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India, China to drive global gadget sales above $1 trillion
Developing nations India and China will drive global sales of gadgets above one trillion dollars this year for the first time, industry analysts have claimed. ANI

Coal India buys mining rights in South Africa
The world's biggest coal producer Coal India Limited (CIL) would reportedly sign an agreement with the Limpopo Government in South Africa to receive mining rights on various coal blocks in that area. ANI

Asian Industry Forum advises members, media, govts in S.Asian and ASEAN to avoid new investments in UK
The Asian Industry Forum has advised its members, the press and governments in the South Asian and ASEAN regions to avoid new investments in the United Kingdom due to the increasing number of attacks against people of Asian origin in the UK. ANI

Ashland to expand Polyplasdone(TM) and Polyclar(TM) crosslinked polyvinylpyrrolidone production
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 9, 2012WILMINGTON, Del.- Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) today announced plans to expand production of Polyplasdone(TM) and Polyclar(TM) crosslinked polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVPP) at its manufacturing facility in Texas City, Texas in response to strong demand ACN Newswire

Asia's Biggest Toy Fair in the Spotlight
Environmentally friendly toys, stationery and baby products and a full programme of international speakers and award presentations have attracted more than 2,600 exhibitors to four trade fairs, which opened today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) ACN Newswire

Quamnet Outstanding Enterprise Awards 2011 Acknowledge Accomplishments of Excellent Enterprises, Hong Kong's most influential investor-focused financial website, and a division of Quam Limited (HKEx: 00952) has presented Quamnet Outstanding Enterprise Awards to the winning companies during the award presentation night on January 6,2012 ACN Newswire

Supertex Updates Fiscal Third Quarter Guidance
Supertex, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUPX) today announced that it expects third fiscal quarter revenue to be in the range of $13,500,000 to $14,000,000. This represents a decline of 15% from the Company's previous third fiscal quarter revenue guidance of a 5% sequential decline, or $16,100,000. MarketWire

UPDATE: Tad Rivelle and Laird Landmann to Discuss U.S. Fixed Income Markets on MetWest Total Return Bond Fund Conference Call
The TCW Group (TCW), an international asset-management firm, invites you to participate in a conference call on Tuesday, January 10 with Tad Rivelle and Laird Landmann, portfolio managers of the Morningstar 5-star rated MetWest Total Return Bond Fund (MWTIX/MWTRX). MarketWire

Entertainment Industry Specialist Katie Knowles Joins T&H Brokers Group of Alliant Insurance Services
Alliant Insurance Services (, the nation's largest specialty insurance brokerage firm, has announced that Katie Knowles, a multi-line producer specializing in the entertainment industry and high net worth individuals, has joined its T&H Brokers group as Senior Vice President and will be based in White Plains, NY. MarketWire

InfoWorld Announces the 2012 Technology of the Year Award Recipients
IDG's InfoWorld, the technology media brand devoted to modernizing enterprise IT, has announced the winners of its annual Technology of the Year awards. Chosen by InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers, and drawn from all products InfoWorld tested in the past year, the annual Technology of the Year Awards identify the best and most innovative products on the IT landscape. MarketWire

The Mortgage Law Group Helps Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Gain More Time
The Mortgage Law Group has been working overtime in recent months to help its clients obtain extra time in their homes, which has been the firm's mission since its founding. Extra time spent in their homes can be exactly what many Americans need to defeat an impending foreclosure MarketWire

'The Frog Whisperer' Offers Strategy for Finding Lasting Love
After years of "kissing frogs" in the dating game, author Jane Atkinson stepped back, came up with a plan and... married her Prince Charming. She shares her story and her strategy in her new book, "The Frog Whisperer: A 3-Step Approach to Finding Lasting Love," MarketWire

'A Dangerous Woman' Recounts Life of Adah Menken, Civil War Pin-Up Girl
Though Americans spent 2011 observing the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, few know the name Adah Menken, darling of soldiers on both sides, says historian Mike Foster, co-author of the new biography, "A Dangerous Woman," (Lyons Press), MarketWire

Brown & Brown, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, Inc.
Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) today announced the completion of the previously-announced acquisition by Brown & Brown, Inc. of the parent company of Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, Inc. ("Arrowhead"). MarketWire

Tad Rivelle and Laird Landmann to Discuss U.S. Fixed Income Markets on MetWest Total Return Bond Fund Conference Call
The TCW Group (TCW), an international asset-management firm, invites you to participate in a conference call on Tuesday, January 10 with Tad Rivelle and Laird Landmann, portfolio managers of the Morningstar 5-star rated MetWest Total Return Bond Fund (MWTIX/MWTRX). MarketWire

Two Lucky Players Drive Home Winners in Red Hawk Casino's Cash & Cadillacs Grand Finale
Red Hawk Casino rings in the New Year with two new Cadillacs for two winners in the $1 Million Cash & Cadillacs Giveaway. Two lucky Rewards Club members each won a brand new Cadillac SRX during the $100,000 Grand Finale Weekend. MarketWire

Silvercorp Sues Jon R. Carnes, His EOS Holdings and Zane Heilig as "Alfred Little"/"IFRA" in Silvercorp Amended New York Lawsuit
Silvercorp Metals Inc. ("Silvercorp" or the "Company") (TSX: SVM)(NYSE: SVM) today filed an amended lawsuit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, adding EOS Holdings LLC., Jon Carnes, Zane Heilig, Andrew Wong and International Financial Research & Analysis Group ("IFRA"), as defendants MarketWire

Top Retailers Select PivotLink to Deliver Business Insights
Underscoring its continued momentum, PivotLink, the leading provider of retail performance management solutions delivered via Software as a Service (SaaS), today announced strong continued adoption of PivotLink's platform and analytic solutions MarketWire

Glatfelter Inaugurates New Festooning Line
Glatfelter (NYSE: GLT), a leading global supplier of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials, today announced the inauguration of its newest festooning line at its Gatineau, Quebec, Canada facility MarketWire

Nelson Named SVP at U.S. RE
James Nelson, a reinsurance executive with more than 30 years of experience, has joined U.S. RE Corporation as Senior Vice President, Tal Piccione, Chairman and CEO, announced. MarketWire

The Innovation Group of Companies and Global Gaming Business Magazine Announce Groundbreaking Conference, RD&E: Retail, Dining and Entertainment in the Gaming and Hospitality Industry
The Innovation Group of Companies and Global Gaming Business Magazine today announce a groundbreaking conference, RD&E: Retail, Dining and Entertainment in the Gaming and Hospitality Industry. The conference will be held May 15-16 at Revel in Atlantic City, the new Boardwalk casino built to take advantage of all the non-gaming amenities today. MarketWire

Key Challenges and Trends in Business Intelligence, Visibility, Virtualization and Cloud Strategies to Be Addressed by Net Optics Corporate Development VP at Needham 14th Annual Growth Conference
Net Optics, the industry's leading provider of intelligent access and monitoring solutions, today announced that its Vice President Corporate Development, Gideon Marks, will take the podium to share insights on major industry challenges and solutions at the 14th Annual Needham Growth Conference at the New York Palace Hotel in New York City, January 10-12, 2012 MarketWire

TGI (TSPG) EKOPLAZ Contracts E5 Unit
TGI SOLAR POWER GROUP INC. (PINKSHEETS: TSPG), a diversified energy company, is pleased to announce it has placed an order for an EKOPLAZ E5 medical waste and hazardous materials processing unit. MarketWire

Hoku Materials Files Complaint Against Idaho Power to Amend Electric Service Agreement
Hoku Materials, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hoku Corporation (NASDAQ: HOKU), that is constructing a polysilicon production facility in Pocatello, Idaho, today announced the filing of a formal complaint with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (the PUC), seeking to amend its electric service agreement with Idaho Power Company MarketWire

CME Operations, LLC Files Action Against Former Employees; Senior Mining Engineer Tom Claridge and Chief Geologist Steve Eady, Currently of Tara Minerals
CME Operations, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company with focus on the mining business in Mexico, has filed suit against two former employees, Tom Claridge and Steve Eady, asserting numerous causes of action including breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud and conversion. MarketWire

Ziegler Closes $63 Million Financing for Southwest General Health Center
Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, is pleased to announce the successful closing of a $63,045,000 tax-exempt, fixed-rate financing for Southwest General Health Center (Southwest General). Southwest General Health Center is a non-profit 358-registered bed acute care hospital facility located in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. At the time of issuance, the securities were rated 'A2' by Moody's. MarketWire

XYMOGEN Announces 2012 Schedule for Its Vanguard Neurology Conference Featuring Internationally Recognized Neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter
XYMOGEN, one of the nation's leading health science companies, has announced the 2012 schedule for the company's international education series, "Vanguard Neurology: The Next Generation" presented by Dr. David Perlmutter, an internationally recognized expert in Functional Medicine. MarketWire

Juniper Networks, Inc. Announces Q4 2011 Financial Update
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today provided preliminary results for the quarter ended December 31, 2011. Financial results for the fourth quarter of 2011, which are based on preliminary estimates and subject to change, are now expected to be below the company's outlook issued on October 24, 2011. MarketWire

As 'Next Tier Patients' Undergo Gastric Banding and Bypass, GI Device Market Grows
Once an experimental procedure for severely obese people, gastric bypass, and particularly banding, have become more common, driving gastrointestinal device sales, according to healthcare market research publisher Kalorama Information MarketWire

National Family Mortgage CEO Timothy Burke to Speak at Real Estate Connect NYC 2012 Conference
National Family Mortgage, America's premier peer-to-peer lending solution for home loans between relatives, today announced that company founder and CEO Timothy Burke will join a panel on the future of home financing at the upcoming Real Estate Connect 2012 Conference in New York City, New York, on Friday, January 13, 2012. MarketWire

