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Thursday, December 8, 2011

  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    InContext Solutions, a pioneer in web-based 3-D virtual store environments for research, collaborative store planning and e-commerce, announced today that it has completed a $1.5 million round of equity funding by a consortium of investors led by Hyde Park Angels. ... read more
  • Posted at 8:53 AM
    Michael Baker Jr., Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation (NYSE Amex: BKR), announced today that it has concluded its negotiations with the General Services Administration (GSA) for the previously announced Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) United States ... read more
  • Posted at 8:46 AM
    Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that Birds & Noble’s Angry Birds Day will be landing in neighborhood bookstores nationwide on December 11. As an official U.S. partner for Angry Birds’ second birthday, Barnes ... read more
  • Boeing 787 Dreamliner Sets Speed, Distance Records --- EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 8, 2011
    Posted at 8:45 AM
    Boeing (NYSE: BA) has established two world records with the 787 Dreamliner, setting new marks for both speed and distance for the airplane's weight class. "Speed and distance capabilities are fundamental to the value the 787 brings to the market," said Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of the 787 program. "These records are a great way to demonstrate that this airplane is the game-changer we have promised." The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is the first airplane to provide both long distance ... read more
  • Posted at 8:44 AM
    WaferGen Biosystems, Inc. (OTCBB:WGBS), an emerging genomic analysis company, today announced that the company plans to deliver its corporate presentation at the Oppenheimer 22nd Annual Healthcare Conference at the Waldorf-Astoria, New York, NY, December 13-14, 2011. The Company is scheduled to present on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 from 3:35-3:50 p.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be webcast live and will be available for replay at the Company's website at For more information about the conference, go to About WaferGen ... read more
  • Posted at 8:42 AM
    comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today announced that Bert Miklosi has joined comScore as Vice President of Marketing Solutions for the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry. Mr. Miklosi brings more than 20 years of brand leadership experience working on all sides of the industry, including advertiser, agency and research partner. In his new role, Mr. Miklosi will be responsible for comScore's business development efforts within the CPG industry, with a focus on the use ... read more
  • Posted at 8:40 AM
    The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) today hosted a roundtable discussion of leading U.S. entertainment companies and investors focused on India’s push towards digitization of the nation’s television entertainment and broadband convergence platforms. Encouragingly, the government of India is moving ... read more
  • Posted at 8:39 AM
    Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., (NYSE: SPR) the world's largest independent supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components, today celebrated completion of the 1,000th Boeing 777 forward fuselage section. The section will be shipped to Boeing's final assembly facility in Everett, Wash., later this week. "Today we congratulate not only our customer Boeing on this significant milestone, but also the employees at Spirit who have been instrumental to this program," said Mike King, senior vice president and chief operations officer. "Their dedication and ... read more
  • Verizon Wireless Expands 3G Coverage in Clinton County --- PLATTSBURGH, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2011
    Posted at 8:39 AM
    Verizon Wireless is investing in Clinton County and expanding its local coverage with a new cell site in Plattsburgh. The new site improves coverage and capacity on Route 9 from Bridge Street to Connecticut Avenue, Route 22 from Wall Street to South Platt Street, and on South Peru Street from Route 9 to Route 22. In addition to ongoing investment in its 3G network, Verizon Wireless continues to roll out its 4G LTE network nationwide. The 4G LTE network is ... read more
  • Posted at 8:38 AM
    BOSTON, December 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Planar semiconductor devices fabricated on fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) substrates can deliver significant power and performance advantages over CMOS devices built on bulk-silicon substrates - and can even bring the performance promised by FinFET devices as soon as the 28nm and 20nm technology nodes, according to a collaborative research program recently completed by STMicroelectronics, IBM, ARM, GLOBALFOUNDRIES and other leading semiconductor companies. The joint research was performed by using an FD-SOI process to ... read more
  • Posted at 8:37 AM
