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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

  • Posted at 10:57 AM
    Location Based Technologies®, Inc. (OTCBB:LBAS), manufacturer of PocketFinder® GPS locator devices, today announced, that Dave Morse, Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting at the 7th Annual Fall Growth Stock Conference hosted by Security Research Associates, Inc. The conference will be held ... read more
  • Posted at 10:55 AM
    Entertaining just became effortless! The launch of Magnolia West's event accessories collection provides designer decor without the designer price tag. Any holiday hostess can transform her table in seconds with the easy-to-use vase wraps and napkin treatments. The Magnolia West Event Accessories Collection includes simple to use wraps which fit standard cylinder vases from any local craft store instantly dress up a table or fireplace mantel for the holiday season. In one easy step the event accessories attach with Velcro around ... read more
  • Posted at 10:51 AM
    This month UBM Medica's CancerNetwork ( and the journal ONCOLOGY recognize National Hospice and Palliative Care Month with a number of palliative care-related articles and reviews crafted by leaders such as Jamie Von Roenn, 2011 ASCO-ACS Award recipient, and Charles von Gunten, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Palliative Medicine. (Logo: Palliative care - an area of medicine that focuses on improving the quality of life in patients with an illness or disease - has become especially talked ... read more
  • Posted at 10:49 AM
    Online advertiser ScanScout has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceptively claimed that consumers could opt out of receiving targeted ads by changing their computer's web browser settings to block cookies. In fact, ScanScout used Flash cookies, which browser settings could not block. The proposed settlement bars misrepresentations about the company's data-collection practices and consumers' ability to control collection of their data. It also requires that ScanScout take steps to improve disclosure of ... read more
  • Posted at 10:47 AM
    Piper Jaffray (NYSE: PJC) will host its Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Conference November 8-9 in New York. Industry participants and investors will hear from more than 100 industry leaders and upstarts discussing investment opportunities in 3D, wireless data applications, mobile internet devices, video/IP, cloud computing, ... read more
  • Posted at 10:47 AM
    As the 2012 presidential election gears up to be a suspenseful race, young people across the country are looking forward to having their voices heard and their votes counted. Young Voters are defined by consumer market research firm Scarborough as American adults aged 18-24 who say they are registered to vote in the district of their residence. The Scarborough survey asks participants if they are registered to vote and Young Voters make up ten percent of this registered voter population. ... read more
  • Posted at 10:40 AM
    TEMPE, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/11 -- VirTra Systems (PINKSHEETS: VTSI), a leading provider of firearms training systems to Military and Law Enforcement agencies, today announced a contract award for a 180-degree weapon simulator from the United States Army, 834th Transportation Battalion. "The marksmanship, collective training, and judgmental use of force training facilitated by our simulators assists operational effectiveness," says Bob Ferris, CEO, VirTra Systems. "We are pleased that the U.S. Army selected the VirTra 180 to meet their ... read more
  • Posted at 10:40 AM
    Dexter + Chaney ( announced the appointment of Mark Reich to head its new Operations Group, a business unit focused on innovative solutions for construction project collaboration. Reich joined Dexter + Chaney in 2009 as Vice President of Corporate Development. In his new role as Senior ... read more
  • Posted at 10:39 AM announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: European Markets for Ophthalmic Devices 2011 (Diagnostic & Invasive) In 2010, the European diagnostic and interventional ophthalmic device market was valued at over euro 650 million. The rate of market growth will accelerate due to increases in ocular conditions such as cataracts. The European ophthalmic market includes diagnostic devices that are used for identifying ocular conditions, such as cataracts, glaucoma retinal detachments, and refractive problems. The interventional device market ... read more
  • Posted at 10:39 AM
    This year, the melanoma community saw the first new approvals of drugs to treat melanoma in 13 years. This major step forward will give more than 400 party-goers reason to celebrate at the third annual Wings of Hope Gala. They will gather at the Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, Va. on Saturday, November 19 to applaud these cutting-edge advances and raise money for future research through the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF). The urgency of new research ... read more
  • Posted at 10:37 AM
