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Friday, November 21, 2014

  • Posted at 1:22 PM
    Almost everyone will experience back pain at some point in their lives. While normal wear and tear of an aging spine is a common cause, there are certain activities that can increase an individual's chance of developing back pain. Based on a 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), more than 65.8 million adult Americans reported that they had low back pain. Orthopaedic surgeons provide both non-operative and operative treatment for back and spine conditions. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) offers ... read more
  • Posted at 1:00 PM
    PRIVO, the service that helps websites, apps, games and other online services comply with COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) will unveil a number of exciting and important tools at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG) on November 22. The new tools include a discovery platform and a simplified online registration solution, called the PRIVO iD, that provides safe interoperable sign-on credentials across apps, sites and games. The tools make it easier for parents to navigate and manage across a ... read more
  • Posted at 12:33 PM
    PRIVO, the service that helps websites, apps, games and other online services comply with COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) will unveil a number of exciting and important tools at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG) on November 22. The new tools include a discovery platform and a simplified online registration solution, called the PRIVO iD, that provides safe interoperable sign-on credentials across apps, sites and games. The tools make it easier for parents to navigate and manage across a ... read more
  • Posted at 11:18 AM
    United Airlines customers using Android devices can now use the latest version of the United app to access the airline's complimentary personal device entertainment service, which enables passengers to view hundreds of movies and television shows in flight on their Wi-Fi-enabled mobile devices and laptops. United launched a beta version of its personal device entertainment system earlier this year for laptop computers and Apple devices. Content, stored on on-board servers, is available on nearly 200 United aircraft, including the carrier's ... read more
  • Posted at 9:27 AM
    The University of Illinois Office of Technology Management is proud to announce that technologies created on the Urbana-Champaign campus have resulted in the foundation of three start-up companies in the first four months of fiscal year 2015. Licensed University technologies were instrumental in the formation of ... read more
  • Posted at 8:19 AM
    The consumer conscious, no-contract wireless service GIV Mobile is now offering a new $20/month unlimited talk and text plan and rewarding those who encourage others to "answer the call" by launching their new Refer-A-Friend program. GIV Mobile is reinventing what users can expect from their no-contract phone service by offering an all-time low cost plan at $20 a month that includes unlimited talk and text as well as 150 MB of data, perfect for customers who want the amenities of ... read more
  • Posted at 8:07 AM
    Molex Incorporated recently presented its 2014 Americas Distributor of the Year Award to Avnet Electronics Marketing, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) and leading global distributor of electronic components, computer products and embedded technologies. The annual award program ... read more
  • Posted at 6:30 AM
    Zacks Equity Research highlights Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE:ETH-Free Report) as the Bull of the Day and Movado Group Inc. (NYSE:MOV-Free Report) as the Bear of the Day. In addition, Zacks Equity Research provides analysis on Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq:AMZN-Free Report), Google (Nasdaq:GOOGL-Free Report) and Facebook (Nasdaq:FB-Free Report). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20101027/ZIRLOGO Here is a synopsis of all five stocks: Bull of the Day: It's been 2 years since Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE:ETH-Free Report) was a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). The furniture retailer recently ... read more
  • Posted at 5:07 AM
    Molex Incorporated today announced the recipient of its 2014 Global Distributor of the Year Award. Avnet Electronics Marketing, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) accepted the annual award, which recognizes one outstanding global channel partner for advancing Molex ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    Ventiv Technology (formerly Aon eSolutions) announced today that the role of chief information security officer (CISO) has been elevated to direct-report status to Ventiv's chief executive officer. David Black, Ventiv's CISO since 2009, will now report directly to Kathy Burns, Ventiv's CEO. Mr. Black will also join Ventiv's Executive Committee. Of note, Ventiv Technology is the only software provider in the risk, insurance and safety market with a CISO. This change in reporting structure reflects three significant developments in the area ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    The European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted positive opinions for AbbVie's (NYSE: ABBV) investigational, all-oral, interferon-free treatment of VIEKIRAX(TM) (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir) + EXVIERA(TM) (dasabuvir) with or without ribavirin (RBV) for patients with genotype 1 (GT1) and genotype 4 (GT4) chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The European Commission will review the opinions and make a final decision sometime in the first quarter of 2015. "The CHMP positive opinions mark an important ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    Heated dialogue in recent months about the rising cost of prescription drug prices - from cancer treatments to Gilead's new hepatitis C drug Harvoni® - has consumers, legislators and pharmaceutical leaders around the world questioning what it means to put a price on patient treatment and quality of care. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141120/159992 And while drug pricing is one of the most debated aspects of the pharmaceutical industry - from both a general business and ethical standpoint - it is also the least understood. To help ... read more

