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FORTUNE India 500 Ranking, on stands NOW!
FORTUNE India 500 Ranking, on stands NOW! - IOC (Indian Oil Corporation) tops the rankings, second year in a row - Hardly any evidence of the impending economic downturn says the editor, as high double digit volume growth witnessed over last year Andhra News

Google's expensive makeover of London office done to retain talented employees?
Google's expensive refurbishment of its London office, which now includes a music jamming room and sci-fi-themed break-out has apparently been done to retain its highly talented and skilled employees. ANI

Maryland Governor endorses ARINC to modernize airports in India
Earlier this month, the ARINC joined Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and First Lady Katie O'Malley on a historic trade mission to India with a delegation of more than 100 Maryland business leaders, educators and elected officials - the largest-ever trade mission delegation from Maryland. ANI

'Social network built for sex' Badoo hits 130 mln users worldwide
Badoo, the site described as the 'world's largest social network for meeting new people' has passed 130 million users worldwide. ANI

Modern Warfare 3 beats Avatar sales record with $1 bln sales in 16 days
Video game publisher Activision has announced that its first-person shooter "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" has surpassed one billion dollar in sales in just 16 days, a record that movie box office champ "Avatar" had set in 17 days. ANI

Delhi Economic Conclave to help India occupy global space in knowledge creation
Chief Economic Advisor to Finance Ministry Kaushik Basu, has said the Delhi Economic Conclave to be held here would help India occupy bit of a global space in the area of knowledge and knowledge creation. ANI

Australia's Agriculture Minister and Cattle Council of Australia President Visit Japan to Strengthen Ties
Australia's Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig and President, Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) Andrew Ogilvie visited Japan, to further strengthen ties between Japan and Australia ACN Newswire

Eisai Submits Application in Japan for New Dry Syrup Formulation of its Alzheimer's Disease Treatment Aricept
Eisai Co. Ltd today submitted a marketing and manufacturing authorization application to Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare seeking approval of a new dry syrup formulation of its Alzheimer's disease (AD) treatment Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride).In August 2007, the indication of Aricept was expanded to include severe AD ACN Newswire

MHI Receives Full-turnkey Order for 1,600MW GTCC Power Plant from Gulf JP NS
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) has received a full-turnkey order for a project to build a 1,600 megawatt (MW) gas turbine combined-cycle (GTCC) power generation plant from Gulf JP NS Company, Limited (GNS) in Thailand, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gulf JP Company Limited which is 90% owned by a local subsidiary of Electric Power Development Co ACN Newswire

World's First Successful Demonstration of Multi-Vendor Equipment Interoperability in Transmitting 100 Gigabit Ethernet Signals over an Optical Network
Fujitsu Ltd, NEC Corp., and Anritsu Corp. today jointly announced that, in field tests, for the first time in the world they successfully demonstrated interoperability testing for optical network interface technology allowing telecommunications carriers to connect to each other at 100 Gigabit-class speeds, some 2.5- to 10-times faster than current speeds ACN Newswire

Connell Brothers to Distribute K-Flex(R) Products in Asia for Emerald Kalama Chemical
Connell Brothers, a division of Wilbur-Ellis Company, and the largest marketer and distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia-Pacific, was appointed by Emerald Kalama Chemical, to distribute its K-FLEX(R) products in Asia to support increased demand in the region for non-phthalate products ACN Newswire

AutoPlastCON - 2 Day Conference on Automotive Trends and Growth of Auto Plastic, 27-28 Feb in Shanghai
ACN Newswire

Korea Job Growth Encouraged by Q3 Market Confidence - Robert Walters
According to Robert Walters' Asia Job Index, job advertisements in Korea rose by 20% from Q2 to Q3 as confidence amongst both candidates and companies increased. The Robert Walters Asia Job Index tracks advertisement volumes for professional positions across the leading job boards and national newspapers in Korea, Japan, China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia ACN Newswire

Keating Capital (NASDAQ:KIPO), a Unique Pre-IPO Closed-end Fund Lists on NASDAQ Capital Market - Video Summary Posted on www.InvestmentPitch.com
Vancouver, British Columbia, December 12, 2011 - Keating Capital Inc. (NASDAQ:KIPO) lists on the NASDAQ Capital Market. Keating Capital is a unique closed-end fund that provides individual investors with the ability to participate in a private company's later stage, pre-IPO financing round - an opportunity that has historically been reserved for institutional investors.InvestmentPitch ACN Newswire

Lubrizol Signs Agreement to Acquire Active Organics
Provides company entry into botanical extracts and natural performance ingredients marketsCLEVELAND, December 12, 2011 - The Lubrizol Corporation announces that it has signed an agreement to purchase Active Organics, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of naturally-derived specialty ingredients including botanical extracts and natural performance ingredients for the personal care industry ACN Newswire

Jay Taylor Discusses the Future of American Markets with Peter Grandich, from his Unique Moral and Spiritual Point of View, on his Weekly VoiceAmerica Radio Show, "Turning Hard Times into Good Times"
Vancouver, British Columbia, December 12, 2011 - Jay Taylor, publisher of the J Taylor's Gold, Energy & Tech Stocks newsletter, interviews Peter Grandich, who presents his views on the direction of American markets. He also adds his unique moral and spiritual point of view ACN Newswire

DDSA Comments on NTSB Appeal for Nationwide Cell Phone Ban for Drivers
The Distracted Driving Safety Alliance (DDSA) General Counsel Marc-Anthony Signorino issued the following statement commenting on the National Traffic Safety Board's (NTSB) recommendation for a nationwide ban on the use of cell phones and text messaging devices while driving. MarketWire

Solar Semiconductor Awarded Four Export Performance Awards
Solar Semiconductor was awarded four export performance awards in recognition of Performance in Exports during the years 2008-09 and 2009-10 among EOUs/SEZ units in Andhra Pradesh, India at a function held by Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. Awards were presented by Hon'ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Mr. Kiran Kumar Reddy and received by Mr. SSN Prasad, Director, Solar Semiconductor Pvt. Ltd. MarketWire

Barrington Announces Execution of Supplemental Indenture in Connection With Its Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation for Its 10 1/2% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2014
Barrington Broadcasting Group LLC ("Barrington") announced today that, as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 13, 2011, approximately $50,890,000 in aggregate principal amount of its 10 1/2% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2014 (CUSIP No. 06851T AB 9) (the "Notes") (or approximately 92 MarketWire

Vanguard Cleaning Systems Expands Western Canadian Services With New Office in Vancouver
Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc., a leading commercial cleaning franchisor, has added Vancouver, British Columbia to its growing presence in Canada. The regional office will sell janitorial franchises which provide cleaning services to businesses throughout the greater BC Lower Mainland market MarketWire

The Clorox Company Earns Sixth Consecutive 100 Percent Rating on Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index
The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) has earned a top rating of 100 percent for the sixth consecutive year on the Human Rights Campaign's 2012 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). One of just three consumer good companies to retain its perfect score, Clorox also earns the distinction of being named one of the "Best Places to Work for GLBT Equality MarketWire

/ KILL - Citadel EFT
Editors and other readers are advised to disregard the news release with the headline, "Citadel EFT'S (CDFT) CEO on 'Trust Across America' Radio Program, January 5, 2012 With Host Jordan Kimmel," issued earlier today by Citadel EFT (OTCQB: CDFT) (PINKSHEETS: CDFT). The release was issued in error. MarketWire

Large-Scale Solar Power Program Prepares for Kick-Off in Australia, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources Australia (Perth, Australia) -- Earlier this year, the Australian government released the Clean Energy Future Plan, which is designed to shift the nation's electricity generation fuel mix toward less emission-intensive technologies MarketWire

The Burgiss Group Enters Strategic Partnership With Citi Private Equity Services
The Burgiss Group, a Hoboken, NJ-based solutions provider to the private capital markets, today announced a strategic partnership with Citi Private Equity Services (Citi PES), a leading global provider of accounting, administration and tax services to private equity, venture capital and institutional investors. MarketWire

The Fearrington House Voted a Top 100 Best Restaurant Nationally
The Fearrington House Restaurant is honored to have been voted by the diners of OpenTable as one of the nation's 100 best overall restaurants for 2011. The list of winners is derived from more than 10 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. MarketWire

Front Flip Mobile Application Generates 25,000 Downloads in 1 Month; Twentyseven Global Responsible for Application Development
Front Flip, a mobile application, developed by Twentyseven Global, has generated more than 25,000 user downloads since its debut a month ago in Kansas City. The application allows businesses and consumers to connect instantly in fun and exciting ways through QR codes, which generate virtual scratch-off cards, featuring prizes MarketWire

Transform Your Wardrobe for the New Year
It's the holiday season, and the New Year is just around the corner. For many women, this is a time to think about resolutions and new beginnings -- a time of transformation. The challenge today, in a difficult economy, is creating a new look for the New Year without breaking the budget. lia sophia Senior Vice President of U.S MarketWire

Hard Dollar at POWER-GEN INTERNATIONAL 2011
Hard Dollar Corporation, the leading provider of Project Cost Management solutions, announced today its presence at POWER-GEN International 2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV on December 13th-15th. MarketWire

West Announces First Quarter 2012 Dividend
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved payment of the first-quarter 2012 cash dividend of $0.18 per share. The dividend will be paid on February 1, 2012 to shareholders of record on January 18, 2012. MarketWire

Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. Completes Amendment to Its Senior Secured Credit Facility
On Dec. 13, 2011, Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNH) entered into the First Amendment (the "Amendment") to its senior secured credit facility. Pursuant to the Amendment, the Company made a voluntary debt pay-down of $50 million and increased its interest rate by 1.25 percent in return for greater flexibility to its Maximum Leverage Ratio and Interest Coverage Ratio financial covenants MarketWire

SMA Alliance to Triple Sales in 2012 Reaching Estimated 30 Million Dollars in Revenue
SMA Alliance (PINKSHEETS: SMAA) announced today that the forecasted sales for 2012 are estimated at an astonishing 30 million dollars annually. Earlier in December 2011, a contract was signed with a manufacturer valued at 6 million dollars in additional revenue for SMA Alliance. MarketWire

ARI Launches Green Website to Aid Fleets With Environmental Management
ARI®, a leading global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, today announced the launch of its brand new Sustainable Fleet Management Microsite (http://sustainability.arifleet.com) MarketWire

New Homes From the High $200,000s Make Sage Court & Gardenia by William Lyon Homes a Must-See in Rosedale, SoCal's Best Master Plan
Smart consumers who have compared the benefits of new home construction versus the obstacles and hassles of older homes are finding Sage Court and Gardenia by William Lyon Homes must-have opportunities for financial value and architectural excellence MarketWire

Stakool/Anthus Life Corp. Garnering Sales in Corporate Catering Market at Resorts and Casinos
Stakool Inc. (OTCBB: STKO) (PINKSHEETS: STKO), a Florida-based corporation, is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Anthus Life Corp., is tapping into the corporate catering market for sales growth of its Natural plus Energy™ product line. MarketWire

SEI Declares $0.15 per Share Dividend and $100 Million Increase in Stock Repurchase Program
The Board of Directors of SEI Investments Company (NASDAQ: SEIC) today declared a dividend of $0.15 (fifteen cents) per share. The cash dividend will be payable to shareholders of record on December 28, 2011 with a payment date of January 6, 2012. MarketWire

