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Thursday, January 22, 2015

  • Posted at 11:16 AM
    Reform Online Lending, a program designed by online financial services entrepreneur and industry leader Mark Curry to stamp out fraud in the consumer financial services industry, has announced it has shared information on an alleged fraudulent debt collection scam with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Trade Commission and local law enforcement. The tip came from an industry employee with detailed knowledge of the allegedly fraudulent operation. "This employee should be commended for their bravery and integrity. We need more ... read more
  • Posted at 11:14 AM
    Ytel was named a Finalist today for "Customer Service Leader of the Year" in the ninth annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150122/170709 The Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world's leading business awards shows, including the prestigious International Business Awards and the new German Stevie Awards, presents the awards. More than 1,900 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in ... read more
  • Posted at 11:06 AM
    Increasing sophistication among enterprise buyers of language services will drive the continued consolidation of localization purchasing in 2015, says Moravia CMO, Renato Beninatto. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20150122/170814LOGO According to a recent study by market research firm Common Sense Advisory, 15 percent of enterprises studied chose a single-source solution for their translation and localization needs. "From a language industry perspective, this is a major paradigm shift because historically, even the most sophisticated users of language services have relied on a multi-vendor model," Beninatto said. "It's a ... read more
  • Posted at 11:05 AM
    UPROXX a unit of Woven Digital, the publisher of fast-growing pop culture news and entertainment sites which also includes BroBible, today announced that it has acquired basketball news site Dime Magazine, the top independent destination for NBA and college basketball news, videos, and stories about the culture of the game from sneakers to the moves of the biggest players in the League. Through the acquisition, Dime will become part of UPROXX Sports. Woven also announced the appointment of Chris Mottram ... read more
  • Posted at 11:00 AM
    Today, Lamar Advertising Company (Nasdaq: LAMR), one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America, announces its new partnership with Blue Bite, the Mobile Standard in Out-of-Home, which will give advertisers the ability to create measurable mobile campaigns through the use of outdoor media. The addition of mobile touchpoints to Lamar's transit media will allow advertisers to reach audiences at scale with the right content at the right time. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20150121/170572 The partnership will include the integration of Blue Bite's mTAG platform ... read more
  • Posted at 10:55 AM
    Profil Institute for Clinical Research, Inc., a clinical research organization (CRO) focused on diabetes and obesity, announced today a new textbook, Translational Research Methods for Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiometabolic Drug Development, published by Springer, a leading global scientific publisher. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20150121/170627 The textbook is the first to extensively analyze and illustrate techniques for use in early phase clinical studies of new drugs for diabetes, obesity and related cardiometabolic disease. The first portion of the book involving several chapters is a critical review ... read more
  • Posted at 10:45 AM
    Credit Sesame, a leading consumer credit and personal finance company today announces the launch of its iOS app update that includes the use of Touch ID verification and integration with virtual assistant, Siri. The innovative update allows users to check their credit score by simply asking Siri, "What's my credit score?" Credit Sesame users who have the app installed on their iOS device can now access and monitor their credit as well as review their credit score using Siri's voice activation ... read more
  • Posted at 10:20 AM
    Transwestern | RBJ today announces the firm brokered a long-term lease totaling 202,492 square feet of office space for Shire a leading biopharmaceutical company, at Two Ledgemont Center in Lexington, Massachusetts. Transwestern | RBJ's Robert Richards, president, and Brian Cohen, senior vice president, represented Shire in the lease for the entire five-floor building at 95 Hayden Ave. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150122/170765 The lease creates the largest suburban biotech campus in Greater Boston. Two Ledgemont Center is adjacent to Shire's existing campus, which ... read more
  • PDA Launches Manufacturing Science Program(SM) --- BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 22, 2015
    Posted at 10:13 AM
    The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) today announced the launch of its new Manufacturing Science Program(SM): Enabling Pharmaceutical Manufacturing's Future. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130226/DC66667LOGO The Manufacturing Science Program(SM )will fulfill the following goals: -- Highlight the ongoing focus PDA has on pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing. -- Strengthen and build practical solutions by filling known gaps in current manufacturing science as well as gaps ... read more
  • Posted at 10:06 AM
