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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

  • Posted at 1:36 PM
    Team Classroom has just launched a website that empowers school districts and colleges to purchase and install simple, customizable classroom presentation technology bundles themselves, without the need to hire an expensive installation company. (Photo: With decreasing education budgets but an ever increasing need for classroom technology, Team Classroom created a do-it-yourself solution to put interactive, engaging technology in classrooms for a fraction of the cost. "With a school's internal AV team, IT group, facilities managers, or electricians, these ... read more
  • Posted at 1:33 PM
    Nash County, North Carolina is implementing a new electronic system to improve the way documents are handled within its Social Services Department. KeyMark Inc., an award-winning document management solution provider, was engaged to engineer and implement a document management solution to help Nash County manage the ... read more
  • Posted at 1:30 PM
    Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI), announced that it has appointed James B. Milliken to its Board of Directors. (Photo: Mr. Milliken is the President of the University of Nebraska, a position he has held since August, 2004. Prior to returning to Nebraska, Mr. Milliken served as Senior Vice President of the University of North Carolina from 1998-2004. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Nebraska, and earned his law degree from New York University, where he was a ... read more
  • Posted at 1:30 PM
    Local Corporation (NASDAQ: LOCM), a leading online local media company, today announced that Sherry Thomas-Zon, vice president of local shopping, will participate in a session at the BIA/Kelsey Interactive Local Media Conference West (ILM West), Dec. 12-14 in San Francisco, ... read more
  • Posted at 1:30 PM
    FSI International, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSII), a manufacturer of capital equipment for the microelectronics industry, will release its financial results for first quarter fiscal 2012 on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, after the market close. The company will host a conference call later the same day at 4:30 p.m. ... read more
  • Posted at 1:29 PM
    Identified, the largest professional database on Facebook, announced the hire of Janet Ryu, a key product manager at LinkedIn (LNKD) who managed two of its most popular features, People You May Know and Who’s Viewed Your Profile. In just two months, Identified has become one of ... read more
  • Posted at 1:29 PM
    LIONVILLE, PA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/13/11 -- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved payment of the first-quarter 2012 cash dividend of $0.18 per share. The dividend will be paid on February 1, 2012 to shareholders of record on January 18, 2012. About West West is a global manufacturer of components and systems for injectable drug delivery, including stoppers and seals for vials, and closures and disposable components used in syringe, IV ... read more
  • Posted at 1:26 PM
    Eight organizations, including the American Hospital Association (AHA), have committed to sharing information and encouraging hospitals and health systems nationwide to promote organ and tissue donation by joining with the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as national partners in the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign. While hospitals have worked with HRSA for years to increase the number of organs transplanted in their facilities, this new effort focuses on educating and encouraging patients, ... read more
  • Posted at 1:21 PM
    Today, Teaching Channel (Tch) announces its search for a Chief Development Officer. This new position will be instrumental in connecting donors with an interest in education on a national, regional or local level with meaningful initiatives focused on helping teachers improve their practice and better serve the needs of their students. "This is a key position, and addition to the Teaching Channel senior management team, as the organization grows and develops," said Alan Arkatov, Chief Executive Officer. "The person who fills this ... read more
  • Posted at 1:16 PM
    Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY), a leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, today announced the launch of the newest version of its iPhone App – Shutterfly for iPhone. The app, is available for free at the Apple App Store, gives ... read more
  • Posted at 1:15 PM
    Babble (, a leading online parenting platform, today announced its 2011 Babble Top 100, Babble's gold standard ranking of North America's most influential mothers in social media. Introduced in 2009, Babble's annual list underscores the social, cultural and economic force that Babble believes mom bloggers have become in today's media world. With more than 3.9 million mom bloggers in the US alone, mom bloggers have taken on a powerful and important role in media and have become the go-to authorities ... read more
  • Posted at 1:15 PM
    Electrochem Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Greatbatch, Inc. (NYSE:GB), today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Micro Power Electronics for net cash consideration of approximately $60 million and the assumption of debt and certain transaction-related payments and expenses. Greatbatch intends to finance this acquisition, which is ... read more
  • Posted at 1:15 PM
    SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), the trusted leader in technical computing, today announced that WOWOW, Inc., headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo, has selected and integrated a content server supplied by SGI that is forming the core of a full high definition file-based program ... read more
  • Posted at 1:11 PM
    WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 12/13/11 -- In a letter to the Senate leadership yesterday, the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) emphasized the need for Congress to preserve unlicensed spectrum for fixed wireless broadband use. WISPA also explained that the Federal Communications Commission should have sufficient flexibility to implement the re-packing of the TV bands and to make other spectrum available without competitive bidding. "Our concern all along is that some in Congress do not appreciate the benefits ... read more
  • NASA Mars-Bound Rover Begins Research in Space --- WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2011
    Posted at 1:09 PM
    NASA's car-sized Curiosity rover has begun monitoring space radiation during its 8-month trip from Earth to Mars. The research will aid in planning for future human missions to the Red Planet. (Logo: Curiosity launched on Nov. 26 from Cape Canaveral, Fla., aboard the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL). The rover carries an instrument called the Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) that monitors high-energy atomic and subatomic particles from the sun, distant supernovas and other sources. These particles constitute radiation that could be ... read more
  • Posted at 1:05 PM
    Learning Tree International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRE) announced today its revenues and results of operations for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011, which ended September 30, 2011. In its fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011, Learning Tree reported revenues ... read more
  • Posted at 1:02 PM
    BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BMR) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Prudential Real Estate Investors' (PREI) 80% interest in the Rogers Street properties. BioMed previously acquired a 20% interest in the properties in April 2007 concurrent with the joint venture entered into between BioMed and PREI. The Rogers Street properties are located in the heart of the Cambridge life science community and include two laboratory and office facilities at 301 Binney ... read more
  • Posted at 1:00 PM
    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the first patient has been dosed in a Phase 1 clinical study combining MM-121, a fully human monoclonal antibody that targets ErbB3, with cetuximab (Erbitux®) and irinotecan (Camptosar®) in patients with advanced cancers. (Logo: The Phase 1 study evaluates the safety and pharmacokinetics of MM-121 when administered in combination with cetuximab and irinotecan in patients with advanced colorectal cancer, squamous cell head and neck cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, triple negative breast cancer, or ... read more
  • Posted at 12:58 PM
    Anritsu Company announces that it has donated a VNA Master(TM) MS2028B handheld vector network analyzer to the University California, Davis College of Engineering for use in the Davis Millimeter Wave Research Center (DMRC). The donation of the VNA Master is part of a growing relationship between Anritsu and UC Davis, as well as the school's commitment to expand its microwave department. (Logo: ) "Our goal is to become a premier millimeter-wave research center nationally and internationally. Working with industry will help ... read more
  • Posted at 12:55 PM
    Surfware, Inc., developer of SURFCAM CAD/CAM systems, is pleased to announce the appointment of UAVision as its new reseller in Portugal. Headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal, UAVision will be licensing and supporting both Industrial and Educational end-users of SURFCAM CAD/CAM Systems. ... read more