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Quam Limited Appointment of Chief Executive Officer and Re-designation as Chief Executive Officer for Corporate Finance Business
The Board of Directors of Quam Limited ("Quam" or the "Company", Stock Code: 00952.hk) is pleased to announce the following changes in management effective immediately. The Chairman and Group Managing Director of the Company, Mr Bernard POULIOT will step down as Group Managing Director and will remain Executive Chairman of the Group ACN Newswire

Frbiz.com: W8 Will Help Companies Save Costs And Manage Data
According to the recent research of Frbiz.com, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer said Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 operating system and the Azure cloud computing service can help companies save money and gain a new understanding of the data.Frbiz.com (http://www.frbiz ACN Newswire

HKTDC Hong Kong Optical Fair Focus of Attention
The 19th HKTDC Hong Kong Optical Fair, which runs 3-5 November at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, will be the first exhibition in Hong Kong to use Quick Response (QR) code technology. The innovation will allow thousands of exhibitorsand buyers to connect instantly ACN Newswire

Ashland Inc. celebrates opening of Mumbai technical center
New chemical advancements to coatings and construction industries for India and Asia marketsMUMBAI, India - Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) today celebrated the opening of its new technical center in Mumbai, India. The new Ashland Technical Center will develop additives and ingredients that deliver high-performance characteristics sought after by coatings and construction industry professionals ACN Newswire

Digital Reality Signs Softlayer to Data Centre Lease in Singapore
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a global provider of data centre solutions, signed a lease agreement with SoftLayer Technologies in the second quarter of 2011 to provide 48,000 square feet (4459 square meters) of Turn-Key Datacentre space inSingapore ACN Newswire

NEC Provides Digital Signage for UNIQLO's Largest Global Flagship Store, "UNIQLO New York Fifth Avenue"
NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) and NEC Display Solutions, Ltd. announced today the provision of digital signage solutions for Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., and their new global flagship store, "UNIQLO New York Fifth Avenue" and UNIQLO's third largest location in the city, "UNIQLO New York 34th Street ACN Newswire

Showa Denko (SDK) Establishes Management Company in Shanghai
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has established a management company in Shanghai, China. The management company, Showa Denko (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., will serve as SDK's regional headquarters in accordance with Shanghai Municipality's rules introduced in 2002 for foreign multinational corporations ACN Newswire

COMPAREX Acquires Indian Software and Services Expert IRIS Unified Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
The COMPAREX Group has taken another strategic step forward in pursuit of its international growth strategy by acquiring Indian software consulting and technology services specialist IRIS Unified Technologies Pvt. Ltd MarketWire

Intergraph(R) Strategy on CADWorx(R), Geosystems and Hexagon Metrology Integration Approach Covered in The American Surveyor Conference Review
Intergraph CADWorx received positive coverage in the September 24th edition of The American Surveyor AmeriSurv.com newsletter as part of the publication's in-depth review of the Hexagon User Conference, which was held June 6-9 in Orlando, Florida USA. The article by Gavin Schrock, LS and Gene V. Roe, Ph.D MarketWire

MVTS Technologies Expands Global Operations to Meet Demand for Back-End Semiconductor Solutions
Global solutions provider MVTS Technologies has opened new offices in San Jose, California; Penang, Malaysia; and Hsinchu, Taiwan to support growing demand among semiconductor manufacturers for equipment and premier service MarketWire

UPDATE: Big Screen Entertainment Group Releases Internationally Award-Winning Film "Sodium Babies" in Time for Halloween
Big Screen Entertainment Group (PINKSHEETS: BSEG) is pleased to announce its release of the award-winning, critically acclaimed film "SODIUM BABIES," by The Deka Brothers on October 18, 2011. The nationwide DVD release through Big Screen Distribution is just in time for Halloween. MarketWire

AspenBio Pharma to Hold Investor Update Call on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. ET
AspenBio Pharma, Inc MarketWire

New World Gold Corporation Continues to Market Its Mill
New World Gold Corporation (PINKSHEETS: NWGC) is pleased to announce that it continues to market its mill in Peru to process ore from other gold producers in the area. As a result of the upgrades just completed on its mill, the Company has the capacity to process additional ore from other producers in the area MarketWire

Ben Franklin to Invest $740,983 in PA Technology Companies
The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) board approved the investment of $740,983 in regional companies. BFTP/NEP is an award-winning, state-funded economic development organization that links early-stage technology firms and established manufacturers with experts, universities, funding, and other resources to help them prosper through innovation. MarketWire

Brown & Brown, Inc. Announces 5.2% Increase in Total Revenues
Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) today announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2011. MarketWire

Madison Rose's Debut Single Is a 'Teenage Runaway' Success
Adding to the powerful good vibrations of Aftershock -- Madison Rose's (www.madisonroserocks.com) debut album -- is the runaway success of the 17-year old rocker's video for her debut single "Teenage Runaway." MarketWire

Inference Solutions Launches Partner Program
BroadSoft® Connections 2011 -- Inference Solutions, a voice automation and speech recognition company with U.S. headquarters in San Diego, California, today announced the launch of the Inference One Partner Program. MarketWire

Idaho First Bank Reports Quarterly Income
Today Idaho First Bank (OTCQB: IDFB) reported financial results for the first nine months of 2011. Continuing the improving trend of the last three quarters, the Bank reported net income of $55,000 for the third quarter. The net income for the third quarter of 2011 compares favorably to a net loss of $126,000 in the second quarter of 2011 and a net loss of $182,000 in the third quarter of 2010 MarketWire

Soy Flour Recall No Threat for NASC's NAERS
On the morning of Oct. 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall alert for Thumb Oilseed's soy flour, utilized to manufacture certain human and animal foods, due to salmonella contamination MarketWire

Tidewater Utilities, Inc. Charity Tournament Raises Funds to Benefit Can-Do Playground at Milford, DE
Tidewater Utilities, Inc. recently presented a check to the Can-Do Playground for $14,500.00, the result of proceeds raised during its 4th Annual Golf Tournament held August 15th at the Heritage Shores Golf Course in Bridgeville, DE MarketWire

Portfolio Recovery Associates to Announce Third Quarter 2011 Results on October 27, 2011
Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRAA), a specialized financial services company and market leader in the consumer debt purchase and collection industry, will announce its third quarter 2011 results on October 27, 2011. MarketWire

Hull and Zimmerman, P.C. Announce Expansion of Personal Injury Services to Denver's Surrounding Cities
The Denver injury lawyers of Hull and Zimmerman, P.C. are excited to announce the extension of their legal services to include several cities surrounding the capitol city. The attorneys are prepared to help individuals in Thornton, Broomfield, Westminster, Northglenn, and other neighboring communities. MarketWire

Big Screen Entertainment Group Releases Internationally Award-Winning Film "SODIUM BABIES" in Time for Halloween
Big Screen Entertainment Group (PINKSHEETS: BSEG) is pleased to announce its release of the award-winning, critically acclaimed film "SODIUM BABIES," by The Deka Brothers on October 18, 2011. The nationwide DVD release through Big Screen Distribution is just in time for Halloween. MarketWire

Alamos Gold Announces Appointment of Vice President, Projects
Alamos Gold Inc. (TSX: AGI) ("Alamos" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Mr. Han Ilhan will join the Company as Vice President of Projects effective October 17, 2011. Mr. Ilhan has extensive experience providing engineering and environmental solutions to mining projects worldwide MarketWire

Stillwater Mining Company Announces Third Quarter 2011 Results Webcast and Conference Call
STILLWATER MINING COMPANY (NYSE: SWC) (TSX: SWC.U) will release its third quarter 2011 financial results before the United States financial markets open on Friday, October 28, 2011. The Company will conduct a conference call to discuss results the same day at approximately 12:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. MarketWire

Cloudera and SGI Partner to Take High Performance Computing on Apache Hadoop to the Next Level
Cloudera Inc., the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based data management software and services, and SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), the trusted leader in technical computing, today jointly announced that their companies have signed an agreement for SGI to distribute Cloudera software pre-installed on SGI® Hadoop Clusters MarketWire

Bombardier and Korean Air to Showcase CSeries Aircraft Cabin Demonstrator at Seoul Air Show
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, demonstrating its commitment to Korean Air and the broader Asia-Pacific marketplace, will team with the airline to showcase a full-scale cabin demonstrator for the all-new CSeries aircraft at the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition from October 18 to 23. MarketWire

Urban Pace Hires Michael Yarnell as Director of Marketing
Lynn Hackney, President of Urban Pace, a new home sales and marketing company for urban developers located in Washington, DC, announces today the appointment of Michael Yarnell as Director of Marketing to oversee the marketing initiatives for the company's expanding portfolio of properties. MarketWire

Paragon Shipping Inc. Announces the Sale of a Handymax Vessel
Paragon Shipping Inc. (NYSE: PRGN), a global shipping transportation company specializing in dry cargoes, agreed to sell to an unaffiliated third party its 1995-built drybulk handymax vessel, of 43,222 dwt, M/V CRYSTAL SEAS, for a gross price of $14 million. The vessel is scheduled to be delivered to her new owners by no later than the end of November 2011. MarketWire

Safe Bulkers, Inc. Reports Third Quarter and First Nine Months 2011 Results and Declares Quarterly Dividend
Safe Bulkers, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: SB), an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, announced today its unaudited financial results for the three and nine month period ended September 30, 2011. The Company's Board of Directors also declared a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share for the third-quarter of 2011. MarketWire

Danaos Corporation Announces Date for the Release of Third Quarter and Nine Months Results, Conference Call and Webcast
Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC), a leading international owner of containerships, announced that it will release its results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2011 after the close of the market in New York on Monday, November 7, 2011. MarketWire

U.S. Concrete Joins Research Efforts to Develop Environmentally Friendly Alternative Supplemental Materials
U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ: USCR) today announced that its research and development subsidiary, USC Technologies, Inc. in San Jose, California, has joined efforts with researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Arizona State University (ASU) to develop alternative supplemental cementitious materials MarketWire

Q to ChaCha: "What Is the Difference Between 'American Idol' and 'The X-Factor'?"
ChaCha, the #1 free question-and-answer service, is a top entertainment destination. Fans turn to ChaCha to get the latest news and updates on their favorite shows. Big this season are "American Idol" and newcomer "The X-Factor," starring former "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell. MarketWire

