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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

  • Posted at 11:31 AM
    GameTech International, Inc., a leading supplier of electronic bingo equipment and video lottery terminals, today announced the successful installation of 250 of its latest portable Wi-Fi electronic bingo device: the Explorer 2(TM) in the Tribal bingo market. The new Explorer 2(TM) was installed in the First Council Casino Hotel - High Stakes Bingo Hall in Newkirk, Oklahoma on the GameTech EDGE Bingo System(TM) in late January. First Council Casino Hotel is one of the four gaming locations and the flagship ... read more
  • Posted at 11:30 AM
    Cloud Connect, produced by UBM TechWeb, today announced fresh program elements for this year's event including new tracks around Big Data and Mobile, and the Carrier Cloud Forum. In addition, CloudNOW, a nonprofit group of women in cloud computing, will host their first annual CloudNOW Awards during Cloud Connect. As the premier technology event for cloud computing, featuring the latest technologies, strategies and innovations within cloud, Cloud Connect will take place February 13-16, 2012 at the Santa Clara Convention ... read more
  • Posted at 11:30 AM
    SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/25/12 -- MapR Technologies, Inc., the provider of the industry's most advanced distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced it has been named to InformationWeek's list of "12 Hadoop Vendors to Watch in 2012." The companies selected by InformationWeek, a leading enterprise technology publication, are recognized for their innovation in the Hadoop market. The publication currently features the companies and the technologies they offer in the January 24 edition. Tweet this: @MapR named to ... read more
  • Rally Software's Agile ALM Platform and Services Now on GSA IT Schedule 70 --- BOULDER, Colo. and MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 25, 2012
    Posted at 11:29 AM
    Rally® today announced that its leading Agile application lifecycle management (ALM) platform and services are now available to federal, state, and local government ( agencies through the GSA IT Schedule 70 and the NASA-SEWP IV contracts. Rally has joined forces with immixGroup, Inc. to simplify the procurement process for public sector customers looking to incorporate Agile practices into their projects. Rally's ALM platform and services are now available through the GSA IT Schedule 70 Contract (#GS-35F-0265X) and NASA-SWEP IV (#NNG07DA20B), each ... read more
  • Educators Selected to Fly on NASA's SOFIA Airborne Observatory --- MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., Jan. 25, 2012
    Posted at 11:25 AM
    Twenty-six educators from the United States have been selected for research flights aboard SOFIA, NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. As participants in the Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program, the educators will partner with professional astronomers using SOFIA for scientific observations in 2012 and 2013. (Logo: SOFIA is a modified Boeing 747SP jetliner equipped with a 100-inch (2.5-meter) diameter telescope. The observatory enables the analysis of infrared light to study the formation of stars and planets; chemistry of interstellar gases; composition ... read more
  • Posted at 11:25 AM
    According to experts Jeff Gould and Karen Evans, Google's recent changes to its privacy policy allowing it to combine information about users pulled from the entire range of its online products raises serious privacy concerns for Google Apps For Government (GAFG). These issues should not be overlooked by public sector officials who use the cloud or are looking to move to the cloud. "This is a significant change for the GAFG service that Google sells to federal, state and ... read more
  • Posted at 11:23 AM
    Verizon Wireless invested more than $80 million during 2011 in Nevada to provide new wireless services, network coverage and additional capacity for its customers across the state. Verizon Wireless' network investment in the Silver State now totals more than $670 million since 2000. Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $70 billion since it was formed to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide networks and to add new services. In 2011, Verizon Wireless expanded its groundbreaking ... read more
  • Posted at 11:18 AM
    The third annual Innovation Showcase, part of this year’s MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, is taking place on May 22, 2012. The Innovation Showcase will connect CIOs, senior business and IT executives with ten carefully selected early-stage technology companies which have the ... read more
  • CAPUFE Installs First 18000-6C Solution for Tolling --- IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 25, 2012
    Posted at 11:13 AM
    Sirit Inc. ("Sirit"), a leading provider of radio frequency identification ("RFID") technology, Axiompass, a leading integrator and supplier of tolling equipment and RFID systems, and Caminos y Puentes Federales de Ingresos y Servicios Conexos ("CAPUFE"), Mexico's Federal Tolling Authority, announced today they have successfully installed the first toll-free system for residents in the country using Sirit RFID readers. Sirit's IDentity 5100 ("ID5100") is the latest generation in multi-protocol readers that can read different radio frequency protocols and performs extremely ... read more