FormFactor, Inc. Updates Fourth Quarter Revenue Plan and Announces 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders
FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) today announced that it expects revenue for fiscal fourth quarter 2011 to be between $28 and $31 million, lower than the company's previous revenue guidance of $30 to $34 million. The lower than expected revenue results are primarily due to the challenging DRAM pricing environment and softening demand for probe cards MarketWire

UPDATED: IntegenX Raises $40 Million Financing to Speed Commercialization of Rapid Human DNA Identification System
IntegenX Inc., the leading developer of rapid human DNA identification technology and DNA sequencing library preparation systems, has secured $40 Million in Series C funding to accelerate development of the company's product pipeline and the commercialization of its RapidHIT™ 200 Human Identification System into domestic and international markets MarketWire

Keira Grace Foundation Showcases Results From Pediatric Cancer Patients of the Dominican Republic at Its 7th Annual Fundraising Event March 3
When it comes to results, Keira Grace Foundation has a lot to show attendees of the organization's upcoming fundraising event, "Share the Cure 2012: The Results Show," at the Phillips Center on March 3. The event will showcase advances being made through the nonprofit's campaign, "Deliver the Cure: Dominican Republic," that is saving the lives of many children with cancer. MarketWire

Nixle Alert Service Used by City of Pasadena Wins 2011 Homeland Security Award
Nixle, a provider of mass notification services for public safety that Pasadena has used for more than a year, received the Best Mass Notification System award in the Government Security News (GSN) 2011 Homeland Security Awards on November 14 for its Nixle Connect service MarketWire

Metallica Celebrate 30-Year Anniversary at the Fillmore in San Francisco With Special Guests Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Mustaine, Jason Newsted, Lou Reed, Marianne Faithfull, Kid Rock, and More
Metallica celebrated its 30th anniversary as a band last week, performing four shows at the Fillmore Theatre in San Francisco, CA, exclusively for members of their fan club, the Metallica Club. MarketWire

Infinity Energy Resources Announces Sale of Texas Properties to Independent Oil and Gas Company
Infinity Energy Resources, Inc. (OTCQB: IFNY) (PINKSHEETS: IFNY) ("Infinity" or the "Company"), an independent oil and gas exploration and development company, today announced that it has completed the sale of its oil and gas properties in Erath and Comanche Counties in the State of Texas for $1 million. The name of the buyer of the assets was not disclosed. MarketWire

Mayfield Settlement Funding Makes Online Debut, Offering Litigation Funding Across the U.S.
Mayfield Settlement Funding is proud to announce that lawsuit loans are now being offered across the United States to those who qualify. This service is advantageous for individuals who are waiting for a settlement from the insurance company, or who are involved in personal injury claims and are having problems meeting financial obligations due to their injuries and the lengthy legal process. MarketWire

UPDATE: Integenx Raises $40 Million Financing to Speed Commercialization of Rapid Human DNA Identification System
IntegenX Inc., the leading developer of rapid human DNA identification technology and DNA sequencing library preparation systems, has secured $40 Million in Series C funding to accelerate development of the company's product pipeline and the commercialization of its RapidHIT™ 200 Human Identification System into domestic and international markets MarketWire

Lease Policies Kept More Than 40% of Honda Drivers Away From Brand
In its continuing series on the impact lease policy has on brand retention, LeaseTrader.com announces its latest report showing as many as 42 percent of its members from 10 years ago have stayed away from certain auto brands because of lease policy frustrations MarketWire

Kepware Technologies' KEPServerEX Communications Platform Passes OPC Foundation's Lab Certification
Kepware Technologies, the leader in communications for automation announces that its communication platform, KEPServerEX, has passed the OPC Foundation's Lab Certification for both OPC UA and OPC DA specifications. MarketWire

Listener Driven Radio (LDR) Names Maureen Lesourd, Chief Revenue Officer and Jami Williams, Manager, Affiliate Sales
Listener Driven Radio (LDR) (www.ldrradio.com), a global leader in interactive platforms for radio, announced the addition today of Maureen Lesourd as Chief Revenue Officer and Jami Williams as Manager, Affiliate Sales. Lesourd will oversee the company's affiliation and sales efforts and work with LDR's executive team on the continued innovation of LDR's interactive audience platforms MarketWire

Vectron International Announces Release of Gen II Temp TrackR System for Smart Grid Power Distribution Applications
Vectron International, a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of Frequency Control, Sensor, and Hybrid Product solutions, today announced the release of its Gen II Temp TrackR passive, wireless temperature monitoring system. MarketWire

Vi-COR(R) Achieves GMP+ B2 Certification for New Manufacturing Facility to Produce Soluble Concentrated Yeast Culture Product
Vi-COR®, a manufacturer of specialized yeast culture products for livestock, recently received GMP+ B2 certification for their new 70,000-square-foot manufacturing plant and warehouse dedicated to producing Celmanax® SCP (Soluble Concentrated Powder). Celmanax is the livestock industry's first-ever combination of yeast culture, mannan oligosaccharide (MOS) and beta glucans MarketWire

E FUN Announces Nextbook Premium 9 Android Tablet for the Holidays
E FUN, a consumer electronics designer and marketer of fun, easy-to-use lifestyle products, announces the Nextbook Premium 9, the newest model in its line of Premium Android Nextbook tablet computers. The Nextbook Premium 9, with a 9" color TFT high-resolution screen, includes built-in Wi-Fi, an e-reader, front-facing camera, and numerous preloaded software items. MarketWire

ITpreneurs Announces Availability of New PRINCE2 Foundation eLearning Course
ITpreneurs is now offering the PRINCE2 Foundation eLearning course, accredited by APMG. With this offering, ITpreneurs now provides the most comprehensive PRINCE2 portfolio in the market, covering classroom and online learning interventions, as well as game-based learning. MarketWire

'Send Later...Write Now': Future-Text App Sends a Text When You Forget
In a digital, fast-paced world where people often forget the "little" things like anniversaries and birthdays, the Future-Text app --an app that provides a way to text 'send later...write now' -- programs delayed texts that automatically send out on dates the user schedules. Future-Text Lite is free and allows iPhone users to program a text for delivery up to 30 days in advance MarketWire

Disney Parks Chairman Thomas Staggs to Keynote OCBC's 2012 Annual Dinner
Orange County Business Council (OCBC) is proud to announce that Thomas O. Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, will serve as Keynote Speaker for the 2012 Annual Dinner. The Annual Dinner, presented by Bentley Prince Street and Kaiser Permanente, will take place on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Irvine. MarketWire

DocFinity's Customer Alliance Board to Conduct Webinar Series
DocFinity, a provider of enterprise content management (ECM) and business process management (BPM) software to the insurance, healthcare, higher education, and other industries, announces a series of webinars created and conducted by its Customer Alliance Board (CAB) MarketWire

Caesarstone USA Announces New Ownership
Caesarstone USA, Inc. announced today that it has been acquired by the Caesarstone Global Corporation, bringing exciting changes and enhancements to the company. MarketWire

MediaBrix Bolsters Sales Management Team
MediaBrix (www.mediabrix.com), the leading social media advertising platform offering the most powerful way to simplify and optimize brand advertising across the social web, today announced two key sales hires and a promotion. MarketWire

One Liberty Properties Announces Dividend
One Liberty Properties, Inc. (NYSE: OLP) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend on the Company's common stock of $0.33 per share. The dividend is payable January 4, 2012 to stockholders of record on December 27, 2011. The dividend will be included in part in 2011 taxable income and in the 1099 to be sent to stockholders at the end of January 2012. MarketWire

LNG-Fueled Marine Industry at 48 Ships and Growing, Zeus Conference to Examine Implications
A survey of the marine industry by Zeus Development Corporation finds that 48 non-LNG-carrier ships will soon be fueled with LNG. In January, the company will host the World LNG Fuels Conference to discuss this trend. MarketWire

LP Funding Enters Exclusive Agreement With Southeast Asian Firm Bonifacio and Company
LP Funding and Southeast Asia's Bonifacio & Company proudly announce an exclusive partnership in the Philippines. The two firms have decided to extend their 7-year relationship into an agreement covering all of the Philippines. MarketWire

ASPIRA of Florida Purchases Its Charter School Property in Wynwood
ASPIRA of Florida, Inc. today announced the $8.407 million purchase of the Wynwood property housing its Eugenio Maria De Hostos Charter School. MarketWire

LANE PR Appoints Amy Paterson Vice President of Social Media
LANE PR, an independently owned public relations, investor relations and social media agency, has appointed Amy Paterson as vice president of social media. In this newly created role, Paterson will oversee social media strategy for client projects as well as lead the agency's digital and social media initiatives in New York and Portland. MarketWire

TCW's Sri-Kumar to Discuss What's Ahead for Global Economy
The TCW Group (TCW), an international asset-management firm, invites you to participate in a conference call on Wednesday, December 14 with Komal Sri-Kumar, TCW's Chief Global Strategist and Portfolio Manager of the TCW Global Allocation Funds. MarketWire

New Poll Shows Water Still a Concern for Californians
Though the economy is the dominant issue for Californians, voters remain concerned about the state's water supply and agree California should make major investments to upgrade and modernize its water supply system, according to a new statewide survey released today by the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA). MarketWire

Amalfi Wins 2011 Semiconductor Start-up to Watch Award
Amalfi® Semiconductor, an emerging leader in advanced power amplifier solutions for cellular handsets, today announced that it was recognized with the 2011 Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) Start-up to Watch Award at this year's annual GSA awards banquet. MarketWire

Simba Technologies and Essatto Software Partner to Bring Easy Financial Analysis, Forecasting and Reporting to Oracle Database OLAP Option Customers
Simba Technologies Inc., the industry expert on relational and multi-dimensional data connectivity, announced today that it has licensed its MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP software product to Essatto Software. Simba's MDX Provider for Oracle OLAP product will connect Microsoft Excel with the Essatto framework built upon an Oracle Database platform MarketWire

PCI Synthesis Completes R&D Expansion
PCI Synthesis, Inc. (www.pcisynthesis.com), a 12-year-old custom chemical manufacturer of new chemical entities (NCEs), generic active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and other specialty chemical products, announced the successful completion of a major expansion at its Devens, Mass. Research and Development facility. MarketWire

Through Thick and (Relatively) Thin, the Affluent Account for a Growing Share of the American Consumer Market
The relative economic situation of the nation's nearly 10 million "highly" or "super" affluent consumers (defined as those with an household income of $150,000-$249,999 or of $250,000 or more, respectively) rebounded significantly in 2011 from its low point in the first half of 2009, according to "The Affluent Consumer Market in the U.S MarketWire

The Orthopaedic Group, P.C., Selects the SRS EHR for Its 36 Providers and 10 Office Locations
SRS, the leader in productivity-enhancing EHR technology and services for high-performance physicians, today announced that The Orthopaedic Group has selected the SRS EHR for its 36 providers. The Orthopaedic Group is located in Mobile, Alabama, and has 10 office locations. MarketWire

Mauna Kea Technologies Announces the Publication of a Study Confirming the Value of the Cellvizio(R) System in Colorectal Cancer Follow-Up
Mauna Kea Technologies (EURONEXT PARIS: MKEA), the leader in the endomicroscopy market, announced today the publication of a new study on colorectal cancer in a leading medical journal, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (GIE) MarketWire

Between Bean Prices and K-Cups, Retail Coffee Sales Jump 17% to $7 Billion
Retail sales of coffee reached $7.3 billion in 2011, an increase of nearly 17% over 2010, according to "Coffee and Ready-to-Drink Coffee in the U.S.," a just-released report from market research firm Packaged Facts. MarketWire

