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China inflation rate increases to 3.6 percent in March amid higher fuel prices
China's inflation has increased to 3.6 per cent in March as higher fuel and food costs pushed up consumer prices. ANI

Gilani says 'best friend' China's advised Pak to augment trade ties with India
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that their 'best friend' China has advised his country to augment trade ties with India. ANI

Mukherjee hails substantial increase in direct tax base
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said India's direct tax base vis-a-vis the country's overall economy has increased to whopping rupees five trillion. ANI

InvestmentPitch : Jay Taylor Discusses Investing in Africa with Larry Seruma of Nile Capital Management on his Weekly VoiceAmerica Radio Show, "Turning Hard Times into Good Times"
Vancouver, British Columbia, April 9, 2012 - Jay Taylor, publisher of the J Taylor's Gold, Energy & Tech Stocks newsletter, interviews Larry Seruma of Nile Capital Management and Jim Liles, author of ""Commodity Inflation, the Next Great Wealth Building Opportunity"" on his Weekly VoiceAmerica Radio Show, ""Turning Hard Times into Good Times ACN Newswire

Toyota Announces New Framework for Fulfilling Commitment to Make Ever-better Cars
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announced a new development framework, the Toyota New Global Architecture, which reconciles sweeping advances in product appeal with cost reductions. The framework marks an important step in fulfilling TMC's stated commitment to making ever-better cars, which the company declared in the Toyota Global Vision issued in March 2011 ACN Newswire

Success for Hitachi Power Europe and Joint Venture Partner with the Bid Invitation for Coal Power Plants
The booming Indian power plant market has been penetrated. Hitachi Power Europe GmbH (HPE) and its joint venture partner BGR Energy will supply six 660 MW utility steam generators ("boilers") for three coal power plants on the Indian sub-continent. HPE and BGR Energy were successful in the bidding procedure of state energy supplier NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation) ACN Newswire

Panasonic to Launch High-Capacity USB Mobile Power Supplies
Panasonic Corporation today announced it will launch a new series of portable USB Mobile Power Supplies as auxiliary power sources for mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablet PCs, on May 28, 2012, for the Japanese market ACN Newswire

Professional Development Benefits Firm Growth, Says Hays Legal
Two in three legal firms in Japan do not offer continued professional development to staff, yet this is one strategy to help overcome the skills shortage in the legal profession and retain expertise within the firm, according to recruiting experts Hays Legal.In the recruiter's survey of 65 legal firms, 66 per cent said they offer no continued professional development to their staff ACN Newswire

Viterra Breaks All-Time Monthly Shipping Record
Viterra (TSX: VT) (ASX: VTA) has broken another all- time shipping record, with more than 900,000 tonnes of grain exported from its South Australian ports in March, 2012. MarketWire

Intergraph(R) CADWorx(R) 2013 Webinars on April 10th to Highlight New Plant Design Tools and Other Enhancements in Next Generation of CADWorx
Intergraph has scheduled CADWorx webinars for April 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. CT that will provide an overview of the next release of Intergraph CADWorx Plant Design Suite, CADWorx 2013. The webinars will include highlights of this next generation solution with new routing tools and self-aware components that can significantly reduce design times MarketWire

AgraQuest Strengthens North American Sales and Marketing Management
AgraQuest, Inc. today announced changes in the company's sales and marketing teams aimed at accelerating the velocity of recent growth and supporting new product introductions. Bruce Odens has become Vice President of U.S. & Canada Sales. Sarah Reiter has been promoted to Vice President of Marketing - AgroChemicals & Food Value Chain MarketWire

Visible Technologies
In the news release, "Visible Technologies Acquires Cymfony to Expand Global Product Offering," issued Friday, April 6 by Visible Technologies, we are advised by the company that the seventh paragraph has been revised. Specifically, the last sentence of that paragraph should read "WPP's stake in the merged company is now 49% of all outstanding shares MarketWire

Cubic Names New Corporate Vice President of Human Resources
Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) has promoted John Schierer to the position of corporate Vice President of Human Resources. MarketWire

King Resources (KING) Introduces Primary Graphite Merger Candidate
King Resources, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: KING) (www.king-resources.com) management of KING is pleased to introduce one of the several merger candidates on its short list for a Graphite mining project. MarketWire

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. Announces Public Offering of Its Shares by DryShips Inc.
Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ: ORIG) (the "Company" or "Ocean Rig"), a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, today announced that DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) is offering to sell 9,000,000 Ocean Rig common shares in an underwritten public offering pursuant to Ocean Rig's registration statement on Form F-1 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission MarketWire

DryShips Inc. Announces Public Offering of Its Ocean Rig Shares
DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) (the "Company" or "DryShips"), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services, today announced it is offering 9,000,000 common shares of Ocean Rig UDW Inc MarketWire

Online Mortgage Applications Nearly Double in the First Quarter of 2012
Mortgage applications nearly doubled in the first quarter of 2012 compared with the same period last year, according to a recent report from MortgageMarvel.com, an online mortgage-shopping website that delivers real-time mortgage offers from multiple lenders MarketWire

Peoplefluent Executive to Present Product Demo During HR & EEO in the Federal Workplace Vendor Showcase
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Strategic Storage Trust, Inc. Approves New Net Asset Value of $10.79 per Share
Strategic Storage Trust, Inc. (SSTI) -- a publicly registered non-traded REIT investing in self-storage properties -- recently announced a per share net asset value (NAV) of $10.79, $0.79 above the current offering price MarketWire

SmartStop(R) Self Storage Releases Radio Spot Featuring Winner of the 2011 Sing It Smart! Video Jingle Contest
SmartStop® Self Storage, a chain of innovative self-storage facilities that stretches across North America, launched its first radio commercial campaign today in the markets of Las Vegas and the Atlanta metro area. MarketWire

