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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

  • Posted at 10:00 AM
    The Newport Group, a leading national provider of retirement services, announced that it has appointed Anthony Laudato as Vice President and Chief Actuary, leading the firm’s bank-owned life insurance (BOLI) line of business. Mr. Laudato will report directly to Bryant Kirk, Newport’s Chief Operating Officer. ... read more
  • Posted at 10:00 AM
    Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced it has amended important contracts with Crown Castle (NYSE:CCI) to enable the delivery of the next-generation networks through Sprint’s Network Vision plan. The agreement impacts more than 10,000 of Sprint’s nationwide cell sites. Network Vision, ... read more
  • Posted at 9:50 AM
    Bamboo® Solutions, the leading provider of solutions for Microsoft® SharePoint®, has announced the immediate availability of Workflow Conductor™ v2.0 for SharePoint 2010. Workflow Conductor is a comprehensive solution for business process automation, leveraging SharePoint. This second major release of Workflow ... read more
  • Posted at 9:50 AM
    Nebula, launched today by a team of engineers and entrepreneurs from industry tech giants and led by former NASA CTO Chris C. Kemp, announced plans for a turnkey OpenStack hardware appliance that will shift the fundamental economics of computing by allowing businesses to easily, securely and ... read more
  • UMD Brain Cap Technology Turns Thought Into Motion --- COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 27, 2011
    Posted at 9:49 AM
    "Brain cap" technology being developed at the University of Maryland allows users to turn their thoughts into motion. Associate Professor of Kinesiology Jose 'Pepe' L. Contreras-Vidal and his team have created a non-invasive, sensor-lined cap with neural interface software that soon could be used to control computers, robotic prosthetic limbs, motorized wheelchairs and even digital avatars. "We are on track to develop, test and make available to the public--within the next few years--a safe, reliable, noninvasive brain-computer interface that can bring ... read more
  • Posted at 9:48 AM
    The cheeses and wines of Italy combine to make "The Perfect Pair" in DCI Cheese Company's ("DCI") newest enter-to-win contest. This August and September, consumers are invited to visit to access a wide variety of recipes, serving suggestions and wine pairings that are designed to perfectly complement the flavors of il Giardino Italian cheeses. While on the website, consumers can also enter for their chance to win a one-year membership to The Wine of the Month Club. Il Giardino has ... read more
  • Posted at 9:47 AM
    More than 50 Utah law enforcement agencies launched an anonymous crime tipping program today that allows the public to send tips through their phone or computer. Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and Rep. Greg Hughes joined police chiefs and sheriffs to let Utah residents know how they can now use the TipSoft service to submit secure and anonymous tips to law enforcement through their web browser, text message or smart phone. "Law enforcement agencies have to keep pace with technology to ... read more
  • TE Circuit Protection Publishes 2011 Product Catalog --- MENLO PARK, Calif., July 27, 2011
    Posted at 9:45 AM
    TE Circuit Protection announces the publication of its 2011 Product Catalog. The electronic version of the catalog is now posted on TE's website and the printed catalog is being distributed globally. The updated catalogue provides customers with a comprehensive, in-depth information on TE Circuit Protection's key product offerings, including: -- Overcurrent devices: PolySwitch resettable devices, circuit breakers and fuses -- Overvoltage devices: Gas Discharge ... read more
  • Posted at 9:41 AM
    Ping4, Inc., the leading provider of scalable, geo-location based communications software for use in mobile applications and services, announced today the launch of Ping4Deals, "The Ultimate Shopping App," a real-time, location sensitive, conditions-based, direct marketing tool that alerts Smartphone users with "Deal Alert" communications over any Wi-Fi network or GPS coverage near shopping malls, store locations and other retail venues. Ping4Deals is a new medium which targets the untapped market of tens of thousands of potential customers with smart phones ... read more
  • Posted at 9:40 AM
    H. D. Smith, among the nation's largest pharmaceutical wholesalers, today announced a reorganization of its national operations to meet unique regional needs of its customers. Regions will now be organized into West comprising divisions in California, Illinois, Kentucky and Texas, and East with divisions in Florida, New England, New York Metro. The two regions will be overseen by veteran senior leaders Tom Twitty, Corporate Vice President, Drug Divisions West and Christian Herrington, Corporate Vice President, Drug Divisions East. ... read more
