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Friday, December 23, 2011

  • Posted at 4:45 AM
    Bliss Drive, an Orange County California SEO company launches a new way for businesses to gain more critical exposure in 2012. By leveraging the power of positive reviews, businesses can gain more exposure in the online world as described in Bliss Drive's video invitation: Bliss Drive is developing a system that integrates local chapter members of the Business Networking International (BNI) to provide recommendations and testimonials online. BNI is a referral business-networking group. "We give each other testimonials and referrals in ... read more
  • Baldwin to be Acquired by Forsyth --- BOCA RATON, Fla.
    Posted at 4:45 AM
    Baldwin Technology Company, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: BLD), a global leader in process automation technology for the print media industry, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Forsyth Baldwin, LLC, a company controlled by Forsyth Capital Investors, LLC. The agreement ... read more
  • Posted at 4:40 AM has today announced the rollout of a comprehensive directory of information on state legislation relevant to payday loan financing. The site features a "pull-down" menu that allows site visitors to choose their state of residence, and the site pulls up a short and easy-to-read summary of regulations applicable to payday lending in their state. David Turner, spokesperson for the site, was quoted as saying, "What consumers may not realize is that each state in the US has its own laws ... read more
  • Posted at 4:35 AM
    Following users' requests, DVDVideoSoft has developed a new program, Free MP4 Video Converter, for converting videos of almost all popular formats to MP4 format suitable for various portable devices. Nowadays hi-tech products such as portable multimedia devices have won an enormous popularity among people of all ages and have become a part of human life. DVDVideoSoft, as a well-known developer of free applications for simple video, audio and image processing, acknowledges the important role which multimedia devices play in the ... read more
  • ORBIT/FR Reports Significant Recent Orders --- HORSHAM, Pennsylvania, December 23, 2011
    Posted at 4:24 AM
    HORSHAM, Pennsylvania, December 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ORBIT/FR, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ORFR), a Microwave Vision Company (MVG) and a leading producer of automated microwave test and measurement systems for the aerospace, defense, communications, automotive and satellite industries announces significant recent orders totaling more than $10M. The second half of 2011 showed a particularly strong demand for Orbit/FR's large near-field scanner systems in the European and Asian markets. With respect to 2010, the total awards ... read more
  • Posted at 4:00 AM
    Lincoln Military Housing today announced the addition of three new executive team members to better serve its residents in the Hampton Roads region. These new hires are in addition to the recently announced appointment of a full-time Chief Customer Service Officer (CCSO) for Mid-Atlantic family housing - and part of Lincoln's ongoing maintenance enhancement program. The new team members include a new National Chief Maintenance Officer for Military Housing, new Interim Regional Maintenance Officer, and new Interim Vice President, Property Management ... read more
  • Posted at 3:45 AM
    VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS) today announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is scheduled to review the Company's New Drug Application (NDA) for Qnexa for the treatment of obesity on February 22, 2012. VIVUS resubmitted the NDA on October 17, 2011 seeking approval to market Qnexa in the United States. The FDA accepted the NDA for review on November 3, 2011. The target date for the FDA to complete its ... read more
  • Posted at 2:52 AM
    Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY,, a trusted provider of commercially developed application-ready ISR subsystems for defense prime contractors, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire KOR Electronics, Inc. (KOR) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Paragon Dynamics, Inc. (PDI). Based in ... read more
  • Posted at 2:30 AM
    Los Alamos National Laboratory's top 10 science stories of 2011 illustrate the broad variety of scientific excellence that's the hallmark of the Laboratory. This year's stories include alternative energy research, world record magnetic fields, disease tracking, the study of Mars, climate change, fuel cells, solar wind, and magnetic reconnection. Mars Habitability Los Alamos National Laboratory's unique scientific capabilities are playing a huge role in an international quest to unravel the mysteries of Mars. Three Los Alamos technologies are aboard the Mars Science Laboratory ... read more
  • Posted at 12:01 AM
    Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY), a leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, today provided preliminary financial information for its fourth quarter ending December 31, 2011. Based on preliminary, quarter-to-date financial information, Shutterfly now estimates that its fourth quarter 2011 ... read more