    A study published today by merchant data security leader SecurityMetrics shows 71 percent of merchants who entered the study were found to store unencrypted payment card data in 2011, which is an increase of 8 percent since 2010. Merchants who store unencrypted payment card data directly violate Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requirements and may be subject to fines and other penalties after a compromise. The discovery of unprotected cardholder data may indicate a number of factors, including ... read more
  • Posted at 8:37 AM
    The founders of PHX Media Group today announced the launch of PHX Media Labs' proprietary Cybertising(TM) framework, which incorporates all of the elements necessary for a business to develop a competitive digital strategy including optimization of these to produce a steady stream of commercial conversions for businesses across diverse industries. PHX Media Labs draws from and incorporates numerous aspects of online media to work in harmony with a business's particular strategy and offers a full range of customizable and ... read more
  • Verizon Wireless Expands 3G Coverage in Orange County --- POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2011
    Posted at 8:37 AM
    Verizon Wireless is investing in Orange County and expanding its local coverage with a new cell site in Campbell Hall. The new site improves coverage and capacity along Route 208, Route 207, and in the Village of Rock Tavern. This network expansion is part of the company's aggressive multi-billion dollar network investment each year to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless' voice and data services. The company has invested more than $65 billion nationwide since it was ... read more
  • Posted at 8:37 AM
    Actifio™, the Protection and Availability Storage (PAS) platform company, today announced details of its accelerated North American expansion including the opening of a new Canadian office and signing of several elite systems integration and IT solutions partners across Ontario, Quebec ... read more
  • Posted at 8:36 AM
    Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software for use with SAP and Oracle, has named IQX Business Solutions and Quadrantix as the recipients of its 2011 Partner of the Year awards. Each company was selected to receive the award based on its outstanding ... read more
  • Posted at 8:30 AM
    SMEStorage has announced that it has enhanced support for using Private Cloud Storage with its Cloud Appliance by integrating the EMC Atmos and PogoPlug Storage Clouds. The Cloud Appliance unifies data from over 30 different files stores and SaaS services, enabling such services to be accessed and managed from a single 'Cloud file system' whilst adding Cloud Governance and e-compliance features across all Clouds used. Access to using EMC Atmos and PogoPlug Clouds is not only available to business Cloud FileServer ... read more
  • Posted at 8:26 AM
    Kickanotch Mobile, one of the nation's fastest-growing mobile media application and ad network companies, today announced the addition of six mobile, technology and media industry veterans to its executive team. The news follows Kickanotch's recent round of venture funding with 42 Ventures, and supports its rapid client growth and reputation as one of the most innovative mobile companies in the nation. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial"></font> "At Kickanotch, we're developing unrivaled mobile applications and advertising channels for our broadcasting and corporate customers with ... read more
  • Posted at 8:24 AM
    The Star Alliance Network and Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world's largest alliance of international hotel brands which includes Omni Hotels & Resorts in North America, are teaming up to offer one lucky winner a luxurious trip around the world for two people! To enter the competition, participants need only to sign up via the Star Alliance or the Global Hotel Alliance Facebook pages. The campaign will run for a total of eleven days beginning December 8, 2011. ... read more
  • Glass of Milk Cake Company Launches Online Store --- KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 8, 2011
    Posted at 8:23 AM
    Glass of Milk Cake Company opened last June in Kansas City, MO, and has been experiencing remarkable growth over the past six months. When they opened, they planned to focus mainly on wedding and specialty cakes. The idea to sell cupcakes, cakepops, and cookies in their retail store developed merely to help pay their overhead. However demand for these products has grown so much, that they are now offering to ship their made-from-scratch goodies right to your door ... read more
  • Posted at 8:17 AM
    New Era, an international lifestyle brand, is excited to announce Los Angeles as the location for its eleventh flagship store globally. Located in West Hollywood shopping district at 8001 Melrose Avenue, New Era will bring its renowned headwear, apparel and accessories to the diverse culture of Los Angeles. Currently U.S. locations include New York, Chicago and Atlanta - this is the brand's first west coast retail space. In addition to core offerings of caps and apparel, the NEW ERA ... read more