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Monday, July 18, 2011

  • Posted at 9:18 AM
    Incentive Solutions, a provider of diversified business incentive services, has announced updates to the RewardTrax® technology platform, including improvements to its system-integrated quiz and survey features. RewardTrax is a SaaS (Software as a Service) technology that supports Incentive Solutions' points-based reward programs. The most recent update enhances RewardTrax' already robust online training and feedback gathering capabilities. (Logo: ) Highlights of the new quiz and survey features include: -- Personalized, printable certificates available when participants pass ... read more
  • Mobile Content Venture Unveils Dyle(TM) Brand --- NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2011
    Posted at 9:15 AM
    The Mobile Content Venture (MCV) today unveiled its consumer brand - Dyle(TM) - logo and website ( MCV is a joint venture dedicated to facilitating, on behalf of 12 major broadcast groups, a national mobile content service that delivers live television to mobile devices. (Logo: ) Dyle mobile TV represents a fun and entertaining brand personality - it's not only memorable but also a 'wink' to retro. MCV will use the Dyle brand to certify that a device is ... read more
  • Posted at 9:03 AM
    When it comes to mobile applications that increase worker productivity, AT&T* provides more robust services than any other company in North America, according to a recent Frost & Sullivan survey of wireless decision makers.(1) For the third year in a row, Frost & Sullivan has honored AT&T with the award for "Overall Best Brand of Mobile Workforce Management Software" in North America. More than 30 percent of survey respondents ranked AT&T as the number one provider of Mobile Workforce Management ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    MedImmune announced today that it has begun shipping FluMist® (Influenza Vaccine Live, Intranasal) to influenza vaccine distributors who service health care providers throughout the United States. MedImmune expects to provide approximately 15 -16 million doses of its trivalent (three-strain) nasal spray flu vaccine for the 2011-2012 influenza season through a variety of private health care practices, public health departments, school-located vaccination programs, military bases, and other venues. Healthcare professionals should refer to FluMist prescribing information for appropriate administration. FluMist ... read more
  • Posted at 8:59 AM
    A wide range of cybersecurity threats - viruses, botnets, worms and hackers - plague the Internet today, creating serious concerns for businesses globally. To combat these risks and better protect its customers, AT&T* provides a robust suite of Managed Security Services and security consulting capabilities, recognized by Current Analysis in a June 2011 report. AT&T has carved out a premier position in the areas of virtualized cloud security, enhancing capabilities and expanding its platform and operational support throughout North America, Europe ... read more
  • Posted at 8:58 AM
    Carbonite Inc., a leading provider of online backup solutions that provide customers with "anytime, anywhere access" to their stored files, today reports new research showing data loss continues to be prominent among small businesses. In April 2011, Carbonite surveyed more than 125 small businesses with between two and 20 employees to study their disaster recovery and data backup methods. The Carbonite-sponsored study indicated 48 percent of American small businesses with between two and 20 employees had experienced data loss, up ... read more
  • Posted at 8:55 AM
    Martin J. Wygod, Chairman of the Board of WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD), commenting on the press release issued by WebMD earlier today and subsequent calls from investors, said: "Based on the strength of our company's assets, I have the utmost confidence in WebMD's growth prospects and the future value of the company." About WebMD WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD) is the leading provider of health information services, serving consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers, and health plans through our public and ... read more
  • Posted at 8:47 AM
    Mobile phones are now capable of helping users make relocation easier, thanks to Acceller, Inc., who recently announced their release of several mobile-optimized websites. allows users to shop for the best prices on cable TV, high speed Internet and home phone services in their area, and can now be accessed through smart phones. Mobile Internet has become one of the fastest growing markets in the country, and for good reason. There are over 250 million mobile phone users in the ... read more
  • Posted at 8:46 AM
    Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products, and systems, today announces they have been selected to supply embedded computers to DRS Defense Solutions. The program is expected to require some thousands of embedded computers over a three-year period, for a program value estimated at more than 2M USD. (Logo: ) The Eurotech Catalyst TC modules will provide the embedded computing platform, along with carrier card, for communications equipment for security applications from DRS Signal Solution. Initial deliveries begin this year ... read more
  • Posted at 8:43 AM
    GeoEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEOY), a leading source of geospatial information and insight, announced the delivery of a new capability to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). GeoEye's EnhancedView Web Hosting Service (WHS) provides users with password protected, online access to unclassified, high-resolution imagery within hours of its collection. The EnhancedView WHS evolved from the NGA's Rapid Delivery of Online GEOINT (RDOG) system that began operations in April 2010. GeoEye built the EnhancedView WHS to support users across the National System for ... read more
