Business News - Page 143

Page 143 of Business News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Veteran Venture Capital Manager Joins Forces with Microsoft Executive: Dr. Fred Haney Named to ElectionMall Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mar. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Fred Haney, a venture capital veteran with a reputation for success joined forces today with ElectionMall Technologies, Inc., a nonpartisan worldwide provider of campaign technology solutions. Fred was the founder of 3i Ventures California in the 1980s, a highly successful venture fund and later was a founding member of the Tech Coast Angels, the largest group of angel investors in the country.

Intellikey Labs Releases Ultimate DVD Testing Matrix and AMP

GLENDALE, Calif. – Mar. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Intellikey Labs, a recognized leader in optical disc quality assurance content testing, announced today the launch of Intellikey DVD Testing Matrix 6.0. This latest matrix enables Intellikey to provide the most definitive AMP(SM) rating system available for DVD testing on domestic players. Matrix 6.0 is the most representative DVD testing matrix ever released.

Suntell Partners with CCMC to Enable Connectivity to Loan Servicing Systems

TOPEKA, Kan. – Mar. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Suntell, the provider of the award winning Synergy loan origination system, has announced that it has partnered with CCMC, a leading provider of financial services industry platform interfaces, to deliver time-saving and error-reducing interface solutions to Suntell clients.

MyHearPod Introduces Amazing New Line of 32-Channel Hearing Aids

CORNELIUS, N.C. – Mar. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — HearPod Hearing Aids president Randy Wohlers, BC-HIS, announced today the introduction of a new line of 32-channel hearing aids. Each of the new products matches the company’s current line of aids manufactured with four channels.

HireSuite to Appear on Alexander Haig’s 21st Century Business TV Series – Featured on Bravo and CNBC Networks

HOUSTON, Texas – Feb. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Intelli-Source, LLC announces the appearance of HireSuite on ’21st Century Business’ hosted by General Alexander Haig. In an ever shrinking labor market, competition is heating up among organizations looking to hire the best talent. HireSuite is regulating the rising temperature by offering a complete line of HR solutions and exceeding all expectations.

CCMC Partners with Peak Performance Resources to Provide Consulting Services

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – Feb. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CCMC, the premier provider of interface software for loan origination systems, has announced that it has partnered with Peak Performance Resources, a leading provider of mortgage industry consulting services, to deliver performance improving consulting services to CCMC clients.

Top Large-Law-Firm Expert Joins Library Associates Companies

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Feb. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Library Associates Companies (LAC) announced today that Sarah Clark Kavanagh is joining the firm as Vice President, Strategic Consulting. While based in San Francisco, Ms. Kavanagh will be responsible for serving and working with LAC on national accounts and consulting projects.

Business Sale Expert Teaches Business Owners How to Get Better Broker Service and Make More Money

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Business owners trying to sell their business are often intimidated by high commission rates. A free seminar that focuses on strategies for selling a business will be hosted by T7 Inc. Mergers and Acquisitions on Friday, March 9th, 2007 at 1:00 p.m.; it will take place in the Albuquerque metro area and is open to all business owners regardless of industry, size, or location.

National Property Tax Consulting Firm Appoints Former Wal-Mart Tax Manager

ST. CHARLES, Ill. – Feb. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chicago-based property tax consulting firm Advantax(R) Group announced today the appointment of Sam Kinslow as National Director of Real Property Consulting Services. Mr. Kinslow has 13 years of experience in the fields of property valuation, consulting, and tax assessment.

ProSoft Technology Group and CyberWorld Solutions Merger Announcement

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – Feb. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ProSoft Technology Group (Downers Grove, IL) and CyberWorld Solutions (Naperville, IL) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement, under which the companies will be combined as ProSoft Cyberworld Group.

Images in Chocolate Ups the Ante with Custom Chocolate Poker Chips

HOUSTON, Texas – Feb. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Specialty chocolatier, Images in Chocolate, today announced the first custom imprinted chocolate poker chip available in the U.S. marketplace. For the first time, casinos, hotels, and Las Vegas trade show exhibitors among others, can increase their corporate brand awareness using these 1-1/2-inch diameter, 100-percent Belgian chocolate promotional items.

deverus, Inc. Unveils New Product Website Detailing the Ziptuit Product Line

AUSTIN, Texas – Feb. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — deverus today announced their new product website for the diverse Ziptuit product line. The site is devoted to the various platforms available and offers detailed comparisons designed to help prospective clients decide which level is right for their business needs.

Geoff Mulligan Joins the Advisory Board at Gameshastra

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Feb. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gameshastra, a leading provider of Game Outsource Services, announced today the appointment of Geoff Mulligan to its Advisory Board. Geoff will assist the company in formulating its strategic vision and corporate strategy to become a global leader in outsourcing services for the games industry.

