Friday, August 30, 2013

Monarchy Resources, Inc. (MONK) Issues Update on Interests in Gold and Silver Operations in Mexico

Monarchy Resources, which is focused on strategic global investment in historically significant, primarily precious metals-related mining acreage, provided markets with an operational update today on the ongoing activities of their first portfolio company, New World Metals Corp. (in which Monarchy is a 45% shareholder), at the La Luna, Morelos, and Peneto mine sites in Mexico.

New World Metals is a full-spectrum mineral development, processing, and refining company doing gold and silver recovery at some of the best geology in Durango and Chihuahua with historical production and existing infrastructure. As current production out of the La Luna/Morelos mines is coming in around 55 tons/day (25 and 30 tons/day respectively) and another 15 to 20 tons/day is anticipated from Peneto, a closer look at the portfolio potential is in order.

The La Luna mine (some 74 acres) in Matamoros, Chihuahua, saw production stopped in the 1970′s with only the north zone mined down to level three and currently has some 3k tons of ore stockpiled for processing. With just over 300k tons of indicated resources on site (as well as over 413k tons inferred) and assays on the main mineral bodies averaging around 2.5 grams of gold, with 600 grams of silver per ton, recent drainage of the mine to the lower levels and deepening of the shaft by another 23 feet has bolstered confidence, with assays at this lower level coming back just shy of the overall site average (1.5 grams AU and 600 grams Ag per ton).

The newest site in the portfolio is the Peneto mine in Santa Barbara (Chihuahua), which has been in limited production since 1990 but which was only explored down to about the fourth level. The shaft has now been deepened by over 26 feet and with main mineral assays in the range of 11g/ton Au, with 170g/ton Ag, as well as 500 tons of ore stockpiled against the backdrop of 160k tons indicated resources (and an additional 138k tons inferred), the company is looking at initial production as high as 20 tons a day.

The newest site in the portfolio is the Peneto mine in Santa Barbara (Chihuahua), which has been in limited production since 1990 but which was only explored down to about the fourth level. The shaft has now been deepened by over 26 feet and with main mineral assays in the range of 11g/ton Au, with 170g/ton Ag, as well as 500 tons of ore stockpiled against the backdrop of 160k tons indicated resources (and an additional 138k tons inferred), the company is looking at initial production as high as 20 tons a day.

Monarchy has the management experience and New World Metals has the logistical capacity to make some real news out of these sites in Mexico. New World is already in the process of acquiring equal share percentage in a well-positioned processing plant, well on the road to a 360 tons/day target set for within the next two years.

To learn more about Monarchy Resources, visit www.MonarchyResources.com

To get a closer look at New World Metals, visit www.NWMetals.com

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New Jersey Mining Company (NJMC) Brings New Talent to Management Team and Board of Directors

New Jersey Mining Co. announced earlier today changes to its management team and to its board of directors.

Del Steiner has been appointed to the position of CEO and will also assume the role of Chairman of the Board. Most recently Steiner sat as President, CEO, and Chairman of Vancouver based, Premium Exploration Inc. With a strong background that includes extensive experience in environmental and mining law, he has overseen permitting projects all the way from the exploration to mining phases. Steiner has been practicing law in Idaho for more than 25 years.

John Swallow has been appointed to President of New Jersey Mining and will in addition join the Board of Directors. A businessman from Coeur d’Alene and former chairman of Timberline Resources Corporation, Swallow brings his experience from within the local mineral exploration industry as well as extensive knowledge of the junior equity markets.

Steiner and Swallow will succeed departing board members Fred W. Brackebusch, William C. Rust, M. Kathleen Sims, and Ivan R. Linscott. Tina C. Brackebusch has also stepped down as corporate secretary. New Jersey Mining wishes to recognize the departing board members, whose time and dedication to the company has been invaluable.

In addition, Fred Brackebusch is retiring from the company and board in order to pursue other interests, such as mining research and development. Brackebusch commented, “As a founder and fellow shareholder, I am pleased to welcome the new team and I support their vision for the future of New Jersey. They have proven track records within the junior mining industry and I feel they are highly qualified to represent the interests of the shareholders.”

New Jersey Mining Company Vice-President and Director Grant Brackebusch will stay on with the Company.

The Board of New Jersey Mining believes that these changes will support its commitment to increasing shareholder value. Continuing its ongoing analysis of corporate assets with goals of balancing near-term production opportunities with exploration, the board will keep focus on moving the New Jersey Mill toward capacity utilization and positive cash flow.

Incoming CEO and Chairman Del Steiner states, “Our strategic vision for New Jersey will seek to realize value from past investments made by shareholders and its strategic partners at the Golden Chest and the New Jersey Mill. John and I are excited to build upon the quality north Idaho asset base that Fred and Grant have skillfully assembled. With our executive strengths, relationships, and industry experience, we are confident that we can lead the Company to the next level, even within the current difficult market environment.”

To learn more, please visit www.newjerseymining.com

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StreamTrack, Inc. (STTK) Enables Broadcasters to Reach a Worldwide Audience

StreamTrack is a digital media and technology services company providing audio and video streaming and advertising services through its RadioLoyalty Platform. The company’s aim is to provide broadcasters and publishers with the tools they need to maximize revenue and mitigate expenses, while also providing consumers (who watch and listen for free through the company’s platforms) with a great user experience.

StreamTrack’s RadioLoyalty Platform, launched in March 2010, is utilized by more than 1,500 Internet and terrestrial radio stations and other broadcast content providers. The platform is accessed by listeners throughout the world, who use RadioLoyalty to hear superior audio content that includes unlimited music, talk, sports, and more. In addition to having access to more than 1,500 radio stations, RadioLoyalty users also receive loyalty points that are redeemable for merchandise.

The RadioLoyalty Platform is comprised of a Web-based and mobile player that manages streaming audio and video content, social media engagement, display, and video ad serving within the Web player. The platform also has the capability of replacing audio ads with video ads within the Web player in a live or on-demand environment.

In June 2013, StreamTrack released its UniversalPlayer, which represented a major step forward in the company’s technology platform for Internet broadcasters. The UniversalPlayer’s upgraded offerings include performance optimizations as well as display and functional improvements to support the scalability of up to 250,000 listeners at once. Other optimizations include faster loading time, DCN support, enhanced caching optimization, and smoother execution with a smaller footprint. The UniversalPlayer allows broadcasting stations to choose from 11 different themes to customize the look and feel of their players, creating players and skins that are custom and uniquely branded.

StreamTrack is additionally continuing the development of WatchThis, its patent-pending technology to provide Web, mobile, and IP television streaming services that are e-commerce enabled within streamed content.

For more information, visit www.StreamTrack.com

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Max Sound Corp. (MAXD) Video Chart for Friday, August 30, 2013

MAXD has consolidated after hitting a multi-month high at 30 cents. Thursday’s candle was a doji, showing a battle between the bulls and bears to stop the retracement and possibly lending to the idea of a morning start pattern forming on the 50-day moving average.

