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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

  • Posted at 10:37 AM
    Poken, an electronic social networking device and electronic shopping tool, will make its North American debut at the Summit Business Conference October 18-19 in Boulder, Colorado. Participants will wear Pokens, whimsical devices that use near field communication (NFC) to retrieve and store information from fellow attendees. The Summit Business Conference brings eight headline speakers to a single stage, providing independent entrepreneurs and small businesses access to insights usually available only to Fortune 500 companies. Rather than exchanging business cards, Summit attendees ... read more
  • Posted at 10:35 AM
    Star Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq: CIGX) reports today the publication of the first peer-reviewed article on the in-vitro and in-vivo activity of anatabine in Alzheimer's Disease. The article is authored by scientists at the Roskamp Institute and is electronically published in the European Journal of Pharmacology (2011 Sept 19). It states that anatabine lowers Alzheimer's A-beta production in-vitro and in-vivo. (Logo: ) In the article the authors describe the accumulation of an abnormal substance, called A-beta, the substance ... read more
  • Posted at 10:33 AM
    Today more than 125 farmers, ranchers, teachers, small business owners and others from rural communities and small towns across the country gathered in Washington, D.C. as part of a "Broadband WORKS for Rural America" advocacy day. Participants delivered the message to policymakers that increased access to high-speed Internet is a critical component of job creation and economic development, and is necessary to ensuring a prosperous future for citizens living in remote or hard-to-reach communities. (Photo: While on Capitol Hill, participants ... read more
  • Posted at 10:33 AM
    Practically Green™, the award-winning company that uses gamification and the social web to motivate people to make healthy green changes at home, at work and in their community, today announced the launch of Practically Green for Business, a configurable version of its sustainability ... read more
  • Posted at 10:25 AM
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  • Posted at 10:22 AM
    ESI Group, pioneer and world-leading solution provider in virtual prototyping for manufacturing industries, announces the release of Virtual Performance Solution (VPS) Version 2011. Virtual Performance Solution enables ESI’s ... read more
  • Posted at 10:22 AM
    On Center Software, the first name in construction software, today announced the firm's Quick Bid software will be including upgraded Armstrong Commercial Ceilings product and pricing data. With Armstrong's help, On Center Software has integrated hundreds of Armstrong ceiling materials and over 210 Armstrong Ceiling System Assemblies into Quick Bid, the firm's signature software product. Updated information on all Armstrong items, including seismic assemblies, will be included in the Quick Bid Interiors Database. Quick Bid offers a pre-defined database of vendor ... read more
  • Motorcycle Apparel Retailer Announces New Web Site --- FOREST CITY, Iowa, Oct. 4, 2011
    Posted at 10:19 AM
    Iowa-based e-commerce retailer of motorcycle apparel, D&K Ventures LLC, announced the launch of a new Web site today: President of D&K Ventures LLC, Duane Moe, said, "My wife and I have been riding motorcycles our entire lives, and now that our children are old enough, they are too. Many of our products are necessities if you own a motorcycle, and we're excited to share them through the new Web site." was designed with both male and female motorcyclists in ... read more
  • Posted at 10:16 AM
    California Science & Engineering Corporation, dba CALSEC of Irvine, CA, USA, has agreed with Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd. to jointly develop and market “Digital Dog Nose” (“DDN”), the next generation of “atometers” -- the equipment for noninvasive online chemical analysis of unknown materials -- as ... read more
  • Posted at 10:15 AM
    IRVING, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 10/04/11 -- VHA Inc., the national health care network, today introduced VHA PriceLYNX™ 2.5, with multiple enhancements that are designed to further help hospitals improve their bottom line, strengthen their cash flow and maintain high-quality outcomes while they continue to confront shrinking reimbursements, escalating costs and the rapidly evolving health care environment. This $60 billion database represents the value of members' supply purchases and enables subscribers to gain greater insight into prices on ... read more
  • Posted at 10:13 AM
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced the most successful launch in EA SPORTS history as EA SPORTS™ FIFA 12 hit store shelves and online retailers across the globe. Critical accolades have rolled in for the highest rated sports videogame of this console generation^, and fans around ... read more
  • Posted at 10:13 AM
    Newport Corporation (NASDAQ: NEWP) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Ophir Optronics Ltd. ("Ophir"), a global leader in precision infrared optics, photonics instrumentation and three-dimensional non-contact measurement equipment, for $8.43 per share in cash. Robert J. Phillippy, Newport's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are delighted to have Ophir join the Newport team, and we are confident that the addition of Ophir's outstanding products, technologies and customer relationships will further strengthen Newport's leadership position in ... read more
  • Posted at 10:12 AM
    This October, conscious consumers and ethically-minded brands will unite to celebrate the eighth annual Fair Trade Month in the United States. The month will be marked by education events, in-store sampling programs and online initiatives designed to increase awareness and sales of Fair Trade Certified products, ultimately leading to greater impact for farmers and workers in developing countries. The theme for the national awareness effort is Every Purchase Matters. Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in ... read more
  • Posted at 10:11 AM
    ALPHARETTA, Georgia, October 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IVONA Software today announced that its IVONA SDK, available through IVONA Developer Program (, now features support for iOS, including iPhone and iPad devices. This, together with support for Android, MeeGo, Linux and Windows Phone 7, makes IVONA SDK consistent, easy to use Text to Speech technology for all developers interested in giving the top Speech User Interface experience to their apps users. The IVONA Text to Speech is available for ... read more
  • Posted at 10:10 AM
    LOS ANGELES, October 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Taking place December 1-2, 2011 at the US Grant, San Diego, CA Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI), the leading news and media service for senior executives in the medical device sector, today announced the launch of its inaugural R&D Portfolio Management conference, a unique event focused on the executive management of innovation to ensure future growth and profitability in the medical device sector, ... read more
  • Posted at 10:06 AM
    4G World and Connected Planet today announced finalists in the Best of 4G Awards. The awards recognize leaders in the development and deployment of 4G technologies and are presented as part of the 4G World 2011 Conference and Expo, happening ... read more
  • Posted at 10:05 AM
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: GCI (NASDAQ: GNCMA) GCI will issue its third quarter 2011 earnings release after the market closes on Wed., Nov. 2, 2011. The financial ... read more
  • Posted at 10:03 AM
    SAN RAMON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/04/11 -- New testing tool assists manufacturers with declaring ONVIF conformance of products ONVIF member forum provides enhanced technical support, discussion opportunities More than 1,100 conformant products available on the market ONVIF, the leading standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced today that it has released a new set of tools designed to aid member companies in designing and releasing new, innovative ONVIF conformant products to the physical security market. The updated Test Tool (v1.02.4) ... read more
  • Posted at 10:02 AM
    Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it has obtained mission expense records and passenger manifests from the United States Air Force related to the June 21-27, 2011, trip taken by First Lady Michelle Obama, her family and her staff to South Africa and Botswana. Judicial Watch obtained the documents pursuant to an August 19, 2011, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Air Force (No. 11-1496)). Judicial Watch is investigating ... read more
  • Posted at 10:02 AM
    Akibia, a leading provider of consulting, integration, support and managed services for data center, network and security solutions, announced today that it has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification globally across the organization. The successful completion of the rigorous testing process required for certification exemplifies Akibia's continued global commitment to providing only the highest standard of service to customers. The successful ISO certification was made through EQA Limited, an accredited independent certification body. "Everything we do at Akibia emphasizes providing exceptional service and an ... read more