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BMO's Lloyd George Management Frontier Markets Funds Surpass US$250 Million in Assets Under Management
Lloyd George Management (LGM), a member of BMO Global Asset Management, has surpassed US$250 million in assets under management for its Frontier Markets equity strategy. MarketWire

MultiLing Sponsors Emerging Linport Translation Packaging Standard
MultiLing, a translation services provider specializing in intellectual property (IP) and technical materials translations for multi-national enterprises, today announced it is sponsoring the Linport translation packaging standard MarketWire

Security Specialist Conax to Reveal Success Behind 10 Years and 24 Million Secure Set-Top-Boxes in Indian Pay-TV Market
Conax, global provider of leading solutions for securing multi-device and digital TV services, today announced it is inviting the media, customers and partners to a feature event at the 21st Convergence India in Delhi to highlight the 10th anniversary of Conax Access Systems Private Limited in India and the key factors that have created the company's market-leading success MarketWire

Constellation Brands Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results
Constellation Brands, Inc. (CBI) (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), the world's leading premium wine company, reported today its third quarter 2013 results.-- Achieves comparable basis diluted EPS of $0.63 and reported basis diluted EPS of $0.58 -- Results include lower than expected tax rate-- Updates fiscal 2013 outlook for tax rate benefits; expects comparable basis diluted EPS of $2.10 - $2 ACN Newswire

KIT digital Spin-Off Re-Launches as utd. by content
KIT digital Content Solutions, Inc., a company that was spun off from KIT digital, Inc. in June 2012, has today unveiled a renewed vision and corporate identity that sees the company rebrand as utd. by content with immediate effect. MarketWire

ASSA ABLOY has completed 100 acquisitions since 2005
With the acquisition of 4Front, announcedon 27 December 2012, ASSA ABLOY has now acquired 100 companies since JohanMolin joined the Group as President andCEO in 2005. MarketWire

Galapagos delivers candidate drug in GSK alliance and receives milestone payment
Galapagos NV (Euronext: GLPG) announcedtoday that it successfully delivered a fifth pre-clinical candidate drugin itsalliance with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) triggering a milestone payment toGalapagos. MarketWire

Hospitality Partners Announces New President and CEO Michael James
BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - January 09, 2013) - Hospitality Partners, a Bethesda based hotel Management Company, announced that Michael James has been named President and CEO. Mr. James will be taking the leadership reigns from Michael M. Dickens who has been President of the company since its inception in 1986. MarketWire

Nightlife Supplier Illuminates Nightclubs With Premium Bottle Sparklers
MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - January 09, 2013) -  In the fast-paced, performance driven world of nightlife entertainment, there is little time for global product searches, unreliable products and providers and inconsistent service MarketWire

Starting the Year of the Water Snake Right
Singapore fengshui gallery chain Lotus On Water is once again organizing its Prosperity Fengshui Convention in 2013 after the highly successful 2012 event. The much anticipated event, themed "Harnessing the Power of the Water Snake," will be held from Saturday, January 26th, to Sunday, January 27th, 2013 at the Marina Bay Sands. MarketWire

Attorney Rex Clack: Speculation of "Pilot Error" Aboard the Overseas Reymar Is Premature
Continued speculation and news reports that "pilot error" was a cause in the allision of the Overseas Reymar with a tower of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is highly premature at this very early stage of the government's investigation, said Rex Clack, attorney for Captain Guy Kleess, the San Francisco pilot aboard the tanker at the time of the incident MarketWire Announces the Addition of Duchess Marden, one of the most trusted online sources for high performance luxury skin care and beauty essentials, has added the skin care brand Duchess Marden to its assortment of premium beauty products. MarketWire

Woodland Deck Company Adds Two New Trex(R) Products After Earning Trex(R) Pro Platinum Certification
Akron, Ohio building company Woodland Deck announced today that they have earned the Trex® Pro Platinum level certification from the wood alternative building products giant. The Pro Platinum certification from Trex® is the highest such level offered under the Trex®Pro deck builder program MarketWire

POPSUGAR Kicks Off Award Season With Live Coverage of the People's Choice Awards, Critics' Choice Movie Awards, and More

CHNL Incorporates Daily Deals Into the Social Content Browser
(CES) CHNL (, the social content discovery browser, today announced that it has now made daily deal tracking from Groupon and LivingSocial part of its service. Users simply select the city they want to view offers for, and LivingSocial and Groupon deals will be integrated seamlessly into their CHNL social feed as those deals go live MarketWire

Infinity Resources Names Laurie L. Latham CFO
Infinity Resources Holdings Corp. (OTCQB: IRHC) ("Infinity"), a synergistic portfolio of sustainability companies, today announced it has appointed Laurie L. Latham, a veteran corporate finance executive with over 30 years experience, to Chief Financial Officer. She succeeds Richard A. Papworth who has resigned to pursue interests in California. MarketWire

Murphy Analytics Announces Initiation of Coverage on World Moto, Inc.
Murphy Analytics (MA) has initiated coverage on World Moto, Inc. (OTCBB: FARE). The Initiation Report contains a detailed discussion of FARE's business operations, market dynamics, macroeconomic data and indicators, financial results, potential cash flows, and risks. The Initiation Report is available at: MarketWire

TMM, Inc.: TRUDEF(TM) Fractal Video Scaling, 2K to 4K Workflow
TMM, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TMMI) ("TMMI" or "the Company") is pleased to demonstrate examples featuring high quality TRUDEF™ Fractal Scaling from 2K to 4K. TRUDEF™ enables video production workflow to remain in 2K throughout the entire production, post-production and distribution process with the benefit of playing at 4K with no increase in file storage size or bandwidth requirements. MarketWire

Schaumburg Law Firm Helps Homeowners With Short Sales
Schaumburg-based law firm Gardi & Haught, Ltd. is helping homeowners successfully streamline the short sale process, an option for those who owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth, by not charging them fees for representation. Instead, the firm earns its fees on a discretionary basis directly from the lending institution. MarketWire

Marlin & Associates Advises on Three Significant Transactions
Marlin & Associates, the boutique investment banking and strategic advisory firm, today announced that the firm closed 2012 by advising on three more successfully completed significant transactions, culminating the firm's strongest year, ever. MarketWire

PrivCo's Top 10 IPO & Private Markets Predictions for 2013
PrivCo, the leading private company financial data provider (, has just released its Top 10 Predictions for 2013. MarketWire

BMO Harris Bank Appoints Bill McKinley Regional Business Sales Manager in Northern Illinois
BMO Harris Bank today announced that it has strengthened its ability to serve business clients in Northern Illinois with the appointment of Bill McKinley as Regional Business Sales Manager. McKinley will lead a team of 14 in managing a portfolio of loans and deposits while developing new business relationships. MarketWire

Duke Realty Corporation to Offer 30 Million Shares of Common Stock
Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE: DRE) today announced that it intends to sell 30 million shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. The company also plans to grant the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 4.5 million shares. MarketWire

ErgoExpo Experiences Attendance Growth; Highest Exhibit Space Renewal Rate in Show History
The 18th Annual National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition (ErgoExpo), the largest ergonomics event in the nation, announced that the 2012 event, held last month in Las Vegas, was the best attended show since the onset of the recession over four years ago MarketWire

Highwoods Properties Acquires Two Class A Office Buildings in Greensboro
Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HIW) today announced that it has acquired two Class A office properties encompassing 195,000 square feet in the Green Valley submarket of Greensboro for $32.8 million, which includes $2 million of planned near-term building improvements. The properties, which are 95.5% leased, are expected to generate full year 2013 cash and GAAP net operating income of $3 MarketWire

World Moto, Inc.: Discussions Begin in Montes Claros, Brazil to Mandate Use of Moto-Meters
World Moto, Inc. (OTCBB: FARE) (OTCQB: FARE) (BERLIN: WM7) (BERLIN: A1J8SY) ("World Moto" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company has begun discussions to mandate use of Moto-Meters on all moto taxis within the city of Montes Claros, Brazil MarketWire