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Rafarma Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (RAFA) is a Solid Ship on a Rising Sea

One investment rule of thumb is to look for a solid ship on a rising sea. In this case, the rising sea is the Russian pharmaceutical industry, driven by a need that is clearly recognized by the Russian government. The government is actively encouraging the growth of the domestic pharmaceutical industry, with specific support for selected companies to foster the growing production of both basic and innovative drugs, all in a move to reduce the country’s dependence on foreign medicines.

The efforts of the government, together with a clear market need, have pushed the overall Russian pharmaceutical industry to record growth, and it is now expected to top $10 billion by 2014, and some say as much as $60 billion by 2020, with biotech R&D playing a significant role. Various areas around the country have become focal points for this drive, and a number of U.S. and European pharmaceutical companies are either moving or building research and production facilities in Russia to take advantage of growing market opportunities and a generally supportive climate. Russia has become an especially popular place to pursue clinical trials, given its reputation for both financial support and the expediting of the trial process.

The “solid ship” in this picture is Rafarma Pharmaceuticals, relatively new but already one of the leading research companies in the Russian pharmaceutical industry. Rafarma is positioned to benefit from federal initiatives, and by 2018 the company intends to be one of the top players in the Russian pharmaceutical market, producing a range of generic and alternative basic pharmaceutical products available for sale at “mass market” prices. The company has been listed as one of the leading and most prospective projects in the modern Russian pharmaceutical and medical industry. Rafarma considers itself on track to saturate the Russian market as a European-based specialist pharmaceutical producer. The company is also securing its foothold to penetrate international markets such as Brazil and the Southeast Asian sub-continent.

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Consorteum Holdings Inc. (CSRH) Engages The Alternative Agency for Branding ThreeFiftyNine

Consorteum Holdings has appointed the leading branding agency, The Alternative, to deliver a new name and brand identity for its newest business brand, Three FiftyNine Inc. Consorteum has plans to launch its new brand in the marketplace during the fourth quarter of 2013. Consorteum Holdings plans to use its latest brand development, ThreeFiftyNine, to differentiate itself and increase its market share in the digital space.

“The Alternative has amazing credentials working with established and emerging technology brands in the US, Europe and Asia, making them a perfect partner to work with,” explained Craig Fielding, CEO of CSRH.

The Alternative is a London-based agency delivering branding solutions and innovations since 1996. The company strategy includes a unique methodology called Move People, which is designed to initiate closer bonds between brands and people by employing a human approach when promoting and publicizing brands. Some of their clients include, Skype, Orange, YO!, Sushi, Friends Life, Microsoft, American Express, Sainsburys and Virgin.

The founder of The Alternative is Tim Blesneski, who stated, “We think there is a huge scope to help brands articulate a more compelling and human story about why the world needs them. Too many brands in the tech space are too techy for their own good and miss the vital human component that builds belief and following.” He went on to say, “It is a pleasure engaging with the ThreeFiftyNine team to help shape and inform their thinking and expectations.”

Consorteum is a transaction management and mobile publishing company focused on transaction processing delivering leading-edge solutions to its clients. Consorteum is moving forward with organizational developments that are designed to expedite new market entries in technology and payment solutions.

For more information, visit www.consorteum.com

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Nutra Pharma Corp. (NPHC) Delivers First Order of Nyloxin on Heels of Successful Radio Campaign

Nutra Pharma, a biotech company developing treatments for neurological disorders, cancer, autoimmune, and infectious diseases, reports that its new distributing partner, New Vitality, has placed and received its first order of NPHC’s all-natural, non-addictive pain reliever, Nyloxin®, a homeopathic drug that utilizes proteins from cobra venom.

The order was pursuant to New Vitality’s successful test radio campaign to gauge market acceptance of the product. The radio test was the first broad exposure to NPHC’s Nyloxin brand and received positive feedback from U.S. consumers.

“It’s been a pleasure working with New Vitality as they create awareness for our products,” NPHC CEO Rik J Deitsch stated in the press release. “The radio advertising ran in major markets across the U.S. over several weeks, with a consumer response that was positive enough to warrant the first orders from New Vitality. As things progress, we expect to expand the relationship and have already worked with New Vitality on our launch of Pet Pain-Away, our product for pain in companion animals.”

Nyloxin™ is available in an easy-to-use oral spray for treating a wide range of pain, such as lower back pain, migraines, neck aches, shoulder pain, cramps, and neuralgia, as well as a topical gel for treating repetitive stress, arthritis, and joint pain.

For more information visit www.NutraPharma.com or www.Nyloxin.net

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Snap Interactive, Inc. (STVI) Website Launches Blog: “The Data of Dating”

Leading social dating site AYI.com, owned by Snap Interactive, has launched its online dating blog entitled “The Data of Dating”, in order to help singles by providing advice on dating and love.

Breaking down the complicated world of online dating, “The Data of Dating” will include things like online dating tips and relationship counseling via advice from industry experts. It is also set to feature success stories from AYI.com, as well as humorous dating video parodies, and updates on new and upcoming AYI.com features. The blogs overall goal is to help singles build better connections online.

“Dating is an inherently social process and the blog is a natural progression of our social dating mission that complements the AYI.com platform,” comments Cliff Lerner, Chief Executive Officer of SNAP. “We are incredibly excited as our first few posts have already generated thousands of views of the blog, and we believe the blog will serve as a new source of traffic to AYI.com.”

Revealing interesting online dating data, such as 70% of women prefer to go on a date with a man when there is a mutual friend present and that over 51% of singles report ‘bad’ experiences when first meeting people online, the blog will tap into and reveal compelling data from the AYI.com community.

Using this information, “The Data of Dating” blogs mission is to improve the online dating experience and empower AYI users to foster healthy relationships with resources that enable daters to make more meaningful connections and better dating choices.

To learn more, please visit www.ayi.com/dating-blog

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Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. (DCIN) Takes Audiences Far Beyond Hollywood

Providing unique entertainment options that transcend the run-of-the-mill movie theater experience, Digital Cinema Destinations Corp., operating as Digiplex Destinations, takes U.S. audiences to Hollywood and beyond at its 18 cinemas and 178 screens.

With locations in Arizona, California, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, Digiplex not only screens the hottest Hollywood offerings but also provides audiences with out-of-the-box big screen fare that includes events like live opera, Broadway productions, ballet, sporting events, concerts, fashion shows, auctions, and more – all shown on the silver screen in the comfort of state-of-the-art theaters. Digiplex additionally partnered with The Guitammer Company in May 2013 to add one more dimension to its entertainment offerings: 4-D technology for audiences at its Solon, Ohio, movie theater, where moviegoers can now experience the immersive effects of Guitammer’s award-winning ButtKicker technology.

Dedicated to transforming mere movie theaters into digital entertainment centers, Digiplex combines the full promise of digital technology with content that is engaging, dynamic, and goes far beyond traditional cinema. Taking passive theatergoing to the next level, Digiplex enables audience members to actively engage in events they are watching. Viewers can text questions and comments during an event, sing along to live concerts, host outdoor tailgate parties prior to viewing a sporting event, and much more.

Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Westfield, N.J., Digiplex operates under a mission of acquiring existing cash flow positive theaters in top strategic markets and converting them to digital format, thereby increasing profitability. One theater, one event, and one audience at a time, the company is forever transforming the theatergoing experience.

For more information about Digiplex, visit www.digiplexdest.com

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BioTime, Inc. (BTX) Obtains Human Clinical Trial Approval for Renevia

Regenerative medicine biotechnology company BioTime announced it has received approval from The Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices (AEMPS) to commence human clinical trials of Renevia. Renevia is a unique biomaterial used as a delivery matrix for autologous adipose derived cells to treat the loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue (lipoatrophies) that arises from trauma, surgical resection, and congenital defects and disease. Receipt of AEMPS approval comes on the heels of an earlier 2013 approval from the Balearic Island Ethics Committee Approval for the first phase of a multiphase clinical investigation of Renevia.

Renevia clinical studies will be conducted at The Stem Center in Palma de Mallorca Spain, which is an innovative pain therapy center, laboratory, and professional research facility located within the Clinical USP Palma Planas hospital. The Stem Center is owned and operated by the GID Group, Inc. of Louisville, Colo. Ramon Lull, M.D., Ph.D., medical director of The Stem Center and principal investigator for the Renevia studies, is a leading expert on adipose technology-based advanced regenerative therapies.

BioTime anticipates that the first clinical investigation, which will be a study in 10 volunteers demonstrating the safety of Renevia in humans, will be completed before the end of 2013. Subsequent clinical studies are also being planned that will document the efficacy of Renevia as a delivery matrix for autologous adipose cells to restore normal skin contours in patients who have lost subcutaneous adipose tissue to lipoatrophy.

Manufactured in the United States in compliance with cGMP requirements, Renevia has been tested pursuant to ISO 10993 standards for Class III implantable medical devices. Renevia has been shown to be biocompatible in these studies.

Renevia has been developed to provide plastic and reconstructive surgeons with a safe and effective delivery matrix for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications that utilize autologous adipose cells.

For more information, visit www.biotimeinc.com

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Galena Biopharma, Inc. (GALE) Written Up in The Motley Fool

The Motley Fool’s recent evaluation of Galena Biopharma (http://dtg.fm/Yrd6) left little doubt as to the company’s potential, focusing on their lead product, Neuvax, for its dramatic results in cancer fighting trials, but also indicating the significant possibilities for the company’s cancer pain medication Abstral. Acknowledging that the company was still in the development stage, the article focused on Galena’s future revenue opportunities based on Abstral and Neuvax, pointing out how smart investors know “that the key to winning hinges on having a good take on where things are headed rather than where they are now.” Specifically, the article emphasized that whether Galena is poised for its big break in the not-too-distant future depends primarily on the prospects for these two products.

Key points:

Galena purchased the rights to Abstral, a cancer pain medication, in March, and the drug already has U.S. regulatory approval, though the drug hasn’t launched in the American market yet.

Abstral is a fast-acting drug for reducing sudden pain suffered by cancer patients. Such breakthrough pain affects 40% to 80% of all cancer patients.

Galena plans to proceed with Abstral commercialization in the fourth quarter of 2013.

The U.S. market for drugs similar to Abstral totaled approximately $400 million in 2012.

Galena’s lead product, Neuvax, is designed to attack minimal residual disease that remains in cancer patients, representing a market of 20,000 patients in the U.S. alone, and the drug is currently in a late-stage clinical study targeting breast cancer.

The article makes it clear that, if results of the current Neuvax clinical study prove as successful as earlier studies, “Galena could have a winner”, indicating that “In the phase 1/2 trials, breast cancer patients taking Neuvax experienced a recurrence rate of 5.6% compared with a 25.9% recurrence rate in the control arm — an improvement of more than 78%”.

Galena’s results have attracted the attention of Teva Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: TEVA), which has already acquired the rights to market Neuvax in Israel, pending regulatory approval.

Though still below 2010 highs, GALE shares are up significantly since January.

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Stage is Set for Golden Opportunity if U.S. Goes to War with Syria, Says Jim Rogers

While the rest of the world anxiously awaits official word from the White House on whether the United States will launch a military attack on Syria, highly acclaimed investor Jim Rogers has his eyes on what he knows best: commodities.

In an interview with Reuters Tuesday, Rogers said he believes that the situation in Syria would spur a hike in oil and gold prices due to a “market panic,” citing historical trends to back up his outlook and noting that a kink in oil transportation would trigger the action.

“I own oil, I own gold, I own things like that and if there is going to be a war, and it sounds like America is desperate to have a war, they’re going to go much, much higher,” Rogers said. “Stocks are going to go down, some of the markets that I’m sure are already going down, commodities are going to go up. I’m not particularly keen on war, I assure you, but it sounds like they want it.”

But the real “panic” will come, said Rogers, when the Federal Reserve starts tapering quantitative easing.

“This is the first time in recorded history that all major central banks have been flooding the money with artificial money printing at the same time … When this ends it’s going to be a huge mess,” he told Reuters.

Assuming Rogers is correct in his outlook, the economy’s reaction to a Syrian war will likely fare well for small-cap companies in the gold market. Raptor Resources Holdings, as an example, operates through two primary subsidiaries to engage in mineral resource acquisition, exploration, and development.

The company’s primary focus has been on its Mabwe Minerals (MBMI) subsidiary, which recently commenced barite mining operations at its Dodge Mine project Zimbabwe. With this significant company milestone in the books, Raptor Resources has the opportunity to channel its resources to its second subsidiary, TAG Minerals, which is focused on alluvial surface gold and developing greenfield assets targeting bedrock gold.

TAG Minerals has two gold projects in South Africa, both in close proximity to Mabwe Minerals’ Dodge Mine. The ODZI Riverbed Project was temporarily suspended as Raptor Resources funneled its efforts to fast-tracking the Dodge Mine, which as previously noted, is now in operations. If Rogers is correct in his forecast that oil and gold prices are staged for significant increases, Raptor Resources now has the prime opportunity to achieve and capitalize on this “golden” opportunity.

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Real Goods Solar, Inc. (RSOL) Wins Contract from Ironhouse Sanitary District in California

Real Goods Solar is one of the country’s pioneering solar energy firms serving residential, commercial, and utility customers nationwide. It sold one of the first photovoltaic panels in the U.S. in 1978 and has since installed more than 15,000 solar power systems, representing well over 100 megawatts of clean, renewable energy.

The company’s commercial and utility division, RGS Energy, has been selected by Ironhouse Sanitary District (ISD) to deploy a 1.1 megawatt solar power system at its water recycling facility and administration building in Oakley, California. The ISD maintains sanitary services for nearly 38,000 customers in the Bethel Island and Oakley, California, area.

