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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  • Posted at 12:57 PM
    Worldwide large area TFT-LCD (Thin Film Transistor-Liquid Crystal Display) panel supply area is anticipated to reach 136.7 million square meters in 2014, up 6% year-on-year. Growth momentum is expected to come mainly from the additional production capacity of several new G8.5 lines, including the maximum level of production capacity expansion of Chinese panel makers BOE and CSOT. As of the second quarter of 2014, BOE had the maximum panel capacity of 110K per month. CSOT is expected to see the ... read more
  • Posted at 12:47 PM
    Average rates on new credit card offers held steady this week, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090210/CCLOGO The average is comprised of 100 of the most popular credit cards in the country, including cards from dozens of leading U.S. issuers and representing every card category. Introductory (teaser) rates are not included in the calculation. Rates for card categories tracked by CreditCards.com are listed below: Credit Card Rate Averages ... read more
  • Posted at 12:24 PM
    Civitas Learning™ announced today the formation of a ten-member national advisory board with deep expertise in education technology, predictive analytics and student-success research. Members of the advisory board will join Civitas Learning’s growing leadership team and Pioneer ... read more
  • Posted at 12:00 PM
    HITRUST, in coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), announced today that its Monthly Cyber Threat Briefing will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM Central Time. This special briefing will be open to media and ... read more
  • Posted at 11:05 AM
    Astrotech Corporation (NASDAQ:ASTC) has received the approval from 14,835,132, or approximately 75% of its outstanding shares, to sell substantially all of the properties and assets related to or used in the Astrotech Space Operations business unit to a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation for $61 million. 12,407,003, ... read more
  • Posted at 8:58 AM
    Today, WGU Texas announced the first five recipients of its "Go Further in Human Resources" Scholarships, created in partnership with Texas SHRM - Texas State Council (Society for Human Resource Management). The competitive scholarships are designed to help motivated Texas SHRM members throughout the state advance their education and careers. The following students will each receive a $2,000 scholarship to take their HR careers further with WGU Texas: -- Brian Hayes, Master of Business Administration, President ... read more
  • Posted at 7:57 AM
    CoinTerra, the market leader in Bitcoin mining solutions today announced mining contracts with pre-order prices as low as $0.99 per GH/s for 12-month hosted full service Bitcoin mining contracts through CoinTerra Mining. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140128/MM54190-c After becoming the first Bitcoin mining company to offer 1 PH/s investment grade mining contracts with immediate availability, CoinTerra now opens pre-orders for mining contracts priced as low as $0.99 per GH/s with a December 29(th) start date. This extremely competitive pricing is made possible through the expected ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    All across the country, students are getting ready for their close-up with their graphing calculator. A new contest, "Express Your Selfie," encourages students and teachers to submit a selfie with their favorite Texas Instruments technology. The winner and his or her class will receive a classroom set of graphing calculators and a video-conference call, in class, from Emmy-nominated actress and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) advocate, Mayim Bialik. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140819/137654 Bialik not only plays a scientist on the hit comedy, "The Big ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    TripCase from Sabre announced today its integration with the new Uber API in its mobile travel management application. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131216/DA33636LOGO-b Beginning today, TripCase users can seamlessly request an Uber ride and receive a special discount pricing through the TripCase app. Based on advanced geo-location features, the TripCase app will offer travelers an Uber ride at the point in their trip when car services are needed most. This integration will save time and hassle by pre-populating the pick-up and drop-off locations whenever possible. TripCase is ... read more
  • Posted at 5:38 AM
    NQ Mobile (NYSE: NQ), a leading global provider of mobile Internet services, today announced a partnership with China Telecom that will bring NQ Mobile's vLife technology to China Telecom's "E Surfing" product. Under terms of the agreement, vLife will power the user interface for the mobile cloud platform, enabling China Telecom to present dynamic content, recommendations and promotions across video wallpapers, lock screen wallpapers and theme galleries. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121224/CN34262LOGO China Telecom launched E Surfing to meet increasing demand for converged information services. ... read more
  • Posted at 5:03 AM
    HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced that its Identification Technologies division has added Near Field Communication (NFC)-readable tags to its rapidly expanding SlimFlex™ Tag portfolio of pliable, high- durability tags. The SlimFlex Tag family has ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    ZTE USA, one of the fastest-growing smartphone manufacturers in the United States*, today announced the nubia 5S mini LTE will be available unlocked beginning August 27 and for preorder today, online at Amazon.com for $279.99. The phone’s 13 megapixel rear-camera and 5 megapixel front-camera capture HD ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    Kids headed back to school count on costly gadgets to help them learn and connect but are at greater risk than adults when it comes to device loss and damage, according to a new survey by Asurion, the recognized global leader in technology protection services. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140819/137431 Three quarters of students use phones and laptops at school with more than half turning to tablets. At the same time, a whopping 20 percent of parents have replaced three or more phones for their ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 AM
    Quantum Materials Corporation (OTCQB:QTMM) today announced the purchase of five diverse sets of patent families from Bayer Technology Services GmbH, the global technological backbone and major innovation driver for Bayer AG of Leverkusen, Germany. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140619/119488 The patents acquired provide broad intellectual property protection for advances Quantum Materials has achieved in economical high-volume quantum dot (QD) manufacturing. In addition, the Bayer patents cover volume production technology for heavy metal-free (HMF) quantum dots and nano-particles; increasing quantum yields for HMF quantum dots; and ... read more

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

  • Posted at 1:39 PM
    One of the driving factors for the social media analytics market is the ever-growing use of social media to engage with brands which thereby, leads to content generated from users. This creates huge amount of unstructured digital data present across social media platforms that can be mined to extract valuable insights. The major restraint in this market is the deployment cost and lack of a tangible Return on Investment (ROI). Social media analytics involves collection of data from social media ... read more
  • Orthofix Updates Filing Status --- LEWISVILLE, Texas
    Posted at 1:15 PM
    As previously disclosed, Orthofix International N.V. (NASDAQ: OFIX) (the “Company”) has been evaluating the accounting treatment applied to certain entries included in the previous restatement of its prior periods’ financial results, as well as related entries in subsequent periods. As a result of this process, the ... read more
  • Posted at 12:06 PM
    Solera Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLH), a leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing and decision support industries, today announced that it will release its financial results for the fourth quarter ended June 30, 2014 on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 after the market close. A conference call will be hosted by Tony Aquila, Solera's founder, Chairman and CEO, and Renato Giger, Solera's CFO, at 5:00 pm EDT that evening. The conference call will be webcast live ... read more
  • Posted at 8:19 AM
    RootMetrics today released its second U.S. State RootScore® Reports and Verizon Wireless received the highest award for overall network performance in Texas. In addition to sharing the top award for overall network performance in Texas, Verizon Wireless also scored ... read more
  • Posted at 8:00 AM
    VHA Inc. announced today it will host a series of free webinars focused on different aspects of health care supply chain management to help supply chain leaders manage the need to reduce costs. The webinars will be led by VHA experts and health system supply chain leaders who will share best practices on topics ranging from internal stakeholder engagement to local sourcing. The webinar series is open to all hospitals and health systems nationwide, regardless of GPO affiliation. As the health ... read more
  • Posted at 8:00 AM
    Bearch, an Austin-based company that strives to solve problems by connecting people in unique ways, today announced that it raised $2.1 million in funding for Unseen, its anonymous photo sharing app for college students. Texas-based investors include Dirk Elmendorf, co-founder ... read more