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Friday, December 9, 2011

  • Posted at 10:39 AM
    Coby Electronics Corporation, the CE leader with products designed to fit every lifestyle, today announced it will ring in the New Year with the exciting launch of its all-new, highly-anticipated collection of Android(TM) 4.0 OS - "Ice Cream Sandwich" - Internet tablets. Among the first to market with one of the largest lineups of Ice Cream Sandwich-operated tablets, Coby will debut five standout introductory models, giving consumers a wide variety of unique styles and sizes to choose from - ... read more
  • Posted at 10:38 AM
    Sister Carol Keehan, DC, president and chief executive officer of the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA), issued the following statement. The Catholic Health Association is very grateful to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for her intelligent and courageous decision to prevent very young adolescents from purchasing and administering unsupervised the strong hormone contained in the drug known as Plan B. There is grave concern about the safety of very young adolescents self-administering this hormone at such a critical time in ... read more
  • Posted at 10:36 AM
    Intelius CEO Naveen Jain received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” at this year’s prestigious Red Herring Global 2011 Conference for his continued leadership in the technology industry and his support of other entrepreneurs. Intelius, a leading information technology company, was also recognized by Red Herring Magazine as ... read more
  • Posted at 10:35 AM
    Intelius, a leading information technology company, was honored as a Top 100 Global company at this year’s prestigious Red Herring Global 2011 Conference. Recognized among the year’s most forward-thinking technology companies across the globe, Intelius was chosen from an original group of more than 1,000 companies ... read more
  • Posted at 10:33 AM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --NASA has announced the launch target for Space Exploration Technologies' (SpaceX) second Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) demonstration flight will be Feb. 7, 2012. Pending completion of final safety reviews, testing and verification, NASA also has agreed to allow SpaceX to send its Dragon spacecraft to rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS) in a single flight. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial"></font> "SpaceX has made incredible progress over the last several months ... read more
  • Posted at 10:30 AM
    RESTON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/09/11 -- A new lab report released by OpenBench Labs, an independent technology testing and consulting firm, found that AppAssure Software, the global leader and award-winning developer of unified backup, replication and recovery software for virtual, physical and cloud environments, dramatically surpassed Acronis in speed, storage utilization and functionality. In a series of disk-to-disk backup and recovery tests, OpenBench Labs compared AppAssure v4.7 Backup, Replication & Recovery Software with Acronis Backup & Recovery 11. ... read more
  • Posted at 10:09 AM
    <font size="2" face="Arial"> </font><font size="2" face="Arial">CHAMPAIGN, Ill.</font>, Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --Pavlov Media announces it has finished the design, manufacturing and field-testing of its Remote Kontrol system. The Remote Kontrol system is an Internet-connected, 96 port infrared remote controller that allows video operators like cable companies, apartment building owners, hotels, hospitals and others to manage the video on their system. The Remote Kontrol allows the operator to control each receiver in the headend system as if that person were ... read more
  • Posted at 10:04 AM
    The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) announced the extension and amendment to the existing contract with the BYD Motors Inc., to continue the EV (electric vehicle) testing Program. The initial contract, signed in December 2010 was ... read more
  • Posted at 9:59 AM
    A range of biometrics experts from defense, government and private sectors will gather next month at IDGA’s 5th Annual Biometrics for National Security and Defense Summit: Enhancing Identity Technology, Collection and Protection, to be held January 23-25, 2012 in Washington, DC. ... read more
  • Abbott Declares 352nd Consecutive Quarterly Dividend --- ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Dec. 9, 2011
    Posted at 9:55 AM
    The board of directors of Abbott <font size="2" face="Arial">(NYSE: ABT)</font> today declared a quarterly common dividend of 48 cents per share. This marks the 352nd consecutive quarterly dividend to be paid by Abbott since 1924. The cash dividend is payable Feb. 15, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Jan. 13, 2012. Abbott has increased its dividend payout for 39 consecutive years and is a member of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index, which tracks companies that ... read more
  • Posted at 9:55 AM