RGS Energy will design, install, monitor, and maintain the solar power systems for Ironhouse Sanitary District. The installation will consist of a one megawatt single-axis tracking system and a 60 kilowatt carport, which will generate in excess of 2.3 million kilowatt hours of solar electricity annually to power the facilities. Construction is slated to begin this autumn and to be completed in the first quarter of 2014.

The decision to have a solar power facility built was a no brainer for Ironhouse Sanitary District. Its current electricity bill at these facilities is more than $600,000 annually. The system to be installed by RGS Energy is expected to shave off at least $95,000 from its electric bill in the first year alone. Over the next 25 years, ISD estimates the savings should amount to nearly $6 million.

For further information about Real Goods Solar and RGS Energy, please visit www.RealGoodsSolar.com or www.RGSEnergy.com

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EXFO, Inc. (EXFO) Introduces the First 400G Test Solution

EXFO, one of the leading providers of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireline and wireless network operators and equipment manufacturers, today introduced its new IQS-610P-HS-400G solution. This high-speed testing offer is a further development on EXFO’s IQS-88100G Power Blazer module, and is now the industry’s sole integrated 400G testing solution.

System manufacturers are directing their efforts towards the development of 400G to meet the growing need for speed demanded by carriers who are faced with ever increasing requirements for bandwidth and capacity. 400 Gbs is a pivotal step in the journey towards the 1 Tbs objective, and efficient 400G network implementation necessitates thorough 400G testing.

EXFO’s new IQS-610P-HS-400G test solution has the flexibility to configure up to four 100 Gbs client interfaces simultaneously, featuring full traffic profiling, shaping, and monitoring capabilities, as well as fill the 400 Gbs data pipe. These capabilities enable NEMs and early adopters of 400 Gbs technology to simulate real-life services at 400 Gbs link capacity and monitor key QoS metrics to validate systems manufacturers’ implementations. The innovative high-speed test solution also comes with centralized test configurations and result views, in addition to powerful automation capabilities that allow NEMs to repeat test routines throughout the development cycle for increased time savings and impeccable quality.

“In a highly competitive market, NEMs are striving to deliver high-speed transmission solutions that meet carriers’ need for speed and optical reach while improving compensation for optical impairments,” said Claudio Mazzuca, Vice-President of EXFO’s Transport and Service Assurance Division. “Thanks to EXFO’s powerful and open test architecture, NEMs and carriers have the assurance of knowing that their new 400G systems are proven capable of handling any of the demanding services that may be placed on them in the future. In addition, 400G development and early trials can be complex and cumbersome to perform without the proper test solution.”

For further information, please visit www.EXFO.com

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Bioheart, Inc. (BHRT) Welcomes Sheldon T. Anderson to Board of Directors

Today, Bioheart announced that Sheldon T. Anderson has been elected to its Board of Directors.

Mike Tom├ís, Bioheart’s CEO, remarked, “Sheldon will be a valuable asset to the Bioheart Board of Directors, bringing significant financial and capital raising expertise. He also shares Bioheart’s deep commitment toward community service and has an extensive network of contacts from which to draw from.”

Anderson is currently the chairman of the Advisory Board at Northern Trust, a global leader in delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary, and banking solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals. Last year, Anderson retired as Chairman and CEO of the Southeast Region of Northern Trust, where he was responsible for managing the company’s investment management, banking, and financial consulting businesses in Florida and Georgia. A Miami native, Anderson holds a degree in International Studies from Ohio State University.

In addition to his professional expertise, Anderson is known for being an active community leader; he is currently the Chair-elect of the Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County’s economic development agency. He is a Board member for several organizations, including the Miami-Dade College Foundation, Inc., the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the New
World Symphony, Baptist Health Systems Governing Board, and Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart. He is Past Chair and a member of the Advisory Council of the United Way of Miami-Dade County.

If that weren’t enough to keep him busy, Anderson is also President of the Board of Cleveland Orchestra Miami/Miami Music Association and serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Miami School of Law for Ethics & Public Service. He is a member of the Orange Bowl Committee and the President’s Council of Florida International University.

For more information, visit www.bioheartinc.com

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Caliber Imaging & Diagnostics, Inc. (LCDX) Retains Expertise of H.C. Wainwright for Strategic Advisory Services

Lucid, operating under the brand name Caliber Imaging & Diagnostics (Caliber I.D.), has entered into a strategic advisory agreement with investment bank H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC to assist in its growth and business development. Caliber I.D. provides non-invasive optical biopsies of skin and is also the manufacturer of the VivaScope® confocal imaging systems.

Per the agreement, H.C. Wainwright will advise Caliber I.D. in the identification, origination, and development of potential strategic partnerships, in addition to helping the company execute M&A transactions and raise capital.

H.C. Wainwright will also assist Caliber I.D. with new product development, identifying and generating additional distribution channels, and calculating collaboration efforts to efficiently promote Caliber I.D.’s business throughout the market.

Caliber I.D.’s current integrated platform of VivaScope® products includes non-invasive cellular imaging systems used to diagnose skin disease such as basal cell carcinoma, melanoma, and inflammatory disorders. The technology provides the diagnostic capability in real time with an optical biopsy, providing a non-invasive alternative to traditional or surgical biopsy.

For more information, visit www.caliberid.com

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PURE Bioscience, Inc. (PURE) Strengthens Sales and Marketing Team

Creator of the patented silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, PURE Bioscience announced yesterday the strengthening of its sales and marketing leadership team. The company appointed Cliff Wechsler to the role of Executive Vice President of Sales, and Tom Myers to the position of Executive Vice President of Marketing and Product Development. PURE Bioscience’s executive team is set to oversee the commercialization of SDC technology in the food industry as a novel and proprietary antimicrobial agent, used to protect consumer safety against various pathogens.

With over 30 years of experience, Wechsler has previously served in a variety of high-level sales management roles with Kraft Foods. During his time at Kraft Foods, Wechsler innovatively shaped and developed the business strategy for its Quick Service Restaurant market segment.

Myers will now oversee the company’s marketing and product development, previously joining PURE Bioscience in May of 2011 as the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. With a strong background in food science and food processing, as well as over 40 years of food industry experience, Myers has held senior leadership positions in marketing, product development, and technical operations.

“Mr. Wechsler brings to PURE not only the level of industry expertise to grow business but a demonstrative track record in developing and transforming new businesses into high growth segments,” commented Dave Pfanzelter, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PURE. “This team of experienced food industry executives provides us the focus and discipline necessary to drive the commercial development of our SDC-based products into the marketplace.”

To learn more, please visit www.purebio.com

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On the Move Systems Corp. (OMVS) Taps Experienced Executive Robert Wilson as CEO

On the Move Systems, a developer of cutting-edge technology designed to provide online transportation solutions, has named Robert Wilson as its new president and chief executive officer.

In his role as head of OMVS, Wilson will lead the company’s efforts to deliver private air, ground, and intermodal transportation options applicable to both businesses and individual consumers using the company’s advanced, proprietary computer registration system.

