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Sharon Pope Reveals LIFE, LOVE, LIES & LESSONS in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

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HERE maps the future of smarter cities
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

DETROIT, Sept. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Today HERE, a leader in navigation, mapping and location services, announced two new research collaborations with the SWARCO Group and the Oakland County Connected Vehicle Task Force (OCCV). Together with its partners in the intelligent transportation space, HERE is showcasing technologies that have the potential to alleviate some of The Chief headaches of urban motorists - traffic and parking - as well as make roads safer. At ITS World Congress in Detroit this week, HERE will demonstrate how these technologies could help cities transform their road networks. (more...)

Leadership Development Program Offers Real-World Strategic Challenges, Stirs Spirit of Service in Booz Allen Senior Associates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

For the third year, Booz Allen Hamilton's (NYSE: BAH) Leadership Excellence for Senior Associates program combined leadership development with community support to demonstrate our employees' Spirit of Service to communities in which they live and work. This summer, ten teams of employees led initiatives to provide expert consulting advice to local and national nonprofit organizations with missions as diverse as reforming services for veterans, leading the fight to treat and cure ALS, teaching girls to develop leadership skills through mentorship, and nurturing valued cultural exchange programs. (more...)

Pythian Hires Francisco Alvarez as Vice President of Asia Pacific
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

In his new role, Alvarez will oversee a team of more than 50 Pythian experts. Alvarez will be based out of Pythian's Macquarie Park, Australia office and be responsible for extending Pythian services in major practice areas, including Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, big data, DevOps, and system administration. He will also manage all Pythian user groups in the Asia-Pacific region. (more...)

Robert Hoyt Joins GenomeQuest Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

“Bob's enormous success as a B2B vertical search pioneer will add a critical perspective to our Board of Directors,” said Richard Resnick, Director and CEO. “We are very excited about his future contribution as a director and believe his counsel will be extremely valuable as GenomeQuest continues to expand its life science information business.” (more...)

Partnerships Essential to Business Success but Companies Report They Often Fail
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

SAN JOSE, CA(Marketwired - Sep 8, 2014) - New ideas and innovation are the lifeblood of 21st century businesses. They're also the number-one driver for strategic partnerships worldwide, according to a new study by the CMO Council and the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network. (more...)

NTN Buzztime, Inc. Announces Management Changes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NTN) today announced that Kendra Berger has resigned as the Company's Chief Financial Officer effective September 5, 2014, however, Ms. Berger will continue to provide transition and support services through December 31, 2014. Effective September 8, 2014, Sandra Gurrola, the Company's current Controller, will be promoted to Vice President of Finance and serve as the principal accounting officer for financial reporting purposes. Ms. Gurrola, 47, joined the Company in November of 2009 as the Director of Accounting and has continued to escalate in her role and responsibilities since that time. Ms. Gurrola has over 15 years of accounting and financial reporting experience in leadership roles for publicly traded companies. (more...)

Candace Cameron Bure to Co-Host 18th Annual PRISM AWARDS on FX, Today
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) has announced the premiere airing of the 18th Annual PRISM Showcase with host Dr. Drew Pinsky (Dr. Drew On Call) and guest co-hosts Candace Cameron Bure (Full House), and Tim Kang (The Mentalist). (more...)

Rewire, New Financial Technology Start-up, to Focus on Originating, Structuring and Placing Insurance-Linked Securities and Catastrophe Reinsurance Using Innovative Techn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

The Rewire co-founders Stefano Sola and Richard Pennay are joined by founding team members Vincent Myers, a seasoned insurance-linked securities professional with 5 years of cat bond structuring experience, and Sangyeop Lee. (more...)

UBL Interactive Appoints David Jaques as Chief Financial Officer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) UBL Interactive, Inc. (OTCBB/QB:UBLI) ('UBL'), The Local Leader with Global Reach™, today announced the appointment of David Jaques as the Company's Chief Financial Officer. Effective September 2, 2014, Jaques, who has served as an independent member of UBL's Board since 2010, will assume the day-to-day responsibility of the Company's global financial operations, to include overseeing all SEC reporting and compliance, financial planning, general tax and accounting activities and capital management.  He will also continue to serve as an executive member of the Board of Directors. (more...)

