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Monday, October 3, 2011

  • Rhapsody to Acquire Napster --- SEATTLE, Oct. 3, 2011
    Posted at 9:13 AM
    Rhapsody, the nation's largest premium on-demand music service, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Napster, a unit of consumer electronics retailer Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY). Under the terms of the agreement, Rhapsody will acquire Napster subscribers and certain other assets, and Best Buy will receive a minority stake in Rhapsody. The transaction is expected to close on or around November 30, 2011. (Logo: "This deal will further extend Rhapsody's lead over our ... read more
  • Posted at 9:11 AM announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Asthma and COPD Therapies: World Market 2011-2021 How will the market for asthma and COPD treatments perform from 2011? Our new report shows you potential drug revenues to 2021, discussing opportunities and market prospects. Discover potential asthma and COPD drug revenues at total world, company, product and national levels. Through our research and analysis we aim to save you time and help in your decisions. How will competition affect the ... read more
  • Posted at 9:10 AM
    Hart InterCivic, a leading national provider of election management and voting systems, today announced Clackamas County as the fourth county in Oregon to select Hart InterCivic as their election vendor. Clackamas County is replacing their tabulation system with Hart’s vote-by-mail process, Ballot Now™. Ballot Now manages ... read more
  • Posted at 9:09 AM
    ProTom International, Inc. (“ProTom”) is proud to announce the commencement of installation of the synchrotron accelerator, a component of the Radiance 330TM* proton therapy system under development at the McLaren Proton Therapy Center (MPTC). The MPTC is being developed on the Flint campus of the McLaren ... read more
  • Posted at 9:05 AM announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Biochips and Microarrays - Technologies,markets and companies This report is an analysis of biochip/microarray markets based on technologies and applications. The report starts with a description of technologies as a basis for estimation of markets. Technologies include array comparative genomic hybridization (CGH), copy number variation (CNV), DNA methylation, ChIP-Chip, RNA splice variants, and microRNA. Separate chapters are devoted to protein biochips/microarrays, microfluidics and nanobiotechnology-based nano-arrays. Various applications of biochips and ... read more
  • Posted at 9:02 AM
    Levi & Korsinsky is investigating the Board of Directors of Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc. ("PPD" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: PPDI) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with the sale of the Company to an affiliate of The Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman. Under the terms of the transaction, PPD shareholders will receive $33.25 per share of PPD stock they own. The transaction has a total approximate value of $3.9 ... read more
  • Savvis Launches Cloud-Based Database Platform --- SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3, 2011
    Posted at 9:01 AM
    Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL), today announced the launch of Savvis Symphony Database, a cloud-based database platform. Symphony Database, which was unveiled at Oracle Open World 2011 in San Francisco, brings the advantages of cloud computing to Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server environments. (Logo: ) With just a few clicks, Symphony Database provisions everything needed for a complete, secure database solution. Client advantages include no software licensing or hardware provisioning. Performance levels can be scaled -- both up and down ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    Climate Savers Computing Initiative, the international consortium focused on reducing the energy consumption and carbon footprint of computing and communications equipment through power management and more energy efficient computing technologies, today announced that it is hosting a breakfast roundtable on October 18 at the CFO Rising West Conference in San Diego, CA. The roundtable will show CFOs and finance teams how they can leverage the work of Climate Savers Computing to meet a variety of sustainability objectives. The interactive discussion will ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    Despite businesses' overwhelming reliance on technology and a continuing increase in information security breaches, a majority of companies still don't place enough emphasis on understanding and addressing their IT risks, according to a new survey from Protiviti (, a global consulting firm. Results from the firm's 2011 IT Audit Benchmarking Survey ( reveal that many organizations, including one in four with revenues up to $1 billion, are not conducting any kind of IT risk assessment. In addition, 42 percent of ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    Kaiser Permanente's Medicare plan website,, was one of 23 Medicare Advantage plan websites nationwide selected for excellence in content, member connectivity, design and privacy assurance. "Providing convenient access to high-quality, affordable care begins with the plan selection process," said Herman Weil, senior vice president, Kaiser Permanente Medicare program. "Our Medicare website helps make what can be an overwhelming and confusing process easier." received MedicareWebWatch certification earlier this year through the independent research firm, HealthMetrix Research Inc. The benchmark websites were ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    UBM Electronics, a UBM company and the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision makers, today announced that Vice President, David Blaza will share insights on the new rules of software and services at Future Horizons' International Electronics Forum, which takes place October 5-7, 2011 in Seville, Spain. (Logo: Targeted to senior executives from semiconductor companies, microelectronics companies, semiconductor equipment and materials firms, electronics equipment and systems manufacturers, start up organizations, government ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced that technology services provider Range Technology Development Co. Ltd. has selected HP Technology Services to build an energy-efficient, cloud-based data center. The new facility will provide Range Technology’s government and enterprise customers with cloud ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    The Gores Group, a leading operations focused private equity firm, today announced that it has furthered its investment and overall commitment to Tiburon, Inc. (“Tiburon”) by completing payment on one of Tiburon’s significant debt obligations so that the company can allocate additional capital and other resources ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    Graphicly, a social networking and digital distribution platform for the visual entertainment industry, announced today a partnership with Image Comics, the third largest comic book publisher in the US and the number one creator owned content publisher, to digitally supply and share their entire publishing catalog, ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    Gamers love fast food. And they love getting free stuff, whether it’s food or cool new video games. And when it comes to playing those games, they hate to lose. This is what Jack in the Box® restaurants, GameStop® and Dr Pepper® had in mind when they created an exciting new peel ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    Topera Medical, a developer of innovative mapping systems that help identify the electrical source of cardiac arrhythmias, today announced the appointment of Melissa Walker, MS, RAC, FRAPS as Senior Vice President of Regulatory, Quality and Clinical Affairs. Walker joins Topera after serving as a consultant to ... read more
  • Posted at 8:59 AM
    Today, Kineta scientists will present new findings from the company’s antiviral drug development program – vaccine adjuvants of the Retinoic Acid Inducible Gene I (RIG-I), at the Fifth Annual International Society for Vaccines, Global Congress, in Seattle. Research scientist, Myra L. Wang, Ph.D. will offer the ... read more
  • Posted at 8:58 AM
    Pervasive Software® Inc. (NASDAQ: PVSW), a global leader in cloud-based and on-premises data innovation, will announce its fiscal year 2012 first-quarter results after the close of market on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. Following ... read more
  • Posted at 8:53 AM announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Triple Analysis: Lymphoma, Apoptosis and Antibodies This triple analysis focuses on cancer drug development strategies in one specific cancer indication (Lymphoma), one mechanism/target/effect area (Apoptosis) and one compound specific area (Antibodies). Each of these three individual parts is evaluated according to standardized criteria in a five pillar pipeline drug assessment methodology to compare drug development strategies in oncology. This makes it easy to find and compare analysis not only ... read more
  • Posted at 8:51 AM
    At its MAX 2011 technology conference, Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) today announced that LG and TiVo have become the latest partners to bring Adobe® Flash®-based applications via Adobe AIR® to connected TVs and digital home devices. Content partners can now take advantage of AIR to ... read more