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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

  • Posted at 1:59 PM
    Internet-based Attacks with Static Filtering, Stateful Packet Inspection and Threshold-Based Filtering West Des Moines, IA - ( December 7, 2011) – Icon Labs ( a leading provider of embedded networking and security technology, today announced that UBM Electronics’ EDN has named their Floodgate-Packet Filter embedded firewall one 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. According to ... read more

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

  • Extended Care Services of Iowa Selects COMS Interactive --- WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 18, 2014
    Posted at 5:25 AM
    Extended Care Services of Iowa, Inc. (ECSI) in affiliation with the Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) has selected COMS Interactive, LLC (also known as Clinical Outcomes Management Systems or COMS) as a Preferred Partner. ECSI enters into partnerships with a select group of product and service providers to offer innovative programs to IHCA members. The exclusive three-year Partner Agreement will focus on helping IHCA member facilities improve clinical and financial outcomes by deploying the COMS disease management product ... read more

Monday, November 17, 2014

  • Posted at 5:35 AM
    For his November 18, 2014 CD release date, music composer and artist Josh Mottley has donated thousands of song downloads from his new Electronic Dance Music (EDM) CD, JOSH MOTTLEY - JUMP IN THE SUN, to non-profit dance, exercise and physical rehab groups across the USA. Photo - Photo - In cooperation with Surfview Records and Surfview Publishing, Josh Mottley has also offered a free master and sync license to the same non-profits that need music to underscore ... read more

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • Meredith Board Of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend --- DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 12, 2014
    Posted at 2:13 PM
    The Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP; Board of Directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.4325 per share, or $1.73 on an annual basis. The dividend will be payable on December 15, 2014, to shareholders of record on November 28, 2014. Meredith has paid dividends for 67 consecutive years, increasing them for 21 years straight. Over the last decade, Meredith has grown its dividend at an average annualized rate of 14 percent. Meredith's dividend currently yields approximately ... read more

Monday, November 10, 2014

  • Posted at 1:17 PM
    Flick Fusion (, today announced a partnership with Lighthouse Technology Team (LT2) to bring video marketing solutions to the commercial truck, equipment, cycle, recreational vehicle (RV) and power sports industries. Effective immediately, the Flick Fusion video platform will enable dealers in these industries to showcase their vehicles and equipment with live-action videos on their websites, push inventory videos to third-party sites, and take advantage of Video SEO (VSEO) to bring customers to their websites. Photo - "Consumers in these vertical ... read more

Thursday, November 6, 2014

  • Posted at 10:55 AM
    Eurofins Scientific, the world leader in analytical support to the global food market, announces the pending acquisition of SF Analytical (SFA) Laboratories. The transaction will close at the end of November. Founded in 1900, SFA Labs was relocated to a state-of-the-art facility based in New Berlin, Wisconsin in 2008. The acquisition strengthens Eurofins' growing presence in the US, as well as expands the current base of operations in the Midwestern United States. SFA Labs is an independent commercial testing laboratory with ... read more

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

  • TeamQuest Names New CEO --- CLEAR LAKE, Iowa, Nov. 4, 2014
    Posted at 7:00 AM
    TeamQuest, a global leader in IT Service Optimization, has announced the appointment of Paul Hesser as President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors effective October 1, 2014. Mr. Hesser previously served as President of MBS Dev. Inc. and brings more than 25 years of technology leadership experience to his new role. "For more than 20 years, Fortune 500 companies such as Verizon, Vodafone and Cisco have trusted TeamQuest to help maximize IT's value to the business ... read more
  • Posted at 3:45 AM
    Genetic ID NA Inc., a world-leader in DNA detection technology and makers of the Fast ID DNA Extraction Kit (FastID), is pleased to announce that they have been awarded GSA Schedule 66 contract (GS-07F-277BA) and are now certified to supply DNA Extraction Kits and Supplies to the Federal Government. Acknowledging the growth in federal spending through the GSA, Genetic ID NA has listed their DNA Extraction Kits on the government's electronic ordering system, GSA Advantage!®. "This contract opens up significantly more ... read more

Monday, November 3, 2014

  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Farmers have been early adopters of many communications technologies, and Successful Farming and AgriCharts are meeting that growing demand by launching a new app for farmers on the go. AgMobile®, available in both Google Play and the Apple App Store, is the most complete app for accessing commodity markets and news information from the convenience of a mobile device. It is the first in a series of initiatives between AgriCharts and Meredith Agrimedia, which launched, the industry's first and leading ... read more