Innovative Consulting Group ‘ICG’ Introduces a Revitalized Brand

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Feb. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Innovative Consulting Group, LLC (ICG) introduces a revitalized brand to represent significant milestones for the company in 2007. ICG will be celebrating its 5th anniversary in the spring and the company will reach the goal of 50 employees.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Analysis: Chinese Manufacturing Accounts for 90 Percent of Annual Growth in Worldwide Semiconductor Market

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Feb. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Electronic systems manufactured in China were the driving factor behind 90 percent of growth in worldwide semiconductor consumption in 2005, continuing a trend first observed beginning in 2003, according to a comprehensive analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers of Chinese and other published statistics on the subject.

Authernative Granted EU Patent for User Authentication Method

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Feb. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Authernative, Inc., the developer of innovative user authentication and identity management technologies, announced today that the European Patent Office has granted the company its patent for a user authentication method (patent number EP1434408).

TeamF1 to Unveil Customizable Secure Gateway Solution Running on Cavium Networks OCTEON(TM) Processors at RSA Conference 2007

FREMONT, Calif. – Feb. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TeamF1, Inc., a leader in embedded networking and security software solutions for wired and wireless applications, will unveil its latest innovation – the Secure Gateway Solution – in a demonstration at Cavium Networks Booth 1031 at RSA Conference 2007 to be held February 6-9 in the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Jason Wong to Spearhead Gameshastra Quality Assurance Operations

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Feb. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gameshastra, a leading provider of Game Outsource Services, announced today the appointment of Jason Wong as Vice President – Quality Assurance. Prior to joining Gameshastra, Mr. Wong oversaw quality assurance operations for Activision, Inc.

HotGigs Inc. Enhances Website with Web 2.0 Features to Further Streamline the Staffing Supply Chain

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Jan. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — HotGigs Inc., an innovator in web-based staffing solutions, has upgraded its online staffing exchange HotGigs.com, adding new tools and capabilities, such as the ability to compare billable hourly rates for a large variety of consulting professions.

Techway Services Receives WBE Rising Star Award

DALLAS, Texas – Jan. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Techway Services, Inc. received the 2007 Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Rising Star Award from the Women’s Business Council – Southwest (WBCS). The award was presented Jan. 23 at the WBCS’ 11th Annual Parade of Stars Awards Gala.

GSP Starts 2007 with Expansion of Federal Government Affairs Practice

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Jan. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — GSP Consulting, a fast-growing government affairs and economic architecture consulting firm today announced the expansion of their Federal Government Affairs practice in Washington D.C. and Pittsburgh.

JAVA JUICE(R) Liquid Coffee Extract – Toasts First Birthday at Outdoor Retailer

VENICE, Calif. – Jan. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — in January 2006, Richard Karno, a Los Angeles-based organic coffee roaster, introduced a single serving packet of organic liquid coffee extract, which he named Java Juice. The shelf-stable, portable coffee packets were a great fit for the outdoor and travel industries, so Karno chose the 2006 Winter Outdoor Retailer, the leading outdoor industry event to showcase his invention.

Political Internet ‘Revolutionaries’ Endorse ElectionMall Product

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ElectionMall Technologies, Inc., a nonpartisan worldwide provider of technology solutions to political campaigns, released today a testimonial by Joe Trippi praising ElectionMall’s suite of technology tools for federal, state, and local races, and also announced that Dr. Michael Cornfield has been named Vice President of Public Affairs.

Corporate Telecom Spending Highest for Cellular, Says Insight Research

BOONTON, N.J. – Jan. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Spending by businesses on wireless services accounted for over one-third of the corporate bill for telecommunication services in 2006, says a new market research report from Insight Research. By the close of 2006, total US business spending on telecommunications services reached just over $132 billion, and by 2011 business spending is forecasted to grow to nearly $154 billion, according to the new research study.

GeckoSystems UK Ltd. Created to Target UK Security Markets with Mobile Robot Solutions

ATLANTA, Ga. – Jan. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — GeckoSystems, Inc. (OTC PK: GKSY / GKSY.pk) announced today the formation and opening of its new UK office located in greater London, England. The new subsidiary, GeckoSystems UK Ltd., will be responsible for manufacturing, sales, and support in the commercial security and defense marketplaces.

CADFORCE, Inc. Announces Additions to Management Team

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Jan. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CADFORCE, the Los Angeles-based global leader in outsourced architectural services, today announced that it has added three new people to its management team. They are Paul Fielding, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer; Jeffrey Matzek, AIA, Vice President of Quality; and Catrina Gregory, Vice President of Client Care.

Timely and Accurate Research on the $150 Billion Security Market

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Jan. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lehman Brothers’ 2006 Security Industry Annual Report, providing useful information on the security industry, is now available through Sandra Jones and Company. Authored by Jeff Kessler, Sr. VP at Lehman Brothers, the report is invaluable when measuring the market, developing business plans, updating valuations and getting new perspective on the industry.

ActionCOACH Cornerstone Announces Expansion in Northern Georgia

DULUTH, Ga. – Jan. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ActionCOACH Cornerstone, a local, independently-owned licensee of ActionCOACH, the world’s #1 business coaching franchise, announced today that it will be expanding it’s business presence in Georgia through a merger with two other established ActionCOACH Business Coaches.