Jane J. Thompson Joins OnDeck Board Of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ OnDeck (www.ondeck.com), the technology-powered Main Street lender, announced today it has added Jane J. Thompson to its board of directors. Thompson brings more than 30 years of leadership experience from companies such as Wal-Mart, Sears and Procter & Gamble, among others. (more...)

Shanda Games Announces Reconstitution of Special Committee
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

HONG KONG, September 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Shanda Games Limited (GAME, 'Shanda Games' or the 'Company'), a leading online game developer, operator and publisher in China, today announced that the Company's board of directors (the 'Board') has reconstituted the special committee of independent directors (the 'Special Committee') formed by the Board to evaluate the preliminary non-binding proposal dated January 27, 2014 (the 'Proposal') received by the Board from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, the controlling shareholder of the Company, in consortium with certain other investors (together, the 'Consortium') to acquire the Company in a 'going private' transaction. (more...)

Allwinner's A83T: a Heavyweight Octa-Core for Full HD Tablets
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

ZHUHAI, China, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Allwinner Technology, a leader in mobile application processor design, today proudly announced its brand-new high performance octa-core processor A83T, a heavyweight that is targeted at full high-definition tablets. (more...)

BIND Therapeutics Appoints Two New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Eric K. Rowinsky, M.D., currently serves as Head of Research and Chief Medical Officer at Stemline Therapeutics and as a board member of Biogen Idec Inc. and was formerly Executive Vice President of Clinical Development and Regulatory at ImClone Systems. Amy W. Schulman is the Chief Executive Officer of Arsia Therapeutics and a Venture Partner at Polaris Partners. She is the former Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Pfizer Inc. and served as the Business Unit Lead for Pfizer's Consumer Healthcare business, after serving as President of the Nutrition Business, which was sold to Nestle for $11.85 billion. (more...)

New Survey Research Details the Growing Influence of the General Counsel in Overcoming Compliance Challenges
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

AUSTIN, TX - Mitratech, the leading provider of integrated matter management, e-Billing, legal hold, and compliance solutions for legal departments of all sizes, today published its latest research in the white paper, 'At the Intersection of Legal and Compliance: The Opportunity for General Counsel to Meet Increasingly Complex Compliance Requirements and Lower Business Risk.' (more...)

Noh and Opera to Combine in THE BEAUTY OF NOH: TOMOE AND YOSHINAKA at ACT, 9/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Tomoe and Yoshinaka will, for the first time, present a double­bill performance featuring Noh, the traditional dance­drama of Japan, alongside a modern Noh-­inspired opera composed by Garrett Fisher with Fisher Ensemble. (more...)

Overtech to Purchase Leading German Intensive Care and Home Respiration Service Provider
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

STUTTGART, GERMANY(Marketwired - Sept. 3, 2014) - Overtech Corp. (OTCQB:OVET) Overtech Corp. (the 'Company' or 'Overtech') announced today that it entered into a Share Purchase Agreement (the 'Share Purchase Agreement') among Overtech, its wholly-owned subsidiary, Medicus Homecare Inc., Dr. Orhan Karahodza (the 'Vendor'), Beatmungspflege 24 GmbH (the 'GmbH') and Dr. Elmedina Adzemovic to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of the GmbH held by the Vendor. The GmbH was formed in February 2013 to acquire the businesses operated by Dr. Karahodza for several years. (more...)

Changes in Saab's Organisation and the Group Management
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Defence and security company Saab (STO:SAABB) today announces changes to its business area structure. The adjustments further develop and strengthen Saab's organisation in accordance with its overall business strategy. At the same time changes are being made within the Group Management, which mark a shift in generations. All changes will be effective from 1 January 2015. (more...)

John Cohen Joins BlueLine Grid from DHS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Cohen will work with CEO David Riker, Co-Founder Jack Weiss and the Company's senior management to set the strategic direction, expansion and operation of BlueLine Grid's public safety solutions. BlueLine Grid is setting the standard for mobile government communications with innovative features like the Grid directory of 22 million U.S. public employees, OpenBridge push-to-talk conferencing and Team Tracker, which allows agencies to locate and manage mobile employees. (more...)