“We have big plans for OMVS,” Wilson stated in the press release. “The online transportation industry is valued at $300 billion and growing. We’ve charted a path to success by offering superior service to underdeveloped business and consumer markets in this sector, and it will be my job to ensure that our corporate vision is executed.”

A certified public accountant, Wilson has more than 20 years of executive experience to OMVS and most recently served as the chief financial officer for a publicly traded charter airline. He has also served as a top executive and board member for several energy, technology and investment banking companies, polishing his leadership expertise across a variety of industries.

Wilson succeeds CEO Patrick Brown who is leaving OMVS to pursue other opportunities.

For more information, visit www.onthemovesystems.com

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Pitooey! Inc. (PTOO) Uses the Internet to Help Businesses and Their Customer Bases

Pitooey! is an Internet marketing company based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Its unique digital offerings assist companies in establishing and maintaining an online presence. The company’s host of services covers everything from consulting to mobile apps to marketing services.

Pitooey!’s line of work is becoming more and more important as businesses are increasingly turning to the Internet to communicate with their clientele. In the past, the Internet was used mostly by individuals looking for information or as a way to communicate with others. Today, businesses have found a way to harness the power of the web to reach customers locally and around the world.

Having a web presence is no longer an option – it’s a requirement for most, if not all, businesses, regardless of size. While the major corporations have got their Internet branding down pat, Pitooey! is there to answer the call for any business that may need help getting up to speed, or those that simply don’t have the time or resources to run their own Internet identity.

Pitooey!’s digital marketing agency offers products and services that help clients communicate with their audience. Its mobile app service complements the marketing efforts, as it delivers messages, deals, and updates to customers on behalf of the business. Pitooey! clients also have access to social media marketing services, mobile website optimization and enhancement, email marketing services, search engine optimization, and videos. All of its services are designed to build and maintain positive customer relationships and drive traffic with the ultimate goal of increasing business and branding.

Currently staffed by about 25 employees, the company is currently focused on perfecting its Internet and mobile services, including its revolutionary Penguin app, which allows consumers to search for and create a list of their favorite businesses.

For more information, please visit www.pitooey.com

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Swisher Hygiene Inc. (SWSH) Video Chart for Wednesday, August 28, 2013

SWSH saw an upswing in volume on Tuesday to put the candles about halfway through an August channel between 80 and 89 cents. The indicators are swinging towards bullishness and technical traders will be watching for the candles to try and break (and hold) over the 50 dma.

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Breakthrough Therapy Designation Granted for Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. (CPRX) Firdapse

Specialty pharmaceutical company Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners announced that Firdapse (amifampridine phosphate), the company’s investigational product, has received “Breakthrough Therapy Designation” from the FDA for the symptomatic treatment of patients with Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS). Firdapse is an investigational therapy being evaluated for the treatment of the debilitating symptoms associated with LEMS, including muscle weakness.

Currently, there are no approved or effective symptomatic treatments for LEMS, which is a rare autoimmune disease, which gives Firdapse the potential to be the first-in-line treatment option for patients with this rare condition.

“We are very pleased to have received Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Firdapse, and we are excited by the FDA’s decision to place our product in a category that may enable expedited development and review for patients with LEMS,” said Catalyst President and CEO Patrick McEnany.

Firdapse’s receipt of Breakthrough Therapy Designation was based on clinical data from various previously published clinical trials of amifampridine (3,4-DAP) in LEMS patients. Firdapse can potentially offer great relief for the often debilitating symptoms of LEMS, which include muscle weakness, such as difficulty walking; difficulty swallowing and talking; eyelid drooping; and facial weakness.

Firdapse, which has previously received orphan drug designation, is currently undergoing testing in a global, multicenter, pivotal Phase III trial. In addition to LEMS, Firdapse has other potential orphan neuromuscular indications, including for myasthenia gravis and congenital myasthenic syndrome.

For more information, visit www.catalystpharma.com

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Swisher Hygiene, Inc. (SWSH) Launches a New and Innovative Bed Bug Product

Swisher Hygiene is a leading provider of essential hygiene and sanitizing products and services. The company provides services globally to a range of customers through a network of company-owned operations, franchises, and master licensees. Its emphasis is on the food service, hospitality, retail, and healthcare industries.

The company announced today the launch of Shield RTP (Ready to Protect), available in a 32-ounce spray bottles. It is an easy-to-use insecticide designed to eliminate to the growing problem of beg bugs and related bugs on contact and provide lasting residual control of these pests. Swisher believes the hospitality industry specifically needs this type of product.

Shield RTP uses naturally derived oils and plant extracts to safely and effectively eliminate the insects commonly found in and around bedding, sofas, chairs, carpets, rugs, cabinets, sinks, walls, and luggage. Once applied, the non-toxic, non-flammable spray creates a chemical barrier that stops bed bugs in their tracks with the added benefit of lowering the chances of additional or recurring infestations.

The new product from Swisher has been certified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS). Shield RTP will provide owners of businesses and public facilities with a fast, effective, and affordable option to combat the growing number of beg bug infestations nationwide. It will be used in a number of highly populated environments including hotels, restaurants, healthcare facilities, schools, and airports.

For additional information about Swisher Hygiene about its new Shield RTP product, please visit www.swsh.com

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Swisher Hygiene Inc. (SWSH) Video Chart for Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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Swisher Hygiene is a leading provider of essential hygiene and sanitizing products and services. The company provides services globally to a range of customers through a network of company-owned operations, franchises, and master licensees. Its emphasis is on the food service, hospitality, retail, and healthcare industries.

The company announced today the launch of Shield RTP (Ready to Protect), available in a 32-ounce spray bottles. It is an easy-to-use insecticide designed to eliminate to the growing problem of beg bugs and related bugs on contact and provide lasting residual control of these pests. Swisher believes the hospitality industry specifically needs this type of product.

Shield RTP uses naturally derived oils and plant extracts to safely and effectively eliminate the insects commonly found in and around bedding, sofas, chairs, carpets, rugs, cabinets, sinks, walls, and luggage. Once applied, the non-toxic, non-flammable spray creates a chemical barrier that stops bed bugs in their tracks with the added benefit of lowering the chances of additional or recurring infestations.

The new product from Swisher has been certified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS). Shield RTP will provide owners of businesses and public facilities with a fast, effective, and affordable option to combat the growing number of beg bug infestations nationwide. It will be used in a number of highly populated environments including hotels, restaurants, healthcare facilities, schools, and airports.

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Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (HOTR) Makes Good on Promise of European Expansion

When Chanticleer Holdings, a franchisee of international Hooters restaurants and a minority owner in the privately held parent company of the iconic Hooters brand, announced recently that it had agreed to acquire an existing Hooters restaurant in Nottingham, England, it reflected their earlier stated intention to expand operations in Europe. The company already has restaurants in South Africa, Australia, and Hungary, with Hungary seen as a becoming a base for future expansions in Europe. Chanticleer earlier partnered with Alex Hemingway and his team to form Hungary-based Crown Restaurants, with initial locations in Budapest.