Burns & McDonnell Earns LEED(R) Silver Certification for Kansas City, Missouri Headquarters Renovation
Burns & McDonnell has been awarded LEED® Silver certification for Existing Buildings, Operations and Maintenance (LEED O&M), by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). A separate LEED certification for new construction and major renovations is currently being pursued for the ongoing $25 million renovation of its world headquarters at 9400 / 9300 Ward Parkway. MarketWire

Virginia-Based Hip-Hop/Funk Duo CSJQ Earns a Hollywood Music in Media Award Nomination for Their Infectious Single 'F.U.N.'
Virginia's hip-hop/funk duo CSJQ (Clayton Savage and JayQuan) earned a Hollywood Music In Media Award (HMMA) nomination in the 'Best Rap/Hip-Hop' category for their infectious indie hit, 'F.U.N.' The single is currently climbing Starfleet Music's Hip-Hop and Indie chart, at #10 and #3 respectively. MarketWire

VuQo Holdings Corp. Gets Buy Out Offer From Prominent International Company
A prominent international company known for establishing and operating successful bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and hotel and resort properties across the globe has made an official offer to acquire VuQo Holdings Corp. (PINKSHEETS: VUQO). MarketWire

Metalico Sets November 3 Call to Report 3rd Quarter Results
Metalico, Inc. (NYSE Amex: MEA), a scrap metal recycler and lead products fabricator, will host a conference call on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time to discuss its earnings results for the quarter ended September 30, 2011 and to provide an update on business developments. The Company is scheduled to release its results earlier that day. MarketWire

Use of Technology Urged to Combat Racial, Ethnic Disparities in Health Care
Differences in the quality and safety of medical treatment that minorities receive could be reduced through the better use of health information technology (HIT), according to a new article published in the October 2011 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety™ MarketWire

New Study Finds Tax Holiday on Repatriated Corporate Earnings Would Increase GDP, Create Jobs
A new economic study commissioned by the New America Foundation and performed by Dr. Laura D'Andrea Tyson, special advisor to global expert services and consulting firm Berkeley Research Group, LLC and New America board member, and Dr. Kenneth Serwin and Dr MarketWire

Hurd's New Eco System Is a Glazing Solution for Every Season, Environmental Condition
Hurd Windows and Doors announced that with the introduction of its new Eco System, the Medford-based company now offers the broadest range of performance glazing options in the industry. The Hurd Eco System is a complete, integrated system that provides the leading energy efficient options along with sun control, fade protection, noise reduction, home security and even hurricane protection MarketWire

AXcess News: Gryphon Gold Becomes First Junior Gold Producer in Nevada This Year
Gryphon Gold Corp. (OTCBB: GYPH) became the first junior gold producer in Nevada in 2011 after having shipped carbon columns loaded with silver and gold from its Borealis Mine in Mineral County. Gryphon's President John Key called the shipment a "milestone event" for the company. MarketWire

Employer Strategies for Healthcare Reform Revealed by Longfellow Benefits' Haraden at New England Employee Benefits Council
How can employers best respond to the challenge of healthcare reform? MarketWire

KUBRA Releases a White Paper on Navigating the Mobile E-billing Market Space
KUBRA, a customer interaction management solution provider, announced the release of a detailed White Paper on the Mobile E-billing environment. The study provides thorough review of 3 distinct mobile e-billing options, and how billers can leverage these exciting new channels to monetize existing e-billing assets and accelerate e-billing adoption rates. MarketWire

Anomalous Networks Joins McAfee Security Innovation Alliance
Anomalous Networks, Inc., the innovator and leading supplier of Real-Time Telecom Expense Management™ (R-TEM) solutions, today announced that it has joined the McAfee® Security Innovation Alliance™ (SIA) partner program MarketWire

Clients Now Looking to IT Strategy Consultants to Fuel Innovation
In new research on the IT Strategy consulting marketplace, Kennedy analysts have found that many companies are now working with IT Strategy consulting practices to develop a sustainable IT platform and an approach that focuses on innovation and pockets of growth. MarketWire

Fanfarlo Opens Door on "ROOMS FILLED WITH LIGHT"; London-Based Collective Unveils New Album; Collection Heralded by New Track "DECONSTRUCTION," Available at All DSPs on October 18th; US Tour Dates Set for October/November; "ROOMS FILLED WITH LIGHT" Arrives February 28, 2012
Having earned international acclaim for their 2009 debut, "RESERVOIR," Canvasback Music/Atlantic recording group Fanfarlo has announced the upcoming release of their eagerly awaited new album. "ROOMS FILLED WITH LIGHT" arrives in stores and at all DSPs on February 28th, 2012. MarketWire

Respect Your Universe Profiled on Front Page of Portland Business Journal
Today, Respect Your Universe, Inc. (RYU) (OTCBB: RYUN) is pleased to announce that they have been profiled on the front page of the latest issue of the Portland Business Journal (October 14th, 2011 Issue http://digital.bizjournals.com/launch MarketWire

Ellsworth Fund Ltd. Declares Year-End Distribution of Investment Income and Annual Meeting Date
The Board of Trustees of Ellsworth Fund Ltd. (NYSE Amex: ECF) today declared the Fund's one hundred and first quarterly dividend. MarketWire

Siteworx Names Justin Stayrook Vice President of Technical Services
Siteworx Inc., a leading interactive agency and Web content management (WCM) consultancy, announced today the promotion of Justin Stayrook to the position of Vice President of Technical Services. In this new role, Stayrook will lead the implementation of standards of practice, talent management, and team building for Siteworx' technical service professionals. MarketWire

REE International Appoints Tom Mackay as Chief Executive Officer
REE International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: REEI) (the "Company") announces today that Tom Mackay has been named CEO, effective immediately. Mr. Mackay joins the company with executive leadership experience as well as expertise in the South American mining industry. MarketWire

VHA Inc.'s Door-to-Discharge(TM) Solution Saves Hospitals Millions in Physician Preference Procedure Costs
Hospitals nationwide face myriad regulatory pressures related to health care reform calling for reductions in cost of care and improved patient outcomes. Now, VHA Inc., the national health care network, is offering its members the opportunity to reduce total case costs on their high-cost cardiovascular, orthopedic and spine procedures, by as much as $2,500. MarketWire

Ixia Demonstrates MPLS-TP Services at MPLS 2011
Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA), a leading, global provider of converged network testing solutions, participated in an MPLS 2011 interoperability demonstration with Isocore, successfully validating several advanced MPLS and MPLS-TP functionalities in a live test scenario using IxNetwork, Ixia's award-winning and comprehensive protocol testing application MarketWire

Anya Marina Unveils New Album "Felony Flats"; Self-Produced Collection Sees Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Accompanied by Stunning Line-Up of Musicians, Including Members of Modest Mouse, Blitzen Trapper, and More; Album Arrives Everywhere on Valentine's Day 2012
Chop Shop/Atlantic recording artist Anya Marina has announced the release of her new album "FELONY FLATS" on Valentine's Day, February 14th, 2012. "FELONY FLATS" -- which follows 2009's acclaimed label debut, "SLOW & STEADY SEDUCTION: PHASE II" -- marks a major leap forward for the Portland, Oregon-based singer/songwriter MarketWire

Systems Integrated Expands LA County Traffic Control System Using Proxim Tsunami(R) GX800 Licensed Radios
Proxim Wireless Corporation (PINKSHEETS: PRXM), a leading provider of complete outdoor wireless backhaul systems, today announced the addition of Proxim Tsunami® GX800 licensed point-to-point radios to the existing 13 city-wide traffic control system deployment for Los Angeles County, California MarketWire

OnTerra Systems Introduces RouteSavvy(TM) Online: An Affordable Route Optimization Tool for Small Fleets & Individual Business Professionals
OnTerra Systems (www.OnTerraSystems MarketWire

CMO Council to Host GeoBranding Caucus With New Zealand 2011
GeoBranding is a hot topic as countries and cities invest billions to host mega-sports, arts and cultural events. Just how does this impact the health of host economies and the appeal of destinations seeking greater brand allure, investment and free-spending visitors? MarketWire

REMINDER: Media Alert: Kilopass to Help Launch Inaugural TSMC Open Innovation Platform Ecosystem Forum
At TSMC Open Innovation Platform Ecosystem Forum MarketWire

Pacific Group Project Gains Key EB-5 Regional Center Status
Almost twenty years ago, the United States Congress established a program to create jobs in the U.S. with the help of foreign investment, and in exchange to give foreign nationals access to the United States. Pacific Group of Salt Lake City is taking advantage of that legislation to help spur the economy MarketWire

IBM Solution Provider Datatrend Technologies Announces Unified Communications and Collaboration Appliance
BroadSoft Connections 2011 -- Datatrend Technologies, an IT solutions provider, today announced a Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) appliance integrated with BroadSoft's BroadWorks® platform MarketWire

Newly Renovated Regency Hotel at Miami Airport
The Regency Hotel Miami completed a refurbishment in October 2011 and features 174 remarkably spacious guest rooms, all with balconies. This boutique hotel provides an authentic and distinctive atmosphere along with extraordinary value added amenities. It is the perfect starting point for the business or leisure traveler as it is located just five minutes from Miami International Airport MarketWire

The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR) Wins $50,000 RemedyMD Rare Disease Research Registry Donated by the Children's Rare Disease Network (CRDN)
In the spirit of Rare Disease Day, the Children's Rare Disease Network (CRDN) received a donation from RemedyMD® (www.remedymd.com) of its Mosaic Platform RegistryOnDemand™ product specifically created for rare disease research organizations. In turn, the CRDN announced a plan to give this research registry tool away to one deserving winner via an online video contest MarketWire

Signature Mapping Medical Sciences Receives Order for TBDx Automated Tuberculosis Diagnostic Systems
Signature Mapping Medical Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of Applied Visual Sciences, Inc. (OTCBB: APVS), announced today that it has received its first order for three TBDx™ automated tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic systems from the Aurum Institute for Health Research in South Africa MarketWire

AER Energy Announces Agreement as Exclusive Broker of Used Motor Oil Collected by USA Recycling Industries, Inc.
AER Energy Resources, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AERN) has successfully signed an agreement with USA Recycling Industries, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: USRI) of Reading, Pennsylvania to act as the exclusive broker of 100% of the used motor oil collected by USA from its automotive service center customers. MarketWire