Rat Pack Debuts New Documentary as Producers of the Hit 'Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show' Release an Intimate Behind-the-Scenes Film Short About the Making and Origins of One the Most Successful Shows of Its Kind
Producers Lisa Dawn Miller and Sandy Hackett of the critically-acclaimed "Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show" are taking fans behind-the-scenes to reveal the making and origins of their hit production about the iconic 'Kings of Cool' in their new short film documentary now available on YouTube ( MarketWire

Two Great Scholarship Opportunities for University Students With Disabilities in Canada
Lime Connect and TD are pleased to offer two outstanding scholarship opportunities for students with disabilities studying at universities in Canada. Funds are provided in support of future studies, and details include: MarketWire

Live Like a Free Range Chicken: Five New Year's Resolutions to Guarantee Happiness in 2013
One of the most popular New Year's resolutions is to live a healthier, more active lifestyle. With 2013 in full swing, don't chicken out on your resolution! This year, scramble up your goals and resolve to live your best life yet -- like a Free Range hen from the happy egg co. MarketWire

Haitians Rebuild Haiti: 105,000 People Impacted -- Watch the Video
As the third anniversary of the earthquake approaches, Haiti Public Works (MTPTC), supported by Miyamoto and various partners, has repaired and strengthened 14,952 damaged households in the region, which has affected more than 105,000 people. This work was performed by trained Haitian small contractors. MarketWire

ASSIA to Share Insights on the Future Digital Home at CES 2013
ASSIA, Inc MarketWire

Aussie Network Administrators Face Both Growing Power and Responsibility as IT Budgets Tighten
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced the results of an Australian survey which measured the evolving network administrator's role and their pain points MarketWire

E-World Online and Costco Partner on Program to Reduce Waste
E-World Online, a leading provider of consumer electronics recycling solutions, and Costco Wholesale Corporation, the largest membership retailer in the U.S., have launched a national program to make managing merchandise returns more sustainable. E-World Online's Retail Return Program (RRP) is the first program to track returned merchandise and find markets for reusable or recyclable products MarketWire

PriceSmart Announces First Quarter Results of Operations and December Sales
PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSMT) today announced its results of operations for the first quarter of fiscal year 2013 which ended on November 30, 2012. MarketWire

Liberty All-Star(R) Growth Fund, Inc. December 2012 Monthly Update
Below is the December 2012 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc. (NYSE: ASG) MarketWire

Liberty All-Star(R) Equity Fund December 2012 Monthly Update
Below is the December 2012 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund. (NYSE: USA) MarketWire

SolarWinds Survey Reveals UK IT Pros Are Engaged, Friendly and Loyal Employees
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today released results of a survey of network administrators, the second part of a comprehensive survey which last month announced findings for systems administrators MarketWire

VSB Bancorp, Inc. Fourth Quarter 2012 Results of Operations
VSB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSBN) reported net income of $177,255 for the fourth quarter of 2012, an increase of $14,587, or 9.0%, from the fourth quarter of 2011. The following unaudited figures were released today. Pre-tax income was $326,770 in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to $265,668 for the fourth quarter of 2011. Net income for the quarter was $177,255, or basic income of $0 MarketWire

Popular Mechanics Honors Martian Watches With Editor's Choice Award at International Consumer Electronics Show
Popular Mechanics, one of America's most trusted men's magazines, today announced the winners of its Editor's Choice Awards at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world's largest annual tradeshow for consumer technology and America's largest annual tradeshow of any kind. MarketWire

UPDATE: Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority Contracts With MLC & Associates to Boost Agency Efficiency
MLC & Associates, a management-consulting firm focused on improving clients' people, processes, technology and facilities, has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to set a benchmark and help the agency improve efficiency. MLC & Associates was selected for its extraordinary references and track record of success MarketWire

Public Safety Agencies Select Tiburon for Their Next Generation Technology Needs
Tiburon, Inc., the industry's leading provider of integrated CAD and records management public safety software for the cloud, today announced that several public safety agencies have recently selected Tiburon for their next generation automation needs MarketWire

LightPointe's Heinz Willebrand Honored by EE Times, "Forty Innovators Building the Foundation of the Next-Gen Electronics Industry"
LightPointe, a manufacturer of wireless broadband bridges used to connect buildings and towers in business and 4G telecom carrier networks, announced that the company's CEO and founder was recently honored by EE Times, which placed Dr. Heinz Willebrand on its list of "Forty Innovators Building the Foundation of the Next-Gen Electronics Industry MarketWire

In the Pet Market, It's Not Just Dogs and Cats
There is a lot more to the pet industry than dogs and cats. While research into the human-animal bond tends to focus on the special relationship between people and dogs that has evolved over thousands of years, today's pet owners do not limit their connection with animals to dogs -- or cats -- alone MarketWire

Panera Bread Announces Fiscal 2012 Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Date
Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ: PNRA) will report its fiscal 2012 fourth quarter results after the market close on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. MarketWire

Trails of Hudson: A New Opportunity for Retirement Living Comes to Region
Trails of Hudson, a multi-million dollar residential apartment community, is being developed in Hudson, to provide a luxury housing solution for those aged 55 and older who are looking to develop a more manageable, maintenance-free lifestyle. The property, being developed by Redwood Management Company of Beachwood, Ohio, is scheduled to open in spring 2013. MarketWire

Phoenix Software Releases Browser-Based Electronic Data Capture Product
Phoenix Software International today announced the release of Entrypoint i4, an innovative electronic data capture (EDC) software product. Users can connect to Entrypoint in the office or out in the field -- the Entrypoint i4 WebClient is accessible anywhere via a browser MarketWire

Vet Device Tax Loophole Could Help Some Diagnostic Companies: Kalorama
While some IVD products will see a new tax on U.S. sales of their products this year, suppliers who make veterinary diagnostic testing products will benefit from the IRS interpretation of the Affordable Care Act, according to Kalorama Information MarketWire

NYC Real Estate Broker Confidence on Upswing According to Inaugural REBNY Broker Confidence Index
New York City residential and commercial real estate brokers' confidence levels hit their second highest ratings in December 2012 of the last seven months, according to the inaugural release of the Real Estate Board of New York's (REBNY's) Broker Confidence Index. MarketWire

SCN Magazine Ranks Presentation Products Among North America's Top 50 AV Systems Integrators
Presentation Products, Inc. (PPI) has again been recognized by Systems Contractor News (SCN) in its prestigious Top 50 Audiovisual Systems Integrator list for North America. Headquartered in New York City, PPI is the sole firm based in Manhattan to receive recognition MarketWire

Paragon Software's Universal File System Driver Technology Is Selected to Be Embedded in Corsair's New Voyager Air Portable, Wireless Drive
Paragon Software Group (PSG) announced that Corsair's newly released Voyager Air, a portable, wireless drive, is embedded with Paragon's universal file system driver (UFSD) technology. Paragon's drivers enable cross-platform read/write access to various file systems connected to the Voyager Air. Corsair's drive was announced at their launch event at CES 2013. MarketWire

Glazer's, Inc. Selects Vistaar to Manage Beverage Alcohol Distribution Pricing
Vistaar Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of price management solutions, today announced that Glazer's, Inc. has selected the company's Distributor Price Management solution to optimize retail beverage alcohol pricing throughout its organization MarketWire

DigitalGlobe Obtains Antitrust Clearance in Connection With GeoEye Combination
DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI), a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, today announced that it has received antitrust clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice in connection with DigitalGlobe's pending combination with GeoEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEOY). MarketWire

Boston Area Hair Surgeon Announces BIGGEST, BALDEST Patriots Fan Twitter Photo Contest
Dr. Ryan Welter, leading Boston area Hair Restoration Surgeon at New England Hair (, announced a new contest today. Dr. Welter wants to see photos of the BIGGEST, BALDEST Patriots Fans. The contest winner will receive a $1000 off a hair restoration procedure, a free consultation with the Doctor and the choice of a Patriots game to attend with Dr MarketWire