  • Posted at 11:10 AM
    MORRISVILLE, NC -- (Marketwire) -- 01/25/12 -- Tekelec (NASDAQ: TKLC) today announced that at a special meeting held today its shareholders voted to approve the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated November 6, 2011 (the "merger agreement"), providing for the acquisition of Tekelec by a consortium led by Siris Capital Group, LLC ("Siris") and including affiliates of The ComVest Group, funds and accounts managed by GSO Capital Partners LP, Sankaty Advisors LLC, ZelnickMedia and other Siris limited partners ... read more
  • Posted at 11:07 AM
    Blue Mountain Labs ( announced today the launch of a program to provide a free one-hour cloud computing phone consultation to those in enterprise IT that are seeking initial guidance on the potential use of private and public cloud computing resources to bring more cost and operational efficiencies to enterprise IT. This is a balanced and independent initial assessment focusing on the requirements of the business, and not the hype. The consultation will provide a ... read more
  • Posted at 11:05 AM
    Of nearly 200 worldwide ERP implementations evaluated by Panorama Consulting Solutions,1 half were reported as business failures. The causes of the failures—user frustration, decreased productivity and increased operation costs due to helpdesk reliance—eclipsed benefits anticipated versus the cost of the system. To ... read more
  • Posted at 11:01 AM
    Amobee, the company defining mobile advertising, today announced that it has been selected as a finalist for the "Mobile Marketing & Advertising Agency of the Year" Award, which is presented by the GSM Association (GSMA) during the 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on February 28, 2012. Amobee is leading the mobile advertising industry with cutting edge mobile advertising campaigns for many of the world's largest brands, delivering unparalleled results. (Logo: (Logo: Amobee's team has consistently excelled in ... read more
  • Posted at 11:00 AM
    Seamless Entertainment™, an independent game developer located in Austin, Texas, today announced the launch on Steam® of its downloadable 3D space action game, SOL: Exodus. Set 500 years in the future and in the familiar setting of Earth’s Solar System, ... read more
  • Posted at 11:00 AM
    nCircle, the leading provider of automated security and compliance auditing solutions, today announced a new referral marketing program for nCircle PureCloud™, a new network security scanning service for small to medium-sized businesses. PureCloud delivers powerful, enterprise-class security technology used by ... read more
  • Posted at 11:00 AM
    Kapitall (, a website designed to bring investing to everyone, introduces Kapitall Generation, its affiliated brokerage platform. With Kapitall Generation, users can now upgrade their trading experience to live trading of stocks and ETFs. ... read more
  • Shawn Price Joins Datameer Board --- SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 25, 2012
    Posted at 11:00 AM
    Datameer, Inc. (, a provider of end-user analytics solutions built on Apache Hadoop, today announced that Shawn Price, the President of Zuora, has joined Datameer's Board of Directors. Price brings a wealth of successful experience across enterprise software strategy and operations. Prior to Zuora, Price helped early-stage growth companies in enterprise technology, SaaS, Cloud, and consumer markets as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Battery Ventures. Prior to Battery, he was CEO, President and Chairman of the Board ... read more
  • Posted at 11:00 AM
    Recognizing AT&T's supplier diversity efforts, awarded the company the top spot in the "Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities," for providing the most business opportunities to diverse business owners throughout the United States. AT&T spent $9.2 billion with diverse suppliers in 2010 representing 18.8 percent of the company's total spend. AT&T's supplier diversity goal is 21.5 percent of its spend with diverse suppliers. AT&T was chosen after 1.2 million diversity business owners participated in an online election to determine the ... read more
  • Posted at 11:00 AM
    Rathnam Chaguturu, Ph.D., has joined SRI International's Center for Advanced Drug Research (CADRE) as senior director of Exploratory Research. He will be based at SRI Shenandoah Valley in Harrisonburg, Virginia. In this role, Dr. Chaguturu will partner with SRI's drug discovery and development teams and expand collaborative research relationships with academia, disease foundations, nonprofits, and government agencies. "I am pleased to welcome Dr. Chaguturu to SRI International," said Krishna Kodukula, Ph.D., executive director and site head of CADRE in SRI ... read more
  • Posted at 10:58 AM
    Time Warner Inc. today announced the opening of a state of the art Medialab for research and development at its worldwide headquarters in New York City. The Time Warner Medialab has been designed to generate valuable insights into consumer behavior, evolving media habits and industry trends ... read more