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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO), the world's leading provider of portable measurement and imaging solutions announces the FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D has been honored with a Best of What's New award by Popular Science magazine. Each year, new products from almost every corner of industry - from consumer electronics to green technologies - are submitted to the publication's editors for consideration. This year, FARO's Focus3D has been named to that list of innovations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110415/MM84316LOGO) "We're thrilled that the Focus3D ... read more
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    Responding quickly to concerns that its iBoss Web Filters were blocking access to LGBT websites for employees of Montgomery County, Maryland, Phantom Technologies assures customers that its web-filtering technology is designed to function within the guidelines of the ACLU's Don't Filter Me campaign, which seeks to curb illegal filtering of pro-LGBT content. Last month, a Montgomery County employee informed his network administrator that he was unable to access certain websites while researching LGBT-related issues. A prompt investigation by Phantom Technologies' customer ... read more
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    eXelate today announced the results of its second round of audience data validation testing by comScore, the global leader in measuring the digital world. comScore vetted eXelate's auto, shopping and travel intent audience segments against its US panel, and awarded each a 5, the highest score on its 5-point scale. comScore previously verified eXelate's demographic data. Because marketers increasingly rely on audience data to drive their campaign strategies, data accuracy, consistency and quality are urgent concerns. Marketers need assurance that the ... read more
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    EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced that NORTHSTAR Trade Finance, Inc., a leading provider of financing to small and mid-size Canadian exporters, selected EMC® VNXe(TM) unified storage over Dell, HP and IBM to run its 90% virtualized server infrastructure running on VMware virtualization and cloud infrastructure technologies. The VNXe has boosted both performance and availability for the company's critical transactional, financial and customer-facing applications including SQL, while greatly simplifying IT administration--with no compromise. Customer Benefits: -- Increased ... read more
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    iContact, a leading social media and email marketing company, announced today it has been selected as a winner for the 2011 NCTA 21 Awards in the category of Leading Environmental Steward Technology Company. The award is the latest to validate the company's deep values and commitment to creating customer, employee and community value. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/CL82281LOGO-b ) In terms of recent environmental stewardship activities, iContact has adopted new environmental policies, performed a full environmental audit of operations, offset 51 percent of ... read more
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    At this year's Rocket City Geospatial Conference, Hexagon companies Intergraph and Leica Geosystems conducted a comprehensive LiDAR workshop that illustrated the power and utility of this burgeoning technology, and showcased combined tools that unlock the value of its data. The series of presentations are now available on-demand. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081211/DECLOGO ) Disaster response was a key theme of the conference, reflecting the tornado outbreak throughout Alabama this past spring. The theme was echoed in workshop presentations that explored the advantages of using point ... read more
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    On Nov. 17, Verizon Wireless customers in Rapid City, S.D. can take advantage of Verizon Wireless' 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, the fastest and most reliable 4G network in the nation. Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network allows customers to share music and photos, surf the Web and download files up to 10 times faster than before. The 4G LTE network coverage includes the city of Rapid City and extends west on Interstate 90 to Black Hawk and ... read more
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    InMobi, the world's largest independent mobile ad network, announces the results of a study on mobile consumers' Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping intentions. The Holiday Mobile Shopping Study* finds that 2011 will be the biggest yet, with an estimated 60 million mobile users planning to utilize their devices during the upcoming holiday weekend, over 21 million (36%) with the intention to make purchases directly from their mobile handset. The study uncovers that during Cyber Monday--traditionally dedicated to online shopping--a ... read more
  • Days of Wonder Puts Ticket to Ride in Your Pocket --- LOS ALTOS, Calif. and PARIS, Nov. 16, 2011
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    Days of Wonder today announced Ticket to Ride® Pocket, a digital adaptation of its best-selling board game custom designed from the ground up for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Ticket to Ride Pocket focuses exclusively on the US map that made the game so popular in the first place, to deliver a user experience without compromise despite these devices' smaller screen size. Four AI personalities (including an optimized version of US rail baron Cornelius Vanderbot Jr.), 20 unique achievements recognizing the ... read more
  • ThinkEco Names Erik Katz as CEO --- NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2011
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    ThinkEco, a New York City-based company that develops hardware and software energy-efficiency solutions, has named Erik Katz, 46, as Chief Executive Officer. Katz was most recently CEO of Blue Source, a leading carbon credit project developer in the U.S. and Canada. Katz was appointed by Jun Shimada, a co-founder of ThinkEco, who will now serve as the firm's President and Chief Technology Officer. Katz will lead the firm's expanding role in energy-efficiency solutions among large enterprises, OEM's, utilities, building automation system ... read more
