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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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    It was a busy scene outside the Javits Center on 38th Street and 11th Avenue on Oct. 5 as thousands of attendees arrived by taxi, limo and even by several busload to attend the World Business Forum. As they arrived attendees were in for a treat as they met up with attractive models extolling the virtues of learning. To promote its learning movement NetCom Learning, a premier provider of business IT training and a leader in the learning movement, had ... read more
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    Wine.com, the leading online wine retailer, today reported financial results for the second quarter of its fiscal 2012, ended September 30, 2011. Revenue for the trailing twelve-month period, October 2010 through September 2011, totaled just over $60 million, a 25 percent increase over the prior twelve-month period. Second quarter revenue increased 25% over the same quarter last year. Growth for the first half of fiscal 2012 was 23%. "Our focus is on innovation - fresh ideas that improve the customer experience," ... read more
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    The Virginia State Bar has announced that Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., the President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., will become the 75th President of the Virginia State Bar. Ms. Nelson, whose candidacy was unopposed, will be sworn in as President-Elect in June of 2012 and sworn in as President in June of 2013. Ms. Nelson has held offices in many legal and non-legal organizations. She is a Past President of the Fairfax Bar Association, an officer in the Fairfax Law Foundation and ... read more
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    Grooveshark has inked licensing deals with worldwide distribution network DashGo and indie label NuGroove Records. Grooveshark is eager to work alongside DashGo and NuGroove to build greater exposure for their talent roster. DashGo represents 115 labels including Delicious Vinyl and Time Records; More than 4,500 bands like Coconut Records and Rock Mafia; and over 50,000 tracks come from DashGo. Known for their "edgy," soulful hits, NuGroove is recognized for their format bending "Down to the Bone," which has produced top ... read more
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    Carson-Dellosa Publishing, LLC, a leader in supplemental educational resources for Pre-K-grade 8, announced that in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it will donate 10% of its online proceeds to fund breast cancer research and initiatives. Carson-Dellosa was also pleased to announce that it will be partnering with the National Breast Cancer Coalition, a prestigious grassroots advocacy organization that aims to improve public policies around breast cancer, to advance the research and advocacy of developing a cure for the ... read more
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    The I-95 Corridor Coalition, the University of Maryland and INRIX announced a 3-year extension and expansion of a program that significantly improves how state and federal transportation agencies allocate billions of dollars in transportation funds. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060424/SFM077LOGO-b) The I-95 Coalition Vehicle Probe Project (VPP), first operational in 2008, uses crowd-sourced traffic data and advanced analytics techniques to turn billions of data points into insights that are transforming the manner in which member states build, manage and measure their road networks. The ... read more
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    Leviton, a leading global manufacturer of electrical devices, can make the transition to Standard Time even easier for homeowners with its Vizia+ 24-Hour Programmable Timer. The timer can be programmed to automatically adjust to and from Daylight Saving Time, allowing homeowners to enjoy an effortless transition when clocks are turned back one hour on Nov. 6. The Vizia+ 24-Hour Programmable Timer features a built-in astronomical clock that automatically adjusts the timer to local sunrise and sunset times for year-round efficient ... read more
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    John Hancock Funds has announced extensive enhancements to its popular web-based "Portfolio Insight" tool for financial advisers. Originally launched in mid-2009, the tool provides in-depth analytics and transparency into client portfolios. Advisers now have the ability to do comparative analysis for their clients of portfolio holdings including mutual funds and ETFs in a side by side format. The new Portfolio Insight "Compare" tool may be accessed at www.jhfunds.com/portfolioinsight. By accessing the universe of more than 8,000 open-end funds and commodity and ... read more
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    CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/11/11 -- Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the leader in Business Process Management (BPM) and software for customer centricity, today announced that Founder and CEO Alan Trefler has been named Public Company CEO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. The awards were presented at the 14th annual Mass Technology Leadership Awards Gala held recently in Boston. A committee of Council Trustees, local thought leaders and media were involved with the selection process for ... read more
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    comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, and dunnhumbyUSA, a global leader in building brand value for consumer goods and retail companies, today released results of multiple studies measuring the offline sales impact of online display advertising for consumer packaged goods (CPG) advertisers. Retail sales were measured by analytically linking the permission-based comScore panel of one million U.S. Internet users to their anonymous loyalty card in-store purchase data provided by dunnhumbyUSA; no identifiable personal data was ... read more