Strata Oil Provides Updates on $1.3 USD Billion Cadotte Project, Carbonate Triangle Production
Strata Oil and Gas (OTCQB: SOIGF), a leader in the exploration and development of heavy oil from carbonates, today provided updates on its $1.3 USD billion Cadotte Project and the surrounding "Carbonate Triangle" region of Alberta. MarketWire

Change in LBi Supervisory Board
LBi International N.V. (EURONEXT AMSTERDAM: LBI), the world's largest independent marketing and technology agency with offices in 16 countries, today announces that Ms Nazo Moosa, representing LBi Class A Shareholder The Carlyle Group (Carlyle), has resigned as member of LBi's Supervisory Board since she has left Carlyle. MarketWire

Samantha Loveland Joins Yammer as VP of Worldwide Customer Engagement
Yammer, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise social networks, today announced the appointment of Samantha Loveland to vice president of worldwide customer engagement. Loveland brings close to 18 years of experience in Information Technology organizations with a focus on customer relationship management MarketWire

Sui GENERIS Debuts Online Store Showcasing Premium Pieces, Collectibles, and Brand New Items From Iconic Designers
Sui GENERIS today announced the debut of its online store, broadening Sui GENERIS' hard-to-find and rare consignment treasure-trove from the heart of the Castro to national customers. The online store adds to a year of extensive growth for Sui GENERIS in 2011, including the opening of a new men's store and its first women's boutique. MarketWire

BCS Launches KUMO: BCS' Own Line of Cloud Services
BCS announced today that it launched its own brand of cloud services, KUMO. The inception of KUMO started with BCS' vision to provide all cloud solutions available, to align with BCS' commitment to being a single-source solution provider. MarketWire

No Kidding: New Menus Offer Healthy Dining for Young Travelers
ATTENTION: Lifestyle, Travel, and Food Editors. MarketWire

Standard & Poor's upgrades Barry Callebaut to investment grade
Barry Callebaut AG /Standard & Poor's upgrades Barry Callebaut to investment grade. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE. (SWISS: BARN)The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement MarketWire

Whelchel Partners Celebrates Launch Anniversary With Continued Success
Whelchel Partners Real Estate Services (www.whelchelpartners.com), launched in 2010, has developed a successful business with its full service commercial real estate brokerage. Stemming from its strong roots within the local community, Whelchel Partners has played a pivotal role in helping businesses, owners, and investors with commercial leasing, sales, and customized real estate services. MarketWire

Imedeen and Nordic Naturals -- Skin Care Supplements for Health and Beauty
Beauty Research, a beauty blogging web site, recommended skin and health care supplements from Imedeen and Nordic Naturals to its readers in a recently posted article. Imedeen specializes in supplements developed exclusively for the promotion of younger looking skin, offering solutions for women concerned about signs associated with aging MarketWire

QA Cafe CDRouter 7.0 Incorporates Nmap Analysis for Broadband Gateway Security
QA Cafe, a leader in test and analysis solutions for the telecom and data communications industry, announced that version 7.0 of its popular CDRouter™ platform has incorporated Nmap, the premier open-source network security scanner. MarketWire

Topsy Labs Announces Realtime Social Search Engine for Mobile Devices
Core News Facts: Topsy Labs released a beta mobile search experience today, m.topsy.com, that enables you to quickly find the most relevant, up-to-date communication about any topic or keyword, using social data from Twitter and Google+ MarketWire

Correlsense Partners With SOASTA to Deliver Integrated Solution for Testing and Monitoring in Pre-Production and Production Environments
Correlsense, a leading provider of transaction management solutions, and SOASTA®, the leader in cloud-based performance testing, today announced a technology partnership. The joint solution lets users quickly set up and run full-scale performance tests, combine and correlate data, and ensure monitoring of all mission critical applications from pre-production to production environments MarketWire

KIXEYE Hires Game Industry Veteran Brandon Barber as Senior Vice President of Marketing
KIXEYE (www.kixeye.com), the largest maker of online strategy combat games, is pleased to announce that Brandon Barber has joined the company in the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Marketing. MarketWire

vBulletin Launches vBulletin Facebook Application to Help Forum Owners Grow Their Communities
vBulletin Solutions today launched the vBulletin Facebook Application, an all-new customizable Facebook application that allows vBulletin forum operators to further engage existing community members and attract new members on Facebook. MarketWire

Realogy CEO Richard A. Smith Appointed to Bipartisan Policy Center's Newly Formed Housing Commission
Realogy Corporation, a leading provider of real estate and relocation services, today announced that CEO Richard A. Smith has been appointed to serve on the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) newly formed Housing Commission. Smith has led Realogy's operations since 1996 and is a sought-after expert regarding the residential real estate market. MarketWire

Idahoan Foods(R) Touts Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Sponsorship
Those steaming bowls of Idahoan mashed potatoes at friends-packed buffet tables will take on much higher profile during the upcoming college football bowl season, thanks in part to Idahoan Foods, the long-established potato processor. MarketWire

Steady Increases in Recycling for ACH Foam Technologies & EPS Packaging Industry
The recently released 2010 EPS Recycling Rate Report conducted by the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers (AFPR) demonstrates steady growth in the amount of Expanded polystyrene (EPS) packaging recycling since the 1990s. AFPR releases recycling rates every 2 years. Total EPS recycling increased to 71.3 million pounds in 2010 MarketWire

Yubico Offers a Simple and Secure Access Solution for Web Sites and Content Management Systems
As the leading provider of simple, open online identity protection, Yubico successfully meets the increasing requirements for securing online accounts and user identities on web sites and content management systems such as Wordpress, Drupal and others MarketWire

PrintCarrier.com -- New Online Shop of the Online-Print Specialist in 2012
Many print-shops have discovered the internet as a trading-platform and distribution-channel over the past years. Among the many online print shops, the internationally active company PrintCarrier.com (http://www.printcarrier.com) sets itself apart as a specialist for print-on-demand services and quick turnaround times. PrintCarrier MarketWire

Battelle CEO Jeff Wadsworth to Discuss Innovation at Potomac Institute Event
Battelle and the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies will co-host "Effective Innovation: Keeping America on Top" on Dec. 15. In addition to keynote speaker R. James Woolsey, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Battelle President and CEO Jeff Wadsworth and Michael Swetnam, Chairman and CEO of the Potomac Institute, will address participants. Wadsworth will provide closing remarks MarketWire

Company Nurse Utilizes Unique Approach in Workers' Compensation Injury Triage
In an effort to provide a compassionate, prompt response to injured employees and to improve overall workers' compensation program results, Company Nurse, the premier nurse line for workplace injuries, has defined and deployed a unique approach to ensuring optimal performance within its telephone nurse triage service. MarketWire

Daxor Announces That the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Acquires BVA-100 Blood Volume Analyzer
Daxor Corporation (NYSE Amex: DXR), a medical instrumentation and biotechnology company, today announced the receipt of a signed trial agreement from the Washington, DC VA Medical Center (VAMC). MarketWire

Quality Care IPA Adds University Medical Center Quick Care and Primary Care Doctors to Growing List of Providers
Quality Care IPA, a new, locally-based independent physician association (IPA), announces the addition of University Medical Center (UMC) Quick Care and Primary Care Center physicians to an existing network of over 400 Primary and Specialty care doctors. The goal of the IPA expansion is to provide patients timely and convenient access to care MarketWire

Sequent Launches Neutral NFC Platform to Accelerate Mass Adoption
Sequent Software, a leading provider of near field communication (NFC) software and services, has launched an NFC services platform that lets any mobile operator, card issuer, or application developer deliver a rich mobile payment consumer experience MarketWire

LARK Unveils New Personal Sleep Coach for Better Sleep
Core News Facts: LARK, the company that brought you the revolutionary silent alarm clock and wireless sleep tracker, today announced its collaboration with leading sleep experts on a new Personal Sleep Coach, available for download in the App Store MarketWire

ChristianMingle(R).com Grows by Nearly 2 Million in 2011
Nearly two million singles joined ChristianMingle this year in hopes of finding God's match for them. Now, with over 5 million registered members, ChristianMingle is the largest and fastest growing online community for Christian singles. MarketWire

AnyMeeting Offers an Easy Way to Connect and Spread Holiday Cheer With Video Conferencing
AnyMeeting, the completely free web conferencing and webinar service, today announced a festive use for its service with the holidays in mind. AnyMeeting's 6-way video conferencing feature allows users to connect with friends and family members who are in different locations at the same time and spread holiday cheer. MarketWire

Fascinations Selects Zion & Zion as Agency of Record
Fascinations, the Southwest's premier intimacy enhancing retailer, committed to offering unique, enriching and exclusive merchandise to its customers, has selected leading Phoenix advertising, public relations, social media, marketing and interactive firm Zion & Zion as its new agency of record MarketWire

FranNet 2012 Trend Predictions: Franchise Industry Will Continue to Grow
The nation's job market will continue to struggle in 2012, opening more opportunities for former corporate executives and managers to reinvent their careers as franchise owners, say the franchise experts at FranNet. MarketWire

Ivanhoe Mines Evaluating Implications of Arbitration Decision on Company's Shareholders' Rights Plan
Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN)(NYSE: IVN)(NASDAQ: IVN) announced today that the company and its legal counsel are continuing to evaluate the implications of an arbitrator's decision on the company's Shareholders' Rights Plan that was issued Monday, December 12, and addressed in Ivanhoe's December 12 news release. MarketWire

Verlo Mattress Seeking Ugly Mattress Photos on Facebook
Verlo Mattress Factory Stores wants to see your ugly mattress. In fact, the uglier, the better. MarketWire

Amwest Is Pleased to Announce Joint Venture With Bion Track to Now Offer "POWERED BY BION" in Addition to Joint Collaboration
Amwest Imaging Incorporated (OTCBB: AMWI) is pleased to announce they have entered into a joint venture agreement with Bion Enterprises, LLC, owner and operator of the website www.biontrack.com. Under the terms of the agreement, Amwest will offer BION document tracking as "POWERED BY BION" as an additional performance enhancement aspect of their services offered at www.lokdrop MarketWire

Con-way Freight's Unique Driver Training Schools Surpass 500 Graduates
Con-way Freight (NYSE: CNW) -- In an era of weak economic growth and stubbornly high unemployment, one business isn't relying on government stimulus to put people back to work. It has so far created over 500 new jobs through an innovative program that turns out highly trained and skilled professionals -- and even pays them while they train MarketWire

Update: Survey Finds App Usage Is Poor Among People Who Download Incentivized Apps
According to a new survey conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Pontiflex in November 2011, among more than 2,800 U.S. adults, only 3 percent of smartphone owners who have downloaded an app for unrelated incentives, such as free social or game points, say that they use the app often. MarketWire

Global Technologies Group, Inc. Authorizes Issuance of Dividends
Global Technologies Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GTGP) (GLOBAL) -- The board of directors of Global have authorized the issuance of a dividend distribution of the common stock of Global Technology Holdings, Inc. to all shareholders of the common stock of Global Technologies Group, Inc. MarketWire

Marine Drive Mobile Corp. Appoints Golf Industry Specialist to Lead eTeeoff; Ryan Andrews, Son of Walker Cup Golfer Gene Andrews, Named Director of Golf Operations for eTeeoff.com
Marine Drive Mobile Corp. (OTCBB: MDMC) ("Marine Drive" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Andrews as the Director of Golf Operations for eTeeoff.com ("eTeeoff"). Andrews, the son of 1961 Walker Cup Golfer Gene Andrews, has been developing and marketing innovative golf products along with his family for over three decades MarketWire