PremierWest Announces Additional Cost Saving Measures
PremierWest Bancorp (NASDAQ: PRWT) MarketWire

Cloudability Is Now Free for Rackspace Users With New "Covered by Cloudability" Program
Cloudability, the easy way to manage and monitor all of your cloud costs in one place, has launched "Covered by Cloudability" with Rackspace (NYSE: RAX), whose Cloud customers can now monitor and manage their Rackspace® Cloud usage for free MarketWire

Business Symposium to Explore Sentiment and Opinion in Social Media, News & Marketing
The Sentiment Analysis Symposium announced today that there will be more than two dozen speakers at the May 8, 2012 event in New York City. Among the featured speakers will be the American Red Cross, American Express, the Wall Street Journal, Toluna and Kraft Foods MarketWire

DHS Holding Company Announces Online Gaming
DHS Holding Company (PINKSHEETS: DHSM) CEO Mike Rohling announces that DHS Holding Company is submitting documentation to secure an online gaming license in Belize. MarketWire

Simba Technologies Celebrates ODBC's Platinum Anniversary and 20 Years Since Microsoft Introduced Windows 3.1
Simba Technologies Inc. - industry's choice for standards-based relational and multi-dimensional data connectivity on in-memory, cloud and big data - celebrates ODBC's Platinum anniversary and Microsoft's introduction of Windows 3.1 20 years ago. In 1992, Simba partnered with Microsoft to co-develop to original Open DataBase Connectivity (ODBC) specification. The world's first ODBC driver, SIMBA MarketWire

Music & Arts Amplifies Music Advocacy Efforts, Partners With Music Educator Milt Allen
Music & Arts, the largest band and orchestra instrument retailer and lesson provider in the country, brings on board Dr. Milt Allen as a music education consultant. A well-known music educator, conductor, speaker and author, Allen will work to reinforce the company's music advocacy initiatives MarketWire

Doll Phace Releases "Get Used To This" EP Featuring Snoop Dogg, Baby Bash and E-40
Multi-talented artist Doll Phace (a.k.a. Monica Floyd) will release her first EP "Get Used To This" on April 10 at 12 a.m. Eastern/April 9 at 9 p.m. Pacific on iTunes, Amazon, and www.dollphacemusic.com. This powerful, motivating EP's title track, "Get Used To This," is an upbeat, song featuring Baby Bash that highlights Doll Phace's attitude and ability to captivate audiences everywhere MarketWire

UPDATE: Christian Louboutin Versus Yves Saint Laurent -- Fashion Group Philly Presents Protecting the Brand Business Forum on Design, Copyright, and Trademark Issues
Fashion Group International Philadelphia, a fashion industry non-profit, professional organization, will present a design, copyright, and trademark law discussion, "Protecting the Brand," Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, at Davio's, The Director's Room, 111 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA. MarketWire

Vitelity Announces Sponsorship With NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Standout Steve Johnson
Leading Voice over IP (VoIP) technology provider Vitelity Communications has signed a sponsorship agreement with Steve Johnson Racing for the 2012 National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Full Throttle racing series that is exclusively seen on ESPN2. MarketWire

UPDATE: Emerald, the "Height of Galveston" Living, Launches New Sales and Marketing Campaign
Emerald, Galveston's newest condominium, located on the Island's East End, has announced the launch of the only new 2012 sales and marketing campaign on the Texas coast, highlighting the property's many amenities and its position as one of the best home values on the Island MarketWire

Avidian Technologies Takes Cross-Organizational, Outlook-Based CRM to the Cloud With the Release of Prophet Ultimate OnDemand Edition
Avidian Technologies today announced the addition of Prophet Ultimate OnDemand Edition to the company's line of industry-leading Microsoft Outlook-based customer relationship management (CRM) software. The company also launched key new features and enhancements as part of the new edition that will soon be featured across all versions of Prophet. MarketWire

Power of the Dream Ventures Corporate Actions
Power of the Dream Ventures, Inc. (OTCBB: PWRV), Hungary's premier technology acquisition and development company, today announced several steps taken to further strengthen shareholder value in anticipation of producing the company's first revenue in 2012. MarketWire

VuQo Holdings Corp Appoints Rene Esteban as New President and CEO
VuQo Holdings Corp (PINKSHEETS: VUQO) announced today the appointment of Rene Esteban as the new President and CEO of VuQo Holdings and will take up his role effective immediately. Mr. Esteban replaces Mr. Richard O. Cabael, who has served as Interim President and CEO since April 2011. Mr MarketWire

AMD to Present at Jefferies Global Technology, Media & Telecom Conference
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Mark Papermaster, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, will present at the Jefferies Global Technology, Media & Telecom Conference at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 7, 2012 in New York. MarketWire

Barrett-Jackson President Steve Davis Receives 'Humanitarian of the Year' Award at 8th Annual Armed Forces Congressional Gala Dinner
Steve Davis, President of the Barrett-Jackson, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, was recently honored at the 8th Annual Armed Forces Congressional Gala Dinner with the prestigious "Congressman Bill and Mrs. Beverly Young Humanitarian of the Year Award," for the donation of his personal custom 1964 Ford Fairlane. MarketWire

Sourcefire Schedules First Quarter 2012 Financial Results Conference Call
Sourcefire, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIRE), a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it will release its first quarter 2012 financial results after the market closes on Monday, April 30, 2012. That evening at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Sourcefire will host a conference call to review these results. A listen-only webcast of the session will be available at www.sourcefire MarketWire

WaveTec Vision Raises an Additional $16.5 Million to Commercialize Its Cataract Surgery Breakthrough
WaveTec Vision®, the company that recently introduced the ORA System™, a diagnostic device that brings revolutionary precision to cataract surgery, announced today it has closed a new round of financing, securing an additional $16.5 million. MarketWire