  • Posted at 9:37 AM
    MWM Acoustics, a leading provider of high-performance acoustic solutions, has completed the sale of the company to Harman International Industries (NYSE:HAR). Founded in 1997 by former Bell Labs engineers, MWM has unique expertise in the design and deployment of small-scale ... read more
  • Posted at 9:31 AM
    Social media strategies usually include establishing presences on numerous social sites. But how do you determine which networks make sense for your brand? Today on the Beyond PR blog we discuss the different aspects of selecting the social networks that make sense for your organization's objectives - and that your team can manage successfully. (Photo: Read the full story here: The Beyond PR blog highlights communications tactics and trends in public relations, investor relations, social media, SEO and ... read more
  • Posted at 9:24 AM
    UHC today announced a new offering for UHC supply chain participants that links clinical and supply data, thereby identifying potential savings opportunities for supply-intensive medical/surgical service lines and procedures. The new Base Medicare Severity Diagnosis-Related Group (MS-DRG) Report capability is another significant enhancement of UHC's market-leading spend analytics tool, SpendLINK®. The new report displays information from the UHC Clinical Data Base/Resource Manager(TM) and gives users access to both clinical and supply data within the same reporting system. This new enhancement ... read more
  • Posted at 9:20 AM
    Skyriver Communications (, operator of Southern California's largest fixed wireless broadband network, announced today that it has expanded its network in Los Angeles and Orange County. In the Los Angeles area, Skyriver now provides business class broadband service to Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey and West Los Angeles. In Orange County, Skyriver has added coverage in the cities of Orange, Garden Grove, Tustin, Santa Ana and Westminster. As part of its network expansion, Skyriver has also upgraded ... read more
  • Posted at 9:08 AM
    Luckie & Company, a marketing communications firm representing national and regional clients, has acquired Integrative Logic, an Atlanta-based data analytics marketing firm that has built its reputation on a unique and innovative approach to business. Integrative Logic (IL) analyzes consumer buying behavior. The IL team digs deep into geodemographic, behavioral and sales data to create more targeted advertising, direct marketing, PR, digital and social media programs that help clients achieve a higher return on investment. IL has the analytical skills and ... read more
  • Posted at 9:04 AM
    Regenesis Management Group, LLC, a company that focuses on the efficient use of finite natural resources through the development of innovative techniques, announced today it is hosting an open house this Friday, July 29th, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at its Northern Colorado Research ... read more
  • Posted at 9:02 AM
    Organizers of the Game Developers Conference® Online (GDC Online) have revealed that the 2011 Online Game Legend Award at the second annual Game Developers Choice Online Awards will go to John Taylor and Kelton Flinn, the founders of Kesmai Corporation, and the creators of seminal, inspirational early online games including Island of Kesmai and Air Warrior. In addition, the second persistent online game to be inducted into the Choice Online Awards Hall of Fame will be Sony Online Entertainment's beloved fantasy ... read more
  • Posted at 9:02 AM
    TwitchTV, the largest gaming video and chat community in the world, today announced the public availability of its Partner Program. TwitchTV Partners are an exclusive group of video game broadcasters across all major gaming platforms, that leverage the TwitchTV video broadcasting ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to increase energy efficiency through data center consolidation and information technology enhancements for the DOE complex. (Logo: ) This is the first ever Federal Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) focused solely on reaching sustainability goals through improved IT practices. In 2010, President Obama announced an effort to close more than 800 government data centers by 2015 in order to save taxpayers an estimated $3 billion. "Lockheed Martin ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    According to a new survey(1) conducted by independent research firm Toluna and released today by®, 40 percent of moms are planning to spend the minimum for back-to-school season, citing a tough economy as the reason to buy less. While all parents are cautious about spending this year, the survey also found that the majority (63 percent) of parents are excited about back-to-school shopping, with one third saying they love school supplies and this is their favorite time of ... read more