Kicking Off Its 2012 Tour in Europe, The Squidling Bros. Circus Sideshow Offers a Fresh, Edgy and Humor-Filled Twist on the Classic American Sideshows of the Early 20th Century
The two Philadelphia-based brothers who stepped right up in 2007 and created The Squidling Bros. Circus Sideshow ( emerged with quirky, unforgettable monikers fitting their one-of-a kind traveling extravaganza MarketWire

Kevin Murphy Named Vice President, Product Management at Certeon
Certeon, the application performance company, has named Kevin Murphy as Vice President Product Management MarketWire

Industry's Most Burning Questions Answered by Keynote Speakers at World Biofuels Markets 2012
Attendees at the upcoming World Biofuels Markets (, Europe's largest conference and exhibition focused on biofuels, will hear from leading voices from across the biofuels value chain to address the most pressing questions facing the future of the industry MarketWire

Cybertap, LLC. Announces Its Acquisition of DejaVu Technologies, Inc.
Cybertap (, a cyber software products company, today announced its acquisition of DejaVu Technologies, Inc., an industry leader in the areas of network analysis and data mining. MarketWire

Mercom Capital Group: 2011 Sees $1.9 Billion in Solar Venture Capital, $4 Billion in M&A
Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, today released its annual and fourth quarter funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity report for the solar sector in 2011. MarketWire

UFood Restaurant Group Begins Construction on First Aberdeen Proving Ground Military Base Location
UFood Restaurant Group, Inc. (OTCBB: UFFC) announced today that the company has begun construction on the first of three locations to open at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. MarketWire

Perceptive Pixel to Showcase Its Breakthrough 82-Inch Multi-Touch Display Now Featuring Corning(R) Gorilla(R) Glass at 2012 Consumer Electronics Show
Perceptive Pixel, the leading developer of advanced user interface solutions, and Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW), a world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, today announced that they will be demonstrating a prototype of Perceptive Pixel's 82-inch advanced multi-touch LCD display featuring Corning® Gorilla® Glass at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Jan MarketWire

Fanfarlo Reveals North American Tour in Celebration of "ROOMS FILLED WITH LIGHT"; London-Based Collective to Hit the Road Beginning March 5th at Boston's Paradise Rock Club; Ticket Pre-Orders Get Underway Wednesday, January 11th; NPR Exclusively Premieres New Video for "Shiny Things"; Album Pre-Orde
In celebration of their eagerly awaited new album, "ROOMS FILLED WITH LIGHT," UK five-piece Fanfarlo has unveiled details of a major North American tour. The dates get underway March 5th at Boston's Paradise Rock Club and then continue through mid-April (see itinerary below). Ticket pre-sales for the trek will begin this Wednesday, January 11th via the band's website, MarketWire

McWilliams|Ballard Sells Out The Residences at Park Place in Annapolis, Maryland for The Carlyle Group
The Residences at Park Place, a 208-luxury condominium community located just moments from historic West Street, the historic district and waterfront of downtown Annapolis Maryland MarketWire

Star Bulk Redeploys the Star Sigma
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (the "Company" or "Star Bulk") (NASDAQ: SBLK), a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, today announced that the vessel Star Sigma ("Star Sigma"), which was time chartered to Pacific Bulk Shipping Ltd. of Hong Kong ("Pacific Bulk") until October 2013 at a gross daily rate of $38,000, was redelivered to the Company MarketWire

Medrio eClinical Achieves "Astounding" Results in Customer Satisfaction Survey
Users of Medrio, an eClinical SaaS company revolutionizing the way clinical data is being managed, have recognized Medrio's excellence in customer experience in a 2011 customer satisfaction survey. The survey, conducted by independent research company Information Solution Groups (ISG), confirms exceptional scores in customer satisfaction, product performance and overall business relationship. MarketWire

DISH Network and Univision Communications Sign Groundbreaking Multi-Year, Multi-Platform Distribution Agreement
(NASDAQ: DISH) -- DISH Network L.L.C., the nation's third largest pay-TV provider, and Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, have signed a multi-year, multi-platform agreement that will bring the most comprehensive selection of Spanish-language networks and content to DISH Latino subscribers MarketWire

Perceptron, Inc. to Present at Noble Financial's Eighth Annual Equity Conference
Perceptron, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRCP) today announced that Harry Rittenour, President and CEO, and Jack Lowry, CFO, will present to institutional investors and analysts at the Eighth Annual Noble Equity Conference to be held January 17 and 18 at The Hard Rock Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. MarketWire

Corel(R) Releases New Photo Workflow Solution: Corel(R) AfterShot(TM) Pro
Corel is pleased to announced the exciting expansion of its digital photography portfolio with the introduction of Corel® AfterShot™ Pro. The total photographic workflow solution for professional and enthusiast photographers will be displayed today at Pepcom®'s Digital Experience!® and tomorrow at Showstopper® at CES MarketWire

DISH Makes Expansive HBO Content Available On Demand for Home TV Viewers
(NASDAQ: DISH) -- DISH Network L.L.C. and Home Box Office, Inc., announced today an agreement that will give DISH customers expanded access to HBO's acclaimed programming. The agreement enables DISH customers with or without Internet, who subscribe to HBO and Cinemax, to watch expanded selections of HBO content instantly from the comfort of home. MarketWire

Attention Consumers: Take the DISH Test Drive and Watch TV on Your Tablet or Smartphone... at No Charge for 24 Hours
(NASDAQ: DISH) - DISH Network L.L.C., the third largest pay-TV provider, is introducing DISH Test Drive, giving Americans the ability to sample TV Everywhere technology from DISH and watch a selection of popular TV programming online or on mobile devices at no charge for 24 hours. Starting Feb. 1, TV viewers can visit from a computer, tablet or smartphone and sign up MarketWire

DISH Bundles TV Service with ViaSat's Next-Generation High-Speed Satellite Broadband
(NASDAQ: DISH) -- DISH Network L.L.C. and ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) today announced the availability of next-generation satellite broadband service bundled with DISH's popular satellite television service. In February, DISH will launch its advanced satellite broadband packages with up to 12 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload speeds bundled with a variety of DISH TV programming packages. MarketWire

Blockbuster Movie Package for DISH Customers Enhanced With Thousands of Streaming Movies and TV Shows for Kids
(NASDAQ: DISH) -- DISH Network L.L.C. announced today the expansion of family and kid's programming available through the company's Blockbuster @Home™ entertainment package MarketWire

DISH Introduces Hopper and Joey -- Next Generation Whole-Home HD DVR Entertainment System
(NASDAQ: DISH) MarketWire

QuickLogic Announces Preliminary Q4 2011 Revenue
QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), the lowest power programmable semiconductor solutions leader, today announced that it expects to report fourth quarter revenue of approximately $4.3 million. New product revenue was approximately $1.7 million while mature product revenue was approximately $2.6 million MarketWire

Nokia Lumia 710 and the Nokia Lumia 800 signal new smartphone dawn for Nokia in Canada
First two smartphones based on Windows Phone introduce a range of newexperiences designed to make everyday moments more amazing Today,Nokia Canada announces the availability of the first twosmartphones in the Nokia Lumia family, the Nokia Lumia 710, availableexclusively at Rogers Communications, and the Nokia Lumia 800, availableexclusively at TELUS MarketWire

Live online learning from Coventry University with Ericsson solution

Nokia and AT&T introduce the new Nokia Lumia 900 on AT&T's 4G LTE network
Today at the 2012International ConsumerElectronics Show (CES),Nokia and AT&T announced the Nokia Lumia 900, the first of Nokia'sWindows®Phone-based range to feature high-speed LTE* connectivity. With Nokia'slargestdisplay, the Nokia Lumia 900 delivers a rich content experience from aphonethat still fits easily in your hand. MarketWire

Zeo Presents Live, Real-Time Sleep Tracking at CES 2012
Zeo, the revolutionary sleep management company, invites you to come catch some zzz's at our first-ever SleepLab, a fully functioning nap center at Booth 2817 in the North Hall. MarketWire

Wolverine Exploration Announces Results of 2011 Exploration at Cache River
Wolverine Exploration Inc. ("Wolverine") (OTCQB: WOLV) (PINKSHEETS: WOLV) is pleased to provide an update on exploration activities on its mineral property in central Labrador. As reported in our last release, four of the eleven anomalous areas detected from the IP survey had been completed when winter weather conditions forced the shutdown of operations. MarketWire

Ed Sheeran Sets Major North American Tour; British Sensation to Hit the Road With Snow Patrol, Beginning March 29th in Orlando, Florida; Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Also Slates Headline Showcases in New York and Los Angeles; "The A Team" EP Available Now; Record-Breaking #1 Debut Album, "+," due Lat
Elektra recording artist Ed Sheeran has announced details of his upcoming North American tour. The eagerly awaited dates -- which see the acclaimed British singer/songwriter traveling as special guest on Snow Patrol's 2012 North American Tour -- get underway March 29th at Orlando, Florida's Hard Rock Live and then continue through mid-May (see itinerary below). MarketWire

Canadian Angels (Investors) Saving Homeowners in Arizona
Dave Dziedzic, a Canadian-born, ex-professional hockey player now living in Arizona has found a solution to the US housing crisis. Dave, along with the help of real estate investors in Canada and the US, are helping homeowners avoid foreclosure and stay in their home. MarketWire

NHS Health Solutions, Inc. Moves Towards Revenue
NHS Health Solutions, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NHSH) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary Mineseeker Operations Overseas Limited ("Mineseeker" or "Company"), a British Virgin Islands corporation, has made significant advancements toward its target to be under revenue by the second quarter of 2012. MarketWire

