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Thursday, August 25, 2011

  • Posted at 1:00 PM
    Landauer, Inc. (NYSE: LDR) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed, Michael T. Leatherman, as the Company's Interim Chief Financial Officer, as well as its acting principal financial officer and principal accounting officer, effective September 9, 2011. Leatherman succeeds Jonathon Singer, who had served as CFO since October 2006 and has left the Company in order to accept the chief financial officer position with Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. "Mike has worked with Landauer since 2003, and he has been a ... read more
  • Posted at 1:00 PM
    SVB Financial Group (SVB), the parent company of Silicon Valley Bank and financial partner to technology companies, wine businesses and venture capitalists worldwide, announced that Garen Staglin, venture capital and private equity investor and owner of the Staglin Family Vineyard, has been elected to SVB's board of directors effective August 24, 2011. (Logo: "Garen is a tremendous asset to our board," said Greg Becker, president and CEO of SVB Financial Group. "His experience and passions for winemaking, technology, investing ... read more
  • Posted at 1:00 PM
    SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 08/25/11 -- Appointment-Plus, the leader in online scheduling calendars, today announced the release of its QuickBooks Sync module that allows businesses and organizations to automatically and seamlessly transfer customer and payment data into their QuickBooks software once individuals book their appointments or reservations online. This new feature makes Appointment-Plus the only online scheduler calendar to marry online booking, accounting, customer payment-processing and e-marketing, as well as sync calendar applications, in one easy-to-use system. The ... read more
  • Posted at 12:59 PM
    Labeled the “King of Battle” by many, artillery is entering a new phase in its ability to perform in combat. The need for improved precision fires has never been higher. Artillery fire is quick to deploy and target, whereas an aircraft must fuel and launch after receiving a fire ... read more
  • Posted at 12:58 PM
    With Hurricane Irene forecasted to possibly impact parts of New Jersey's coastal and flood prone areas as early as this weekend, AT&T* is prepared to respond quickly and help its customers do the same. AT&T is providing important communication tips for consumer and business customers to use before, during and after the storm. A critical element of AT&T's efforts to maximize network reliability is its ability to respond swiftly when disaster strikes. AT&T's Global Network Operations Center, a state-of-the-art ... read more
  • Posted at 12:58 PM
    SCRA today announced its newest tenant company, VaxyGen Assay Services. The company will lease space in the SCRA Medical University of South Carolina Innovation Center located in Charleston, SC for both laboratory and business operations. VaxyGen Assay Services provides ... read more
  • Posted at 12:57 PM
    NASA has exercised Option Period #2 on the Intelligent Systems Research and Development Support (ISRDS) contract. Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies Inc., (SGT, Inc.), Greenbelt, Md., received the option award to continue to support intelligent systems research at the agency's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. (Logo: The option period has a maximum value of $60 million. This is a cost plus fixed fee contract. The exercised option will continue performance from Sept. 29, 2011, to Sept. 28, 2012. The contract consists ... read more
  • CSR Slates Nov. 1, 2011 for 5th Annual Locations & Beyond Summit --- CAMBRIDGE, England & SAN JOSE, Calif.
