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Monday, June 20, 2011

  • Posted at 2:00 PM
    TopCoder, Inc. today announced that the company is working with MIT Space Systems Lab and Aurora Flight Sciences under the sponsorship of NASA and DARPA to create the Zero Robotics competition - a student software competition that takes "arena robotics" to new heights. The robots are miniature satellites called SPHERES, (Synchronized Position Hold Engage and Reorient Experimental Satellites), and the final tournament is aboard the International Space Station. The goal is to build critical engineering skills for students, such ... read more
  • Posted at 2:00 PM
    Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ: LGND) reiterated that it will hold an Analyst and Investor Day in New York City on Thursday, June 23, 2011. The event will take place at the Andaz 5th Avenue hotel (at 41st Street) from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern time ... read more
  • Posted at 2:00 PM
    Nitto Denko/Hydranautics and Statkraft have entered into an agreement for the development and supply of membranes for osmotic power. The agreement between the two companies will accelerate the development of the new renewable energy technology. ... read more
  • Posted at 1:44 PM
    This summer Tecate, cerveza con caracter, is giving adults 21-and-older the opportunity to not only select an elite group of Chicas Tecate to represent the brand, but also to win the ultimate boxing fan experience at an upcoming championship bout. From June 20 to mid-September, adults who "Like" the Tecate Boxing Facebook page ( will virtually meet--via video and photos--the finalists from each of five cities: Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco and New York. Adults will be able to ... read more
  • Posted at 1:42 PM
    CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) announced today that its CDI-Talent Management division has been included on HRO Today Magazine's "MSP Baker's Dozen" list of top Managed Services Program (MSP) providers. HRO Today covers the latest industry trends in human resources outsourcing services, shared services and operations. Their Baker's Dozen MSP list is based on feedback from over 197 customers rating MSP providers on the size of the programs offered, the breadth of service and the quality of service provided. "CDI has demonstrated ... read more
  • Posted at 1:32 PM
    Mayo Clinic today announced that it has reached an agreement with Rheonix, Inc. to collaborate on the performance of a genotyping test for warfarin sensitivity in clinical and research settings. The genotyping test will be available for all patients of Mayo Clinic and is the ... read more
  • Posted at 1:32 PM
    Securus Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of inmate communications services, today is introducing a fully integrated inmate communications platform with Swanson Services Corporation. Swanson Services Corporation is a leading provider of end to end commissary and financial software used within corrections facilities nationwide. (Logo: The typical correctional facility environment will have the following systems or applications: -- Inmate Telephone System which allows inmates to place collect or debit ... read more
  • Posted at 1:27 PM
    The RVU Alliance today announced that its certification program for RVU client devices is now open for client device validation. The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance services for the networking industry, will be the first ... read more
  • Posted at 1:15 PM
    Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI), a leading specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that Siggi Olafsson, Executive Vice President, Global Generics, will provide an overview and update of the Company's business at the 2011 Wells Fargo Securities Healthcare Conference on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 8:00am Eastern Time at the InterContinental Boston in Boston, Massachusetts. The presentation will be webcast live and can be accessed on Watson Pharmaceuticals' Investor Relations Website at The webcast can also be accessed at ... read more
  • Posted at 1:15 PM
    Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN) today announced that the Company will present data for its two first-in-class diabetes drugs, BYETTA® (exenatide) injection and SYMLIN® (pramlintide acetate) injection, and its investigational diabetes drug candidates BYDUREON(TM) (exenatide extended-release for injectable suspension) and exenatide once monthly at the 71st Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) being held in San Diego, CA from June 24 to June 28. The Company will also host an investor presentation and webcast on Sunday, June 26 ... read more
  • Posted at 1:15 PM
    Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:CY) today announced the donation of a 75,000-square-foot, one-story office building on five acres of land to Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Valued at approximately $9 million, the building and land, located at 4001 North First Street ... read more
  • Posted at 1:10 PM
    PatientKeeper®, Inc., the leading provider of physician healthcare information systems, today announced that Paul Brient, PatientKeeper’s president and chief executive officer, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 New England Award. Paul W. Brient, President and Chief Executive Officer ... read more
  • Posted at 1:10 PM
    CACI International Inc (NYSE: CACI) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pangia Technologies, LLC, a software engineering company that provides technical solutions in the areas of computer network operations, information assurance, mission systems, software and systems ... read more
  • Posted at 1:07 PM
    The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) will host a press conference with former 9/11 Commission Chairman Tom Kean, a co-chair of BPC's National Security Preparedness Group (NSPG), to release a new report on counter-radicalization this Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 10:00 AM in Washington, D.C. Following remarks by Governor Kean, NSPG member Peter Bergen, Director of the National Security Studies Program at the New America Foundation, and BPC Visiting Scholar Peter Neumann, Founding Director of the International Centre for the ... read more
  • Lilly Declares Third-Quarter 2011 Dividend --- INDIANAPOLIS, June 20, 2011
    Posted at 1:06 PM
    The board of directors of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today declared a dividend for the third quarter of 2011 of $0.49 a share on outstanding common stock. The dividend is payable September 9, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 15, 2011. Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered ... read more
  • Posted at 1:06 PM
    A group of leading colleges and universities have partnered with Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB) and K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) to pilot a new, innovative approach for improving outcomes in developmental education. Studies show nearly 60 percent of community college students and 20 percent of students at four-year colleges must take at least one developmental course before beginning college study, and Blackboard's solution gives institutions a new, cost-effective strategy for confronting one of the most pressing challenges in education. At each pilot ... read more
  • Posted at 1:05 PM
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) will release its second quarter earnings after the NYSE close on Thursday, July 21, 2011. (Logo: ) The company will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss second quarter results on Friday, July 22, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. ET. This call is being webcast by Thomson/CCBN and can be accessed at Albemarle Corporation's Web site at in the Investors section. To listen to this conference, please call the following: Dial In # 800-706-7749International Dial In ... read more
  • Posted at 1:05 PM
    SuccessFactors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFSF), the global leader in business execution software, has been named one of the Top Workplaces in the San Francisco Bay Area based on an employee-based survey project from the Bay Area News Group. The Bay Area News Group's Top Workplaces special section was published in the San Jose Mercury News on Sunday, June 19. Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in the Bay Area based on employee opinions about company leadership, career ... read more
  • Posted at 1:05 PM
    Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. ("ACS") (NASDAQ:ALSK) today announced its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.215 per share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable on July 20, 2011, to stockholders of record at the close of business on June ... read more
  • Posted at 1:02 PM
    Senesco Technologies, Inc. (“Senesco” or the “Company”) (NYSE Amex: SNT) today announced that the Company has been told by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA”) that all clinical hold issues have been satisfactorily addressed and the FDA has removed the clinical hold on Senesco’s ... read more