Carving a New Path for Strategic Leadership
In times of uncertainty, the ability to think strategically has been cited as the indispensable skill for navigating change and sustaining growth. Yet for those charged with identifying and developing strategic leaders, there is no clear path. In the void, organizations have relied on generalized programs that lack focus, precision and meaningful metrics MarketWire

BASF and Nissan Announce Streamlined Processes
BASF has expanded its partnership with Nissan, now also supplying the automaker with coatings and paints for the Pathfinder and Infiniti models at its Smyrna plant in Tennessee, USA. BASF supplies Nissan with coating solutions from e-coat and basecoat to clearcoat. BASF is also working on more streamlined technologies with Nissan in emerging markets such as China. MarketWire

Spokane Transit Authority Expands Trapeze Enterprise System with Comprehensive Intelligent Transportation Solution
Trapeze Group today announced that the Spokane Transit Authority (STA) in Spokane, Washington is extending its current Trapeze transit enterprise system to include a comprehensive intelligent transportation system to help them better manage their fixed-route bus service and provide travelers with real time transit information. MarketWire

Japanese Government to Announce 12TR Yen Stimulus Boost -- City Index Asia
City Index Asia - The Japanese government is set to announce some 12 trillion yen (£ 83.6 billion) in stimulus measures in a bid to boost the nation's ailing economy. MarketWire

B-Skinz Introduces Meggings for Spring 2013
When you think of men wearing leggings, you may think of Robin Hood and his merry men. But, with meggings -- aka leggings for the male set -- you should be thinking more of Justin Bieber, Russell Brand and Lenny Kravitz; a few of the many male celebs who have embraced this hot fashion trend MarketWire

Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. Regains Compliance With NASDAQ Minimum Bid Price Requirements
Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ALTI) today announced it has regained compliance with the minimum bid price requirement of NASDAQ Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) (the "Rule"). On Jan. 3, 2013, Altair received a letter from The NASDAQ Stock Market confirming that the closing bid price of the company's common stock has been at $1.00 per share or greater for at least 10 consecutive business days. MarketWire

Irrigated Oklahoma Panhandle Farmland to Sell in Schrader Auction
Approximately 3,641 acres of agricultural land in the heart of Oklahoma's Panhandle will sell at auction Monday, Feb. 11, with Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company managing the sale. MarketWire

A & C United Agriculture Issues Corporate Update
A & C United Agriculture Developing Inc (OTCQB: ACUG), an international provider of agricultural products, wishes to inform its investors of its milestones achieved for the past year. MarketWire

Tela Ranks Among Industry Heavyweights in IEEE Spectrum Report on 'Patent Power'
Tela Innovations, which provides design solutions to enable continued cost-effective scaling of semiconductor manufacturing, has been ranked by IEEE Spectrum magazine as being among the leaders of the semiconductor and electronics industry for the quality and potential impact of its patents MarketWire

Pound Holds Ground as UK Trade Deficit Shrinks - Finspreads
Finspreads - The pound has held its ground in forex markets today (January 9th) as the UK's trade deficit is reported to have narrowed in November 2012. MarketWire

IT and the Business Don't See Eye to Eye When It Comes to Mobile Innovation
Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced the results of the study "Fonts of Innovation - Mobile Development in the Business," exploring the topic of mobile innovation within an organization in EMEA MarketWire

Three New Exciting Games to Start the New Year
All Slots Casino is kicking off the New Year with a bang by launching three exciting new games for their online and mobile casino platforms. The Finer Reels of Life slot game debuts on both the Viper and Flash platforms; the Sovereign of the Seven Seas slot launches exclusively on the Flash platform; and Tally Ho, the popular bonus slot, has now been re-designed for the HD mobile casino platform MarketWire

American Cylinder Launches New Website Featuring 3D Product Configurator With CAD Download Capabilities
CADENAS PARTsolutions, a global provider of online 3D product catalog, product configurator, and CAD download technology, and American Cylinder, a premier manufacturer of small bore hydraulic & pneumatic cylinders and related products, announce the launch of the final phase of American Cylinder's new Website, Online 3D product catalog and CAD Configurator MarketWire

85% of Luxury Brand Marketers Will Increase Digital Marketing Spend in 2013
According to a new survey of more than 100 marketers at major global luxury brands, marketers plan to increase digital media spend significantly in 2013. The survey, which was put together and distributed by Luxury Interactive and ShopIgniter, shows that 85% of luxury brand marketers will increase their digital spend and 72% will increase their social media marketing spend MarketWire

Housing Affordability Index to Set Annual Record for 2012
With 11 months of data reported, 2012 will clearly go down as a record year for favorable housing affordability conditions, and a great year for buyers who could get a mortgage, according to the National Association of Realtors®. MarketWire

Students at Over Half of US Colleges Embrace Boundless Open Textbooks
Boundless -- the free alternative to traditional textbooks -- announces major additions to its free textbooks library and improved study tools for the new collegiate semester. Using free, openly-licensed content Boundless creates digital books that align to students' assigned readings -- making education more affordable, accessible and effective. MarketWire

Crasche Introduces the Crasche Middie, Its Newest Protective Headgear for Girls Lacrosse
Crasche New York has announced the introduction of its newest protective headgear, the Crasche® Middie™. The product has been tested by two leading independent testing labs, and the test results confirmed that the Crasche Middie can greatly reduce the risk of concussion in girls lacrosse. MarketWire

Rand Announces Record $6 Million of Portfolio Financings in 2012
Rand Capital Corporation ("Rand") (NASDAQ: RAND), a business development company (BDC) founded in 1969, and its subsidiary, Rand Capital SBIC, Inc. announced that in 2012 its portfolio investment activity exceeded $6 million and represented the largest single investment period in the 40+ years of the fund. MarketWire

Today's Alternative Energy Shoots for the Stars
Today's Alternative Energy (OTCQB: TAEC) announced today it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Star Mechanical, an energy efficiency and HVAC company based in New Jersey MarketWire

REALTOR(R) Magazine Seeks Entries for 2013 Volunteering Works Program
Realtors® work hard to improve communities, often sacrificing their own time and energy for those who are less fortunate. For the past five years, Realtor® Magazine's Good Neighbor Society has helped Realtors® grow and develop their charitable efforts through the Volunteering Works Program MarketWire

DayStar Technologies (DSTI) Begins Revenue Generation by Closing the Previously Announced LOI With Avatar Solar to Purchase Operating Solar Parks in Hawaii
DayStar Technologies, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: DSTI) Board of Directors approved the issuance of shares at two dollars per share to Avatar for its completed Hawaii projects. Total purchase price is $US850,000. MarketWire

MediSwipe Inc. Announces Launch of "GetRx" Mobile Appointment Setting and Prescription Assistance iPhone and Android Application Targeting Medical Dispensaries and Pharmacies in Michigan and California
MediSwipe Inc. ( (OTCQB: MWIP), a patient security solutions and financial products company for the health care industry, announced today that the Company has launched "GetRx" Mobile in cooperation with 800 Commerce Inc MarketWire

BODYARMOR SuperDrink(TM) Evolves Packaging and Adds Super Flavor: Fruit Punch
BODYARMOR SuperDrink™ announces today that they are beginning the new year with a pair of super enhancements: an evolved packaging look and an exciting new flavor addition -- Fruit Punch. MarketWire

7 Medical Acquires HealthLink Minnesota Management Group, Inc.
7 Medical Systems™, LLC, a leader in on-demand digital imaging, electronic medical records (EMR) and revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions for healthcare, today announced the closing of its acquisition of HealthLink Minnesota Management Group, Inc MarketWire