Sikich Honored as One of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work for Nationally
Sikich LLP, a leading public accounting and advisory firm, has been recognized by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ in the country. MarketWire

AlliedBarton Security Services Named to the 2011 Leadership 500 by Leadership Excellence Magazine
AlliedBarton Security Services,, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, has recently been named to the 2011 Leadership 500 by Leadership Excellence magazine. The Leadership 500 are considered by Leadership Excellence magazine as the organizations with the best leadership development programs MarketWire

Help Horses at Risk Get a Second Chance at Life
The Retirement Home for Horses at Mill Creek, a nonprofit sanctuary for old, abused, and abandoned horses, is feeling the economic pinch. MarketWire

Global Technologies Group, Inc. Status of Cement Plant and Share Distribution
Global Technologies Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GTGP) (Global) announces that we are in the final stages of review and our technology sub-contractor is now arranging for a complete walk through of the plant in conjunction with the plant's engineers for pressure measurements, flow systems and insertion point of MBS MarketWire

Flingo Launches Twitter and Facebook Sharing From Broadcast TV With One Click
Consumer Electronics Show -- Flingo, the leading publisher of applications for smart TVs, today launches one-click posting to Twitter and Facebook directly from smart TVs, making Social TV more available to everyone MarketWire

Zephyr Leverages Qualcomm Life's 2net Technology to Transfer and View Patient Data
Zephyr Technology, world leaders in Physiological Status Monitoring, today announced support for the 2net™ Platform, a cloud-based connectivity solution from Qualcomm Life, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. MarketWire

Ablynx to Present Progress in 2011 and Its 2012 Strategy at 30th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
GHENT, Belgium, 9 January 2012 - Ablynx [Euronext Brussels: ABLX]todayannounced that it will present a review of its progress in 2011, togetherwithan outline of the Company's evolving strategy and a review of itsportfolio andpriorities for 2012, at the 30(th) Annual J.P. Morgan HealthcareConference inSan Francisco, 9-12 January 2012 MarketWire

Ferris State University Selects Innotas PPM to Streamline Its IT Project Management Processes
Innotas, a leading provider of Cloud Solutions for IT Management, announced today that Ferris State University (FSU) has implemented Innotas' Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution to manage its IT projects MarketWire

M&A Advisor Rick Andrade Joins Calabasas Capital
Calabasas Capital, LLC, a Los Angeles-based boutique financial advisory firm that provides investment banking services to lower middle market privately-held companies, business owners and entrepreneurs with expertise in food and restaurants, consumer products and business services, today announced that finance industry veteran Rick Andrade has joined the firm as a managing director. MarketWire

ORLive Program Discusses Surgical Treatment for Epilepsy
If you have a child with epilepsy, you're not alone -- 2.5 million Americans have this disorder. BroadcastMed, Inc.'s surgical web portal presents a live webcast from Akron Children's Hospital discussing the surgical options for treating epilepsy. MarketWire

Local Services Matchmaking Site Soars Past 50,000 Registered Professionals, the fast-growing online service that instantly matches local professionals who bid on needs posted by local consumers, has soared past 50,000 professionals who have registered nationwide, the company announced today. For local businesses, MiNeeds MarketWire

Westfield Insurance Foundation Donates $15,000 to Pennsylvania Tractor Rollover Structure Retrofit Program
Westfield Insurance Foundation, an Ohio-based private foundation, donated $15,000 to the ROPS Retrofit Program for Pennsylvania Farmers, a program that provides rebate funds to install rollover protection structures -- ROPS -- on tractors. MarketWire

Award-Winning Student Artwork Exhibited at the U.S. Department of Education
National PTA® and the U.S. Department of Education will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, January 13th celebrating the opening of an arts exhibit featuring award-winning artwork from dozens of students nationwide. The ceremony commences at noon at the Department's headquarters (LBJ Education Building) in Washington, D.C. MarketWire

U.S. Air Force Sniper and History Channel's "Top Shot" George Reinas Teams Up With DRIFIRE(R)
DRIFIRE®, a premier provider of Comfortable FR Wear®, is partnering with History Channel's "Top Shot" celebrity George Reinas for the 2012 SHOT Show on January 17th to 20th in Las Vegas MarketWire

DH Capital Advises Voxel on Sale to Internap
DH Capital, LLC ("DH Capital"), an investment banking firm serving companies in the Internet infrastructure and communications sectors, is pleased to announce it served as exclusive financial advisor to Voxel Holdings, Inc MarketWire

Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp. Announces Dominican Republic Updates Racetrack Leasing
Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp. (PINKSHEETS: CGAQ) ("the Company") has received formal notification from the Dominican National Horseracing Commission regarding the leasing of the Hippodrome V Centenario. The Company has waited 7 months for official word regarding this venture MarketWire

Decorating With Kids -- It's Child's Play!
(Family Features) Decorating desserts with children can make any occasion (or just a rainy day) extra special. Creating yummy and oh-so-cute treats are easy and fun -- great for little helpers in the kitchen. MarketWire

Power Assure CTO Predicts Top Trends on the Horizon in Data Center Energy Management
Large enterprises, government agencies and managed service providers are struggling to deal with increased power demand, constrained capacity, and data center inefficiencies. Most data centers have historically been built with an eye towards top performance and availability, with little attention paid to how efficiently the data center delivers on those promises MarketWire

KMA Global Solutions Delivers RFID Encapsulated Baggage Tags
KMA Global Solutions International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: KMAG) is pleased to announce that it has delivered its first shipment of RFID encapsulated Baggage tags to its client. MarketWire

Sparta Commercial Welcomes Canton, GA to Its Municipal Lease Program
Sparta Commercial Services, Inc. (OTCBB: SRCO) today announced that Canton, GA has become the latest jurisdiction to join the company's ever-growing Municipal Lease Program with the acquisition of new Harley-Davidson police motorcycles through the Sparta program. MarketWire

Southridge Announces Listing on Mexican Federal Government SGM Website
Southridge Enterprises Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SRGE) ("Southridge" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has been listed on the "Servicio Geologico Mexicano" (SGM) website MarketWire

Chick-fil-A Adds Buddy Fruits to Kid's Meals Nationwide
Buddy Fruits' all natural fruit snacks, today debuts on Chick-fil-A kid's menus nationwide, as the two companies join forces to provide a healthier fast food option. With the new agreement Buddy Fruits' fruit pouches, which are gluten-free with no added preservatives or sugar, will appear on all 1,500 Chick-fil-A restaurant menus MarketWire

Verizon Retirees Speak Out on Undisclosed $20 Million CEO Bonus
The Association of BellTel Retirees (www.BellTelRetirees MarketWire

Continuing Education Courses Help Realtors(R) Stay on Track
To provide its members with the tools and expertise to build their business and better serve clients, the National Association of Realtors® and The CE Shop, Inc. have entered into a partnership to provide continuing education for Realtors® taking online designation and certification courses at REALTOR® University's School of Professional Development & Continuing Education. MarketWire

DataXu Acquires Mexad, Europe's Leading Demand-Side Platform
DataXu (, provider of the industry's #1 ranked demand-side platform (DSP), announced that it has acquired the leading European DSP, Mexad. With offices in Germany, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Italy, Poland, and Brazil, Mexad leads in European and Latin American market share, providing local service and superior results for customers across more than 60 countries. MarketWire

PetSmart Charities(R) Welcomed as the Newest Member of the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition
PetSmart Charities was named a partner in the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition (NARSC). Established as a 501 (c)6 organization in 2006, NARSC is an outgrowth of the unprecedented disaster season of 2005, when major storms -- most notably Hurricane Katrina -- impacted more people and their companion animals than any other time in the history of the United States. MarketWire

Broadway Technology Announces 2011 Year-End Results: Revenue up 50% for 4th Consecutive Year; Team Size Grows 50%; Celebrates 8th Year Anniversary; Accepts Strategic Investment From Top-Tier Banks, Including Goldman Sachs
Broadway Technology, LLC, the emerging leader in high-performance trading solutions for top-tier global banks and hedge funds, announced today its 2011 year-end results MarketWire

Top Vacation Coupons Now Available at CouponCodes4u
With the holiday rush now over and a new year just beginning, it's time to think about making the most of the year ahead. As the days get longer and spring starts to creep in, the thought of getting away becomes even more appealing. So why not think ahead and take advantage of some of the top vacation offers available at CouponCodes4u? MarketWire

Safelite AutoGlass(R) Hosts National Competition to Identify Its Best Windshield Technicians and Customer Service Representatives
On February 8, 2012, 12 of Safelite AutoGlass's best vehicle glass repair and replacement technicians across the nation will compete head to head to prove they are the best in their industry based on quality installations and customer service. MarketWire

ClickSquared Closes $9 Million Funding Round
ClickSquared, a global provider of cross-channel marketing software and services, today announced the closing of a $9 million round of equity financing, led by Staley Capital and including the company's existing group of investors -- Flybridge, JMI Equity and ABS Ventures. MarketWire

Aurora Wins Design and Fabrication Contract for the Boeing SolarEagle
Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded a contract by Boeing Defense, Space & Security to design and fabricate structural components for the revolutionary Boeing SolarEagle unmanned aircraft. MarketWire Launches New Scoring System to Improve Investor Behavior and Avoid Investment Pitfalls
Behavior Analytics, LLC, a Boston-based startup focused on consumer research and behavior analytics, is pleased to announce the launch of, its proprietary investor scoring system to improve an investor's investment behavior and portfolio risk management. MarketWire

