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Now, BT sues Google over Android patent infringements
UK-based telecoms group BT has joined other major corporations claiming billions of dollars from Google for alleged patent infringements in the Android smartphone operating system. ANI

Facebook can be sued for illegal 'Like' button ads under Californian law
Facebook creators have been warned that the social networking giant could sued by anyone from celebrities to ordinary citizens over one of the site's most recognisable 'Like' button feature. ANI

Arden launches trendy footwear for men
After selling its shoes to leading brands across the UK and Europe, India's first designer footwear brand Arden launched its new range of luxury handmade footwear collection for men. ANI

Mukesh Ambani eyes stake in Network18
Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani is reportedly in talks over the possible purchase of a stake in television and Internet conglomerate Network18. ANI

NEC wins Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) Submarine Cable System
NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE6701) announced today the signing of a multi-million dollar supply contract with the global consortium of communications companies, including NTT Communications, KT, Chunghwa Telecom, and others, to construct the Asia PacificGateway (APG) system, a high-bandwidth optical submarine cable system that will link 9 countries and territories in Asia ACN Newswire

Habitat for Humanity Launches Appeal to Assist Those Affected by Tropical Storm Washi in the Philippines
Habitat for Humanity has launched an appeal to assist thousands of families devastated by Tropical Storm Washi. Washi (called Sendong in the Philippines), swept across southern Philippines from 16 to 18 December, killing more than 950 people and destroying thousands of homes.Habitat for Humanity is appealing for funds and donations of goods, or gifts-in-kind to support affected families ACN Newswire

Asian Marketing Effectiveness Festival Open for Delegate Registrations
The 2012 Asian Marketing Effectiveness Festival, the region's must-attend learning platform and awards for effectiveness, is now open for Delegate registrations. Taking place 26 and 27 April at the Pudong Shangri-La hotel in Shanghai, China, theevent is attended by senior marketers, heads of agencies, brand pioneers, consumer and customer insight professionals and media owners ACN Newswire

Toyota Begins Production of Current Model 'Prius' in China
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that Sichuan FAW Toyota Motor Co., Ltd., a joint vehicle-production company established with China FAW Group Corporation in China's Sichuan Province, began production today of the third-generation "Prius" gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle at its Changchun Plant. Sales of the vehicle will begin in early 2012 ACN Newswire

Lubrizol Completes Acquisition of Merquinsa
CLEVELAND, December 19, 2011 - The Lubrizol Corporation announces that the purchase of Merquinsa is now complete. The addition of Merquinsa, a leader in specialty thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs), will expand Lubrizol's Engineered Polymers business and strengthen its ability to meet the needs of its global customers. The transaction was announced on November 3, 2011 ACN Newswire

Mo-DV Endorses "Next Generation Secure Memory Initiative" for HD Content Delivery
Mo-DV, Inc., an innovator of HD content delivery to consumers, today announced that it supports the "Next Generation Secure Memory Initiative" consortiums effort to enhance secure delivery of content over USB flash drives and SD cards for use in consumer equipment such as tablets and smartphones MarketWire

Lot 24 in Pittsburgh's Strip District Commences Construction
Dan McCaffery, CEO of McCaffery Interests and Chuck Hammel, President of Pitt Ohio, today announced the commencement of construction for "Lot 24," a new 96-unit apartment residence in the Strip District. McCaffery and Hammel have previously developed The Cork Factory, a most successful and attractive neighbor to the new building. MarketWire

IPRO Tech, Inc. Second Most Widely Used eDiscovery Software Vendor, According to AmLaw Tech Survey
IPRO Tech, Inc., a global e-discovery software company, was recently included in The American Lawyer Magazine's 2011 Law Firm Technology Survey as the second most widely used e-discovery software vendor. Of the 82 survey respondents, consisting of technology chiefs at AmLaw 100 law firms, 42% listed "IPRO Tech, Inc MarketWire

TBS International Announces Agreements to Deleverage Its Balance Sheet and Refresh Its Fleet
TBS International plc (NASDAQ: TBSI) today announced that it has reached agreements with its bank lenders on terms to reduce its leverage and refresh its fleet MarketWire

98-7 FM Los Angeles Turns Control Over to Tech-Savvy Music Fans in Los Angeles
KYSR 98-7 FM, LA's Rock Alternative, invites Southern California music fans to pick the music the station plays on Wednesdays, using new technology developed by a company called Listener Driven Radio (LDR). Listeners simply vote on the station's web site (http://www.987fm.com) to control the music. MarketWire

MatzoBall(R) Celebrates 25 Years in the 'Business of Love' With Its Annual Christmas Eve Event
According to the US Census, 44 percent of American adults are single. Helping bridge this relationship status are a series of businesses dedicated to online dating, matchmaking and speed dating. A veteran in this same "finding-love" department is Andrew Rudnick and his MatzoBall®, an event that takes the traditionalist approach to meeting singles over a cocktail, music and great atmosphere MarketWire

Start 2012 With 12X Points at Red Hawk Casino
Red Hawk Casino is kicking off the New Year by offering Rewards Club members 12 times their points every Thursday in January. Guests can earn 12 times points just by playing their favorite slot machines. Club members simply swipe their card at any Fortune's Rewards Kiosk from 4 a.m. each Thursday through 3:59 a.m. the following day to activate their 12 times point multiplier. MarketWire

Red Hawk Casino Crowns Winners in the New Year With the $2 Million Cash Is King Giveaway
Red Hawk Casino is ringing in the New Year with the $2 Million Cash Is King Giveaway, beginning Monday, Jan. 9. Rewards Club members can swipe their card daily at any Fortune's Rewards Kiosk and win prizes instantly. The first 100 Rewards Club members to collect their kiosk tickets and spell "KINGDOM" Jan. 6 through Feb. 2 will win $500 free play MarketWire

Spine Wave Announces Partnership With MB Innovations
Spine Wave, Inc. today announced that the Company has entered into an agreement with MB Innovations ("MBI"), a newly formed product development company based in Memphis, TN. MBI will initially develop products exclusively for Spine Wave while they expand their infrastructure in anticipation of taking on additional medical device clients MarketWire

GETTYS, a Chicago-Based Hospitality Design Firm, Announces Design Completion for the Westin Abu Dhabi Resort & Spa
GETTYS, a leading global hospitality design, procurement, branding and development firm, completed the interior design for the new Westin Hotel Golf Resort and Spa, Abu Dhabi. Operated by Starwood and owned by the Abu Dhabi-based development company, Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), it is the second Westin hotel in the United Arab Emirates. MarketWire

Rio Salado College Offers Retail Management Certificate
The Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) and Arizona Food Marketing Alliance (AFMA) are encouraging Arizona food industry workers to take advantage of the Retail Management Certificate Program offered online through Rio Salado College and in-person at eight participating colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD). MarketWire

PacMoore CEO Bill Moore Discusses Faith and Business on Radio Show "Stand Up for the Truth"
PacMoore, a leader in food ingredients and contract manufacturing solutions, was recently featured on Q 90 FM Christian radio show "Stand Up for the Truth" for the company's ability to celebrate faith in the workplace. Hosts Mike LeMay and Amy Spreeman conducted a live interview with PacMoore CEO and president Bill Moore. MarketWire

Online Community College, Rio Salado, Receives Grants to Boost Workforce Development
Online community college, Rio Salado College, recently received five educational grants totaling more than $3 million that will help the college create workforce development programs, increase the use of technology in the classroom and improve civics education in Arizona. MarketWire

Rio's eLearning Design Program Provides Students an Edge in New Field
The education industry is rapidly changing as a result of new technology and Rio Salado's new eLearning Design Program puts students on the cutting edge. The internet, social media and other online tools eliminate barriers that once existed in a traditional classroom setting. MarketWire

American National Announces Executive Promotions
American National Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ: AMNB) and its banking subsidiary, American National Bank and Trust Company, has announced executive promotions following action taken today by the Board of Directors of the Bank and the holding company. MarketWire