Number of GMAT Scores Sent by Chinese Citizens Nearly Triples in Five-Year Period
The number of GMAT scores sent by Chinese citizens to schools around the world nearly tripled (from 48,664 to 126,090) in the past five years, says a new report on GMAT score-sending patterns in Asia from the Graduate Management Admission Council MarketWire

Transocean Ltd. Provides Proxy Statement and 2011 Annual Report
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) today announced that its Proxy Statement and 2011 Annual Report are available through the company's website at http://www.deepwater.com/proxymaterials.cfm. In addition, print copies are being mailed to the company's shareholders of record in advance of the company's 2012 Annual General Meeting, which will be held at 4 p.m MarketWire

UPDATE: Axios Mobile Assets Announces Memorandum of Understanding With Ongweoweh Corporation
Richard MacDonald, president and CEO of Axios Mobile Assets Corporation (CNSX: AXA), a leading logistics enabler featuring next generation, composite pallet technology, today announced that Ongweoweh Corporation has made a significant investment in the company. MarketWire

Leading Stock-Picking Service Completes 100% Perfect First Quarter
There are literally thousands of financial web sites, with countless services available to the common investor. But one service in particular has stood the test of time. For over 14 years, the BullTrade.com (http://www.bulltrade.com) Stock Alert service has provided consistent winners. Over 1000 picks have been made during that time, and less than 50 have been losers MarketWire

Commercial Buildings Set to Sell in Auctions in Alabama, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida
Thirteen commercial buildings that formerly served as home to bank offices will sell in a series of auctions May 1-3, with John Dixon & Associates conducting the auctions. MarketWire

Skiver Advertising Wins Six Awards at 2012 Addy Awards Ceremony
Skiver Advertising, an "uncomplicated" Southern California advertising agency known for integrating effective digital and traditional advertising under one roof, celebrated another year of Addy success, earning six of the prestigious awards at the 24th annual OC Addy Award ceremony this month. MarketWire

Last-Minute Tax Filing Is Free and Easy With TaxACT Free Federal Edition
With just 8 days left to file tax returns, taxpayers who still need to file have an alternative to waiting in line, paying someone to do it, or buying expensive software. TaxACT offers all taxpayers a free and easy tax filing solution. MarketWire

Fund Industry Intelligence, Fund Director Intelligence Announce Mutual Fund Industry Awards Winners
Fund Industry Intelligence and Fund Director Intelligence, the exclusive daily information services on the mutual fund industry, announced the winners of the 19th Annual Mutual Fund Industry Awards at an April 5 gala at New York's Mandarin Oriental. More than 450 mutual fund marketers, analysts and executives, as well as mutual fund company lawyers and independent trustees, attended the event. MarketWire

Waller Lansden Announces New Practice Group Leaders
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP today announced new leaders for the following practice groups: MarketWire

Christina Perri Gets Ready to Kick Off Spring Headline Tour April 30th in Asheville, NC; Acclaimed Pop Singer/Songwriter to Join Jason Mraz for North American Leg of Upcoming "Tour Is A Four Letter Word" World Tour; Dates Begin August 10th in New Orleans; New Single, "Distance (Feat. Jason Mraz)," D
Atlantic recording artist Christina Perri has announced details of a major summer tour. The dates see Perri joining her Atlantic labelmate Jason Mraz on the North American leg of his hugely anticipated "Tour Is A Four Letter Word" World Tour, beginning August 10th at New Orleans' Lakefront Arena and then continuing though early October (see itinerary below). MarketWire

Oracle Is #1 in the RDBMS Market Segment for 2011
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Christian Louboutin Versus Yves Saint Laurent
Fashion Group International Philadelphia, a fashion industry non-profit, professional organization, will present a design, copyright, and trademark law discussion, "Protecting the Brand," Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, at Davio's, The Director's Room, 111 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA. MarketWire

Models and Final New Homes for Sale at Mirasol at La Costa in Carlsbad
San Diegans who want a brand new home in the resort community of La Costa must hurry to Mirasol by William Lyon Homes. Offering some of the last single-family home opportunities in prestigious La Costa Greens, Mirasol is selling its final floorplans, including the professionally decorated models MarketWire

Kalorama Information: Tests That Personalize Results Show Sales Growth of up to 38%
Diagnostic tests that can direct a therapy to a specific patient to boost outcomes and lower cost are experiencing faster sales growth, according to a recent report from Kalorama Information MarketWire

Halestorm Brings the Rock to Tonight's Rockline; Hard Rock Band to Visit Nationally Syndicated Radio Show, Celebrating the Release of Eagerly Awaited New Album; First Single, "Love Bites (So Do I)," a Top 10 Active Rock Smash; "MASSCHAOS 2012" Tour Alongside Staind and Godsmack Gets Underway Friday,
Atlantic recording group Halestorm will herald tomorrow's release of their hugely anticipated new album, "THE STRANGE CASE OF...," with a special appearance on tonight's installment of the nationally syndicated radio show, Rockline. Fans are invited to call in for a chance to speak with the acclaimed hard rock band by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625) MarketWire

LogFire Names Jaret Lynch Vice President of Professional Services
LogFire, the leading cloud-based SaaS supply chain solutions company, announced today the appointment of Jaret Lynch as Vice President of Professional Services. In this new position, Lynch will be responsible for developing and expanding LogFire's worldwide services capabilities. MarketWire

STEARCLEAR Closes Initial Funding of $500,000
STEARCLEAR, developer of a new GPS-enabled designated driver service for smartphones, announced its first round of funding. The company raised more than $500,000 from Accelerant Capital Partners and its founders to fast track its product development and franchise opportunities MarketWire