Pediatric Orthopaedic Associates, P.C., Selects the SRS EHR for Its 12 Providers and 11 Office Locations
SRS, the leader in productivity-enhancing EHR technology and services for high-performance physicians, today announced that Pediatric Orthopaedic Associates, P.C. (POA), has selected the SRS EHR for its 12 providers and 11 office locations. POA was founded in 1996 and cares for children throughout the greater Atlanta, Georgia, area. MarketWire

Bitzio, Inc. Completes Acquisition of DigiSpace Solutions, LLC
Bitzio, Inc. ("Bitzio" or "the Company") (OTCBB: BTZO) today announced that all obligations have been fulfilled and the Company has completed the acquisition of DigiSpace Solutions, LLC. MarketWire

Ticket Summit(R) Prepares to Host Major Networking Event
Ticket Summit®, the leading conference and trade show for the live entertainment industry, today announced its full conference schedule of panel sessions, Keynote sessions, and a concurrent trade show, slated for January 18-20, 2012 at The Waldorf=Astoria in New York, NY MarketWire

Shadow Financial Systems Releases Near-Real Time Reporting for Equity Trade Capture
Shadow Financial Systems, developers of solutions for global securities processing, reconciliation, clearing, treasury and accounting, today announced details of its Universal Trade Capture (UTC) capability that provides broker/dealer clients with one validation and reporting procedure for the entire trade capture process MarketWire

PIMCO Hires Sai S. Devabhaktuni as Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Distressed Portfolio Management
PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm, has hired Sai S. Devabhaktuni as an Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Distressed Portfolio Management. In this new role, Sai will strengthen the leadership of existing distressed credit portfolio managers and analysts MarketWire

INSIGHT Believes Significant Supply Chain Problems Will Occur If Conflict Breaks Out in Strait of Hormuz
INSIGHT, Inc., a top international provider of supply chain planning solutions for the world's foremost companies, believes that substantial supply chain problems will result if conflict breaks out in the Strait of Hormuz, through which 20% - 30% of the world's oil supply passes on a daily basis. Of more immediate concern to supply chain managers is the impact on global oil markets MarketWire

Radiant Sage Partners With Major Pharmaceutical Company to Enhance Open Source Clinical Trial Imaging Tool
Radiant Sage LLC, a provider of on-demand Clinical Trial Image Management solutions, today announced that it has partnered with one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies to enhance and re-launch its open source DICOM images submitter solution, now named ImageLink MarketWire

Roosters Men's Grooming Center Opens in Schaumburg
Roosters Men's Grooming Center (MGC), a rapidly growing national franchise, has opened its first Illinois store at 1426 North Meacham Road in Schaumburg. MarketWire

MEDIA ALERT: Stephen A. Cox, President and CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, to Be Featured on Award-Winning CredibilityLIVE, Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM EST -
WHO AND WHAT: Stephen A. Cox, President and CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, will be featured on the award-winning FREE interactive series, CredibilityLIVE - "Building Your Business by Building Trust: Insights from the CEO of the BBB." Mr. Cox will be interviewed live and take questions online from small business owners MarketWire

Opa Enters 2012 With Strong Customer Adoption
Opa, a new generation of web development language, created by MLstate, that lets you write distributed web applications using a single technology, finished the year 2011 with increased customer adoption. Monthly binary downloads increased by 20% in December to exceed 10,000 total downloads of the Opa compiler since September MarketWire

Cal-Bay Receives $3M Funding Approval
Cal-Bay International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CBYI) today announced the company received a $3M funding approval from an overseas Investment group for the acquisition of undervalued properties in the US. MarketWire

CAP-XX Supercapacitors Achieve UL 810A Safety Standard
CAP-XX Limited (LSE: CPX), developer of thin, prismatic supercapacitors which deliver burst and back-up power in space-constrained electronic devices, today announced that its supercapacitor energy-storage devices have passed the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) 810A Safety Standard for Electrochemical Capacitors MarketWire

Fund Focused on Sustainability Growth in Louisiana Closes Second Investment
SAIL Sustainable Partners announced today that its Louisiana Sustainability Fund has closed its second investment designed to spur economic growth in the State of Louisiana. The Fund invested in FlexEnergy Inc., one of the fastest growing companies in North America, adding more than 100 employees since 2009 MarketWire

2011 Trading Recap: 96%+ Winners Delight Stock Alert Subscribers
To say the "Stock Alert" service has been on a winning streak is certainly an understatement. Since January of 2003, over 96% of all closed-out trades have ended profitably. There have been several trading streaks of over a year without a single closed-out loss MarketWire

Leap Forward Gaming and JCM Global Combine Forces to Develop Next-Generation Cashless Solutions

E FUN Introduces APEN A5 Digital Pen for Apple iPad
E FUN, a consumer electronics designer and manufacturer of fun, lifestyle products, introduced the APEN A5 Digital Pen that converts any Apple iPad into a premium drawing pad and photo sketcher. The easy-to-use A5 is the most reliable and accurate way to take notes, draw, or sketch on the iPad without having to change your writing habits MarketWire

New TV Accessory Product From DarbeeVision Goes Beyond HD
As a major step in their go to market strategy, DarbeeVision, Inc., a pioneer in the field of digital image enhancement, has created a small HDMI video processor mini-box device that embeds real depth information into a video stream MarketWire

Polkast(TM) to Extend Personal Cloud to NAS Devices
Polkast, a revolutionary personal cloud service that securely connects a user's computers and mobile devices directly, is demonstrating a prototype of its latest advancement on the ZyXEL Media Server NSA300 series at CES MarketWire

Arby's Employs E-sourcing to Control Costs in 2012
After three years of stagnant growth, franchised restaurants show signs for recovery in 2012. According to the International Franchise Association (IFA), quick service restaurant sales are expected to increase 4.4 percent. MarketWire

NAIOP South Florida Chapter to Host 2012 Economic Outlook Summit
NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, South Florida Chapter, will host an Economic Outlook Summit on January 25, 2012 at the Sheraton Suites on Cypress Creek Road. MarketWire

Nextrials to Showcase Clinical Trial Data Platform Prism(R)'s Interoperability With Electronic Health Records at Connectathon 2012
(IHE North America Connectathon) Nextrials, Inc. (, a leader in clinical research software and services, will again participate in the annual IHE North America Connectathon sponsored by IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise), to be held January 9-14 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago MarketWire

TAB Bank Provides $92.9 Million in Credit Facilities in December 2011
TAB Bank provided $92.9 million in credit facilities for several businesses during the month of December. These facilities were provided for companies across a broad spectrum of industries. MarketWire

Vishay Intertechnology Releases 12 New 45 V TMBS(R) Trench MOS Barrier Schottky Rectifiers in Power TO-220AC, ITO-220AC, and TO-263AB Packages for PV Solar Cell Bypass Protection
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today expanded its offering of TMBS® Trench MOS Barrier Schottky rectifiers with 12 new 45 V devices in three power package options that feature a wide range of current ratings from 10 A to 40 A. With extremely low forward voltage drops down to 0 MarketWire

REMINDER: MEDIA ADVISORY: EVE President and CEO Luc Burgun to Speak at 14th Annual Needham Growth Stock Conference
WHO: Luc Burgun, president and chief executive officer of EVE, the leader in hardware/software co-verification WHAT: Will speak at the 14th Annual Needham Growth Stock Conference WHEN: Tuesday, January 10, at 11:20 a.m. E.S.T MarketWire

iQuote Xpress Selected by Advanced Systems Supply as Business Partner of the Year for 2011
iQuote Xpress, a leading provider of sales configurator, e-catalog and proposal software-as-a-service (SaaS), announced that Advanced Systems Supply, S.A. (ASSSA), the leading provider of security technology in Central America, has chosen iQuote Xpress as their 2011 Business Partner of the Year. MarketWire

LBi hires New Global Head of Audiences and Engagement from Illumination Entertainment
LBi, the largest independent global marketingandtechnology agency with operations in 16 countries, today announced it hashired Paul Beck as Global Head of Audiences and Engagement. MarketWire

North Springs Resources Acquires Previously Producing Gold and Silver Mine Property in Nevada
North Springs Resources Corp. (OTCBB: NSRS)(PINKSHEETS: NSRS) (the "Company" or "North Springs") is very pleased to announce that it has acquired the Imperial Gold/Silver Property located in Esmeralda County, Nevada, located about 150 miles northwest of Las Vegas in the Railroad Springs mining district. MarketWire

The Aldridge Company Signs MOU to Move Chinese Companies to the Cloud
The Aldridge Company, a leading provider, consultant and integrator of Information Technology and Cloud Computing solutions for SMBs, today announced it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Shanghai Lingang Economic Development (Group) Co., Ltd. (SLED) to help advance cloud computing in the Pudong district of Shanghai MarketWire

SpectraScience to Present at OneMedForum on January 11, 2012
SpectraScience, Inc. (OTCQB: SCIE) (PINKSHEETS: SCIE), a San Diego based medical device company, today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Oliver will present to investors and analysts at the OneMedForum in San Francisco at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel. Mr. Oliver is scheduled to present at 10:30 a.m. Pacific on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 MarketWire

Majesco Entertainment Schedules Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2011 Earnings Release and Conference Call
Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, will announce financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter ended October 31, 2011 on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 after U.S. market close. MarketWire

CloudBees Recognized With InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award for Leading Java Cloud Offering
CloudBees, Inc., the Java Platform as a Service (PaaS) innovation leader, today announced that it has been recognized with the 2012 InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award for its industry-leading Java PaaS cloud offering MarketWire

CCA Announces New $785 Million Senior Credit Facility and Calls for Redemption of $277,474,000 of Its 6 1/4% Senior Notes Due 2013
Corrections Corporation of America (NYSE: CXW) (the "Company" or "CCA") announced today that on January 6, 2012 it entered into an amendment and restatement of its current senior credit facility. The facility has been expanded to a total capacity of up to $785 million aggregate principal amount from $450 million MarketWire

