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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

  • Posted at 10:00 AM
    The U.N. Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID), The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Citi (NYSE: C), Ford Foundation, Omidyar Network, and Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) announced today the launch of the Better Than Cash Alliance. The new initiative will call on governments, the development community and the private sector to adopt the use of electronic payments for programs that support people living in poverty--and provide resources to those who commit to make the transition. (Logo: ... read more
  • Posted at 9:59 AM
    Internet industry advocate and policy strategist Michael Drobac has joined the law firm of Patton Boggs LLP. Resident in the firm's Washington DC office, Mr. Drobac joins Patton Boggs as a senior policy advisor to clients of the firm's Technology and Communications (Techcomm) practice. (Logo: ) Mr. Drobac brings exceptional experience and insight to the Patton Boggs team. He has a keen understanding of the key public policy issues facing the global Internet and e-commerce industries. He also understands how ... read more
  • Posted at 9:56 AM
    Cvent, Inc., the world's largest cloud-based provider of event management, venue selection and web survey solutions, today announced it was the proud recipient of two Stevie® Awards at the 10(th) annual American Business Awards ceremony. Reggie Aggarwal, CEO and co-founder of Cvent, was honored with the prestigious gold award in the Executive of the Year category for computer software companies. This was the top honor in a pool of fifteen finalists that included the CEOs of Citrix Systems, ... read more
  • Posted at 9:54 AM
    CTI Group (Holdings) Inc. (OTCQB:CTIG), a leading developer of telecommunications solutions for fixed, mobile and converged communications, announces the hire of Randy Sorensen as new Vice President of Sales and Marketing, USA, Canada and LATAM. Mr. Sorensen is a seasoned veteran and well respected name in the telecommunications industry, with over 30 years of experience and having spent an extended period time at world class organizations and industry leaders Avaya Inc., and Cisco Systems. His background in IT also includes time ... read more
  • Posted at 9:52 AM
    Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, announced the availability of its innovative 1:1 ratio LED square display (UD22B) and transparent display (NL22B) solutions. The UD22B and NL22B provide business owners with solutions for creating entirely new types of promotional displays in ... read more
  • Posted at 9:50 AM
    To help hospital Emergency Departments enhance revenue from government and private insurance reimbursements and improve their relationship with self-pay patients, PointCare has launched PointCarePA. The patient advocacy platform allows hospitals to combine best practices with the use of a low-cost eligibility tool to strengthen the moment when patients are questioned about their plan of payment. Unlike other reimbursement software in the marketplace, PointCarePA captures the patient data using a five question, 90-second eligibility assessment at point-of-care, which engages the ... read more
  • Posted at 9:45 AM
    With the combined power of NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes, as well as a cosmic magnification effect, astronomers have spotted what could be the most distant galaxy ever seen. Light from the young galaxy captured by the orbiting observatories first shone when our 13.7-billion-year-old universe was just 500 million years old. (Logo: The far-off galaxy existed within an important era when the universe began to transit from the so-called cosmic dark ages. During this period, the universe went ... read more
  • Posted at 9:41 AM
    CollegeAmerica and its family of colleges (Stevens-Henager College, California College San Diego) a leading provider of on-campus and online higher education, today announced that it's on track to award several millions of dollars in scholarships to new students by the end of the year. Only $1.5 million in scholarship funds remains for the fourth quarter of 2012. "We have seen tremendous interest in these scholarships. If you're thinking about continuing your education, now's your chance to take advantage of these programs," ... read more
  • Posted at 9:38 AM
    Verizon Wireless today announced that customers in San Diego will have access to its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in more places when the company expands its 4G LTE network on Sept. 20 in Otay Mesa and the Eastlake area of Chula Vista. The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network covers more than 75 percent of the U.S. population and has more coverage than all other U.S. wireless providers combined. Verizon Wireless has announced its intention to provide ... read more
  • Posted at 9:37 AM
    ExtraHop Networks, the leading provider of network-based application performance management (APM) solutions, received two major accolades at the 10th-annual American Business Awards (ABAs), honoring the company for its commitment to technology innovation. ExtraHop’s Application Inspection Triggers (AI Triggers) technology was recognized ... read more