HUSQVARNA VIKING(R) Meets Demand From Quilters On-the-Go: Launches Compact, Lightweight H|CLASS(TM) 100Q Sewing Machine
Quilters everywhere can now enjoy their favorite HUSQVARNA VIKING® features wherever they go in the new compact and lightweight H|CLASS™ 100Q sewing machine MarketWire

Washington Federal Acquired 6 Branches and $254 Million in Deposits From Charter Bank in New Mexico
Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFSL), parent company of Washington Federal, today announced the completion of its acquisition of six branch locations and the related $254 million in deposits from Charter Bank in New Mexico. Three of the branches are located in Albuquerque, two in Santa Fe, and one in Rio Rancho. MarketWire

Certified Software Asset Manager Course Available in the E.U.
WHAT:The Certified Software Asset Management (CSAM) Course is available to teach individuals how to effectively apply SAM best practices to their organization in order to reduce risk, increase accountability, uncover savings, improve efficiency and gain control of the organization's IT environment MarketWire

Keeping Railroads Safe With Pilz
Millions of passengers and massive amounts of freight are transported on railroads daily. Whether transporting passengers or freight, trains must be in the right place at the right time. The extensive rail network must be controlled and monitored safely. Additionally, there's the safety of the train equipment to guarantee. MarketWire

DPR Construction Tops Out UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay
DPR Construction, one of the nation's top technical builders focused on highly complex and sustainable projects, today celebrated the topping out of the $1.5 billion UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, signifying completion of structural steel erection for the 878,000-gross-square-foot project MarketWire

Justin Shrader, Advocate for Mesothelioma Victims, to Co-Chair "The Impact of Industrial Hygiene Experts" National Teleconference November 1, 2011, 2-4 pm, EDT
Justin Shrader, Managing Partner, Shrader & Associates, LLP - http://www.yourmesotheliomalawfirm.com -- will co-host a national teleconference discussing "The Impact of Industrial Hygiene Experts" scheduled for November 1, 2011, from 2-4pm, EDT. MarketWire

Rockford Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results
Rockford Corporation (PINKSHEETS: ROFO) today announced financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011. MarketWire

TheraBiogen, Inc. Announces Financing Agreement With ECAP Capital to Fund Record Shipments
TheraBiogen, Inc. (OTCBB: TRAB), a manufacturer and distributor of homeopathic nasal sprays for aiding in the relief of allergies, cold and flu symptoms and migraine headaches, announced today that it has entered into a purchase order and inventory financing facility with ECAP Capital, LLC ("ECAP") in the amount of $1 million. MarketWire

Vedant Automates Blood Bank System Validations
Vedant Incorporated, the leading provider of integrated testing, risk management, and quality governance solutions for healthcare information systems, today released a requirements-based validation service to ensure healthcare organizations meet stringent blood blank specifications MarketWire

Clean Power Finance Unveils New CPF Tools, the Leading Solar Software Platform
(Solar Power International) -- Clean Power Finance, the leading provider of integrated services and financing solutions for the solar industry, today announced the availability of the latest version of CPF Tools MarketWire

Galkos' GCI Energy Selects Clean Power Finance to Provide Residential Solar Financing
Clean Power Finance, the leading provider of integrated sales and financing solutions for the solar industry, today announced it has partnered with Galkos' GCI Energy to provide residential financing and support GCI Energy's expansion into Bakersfield, Calif. GCI Energy's new financing and expansion will support green job creation in the Central Valley. MarketWire

Zephyr Agent Pete Gallegos Serves With Maisin Scholars Program
Pete Gallegos, Zephyr REALTOR® at the West Portal Office, has found a way to help others through volunteering with the Maisin Scholars Program, which assists students in overcoming financial obstacles in their pursuit of higher education MarketWire

Media Alert: Kilopass to Exhibit Portfolio of Embedded Non-Volatile Memory Cores at ARM TechCon
At ARM TechCon 2011 Booth #9 MarketWire

Spicy Pickle Sandwich Company Announces Middle East Expansion With Development Partner in the State of Qatar
Spicy Pickle Franchising, Inc. (OTCQB: SPKL) (PINKSHEETS: SPKL), the Denver-based fast-casual franchising company, announced today that it has entered into a binding letter of intent with a new franchisee and developer for seven new Spicy Pickle® Sandwich Company locations in the State of Qatar MarketWire

Examining Form 1099-MISC Interactive Webinar
Congress has passed several pieces of legislation that go into effect this year and next year that will significantly impact every U.S. Organization that issues 1099-MISC forms. It is not business as usual MarketWire

New Research Finds Luna(R) More Effective Than Current Solutions for Treating Fungal Plant Diseases
Bayer CropScience announced today results of new research related to the efficacy of its Luna® fungicides, which are currently pending registration and expected to be available for use in 2012. MarketWire

Proteonomix, Inc. (PROT) Examines Licensing of Diabetes Stem Cell Technology
PROTEONOMIX, INC MarketWire

As Australian Companies Look to Expand, Managers Worry They Don't Have the Right People in the Right Jobs to Drive Growth
Most Australian businesses are limiting their own growth by having the wrong people in key roles, according to new research by Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the global leader of SaaS-based Talent Management solutions. MarketWire

Mobile Entertainment Market to Grow 10% Through 2014
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Global Mobile Entertainment Market 2010-2014," to their collection of Web 2.0 market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/Infiniti-Research-Limited-v2680/Global-Mobile-Entertainment-6611255/ MarketWire

Proxim Wireless Enables Mobile Wireless Video Surveillance Network on Tram System
Proxim Wireless Corporation (PINKSHEETS: PRXM), a leading provider of complete outdoor wireless backhaul systems, announced today that Metropolitano de Tenerife (MTSA) has successfully deployed Proxim's Tsunami™ MP.11 products to create a mobile wireless video surveillance network for its Tenerife Tram System on Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands MarketWire

Tennessee and Kentucky Timberland, Hunting Land to Sell in Major Land Auction
In one of the biggest Tennessee timberland sales in recent years, approximately 5,228 acres of woodlands will sell in two auctions Nov. 17-18. MarketWire

Big Switch Networks Continues to Expand Its Executive Ranks With Two New Strategic Hires
Big Switch Networks, an OpenFlow company bringing the benefits of virtualization and cloud architecture to enterprise networks, today announced that Isabelle Guis has joined as VP of Outbound Marketing and Mansour Karam as VP of Strategic Alliances. Last month, the company announced that Howie Xu, who led VMware's networking R&D team, was appointed VP of Engineering (http://www.bigswitch MarketWire

Nimbula(R) Announces Auto-Scaling and Auto-Discovery of Resources Capabilities for VMware Cloud Foundry(TM) That It Will Demo Live at VMworld(R) 2011 Europe
Today Nimbula, the Cloud Operating System Company, made two announcements around VMware technology and products that further position Nimbula Director as a leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) layer for enterprises and service providers. MarketWire

Del Taco Tests Coca-Cola Freestyle(R), New Touch Screen Fountain, in 12 Locations Throughout Southern California
Del Taco, the nation's No. 2 Mexican quick serve restaurant chain, today announces it is testing The Coca-Cola Company's new proprietary fountain, Coca-Cola Freestyle® in 12 restaurants, including the dine-in and drive thru, throughout Southern California. Del Taco is among the first restaurant chains to offer the exciting new fountain technology in Southern California MarketWire

Thesys International Nominated for Online Learning Innovator Awards
Thesys International, a new education technology business that supports schools with a hybrid online/classroom approach to education is nominated for the 2011 Innovative Online Learning Practice Award. The honor is one of four bestowed each year by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) as part of its annual Online Learning Innovator Awards MarketWire

New Vishay Siliconix CMOS Analog Switch and Multiplexers Feature Wide 2.7 V to 16 V Single-Supply and 2.7 V to 8 V Dual-Supply Voltage Range
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today expanded its DG92xx family of CMOS analog switching and multiplexer products with the introduction of four new devices designed for 2.7 V to 16 V single-supply or 2.7 to 8 V dual-supply operation MarketWire

At Pinot Days Chicago Wine Lovers Experience, Enjoy and Learn About Pinot Noir From the Winemakers Themselves
The 5th annual Pinot Days Chicago offers a wine tasting experience that is about learning as well as enjoyment. Pinot Days engages all the senses with its offering of incredible pinot noir, gifted and interesting winemakers and gatherings of wine and food enthusiasts. More than 70 pinot producers will pour their celebrated wines at Pinot Days Chicago. MarketWire

RAW, a New Men's Skin Care Line, Specifically Addresses the Needs of Men's Skin
Recognizing the critical market need for quality skin care products that specifically address a man's skin physiology, Rhonda Allison, entrepreneur and foremost skin care expert, has introduced RAW, a complete line of integrated skin care products for men that are both effective and easy to integrate into any man's daily grooming routine. MarketWire

Digital X-Ray Systems Market to Grow 5% Through 2014
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Global Digital X-Ray Systems Market 2010-2014," to their collection of Medical Imaging market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/Infiniti-Research-Limited-v2680/Global-Digital-Ray-Systems-6611228/ MarketWire

Media Alert: EVE to Exhibit at ARM TechCon 2011
AT ARM TechCon 2011 Booth #2 MarketWire

Bechtel Engineer Recognized as Industry Role Model
Bechtel engineer Colleen Layman has received the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 2011 Emerging Leaders Award in Manufacturing and Construction. The Emerging Leaders Awards recognize women engineers for their technical excellence and serving as a role model in the industry. MarketWire

BroadSoft Strengthens Unified Communications Capabilities
BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSFT) today announced enhancements to its growing Unified Communications (UC) capabilities that will enable global service providers to customize their market offers in order to meet the growing variety of communications options required by enterprises of all sizes. MarketWire

Republic of Texas Food Company's Online Store Open for Business
Republic of Texas Brands, Incorporated (PINKSHEETS: LJWY) announced today that the Republic of Texas Food Company has opened its online store and is now taking orders at www.republicoftexas.com. MarketWire

80 Percent of Travelers Would Opt for Sleeping on Floor of a Hotel Over Their In-Laws' Place
According to a recent survey by STUDYLOGIC LLC*, 80 percent of American travelers would prefer a hotel room without a bed over staying with their significant other's family. Quite simply, they would sleep on the floor over staying with the in-laws. Comfort is defined by more than a bed, it's about how you feel and the way people make you feel MarketWire