Maxwell Systems 2012 Annual Conference Sparked Conversations and Progress for Construction Professionals Using Business Management Software
Maxwell Systems, Inc., a leading provider of complete construction business management software solutions, today announced the resounding success of its 2012 Annual Conference, held March 12-14 in Las Vegas, Nev. Hundreds of contractors attended the event to participate in training, hands-on labs, networking activities, expert consulting sessions, and more MarketWire

CipherCloud Gateway for Cloud Data Protection Awarded FIPS 197 Security Certification
In the news release, "CipherCloud Gateway for Cloud Data Protection Awarded FIPS 197 Security Certification," issued earlier today by CipherCloud, we are advised by the company that revisions have been made to the quotation in the fourth paragraph. Complete corrected text follows. MarketWire

Actelis to Present at COMPTEL PLUS; Showcasing New ML700 Ethernet Access Device for Business-Class and Cloud-Based Services
Prakash Nagpal, director of solutions marketing at Actelis®, The Broadband Acceleration Company™, will present a session titled "Will the Cloud Shroud Networks or Will Networks Deliver Their Value?" at COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2012 Convention & Expo. MarketWire

Devcon Security Wins SAMMY Award for "Best Company Logo Design"
Devcon Security, a residential and commercial security provider with a national customer base of nearly 300,000, today announced it was honored with Security Sales and Integration Magazine's "Best Company Logo Design" award at the 17th annual SAMMY Awards gala held March 27th at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas MarketWire

401(k) Consultants Cite Acceptable Target Date Loss Tolerance for Participants at Retirement Age
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Unity Reaches One Million Registered Developers
Unity Technologies, provider of the Unity multi-platform engine and development tools, is thrilled to announce that the Unity engine and tools now has over 1 million registered developers and over 6 million total downloads. MarketWire

Agency BLITZ Names Cathy Saidiner President to Reinvent Digital Brand Leadership
In response to growing client demand to lead brand communication across all channels, digital agency BLITZ (www.blitzagency.com) has named former McCann Erickson Los Angeles president Cathy Saidiner (47) to the new position of president, announced co-founders Ivan Todorov, CEO, and Ken Martin, CCO. MarketWire

ProSight Specialty Insurance Announces the Appointment of Anthony "Buddy" Piszel as Chief Financial Officer
ProSight Specialty Insurance appointed Anthony "Buddy" Piszel as Chief Financial Officer effective April 9th, further strengthening its executive team of experienced insurance professionals. MarketWire

Exclusive Video Q&A With Timothy M. Mayleben, CEO of Aastrom Biosciences
Last month, Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTM) announced that it had completed an impressive, $40 million private placement financing. The development was noted as a particularly bullish sign for emerging biotechs everywhere. MarketWire

Jennifer Chasson to Head Woodbridge Toronto Office
Woodbridge International, a middle-market M&A advisory firm, is pleased to welcome Jennifer Chasson as head of the firm's Toronto office. Ms. Chasson will oversee all client mandates in eastern Canada. MarketWire

Axios Mobile Assets Announces Memorandum of Understanding With Ongweoweh Corporation
Richard MacDonald, president and CEO of Axios Mobile Assets Corporation (CNSX: AXA), a leading logistics enabler featuring next generation, composite pallet technology, today announced that Ongweoweh Corporation has made a significant investment in the company. MarketWire

Vuuch Enterprise Social Software Naturally Drives Actionable Outcomes
Vuuch, creator of the only deliverable-centric enterprise social software solution, today announced the availability of Vuuch™ V5. The new release includes deliverable-specific dashboards and timelines, Facebook-like threaded discussions, and integration with Microsoft Project® MarketWire

Space Farms Zoo and Museum, Eighty-Five Years of Family Tradition
Space Farms Zoo and Museum opened its doors this spring for the eighty-fifth year. In the midst of the depression in 1927, Ralph and Elizabeth Space purchased a quarter-acre in the hamlet of Beemerville on which they built a small country store and started a wild animal collection. Ralph received his first permit from the state of New Jersey to open the Blue Ridge Wild Animal Farm in 1928 MarketWire

IT Consultancy Medullan Showcasing Mobile Health Solutions at 9th Annual World Health Care Congress 2012
Medullan, Inc. (www.medullan.com), the brains behind health technology innovation, announced today that it is a key participant at the upcoming 9th Annual World Health Care Congress, taking place in Washington, DC April 16-18, 2012. MarketWire

Celebrate the Success of Foxboro North at the Grand Opening on April 14th in North Salt Lake
With 20 homes already sold and buyers raving about their "Life-Inspired Design," Woodside Homes' Foxboro North in North Salt Lake has become an overnight sensation. This Saturday, April 14th, everyone is invited to see what all the excitement is about and celebrate the community's success at a grand opening event featuring the debut of six gorgeous model homes. The fun-filled event from 10 a.m MarketWire

VeloBit, Provider of Plug & Play SSD Caching Software, Appoints Mike LaPeters as Vice President of Sales
VeloBit, a provider of plug & play SSD caching software, today announced the appointment of Mike LaPeters as Vice President of Sales. Mr. LaPeters will be leading VeloBit's global sales efforts including direct and channel sales. He joins VeloBit as the company prepares for the launch of its VeloBit HyperCache product line. MarketWire

SynQor Reaches Bus Converter License Agreement With HP
SynQor, Inc. today announced that it has reached a license agreement with HP that allows HP to purchase bus converters from designated suppliers. In December 2010, SynQor prevailed before a jury in the Eastern District of Texas in a patent infringement suit against numerous suppliers of unregulated and semi-regulated bus converters used in intermediate bus architectures. MarketWire

Barrett-Jackson Calls Upon Collector Car Legend Rick Cole to Assist With Sourcing Consignments for Collector Cars
Barrett-Jackson, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced that it has contracted collector car legend Rick Cole to serve as an Automotive Specialist. The announcement was made live on SPEED from the auction block during Barrett-Jackson's Palm Beach event this past weekend. MarketWire

