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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

  • Posted at 1:05 PM
    Comcast Cable, the nation’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services, announced today that Raúl Valentín has joined the company as Vice President of Talent Acquisition. Valentín, who started his new position Dec. 5, reports to Grace Killelea, Senior Vice President of Talent. ... read more
  • Posted at 1:03 PM
    Technology and education experts participated in a forum on workforce development today held at the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC). Today's topic was the state of metro Atlanta's workforce, and how to build a bridge between education and jobs -- especially in technology-related businesses. "Having an educated and skilled local workforce is critical to the economic development of our region," said Sam A. Williams, MAC president. "Metro Atlanta is a major player in the technology industry, and the potential for job growth ... read more
  • Posted at 12:54 PM
    The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) reacted to a new smartphone App from that encourages holiday shoppers to use brick and mortar stores as showrooms to then purchase merchandise online from inside the store. Central to this tactic is Amazon's continued practice of using a pre-internet loophole to avoid state sales tax collection, a move that gives them an unfair competitive advantage over Main Street retailers. "Retailers compete on price 365 days a year, and at no ... read more
  • Global Routers Industry --- NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2011
    Posted at 12:54 PM announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Routers Industry This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Routers in US$ Millions by the following End-Use Markets: Service Providers, Enterprises, and Research/Education & Other Markets. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets. The report profiles 133 companies ... read more
  • Posted at 12:42 PM
    SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/07/11 -- US-based VelaTel Global Communications (OTCQB: VELA) (PINKSHEETS: VELA) (VelaTel), a leader in deploying and operating wireless broadband and telecommunication networks worldwide, today announced it has been accepted to membership in Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI), a prestigious industry trade group whose founding members include China Mobile Communications, Japan mobile operator Softbank Mobile Communications, India mobile operator Bharti Airtel, US Wi-MAX operator Clearwire Communications, and multi-national mobile operator Vodofone Group Services. For ... read more
  • Posted at 12:34 PM
    CALABASAS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/07/11 -- What: Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA) and other industry leaders including Mobile Europe, Craig J. Mathias of Farpoint Group, and Steven Glapa of Ruckus Wireless will host a webinar to discuss the market drivers and requirements for successful mobile deployments, including: Designing and implementing for reliability and capacity -- why "site surveys" alone are insufficient Understanding the critical factors inherent in the difference between theoretical and real-world performance Reviewing why user quality of experience (QoE) is of ... read more
  • Posted at 12:30 PM
    In an effort to spotlight the next generation of U.S. Latino filmmakers, organizers of Hispanicize 2012 (April 11-13) today announced that the third installment of its national trends event will feature a Latino Film Showcase and professional development program. The film showcase ( will highlight more than a combined 40 feature length films, documentaries and short films by Latino filmmakers. "Hispanicize 2012 will be one of the most influential national platforms Latino filmmakers have to nurture and ... read more
  • Posted at 12:30 PM
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced that Ivo Bolsens, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, will deliver a keynote address at the 3-D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging Conference taking place next week in Burlingame, Calif., December 12 - 14, 2011. (Logo: Bolsens will open the "3-D Integration - Shaping the Future" keynote session on Tuesday morning, following opening remarks by conference co-chairs Matt Nowak, Senior Director of Advanced Technology for Qualcomm and Phil Garrou, IEEE ... read more
  • Posted at 12:30 PM
    optionsXpress, Inc., a pioneer in bringing professional technology for options and futures trading to individual investors, has expanded its suite of mobile trading capabilities, including the launch of a new iPad application. optionsXpress’ extensive mobile lineup also includes apps for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile ... read more
  • Posted at 12:21 PM
    Shaner Capital, LP announced the acquisition of Metal Foundations, a Pittsburgh based company specializing in the design, engineering and installation of metal foundations, a patented alternative to concrete foundations. Metal Foundations has been providing a cost effective and profit ... read more
  • Posted at 12:21 PM
    Enzo Biochem, Inc. (NYSE:ENZ), will hold a conference call to discuss fiscal 2012 first quarter results on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 8:30 AM E.T. To listen to the conference call dial 1-888-459-5609. International ... read more
  • Posted at 12:16 PM
    The stars and celebrities of food and fashion television and film are preparing to revel in Hollywood on January 12th at their own one-of-a-kind awards show, the 3rd Annual TASTE AWARDS. The TASTE AWARDS (also known as the TASTY Awards) is the premier awards show honoring the year's best in Food, Fashion, and Home Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, Online, and on Radio. (Photo: Fans, networks, producers and sponsors could not be more excited. The Awards Show features a ... read more
  • Posted at 12:13 PM announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Future Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Market: US, Europe, Japan During the next decade, the TDM market will undergo significant transformation. These changes will be caused by convergence of new and more stringent regulations; advances in diagnostic technologies, system engineering, automation, and IT; and intensifying competition. Some segments will start resembling commodity markets, where product positioning and cost per test are more critical than underlying technology. This evolving marketplace will create ... read more
  • Posted at 12:10 PM
    Jia-Hwa Fang, Ph.D., has joined SRI's Biosciences Division as Director of Clinical Manufacturing. In this new role, he will lead a team to transfer and scale-up R&D, Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), and pilot formulations for early stage clinical trial materials in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). He will be responsible for developing technical, quality, and project specifications for studies in SRI's pharmaceutical clinical manufacturing facility. Dr. Fang has a broad range of expertise in process development and manufacture ... read more
  • Posted at 12:10 PM
    Thanksgiving Day marked the fifth consecutive year that Harleysville Insurance and its independent agents teamed up in the “2 for the Troops” program to provide U.S. service members in the Middle East with free phone calls through Operation Uplink™. It was also the fourth year in ... read more
  • Posted at 12:06 PM
    The kid-friendly California citrus that West Coast shoppers have grown to love is bringing a bit of sunshine to the East Coast. Beginning this month, Cuties® California Clementines and Mandarins are available coast-to-coast for the first time ever. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial"></font>) In support of the national launch the brand will introduce a $20 million national television and print advertising campaign that is among the most significant in the fresh fruit, vegetable or salad category. "We know how much parents love sharing ... read more
  • Posted at 12:02 PM
    Service providers, retailers, banks, governments, and enterprises are increasingly working to counter the growing threat of hacking and identity fraud that has made headlines throughout 2011. As a result, vendors of hardware and software solutions aimed at boosting security for online transaction and access are set ... read more
  • Posted at 12:01 PM announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) Industry This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Software, Hardware, and Services. The analysis is also done by the following Product Types - Full Scale/Enterprise Wide PACS, and Mini/Department Wide PACS. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. ... read more
  • Posted at 12:00 PM
    Carbon fiber reinforced composites are capable of providing the lightweight materials needed for fuel efficiency, and the mechanical strength required for safety in automobiles. SAE International has released a new book that provides a high-level summary on carbon reinforced fiber composites specific to the automotive industry in today's market and its vision for the next 5 to 10 years. Automotive Carbon Fiber Composites: From Evolution to Implementation, begins with a comprehensive and easy-to-read overview of how composites started to be investigated ... read more
  • Posted at 12:00 PM
    IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) today announced an agreement to install three digital IMAX(®) theatre systems across China between Sichuan Lumiere Pavilions Company Limited (Lumiere Pavilions), one of the fastest-growing private movie exhibition chains in China and IMAX Corporation's wholly-owned subsidiary, IMAX China. (Logo: ) Under the terms of the agreement, the first two theatres are scheduled to open in 2014, with the first opening in Chengdu. The third theatre is scheduled to open in ... read more