1-800 Radiator & AC Expanding Into the Undercar Segment
In late 2011, 1-800 Radiator And AC ("the Company") has invested in two product categories which provide major growth opportunities. The Company has purchased a $4 million distributor of brakes and undercar parts in the San Diego area, and has launched a major expansion into fuel pumps. MarketWire

Aberdeen Group Announces 2011 Fall Summit Series Industry Achievement Award Recipients
Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the Aberdeen Industry Achievement Award recipients from its 2011 Fall Summit Series which took place October 5 through November 16 at the Seaport World Trade Center and Hotel in Boston. MarketWire

Mitsubishi Electric Announces Free Projector Lamp Promotion
Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. is offering a free lamp promotion on a number of its projectors as part of its ongoing effort to support schools and businesses faced with tight budgets. Qualified projectors for the promotion are Mitsubishi's model numbers EW270U, EW230U-ST, WD570U, WD620U, FD630U, and its new extreme short throw models XD360U-EST and WD380U-EST. MarketWire

Central States Health & Life Company of Omaha Streamlines Claims Correspondence With Napersoft CCM
Central States Health & Life Company of Omaha successfully implements Napersoft Customer Communication Management (CCM) software to streamline claims correspondence. MarketWire

Tao Minerals Ltd. to Run Detailed Airborne Magnetic and Spectrometry Survey on Las Aquadas Project
Tao Minerals Ltd. (TAO) (OTCQB: TAOND) is pleased to provide an update on the Las Aquadas property that Tao has fully optioned from Bullet Holding Corp. (Grupo de Bullet) of Medellin, Colombia. MarketWire

Fallout of the iPad Holiday: Webinar Outlines the Ten Steps Needed to Implement a Secure BYOD Process
Bradford Networks, the best choice to enable secure network access for corporate issued and personal mobile devices, today announced details of its upcoming webinar, "Fallout of the iPad Holiday MarketWire

Mitsubishi Electric Ships 3D DLP Home Theater Front Projector With Free Pair of Glasses Promotion
Mitsubishi Electric's new 3D projector, the HC7800D, is now available and priced at $2999, with a free pair of proprietary active-shutter 3D glasses, just in time for the year-end holiday gift giving season. The free glasses promotion, valued at $199, will continue until the end of 2011. MarketWire

New Campaign to Embed Information Permanently in Digital Media
A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but permanently attached descriptions are worth a lot more as photos travel through the digital world. A campaign has been launched now to embed descriptive and rights information in digital media and to retain it during the whole life cycle. MarketWire

BlueWater Technologies to Host Webinar "The In's & Out's of Mobile Technology"
BlueWater Technologies, a national provider of Digital Media, Audio Visual Integration, and Meeting & Event Technology, announces its upcoming webinar, "The In's and Out's of Mobile Technology," presented by Linda Daichendt, executive director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan. MarketWire

Baker Named Director of Marketing at Caster Concepts
Caster Concepts, Inc. (CCI), an industrial caster and wheel manufacturer, has announced the addition of Vince Baker as its new Director of Marketing. Baker joins CCI after spending the last three years at Michigan State University as the media contact for the nationally ranked women's volleyball, softball, gymnastics, cross country and track & field programs. MarketWire

Algeria Wants Renewable Energy
In line with its focus on international business activities, solarhybrid AG intends to invest in Algeria's future and to construct large solar power plants. The North African country would like to install around 22,000 megawatts of renewable energy in the coming years, the largest share of which is to be generated from solar power plants. MarketWire

Wisconsin Housing Preservation Corporation Goes to the Cloud With Sage ERP Accpac Online
Sage North America announced today that Wisconsin Housing Preservation Corporation (WHPC) is using Sage ERP Accpac Online, the cloud-based version of the award-winning business management software, as its accounting and distribution software MarketWire

Twentyseven Global Advances Epilogue Systems, LLC, Past Competitors, Attracts New Business Opportunities With 8.0 Software Upgrades
Epilogue Systems retained Twentyseven Global to advance its competitive edge by creating and upgrading all three components of the company's software product to the latest version of 8.0. Twentyseven Global's team of Microsoft .Net developers accomplished a complete re-write of the software under Epilogue Systems' direction. MarketWire

Aberdeen Publishes Marketing Effectiveness, Manufacturing, Service Management, and Retail Research
Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the publication of new research reports from its Marketing Effectiveness, Customer Management, Manufacturing, Service Management, and Retail and Banking research practices. MarketWire

NAV CENTRE to Launch a Full-Service SPA
NAV CENTRE, eastern Ontario's largest conference venue, announced today that it will open a full-service spa in late spring of 2012. MarketWire

CheapOair Launches "Jungle to Jungle" Facebook Photo Contest
CheapOair is thrilled to announce its new, interactive Facebook presence, powered by Buddy Media. Fans of The O Zone have access to exclusive discounts, flight deals, prize giveaways and contests, starting with the chance to win trips to Costa Rica through their "Jungle to Jungle" photo contest, which debuted on the tab on Monday, December 12, 2011. MarketWire

CMIT Solutions Launches 'CMIT Impression: Visual Collaboration Made Easy' for Small Businesses
CMIT Solutions, a leading managed service IT provider for small businesses, has unveiled a new package that will transform the way small businesses communicate and operate. MarketWire

Superior Weather Tracking Created by Experts
For the Xmas season, WEATHERTRACK -- the Swiss Army Knife for Weather Enthusiasts -- surprises with a huge price drop from 19.99 USD to only 9.99 USD. This offer, however, is limited. A good time to try the app whose developers have put their energy into offering many tools for data versatility. MarketWire

Weego App for iPhone & iPod touch Helps You Pick the Perfect Spot for Food, Drinks and Fun This Holiday Season
Planning where to go with family and friends just got easier and quicker with Weego, an app for iPhone and iPod touch that helps you decide where to go by letting your group find, suggest and vote on the best options. Enjoy the holidays by letting Weego take the frustration out of planning your holiday celebrations and events. The Weego App is available now on the App Store. MarketWire

Save the Date: WorkForce Software's Vision 2012 Event to Feature Bill Kutik
WorkForce Software, the leading provider of workforce management solutions for organizations with complex labor policies and stringent compliance demands, today announced details of its upcoming client conference, Vision 2012. Vision 2012 will be held at the Loews Lake Las Vegas from April 22-25, 2012 MarketWire

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Maintains Safety and Efficacy of Propecia (Finasteride 1mg) for Male Hair Loss Is Backed by Proven Scientific Data
The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) -- the world's leading medical authority on hair loss and hair restoration -- cautions that recent anecdotal reports of persistent sexual dysfunction by some men who have used finasteride 1mg (Propecia) to treat hair loss should not define the safety and effectiveness of this drug MarketWire

Lisa Zane to Play The Singer in "As I Like It"
Actress Lisa Zane has been cast to play "The Singer" in the West Coast debut of Amanda Eliasch's narrative stage drama "As I Like It." Written and based upon the life of the British artist Amanda Eliasch, the Genlux editor and acclaimed socialite conjured a deeply personal memoir that recounts her zest for life through tales of heartache and throngs of passion MarketWire

Survey Finds App Usage Is Poor Among People Who Download Incentivized Apps
According to a new survey conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Pontiflex in November 2011, among more than 2,800 U.S. adults, only 3 percent of smartphone owners who have downloaded an app for unrelated incentives, such as free social or game points, say that they use the app often. MarketWire

Woozworld Launches "WoozIn," a Fully Integrated Social Network, Into Its Own Social Gaming World
Woozworld (http://www.woozworld.com), a massively multiplayer user-generated social game for tweens and teens (ages nine - 14), announced today that it has beta launched its complete social network, WoozIn, to its already immensely popular site, where there are more than 15 million unique visitors from over 180 countries MarketWire

Digital DataVoice Successfully Completes Voxeo Connect Certified Partner Program
Digital DataVoice (DDV), a provider of contact center solutions, and Voxeo, a provider of unlocked communications, announced today that DDV has successfully completed the Voxeo Connect Certified Partner Program. This designation allows DDV to provide Voxeo's full suite of cloud hosting and on-premise solutions for automating customer interactions MarketWire

Lake Worth Chiropractor Says Pain Relief Is Just the Beginning
Dr. Jack Cacic, who runs a Lake Worth chiropractic care clinic serving patients throughout Palm Springs, West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Lantana, and Green Acres areas, promotes a preventative approach to pain relief that is gaining momentum with patients: achieving whole-body wellness to avoid illness and injury in the first place. While most of Dr MarketWire

Clermont, Florida Chiropractor Releases New Website to Educate Public About Chiropractic Care
Dr. Kurtis Michaux, a Clermont chiropractor, has just launched a new chiropractic website for his practice, Michaux Family Chiropractic, geared towards patients and the general public throughout the Florida communities of Clermont, Minneola, Davenport, Four Corners, Windemere, and Groveland MarketWire

Lexington Chiropractor Unveils New Website
Lexington chiropractor, Dr. Mike Nemastil of LifeStyle Chiropractic has just released a new website focusing on family chiropractic care, auto accident injuries and sports injuries. Dr MarketWire

Schwinn and Summer Sanders Celebrate the Holidays With a Facebook Giveaway Sweepstakes
Just in time for the holiday season, Schwinn is excited to announce the launch of their newest sweepstakes, 10 Days of Holiday Giveaways, as a means to continue spreading the joy of riding. With Olympic Gold Medalist, mom, and Schwinn Brand Ambassador Summer Sanders, Schwinn will be giving away one bike a day for ten days beginning December 12. MarketWire

Spokane Chiropractor Offers Detox and Nutrition Class to Help People Lose Weight
Dr. Loren C. Miller, a Spokane chiropractor who has been working in the area for several years, offers a detox and nutrition class to help patients manage their diet for weight loss and overall health purposes. The diet detox class comes in two phases. According to Dr MarketWire

North Las Vegas Chiropractor Announces Car Accident Treatment
Decatur & Craig Chiropractic announced that the practice has extensive experience treating car accident injuries. Chiropractor Dr. Rick Hallgren has been helping patients manage back pain and neck pain caused by auto accident injuries for over 20 years. Palmer graduate, Dr. Hallgren uses a variety of chiropractic techniques to restore alignment to the spine and relieve chronic pain. Dr MarketWire

Appleseed Fund Marks Five-Year Anniversary as the #1 Ranked Mid-Cap Value Fund
The Appleseed Fund (NASDAQ: APPLX), a "go-anywhere" value fund, is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its launch on December 8, 2006. The Fund manager's goal is to generate market-beating returns by making prudent, disciplined, and sustainable investments MarketWire

Optimal Satcom Awarded Multi-Year Contract to Provide Harris CapRock With a Unified Enterprise Capacity Management System
Optimal Satcom announced today that it has been awarded a multi-year contract by Harris CapRock to provide a company-wide capacity management system based on Optimal Satcom's Enterprise Capacity Manager® (ECM) and COMPLAN products. MarketWire

OOBAXS Brings Switches Capable of Mixing CATx & Fiber to US Market
OOBAXS (pronounced Out of Band Access), the console access authority for data centers and broadcasting today announced that it is bringing High Definition (HD) KVM DVI Draco matrix switches capable of mixing both CATx and fiber optic connections between source and target to the US market MarketWire