The Durst Organization and Navila Group Announce the Opening of the Exhibition "The Newton Creek Series: Abstract Sculptures Built Up Directly In Concrete" by James Dinerstein at the Wall Street Journal Building Lobby Gallery, 1155 Avenue of the Americas (Between 44th and 45th Streets), New York, Ne
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Skinny Water(R) Strengthens Its Midwest Retail Chain Presence With the Addition of 196 Meijer Store Locations
Skinny Nutritional Corp. (OTCBB: SKNY), the maker of Skinny Water® and a leader in the zero-calorie enhanced water category, announced today that Skinny Water is now available at all 196 Meijer locations in the Midwestern states of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky. With the addition of these stores, Skinny Water is now available in over 14,000 retail locations nationwide. MarketWire

USC Educator and Top Mental Health Expert Dr. Akikur Mohammad Makes Team Available to Those Impacted by Seal Beach Shooting
Dr. Akikur Mohammad, Founder of Malibu Horizon, the leading non 12-step treatment center in Malibu, California and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California (USC MarketWire

Tech Soft 3D Expands and Rebrands to Best Serve Global Development Community
Tech Soft 3D is pleased to announce a company rebrand that reflects its position as the top toolkit solutions provider within the global engineering software industry MarketWire

Jon J. Romer Named Managing Director, Business Development, for Innovative Solutions Insurance Services, LLC
Jon J. Romer has joined Innovative Solutions Insurance Services, LLC (ISIS), as Managing Director, Business Development. In this new role, Romer will leverage his multi-channel distribution expertise with the unique sales, marketing, underwriting and administrative capabilities of Innovative Solutions. MarketWire

Data Center Colocation Services (DCCS) Market to Grow 13% Through 2014
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Global Data Center Colocation Services Market 2010-2014," to their collection of Servers & Mainframes market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/Infiniti-Research-Limited-v2680/Global-Data-Center-Colocation-Services-6611219/ MarketWire

SET Corp Ships 1st MultiGen "Green" Combined Cooling, Heating, Power, Water Generation System to Australia
Sustainable Environmental Technologies (SET Corp) (OTCQB: SETS) (PINKSHEETS: SETS) has shipped the first order for its high efficiency MultiGen combined cooling, heating and power, plus water generation systems (CCHP +H20) to a commercial facility in Australia for a retrofit construction project MarketWire

Century 21 Real Estate Unveils New Application on Facebook
Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of the world's largest residential real estate sales organization, today announced the release of the CENTURY 21® App on Facebook MarketWire

JCM Global's New PayCheck 4 Thermal Printer Named a "Best Consumer Service Technology"
JCM Global has a long list of award-winning products in its portfolio, and now the company's new PayCheck 4™ Thermal Printer has been named to the "Best Consumer Service Technology" list in Global Gaming Business Magazine's 10th annual Gaming & Technology Awards. MarketWire

Wood Partners to Wrap Construction This Month on $13 Million Affordable Active-Living Community in Charlotte
Wood Partners announced today that it is nearing completion of construction of the $13 million Steele Creek Seniors community in southwest Charlotte, North Carolina. The company has received certificate of occupancy for the amenity areas, leasing office and clubhouse as well as 54 units. The property already is 50 percent leased and the first move-ins began this week. MarketWire

Visual Magnetics Announces New Digital Fabric Collection
Visual Magnetics®, developer of the revolutionary Visual Magnetics Graphic System™ that matches magnetic-receptive technologies with high-quality print media, today announced the launch of its new MagnaMedia® Digital Fabrics Collection MarketWire

NSB Associates Leases El Segundo 'Creative Campus' Properties to Entertainment Industry Company
NSB Associates announced that an entertainment industry company has signed a 10-year lease to occupy two buildings, totaling 61,000 square feet, on Utah and Alaska Avenues in El Segundo. The agreement covers all of the available space in the first phase of a planned 'creative campus' development of several former industrial buildings, which when completed will total over 250,000 square feet. MarketWire

Hearst Corporation to Establish New Corporate Office in Beijing, China; Appoints Wenning Xing, Managing Director
Hearst Corporation today announced it is creating a corporate office in Beijing, and has appointed Wenning Xing to the role of managing director to head the office. Hearst's corporate office will work with all divisions of the company to identify new business opportunities in Greater China. MarketWire

Stock Alert Streak of 100% Winners Finally Ends After 27 Months
June of 2009 started one of the most impressive trading streaks ever. In the 27 months that followed, until September 2nd, 2011, the BullTrade "Stock Alert" service released 180 consecutive winners. Not a single loss for over two and a quarter years! Success is nothing new for the service, as over 90% of trades have been sold at a profit since 1998 MarketWire

Data Storage Corporation Achieves SAS 70 Type II Compliance Ensuring Integrity of Its Data Protection Services
Data Storage Corporation (DSC), a provider of data protection and business continuity solutions, today announced that as part of its continued efforts to enhance its data centers it has completed its SAS 70 (Statement of Auditing Standards No. 70: Service Organizations) Type II audit, most recently for its Westbury, New York data center MarketWire

BMO Welcomes Canada's Minister of Finance to its Dublin Office
BMO welcomed Canada's Minister of Finance, the Honourable Jim Flaherty, to its Dublin office today during the Minister's visit to Ireland. MarketWire

Healthcare Executives to Speak on Innovations in the Healthcare Field: "Delivering on the promise of providing a more efficient healthcare system" at the Wharton Health Care Management Alumni Association Conference
The Wharton Healthcare Alumni Association will hold a one day conference at The Wharton School in Philadelphia on: "Innovations in healthcare - those who are taking advantage of the inefficiencies in the system and providing value MarketWire

Metatron, Inc./i-Mobilize Joins Forces With Sundance Media and Announces New Celebrity Endorsements
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myFreightWorld Technologies Appoints Ruggiero to Corporate Vice President; Sets Date for Third Quarter Earnings Release and Investor Conference Call
myFreightWorld.com (PINKSHEETS: MYFT) appointed Stephen M. Ruggiero as a corporate Vice President at its Board meeting of Friday, October 14. Mr. Ruggiero remains President of myFreightWorld's All Modes Transportation subsidiary. Mr. Ruggiero joins the senior management team comprising Kevin C. Childress, President and CEO, Mark Hebden, EVP, Nick E MarketWire

PharmStar Outstanding Common Stock Reduced by 50%
PharmStar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (PINKSHEETS: PHAR) (the "Company") today announced that its management and Board of Directors have directed a "rollback" of certain large blocks of shares of PharmStar Pharmaceuticals common stock held by management. This "rollback" was effective as of today. MarketWire

ValidSoft Executive to Speak at "Cards & Payments Innovation Europe" Conference
John Petersen, Global Head of Business Development for ValidSoft, (www.validsoft.com) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elephant Talk Communications, Corp., (OTCBB: ETAK) (www.elephanttalk.com) will speak at a Cards and Payments industry conference which ValidSoft is sponsoring on October 17 and 18 in Berlin, Germany MarketWire

PhoneGuard Moving Into Revenue Production Stage With Hybrid Software Sales and Advertising Revenue Business Model
PhoneGuard, Inc., a subsidiary of Options Media Group Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: OPMG) (OTCQB: OPMG) and a provider of mobile applications, today announces the official beginning of the revenue production stage for its PhoneGuard "Text Responsibly" and "Personal Security" products MarketWire

Roosters Men's Grooming Center Opens in Memphis
Roosters Men's Grooming Center (MGC), located at 6300 Poplar Avenue in Memphis, recently held its grand opening and official ribbon cutting ceremony with support from local businesses and the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce. MarketWire

Barcoding, Inc. Complements Beverage Distributor's Route Accounting System With Mobile Hardware Solution
Barcoding, Inc., a leader in enterprise-wide mobility solutions, today announced the implementation of a mobile hardware solution for Wright Wisner Distributing Corp. to complement the company's eoStar by Rutherford route accounting software solution with the automation of data collection and processing through rugged mobile devices and printers MarketWire

Hampson Aerospace Will Be Showcasing Its Advanced Composite Structures and Assemblies at SAMPE's Tech Conference
Hampson Aerospace Aerostructures & Composites (Hampson), a division of Hampson Aerospace, will be highlighting its advanced high temperature composite structures and assemblies at Booth 515 at SAMPE's Tech Conference in Fort Worth, Texas on October 18-19, 2011 MarketWire

GE Aviation Successfully Implements Vistaar Pricing Management Solution
Vistaar Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of price performance management solutions, today announced that GE Aviation (GEA) has successfully implemented the company's pricing management platform to help drive a more effective pricing strategy for its spare parts division MarketWire

GaggleAMP Social Media Amplification Delivers Messages to 5 Million in Six Months
GaggleAMP, a leading innovator in social media amplification and analytics, announced that its product, in use by business, education, political campaigns, and nonprofits, has delivered customer messages to an audience of more than 5 million in just under six months. GaggleAMP helps marketers looking to drive audience engagement and leverage the social graph of individuals MarketWire

Crystalline Solar Cell Market to Grow 8% Through 2014
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Global Crystalline Solar Cell Market 2010-2014" to their collection of Energy market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/Infiniti-Research-Limited-v2680/Global-Crystalline-Solar-Cell-6611216/ MarketWire

Wealth Reports Additional Drill Results from Mina Norte Zone at Rodeo de los Molles Project, Argentina
Wealth Minerals Ltd. (the "Company" or "Wealth") - (TSX VENTURE: WML)(PINK SHEETS: WMLLF)(FRANKFURT: EJZ), announces results from an additional five diamond drill holes completed at its Rodeo de los Molles ("Rodeo") Rare Earth Element ("REE") Project in San Luis Province, Argentina. MarketWire

TWD Awarded Naval Sea Systems Command Contract Worth $121 Million
TWD, a mid-sized information technology (IT) company that designs and implements solutions that enable U.S. public sector customers to communicate and collaborate, today announced it has been awarded a $121 million SeaPort-e Task Order by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). Working directly with the Command Information Office (CIO), TWD will provide enterprise IT services and support. MarketWire

aurionPro Named by Top Industry Analysts Among Top 100 Global Financial Technology Providers
aurionPro Solutions today announced that it has again been named to the FinTech 100 by American Banker, Bank Technology News, and the research firm IDC Financial Insights. The FinTech 100 is an annual ranking of the leading global technology and service providers to the banking and financial services industry MarketWire