The acquisition of the Nottingham restaurant is expected to close no later than the end of October, contingent upon the completion of a full audit. The location is attractive to the Hooters brand, being in central England roughly a hundred miles north of London, an area that supports successful sporting teams and tourist attractions. It’s a large restaurant, seating well over 300 people both indoors and in its patio area. The site has been in operation for 13 years.

Chanticleer’s ambitious overseas expansion plans are not the company’s only international exposure. Chanticleer is part owner of Hooters of America (HOA), a privately held company that is already the operator and franchisor of over 400 restaurants in 28 countries.

Chanticleer has also signed a Letter of Intent to acquire the American Roadside Burgers chain, with casual dining restaurants on the East Coast. The acquisition of an American chain is something of a departure from the company’s general focus on international expansion, but presents a unique strategic opportunity in a high-growth space

For additional information on Chanticleer Holdings, visit www.ChanticleerHoldings.com

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BlueFire Equipment Corp. (BLFR) Answers Call from Growing U.S. Rig Count, Begins Developing New Deepwater Production Tech

BlueFire, the good folks out of Houston whose drill bits have rapidly won admirers throughout the oil and gas sector for their exclusive patent pending features, like polycrystalline diamond cutters (PDC) with big, fat face volumes and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) directed ports on the bit that articulately cool and clean like never before, issued a report today that their R&D department is now ready to begin developing some new deepwater production technology.

Aimed squarely at offshore wells working to recover oil under extremely high heat and pressure, the new deepwater production technology will be developed in conjunction with an as yet undisclosed oil major. The move is being made to address prevailing demand by the industry, where a growing number of wells can directly benefit from a technology that provides longer runs without having to pull the entire drill pipe up out of the well to swap in a new bit.

The company’s own findings show that BlueFire bits have been successfully used to drill an entire well without a single change in some cases. This kind of performance is music to an operator’s ears because the time and money this superior bit ability saves them is immense, not to mention the difficulty of the bit change procedure itself. The coming, proprietary PDC drill bit technology is not just the perfect weapon for an increasingly eager industry, it is a remarkably well-timed endeavor, as domestic hydrocarbon recovery continues to boom.

Recent data out of the Houston-based oilfield services giant, Baker Hughes, indicates that 1,791 rigs are underway doing E&P here in the U.S., up 13 from their prior count and up for six weeks out of the last seven, with the number of rigs operating in the Gulf of Mexico at a four-year high.

Chairman and CEO of BLFR, William A. Blackwell, shrewdly tipping his hat to investors, noted that a sustained increase in rig activity means a subsequent jump in demand for advanced E&P hardware like this and he asserted that BLFR would use this opportunity to really take their technology to the next level and deliver to markets a product that deepwater drillers can fall in love with. The company’s existing bit technology chews through hard rock formations and shales already with exceptional speed and efficiency, shaking off limestone and sticky clays with the power of CFD directed ports, so this new development should be a real show-stopper.

The company has even lined up the necessary USPTO provisional patent application to go along with this coming tech, which will no doubt become another devastating tool in the company’s already impressive production arsenal. This development move marks the latest in a series of patent coup’s for BLFR, which began back in 2012 with their PDC filing (U.S. Patent 8,100,201), and the company has a second PDC disclosure currently under review covering the bit and methods as well (file number 12/833,413).

To get a closer look at BlueFire Equipment, visit www.BlueFireEquipment.com

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NanoTech Entertainment, Inc. (NTEK) Poised to Benefit as IPTV Market Gains Ground

NanoTech Entertainment is engaged in all facets of the entertainment industry, operating through five technology businesses that encompass 3D, gaming, media & IPTV, mobile apps, and manufacturing. The company’s strategy to success is finding potential in specific technology segments with room for future growth, and according to analytical firm iDate, the IPTV market offers just that.

iDate recently projected an increase in global video and TV revenues to $648 billion in 2017 from revenues of $526 billion last year. The firm’s research suggests that while cable will continue to have an upper hand in the industry, it will lose subscribers to IPTV providers, which is expected to be used in approximately 8.5 percent of TV households in the next four years.

NTEK’s entrance into the emerging IPTV market is through its NanoTech Media unit, which leverages cloud-based servers to enable worldwide optimized delivery of NTEK programming. The business unit is focused on developing a variety of technology and content published on the Roku, Samsung Smart TV, and other TV platforms, with options for smartphones currently in the works.

The business strategy thusfar is paying off. For the quarter ended June 30, 2013, NTEK recorded record quarterly sales of $818,185, beating projections by 10 percent, and posting its turn to profit with net income at $172, 644. Company CEO Jeff Foley in a press release attributed the increase in sales to expansion within the gaming and media industries, and forecasts continued growth as the company executes its plan to increase the number of streaming TV channels it offers.

Director Ted Campbell offered similar sentiment, saying, “We are very optimistic about our future strength as we continue to improve the balance sheet combined with our reduction in share overhead. We believe that we have entered a new phase for NanoTech, strengthening the company and putting it firmly on solid ground.”

For more information, visit www.NanoTechEnt.com

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Alignment with Industry Giants Provides DoMark International, Inc. (DOMK) with Solid Footing in Booming Mobile Accessory Market

DoMark International was incorporated in 2006 with operations in Toronto, Canada, and six years later underwent a major overhaul under the guidance of new management. The company successfully restructured its debt, cleaned up its financials and shareholder registry, and mapped out a new investment strategy to seek out and source new tech mobile products, which according to research is heavy with opportunity.

DOMK believes its future growth in the mobile accessory market exceeds the growth of actual mobiles devices, with constant demand for maximized performance. A study conducted by ABI Research supports this notion, estimating that in 2012, smartphones will funnel revenues of $20 billion to the aftermarket accessory industry, contributing more than 50 percent of total industry revenues of $36 billion. The same study estimates that by 2017, feature phone accessory sales will taper to $12 billion, while smartphones accessories are estimated to rise to $38 billion.

“The increasing penetration of smartphones is driving a shift in accessory design toward smart accessories that drive higher levels of consumer interaction, product value, and brand recognition,” ABI Research senior analyst Michael Morgan stated in a press release. “For new market entrants, developing brand recognition is paramount in capturing market share from the incumbents. This is best accomplished by the development of engaging, innovative accessories that extend the value proposition of today’s mass market accessories.”

To capture its share of the market, DOMK collaborates with researchers, inventors, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to advance to market globally innovative new smartphone and tablet accessories designed to be compatible with all major smartphone and tablet device manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung, Logitech International, and Quantum International.

By aligning itself with some of the biggest names in the industry, DOMK is already on track to raise brand awareness among inventors and retailers for innovative product financing and market assistance. The company plans to advance its current and future developments based on the success of current products and profitability.

For more information, visit www.domarkintl.com

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International Stem Cell Corp. (ISCO) to Share at Rodman & Renshaw 15th Annual Global Investment Conference

International Stem Cell Corp., a California-based biotechnology company developing novel stem cell based therapies and biomedical products, today announced that it will be presenting at Rodman & Renshaw’s 15th Annual Global Investment Conference sponsored by H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC. The conference is being held September 8-10, 2013, at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City.

