Business News - Page 149

Page 149 of Business News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Wireless Backhaul Driving Demand for Private Line Services, Says Insight Research Corporation

BOONTON, N.J. – Aug. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The $40 billion private line services market is posting solid growth for the second year in a row, says a market analysis study from Insight Research. Private lines are point-to-point circuits leased by enterprises from telecommunications carriers in order to link enterprise sites to each other and to the Internet. Private lines are also used by cellular carriers to link their towers to land line networks.

Century 21 Department Store Makes Fashion History and Extends Hours Until Midnight August 2nd

NEW YORK, N.Y. – July 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Everyone knows Century 21 Department Stores has ‘Fashion worth fighting for.’ On August 2nd, Century 21 Department Store’s Manhattan location only will be extending its store hours and staying open until Midnight to give all their loyal customers a chance to shop for their favorite fashion – without the fight.

deverus, Inc. Announces Partnership with Omni Data Retrieval

AUSTIN, Texas – July 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — deverus, the leader in background screening technology, today announced a partnership with Omni Data Retrieval, a reliable source for nationwide criminal record researching. Omni’s services will enhance deverus’ already robust vendor network.

Presence-Based Services Including Instant Messaging and Push to Talk Will Reach Nearly $23 Billion in 2007, Says Insight Research Corp.

BOONTON, N.J. – July 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The worldwide market for presence-based telecommunication services, including Instant Messaging (IM) and Push-to-Talk (PTT), is expected to reach nearly $23 billion in 2007 as an ever increasing number of cellular and wireline carriers provide customized services predicated upon the availability of their end-users. According to a new market research study from The Insight Research Corporation, presence-based telecommunication services such as IM and PTT are wildly popular in Asian countries.

Attorney-Entrepreneur Establishes Joette Markus, Inc to Offer Handcrafted Italian Leather Writing Portfolio to Professional Women

BARRINGTON, Ill. – July 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Joette Doran, a practicing attorney for twenty years, recently decided to tap her creative side by establishing Joette Markus, Inc. Her company now offers the highest quality Italian leather portfolios designed for professional women. Ms. Doran started the company after trying to find a stylish yet professional replacement for her well-worn leather writing portfolio.

Protingent Staffing to Offer Franchise Opportunities in Select Markets

SEATTLE, Wash. – July 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Protingent Staffing, a Pacific Northwest leader in technology staffing today announced plans to expand service in select markets through franchise ownership. This expansion model was chosen to leverage the franchisee owner’s familiarity with their local labor market and business climate, giving them a competitive edge.

Social Platform Expands Team with Interactive Content Sales and Marketing Leader

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – July 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Social Platform, a social networking software provider of scalable web-based solutions for branded, high end social applications announced today the addition of Tracey Henk to their executive management team. Her appointment supports a long term growth strategy for Social Platform and strengthens its position in the rapidly evolving social networking landscape.

Cyrios, Inc. Seeks Expansion into Asia and Europe to Increase Presence in Global Commodities Market

GLENDALE, Calif. – July 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cyrios, Inc., a U.S.-based, California corporation, is meeting with their Asian and European partners to discuss expansion of commodity trading, specifically petroleum and coal, in the global market. Cyrios, Inc. was formed when members of two commodity-trading companies recognized the growth potential of combining these businesses to diversify their executive talents.

LineSider Appoints Seasoned Telecommunications Executives to Board of Directors

DANVERS, Mass. – July 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LineSider Technologies, a leading provider of software and systems for next-generation IP business communications, today announced the appointment of two experienced telecommunications technology executives, Pano Anthos and Dale Booth, to its board of directors.

deverus, Inc. Announces the Launch of Enhanced Sales Tools

AUSTIN, Texas – July 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — deverus announced today the launch of their newest sales tools for its customers, the ExpressAccounts – They allow background screening prospects to quickly sign up, place live orders at an initially discounted rate, and track marketing campaign effectiveness. Not only can background check companies more fully demonstrate their capabilities to prospects, they can now better track target prospects and campaign effectiveness.

Top Brand Strategist Joins Restaurant Consulting Firm

ORLANDO, Fla. – July 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — One of the leading hospitality strategists and consumer behavior experts has accepted a position at the nation’s largest full-service restaurant consulting firm. After 18 years with Y partnership, previously YPB&R, Dennis Marzella has resigned his partnership post as executive vice president of strategic planning, branding and research to spearhead similar functions at Quantified Marketing Group.

Location Based Services Spending in 2007 Nearly $1.5 Billion, Says Insight Research

BOONTON, N.J. – July 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The worldwide market for location-based telecommunication services is expected to reach nearly $1.5 billion in 2007 as an ever increasing number of cellular and other wireless carriers provide customized services based upon a location-awareness of their end-users. According to a new market research study from The Insight Research Corporation, location-based telecommunication services are most popular in Asia.

