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Monday, May 16, 2011

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    Ambient Corporation (OTCBB: ABTG), a pioneer in the development of smart grid communications infrastructure, is proud to announce it is the recipient of the top smart grid product award at this year's Utilities Telecom Council's (UTC) Telecom 2011 conference held in Long Beach, CA. The UTC named Ambient's X-3100 communications node and the AmbientNMS®, key components of the Ambient Smart Grid® communications platform, as best products in the Smart Grid / Smart Meter Product / Service category. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091012/NE90671LOGO ... read more
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    Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL), a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, today announced the availability of a highly optimized, manufacturing-ready 40 watt equivalent LED lamp reference design kit. The reference design with Philips Lumileds is for a 40 watt equivalent LED light bulb based on the Marvell® 88EM8081 Digital Flyback PFC Controller with patented adaptive control-loop design and an innovative Digital Signal Processing (DSP) solution, and the newly announced LUXEON A LED. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/SF36559LOGO-b) These turnkey LED solutions have undergone rigorous ... read more
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    Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS) announced today that it has earned a $3 million payment from GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) related to the initiation of a sixth program under its collaboration to discover and develop drugs to treat rare and infectious diseases. This expansion follows the identification of the first development candidate from the collaboration in July of last year. "We are pleased to announce this latest development in our alliance with GSK. In just over a year into this alliance, ... read more
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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/16/11 -- StackMob, the leading platform for developing, deploying and managing mobile applications in the cloud, today announced it has closed a $7.5M round of funding led by Trinity Ventures. StackMob, currently in private beta, plans to use the new funding to grow the team, expand its product and support additional platforms. The funding includes participation by StackMob's existing investors, Harrison Metal and Baseline Ventures. Dan Scholnick, General Partner at Trinity Ventures, joins ... read more
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    PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/16/11 -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Shavlik Technologies, a leading provider of easy-to-use, effective cloud-based IT management solutions for small and medium businesses (SMBs). Shavlik Technologies provides a portfolio of on-premise and SaaS-based management solutions that enable SMBs to more effectively manage, monitor and secure their IT environments while addressing their unique ... read more
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    ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/16/11 -- In booth #1829 at Microsoft TechEd 2011, Idera, a leading provider of Microsoft SQL Server management and administration solutions, today announced the availability of Idera SQL doctor™ 2.0. SQL doctor is a revolutionary technology that quickly finds the most urgent SQL Server performance problems and provides recommendations for resolving them. The newest version of SQL doctor analyzes wait statistics and provides expert-level advice for alleviating bottlenecks and other performance issues. "SQL doctor ... read more
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    Orthovita, Inc. (Nasdaq: VITA) today announced that it has entered into a merger agreement under which Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) has agreed to acquire all of the common stock of Orthovita for $3.85 per share in cash which represents a total value of approximately $316 million. ... read more
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    Seven percent of U.S. physicians use online video conferencing to communicate with any of their patients, according the new Taking the Pulse® U.S. v11.0 study of physician digital adoption trends from pharmaceutical and healthcare market research company Manhattan Research. This year’s study of ... read more
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    GT Solar International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOLR), a global provider of polysilicon production technology, and sapphire and silicon crystalline growth systems and materials for the solar, LED and other specialty markets, today announced that it has signed new contracts for its DSS™ multicrystalline growth furnaces from both ... read more
  • The Preakness Stakes Races to Higher Capacity Wi-Fi from Ruckus Wireless --- BALTIMORE and SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 16, 2011
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    Ruckus Wireless(TM) today announced that Believe Wireless Broadband and the Maryland Jockey Club, owner of the Pimlico Race Course, have selected advanced Smart Wi-Fi systems and technology from Ruckus Wireless to deliver reliable, high-capacity Wi-Fi access at the world-famous Preakness Stakes horse racing event, taking place on Saturday, May 21, 2011. Believe Wireless Broadband has provided temporary Internet access to Pimlico since 2007 for the Preakness event. Teaming with Believe Wireless Broadband, a full-service Internet provider in the Baltimore ... read more
