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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

  • TDS Announces First Quarter 2012 Dividend --- CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2012
    Posted at 1:34 PM
    The board of directors of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS), a leading provider of telecommunications services, has declared a first quarter 2012 dividend of $.1225 per Common Share and Series A Common Share. Payment will be made on March 30, 2012 to shareholders of record as of March 16, 2012. About TDSTelephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS), a Fortune 500® company, provides wireless, local and long-distance telephone, and broadband services to approximately 7 million customers in 36 states ... read more
  • Exar Strengthens Presence in Power Management --- FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 28, 2012
    Posted at 1:30 PM
    Exar Corporation (Nasdaq: EXAR) today announced that Dr. Zaki Moussaoui has joined the Company as Division Vice President, Power Systems Architecture. Dr. Moussaoui will report to Louis DiNardo, the Company's president and chief executive officer. "Zaki is a seasoned power management expert who will help to drive our market focus and product development effort," said Mr. DiNardo. "His ability extends beyond programmable power and high performance analog power solutions to encompass growing markets in data communications, LED control, and integrated power ... read more
  • Posted at 1:30 PM
    Dedicated Computing, a Waukesha-based designer and manufacturer of purpose-specific compute platforms for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), announced that Bilal A. Khan has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Khan will drive the development and implementation of Dedicated's previously announced software and services strategy. Khan comes to Dedicated with more than 15 years of technical leadership experience, most recently leading the R&D / Engineering activities for Nokia Siemens Networks (formerly Motorola Inc). ... read more
  • Posted at 1:22 PM
    MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/28/12 -- Sigma Designs (NASDAQ: SIGM), the world leader in connected media platforms, today announced that it will report its financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended January 28, 2012 following the close of regular trading on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. At 2:00 pm Pacific Time, Sigma's management will conduct a conference call. Thinh Tran, chief executive officer, Thomas Gay, chief financial officer, and Ken Lowe, vice president of strategic ... read more
  • Posted at 1:20 PM
    Sensible Vision, the leading supplier of face recognition software, will showcase its highly successful FastAccess™ face recognition with nearly 6 million licenses worldwide. Applying the technology to the mobile environment, FastAccess Anywhere means users enjoy instant synchronization across multiple devices including iOS, ... read more
  • Posted at 1:15 PM
    Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today congratulates its many customers recognized as award nominees and winners at the Oscar®, GRAMMY®, and ACE Eddie Awards, collectively the world’s most prestigious ceremonies that honor music, film and television industry professionals. At the 2012 Annual Academy ... read more
  • Quest Diagnostics Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend --- MADISON, N.J., Feb. 28, 2012
    Posted at 1:15 PM
    Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 per share, payable on April 17, 2012, to shareholders of record of Quest Diagnostics common stock on April 3, 2012. About Quest Diagnostics Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. The company offers the broadest ... read more
  • Posted at 1:10 PM
    DogTime Media, the largest vertical media community focused exclusively on pet enthusiasts, today announced that its anchor site DogTime.com was voted Best Overall Website for Dog Lovers by the readers of Bay Woof - the San Francisco Bay Area's premier publication for local canines and their human companions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081001/AQW549LOGO) Bay Woof magazine's annual Beast of the Bay Awards recognizes their readers' favorite dog friendly people, places and things in the greater SF Bay Area. This year they received a record number ... read more
  • Posted at 1:10 PM
    Zions Direct, the online broker-dealer that allows its customers to purchase municipal bonds in its daily web-based auctions, announces its weekly auction results. In auctions closed from February 20, 2012 to February 24, 2012, investors purchasing municipal bonds in the auctions received average tax-exempt yields 0.80 percentage points, or 80 basis points, higher than similar bonds as reported by the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110914/SF68814LOGO) Zions Direct, in conjunction with BondDesk Group LLC, regularly publishes a Market Snapshot ... read more
  • Posted at 1:04 PM
