a conversational analysis and marketing company, today announced AdLib™,
the first marketing product designed to accurately analyze, interpret
and respond to conversations within social media. This new form of
advertising for online social environments will enable publishers and
advertisers ... read more
Robert W. Pullen, Tellabs president and chief executive officer, will speak to the investment community at the Morgan Keegan 2010 Technology Conference in New York City, on Thursday, Aug. 12, at 9:45 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
Interested investors can access live audio webcasts of the presentations at www.tellabs.com. On-demand replays of the webcasts will be available starting 24 hours after each presentation and will be archived for 30 days.
About Tellabs -- Tellabs innovations enable the mobile Internet and help our customers ... read more
America’s premier health and wellness coach Jillian Michaels has teamed
up with D3Publisher to create Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatum
2011, coming exclusively to Wii™ this fall. The only official
video game series created by Jillian Michaels, Jillian Michaels:
Fitness Ultimatum 2011 caters to everyone from beginners ... read more
The Sounds of Pertussis Campaign moves into action with the second annual Pertussis Awareness Day in New York City featuring a range of educational activities, including the launch of the Sound Off About Pertussis song contest and a new public service announcement (PSA) featuring four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon. The national public awareness campaign encourages parents to help protect themselves and their babies from pertussis -- commonly known as whooping cough -- by getting vaccinated with an ... read more
ThoughtWorks (www.thoughtworks.com), a global IT consultancy focused on enterprise Agile software development, today outlined a host of thought leadership activities for the Agile 2010 conference that will provide attendees an opportunity to learn from and interact with a range of the company's Agile development experts.
At Agile 2010 in Orlando starting Mon., Aug. 9, industry experts from ThoughtWorks (professional services) and ThoughtWorks Studios (Agile ALM solutions) will share insights and expertise on the latest practices around Agile methods of software development. ... read more
Typically lane departure warning (LDW) systems are used in the commercial truck industry to alert drivers when they have drifted out of their traffic lane. Now, Takata's SafeTraK system has added an exclusive driver alertness feature that detects and monitors erratic driving or weaving within the lanes. The Takata system has two unique alerts, one for indicating drivers may need rest and one for inadvertent lane departures.
The driver alertness feature is available on the SafeTraK 3 product; ... read more
Inc. (NASDAQ: ECTY),
a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies,
announced today that Jonathan Read, CEO and President of ECOtality, will
present at the Needham & Co. Clean Technology Conference in New York on
Monday, August 9, ... read more
NIWeek -- National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today announced new AKD Servo Drives and AKM Servo Motors that make it possible for engineers and scientists to easily build scalable, distributed motion control systems. The new products simplify setup and configuration for deploying custom motion applications to any NI real-time controller supporting NI EtherCAT technology including NI CompactRIO, PXI real-time controllers and NI industrial controllers. Additionally, National Instruments is releasing the NI LabVIEW 2010 NI SoftMotion Module that provides support for NI ... read more
Pharmacy spending for Prime Therapeutics (Prime) and its Blue Cross and Blue Shield partners increased just 3.4 percent in 2009, among the lowest rates in the industry, according to Prime's 2010 Drug Trend Insights report released today. Even as brand-name prescription costs increased 9.8 percent, Prime outperformed leading pharmacy benefit managers across all drug classes, according to the report.(1)
The analysis found spending on traditional drugs increased just 1.8 percent in 2009, well below the 4 percent rate of inflation among ... read more
Verizon Wireless, provider of the nation's largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network, is also the leader in customer loyalty, reporting the lowest churn (customer turnover) rate among the nation's largest wireless carriers in the second quarter of 2010.
Churn is an important measure of customer loyalty and represents the percentage of customers who leave their providers in a given period. Second-quarter financial performance announcements -- the latest was released today -- included the following customer churn ... read more
The Advertising Council announced today that Tim Armstrong, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AOL, has been elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Advertising Council.
Mr. Armstrong has been a member of the Ad Council Board of Directors since 2008, most recently serving as its Vice Chairman. As Chairman, he succeeds Brian Perkins, Corporate Vice President, Johnson & Johnson, and will serve in this position for one year.