  • Posted at 8:34 AM
    After space shuttle Atlantis' scheduled landing Thursday, July 21, a welcome home ceremony for the STS-135 astronauts is planned for Friday, July 22. Journalists and the public are invited to attend the 4 p.m. CDT event at Ellington Field's NASA Hangar 990. Gates to Ellington Field will open at 3:30 p.m. (Logo: ) Reporters planning to attend must contact NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston at 281-483-5111 by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20. Arrangements will be made for live television ... read more
  • Posted at 8:31 AM
    Texas Children's Hospital is the first hospital in the world to use real-time MRI-guided thermal imaging and laser technology to destroy lesions in the brain that cause epilepsy and uncontrollable seizures. (Photo: (Photo: (Photo: According to hospital experts, this new surgical approach offers a safer and significantly less invasive alternative to craniotomy, currently the most commonly used cranial surgical treatment for epilepsy. For high-risk patients with deep brain lesions, this new technique can be particularly life-changing because ... read more
  • Posted at 8:30 AM
    Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTR) today announced the commercial launch of DIFICID(TM) (fidaxomicin) tablets for the treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) in patients 18 years of age and older. In two large Phase 3 clinical studies, DIFICID had clinical response rates at the end of the 10-day treatment period that were non-inferior to oral vancomycin. In addition, DIFICID was superior to vancomycin in sustained clinical response, defined as clinical response at the end of treatment and survival without proven ... read more
  • Posted at 8:30 AM
    Football star Drew Brees, MVP of Super Bowl XLIV and quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, has launched a new social media campaign that lets fans imagine themselves as QBs while earning a shot at a signed jersey and an iPad 2. Brees has invited fans to submit photos to for a special enhancement which they can share with their friends online through his free, interactive Fantapper service. Two winners will be determined based on the number of ... read more
  • Posted at 8:23 AM
    Biotech pioneer Divine Skin Inc. (DSKX) announced a partnership with India's largest pharmaceutical company, Ranbaxy Laboratories, to sell the DS Laboratories line of topical hair-growth treatments through its massive distribution pipeline. With its strong presence in the top pharmaceutical markets, Ranbaxy offers Divine Skin an expanded global distribution network. With its innovative line of hair-growth products, Divine Skin offers Ranbaxy several topical formulations proven to work both at the vertex of the scalp and at the hairline, unlike other brands. ... read more
  • OnStar FMV to Hit Best Buy Store® Shelves July 24 --- DETROIT and MINNEAPOLIS, July 18, 2011
    Posted at 8:17 AM
    OnStar FMV, the first out-of-the-box application of OnStar's "blue button" automotive safety and security services that can work on 90 million older vehicles, goes on sale July 24 and can be preordered at Best Buy stores nationwide. Packing OnStar's industry leading technology into a rearview mirror, OnStar FMV (For My Vehicle) sells for $299.99, plus $75 for installation. Service plans for OnStar FMV start at $18.95 a month, or $199 a year. "The wait is over," said OnStar President Linda Marshall. "Since ... read more
  • Posted at 8:17 AM
    Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is making the season memorable by rolling out new seasonal sips and offering an array of summer-inspired prizes in the "Skinny Sippin' Summer Sweepstakes." Each month this summer brings a new chance to win everything from a Williams-Sonoma Gift Card to a Luxury Included® Vacation to any Sandals resort in the Caribbean. Entrants can view official "Skinny Sippin' Summer Sweepstakes" rules and register by visiting and following the instructions to complete the online ... read more
  • Posted at 8:13 AM
    "MusicPound your friends" with Eye2i Inc.'s new music discovery mobile application, MusicPound. The music discovery application is designed to uncover new songs and reveal your inner DJ by comparing two users' music libraries on their iPod Touch, iPhones, or iPads. Once the two devices do the comparison, or "MusicPound," the application examines everything about the users' song collections to help discover mobile melodies that are hidden on your friends' playlist and also determine which tunes and what artists form the ... read more
  • Posted at 8:09 AM
    A new report released today by AARP's Public Policy Institute found the total economic value of caring for an adult family member, partner or friend who suffered with chronic conditions or disabilities in the U.S. reached an estimated $450 billion in 2009. In New York, the value of care reached $32 billion. The $450 billion is up from the estimated $375 billion that the study found in 2007. The report, "Valuing the Invaluable: The Growing Contributions and Costs ... read more
  • Posted at 8:07 AM
    Two years into its role as the U.S. military's global automotive parts supply-chain manager, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) delivered its five millionth part, helping to keep all U.S. military land-based vehicles operating worldwide. Lockheed Martin delivered the five millionth part, a fuse cartridge, to the U.S. Air Force in Kunsan, Korea. The company manages and ships more than 1,300 automotive parts under the Fleet Automotive Support Initiative - Global (FASI-G) program. Deliveries to more than 10,000 locations - ... read more