Rinker and Associates Expands Career Coaching Services to Assist New College Graduates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – July 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rinker and Associates, a career coaching and consulting business focused on baby boomers, has expanded its services to address the needs of recent college graduates. More than 1.5 million new college grads will make their way into the real world this year. While their baby boomer parents are managing an ’empty nest’ transition, new grads are struggling with their own transition into the ‘real world.’

Enhanced Directory Assistance Solutions: Interactive Data Acquires DirectoryNET

ATLANTA, Ga. – July 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Interactive Data, LLC, a leading provider of contact-accuracy services, announces the acquisition of DirectoryNET, LLC, a leading provider of directory assistance and business-intelligence solutions. Interactive Data, LLC (ID) is the industry’s leader in locating and identifying individuals who are typically difficult to find.

BandCon Enhances Services With New Presence in Equinix Facilities

COSTA MESA, Calif. – July 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wholesale network infrastructure provider BandCon announced today that it has expanded its service offerings by deploying backbone routers into the majority of Equinix Internet Business Exchange(TM) (IBX(R)) centers in North America.

Sher Institute Infertility Practice In Monmouth County, NJ Announces New Medical Director and Expanded Operations

SHREWSBURY, N.J. – July 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine(SM)-New Jersey (SIRM(TM)-NJ), part of one of the largest and fastest growing infertility networks in the United States, has announced that Douglas Rabin, MD, has joined SIRM’s Monmouth/Ocean County office (located in Shrewsbury) as its Medical Director.

New Product Development and Portfolio Management Software

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Innovation Framework Technologies (IFT) announced today that its New Product Development and Portfolio Management software solution has been officially certified by Stage-Gate Inc, a recognized market leader in product innovation methods and best practices.

CorEdge Networks Releases New MicroTCA GPS Clock Module

BOSTON, Mass. – June 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To support next generation AMC and MicroTCA-based wireless base stations, CorEdge Networks is releasing its CEN-CLK-G clock module for general availability. Wireless data communications protocols, such as WiMAX, require synchronization with Global Positioning System (GPS) clock sources.

CorEdge Networks Introduces New Modular 1U ATCA Server Blade Architecture (CEN-ATCA-1US)

BOSTON, Mass. – June 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At the NXTComm show in Chicago, CorEdge Networks demonstrated its CEN-ATCA-1US server platform that for the first time offers the possibility of employing COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) AdvancedTCA (ATCA) and AdvancedMC (AMC) blades in traditional enterprise data center environments. Many enterprise data centers are dominated by 30-inch deep 1U servers.

Investors Evaluate Early Stage Companies through Online Videos at PlanHeaven

SEATTLE, Wash. – June 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PlanHeaven.com announced today that it has launched an online marketplace showcasing video pitches from early stage companies to a nationwide audience of angel investors. The focus on online video combined with other communication tools differentiates PlanHeaven.com from similar services.

Arclinea Boston Kitchens Featured on Three National Magazine Covers

BOSTON, Mass. – June 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A kitchen designed by Arclinea Boston has been named winner of Boston Magazine’s Home & Garden 2007 Dream Kitchen Awards in the contemporary category. The Cambridge space was recognized for offering all of the accouterments of the professional kitchen as well as a smart and flexible modern design seamlessly integrated into a traditional, historic home.

Carrier Ethernet Market Expected to Reach $1.4 Billion says Insight Research

BOONTON, N.J. – June 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Carrier Ethernet market is expected to grow from $1.4 billion in 2007 to nearly $6 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.

Mark Whitacre, Ph.D. Joins Management Team at Cypress Systems, Inc.

FRESNO, Calif. – June 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cypress Systems, Inc, a Fresno CA based biotechnology company, announced that it has hired Mark Whitacre, Ph.D. Dr. Whitacre joined the executive management team effective January 1, 2007 as COO & President, Technology and Business Development, following the opening of a new office in Pensacola, Florida in December, 2006.

More than $1 Billion Being Spent on Consumer Video Telephone Services, Says Insight Research

BOONTON, N.J. – June 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The market for residential video telephony services is expected to break the billion dollar barrier for the first time this year, as an increasing number of households as well as individual cell phone users around the world start making video phone calls. According to the study, nearly $1.1 billion will be spent on residential video telephony services worldwide in 2007, says The Insight Research Corporation.

HotGigs Inc. Names Ken Holec as New CEO

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – June 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — HotGigs Inc., an innovator in web-based contract workforce solutions, appointed Ken Holec as its new chief executive officer. Holec has spent his entire career in the software industry, including 17 years in President and CEO roles. He also has significant background in the Human Capital Management solutions industry.

Citysearch Voters Speak: SmartServ Solutions Ranked in Top Ten

BRONX, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bronx based SmartServ Solutions announced today that it has been ranked ninth overall for financial service firms in Citysearch.com’s annual ‘Best of’ reader’s poll 2007. The list included 4,946 companies within the entire New York area, and also included nationwide firms and agencies such as Washington Mutual, Citibank, Smith Barney and Morgan Stanley.