Thursday, November 20, 2014

  • Posted at 6:00 PM
    Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end transport solutions, today announced that PGASCOM has chosen the Coriant(TM) hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform to expand the capacity of its long haul submarine cable network that links Jakarta and Singapore. The hiT 7300 is an industry-leading, high-performance optical transport platform optimized for reliable and efficient transport in regional, long haul and ultra-long haul terrestrial and subsea networks. PGASCOM selected the future-proof hiT 7300 platform based on its ability to seamlessly increase network ... read more
  • Posted at 3:26 PM
    UL, a global safety science organization, has announced the appointment of Carlos Correia as president of its global Supply Chain & Sustainability business. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141120/160110 Correia, who has served since 2012 as UL's Vice President, Global Sales, will be responsible for advancing the organization's ambitious growth strategy in the Information & Insights (i&i), Environment and Furniture divisions, while continuing to deliver global strategic business acumen. During Correia's 12-year tenure at UL, he has also held leadership positions in the Global High-Tech ... read more
  • Posted at 2:40 PM
    UL, a global safety science organization, has announced the appointment of Carlos Correia as president of its global Supply Chain & Sustainability business. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141120/160110 Correia, who has served since 2012 as UL's Vice President, Global Sales, will be responsible for advancing the organization's ambitious growth strategy in the Information & Insights (i&i), Environment and Furniture divisions, while continuing to deliver global strategic business acumen. During Correia's 12-year tenure at UL, he has also held leadership positions in the Global High-Tech ... read more
  • Posted at 2:00 PM
    Anixter International Inc. (NYSE: AXE) today announced the appointment of Scott R. Peppet to its board of directors. “We look forward to the in-depth knowledge and new perspectives that Scott will bring to Anixter as we move forward and grow our business,” ... read more
  • Posted at 1:04 PM
    Switchcraft(®) is pleased to announce the development and expansion of our extensive line of XLR products to include IP rated connectors. The rugged harsh environment connectors are available in 3 - 7 pin or contact configurations. See new product bulletin 604 for electrical and mechanical specifications. These custom products have been thoroughly tested to Mil-Std 202G. Our customers have the assurance of receiving a superior product. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141120/160048 FEATURES & BENEFITS -- Panel connector is ... read more
  • Posted at 1:01 PM
    Envestnet | Retirement Solutions (ERS), a majority owned subsidiary of Envestnet, Inc. (NYSE: ENV), and a leading provider of unified retirement technology and services to advisors, has entered into a partnership with Alerus Retirement Solutions, a division of Alerus Financial, N.A. ("Alerus") to offer ERS's advisor platform and fiduciary services to advisors and sponsors that work with Alerus. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141120/159875LOGO Alerus is a one-source provider of qualified retirement plan services. The addition of ERS's comprehensive fiduciary services offering reaffirms Alerus's ongoing commitment to ... read more
  • Posted at 11:48 AM
    The updated Grid(SM) report for marketing automation software, announced today by business software review site G2 Crowd, ranks 20 products to help software buyers in their selections. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141120/159988 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141120/159987 The Fall 2014 report is based on more than 2,200 reviews and ratings from marketing and other business professionals, including more than 1,400 new reviews since the Spring 2014 report. The inaugural Grid(SM) report for marketing automation was released in Summer 2013. The Grid(SM), which is created from G2 Crowd's ... read more
  • Posted at 9:43 AM
    In the most rigorous and selective state-run medical marijuana application processes to date, Columbia Care, through its affiliates, was awarded an unprecedented number of additional provisional licensing approvals, further cementing its reputation as one of America's premiere providers of medical cannabis products and services. Columbia Care's affiliate in Massachusetts, Patriot Care Corp., has been awarded two additional provisional medical cannabis certificates of registration, including the only Registered Marijuana Dispensary provisional registration in Boston, MA. Having already been awarded one provisional registration ... read more