    Women In Defense (WID) Michigan Chapter - a networking and development organization for those who contribute to the national defense and security professions - recently announced the winners of its Horizon Industry Awards for exceptional individual and team work, as well as its HORIZONS-Michigan scholarship recipients. The awards were presented during WID's third annual Black Tie Gala held Friday, Nov. 4 at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Mich. The event also recognized the group's Excellence in Leadership honoree Monica E. ... read more
  • Posted at 10:35 AM
    Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that it has received the American Association of Respiratory Care's (AARC) prestigious Zenith Award for the fourth straight year. Honored at the 57th Annual International Respiratory Congress--the largest gathering of respiratory care clinicians in the world--the AARC's Zenith Award represents Masimo's unwavering commitment, dedication, and industry leadership in providing best-in-breed, innovative patient care solutions. AARC Executive Director and CEO, Sam Giordano, stated," I congratulate Masimo for earning another Zenith Award this year. Companies receiving this ... read more
  • Posted at 10:30 AM
    SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/11 -- Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) today confirmed its Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP) security systems and Integrated Security Gateway (ISG) firewall/virtual private network (VPN) systems with IDP offer protection for new Microsoft vulnerabilities announced today. Additionally, Juniper Networks is now a member of the Microsoft Active Protection Program (MAPP), a program for security software providers whereby Juniper Networks receives security vulnerability information from the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) in advance of Microsoft's ... read more
  • Posted at 10:14 AM
    Drumbeat Digital LLC, parent company of integrated marketing agency Heartbeat Ideas and its West Coast sister company, Heartbeat West, announced today that it has named Janelle Starr as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Heartbeat West. Starr will lead the newly-created office, providing senior level ... read more
  • /C O R R E C T I O N -- Kibow Biotech, Inc./ --- NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., Nov. 8, 2011
    Posted at 10:11 AM
    Kibow Biotech, Inc. (a suburban Philadelphia-based Company) announced today, at the occasion of Renal Week, it is changing the brand name of its flagship product to "RENADYL(TM)." Formerly known as Kibow® Biotics, this patented and clinically tested probiotic formulation helps maintain healthy kidney function. At a time when there is growing recognition of the scientific and health benefits of probiotics, Kibow has opted for the name change because, under the former appellation, "Kibow® Biotics," the 100% natural product was perceived ... read more
  • Posted at 10:07 AM
    Patton—the leader in business and carrier-class VoIP, network access, connectivity, and video surveillance equipment—is now shipping the US-manufactured CopperLink™ 2174 ultra-high-speed Ethernet extender. To date, hundreds of CopperLink™ 2174 Ethernet extender kits have already shipped. ... read more
  • Posted at 10:07 AM
    With looming government incentives propelling the need for speed, Quammen Health Care Consultants recently led Platte Valley Medical Center to implement a sophisticated electronic health records system in just nine months. The success is just one of several illustrating how the strategic consulting company is helping small- to mid-sized hospitals get on the electronic health records (EHR) fast track. The 78-bed, Brighton, Colo.-based hospital flipped the switch on eCareNet, powered by Soarian Clinicals from Siemens, Malvern, Pa., on July 24, 2011. ... read more
  • "Thank You For My Freedom" --- NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 8, 2011
    Posted at 10:05 AM
    In recognition of Veterans Day, The National WWII Museum is asking citizens to visit a special website -- -- to thank the brave men and women in uniform who protect our freedom. The site is part of a new social media campaign entitled "Thank You For My Freedom," to send expressions of gratitude to veterans of all ages and conflicts. The campaign aims to send one million Americans to where they can watch a heartwarming video and offer their ... read more
  • Posted at 10:00 AM has launched the Feeding Fido & Friends Rescue Tales Contest on Facebook. The nationwide contest invites pet lovers to tell their Rescue Tales of inspirational pets and the rescues or shelters that helped them beat the odds. The winning organization will receive $5,000 in pet food and treats to continue rebuilding pets' lives. "As a company built on providing food for our four-legged friends, it's important to us that we do our part in caring for animals in need," states ... read more
  • Posted at 10:00 AM
    When it comes to the flu, school-aged children are at a greater risk of catching and spreading influenza due to the close proximity of other classmates on a daily basis. This year, Concentra is helping to spread awareness of influenza, and the importance of getting an annual flu vaccine. Just like adults, children come into contact with countless surfaces that can help spread the flu from one person to another. There are several ways to help protect children (and ... read more