    A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies examines the outcomes of ICE's Secure Communities program and how those outcomes have been misleadingly described in one widely circulated study published by the Warren Institute at the University of California, Berkeley Law School. The CIS report, first in a three-part series examining the Warren Institute's analysis, is based on the same database used by the Institute of actual case histories provided by ICE in response to a Freedom of Information ... read more
  • Posted at 9:53 AM
    Boeing (NYSE: BA) issued the following statement today after the U.S. Trade Representative continued its efforts to ensure European Union compliance with last June's WTO ruling regarding illegal subsidies to Airbus. "Boeing is disappointed that EADS/Airbus and European governments have failed to comply with the WTO's landmark ruling against launch aid and other forms of illegal government subsidies that Airbus has received for more than 40 years. Boeing strongly supports all the efforts by the U.S. Trade Representative to seek full ... read more
  • Posted at 9:47 AM
    Rackspace Hosting® today announced the promotion of Lew Moorman to President, effective immediately. Moorman, 41, will continue to report to Lanham Napier. With the promotion, Moorman will assume the title of President and Napier will continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer. Previously Moorman was President, ... read more
  • Posted at 9:40 AM
    Digital Assent LLC, ViziTech USA and OFS Fitel were among the big winners in the 2011 Spirit of Endeavor awards held this morning at TWELVE Atlantic Station. Bob Chism, chief technology officer for Concurrent; Stewart Rodeheaver, president of ViziTech USA; and Darnell Washington, president and CEO of SecureXperts also received individual awards. The Spirit of Endeavor Awards, hosted by TechAmerica Georgia and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) recognize and celebrate innovative technology companies and individuals in the state that ... read more
  • Posted at 9:30 AM
    Marvell today announced that EDN has named the Marvell® Avastar(TM) 88W8797 Wireless SoC and the 8800 LED Lighting Controller Family as two of the "100 Hot Products of 2011." The 2011 EDN Hot 100 highlights the electronics industry's most significant products of the year based on innovation, significance, usefulness and popularity. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial"></font>) Marvell's Avastar 88W8797 - the latest wireless system-on-chip (SoC) in the Avastar line - is a high-performance multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) Wi-Fi + Bluetooth + FM combination ... read more
  • Posted at 9:19 AM
    The Board of Directors of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) today raised the Company’s quarterly dividend $0.02 from $0.15 per outstanding share of the Company’s common stock to $0.17 per outstanding share of the Company’s common stock. The Board declared that the dividend is payable January ... read more
  • Posted at 9:14 AM
    Outright, a popular online accounting solution for small businesses, has found that sole proprietors are keeping up with the big box retailers this holiday season. Aggregated data from a sampling of small businesses selling on the major eCommerce sites showed an average increase in sales over last year of 68% for Cyber Monday. Tuesday, November 29th, and Wednesday, November 30th, were also big days for small online sellers. Each of these days almost matched Cyber Monday's volume. ... read more
  • Posted at 9:09 AM
    eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace and a leader in mobile commerce, announces its first-ever hourly flash sale for the holidays, with four new, exceptional deals every hour on the hour from 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific Time. Today, shoppers ... read more
  • Posted at 9:08 AM releases details on a group of stocks that are currently members of the exclusive Zacks #5 Rank List - Stocks to Sell Now. These stocks are currently rated as a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell): Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq: FWLT) and ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT). Further, Zacks announced #4 Rankings (Sell) on two other widely held stocks: Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB) and Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: HAE). (Logo: To see the full Zacks #5 Rank List - ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    Custom Computer Specialists, Inc. ("Custom"), the Northeast Channel Partner for Infinite Campus, announces that East Williston Union Free School District is the most recent New York school district to implement Infinite Campus as its student information system. Dr. Lorna Lewis, Superintendent of East Williston, explains, "Infinite Campus is a mature student information system that will meet the needs of East Williston today and in the future. Custom's professionalism and on-time delivery resulted in a smooth transition." The implementation process was ... read more