Tao Minerals Ltd. Provides Corporate Review for 2011
Tao Minerals Ltd. (TAO) (OTCBB: TAON) is pleased to provide a corporate review of 2011. During the first quarter of 2011 Tao commenced a four stage geophysical review of the Mutata property, a prospective gold and platinum project in Colombia. The project is located approximately 200 kilometers north of Medellin in the northwest region of the Antioquia Department known as Uraba MarketWire

SecureAlert Receives Prestigious Deloitte 2011 Technology Fast 500(TM) Award as One of the "Fastest Growing Companies in America"
SecureAlert, Inc. (OTCBB: SCRA) (OTCQB: SCRA), a national leader in offender intervention and tracking technologies widely used by public safety agencies throughout the United States and expanding globally, announced today that it has been recognized as a recipient of the prestigious Deloitte 2011 Technology Fast 500™ Award. MarketWire

What's Next DC Conference Provides Organizations With Strategies to Implement in Their 2012 Marketing Plan
What's Next DC is a one-day marketing and communications conference which aims to help organizations understand and implement the latest innovations and trends into their 2012 marketing efforts and initiatives. MarketWire

Bob Lutz to Announce World's First eREV Pickup Truck, SUV and Van by VIA Motors at Detroit Auto Show
VIA Motors announced today that Bob Lutz, former Vice Chairman of General Motors and father of the Chevy Volt, will introduce the world's first extended range electric Pickup Truck, SUV and Van, in a press conference at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 12:15 pm EST. MarketWire

Oracle Reports Q2 GAAP EPS Up 17% to 43 Cents; Q2 Non-GAAP EPS Up 6% to 54 Cents
Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) today announced fiscal 2012 Q2 GAAP and non-GAAP total revenues were up 2% to $8.8 billion. Both GAAP and non-GAAP new software license revenues were up 2% to $2.0 billion. Both GAAP and non-GAAP software license updates and product support revenues were up 9% to $4.0 billion MarketWire

Leading Chicago ERP Reseller, Sikich, Named 2011 VAR Star
Sikich LLP, a leading public accounting and advisory firm, has been selected as a winner of Bob Scott's Insight's 2011 VAR Stars award. One hundred resellers are chosen each year for this honor. Selections are based on quality of service. MarketWire

Deadline Approaching for $25 Enrollment Bonus and Annual State of Ohio Tax Deduction for Ohio's 529 Plan
Ohioans have less than two weeks to enroll and contribute to the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority's CollegeAdvantage 529 Plan to take advantage of the $2,000 annual state of Ohio income tax deduction. Any Ohio taxpayer who contributes to a CollegeAdvantage 529 account can claim the deduction including grandparents, other relatives or family friends MarketWire

New Report Rates Bank Communications Effectiveness During a Year of Global Financial Turmoil
The intense global media and regulatory scrutiny of the financial services industry is giving bank marketers pause for thought. Many are re-evaluating and assessing the best way to communicate, maintain customer confidence, and quickly respond to anxiety or fear, reports the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council in a new report released today. MarketWire

Scars on 45 Announce Debut U.S. Headline Tour
Chop Shop/Atlantic recording group Scars on 45 has announced details of its first-ever U.S. headline tour. The dates begin January 25th at San Francisco's Café du Nord and then continue through mid-February (see itinerary below). Support on most dates will come from the band's Chop Shop/Atlantic labelmate, Anya Marina. For complete details and to purchase tickets, please visit www MarketWire

Acclaimed Echo & The Bunnymen Front Man Teams Up With PledgeMusic for New Solo Album Campaign
Iconic front man of Echo & The Bunnymen, Ian McCulloch, has announced details of his fourth solo studio album, entitled 'Pro Patria Mori' in association with PledgeMusic, which is now available for pre-order via www.pledgemusic.com/ianmcculloch. MarketWire

Motel 6 Collects 5,400 Teddy Bears Thanks to Community Support
Motel 6 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada collected more than 5,400 teddy bears as part of the chain's fourth-annual Great Teddy Bear Roundup. The teddy bears have been donated to law enforcement agencies, fire departments, hospitals and local Ronald McDonald Houses to provide comfort to children in stressful or traumatic situations. MarketWire

Tango Expands Its Service by Unveiling Video Messages and Tango Surprises in Time for the Holidays
Tango, the leader in mobile video communications, today made available two new features -- Video Messages and Tango Surprises. People can now send and receive Video Messages on Tango. This feature gives people a new way to keep personal videos to watch and share time and time again MarketWire

MOSCOT Originals Now Available in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand
MOSCOT, a New York City institution renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear -- The MOSCOT Originals, MOSCOT Spirit, and MOSCOT Sun Collections, today announced distribution plans for Southeast Asia. MarketWire

Evans Newton Incorporated Becomes Authorized Provider of IACET CEUs
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has awarded Evans Newton Incorporated (ENI) the prestigious Authorized Provider status. IACET Authorized Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The recognition period extends for five years and includes all programs offered or created during that time. MarketWire

Industry Associations Ask Appeals Court to Affirm District Court Decision Upholding Risk Retention Group's Right to Operate
Four industry associations filed an amicus brief December 14 asking the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a decision by the Nevada District Court to allow a Risk Retention Group (RRG) to continue operating despite the State's effort to shut it down. MarketWire

Bridgelux Poised for Rapid Growth and Increased Leadership in LED Lighting Market
Bridgelux, a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, reported today that market conditions and its recent achievements ideally position it for additional growth and leadership in 2012. The company's revenue grew an extraordinary 792% from FY 2006 to 2010, and Bridgelux expects to see an additional 100% year over year growth by the end of 2011 MarketWire

Agent155 Media Corp. to Launch Agent155.com Digital Media Social Networking Platform for Fashion, Sports, Performer, Art, Writer and Music Industry Professionals in Approximately Thirty Days
Agent155 Media Corp. (OTCQB: AGMC) (PINKSHEETS: AGMC) is pleased to announce the anticipated launch of Agent155.com Phase 1. Agent155.com will provide content management tools for hosting, storing and streaming up to 15GB of digital media FREE. Agent155 MarketWire

Global Technologies Group, Inc. Clarifies Issuance of Dividends
Global Technologies Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GTGP) (Global) The company has received numerous calls about the record date and the what that means in terms of a cutoff date for holders of our shares, especially the fact that there is usually a three day clearing on trades made on Friday at close of business the 23rd of December MarketWire

CACM Says New Laws to Impact California Homeowners Next Year
From rental restrictions to electric vehicles and electronic meeting notices, Californians living in homeowners associations will see several new laws governing their communities starting January 1. According to the California Association of Community Managers (www.cacm.org), one out of every three Californians lives in a homeowners association. MarketWire

Grosvenor Americas Acquires 1520 Fourth Street in Calgary, Alberta
Grosvenor Americas has acquired 1520 Fourth Street in Calgary's Beltline district through James Miller and Walsh Mannis of Avison Young Commercial Real Estate. This ten-storey, 106,000 square foot office building includes 24,000 SF of retail space and a 34,000 SF surface parking lot that can be developed in the future MarketWire

Baldirama Restaurant Group Taps Rock Candy Media as Agency of Record
Rock Candy Media, an Austin, Texas-based design and marketing agency, has been hired by Baldirama Restaurant Group as its agency of record. Rock Candy Media will align all the concerns under the Baldirama name with cohesive branding as part of Baldirama's overall growth strategy. MarketWire

ROLAND CREATIVE AWARDS Contest Deadline Extended to January 29th
Roland customers worldwide now have until January 29, 2012, to showcase their best work and compete for thousands in prizes, including a trip to Japan and the Roland device of their choice. The deadline to enter the ROLAND CREATIVE AWARDS has been extended in response to the popularity of the contest, which has received more than 675 entries since its launch on September 21, 2011. MarketWire

Integrity Windows and Doors Launches Improved Website
The new IntegrityWindows.com launched today, loaded with information for builders, remodelers, architects and consumers about durable, beautiful Integrity windows and doors made with Ultrex® pultruded fiberglass. MarketWire

Nexsan Storage System Experts Unwrap Guide for Selecting SSD and Hard Disk Drives
Nexsan®, a leading independent provider of disk-based storage systems, today announced a new downloadable paper titled "6 Tips for Selecting HDD and SSD Drives." The free educational resource provides guidance on selecting the most appropriate hard disk drive (HDD) or solid state disk drive (SSD) technology when configuring a storage system for business applications MarketWire

