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Thursday, September 20, 2012

  • Posted at 10:00 AM
    A new Optum Institute/Harris Interactive national survey published today provides new insights into U.S. consumers’ willingness to go online to view their medical records and engage with care providers. While 70 percent of physicians surveyed have basic Electronic Medical ... read more
  • Posted at 10:00 AM
    Spinnaker Support, the global market leader for JD Edwards and SAP third-party maintenance, co-sourcing, and consulting services, is pleased to announce D+M Group as the newest member of its growing SAP third-party maintenance customer family. ... read more
  • Posted at 9:59 AM
    Prescription painkillers are responsible for more fatal overdoses in the United States than heroin and cocaine combined. And while most states have programs to curb abuse and addiction, a new report from Brandeis University shows that many states do not fully analyze the data they collect. Experts from the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Center of Excellence at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy and Management systematically assessed prescription drug monitoring programs and found a patchwork of strategies and standards. Their ... read more
  • Plexus Launches --- ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 20, 2012
    Posted at 9:58 AM
    Plexus Scientific Corporation, a leading provider of innovative solutions to the federal government, has launched, an online do-it-yourself tool for making PDF documents compliant with Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act. A how-to video about is available at Section 508 requires that all public documents be accessible to people with visual impairments. Most documents are not created with Section 508 guidelines in mind, so they need to be modified or "remediated" to make them accessible. Without, ... read more
  • Posted at 9:51 AM
    VGTel, Inc. dba 360 Entertainment & Productions, Inc. (OTCQB: VGTL), announced it is expanding its reach into the charitable video gaming industry by acquiring a target company and adding electronic raffle kiosks into its product line. After several months of negotiations, the Company has reached a final version of a letter of intent ("LOI") to acquire the target company, which is scheduled to be executed shortly with formal contracts executed thereafter. The Ohio-based target company has an exclusive five-year contract to ... read more
  • Posted at 9:49 AM
    Vintage Tech Recyclers, LLC, a leading electronics recycling company founded in 2005, has partnered with the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to launch the Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge, a new EPA program encouraging electronics manufacturers to voluntarily commit within the next two years to ... read more
  • Posted at 9:45 AM
    Teachers from six NASA Explorer Schools (NES) have been selected to receive the 2012 School Recognition Award for their contributions to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. (Logo: ) The teachers selected are from Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Glendale, Calif.; Franke Park Elementary School, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Mountview Road School, Morris Plains, N.J.; Corpus Christi Catholic School, Chambersburg, Pa.; Fairport High School, Fairport N.Y.; and Forest Lake Elementary Technology Magnet School, Columbia, S.C. In April 2013, three teachers from each school ... read more
  • Posted at 9:45 AM
    Today, Megan Kashner, founder and CEO of Benevolent ( announced a major, multi-city expansion of its innovative approach to one-to-one giving. Kashner made this announcement in a presentation during a day-long forum on innovation in philanthropy sponsored by the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation. "I am excited to announce that we are going national, starting with needs posted to from Los Angeles and new partnerships forged this week with nonprofits in Washington, DC. We know ... read more
  • Posted at 9:45 AM
    Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, today announced an agreement with Albert Whitman & Company, one of the most established children's publishers best known for their large collection of picture books, novels and non-fiction titles, to offer a selection of their books on Storia®, the teacher-recommended eReading app for kids. A collection of books from Albert Whitman & Company will be available on Storia beginning in Spring 2013. (Logo: ) Available for free download on PC, ... read more
  • Posted at 9:44 AM
    Boeing (NYSE: BA) continues to advance its suite of connectivity offerings on its family of commercial jetliners. Systems to be installed during production on the 747-8 and 777 by the end of 2013 have the capability to provide in-flight use for cell phones, wi-fi connectivity for passengers, internet access using in-flight entertainment (IFE), and live television broadcasts. Additional connectivity systems are being evaluated for the 737 that could be available in the near future. The 737 already includes ... read more
  • Posted at 9:41 AM
