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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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    EVault Inc., a Seagate Company (NASDAQ:STX), today announced David Williams, IT Manager at Triad Resources, as the Grand Prize Winner of the EVault ® “Nice Save” video and essay contest. Williams’ video described his work with the EVault team ... read more
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    Acumen Pharmaceuticals announces today the termination by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., (formerly Merck & Co., Inc.) of a 2003 agreement, amended in 2006, under which Acumen granted Merck exclusive worldwide rights to develop and commercialize anti-ADDL antibody therapeutics and diagnostics for Alzheimer's disease. Merck's decision to discontinue this anti-ADDL Alzheimer's program and terminate the Merck-Acumen license agreement was based on internal strategic priorities. Under the termination provisions of the agreement, Acumen regains rights licensed to Merck, and also receives ... read more
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    LocalEats, a top-selling travel app dedicated to helping diners find the best locally owned restaurants in America, and SinglePlatform, a company committed to helping local businesses get discovered online, announced a content partnership today. The partnership places SinglePlatform's menu content into both the LocalEats iPhone and iPad apps, as well as the LocalEats.com website. The new content brings LocalEats users complete access to 12,000+ restaurant menus from LocalEats-selected restaurants, without having to leave the app or the LocalEats website to ... read more
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    Next Inning Technology Research (http://www.nextinning.com), an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, has published updated outlooks for FormFactor (Nasdaq: FORM), Towerstream (Nasdaq: TWER), Finisar (Nasdaq: FNSR), JDS Uniphase (Nasdaq: JDSU), and Applied Materials (Nasdaq: AMAT). Next Inning editor Paul McWilliams has leveraged a decades-long career as a semiconductor industry insider to deliver in-depth insights and winning stock selections for his newsletter subscribers. McWilliams has a history of identifying small-cap tech stocks that are likely to bounce back from periods ... read more
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    The flakes are flying and conditions are right! Just in time for snow season, Concord Keystone introduces a new Easy Shot Clip HD Digital Video Camera Kit designed for outdoor conditions like skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snow tubing, and more! (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111221/NY25754 ) The Easy Shot Clip HD Outdoor Kit is a remarkably small, high-definition digital video camera that comes with a protective waterproof housing unit and assorted mounts and brackets, specifically designed to fit ski goggles and helmets. There is even ... read more
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    AMP Electric Vehicles (OTCBB and OTCQB: AMPD), specializing in SUV electric vehicles, announced the expansion of their product line-up with their new AMP Jeep Grand Cherokee EV, which will be introduced at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This is the latest demonstration of AMP's proprietary technology for SUVs and full-sized vehicles. The addition of the Jeep Grand Cherokee complements AMP's Mercedes M-Class EV offering. EV buyers will now have two great SUV choices in the retail market, ... read more
  • Nielsen and comScore Settle Patent Disputes --- NEW YORK and RESTON, Va., Dec. 21, 2011
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    Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN), a leading global provider of information and analytics around what consumers watch and buy, and comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today announced the companies have settled their patent disputes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080115/COMSCORELOGO) As part of this settlement both companies will enter into a cross-licensing agreement. Subject to retained rights by Nielsen, comScore will acquire ownership of the four Nielsen families of patents asserted in litigation, a portfolio with many U.S. and international ... read more
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    LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF), the leader in educational entertainment, and HIT Entertainment, one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights-owners, today announced a partnership to distribute downloadable content through LeapFrog's new digital App Center. Beginning this month, HIT's engaging and inspiring learning content starring characters from the popular Thomas & Friends(TM) and Fireman Sam(TM) series will be available via the App Center. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090219/LFLOGO) "We are very excited to expand our digital learning library with a brand like HIT ... read more
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    American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM) will release its fiscal 2012 third quarter results on Thursday, December 22, 2011 and will webcast its conference call at 9:00 a.m. ET that same day. The conference call can be accessed on the Investors section of the Company's Web site at http://investors.americangreetings.com. Following the live webcast, a replay will be available on the Web site until the Company's next earnings conference call. About American Greetings Corporation For more than 100 years, American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM) ... read more
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    MedTRACK, an Informa business unit, and the world's leading provider of pharmaceutical-focused business intelligence, has recently unveiled a premier partnering tool for the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. The partnering filter helps delegates attending the conference find licensing, investment and acquisition opportunities. With the new MedTRACK Partnering Filter companies can quickly identify like-minded suitors in terms of product development sorted by therapy area, stage of development, mechanism of action and a host of additional search parameters. The partnering filter drastically reduces time ... read more