APAC Customer Services Creating Pharmacy Jobs in Tucson Contact Center
APAC Customer Services, Inc., a leader in global outsourced services and solutions, announced today that it is hiring Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and Order Entry Clerks at its Tucson West facility. The Company has 160 immediate openings for these specialty positions, with more openings in these fields expected in 2012. MarketWire

Captive Radiology Department Design Expertise Guides Clients' Projects to Successful Completion
Asking the right questions is critical in directing decisions about radiology department design projects so that they result in successful and profitable areas of operation. MarketWire

Bitzio, Inc. CEO Updates Shareholders on Company's Progress
Gordon McDougall, CEO of Bitzio, Inc. (OTCBB: BTZO), updated shareholders today on the Company's progress during its year ending December 31, 2011 and new developments for their upcoming fiscal year. MarketWire

Bayer CropScience Tackles Weed Resistance Crisis During Interactive Meeting at ASTA
At an interactive session held during the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Seed Expo in Chicago, Bayer CropScience outlined the growing weed resistance crisis and its commitment to delivering sustainable solutions from seed to shelf through its innovative products Ignite® herbicide and LibertyLink® trait, the strength of its traits platform and ongoing research. MarketWire

Protegrity Unveils 2012 Security Predictions
The scale and frequency of data breaches in 2011 trended upwards despite high levels of spending on data security. 2011 also saw an increase in attacks focused on personally identifiable information (PII), such as email addresses and location, in addition to financial data. These data breaches and new, creative attacks clearly signal the need for a different approach to data protection in 2012 MarketWire

Diversified Secure Ventures Corp. Appoints CEO of Go Green Technologies Corp., John D'Alessandro as CEO and Director
Diversified Secure Ventures Corp. (PINKSHEETS: SRWY) (Diversified) is pleased to announce the appointment and acceptance by John D'Alessandro, as Chief Executive Officer and as a Director of Diversified. Mr DAlessandro is a co-founder, CEO and Director of Go Green Technologies Corp bringing more than 20 years experience as an Executive and Domain expert in the Water and Fuel industries MarketWire

Webair Brand Ambassador Joe Horowitz Wins Gosling's Invitational Tournament
Professional Golfer Joe Horowitz won his second title at Gosling's Invitational Crown at Belmont Hills in Bermuda earlier this month, and the Webair Brand Ambassador celebrated with the leader in managed web hosting solutions. MarketWire

New Voxeo Connect Program Positions Global Channel Partners to Capitalize on $7.6 Billion Contact Center Technology Market
Voxeo, the leading provider of Unlocked Communications, today announced the launch of Voxeo Connect, a new global channel partner program that positions resellers and system integrators to capitalize on companies' increased interest in improving the customer experience and the market for contact center technologies, which is expected to eclipse $7.6 billion in 2012 MarketWire

Destination Cellars Announces Third Annual Winery and Alliance Partners of the Year Awards
Destination Cellars, the first and only luxury destination wine club, today announced the recipients of its third annual Winery and Alliance Partner of the Year awards. MarketWire

ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Unveils New Website for Charleston With Easier Navigation, Advanced Search and Improved Booking Capabilities
ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, one of the leading vacation rental property management companies in North America, recently unveiled a new look and a wealth of functional enhancements for www.ResortQuestCharleston.com, the official website for the company's Charleston-area operations. MarketWire

Xuron's Precision Cutter Removes Parts From Plastic Sprues Cleanly
Xuron Corp. has introduced a precision flush cutter that removes parts from plastic sprues cleanly, without damage, and has soft rubber cushioned grips and a built-in return spring. This tool is designed to cut fast with minimal effort, for workers who require an ergonomic cutting tool for a full eight-hour shift. MarketWire

African Gold Group, Inc. Drilling Resumes at Kobada, Mali-Focus on Significant Increase & Upgrade of 43-101 Resource as Part of Feasibility Study
African Gold Group, Inc., ("AGG" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: AGG) is pleased to report that drilling has resumed and is well underway at AGG's Kobada, Mali gold project. MarketWire

Life360 Surpasses 10 Million Users and Announces $3.5 Million Series A
Life360 (www.life360.com), the largest provider of mobile family safety applications, today announced that it has reached its ten millionth user milestone. They also announced that they previously closed a $3.5 million Series A financing MarketWire

Citadel EFT'S (CDFT) CEO on 'Trust Across America' Radio Program, January 5, 2012 With Host Jordan Kimmel
Citadel EFT, Inc. (OTCQB: CDFT) (PINKSHEETS: CDFT), which offers U.S. merchants credit card terminals and online, mail order and retail credit card processing services, announces that on January 5, 2012, "Trust Across America" radio program, with host Jordan Kimmel, will interview the Company's CEO, Mr. Gary De Roos. MarketWire

Sea Gull Lighting Revolutionizes Downlighting With New Traverse LED
Sea Gull Lighting, the leading manufacturer of more than 3,000 decorative and functional lighting and ceiling fan products, today unveiled its new ENERGY STAR® qualified Traverse LED downlight as a better alternative to traditional recessed lighting MarketWire

Circle Star Energy Corp. Information to Be Available Through S&P Capital IQ's Market Access Program
Circle Star Energy Corp MarketWire

Sonora Resources Receives NI 43-101 Report Confirming Economic Potential for Los Amoles Silver Project in Mexico
Sonora Resources Corp. (OTCBB: SURE) ("Sonora" or the "Company"), a mineral exploration and development Company focused on the acquisition of international silver and gold mining properties, is pleased to advise that recent activities in Mexico have resulted in the completion of a preliminary NI 43-101 report regarding the Los Amoles project in the State of Sonora. MarketWire

Big Air Studios and Milyoni Launch "Social Cinema Series" With Exclusive Live Chat on Facebook for Archie's Final Project
Milyoni, the leader in F-commerce, and Big Air Studios, a motion picture production, acquisition and distribution company, are bringing David Lee Miller's award-winning film Archie's Final Project to Facebook. This first ever celebrity-hosted Facebook film screening and live chat will be hosted by YouTube sensation, Shane Dawson MarketWire

NWP Services Corporation Completes Multifamily Industry's First SSAE 16 Type II Report
NWP Services Corporation (NWP), a leading provider of smart solutions to lower operating and utility costs for the multifamily housing industry, today announced successful completion of the new US SSAE 16 Type II Report (Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16), becoming the first company in the multifamily industry to issue this report. MarketWire

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes the Unique Value Provided by Tridium Inc. to Customers in the Integrated Building Systems and Services Market
Based on its recent analysis of the integrated building systems and services market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Tridium Inc. with the 2011 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement. The company's success stems from its unique product platform and its ability to work with customers to deliver distinguishing value enhancements. MarketWire

Expert Witnesses Put Litigation at Risk by Using the Wrong Benchmarks to Calculate Damages, Says Specialist From Marks Paneth & Shron
Donald M. May, Ph.D., current director in the Litigation and Corporate Financial Advisory Group at Marks Paneth & Shron LLP, has published a commentary in the Marks Paneth & Shron Library examining the critical mistake expert witnesses often make that puts litigation at risk. MarketWire

Red Kite Selects Butterfield Fulcrum as Fund Administrator
Butterfield Fulcrum, a leading independent fund services provider, is pleased to announce today that Red Kite, one of the world's leading metals-focused fund groups, has selected the firm as their fund administrator. MarketWire

ForeScout Technologies Recognized as a Leader in the 2011 Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control
ForeScout Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of automated security control solutions for Fortune 1000 enterprises and government organizations, today announced that it has been positioned in the "Leaders" quadrant of Gartner, Inc.'s "Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control MarketWire

Expansion of Bosch Healthcare: Bosch Telehealth and Care Solutions to Join Forces
On January 1, 2012, Bosch's Telehealth and Care Solutions (Social Alarm/NurseCall systems) businesses will both become part of Robert Bosch Healthcare. Bosch is the global market leader in the field of Telehealth and one of the leading Telecare providers in Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. MarketWire

Panasonic's i-PRO SmartHD Network Disk Recorder Adds Intelligent Functions to Real-Time Face Matching
Panasonic System Networks Company of America has enhanced the intelligent functionality of the i-PRO SmartHD WJ-NV200 Network Disk Recorder with an expansion kit that adds age and gender estimation, visitor counting, and other functions to the NVR's embedded face matching technology MarketWire

ClickSquared Partners With Social Marketing SaaS Vendor Offerpop
ClickSquared, a global provider of cross-channel marketing software and services today announced a partnership agreement with Offerpop, a leading social marketing SaaS company, under which ClickSquared has embedded Offerpop's social marketing solution as ClickSOCIAL™ -- part of ClickSquared's cloud-based Cross-Channel Marketing Hub™. MarketWire

Year of the Cloud: RightScale Reveals Top Trends From 2011 and Looks Ahead to 2012
As 2011 winds down, it's apparent that migrating business to the cloud reached a tipping point this year where it is no longer a trend, but has become an absolute business requirement. RightScale® Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, has first-hand experience with the growth of the cloud MarketWire

Fresco and Honestar Lower the Cost of Analog TV
Fresco Microchip Inc., a developer of leading edge RF, mixed-signal and digital signal processing integrated circuits (ICs), today announced a new build-to-print analog TV design in collaboration with Honestar Technologies Co., Ltd, a leading solution provider to major TV manufacturers in China MarketWire

NetIQ Enables Efficient IT and Active Directory Administration for the City of Seattle
The City of Seattle's vision for directory services was a single organizational directory that provided departmental autonomy, improved security, efficient administration, consistent business processes, and administrative boundaries. The City initiated a project to implement roles-based administrative tools and migrate user and computer accounts into the new organizational directory MarketWire

Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs Reveals 2012 Threat Predictions
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a leading network security provider and the worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today revealed FortiGuard Labs' 2012 threat predictions, highlighting eight threats to watch out for next year. MarketWire

Furnace Safety and Other Household Tips for a Safe Holiday Season
It's that time of year again; when the weather grows colder and hearts are warmed by the approach of the holiday season. Before you know it family and friends will be stopping by for dinner, parties or casual get-togethers MarketWire

AirTouch Signs Letter of Intent With Elephant Talk for Carrier Grade Mobile Services Platform
AirTouch Communications (OTCBB: ATCH) (www.airtouchinc.com) has announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent with Elephant Talk Communications Corporation (NYSE Amex: ETAK) (www.elephanttalk.com) for the implementation of a Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE)Platform in the United States connected to the Mobile Network of the LightSquared 4G LTE network MarketWire

Dolat Ventures Inc.'s Dove Diamonds Reports Global Diamond Demand Up
Dolat Ventures Inc. (PINKSHEETS: DOLV) announced today that its Diamond Mining subsidiary Dove Diamonds sees international demand for diamonds increasing. MarketWire

Elephant Talk Communications Expands Into U.S. Through Contract With AirTouch Communications
Elephant Talk Communications Corporation (NYSE Amex: ETAK) (www.elephanttalk.com) has announced that it has signed a contract with AirTouch Communications (OTCBB: ATCH) (www.airtouchinc.com) to provide a Carrier Grade Mobile Services Platform for AirTouch, under a recent agreement for 4G LTE wireless carrier services that AirTouch executed with LightSquared MarketWire

HiSilicon Licenses eSilicon's 40nm Silicon-Proven TCAMs for High-Performance Network Chips
eSilicon Corporation, the largest independent semiconductor value chain producer (VCP), announced today that HiSilicon Technologies Co., Ltd. has licensed eSilicon's silicon-proven 40nm ternary content-addressable memory (TCAM) macros for its next generation of high-performance network-application ASICs MarketWire