Telit Communications PLC to Report First Half Financial Results on September 15th
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Telit CEO, Oozi Cats, and Finance Director and Deputy CEO, Yosi Fait, will host a conference call and Webcast with analysts and investors to review the results at 9:00 a.m. New York/US-Eastern Time (2 p.m. London) the same day. A live slide presentation will be available for viewing during the call online. (more...)

IQTalent Partners Names David Windley as New President
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - IQTalent Partners, a professional services firm dedicated to helping organizations find interested and qualified talent, announced today that David Windley has joined the firm as a President to lead the firm's strategic direction and day to day operations. (more...)

BWW Recap: MADAM SECRETARY Opens with 'Operation Stupid Kids'
by Scott Fullerton - Sep 22, 2014

Hello Stranger Friends, welcome as we begin our journey following CBS's latest entry into prime time political dramas, MADAM SECRETARY. I hope you will join me each week to compare notes, share critiques, high-five our agreements, and civilly discuss our disagreements. I have been excited for this show to launch and am extremely happy and grateful to BWW for giving me the opportunity to recap and review it each week. I feel the political drama has been contorted a little bit into the soapy waters of serial television lately, and really have been hoping to get back to some great writing, topical discussions, and fine acting, a la THE WEST WING. Truthfully, watching the first episode, I have high hopes that we are on our way with maybe one or two disappointments. (more...)

InnoTrans 2014: Leading Trade Fair for Transport Technology Marks Its Tenth Anniversary and Sets New Records
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

With 140 products making their world premiere InnoTrans also demonstrates the impetus that it provides for innovations and its role as the leading marketing platform for the global rail industry. No fewer than 145 innovative rail vehicles, the largest number ever, are being presented on the outdoor display area and on the rail tracks. During the four days of this trade show Messe Berlin is expecting more than 100,000 trade visitors from all over the world. (more...)

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company to Open Season with NEW JERUSALEM, 10/18-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) launches its fall season with New Jerusalem, The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656. This production runs from October 18 - November 9, 2014 at the Hillcrest Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116. Tickets range in price from $19 - $28. Student and group discounts are available. To order, call (651)647-4315 or visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org. (more...)

Pacific Wave Announces Diverse 40G TransPacific Capacity to Australia and New Zealand
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Both links provide increased performance and robustness to the Pacific Wave distributed international peering exchange, which is The Chief means by which the world's advanced research and education networks cross the Pacific Ocean and a crucial part of the global advanced networking infrastructure. In this capacity, Pacific Wave enables cutting-edge activity in all realms of data-intensive science, including cancer treatment, climate research, digital media, genomics, oceanography, seismography, software-defined networking, space science, and more. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MAMMA MIA!'s Judy McLane's Career Reaches New Heights...Literally!
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2014

Judy McLane recently took a VIP ride with the U.S. Navy's Blue Angel Flight Demonstration Team in the F/A-18 Super Hornet as part of The Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) Key Influencer Rider Program. (more...)

Code42 CEO Matthew Dornquast Named a 2014 Titan of Technology
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The Titans of Technology awards program recognizes Minneapolis' outstanding innovators, adopters and executors impacting the technology industry for the greater good. Twenty-five honorees will be formally recognized during an awards luncheon on Sept. 25 in Minneapolis. They also are featured in a special edition of today's Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. (more...)

Alert Logic Appoints Lisa Pearson to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

HOUSTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Alert Logic (www.alertlogic.com), a leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, today announced the appointment of Bazaarvoice Chief Marketing Officer Lisa Pearson to its Board of Directors. This brings the number of board members to seven corporate leaders in the fields of cloud computing technology, finance and business development. (more...)

Shuttlerock Raises $2.35M Series A, Opens US Office
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Shuttlerock's past and current investors include Japan's largest digital advertising agency, Opt; Paul Bingham of Shuttlerock, Air New Zealand and Black Cat Cruises; comedian and radio host Gary McCormick; Japanese property investor Yoshihiro Kawamura and Maurice Eng of Shuttlerock. Eng, who serves as Chairman, is Director of several New Zealand operations including Sealord Group Ltd, ANZCO Foods Ltd and Easiyo Foods LTD, and previously served as Area Director for Greater China for H.J. Heinz Co. (more...)