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    Tellurex Corporation announces a new Peltier thermoelectric cooler technology that provides fast, energy-efficient and precisely controlled refrigeration for lab refrigerators and freezers, as well as industrial enclosures, without the electronic noise and bulk associated with conventional gas-cooled units. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111221/DE25982 ) The MegaCool225 is a Tellurex Peltier cooler that supports fixed refrigeration and portable units and represents significant improvements to strategies for organ transportation, lab sample storage, and handling of biological samples, forensic samples and blood samples. It should also be considered by ... read more
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    Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS), one of the world’s premier technology licensing companies, today announced it has agreed to settle one of the two remaining stock option related lawsuits. The settlement will resolve the matter captioned Stuart J. Steele, et al. v. Rambus Inc., et al., originally ... read more
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    Safe Systems, recent winner of the BankNews Innovative Solutions Award, and national leader in compliance-centric IT support and hosted services exclusively to financial institutions, today announced the accelerating growth and success of SafeSysMail, the company’s hosted email exchange solution. The ... read more
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    Network security provider Stonesoft today announced that its Firewall/VPN 5.3 solution has passed the VPN Consortium’s (VPNC) Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) testing criteria. This certifies that the most recent version of Stonesoft’s Firewall/VPN meets the interoperability requirements for supporting the IPsec VPN standards set ... read more
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    Fujitsu, the market leader in document imaging scanners, today announced that its ScanSnap S1500 and S1500M scanning solutions include new versions of Adobe® Acrobat® software. The ScanSnap S1500 for Windows includes Acrobat X Standard and the ScanSnap S1500M comes bundled with Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro for Mac®. Bundling Acrobat with the ScanSnap S1500 and S1500M delivers ScanSnap users with an effective way to liberate and enhance paper documents electronically as well as share, secure, and collaborate with them more productively. Fujitsu ScanSnap ... read more
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    To address a growing market demand for analytics savvy graduates, IBM (NYSE: IBM) is working with universities around the world to bring advanced analytics training directly into the classroom. The company is expanding its academic initiatives for business analytics with new programs in China, India, Ireland and Scotland, helping students keep pace with today's competitive job market by gaining skills in this fast-growing field of technology. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111221/NY26108) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO) Everyday people create the equivalent of 2.5 quintillion bytes of ... read more
  • EDAC Group Awards Heilind with Service Excellence Award --- WILMINGTON, Mass., Dec. 21, 2011
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    Heilind Electronics, the largest distributor of interconnect products and electronic hardware in North America, has received the Distribution Service Excellence Award from the EDAC group. This is the second year in a row that Heilind has received this award from EDAC, a global leader in the design and manufacture of interconnect products. "This award recognizes the investment, focus, commitment and overall hard work put in by the entire Heilind team," said Bob Sakitkovski, EDAC's Vice President of Business Development. "We at EDAC ... read more
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    Quantance Inc., manufacturer of ultra-fast 4G/LTE envelope tracking (ET) power supplies, today announced the Q845 ET power supply that enables power amplifier (PA) efficiency to reach theoretical limits and dramatically increases PA peak transmit power. This single-chip product is the third generation implementation of the company's qBoost(TM) technology, which provides the response time equivalent of a 400MHz switcher for ET systems, over 100 times faster than any other mobile ET power supply solution available today. This ultra-fast performance, along with ... read more
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    Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that its neurosteroid ganaxolone which is currently under study for the treatment of partial onset seizures (POS), reported positive data in the open-label extension follow up to the company's Phase 2 clinical trial. The data reflects the replication of the effects seen in the double-blind study. Patients who enrolled in the study demonstrated an overall decrease of 23.2% in median weekly seizure frequency (MWSF) from baseline of the Phase 2 ... read more
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    SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/21/11 -- Software Equity Group, LLC (SEG) announced today that its client, Pointandship Software, a provider of cloud-based shipping and expense management software, has been acquired by Kewill, a global supply chains solutions provider. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. With this asset acquisition Kewill adds cloud-based software for both parcel shipping and expense management to its market-leading portfolio of shipping (parcel, LTL, TL) solutions. Kewill provides multi-carrier desktop shipping to large ... read more