X-Change Corporation Acquires 44,000 Acres in Bakken-Three Forks Formation
X-Change Corporation (PINKSHEETS: XCHC) (OTCQB: XCHC) announced today through its subsidiary Cress Oil, Inc MarketWire

International Medical Technology Investors Convening at Elsevier Business Intelligence's 'Investment in Innovation (IN3) Medical Device 360° London' Event in 2 Weeks: April 25-26, 2012
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Only 9 Percent of Organizations Are Aware of the Devices Accessing Their Corporate Data
Bradford Networks, the best choice to enable secure network access for corporate issued and personal mobile devices, today announced that CMO Tom Murphy will participate on an April 12 webinar panel with SANS, HP and MobileIron MarketWire

Enterprise Veteran Blaine Raddon Joins Acronis as General Manager, Americas
Acronis Inc., a leading provider of disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today announced the appointment of Mr. Blaine Raddon as General Manager, Americas. In this role, Mr. Raddon has overall leadership responsibility for Acronis' sales and channel programs in Canada, the United States and throughout the emerging markets in Latin America. MarketWire

TurkPower Announces Proposed Name Change to SibMet Coal Corporation
TurkPower Corporation (OTCBB: TRKP) (the "Company") announced today that the Company plans to change its name to SibMet Coal Corporation. The name change reflects the Company's expanding focus on the booming metallurgical coking coal industry and the Company's projects in Siberia. MarketWire

vRad Alliance Partner, Diagnostic Imaging, Inc., Joined by Radiology Associates of New Jersey, Expands Footprint and Radiologist Expertise
Virtual Radiologic (vRad), a technology-enabled national radiology practice, announced today vRad Radiology Alliance partner, Diagnostic Imaging Inc. (DII), has been joined by Radiology Associates of New Jersey (RANJ), a radiology group covering seven locations in Southern New Jersey. MarketWire

AmericaFirst Capital Management Announces a 7.11% Dividend Yield on AmericaFirst Income Trend Fund I Shares
AmericaFirst Capital Management is pleased to announce that AmericaFirst Income Trends Fund exceeded its yield expectations by paying the following dividends:(1) MarketWire

May in Frankenmuth: Celebrations for Kids and Moms
Zehnder's restaurant, located in the Bavarian town of Frankenmuth, opened its doors for business on Mother's Day, 1928, when Zehnder's chefs served up a total of 312 chicken dinners. Since then, hundreds of thousands of guests have enjoyed the Mother's Day tradition at Zehnder's, and Zehnder's has come to know Mother's Day as one of the busiest days of the year serving nearly 5,000 guests MarketWire

CAVU Resources, Inc. Announces $1.1 million in Net Revenue and Earns .006 for Initial 2011 Annual Financial Results
CAVU Resources, Inc. ("CAVU") (PINKSHEETS: CAVR) announces the initial financial results of the company, with $1,124,143 in net revenue for the year ending 2011. MarketWire

Wynn Resorts, Limited (WYNN) Investor Lawsuit Against Directors Over Alleged Wrongdoing Announced by Shareholders Foundation
The Shareholders Foundation, Inc. announces that a lawsuit was filed by an investor in Wynn Resorts, Limited (WYNN) shares against certain directors and officers of Wynn Resorts over alleged breaches of fiduciary duties. MarketWire

Avon Products, Inc. (AVP) Investor Lawsuit Over Buyout Offer Announced by Shareholders Foundation
The Shareholders Foundation, Inc. announces that an investor filed a lawsuit in State Court for current stockholders of Avon Products, Inc. (AVP) against directors of Avon Products, Inc. over their alleged utter refusal to properly consider the proposed takeover of Avon Products, Inc. by Coty Inc. for $23.25 per share. MarketWire

US National Telecom Announces Further Reductions in Its Authorized Common Stock by 500 Million Shares
US National Telecom, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: USNL) announces that the Board of Directors has approved to reduce the authorized common stock by 500 million shares. The Company has filed with the secretary of state to further reduce its authorized common stock by 500 million shares and awaits its effectiveness. MarketWire

Power-Save Changes Name to Lustros, Ltd.
POWER-SAVE ENERGY COMPANY (OTCQB: PWSV) (PINKSHEETS: PWSV) announced today that it has changed its name to Lustros, Ltd. to better reflect the focus of the business following the acquisition of Bluestone SA MarketWire

Global Financial Services Veteran William Hernandez Joins BillMyParents Strategic Advisory Board
BillMyParents, Inc. (OTCQB: BMPI) (OTCBB: BMPI) -- the Responsible Teen Spending Company -- is pleased to announce that William Hernandez has joined the company's Strategic Advisory Board. Mr MarketWire

CheapOair iPhone App Highest Rated Amongst Competitors for Flights
Travelers seeking to book an entire trip, from flights to hotels, while on the go, need to look no further than CheapOair's top rated iPhone app. In side by side comparisons, the free CheapOair iPhone App (version 2.0.17) has risen to the top with reviewers and customers commenting on its ease of use, unique design and helpful perks that assist travelers. MarketWire

HEALTHeCAREERS Debuts Psychiatry and Mental Health Careers Page
HEALTHeCAREERS Network (HeCN), the only online single-source healthcare recruiting solution, today announced the debut of its Psychiatry and Mental Health Jobs Page. The new resource provides psychiatry and mental health professionals an exclusive career destination comprised of job postings, tools, and other professional development resources MarketWire

GRNE Reports First Quarter 2012 Salon Revenue of $735,106; Up 13.6% Over Last Year
Green Endeavors, Inc. (OTCQB: GRNE) (PINKSHEETS: GRNE), a majority owned subsidiary of Nexia Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NXHD), is pleased to announced substantial revenue growth for the first quarter of 2012. MarketWire