    Wargaming.net, the award-winning videogame developer and publisher, soars to new heights with the new addition of Soviet warplanes, the third faction revealed for the flight combat action MMO World of Warplanes. The game is currently in its global alpha phase, where an army of test pilots are assisting the development team in improving and polishing the gameplay. The initial Soviet tech tree will include the legendary La-5 light fighter and Il-2 ground-attack plane, along with more than 20 other warbirds. ... read more
  • Posted at 1:04 PM
    XanEdu Publishing, Inc., a leading innovator of customizable course materials, and Flat World Knowledge, the largest publisher of expert-authored and peer-reviewed open college textbooks, announced today that they are partnering to offer a flexible way for educators to provide students with low-cost textbook and course pack alternatives. The partnership addresses the growing need for affordable course content that professors can easily customize to better fit their teaching and course requirements. The two companies are integrating Flat World's MIYO (Make ... read more
  • Posted at 1:03 PM
    Taco Gilbert, Ret. USAF Brigadier General, and Vice President of ISR Business Development at Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the U.S. Air Force that it will set aside the contract issued in December for Light Air Support capabilities (LAS): "We are disappointed by this decision. We offered the U.S. Air Force a fully proven and cost-effective Light Air Support solution - and one that would be made in America, create ... read more
  • Posted at 1:00 PM
    BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/28/12 -- The Standish Group will demonstrate our Innovation Funnel Methodology and Product at OMG events in March. On March 13th at the OMG's Demystifying Financial Services Semantics Conference at the Sentry Center, The Standish Group will show to attendees how the Innovation Funnel helps drive and speed-up innovation. "Innovation is key to an organization's success and growth," said Jim Johnson, Chairman, The Standish Group. "We will show how the innovation funnel allows you to ... read more
  • Posted at 1:00 PM
    In January 2012, GlaxoSmithKline ("GSK") the United Kingdom's largest pharmaceutical company agreed to resolve more than 20,000 cases alleging their diabetes drug Avandia causes heart attacks. Meanwhile, the plaintiffs' attorneys have not been compensated for their out-of-pocket expenses incurred in pursuing these meritorious cases. RD Legal Funding, LLC ("RD Legal") a leading lawsuit settlement funding company, is available to provide qualified applicants with immediate financial relief. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110803/NY45278LOGO) The FDA approved the use of rosiglitazone for treatment of Type 2 Diabetes on ... read more
  • Posted at 1:00 PM
    Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) will hold a conference call on April 20, 2012 to discuss the results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2012. The conference call is scheduled to begin at 3:00 pm (Paris time) – 9:00 am (US Eastern Time). A press release ... read more
  • Posted at 12:56 PM
    American Legion National Commander Fang A. Wong and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack signed a memorandum of understanding today to kick off a nationwide campaign to increase the percentage of military veterans employed by the USDA. “This ... read more
  • Posted at 12:50 PM
    SquareTrade, #1 consumer rated warranty provider, today announced it was the recipient of two 2012 prestigious Stevie® Awards. It was voted Favorite Customer Service provider in the Financial Services category by the more than 250,000 votes cast in the 2012 People's Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite Customer Service, and received a 2012 Gold Stevie® Award for Sales & Customer Service. Nicknamed the Stevie®( )for the Greek word "crowned," the awards was presented to honorees during a banquet at Caesars Palace in ... read more
  • Posted at 12:50 PM
    AhnLab, Inc. (www.ahnlab.com), a leading provider of integrated security solutions, today announced its three strategies to deliver its advanced security product and services to the US market at the “AhnLab RSA Media Roundtable” during the RSA Conference 2012. The company’s strategy includes: the expansion of ... read more
  • Posted at 12:49 PM
    SCRA, an emerging global leader in applied research and commercialization, today released two 2011 annual reports. The two annual reports outline the successes of both SCRA and SCRA Technology Ventures’ flagship SC Launch program. ... read more
  • Posted at 12:45 PM
    The Department of Education today launched a new website that clearly explains the increases in state taxpayer funding that school districts will receive under Governor Tom Corbett's proposed 2012-13 state budget. The website, which offers accurate funding information for the primary subsidies appropriated to school districts, is www.investinginpastudents.com. Corbett's proposed 2012-13 budget would provide more than $9.3 billion in state taxpayer funds in support of public schools. This is an increase of $338.1 million, or 3.7 percent, over the current budget and ... read more