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Thursday, December 5, 2013

  • Scleroderma May Be Initiated By Cancer --- SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 5, 2013
    Posted at 1:12 PM
    The Scleroderma Research Foundation today reported that researchers at The Johns Hopkins University have discovered that some cases of scleroderma are likely to have been initiated by cancer. In a landmark paper published online on December 5 in Science, researchers focusing on a select group of patients with both scleroderma and cancer, discovered that the patients' immune response to a mutated protein in their tumors resulted in autoimmunity once the immune response spread to the non-mutated form of the ... read more
  • Posted at 1:07 PM
    comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from comScore MobiLens and Mobile Metrix, reporting key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry for October 2013. Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 40.6 percent OEM market share, while Google Android led as the #1 smartphone platform with 52.2 percent platform market share. Google Sites ranked as the top mobile media property, while Facebook was the top individual app. (Logo: Smartphone OEM Market Share 149.2 ... read more
  • Posted at 1:07 PM
    Environmental Science and Technologies, Inc., (“EST”) today announced the unveiling of its new website, The website offers quick and easy access to essential information while providing visitors a thorough understanding of the company's innovative products and services that promote ... read more
  • Posted at 1:06 PM
    The Ministry of Defence this week at the Brunei International Defence Exhibition (Bridex) accepted two Sikorsky S-70i(TM) BLACK HAWK helicopters into the Royal Brunei Air Force following an unveiling attended by His Majesty the Sultan. Two more Sikorsky S-70i BLACK HAWK helicopters are currently undergoing the process of acceptance at the Royal Brunei Air Force. Equipped with a suite of advanced avionics and sensors, the multirole aircraft can perform a variety of missions over land and water, including search and ... read more
  • Posted at 1:00 PM
    SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/05/13 -- Brocade® (NASDAQ: BRCD) Vice President of Product Management Ananda Rajagopal will present at the Bank of Montreal 2013 Technology & Digital Media Conference on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt New York Hotel, from 11:30 a.m. to noon ET. Chief Financial Officer Dan Fairfax will present at the J.P. Morgan 2013 SMid Cap Conference on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the Westin River North Hotel, Chicago, from 10:15 a.m. to ... read more
  • Posted at 1:00 PM
    Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced a global distribution agreement with Bluegiga Technologies, a market innovator in the wireless space. The company manufactures highly integrated wireless modules employing the latest ... read more
  • Posted at 1:00 PM
    From the park to the train, from football to romantic comedies, Verizon FiOS TV customers now have more entertainment choices while on the go, with the addition of 16 new channels to Verizon's FiOS Mobile App. This brings to 25 the number of live channels available outside the home. Customers who have the FiOS Mobile App - which is free - will now be able to live stream the new channels from eligible devices, including tablets and smartphones, both in and ... read more
  • Easy Techniques Fuel E-commerce Merchandising --- SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 5, 2013
    Posted at 12:56 PM
    Just as "brick and mortar" stores rely on product design and packaging, and product placement to direct shoppers to special deals, online stores are using a variety of merchandising techniques that mimic the experience. According to Shaun Ryan, CEO of site search provider SLI Systems ( (NZX: SLI), the best retailers use different techniques and features to create an equivalent merchandising experience that help visitors identify brands, sales or seasonal promotions and to draw more attention to products. (Photo: (Logo: Online ... read more
  • Posted at 12:54 PM
    The Board of Directors of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) today approved proxy access amendments to the company's bylaws. Proxy access allows eligible shareholders to place their own director nominees on the company's proxy card, along with the board candidates nominated by the company. Verizon's bylaw amendment specifies a three-percent/three-year holding requirement for eligibility. An individual or group of shareholders who meets the eligibility threshold and who complies with certain procedural and disclosure requirements may include in Verizon's proxy materials ... read more
  • Posted at 12:53 PM
    The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today testified at the EPA’s Public Hearing for the 2014 Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program (RFS), telling the agency that commercial development of advanced and cellulosic biofuels, as well as other biotechnology applications, could come to a halt if ... read more
  • Posted at 12:48 PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: zeebox, the award-winning second screen app for TV, [itvt], producer of the TV of Tomorrow Show (TVOT) conference series, and others are challenging hackers ... read more
  • Posted at 12:39 PM
    TechVoice, the grass roots advocacy network partnership between CompTIA, TECNA and participating state technology councils, today issued the following statement regarding the bipartisan Innovation Act (H.R. 3309) introduced by U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.). The statement can be attributed to Elizabeth Hyman, vice president, public advocacy, CompTIA. (Logo: "Today's passage of The Innovation Act (H.R. 3309) is a major step forward in protecting small and medium-sized businesses from abusive patent litigation. With important protections such as a customer ... read more
  • Posted at 12:34 PM
    BittWare, the leader in Altera-based FPGA COTS boards, and PLDA, the industry leader in PCIe and interconnect solutions, announced today that they have entered into a global Value Added Reseller (VAR) agreement to combine PLDA’s IP cores including a 10G TCP/IP Offload Engine Hardware Stack (QuickTCP), ... read more
  • Posted at 12:31 PM
    Today, IDC Government Insights hosted a Web conference titled, IDC Government Insights 2014 Predictions: U.S. Government, highlighting market predictions for the year ahead. Featuring Group Vice President and General Manager, Scott Lundstrom, and IDC Government Insights analysts Ruthbea ... read more
  • Posted at 12:30 PM
    Mobiquity (, a mobile engagement provider creating innovative solutions that drive business value, today announced that vice president of Mobile Insights Eugene Signorini and vice president of Mobile Engagement Joel Evans will kick off the holiday season with a lively webinar discussion on top picks for mobile gift ideas. In addition to discussing their own favorites, they will review and critique of some of the top gadgets on other popular lists, including smartphones, tablets and other mobile technology. They'll also ... read more
  • Posted at 12:27 PM
    Please replace the release dated December 4, 2013 with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions. The corrected release reads: GERARD BARRON, CO-FOUNDER AND FORMER CEO OF ADSTREAM, AN INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING ... read more
  • Posted at 12:23 PM
    Assurex Health, a leading personalized medicine company, announced today the publication of a third clinical study providing evidence for the effectiveness of the GeneSight combinatorial pharmacogenomic test over the current method for selecting psychotropic medications. The study results were published in the November 2013 issue of Discovery Medicine. Consistent with two previous clinical trials, the Pine Rest study concluded that patients are more than twice as likely to respond when treatment is guided by GeneSight compared to treatment as ... read more
  • Posted at 12:20 PM
    The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced a variety of social media promotions at the 2014 International CES® designed to help attendees more easily navigate the show, identify the key trends and connect with business contacts, friends and colleagues. These attractions include a Social Media Command Center, ... read more
  • Posted at 12:16 PM
    BlueKai, the only independent SaaS solution for data management, analysis and activation in marketing, today announced a partnership with Twitter in which the company's data management platform (DMP) can now be used to leverage 1(st) and 3(rd) party data to power native ad targeting on the popular social network. As one of a select list of Twitter partners, BlueKai clients will be able to extend their audience targeting strategy while bringing their own audience intelligence to drive higher relevancy ... read more
  • Posted at 12:09 PM
    Two leading healthcare organizations have teamed up to honor pioneers in the application of clinical informatics solutions. To recognize the contributions of the physicians and nurses on the frontline of innovation, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has partnered with SSi-SEARCH to establish the AMIA Provider Innovation in Informatics (Pi2) Award. The Pi2 award will be presented to teams of healthcare professionals who have applied innovative informatics solutions to improve healthcare delivery. The innovations may be new solutions developed within a ... read more