Thursday, October 30, 2014

  • Posted at 7:30 AM
    RootMetrics, an independent mobile analytics firm, today released its fourth Des Moines RootScore(®) Report and Verizon Wireless received the highest award for overall network performance in Des Moines for the fourth consecutive time. In addition to receiving the top award for overall network performance, Verizon Wireless also scored highest in the categories of Reliability, Speed, Data and Call Performance. Scores were based on RootMetrics tests performed in October 2014. The company ranked the four major U.S. wireless providers in six ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Over 90 percent of adult Americans have a cell phone(1) and on average, replace it every 18 months.(2 )As quickly as technology changes, regulations regarding cell phone use while driving have changed equally fast. While laws vary by state, how can you legally use your phone while driving - and what risks are you taking? "States generally start by prohibiting the use of cell phones without hands-free devices, then move to prohibiting texting and driving," says Matthew Eason, an attorney in ... read more

Monday, October 27, 2014

  • CIVCO Receives Iowa Global Excellence in Exporting Award --- ORANGE CITY, Iowa and CORALVILLE, Iowa, Oct. 27, 2014
    Posted at 6:09 AM
    CIVCO Medical Solutions, the leading provider of radiation oncology motion management solutions, received the Iowa Global Excellence in Exporting Award by the Northwest Iowa Development Organization. CIVCO was recognized for this excellence in exporting award at the Fourth Annual Northwest Iowa Development (NWID) Partners Meeting at Northwest Iowa Community College (NWICC) in Sheldon, Iowa on October 13. Kathy Hill, International Trade Office of the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), presented the award. More than 110 community and regional ... read more
  • Posted at 5:04 AM
    Flick Fusion (, the industry's leading video marketing provider, today released InstaVid, an automated video production service that instantly creates and distributes new and pre-owned inventory videos for auto dealers. In many dealerships, the average time it takes to get photos of inventory for listings and videos is two to three days. InstaVid eliminates that wait time so the dealership can immediately benefit from video SEO and reduce the time that vehicles sit on their lot. Photo - "InstaVid helps dealers ... read more

Friday, October 24, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

  • How to Make a Real Plan for Virtual Property, from ARAG --- DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 23, 2014
    Posted at 6:00 AM
    Unlike Vegas, what happens online goes Everywhere. Fast. And stays there forever. The permanence of our online lives poses a few, often-unconsidered, challenges for estate planning, especially regarding our social media identity and money invested in digital books or music. For instance, ...that moment when a social media post tells you "Bob 'likes' Palatial Pizza" - even though Bob passed away over two years ago. While awkward, is anything at risk? And are there options for a family or friend to ... read more

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    TeamQuest, a global leader in IT Service Optimization solutions, is making accurate predictive analytics available to a broader audience with its latest edition of TeamQuest Predictor. This latest release works together with IBM Tivoli Monitoring to ensure future business success by helping IT optimally configure infrastructure to reliably handle new applications and tomorrow's workloads. TeamQuest Predictor helps businesses avoid IT failure through its mathematical model of queuing which is much more accurate than less sophisticated techniques. The built-in automation and ... read more
  • Posted at 4:00 AM
    Ideal Computer Systems, the leading provider of business management software for Outdoor Power Equipment dealers, and ECHO Incorporated, a leading manufacturer of professional-grade, hand-held equipment, have teamed to provide dealers with The Toro Company's EZ-Link product registration system for those who carry ECHO and Shindaiwa equipment lines. Photo - "EZ-Link integration through Ideal has been a true testament in our commitment to provide Outdoor Power Equipment dealers with products and solutions that will improve their business, and we're excited to ... read more

Thursday, October 16, 2014

  • Posted at 10:01 AM
    Data Link Solutions (DLS), a joint venture between Rockwell Collins and BAE Systems, has added the TacNetTM Tactical Radio (TTR) to the Link 16 product line offered to its global military aircraft customers. The move expands the Link 16 product capability to include vital Link 16 ... read more

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

  • Posted at 4:00 AM
    Cedar Rapids, IA - October 13, 2014 - Ideal Computer Systems, a leading provider of business management software for Outdoor Power Equipment dealers, is unveiling new service and parts features that have been added to its mobile app at this month's GIE+Expo in Louisville, KY. Logo - The app, which runs on most Apple and Android mobile devices, serves to help dealers check-in a unit for service, collect customer signatures, email work orders, take pictures that can be attached ... read more

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

  • Posted at 11:44 AM
    The National Geographic Society announces a multiyear commitment to exploring issues relating to food security and how we create sustainable food systems. The initiative grows out of an eight-month National Geographic magazine series looking at how to feed a growing world population and will touch all platforms of the nonprofit Society, including media and educational outreach. To mark this commitment, the Society is publishing a free iPad app, collecting all currently published stories from the magazine's food coverage. A short ... read more