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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the availability of two new evaluation boards for RS-485-based applications. Using Bourns® TBU® High-Speed Protectors (HSPs), GDTs, TVS diodes and MOV products, the new boards were developed as a design resource that streamlines evaluating circuit protection on RS-485 serial device ports. To meet the required industry standards on RS-485 port interfaces, the new boards provide two different evaluation approaches. The Bourns RS-485EVALBOARD1 includes two Bourns® ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    Chicago Ideas Week (CIW), together with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, today announced thought leaders and innovators set to speak at the inaugural seven-day public platform of ideas and innovation, to be held Oct. 10 - 16, 2011. Presented by Brad Keywell, co-founder of Lightbank and Groupon, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and former Mayor Richard M. Daley, CIW features the convergence of some of the world's brightest minds, positioning Chicago at the center of innovation and global connectivity. Tickets for all events ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    EDISON, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 08/03/11 -- Star Micronics is proud to announce its alliance with LaserBand, LLC., a worldwide leader in patient identification wristbands for the healthcare industry. Star Micronics, a leading printer manufacturer, currently provides the secure prescription printer, TSP800Rx, to a number of top ranked hospitals in the United States. Star will now be expanding its healthcare offering to include the TSP828 label printer for thermal wristband printing, utilizing LaserBand's FusionBand Thermal wristbands. FusionBand offers a ... read more
  • Posted at 8:59 AM
    A new survey of 1,850 members of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) released today has identified two rising problems that are increasingly undermining the trusted, cost-saving patient care that millions of seniors and other Americans rely on from independent community pharmacists. (Logo: NCPA asked community pharmacists about their experiences with pharmacy audits and generic-drug reimbursement limits (known as "maximum allowable costs" or MACs). Employers and health plans often contract audit and MAC-setting responsibilities to controversial, middlemen known as pharmacy ... read more
  • Posted at 8:58 AM
    ARI (OTCBB: ARIS), a leading provider of technology-enabled business solutions that help dealers, distributors and manufacturers in selected vertical markets increase revenue and reduce costs, announced today that TUG Technologies, a leading Aviation Ground Support Equipment manufacturer located in Kennesaw, Ga., selected ARI to develop and ... read more
  • Posted at 8:49 AM
    PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ GS: PAET) (the “Company”) is soliciting consents from the holders of its 9.5% Senior Notes due 2015 (CUSIP No. 695459AB3, the “2015 Notes”), 8⅞% Senior Secured Notes due 2017 (CUSIP No. 695459AD9, the “2017 Notes”), and 9⅞% Senior Notes due 2018 (CUSIP ... read more
  • Posted at 8:44 AM
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) announced today Mitch Gelman was named vice president/product at Gannett Digital. He will be responsible for overall product management of Gannett's portfolio of web sites and mobile products, including and Gannett's local newspaper and broadcast sites, reporting to Gannett’s Chief ... read more
  • Posted at 8:43 AM, the world's easiest-to-use flight comparison engine, announced today that it saw a record 5 million flight searches in July, an increase of 46 percent from the same period last year. The news comes as unveils a new look and feel, intended to further simplify the flight comparison experience. "With 5 million flight searches per month, is now one of the largest flight comparison sites in the world," said Warren H. Chang, vice president and general ... read more
  • Posted at 8:41 AM launches the first and only 99 cent music download service for commercial and non-commercial projects. Launched just 2 months ago, the over 35,000 tracks available at are targeted at those looking for background music for their videos, photos, advertising, corporate usage, retail stores and education, legally and at a reasonable price. Other similar services typically charge users anything from $30 to $100 or more per music track. Users may use the easy and intuitive search tool to ... read more
  • Posted at 8:39 AM
    Entries are now being accepted for a new online photo contest to give people living with chronic pain and their caregivers an opportunity to use photography to portray their personal experience with pain. The photo contest is the first part of a new Partners Against Pain® campaign called Hands-on Approach for Pain Management to promote effective communication between people with pain and their healthcare professionals. "Each person's pain experience is unique and different," said Pamela P. Bennett, BSN, ... read more
  • Posted at 8:37 AM
    Arysta LifeScience has released a second report of results from groundwater and air monitoring studies conducted for MIDAS, a broad-spectrum soil fumigant that effectively controls pests, weeds and diseases that threaten high-value crops. The report confirms that MIDAS is being used safely and without harm to ... read more
  • Posted at 8:30 AM
    NanoBio® Corporation today announced a licensing agreement with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that represents a significant step forward in developing the first vaccine to protect against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections. The agreement provides NanoBio with rights to a novel RSV antigen, developed by ... read more
  • Posted at 8:30 AM
    Climate change will worsen the health problems associated with the Midwest's already-high rate of flooding, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. A new web tool unveiled by NRDC lets users read just how badly their state might be impacted by climate change. On the site,, users can see local data and maps detailing extreme weather patterns throughout the country, see local climate change vulnerabilities and learn about health problems in their own communities that are connected to climate change. Based ... read more
  • Posted at 8:26 AM
    myRete, the makers of WhosHere®, have closed their first outside investment led by Lightbank, the technology investment fund created by Groupon co-founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell. The WhosHere location-based social networking application has over four million registered users and is already profitable. ... read more
  • Posted at 8:25 AM
    WHIPPANY, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 08/03/11 -- Today, WhipTail Tech, the recognized market leader in cost-effective solid-state based storage arrays, announced that inVentiv health, Inc. selected the WhipTail XLR8r to help optimize its Citrix environment. inVentiv health chose the XLR8r because of the superior performance it offered at a competitive price point. inVentiv health is a global provider of value-added services to the pharmaceutical, life sciences and healthcare industries with more than $800 million in revenue and 5,200 employees. ... read more
  • Posted at 8:22 AM
    BURLINGTON, Mass., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- August 11, 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time Viridity Software Webinar: DCIM for Business Driven Data Centers CIO's and senior IT leaders are increasingly focused on infrastructure and operations management, as it is the largest component of the IT budget and is integral to the service quality of business systems. Data center infrastructure management technologies and processes enable IT to lower cost, improve availability, empower IT to better manage risks and help deliver on the CIO's ... read more
  • Posted at 8:21 AM
    Although currently-available electric vehicles suffer from problems of poor performance and short driving range, the Strategy Analytics report, “BMW i: Raising Consumer Appeal for Plug-In Vehicles,” presents two electrified concept cars from BMW in a positive light. ... read more
  • Posted at 8:19 AM
    The most robust mobile stock market research and trading application launched today by online investing firm Scottrade. The free app offers more real-time research, news and analyst views than any other direct-competitor apps on the market. With extensive market research, streaming quotes, advanced charting ... read more
  • Posted at 8:17 AM
    Patients who experience medical emergencies far from home in areas that spend more on emergency care have significantly lower mortality rates compared with those in low-spending areas, according to new research published in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. High-spending areas are also associated with higher staff-to-patient ratios, greater reliance on intensive care unit services and a higher likelihood of treatment in teaching hospitals. (Logo: "More intensive and expensive treatment leads to better outcomes," said Joseph Doyle, an economist with ... read more
  • Posted at 8:15 AM
    The American Bar Association Law Practice Management Section (LPM) and Apple have partnered to make e-books on legal subjects available in the Apple iBookstore. iPad in One Hour for Lawyers, the debut title in the program, is now available for purchase as an e-book that can be read and enjoyed on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. iPad in One Hour for Lawyers offers tips and lessons designed for new and advanced iPad users alike. Ideal for lawyers (and any ... read more