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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

  • Posted at 3:18 PM
    Omnicom Group's (OMC) Zocalo Group, an industry leader in the word-of-mouth and social media marketing space, has been awarded the prestigious Iron SABRE for Product of the Year, recognizing the agency's new Recommendation Index. Organized by the Holmes Group, the annual SABRE Awards dinner took place in New York City earlier this month. A joint effort between Zocalo Group and M/A/R/C Research, the Recommendation Index is a measurement tool that enables brands to identify and track how consumers actually recommend within ... read more
  • Posted at 3:03 PM
    Kensey Nash Corporation (NASDAQ: KNSY), today announced it has acquired the assets comprising the product lines of Synthes Inc.'s (SIX: SYST.VX) Norian subsidiary for $22 million in cash. Norian currently manufactures a portfolio of orthobiosurgery products which are exclusively distributed globally by Synthes. As part of a long-term supply agreement, Kensey Nash will manufacture the Norian products, and Synthes will exclusively distribute the products worldwide. In addition, the companies entered into a research and development agreement to create certain related ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 PM
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/24/11 -- ServiceSource® (NASDAQ: SREV), the global leader in cloud-enabled service revenue performance solutions, today announced the expansion of its APJ operations headquarters. Located in the heart of Singapore's 'Technology Corridor' at Science Park II, ServiceSource will more than double its footprint in the Capricorn building to accommodate an aggressive hiring plan to support significant customer expansion over the next 18 months. In the past 12 months, ServiceSource has achieved the following key ... read more
  • Posted at 2:42 PM
    SocialCrush, a hands-on, interactive social media business conference, will kick off their new 'social business' national conference tour this summer. First stop is Wilmington, NC, at the Wilmington Convention Center, June 7 and 8, 2011. This launch will also mark the first ever appearance for a top level Facebook manager in the Carolinas. John Yi, Facebook's Strategic Program Marketing Manager, will keynote day one of the event and will also attend some SocialCrush networking events, panel discussions and SocialCrush workshops. Along ... read more
  • Posted at 2:36 PM
    Avecia Biotechnology Inc., a leader in therapeutic nucleic acid manufacturing and development services, and a new member of the Nitto Denko Corporation, today announced the official launch of its OliGO- Faster, Smarter, BetterSM development program. OliGO is the result ... read more
  • Posted at 2:34 PM
    The National Community Pharmacists Association today endorsed the Pharmacy Competition and Consumer Choice Act of 2011, which would protect patients' ability to go to the pharmacy of their choice, eliminate needless pharmaceutical spending and allow legitimate anti-fraud oversight, while avoiding abusive pharmacy audits. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100106/DC33253LOGO) "This bipartisan legislation would implement some badly needed reforms to give consumers new rights, reduce wasteful pharmaceutical spending and level the pharmacy playing field," said Robert Greenwood, RPh, NCPA President and Waterloo, Iowa, pharmacy owner. Introduced by U.S. ... read more
  • Posted at 2:31 PM
    The T.J. Martell Foundation is proud to announce that it is working with online auction experts, CharityFolks.com, to offer bidders rare access to their favorite artists at the 12th Annual Family Day. Up for auction are unforgettable experiences, like introducing Big Time Rush on stage with the band; having a private meet & greet and photo opportunity with Allstar Weekend; and checking out all four artists "up close" during their private soundcheck! This year's Family Day on Sunday, June ... read more
  • Posted at 2:30 PM
    PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI), a leader in antenna and scanning receiver solutions will showcase its expanded, high performance Bluewave™ antenna product line in Booth #118 at the 2011 ENTELEC Conference and Expo in Houston. PCTEL’s Bluewave antennas include rugged, high-performance Yagi and Omnidirectional antennas necessary in ... read more
  • Posted at 2:28 PM
    Blackstone Technology Group, Inc., announced today the relocation of its Sacramento office. The move is a result of expanded growth providing information technology (IT) services and solutions to clients in California’s state and local government. The move provides easier ... read more
  • Posted at 2:27 PM
    Larry Ellison, founder & CEO of Oracle Corporation [NASDAQ: ORCL], will keynote the Utah Technology Council’s (UTC) (http://www.utahtech.org) 2011 Hall of Fame Gala, an annual black-tie event honoring the accomplishments of the Utah technology industry. The gala, held at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake ... read more
  • Posted at 2:11 PM
    The American Legion is standing by its call for benefits to be awarded to Blue Water Navy veterans of the Vietnam War who are suffering health problems associated with exposure to the toxic herbicide Agent Orange. The Legion's reaffirmation of its position comes in the wake of a new report on the issue from the private, nonprofit Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences. As it stands, health-care benefit and compensation claims against Agent Orange exposure are recognized ... read more
  • Posted at 2:05 PM
    Vanguard EMS and Tektronix Component Solutions have signed a Joint Marketing Agreement to formalize their collaboration and the joint offering of their capabilities to customers in the defense, aerospace, medical and industrial equipment markets. While companies in these markets frequently seek to control costs through outsourced manufacturing, finding suitable suppliers can be challenging due to the high-complexity and high-reliability requirements of their products. Through the collaboration of Vanguard EMS, a high-reliability electronics manufacturing service provider, and Tektronix Component Solutions, ... read more
  • Posted at 2:00 PM
    Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) (NASDAQ: VNDA), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of products for central nervous system disorders, today announced that it will hold its 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Thursday, June 16, 2011, in Rockville, Maryland. The record date for the Annual Meeting is April 20, 2011. Only stockholders of record as of the close of business on April 20, 2011 may vote at the meeting or any adjournment thereof. Vanda's ... read more
  • Forward Industries Expands Board --- SANTA MONICA, Calif.
    Posted at 2:00 PM
    Forward Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORD), a designer and distributor of power, protection and peripheral solutions for consumer electronic devices, today announced that Ciara Burnham, a Senior Managing Director of Evercore Partners, has joined the Company’s Board of Directors, increasing the size of the Board to seven ... read more
  • Posted at 2:00 PM
    Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS), one of the world’s premier technology licensing companies, today announced it has awarded its annual “Innovator of the Future” scholarship to Victoria Greenen of Los Altos High School and Kelly Hamachi of Mountain View High School. ... read more
  • Posted at 1:58 PM
    AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced that it received a firm-fixed-price contract order valued at $8,373,995 under a follow-on contract with the U.S. Army. The order comprises new digital Raven® small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) and initial spares packages. ... read more
  • Posted at 1:57 PM
    PatientKeeper®, Inc., the leading provider of physician health information systems (HIS), today announced that it will host an educational webinar sponsored by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), titled “The Accelerating Countdown to Meaningful Use,” on Wednesday, May ... read more
  • Posted at 1:54 PM
    In Founders/Corporate Executives section, beginning of third bullet should read: Sam Runco – Founder of Runco International... (sted Sam Runco – Founder and CEO of Runco International...). The corrected release reads: CEA NAMES ... read more
  • Posted at 1:43 PM
    NASA's designation of the Orion crew exploration vehicle as the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) provides our nation with a sound solution for deep space mission capability within the currently proposed budgets. This path forward will soon enable humans to venture out into the cosmos to explore and study interplanetary destinations never before seen or touched by mankind. NASA's commitment will ensure that our nation maintains a strong global leadership position in space exploration through a robust program designed to be ... read more
  • Posted at 1:41 PM
    Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the XIENCE nano(TM) Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System for the treatment of coronary artery disease in small vessels. XIENCE nano, which is based on the same platform as the XIENCE V® Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System, offers physicians in the United States a new option for treating patients with coronary artery disease in vessels as small as 2.25 mm in diameter. "The treatment of ... read more