InfoWorld Announces the 2013 Technology of the Year Award Recipients
IDG's InfoWorld, the technology media brand devoted to modernizing enterprise IT, has announced the winners of its 2013 Technology of the Year Awards. Selected 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 identifies the best and most innovative products on the IT landscape. MarketWire

CP500 ID Card Printer System From GET Group Selected for Phase 1 of NATO Theater Access Control and Threat Identification (TACTIC) Program
Global Enterprise Technologies Corp. (GET Group), a provider of cutting-edge passport and ID systems, announced today that the CP500 ID card printer has been selected as the exclusive photo ID printer for Phase 1 of the NATO TACTIC Program. The program will take advantage of the CP500's unique combination of 600dpi printing capabilities and pigment ink for highly secure ID personalization. MarketWire

Wait-Staff, Look for the Scotch Drinkers Says Tipping Survey From Restaurant Sciences
Restaurant Sciences, a leading provider of restaurant industry information and analytics based on individual guest checks, today released the nation's first-ever study of beer, wine and spirits gratuity MarketWire, Inc. Provides Preliminary Financial Results for Year Ended December, 31 2012, Inc. (OTC: LFLS) is pleased to announce certain preliminary financial results for the year ended December 31, 2012. MarketWire

CytoSorbents 2012 End of Year Shareholder Letter
CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCBB: CTSO), a critical care focused company using blood purification to treat life-threatening illnesses, issued the following letter to shareholders. MarketWire

Heartland Payment Systems(R) School Solutions Receives USDA Approval for Its NUTRIKIDS(R) Menu Planning Software
Heartland School Solutions, a division of Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE: HPY), one of the nation's largest payments processors, has received USDA approval for use in certification of compliance with lunch meal requirements for its NUTRIKIDS Menu Planning & Nutritional Analysis software MarketWire

Ford and GM -- The 2013 Race Is On
Major automakers benefited from better sales last year and are now looking to maintain that momentum in 2013. Vehicle makers are rolling out new campaigns and vehicles to capitalize on some of the best sales conditions they have seen in years MarketWire

TCL Shows Industry Leadership Through Innovative Cross-Field Partnership at CES 2013
TCL Corporation (HKSE: 2618), one of China's largest consumer electronics enterprises, is not only unveiling its full line-up of new smart cloud products, but also making two exciting press announcements at the CES show today. The first is TCL's partnership with Hollywood-based Marvel Entertainment in the next installment in Marvel Studio's blockbuster franchise MarketWire

Liquipel and Pharrell Williams Announce Partnership at CES
Liquipel LLC (, the industry leader in Watersafe™ technology, and entrepreneur Pharrell Williams, in conjunction with William Morris Endeavor (WME), today announced a partnership to cross-promote each other's brands and lines of business. Details of the partnership were formally announced at 2 p.m., Jan. 9, at Liquipel's booth, No MarketWire

Salem Communications Announces New York Management Changes
Salem Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: SALM), a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and conservative opinion content, announced today leadership changes in New York. Effective January 9, Sean O'Neil has been named to the position of Market Manager MarketWire

Construction Writers Association to Host Networking Reception at World of Concrete 2013
The Construction Writers Association (CWA) will host a networking reception for construction journalists and marketing communications professionals on Feb. 6 at the World of Concrete 2013 in Las Vegas, Nev. MarketWire

The Cloud Goes to School: More Than 85 Universities Adopt Box to Help Students, Faculty and Administrators Share and Manage Content
Box today announced that more than 85 higher education institutions have adopted Box's cloud collaboration service to help their communities of students, faculty, and staff access, share and manage content online and from mobile devices. In the past year alone, the number of Box customers in the education sector has doubled, with some of the nation's leading universities adopting Box MarketWire

Meridian Wealth Management Approved as SEC Registered Investment Advisor
Financial advisory practice Meridian Wealth Management today announced formal approval by the SEC as a Registered Investment Advisor. Already known for excellence as LPL Financial advisors, this important designation enables the firm to develop more flexible investment strategies for clients to include more customized solutions for their financial planning needs. MarketWire

SmartMetric's Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Visa and Mastercard Set by the Court for a Hearing by Jury in September 2013
SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) -- Speaking today, The President and CEO of SmartMetric, Inc., Ms. Chaya C. Hendrick, said, "SmartMetric, Inc. is looking forward to its trial by jury against Visa and MasterCard for what SmartMetric alleges as serious infringement of its '464' Patent." MarketWire

QuickLogic Announces Preliminary Q4 2012 Revenue
QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), the leader in low-power Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs), today announced that it expects to report fourth quarter revenue of approximately $3.1 million compared to previously announced guidance of approximately $3.7 million, plus or minus 10%. New product revenue is expected to be approximately $1 MarketWire

SmartMetric(TM) Scheduled First Release of Its Products -- Biometric MedicalKeyring(TM)
SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) -- Speaking today, the President and CEO of SmartMetric, Inc., Ms. Chaya C. Hendrick, said, "SmartMetric, Inc. to start selling soon direct to the public in the United States, its Electronic Medical Records device." MarketWire

Propane Studio to Publish Industry-Forward Pieces
Propane Studio, a leading independent digital agency based in San Francisco, is launching a series of informed articles and whitepapers in an effort led by founder and director of strategy, Neil Chaudhari. MarketWire

Ingenico Partners With Shift4 to Provide Merchants With a Processor-Neutral, Secure P2PE Platform
Ingenico (EURONEXT: FR0000125346) (ING), leading worldwide provider of payment solutions, and Shift4 Corporation, the world's largest independent payment gateway, today announced a partnership that brings Shift4's neutral, merchant-centric gateway solution to Ingenico's open portfolio of Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) offerings. MarketWire

Franklin Templeton Investments Deploys Riva Transfer Agent Software Solution
Riva Financial Systems Limited today announced the global deployment of its Riva Transfer Agent ("Riva TA") software solution across Franklin Templeton Investments' international transfer agency operations. MarketWire

Intersil's New Single-Cell Boost Converters Provide Industry-Leading Power Density and Efficiency for Battery-Powered Applications
Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog, mixed signal and power management semiconductors, today introduced a family of boost converters delivering exceptional power density and efficiency. These new boost converters are ideal for single-cell Li-Ion powered products incorporating USB 'on-the-go' (OTG) capability. MarketWire

Aston Bay Ventures Announces Agreement for Data License
Aston Bay Ventures Ltd. ("Aston Bay") is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Teck Metals Ltd. ("Teck") for a license to their technical database on the Storm and Seal Projects, Somerset Island, Nunavut in exchange for 2.2 million common shares in Aston Bay, representing 12.4% of the company MarketWire

ControlCase Achieves Explosive 60% Customer Growth in 2012
ControlCase, Inc., a leading provider of compliance, information security and risk management solutions, is pleased to announce outstanding year-end business results for 2012. Starting with a roster of approximately 250 clients in 25 countries, ControlCase now proudly serves more than 400 clients in 40 countries -- a growth rate of nearly 60%. MarketWire

Aberdeen Group Publishes IT Security and Enterprise Applications Research
Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the publication of new research reports from its IT Security and Enterprise Applications research practices. MarketWire

Aberdeen Group Publishes Business Intelligence and Networking/Application Performance Research
Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the publication of new research reports from its Business Intelligence (BI), and Networking and Application Performance research practices. MarketWire

Stellar Panel of Judges Announced for Inaugural U.K. Candidate Experience Awards
The Candidate Experience Awards, a non-profit organisation focused on facilitating the evolution of the employment candidate experience, today announced the judges of the first-ever U.K. Candidate Experience Awards (known as "The CandEs") MarketWire

Patriot Technologies Opens Remote Field Office in Texas
Patriot Technologies today announced the opening of their field office in Argyle, TX. This new office will allow Patriot to meet the IT security needs of the mid-Western region. MarketWire

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Bellevue Group with net profit in the range of CHF 6 to 7 million for the year 2012
Bellevue Group AG /Bellevue Group with net profit in the range of CHF 6 to 7 million for the year 2012 . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

