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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

  • Posted at 9:42 AM
    As millions of children get ready to open their iPhones, iPads, and other smart devices Christmas morning, SkM Consulting sent an urgent "tweet" and letter to Twitter's CEO demanding that the popular social networking site immediately delete Twitter profiles targeting children with hardcore pornography. Skillful Means Consulting (SkM), led by lawyer Craig Perra and his wife Michelle, discovered that pornographers are exploiting Twitter's weak and poorly enforced antiporn policy and describe their findings, "Twitter is overflowing with hardcore pornography with no ... read more
  • Posted at 9:42 AM
    Amkor Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMKR), a leading provider of semiconductor assembly and test services, today announced that its innovative Through Mold Via (TMV®) Package-on-Package (PoP) solutions have surpassed 100 million units shipped. “This is a significant milestone for a technology ... read more
  • Posted at 9:38 AM
    Avenview Corp., a leading manufacturer of A/V extenders, video splitters, and video switches, has released a new 8X8 Matrix Switcher with 3D over CAT-5 with IR Pass-Through, the most flexible and cost-effective solution in the market to route high-definition video sources plus multi-channel digital audio from any of four HDMI sources to remote displays at the same time. The Avenview SW-HDM3D-C5-8X8 HDMI Matrix Switch with 3D over CAT-5 with IR Pass-Through not only transmits high-quality video and audio to the display ... read more
  • Posted at 9:38 AM
    ZeptoLab, creators of the award winning game Cut the Rope(TM), in conjunction with Ape Entertainment, developers of the hugely popular Pocket God digital comic series, is proud to announce Om Nom(TM), the lovable character from the game, is now a comic book hero in his very own app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Millions of fans that play Cut the Rope have fallen in love with the adorable green monster and now, through the new comic series, they can ... read more
  • Compass CoPilot(TM) Taking Off with Customers --- DUBLIN, Ohio, Dec. 20, 2011
    Posted at 9:35 AM
    The Robeson County Department of Social Services (DSS) in North Carolina is the first customer to implement Northwoods' new Compass CoPilot(TM) product. Last week, select Children Services workers at the agency began using the tablet-based software on client visits. CoPilot(TM) is designed to give mobile social services workers many of the timesaving efficiencies they enjoy in the office with Northwoods' Compass® software. (Photo: "CoPilot is helping us change the way we serve our community," said Becky Morrow, ... read more
  • Posted at 9:33 AM
    As 2011 draws to a close, the nation's largest wireless provider, Verizon Wireless, wants to send thanks to everyone who donated their old wireless phones to the company's HopeLine® program. In Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, those contributions fueled donations to domestic violence prevention nonprofits totaling $175,000. Grants provided by the company ranged from $1,000 to $40,000 and supported a diverse array of projects, including the purchase and installation of video technology at the Montgomery County, ... read more
  • Posted at 9:32 AM
    Markov Processes International (MPI), a leading investment research and technology provider, today announced the newest release of its renowned software platform, Stylus Pro Version 10.0, the most trusted tool for quantitative manager research, surveillance, risk analysis, portfolio construction and custom ... read more
  • Posted at 9:30 AM
    Regulatory News: Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading U.S. private equity investment firm, and InfoVista (Paris:IFV), a global leader of service performance assurance (“InfoVista” or the “Company”), today announced that Thoma Bravo and many ... read more
  • Posted at 9:26 AM
    The Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® (GBAR) and RentJuice, the leading provider of rental marketing and networking tools for real estate brokerages and property managers, today announced that they will be teaming up to add convenience to the rental process for Boston's real estate professionals. The Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB) Rental Forms will now be available online exclusively through Rental Relationship Management (RRM) provider RentJuice. "A large number of GBAR and GBREB members use the RentJuice platform on ... read more
  • Posted at 9:25 AM
    Audio Authority®, manufacturer of audio and video distribution, extension and signal conversion solutions, and CasaTunes®, a leader in multi-room music solutions, today announced Audio Authority’s new line of audio matrix switches is supported by CasaTunes providing customers with a wide ... read more
  • Posted at 9:24 AM
    Alverix announced today that its partner BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) has received 510(k) clearance and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waiver from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the BD Veritor™ System for Rapid Detection of Flu A+B. It is the first rapid ... read more
  • Posted at 9:22 AM
    When so many are having a tough time, it's a new Christmas song written by an 11-year-old blind girl that reminds people what the holiday season is about. Emmanuelle Lo's "Night of Our Lives" is attracting thousands of YouTube views and high praise from legendary rock musicians. Bobby Whitlock (Delaney & Bonnie, Derek & The Dominoes) wrote, "She sees the true world." Linda Chorney (2010 Grammy Nominee - Best Americana Album) wrote, "Wow, what a sweet, pure voice, a real gem." Emmanuelle ... read more
  • Posted at 9:20 AM
    Johnson Controls, the global leader in delivering solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings, and the U.S. Army today announced a federal contract for a solar energy installation and other energy efficiency improvements at Fort Bliss. The nearly $16 million project, executed through the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Ala., is expected to save the post $39 million in energy costs over the next 24 years. Fort Bliss is the first to respond to President Barack Obama's directive ... read more
  • Posted at 9:17 AM
    Liaison Technologies, a global provider of secure cloud-based integration and data management services and solutions, says that offering full-service, turnkey solutions is key to the widespread adoption of cloud-based Master Data Management (MDM). Such complete services are especially ... read more
  • Posted at 9:15 AM
    If the proof is in the numbers, then Clarity Services' new Clear Subprime ID Fraud score is blowing away any doubt of it being just another identity fraud score. Clarity Services announced their new Subprime ID Fraud Score in October of this year and, after running more than a million reports, the satisfied customer results are pouring in. Clarity is an industry leader in subprime thin-file, and under banked consumer data reporting. "Users are experiencing a four to five ... read more
  • Posted at 9:06 AM
    Gilda's Cub Madison Wisconsin is proud to announce the addition of Lannia Stenz as Executive Director. Stenz joins Gilda's Club Madison in December of 2011 with more than a decade of non-profit management experience. Stenz, who has overseen both multi-county and state-wide organizations, is an alumnus of the University of Northern Iowa and currently resides in Waunakee, Wisconsin. Her work experiences have included hosting counseling sessions for youth living with a mental health diagnosis or addiction, acting ... read more
  • Posted at 9:03 AM
    Critical Path Institute (C-Path) and The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences (The Hamner) announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop innovative, collaborative activities in the areas of regulatory science research for predicting, detecting and monitoring liver safety issues during the ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    Research from SRI International has identified a promising new way to produce liquid transportation fuels from coal without consuming water or generating carbon dioxide. Based on data from bench-scale tests, SRI engineers estimate that the capital cost for a full-scale plant using SRI's process would be less than half that of a conventional coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant that uses a process called Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS). FTS produces only a small fraction of the hydrocarbons needed for fuel and requires extensive recycling. SRI's ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS) announces the following webcast: What: Isis Pharmaceuticals' R&D Webcast Presentation When: Thursday, January 05, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. PT / ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    A program for women at risk of substance abuse during pregnancy could save nearly $2 billion annually in health care costs if implemented nationwide, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published online in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' journal, Obstetrics & Gynecology. The cost-benefit analysis of the Kaiser Permanente Early Start program follows a 2008 Kaiser Permanente study that showed the program helps pregnant women at risk of substance abuse achieve similar health outcomes -- for both mothers ... read more