UPDATE: Magnesium Batteries Could Establish US Leadership in EV Battery Market
www.InvestorIdeas.com, a leader in cleantech research and news for investors, reports on new developments in high efficient magnesium batteries, that will potentially benefit magnesium producers including China Direct Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDII). MarketWire

ARI Recognizes Top Auctioneers With Distinction Award
ARI®, a leading global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, today announced the first-ever recipients of its Auctioneer of Distinction award. The award was established to recognize individuals who display excellence in auctioneering through effective communication and relationship building with both buyers and sellers of vehicles MarketWire

NCA Financial Planners Launches New Website
NCA Financial Planners, a Cleveland-based financial planning firm, has launched its new website (www.ncafinancial.com). MarketWire

Skincare & Beauty Calendar: Skincare-News.com Presents a Twelve-Month Guide to Complete Skin Transformation
People can extend their New Year's beauty resolutions past the typical two weeks that it takes to forget about lofty goals. By adopting one simple change each month, within a year anyone can dramatically improve the health, appearance and future condition of his or her skin. Follow the yearlong plan in Skincare-News MarketWire

GMR Clarifies Disclosure for BCSC
As a result of a review by the British Columbia Securities Commission, GMR Global Mineral Resources Corp. (FRANKFURT: GLLN) are issuing the following news release to clarify the company's disclosure. MarketWire

TokBox Opens Asia Pac Office
TokBox today announced the opening of its Asia Pacific office based in Sydney, Australia. MarketWire

Palisades Petroleum Corporation (PAPT: Pinksheets) Chairman Makusha Gozo Signs a Letter of Intent With Several Large Emerging Market Auto Parts Distributors and Networks
Makusha Gozo, Chairman of Palisades Petroleum (PINKSHEETS: PAPT), is glad to announce that it has signed a Letter of Intent with a network of auto body repair shops and distributors in West Africa, Central America and China. These networks were developed through a proprietary strategy; by use of our staff; as well as outside consultants that are industry veterans MarketWire

Howard Alan Events Presents Coconut Point New Year's Weekend Art Festival
The country's top artists will converge upon the grounds of Coconut Point for a celebration of the arts December 31, 2011 and January 1, 2012. These talented artists, selected among hundreds of applicants, will be displaying their finest work including their newest creations MarketWire

Former Assistant U.S. Surgeon General Roscoe M. Moore, Jr., DVM, PhD, MPH Joins the BioMedical Technology Solutions Scientific Advisory Board
BioMedical Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. ("BMTS," "the Company") (OTCBB: BMTL) announced today the addition of former Assistant U.S. Surgeon General Roscoe M. Moore, Jr., DVM, PhD, MPH to its Scientific Advisory Board. MarketWire

Agiliance Unveils Top 5 IT Security Predictions for 2012
Agiliance® Inc., the leading independent provider of Security and Operational Risk Management solutions for Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) programs, today unveiled its Information Technology (IT) security predictions for the coming year MarketWire

UL-STR to Present Free Seminar "Navigating the New Toy Safety - Best Practices and a Framework for Compliance" Featuring CPSC Presentation on U.S. Toy Regulations
UL-STR will present a free seminar during the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair on "Navigating the New Toy Safety - Best Practices and a Framework for Compliance" to provide manufacturers, retailers, and importers with an in-depth understanding of best practices in toy safety and a framework for compliance with toy regulations around the world MarketWire

Christopher C. Peters Joins Cornerstone Environmental Group
Cornerstone Environmental Group, LLC announced that Christopher C. Peters has joined the firm, and will serve as client manager in the Bolingbrook, Illinois office, focusing on client relations and business development MarketWire

Ziegler Closes $15 Million Lake Charles Charter Academy Financing
Ziegler, a specialty investment banking firm with a dedicated charter school banking team, is pleased to announce the successful closing of the $15,515,000 Lake Charles Charter Academy Foundation, Inc. transaction. This is the first bond issue for this borrower and the fourth bond issue Ziegler has underwritten for schools managed by Charter Schools USA. MarketWire

Spicy Pickle Provides 22,000 Meals to Local Coloradoans Through a Fund-Raising Partnership With Food Bank of the Rockies and Mix 100 FM
Spicy Pickle Franchising, Inc. (OTCQB: SPKL) (PINKSHEETS: SPKL), the Denver-based fast-casual restaurant franchising company, partnered with both Food Bank of the Rockies and Mix 100 FM to help fight hunger during the holidays. MarketWire

Humans Were Never Meant to Hibernate... So This January, Discover Michigan Skiing
Ski areas across the state have teamed up with Michigan McDonald's restaurants to offer a popular and very affordable introduction to the sport of skiing and snowboarding, called Discover Michigan Skiing. MarketWire

CITE Conference & Expo Announces First Round of Distinguished Speakers
The Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise (CITE) Conference & Expo, the first enterprise conference devoted exclusively to the consumerization of IT in the enterprise, today announces the first round of speakers for the inaugural event taking place March 4 - 6, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco MarketWire

Delucchi+ and Blue Bug Digital Receive Two Marketing & Advertising Excellence Awards
Christine Delucchi, Owner, Delucchi Plus (www.delucchiplus.com), a strategic marketing communications firm, and Blue Bug Digital (www.bluebugdigital MarketWire

Former Caterpillar Global Brand Manager Jen Wilfong Joins Slingshot SEO as VP of Marketing
Jen Wilfong, a 25-year veteran of Caterpillar Inc., has joined Slingshot SEO as Vice President of Marketing. MarketWire

RNKD Brings Universal Loyalty for Clothes and Accessories to the Android
Core News Facts: RNKD, an online platform and mobile app designed to reward you for sharing what's in your closet, today announced availability on the Android. With RNKD, you can get the perks you deserve based on what you own in your existing closet and earn rewards for future purchases MarketWire

Avid Law Center Saves Homeowners From Foreclosure With Successful Negotiation of Loan Modification Through Chase
Avid Law Center, an Orange County, California-based real estate and litigation law firm, today announced a successful negotiation of a favorable loan modification for their clients, Matthew and Michelle Stewart, saving their Bakersfield, Calif. home from a scheduled foreclosure. MarketWire

Thinking Liberally Media and Madison Alexander PR Win Legal Judgment in Federal Court
Thinking Liberally Media, owner of TheLiberalOC.com, the leading progressive political blog in Orange County, and Madison Alexander PR, an Irvine-based technology public relations firm, today announced that a federal judge has ruled in their favor in a lawsuit charging Art Pedroza and the Orange Juice Blog related to cybersquatting, trademark and copyright infringement. MarketWire

Northfield Mount Hermon Announces New Head of School
The Northfield Mount Hermon board of trustees today announced the appointment of Peter Fayroian to be NMH's seventh head of school, effective July 1, 2012. The appointment follows a nationwide search launched last May. Fayroian currently heads Greenhills School, an independent day school for 545 students in grades 6 through 12 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. MarketWire

Kennedy Sees Consulting Market Returning to Pre-Recession Levels by 2012
Kennedy research finds that client spending in the global market for consulting is being driven by the priority of achieving growth, even amid concerns over a prospective "double-dip" recession MarketWire

Hospitals Can Capture Cost Savings On the Go With VHA LYNX(TM) Mobile App
Check messages? Yes! Order lunch? Check! Monitor supply spend? Absolutely! MarketWire

CONSUMIAMI 2012 Visits the Americas and Counts on Political and Business Leaders of Latin America for Their Support
With just three months before it takes place, CONSUMIAMI 2012, the first consumer fair in Florida, will become a cornerstone event in the Americas, according to political and business leaders. This fair, organized by Ausbanc and sponsored by the City of Miami and Miami Dade College, will take place in Miami on March 19-24, 2012, the ideal location for consumers of South Florida and Latin America MarketWire

Rob Bryans Joins RouteMatch Software as International Sales Director
RouteMatch Software today announced that Rob Bryans has joined the company as International Sales Director. Rob brings deep experience in transit sales, account management, and operations to RouteMatch. MarketWire

