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Monday, December 19, 2011

  • Posted at 4:42 PM
    Aviir, Inc., a biotechnology company specializing in cardiac disease assessment, announced that it entered into an agreement with multiple investors to raise up to $30 million in the company’s latest financing round. The financing includes an initial investment of $10 million and future investments of up ... read more
  • Posted at 4:15 PM
    The National Urban League (NUL) and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) today urged Express Scripts, Inc. (ESI) to resume negotiations and come to an agreement with Walgreens on new contract terms. If an agreement is not reached, millions of Americans, especially in diverse and underserved communities, stand to lose access to pharmacy services on January 1, 2012. In an open letter to Express Scripts, Marc H. Morial, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Urban League ... read more
  • Posted at 3:40 PM
    Dr. Wesley Bernardini, an associate professor of Anthropology and Sociology at University of Redlands, has been working with the Hopi people in Arizona to map and preserve their ancestral villages for the past ten years. This month, all that research comes to fruition with the launch ... read more
  • Posted at 3:30 PM
    REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/19/11 -- Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced its position in the Leaders quadrant in Gartner's 2011 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls(1). According to Gartner, the Leaders quadrant contains a mix of large and midsize vendors, with the common element of making products that are built for enterprise requirements. These requirements include a wide range of models, support for virtualization and virtual LANs, ... read more
  • Posted at 3:23 PM
    To provide customers who have concerns about wireless SmartMeter(TM) technology with alternative options for recording their energy use, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today asked the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to give customers a choice to use traditional analog, mechanical meters. This request offers another customer option in addition to the utility's proposal last March to turn off the radios in its opt-out customers' SmartMeters(TM). "Some customers remain concerned about SmartMeter(TM) technology and want alternatives," said Helen Burt, PG&E's ... read more
  • Posted at 3:15 PM
    Vonya B. McCann, senior vice president of Government Affairs for Sprint (NYSE: S), issued the following statement in response to AT&T’s decision to end its bid to takeover T-Mobile USA: “Earlier today, AT&T terminated its definitive merger agreement with ... read more
  • Posted at 3:14 PM
    Specialists Marketing Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will provide list management services for UBM's technology brands effective January 2012. The UBM technology divisions SMS will represent are: UBM Electronics (www.ubmelectronics.com/) is the global leader in media and marketing solutions for the electronics industry, delivering results for the key influencers and decision-makers involved in the design, development and commercialization of technology. Leading UBM Electronics brands include EE Times, Embedded Systems Design and ESC. UBM Channel (www.ubmchannel.com/) is the ... read more
  • Posted at 3:05 PM
    Vitech Systems Group, a leading provider of benefits administration software, announced today that the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS) has gone live with Vitech's V3 System. V3 is now MainePERS' system of record for nearly 100,000 plan participants. "The system will help us improve operations, deliver a higher level of customer service to our participants, and flexibly respond to new administrative requirements," stated Christine Gianopoulos, Deputy Executive Director of MainePERS. MainePERS is using the V3 System for membership, employer reporting, ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 PM
    Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. ("MHA") announces that they have reached an agreement in principal with Extendicare Health Services, Inc. ("EHSI") whereby MHA, through its Navigator Group Purchasing Subsidiary, will acquire UHF Purchasing Services and Star Purchasing Services, LLC from EHSI in a transaction that is expected to be finalized and closed in early 2012. "This will be MHA's third and largest GPO acquisition in the Long Term Care Facility market within the last 12 months," commented Doug Present, MHA's CEO. ... read more
  • Posted at 2:58 PM
    Surfware, Inc., developer of SURFCAM CAD/CAM systems, is pleased to announce the appointment of Romeo Engineering, Inc. as its newest reseller in North America. Romeo Engineering, Inc. (REI), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, will be licensing and supporting both Industrial and Educational SURFCAM CAD/CAM Systems in ... read more
  • Posted at 2:58 PM