SeaBird Exploration Plc: Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting 25 January 2013
Cyprus, 9 January 2013  GlobeNewswire

Will Porter Joins BlueTarp Financial as New Chief Financial Officer
BlueTarp Financial, the leading trade credit and marketing services provider for the building supply industry, today announced it has named Will Porter as its new chief financial officer. MarketWire

Epicor Invites Retailers to Help Raise Funds for the Retail Orphan Initiative and Take Home a build-a-bear smallfrys(TM) Stuffed Animal
Normally you wouldn't expect to see bears, bunnies and sock monkeys roaming the New York City area, but that will all change in a few days when the retail elite meet at the annual NRF show at the Jacob Javits Center, January 13-15. MarketWire

Magnum Hunter Resources Announces Management Changes in the Finance/Capital Markets Department
Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE: MHR) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRC) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRD) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRE) (the "Company") announced today that the Company has appointed Chris Benton as Assistant Vice President of Finance and Capital Markets effective January 8, 2013 MarketWire

UNIT4 Business Software Announces 2013 Trends and Predictions
UNIT4 Business Software, the North American subsidiary of UNIT4 (EURONEXT AMSTERDAM: UNIT4), the global enterprise software provider for Businesses Living IN Change (BLINC)™, has issued its annual list of trends and predictions for the coming year. For 2013, UNIT4 Business Software expects the following trends to affect the industry and customers alike: MarketWire

Peugeot Sales Fall on Account of European Financial Crisis -- City Index UK
City Index UK - Shares in Peugeot have fallen in Paris this morning (January 9th) after the carmaker reported that its global sales figures dropped sharply on account of the weak European economy. MarketWire

Exeter Resource Corporation : Exeter Begins Water Exploration Drilling for Its Caspiche Gold-Copper Project, Chile
Exeter Resource Corporation (NYSE-MKT:XRA,TSX:XRC, Frankfurt:EXB - "Exeter" or the "Company") is pleased toannounce thecommencement of water drilling for its Caspiche gold-copper projectlocated innorthern Chile. The drilling campaign is taking place at Cuenca One, oneof twowater exploration tenements owned by the Company. The estimated costof thedrilling program is CAD$1.3 million. MarketWire

361 Managed Futures Strategy Fund Finishes 2012 at the Top
361 Capital, a provider of alternative investment mutual funds to RIAs, institutions, financial intermediaries, and high-net-worth investors, reports that strong performance has propelled the firm's 361 Managed Futures Strategy Fund to the top of both its Morningstar and Lipper peer group categories. MarketWire

Identropy Launches SCUID Lifecycle
Identropy, a leading provider of Identity as a Service (IDaaS) solutions, today announced the launch of its premier, cloud-based Identity Management (IDM) service, SCUID™ Lifecycle MarketWire

Swordfish C-Level Executives Meet Regarding the Pending Merger/Acquisition of iPoint TV Global Operation
Mr. Clark Ortiz, President & CEO of Swordfish Financial, Inc. (OTCQB: SWRF), a Minnesota corporation focused on the developing strategic investment opportunities, held a C-Level meeting to discuss and engage a team to organize and implement the iPoint Television, LLC acquisition. MarketWire

Audience earSmart eS305 Selected for HUAWEI Ascend D2
Audience®, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADNC), the leader in Advanced Voice and audio processing for mobile devices, today announced that HUAWEI has selected the earSmart™ eS305 for its new HUAWEI Ascend D2 smartphone. The earSmart eS305 was chosen by HUAWEI for its ability to deliver the industry's best sounding voice experience, regardless of the surrounding environment MarketWire

MMRGlobal Adds Two Patents and 57 Claims Expanding IP, Adds Insurance, Legal, Accounting and MyEsafeDepositBox Services
MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF) ("MMR") today announced that it has received two additional patents adding 57 additional claims to the Company's patent portfolio to expand the scope of the Company's patent protection to include insurance, legal, accounting, mortgage and other types of important documents when combined with a Personal Health Record (PHR) MarketWire

Stevia Corp. Qualifies for the First Issuance of Its Kind in China
Stevia Corp. (OTCQB: STEV) ("Stevia Corp" or the "Company"), a farm management company focused on the economic development of stevia, the fastest growing product in the alternative sweetener sector, is pleased to announce that its aquaculture project in China is covered by the first Aquaculture Insurance Policy issued in the country. MarketWire

CES Media Alert: Liquipel, Pharrell Williams Announce Partnership
WHAT: Liquipel LLC (, the industry leader in Watersafe™ technology, and entrepreneur Pharrell Williams, in conjunction with William Morris Endeavor (WME), will announce a partnership to cross-promote each other's brands and lines of business. Details of the partnership will be formally announced at 2 p.m., Jan. 9, at Liquipel's booth, No MarketWire

NuVasive Announces Preliminary Unaudited Full Year 2012 Revenue Results
NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, announced today preliminary unaudited revenue results for the full year ended December 31, 2012. NuVasive anticipates full year 2012 revenue of approximately $619 million MarketWire

Vitamin Blue Announces Launch of New Website
Vitamin Blue, Inc. (OTCQB: VTMB) has launched a redesign of their website at The new design provides ability to search for products, review items in detail with high-quality images, and order online. The site soft launched at the beginning of Q4 2012 and has already seen a bounce in visitors. Compared to Q4 2011, VitaminBlue MarketWire

Outsell Selected as Finalist for PR News' Corporate Social Responsibility Award
Outsell (, a digital marketing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company that is transforming the way brands engage with consumers, announced today that The Outsell Caring Committee has been selected as a finalist in PR News' Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards in the category of Volunteer Program MarketWire

LiveWire Ergogenics, Inc. Introduces LiveWire Energy(TM) Chews in a Revolutionary New 4-Pack
LiveWire Ergogenics, Inc. (OTCQB: LVVV) has introduced its popular LiveWire Energy™ chews in an exciting new ultraportable 4-pack, perfect for on-the-go consumers. Sized at only 1.5 inches x 1.5 inches, the new 4-packs are designed to be the pocket-sized alternative to bulky energy drinks. With a retail price of under $3 MarketWire

Augme Technologies, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results
Augme® Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: AUGT) ("Augme") ("the Company"), a technology and services leader in interactive media and mobile marketing and mobile advertising, today announced its operating results for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 ended November 30, 2012. MarketWire

Independent Durability Tests Show AXION Formulated Rail Ties in Use for More Than 8 Years Continue to Exceed Performance Standards
AXION International Holdings, Inc MarketWire

Bulletproof Energy Drinks and Fisher House Foundation Partner to Help Wounded Veterans and Their Families
Bulletproof Brands, Inc., the maker of Bulletproof Energy Drinks, is proud to announce our partnership with Fisher House Foundation. Bulletproof Energy Drinks is now the only energy drink to adorn the Fisher House Foundation logo on the side of the can. Our mission of 5 cents from every can sold remains the same, but the 5 cents per can will now go directly to Fisher House Foundation MarketWire

Valdosta State University Improves Student Success and Retention With Oracle's Robust Business Intelligence Environment
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

inTEST Announces Election of Two New Independent Directors
inTEST Corporation (NASDAQ: INTT), announced that its Board of Directors elected two new independent directors, William Kraut and Steven J. Abrams, Esq., at its meeting held on January 8, 2013. The election of Mr. Kraut fills the vacancy created as a result of the death of Thomas J. Reilly in 2012. The election of Mr MarketWire

Uncommon Equities, Inc. Announces Initiation of Coverage on Pacific Ethanol, Inc.
Uncommon Equities, Inc. today announced initiation of research coverage on Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ: PEIX) with a Buy rating. Pacific Ethanol is the leading marketer and producer of low carbon renewable fuels in the western United States. Pacific Ethanol's facilities are near their respective fuel and feed customers, offering significant timing, transportation cost and logistical advantages MarketWire