A Milestone Quarter: MindTree's Q2 Revenue Crosses $100 Million; People Strength Crosses 10,000 MindTree Minds
MindTree Limited (NSE: MINDTREE), a global IT and Product Engineering Services Company, announced its consolidated results today for the second quarter ended September 30, 2011 as approved by its Board of Directors. MarketWire

North American Energy Resources Engages Pritchard Capital as Its Financial Advisor
North American Energy Resources, Inc (PINKSHEETS: NAEY) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved the engagement of Pritchard Capital Partners, LLC as the Company's exclusive financial advisor to assist it in evaluating certain strategic options for the Company, including potential acquisition opportunities and related financings. MarketWire

Transition Networks to Present on Use of Fiber in Hardened and Industrial Environments at ISA Automation Week 2011
Transition Networks Inc., the fiber networking technology expert, a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCS), announced today that Product Manager Art Felgate will be presenting at the ISA Automation Week 2011 Technology and Solutions Event being held October 17-20 in Mobile, AL at the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center MarketWire

TyMetrix Acquires LEDESense to Make It Faster, Easier and Less Expensive for Law Firms to Bill Their Clients Electronically
TyMetrix, the global leader in intelligent solutions to better manage the business of law, today announced that it has acquired the software assets of RORA Client Systems, including the LEDESense software suite MarketWire

Citizenre Enters Supply Partnership With Grape Solar
The Citizenre Corporation today announced it has initiated the drawdown of its first 500 kilowatts (kW)s of photovoltaics (PV) this month from Oregon-based PV equipment provider Grape Solar. Citizenre, a solar electric systems provider, plans to install these systems in upcoming months in Oregon across more than 100 residential lease projects. MarketWire

Solar Thin Films, Inc. Reaches Agreements for Option to Convert Debt
Solar Thin Films, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SLTZ) (the "Company") today announced that certain entities (the "Entities") had entered into agreements with two of the Company's largest creditors granting each of the Entities an option to purchase the debt which was owed to them by the Company MarketWire

BIOLASE Announces Appointment of Richard Whipp to Vice President of Operations
BIOLASE Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLTI), the World's leading dental laser manufacturer and distributor, today announced that Director of Operations Richard Whipp has been promoted to the newly created position of Vice President of Operations, effective immediately. He will continue to report to Chairman and CEO Federico Pignatelli and Chief Financial Officer Fred Furry. MarketWire

DE Filters From Westfall Use Vacuum Principle to Provide Crystal Clear Water
Westfall Manufacturing Company has introduced a line of vacuum diatomaceous earth (DE) filters that utilize low-cost fiberglass tanks and provide filtration down to 2 microns. They are ideal for applications ranging from swimming pools to wastewater treatment plants. MarketWire

Weemba Gives Small Businesses Simple, Direct Pipeline for Raising Financing Pre-Holiday Season
As the holidays approach, many small businesses are likely to find their cash flow temporarily squeezed between increased seasonal staff and inventory expenses leading up to the major consumer shopping days MarketWire

Golden Star Reports Preliminary Third Quarter Operational Results and Schedules Third Quarter Conference Call
Golden Star Resources Ltd. (NYSE Amex: GSS) (TSX: GSC) (GHANA: GSR) ("Golden Star" or the "Company") today announced preliminary third quarter production results for its Bogoso/Prestea and Wassa/HBB operations. MarketWire

Kimbra to Release Settle Down -- Her Debut EP for Warner Bros. Records -- on October 18th
Warner Bros. Records is pleased to announce that it will release Settle Down -- the debut U.S. EP from 21-year-old international newcomer Kimbra -- on October 18th, 2011. You can purchase the EP beginning October 18th by clicking here. MarketWire

CenterBeam Launches CenterBeam 365+ Hosted Collaboration Suite
CenterBeam Inc., a pioneer in delivering hosted IT services, today announced the launch of CenterBeam 365+™, a hosted collaboration suite that gives mid-sized enterprises best-in-class solutions with the functionality and familiarity of on-premise offerings and the convenience and cost-effectiveness of the cloud. MarketWire

Fortinet(R) Announces Major Performance Upgrades for Top-of-the-Line FortiGate-5000 Series Security Platform
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a leading network security provider and the worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced major performance upgrades for its top-of-the-line, chassis-based FortiGate-5140B security platform that supports two new AdvancedTCA™ (ATCA) form factor blades: the FortiSwitch-5203B and the FortiMail-5002B. MarketWire

Panasonic Strengthens Relationship With Broadsoft as Event Sponsor of Broadsoft Connections 2011: Crush It!
BroadSoft Connections 2011 - Panasonic System Networks Company of America, the leader in small business phone systems*, is sponsoring BroadSoft® Connections 2011: Crush It! Panasonic is showcasing an extensive range of IP telephony solutions (Booth #'s 25 & 26) at the event which is being held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, October 16-19. MarketWire

GoAnimate Reveals New Characters & Backgrounds in Time for Upcoming Presidential Debates and Primaries
GoAnimate (http://goanimate.com/), a free suite of web applications that enables users to create their own animated videos, today announces the release of a collection of political characters and backgrounds focused on the U.S. Presidential election. The new collection includes five new backgrounds and twenty new characters MarketWire

St. Paul Eye Clinic, P.A., Selects the SRS Certified EHR for Its 13 High-Volume Ophthalmologists and 2 Optometrists in 7 Office Locations
SRS, the leader in productivity-enhancing EHR technology and services for high-performance physicians, today announced that St. Paul Eye Clinic, P.A., has selected the SRS certified EHR for its 15 providers. St. Paul Eye Clinic has 7 offices and has been providing eye care to the greater St. Paul, Minnesota, community since its establishment in 1969. MarketWire

Rice University Chooses Azimuth Systems ACE MX Channel Emulator
Azimuth Systems, Inc MarketWire

How Do We Make More Entrepreneurs More Successful?
If the best indicator of a country's growth is the number of new firms started every year, as Kauffman Foundation research indicates, how do we get more companies to start and grow? What's the magic sauce? MarketWire

PulsePoint's October Road Show Connects Brand Marketers and Policy Makers With Digital Marketing Experts
PulsePoint, a digital media technology company, today announced that several executives on its team will hit the road this month to lead digital workshops, panels and webinars covering a variety of topics MarketWire

ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Voted "Best of the Emerald Coast" for Third Consecutive Year
Each year readers of Emerald Coast magazine cast votes for their favorite Northwest Florida businesses for the "Best of the Emerald Coast" awards. The results of this year's voting were recently published in the magazine's October/November issue, where ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals was named the "Best Vacation Rental Service Firm" on the Emerald Coast for the third year in a row. MarketWire

Rapid Micro Biosystems Announces Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Exercises Second Year Option Under Three-Year Contract
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ClickFox Joins Customer Experience Professionals Association as Corporate Member
ClickFox, the defining leader in a new breed of experience analytics, announced today that it has joined the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA), a global industry trade group whose members are responsible for creating and maintaining an overall positive customer experience -- a vital objective for any organization that offers products or services for sale. MarketWire

O.co (aka Overstock.com) Selects Visual IQ to Provide Attribution Management
Cross channel marketing intelligence software provider Visual IQ today announced that it has added leading online retailer O.co, also known as Overstock.com, to its roster of leading brand clients. O.co will use the company's IQ Intelligence Suite to measure cross channel marketing performance and optimize marketing spend across all online and offline channels. MarketWire

PetroChoice- Midwest (Anderson Lubricants, Inc.) Completes the Acquisition of Rapids Hydraulic & Machine, Inc.
PetroChoice, a leading provider of lubrication solutions, announced today that it has acquired Rapids Hydraulic and Machine, Inc. ("Rapids Hydraulic" or the "Company") from its shareholders Ryan Salberg, Mike Markey and Guy Gunwall. PetroChoice is focused on acquiring best-in-class lubrication related companies to expand its geographic footprint and service offering to customers MarketWire

London Internet Exchange Builds High-Performance Network Architecture With Juniper Networks to Manage Exploding Traffic Levels
London Internet Exchange Ltd. (LINX) and Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today announced that LINX, a mutually-owned membership association for operators of Internet Protocol networks and one of the world's largest Internet Exchanges, is building a new network based 100 percent on Juniper Networks technology MarketWire

Sidense Raises Additional $5.6M Venture Capital
Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP cores, announced today that it has raised an additional $5.6 million for its Round C financing from several sources, including one new source, Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund (OETF) MarketWire

CNH Signs OEM Supply Agreement With Kverneland Group for the North American Region
CNH Global NV, a worldwide leader in the agricultural and construction equipment businesses, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Kverneland Group, a leading international company developing, producing and distributing agricultural machinery and services in many regions of the world. MarketWire

AMERICAN SYSTEMS Awarded U.S. Navy Support Center Contract Worth up to $26 Million
AMERICAN SYSTEMS, a leading provider of federal IT and engineering solutions, today announced that it was awarded a U.S. Navy Global Distance Support Center (GDSC) Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command contract valued at approximately $26 million over five years MarketWire

Fortinet(R) Expands Vulnerability and Compliance Management Product Family
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a leading network security provider and the worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced the expansion of its award-winning virtual appliance line with the FortiGate-VM™ for Citrix™ XenServer- based hypervisors and FortiScan-VM™ MarketWire

Peoplefluent Achieves Nearly 50% Bookings Growth Worldwide in Core Talent Management and Talent Acqusition Product Lines Year to Date
Peoplefluent™, offering a unique combination of best-of-breed mobile and SaaS suite solutions for Talent Management, Vendor Management and Workforce Compliance and Diversity, today announced strong year-over-year sales growth with a 49% increase in bookings in its core product lines MarketWire

Excellon Announces New High-Grade Assays from Platosa 912 g/t (27 oz/T) Ag, 8% Pb, 12% Zn Over 3.53 m in Hole EX11-LP942 and Provides A General Mexican Exploration Update
Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX: EXN) ("Excellon" or "the Company") is pleased to announce assays for nine holes, all from the immediate mine area on its 100% owned Platosa Property in Durango State, Mexico. The best hole was LP942, off the southeast corner of the Rodilla Manto, which intersected 3.53 metres (m) of massive sulphides grading 912 g/t (26.6 oz/T) Ag, 8.36% Pb, 12.48% Zn MarketWire