Expert Briefing: A Potent and Safe Wound Care Agent
NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc MarketWire

Electronic Control Security, Inc. Terminates Equity Financing Agreement
Electronic Control Security Inc. (ECSI) (OTCBB: EKCS), a leading provider of integrated entry control and perimeter security system technologies to the government and private sectors, announced that, after careful review and consideration, it has decided to terminate its Drawdown Equity Financing Agreement with Auctus Private Equity Fund. MarketWire

Opening the Vault on Australian Open Video Treasures
Classic Australian Open matches can now be viewed by tennis fans around the world free of charge at the AOTV Vault, which launched today. MarketWire

New Oracle Communications Applications Help Service Providers Rapidly Launch New Pricing Plans, Enable Innovative Policy-Driven Charging and Simplify Network Connectivity for Data Services
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Oracle Communications Solution Processes Approximately 1 Billion LTE Event Records per Hour, Far Exceeding Industry Expectations
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Lone Star Gold, Inc. Provides Map, Longitude and Latitude Drill Target Coordinates & 1st Stage Drilling Update for La Candelaria Gold-Silver Project
Lone Star Gold, Inc. (OTCBB: LSTG) ("Lone Star" or "the Company") is please to provide an update on the Company's 1st stage drilling progress on its Mexico-based La Candelaria gold-silver project MarketWire

Broadway Technology Accepts Strategic Minority Investment From Top-Tier Banks, Including Goldman Sachs
Broadway Technology, LLC, the emerging leader in high-performance trading solutions for top-tier global banks and hedge funds, announced today that it has accepted a strategic minority investment from its existing customers, including Goldman Sachs MarketWire

RGB Networks Is Recognized by Forbes Magazine as One of America's 100 Most Promising Companies
RGB Networks, the leading provider of scalable multiscreen IP video delivery solutions, has been listed by Forbes Magazine as one of America's Most Promising Companies. Through this list Forbes recognizes "... 100 privately held up-and-comers with compelling business models, strong management teams, notable customers, strategic partners and precious investment capital." MarketWire

JDSU Announces Top Tech Trends for 2012
JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) today launched its 2012 technology trends campaign with a video that premiered at http://www.jdsu.tv/tech-trends/2012. In addition to highlighting a wide variety of technologies, the campaign is underscored by a message about the continued need for technology innovation in order to contribute to a better world. MarketWire

iNexx Announces First Payer App: Targeted App Delivers Convenient Communication Channel for Physician Practices
Today iNexx announced the launch of its first payer app, Aetna Connect(SM), an application that makes it easier for health care professionals to manage communications with Aetna. The app further extends the practical, day-to-day operational value of iNexx, a platform that enables physician practices to securely exchange information and gain both clinical and administrative efficiencies. MarketWire

Adia Nutrition (PIVX.PK) to Be Sold Through Earth Bar Cafe in Equinox Gym
Adia Nutrition, a division of 3Me, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PIVX), is pleased to provide an update to its shareholders. MarketWire

Anthem Worldwide Survey Reveals Women Want to Follow Their Own Motivations
Anthem Worldwide, the brand development division of Schawk (NYSE: SGK), whose integrated global network provides innovative solutions to articulate, unify and manage brand impact to create compelling and consistent brand experiences, announced the results of its latest study in the white paper entitled, "Today's Women: Newfound Power, Persistent Expectations." MarketWire

Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions Offers Multiple Payouts Through Its Critical Illness Insurance Plan
To meet market demand, Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions has enhanced its worksite Critical Illness (CI) insurance plan to offer more payouts under a single policy. MarketWire

Banro Foundation Concludes Milestone Year in the Eastern Congo with Construction of Four Schools and New Health and Infrastructure Projects
Banro Corporation ("Banro" or the "Company") (NYSE Amex: BAA)(TSX: BAA) is pleased to announce that the Banro Foundation, a registered charity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the "DRC"), has completed its most successful year to date with completion of projects totalling approximately US$1.16 million. MarketWire

Cisco Introduces Powerful New Version of Its Linksys E4200 Wireless Router With Maximum Performance and Range
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is pushing the envelope in home networking again, with the launch today of a new version of its supercharged E4200 home wireless-n router. The new Linksys® E4200 v2 Maximum Performance Dual-Band N900 wireless-n router provides wireless networking speeds up to 450 Mbps* in the 2.4 GHz band and up to 450 Mbps* in the 5 MarketWire

Cables To Go Controller Simplifies Installation and Operation of Classroom A/V Equipment
Cables To Go (http://www.cablestogo.com), the preferred provider of high-performance cabling and connectivity solutions, today announced the availability of its TruLink® A/V Controller. Developed specifically for use in K-12 classrooms, the A/V Controller allows teachers to centrally operate audio/video equipment through a unit that is simple to install, program and operate. MarketWire

Even 'Dummies' Can Learn With ON24
ON24, the global leader in webcasting and virtual event solutions, today announced the availability of "Virtual Learning for Dummies," a free booklet that explains virtual training in a no-nonsense style MarketWire

HiveFire Introduces New Social Features for Content Curation Platform Curata
Online content marketing technology company HiveFire, Inc., today unveiled two new features available on Curata, the leading content curation technology solution for marketers. The upgrades enhance Curata's existing ability to find, organize and share content with current and potential customers by incorporating robust social elements MarketWire

Market Research Predicts High Growth in the Cord Blood Banking Industry
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Capitalizing on Opportunities in Cord Blood Industry Growth" to their collection of Biotechnology market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/BioInformant-Worldwide-L-C-v3663/Capitalizing-Opportunities-Cord-Blood-Growth-6476517/ MarketWire

Market Research Probes Healthy Eating Initiatives in Foodservice Industry
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Health on the Restaurant Menu: Foodservice Trends in the U.S." to their collection of Diseases & Conditions market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/Packaged-Facts-v768/Health-Restaurant-Menu-Foodservice-Trends-6501283/ MarketWire

Endeavour Silver Discovers Two New High Grade Silver-Gold Veins at the Guanajuato Mine, Mexico
Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX: EDR)(NYSE: EXK)(FRANKFURT: EJD) announces that exploration drilling east of the Lucero-Karina-Fernanda-Daniela mine area at Endeavour's Guanajuato Mines project in Guanajuato State, Mexico has discovered two new high grade silver-gold veins. MarketWire

YouSendIt Delivers Major Advancements in Secure Cloud Content Sharing Across New Mobile and Desktop Applications
YouSendIt, Inc., the leader in business content collaboration services, announced today it is delivering major advancements in secure cloud content sharing for business users. With this launch, YouSendIt users can now securely send files, share folders, synchronize devices and digitally sign documents from smartphones, tablets and desktops, wherever they go MarketWire

IntegenX Raises $40 Million Financing to Speed Commercialization of Rapid Human DNA Identification System
IntegenX Inc., the leading developer of rapid human DNA identification technology and DNA sequencing library preparation systems, has secured $40 Million in Series C funding to accelerate development of the company's product pipeline and the commercialization of its RapidHIT™ 200 Human Identification System into domestic and international markets MarketWire

Change Making Change Fund Empowers Kids to Give Back, One Handful of Change at a Time
Change Making Change Fund (http://www.cmcfund.org, "CMC"), a new 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, today announced it has created a unique fund for kids that want to give back to other kids in need. CMC is helping children develop the habit of giving regularly by making donating accessible, easy and rewarding MarketWire

Marwit Capital Announces Sale of Boot Barn
Marwit Capital Partners II, L.P. announced today that it has sold its portfolio company, Boot Barn, representing the first exit for Marwit Capital Partners II, L.P. Based in Irvine, CA, Boot Barn is the largest specialty retailer of western and work footwear and apparel in the U.S MarketWire

InnoMedia Delivers HD Voice to Cable Operators
InnoMedia, the leader in innovative business voice solutions, today announced that it has significantly enhanced its successful EMTA 9528-4B product with the introduction of HD (High Definition) Voice. This highly integrated and powerful 4 voice port EMTA already boasts industry-leading features such as DOCSIS 3.0 support, internal backup battery and a gigabit LAN port. The embedded DOCSIS 3 MarketWire

Cisco Unveils New Solution to Enable Managed Services for Small Business Resellers
Expanding on its commitment to enabling the success of its small business partners, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced a new cloud-based service called OnPlus™ that offers channel partners a way to easily and affordably provide network assessment, management and advisory services to their small business customers MarketWire

Nexsan E60 Delivers High-Performance Green Storage for Earth Rangers
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Consumer Expectations Surpass Retailer Realities, According to New Cross-Channel Commerce Report From Oracle
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

xMatters Takes Silver Honors for the 2011 W3 Awards
xMatters, inc., the relevance engine company, has been announced a winner of the 2011 W3 Awards in conjunction with the International Academy of the Visual Arts. The W3 Awards honors outstanding Websites, Web Marketing, Web Video, & Mobile Apps created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators worldwide MarketWire

Luidia's eBeam Technology Leads Market, Recognized With Prestigious Award Wins
Luidia Inc. announced its interactive eBeam technology has been honored with numerous prestigious awards this year from leading indusry publications including Commercial Integrator, District Administration, EdTech Digest, rAVe, Scholastic Administrator and Tech & Learning. MarketWire

Year-End Study Names 2011's "Five Best States to Be an Animal Abuser"
Kentucky, North Dakota, Idaho, Iowa, and South Dakota are the five best states in the country to be an animal abuser, according to a new report released today by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) MarketWire

Hynes Industries Receives Wabash National Platinum Award for Excellence in Supply Chain Performance Delivery, Quality, Cost, Innovation
Hynes Industries, a leading North American supplier and processor of steel and non-ferrous metals, was recently recognized as an outstanding supplier at the Wabash National Corporation's Annual Supplier Conference. This is the second year in a row that Hynes has been a recipient of this award. MarketWire

iBridge Network(SM) Collaborates With Global Universities to Link With Companies All Over the World
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the iBridge Network, an initiative of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, have announced a new collaboration to promote the university's intellectual property to entrepreneurs around the world free of charge MarketWire

Yodil, Inc. Launches New Website
Yodil, Inc., a provider of business intelligence (BI), data analytics, and management reporting to the insurance industry, has launched a new website, consistent with the evolution of its offerings and the transition of its marketplace positioning. The new site (www.yodil MarketWire

Global Capacity Strikes Deal With Colt, Expands European Market Presence of One Marketplace Access Exchange
Global Capacity, the world's leading telecommunications information and logistics Company, announces today that it has added Colt Technology Services, the information delivery platform for European business, to its portfolio of global providers MarketWire

The Leopard 44 Wins Again
On the heels of winning SAIL Magazine's "Best Boat 2012," Cruising World Magazine awarded the Leopard 44 the sought after title of Boat of the Year 2012. In fact, she impressed the judges enough to earn Best Multihull of the Year as well as Import Boat of the Year! The Cruising World BOTY awards recognize the top new sailboats making their debut in the North American market MarketWire

VTCI Selects Entone's FusionTV for Cloud Services
Entone, Inc., a leading provider of Hybrid TV and Connected Home solutions, announced today that Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (VTCI) has selected its FusionTV™ solution to power the delivery of hybrid TV services. The deployment creates momentum for the industry's move to a fusion of linear TV and cloud services by broadband service operators. MarketWire