3 Ring Binders From Advanced Looseleaf Are 100% Recycled and Recyclable
Advanced Looseleaf Technologies has introduced a new, green alternative to white vinyl overlay binders, made from 100% FSC certified post consumer materials. They are rugged and easy to personalize and recycle. MarketWire

Folding Impeller From Sharpe Mixers Installs Through Mixer Mounting Nozzle
Sharpe Mixers has introduced a new high-performance folding impeller for new and retrofit installations where tank entry is not practical or too expensive. MarketWire

Fortinet to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a leader in high-performance network security -- today announced that it will hold a conference call to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2012 financial results on Wednesday, January 30 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time). MarketWire

Kaseya Achieves NIST Validation for FIPS 140-2 Government Standard
Kaseya®, the leading global provider of automated IT systems management services, today announced that the Kaseya Virtual System Administrator (VSA) has achieved a level 1 validation against Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2: Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules MarketWire

DynaResource Announces Completion of $ 2,902,930 USD Private Placement to Existing Shareholders
DynaResource, Inc. (OTCBB: DYNR) ("DynaUSA", or "the Company"), a Resource Investment and Management Company based in Irving, Texas, with a current focus on the San Jose de Gracia high grade gold project in Sinaloa State, Mexico ("SJG"), is pleased to announce that it has completed a Private Placement to existing Shareholders in the total amount of $2,902,930 USD. (The "Placement") MarketWire

American Red Cross Increases Online Donations, Breaks Transaction Records Using Oracle's ATG Web Commerce
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

ON24 Announces Elite Presentations
ON24, Inc., the global leader in webcasting and virtual event solutions, today announced Elite Presentations, a new and easy way to create and deliver professional-quality interactive online presentations in just a few simple steps, right from the user's computer MarketWire

Digital Generation Announces Receipt of NASDAQ Notice of Potential Delisting and Reaffirms Annual Meeting on February 21, 2013
Digital Generation, Inc. (NASDAQ: DGIT), the world's leading ad management and distribution platform, today announced that it has received a letter from NASDAQ notifying the Company that it is subject to delisting from the NASDAQ Capital Market for failure to hold its 2012 annual meeting of stockholders prior to December 31, 2012. MarketWire

Melissa Data Launches MVP Program for Oracle ACEs
Melissa Data, a leading provider of contact data quality and direct marketing solutions, today announced its MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Program, a collaborative industry forum for technology professionals focused on data quality MarketWire

Kavaliro Acquires Portion of Salient Federal Solutions, Inc.
Kavaliro, an award-winning national staffing and services company, today announced an acquisition of the Fannie Mae program from Salient Federal Solutions, Inc MarketWire

ERF Wireless Names Tim Maxson to Succeed Tom Wiedebush as Chief Operating Officer
ERF Wireless Inc. (OTCBB: ERFB), a leading provider of enterprise-class wireless broadband products and services, announced today that Tim Maxson will succeed Tom Wiedebush as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Effective immediately, Mr. Maxson will take over all of the company's day-to-day, high-level operational management responsibilities. Mr MarketWire

MCW Energy Group Implements Regional Supplier Program for Its Oil Sands Extraction Unit Systems & Components at Asphalt Ridge, Utah
MCW Energy Group (TSX VENTURE: MCW) (TSX VENTURE: MCW.V) ("MCW"), a Canadian holding company involved in fuel distribution and the creation of oil sands extraction technology, today provided details on its local supplier appointment program for the final fabrication stages of its oil sands extraction project in Asphalt Ridge, Utah MarketWire

LeadMD Forges Partnerships to Expand Marketing Automation Services and Offerings
LeadMD, specialists in marketing automation and CRM consulting services, has built an ecosystem of new partnerships to grow its offerings within the marketing automation space. LeadMD can now bring its clients a suite of services and products that enhance their current marketing automation programs such as SEO, content development, various Web application integrations and Web marketing. MarketWire

Digital Lumens Reports Strong Growth, Securing Leadership Position in LED Lighting Market
Digital Lumens announced today that it has rung in the New Year with 150% growth in its customer base and a further commitment from investors to support the company's dominance in LED lighting MarketWire

Quintiles Approves AMC Health Telemonitoring Services for Pharmaceutical Trials
AMC Health, a leading provider of telemonitoring technologies and services, has been awarded Silver vendor accreditation for pharmaceutical trials by Quintiles, the world's largest contract research organization. During the audit, no areas for improvement were identified. Silver is the highest status that Quintiles awards to new vendors. MarketWire

Avanade and Nokia to Deliver Packaged Windows Phone 8 Devices, Applications and Services to Meet Growing Demand for Business Ready Mobile Solutions
Avanade®, a global business technology solutions and managed services provider, today announced an agreement with Nokia to create and deliver packaged Nokia Lumia devices, applications and services to large enterprise customers. MarketWire

E-Waste Systems, Inc. Provides Corporate Update
E-Waste Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: EWSI) (the "Company"), an electronic waste management and reverse logistics services firm, is pleased to provide this update to its shareholders and the investment community. This release includes information about the Company's plans and announcement of new corporate strategy developments. MarketWire

Canada's Northland Power Continues to Expand Portfolio of Clean, Reliable Gas-Fired Energy in Illinois, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Northland Power Incorporated (TSX:NPI) (Toronto, Ontario) plans to develop and construct two gas-fired peaking stations MarketWire

MidAmerican Energy Continues to Boost Wind Power in Iowa, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The Midwest region is one of the richest areas for wind energy, which has been proven throughout 2012. Iowa is arguably the strongest Midwest state in which wind energy has flourished MarketWire

PM Environmental, Inc. Expands Footprint to New Jersey & New York
PM Environmental, Inc. (PM) is pleased to announce the firm has opened its 15th regional office. The newest office will be located at 170 Changebridge Road, Montville, New Jersey, and will serve the Mid-Atlantic region. MarketWire

Significant Improvements in Student Performance
Education Direction's innovative, data-driven inquiry teaching strategies have helped propel significant improvements in student performance at a host of different schools districts. According to recently released student performance data, two of Education Direction's (www.eddirection MarketWire

Black & White Auto Body and Paint Expects Bigger and Better Things for 2013
As Black & White Auto Body and Paint enters its 58th year of existence, the Colorado Springs-based one-stop auto shop would like to wish everyone a happy New Year. The Colorado Springs auto repairs shop wants take their business and services to even greater heights. MarketWire

CosmoProf, Division of Beauty Systems Group LLC, Taps Schedulicity as Preferred Scheduling Partner
CosmoProf, a division of Beauty Systems Group, LLC and leading provider of professional-only salon products and support, today announced an exclusive partnership with Schedulicity, the leader in online appointment scheduling for small businesses MarketWire

DHS Holding Co. Signs Contract With FenServices
DHS Holding Co. (PINKSHEETS: DHSM) -- President Charlie Barrett announced today that DHS Holding, Co. has reached an agreement with software vendor FenServices and Net Entertainment to lease and operate the online casino software engine that will drive the website. is owned and operated by DHS Belize, LTD, a wholly owned subsidiary of DHS Holding, Co. MarketWire

Former General Manager of Joins Assured Labor -- the World Leader in Mobile Recruitment
Assured Labor (, the world leader in mobile recruitment, announced today that John Hyland has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Assured Labor, John spent eight years with Monster Worldwide where he initiated the Emerging Markets business unit for Monster® and directed the company's launch into Mexico, Brazil, Russia and Turkey MarketWire

Apps and Ads to Take Center Stage at Mobile Media Summit San Francisco 2013
Mobile Media Summit, the largest media and advertising mobile event in North America, kicks off its 2013 conference series on January 22 in San Francisco with a day-long program focused on the intersection of advertising and apps. MarketWire

CONMED Corporation to Announce Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Results on February 14, 2013
CONMED Corporation (NASDAQ: CNMD) announced today that it expects to report fourth quarter 2012 financial results before the market opens on Thursday, February 14, 2013, and will also hold a conference call live over the Internet at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time that same day. This webcast can be accessed from CONMED's web site at MarketWire

