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Thursday, April 24, 2014

  • Posted at 6:11 PM
    Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and New Line Cinema jointly announced today that the much-anticipated final film in Peter Jackson’s trilogy adaptation of the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, has now been titled “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” The film, previously ... read more
  • Touchmedia Closes Latest Round to Fund Continued Expansion --- NEW YORK and SHANGHAI, April 24, 2014
    Posted at 6:00 PM
    Touchmedia, China's leading interactive in-taxi advertising and media platform, announced today that it closed its latest round of financing with additional funding from existing investors including Founder/CEO Micky Fung and Jubilant Worldwide Limited along with new investor, XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO), the premier consumer Internet and media company for engaged couples, newlyweds and first-time parents, who expanded the #1 wedding brand The Knot from the US to China with targeting young Chinese couples. "We are excited to announce ... read more
  • Posted at 5:54 PM
    SVForum today announced the names of the 30 qualified startups selected to compete in this year’s Launch: Silicon Valley, the premier launch platform for tech startups on the rise. This year, Launch: Silicon Valley is expanding its global reach with a special edition: The World Cup ... read more
  • Posted at 5:43 PM
    ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT), an innovator in satellite and other wireless networking systems and services, announced today that a federal court jury has awarded ViaSat $283 million in damages in its patent infringement and breach of contract case against Space Systems/Loral (SS/L). The jury found SS/L infringed three ViaSat patents relating to its ViaSat-1 high-capacity satellite system: U.S. Patent Nos. 8,010,043, 8,068,827, and 8,107,875 and (2) breached the non-disclosure agreements and manufacturing contract between the parties. During trial, SS/L dropped its ... read more
  • Posted at 4:30 PM
    Industry research shows many companies may be missing a critical piece in their brand and product strategies: consumer education. A necessity with today's information-driven buyers, contemporary consumer education strategies center on providing consumers with objective, useful information to foster loyalty, brand differentiation, and improved sales. Drawing on results spanning several industries, Allen has identified three consumer education emphases that correlate with strong business results: messaging, brand perception, and user experience design. In an education series entitled the New Brand Landscape; Allen ... read more
  • Posted at 3:36 PM
    The International Callers phone number for the conference call should read: +1 617 847.3007 (instead of +1 617 874.3007). The corrected release reads: LEARNING TREE INTERNATIONAL SECOND QUARTER 2014 CONFERENCE CALL DATE ... read more
  • Posted at 3:31 PM
    The Freedom to Breathe coalition, a statewide group of leading health organizations, responded today to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)'s proposed regulations on e-cigarettes. The following is their statement: E-cigarettes have become popular in Minnesota and around the country, but the many unknowns about their health effects, their relationship to youth smoking and other issues have raised concerns among health organizations. FDA's proposed regulations are a good first step to creating consistency and oversight at the federal level ... read more
  • Posted at 3:28 PM
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced that on April 24, 2014 it priced $300 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.75% Senior Notes due 2022 at par in a public offering made pursuant to a registration statement and a related preliminary prospectus supplement filed by Centene with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The underwriters were led by Barclays, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and Wells Fargo Securities, with Allen & Company LLC, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, and Regions Securities LLC as co-managers ... read more
  • Posted at 3:15 PM
    LivePerson, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPSN), a leading provider of digital engagement solutions, today announced the planned release of its first quarter financial results after the market close on May 7, 2014. CEO Robert LoCascio and CFO Daniel Murphy will host a conference call later that day, at 5:00p.m. Eastern Time. The conference call will be simulcast live on the Internet and can be accessed by logging onto the investor relations section of the Company's web site at To participate ... read more
  • Posted at 3:14 PM
    One of the most common misconceptions about men and women who abuse prescription opioid drugs is that they get those drugs from friends or relatives. Now, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed alarming new evidence that those at highest risk of opioid overdose are just as likely to obtain opiate drugs from a doctor's prescription. Photo - According to the report, medical prescriptions account for 27% of the opioids taken by those ... read more