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    Kiwi Crate announced that it has raised seed financing of $2 million. The company, which launched today, operates a subscription-based service that produces and delivers hands-on activities for kids. The products are designed to inspire creativity and curiosity in children, as well as offer convenience for busy parents, by providing all the necessary materials, ideas and instructions for a variety of activities, delivered monthly. The seed round was led by First Round Capital. Additional investors in the company include the Mayfield ... read more
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    Is the enemy within? In this year's seventh annual survey of 350 enterprise IT managers and network administrators commissioned by VanDyke Software® and executed by Amplitude Research®, those survey respondents who reported a successful intrusion of their user machines, office network, and/or servers cited the following primary causes or contributing factors to past intrusions: - Lack of adequate security policies / measures (17%) - Hacker / network attack (14%) - Employee carelessness / negligence (12%) - Unauthorized access by current / former employees ... read more
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    CTIA - M2M Zone Booth #346 -- At CTIA Enterprise & Applications Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products and systems, will demonstrate the new DynaVIS rugged display computer, based on Intel® Atom(TM) processor, which is one of a broad portfolio of hardware platforms designed to enable machine-to-machine (M2M) communications in a variety of environments. While the Everyware Software Framework (ESF) simplifies development and debugging of application software, hardware options allow OEMs and enterprises to choose the M2M platform ... read more
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    A survey of enterprise IT managers and network administrators that has been conducted annually since 2005 shows that there has been a gradual increase in smaller enterprises experiencing intrusions of their user machines, office network, and/or servers, while intrusion rates for large enterprises have fluctuated in the last three years. According to this year's findings from the seventh annual survey of 350 IT managers and network administrators executed by Amplitude Research® and commissioned by VanDyke Software®, half of small enterprises experienced ... read more
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    UBM Electronics, a UBM company and the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision makers, today announced the complete schedule of high-value technical education courses addressing critical trends in software and hardware design at the ARM Technology Conference, the premier event for electronic and computer designers to connect, learn and engage on next-generation mobile and embedded technologies. ARM TechCon will be held Oct. 25-27, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, ... read more
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    TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the launch of free Mobile City Guides for Android. The new apps, currently available for 20 popular world cities, offer convenient smartphone access to a wealth of detailed destination information including traveler reviews on hotels, restaurants and attractions, as well as suggested itineraries and offline-accessible interactive walking tours. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/49246-tripadvisor-launches-free-mobile-city-guides-for-android (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111011/MM82462) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080902/TRIPADVISORLOGO ) The Mobile City Guide apps are automatically synced ... read more
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    The new Sidewinder Vehicle Mount, built by General Dynamics C4 Systems, cost-effectively equips vehicles that do not have communications capability with tactical radios operating in the Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) network. An accessory for the networking AN/PRC-154 Rifleman radio, the Sidewinder quickly transitions the radio from a body-worn radio to a vehicle-mounted radio, augmenting its power and extending its range. Just as quickly, the Rifleman radio can be removed from the Sidewinder while maintaining connectivity with the tactical network. ... read more
  • NOHO Dental Center Now Offers Dental Crowns at a Special Price --- NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 11, 2011
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    Dr. Bijan Afar, North Hollywood dentist, announces a new special on dental crown procedures. For a limited time, three or more crowns can be placed for $425 each- a 50% reduction from the usual $950 price per crown! Dental crowns are devices which are placed over existing teeth to cover chips or irregularities. Crowns are usually made from a durable metal and covered in porcelain to give a natural appearance in the mouth. Porcelain crowns are extremely durable, often lasting many years. ... read more
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    Wovenmedia, a place-based media services company, today announced an extensive content partnership with NBC, making NBC's fall line-up available on all video networks powered by Wovenmedia's cloud Video Publishing Service. Through this partnership, 3.75 million NBC fans can tune in to their favorite shows and entertainment news, in waiting rooms and dwell areas across Wovenmedia's network of healthcare facilities and retail locations in California and the Southeast. "This deal underscores the importance of Wovenmedia's next generation networks that allow us to ... read more
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    RICHARDSON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 10/11/11 -- Convey Computer, the leader in hybrid-core computing, today introduced the Convey Burrows-Wheeler Aligner (BWA) personality to dramatically accelerate genome reference mapping and enable researchers and clinicians to more rapidly and cost-effectively identify variants. BWA joins Convey's expanding bioinformatics suite of personalities that includes the Convey GraphConstructor™ for de novo short read assembly and Smith-Waterman for local sequence alignment. BWA -- based on the Burrows-Wheeler Transform (BWT) function -- is the preferred algorithm ... read more