Wyndham Vacation Rentals Touts Distinctive Portfolio of Professionally Managed Properties in No. 1 U.S. Winter Ski Vacation Rental Destination
TripAdvisor® recently announced America's top winter vacation rental getaway destinations for 2011, based on its vacation rental inquiry data for the winter months. This year, Breckenridge, Colo., ranked as the number one winter ski vacation rental destination in the U.S. MarketWire

Finally a Secure Electronic Barcode - in an Automatically Changing Barcode Algorithm Invented by ePass(TM)
Years ago the grocery industry invented printed barcodes to accurately identify and keep track of people and things. MarketWire

Global Volatility Drives Break-Out Business for Steelwedge Software in 2011
In a year of tumultuous global change that put many organizations out of business, Steelwedge Software announced today that it has doubled its global business and team. Steelwedge is the leading cloud-based provider of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) and Integrated Business Planning (IBP) solutions. MarketWire

Jupiter's 215 West Announces Winners of Design Contest With Harrington College of Design
215 West, a luxury LEED Certified high-rise apartment tower managed by Jupiter Communities, LLC, has announced the winners of a design contest held in conjunction with the Harrington College of Design, a prestigious design school nearby. Located on Washington Street in the heart of the Chicago Loop, thousands of pedestrians and commuters pass 215 West each week MarketWire

Verengo Solar Is New Monthly Leader in California Residential Sales, Installations and Job Growth
Verengo Solar today announced that it has become the leading residential solar company in California, the nation's largest solar market. Data released last week by the California Solar Initiative (CSI) shows Verengo is the state's leader in both total installations and total sales for November. MarketWire

Tina Bennett Named President of Conservation Services Group
National energy services firm Conservation Services Group (CSG) today announced Tina M. Bennett as president, according to Stephen L. Cowell, chief executive officer. Bennett will run CSG's day-to-day operations and oversee the company's executive committee. She will also serve as an "ex officio" member of CSG's board of directors. MarketWire

Free Information Resource for Accounts Receivable Professionals
The Accounts Receivable Network announces the launch of new educational opportunities for accounts receivable professionals. Online training and information videos and white papers are available absolutely free. In today's economy and fast-paced world it is crucial to stay on top of recent trends, changes and developments in accounts receivable MarketWire

Global Lock on WTCT Lifted
WatchIt Technologies Inc. www.watchittech.com (PINKSHEETS: WTCT) WatchIt Technologies announced today that the company has received official word from DTCC (Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation) it has lifted the "Global Lock" that was placed on the company effective November 18, 2011 MarketWire

Car Rental Reservations Jump for 2011 Holiday Season
Airport car rental reservations for the Christmas holiday are up more than 11 percent over last year for the Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental brands, all owned and operated by Enterprise Holdings. MarketWire

Samsung Biologics Selects QUMAS Platform to Manage Compliance Across the Organization
QUMAS announced today that it has been selected by Samsung Biologics to provide an integrated regulatory compliance platform. Samsung Biologics, which forms part of the Samsung Group, was established in February 2011 and aims to be a leader in the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry, offering world-class mammalian cell-based cGMP contract manufacturing services. MarketWire

American Academy of Ophthalmology Partners With FDA to Track Rare Eye Condition Linked to Cataract Surgery
The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced that it is partnering with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on a program that will help ophthalmologists reduce a rare, but potentially sight-stealing complication in patients who have undergone cataract surgery MarketWire

Pilz Provides Support on How to Safely Retrofit a Woodworking Machine
To ensure that plant and machinery are always state-of-the-art, retrofits have become increasingly established in the woodworking industry. MarketWire

OneReach and EffectiveUI Bring the Power of Multichannel Automated Communications to Small Businesses
OneReach, with the help of EffectiveUI, an award-winning user experience agency, is launching an automated communications platform that empowers non-technical teams to build, measure and refine inbound and outbound communication campaigns across multiple channels MarketWire

Coveo Survey Shows Organizations Falling Short in Generating Insight From Unstructured Content
An overwhelming majority of customer care executives believe their organizations' success managing unstructured content and sharing it across their staffs will, in the future, impact their ability to serve customers -- but few feel they're handling the job well, according to a recent survey by Coveo. In a survey of more than 100 executives Dec MarketWire

Trimming the Tree, Carving the Turkey and Messaging Friends on Social Networks: Tagged Survey Shows Steady Social Networking as the Norm This Holiday Season
According to a new survey conducted by Tagged, the social network for meeting new people, spending time on social networks during the holiday season is no longer viewed as taboo or a "party foul." Instead, communicating with online friends during the holidays is all but expected by most people. MarketWire

Safely Division of Location Labs Acquires Seeker Wireless
Safely, a division of Location Labs, today announced the acquisition of the patents, technology and products of Seeker Wireless. Safely will use the Seeker technology to strengthen its suite of mobile and location-based security services. Prior to the acquisition, Seeker Wireless had raised $27 million in venture capital. MarketWire

"Sleigh Ride" Still on Top of ASCAP's Most-Played Holiday Songs List With Airplay Data Updated Through Mid-December
Nothing raises peoples' spirits -- and inspires shoppers' zeal for finding the perfect gift -- like holiday music. That's why radio stations around the country are eager to start playing America's most beloved holiday songs early and often each year. ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) has just updated its list of most-played songs of the 2011 holiday season MarketWire

ET Water Systems Becomes U.S. EPA WaterSense Partner
ET Water Systems, Inc., the leader in smart irrigation control and water management solutions, today announced its partnership with EPA WaterSense, and now proudly bears the WaterSense Partner logo. EPA WaterSense is a partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and irrigation professionals to promote water-efficiency across the country MarketWire

Internet Matrix, Inc. Pays Tribute to Tech Industry With iMonument
Internet Matrix, Inc., a local San Diego Web Marketing company also known as iMatrix, has taken steps to commemorate innovators in the Internet and Technology industry. The San Diego business started a community beautification project, dubbed iMonument, which involved designing and painting the electrical boxes surrounding the company's office in Sorrento Valley MarketWire

Teen Mountain Climber Phenomenon Jordan Romero Joins NOW Energy Bar as Newest Member of Team NOW
NOW Energy Bar announces the addition of teen mountain climber Jordan Romero to its growing roster of NOW athletes. Jordan is the first mountain climber to join Team NOW which is comprised of pro athletes from multiple sports including cycling, running, mountain biking, BMX riding, surfing and triathlon. MarketWire

Jodi Rinne, CPA, Appointed to AICPA Peer Review Board
Jodi Rinne, CPA, Partner and Director of Accounting and Assurance Services with Orizon CPAs, has been appointed to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Peer Review Board and will serve on the Education and Communication Task Force. MarketWire

Raritan Veterinarians Announce Ophthalmology Services
Animerge, a Raritan emergency pet hospital, announced it offers ophthalmology appointments for specialty care. Just like humans, many pets suffer from eye diseases, including glaucoma, cataracts, vision loss, eyelid abnormalities, ocular trauma, corneal disease and retinal disease. Veterinary ophthalmologists Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Bradford J MarketWire

Enix Chiropractic Announces Launch of New Website
Atlanta chiropractor Dr. Dale Enix, owner of the Enix Chiropractic Clinic which offers pain and wellness treatments, has announced the launch of their new website, http://www.enixchiropractic.com. The clinic treats chronic pain patients, accident injury victims, sports injury patients, and clients with other pain or wellness concerns MarketWire

Nampa Chiropractor Simmer Chiropractic Introduces New Website
Simmer Chiropractic, a Nampa chiropractic office that serves the Boise, Caldwell, Fruitland, and Ontario areas, has announced the introduction of a new website. Simmer Chiropractic treats patients who suffer from personal injury, chronic pain, and car accident injury. The primary objective of the new website, according to Nampa chiropractor, Dr MarketWire

West Coast Marketers' Successes to Be Featured at the Web Analytics Association Symposium
Web Analytics Association (WAA) will host a symposium in Santa Monica, CA, on January 18, 2012. The theme of the event is "Catch the Wave: Analytical Success Stories from West Coast Marketers," and the half-day seminar will recap what worked, and what didn't work, during the 2011 holiday shopping season. The symposium will also give insight into where the analytics wave will take us in 2012 MarketWire