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    ADP ®, a leading provider of human resource outsourcing, payroll services, tax and compliance services, benefits administration and integrated computing solutions for vehicle dealers, today announced that its popular payroll management platform for small businesses, RUN Powered by ADP®, is now also available for the Android(TM) smartphone operating platform. Clients using RUN Powered by ADP® can now download the free mobile payroll app for their Android(TM) smartphone and begin managing and processing payroll for their employees and contractors through ... read more
  • TRAFFIQ Launches Mobile Media Calculator --- NEW YORK, May 16, 2011
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    TRAFFIQ®, the digital media workflow platform, today announced the launch of its new TRAFFIQ Mobile Media Calculator, a mobile application that puts powerful digital media planning tools right in the palm of your hand. Now available for iPhone, iPad and Android, TRAFFIQ's Mobile Media Calculator enables media planners and buyers to easily solve for various media calculations, including: -- Impression amounts, based on campaign budget and pricing methodology -- Key Performance Indicators: ... read more
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    Retarus, a global provider of professional hosted messaging solutions, announced the expansion of a new data center for their managed fax services. The company now manages five global data centers in the United States and Europe with a sixth data center slated for early third quarter, 2011. The new data center demonstrates the value of a network-based approach for messaging through improved redundancy, performance and transparency. With the addition of its fifth data center, Retarus is able to segment traffic based ... read more
  • COMDEXvirtual 2011: Capturing the Next Wave of IT --- FRAMINGHAM, Mass., May 16, 2011
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    Everything Channel, a UBM company, today announced details of COMDEXvirtual 2011, "Capturing the Next Wave of IT," to be held on November 15th and 16th. CRN will reveal exclusive new research, "Best Companies to Partner With," featuring the companies that drive the most customer demand, are the most profitable for the IT channel and offer the best-of-breed technology solutions. Conference sessions, led by industry experts and available on demand, will address key technologies and business issues including business management ... read more
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    blinkx, the world's largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced a partnership with Agence France-Presse (AFP), the global news agency known for delivering fast, accurate, in-depth coverage of events shaping our world. blinkx users will now be able to find and watch videos from AFP covering various categories of news, including politics, sports, business, entertainment, health, science and technology at www.blinkx.com. AFP is the first news agency to offer full HD coverage--since September 2010--and has expanded its video-production network ... read more
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    Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL), a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, today announced the world's first dual-string smart LED controller chip, the 88EM8801, which uses the company's unique power technology to enable superior lighting performance. Using high-levels of integration and advanced mixed-signal technology, Marvell is able to pack high-end lighting features into a single chip that would otherwise require multiple driver chips, a micro-controller and many discrete components to implement. The on-chip intelligent digital controls and ultra-small form factor of the ... read more
  • NYC Students Take a Stand on Social Issues --- NEW YORK, May 16, 2011
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    Does the death penalty violate the eighth amendment? Is marriage for same-sex couples a civil rights issue? Do gun control laws violate a person's Constitutional right to own a gun? Next week--as part of Teaching Matters' citywide Voices and Choices culminating events--hundreds of middle school students will convene at the Intrepid Air and Space Museum and Pace University to take a stand and voice their opinions on these questions and many more. The week begins with a Civil Rights Student Summit ... read more
  • M&M'S® Spokescandies to Pursue Solo Careers --- HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., May 16, 2011
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    The M&M'S® Brand is saddened to announce today that America's most beloved spokescandies are separating. Just like many other iconic groups throughout history, Red, Blue, Orange and Ms. Green have decided to hang up their 'M's and are jetting off to pursue new solo careers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110516/CG01850) Yellow, confused by the split, is remaining at M&M'S headquarters. He and M&M'S are asking America to help "Reunite 'M,'" and offering consumers the chance to win prizes valued at over $1.5 million, including ... read more
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    Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, today announced that Heidi Melin, a recognized technology industry marketing veteran with more than 20 years of corporate and agency experience, has been named Taleo's new Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Melin brings extensive leadership experience and a proven track record of developing and executing successful, award-winning programs that deliver bottom-line results. "Maintaining our reputation as the talent management leader requires focus on building and extending ... read more
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    Open Solutions Inc.® today announced two banks have selected DNA™, an enterprise-wide core relational platform, to position their organizations for growth. Open Solutions is a leading provider of integrated enabling technologies for financial service providers throughout the United States, Canada ... read more