    Posted at 12:56 PM
    CSR plc (LSE:CSR), a leading provider of location platforms, today announced that its 5th annual Locations & Beyond Summit will be held on November 1, 2011, at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco, California. This invitation-only event will bring together location and connectivity ecosystem leaders, innovators ... read more
  • Posted at 12:54 PM
    Crowds of politicians, patients and physicians gathered on the grounds of the Leonardo Martinez Hospital in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, last week to celebrate the inauguration of Central America's first, and only, children's burn hospital: Hospital para Ninos Quemados y Cirugia Pediatrica Ruth Paz. The ceremony was a milestone event for healthcare both in Honduras and in Central America. The facility's establishment was made possible in part by equipment donations from Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) and by Heineman Medical Research, ... read more
  • Posted at 12:53 PM
    As residents along the Atlantic Coast of the United States prepare for Hurricane Irene’s landfall as a possible Category 4 storm, Sprint (NYSE: S) is gearing up its network disaster recovery teams and resources for impending power outages, flooding and other impacts that can result from ... read more
  • SmartLabs, Inc. Names Joe Gerber President and COO --- IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 25, 2011
    Posted at 12:50 PM
    SmartLabs, Inc., the leader in home automation technology development and sales, announced today it has appointed Joe Gerber to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. He will report to CEO Joe Dada. "We are very excited to have Joe join our executive team," commented Dada. "His experience will be invaluable as we continue to expand our sales through partners and retail channels, while also developing the best in class in home control and automation products." "Becoming the President and ... read more
  • Posted at 12:48 PM
    Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) and its subsidiary, Renesas Mobile Corporation, today announced a new member of the R-Car series of automotive systems-on-chip (SoCs), the R-Car E1 device, offering low power consumption and high system integration targeting the cost-sensitive markets of car navigation and ... read more
  • Posted at 12:40 PM
    The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), coordinator of the U.S. voluntary standardization system, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) as the Approved Accreditor for the Permanent Certification Program for Health Information Technology (HIT). The ONC program was established by regulation in a final rule published in the Federal Register on January 7, 2011. "ANSI is pleased to confirm this new scope of accreditation and call for applications from ... read more
  • Posted at 12:39 PM
    Purdue University researchers are developing a new approach to imaging that could help detect breast cancers earlier and allow doctors to tailor treatments to individuals, with funding announced today by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. The $180,000 grant ... read more
  • Posted at 12:37 PM
    IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a new hybrid cloud solution -- building on its acquisition of Cast Iron -- to help clients significantly reduce the time it takes to connect, manage and secure public and private clouds. With new integration and management capabilities, organizations of all sizes will be able to gain greater visibility, control and automation into their assets and computing environments, regardless of where they reside. (Logo: ) As a result, it will be significantly easier to integrate and ... read more
  • Posted at 12:35 PM
    LiveDeal, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVE), a provider of web-based customer acquisition and related products for small local businesses, announced on August 15 its financial results for the fiscal year 2011 third quarter. LiveDeal will host a conference call Thursday, August 25 at 4:15 p.m. EDT (1:15 p.m. ... read more
  • Posted at 12:30 PM
    WealthCounsel, a nationwide organization of tax, estate, and business planning attorneys, announced the second of its semiannual updates to the WealthDocx® estate planning software system. The updates are the result of a comprehensive and substantive review process designed to maintain WealthDocx as the industry's most robust, relevant, and practice-friendly document drafting system on the market. "The Summer 2011 Enhancement features major content changes to the Revocable Living Trust and Irrevocable Trust systems, as well as changes to the software's functionality designed ... read more
  • Posted at 12:30 PM
    Interop New York®, produced by UBM TechWeb, today introduced keynote speakers from Amazon, Cisco, Huawei, Rackspace and the CIO of New York City scheduled to take the stage in New York. As the industry's largest and most comprehensive business technology event, Interop presents a lineup of industry leaders who will provide focused and insightful presentations from the keynote stage. The event will take place at the Javits Convention Center, October 3-7. For more information or to register, visit: ... read more
  • Posted at 12:30 PM
    Just days after Elizabeth Warren announced the establishment of an exploratory committee for her potential U.S. Senate run in Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), the state's largest union and professional association for registered nurses, unanimously endorsed her pending candidacy at its most recent Board of Directors meeting. The leadership at the MNA's national affiliate, the National Nurses United (NNU), has also unanimously voted to support Warren. (Logo: The MNA is the first labor union to endorse Warren, and its 23,000 ... read more
  • Posted at 12:30 PM
    Marketing organizations in highly regulated industries, such as pharmaceuticals and utilities, struggle to incorporate social media into their marketing plans effectively and safely. However, 50% of companies are proactively managing social media through content generation and monitoring on sites, such as Google, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Companies that proactively manage and generate content for social media as part of a marketing strategy employ about twice as many FTEs to manage social media as do companies with activities limited to content monitoring, according ... read more