Dr. Simon Craw, Executive Vice President, will provide a company overview during the live presentation and will be available to participate in one-on-one meetings with investors who are registered to attend the conference.

Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Time: 3:40 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Millenium Broadway Hotel, Room 7.04

Institutional investors who wish to attend the company’s presentation should visit www.rodm.com and register for the conference. Once your registration is confirmed, you will be prompted to log into the conference website to request a one-on-one meeting with the company.

For more information, visit www.internationalstemcell.com

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GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (GWIV) to Share Industry-Leading Software Tools at Solutions Exchange Conference

GlobalWise Investments and its wholly owned subsidiary Intellinetics, a leading-edge technology company focused on the design, implementation, and management of cloud-based Enterprise Content Management (“ECM”) systems in both the public and private sectors, today announced that it will be presenting at the Solutions Exchange Conference in Columbus, Ohio, on August 29, 2013.

A user conference hosted by Primary Solutions, the Solutions Exchange Conference has over 350 people in attendance. Attendees at tomorrow’s conference are expected to include representatives of the County Boards of Developmental Disabilities from all 88 counties in Ohio and service providers serving the developmentally disabled community. The conference will highlight state-of-the-art software technology that enables organizations to work more efficiently, improve the bottom line, and deliver great service. GlobalWise has integrated its Intellivue™ software with two of Primary Solutions’ most popular software offerings, Gatekeeper and Advisor.

“The Solutions Exchange Conference is a fantastic forum for us to demonstrate the collaborative software tools we have created with Primary Solutions,” stated Matthew Chretien, Interim President and CEO of GlobalWise. “There will be hundreds of users in attendance who will see our Intellivue™ software and hopefully will become our new clients. Our team will demonstrate the cost-effective document management solutions of Intellivue™ and how seamlessly we have integrated our software with Gatekeeper and Advisor. We offer the County Boards of Developmental Disabilities and service providers serving the developmentally disabled community a complete software package to manage their client document needs. I am excited about the new opportunities the Solutions Exchange conference can bring to our company.”

For more information, visit www.GlobalWiseInvestments.com

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AudioEye, Inc. (AEYE) Partners with Grant Park Global to Extend Marketing Reach to U.S. State Governments, Latin America

AudioEye, the developer of the patented Audio Internet™ audio browsing and automated publishing technology platform, has initiated a marketing initiative with Grant Park Global to launch the audio platform to government entities in the U.S. and throughout Latin America.

“On an international basis, government offices are adopting mobile and Internet technology at a rapid pace,” Michael Axelrod, president of Grant Park Global and a member of AEYE’s advisory board, stated in the press release. “These government publishers can benefit greatly by enhancing the utility, accessibility and compliance of their Web sites and other online interactions with the populations they serve.”

Grant Park is currently in discussions with public sector Internet publishers within the 50 U.S. states, as well as with government agencies in Puerto Rico and Latin America, to promote AudioEye as the leading comprehensive mobile and Internet content accessibility solution.

“The initial response has been encouraging and indicates that AudioEye is a highly effective solution that addresses the demand for comprehensive Internet and mobile initiatives accessible to all constituents, including those with vision and hearing disabilities,” said Axelrod.

As founder of business consultancy firm Grant Park Global, Axelrod has years of international government, business, and political affairs experience. The firm itself has a worldwide network that provides business and personnel access to its clients and their interests. Grant Park Global also has significant experience working in Latin America, which AEYE will leverage to reach its target government demographics.

“Grant Park Global is a knowledgeable and trusted partner that can help our sales organization gain access to key decision makers in state and international government agencies which need to communicate with their constituencies more efficiently,” said Nathaniel Bradley, AEYE CEO. “Given our initiatives in Latin America, we are pleased to note that Grant Park has developed a strong presence and network of contacts that can bolster our sales and marketing efforts in that region of the world.”

For more information, visit www.audioeye.com

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Lithium Corp. (LTUM) Increases Acreage at BC Sugar Graphite Property in Nevada, Best Prospect Thus Far

Lithium Corporation, the Nevada-based mineral developer with 6.4k acres of placer claims at their Fish Lake Valley site (lithium-enriched salt pan) and another 1.6k acres at their San Emidio Valley project (lithium-enriched playa), reported some great news today out of their graphite operation some 30 miles northeast of the City of Vernon, as the acreage has been expanded to just over 18.8k acres, with solid prospecting and geological returns from their summer work program.

The BC Sugar property is in prime flake graphite geology within the Shushwap Metamorphic Complex and with the best prospect thus far coming in at 5% flake graphite, it is little wonder LTUM has shifted focus here from their Mt Heimdal property, where prospecting returns from June and July brought back only 3.72% at best. LTUM has subsequently secured an agreement with the Mt Heimdal vendor to exchange the vendor’s 100% interest in the property for a 2% net smelter royalty on future production.

With several mineral bearing boulders identified on the BC Sugar site during the extant work that point to the potential for one or multiple mineralized horizons inside the claim block and with such premium flake graphite geology, LTUM is locking horns with the project, hungry for that large flake. Another reason the company is so bullish here is the superb accompanying logistical environment for the BC Sugar’s development and production phases. The project sits in the heart of Nevada mining country and has an extensive network of existing logging roads already inside the project area. Work will be progressing at the BC Sugar with a great deal of interest and investors will be keen to keep an eye out for further details about the ongoing prospecting and geological efforts by LTUM.

Meanwhile, the company is getting ready to put drills into the brine over at their Fish Lake lithium property early this September, where work was judiciously postponed due to heavy rains in July. LTUM is making all the right moves to be positioned as a stable supplier of two increasingly crucial, strategic mineral resources; and with all their digs in Nevada, you can bet the cost structure will be tight.

For more information on Lithium Corp., visit www.LithiumCorporation.com

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Dragon Capital Group Corp. (DRGV) Subsidiary Chosen to Participate in National Science and Technology Research Project

Dragon Capital Group, a leading holding company of emerging high-tech companies in China, today announced that its Shanghai Yazheng Information Technology Company (“Yazheng”) subsidiary has been selected by the Chinese Central Government as one of the participants in a national science and technology research project focusing on the application of safe and large-scale programmable logic controllers (PLC’s). With a total estimated R&D cost of approximately 20 million RMB ($3 million U.S.), this project is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2013 and last through 2015.

As China continues to accelerate the process of industrialization and automation, more and more companies are attempting to expand the scale of production. Productions facilities with multiple parameters, high risk and full automation features are being deployed across a wide array of industries including energy, transportation, manufacturing, aerospace, and chemical production. As a result, market demand for high-end safety control products is growing rapidly throughout China.