Thursday, December 22, 2011

  • Posted at 11:46 PM
    Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved the sale of its Lower 700 MHz D and E Block (Channel 55 and 56) unpaired U.S. spectrum licenses to AT&T. The sale by Qualcomm to AT&T of the licenses for $1.925 billion was originally announced in December, 2010. The proposed transaction has been pending subject to the satisfaction of the conditions of closing. In connection with the announcement of the transaction in 2010, ... read more
  • Posted at 9:01 PM
    Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S (OMX: VELO) and Athena Drug Delivery Solutions Pvt. Ltd. today announced an alliance whereby Athena will obtain exclusive rights in certain emerging market territories to manufacture and, with third parties, develop, register and commercialize Veloxis' AtorFen(TM) (Fenofibrate Atorvastatin fixed dose combination). AtorFen(TM) will contain the lowest fully effective dose of fenofibrate and is a combination of two effective dyslipidemia treatments in one tablet thereby potentially improving patient compliance. The product has been developed by Veloxis through ... read more
  • Posted at 9:01 PM
    Regulatory News: EpiCept Corporation (Nasdaq OMX Stockholm Exchange and OTCQX: EPCT) today announced that at a meeting earlier this week with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Company was granted permission to initiate immediately the Phase III ... read more
  • Posted at 6:55 PM
    AT&T* announced today that it has received all required regulatory approvals for AT&T’s acquisition of spectrum from Qualcomm. AT&T is purchasing 700 MHz spectrum licenses covering more than 300 million people for approximately $1.9 billion. "This spectrum will help ... read more
  • Metra Electronics is Ready for 2012 --- HOLLY HILL, Fla., Dec. 22, 2011
    Posted at 5:14 PM
    Metra Electronics is pleased to announce two new Turbo 2 kits, available in Spring 2012, for the Dodge Charger and Ford Focus. (Photo: ) For the 2012 Dodge Charger, part number 99-6514 is the way to go! Designed with an included interface to retain the factory screen as well as place the aftermarket unit in the original climate control locations. The new backlit, rubber buttons control climate functions with ease, or use the still functioning factory touchscreen thanks to this kit. ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 PM
    Ikaria, Inc. announced today that it has completed a remediation action for its INOMAX® DS drug-delivery systems related to a fretting corrosion. This class I recall notice is being issued at the direction of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). No further action is necessary. There is a reasonable likelihood of serious adverse health consequences or death associated with the type of malfunction addressed in this recall. The associated health risks may include hypoxia, hypotension, bradycardia, cardiac arrest, ... read more
  • Posted at 4:23 PM
    An opinion study about the perceived risks associated with nanotechnology conducted with a diverse panel of South Carolinians to explore public reaction to, and understanding of, nanotechnology shows relatively low levels of concern about the exceedingly miniature materials. More than 67 percent of the panel expressed positive views of nanotechnology and said it would be likely to improve their lives, particularly in the medical arena. The survey touched on perceived risks and benefits, terms of familiarity, information exposure, trust in ... read more
  • Posted at 3:59 PM
    Skinit, a leading provider of technology and products to customize personal electronic devices (PEDs) on-demand, has appointed Fredrik Torstensson as its Vice President of Sales and Business Development. (Photo: Mr. Torstensson, who has more than 20 years of experience in executive management, as well as experience in the OEM, consumer electronics, and wireless industry, will manage the company's relationships with customers worldwide and will be charged with identifying avenues for growth, prioritizing new technologies and market opportunities. "Fredrik is a ... read more
  • Posted at 3:19 PM
    AURORA, ON -- (Marketwire) -- 12/22/11 -- Helix BioPharma Corp (TSX: HBP) (NYSE Amex: HBP) (FRANKFURT: HBP), a biopharmaceutical company developing drug candidates for the prevention and treatment of cancer, today announced that it has filed a clinical trial application ("CTA") in both Germany and the United Kingdom, with the Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte ("BfArM") and the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority ("MHRA") respectively, seeking approval to perform its planned European Phase III efficacy trial of Topical ... read more
  • ViroPharma Purchases Exclusive Option to Acquire Meritage Pharma --- EXTON, Pa. and SAN DIEGO, Dec. 22, 2011
    Posted at 3:00 PM
    ViroPharma Incorporated (NASDAQ: VPHM) today announced that it has entered into an exclusive option to acquire Meritage Pharma, Inc., a private company based in San Diego, CA focused on developing oral budesonide suspension (OBS) as a treatment for eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a chronic inflammatory disorder of the esophagus. ViroPharma has paid an initial $7.5 million, and has agreed to provide Meritage up to an additional $12.5 million for the development and exclusive right to purchase the company at predefined terms ... read more