California Business News - Page 77

Page 77 of California Business News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Starlight and Vivendi Introduce New Features to Starbright World, the Preeminent Online Social Network for Seriously Ill Teens

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Having a chronic or life-threatening medical condition makes it hard for teens to cope with the already difficult realities of being a teenager. Supporting a sibling with an illness can be daunting as well. That is why Starlight Children’s Foundation created Starbright World, an online social network for sick teens and their teen-aged siblings – to provide a community of support and a much-needed distraction from daily struggles.

Ferret Lovers to Meet in Concord as New Ferret Research is Released from Sacramento State University

LA MESA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A press conference has been announced for Noon on Saturday, Sept. 25th by LegalizeFerrets, calling on Governor Schwarzenegger to lift the ferret ban before he leaves office and asking (again) the respective Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman campaigns to address the issue.

Holistic Pet Care for Dog Scratching, Dog Itching, Dog Genital Licking and Feline IBD Helps

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Holistic pet care for dog scratching, dog itching, dog genital licking and feline IBD can provide much needed relief for sick cats and dogs, says Susan Blake Davis, Pet Nutritionist at Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist. Davis and Holistic Veterinarian, Dr. David Gordon are hosting a holistic pet care seminar to benefit homeless animals on Saturday September 25th in Lake Forest, Calif.

Virtual Law Partners LLP Welcomes Noted Attorneys Jim Markey and Charlie Oh

PALO ALTO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Virtual Law Partners LLP is very pleased to announce an expansion of its Intellectual Property practice with the addition of Jim Markey and Charlie Oh as partners in New York and California. Founded in 2008, VLP is a virtually connected and geographically distributed law firm.

Fertility Patients Can Now Use One Screening for Multiple Types of Genetic Diseases Before Pregnancy

DAVIS, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — California IVF: Davis Fertility Center, Inc., working in conjunction with Gene Security Network leads the field in bringing a new test to patients that combines the detection of single-gene genetic disorders with a 24 chromosome screening.

SecuGen Delivers FIPS 201/PIV Compliant iD-USB SC/PIV, Combination Fingerprint and Smart Card Reader

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the SecuGen iD-USB SC/PIV, a combined fingerprint and smart card reader that is fully FIPS 201/PIV compliant. The iD-USB SC/PIV is a ready-to-use USB device that facilitates dual-factor authentication right out of the box.

Past Time to Legalize Ferrets in California says LegalizeFerrets.org

LA MESA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to Ferrets Anonymous, legalizing pet ferrets affects hundreds of thousands of Californians, even though many citizens may be unfamiliar with the State’s 77-year-old ferret ban. The California Veterinary Medical Association has long agreed that pet ferrets should be legal. State legislators agreed six years ago. But the Governor blocked ferret legalization, when he vetoed the Ferret Amnesty Bill.

Support a Children’s Charity and Get Free Small Business Promotion and PR Services

TORRANCE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope, a California based marketing firm, recently ‘adopted’ Children Awaiting Parents and the Starlight Children’s Foundation. To celebrate, throughout July 2010 as part of the adoption program, when a donor gives $50 or more to either charity they will have the opportunity to issue a free national online press release through Neotrope’s Send2Press(R) Newswire service, which is syndicated worldwide.

Neotrope Offers Free Press Release Distribution to Starlight Donors

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope and its Send2Press service recently ‘adopted’ Starlight Children’s Foundation(TM) as its premier charity program recipient. Throughout the month of July as part of the adoption program, when a donor gives $50 or more to Starlight they will have the opportunity to issue a free national online press release through Neotrope’s Send2Press(R) Newswire service.

Publishers Newswire Announces Q2-2010 ‘Books to Bookmark’ List of Interesting New Books

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the second quarter of 2010, Publishers Newswire (PNW), an online resource established in 2004 for small publishers, as well as lesser known and first-time book authors, has today announced its latest semi-annual ‘Books to Bookmark’ list. This is a round-up of 9 new and recent books which may have been missed due to not originating from major New York book publishing houses, or big name authors.