CrunchFund Joins Socialware Series C Funding
Socialware, the leader in social media compliance and engagement, today announced that CrunchFund, founded by tech industry veterans Michael Arrington, Patrick Gallagher, and MG Siegler, will join other investors in a $7M series C round of funding MarketWire

American Petro-Hunter Drills Third Horizontal Oil Well as NOM-3H Targets North Oklahoma's Mississippi Lime Play
American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTCBB: AAPH) ("American Petro-Hunter" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the 3rd Horizontal well to be drilled at the North Oklahoma Project Mississippi Lime Play is currently at a depth of about 4,200 feet and drilling ahead. The vertical section and curve into the Mississippi Lime formation has been finished with the horizontal lateral underway MarketWire

Minefinders Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Production and Sales Results; Exceeds 2011 Production Forecast
(All figures are in United States dollars unless otherwise stated) MarketWire

AMD Appoints Rajan Naik as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that Rajan Naik, 40, has joined the company as senior vice president and chief strategy officer. He will report to president and chief executive officer Rory Read MarketWire

CalAmp to Equip Bolivar Energy Authority With Wireless Communications Network for Smart Meter Project
CalAmp Corp MarketWire

Nectari for Sage ERP X3 From Tangerine Software Provides Midsized Companies With Powerful Business Intelligence
Tangerine Software today announced the availability of Nectari for Sage ERP X3, a business intelligence solution from Tangerine Software that is fully integrated with Sage ERP X3. With Nectari, businesses can easily and securely access their enterprise-wide business data through simple-to-use, real-time business analysis and reporting tools MarketWire

E FUN to Turn On Its New NextBox Google TV Set-Top Box at 2012 CES
E FUN, a consumer electronics designer and manufacturer of fun, easy-to-use lifestyle products, has chosen the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show to unveil its new NextBox Google TV set-top box MarketWire

Omni Bio Pharmaceutical to Present at Noble Financial Capital Markets' Eighth Annual Equity Conference on January 18
Omni Bio Pharmaceutical, Inc. ("Omni Bio") (OTCBB: OMBP), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it will present at Noble Financial Capital Markets' Eighth Annual Equity Conference being held January 17 & 18 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. MarketWire

Dukan Diet Named Among 'Best Diets' by U.S. News & World Report
With millions of adherents worldwide, The Dukan Diet was named one of five new diets added to U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Best Diets rankings. Further to its credit, "Dukan Diet" was the No. 1 search term in the fastest-rising diets category, according to Google's Zeitgeist 2011 report on how the world searched and was among Yahoo's Top 10 Searched Diets for 2012. Developed by Dr MarketWire

SiteLogic Adds IPRO Eclipse to Suite of eDiscovery Solutions
SiteLogic, a leading provider of litigation support services and hosted solutions, has announced the addition of IPRO Eclipse to the company's eDiscovery technology suite. As a long-time IPRO Certified Service Provider leveraging the power of IPRO eCapture for large scale ESI processing, SiteLogic will now use the Eclipse review tool when providing attorney review services MarketWire

Elance Pledges $1 Million Commitment to the Startup America Partnership
Elance, the leading platform for online work, today announced a $1M commitment to the Startup America Partnership in order to help young companies grow and create jobs throughout the country. MarketWire

Warner Bros. Records to Release Self-Titled Debut Album From British Singer and Songwriter Birdy Mid March 2012
British-born singer and songwriter Birdy, who has been thrilling fans across the Atlantic with her richly compelling voice, will release her self-titled debut album in the U.S. mid March. The album features the 15-year-old singer and songwriter's soulful and sophisticated take on songs by Bon Iver (first single "Skinny Love"), The xx (second U.K MarketWire

Skyweb Digital Media Named Commercial Distribution Partner for Wi3
Skyweb Digital Media announced today that the company has been named the Master Commercial Distributor partner for Wi3's newly developed "Media Social" ecosystem for the commercial vertical markets in the U.S MarketWire

Cabinet NG Enhances Functionality in Latest Version of CNG-WEB
Cabinet NG (CNG), provider of document management and workflow management software, today announced the latest version of its browser-based document management interface. CNG-WEB 8.1 offers new functionality and user customization, bringing a highly efficient web-based document management solution to PC, laptop and tablet users MarketWire

Gold Lasso Presents a Review of the Top Marketing Trends of 2011
Gold Lasso, a multichannel marketing software provider is releasing a synopsis of its 'Trends and Takeaways' entries from the past year. Trends and Takeaways, a subset of Gold Lasso's original blog, 'The From Line,' just completed its first year of production and boasts a library of over 30 entries MarketWire

Siemens Enterprise Communications' OpenScape Cloud Services Leverage Fortinet for Security
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a leading network security provider and the worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that Siemens Enterprise Communications, a premier global provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, has deployed multiple FortiGate-1240B network security appliances to help secure its OpenScape Cloud Services MarketWire

Vistaprint Launches Exclusive Custom Image Upload Function to Embroidery Line
Vistaprint N.V. (NASDAQ: VPRT), a leading online provider of professional marketing products and services to micro businesses and the home, today announced another innovation milestone in the embroidery industry; the ability to fully upload an image or logo online and have it automatically render into a fully stitched pattern. MarketWire

SECUDE Provides Full Disk Encryption Capability to Novell ZENworks
SECUDE is pleased to announce that its FinallySecure™ Enterprise endpoint encryption solution has been selected by Novell® to provide Full Disk Encryption (FDE) capabilities to Novell's ZENworks family of products. Novell will integrate and distribute SECUDE's Full Disk Encryption technology to its enterprise customers and prospects under the Novell ZENworks brand. MarketWire

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. Announces Lenders' Agreement Relating to Loan Amendments, Waivers on Financial and Other Covenants and Equity Injection by Its Major Shareholders
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: SHIP) announced today that two of the Company's lenders have agreed in principal to waive certain financial and other covenants of three loan facilities and to amend certain terms of two of its loan facilities (collectively, the "Loan Amendments") MarketWire Introduces First Prepaid Personal Health Record Card at the CES Digital Health Summit in Booth #2931
MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCBB: MMRF) ("MMR"), a leading provider of Personal Health Records ("PHR"), MyEsafeDepositBox storage solutions and electronic document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals, today announced that it is unveiling a prepaid Personal Health Record card (www.mymedicalrecords MarketWire

Top Real Estate Firms Sign Deals With Imprev; Tech Firm Expands, Will Grow in 2012
Home sales may be lackluster and home foreclosure and vacancy rates alarming, but leading real estate firms are still investing in both marketing and technology to help their agents build market share as competition has intensified. MarketWire

Supacat Produces First Oil & Gas Industry ATEX Standard Passenger Transit Vehicle
Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. MarketWire

CornerWorld [CWRL] Launches New Enversa Website
CornerWorld Corporation (OTCBB: CWRL), recently named Dallas Business Journal's fastest-growing public company in North Texas, announced today it is starting off 2012 with a new website for its Internet marketing service business Enversa,, to coincide with its rebranding initiatives. MarketWire

Ohr Pharmaceutical Awarded U.S and European Composition of Matter Patents
Ohr Pharmaceutical Inc. (OTCBB: OHRP) today announced that it has been awarded Unites States (#8,084,039) and European (EP1399108) patents entitled "Preparation of a Therapeutic Composition." The patents include claims related to the chemical structures, sequences of the peptide constituents and method of manufacture of OHR/AVR118. MarketWire

TiVo Continues to Improve Customer Experience With New Software Release
TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), the creator of and a leader in television services including digital video recorders (DVRs) today announced that it continues to improves its TV experience with a new software release to TiVo® Premiere DVRs. This is another in a series of software releases for the TiVo Premiere DVR platform. MarketWire

By Popular Demand: TiVo App Now Available for Android
TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), the creator of and a leader in television services including digital video recorders (DVRs) today announced that its popular TiVo® App is now available on Android phones and select tablets -- providing the TiVo user experience to even more consumers, including those with the new Amazon Kindle Fire. MarketWire

"Positive Feelings About Making a Major Investment Are up Slightly" According to the Latest AdSAM-SenseUs(R) Poll on Emotion
AdSAM®, the leader in measuring true emotional response, today released its seventh, "State of the Economy" SenseUs® poll, which challenges readers to review the findings and make predictions about the Economic Outlook on the SenseUs blog at (, or through Twitter or on Facebook and Linkedin. MarketWire

Augme Technologies Announces Trial Date in Yahoo! Patent Infringement Lawsuit
Augme Technologies, Inc MarketWire

BrainScope(R) Strengthens Executive Leadership Team
BrainScope® Company, Inc. today announced the addition of Daniel J. Moore, President and CEO of Cyberonics (NASDAQ: CYBX), as a member of its Board of Directors, and Bill Koppes, Vice President, Commercial Product Development and Manufacturing, to its management team. MarketWire

Ramtron Announces 2-Megabit Serial Nonvolatile F-RAM Memory
Ramtron International Corporation (NASDAQ: RMTR), the leading developer and supplier of nonvolatile ferroelectric random access memory (F-RAM) and integrated semiconductor products, today announced the FM25V20, a 2-megabit (Mb) high performance serial F-RAM device. The FM25V20 is a member of Ramtron's V-Family of F-RAM products, which offers a wide operating voltage range of 2.0 to 3.6-volts MarketWire

REMINDER: MEDIA ALERT: Inaugural HIMSS Western Regional Women's Conference Provides Unique Forum for Leadership Lessons and Professional Development in Wake of Industry Transformation
WHAT:Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Western Regional chapters join forces to sponsor the first-ever "Women in Healthcare Information Technology Conference MarketWire