    New Renaissance Institute (NRI®) is pleased to announce Pooncharas Tipgunlakant has joined its interdisciplinary science and technology research team as Biochemistry Research Scientist. Tipgunlakant brings a wide range of talent, knowledge, experience, and research innovation experience in biochemistry (protein ... read more
  • Posted at 2:56 PM
    IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the creation of a Smarter Cities Exploration Center in collaboration with the University of Guadalajara (UdeG) in Mexico. Supported by technical and intellectual guidance of IBM's global research lab experts, the Center will be the first of its kind in Latin America, tasked with the mission to design solutions to tackle infrastructure challenges faced by Guadalajara and other cities around the world. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) City infrastructures that deliver vital services such as transportation, healthcare, ... read more
  • Posted at 2:54 PM
    Direct Insite (OTC BB: DIRI), a leading provider of on-demand services for accounts payable, accounts receivable and payments automation, today announced that John J. Murabito has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company, effective January 1, 2012. Mr. Murabito was elected to the Board of Directors on May 25, 2011. Throughout his 30-year career, Mr. Murabito has held several senior executive positions in the securities industry, including Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and ... read more
  • Dr. Maher Baz Selected For Patients' Choice Award 2011 --- GAINESVILLE, Fla., Dec. 19, 2011
    Posted at 2:46 PM
    A select few physicians were honored with the prestigious 2011 Patients' Choice Award, and this year they include Dr. Maher Baz. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111219/DC24940) Only doctors who have received top scores by their patients and pass other quality measures are awarded the Patients' Choice Award. In fact, of the nation's 720,000 active physicians, just 5 percent were accorded this honor in 2011. Every month, millions of patients across the U.S. access websites like Vitals (http://www.vitals.com) to share feedback about their experiences with their doctors. ... read more
  • Dr. John Litz Selected For Patients' Choice Award 2011 --- CHERRY HILL, N.J., Dec. 19, 2011
    Posted at 2:40 PM
    A select few physicians were honored with the prestigious 2011 Patients' Choice Award, and this year they include Dr. John Litz. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111219/DC24951) Only doctors who have received top scores by their patients and pass other quality measures are awarded the Patients' Choice Award. In fact, of the nation's 720,000 active physicians, just 5 percent were accorded this honor in 2011. Every month, millions of patients across the U.S. access websites like Vitals (http://www.vitals.com) to share feedback about their experiences with their ... read more
  • Posted at 2:35 PM
    EmailWire, SEO press release distribution services for small and medium size companies announces the addition of a new category for Apple related products and services for press release distribution. Manufacturers of Apple accessory products or providers of related Apple related services can now submit press releases to a category called "Apple Products:" http://www.emailwire.com/press_releases_by_industry/392/Apple_Products/. Companies that develop apps for iPhone, iPad, for example, can write and post press releases to "Apple Products" category. "Manufacturers of Mac, iMac, iPod, ... read more
  • Posted at 2:18 PM
    Last-minute shoppers and post-holiday bargain hunters need to be alert to online scam artists, so Frontier Communications (NASDAQ:FTR) is reminding consumers of ways to avoid becoming victims of online identity theft and financial fraud this Holiday Season. “Many consumers ... read more
  • Posted at 2:14 PM
    American Roamer, the global source for geospatial network intelligence, today shared an FCC report citing the company’s wireless network coverage data as the industry standard for coverage information. In its most recent Connect America Fund Report released on November 18, ... read more
  • Posted at 2:02 PM
    Congratulations to Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) for the award of their GSA IT Schedule 70 on October 24, 2011. Centre Consulting, Inc. worked with HumRRO to establish appropriate prices for Information Technology services and negotiated the award of their GSA Schedule contract. HumRRO specializes in applying technology solutions to the fields of behavioral and social sciences with the focus of improving human performance and organizational effectiveness. HumRRO provides professional services to a variety of federal entities such as The ... read more
  • Posted at 2:00 PM
    PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, announced today that its family cord blood banking business, ViaCord®, entered into a collaborative study with Miracle Babies, a non-profit organization supporting families ... read more