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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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    At the National Patient Safety Foundation Congress beginning today in Washington, D.C., two leaders in their respective healthcare areas have joined forces to improve patient safety. UHC, an alliance of 116 academic medical centers with 264 affiliated hospitals in the U.S., and Datix, a U.K.-based provider of patient safety technology solutions, today announced a strategic collaboration to deliver new patient safety software and improve quality in U.S. hospitals. The collaboration of UHC and Datix will provide UHC members with access ... read more
  • ANADIGICS Powers Huawei Honor --- WARREN, N.J., May 23, 2012
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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 AWT6621 fourth generation High-Efficiency-at-Low-Power (HELP(TM)4) WCDMA power amplifiers (PAs) to Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. for the Huawei Honor smartphone. The Huawei Honor features a 4-inch high definition (HD) screen, 8 megapixel camera, 1.4 GHz processor, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. "We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with Huawei, a supplier of handsets and telecom ... read more
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    Ariosa Diagnostics, a molecular diagnostics company, announced today the publication of a study that provides more information on the factors which may influence the amount of fetal DNA found in maternal blood. The study was led by Professor Kypros Nicolaides, MD, of Harris Birthright Research Centre for Fetal Medicine at King's College Hospital in the United Kingdom. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120326/NY75864LOGO ) The study demonstrated that fetal DNA amounts did not differ significantly between pregnant women who have Trisomy 21 fetuses (associated with Down ... read more
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    Cyberonics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYBX) today announced that company co-founder, Reese S. Terry, Jr., is the recipient of the 2012 Professional Career Achievement Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society. The award recognizes his significant contributions to therapeutic implantable devices and procedures for the treatment of epilepsy and drug-resistant chronic depression. Mr. Terry founded Cyberonics in December 1987, leading a development team that pioneered the company's first Vagus Nerve Stimulation ... read more
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    New research sponsored by CVS Caremark examined the effects of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drug warnings on medication adherence when the warnings are not delivered with clear clinical recommendations. The research found that immediately following a high-profile FDA communication questioning the efficacy for a cholesterol-lowering drug, the monthly level of patients who stopped filling their prescription increased by nearly 6 percent. In addition, of those patients who stopped taking the drug after the FDA warning, only 16.5 percent switched ... read more
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    Today, the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) and Lilly Diabetes launched the "EmPower Diabetes Emergency Plan" - a newly designed resource to help people with diabetes prepare for emergency situations - big or small. (Download at www.EmPowerYourHealth.org). The EmPower Diabetes Emergency Plan represents a new phase for the program, previously known as the Diabetes Disaster Plan, originally launched by ACE and Lilly Diabetes in 2006 following Hurricane Katrina. The new plan extends beyond natural disasters and encourages people with diabetes to ... read more
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    Transtelco, the network operator serving business and wholesale communications customers in the United States and Mexico, is to conduct a trial of CloudBand, the unique solution from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) that supports delivery of 'business class' cloud services - with higher performance and reliability than those available via the public Internet. In the trial Transtelco will use Alcatel-Lucent's CloudBand to offer cloud services that feature higher connection speeds for faster responsiveness, higher bandwidth and stronger service guarantees than ... read more
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    A recently published report by Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, revealed that in the first quarter of 2012, overall Wireless LAN (WLAN) revenues grew 18 percent over the same period last year, driven in part by a 29 percent year-over-year increase in the Enterprise WLAN segment. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101012/SF80035LOGO) Two vendors, Ruckus Wireless and Netgear, posted record WLAN revenues in the first quarter. In addition, Cisco Systems gained 1.1 points of share in ... read more
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    GameFly, Inc., the leading video game service, announced today its plans to begin publishing mobile games for the iOS and Android platforms, as well as launching the independent GameFly GameStore for Android later this fall. Continuing its foray into digital initiatives, the company has set aside a game development fund to work with mobile developers that are in the process of making a great game, but need the extra resources to publish and promote their titles. GameFly will also expand ... read more
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    Zuffa LLC, the owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (www.ufc.com) announced today that it has signed an agreement with AppTech Corp (US OTC: APCX, www.apptechcorp.com) to give AppTech exclusive rights to distribute UFC® branded apps, multimedia and interactive content to mobile carriers and portals in all of Latin America, including Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Central America. The content will include the UFC fight library and event footage; individual fighter apps featuring highlights, statistics and ... read more