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    Trend Micro executives will be speaking at this year's Cloud Security Alliance Congress, the industry's conference devoted to the topic of cloud security, which provides practical solutions for managing the transition to the cloud and implementing security as a key component. Trend Micro speakers at Cloud Security Alliance Congress include: William Dalton, IT director at Trend Micro who will present "Securing Trend's Journey to the Private Cloud" on November 16th from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm ET. His presentation will: ... read more
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    Ektron, empowering organizations to fully realize their websites' marketing and revenue-generating potential, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned Ektron as a visionary in the latest release of the Web Content Management* Magic Quadrant. This marks the third Magic Quadrant for Ektron in 2011. Others include "Externally Facing Social Software,"** and "Social Software in the Workplace."*** (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100709/MM19483LOGO ) "We believe our inclusion in three Magic Quadrants over 2011 is a testament to Ektron's continued success in Web Content ... read more
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    AboutOne, the free online organizer that makes it easier for families to manage daily life, will announce its new release at Wine, Dine & Demo, the annual showcase of the latest innovations in digital lifestyle products and services. AboutOne partnered with Microsoft to develop a new version of their family information management system based on customer feedback and focused on simplifying life and rewarding users for being organized. This new version builds on customers' current calendar and address book tools, supercharging ... read more
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    The New WritePro -- an innovative software program for PCs and MACs enables Sol Stein to provide professional editorial guidance for individuals writing stories or novels anywhere in the world. The original WritePro® is already being used at major colleges and universities, including UCLA, the University of Chicago, and Dartmouth, among others. Writers responding to the release of The New WritePro® hail from England, Sweden, Italy, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, France, Germany, Brazil, South Africa, Japan, New Zealand, and ... read more
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    Audatex North America, Inc., the leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing and collision repair industry, hosted its ninth semi-annual Strategic Advisory Council meeting in Las Vegas on November 1. The one-day conference, which included presentations on industry trends, new products and future strategic directions for technology, was attended by a rich cross section of leaders from the automotive insurance claims and collision repairer sectors along with the Audatex senior management team. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111116/LA07672) "Our ... read more
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    Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world's largest celebration of innovators and job creators, runs through November 20. In conjunction with this worldwide celebration, Carbonite Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a leading provider of online backup solutions for consumers and small and medium sized businesses, recognizes small business heroes around the world who simultaneously manage multiple roles so that innovative ideas can come to life. Research from Carbonite* shows that many small business owners' responsibilities stretch well beyond oversight of their business. In fact, when ... read more
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    American families have experienced a deluge of technology in the home over the past decade, and much has been made about how screen time is impacting family time. However, according to a new survey commissioned by Microsoft Corp., parents say that technology is playing a positive role in their family relationships. The survey, conducted by Impulse Research, found that 64 percent of U.S. parents aged 22 to 40 who were surveyed report that technology helps bring their family closer together. ... read more
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    Practice Fusion, the fastest growing Electronic Health Record (EHR) community in the US, shared insight into its roadmap for the year ahead, including development of a native iPad application with top design firm, Cooper, during Practice Fusion Connect 2011. Members of the medical community from across the country joined Practice Fusion for the sold out event, the company's second annual user conference in San Francisco. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111116/SF07810) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091118/PFLOGO) Alan Cooper, known as the "Father of Visual Basic" and a frequent author on ... read more
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    F3 Technologies, Inc. (Pinksheets: FTCH) today announced the successful deployment of its newly developed FargoCloud(TM) media processing and storage platform to quickly and securely handle our rapid continued expansion of FargoTube's(TM) burgeoning library of music, movies, and other electronic media. "F3 is now well-prepared for immediate, exponential growth -- our music and video library's hastening growth rate has necessitated this important migration to a fast, easily scalable, and highly secure FargoCloud(TM) cloud processing and storage solution," commented Frank Connor, F3's chief ... read more
  • Raytheon SDB II Warhead Exceeds Test Requirements --- TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 16, 2011
    Posted at 6:00 AM
    The warhead for Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Small Diameter Bomb II performed at twice what was required during a series of recent tests. The test marked the first demonstration of an SDB II warhead built on a fully-automated production line. SDB II is the world's first weapon capable of engaging fixed or moving targets around-the-clock in adverse weather conditions from a range of greater than 40 nautical miles (approximately 46 statute miles). "SDB II is affordable because we designed it to be ... read more