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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

  • Posted at 6:00 PM
    (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today introduced the all-new Fire HDX 8.9, which combines a startlingly light design and stunning HDX display with a new, more powerful processor, exclusive Dolby Atmos and the latest Dolby Audio, and all-new Fire OS 4 “Sangria” features and services. The new Fire HDX ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 PM
    (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon today introduced the new Fire HD, featuring a quad-core processor, front and rear-facing cameras, an HD display, incredible reliability, and a world-class ecosystem of exclusive features, services, and content. The new Fire HD tablets are available in two sizes—6” for $99 and 7” for $139—and ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 PM
    (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today introduced the 7th generation of Kindle: Kindle Voyage, our most advanced e-reader ever, and the new $79 Kindle, with a 20% faster processor, twice the storage, and now with a touch interface. Meet the new Kindle and Kindle Voyage at ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 PM
    (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today introduced Fire OS 4 “Sangria,” the next generation of software and services that powers Amazon’s Fire devices, including the all-new Fire tablets introduced today. The new Fire tablet family (Photo: Business Wire) “When we think about ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 PM
    (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon today introduced Fire HD Kids Edition, the first tablet built from the ground up for kids (and their parents). Fire HD Kids Edition is built around three ideas: Fire HD Kids Edition (Photo: Business Wire) 1. Despite best ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 PM
    As a result of funds raised in the 2014 Komen Detroit Race for the Cure, locally presented by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, $896,474 was awarded to three local breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs serving Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. An additional $235,000 went to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Program. The 24(th) annual Komen Detroit Race will be held on May 16, 2015 at Chene Park with an East Jefferson 5K ... read more
  • Posted at 4:51 PM
    faceshift have hired Nico Scapel as their new Creative Director. During his career, Nico has pioneered techniques for procedural rigging, anatomy simulation, and performance capture on high-end CG creatures and digital actors. Nico’s previous role was Rigging Supervisor at Framestore, where he led the rigging team ... read more
  • Posted at 4:46 PM
    SIGA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGA), a company specializing in the development and commercialization of solutions for serious unmet medical needs and biothreats, announced today that it has received Bankruptcy Court approval of “first-day” motions that it filed on September 16, 2014, the date on which it filed ... read more
  • Posted at 4:00 PM
    Acucela Inc. (TOKYO:4589), a clinical-stage biotechnology company that specializes in discovering and developing novel therapeutics to treat and slow the progression of sight-threatening ophthalmic diseases, today announced that its Founder, Chairman and CEO, Ryo Kubota, MD, PhD, will present at the BioCentury NewsMakers in the Biotech ... read more
  • Posted at 3:36 PM
    Optomec today announced that it has signed an agreement with Multistation SAs to be its representative in France for its LENS family of 3D Metal Printers. The versatile printers and print engines are used to cost-effectively repair, rework and manufacture high-performance metal components in materials such ... read more
  • Posted at 3:22 PM
    According to the Calorie Control Council*, study findings published today in a Nature** article ("Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota") are at odds with leading health organizations and many other peer-reviewed published studies. In contrast to the assertions made by the researchers of this study -- which claim the use of low calorie sweeteners increased diabetes and obesity risk -- the overall evidence from studies on low-calorie sweeteners, including numerous human studies, show that these ... read more
  • Posted at 3:13 PM
    LendingTree, the nation's leading online loan marketplace, today announced the top ten customer-rated lenders on its network based on actual customer reviews for the second quarter of 2014. The 'Top Ten' list is based on a weighted average of review rating and volume of customer reviews. Lenders were rated on mortgage rates, fees and closing costs, responsiveness, customer service and overall experience. Top Ten LendingTree Network Lenders - Q2 2014 (Based on LendingTree Lender Ratings and Reviews 4/1/2014 - 6/30/2014) ... read more
  • Posted at 3:10 PM
    Boeing issued the following statement today following House passage of a continuing resolution that temporarily reauthorizes the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank: "Congress has left thousands of small, medium and large U.S. exporters and their workers in limbo until the middle of next year and this will likely negatively impact U.S. sales to foreign customers. We will continue to press Congress for a multi-year reauthorization of Ex-Im." Contact: ... read more
  • Posted at 3:09 PM
    MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- (Marketwired) -- 09/17/14 -- JAMF Software, the leader in Apple device management, today announced the new release of its flagship solution the Casper Suite. This latest version provides immediate, same-day support for Apple iOS 8 and continues JAMF Software's long-standing commitment of enabling businesses and schools to adopt new Apple technology effectively. With continued innovation from Apple, IT teams know Apple operating system updates are always right around the corner. For more than 12 years, thousands of ... read more
  • Posted at 3:05 PM®) today announced the launch of its Real Estate App, optimized for iOS 8, which arms home buyers and renters using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with a more intuitive and efficient tool to stay on top of the latest properties to hit the market.®), the leader in providing consumers the most accurate U.S. residential listings online,* is operated by Move, Inc (NASDAQ: MOVE), a leading provider of online real estate services. The Real Estate App takes advantage of ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 PM
    REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/17/14 -- Sumo Logic, the next generation machine data intelligence company, announced that Service Stream, Australia's leading provider of network services, selected Sumo Logic to obtain insights into its infrastructure and support monitoring of key performance indicators to drive revenue. Sumo Logic also announced the appointment of Stephen Cottrell as managing director of the Asia-Pacific region. This news comes as the company experiences rapid expansion and a growing customer base in Australia and ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 PM
    GenomeDx Biosciences today announced that data featured in an oral presentation at the 56(th) Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) demonstrates convincing evidence of the ability of the Decipher® Prostate Cancer Classifier to predict which patients may benefit from radiotherapy after prostate surgery. "The genomic classifier used in this study was able to classify patients at high risk of metastasis and predict patients most likely to benefit from adjuvant radiation therapy more accurately than the clinical tools ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 PM
    uBreakiFix continues to expand its position as the electronics repair industry leader by opening its 88th location in York, Pennsylvania this week. While it is the 88th North American store to open, it is not the first in the state of Pennsylvania, and part of an ongoing plan for a minimum of 100 uBreakiFix locations to be in operation by year's end. uBreakiFix is the leading expert in electronics repair, backing its quality with a nationwide 90-day warranty plan. uBreakiFix ... read more
  • Posted at 2:57 PM
    PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (NASDAQ: PDLI) was orally notified by its independent registered accounting firm, Ernst & Young LLP ("EY") that it was resigning effective September 11, 2014. The resignation was confirmed in a letter delivered to the Company on September 15, 2014 and reported in PDL's Form 8-K filed on September 16, 2014. PDL has issued the following statement in response to the announcement: "We have received a number of inquiries on the reason for the resignation of EY. ... read more
  • Posted at 2:47 PM
    Amb. John Bolton endorses three candidates for elected office in Oklahoma and will make a PAC contribution to each campaign. This brings the total number of candidate endorsements for the midterm election to 33. Rep. Lankford is running for the U.S. Senate against state Senator Connie Johnson, while retired Lt. Col. Steve Russell is running to represent the 5(th) District, being vacated by Lankford, and Rep. Bridenstine is running for reelect in the 1(st) District. Statements from Ambassador Bolton on each ... read more