ProGaming Platforms Preparing to File Two New Patent Applications
ProGaming Platforms Corp. (OTCBB: PPTF) (OTCQB: PPTF), developer of a commercial multiplayer online gaming and reward processing platform, today announced it is currently in the process of reviewing and preparing new patent applications for its proprietary multiplayer online gaming and reward-processing platform MarketWire

Vista Partners Publishes April 2012 Newsletter
Vista Partners ("Vista") announced today that it published its FREE macroeconomic/small cap oriented monthly newsletter for the month of April. Each monthly newsletter from Vista contains macroeconomic thoughts from its Principal Analyst, Ross Silver, and monthly highlights of each covered small cap company. MarketWire

Whitaker Wellness Institute Offers Significant Cost Reduction on Back to Health Programs for a Limited Time
The renowned Whitaker Wellness Institute, the nation's leading integrative healthcare center, today announced special pricing for a limited time on the popular Back to Health Program. MarketWire

Sage Gives SMBs a Budget Boost With Subscription Licensing Option for ERP
Sage today introduced a new subscription license option for its core ERP products that provide North American small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) with the essential functions to manage financials, distribution and manufacturing operations. The new licensing option reduces initial capital outlay to improve cash flow and simplify budgeting MarketWire

H&R Block Offers Free Tax Extension Filing
On average, more than 10 million taxpayers applied for a tax filing extension each of the past few years, avoiding the 5 percent monthly penalty for failure to file. This year, participating H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) offices are offering free tax extension filing now through the April 17 tax filing deadline. MarketWire

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. Announces Letter of Award for Three Year Drilling Contract for the Ocean Rig Olympia
Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ: ORIG) (the "Company" or "Ocean Rig"), a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, today announced that it has received a Letter of Award for its ultra deepwater drillship "Ocean Rig Olympia," from a major oil company MarketWire

FDA Panel Scheduled to Review Edwards Sapien Valve for High-Risk Patients on June 13
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, today announced that a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Panel has proposed a review of the company's Premarket Approval (PMA) application for its Edwards SAPIEN transcatheter heart valve on June 13, 2012 MarketWire

Global Technologies Group, Inc. Prepares Letter of Intent for Proposed Acquisition
Global Technologies Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GTGP) announces the preparation of both a Memo of Understanding (M.O.U.) and Letter of Intent (L.O.I.) for the proposed acquisition of the company we have discussed in previous 8ks and press releases for over a year MarketWire

StudentUniverse Launches Student Deals Service Featuring Exclusive Always-On Discounts From National Brands
Today, StudentUniverse, the leading resource for student deals and travel discounts, launched its new deals service for college students to access exclusive deals from hundreds of national brands MarketWire

Ensim Corporation Announces Compatibility With SQL Server 2012
Ensim Corporation, a leading provider of business and operations support solutions (BSS and OSS) to manage, orchestrate, and automate private, public and hybrid cloud infrastructure, today announced that Ensim has completed its compatibility testing process and has certified Ensim Unify to be compatible with Microsoft Corp.'s SQL Server 2012 MarketWire

TRC Engages Ridge Global as Strategic Advisor
TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRR) has engaged Ridge Global LLC as a strategic advisor in support of business consulting in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and neighboring states. The partnership will expand relationships and teaming opportunities, and support deeper engagement and enhanced service for current and prospective TRC customers in the region. MarketWire

Tokutek Brings Replication Performance to MySQL and MariaDB
Percona Live 2012 Conference -- Tokutek, the leader in high-performance and agile database storage engines, today announced TokuDB® v6.0 with high performance replication for MySQL and MariaDB. TokuDB v6.0 eliminates the common and persistent problem of "slave lag" in which a replication server is unable to keep up with the query load borne by the master server. TokuDB v6 MarketWire

Cabinet NG Expands Its Claim in Insurance Industry With New VAR
Cabinet NG (CNG), provider of electronic document management and workflow management software, today announced it has signed a Value Added Reseller agreement with Maya Assurance Company, a New York City-based insurance carrier licensed to underwrite property-casualty insurance in the State of New York MarketWire

Opinionmeter Releases Mobile Survey App for Android Phones and Tablets
Opinionmeter International, developer of award winning mobile research software, announced today the release of their TouchPoint™ survey app for the Android platform. MarketWire

2012 Is on Us: Egnyte Announces Box Buster Buyout Program
Egnyte, the leading provider of Cloud and HybridCloud File Sharing solutions for Businesses, today announced the Box Buster Buyout program. Aimed at businesses that are paying for Box accounts and found they've outgrown their usefulness, the Box Buster program allows paying Box customers to switch to a matching plan on Egnyte, at no cost for the duration of 2012 and free migration(1). MarketWire

Pacific Gold Corp.-Shareholder Conference Call Recording
Pacific Gold Corp. (OTCQB: PCFG)(PINKSHEETS: PCFG), is pleased to provide a recording of the shareholder conference call held on April 4th, 2012. MarketWire

MMRGlobal Selling Prepaid Personal Health Record Card to 50,000 In-Home Health and Assisted Living Patients
MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCBB: MMRF) ("MMR"), a leading provider of Personal Health Records (PHRs), MyEsafeDepositBox storage solutions and electronic document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals, today announced agreements with VIDA Senior Resource, Inc. (www.vidaseniorresource MarketWire

Vanguard Energy Corporation Completes Two More Wells at Batson Dome
Vanguard Energy Corporation (OTCBB: VNGE), an oil drilling and production company, today announced the completion of two additional wells in the Batson Dome Oil Field of Southeast Texas where it controls 500 strategically located acres MarketWire

