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Friday, March 2, 2012

  • Posted at 7:52 AM
    Astronomers using data from NASA's Hubble Telescope have observed what appears to be a clump of dark matter left behind from a wreck between massive clusters of galaxies. The result could challenge current theories about dark matter that predict galaxies should be anchored to the invisible substance even during the shock of a collision. (Logo: Abell 520 is a gigantic merger of galaxy clusters located 2.4 billion light-years away. Dark matter is not visible, although its presence and distribution is found ... read more
  • ForgeRock Secures $7M in a Series A Funding From Accel Partners --- OSLO, Norway and PALO ALTO, Calif., March 2, 2012
    Posted at 7:51 AM
    ForgeRock, the open source vendor behind the I3 Open Identity Platform, today announced that it has raised USD$7 million in series A funding from global venture firm Accel Partners. ForgeRock selected Accel Partners after receiving a high level of interest from several of the world's leading venture capital funds. (Logo: ) (Logo: )"We were looking for investors with a track record of backing companies which subsequently come to define their category," said Lasse Andresen, ForgeRock Founder and CEO. "In Accel, ... read more
  • Posted at 7:50 AM
    MathWorks today announced HDL Coder, which automatically generates HDL code from MATLAB, allowing engineers to implement FPGA and ASIC designs from the widely used MATLAB language. MathWorks also announced HDL Verifier, which includes FPGA hardware-in-the-loop capabilities for ... read more
  • Watson Launches Generic PROMETRIUM(R) --- PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 2, 2012
    Posted at 7:34 AM
    Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI) today confirmed that Watson has launched an authorized generic version of PROMETRIUM® (progesterone, USP) Capsules 100mg and 200mg, as part of an agreement with Abbott Laboratories. Watson began shipping the product today. PROMETRIUM® Capsules are indicated for use in the prevention of endometrial hyperplasia in non hysterectomized postmenopausal women who are receiving conjugated estrogen tablets. They are also indicated for use in secondary amenorrhea. Under the terms of the supply agreement, Abbott manufactures and supplies Watson ... read more
  • Posted at 7:31 AM
    James Ambrose has been named Senior Account Executive for Strategic Sourcing for Trillium Solutions Group. He will lead the business development team for Trillium's Strategic Sourcing Services which includes both staffing and permanent placement. The announcement was made by Steve Adelstein, President and CEO of Trillium. "We are very excited to have Jim as part of the Trillium organization. Jim has a great reputation for going the extra mile for clients. He will be an important part of Trillium ... read more
  • Posted at 7:30 AM
    Infogroup, the leading provider of high-value data and multichannel marketing solutions, announced the acquisition of Seattle based GoTime, Inc., a data management platform company specializing in high value data acquisition and delivery. The GoTime platform drives data from any source, ... read more
  • Posted at 7:30 AM
    SkillSoft today introduced a new webinar series featuring current leading-edge business experts sharing their insights on leadership development. The webinar series, Conversations in Leadership, includes speakers that are featured in SkillSoft’s Leadership Development Channel and 50 ... read more
  • Posted at 7:30 AM
    BlueStar(TM), manufacturer of high-performance, commercial gas ranges and cooktops for the residential market, is relaunching its website to give users new, exciting ways to experience its products - including more intuitive navigation, content from professional chefs, and interactive experiences like customizing your own BlueStar. (Photo: ) "The new offers a sleek design and rich content, making it easier for customers to interact with us," said Mike Trapp, president of Prizer Painter Stove Works, Inc., the maker of BlueStar. ... read more
  • Posted at 7:30 AM announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO), Nokia (NYSE: NOK), Canon, Inc. (NYSE: CAJ) and Apple Inc (Nasdaq: AAPL). (Logo: Get the most recent insight from Zacks Equity Research with the free Profit from the Pros newsletter: Here are highlights ... read more
  • Posted at 7:27 AM
    iRise®, the global leader in enterprise visualization solutions, is proud to announce that it has joined Lotus F1 Team as part of its elite Technical Partners program. Through this new partnership, the former world-champions will leverage iRise software visualization to accelerate time-to-market for its critical software development initiatives. Lotus F1 Team is one of the premier outfits in the Formula 1 World Championship. Under its former Renault F1 Team banner, the team won the Drivers' and Constructors' World Championships in 2005 ... read more