Integra Gold Commences Drilling Parallel Zone
INTEGRA GOLD CORP. (TSX VENTURE: ICG) (The "Company") is pleased to announce that it has commenced the second drilling phase of the Parallel Zoneon the Lamaque Gold Project located in Val d'Or, Quebec.Thirty-one (31) holes are planned for this exploration segment and are designated as follows: MarketWire

Aroway Energy Inc. Receives Cash Injection
AROWAY ENERGY INC. (TSX VENTURE: ARW)(PINK SHEETS: ARWJF) (www.arowayenergy.com) (the "Company") reports that the Company has received gross proceeds of $2,274,941 from the exercise of 100% of the share purchase warrants issued on October 13, 2010. Furthermore, Aroway reports that the Company has executed a commitment letter with Canadian Western Bank for credit facilities totaling $4.5 million. MarketWire

Argentex Drills 9.2 Meters of 1.48 g/t Au and 35.9 g/t Ag at Ivonne Norte Vein at Pinguino Project
Argentex Mining Corporation ("Argentex" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: ATX)(OTCBB: AGXMF) is pleased to release additional drill results from its 2011 exploration program at the Pinguino project, located in Santa Cruz province, Argentina. The program consisted of 19,704 meters of drilling in 206 holes MarketWire

Minefinders Reports 13.69 gpt of Gold-Equivalent Over 23.5 Metres in Las Huatas Zone at Its La Virginia Property
Minefinders Corporation Ltd. ("Minefinders" or 'the Company") (TSX: MFL)(NYSE Amex: MFN) is pleased to provide updated results from drilling completed at the Company's La Virginia Project in Sonora State, Mexico. MarketWire

AdCare Health Systems to Acquire Five Skilled Nursing Facilities in Oklahoma
AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ADK), a leading skilled nursing and assisted living provider, has signed a definitive purchase agreement for five skilled nursing facilities in Oklahoma for $16 million. MarketWire

Triangle Petroleum Announces Commencement of Operated Drilling Program, Formation of RockPile Energy Services, LLC and Addition to Board of Directors
Triangle Petroleum Corporation ("Triangle" or the "Company") (NYSE Amex: TPLM), today announced the commencement of its first operated well in McKenzie County, North Dakota, targeting the Middle Bakken Shale MarketWire

Zenprise Launches New Professional Services Offerings and Technical Support Programs at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2011
Professional services offerings including consulting, training and QuickStart packages provide expertise to get customers up and running quickly Flexible technical support programs tailored to customer need GARTNER SYMPOSIUM/ITxpo -- Zenprise®, Inc MarketWire

MMRGlobal Enters Into Agreement With UST Global(R) to Offer Personal Health Records and Launch Pre-Paid PHR at Retail
MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCBB: MMRF) (www.mymedicalrecords MarketWire

DigitalGlobe Launches Two New Solutions Enabling Faster, More Effective Response to Crisis Events
DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, launched two new geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) services today at GEOINT 2011, the nation's largest intelligence event MarketWire

BBSI Sets Third Quarter 2011 Conference Call for Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. ET
Barrett Business Services, Inc. (BBSI) (NASDAQ: BBSI), a leading provider of business management solutions, will conduct a conference call on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Pacific Time) to discuss its financial results for the second quarter ended September 30, 2011 MarketWire

Pharmakon Advisors Seeks to Invest an Additional $363 Million in Debt Securities Backed by Royalties on Biopharmaceutical Products and Medical Devices
Pharmakon Advisors, LP ("Pharmakon") announced that it is seeking to invest an additional $363 million in assets secured by cash flows generated from sales of life sciences products. This amount is in addition to the $263 million that Pharmakon has already invested since June 2009. MarketWire

GeoMet Announces Agreement to Purchase Coalbed Methane Assets in Core Areas and New Bank Credit Agreement
GeoMet, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMET) (the "Company" or "GeoMet") announced today that it has executed definitive agreements with a privately-held company to purchase coalbed methane ("CBM") assets in Alabama and West Virginia, certain natural gas hedge positions, and a license to use a certain drilling technology MarketWire

Hamilton Thorne Attends ASRM 2011 to Showcase New Lykos(TM) Laser System and Preview IMSI Strict Analysis Software
Hamilton Thorne Ltd. (TSX-V: HTL), a leading provider of advanced laser systems for the regenerative medicine, fertility and stem cell research markets, today announced that it will be attending the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 67th Annual Meeting taking place in Orlando, Florida, October 15-19, 2011 MarketWire

Lpath Initiates Dosing of iSONEP in Second of Two Proof-of-Concept Trials
Lpath, Inc. (OTCBB: LPTN), the industry leader in lipidomics-based antibody therapeutics, has initiated dosing in its Nexus clinical trial, in which iSONEP™ is being investigated as a treatment for wet AMD (age-related macular degeneration) MarketWire

JDSU Receives 2011 Customer Value Enhancement Award
JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) announced today that it has been honored with Frost & Sullivan's 2011 Global Customer Value Enhancement Award for helping service providers deliver high-quality broadband services. MarketWire

DMRJ Amends Implant Sciences' Credit Facility
Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC) (PINKSHEETS: IMSC), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, today announced that it has amended its credit agreements with its senior secured investor, DMRJ Group LLC. MarketWire

Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Presented by FOOD & WINE Tickets on Sale Monday, October 24th
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Farelogix Launches iflybags
Farelogix today announced the launch of iflybags.com, a new interactive, online baggage calculator that takes the guesswork, frustration, and mystery out of airline checked baggage allowance and fee information for travelers. MarketWire

OnShift Introduces iPad App for Labor Cost Savings
OnShift, a leading provider of staff scheduling and shift management software for healthcare, today introduced OnShift Scrilla, an iPad App that determines potential labor cost savings for long-term care and senior living providers. MarketWire

Quantum Drives Advancement in Virtual Data Protection With Two New Solutions for Smaller Sites and Enterprise Data Centers
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) MarketWire

Cisco to Webcast Bank of America Merrill Lynch Hosted Conference Call With Umesh Mahajan, Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Switching Technology Group
As part of our ongoing educational series for investors, Tal Liani at Bank of America Merrill Lynch will host a conference call and corresponding webcast with Umesh Mahajan, Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Switching Technology Group at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, October 20th. MarketWire

Ram Power, Corp. Announces Mechanical Completion of Phase I Expansion at San Jacinto-Tizate
Ram Power, Corp. (TSX: RPG) ("Ram Power" or the "Company"), a renewable energy company focused on the development, production and sale of electricity from geothermal energy, is pleased to announce today that the Phase I 36 MW expansion at its geothermal power plant located at San Jacinto-Tizate, Nicaragua has reached mechanical completion. MarketWire

Oracle Introduces Oracle Health Sciences OutcomeLogix On Demand 3.0
Oracle Health Sciences User Group Annual Conference -- Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Symantec Announces New Service for Online Publishers Concerned About Malicious Advertising
Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced Symantec AdVantage, a new cloud-based service that will enable website owners to discover malicious software (malware) hidden in online advertisements. Malicious advertising (malvertising) poses a growing threat to website owners and their customers' reputation and bottom line MarketWire

Armorize Partners With Symantec to Deliver Anti-Malvertising Solution at Online Trust Alliance Forum 2011
Armorize Technologies, Inc., the global leader in web malware detection solutions and creator of HackAlert and HackAlert Safe-Impressions, has announced it has joined forces with Symantec at the Online Trust Alliance's Online Trust Forum 2011 in Washington, D.C MarketWire

Oracle Introduces Oracle Financial Services Enterprise Case Management
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

ALR Technologies Receives FDA Clearance For Breakthrough Diabetes Management System
ALR Technologies Inc., (OTCBB: ALRT) (the "Company"), a healthcare technology company, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Health-e-Connect (HeC) System for remote monitoring of patients in support of effective diabetes management programs MarketWire

Inuvo Announces Plans to Acquire Vertro
New York City-based Vertro™, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTRO) and Clearwater, Florida-based Inuvo®, Inc. (NYSE Amex: INUV), both delivering digital media to millions of consumers, announced today that the parties have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Inuvo will acquire Vertro in an all stock transaction MarketWire

NYTEX Energy Holdings Inc. Retains Consulting for Strategic Growth 1 as Its Investor and Public Relations Firm
NYTEX Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: NYTE) (OTCBB: NYTE) (the "Company" or "NYTEX"), a Dallas-based energy holding company comprising two wholly owned subsidiaries, Francis Drilling Fluids, Ltd. ("FDF") and NYTEX Petroleum, Inc., announced today that it has retained Consulting for Strategic Growth 1 ("CFSG1") as its U.S. Investor and Public Relations representative MarketWire

Net Optics' Flagship Director(TM) Family Eliminates Downtime and Increases Efficiency With Powerful New Capabilities
Net Optics, Inc., the industry's leading provider of intelligent access and monitoring architecture, today announces expanded reliability, accelerated switching speed, downtime protection, and other advances to the Director family of solutions enabled by the state-of-the-art Director Network Module DNM-101. All models of Director with the 5.0 upgrade support these new capabilities. MarketWire

SecureAlert, Inc. Recognized as 18th Fastest Growing Company in Utah by MountainWest Capital Network
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 the 18th Fastest Growing Company in Utah by the MountainWest Capital Network (MWCN), Utah's largest business networking organization. MarketWire

CloudTC to Exhibit Glass 1000 Smart IP Phone at BroadSoft Connections 2011
BroadSoft Connections 2011 -- CloudTC, a software innovator in business applications and IP telephony, today announced that it will exhibit the CloudTC Glass 1000, one of the industry's smartest IP phones, at BroadSoft® Connections 2011: Crush It! users' conference, taking place October 16-19, 2011 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort MarketWire

Jobscience Offers a Global HR Solution Built on Force.com
Jobscience, a leading talent relationship management provider on Force.com, today announced that its TalentCloud solution is now being sold and supported by eight professional IT service partners in APAC, Europe and the U.S MarketWire