2012 Market Research Trends and Predictions Issued by Sentient Decision Science
Sentient Decision Science (www.sentientdecisionscience.com), a leading provider of behavioral insight and advanced market research methods, today issued trends and predictions that will shape how businesses and the market research industry will work together in 2012. MarketWire

Allezoe Medical Holdings (ALZM) Completes Exclusive Licensing Deal for HPV Diagnostic Technology
Allezoe Medical Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: ALZM) announces that it has acquired the exclusive license to develop and market patent pending, advanced "see and treat" diagnostic technology for Human papillomavirus (HPV), the world's leading sexually transmitted infection (STI). An exclusive license has been signed by SureScreen Medical, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Allezoe, and AVM Corp MarketWire

Basho Technologies Joins the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)
Basho Technologies, the leader in highly-available, distributed data store technologies, today announced that it has joined the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and will become a voting member of the Cloud Storage Initiative MarketWire

IMG Appoints Double to Head-Up Corporate Communications for Europe
IMG Worldwide, a leading sports, fashion and media company, today announced the appointment of Gary Double as Vice President, Corporate Communications, Europe. MarketWire

Silver Falcon Mining, Inc. (SFMI) Wishes Happy Holidays to Its Shareholders and Reveals Smelting Facility Opportunities
Mr. Pierre Quilliam, Chief Executive Officer of Silver Falcon Mining, Inc. (OTCBB: SFMI), on behalf of all of its Directors and Executives, wishes all shareholders a very happy holiday season and a prosperous, safe and healthy New Year MarketWire

2011 a Record Breaking Year for Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping; Fitness Franchise Expands Into 9th State With the Addition of Indiana
Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping, a popular and rapidly expanding Midwest fitness franchise that combines strength training with fitness kickboxing, announced today a record breaking year for 2011. The franchise has now reached 42 locations in nine states, up from 34 locations in six different states in 2010 MarketWire

Precision Conversions Re-Delivers the Third 757-200PCF Conversion to Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc.
Precision Conversions, LLC is pleased to announce that it has successfully re-delivered the third full-15 cargo position 757-200PCF freighter to Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc. (CAM), a wholly owned leasing subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATSG) MarketWire

Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. Reports Preliminary Second Quarter Results and Announces Shareholder Webcast
Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. (TSX: PTQ)(OTCBB: PTQMF)(FRANKFURT: P7Z) ("Petaquilla" or the "Company") announces that gold poured during its second quarter of fiscal 2012 increased to a total of 18,100 ounces. Gold sold during the quarter totaled 15,959 ounces generating revenues of US$25.4 million with cash cost per ounce of gold sold continuing to be in the range of US$550 - US$600. MarketWire

CEO Collective and Veterans Airlift Command Announce CEOs Helping Heroes
Working in partnership with Veterans Airlift Command, CEO Collective (www.ceocollective.com) announces its CEOs Helping Heroes initiative MarketWire

North Springs Resources Corporate Update
North Springs Resources Corporation (OTCBB: NSRS) (the "Company" or "North Springs") is pleased to offer the Company's analysis and overview of the Company and its outlook. MarketWire

New Patent Reinforces PriceMetrix Leadership in Pricing Technology
PriceMetrix Inc., the leader in practice intelligence solutions for retail brokerages in North America, was recently granted a patent for its methodology for calculating a reference price. Until now, there has been no source by which Wealth Management firms and their Financial Advisors can assess the market value of their services MarketWire

SEI Introduces Form PF Reporting Services
SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) today unveiled a new service that assists SEC-registered investment advisers of private funds in meeting their Form PF obligations. Form PF was recently jointly adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) MarketWire

Atlantic Metro Communications Joins Google Apps Authorized Reseller Program
Atlantic Metro Communications, an award winning, full-service Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider offering customized fully managed networks and services, today announced it has become an authorized reseller of the Google Apps™ suite of communication and collaboration tools. MarketWire

BofA Merrill Lynch Is Institutional Investor's Global Research Firm of the Year
BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research won more total team positions -- 226 -- across the 12 research team surveys that Institutional Investor published this year than any other firm. J.P. Morgan comes in second place overall, with 202 positions, followed by Deutsche Bank in third, with 163. MarketWire

TerraSpark Geosciences Appoints Philip E. Neri Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy
TerraSpark Geosciences LLC® announced today the appointment of Philip E. Neri as Vice President, Marketing and Product Strategy. In addition to managing all marketing activities, Mr. Neri will lead product strategy and direct product management for Insight Earth®, TerraSpark's benchmark 3D seismic interpretation platform. MarketWire

SoftBank Mobile Preloads SugarSync on New Android Camera Phones for Automatic Sync of Mobile Photos to Computers
SugarSync, a free service that actively syncs your files across all your computers and devices, today announced that SoftBank Group's BB Softservice Corp. ("BBSS") is preloading SugarSync on two of SoftBank Mobile's new Android camera phones to enable the automatic sync of mobile photos from phones to computers MarketWire

Vidaroo Produces Video Content for American Country Awards
Vidaroo Corporation (OTCQB: VIDA) (PINKSHEETS: VIDA) today announced that it created, produced, and rendered video graphics screen content for the American Country Awards December 5, 2011 live broadcast. The engagement consisted of an extremely complex array of over two dozen screens with content that varied from originally created 3-D graphics to excerpts from individual artists' music videos MarketWire

Facing Heightened Holiday Risks, Retailers Follow Precaution From LogLogic About Protecting Online Shoppers
LogLogic®, trusted provider of the only scalable log and security intelligence platform (LSIP) for the enterprise and cloud, has alerted retailers to the significance of all 12 requirements of the PCI DSS standard, version 2.0, in protecting the credit card data of their online shoppers MarketWire

QR Codes on Permanent Labels From NFi Brand, Identify Products and Much More
Nameplates For Industry, Inc. (NFi) has introduced product identification labels that can be fully integrated with QR (quick response) codes and the full-color printing of custom graphics on a variety of substrates. These multipurpose QR code labels can be designed and produced for a wide range indoor and outdoor applications. MarketWire

Hua Medicine Licenses Novel Drug Candidate From Roche for Potential Treatment of Diabetes
Hua Medicine, the leading innovative drug development and commercialization company in China, and Roche announced today a licensing agreement for Roche's Glucokinase Activator (GKA) program. GKA is a novel, small molecule activator of the glucokinase enzyme which plays a key role in regulating carbohydrate metabolism MarketWire

Health Insurance Benefits and Deductibles Will Reset for Many Next Month: eHealthInsurance Releases Year-End Tips
Today eHealthInsurance (NASDAQ: EHTH), the leading online source of health insurance for individuals, families, and small businesses, released five tips designed to help consumers make the most of their health insurance dollars before the end of 2011. MarketWire

Set Sail in Style: Expedia.com Adds New Luxury and River Cruise Options
Expedia.com, the world's leading online travel agency, today added a boutique fleet of new luxury and river cruise booking options to the company's already industry-leading cruise portfolio. Expedia.com now offers eight award-winning luxury cruise brands and three top-ranked river cruise brands. MarketWire

AMD Raises the Bar on Desktop and Notebook A-Series APUs
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RYU Signs Top UFC Fighter Jon Fitch to First Athlete Endorsement Deal
Today, Respect Your Universe, Inc. (RYU) (OTCBB: RYUN) announced signing top Welterweight Fighter Jon Fitch to their first athlete endorsement deal MarketWire

New Four Channel, Continuous Wave Transmitter From Supertex Minimizes Phase Noise and Power Consumption
Supertex (NASDAQ: SUPX), a recognized leader in high voltage analog and mixed signal integrated circuits (ICs), today introduced CW01, a four channel, low phase noise, continuous wave transmit IC designed for use in transmitters of diagnostic medical ultrasound machines and fluid flow measurement devices. The IC continuously sends a constant amplitude wave into the region to be examined MarketWire