  • Posted at 7:27 AM
    iRise®, the global leader in enterprise visualization software solutions, is proud to announce that Lotus F1 Team, a leading Formula 1 racing outfit, has signed on as a Strategic Partner for iRise's Executive Roundtable Series. iRise's next Executive Roundtable Series event, co-produced by Lotus F1 Team, will take place on Friday May 25th 2012 in Nice, France. iRise founded its non-promotional Executive Roundtable Series in 2005 with a vision to deliver world-class content and networking to global CIOs, with the theme ... read more
  • Posted at 7:24 AM
    Ascend Acquisition Corp. (OTC BB: ASCQ) (“Ascend Acquisition” or the “Company”) announced that it has completed its previously announced merger with San Francisco-based mobile gaming company, Andover Games, LLC (“Andover Games”). As a result of the transaction, Andover Games has become a wholly owned subsidiary of ... read more
  • Posted at 7:23 AM
    Debuting at Global Pet Expo, the nation's largest pet industry trade show, HABRI Central ( is the place to go for all data collection, research and collaboration for human-animal bond studies. The online resource is made possible by The Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative Foundation (HABRI) in collaboration with the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and Purdue Libraries. HABRI Central provides researchers, medical practitioners, health and pet-industry professionals and pet owners easy access to a comprehensive bibliography and repository of scholarly ... read more
  • Posted at 7:15 AM
    Autobytel Inc. (Nasdaq: ABTL), a leading provider of online consumer purchase requests and marketing resources to the automotive industry, today announced that Jeffrey Coats, the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, will provide an overview of the company at the ... read more
  • Posted at 7:09 AM
    The majority of high school students are unprepared for the multiple demands of college work and the level of responsibility required by studying away from home. But there are new ways to taste the college experience and visit some of the most intriguing science venues in the West. In an effort to bridge the gap from high school to college, the University of California San Diego offers Academic Connections, a summer residential immersion program that gives high school students a taste ... read more
  • Posted at 7:07 AM
    Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest distributor of digital and physical books, together with K-NFB Reading Technology, developer of the Blio eReading application, today announced a distribution agreement with Smashwords that will bring nearly 100,000 independently-published ebooks to the Blio store. (Logo: ) Blio is the feature-rich ereading application that allows readers to experience ereading in a new way, and use their digital library across multiple devices. Smashwords is the leading distributor of indie (self-published) ebooks, offering a ... read more
  • QRxPharma to Present at the 32nd Cowen Health Care Conference --- BEDMINSTER, N.J. and SYDNEY, March 2, 2012
    Posted at 7:05 AM
    QRxPharma Limited (ASX:QRX and OTCQX:QRXPY) a commercial-stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialisation of new treatments for pain, announced today Dr. John Holaday, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the 32nd Cowen Heath Care Conference. The presentation is scheduled for Monday, 5 March commencing at 4:30 pm EST USA (Sydney, Australia: 8.30 am Tuesday, 6 March) at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts. "We are pleased to be invited to present at this ... read more
  • Posted at 7:05 AM
    APconnections, a leading supplier of plug-and-play bandwidth shaping products and the creator of the NetEqualizer, this week announced that the NetEqualizer is being deployed by Global Gossip in US National Parks to complement Global Gossip's High-Speed Internet Access (HSIA) offering. ... read more
  • petMD Celebrates If Pets Had Thumbs Day --- MIAMI, March 2, 2012
    Posted at 7:00 AM
    March 3(rd) has been named "If Pets Had Thumbs Day." In honor of this wonderfully wacky holiday, has compiled a list of the top ten things your pet would probably do if they did indeed have opposable thumbs. (Logo: ) 1. Give You a Thumbs Up: If your pet had thumbs, it would have a new way of expressing gratitude or happiness -- giving you a thumbs up! ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    Denali Advanced Integration announced today it has been named to CRN's second annual list of the Tech Elite 250. Companies on the 2012 Tech Elite 250 list represent an elite group of IT Solution Providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most technical certifications in the IT Channel. In compiling the list, CRN editors worked with the UBM Channel research group and a team of outside experts to define the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in ... read more