Health 2.0 Announces Hokie Health Code-a-Thon, Tapping Talent in Southwest Virginia's Emerging Technology Hotbed
Health 2.0 announced today the Hokie Health Code-a-thon which will be held April 13-14 in Blacksburg, Virginia, an up-and-coming medical and technology hub for innovators MarketWire

CytoSorbents Corporation Establishes European Subsidiary
CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCBB: CTSO), a critical care-focused company using blood purification to treat life-threatening illnesses, announced that it has established its wholly-owned European subsidiary, CytoSorbents Europe GmbH, with offices in Berlin, Germany. The subsidiary will manage distribution, sales and marketing, and customer support throughout Germany and other European countries. MarketWire

New Research From Hogan Assessments Highlights Benefits of Awareness Coaching for Employee Development
Competent, well-developed leaders are paramount to business success. In today's cost-driven business atmosphere, budgetary restrictions leave many companies struggling to provide critical development opportunities to their key employees. MarketWire

Ortsbo Presents "Live & Global: IZOD IndyCar Series" Live Streaming Event With Brazilian Racing Stars
On Saturday, April 14, live from the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Ortsbo, the world's leading real-time language translation platform, and INDYCAR will host the first "Ortsbo Live & Global: IZOD IndyCar Series" of 2012 featuring drivers Rubens Barrichello (@RuBarrichello) and Tony Kanaan (@TonyKanaan) MarketWire

Axceler, ECS Announce Partnership in Microsoft SharePoint Solutions Market
Axceler, the leader in Microsoft SharePoint governance, administration and migration, and SharePoint consulting firm ECS, today announced that they have partnered to offer top-quality professional services and software solutions to support and optimize customers' SharePoint investments MarketWire

Oracle's New StorageTek Tape Analytics Software Delivers Superior Security and Scalability From a Single Pane of Glass
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

TIBCO Delivers Breakthrough Software to Analyze Big Data in Motion
TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today unveiled an industry-first technology for "big data" analysis that helps companies mine real-time digital, social and event streams together with business transactions and other traditional data sources to make faster, smarter decisions. The new software, TIBCO ActiveSpaces® 2 MarketWire

All American Pet Company Selects Shawnee, Kansas as Its Operational Headquarters
All American Pet Company, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AAPT), a Los Angeles, California-based pet wellness company, will open an operational headquarters, manufacturing and warehouse facility in Shawnee, Kansas' Perimeter Park, with plans to add more than 80 new employees. MarketWire

Mytrus Rolls Out Clinical Research Industry's First Patient-Friendly System for Informed Consent via iPad(R) Application
Mytrus, an innovative clinical technology and services company for medical and pharmaceutical research, today announced the debut of its iPad application explaining informed consent prior to clinical trial patient enrollment MarketWire

Whaleback Managed Services Intros Enhanced Mobility With New CrystalBlue Cordless Phone
Whaleback Managed Services, the leader in managed unified communications services, today announced its next generation of enhanced wireless mobility for customers with the availability of the CrystalBlue Cordless Phone as part of Whaleback's CrystalBlue Cloud-based Managed Unified Communications Services. MarketWire

Ancestry.com Releases the Most Comprehensive Collection of Titanic Records Available Online to Mark the 100th Anniversary of the Ocean Liner's Famous Sinking
Ancestry.com (NASDAQ: ACOM), the world's largest online family history resource, announced today that it will mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic by releasing the most comprehensive online collection of records relating to the passengers and crew aboard the legendary luxury liner MarketWire

Alltel Wireless Uses Oracle Retail to Support Stores
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"NuFACE Week" at Skincare-News.com - Day One - NuFACE Products for Superior At-Home Anti-Aging Skincare
NuFACE offers a professional facial rejuvenation device that delivers instant results in the comfort of home. The latest article by Skincare-News.com NuFACE Week - Day One - The NuFACE Product Line: Anti-Aging at Your Fingertips introduces the NuFACE product line and its innovative benefits for aging skin. MarketWire

PALYJA Indonesia Implements Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing Solution for Faster Billing, Collections and Improved Customer Service
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Omni Water Solutions and Austin Technology Incubator Collaborate for Success
Omni Water Solutions, Inc., an emerging technology company focused on delivering a unique software and hardware approach for mobile water treatment and re-use, has accelerated its growth trajectory by being a portfolio company of the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), a not-for-profit unit of the IC2 Institute of The University of Texas at Austin (UT) MarketWire

Acer LED Projector Is Ideal On-the-Go Notebook Companion in Canada
Acer, the number two PC provider in Canada,(1) today debuts the new Acer C120 ultraportable pico projector that can be powered by a PC via USB connection. It's ideal for business people, instructors and anyone who needs an incredibly portable projector to display clear, crisp images. MarketWire

Acer LED Projector Is Ideal On-the-Go Notebook Companion in the U.S.
Acer America today debuts the new Acer C120 ultraportable pico projector that can be powered by a PC via USB connection. It's ideal for business people, instructors and anyone who needs an incredibly portable projector to display clear, crisp images. MarketWire

Venture Capital Firms Raised $4.9 Billion in Q1 2012
Forty-two U.S. venture capital funds raised $4.9 billion in the first quarter of 2012, according to Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). This level marks a 35 percent decrease by dollar commitments and a 9 percent decline by number of funds compared to the first quarter of 2011, which saw 46 funds raise $7.6 billion during the period MarketWire

Gabriel Resources Ld Announces Market Update
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U.S. Department of Energy Publishes STWA's Oil Pipeline Efficiency Test Results
STWA, Inc MarketWire

AlumiFuel Power's PBIS-2000 Successfully Completes Final Testing
Early production stage hydrogen generation company AlumiFuel Power Corporation (OTCBB: AFPW) (the "Company") through its U.S operating subsidiary, announced today that it has completed the assembly and final testing of its Portable Balloon Inflation System (PBIS)-2000. The unit is now being prepared for delivery to the Air Force Special Operations Command. MarketWire