  • Posted at 3:01 PM
    CANDIAC, QC -- (Marketwired) -- 04/24/14 -- Novacab International Inc. (OTC Pink: NVOB) (PINKSHEETS: NVOB) Novacab announces to its shareholders that it is addressing the trucking sector in the USA and Canada with the penetration of the market of 458,000 trucks with sleeper cabs out of a fleet of 2,400,000 Class 8 trucks in the USA and Canada. This technology especially applies to 240,000 units used for refrigeration. Furthermore there are 125,000 new vehicles of Class 8 with sleeper cabins ... read more
  • Posted at 2:45 PM
    Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has once again been named to CR Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens List, ranking 42. The annual list analyzes the performance of Russell 1000 companies, recognizing those that demonstrated outstanding corporate responsibility programs in 2013. The list documents 298 data points of disclosure and performance measures harvested from publicly-available information in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy. "Raytheon has a strong commitment to corporate citizenship," said Jay Stephens, Senior ... read more
  • Posted at 2:37 PM
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/24/14 -- The use of a fax system in day-to-day business operations is still prominent. The problem with traditional fax systems is the process itself. Faxing can be extremely slow and countless complications can occur during the process. Error messages, long waits, busy signals and more are all undesirable actions that can take place. However, VoIP faxing has changed the game. Using a VoIP Fax provider eliminates many of the pains of faxing ... read more
  • Posted at 2:15 PM
    Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (“Ascent” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:ASCMA) will issue a press release to report its results for the three months ended March 31, 2014 after the market close on Thursday, May 8, 2014. The company will host a conference call that day at 5:00 p.m. EDT in ... read more
  • Posted at 2:14 PM
    Yodlee Interactive, the recognized platform that works with hundreds of companies, entrepreneurs and developers to create and distribute new financial innovations, continues expanding its international reach today by announcing partnerships with Startupbootcamp, 25fifteen and ... read more
  • Posted at 2:14 PM
    SyncHR, a leading innovator for cloud-based human resources, payroll, and benefits management, announced its 5.2 software release today. The latest release offers significant enhancements to reporting and analytics, and a new notifications and communication center. The announcement comes in conjunction with an upgraded corporate website, designed to provide a better user experience. "Human resources, payroll, and benefits management technology has been stuck in the past. We're ecstatic that our all-in-one solution is resonating well in a market that has yearned for ... read more
  • Posted at 2:12 PM
    The surgical team at Centennial Medical Center, Frisco, TX is proud to provide patients with some of the most minimally invasive surgical options, including the single-incision, robotic-assisted procedure using the da Vinci(®) Surgical System. During a da Vinci(®) Single-Site((TM)) surgery, one tiny incision is made in the belly button, approximately one inch long, resulting in a virtually scar-free procedure. The Food and Drug Administration cleared the specialized Single-Site instruments for use with the da Vinci Surgical System in December 2011. Since ... read more
  • Posted at 2:11 PM
    Each year, thousands of NRA members, gun owners and marksmen meet to explore new products, the latest gear and meet the stars of the firearm industry. In 2014, the NRA's annual event will be held at the Indianapolis Convention Center with over 400,000 square feet of exhibition space. This year's must-see NRA attendee will be in booth #4459, where Team Springfield(TM) will represent Springfield Armory® at the event. (Photo: This much-anticipated annual show offers the perfect opportunity for Springfield Armory®'s crew ... read more
  • Study Suggests Targeting B Cells May Help with MS --- PHILADELPHIA, April 24, 2014
    Posted at 2:11 PM
    A new study suggests that targeting B cells, which are a type of white blood cell in the immune system, may be associated with reduced disease activity for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The study is released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. For the study, 231 people with relapsing-remitting MS received either a placebo or one of several low dosages of the drug ... read more
  • Posted at 2:11 PM
    Theraclone Sciences, Inc., a therapeutic antibody discovery and development company, today announced the publication of data in the May issue of Immunity regarding antibodies with significant potency and breadth against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The study, titled “Broadly neutralizing HIV ... read more