Introducing The Bar Method Salt Lake City
The Bar Method™ headquarters ends 2011 with the opening of their 54th location in Salt Lake City, UT on December 19th. The non-impact, sculpting fitness method draws client visits at their studios around the country exceeding 80,000 per month and a celebrity clientele including Ricki Lake, Drew Barrymore, and Zooey Deschanel. MarketWire

Parvus Awarded AS9100 Rev C Quality Certification
Following its legacy of quality-certified electronics manufacturing and design, Eurotech Subsidiary Parvus Corporation announced today its successful certification to AS9100 Rev C. Encompassing all ISO 9001:2008 quality management requirements, AS9100 Rev C specifies additional requirements for aviation, space, and defense organizations MarketWire

McDonald's Selects SHIFT Communications as PR and Social Media Agency of Record for the MAC Inc. Co-op
SHIFT Communications today announced that McDonald's MAC Inc. Co-op -- the regional McDonald's Cooperative representing Eastern Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island -- has selected the award-winning social media PR firm as its Agency of Record. MarketWire

Schneider Electric Announces Strategic Technology Acquisition of Viridity EnergyCenter DCIM Software
Schneider Electric announced today a strategic technology acquisition of the Viridity EnergyCenter 2.0 platform, the flagship product of a well-known start-up specializing in DCIM management software that provides a cross-functional solution for understanding the connection between physical infrastructure, IT equipment and the applications that run on them. MarketWire

Dynavax Initiates Proof of Mechanism Trial in Lupus Patients
Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: DVAX) announced today the initiation of a proof-of-mechanism clinical trial of the TLR7 and TLR9 inhibitor, DV1179, in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. Initiation of this trial entitles Dynavax to receive a $6 million milestone payment from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) under their worldwide strategic alliance MarketWire

Majority of Workforce Will Be Independent by 2020
MBO Partners, the leader in the $250-billion-and-growing independent consulting sector in America, released its 2012 Independent Work Preview today, outlining five key predictions that will shape the independent work landscape in the coming year. MarketWire

LG Innotek Selects Fresco for 2012 Tuner Products
Fresco Microchip Inc., a developer of leading-edge RF, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing integrated circuits (ICs), today announced that LG Innotek (LGIT), a global leader in the design and manufacture of TV tuner modules, has selected the FM1151E for its 2012 tuner production. MarketWire

Staffing and the Volume of Information Are the Primary Big Data Challenges
Connotate, Inc. (www.connotate.com), the leading provider of solutions that help organizations monitor and collect data and content from the Web, today announced the results of its "Big Data Attitudes and Perceptions Survey MarketWire

Tick. Tock. Time Running Out? Dream Dinners e-Gift Cards Are Perfect Last-Minute Gift for Mom
No time to get to the mall? Don't let the holidays be a hassle, because the perfect last minute gift for the busy mom in your life is just a click away. Dream Dinners, the nation's leading meal assembly chain, offers convenient e-gift cards that recipients can apply toward a fun "fix and free" meal preparation session at their neighborhood Dream Dinners store MarketWire

Improved Treatments for Brain Cancers Highlighted at Annual Society of Neuro-Oncology (SNO) Meeting
Among the few advances in improved treatments for brain cancers presented to the 1,400 Neuro-oncologists and other cancer researchers who met recently in Anaheim for the Annual Society of Neuro-oncology (SNO) meeting were Celldex's CDX-110 and Immunocellular Therapeutics' (OTCBB: IMUC) ICT-107. MarketWire

Keiretsu Forum Angel Investors and Naxuri Capital Launch Technology and Fashion Accelerator
Keiretsu Forum, the world's largest private equity angel investment network, and Naxuri Capital, a new investment firm, announce the launch of "Ahead of the Fashion" (AF) accelerator program, commencing on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The City Club located at 155 Sansome Street in San Francisco, California MarketWire

MyCare Selected as a Rock Health Company
MyCare, an online marketplace that connects families with home caregivers, has been selected to join Rock Health's 2012 accelerator program. As one of 15 next generation health technology companies, MyCare will receive a startup grant and mentorship from top healthcare institutions, such as the Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School MarketWire

Newfound Research Congratulates Copeland Capital Management, LLC for Its Risk Managed Dividend Growth Fund Exceeding $100 Million
Newfound Research LLC, a financial technology and product innovation firm focused on tactical risk management, congratulates its client, Copeland Capital Management, LLC, for crossing $100 million in assets under management in the Copeland Risk Managed Dividend Growth Fund (CDGRX) in the Fund's first year of operation. The Fund was launched in late December 2010 MarketWire

Lone Star Gold, Inc. Exercises $200k Draw Down Against $15 Million Line of Equity
Lone Star Gold, Inc. (OTCBB: LSTG) ("Lone Star" or "the Company") has exercised a USD$200,000 Put Notice, which represents the Company's third draw down request against the USD$15 million line of equity agreement Lone Star entered into on August 26th, 2011 with Hong Kong based equity investor North American Gold Corp (NAGC). The equity financing agreement does not involve any debt MarketWire

MMRGlobal Files 8-K on Deal Memorandum
(December 20, 2011) - MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCBB: MMRF), a leading provider of Personal Health Records, MyEsafeDepositBox storage solutions and electronic document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals, today announced it filed an 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the signing of a Deal Memorandum with JER, Inc MarketWire

Focus Gold Corp. Sells Mine Dumps on Mexican Huicicila Project to Private Investor for $1.0 Million USD
Focus Gold Corp. (or "Focus") (OTCQB: FGLD) (OTCBB: FGLD) is pleased to announce an agreement to sell the mine dumps on the Cila concession blocks of Focus Gold's Mexican Huicicila project. The waste sites are from previous underground mining operations within the company's concessions and contain lower grade gold and silver. The local private investor will provide Focus $1 MarketWire

Access Plans Reports Record FY2011 Operating Results
Access Plans, Inc. (OTCBB: APNC), a leading membership benefits marketing company, today announced its operating results for the quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2011. The Company has scheduled an investor conference call for 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time today to discuss its FY2011 operating (see details below). MarketWire

Caribbean Casino and Gaming Issues Status Updates and Quells Rumor Mill
Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp. (PINKSHEETS: CGAQ) ("the Company") addressed five key investor issues that have recently come to the attention of CEO Steven Swank. MarketWire

Colorado Goldfields Inc. Obtains Approval From State of Colorado for Silver Wing Mine; A Potential $200 Million Silver and Copper Value
Colorado Goldfields Inc. (OTCQB: CGFIA) (PINKSHEETS: CGFIA) announced today that the Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety ("Division"), has approved its application to begin work at the Silver Wing Mine. The formal name of the application is "Notice of Intent to Conduct Prospecting Activities MarketWire

GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. Selected to Conduct First of Its Kind Energy Audit on a Military Installation at Naval Base Ventura County
GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GRHU), a leading provider of energy efficiency solutions and sustainable infrastructure products, today announced that it has been engaged to conduct a complete energy audit of Port Hueneme and Port Mugu within Naval Base Ventura County MarketWire

Richmont Mines Announces Open Pit Resources at its Monique Property
Richmont Mines Inc. (TSX: RIC)(NYSE Amex: RIC), ("Richmont" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce resource estimates for its Monique project (the "Property"), located near Val-d'Or, Quebec. MarketWire

Network Equipment Technologies Supports L'Occitane en Provence's Goal to Enhance Communications
Network Equipment Technologies, Inc MarketWire

Best Western Selects Cables To Go as an Endorsed Supplier of Connectivity Panels
Cables To Go today announced it has been selected by Best Western International, the world's largest hotel chain, as an endorsed supplier of connectivity panels that allow hotel guests to easily connect their personal devices and equipment to the in-room television for multimedia sharing and in-room entertainment MarketWire

Key Indicators for Animal Welfare Organizations in November Highlight Positive Trends for Cats
Pethealth Inc. (TSX: PTZ) ("Pethealth" or the "Company") - Cat intakes declined 6% year on year last month alongside a 13% decrease in euthanasia according to the November PetPoint Report. More specifically, owner surrender and stray cat intakes declined 5% and 9% respectively year on year. MarketWire