Neotrope ‘Adopts’ Starlight Children’s Foundation and Provides its Public Relations Services Pro Bono

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope and its Send2Press service are honored to make Starlight Children’s Foundation its premier ‘Adopted’ charity program recipient. With this commitment, Neotrope aligns itself with Starlight’s mission to help seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. As part of this adoption program, Neotrope is providing PR solutions, news dissemination, and search marketing for Starlight to help raise awareness to both media and the public.

CompuLynx Delivers the SecuGen Hamster IV Fingerprint Reader to Kenya’s Largest Retail Bank

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce that CompuLynx, of Nairobi Kenya, has successfully integrated the SecuGen Hamster IV into the Account Holder Biometric Authentication and Identification System for one of the largest retail banks in Kenya.

SecuGen Awarded Fingerprint Patents in Canada and Japan

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded patents in Canada and Japan. In Canada, SecuGen was awarded patents for the inventions entitled ‘Method and Apparatus for Reduction of Trapezoidal Distortion and Improvement of Image Sharpness in an Optical Image Capturing System’ and ‘Optical Fingerprint Image Capturing System.’

Starlight Children’s Foundation Launches Blog ‘Starlight 365: Our People. Our Programs. Our Purpose’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Starlight Children’s Foundation has just unveiled its blog, ‘Starlight 365: Our People. Our Programs. Our Purpose.’ The blog will serve as an interactive and engaging online community that connects stakeholders to stories, images and videos that spotlight the programs, campaigns, events, families, and supporters of Starlight Children’s Foundation, as it works hard to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families.

Patent Attorney Richard Bone Joins Virtual Law Partners LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Virtual Law Partners LLP is very pleased to announce that noted patent attorney Richard Bone has joined the firm as a partner from Fish and Richardson. Dr. Bone’s practice encompasses all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution, and post-grant review in technical fields such as pharmaceuticals, chemistry, biotechnology, materials, nanotechnology, medical devices, and computer science.

Neotrope Celebrates 27th Anniversary by Offering PR Adoption and Discounts Program for U.S. Non-Profit Orgs

TORRANCE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope today announced it has, as part of the company’s 27th anniversary this year, expanded its discount program for U.S.-based non-profit organizations ‘doing good,’ and also started to ‘adopt’ some very worthwhile causes where services are provided at no cost. Neotrope will provide discounts of 27 to 50 percent off to those charitable organizations needing assistance with public relations and marketing. Neotrope’s Send2Press(R) Newswire service will be providing the discounts on targeted news distribution, press release writing, and online promotion solutions.

Neotrope Joins Sponsors of Self-Publishers Online Conference 2010

TORRANCE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope today announced it has joined in sponsoring the second annual Self-Publishers Online Conference (SPOC), a three-day virtual event that features a total of 15 expert speakers, and which will take place May 12-14, 2010. Neotrope’s Send2Press(R) Newswire service will be providing both promotional services for the event, as well as discounts on book promotion packages for attending book authors and small publishers.

Producer and L.A. Talk Radio Personality Danielle Egnew Joins Music Industry Newswire as Contributing Editor

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Online-based recording industry publication adds noted music producer, recording artist, and on-air radio personality Danielle Egnew to its editorial staff. Egnew will contribute expertise on issues related to the business of music, album production, and independent film. Music Industry Newswire(TM) is a publication of Neotrope(R) Entertainment, established in California in 1983.

Conservative Graffiti Street Artist Takes on Tiger Woods and Family Values

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tabloid artist Xvala will introduce his latest art piece, the ‘Tiger Woods Rambovian Rosewood Glory Hole And Golf Furniture’ in a soon to be revealed location on April 21st in Los Angeles, California. Today Tiger Woods returns to the PGA to contend at the 2010 Masters after a five month hiatus and media frenzied exploitation of his private affairs. In his return, Woods will have the support from some, including the notable sponsor Nike.

Smart Imagination Releases its First Publication in the Tattoo Stories Book Series

COSTA MESA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Smart Imagination, a creative house and publisher with a focal point of serving humanitarian efforts, today announces its debut book in the Tattoo Stories series benefiting Starlight Children’s Foundation. The art of tattoos has intrigued many people in various cultures around the world. ‘Tattoo Stories’ (ISBN: 978-0-9842417-0-5) not only addresses taboos plaguing the art form, but draws readers in for an intimate look at journeys, experiences and cultures.

