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Selfie Stick Cyber Attack

MIAMI, Fla., Dec. 19, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The inventor of the selfie stick for smartphones and GoPro cameras, Wayne Fromm, is setting the record straight and is furious at all the misreporting of the invention’s origin. It was named invention of the year by TIME magazine, as if it was an anonymous invention, and is touted as an Asian invention in other press reports including the New York Post.

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Think Through Math Announces Winning School of 1st Annual Utah Math Cup: Students from 97 Utah schools solve 1.8 million math problems during five-week contest

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 18, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Think Through Learning, authors of the award-winning Think Through Math (TTM), a web-based math instructional system for grades 3 through Algebra 1, announced today the winner of its 1st Annual Utah Math Cup. Mr. Nash’s 6th-grade class from Endeavour Elementary School in the Davis School District has been named the 2014 Utah Math Cup Champion for solving 39,170 math problems and spending 523 hours on the program in just 33 days.

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Local Roofer Explains Importance of Identifying Storm Damage Early

SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 17, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘After a storm hits your area with high winds, rain, ice, or snow, it’s important to check your roof for possible damage. Catching a problem early, before it gets worse and more costly to fix, is a priority for homeowners,’ said roofing expert Aaron Zarling, the manager of Eco Roof Service in Seattle.

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Philadelphia Business Journal Honors Jody Collup with Women of Distinction Award

LANSDALE, Pa., Dec. 16, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Global DMS, a leading provider of Web-based compliant valuation management software, announced that the Philadelphia Business Journal (PBJ) presented its vice president of marketing, Jody Collup, with the highly regarded Women of Distinction award.

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Neotrope Announces 2014 Non-Profit PR Grant Winners – Annual Program to Help Worthy Causes Grow National Awareness

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 15, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope is proud to announce the recipients for 2014 of its annual J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant award. With this commitment, Neotrope(R) will provide public relations (PR) and cause-related marketing support to the selected worthy causes over the next year to raise awareness around each organization’s programs and accomplishments.

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TekStream Solutions Offers Breakthrough in Enterprise-wide Contract Lifecycle Management

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TekStream Solutions, an Oracle Gold Partner, is excited to announce the first Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution for Oracle WebCenter. The engineered solution was introduced to public last week through a national webinar and is currently being implemented at several organizations.

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EPIC adds Shelley Dawson, Jon Greenstein and John Gaffney to National Employer Services Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 11, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Shelley Dawson, Jon Greenstein and John Gaffney have joined the firm in San Francisco.

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DocMagic Acquires Doc-Tech Corp., Further Establishing Market Dominance

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Doc-Tech Corporation, dba Document Express, a boutique document preparation company known for its exceptional customer service. The acquisition comes on the heels of DocMagic completing the purchase of award-winning eSignSystems in October.

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Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc. Announces Thomas S. Perrino, AIA, LEEDap Appointed to Managing Principal

TRENTON, N.J., Dec. 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Thomas S. Perrino, AIA, LEEDap, a principal at Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc., has been appointed to the new position of managing principal. Perrino will have operational oversight in expanding the firm’s markets, geography, and client base. In conjunction with his new responsibilities, he will continue to support the higher education and corporate/commercial markets.

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SecuGen Releases Hamster Pro Duo/CL Combining Contactless Smart Card and FAP 20, PIV Fingerprint Readers

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 8, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation is very pleased to announce the release of the new Hamster Pro Duo/CL(TM), a product that combines a contactless smart card reader with an optical fingerprint reader that is FAP 20 Mobile ID and PIV certified. The Hamster Pro DUO/CL was designed for projects such as National ID programs that require a contactless smart card to store a fingerprint template. The Hamster Pro Duo/CL features SecuGen’s U20(TM) USB fingerprint sensor that is FBI Certified and captures very high quality images.

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The Gold Rush May Not Be Over: Strike it Rich with Gold Strike Chili

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Dec. 8, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — JAF Industries recently launched a new and much anticipated entertainment chili product – Gold Strike Chili – a blend of premium ingredients that glistens like gold. ‘What makes our chili so different is not only the story behind the recipe, but its granular consistency which gives it a sparkly gold sheen when the light hits it,’ Ken Brown, president, JAF Industries, says. ‘It’s not only delicious, but beautiful too.’

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Certain Strategic Data Services Aimed at US Businesses Represent $160 Billion Opportunity over Five Years, says Insight Research Corp.

DURANGO, Colo., Dec. 4, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Insight Research projects that the aggregate market for a key group of data services will grow two to three times the rate for basic transport services, representing more than a $160 billion opportunity for carriers over the next five years. With many voice and legacy data services declining, these high growth areas targeted to U.S. businesses include business broadband, IP VPNs, Ethernet, IP applications in the cloud, and hosting services.

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Potential Car Accident Prompts New Product Launch

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Dec. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arlene Mathews, registered nurse and owner of Care Dynamics, Inc., not only learned from a near car accident, but took it to the next level and launched a new product – the ‘Automotive Tissue Valet.’ The Automotive Tissue Valet holds a standard-to-large sized box of tissues and can be placed within easy reach of the driver or passengers.