Artec Global Media Appoints Stone Douglass as Executive Chairman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

SAN DIEGO, CA - Artec Global Media, Inc. (OTCQB: ACTL), an emerging, vertically integrated marketing firm providing affiliate marketing, publishing and strategic consulting solutions, today announced the appointment of Angus Stone Douglass as Executive Chairman. Currently The Chief Executive Officer of Ducks Nest Investments, Inc., Mr. Douglass assumes his role immediately. (more...)

Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform at Severance Hall, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

For the first time in their 91-year history, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, “one of the leading European orchestras” (The Independent), will tour the U.S., visiting four major markets in October. The Orchestra, under the direction of its Chief Conductor Muhai Tang, will appear first at Symphony Hall in Chicago on October 6th, then at Severance Hall in Cleveland on October 7th, at Strathmore Music Center in North Bethesda, MD on October 8th, and at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium in New York City on October 9th. The ensemble will bring two programs on tour, performing repertoire ranging from Khachaturian to Tchaikovsky to Sibelius. At Severance Hall and the Strathmore Center, the Orchestra will add a ballet suite by Stevan Hristi?, a founder and first principal conductor of the Orchestra (1923-1934). At Symphony Hall and Carnegie Hall, the Orchestra will add arias from Verdi's Rigoletto and Macbeth, to be sung by the Serbian baritone Željko Lu?i?, a Met Opera sensation. Tickets for the tour, on sale now, have been set at family-friendly prices and can be obtained on venue websites. (more...)

Jim Hoppe Joins AtHoc to Head Up Domestic Sales Initiatives
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

SAN MATEO, CA - AtHoc, Inc., the leader in network-centric interactive crisis communication systems, today announced the appointment of Jim Hoppe to the position of vice president of commercial sales. Previously, Hoppe headed up Strategic Accounts and Initiatives for HP Software's Americas Sales team, with a primary focus on delivering value to HP's most strategic U.S. customers across the HP Software portfolio. (more...)

Talari Co-Founder and CTO John Dickey Honored as Gold Stevie Award Winner in 2014 American Business Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

SAN JOSE, CA -  Talari Co-founder and CTO John Dickey was presented with a Gold Stevie® Award in the 'Information Technology Executive of the Year - Up to 2,500 Employees' category in The 12th Annual American Business Awards(SM). (more...)

Jim Hoppe Joins AtHoc to Head Up Domestic Sales Initiatives
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

SAN MATEO, CA - AtHoc, Inc., the leader in network-centric interactive crisis communication systems, today announced the appointment of Jim Hoppe to the position of vice president of commercial sales. Previously, Hoppe headed up Strategic Accounts and Initiatives for HP Software's Americas Sales team, with a primary focus on delivering value to HP's most strategic U.S. customers across the HP Software portfolio. (more...)

Talari Co-Founder and CTO John Dickey Honored as Gold Stevie Award Winner in 2014 American Business Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

SAN JOSE, CA -  Talari Co-founder and CTO John Dickey was presented with a Gold Stevie® Award in the 'Information Technology Executive of the Year - Up to 2,500 Employees' category in The 12th Annual American Business Awards(SM). (more...)

Ann Handley Releases EVERYBODY WRITES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

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Mark Roberts Named Top 50 Midmarket IT Vendor Executive for 2014 by Midsize Enterprise Summit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ShoreTel(SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple phone systems and unified communications (UC) solutions,announced today that CMO Mark Roberts has been named to this year's Top 50 Midmarket IT Vendor Executive list, compiled by XChange Events and featuring the industry's most influential vendor executives who serve midmarket and midsize customers. The list shines a spotlight on the professionals driving one of the most important customer segments in the industry today. (more...)

Leeo Forms to Build Digital Dialogue Between People and Their Homes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Built on the idea that smart products and services in the home are too complicated and cost-prohibitive, Leeo's products and services are designed to make smart, simple, plug-and-play devices that help people feel more confident and comfortable in their homes. (more...)