    One of the top challenges facing busy professionals is how to acquire new information without falling behind at work. Many students who can't travel to train either opt out altogether, delay training, or look for an online course. SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, has an innovative and effective solution. SANS is now offering one its most popular courses - SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations - on its OnDemand online training platform. Students can now ... read more
  • Posted at 10:05 AM
    WHAT:Grant Campbell, M.S.N., R.N., director of clinical services at Zynx Health(TM) and expert in the use of evidence-based best practices to standardize care coordination, is a participant on the panel titled "Leverage Mobile and Cloud-based Tools in Healthcare to Cost Effectively Enable Better Care Coordination and Population Health Management" at HealthIMPACT Southeast. Campbell will call upon his 25 years of experience as a staff nurse, educator and leader in critical care settings to describe how cloud-based and mobile technologies can ... read more
  • Posted at 10:01 AM
    More than one-fourth of privately-insured and one-third of Medicaid-enrolled women of childbearing age filled prescriptions for opioid-based (narcotic) painkillers between 2008 and 2012, according to a new analysis published today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Experience the interactive Multimedia News Release here: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7401852-march-of-dimes-cdc-opioids/ Many women are unaware that prescription opioid-based medications such as codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, or morphine, used to treat severe pain, may increase the risk ... read more
  • Posted at 9:53 AM
    Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund officials announce that 10 Indiana startups will each receive a $20,000 First-Tier Black Award. "There were 26 Purdue Foundry startup applicants from nearly every sector that applied for this inaugural round of funding, and selecting ... read more
  • Be Part of the Amazing Global Game Jam Experience --- MONROVIA, Calif., Jan. 22, 2015
    Posted at 9:45 AM
    The Global Game Jam 2015 is a Universal "LAN PARTY", the world's largest Game Jam event that is taking place on January 23, 24 & 25. Mt. Sierra College students, as well as others from all over the world, are joining in to design, develop and create a game within a period of 48 hours. Mt. Sierra College invites all high school students to have lunch with the players on January 24, 2015, between 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (PST), ... read more
  • 4 Tips to Start a Small Business Newsletter --- NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2015
    Posted at 9:28 AM
    Company newsletters can go a long way in educating and persuading your clients and prospects to work with you. Developing a newsletter program with a solid audience will prove to be a very important component of your marketing strategy and the trick is making your newsletter's content engaging and valuable while maintaining the integrity of your brand. Here are four best practices to follow when kicking off your newsletter: 1. Sign-Up forms. Have these located throughout ... read more
  • Molecular Health to Present at Personalized Medicine World Conference --- HEIDELBERG, Germany & THE WOODLANDS, Texas
    Posted at 8:59 AM
    Molecular Health announced today that its chief innovation officer, David Jackson, Ph.D., will speak at this year’s Personalized Medicine World Conference, Silicon Valley. Dr. Jackson’s presentation, titled, “From Knowledge Innovation to Personalized Pharmacovigilance,” will highlight how the integrated computational ... read more
  • Posted at 8:21 AM
    Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion recommending that the indication for Prevenar 13* (pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine [13-valent, adsorbed]) be expanded to include the prevention of ... read more
  • Posted at 8:17 AM
    New England Biolabs (NEB(®)) announces a novel DNA repair reagent aimed at helping to address the historically intractable challenge of sequencing DNA from archival, formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue samples. Together with its NEBNext line of next-generation sequencing library preparation reagents, NEB now offers a complete solution for preparing DNA from FFPE samples for sequencing on both the Illumina® and Ion Torrent(TM) platforms. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090921/NE79207LOGO-b Formalin is commonly used as a fixative for the long-term storage of clinically-important tissue samples. After fixation ... read more
  • Posted at 8:15 AM
    Badgeville, the global leader in business gamification, today announced the launch of Badgeville for IBM Connections, a new product that brings Badgeville's platform, game design and analytics to IBM Connections' customers. The new product, available immediately, comes in the form of an accelerator designed to quickly and easily integrate Badgeville's award-winning gamification technology with IBM Connections. IDC projects that the worldwide market for enterprise social networks will grow to $3.5B by 2018 with a compound annual growth rate of 23%. IBM ... read more
  • Posted at 8:12 AM
    Privately held On-X® Life Technologies Inc. (On-X LTI) announced today that it will launch its Chord-X™ Mitral Valve Chordal Repair System at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, California January 24-27, 2015. ... read more