ANCESTRY.COM Reveals Mitt Romney's Presidential Genes: 2012 GOP Hopeful Is Related to Six Presidents
As Americans prepare to cast their votes in the 2012 Republican Presidential primaries and caucuses starting January 3 in Iowa, Ancestry.com (NASDAQ: ACOM) today announced that several key Republican presidential contenders have historic political leaders in their genes -- suggesting that the upcoming primaries are really one grand ol' family party. MarketWire

Tendenci(R) 5 Powers Upgraded Website for North American Brain Injury Society
Schipul - The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com), a leading Web marketing, social media consulting and Web design company, today announced the launch of a new upgraded website for the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS). The website, www.nabis.org, is powered by Tendenci 5 (www.tendenci.com) membership management software. Schipul designed the new NABIS website. MarketWire

Augme Technologies Schedules Third Quarter Fiscal 2012 Earnings Conference Call
Augme Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: AUGT) ("Augme®") ("the Company"), a technology and services leader in interactive media marketing that offers the only patented and innovative end-to-end mobile marketing platform, will report financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 ended November 30, 2011 before the market opens on Monday, January 9, 2012. MarketWire

Infrax Systems (IFXY) Announces Record Date and Dividend Rate for Lockwood Technology Spin-Off
Infrax Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: IFXY), a global provider of unified Smart Grid-related products and services for the Energy and Utility industries, announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the "record date" and the "dividend rate" of the stock of Lockwood Technology Corporation to its shareholders MarketWire

Global Capacity Hires Experienced Sales Executive John Powell as EVP of Sales
Global Capacity, the world's leading telecommunications information and logistics company, announces the addition of John Powell as its Executive Vice President of Sales. MarketWire

Stakool/Anthus Life Corp. to Reduce Issued and Outstanding Shares
Stakool, Inc. (OTCBB: STKO) (PINKSHEETS: STKO), a North American supplier of natural, organic and health and wellness products, today announced that it is in the process of cancelling a total of 55,878,570 shares. MarketWire

Poggled Launches New Social Nightlife Site
Poggled, Inc., a Lightbank-funded startup in the nightlife space, is thrilled to announce the new release of poggled.com. Powered by social features like photos, scene tags and even a party meter, Poggled is now the first place to go to plan your next night out. MarketWire

FishNet Security Acquires Leading Information Security Firm
FishNet Security announced today it has acquired Logic Trends Inc., a leading information security provider of identity and access management solutions. MarketWire

TDS Selects MSC Software's Marc for Nonlinear Analysis
MSC Software Corporation, the leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation, today announced that Technik und Design Systementwicklung (TDS) has selected MSC Marc at its choice for nonlinear analysis. TDS is an engineering services company based in Ingolstadt, Germany, and focused on the development of seals and doors MarketWire

OCI/BESIX JV Selected for Egyptian Grand Museum
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BASi Reports Fiscal 2011 Net Income of $543,000 Versus a Loss of $2.7 Million in Fiscal 2010 as Revenue Increased 15.2% to $33.1 Million
Bioanalytical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BASI) (BASi) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2011. MarketWire

Eastman and ExactFlat Software Partnership Reduces Manufacturing Bottlenecks in the Tent and Awning Industry
Eastman Machine Company, industry leaders in the industrial fabrics cutting system market, have announced a partnership with Tri-D Technologies Inc., makers of ExactFlat 3D-to-2D CAD flattening software, that brings unprecedented efficiencies and design innovation to manufacturers in the tent and awning industry with a new product called ExactFlat Tent & Awning Engineer. MarketWire

Alcoholic Beverages, Fresh Food and Comfort Items Driving Onboard Ancillary Revenues for Airlines Says GuestLogix' Report
GuestLogix Inc MarketWire

TMS NeuroHealth Centers Opens Door to Non-Drug Treatment for Depression in Tysons Corner
TMS NeuroHealth Centers is pleased to announce the opening of TMS NeuroHealth Centers, Tysons Corner, the first of a national network of centers offering TMS Therapy, a proven non-drug treatment for depression. MarketWire

Quture/TCLN Announces First Commercial Application on InterSystems Platform
Techs Loanstar, Inc. (OTCQB: TCLN) (PINKSHEETS: TCLN) and Quture, Inc. ("Quture") are aggressively preparing to release the first commercial component of their new product line. Quture's new "transformative" performance measurement tool will introduce electronic performance measurement on the InterSystems Corporation (www.InterSystems.com) technology platform MarketWire

ScaleArc Raises $5.33 Million to Fund Expansion
ScaleArc, the pioneer in a new category of database infrastructure software that simplifies the way database environments are deployed and managed, announced today that it has closed $5.33 million in Series B financing. The new funds will accelerate geographic and staffing expansion to meet increased demand MarketWire

Retailers Personalizing With MyBuys Gain Advantage in Online Holiday Sales
MyBuys, the leading provider of cross-channel personalization services for retailers, today announced online retail sales figures for the 2011 Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend. Representing sales activity from hundreds of retailers, online revenue for clients of MyBuys personalization services was up 26% on Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend, compared with the same year ago period MarketWire

ColoHouse Data Center and SECNAP Partner to Provide Robust, Secure Network Solutions
ColoHouse Data Center, the leading SAS 70 Type II certified Miami data center hosting facility, today announced a strategic partnership with SECNAP, an award-winning developer of information security solutions. MarketWire

Implant Sciences' Quantum Sniffer QS-B220 Receives Confirmation of Eligibility for TSA Air Cargo Screening Qualification Testing
Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC) (PINKSHEETS: IMSC), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security markets, today announced it has received notification of vendor eligibility in the Air Cargo Screening Qualification Test Qualification Group 2 from the U.S MarketWire

Knovel Expands Critical Content to Help Engineers Streamline Material Selection in Product Design
Knovel, the leading provider of a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools, today introduced Knovel Databases, a series of new offerings in the company's growing Critical Content line addressing gaps in convenient access to authoritative engineering data. MarketWire

Statoil becomes operator in pre-salt offshore Angola
Statoil (OSE:STL, NYSE:STO) has beenawarded operatorship for blocks 38 and 39 and partner position in blocks22, 25, 40 in the Kwanza basin in Angola. MarketWire

Intelimax Media Inc. Retains Arizona Bay, LLC
Intelimax Media Inc. ("Intelimax" or the "Company") (OTCQB: IXMD) is pleased to announce that Arizona Bay LLC will be providing advice and software development expertise to assist the company with our upcoming product launch. MarketWire

1-Source Electronic Components Receives Grant From DOL
Electronic components distributor 1-Source Electronic Components was awarded a $46,410 grant on December 15 from the New York State Department of Labor. The purpose of the money is to train 20 current employees, to help improve its quality management, prepare for internal audits, and become industry certified MarketWire

ChemDiv, Inc. Enters Into Research and Collaboration Agreement With Janssen Pharmaceutica NV and Tibotec Pharmaceuticals
ChemDiv, Inc. (ChemDiv) announced today that it has entered into a multi-project research and collaboration agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV (Janssen) and Tibotec Pharmaceuticals (Tibotec). Under the arrangement, ChemDiv will apply its integrated drug discovery expertise and technologies to identify novel small molecules against targets to be jointly agreed upon MarketWire

Marlin & Associates Honored for Advising on Two "Deals of the Decade"
Marlin & Associates ("Marlin"), the boutique investment banking firm specializing in acquisitions and divestitures of U.S. and international information technology firms, today announced that The M&A Advisor has honored two transactions on which Marlin advised as part of The M&A Advisor's Special "Deals of the Decade" Celebration. MarketWire

Agenus and NewVac Enter Into Agreement in the Area of Personalized Cancer Vaccines
Agenus Inc MarketWire

Areva Halts Nuclear Projects to Reduce Debts, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland) -- Europe's largest nuclear engineering firm, Areva S.A. (EPA:CEI) (Paris, France), will cancel planned expansions at a number of unspecified French nuclear plants as part of a major cost-cutting exercise to get the company out of financial difficulties. MarketWire

Approval Granted to Nippon Steel, Sumitomo Metal Merger, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources East Asia (Kofu-shi, Japan) -- In February, Nippon Steel Corporation (TYO:5401) (Tokyo) and Sumitomo Metal Industries Limited (TYO:5405) (Osaka) announced their joint decision to merge and become the second largest steel company in the world MarketWire