OLX Announces Expansion in Eleven International Markets
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

OLX is already the top online classifieds platform in many emerging markets and was dubbed the "undisputed leader in India" and "market leader in Brazil," by Morgan Stanley in a late 2013 report. The report also noted that OLX is rapidly pulling away from intense, international competition. In many fast-growing, emerging markets, an online marketplace for used goods and services was an unknown concept until OLX introduced the category with its platform. (more...)

K-TECH 2014 Brings Korea's Cutting-Edge Innovations in IoT to Silicon Valley
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

This exclusive event features expert panels, a grand expo, startup pitches and one-on-one business meetings. K-TECH is hosted by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning of the Republic of Korea (MSIP), and organized by the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) and the National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA). (more...)

Docker Secures $40M in Series C Funding to Drive the Future of Distributed Applications
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Launched in March 2013, Docker is an open platform for building, shipping and running distributed applications. Docker provides a platform that enables any application to be created and run as a collection of consistent, low-overhead Docker containers that work across virtually any infrastructure. This new model liberates developers from application and infrastructure dependencies, significantly accelerates the software development lifecycle, and enables substantial improvements in infrastructure cost and efficiency. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Christopher Chew Is Razor Sharp in Lyric's SWEENEY TODD
by Jan Nargi - Sep 15, 2014

Revenge is anything but sweet in the Lyric Stage Company of Boston's compelling, often gut-wrenching take on Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's musical masterpiece about Victorian London's notorious demon barber of Fleet Street. (more...)

Zipscene Announces Expansion of Management Staff and Board with Six New Hires
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

“We're thrilled to announce the expansion of Zipscene and believe our new team members' combined experience building enhanced marketing and brand loyalty platforms within the restaurant and technology industries will drive superior levels of service for our clients,” said Sameer Mungur, founder and CEO of Zipscene. “Zipscene is in the unique position to help an entire industry improve its marketing, and our goal is to grow with our restaurant partners as they continue investing in digital solutions that make their businesses smarter.” (more...)

21Vianet Issues CEO Letter to Shareholders
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

BEIJING, Sept. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) 21Vianet Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:VNET) ('21Vianet' or the 'Company'), the largest carrier-neutral Internet data center services provider in China, today issued the following letter to its shareholders from Mr. Josh Chen, Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board and The Chief Executive Officer of the Company. (more...)

Technology and Entertainment Executive David Habiger Joins Immersion Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

“We are pleased to welcome Dave Habiger to the Immersion Board,” said Victor Viegas, chief executive officer and director of Immersion. “Dave's strong background in growing successful technology companies and his extensive board expertise combined with his over 20 years of work in digital media and entertainment is an asset to the Company as we expand our business into mobile content.” (more...)

Society for Information Management Announces New Era in Information Technology
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Now in its 35th year, the SIM study surveyed more than 1,000 IT leaders, including 451 chief information officers (CIOs) from 717 unique organizations. Those companies average $5.6 billion in annual revenues, representing approximately 25 percent of the U.S. economy's Gross Domestic Product. It is the largest sample collected since SIM began conducting the study in 1980. The study gains insights from CIOs and top IT executives from across the nation on topics like budgets, salaries, and headcounts to create an unbiased report of industry trends. (more...)

NFL Legends Boomer Esiason, Phil Simms & More to Guest Star on CBS Primetime Dramas
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

CBS Primetime dramas will get into the football spirit this fall when NFL greats Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason, Tony Gonzalez and Eric Dickerson guest star in ELEMENTARY, BLUE BLOODS, NCIS and HAWAII FIVE-0. (more...)

ClusterHQ Names Mark Davis as Chief Executive Officer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

“Mark has been instrumental to the development of ClusterHQ, and we are very pleased that he has accepted The Chief executive position as we move into a period of rapid technology innovation and business development,” said Marsden. “His progressive vision and extensive experience in the data center infrastructure market will serve ClusterHQ and its partners well.” (more...)

Business RadioX's Atlanta Technology Leaders Spotlights SunTrust
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

ATLANTA, GA - Anil Cheriyan, CIO for SunTrust Banks, Inc. was featured on the September 4, 2014 Special Edition: Georgia CIO Leadership Association episode on Atlanta Technology Leaders. Also featured was Bobby John from Band of Coders and guest host Jay Ferro from the American Cancer Society. (more...)

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