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    Mojiva (http://www.mojiva.com), the mobile ad network that specializes in making mobile display advertising strategies come to life at scale, today released its quarterly Mojiva Mobile Audience Guide (MAG). The latest version of the guide provides data that reveals the role mobile devices play when consumers are in the market to purchase or lease a new automobile. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120523/NY12324LOGO ) According to the latest MAG research, 50 percent of respondents expressed interest in using their mobile phone to research buying or leasing ... read more
  • Windows Azure Is the Right Solution for Soluto --- REDMOND, Wash., May 23, 2012
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    TechCrunch Disrupt winner Soluto, a home PC remote-management startup, has switched to Windows Azure to help deliver its tool to more than 3 million PCs worldwide, maintain its market momentum and uncap its business potential. By adopting Windows Azure, Soluto solved scaling issues that arose after it won the worldwide competition for IT startups. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) Soluto uses Windows Azure table storage to save PC data, deliver it to users and process it with data from other machines. Soluto users ... read more
  • IBM Completes Acquisition of Varicent Software --- ARMONK, N.Y., May 23, 2012
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    IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Varicent Software Incorporated, a leading provider of analytics software for compensation and sales performance management. Financial terms will not be disclosed. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO) Varicent's software automates and analyzes data across sales, finance, human resources and IT departments to uncover trends and improve sales performance and operations. The acquisition enhances IBM's Smarter Analytics capabilities across line of business operations in all industries. "Varicent advances IBM's efforts to deliver analytics directly ... read more
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    The June issue of Popular Science will be the first monthly U.S. consumer magazine to bring an editorial feature to life by way of a new augmented reality technology from Aurasma that unites the physical and virtual worlds to deliver a unique and interactive experience for readers. The editors of Popular Science joined with augmented reality pioneers at Aurasma for the magazine's Invention Awards issue, an annual feature profiling ten inventors of potentially world-changing technologies. In addition to the stories in ... read more
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    Marking the 10th anniversary of the Microsoft Imagine Cup student technology competition, Microsoft Corp. today announced the teams that will head to the Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals in July in Sydney, to showcase their innovative ideas for using technology to solve the world's toughest problems. As the winners of regional, national and online Imagine Cup competitions, these students represent the future of technology innovation and entrepreneurialism. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) Student teams from 75 countries have advanced to the finals with projects that ... read more
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    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology and green computing, announces its 1,000 node Apache Hadoop cluster is now live with the launch of EMC's Greenplum Analytics Workbench this week at EMC World in Las Vegas, Nevada. Supermicro joins EMC and their industry leading partners in a collaborative effort to create the world's largest open lab environment for Apache Hadoop testing and development. This open platform offers Hadoop developers access to a large ... read more
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    LAS VEGAS, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --EMC World 2012- LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced it is working with Cisco and EMC to bring the dramatic application acceleration benefits of PCIe® flash caching technology to the innovative and widely deployed Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120222/SF57952LOGO) The solution combines EMC VFCache(TM) intelligent caching software with the LSI® Nytro(TM) WarpDrive(TM) card, LSI's second-generation family of PCIe flash adapters, to further accelerate application performance and improve response time for Cisco servers in ... read more
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    Brainware announced today that Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), the leading provider of integrated travel and expense management services, has selected Brainware Distiller for the capture of header and line-item field data within the company's invoice processing solution, providing optimized processing efficiency and enabling Concur to process greater volumes while increasing the level of automation delivered to their customers. Distiller will be replacing a prior, template-based application for data capture. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100827/PH56146LOGO ) In selecting Distiller, the customer cited the application's unparalleled ability ... read more
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    AT&T* has set the pace, delivering the mobile Internet to more smartphone customers than any other U.S. provider. In addition to voice calling, AT&T customers are connecting to the mobile Internet more every day, using smartphones, tablets and other networked devices to access apps and the web to manage their personal and business affairs. To meet that exploding demand and enhance call quality and data speed, AT&T is re-allocating some radio frequency, or bandwidth, from its 2G to its more ... read more
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    Where's your cell phone? If you're like most consumers, it's probably within reach. Mobile messaging is now the most used means of consumer communication. However, the question remains, how do marketers integrate mobile messaging into marketing strategies? Mobile messaging in a distributed marketing environment must be implemented from a marketing perspective that takes into consideration all possible marketing channels. Saepio's new guidebook, Mobile Origination for Local Marketers: Mobile List Building, explores how a single marketing platform can help corporate and ... read more