Career Fitness Test Boosts Mental Health and Physical Well Being

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – June 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fitness tests may evoke images of sweaty gym shorts and shouting coaches, but the Oxford Program promises to change all that. The Oxford Program has created the Oxford Career FITness Test – a painless test designed to create happier and healthier people and may even save lives.

To Stay Profitable Telecom Providers Will Outsource More Than $1 Trillion over Five Years

BOONTON, N.J. – June 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With increased competition and lower-margin products cutting into their profitability, wireline and wireless carriers will be spending nearly $1.4 trillion over the next five years on outsourced services in order to reduce costs, says a new market research report from Insight Research Corp. By the close of 2007 alone, wireline and wireless carriers will be spending more than $198 billion on outsourced services worldwide.

Infrastruct Security, Inc. Exceeds $20 Million Annual Revenue with New Round of Financing

HOUSTON, Texas – June 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Infrastruct Security, Inc. announces that its latest round of financing has pushed the company over the $20 million mark and helped the company meet its initial business goals within its first year of operation. Part of the proceeds from this $3 million second round of financing were used to merge with Dowley Security, based in Oklahoma City.

Cruising Down the Highway of Success – Recovery Motivated by Her Desire to Help Others Succeed

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – May 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Meckley and Associates announces that near-death survivor and company founder, Ilene Meckley forms new division of her company, Highway of Success. A business dedicated to providing the tools necessary to navigate through the bumps and roadblocks along the way and continue cruising down the highway of success.

CURLS Voted as One of the Top 5 Multi-Cultural Hair Care Companies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – May 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CURLS, the hair care experts for naturally curly hair for multi-cultural women and children, is excited to announce that it has been named as one of the Top 5 Finalists for ‘Favorite Multi-Cultural Company’ in the 7th Annual Stylist Choice Awards!

deverus, Inc. Named one of Central Texas’ Best Places to Work

AUSTIN, Texas – May 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — deverus, the leader in background screening technology, today announced that it has been recognized by the Austin Business Journal for being one of the 2007 Best Places to Work in Central Texas. The Austin Business Journal holds the contest annually.

Liberty Alliance, Inc. Nationally Certified as Safe Harbor Compliant

YORBA LINDA, Calif. – May 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Liberty Alliance, Inc., a leading provider of pre-employment and background screening services announced today it is among a select group of organizations who have achieved the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Certification.

Summer Savings: Visionsoft Announces Software that Helps the Environment and Saves Money

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. – May 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Visionsoft, a U.K.-based software company announces the launch of a new software product – PowerOut – with a specially-enhanced feature that allows companies to automatically switch off multiple computers at a specified time.

Planet Billard Wins for Best Personal Web Site at the 11th Annual Webby Awards

NEW YORK, N.Y. – May 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for the Web, today named Planet Billard as the People’s Voice Winner for the Best Personal Website of 2007. Planet Billard is the web site for George Billard, a leading Producer, Director and Cinematographer. The web site is a showcase of Mr. Billard’s video and photography from around the world. The site was produced by Mass Transmit

Curtiss-Wright Partners with Seaweed to Bring High Performance OpenGL Graphics to Rugged, Deployed Defense and Aerospace Platforms

BURLINGTON, Mass. – May 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Seaweed Systems, Inc., the leading developer and supplier of OpenGL(R) and X Window System embedded graphics solutions for safety-related embedded markets, today announced that it will partner with Curtiss-Wright Controls (NYSE: CW) Embedded Computing, a leading designer and manufacturer of rugged deployed commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) VME, VPX and CompactPCI products.

New White Paper Describes an Innovative Way to Communicate Policies and Procedures

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – May 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ROK Southwest, Inc. has just released a new, free white paper, ‘An Innovative, Low Cost Approach to Communicating Highly Effective Policies and Procedures,’ that explains how line-of-business managers can use existing simple tools and techniques to improve employee productivity and quality of work by more effectively communicating the organization’s ‘process knowledge.’

Roemtech Debuts Innovative Plenum Rated, 2 Channel Mixer/Amplifier for Classrooms, Boardrooms, Conference and Training Rooms for Enhanced Audio

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Roemtech, LLC has announced the availability of their innovative PlenumAmp (PMA-240). It is designed and approved for above-ceiling installations. It allows the end-user to have an audio amplification system that is easily concealed in commercial environments such as school classrooms and business meeting rooms.

New Invention Provides User with Super Hero Abilities

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – May 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LUMA Entertainment has patented a device – the Slingerzz(TM) – that promises to replicate some of the coolest aspects of a certain wall-crawling, web slinging, crime fighter. Not only does it snare and retrieve objects like the hero’s webbing, but it can be shot up to a distance of 25 feet, securing itself to a chosen target.

Wireless Enterprise Applications Will Generate $66 Billion Over Five Years, Says Insight Research Corp.

BOONTON, N.J. – May 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The transformation of various enterprise applications from fixed to mobile access technology will generate more than $66 billion in carrier service revenue over the next five years, says a new market research report from Insight Research Corp.