BrightScope Announces Its Third Annual Year-End Top 30 401k Plans List
BrightScope (www.brightscope.com), the leading provider of independent retirement plan ratings and investment research, is proud to announce the third annual BrightScope Year-End Top 30 Ratings List covering 401k plans with more than $1 billion in assets MarketWire

Glumac Relocates to LEED(R) Platinum-Designed Office at the Standard Insurance Center
Glumac will be relocating to a new 15,160-sq.ft., LEED Platinum-designed office space at the Standard Insurance Center at the beginning of January, 2012. Located at 900 SW 5th Ave., Suite 1600, Portland, OR 97204, the office includes the entire 16th floor of the 27-story, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill-designed 1968 building. The building is owned by Standard Insurance Company. MarketWire

DSM invests in nanotechnology company NanoHoldings, LLC
Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company in TheNetherlands, has made an investment in NanoHoldings LLC, a company thatspecializes in breakthrough nanotechnology discoveries in the field of energy.Financial details of the investment will not be disclosed MarketWire

Weather Underground Launches the Ultimate Weather Application for the iPhone and Android
Weather Underground, the world's first online weather service, announced today the availability of its new application for the iPhone, and Android MarketWire

The College Network Forms Alliance With Tulane University School of Continuing Studies
The College Network™ and Tulane University School of Continuing Studies have formed an alliance to help students earn general education credit by using The College Network's Comprehensive Learning Modules™ to prepare for end-of-course proficiency examinations such as CLEP® and DSST®. MarketWire

Avanade Announces Strategic Relationship With Microsoft to Deliver New SQL Server Appliance Solutions
Avanade®, a business technology solutions and managed services provider, today announced a strategic relationship with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) to develop and deliver business intelligence and data warehousing solutions for Microsoft SQL Server MarketWire

Fulton Financial Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
Fulton Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: FULT) will pay a quarterly cash dividend of six cents per share on its common stock on January 13, 2012 to shareholders of record as of January 2, 2012. This amount is a one cent per share increase over the five cents per share paid in October 2011. MarketWire

CapitalDPO, Inc. Announces Contract for $10,000,000 Direct Public Offering With Securit Private Vaults, Inc.
CapitalDPO, Inc. and Securit Private Vaults, Inc., www.Privatevaults.com, have announced plans to prepare a direct public offering of common stock of Securit Private Vaults MarketWire

enXco Service Corporation Signs O&M Agreement With Ridgeline Energy, LLC for the Rockland Wind Farm
enXco Service Corporation (eSC), an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, has signed a multi-year Operation and Maintenance Agreement with Ridgeline Energy, LLC to provide operations and maintenance services for the 79.86 megawatt Rockland Wind Farm. MarketWire

San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation Names Mark Cafferty as President & CEO
Following an extensive search process, Mark Cafferty, President & CEO of the San Diego Workforce Partnership, has been named the new President & CEO of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC), according to EDC Board Chair Debra L. Reed. MarketWire

Grip Handle Weights From Alliance Scale Calibrate Commercial Scales
Alliance Scale, Inc. has introduced a line of Class F cast iron grip handle weights for use by installers, service technicians, and state and local officials to calibrate all types of commercial weighing equipment. MarketWire

Dynamic Materials Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
Dynamic Materials Corporation (DMC) (NASDAQ: BOOM), a diversified provider of industrial products and services and the world's leading manufacturer of explosion-welded clad metal plates, today announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per share. The dividend is payable on January 16, 2012, to shareholders of record as of December 30, 2011. MarketWire

Franklin Universal Trust Declares Monthly Dividend
Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE: FT), a closed-end investment company managed by Franklin Advisers, Inc., announced today a dividend of $0.038 per share, payable January 13, 2012, to shareholders of record on December 30, 2011 (Ex-Dividend Date: December 28, 2011). MarketWire

China Direct Industries Announces Conference Call to Discuss Financial Results for the Full Year of Fiscal 2011 Ended September 30, 2011
China Direct Industries, Inc. ("China Direct Industries") (NASDAQ: CDII), a U.S. based holding company with operations in China and the U.S MarketWire

Notification to Annual General Meeting 2012
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Appointment of new CEO for Bellevue Asset Management AG
Bellevue Group AG /Appointment of new CEO for Bellevue Asset Management AG. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Metro Global Photo Challenge Winner Announcement
Metro is proud to announce the four global winners in the Metro Global Photo Challenge 2011 by category: GlobeNewswire

Kvaerner achieves substantial completion on Longview project
Kvaerner's subsidiary Kvaerner North American Construction Inc. ("Kvaerner NAC"), along with its other consortium member, Siemens Energy Inc., have achieved Substantial Completion of the 695 megawatt (net) supercritical pulverized coal Longview Power Plant, located in Maidsville, West Virginia.The Plant has now been turned over to the owner, Longview Power, LLC.  GlobeNewswire

NEW MEMBER OF SOLTEQ MANAGEMENT GROUP
SOLTEQ PLC STOCK EXCHANGE BULLETIN ON DECEMBER 20, 2011 AT 4 PM GlobeNewswire

SOLTEQ'S FINANCIAL REPORTING 2012
SOLTEQ PLC STOCK EXCHANGE BULLETIN ON DECEMBER 20, 2011 AT 4 PM GlobeNewswire

FLSmidth's revised financial calendar 2012
Company Announcement to the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority No. 33-2011, 20 December 2011 GlobeNewswire

Sanoma issues Stock Option Scheme 2011
Stock Exchange Release 20/12/2011   14:15 GlobeNewswire

Novae Group plc : Holding(s) in Company
TR-1: Notifications of Major Interests in Shares1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached:Novae Group plc2 GlobeNewswire

SpareBank 1 SMN : FINANCIAL CALENDAR 2012
Preliminary Annual Accounts 2011:  2. February 2012Supervisory Board:                          28.-29. March 2012Ex GlobeNewswire

Outokumpu - change in segment-based reporting
STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE20 December 2011 at 12.00 pm EET GlobeNewswire

Rezidor announces Hotel Missoni Mauritius
Hotel Missoni, the luxury lifestyle brand of the Rezidor Hotel Group, reaches one of the most fashionable islands in the world: Mauritius, the shooting star of the Indian Ocean, and the 66thcountry where Rezidor is present GlobeNewswire

Nordic Mines moves to Nasdaq OMX Mid Cap list
Starting January 2, 2012, Nordic Mines will be traded on the Stockholm Stock Exchange Mid Cap list. This was established after the Nasdaq OMX review of stock charts in 2012. Nordic Mines is currently listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange Small Cap list. GlobeNewswire

Wavin extends financing facility
Zwolle, 20 December 2011 - Wavin, Europe's leading supplier of plastic pipe systems and solutions, announces today that it has obtained commitment from its lending banks to extend and amend its existing financing facility. The amended syndicated arrangement amounts to EUR 440 million and will mature in April 2015. GlobeNewswire

REC receives NOK 170 million for terminating a long term wafer sales contract
Sandvika, December 20, 2011: Reference is made to the third quarter report, where REC is expecting to continue to recognize income from termination of long term wafer contracts. GlobeNewswire

Timing of Yara quarterly reports
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Orion Corporation: 201,000 Orion A-shares converted into B-shares
ORION CORPORATIONSTOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 20 December 2011AT 8.40 AM EET GlobeNewswire

TGS Commences a Second 3D Multi-client Seismic Survey offshore Northwest Australia
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Novartis announces termination of ALTITUDE study with Rasilez®/ Tekturna® in high-risk patients with diabetes and renal impairment
Novartis International AG /Novartis announces termination of ALTITUDE study with Rasilez®/ Tekturna® in high-risk patients with diabetes and renal impairment . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

SGS ACQUIRES MSM, MRL, ÖZEL HATAY AND SANILAB IN TURKEY
SGS /SGS ACQUIRES MSM, MRL, ÖZEL HATAY AND SANILAB IN TURKEY. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

VOLTA FINANCE - RESULTS OF THE FIFTH AGM AND DIVIDEND ANNOUNCEMENT
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