"Tim has been a valued member of our Board over the ... read more
PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (Nasdaq: PDLI) announced today that it has entered into separate privately negotiated agreements under which it will retire $61.6 million in aggregate principal amount of the Company's outstanding 2.75% Convertible Subordinated Notes, due August 16, 2023 (the "2023 Notes") for consideration consisting of the issuance of the number of shares of common stock for which those 2023 Notes were convertible by their terms plus 184,677 additional shares issued as an inducement for such holders to surrender ... read more
Energy Focus, Inc. (Nasdaq: EFOI) a global leader in energy-efficient lighting technologies, will host a conference call on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. PDT) to review the 2nd Quarter 2010 financial results and other corporate events, followed by a Q & A session. Dialing 1-888-206-4893 (US Canada) or 1-913-312-0862 (International/Local) can access the call. The conference ID number is 6561948. Participants are asked to call the assigned number approximately 10 minutes before the conference call ... read more
In most cases, non-melanoma skin cancers are caused by overexposure to ultraviolet radiation - the invisible rays from the sun that can burn the skin. To reduce the risk of skin cancer, dermatologists encourage the public to Be Sun Smart®, including limiting sun exposure and using broad-spectrum sunscreens. Despite these efforts, the incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer continues to rise. Now, several agents - including medicines, foods and vitamins - are being investigated for their chemopreventive properties, or ability to ... read more
Vaccines have a long history of successfully preventing disease and, in effect, improving the lives of countless Americans. Now, two serious diseases - human papillomavirus (HPV) and herpes zoster - could become a thing of the past as people better understand the safety and efficacy of vaccines to prevent these serious viral infections in specific populations.
At the American Academy of Dermatology's Summer Academy Meeting 2010 in Chicago, dermatologist Jeffrey M. Weinberg, MD, FAAD, associate clinical professor of dermatology at ... read more
Local group shopping site LivingSocial, launched today in Orlando, FL. This week LivingSocial will feature deals from theme park, Fun Spot Attractions, and a local spa.
"After recently launching in Miami and Jacksonville, we're excited to expand into the Orlando market -- making it the fifth city in Florida where the LivingSocial Deals program is active," said Tim O'Shaughnessy, CEO and co-founder of LivingSocial. "As a major metropolitan hub and vacation destination, Orlando residents and tourists can now save big on ... read more
NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NYSE Amex: NTN), today announced it will conduct a conference call to discuss its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. ET on Thursday August 12, 2010.
Hosting the call will be CEO Michael J. Bush and CFO Kendra Berger.
To access the conference call, please dial (877) 621-0253 if calling from the United States or Canada. If calling internationally, dial (706) 634-1413. Use passcode 91372312. ... read more
Scientific Games Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS) has announced its wholly-owned subsidiary The Global Draw Ltd. has been awarded a contract to supply approximately 7,600 terminals to Ladbrokes (LSE: LAD) betting shops in the United Kingdom. The four-year agreement covers the supply of terminals to 95% of Ladbrokes' 2,170 betting shop estate with the provision of a new cabinet. The contract award is the largest in The Global Draw's 13-year history and is anticipated to commence in early 2011.
As a ... read more
Business continuity planning is an imperative business practice for organizations. Business interruptions are difficult - whether they are related to volcano eruptions, supply chain issues or key employee announcements - and communications are imperative. UBM Studios today unveiled a virtual platform specifically for business continuity - the Virtual Business Continuity Center ensures business communications through interruptions of any kind.
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"Business interruptions are challenging for any organization and it's critical for organizations to have ... read more
V-MODA, the authentic music lifestyle brand and manufacturer of award-winning headphones, today announces two new color additions to their top-selling Crossfade LP line, the world's most fashion-forward headphones.
Perfect for music-lovers with an eye for design, the new Rouge and Nero models include fashionable crocodile etchings on the metal ear cups with eye-catching color accents on the headband. The Crossfade LP Rouge features red accents on the headband, a red and black audio cable, as well as an all ... read more