Cadence Library Characterization Scripts Now Available in New TSMC Reference Kit
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that it has collaborated with TSMC to provide mutual customers access to a library characterization reference kit. The Cadence® Library Characterizer (Altos Liberate) reference kit for TSMC's standard cell libraries is now available to TSMC customers for download on TSMC-Online MarketWire

McAfee, Inc. Names Autonomic Software, Inc. the 2011 Security Innovation Alliance Most Innovative Partner
Autonomic Software, Inc., a leading enterprise power reduction, network management and security solutions provider, today announced that McAfee, Inc. has named Autonomic Software the 2011 Security Innovation Alliance, Most Innovative Partner MarketWire

Green Hills Software to Present and Exhibit at the ARM Technology Conference 2011 in Santa Clara, CA
Green Hills Software, the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions, will deliver several technology presentations and demonstrate its latest technology at ARM Technology Conference, October 26 - 27, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, booth #512. MarketWire

Qualys Named in Fastest-Growing Silicon Valley Private Companies List for Fourth Consecutive Year
Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced it has been recognized in the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal's "Fast Private" list, a ranking of the top private companies in the Silicon Valley based on percentage of revenue growth from 2008 to 2010 MarketWire

Facebook's Failures, Criticisms and Missteps Revealed in New Research Report From WordStream
Following Facebook's release of an iPad app last week -- an app that has drawn a "too little, too late" response from critics so far -- WordStream Inc., a provider of search marketing software and services, released a "Facebook Wall of Shame" infographic detailing Facebook's criticisms, missteps and outright failures over the seven years since its inception. MarketWire

Lyrix Introduces Mobiso Unified Speech Assistant Integrated With BroadSoft's BroadWorks
BroadSoft Connections 2011 -- Lyrix Inc.®, a leading provider of enterprise focused Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to small and medium businesses (SMB) and Fortune 50 companies worldwide, today announced the availability of Mobiso™, a new Cloud-based Unified Speech Assistant that can integrate with BroadSoft's BroadWorks® voice application server. MarketWire

NanoInk Retains Lazard as Strategic Advisor
NanoInk,® Inc. announced today that it has initiated a process to evaluate the company's strategic alternatives with the assistance of its financial advisor, Lazard. NanoInk is the leader in next-generation nanolithography and has been developing and commercializing disruptive nanoscale products and applications for the life sciences and technology industries MarketWire

World Energy Solutions Acquires Energy Efficiency Firm Northeast Energy Solutions
World Energy Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: XWES), a leading energy management services firm, today announced it has purchased Northeast Energy Solutions, LLC (NES), a privately-held energy efficiency company. The acquisition provides World Energy an immediate foothold in the New England market, where utility incentives are available for commercial and industrial energy efficiency projects. MarketWire

Chipworks Partners With Elysium Digital LLC
Chipworks today announced a partnership with Elysium Digital, LLC at the Licensing Executive Society (LES) annual general meeting in San Diego. This partnership is one example of how Chipworks is "thinking outside the chip" -- complementing its semiconductor expertise to support systems and software patent licensing MarketWire

Wyndham Rewards Doubles Redemption Catalog Offerings in Canada
Just in time for the holidays, the Wyndham Rewards® loyalty program has great news for Canadian members: it has expanded the breadth of its Redemption Catalog to now feature over 4,000 pieces of brand-name merchandise in categories such as electronics, health and beauty, tools and of course, travel gear. MarketWire

Symantec to Host 2011 Annual Stockholder Meeting
Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that it will host its annual stockholder meeting at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT. In addition, the meeting will be available via webcast MarketWire

More Companies Bet on Taleo's Model for Real-Time Performance Management
Companies of all sizes are no longer relying solely on annual performance reviews to drive better business results, opting instead for a "continuous dialogue" approach pioneered by Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the global leader of SaaS-based Talent Management solutions. MarketWire

Oracle Honors Winners of the Inaugural 2011 Wholesale Distribution Industry Excellence Awards
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Stamps.com Releases Holiday Shipping Survival Guide for E-Commerce Retailers
Stamps.com® (NASDAQ: STMP), the leading provider of USPS® postage online and shipping software to over 400,000 customers, today released the Holiday Shipping Survival Guide for E-commerce Retailers MarketWire

Voxel dot Net Expands Its Presence at TELEHOUSE New York Chelsea
TELEHOUSE America, a leading provider of global dedicated data centers, international Internet exchanges, and managed IT services, announces today that Voxel dot Net is the newest carrier to interconnect at TELEHOUSE New York Chelsea, located at 85 10th Avenue, in Manhattan's exclusive meat-packing district MarketWire

Anesthesia Equipment Market to Grow 7.2% Through 2014
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Global Anesthesia Equipment Market 2010-2014," to their collection of Medical Devices market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/Infiniti-Research-Limited-v2680/Global-Anesthesia-Equipment-6611198/ MarketWire

Millions of New Yorkers Now Benefiting From Actelis Networks' Ethernet-Based Intelligent Transportation System
Actelis Networks® (Booth 1760), the leading global supplier of Ethernet over copper solutions that is accelerating everything for municipalities and government agencies, today announced at the 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) that the Nassau County Department of Public Works (NCDPW) has deployed the company's highly sophisticated Ethernet-based ITS solution MarketWire

Apps Genius Corp and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi Enter Into an Exclusive Partnership for the Development of Social Games and Mobile Apps
Apps Genius Corp (OTCBB: APGS) (www.appsgenius.com), a creator of innovative social games and mobile applications, has signed an exclusive worldwide license with NEP Snooki Enterprises, LLC, to create, develop, sell and distribute up to eight social games and mobile applications on behalf of Jersey Shore breakout star and New York Times bestselling author Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi. MarketWire

New Freight Data Available From Cass to Analyze Market Trends
Cass Information Systems (NASDAQ: CASS) has aligned with Avondale Partners, LLC, an investment banking and wealth management firm, to create an index that reflects truckload pricing trends in North America. The Cass Truckload Linehaul Index™ measures fluctuations in linehaul-per-mile market rates and will be released monthly MarketWire

TASER X2 and X26 ECDs Approved by New Jersey Attorney General for Law Enforcement Use
TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR), a global provider of safety technologies that protect life, prevent conflict, and resolve disputes, today announced that New Jersey has approved the TASER® X26™ electronic control device (ECD) and the TASER® X2™ ECD for use by law enforcement officers in New Jersey MarketWire

Presstek 52DI Digital Offset Press Heads to China
Presstek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRST), a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries, today reported that a Presstek 52DI digital offset press will be shown for the first time in China at the All in Print China show, scheduled for November 14-17, 2011, in Shanghai MarketWire

eMamba International Corp. (EMBA) Signs Master Service Agreement with Acer America
eMamba International Corp. (PINK SHEETS: EMBA), a leading provider of cloud business management software and after-sales customer care services, today announced it has signed a Master Service Agreement with Acer America to provide after-sales services. MarketWire

IntelliCell BioSciences, Inc. Appoints Jack Schneider to Its Board of Advisors
IntelliCell BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: SVFC) (PINKSHEETS: SVFC) ("IntelliCell" or the "Company"), a leader in regenerative medicine and the manufacturing of stromal vascular fraction (SVF) containing adipose derived adult stem cells, announced today it has appointed media veteran, Jack Schneider to its Board of Advisors. Jack Schneider joins ten other luminaries on the Company's Board of Advisors MarketWire

Callidus Software Launches Sales Selector
Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), the leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM), announced today that Sales Selector, Callidus' next-generation SaaS sales video interview and assessments application, is now generally available. MarketWire

Japan's Nuclear Accident Spreading to Some Parts of the United States
Universal Detection Technology (www.udetection.com) (OTCBB: UNDT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies that protect against biological, chemical, and radiological threats, commented today on a recent study funded by the US Departments of Energy and Homeland Security that linked elevated radiation in US rain water and food to the nuclear accident in Japan MarketWire

Cubic Receives Contactless EMV Bank Card Type Approval for Next-Generation Tri-Reader(R) 3
Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., the transportation unit of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), has received approval from the top four bank card brands for the Tri-Reader 3 to process their branded contactless EMV bank cards for use in public transit revenue management systems MarketWire

The Radicati Group Releases "Hosted Business Email - Market Quadrant, 2011"
The latest market brief by The Radicati Group, "Hosted Business Email - Market Quadrant, 2011" provides a competitive analysis of the Hosted Business Email market MarketWire

Gulf Bridge International Awards Xtera Communications a Multi-Year Contract to Deploy 100G on Terrestrial and Undersea Network Upgrades
Gulf Bridge International (GBI), the Middle East's first carrier neutral regional network, and Xtera Communications, a leading global provider of optical networking solutions, today announced the signing of a multi-year, sole source contract MarketWire

Halloween Dog Costume Contest and Holloway/Abercrombie Memoir Reading
Acclaimed animal authors Monica Holloway and Barbara Abercrombie will partner with Maxwell Dog, a unique LA dog boutique, for a book signing, book reading and a Halloween dog costume contest, Sunday, October 30, 2011 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. at Maxwell Dog, located at 12336 Ventura Blvd. in Studio City, in a charity event benefitting the nonprofit Best Friends. MarketWire

Guangzhou Digital Media Group Chooses Casa Systems for Major Expansion of Telecommunications Network
Casa Systems, a worldwide leader in next generation cable edge technology, today announced that it has been selected by one of China's largest cable network operators, Guangzhou Digital Media Group, to expand its broadband communications services to subscribers using the C10G Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) MarketWire

Cellceutix Confident as Cancer Compound Shows Activity in All Cancers Tested
Cellceutix Corporation (OTCQB: CTIX) (PINKSHEETS: CTIX) ("the Company"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing small molecule drugs to treat unmet medical conditions, is pleased to provide shareholders with the following update MarketWire

Brazil's MPX Energia to Begin Civil Work on Parnaiba Complex Power Plants
Researched by Industrial Info Resources Latin America (Córdoba, Argentina) -- MPX Energia (SAO:MPX3) (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is about to finish site preparation at its Parnaiba Complex, located in Santo Antonio dos Lopes, in the state of Maranhão. These works are supposed to be concluded the last week in October, and civil construction should begin immediately afterward MarketWire

