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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

  • Posted at 9:30 PM
    Dimension Data, the $4.7 billion global ICT services and solutions provider, announced today that it has appointed Steve Nola as CEO of its newly-formed Cloud Solutions business unit. Nola has served as CEO of Dimension Data Australia since 2001. This follows Dimension Data’s announcement ... read more
  • Posted at 9:01 PM
    Tableau Software released its quarterly publication of the top 100 visualizations for Tableau Public for Q2 2011. These are ranked by viewing sessions and online interactions and show trends across the group. The most-visited new visualization was published on the Huffington Post and showed irregularities in voter turnout in a controversial Wisconsin election. The #2 went to Daily Kos for a viz showing the rise and ebb in President Obama's poll numbers in the weeks after Osama bin Laden was ... read more
  • Posted at 7:16 PM
    AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved BRILINTA(TM) (ticagrelor) tablets to reduce the rate of heart attack (myocardial infarction [MI]) and cardiovascular (CV) death in adult patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), compared to clopidogrel. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: BRILINTA, a new oral antiplatelet medicine, is indicated to reduce the rate of thrombotic cardiovascular events in patients with ACS (unstable angina [UA] non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction ... read more
  • Posted at 7:12 PM
    Today, Internet law specialist, Aaron Kelly, Esq., announced the release of a new iPhone- and Android-compatible legal app. A truly 21st century practice, The Kelly Law Firm says their new software has the potential to revolutionize attorney-client communications and reduce paper waste. "Since Internet and mobile applications are evolving at break-neck speed, I wanted to create an interactive, cost-effective, cutting edge means of communication to enhance attorney/client interactions," Kelly explained. "This app does exactly that. In an online-driven business environment, my ... read more
  • Posted at 6:55 PM
    To meet the needs of Alaskans, Alaska Communications (NASDAQ:ALSK) has added a new set of flexible wireless plans offering customers the ability to build custom fit plans. The new, tiered data plans, combined with updated voice and feature add-ons, give customers choices in talk, text and ... read more
  • Posted at 6:16 PM
    ADSI, a solution provider of multi-carrier shipping software for the warehouse and distribution markets, was honored with a Lifetime Platinum Status Award at the 2011 ConnectShip Technology Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 22nd. ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 PM
    Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile device provider, and Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW), a world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, announced today that Corning® Gorilla® Glass has been designed into the GALAXY Tab 10.1, Samsung Electronics’ most powerful ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 PM
    The Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) Productivity and Graphics Group today announced that it has joined with Nickelodeon and NetToons to bring the first-ever SpongeBob SquarePants Tooncast Studio™ to fans of all ages. This new and innovative software application lets fans become part of their ... read more
  • Posted at 5:33 PM
    Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ: MRGE), a leading provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions, announced today the scheduling of its second quarter 2011 earnings call, which will be held at 8:30 AM ET on Wednesday, August 3, 2011. The call ... read more
  • Intergraph® 2011 Japan Commences --- HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 20, 2011
    Posted at 5:00 PM
    Intergraph®, the leading global provider of engineering software, will open Intergraph 2011 Japan on July 21 in Yokohama, Japan, bringing together Japan's top businesses and organisations for two days of informative sessions and networking among industry leaders. (Logo: Intergraph 2011 Japan will be held July 21-22 at Pan Pacific Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu in Yokohama. The industry-leading conference will feature keynote sessions by Intergraph global and regional management, and process, power and marine industry representatives from major organisations, including JGC ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 PM
    Toyo Engineering Corporation (TOYO), a Japan-based engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, has standardized on Intergraph®SmartPlant® Enterprise solutions, including SmartPlant 3D, SmartPlant Foundation and SmartPlant Materials. TOYO will implement the integrated suite of SmartPlant Enterprise solutions at its project execution centers globally. (Logo: TOYO sought to implement a leading engineering technology platform across its group of project execution centers in 16 countries around the world under its framework of Global Toyo. TOYO has been a longstanding customer of Intergraph, and ... read more
  • Posted at 4:36 PM
    FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/20/11 -- Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, announced that the company will host a conference call on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time (3:30 p.m. Pacific Time). The conference call will cover 2011 second quarter financial results and current business conditions. Mattson will also web cast a slide presentation in conjunction with the conference call. To access the live web ... read more
  • Posted at 4:35 PM
    GAITHERSBURG, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 07/20/11 -- Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, announced that a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Panel voted late today to recommend approval of the Edwards SAPIEN transcatheter heart valve for the treatment of certain inoperable patients. Edwards submitted a PMA application in the fall of 2010 based on data from the inoperable cohort of The PARTNER Trial. This cohort compared the ... read more
  • Posted at 4:29 PM
    Getting professional research for an important business project or startup is now just as easy as visiting The BrainTree, an innovative research provider. “We have a team of skilled research writers and consultants with advanced degrees from such schools ... read more
  • Posted at 4:22 PM
    LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: LF) today announced that it will webcast its second quarter 2011 results conference call on Tuesday, August 2, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time), following the release of its financial results. The webcast will be available at LeapFrog's investor relations web site at A replay of the call will be available approximately three hours following completion of the call. To participate in the call, please dial (706) 634-0183 and request ... read more
  • Posted at 4:08 PM
    Verdiem, a leader in IT energy management software, today announced support for Apple OS X Lion with its flagship product, Surveyor, the industry’s most advanced solution for helping enterprises centrally control and reduce the energy used by Macs and PCs ... read more
  • Posted at 3:58 PM
    Wendell A. Jacobson, Chairman of Platinum Protection’s Board of Managers, today announced that Patriot American, LLC, a Jacobson family entity, had sold their ownership interest in Platinum to Platinum’s four original founders. Platinum Protection is a nationwide residential home security provider based in American Fork, Utah. ... read more
  • Posted at 3:53 PM
    CAMPBELL, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/20/11 -- Market research firm Infonetics Research today released excerpts from its IPS Drivers, Spending, and Vendor Leadership: North American Enterprise Survey, for which medium and large organizations with intrusion prevention system products were surveyed to assess their needs and to analyze trends in the IPS market. IPS is a core piece of the data center for many medium and large enterprises, a key part of public and private cloud security infrastructure, and a ... read more
  • SureWest Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend --- ROSEVILLE, Calif., July 20, 2011
    Posted at 3:43 PM
    SureWest Communications (NASDAQ: SURW) today announced that its board of directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $.08 per share. The quarterly dividend is payable September 15, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 31, 2011. SureWest has approximately 9,500 shareowners holding approximately 14.1 million total shares outstanding. (Logo: About SureWest SureWest Communications ( is a leading integrated communications provider and the bandwidth leader in the markets it serves. Headquartered in Northern California for ... read more
  • Posted at 3:40 PM
    Grand Canyon University (GCU) is extending its transfer scholarship program to Oregon students who transfer to its Phoenix campus from community colleges and public universities, at the same time that many other educational institutions are raising tuition prices. (Photo: Any Oregon student transferring to GCU this fall with at least a 3.0 GPA qualifies for an academic scholarship ranging from $3,000 to $7,000 per year. These scholarships are offered in conjunction with a host of other academic, athletic and program scholarships, ... read more