SourceHOV to Showcase and Present ePublishing and Content Solutions at London Book Fair 2012
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Leaders and Families of Pasadena Center for Learning Disabilities to Walk in Support of Autism
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TMP Executive to Deliver Keynote Address at Social Media in Recruitment Conference
WHO:Steven Z. Ehrlich, global vice president of Client Development for aia worldwide, a wholly-owned company of TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications, LLC, the world's largest independent digital recruitment advertising agency WHAT:Will deliver a keynote address, titled "Social Media - Past, Present and Future," at the 2012 Social Media in Recruitment Conference MarketWire

Entergy and Shaw Begin Construction of Ninemile Point Unit 6, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Louisiana utility regulators have given units of Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) (New Orleans, Louisiana) and The Shaw Group Incorporated (NYSE:SHAW) (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) authorization to begin construction of the 550-megawatt (MW) Ninemile Point Power Station Unit 6 MarketWire

Market Research Forecasts the Cardiovascular Surgery Devices Market at $1.6 Billion by 2017
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Cardiovascular Surgery Devices Market to 2017 - Technological Advances and Shift Towards Minimally Invasive Procedures Driving Market Growth" to their collection of Medical Devices market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch MarketWire

Mobile Star Corp. (MBST.QB) Announces Consulting With Northern California-Based Higher Education Institution and Tuesday, April 10, 2012, Week Seven Shareholder Call
MOBILE STAR CORP. (OTCQB: MBST) (PINKSHEETS: MBST) is pleased to announce a non-binding consulting engagement with a northern California-based higher education institution to help restructure and secure financing of real property assets through Mobile Star, Education and Real Estate Lending division. The terms of engagement are not made public at this time. MarketWire

Whamcloud and EMC Collaborate on PLFS and Lustre Integration
Whamcloud, a venture-backed company formed from a worldwide network of high-performance computing (HPC) storage industry veterans, today announced it is extending its working relationship with EMC® Corporation (NYSE: EMC). The relationship between the two companies began over a year ago and promotes the open source availability of Lustre MarketWire

EndoChoice Awarded Endoscope Repair Contract With HealthTrust Purchasing Group
EndoChoice, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a group purchasing agreement with HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P. (HealthTrust) for endoscope repair, effective May 1, 2012. The new agreement allows HealthTrust members to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by the group for endoscope repairs. MarketWire

The California School of Professional Fabric Design Advocates Creative Use of Textiles in Reducing Air Pollution
The 2012 Young Architects Program, hosted by MoMA and MoMA PS1, recently announced its winner. The installation that took the prize is a temporary outdoor architectural installation that provides seating, ambiance, and water. The winners, Matthias Hollwich and Marc Kushner, integrated an innovative nylon fabric into the design MarketWire

New Prostate Treatments Attract Attention of Dr. Michael Kaplan, Other Leading Urologists
There have long been many different treatments available for men with enlarged prostates. Some of these treatments come with high risk factors and potential side effects, while others are thought to be safer. However, a new study suggests that there may be a new treatment available that will offer ample benefits MarketWire

Jones Soda Co. Strengthens Board of Directors With Appointment of Jennifer Cue
Jones Soda Co. (NASDAQ: JSDA), a leader in the premium soda category and known for its unique branding and innovative marketing, today announced Jennifer Cue has joined the company's Board of Directors. Cue was at Jones Soda from the beginning and held various leadership roles at the company from 1995 through 2005, including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and board member. MarketWire

MRC Announces METAwards and Merchant Spotlight Winners at 2012 e-Commerce Payments and Risk Conference
The Merchant Risk Council (MRC), a global merchant-led trade association focused on electronic commerce payments and risk, announced the winners of the METAwards and inaugural Merchant Spotlight award at their annual conference in Las Vegas on March 29, 2012. MarketWire

High Out-of-Pocket Expenditure of 78% Limits Indian Healthcare Spending
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Pricing and Reimbursement of the Healthcare System in India - Low Levels of Drug Reimbursement Lead to a High Out-Of-Pocket Expenditure" to their collection of Insurance & Managed Care market reports. For more information, visit: http://www.marketresearch MarketWire

A Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwich
(Family Features) A classic grilled cheese sandwich is one of the iconic foods of childhood. And while plenty of people still enjoy a basic grilled cheese, many are looking for ways to take their favorite sandwich from the kiddie table to the grownup table. MarketWire

Competition for Basic Raw Material Is Restraining the Yeast Market in Europe & North America
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Global Yeast Market by Types, Applications, & Geography - Trends & Forecasts (2011 - 2016)," to their collection of Ingredients market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/MarketsandMarkets-v3719/Global-Yeast-Types-Applications-Geography-6883805/ MarketWire

BARDA Delivers Notice of Intent to Exercise Additional Contract Options With Aeolus Worth $9.1 Million
Aeolus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: AOLS) (PINKSHEETS: AOLS) MarketWire

IDO Security and Laser Detect Systems to Present Jointly at London Counter Terror Expo
IDO Security Inc. (OTCBB: IDOI), developer of the innovative MagShoe™ shoe scanning device (SSD), today announced that it will be demonstrating the MagShoe at the upcoming Counter Terror Expo in London, England, April 25-26, 2012. The Counter Terror Expo is the premier global event for professionals tasked with ensuring a formidable and effective response to the threats we face today. MarketWire

Augme Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Competitor Millennial Media, Inc.
Augme Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: AUGT) ("Augme®") ("the Company"), a leader in interactive media marketing that provides the only patented end-to-end mobile marketing platform, today announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court of Delaware against Millennial Media, Inc MarketWire

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