    Christiansen Davis Bullock LLC has teamed up with Holmes Millet, a recognized advertising, interactive and video production firm, to refresh their brand identity and launch a new website that reflects the full capabilities and service offerings of the firm. (Photo: Instead of focusing only on specific areas of the law, Christiansen Davis Bullock knows that being a trusted advisor involves more than knowing the law - it requires an understanding that issues of law, business, and life are interconnected. A ... read more
  • Posted at 9:39 AM
    AVG Technologies (NYSE:AVG), the provider of Internet and mobile security to approximately 128 million active users, celebrates the first year milestone for its AVG Innovation Center located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. During this twelve month period, the Innovation Center contributed to major product developments including AVG’s ... read more
  • Posted at 9:36 AM
    An astronaut who was the first mother in space will mingle with visitors and sign autographs this Saturday at NASA Langley Research Center's open house. (Logo: Also making an appearance will be members of the NASA Langley team that helped put the Curiosity rover on Mars last month. Astronaut Anna L. Fisher will be at Langley from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 as part of the open house, which celebrates the center's 95th anniversary. The event is free and open to ... read more
  • The Echo Nest Powers Reebok's Spotify App FitList --- SOMERVILLE, Mass., Sept. 20, 2012
    Posted at 9:35 AM
    The Echo Nest, a music intelligence platform powering smarter music apps across the web and devices, has partnered with Reebok for a Spotify app to motivate everyone from casual exercisers to fitness fanatics with the energizing power of music. The Reebok FitList app is free to use within Spotify, and features several ways to create the perfect soundtrack for any workout. (Logo: ) Music has been scientifically proven to increase endurance, motor skills, and aerobic performance. Anecdotally, it makes working out ... read more
  • Vitria Wins Top Innovator Award at DataWeek Conference --- SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 20, 2012
    Posted at 9:31 AM
    Vitria Technology, Inc., the Operational Intelligence Company, today announced it was awarded the "DataWeek Business Intelligence Technology Top Innovator" award for its KPI Builder App. Vitria is the first Operational Intelligence company to receive this award. (Logo: DataWeek, the largest data-centric event in the country, is a six-day conference in San Francisco, California. Vitria was recognized for its KPI Builder App, the world's first Operational Intelligence App (OI App), which enables continuous insights into an organization's Key Performance Indicators in minutes, ... read more
  • Posted at 9:30 AM
    Samsung Electronics America, Inc., the technology leader and innovator in consumer electronics and telecommunications, pledged today to achieve the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) highest standard for sustainable materials management (SMM) in the electronics industry. Samsung Recycling Direct (SRD), the ... read more
  • Posted at 9:30 AM
    Building on its leadership in responsible electronics recycling, LG Electronics USA has joined forces with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a charter participant in the EPA's Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge launched here today. LG is committed to supporting the EPA's SMM Electronics Challenge goal of advancing the responsible management of used electronics by voluntarily committing to sending 100 percent of used electronics collected for reuse and recycling to certified third-party recyclers, increasing the total amount of used ... read more
  • Posted at 9:30 AM
    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $38.9 million modification to a previously awarded contract to perform class and engineering services associated with the detail design and construction of DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class ships. Bath Iron Works will continue to provide manufacturing support services such as engineering, design, production control, accuracy control and information technology. Other class-support efforts include program management, contract and financial management, procurement and ... read more
  • Posted at 9:28 AM
    Inntopia today announced the launch of YieldView, a new feature of the Inntopia.IBE, e-commerce platform. YieldView gives activity companies, spas, ground transport providers, and resorts a powerful tool for maximizing yield on their product sales. The new feature allows providers to use the same type of ... read more
  • Posted at 9:25 AM
    Eutropics Pharmaceuticals has signed a $1.5M phase 2 contract with the National Cancer Institute Small Business Initiative Research (NCI-SBIR) to commercially develop its proprietary diagnostic assay for personalized medicine approaches in Multiple Myeloma (MM) patient management. The award follows a highly successful phase 1 contract that demonstrated the commercial potential for the core technology called BH3 profiling. Eutropics holds an exclusive license for this asset from equity partner, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). (Logo: ) The BH3 profiling ... read more