Publishers Newswire Announces its Newest ‘Books to Bookmark’ List for Q1 2010

TORRANCE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the first quarter of 2010, Publishers Newswire (PNW), an online resource established in 2004 for small publishers, as well as lesser known and first-time book authors, has today announced its latest semi-annual ‘Books to Bookmark’ list. This is a round-up of 13 new and recent interesting books which are often missed due to not originating from major New York book publishing houses, or ‘big name’ authors.

Starlight’s Annual ‘A Stellar Night’ Gala Honored Colgate’s Noel R. Wallace, CPK’s Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At Starlight Children’s Foundation’s annual ‘A Stellar Night’ gala, presented by California Pizza Kitchen, on Friday, March 19, 2010 at The Century Plaza Hyatt Regency Hotel, Starlight presented Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of California Pizza Kitchen, with its 2010 ‘Heart of Gold Award’ and Noel R. Wallace, President, North America and Global Sustainability, Colgate-Palmolive Company, with its ‘Jacki Carlish Humanitarian of the Year Award.’

SecuGen Releases the iD-USB SC Combination Biometric Fingerprint and Smart Card Reader

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce the availability of the SecuGen iD-USB SC(TM), a combined fingerprint reader and smart card reader. The iD-USB SC is a ready to use USB device that facilitates dual-factor authentication right out of the box. The new unit is targeted at the rapidly growing number of projects and applications that combine fingerprint biometrics with smart cards.

SecuGen Launches the iD-SERIAL Fingerprint Reader for POS Applications

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce the availability of the brand new SecuGen iD-SERIAL(TM) fingerprint reader. The iD-SERIAL is a complete biometric system that captures, enrolls, matches and stores fingerprints and communicates via a serial interface, making it suitable in any situation where a serial port can be used.

Noted Trademark Attorney Brian Davis Joins Virtual Law Partners LLP From Alston and Bird

PALO ALTO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Virtual Law Partners LLP is very pleased to announce that trademark attorney Brian M. Davis has joined the firm as a partner from Alston and Bird. Mr. Davis specializes in trademark counseling and prosecution, including worldwide trademark clearance and the prosecution of U.S. and foreign trademark applications.

Print Electronics Delivers SecuGen Hamster IV to Indian eGovernance Initiative, 100 Million Fingerprints Enrolled

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce that Print Electronics, working with a local integrator partner, has successfully delivered and implemented the SecuGen Hamster IV, a fully FIPS 201 / PIV-compliant fingerprint reader, into the Tamil Nadu Health Insurance Scheme (TNHIS).

VT Virtual Technology Selects SecuGen Hamster Plus for AthenaCentral Health and Fitness Industry Software

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce that VT Virtual Technology has chosen the SecuGen Hamster Plus fingerprint reader to authenticate users of the AthenaCentral Enterprise Edition software. The SecuGen Hamster Plus features SecuGen’s own fingerprint sensor technology, which is well known for its scratch resistance, ability to match dry and moist fingers, and affordable pricing.

LightRow Pictures Release Action, Drama, Crime Feature Film RULES on DVD

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Actor, stuntman and filmmaker Zak Lee Guarnaccia with LightRow Pictures has launched – before hitting the market in March 2010 – the pre-order Special Limited Edition Collector’s DVD of his controversial feature film in the action / thriller / horror genre titled RULES. The film is inspired by a true story, based on a night life style in the biggest cities of the world.

AMT Datasouth Introduces the Fastmark M1 Direct Thermal Barcode and Label Printer

CAMARILLO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In response to customer requests, AMT Datasouth Corporation is pleased to introduce its newest Fastmark Series thermal barcode and label printer, the M1. The Fastmark M1 sets a new standard for the convenient and practical barcode printing of small labels and wristbands and is ideal for hospitals and pharmacies. The M1 features an attractively styled small 10.2 x 4.3 inch footprint, allowing it to fit comfortably in small workstations, desks or countertops, or even to be wall mounted.

Schleuniger Automation Selects SecuGen Hamster Plus for Biometric Authentication of CrimpCenter Users

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce that its Hamster Plus USB Fingerprint Reader has been selected by Schleuniger Automation for use with its CrimpCenter product line. A leading manufacturer of machines for wire processing, Schleuniger’s CrimpCenter products are fully automatic crimp machines that combine high processing speed, precision and user friendliness.