Linde to acquire Air Products' Continental-European homecare business
Linde AG /Linde to acquire Air Products' Continental-European homecare business. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement MarketWire

Metso to Supply Crushing Equipment to Camargo Correa's Dam Project in Venezuela
Metso Corporation's press release on January 9, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. localtime Metso has signed a contract with Camargo Corrêa and Hydrologic Companyto supplyequipment to the new crushing and screening plant in Venezuela. The newplant ispart of the TUY-IV project, which includes the construction of a dam tosupplywater to Caracas MarketWire

Motorola Mobility Adds Momentum to Growing Adoption
News Highlights: Motorola Mobility Inc. is the latest major player to join the HomeGrid Forum Lends the might of a global equipment manufacturer and consumer-facing organization to G MarketWire Names Kate Huvane Gamble Managing Editor
Kate Huvane Gamble has joined, an online publication focused on serving hospital and health system chief information officers, as managing editor. Gamble, who has extensive experience covering the healthcare IT industry, will conduct interviews with hospital CIOs, write original news articles and analysis columns, and attend industry conferences. MarketWire

Cables To Go Adds HDMI Active Optical Cable to Its Portfolio of Connectivity Solutions
2012 International CES, Suite 2907 -- Cables To Go (, the preferred provider of high performance cabling and connectivity solutions, today released the TruLink® High Speed HDMI® Active Optical Cable (AOC). Utilizing AOC technology, this unique cable is ideal for distributing high-definition A/V from source to display in a variety of commercial venues. MarketWire

Cables To Go Leads the Next Level of A/V Connectivity to Support Longer Distances With Hassle-Free Solutions
(2012 International CES, Suite 2907) Cables To Go (, the preferred provider of high performance cabling and connectivity solutions, today announced the availability of its TruLink® Media Gateway (TMG), A/V Controller, VGA over Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP), HDMI® over coax and High Speed HDMI Active Optical Cable (AOC) MarketWire

Freedom Energy Confirms KC 9000(R) International Efforts
Freedom Energy Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FDMF) CEO Brian Kistler, today released an informational update regarding the efforts concerning KC 9000® internationally from the last year. MarketWire

Experts From MasterCard, Visa, Isis and PayPal Headline Agenda for Smart Card Alliance 2012 Payments Summit
Senior experts from MasterCard Worldwide, Visa Inc., Isis, and PayPal will headline the Smart Card Alliance 2012 Payments Summit, the Smart Card Alliance announced today. The main conference will be held February 8th -10th, 2012 at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center in Salt Lake City, Utah MarketWire

Noble Life Sciences Announces Appointment of Alain Cappeluti as President
Noble Life Sciences, a provider of preclinical research services to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, announced today the appointment of Mr. Alain Cappeluti, as the company's President. At the same time, the company announced the appointment of Dr. Kenneth Carter as the Chairman of the Board of Noble Life Sciences. MarketWire

Ford SYNC AppLink Gives Drivers Hands-Free Voice Control of Scout, New Daily Personal Navigator From Telenav
Ford announced today it has selected Scout® by Telenav, Inc.™ (NASDAQ: TNAV) as the personalized navigation service to work with Ford SYNC® AppLink™. MarketWire

Telenav(R) Unveils Scout(TM), the First Daily Personal Navigator for Smartphones, Computers, and Cars
Today, from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Telenav, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNAV), the leader in personalized navigation, is introducing Scout, the first daily personal navigator that will be seamlessly accessible across the web, smartphones, and in-car systems -- offering users an easy and consistent discovery and navigation experience no matter where they are MarketWire

Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Announces That a Class Action Has Been Filed Against Camelot Information Systems, Inc.
Attorney Advertising -- Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC announces that a class action has been filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District Court of New York on behalf of purchasers of Camelot Information Systems Inc MarketWire

Ram Power, Corp. Announces Commercial Operation of the 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, today announced that the Phase I expansion at San Jacinto-Tizate is in commercial operation. MarketWire

Tytan Holdings, Inc. Forms Wholly-Owned Financing Subsidiary
Tytan Holdings, Inc. ("the Company") (PINKSHEETS: TYTN) is pleased to announce that in late December 2011, the Company acquired Tytan Leasing, Inc. Tytan Leasing was purchased in order to offer attractive consumer loans for the purchase of Tytan tractors and implements. MarketWire

Oracle Announces Newest Release of Oracle Insurance Revenue Management and Billing
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

SecureAlert Reports Record Annual Revenue and Gross Profit Margin
SecureAlert, Inc MarketWire

WCGC Hires Gary F. Grates to Facilitate Firm's Growth, Integration and Globalization
WCGC, the newly formed parent company of WCG, an independent global communications agency, announced today that Gary F MarketWire

Augme Technologies, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Revenue of $4.4 Million
Augme Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: AUGT) ("Augme") ("the Company"), a technology and services leader in interactive media marketing that offers the only patented and innovative end-to-end mobile marketing platform, today announced its operating results for the third quarter and first nine months of fiscal 2012 ended November 30, 2011. MarketWire

FDA Clears Apollo Endosurgery's SuMO(TM) Endoscopic Tissue Access and Resection System
Apollo Endosurgery Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for its SuMO™ endoscopic tissue access and resection system. Apollo Endosurgery designed the scarless surgery system to help surgeons remove large, flat precancerous gastrointestinal lesions and polyps during endoscopy procedures. MarketWire

Thwapr Selected to Deliver Mobile Video for MSG Varsity
Thwapr, Inc. (OTCBB: THWI), a service for mobilizing branded video content, today announced it was selected by MSG Varsity to provide mobile video services for its video content MarketWire

New Release of Oracle(R) Database Firewall Extends Support to MySQL and Enhances Reporting Capabilities
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Tensilica's HiFi 3 DSP IP Core Provides Over 1.5x Better Performance for Audio Post Processing and Voice in Smartphones and Home Entertainment
Tensilica,® Inc. today announced the HiFi 3 audio/voice DSP (digital signal processor) IP (intellectual property) core for SOC (system-on-chip) design MarketWire

TELEHOUSE Expands Into Germany With TELEHOUSE Frankfurt
TELEHOUSE America, the leading provider of dedicated data centers, international Internet exchanges, and managed IT services, announces today the opening of TELEHOUSE Frankfurt, located in the financial center and the fifth largest city in Germany. The debut of this facility is made possible by TELEHOUSE's acquisition of Germany's largest colocation and housing provider, Databurg GmbH MarketWire

PeerApp Adds to Market Leadership Position by Passing 200-Operator Milestone
PeerApp, the leading provider of transparent caching platforms for Internet content delivery, today announced that more than 200 network operators worldwide have deployed its UltraBand product in their networks MarketWire

Veteran Technology and Cleantech Journalist-Blogger Tom Cheyney Joins Impress Labs to Lead Solar Energy Practice
Impress Labs, a global brand, creative, and communication agency for the technology, materials science, and life science industries, today announced the hiring of industry veteran Tom Cheyney as director of the company's newly formed solar energy practice MarketWire

Shodogg Launches at CES and Radically Transforms Streaming Video Delivery by Fueling Industry Expansion With Content Providers
Shodogg announced the formal launch of its proprietary video delivery platform today at CES in Las Vegas, the world's largest consumer electronics show. Shodogg's patent-pending system enables any smartphone to deliver any streaming media content to any connected screen (TV, Tablet, Computer) without the use of wires or boxes MarketWire

Green Hills Software and Jungo Announce Collaboration Initiative for Automotive Infotainment
Consumer Electronics Show 2012 -- Green Hills Software and Jungo Ltd. announce today a strategic collaboration that focuses on the creation of a comprehensive connectivity, device media and internet management platform for next-generation automotive infotainment systems MarketWire

National Center for Family Literacy and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation Make the Message of Smart Spending Fun
The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) has partnered with the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to teach families the value of financial responsibility through "A Day at Dollar General: Learn While Shopping." The interactive online game recreates the experience of shopping in a real store and encourages children to learn while shopping. MarketWire

Green Hills Software Key Technology Partner in Clemson University's Reconfigurable Digital Cockpit Program
MarketWire to Present at Needham & Co.'s 14th Annual Growth Conference® (NASDAQ: STMP), the leading provider of USPS® postage online and shipping software to over 400,000 customers, today announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Kyle Huebner, will present at Needham & Co.'s 14th Annual Growth Conference in New York City at the New York Palace Hotel. MarketWire

PriceSmart Announces December Sales
PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSMT) today announced that for the month of December 2011, net sales increased 22.7% to $227.5 million from $185.4 million in December a year earlier. For the four months ended December 31, 2011, net sales increased 23.6% to $695.8 million from $562.8 million in the same period last year MarketWire

Symantec Shows Largest Growth in SSL Certificates, Dominating the EV SSL Market
Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that it achieved the largest overall SSL certificate growth, with a gain of 10,400 total certificates, according to the January 2012 Netcraft Survey. Symantec also leads the growing extended validation (EV) SSL market with a market share of 40 MarketWire

Aptalis Pharma Announces Agreement to Market RECTIV(TM) in the U.S.
Aptalis Pharma, a global specialty pharmaceutical company focused on gastrointestinal diseases and cystic fibrosis, today announced that it has signed an exclusive license agreement with ProStrakan Group plc to market RECTIV™ (nitroglycerin) Ointment 0.4% in the U.S. for the treatment of moderate to severe pain associated with chronic anal fissure MarketWire

Lantronix Demonstrates Easy Plug-and-Print Solution for iPad and Apple iOS Devices at Digital Experience 2012
Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX), a leading global provider of smart connectivity solutions, today announced it is showcasing its new xPrintServer™ at Digital Experience on January 9, 2012, the evening prior to the 2012 International CES in Las Vegas. With more than 900 editors and members of the press in attendance, Digital Experience is the nation's largest technology media event. MarketWire