  • Posted at 9:33 AM
    The accelerating speed and accessibility of the internet has led to remarkable growth for web-based companies (commonly referred to as Web 2.0). Without the limitations of inventory controls, production schedules, and supply chain management and with access to a global customer base, web-based companies have limitless opportunities for growth. However, maximizing this growth opportunity and ensuring the greatest profitability requires fresh or innovative business thinking and expertise often lacking in these young, but growing tech companies. (Logo: ) One of ... read more
  • Posted at 9:30 AM
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has approved $28.4 million in grants to fund 38 projects in 25 states and the District of Columbia that will provide transitional housing to homeless Veterans. Among these 38 projects, 31 will provide temporary housing to homeless Veterans with the ... read more
  • Posted at 9:30 AM
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/19/12 -- RainStor, a provider of Big Data management software, will co-present a live webinar with Dell's Solutions Manager, Craig Warthen, on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. The webinar, "Big Data, Bigger Choices, Biggest Value: How to Pick the Right Technology for Your Big Data Management Needs," will cover a range of storage-based solutions that address specific Big Data needs and pain points enterprises experience today. Efficient Big ... read more
  • Posted at 9:29 AM
    Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) announced that Mr. Michael Simon has been hired as Director of Advanced Technology for Sinclair Television Group. The announcement was made by Mr. Mark Aitken, Vice President of Advanced Technology for Sinclair. (Logo: ) In making the announcement, Mr. Aitken said, "Development of Next Generation Broadcast Television standards and technologies will drive the future of our industry, and Mike is an industry leader in the broadcast technology arena. His history of work within ... read more
  • Posted at 9:25 AM
    Following three years of rapid growth in the nutriceutical market, PRN Physician Recommended Nutriceuticals, announced the expansion of its North American footprint in the highly coveted New York metro area. Galvanizing this expansion is the new partnership with and endorsement of Dr. Eric Donnenfeld, nationally renowned ophthalmologist, clinical professor of ophthalmology at NYU and key-opinion leader at New York's Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI). PRN account representatives have already been deployed to the New York Metro Area, ... read more
  • Posted at 9:24 AM
    MANASSAS, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/19/12 -- Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that Mark C. Cherry will become President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective October 1, 2012. Mark succeeds John S. Langford, the company's founder, who will continue as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mark joins Aurora from Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation where he was Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Synergy. He previously served as Vice President of Marine Corps Systems where he was responsible for the CH-53K ... read more
  • Posted at 9:23 AM
    nCircle, the leader in information risk and information risk and security performance management solutions, today announced a new Spiceworks web seminar entitled "Your Security Needs a Tune-up." To maximize your investment in an automobile, the manufacturer provides a schedule ... read more
  • Posted at 9:21 AM
    Verizon Wireless customers in Merced will be able to experience the blazingly fast speeds and capabilities of America's largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network when the service launches there on Thursday, September 20. The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network covers more than 75 percent of the U.S. population and has more coverage than all other U.S. wireless providers combined. The introduction of 4G LTE in Merced moves Verizon Wireless one step closer to its goal of covering ... read more
  • Posted at 9:18 AM
    The Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities in partnership with NIC and the City of Indianapolis and Marion County will present a free webinar at 2 p.m., EDT, Thurs., September 20 about PCI compliance and secure payment processing. The webinar will highlight the partnership between ... read more
  • Posted at 9:14 AM
    Interested in learning about what it takes to become one of the highest performing organizations in the nation? During the two-day educational symposium, "Baldrige Sharing Days," leaders from Henry Ford Health System will share the steps their institution took to become a 2011 Malcolm Baldrige Award recipient, one of the most prestigious national awards for performance excellence. The event will be held Oct. 16 - 17 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. In the spirit of the Baldrige process, this event ... read more