Cadence Palladium XP Verification Computing Platform Speeds Deployment of Panasonic Systems-on-Chip for Digital Consumer Products
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that Panasonic Corporation has deployed the Cadence Palladium XP Verification Computing Platform, part of the Cadence System Development Suite, to speed the design of Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) for next-generation digital consumer products such as Smart TVs and video recorders MarketWire

Technomedia-Hodes iQ Appoints Savio Pacifico as Director of Finance
Technomedia-Hodes iQ, a leading provider of Talent Management Solutions, today announced that Savio Pacifico has joined the company as its Director of Finance. In this capacity, he is responsible for the company's financial reporting requirements along with overseeing its financial growth plans as it continues to expand internationally. MarketWire

Technomedia Appoints Savio Pacifico as Director of Finance
Technomedia, a leading provider of Talent Management Solutions, today announced that Savio Pacifico has joined the company as its Director of Finance. In this capacity, he is responsible for the company's financial reporting requirements along with overseeing its financial growth plans as it continues to expand internationally. MarketWire

TeleCommunication Systems Selected by North Central Texas Council of Governments for Next Generation 9-1-1 Systems and Services
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, and the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) announced that NCTCOG has awarded TCS a three-year contract to supply Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) systems and services. MarketWire

Leading the Charge Towards Stronger Heart Health With the Snackable, Crunchable Almond
There's nothing like the rush of an overtime touchdown to ignite the excitement -- and hunger -- of football fans. Every armchair quarterback would agree that the perfect snack is the key to the ultimate football experience, and this season, Almond Board of California is reminding men to snack smart with the crunchy, tasty, heart-healthy almond MarketWire

GuestLogix Deal With Southwest Airlines Includes AirTran
GuestLogix Inc. (TSX: GXI), the leading global provider of onboard retail and payment technology to airlines and the passenger travel industry, today announced that Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) has signed a multi-year renewal agreement for the continued use of GuestLogix' Buy-on-Board technology platform across its entire fleet MarketWire

WABCO Supplies Advanced Safety Technologies for Award-Winning Trailer from Krone, a Leading European Manufacturer of Agricultural Trailers
WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) (www.wabco-auto.com), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that it supplies trailer electronic braking systems (T-EBS) with its roll stability support function (RSS) to Krone, a leading European manufacturer of agricultural trailers and machinery, and winner of an Agritechnica 2011 Innovation Award MarketWire

Stevia Corp. Enters Into 2nd Major Advanced Research Agreement in Vietnam
Stevia Corp. (OTCBB: STEV) ("Stevia Corp MarketWire

Music & Arts' 'Find Your Voice' Facebook Contest Kickoff
On Thursday, Dec. 8 Music & Arts, Yamaha, and Greyson Chance launched the first-ever 'Find Your Voice' Facebook music video contest. Aspiring musicians between the ages of 13 and 17 are encouraged to submit a cover song from a selection of 12 famous songs, pop or classical to www.MusicArts.com/findyourvoice MarketWire

Azul Systems Helps Developers Measure Variations in Java Performance
Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime scalability, today announced the release of jHiccup, an open source tool designed to measure the pauses and stalls (or "hiccups") associated with an application's underlying Java runtime platform MarketWire

AlumiFuel Power Progress Report on Development of PBIS-2000 Well Received by U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command
Early production stage hydrogen generation company AlumiFuel Power, Inc MarketWire

SolarWinds Network Management Products Now More Integrated and Easier to Use
SolarWinds® Inc. (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today rolled out enhancements and further integration of two of its flagship Network management products, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM), and SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM). MarketWire

MacroSolve Signs Letter of Intent With Muscogee Nation Business Enterprise for Mobile Apps
In the first agreement of its kind, MacroSolve, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MCVE) (OTCQB: MCVE) ("MacroSolve" or the "Company"), a leading mobile solutions provider, is partnering with Muscogee Nation Business Enterprise, wholly owned by one of the largest Native American tribes in the US MarketWire

Patersons Names Global Payroll Executive as Vice President, World Wide Sales
Patersons, a leader in cloud-based global payroll delivery providing expert solutions to customers in more than 160 countries, today announced that Sheri Sullivan, a seasoned sales leader with more than 11 years of experience in the global payroll industry has joined the company as Vice President, World Wide Sales MarketWire

Searchmetrics Named One of World's Best SEO Software Companies
Searchmetrics, the world leader in search and social analytics software, today announced that topseos.com, the independent authority on search vendors, has named Searchmetrics among the top SEO software companies for the month of December. The organization identifies the top 10 web SEO software vendors via a careful evaluation process of hundreds of vendors MarketWire

NaviSite Advances AppCenter Cloud Management Portal
NaviSite, Inc., a premier provider of enterprise-class hosting, managed application, managed messaging and managed cloud services, today announced enhancements to NaviCloud's AppCenter cloud management portal that provide additional security, visibility and control for enterprise applications deployed on NaviCloud. MarketWire

M86 Security Recognized by SC Magazine as Industry Innovator for Second Year in a Row
M86 Security, the global expert in real-time Web and email threat protection, has again been recognized in the Innovators 2011 special section of SC Magazine's December issue. The annual report looks at those companies setting benchmarks in their respective product areas MarketWire

Market Research Forecasts Natural Health and Beauty Care Market to Reach 14 Billion by 2016
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Natural and Organic Personal Care Products in the U.S., 5th Edition" to their collection of Cosmetics & Personal Care market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/Packaged-Facts-v768/Natural-Organic-Personal-Care-Products-6168595/ MarketWire

Kenexa Expands Global RPO Business With Opening of New Center of Excellence
Kenexa (NYSE: KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, today announced plans to expand its recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) operations with the opening of a Center of Excellence facility in Cary, N.C. The new facility adds 45 jobs to the area and supports Kenexa's clients throughout North America. MarketWire

STWA Issues Letter to Shareholders
STWA, Inc. (OTCBB: ZERO) ("STWA" or the "Company"), a developer of energy efficiency technologies in the multi-billion dollar oil pipeline and diesel engine markets, today announced the Company has issued a Letter to Shareholders. MarketWire

Utilities Defer, Cancel Small Portion of Planned Capital Projects Due to Lower Demand, Regulation, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The U.S. Power Industry plans to make hefty investments in generation, transmission and distribution in 2012 and beyond. But a small minority of capital projects are at risk for delay or cancellation due to lowered consumer demand and regulatory incentives for energy conservation. MarketWire

Healthcare Management Solutions Provider Healthx Releases Medicaid Infographic: Spending Only Expected to Grow in the Future
Healthx, an industry leader in payer and provider portals (http://www.healthx.com), has just released an infographic (http://healthx.com/about-healthx/infographics) that exposes the unprecedented amount of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) the U.S. currently spends on healthcare -- the most of any country in the world. MarketWire

Krames StayWell Clients Honored by Prestigious eHealthcare Leadership Awards
Krames StayWell, the leader in custom print and interactive health communications, has been honored with 10 awards on behalf of its clients and two awards for the company's own solutions. MarketWire

Market Research Estimates Asia Pacific Handset Shipments at 173 Million Units
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Asia Pacific Handset Shipments, Vendor Market Share, Strategies and Key Trends Q3'2011" to their collection of Wireless market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/Signals-and-Systems-Telecom-v3882/Asia-Pacific-Handset-Shipments-Vendor-6690853/ MarketWire

PNI Digital Media Announces Additions to Management and Board
PNI Digital Media (TSX: PN)(OTCBB: PNDMF), ("PNI" or the "Company"), the leading innovator in online and in-store digital media solutions for retailers, announces an addition to its Board of Directors and Management team including: MarketWire

Interaktiva Digital Marketing Shares Its 2012 Top Five Online Marketing Predictions for Latin America
Interaktiva Digital Marketing, a full-service online marketing firm based in Miami, today is sharing its 2012 top five online marketing predictions for Latin America. Interaktiva has strong expertise in helping US companies expand in the fast-growing Latin American market. MarketWire

Boot Barn, Inc. Acquired by Freeman Spogli and Management
Boot Barn, Inc., the nation's largest western and work wear specialty retailer, announced today that it has been acquired by affiliates of Freeman Spogli & Co. and Management. Boot Barn was previously a portfolio company of investment firm Marwit Capital. MarketWire

Cellceutix Provides Updates on IND for Cancer Drug, Initiates Collaborative Agreement With Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute for Mitochondrial Research
Cellceutix Corporation (OTCBB: CTIX) ("the Company"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing small molecule drugs to treat unmet medical conditions, today provided an update on the development of Kevetrin™, the Company's flagship anti-cancer compound. The U.S MarketWire

ePals Corporation Completes Previously Announced Acquisition of Carus Publishing Company
ePals Corporation (TSX VENTURE: SLN) ("ePals" or the "Company") announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Carus Publishing Company ("Carus"). MarketWire

Netlist's HyperCloud Technology Faster Than LRDIMM on Next Generation Servers: Testing Validates the Speed Advantage of HyperCloud
Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST), a designer and manufacturer of high-performance memory subsystems, today announced results of side-by-side testing of its HyperCloud™ modules versus LRDIMM (load reduced dual inline memory module). The test results confirmed that HyperCloud is able to achieve 1333 MT/s (mega transfers per second) memory speeds while LRDIMM is only able to achieve 1066 MT/s. MarketWire

activePDF(R) Attains Microsoft(R) Partner Network(TM) Gold Competency Status for Server-Based PDF Creation, Conversion & Development Tools
activePDF®, Inc. announced today that it has attained Gold Competency status in the Microsoft® Partner Network™ in the ISV/Software Solutions category. MarketWire

Asian Capital Chemical Processing Project Starts Increase in First-Quarter 2012, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources East Asia (Kofu-shi, Japan) -- Over the course of the first-quarter 2012, more than 530 capital chemical processing projects are scheduled to start. Nearly 30% of these starts are grassroots in nature, though the majority of them will take place in Asia MarketWire

Threshold Pharmaceuticals Announces Update to TH-302 Pancreatic Data to Be Presented at the Oppenheimer Healthcare Conference
Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: THLD) today announced that Dr. Barry Selick, Threshold's Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present an update at the Oppenheimer 22nd Annual Healthcare Conference in New York City on the Company's corporate and clinical development MarketWire

Akamai Vice President Troy Snyder Joins Abacast Board of Directors
Abacast, a provider of digital advertising software and services to the media industry, has announced the addition of veteran technologist, Troy Snyder, to their board of directors. MarketWire

Raynes Park High School Accelerates Learning With Xirrus High-Performance Wireless Arrays
Xirrus®, the leader in high-performance wireless networks, announced today that it has deployed 802.11n Wireless Arrays across the Raynes Park High School campus in London, United Kingdom. Raynes Park is a comprehensive Secondary School with 1,200 11-19 year-old students attending the facility MarketWire

Marijuana, Inc. (HEMP.PK) Supports "The Cash Hyde Fund for Cancer Awareness" as Its TV Division Films Recent Fund Raising Event
Marijuana, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HEMP) is proud to announce the first event covered by MarijuanaIncTV LIVE as its film crew documented The Art of Mary Jane Magazine/Cash Hyde Foundation well attended Fundraiser held at actor and filmmaker Sean Cook's Bel Air, California estate, on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011. MarketWire

QuorumLabs' Turnkey Disaster Recovery Appliance Receives 2011 Innovative Solutions Award From BankNews
QuorumLabs today announced that it has been awarded a 2011 Innovative Solutions Award by BankNews, which recognizes companies that have designed solutions to help community banks become more efficient, expand their capabilities and, ultimately, better serve their customers. MarketWire