Shiloh Industries Launches the First AcroStik(TM) Acoustic Panel Laminate (APL(TM))
Shiloh Industries (NASDAQ: SHLO) announces the introduction of its first AcroStik™ Acoustic Panel Laminate (APL™). The APL™ process combines Shiloh's expertise in formability and NVH with its proprietary adhesive technology to provide a highly effective cold-formed viscoelastic damping material MarketWire

Australia's Seven Network Installs Signiant for High-Speed and Secure Transfer of Digital Content With Affiliates and U.S. Distributors
Signiant, the leading global provider of solutions that automate, accelerate and manage secure file-based media transfer and workflows, today announced that Signiant has been adopted by Seven Network, Australia's most-watched television network MarketWire

Kaseya Delivers Desktop Policy Management With Intel(R) vPro(TM) Technology Integration for Last-Mile Remote Management
Kaseya®, the leading global provider of automated IT systems management software, today announced the latest Desktop Policy Management to allow the IT administrator to enforce corporate policy standards that ensures supportability and security MarketWire

D2 Technologies Launches mCUE(R) 4G for Mobile Devices, Enabling Carrier Delivery of IMS-Based VoLTE and RCS Services
2012 International CES -- D2 Technologies, the market leader in embedded IP communications software platforms, today announced the availability of mCUE® 4G, a converged 4G mobile communications client for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and rich communications (RCS) video calling MarketWire

IntegenX Strengthens Rapid Human DNA Identification Commercialization Team With Key Market Development Leader
IntegenX Inc., the leading developer of rapid human DNA identification technology, DNA sequencing library preparation systems, and DNA/RNA room temperature stability and storage products, today announced the appointment of Bob Barrett as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Human Identity Products (HID). Mr MarketWire

Cadence Expands Proven NAND Flash Design IP Offering With ONFI 3 PHY and Controller
Leveraging its experience in the Flash IP market, Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced it has expanded its Flash IP offering to include support for the Open NAND Flash Interface (ONFI) 3.0 specification MarketWire

Cobra Electronics Unveils 2012 Two-Way Radio Lineup at International CES
2012 INTERNATIONAL CES -- Cobra Electronics Corporation (NASDAQ: COBR), a leading designer and marketer of award-winning automotive, mobile and consumer electronics, today announced its new 2012 lineup of two-way radios on the eve of the 2012 International CES show in Las Vegas, Nevada MarketWire

Cobra Electronics Previews Award-Winning Cobra JoyRide(TM) for Android(TM) at 2012 International CES
2012 INTERNATIONAL CES -- Cobra Electronics Corporation (NASDAQ: COBR), a leading designer and marketer of award-winning automotive, mobile and consumer electronics, today announced it will preview the new Cobra JoyRide™ to an expected audience of 140,000 attendees from more than 140 countries around the world at the 2012 International CES MarketWire

Cobra Electronics Unveils Cobra Tag(TM) G5 at 2012 International CES
2012 INTERNATIONAL CES -- Cobra Electronics Corporation (NASDAQ: COBR), a leading designer and marketer of award-winning automotive, mobile and consumer electronics, today announced it will unveil the new Cobra Tag™ G5 to press and attendees from around the world at the 2012 International CES MarketWire

Cobra Sets a New Benchmark in Radar/Laser Detection With Unveiling of Cobra Vedetta(TM) Series at 2012 International CES

Draftrite to Present the Draft Simulator at AHR Expo Chicago 2012
This January, at AHR Expo Chicago 2012, Draftrite will be demonstrating the world's first and only hand-held pressure switch tester, the Draft Simulator, according to Draftrite's marketing head Alexander Bell. According to the AHR Expo's website, this year is shaping up to be the largest AHR expo yet and is being held in Chicago's McCormick Place North and South January 23-25. MarketWire Sets Date to Announce Fourth Quarter 2011 Results, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRT), a leading provider of cloud-based technology services and software for consumers and small business, today announced that it plans to release fourth quarter 2011 financial results after market close on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. MarketWire

Peoplefluent and Ventana Research to Present Webinar on Leveraging Technology for Next-Generation Compensation Management

Kauffman Foundation Honors Promising Scholars for Ground-Breaking Research in Entrepreneurship
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced today the 2012 recipients of the Kauffman Emerging Scholars Program. This program recognizes the achievements of young scholars who are making significant contributions to research in entrepreneurship. The awards were presented Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Allied Social Science Associations' annual meeting in Chicago, Ill. MarketWire

Venture Capital Firms Raised $5.6 Billion in Fourth Quarter, as Industry Continued to Consolidate in 2011
Thirty-eight U.S. venture capital funds raised $5.6 billion in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). This level marks a 162 percent increase by dollar commitments but a 41 percent decline by number of funds compared to the third quarter of 2011, which saw 64 funds raise $2.1 billion during the period MarketWire

WeVideo's Full Featured, Cloud-Based Video Editor Made Generally Available for Consumer and Business Use
CES -- WeVideo (, the first company to offer a full featured, cloud-based collaborative video editing platform, today announced its emergence from beta to give consumers, businesses and video professionals full access to its award-winning platform. WeVideo enters General Availability, having already registered more than 125,000 users MarketWire

Chanticleer Holdings Opens Campbelltown, Australia Hooters
Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCLR) ("Chanticleer" or the "Company"), a business operator focused on expanding the Hooters casual dining restaurant brand in international markets, announced the opening of its Campbelltown, Australia restaurant on January 9th, 2012. The Campbelltown opening demonstrates the growing demand and success of Hooters in Australia MarketWire

Frost & Sullivan Acclaims Teleperformance Argentina for Motivating Its Workers and Fine Tuning Its Internal Best Practices to Enhance Business Operations
Based on its recent analysis of the contact center outsourcing services market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Teleperformance Argentina with the 2011 Latin America Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement. The company has established an internal capacitation program called "Jump!", to train employees at all levels to become future campaign leaders MarketWire

Market Research Predicts Clean Coal Technologies at $85 Billion by 2020 has announced the addition of the new report "Clean Coal Technologies Markets and Trends Worldwide, 2nd Edition" to their collection of Energy market reports. For more information, visit MarketWire

Adherex Provides Patient Enrollment Update for Phase 2 Study of Eniluracil in Metastatic Breast Cancer
Adherex Technologies Inc. (TSX: AHX) (PINKSHEETS: ADHXF), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of Eniluracil plus 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) and Leucovorin, announced fifty percent (70/140) of the patients have been enrolled in the company's on-going Phase 2 clinical trial for Metastatic Breast Cancer. MarketWire

Prospect Capital Portfolio Company Energy Solutions Sells Gas Solutions for $200 Million, Generating a 57% Internal Rate of Return and 5.5 Times Cash on Cash Return
Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) ("Prospect") announced today that Prospect's portfolio company Energy Solutions Holdings Inc. ("Energy Solutions") has sold its gas gathering and processing assets ("Gas Solutions") for a sale price of $200 million, comprised of $172 million in cash plus a $28 million earnout based on the future performance of Gas Solutions. MarketWire

Locus Technologies and ChemAdvisor Team Up to Offer Integrated Portal for Chemical and Regulatory Information Management
Locus Technologies (Locus), the industry leader in web-based environmental, energy, and compliance software, and ChemADVISOR, Inc., the leader in regulatory products, chemical databases, and regulatory compliance needs, announced today the signing of a formal partnership between the two premier environmental software companies MarketWire

CallidusCloud Receives "Strong Positive" Rating From Principal Analyst Research Firm for the Second Consecutive Year
Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), the leader in sales effectiveness and cloud computing, announced today that it received a "strong positive" rating in the latest MarketScope for Insurance Incentive Compensation Management (ICM) Applications[1] by Gartner, Inc., the world's foremost information technology research and advisory company MarketWire

Nyxio(R) Makes Early Announcement of Revolutionary Android Powered Smart TV in Response to Leaked Information

Fuel Doctor Launches FD-47 in China Through Exclusive Distribution Agreement With Minimum Revenues Estimated to Exceed $30,000,000 Over 5 Years
Fuel Doctor Holdings, Inc. (the "Company") (OTCBB: FDOC), a provider of innovative automotive aftermarket solutions, today announced it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement for its Platinum FD-47 power conditioner/fuel efficiency booster with Mr. Ma Song Hai and Fuel Doctor Automobile Care China Beijing Company. MarketWire

SciClone Provides 2011 Financial Update and Initial 2012 Guidance
SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCLN) today announced its anticipated full-year 2011 revenues and year-end cash position, and provided its 2012 initial revenue and year-end cash guidance as follows: MarketWire

Cubic Joins Canadian Government in Public Transit Security Pilot
Cubic Security Systems, a subsidiary of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), is providing an advanced fare media-based real-time threat detection technology to help law enforcement teams to identify and respond to threats from chemical, radiological and explosive weapons in public transit settings under a Canadian government-funded pilot program to be launched this year in Edmonton, Canada. MarketWire

Eli Pariser Announced as Keynote Speaker for Reykjavik Internet Marketing Conference 2012
Eli Pariser, the author of The Filter Bubble, has been announced as a keynote speaker at the upcoming Reykjavik Internet Marketing Conference (RIMC) 2012. The social media marketing and Internet communications event is set to take place on 9th March 2012 in Iceland's capital, Reykjavik. MarketWire

Rockford Corporation Announces Preliminary Results of Its Offer to Repurchase up to $2.5 Million of Common Stock
Rockford Corporation (PINKSHEETS: ROFO) today announced the preliminary results of its modified "Dutch Auction" tender offer which expired at 12:00 a.m. New York City time on January 6, 2012. MarketWire