Publishers Newswire Announces its Latest List of ‘Books to Bookmark’ for Q4 2009

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Publishers Newswire (PNW), an online resource established in 2004 for small publishers, as well as lesser known and first-time book authors, has announced its latest semi-annual ‘Books to Bookmark’ list, for the fourth quarter of 2009. This list is a round-up of new and interesting books (and e-books) which are often missed due to not originating from major New York book publishing houses, or big name authors.

AMT Datasouth Introduces the Accel 7350 SDM Printer: New Rugged Serial Dot Matrix Printer for Heavy Duty Use in Printing Multipart Forms

CAMARILLO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AMT Datasouth Corporation is pleased to introduce its new Accel 7350 serial-dot-matrix (SDM) printer. The Accel 7350 features the latest technology in motors, drivers and electronics. The Accel 7350 is the successor to the very successful Accel 6300 series printer. The Accel 7350 sets a new standard for best-in-class heavy-duty SDM printers.

Forever 21 Sells Celebrity Designed T-shirts Benefiting Starlight Children’s Foundation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Dec. 19, 2009 Forever 21, Inc. is launching a charitable line of T-shirts personally designed by notable celebrities with 100 percent of the proceeds, or 2/3 of the purchase price of the T-shirts to benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation – helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities.

SecuGen Fingerprint USB Drivers Pass Microsoft WHQL Testing

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce that its Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 Release 2 device drivers for SecuGen USB fingerprint readers, the Hamster IV, Hamster Plus, OptiMouse Plus and Keyboard Plus, have passed the Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) testing. The WHQL certified drivers can be downloaded at no charge from SecuGen’s Web site.

Professionals Guild Hosts Sacramento and Bay Area News Year’s Eve Parties

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Professionals Guild announced today that it is again hosting two grand New Year’s Eve parties – a Bay Area New Years Eve Party at the Hilton Hotel in Concord; the other, a Sacramento New Years Eve Party at the Hilton Hotel Arden West. Both locations encourage singles and couples to attend.

Bailee Madison’s Great New Role – with Starlight Children’s Foundation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Starlight Children’s Foundation – which for 25 years has helped seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities – has named 10-year-old actress Bailee Madison spokesperson of its StarPower program. StarPower is an initiative that encourages youth to give back to other youngsters with the conviction that you’re never too young to give back to your community.

Lucky Technology Selects SecuGen Fingerprint Sensor for iGuard LM520-FOSC Access Control and Time Attendance Device

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce that Lucky Technology has selected the SecuGen SDA03M standalone fingerprint sensor for Lucky’s iGuard LM520-FOSC Access Control and Time Attendance device.

New Dionne Warwick Song ‘Starlight’ Released Today with 100-percent of its Proceeds Benefitting Starlight Children’s Foundation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today Starlight Children’s Foundation and New Gold Music Ltd. are excited to release the song ‘Starlight,’ sung by the legendary Dionne Warwick, and written by Dean Pitchford, prolific writer of Fame and creator of Footloose, and William Goldstein, whose versatile career includes the original music for NBC’s Fame TV series. Ms. Warwick, Pitchford and Goldstein are donating 100 percent of their royalties to Starlight Children’s Foundation.

SecuGen Fingerprint Readers Now Windows 7 Ready

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, the world’s leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce that its USB fingerprint readers, the Hamster IV, Hamster Plus, OptiMouse Plus and Keyboard Plus, are now compatible with the Windows 7 operating system. SecuGen’s family of USB fingerprint peripherals are now natively supported by Microsoft’s Windows Biometric Framework (WBF) and will work with all versions of Windows 7.

Starlight Children’s Foundation Launches New Website as its 3-year Rebranding Process Comes to a Close

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On the heels of its 25th anniversary, Starlight Children’s Foundation has just unveiled the final piece of its 3-year rebranding initiative with the launch of an overhauled starlight.org and 11 related chapter and office Web sites. The strategic rebranding process also included a name change, logo change, development of a mission statement and tagline, and the creation of a new PSA campaign.