Local Action International Business Coaching Franchise Announces Its New Name: ActionCOACH

DULUTH, Ga. – Jan. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The local, independently-owned office of Action International, the world’s #1 business coaching franchise, today announced its corporate name is changing to ActionCOACH, effective immediately. ActionCOACH will continue to aggressively expand its mission to help small- to medium-sized businesses and their owners become more efficient, and more productive.

Nation’s First Automated Video Rental Store Opens in Reno

RENO, Nev. – Jan. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MoviebankUSA announced the opening of their newest location in Northwest Reno. MoviebankUSA’s automated DVD and video game vending units are redefining the video rental industry by making hundreds of blockbuster movies accessible to entertainment lovers 24 hours per day for just 99-cents.

Systrends Moves to Ontario – Forming Strategic Canadian Partnership to Market Software and Services

TORONTO, Ontario and TEMPE, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Systrends International, a provider of data communications software and services to the Electricity, Gas and Retail industries, today announced a strategic partnership with Michor & Associates. Michor will exclusively market all of Systrends’ products and services in Canada.

Sinclair Johnson of Virginia Beach to be Awarded 2006 Virginia Businessman of the Year Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dec. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NRCC Chairman Tom Reynolds and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced today that Sinclair Johnson has been chosen as a 2006 Virginia Businessman of the Year.

Public Ethernet Services Poised for Growth Spurt in 2007, says Insight Research

BOONTON, N.J. – Dec. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The US public Ethernet services market is expected to grow from $940 million in 2006 to over $5 billion in 2012, according to a new market research study from The Insight Research Corporation. With metro-area Ethernet services now available from virtually all major data service providers and wide-area Ethernet about to get a shot in the arm from the dominant carriers, the market is poised to take off.

TeamF1 Partners with EdgeSoft, Promate, Celestial; Expands Sales Presence in Asia Pacific

FREMONT, Calif. – Dec. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TeamF1, Inc., the leader in embedded networking and security software solutions for wired and wireless applications, expanded its sales presence in Korea, Taiwan and India by signing agreements with leading resellers in these markets.

Authernative Granted Patent in China for Private and Secure Financial Transactions Method

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Dec. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Authernative, Inc., the developer of innovative user and transaction authentication and identity management technologies, announced today that the People’s Republic of China Patent Office has granted the company its patent for a private and secure financial transactions method.

Online Jeweler JamesAllen.com Debuts New ‘Hearts & Arrows’ Diamond Collection

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — JamesAllen.com, one of the leading online jewelry companies has just announced the release of their Signature Ideal Cut ‘Hearts & Arrows’ Collection. This exclusive inventory of perfectly symmetrical diamonds represents the ‘creme de la creme’ of diamond cutting and is available only through the JamesAllen.com website.

City Network, Inc. Receives Notice from Amex That It is Not in Compliance with Continued Listing Standards

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Dec. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — City Network, Inc. (AMEX: CSN) a company that designs, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive line of broadband and wireless Internet access solutions and consumer electronic products, announced that on December 5, 2006, the Company received notice from the American Stock Exchange (Amex) that it is not in compliance with certain Amex continued listing standards.

New HearPod Line of BTE Hearing Aids Adds Directional Mic with Open Fitting

CORNELIUS, N.C. – Dec. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — HearPod Hearing Aids president Randy Wohlers, BC-HIS, today announced the introduction of HearPod Directional Mic Open Fitting hearing aid. This behind the ear aid is designed to cater to the hearing industry’s hottest trends – directional microphones, open fitting and cosmetically discrete design. Directional microphones improve the wearer’s ability to understand speech by focusing correction on voices in front of the wearer while reducing noises from behind.

Duncan Technology Group Completes Reverse Merger with Ascentia Biomedical Corporation

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Dec. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ascentia Biomedical Corporation (‘Ascentia’) (OTC: ASCE / ASCE.pk) today announced that, effective November 28, 2006, it has completed the acquisition of all the outstanding common stock of Fortress Technology Systems, Inc. (‘Fortress’), pursuant to a share exchange agreement. Ascentia acquired all of the outstanding shares of Fortress common and preferred stock in exchange for 254,531,004 shares of Ascentia common stock and 8,000,000 shares of Ascentia Series A Preferred Stock.

CADFORCE, Inc. Announces $3.1 Million in Venture Capital Financing

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Dec. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CADFORCE, the Los Angeles-based global leader in outsourced architectural services, today announced that it has raised $3.1 million in a Series B funding round. Louisiana Ventures, LP, of Bossier City, Louisiana led the round with a $1.5 million investment. This follows Rincon Venture Partners’ August 2005 Series A, bringing the total capital investment in CADFORCE to just under $5 million. Rincon and the Tech Coast Angels also participated in the Series B. In addition, CADFORCE’s Board of Directors has chosen to keep the Series B round open for additional investment of $1.4 million.