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TeamSnap Acquires Rostering Mobile App HomeTeam

BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TeamSnap, used by 7 million people around the world to coordinate their sports and other ongoing group activities, today announced it has completed the acquisition of HomeTeam, a mobile app used to organize team rosters, schedules and contacts, developed by Silicon Valley’s Crescent Computing. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Mid America Mortgage to Integrate Affinity Lending Solutions

ADDISON, Texas, Dec. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode, and Houston-based Affinity Lending Solutions, LLC (Affinity), president and Chief Executive Officer Scott R. Valby, today announced their intention to integrate Affinity’s production operations and branch network into Mid America’s mortgage platform.

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United Wholesale Mortgage Introduces Investor Edge Product

TROY, Mich., Dec. 2, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced that it rolled out a new product called Investor Edge, which is designed specifically for borrowers that are looking to purchase or refinance non-owner occupied investment properties.

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Dimensions announces becoming a Clean Energy business and EPA Green Power Partner

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 1, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dimensions in OH and S, Inc. is proud to be a Clean Energy business and EPA Green Power Partner. By supporting local wind and solar projects through national clean energy provider, Arcadia Power, we are helping to reduce America’s dependence on non sustainable and environmentally unfriendly fuels. This is an important way to make our workplace a better place and to encourage other businesses to consider reducing their carbon imprint.

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Pennsylvania Dog Trainer Dispels Traditional Dog Training Techniques

PHOENIXVILLE, Pa., Dec. 1, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — You can teach an old dog new tricks (as well as their owners), according to Christine Pazdalski, owner of Puppy Love, LLC. She says that while most people are familiar with conventional dog training doctrine, it does not have to be the only dogma out there.

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EPIC Ranked #20 among Top Large Group Employee Benefits Broker/Consultants

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 1, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has been ranked #20 among the nation’s top large group employee benefits consultants by Employee Benefit Advisor.

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ShortSave, Inc. Distressed Mortgage Work Out Solution Wins 2014 Servicing Trailblazer Award

MONUMENT, Colo., Nov. 25, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ShortSave, Inc., a mortgage industry technology innovator that helps distressed borrowers work out their loans with their lenders in a matter of days, was awarded the coveted Servicing Trailblazer Award at the 15th Annual Mortgage Technology Awards Ceremony on October 19 in Las Vegas.

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Small Business Are Uniting Across the Country for Success

PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 25, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Small Business Saturday on November 29, a new organization is announcing its goal to unite small businesses across the country. Small Business Saturday, an American shopping holiday, was created and promoted by American Express to assist small business. The new Small Business of America (SBA) was created to fill the demand by small businesses.

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Verify Smart Corporation Finalizes Joint Venture with Global Technologies International Limited Group

FERNLEY, Nev., Nov. 25, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Verify Smart Corp (OTCBB:VSMR / OTCMKTS:VSMR), a global innovator in financial fraud prevention and digital content distribution to the mobile channel, announced today that it has signed a joint venture and software development, hosting and maintenance agreement with Globrin Systems and Solutions, Ltd. Globrin will maintain and support the new Prvii Celebrity Services Platform and will continue development on Prvii Mobile Applications for iPhone and Android devices.

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EPIC expands with the acquisition of Greyling Insurance Brokerage and Risk Consulting

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 24, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it has acquired Greyling Insurance Brokerage and Risk Consulting, Inc., a specialty insurance broker and risk management consultant based in Atlanta, Ga., with locations in St. Louis, Mo. and Tampa, Fla.

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More than 500 Expected to Attend Sacramento Event: Community Leaders to be Honored at Awards Luncheon on Saturday

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 19, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — More than 500 people are expected to attend the annual award luncheon Saturday, November 22, to recognize winners of the ‘Women of Excellence, Lifetime Achievement and Business of the Year Awards’ presented by the Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW).

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Civic Resource Group Founder and CEO, Gregory G. Curtin, Ph.D. among the winners of the ‘Vision Award’ at the World Economic Summit

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 19, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Civic Resource Group (CRG) Founder and CEO, Gregory G. Curtin, Ph.D. attended the World Economic Forum Summit on the Global Agenda held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on November 9 – 12 and as a member of The Future of Government Council was among the winners of the ‘Vision Award’ for the Future of Government Smart Toolbox, a report published in June 2014 that addresses the ways technology can help governments improve services, security, transparency and innovation.

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MorVest Capital Completes New Mortgage Servicing Rights (MSR) Credit Facility, Adding to its Market Leading Total

DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 19, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MorVest Capital, in concert with its funding partner Customers Bank (NASDAQ: CUBI), today announced that this week it has closed another mortgage servicing rights (MSR) credit facility for a Virginia company, adding to its growing tally. MorVest Capital, LLC is a boutique investment firm primarily focused on providing capital and strategic solutions to the mortgage banking and residential finance industry.

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Rapid growth leads ImmersiON-VRelia to expand offices at home and abroad

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 17, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ImmersiON-VRelia, the premier innovator in the HMD virtual reality sector, announced today that in order to meet rising demand, it has expanded its Redwood City headquarters and simultaneously opened European offices in Murcia, Spain.

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Paragon BioTeck Receives CE Mark Approval on Comfortear Lacrisolve Absorbable Punctum Plug

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 17, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon BioTeck, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical and medical device company specializing in the development of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, devices and therapies, announced today that it has received CE mark approval for the recently FDA cleared Comfortear(R) Lacrisolve(TM) Absorbable Punctum Plug. CE mark approval is recognized and associated with safety and performance in multiple countries.

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