All Members of Lattice's Award-Winning MachXO2 PLD Family Released to Production
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that all members of its award-winning MachXO2™ family of PLDs (Programmable Logic Devices) have been fully qualified and released to volume production MarketWire

Metso's Board of Directors decided on a new long-term incentive plan for the top management
Metso Corporation's stock exchange release on December 13, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.local time The Board of Directors of Metso has decided on a new share-based incentiveplanfor the Group's top management MarketWire

Government & Military Satcom Market to Face Reduced Budgets but Increasing Demand
NSR's annual review of the government and military satellite market shows the industry stands to continue revenue gains until 2020 but will need to provide higher level solutions for less cost, and via a host of new procurement methods MarketWire

Delhaize Group : Disclosure of Acquisition of Treasury Shares
Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB -NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, discloses theinformationwith respect to the acquisition of treasury shares required under thearticle207 of the Royal Decree of January 30, 2001 implementing the BelgianCompanyCode MarketWire

Option completes LGA module interoperability tests for NTT DOCOMO network
Option (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY) todayreported that it has successfully completed the data interoperability testing(IOT) of its GTM 601W wireless module on the mobile broadband network of NTTDOCOMO, INC. The GTM 601W is the first Option's LGA (Landed Grid Array)wirelessmodule to have completed IOT on the operator's mobile broadband network. MarketWire

Ablynx Initiates Phase I Study With ALX-0171 for the Treatment of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
Ablynx [Euronext Brussels: ABLX] todayannounced that it has initiated a Phase I study in healthy volunteers withALX-0171, the first Nanobody in clinical development to be delivered byinhalation.ALX-0171 is being developed for the treatment of respiratory syncytialviral(RSV) infections. MarketWire

Herman Horters Joins the Phoseon Technology Team as European Account Manager
Phoseon Technology today welcomes Herman Horters as the new European Account Manager. Herman joins Phoseon with an electrical and mechanical engineering background after a distinguished career in UV curing technology for industrial production processes MarketWire

AMIDEAST Helping Young English Language Learners Using the TOEFL(R) Junior(TM) Test
AMIDEAST, a leading American nonprofit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa, is utilizing the TOEFL® Junior™ test to track the progress of young English language learners across the region as a bridge to success in school and life. MarketWire

Aging Population Will Hinder Growth and Productivity in All Major Industries Unless Companies Take Action, Says Report by The Boston Consulting Group
Companies in all major industries must act to manage the effects that global aging patterns will have both on their workforces and their customers if they hope to stay competitive in the coming decades, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The report, titled "Global Aging: How Companies Can Adapt to the New Reality," is being released today. MarketWire

Trustwave SpiderLabs to Present at Black Hat Abu Dhabi 2011
Trustwave, a leading provider of information security and compliance solutions, today announced that its cyber security experts will speak at Black Hat Abu Dhabi 2011, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 14 through 15 December MarketWire

Berkeley Veterinarian Promotes Pet Wellcare Through Social Media
Dr. Jas Mattu and his team of animal care professionals at the University Veterinary Hospital in Berkeley, California are reaching out through a variety of social media networks to provide information on pet health and wellcare, with the goal of helping people take better care of their pets MarketWire

FRO: Sale of Suezmax Tanker
Frontline Ltd. (the "Company") has entered into an agreement to sell its 1992-built double hull Suezmax tanker Front Beta. Delivery to the buyer is expectedto take place in late December 2011 and the vessel will cease to operate inthetanker market. The sale will result in a net cash outflow of approximately$0 MarketWire

Ergonomic Vacuum Lifter From Anver Handles Awkward Loads and Won't Drift
Anver Corporation has introduced a hoist operated ergonomic vacuum lifter that handles awkward loads and will not drift. Easy to operate, this lifter is designed to let one person perform assembly, packaging and secondary operations. MarketWire

Oil-Dri Board of Directors Declares Dividends
The Board of Directors of Oil-Dri Corporation of America (NYSE: ODC) today declared quarterly cash dividends of $0.17 per share of the Company's Common Stock and $0.1275 per share of the Company's Class B Stock. MarketWire

Pacific Rim Mining Announces Fiscal 2012 Second Quarter Results
Pacific Rim Mining Corp. ("Pacific Rim" or "the Company") (TSX: PMU)(OTCQX: PFRMF) reports its financial and operating results for the three and six months ended October 31, 2011 MarketWire

GreenHouse Holdings, Inc., Selected to Provide Auto Demand Response Services to Bimeda(R)
GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GRHU), a leading provider of energy efficiency solutions and sustainable infrastructure products, today announced that it has been engaged to implement Southern California Edison's (SCE) Automated Demand Response (Auto-DR) program for Bimeda®, a global supplier of veterinary medicine MarketWire

Essex Property Trust Declares Quarterly Distributions
Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS), a real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in apartment communities located in highly desirable, supply-constrained markets, announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.04 per common share, payable January 13, 2012 to shareholders of record as of January 3, 2012. MarketWire

North Bay Resources Inc. (NBRI) Issues Ruby Mine Update
North Bay Resources Inc. (OTCBB: NBRI) ("North Bay" or the "Company") announced today that the tunnel rehab project ongoing at the Ruby Mine in Sierra County, California, has been extended, and will continue through the end of the year. MarketWire

NTS Realty Holdings Limited Partnership Announces Fourth Quarter Distribution
(NYSE Amex: NLP) -- NTS Realty Holdings Limited Partnership (the "Company") announced today that the board of directors of its managing general partner, NTS Realty Capital, Inc., approved a quarterly distribution of $0.05 per unit on the Company's limited partnership units MarketWire

Sika acquires Axim from Italcementi Group
Sika AG /Sika acquires Axim from Italcementi Group. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Standard & Poor's upgrades Barry Callebaut to investment grade
Barry Callebaut AG /Standard & Poor's upgrades Barry Callebaut to investment grade. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Solteq Oyj : SHARE REPURCHASE 13.12.2011
Solteq Plc        ANNOUNCEMENT          13.12.2011  SHARE REPURCHASE  13.12.2011 In the Helsinki Stock Exchange   Trade date13.12.2011 Bourse tradeBUYShareSTQ1VAmount2.000sharesTotal cost1 GlobeNewswire

Yara enters global cooperation with OCP
Oslo (2011-12-13): Yara International ASA and OCP S.A. have agreed key terms for the establishment of a 50/50 joint venture in Brazil and the entry into corresponding phosphate rock supply and other commercial arrangements.The proposed joint venture will as a first step involve OCP gaining a 50% interest in Yara's existing terminal and production plant in Rio Grande GlobeNewswire

Novartis pivotal study of Exjade® shows significant reduction of iron overload in patients with non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia
Novartis International AG /Novartis pivotal study of Exjade® shows significant reduction of iron overload in patients with non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Change in LBi Supervisory Board
Amsterdam (Netherlands), 13 December 2011 - LBi International N.V. (NYSE Euronext symbol: LBI), the world's largest independent marketing and technology agency with offices in 16 countries, today announces that Ms Nazo Moosa, representing LBi Class A Shareholder The Carlyle Group (Carlyle), has resigned as member of LBi's Supervisory Board since she has left Carlyle. GlobeNewswire

Prostate HistoScanning(TM): Clinical performance confirmed
The final results of the open phase of the Prostate HistoScanning(TM) European multi-centre clinical study are published. The authors conclude that: "...Prostate HistoScanning(TM) has the potential to benefit the prostate cancer detection and staging pathway with increased cancer detection and tumour localisation...". GlobeNewswire

European Patent Office rules in favour of EMGS
The Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office in Munich has today found that EMGS's patent for the use of CSEM for the direct detection of hydrocarbons in submarine reservoirs is valid.The patent (EP 1256019) was the subject of an Opposition in the European Patent Office, but has successfully overcome that opposition at the final appeal level GlobeNewswire

Huhtamaki completes strategic review of rigid plastic consumer goods operations and restructures operations in Foodservice Germany
HUHTAMÄKI OYJ STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 13.12.2011 AT 14:45 GlobeNewswire

Basware Financial Reporting in 2012
Basware Financial Reporting in 2012 GlobeNewswire

Eltek ASA: Strengthening the Eltek brand
Eltek today concludes the earlier announced reorganization, with the merger of Eltek Valere into the corporate Eltek brand creating a single operational organization. The subsidiary Eltek Valere changes name to Eltek and the company today launches new web pages. GlobeNewswire

Agama Adds Sophisticated Confidence Monitoring Capabilities to Analyzer Offering
(Linköping, December 13, 2011) - Agama Technologies, the DTV quality assurance expert, today announces a boost of the Agama Analyzer product family, a versatile range of components for real-time service quality monitoring and assurance in video headends and distribution networks GlobeNewswire

Vaisala Oyj : Vaisala's Industrial Business Adjusts Its Strategy
Vaisala Corporation Stock Exchange Release December 13, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.The customers of Vaisala's Controlled Environment business area represent various industries where environmental measurements play an important role in operational efficiency, product quality and optimization of energy consumption GlobeNewswire

Net Insight signs new Channel Partner in Mexico
Expanding presence in Latin America   GlobeNewswire

CerMed International Announces the Commencement of the CerCap Clinical Trial
CerMed International /CerMed International Announces the Commencement of the CerCap Clinical Trial. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Granting of share options
Company Announcement to the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority No. 32-2011, 13 December 2011 GlobeNewswire

Prosafe SE : Safe Hibernia contract award
Prosafe has been awarded a contract by Cotemar Group ("charterer") for a contract extension for Safe Hibernia to be used at Pemex' Cantarell field in Mexico.The Safe Hibernia bareboat contract is extended by 744 days, through to end-December 2013. The value of the extension is about USD 39.4 million GlobeNewswire

Niina Pullinen Appointed Head of IR
Press release, 13 December 2011 at 10.00 amNiina Pullinen, 31, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) and CEFA, has been appointed Head of IR at Pohjola Bank plc, effective as of 15 January 2012. She will be responsible for Pohjola Group's equity investor and debt investor relations and report to Vesa Aho, CFO GlobeNewswire

Farstad Shipping ASA: Sale of vessel
Farstad Shipping ASA has, through its wholly owned subsidiary P/R International Offshore Services ANS, reached an agreement to sell the PSV vessel 'Lady Christine' (1985, ME 202, 2,368 DWT). GlobeNewswire

Cancellation of Sampo A shares
SAMPO PLC    STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE       13 December 2011 at 9.50 am GlobeNewswire

Vacon Plc to start negotiations to save costs
Vacon Plc, Stock Exchange Release, 13 December 2011 at 9.30 am (EET) Vacon is starting negotiations with its white-collar personnel working in the Vacon Group's parent company Vacon Plc in Finland as part of a large global cost-savings plan in the Group GlobeNewswire

Metso's Board of Directors decided on a new long-term incentive plan for the top management
Metso Corporation's stock exchange release on December 13, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. local time GlobeNewswire

Wärtsilä Corporation's recommended acquisition of Hamworthy plc, posting of Scheme Document
Wärtsilä Corporation, Company Announcement, 13 December 2011, at 9.00 am (EET) GlobeNewswire

US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to Conduct Clinical Study on Biotie's Nepicastat in Cocaine Dependence
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Actelion provides an update on the strategic agreement with Trophos S.A.
Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd /Actelion provides an update on the strategic agreement with Trophos S.A.. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

New Phase III data shows Novartis JAK inhibitor INC424 significantly reduced disease burden in patients with myelofibrosis
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