Smart Solutions to Keep Things Running, by Beumer Group, a Feature of "Industry Today" on Industrialinfo.com
Industrial Info will host special guest Beumer Group (Beckum, Germany) as part of this week's "Industry Today" webcast. Beumer Group is an international leader in the manufacture of intralogistics for conveying, loading, palletizing, packaging, sorting and distribution technology MarketWire

Dental Care for Kids: 3 Ways Parents Can Make It Fun in October
According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend nearly $2 billion on candy this Halloween. MarketWire

PNI Digital Media Shares to Trade on Toronto Stock Exchange
PNI Digital Media (TSX VENTURE: PN)(OTCBB: PNDMF), ("PNI" or the "Company"), the leading innovator in online and in-store digital media solutions for retailers, announced that its application to move from the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) to the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has been approved. MarketWire

CytoSorbents Corporation Launches HemoDefend Purification Technology Platform for Blood Transfusion Applications at the AABB Conference CTTXPO Exhibition
CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCBB: CTSO), a critical care focused company working to save lives through blood purification, announced the launch of its HemoDefend purification technology platform for use in blood transfusion applications MarketWire

Wall Street Journal Names CloudFlare Most Innovative Network & Internet Technology Company of the Year
CloudFlare, the web performance and security company, was today named by the Wall Street Journal as the Most Innovative Network & Internet Technology Company of 2011. The Journal recognized CloudFlare's innovative technology that improves any website's performance and protects it from a wide range of cyber attacks. MarketWire

Acura Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on Opioid Product Licensed to Pfizer
Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACUR), a specialty pharmaceutical company, announced that they have been informed by Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE: PFE) that Pfizer has commenced executing its commercialization plan for OXECTA® (oxycodone HCl, USP) Tablets CII in the United States. Acura is eligible to receive tiered royalties ranging from 5% to 25% on net sales of OXECTA MarketWire

High Speed Fabric Overhead Doors Segregating Atmospheres: A Breath of Fresh Air for Industrial Efficiency, WVSN Reports for the IDA
High speed fabric overhead doors are garnering more attention in industrial applications for a myriad of efficiencies. These high performance door wizards are primarily designed to segregate atmospheres of plant production sealing out fumes, noise and dust from interior work areas while maintaining more constant temperature controls MarketWire

Newport Digital Technologies Announces Restructuring Plan
Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: NPDT) (OTCQB: NPDT) today announces a comprehensive restructuring plan that includes seeking shareholder approval to increase its authorized shares in order to raise the capital necessary for the full execution of the Company's business plan. The Company will be holding a meeting of stockholders on December 5, 2011, to request shareholder approval MarketWire

LeoNovus to Hold Investor Conference Call Thursday, October 20, 2011
LeoNovus ("LeoNovus" or the "Company") (TSX-V: LTV) today announced an investor conference call to be held Thursday October 20, 2011 - 10:00 AM EDT to discuss corporate, market and product activities. Dial-in details will be made available at http://www.leonovus.com/news.php after 5 p.m. Eastern time Monday, October 17. MarketWire

Proxim Wireless Launches Next Generation 300 Mbps Point-to-Multipoint Systems
Proxim Wireless Corporation (PINKSHEETS: PRXM), a leading provider of outdoor wireless backhaul systems, announced the launch of its Tsunami™ MP-8200 series products today. The MP-8200 series delivers data rates of up to 300 Mbps in Non-Line of Site (NLOS) point-to-multipoint environments. MarketWire

Fresh Start Tax, LLC, the Premier Tax Resolution Firm in the Nation Specializing in Tax Relief, Is Offering Free Tax Consultation for Former Clients of JK Harris & Company
Need tax relief? -- With the news of JK Harris & Company filing for bankruptcy many taxpayers have been searching the internet for reputable companies to represent them with their tax problem. Fresh Start Tax, LLC is here to help them. MarketWire

Statoil enters Bakken and Three Forks oil plays through cash acquisition of Brigham Exploration Company
Statoil ASA (OSE: STL, NYSE: STO) andBrigham Exploration Company (NASDAQ: BEXP)announced today that they have entered into a merger agreement for Statoiltoacquire all of the outstanding shares of Brigham for USD 36.5 per sharethroughan all-cash tender offer. MarketWire

Brigham Exploration Company Announces Merger Agreement With Statoil ASA
Brigham Exploration Company (NASDAQ: BEXP) and Statoil ASA (OSE: STL) (NYSE: STO) announced today that the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement for Statoil ASA to acquire Brigham Exploration Company for US$36.50 per share by means of an all-cash tender offer for all of the issued and outstanding shares of Brigham Exploration Company MarketWire

Arkadin Introduces New Ministry of Justice Accredited Conferencing Service for Expediting Hearings in UK Court System
Arkadin, a leading provider of collaboration-as-a-service solutions, today announced Arkadin Legal Hearings, a Ministry of Justice accredited conferencing and digital recording service designed to meet the demands of UK courts for an efficient means to expedite legal hearings in civil cases MarketWire

1000+(TM) Stain Remover Sales Begin at Duane Reade in New York City
The 1000+ Stain Remover brand, World's Most Versatile Cleaning Solution™, is launching at Duane Reade stores across New York City, effective immediately. Winning Brands Corporation (PINKSHEETS: WNBD) www.WinningBrands.com, manufacturer of 1000+, reports that deliveries in NYC to supply 213 Duane Reade outlets are now underway MarketWire

Word-of-Mouth Movements With Geno Church, Author of "Brains on Fire," Is Focus of San Diego Advertising Club Workshop
The San Diego Advertising Club will present a workshop on "Lessons Learned in Igniting Word-of-Mouth Movements," from noon to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the University Club on the 34th floor of Symphony Towers, 750 "B" St., in Downtown San Diego. The public is invited to attend. The main speaker will be Geno Church of Brains on Fire, a Greenville, South Carolina-based marketing firm. MarketWire

Neste Oil to publish its third quarter results on 25 October 2011
Neste Oil CorporationPress Release17 October 2011 at 10 am (EET)Neste Oil to publish its third quarter results on 25 October 2011Neste Oil will publish its third quarter 2011 results on Tuesday, 25 October2011 at approximately 9 am (EET). The release will be available on the NesteOilwebsite immediately after publishing MarketWire

Lattice Announces New Release of ispLEVER Classic Design Tool Suite
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced the immediate availability of its ispLEVER® Classic version 1.5 design tool suite. This new Windows-based version is now available for download and licensing at no charge from the Lattice website, www.latticesemi.com/ispleverclassic. The comprehensive ispLEVER Classic 1 MarketWire

TenCate signs partnership agreement with Samil to expand TenCate Defender(TM) M in South Korean market
TenCate Protective Fabrics has signed an agreement with Samil Spinning Co.Ltd.in Seoul, Korea, to become a TenCate Defender™ M partner. The partnershavethe objective of expanding the TenCate Defender™ M product portfolio intheSouth Korean military and police market MarketWire

Six Construct Awarded EUR 416 Million in Abu Dhabi
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Anadarko Announces Settlement With BP
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) today announced an agreement with BP to settle all of BP's current and future claims against Anadarko associated with the Deepwater Horizon event. MarketWire

VMTurbo Welcomes Four New Channel Partners
VMworld Europe -- VMTurbo, a leading provider of intelligent workload management software to assure application performance, today welcomed four new participants into its channel program: Concat, a leading systems integrator in the German-speaking market; Holonomix, a U.K MarketWire

CRU-DataPort Announces Expanded Partnership With Hammer
Data security pioneer CRU-DataPort announced its collaborative participation in the upcoming SMAU event in Milan, Italy with leading IT product distributor Hammer. CRU-DataPort and Hammer are teaming to bring CRU-DataPort products to the SMB, government, education and healthcare markets in Italy MarketWire

PageUp People Launches New Predictive Career and Talent Planning Tool
International Talent Management solutions provider, PageUp People, announced the availability of CareerPath, an unprecedented predictive talent modeling application that provides powerful, self-serve career development for employees while providing equal benefit as a talent supply planning and readiness tool for employers MarketWire

Global Technologies Group, Inc. Shareholder Update
Global Technologies Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GTGP) reports full status update of the company's pending contracts, ventures and questions from shareholders. MarketWire

TeleCommunication Systems to Demonstrate Software Controls Capabilities for Satellite Tracking at the International Telemetering Conference/USA
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that the company will showcase its software controls capabilities required for satellite tracking at the International Telemetering Conference/USA (ITC/USA), October 24-27, 2011 at Bally's Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV. MarketWire

FMI Holdings Ltd. (Formerly Forbes Medi-Tech Inc.) Cease Trade Order and Liquidation Update
FMI Holdings Ltd. (formerly Forbes Medi-Tech Inc MarketWire

Corporate Profile's CPReports.com Publishes Article by RAY DIRKS of RAY DIRKS Research on Pluristem Therapeutics
Corporate Profile's financial website, www.CPreports.com, announces Ray Dirks' article on Pluristem Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSTI). MarketWire

CFC to Host Conference Call on Fiscal Year 2012 First-Quarter Financial Results
National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) (NYSE: NRU) (NYSE: NRC) will hold an investor conference call and webcast on Friday, October 21, at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. MarketWire

Transocean Ltd. Provides Fleet Status Report
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) today issued an updated Fleet Status Report which provides current status and contract information for the company's entire fleet of offshore drilling rigs. This updated Fleet Status Report also includes estimated out of service days through year-end 2012. The report can be accessed at www.deepwater MarketWire

BofI Holding, Inc. Announces Conference Call to Discuss First Quarter Results
BofI Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOFI), the holding company for BofI Federal Bank and the Bank of Internet USA brand, announced that it would host a conference call at 1:00 PM PT (4:00 PM ET) on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, to discuss financial results for the first quarter ended September 30, 2011. MarketWire

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel Offers Treats -- Not Tricks -- This Halloween
Guests looking for Disney vacation specials can take advantage of frighteningly good deals at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel on Oct. 31. On that day only, those who call the hotel's reservation line and say "Trick or Treat" will receive one of several special offers good for any stay through Dec. 23, 2011. MarketWire

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. Announces New Time Charter Agreement for One of Its Vessels
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: SHIP) announced today that the Company has entered into new time charter agreement for one of its Capesize vessels. MarketWire

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Announces Conference Call to Discuss 2011 Third Quarter Results
Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (NYSE: RRTS), a leading asset-light transportation and logistics services provider, today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011 on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time MarketWire

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