif., March 8, 2012
    Posted at 1:56 PM
    AVT, Inc., (OTC: AVTC) (, announced that automated retailing has gone Hollywood with an exciting, new system located in the heart of tinsel-town. The machine is located at Sprinkles, the popular Beverly Hills-based cupcake bakery. In addition to freshly-baked cupcakes, the unit will also dispense mixes, apparel and even doggie treats, 24 hour a day, 7 days a week. The Sprinkles machine is the latest example of how businesses are expanding their reach and selling products direct to consumers through automated ... read more
  • Posted at 1:54 PM
    NASA will hold a media briefing at 12 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, March 13, to discuss the upcoming launch of the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR). The mission will use advanced optics and detectors, allowing astronomers to observe the high-energy X-ray sky with much greater sensitivity and clarity than any mission flown to-date. The televised briefing will take place in the agency's television studio at NASA Headquarters, located at 300 E St. S.W. in Washington. (Logo: NuSTAR will advance our ... read more
  • Affordable Weddings With Date-Specific, Last Minute Deals --- SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 8, 2012
    Posted at 1:53 PM
    BrideRush offers last-minute date-specific deals on wedding vendors and venues to brides-to-be around the country, making affordable weddings a reality. This unique entry into the deal space is changing the model to make it work for the $55 billion wedding industry. (Photo: "It is as if Groupon and Priceline got hitched," said Anita Malik founder and CEO BrideRush. While the comparisons are there, Malik and her team have crafted something truly unique to weddings and events. "Weddings have a specific date, ... read more
  • Posted at 1:50 PM
    Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE: LUK) (the “Company”) announced today the appointment of Justin R. Wheeler as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Wheeler, age 40, has been with the Company since 2000. Since 2006, he ... read more
  • Posted at 1:47 PM
    Hickok Incorporated (OTC QB: HICKA.PK), announced today the election of Mr. Edward F. Crawford, Chairman and CEO of Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: PKOH) and Mr. Steven H. Rosen, Co-CEO of Resilience Capital Partners to the Board of Directors of Hickok. Robert L. Bauman, President and CEO, stated, "We welcome Mr. Crawford and Mr. Rosen to the Board of Directors and believe their vast expertise and track record of success has the potential to be of significant benefit to us. We ... read more
  • Posted at 1:40 PM
    Saba (NASDAQ:SABA), the premier people cloud provider, today announced that it plans to release its financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2012, which ended February 29, 2012, after the close of the market on March 29, 2012. ... read more