Phoenix Plastic Surgeon Offers Two Liposuction Methods
Dr. Steven H. Turkeltaub, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Phoenix, believes the emphasis on beauty in society can cause appearance to be very important for one's social life, career advancement, and self-esteem MarketWire

Portland Plastic Surgeons "Pay It Forward" With Reconstructive Surgery Mission
For Dr. Kathleen Waldorf, a board-certified Portland plastic surgeon, philanthropy is an integral aspect of her life and her work. Dr. Waldorf and Dr. Shannon O'Brien of The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery subscribe to a "pay it forward" philosophy in which the practice donates time, money, and service to give back not only to Oregon, but internationally as well. MarketWire

TuneIn and Carolla Digital Deepen Strategic Partnership
TuneIn, a free service that lets people listen to music, sports, comedy and talk from around the world, and Carolla Digital, the producers of The Adam Carolla Show and other popular comedy broadcasts, today announced that in addition to the latest episodes of Carolla Digital, a curated 24/7 channel featuring the best content from each week, will be available on TuneIn MarketWire

Openet Technical Breakthroughs Exceed Performance Standards
Openet, a global leader of real-time transaction management software and services, today announced engineering advances that have dramatically improved performance of all systems within the Openet product ecosystem. MarketWire

iDashboards Celebrates Seven Consecutive Years of Growth
iDashboards, leader in Business Intelligence (BI) dashboard software, today announced record breaking earnings in 2012. This marks the company's seventh consecutive year of record breaking sales and growth in more than 40 countries. MarketWire

Kitsy Lane Raises $3.5 Million Series A Financing and Appoints Former CEO Scott Savitz to Its Board of Directors
Kitsy Lane (, which has been experiencing 40% monthly growth since inception, today announced that it has raised $3.5 million in a Series A funding. Data Point Capital joined forces with Longworth Venture Partners to lead, with existing investor Point Judith Capital contributing to the round MarketWire

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon Gives Advice for Mommy Makeover Patients
Dr. Thomas Lintner, an Atlanta plastic surgeon, has been helping mothers achieve their cosmetic enhancement goals for the past 20 years. At Advanced Aesthetic Surgery, his private practice, Dr. Lintner works to improve the physiological effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding to provide his patients with a rejuvenated appearance and natural-looking results MarketWire

Reputation Changer: Complaints, Reviews Can Have Detrimental Effects on Businesses, Brands
A recent story in Britain's Daily Mail highlights a real-life incident so strange, it almost seems like it could be a work of fiction. The story involves RJ Ellroy, a published author who has found himself entangled in the messy world of online reputation fraud. According to the article, Mr. Ellroy has taken to using fake names to post laudatory reviews of his own books, on sites such as Amazon MarketWire

Gulf Coast Readers Inc. Has Positive Outlook for Print Magazines in 2013
The recent decision by Newsweek to send out its last print issue has many within the magazine industry questioning the validity of that particular distribution in the New Year. In fact, similar stories have begun to appear; including a recent Mashable report that reveals SPIN Magazine is also halting its print issues MarketWire

Washington, DC Eye Surgeons Provide Relief From Cataracts
In addition to LASIK, Dr. Thomas Clinch and Dr. Paul Kang also perform cataract surgery as a staple of their practice. At Eye Doctors of Washington, patients often ask questions regarding their candidacy for cataract surgery. In order to allow patients to make informed decisions and have realistic expectations, Drs MarketWire

Tiscali Selects Sigma Systems Service Management Platform for Mobile Service Provisioning
Sigma Systems, the authority in provisioning converged broadband solutions, today announced that Tiscali, one of the leading independent telecommunication companies in Italy, has deployed Sigma's Service Management Platform (SMP) to activate and provision services for its mobile subscribers. MarketWire

SPE Certified and UMass Amherst Partner to Offer Healthier Dining Options to Students
UMass Amherst and SPE Certified, a unique restaurant and foodservice certification program designed to enhance the nutritional quality of meals, have announced they will be partnering to revamp a portion of the university's dining halls menus to offer students healthier options without compromising taste. MarketWire

TTR Licenses Tax Answers ("Tax Content") to Tax Automation Providers
TTR (Transaction Tax Resources, Inc.), the industry leader in providing accurate, current, supported and easy to find sales and use tax answers, has made available the licensing of tax answers for Tax Automation Providers. MarketWire

The University of Toledo Automates Contract Processes With Selectica Contract Lifecycle Management
Selectica (NASDAQ: SLTC), provider of software that accelerates sales cycles and streamlines contract processes, today announced that The University of Toledo will be using Selectica Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) to enforce better control over contract processes and improve visibility into versioning. MarketWire

Merlin International Joins NetApp U.S. Public Sector Cyber Alliance Partner Program
Merlin International, a leading cyber security and IT solutions provider to the U.S. Federal Government, today announced the company has joined the NetApp U.S. Public Sector Cyber Alliance Program. The NetApp Cyber Alliance is a collaborative program designed to establish partnerships and interoperability of cyber solutions based on NetApp® storage, virtualization, and big data technologies MarketWire

PatientsLikeMe and AKU Society to Develop World's First Open Registry for Alkaptonuria Patients
PatientsLikeMe and the AKU Society are working together to create the first open, global registry for patients with alkaptonuria (AKU), one of the world's rarest diseases and the first genetic disease discovered. Nicknamed "black bone disease," AKU leads to a condition that causes the bones and cartilage to become black and brittle. Through PatientsLikeMe MarketWire

Carl Schramm Joins Berkeley Research Group
Carl J. Schramm, one of the world's leading authorities on entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic growth, has joined global expert services and consulting firm Berkeley Research Group, LLC as a director. MarketWire

Sophos Cited as a Leader in New Endpoint Security Report
Sophos today announced that it has been positioned as a Leader in Forrester Research, Inc.'s new Client Security report, The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security, Q1 2013, a comprehensive overview of the endpoint protection vendor landscape MarketWire

abas-USA Records Fourth Year of Record ERP Sales
abas-USA begins 2013 with considerable momentum that promises to deliver exceptional growth and innovation. Driven by a surge of new customers in manufacturing and distribution, abas-USA reported its fourth consecutive record year of sales for 2012 -- pushed by new functionality like mobile applications, document management, collaboration application, and business intelligence. MarketWire

Michigan City Cuts Costs and Improves Service to Citizens With New Avaya Network
Avaya data infrastructure reduces information technology maintenance costs and helps the City of Taylor meet its budget objectives during a tight economy. New collaborative communications capabilities make city staffers more accessible and improve service to citizens MarketWire

Mattson Technology Increases Etch Product Line Growth With Shipment to Major Foundry
Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced semiconductor processing equipment, today announced that it has shipped an etch system to a major foundry, the sixth semiconductor manufacturer now using its etch systems. The etch system will support development and production of advanced devices at leading-edge technology nodes at this foundry's R&D facility. MarketWire

ComSci and Swingtide Forge Alliance to Help CIOs Achieve Greater IT Management Maturity
ComSci, the award-winning technology financial and business management solutions company, today announced its alliance with Swingtide, a consulting firm specializing in technology business and outsourcing advisory. Swingtide has deep expertise in IT sourcing, technology management, and IT finance MarketWire

If You Want to Save Money on a New Mortgage, It Helps to Start by Thinking of Ice Cream
Go to the ice cream store and you'll pay so much per scoop. But the final price of your dessert will vary according to whether you want cones or cups and sprinkles or chocolate sauce. And when the store tallies your bill in most jurisdictions you'll also need to pay a tax to the local government. MarketWire

Sixth Asian Financial Forum Opens on Monday
Some 2,000 business and government leaders from around the world will take part in the Asian Financial Forum, 14-15 January, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Under the theme "Asia: Shaping the Next Global Landscape", the sixth edition of the forum will spotlight Asia's fast-expanding role in the global economy ACN Newswire