Your Mobile Will Never Fear Water Again
Smart phones can now be permanently and safely protected against any exposure to water -- even complete immersion -- thanks to the revolutionary process developed by Liquipel, already nominated for a 2012 Edison Award. MarketWire

UnionTown Energy Inc. (UTOG) Commences Procedures for Listing on Major European Exchange
UnionTown Energy Inc. (OTCBB: UTOG) (PINKSHEETS: UTOG) is pleased to announce that it has commenced negotiations and procedures to list its shares on a major European Stock Exchange. MarketWire

New Industrial Insulation Innovation Decreases Costs and Maintains Thermal Performance at World Industrial Plants, WVSN Reports
In a recent interview on Industry Visions, WVSN Reports, Steve Oslica, Director of Marketing for Pittsburgh Corning, spoke of the new larger size of FOAMGLAS® that has increased in length by 50%. MarketWire

Dow Chemical Strengthens Position in South America, an Industrial Info News Alert

Market Research Predicts a 44% Increase in TV Advertising Expenditure by 2017 has announced the addition of the new report "TV Advertising Forecasts" to their collection of Advertising & Marketing market reports. For more information, visit MarketWire

Energize Your Project With the Power and Flexibility of Partnering, by Audubon Engineering, a Feature of "Industry Today" on
Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) will host special guest Audubon Engineering (Houston, Texas) as part of this week's "Industry Today" webcast. Audubon Engineering is a global full-service project solutions provider for the domestic and international oil & gas, petrochemical & refining, and power generation markets MarketWire

China Global Media, Inc. Announces $2.5 Million Television Agreement
China Global Media, Inc. (OTCBB: CGLO) is pleased to announce that Changsha Zhongte Trade Advertising Co., Ltd ("Zhongte"), one of CGLO's affiliated operating entities, has entered a one-year Television Advertisement Agreement with Guangzhou Aoda Biological Beauty and Health Technology Development Co., Ltd ("Aoda"). The total advertising fee that the Company will receive is approximately US $2 MarketWire

Financial Check-Up: 10 Steps to Get Mortgage Ready
Whether you're financing or refinancing, the thought of applying for a mortgage can be scary. After all, a lot of folks say the mortgage marketplace has largely closed down and that home loans are difficult to get, if not impossible. MarketWire

Investment for Western Ireland Grid Development Totals EUR240 Million, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources Europe (Galway, Ireland) -- Irish state-owned grid operator EirGrid (Dublin) has appointed Tobin Consulting Engineers (Galway, Ireland) to lead a consortium to work on the first phase of a EUR240 million ($306 million) grid development project in Mayo County, which is in western Ireland. MarketWire

Facebook Contest to Help Pay for Dental Costs in New Year
In January, and its Dental HyGenie mascot will award $2,012 towards dental care costs to one deserving fan through the "Grant a Dental Wish" Facebook contest at MarketWire

Market Research Estimates Global Cellular Network Subscriptions at 6.1 Billion has announced the addition of the new report "2G, 3G & 4G Cellular Network Subscriptions Database Q1'2012" to their collection of Wireless market reports. For more information, visit MarketWire

BIZX Acquires, a Leading Las Vegas Destination Website
BIZX, LLC (BIZX), one of the fastest growing privately held web media companies in the U.S., announced today the acquisition of, a highly ranked Vegas destination travel website offering some of the best Las Vegas deals, discounts and coupons. MarketWire

Lattice Semiconductor Schedules Q4 2011 Conference Call
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that it will hold a conference call on January 26, 2012 to discuss the Company's financial results for the fourth quarter 2011 and business outlook for the first quarter 2012. MarketWire

AkzoNobel to take 100 percent control of Metlac Group
AkzoNobel plans to strengthen itsposition in packaging coatings by exercisingthe right to buy the remaining shares of Metlac, an Italian based packagingcoatings producer. Financial details were not disclosed. MarketWire

GSK and Theravance Announce Initial Outcomes From Pivotal Phase III Studies for Once-Daily Relovair(TM)* in COPD and Asthma
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Theravance, Inc. (NASDAQ: THRX) today announced the completion of the phase III registration programme for the once-daily investigational medicine Relovair™* (fluticasone furoate "FF"/vilanterol "VI") in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and of all but one of the pivotal studies in patients with asthma. MarketWire

Helix BioPharma Corp. Appoints Jack Kay as Chairman of the Board and Professor Kazimierz Roszkowski-Sliz as European Medical Director
Helix BioPharma Corp. (TSX: HBP) (NYSE Amex: HBP) (FRANKFURT: HBP) (the "Company" or "Helix") announces that Mr. Jack M. Kay has been appointed as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Kay replaces Dr. Donald H. Segal in this capacity. Dr. Segal remains as Helix's Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company. MarketWire

Multi-Fuel Cogeneration at Australia's Worsley Alumina Refinery on Track for Completion, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources Australia (Perth, Australia) -- BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) (Melbourne, Australia) and its subsidiary Worsley Alumina Pty Limited are continuing with construction on the $2.2 billion Worsley Alumina Refinery expansion near Collie, in Western Australia. The expansion will increase alumina production from 3.5 million to 4.6 million tons per year. MarketWire

Statoil : Major new oil discovery in the Barents Sea
Statoil ASA (OSE:STL, NYSE:STO) has together with its partners Eni Norge ASandPetoro AS made a substantial oil discovery in the Havis prospect in thesamelicence as Skrugard (PL532) in the Barents Sea. This is the second high-impactdiscovery in the North in nine months MarketWire

City of Lawrence, Mass., Installs 115 LUKE II Multi-Space Parking Pay Stations From Digital Payment Technologies
Today, Digital Payment Technologies ( (DPT) announced the first major deployment of its new LUKE II multi-space parking pay stations in Lawrence, Mass. Standard Parking Corporation's SP Plus Municipal Services operating division installed and will also manage and maintain 115 LUKE II units for the city MarketWire

Clear Capital(R): U.S. Home Prices Down in 2011, but Market Stability Forecasted for 2012
Clear Capital (, released its monthly Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report, with news of a year-over-year national price change in 2011 of -2.1%, and forecast of a slight 0.2% gain in 2012. MarketWire

GHENT, Belgium, 9 January 2012 - Ablynx [Euronext Brussels: ABLX] today announced that it will present a review of its progress in 2011, together with an outline of the Company's evolving strategy and a review of its portfolio and priorities for 2012, at the 30th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, 9-12 January 2012. GlobeNewswire

Actelion to present at the 30th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference - Getting ready for Actelion's next growth phase
Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd /Actelion to present at the 30th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference - Getting ready for Actelion's next growth phase . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Shareholders of Hamworthy voted in favour of acquisition by Wärtsilä Corporation
Wärtsilä Corporation, Company Announcement, 9 January 2012, at 4.50 pm (EET) GlobeNewswire

Metso to supply crushing equipment to Camargo Corrêa's dam project in Venezuela
Metso Corporation's press release on January 9, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. local time GlobeNewswire

Linde to acquire Air Products' Continental-European homecare business
Linde AG /Linde to acquire Air Products' Continental-European homecare business. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

OKMETIC OYJ STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE    9 JANUARY 2012         AT 3.00 P.M. GlobeNewswire

VLCCF - Knightsbridge Tankers Limited amends Time Charter for the VLCC Hampstead
Knightsbridge Tankers Limited (Nasdaq: VLCCF) (the "Company") has amended the time charter with Frontline Ltd. for the VLCC Hampstead. The time charter hire has been reduced from $37,750 per day to $27,050 per day for the remaining period of the charter commencing January 1, 2012. The expected redelivery date is April 22, 2012 GlobeNewswire

Nestlé's new weight loss programme pairs pets with their owners
Nestlé S.A. /Nestlé's new weight loss programme pairs pets with their owners. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Mobile telephony breakthrough for EDB ErgoGroup

DNO Presentation at the Macquarie Explorers Conference

Pronova BioPharma ASA : Annual overview 2011
Issuers of listed transferable securities are required to provide Oslo Stock Exchange with an annual summary of information made available to the public, cf the Stock Exchange Regulations, section 5-2, §5. GlobeNewswire

Changes in Dannemora's organisation focusing on the opening of the iron ore mine
With effect from 1 January 2012, Dannemora group management will comprise Staffan Bennerdt, President and CEO, Niklas Kihl, CFO, Kjell Klippmark, CEO Dannemora Magnetit AB, Jan Vestlund, Head of Sales and Marketing, and Yvonne Gille, Head of Human Resources and Information. GlobeNewswire

Akinion Pharmaceuticals appoints Carl Harald Janson as CEO
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - January 9, 2012. Akinion Pharmaceuticals AB, a Karolinska Development AB portfolio company, announced today the appointment of Carl Harald Janson as new CEO. Carl Harald Janson, MD, PhD and CEFA, has over 25 years of experience in medicine, pharmaceutical development and asset management. GlobeNewswire

Akinion Pharmaceuticals initiates Phase I/II clinical trial with AKN-028
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - January 9, 2012. Akinion Pharmaceuticals AB, a Karolinska Development AB portfolio company, announced today that the first patient has been dosed with AKN-028 in a Phase I/II clinical trial in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). GlobeNewswire

AkzoNobel to take 100 percent control of Metlac Group
January 9, 2012 GlobeNewswire

Appointment of Dutwa Project Manager
African Eagle Resources plc GlobeNewswire

Rezidor announces Organisational Optimization
New Area Structures for Europe, the Middle East and Africa GlobeNewswire

Cryptzone partners with B2B Secure to cope with explosive growth in Benelux region
Gothenburg, 2012 January 9th GlobeNewswire

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