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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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    To celebrate the start of the holiday season, RadioShack Corporation, a leading national retailer and holiday go-to for gifts and gadgets that are "So Right," today released the results from its "So Right Consumer Survey." The findings revealed the items that consumers are most likely to forget this holiday season, where shoppers plan on doing the majority of their spending - in-store vs. online - and holiday staples that make their "So Right" list this year. Making A List, Checking ... read more
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    VR Laboratories LLC today announced the appointment of James Rothman, Ph.D. as chief scientific advisor. Rothman will head scientific research and development for VR Laboratories, which will manufacture and bring to market world-class botanical consumer, medicinal food and beverage, and pharmaceutical products to foreign and domestic markets. In addition to assisting in product development, Rothman will provide guidance on research and clinical processes, including biological assays and clinical study protocols. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111108/FL01498 ) "Dr. Rothman is one of the ... read more
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    Pandora (NYSE: P), the leading personalized radio service, today announced it will be presenting the second annual "Comics to Watch" showcase, a live show featuring the best up-and-coming young comedians from across the country, during the 2011 New York Comedy Festival. The showcase, which takes place tomorrow, November 9, at Carolines on Broadway, will be hosted by Jeff Ross and feature a wide range of diversely talented young comedians. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110615/SF20192LOGO) Pandora, known for pioneering personalized music listening and discovery, debuted ... read more
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    Peer39, the industry leader in page level intelligence technology, announced today the launch of Ad Stats, a new set of data that expands the company's offering to include ad placement attributes - delivering unprecedented control to media buyers. Ad Stats are part of Peer39's Quality channel, and will include data about the number of ads per page and their likelihood to be above and below the fold. According to Forrester Research, real time bidding environments represent the greatest area of growth ... read more
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    Encoding.com, the world's largest video encoding service, announced that LA public radio station KCRW 89.9FM, an NPR affiliate, has integrated its Vid.ly platform to power video for KCRW's Music Mine iPad application. Vid.ly is the first universal video URL platform and radically simplifies the preparation and delivery of video to all mobile devices and browsers, thus solving the biggest challenge facing video content publishers and application developers who want their videos to work for everyone. KCRW is leveraging Vid.ly ... read more
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    HUYA Bioscience International, a leader in globalizing China's pharmaceutical innovations, today announced a strategic partnership with the Shenzhen Polytechnic School of Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology (SPSACBT). The alliance with HUYA will assist the school in accelerating the development of novel drugs, discovered from research laboratories within the school, to international standards. The agreement provides HUYA with access to and first review of certain novel therapeutic candidates owned or controlled by SPSACBT. Correspondingly, the school gains access to HUYA's expertise in ... read more
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    SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/11 -- Daptiv, the on-demand leader in project portfolio management software, today announced it has been listed as a Champion in Info-Tech Research Group's Vendor Landscape Report for Mid-Market Project Portfolio Management, the highest ranking possible. The Vendor Landscape report evaluated seven vendors in the Mid-Market PPM space, based on criteria including: product features, usability, affordability and architecture as well as vendor viability, strategy, reach and channel. The report ranks vendors into four categories, ... read more
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    SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/11 -- NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) will participate in the following upcoming financial conference: UBS - Global Technology and Services Conference Thursday, Nov. 17, 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (12:00 p.m. Eastern Time) Grand Hyatt New York, New York City Interested parties can listen to a live audio webcast of NVIDIA's presentation at this event, available on the NVIDIA website at www.nvidia.com/investor. A replay of the webcast will be available for seven days afterward. About NVIDIA NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) ... read more
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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/11 -- MuleSoft, provider of the #1 integration platform for the cloud, web and enterprise, today announced that PeopleMatter, the only comprehensive talent management provider for the service industry, has selected MuleSoft's iON integration platform as a service (iPaaS) as its integration solution. In this partnership, PeopleMatter uses packaged integration applications (iApps), built and deployed on the iON cloud platform, to integrate PeopleMatter's modules with its customers' other SaaS and on-premise systems. ... read more
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    The School of Pharmacy at the University of Southern California has established the International Center for Regulatory Science to help assure that promising new medical products reach the marketplace faster--while also maintaining proper safety standards. The new Center's research is aimed at meeting the challenges caused by increasingly complex regulations that result from rapid changes in technology and economic globalization. "During my recent visit to universities in Asia, several academic leaders noted USC's preeminent reputation in the study of healthcare management ... read more