"Best New Bingo Site 2012" award won by Robin Hood Bingo
London, UK: United Bingo brand Robin Hood Bingo has been named winner of "Best New Bingo Site 2012" by Robin Hood Bingo beat out dozens of other new bingo sites to claim this highly-coveted accolade. GlobeNewswire

Aditro : General Electric in Sweden (GE) selects Aditro to streamline and modernize payroll handling
General Electric in Sweden (GE) selects Aditro to streamline and modernize payroll handling GlobeNewswire

Orkla changes its corporate structure
Orkla is reorganising its operations into five, instead of four, business areas, and strengthening its Group Executive Board. GlobeNewswire

The CFO in Kitron has resigned
(2013-01-09) Björn Wigström has given notice that he is resigning from his position as CFO in Kitron.His notice period is 6 months. The company has initiated a recruitment process to find a replacement to the position. GlobeNewswire

Wärtsilä signs long-term service agreements for world's largest tri-fuel power plant
Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 9 January 2013 at 10 am EET GlobeNewswire

Abba Seafood and Procordia to be merged
In order to increase its competitiveness on the Swedish market, Orkla is merging Abba Seafood and Procordia which combined will be one of Sweden's largest food companies.The purpose of creating a single food company in Sweden is to establish a solid platform for future growth and the further development of the two companies' strong brands GlobeNewswire

Rejlers appoints new CFO
(REJL B)Eva K Nygren is appointed new CFO in the Rejler Group. She will be part of the company's Group Management and will assume the position on February 1st.Eva K Nygren has many years of experience working with economic issues within the engineering and newspaper sector, both as Account manager and Controller. Her most recent position was at Sweco Sweden as Controller GlobeNewswire

Finland's most popular card has Finland's most popular birds
Rovio's Angry Birds are now available on OP-Pohjola cards."Our cooperation with Rovio arose from customer demand. A lot of people have been asking us to make these popular birds available on our cards and we are pleased to announce that this is now possible," says Heli Jimenez, Marketing Director at OP-Pohjola GlobeNewswire

Lower deficit than expected in December
Swedish central government payments resulted in a deficit of SEK 79.3 billion in December. This is SEK 8.1 billion lower than the Debt Offices forecast of SEK 87.5 billion. For the full year 2012 the deficit was SEK 24.9 billion [1], which can be compared with the Debt Offices forecast of SEK 27.6 billion GlobeNewswire

CGGVeritas : Provides its Activity Update for the Fourth Quarter and for the Year 2012
CGGVeritas (ISIN: 0000120164 - NYSE: CGV)provides its vessel utilization,multi-client sales and free cash flow updates for the fourth quarter andfor thefull year 2012. MarketWire

Centamin PLC - Q4 Preliminary Production Results

Entertainment One Acquires Alliance Films, Inc.
Today the Board of Entertainment One Ltd. ("eOne" or "the Group") (LSE: ETO) announces the completion of its transaction to acquire Alliance Films, a leading independent distributor of filmed entertainment products in Canada, the United Kingdom and Spain, from affiliates of Goldman Sachs Capital Partners and Investissement Quebec for approximately CAD$225 million MarketWire

Neste Jacobs and National Bioproducts Institute sign a biopharma agreement
Neste Jacobs OyPress release9 January 2013 at 9.00 am GlobeNewswire

The Laiva mine produced 78 kilos of gold during December 2012
 PRESS RELEASE, 9 January 2013 GlobeNewswire

Kværner ASA : Increase in Kvaerner's Nyhamna onshore contract
9 January - In April 2012 Kvaerner signed a framework agreement with A/S Norske Shell for Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Management (EPCM) for modifications and projects at the Ormen Lange/Nyhamna onshore facilities GlobeNewswire

Cisco APAC NetRiders 2012 Winners: China, Australia and Singapore
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) -- The teams from China, Australia and Singapore were declared winners at the prestigious annual Cisco Asia Pacific NetRiders 2012 skills competition held by the Cisco Networking Academy™. As the first- and second-placed winners, the teams from China and Australia won all-expenses-paid trips to the United States. MarketWire

Fourth Hong Kong Stationery Award Winners Announced
Winners of the fourth Hong Kong Stationery Award were announced last night in a ceremony at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Winning entries ranged from a lightweight carbon hybrid conference table to a 3-D message note clip, as well as rabbit- and giraffe-shaped pens and a multi-board for organising desktops ACN Newswire

AND partners with LBS provider deCarta
Rotterdam, 9 January 2013 - AND has signed an agreement with US based deCarta to provide worldwide location-based services (LBS) including geocoding, local search, customized maps and routing. GlobeNewswire

OctoPlus announces Master Service Agreement with Sanofi
OctoPlus N.V. ("OctoPlus" or the "Company") (Euronext: OCTO), announces today that a Master Service Agreement has been signed with Sanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader GlobeNewswire

Meadow Bay Gold Intersects 9.15 Meters Grading 6.21 g/t Gold at Its Atlanta Gold Mine Project in Nevada
Meadow Bay Gold Corporation ("Meadow Bay Gold" or the "Company") (TSX: MAY)(OTCQX: MAYGF)(FRANKFURT: 20M)(WKN A1C3DN) is pleased to report additional assays from recent drilling at its Atlanta Gold Mine Project, Lincoln County, Nevada. MarketWire

Boberg Arms Corporation
LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 09, 2013) -  In the news release, "Boberg Arms Corp. Releases World's Smallest, Lightest 9 mm Semi-Automatic Pistol," issued earlier today by Boberg Arms Corporation, we are advised by the company that the headline should read "Boberg Arms Corp. Releases World's Smallest, Most Powerful 9 mm Semi-Automatic Pistol" rather than "Boberg Arms Corp MarketWire

The Boston Consulting Group Names Rich Lesser New President and CEO
The Boston Consulting Group, one of the world's leading management consulting firms, is pleased to announce Richard I. Lesser as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1. Elected to the roles in May 2012, Lesser takes the helm as BCG embarks on its fiftieth year of operation. He lives in New York and will also have an office in Beijing. MarketWire

Solar Business Expo Southeast Asia launches in Bangkok in March with a Programme of Top Industry Speakers
Top solar energy experts, politicians, developers, contractors and financiers from across the ASEAN region will be gathering in Bangkok in March for a new international conference and exhibition. Called Solar Business Expo Southeast Asia, it takes place on March 19 and 20 at the prestigious IMPACT Arena ACN Newswire

IT Infrastructure, Cloud Acceleration and Energy Efficiency form Focus of 2nd Datacentres Malaysia Forum
Datacentres Malaysia, the leading regional content driven event for end users, telcos, datacenter operators, cloud players, energy specialists and companies engaged in the sector, has announced a premier speaker academy for the 2nd annual forum ( taking place 16-17 January ACN Newswire

Mitsubishi and SDK Form Strategic Partnership in Fullerene Business
Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) have entered into a strategic partnership in the Fullerene business. As part of the arrangement, SDK yesterday acquired from MC a 50% stake in Frontier Carbon Corporation (FCC), a producer and marketer of Fullerene products, thereby making FCC a 50-50 joint venture between MC and SDK.Fullerene is a molecule composed entirely of carbon ACN Newswire

Dot Commodity Announced Educational Seminar on Commodity Markets for University Students
Dot Commodity, Inc. (Dot), Japan's largest online commodity futures broker, is pleased to announce that Dot has begun offering an educational seminar series for university students on commodity markets ACN Newswire

Aisin Seiki to Exhibit its Latest Innovative Intelligent Transport System (ITS) at NAIAS 2013
Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd welcomes visitors to experience its latest innovative ITS technology on exhibition at North American International Auto Show, Detroit, 14–27 January 2013. One of the highlights of the press preview is the AISIN unique demonstration car incorporating the technology to protect the driver for safe driving ACN Newswire

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