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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

  • Posted at 12:49 PM
    The Census Bureau has launched a newly redesigned home page in the first of many enhancements to over the coming year. (Logo: The new features improve navigation and ease of use, thereby making content more accessible, comprehensible and interesting to the broadest possible audience. Some of the new features reporters will find include: -- A top drop-down menu for quick navigation to key topics. -- An embeddable dashboard in the upper right corner ... read more
  • Posted at 12:30 PM
    Craig Duff, former director of multimedia and chief video journalist at TIME, will join the Medill faculty in February as a clinical professor, Dean John Lavine announced today. Since 2008, Duff was responsible for overseeing multimedia, video and podcast production at TIME, where he also trained reporters to use video and produced his own visual work as the magazine and website expanded digital production, both online and in tablets. He was recognized with a News and Documentary Emmy for his ... read more
  • Posted at 12:30 PM
    CradlePoint today announced an important new addition to its family of business continuity solutions for the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network. CradlePoint has received LTE Certification from Verizon for CradlePoint's fully-integrated 4G LTE failover solutions for existing multi-WAN CPE routers and new network installs in distributed enterprise locations. (Photo: Designed from the ground up to provide fixed-location network connectivity for businesses, CradlePoint's retail failover solutions integrate 3G/4G LTE modems to provide the performance, reliability, and security required for point-of-sale (POS) ... read more
  • Posted at 12:26 PM
    The automotive HVAC (Heating-Ventilation-Air Conditioning) industry is set to grow due to recent mandates and legal incentives demanding greater efficiency. This comes in addition to a general trend toward vehicular comfort, now appearing in the emerging markets, and will provide the impetus for growth in more ... read more
  • Esri Releases National Geographic World Basemap --- REDLANDS, Calif., Jan. 4, 2012
    Posted at 12:23 PM
    In cooperation with National Geographic, Esri released the National Geographic World Map. Esri and National Geographic collaborated to produce a distinctive basemap that reflects National Geographic's cartographic design, typographic style, and map policies. Designed to be aesthetically pleasing, the National Geographic World Map is for users who want to display minimal data on a vibrant, highly detailed background. The map is currently available at ArcGIS Online in the basemap gallery. (Logo: The new basemap combines a century-old cartographic tradition with ... read more
  • Posted at 12:19 PM
    Brainware, Inc. announced today that a major European provider of business services for finance and accounting has selected Brainware Distiller for the efficient automation of invoice processing, as well as other financial documents. This contract, which is valued at more than $2 million, will enable the customer to capture and reconcile header and line item data from millions of pages annually. (Logo: ) The customer selected Distiller on the basis of the unique proposition it offers business process outsourcers (BPOs) ... read more
  • NASA Langley Forecast January - March 2012 --- HAMPTON, Va., Jan. 4, 2012
    Posted at 12:15 PM
    The following is being released by NASA: (Logo: EDITOR'S NOTE: Below is a chronological collection of some of the upcoming events and operations conducted by NASA Langley personnel. If you have any questions, contact the listed POC. For general questions about NASA Langley, contact the Center's news chief, Rob Wyman, at (757) 864-6120 or ... read more
  • Posted at 12:14 PM
    comScore (NASDAQ : SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported that retail e-commerce spending for the entire November - December 2011 holiday season reached $37.2 billion, marking a 15-percent increase versus last year and an all-time record for the season. Ten individual shopping days this season surpassed $1 billion in spending, led by Cyber Monday - which ranked #1 for the second consecutive year - at $1.25 billion. (Logo: 2011 Holiday Season To Date ... read more
  • Posted at 12:06 PM
    IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/04/12 -- RFaxis, a fabless semiconductor company focused on innovative, next-generation Radio Frequency (RF) solutions for the wireless connectivity and cellular mobility markets, today announced its RFX2401C second-generation, pure-CMOS based single-chip/single-die RF Front-end Integrated Circuit (RFeIC™) has been designed into AirMicro's AM-207S, high-power ZigBee module, and is ready for mass deployment to the smart meter and wireless sensor network markets in multiple countries including China, Vietnam and Japan. RFaxis will demonstrate the AirMicro ... read more
  • Posted at 12:06 PM
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS), a global supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, semiconductors, and sapphire and silicon wafers, today announced that its President and CEO, Fokko Pentinga will present at the 14th Annual Needham Growth Conference in New York, on Tuesday, January 10, at the New York Palace Hotel. The presentation will be at 10:40 a.m. in Holmes I. Bradley Anderson, Amtech's Executive Vice President & CFO, will ... read more