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    Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXA) today announced that it is presenting at the 24th Annual U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress, being held November 7 - 10, 2011. The abstract and poster presentation, entitled "Treating Agitation with Inhaled Loxapine (AZ-004): Responder Analyses in Patients with Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder", is being presented today by Dr. James V. Cassella, Alexza's Senior Vice President of Research and Development. Alexza has previously reported and presented the primary findings of its ... read more
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    NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of location content in the form of maps, traffic and places data that enables navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world, has announced Making Virtual Solid (MVS)-California as the winner of the NAVTEQ Network for Developers(TM) (NN4D) Special Topic Prize for Best Mobile Enterprise Solution at the 2011 European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) Awards Ceremony. ESNC is an international competition seeking navigational concepts that harness the increased accuracy and reliability provided by ... read more
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    Infinite Power Solutions, Inc. (IPS), a global leader in manufacturing innovative solid-state, rechargeable, thin-film batteries, today announced its THINERGY MEC200-Series family of micro-energy cell (MEC) products. As the world's most powerful batteries for their size, THINERGY MECs provide unmatched power density and cycle life in a flexible and paper-thin form factor. With their ultra-low self-discharge rate, MECs provide a near loss-less 4.1V energy storage solution. They outperform rival primary and rechargeable micro-batteries, including lithium (Li) coin cells, printed batteries ... read more
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    Applied Energetics, Inc., (NASDAQ: AERG) announced today that its advanced technology electron beam accelerator is now available for customer demonstrations in the new Applications Center in Tucson. The Applications Center contains the Company's Nested High Voltage Generator (NHVG) accelerator system and a Visitor's Center. The facility is designed to provide customers access to the Company's products and to enable demonstration of the new system for processing of materials, and other customer applications. The Applications Center provides a unique ... read more
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    AdTruth(TM), a pro-privacy device recognition technology initiative within 41st Parameter, has unveiled the first implementation of Mozilla's Do Not Track (DNT:1) by a company actively developing audience tracking technology. The live demo can be seen in person in booth #2046 at ad:tech. "We take privacy extremely seriously," said Geoff Gieron, business development strategist at AdTruth. "Too many vendors look to obey the letter - but not the spirit - of privacy rules and regulations. That's exactly the wrong approach. We embrace ... read more
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    ANADIGICS, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANAD), a world leader in radio frequency (RF) solutions, today announced that the Company is shipping production volumes of its AWT6622 and AWT6624 fourth generation High-Efficiency-at-Lower-Power (HELP4(TM)) power amplifiers (PAs) to Samsung Electronics for the new Galaxy S 4G and Galaxy SII X smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S 4G, available through T-Mobile, provides a 4 inch display, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, 1 GHz processor, and Android 2.2 Froyo operating system. Similarly, the Samsung Galaxy SII ... read more
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    New design techniques to protect vulnerable hardware from malicious manufacturing flaws have been developed by researchers at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) and the University of Connecticut with some help from the crowd. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091027/NY99197LOGO ) Ramesh Karri, NYU-Poly professor of electrical and computer engineering, explains that most engineers design systems under the assumption that the underlying hardware is trustworthy; in other words, free of malicious elements. That assumption, he says, is false. In May 2010, for example, the FBI's ... read more
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    Healthcare Productivity Automation (HPA), provider of advanced healthcare workflow automation solutions, today announced it has been named the 2011 Start-up of the Year by the Nashville Technology Council (NTC). The award, bestowed at the Council's 2011 Technology Awards Gala at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, marks the second time HPA has been honored by the NTC; the company was named Innovator of the Year in 2009. "It is such an honor to be recognized once again by the NTC, and this new ... read more
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    TinyCo announced today a limited-time offer that guarantees a direct-deal partnership with the company for any iOS app publisher that joins the Chartboost platform between November 15th and December 15th. During this promotion, developers can keep all of the revenue earned from displaying TinyCo ads in their apps instead of giving up a large chunk of it to an ad network. Many publishers already show ads for TinyCo games through other ad networks; however, ad networks can take as much as ... read more
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    SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/11 -- Supertex, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUPX) today introduced HV9801A, a power saving, switch dimmable, LED driver integrated circuit (IC) designed to drive LEDs in dimmable household and office lighting applications. The IC dims LED lamp brightness to one of four preset levels through simple, rapid toggling of a light switch. Light levels progress up and down sequentially and if the switch is turned off for more than a second, the lamp returns to full ... read more