  • Posted at 12:00 PM
    Kaiser Permanente leads the nation among Medicare health plans with the most No. 1s, receiving top marks in nine out of 37 effectiveness of care measures. These conclusions were based on information in the 2011 National Committee for Quality Assurance's Quality Compass® dataset for Medicare. Kaiser Permanente received top marks for: -- Comprehensive diabetes care -- LDL control less than 100 mg/dl (Hawaii Region) -- ... read more
  • Posted at 12:00 PM
    Craneware, Inc., the market leader in automated revenue integrity solutions, announced today that its Bill Analyzer solution was named #1 in the Revenue Cycle - Other market category and its Chargemaster Toolkit® ranked first in the Revenue Cycle - Chargemaster Management market category for the sixth consecutive year in the "2011 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services" report. KLAS, the leading source of healthcare information technology vendor performance metrics, determines its rankings based on the overall customer satisfaction score ... read more
  • Posted at 12:00 PM
    Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA), the world’s leading social game developer, today announced the global launch of Hidden Chronicles, the company’s first-ever social hidden object game. Created by some of the most talented women in casual and social game design and entertainment, Hidden Chronicles invites players to find ... read more
  • Posted at 12:00 PM
    Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) will be presenting at the Twelfth Annual CJS Securities “New Ideas for the New Year” Investor Conference on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 in New York City, NY. At the conference, Mr. Bruce D. Hoechner, President and CEO, Mr. Dennis ... read more
  • Posted at 12:00 PM
    FAIRFIELD, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 01/04/12 -- StayinFront, Inc., a leading global provider of customer relationship management systems and mobile sales force effectiveness tools, announced today that Chelsea Therapeutics has selected the StayinFront TouchRx mobile platform for their new sales force. Management will use StayinFront EdgeRx®, StayinFront's SaaS-based CRM and analytics solution, to monitor and manage field performance. Chelsea Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical development company, is deploying iPads across its newly formed field teams, including Medical Science Liaisons. With StayinFront ... read more
  • Posted at 11:57 AM
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), today announced it was honored with an Electronic Products' Product of the Year award for its Virtex®-7 2000T FPGA, the world's first FPGA built using 2.5D Stacked Silicon Interconnect technology. This award recognizes Xilinx's leadership in programmable logic design and the development and deployment of Stacked Silicon Interconnect technology to enable not only the industry's highest capacity FPGA but also the world's largest IC with over 6.8 billion transistors, surpassing the industry record for number of ... read more
  • Posted at 11:56 AM
    Generex Biotechnology Corporation (OTCBB:GNBT) announced today that representatives of the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Antigen Express, Inc., will be in attendance at the 2012 JPMorgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco from January 8 through 13. (Logo: ) Representatives of Antigen Express will be available over the course of the conference to meet with prospective partners, collaborators, and investors in respect of the Antigen Express proprietary platform immunotherapeutic vaccine technologies. Mark Fletcher, Generex President & Chief Executive Officer, has commented: "In particular, the ... read more
  • Posted at 11:56 AM
    Comcast Corporation will host a conference call with the financial community to discuss financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2011 on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). Comcast will issue a press release reporting its results earlier that morning. ... read more
  • Posted at 11:46 AM
    Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the addition of a new report to its January publication schedule titled "New Electrode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries - 2012" that will be released the week of January 23rd. Additional details about the report including a table of contents are available at: The report is listed at pre-publication pricing through January 23rd. About the Report: Lithium ion batteries have increasingly become the workhorse power source for the consumer electronics and power tool market and ... read more
  • David Liddle Joins SRI International Board of Directors --- MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 4, 2012
    Posted at 11:44 AM
    David Liddle has been elected to SRI International's Board of Directors. Liddle joins a prestigious and active board, with representatives from the nonprofit and commercial sectors focused on advancing SRI's vision to be the premier independent source of high-value innovations and solutions. Liddle is also a partner at U.S. Venture Partners, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, where he focuses primarily on mobile and wireless semiconductor and software companies. In addition, he is a director at MaxLinear, AltoBeam, Electric Cloud, Karmasphere, ... read more