The current overall PLC market is estimated to be approximately 6-7 million RMB annually with the market for large-scale PLC’s including large industrial plant control systems, safety interlock systems, safety instrumented systems, and high-end security control systems representing about 30% or 2 billion RMB. This market, which is expected to experience a better than 10% annual growth rate, has been mainly dominated by large foreign corporations. Projects like this are being sponsored by the government to foster domestic development of high-end control systems to enable China based companies to capture a much larger percentage of this fast growing market. The participants in this project will be able to utilize technologies developed through this government assistance to design practical applications for future commercialization.

Mr. Lawrence Wang, Chairman and CEO of Dragon Capital Group, stated, “We are very pleased to have been selected by the Central Government for this project as a result of our automation work in the utility industry. With the government essentially subsidizing the R&D efforts of the participants, we have the unique opportunity to enter large scale markets in the future. This will also help us add further functionality to our current monitoring systems as we continue to deploy and gain market share. We will continue to support Yazheng in their efforts to build this important business segment for the future growth of Dragon Capital.”

For additional information, visit www.DragonCapital.us

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On the Move Systems, Inc. (OMVS) Sees Potential Air Charter Acquisition as Supporting Catalyst into Explosive Online Travel Industry

On the Move Systems, in line with its mission to provide niche transportation options to online customers, last week met with an undisclosed charter airline service to discuss potential partnership or acquisition opportunities.

The target is a Texas-based carrier that for more than 10 years has provided same-day passenger and air cargo services at affordable prices, curbing the challenges and frustrations in boarding and unreliable scheduling often associated with major airlines.

OMVS sees significant opportunity in acquiring the niche services of a private airline with a charter license and combining it with OMVS’ groundbreaking ISTx software platform. By pairing these variables, the company believes it will have a unique position in the $300 billion online travel industry.

As such, OMVS sees the Texas-based carrier as an ideal potential acquisition target, through which it could take advantage of the growing demand for private air service, contributing to OMVS’ aggressive plans to revolutionize commercial travel and transportation booking in the United States.

In correlation with this overarching plan, OMVS is developing its new online transportation portal designed to deliver more travel options to business and consumers, and recently signed a development partnership agreement with ByterDyne, an designer of scalable, custom software solutions for the energy, transportation/logistics, and e-commerce industries.

Together, the companies are developing the innovative ISTx platform, the core of an online portal designed to connect users with discounted transportation options from charter jet service to luxury ground shuttles and beyond.

For more information, visit www.onthemovesystems.com

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SecurePay Plays Important Part in Calpian, Inc. (CLPI) Group of Companies

SecurePay is part of the Calpian group of companies providing transaction services and technologies to merchants around the country. In particular, it is an e-commerce solution provider, offering a range of cost-effective merchant payment processing solutions, especially designed for small to mid-size businesses.

Essentially, SecurePay is an online credit card gateway, a set of flexible interface options between merchants and their account processors, including an online Virtual Terminal, the EasyShop shopping cart, and APIs (Application Programmable Interfaces) which allow web developers to write their own interface to SecurePay. The company supports thousands of e-commerce as well as brick-and-mortar merchants nationwide, including retail outlets, publishing companies, delivery services, taxis and limos, charities, craft shows, flea markets, hospitals and clinics, schools, and even individuals.

SecurePay uses all types of communications technologies, such as electronic store fronts and shopping carts, in-store credit card systems, and cellular wireless terminals. It can be used in any location where there are hardwired or wireless connections. Specific services and tools can be selected for a particular enterprise, whether simple credit card processing or a complete design and hosting service. SecurePay allows the Web to do more than just expand business reach beyond a physical location, and can make it a cost effective hub for virtually all enterprise transactions. SecurePay targets merchants who are new to e-commerce as well as those having an already established web presence, with transaction security being a key.

SecurePay represents an important part of Calpian’s overall presence in the marketplace. Calpian sees electronic commerce as the backbone of the world economy, and its Calpian Commerce group of companies serves merchants throughout the U.S., while its India-based subsidiary provides Money-on-Mobile stored value mobile payment services to the fast growing Indian mobile market.

For additional information, visit www.Calpian.com

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Intelimax Media, Inc. (IXMD) 2013 Fantasy Football Draft Strategy

Fantasy draft for the 2013 football season is in full swing as millions of fans map out their fantasy lineups for a shot at winning cash pools and more on the back of the best payers in the game.

Digital entertainment company Intelimax Media is ready for the action, focused on the $5 billion fantasy sports industry by offering its own proprietary sports platform that allows users to play in a daily game vs. being committed to the game for an entire season.

The company offers hundreds of daily fantasy sports contest options for a variety of sports and charges a management fee on each contest or game played on DraftTeam.com. IXMD is currently making significant upgrades to DraftTeam.com to allow the company to easily introduce a wider variety of fantasy sports leagues, new game options, contests, and tournaments.

This fall it will kick-off a marketing campaign to coincide with the upcoming NFL season, and soon will launch its platform for NHL, NBA, and the remainder of the PGA season.

The DraftTeam.com daily fantasy sports platform is well-positioned for this rapidly growing sector, catering to today’s active and on-the-go fans, using leading-edge technologies for pc, tablet and mobile. Users can play games on any device with an Internet connection and receive real-time updates on the status of their teams even when they are watching the games live on TV.

For more information, visit www.Intelimax.com

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Analysts Keep an Eye on Real Estate Market as Housing Prices Rise

Home prices are going up, but don’t call it a bubble just yet. Data from Thursday showed that home prices advanced 7.7 percent in the past year (through June) as fence-sitting homebuyers move to buy before prices continue to rise. A recent rise in mortgage rates is also spurring buyers to lock in rates before they climb further.

“When you start to see interest rates rise, people are going to want to jump in,” remarked Beth Ann Bovino, deputy chief economist at Standard & Poor’s. “All those people on the fence come back into the market. But that’s a good thing.”

This data echoes other reports of healthy gains in home sales and prices. The National Association of Realtors remarked last Wednesday that the median price of previously owned homes jumped 13.7 percent in the past year to $213,500.

The surge in home prices may have some homebuyers wondering if the market has gotten ahead of itself, although housing prices in most parts of the country appear to have plenty of room to move higher if the wider economic recovery remains intact.

West coast housing markets have seen the biggest gains. The Federal Housing Finance Agency report showed prices in June were 17 percent higher than a year earlier in the Pacific area (which includes California and Washington). House prices jumped 11 percent in the Mountain region, (Nevada and Arizona). The Middle Atlantic region (New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania) had the smallest increase at only 2.5 percent.

Sales of previously owned homes, a much larger share of the overall market, picked up by 6.5 percent last month to the fastest pace since November 2009, according to the Realtors report. However, the inventory of homes for sale remains tight — just 5.1 months’ worth at the current sales pace. This has helped sellers and homebuilders boost their asking prices, as the tight supply is expected to continue to support prices.

“We have a number of locations where the next home sold may take as much as one year to deliver, because our backlogs are so big at individual communities,” said Douglas Yearly, CEO of luxury home builder Toll Brothers. “That’s when we raise prices.”

However, there are early signs that rises in prices and borrowing costs may be cooling demand: mortgage applications for home purchases and refinancing dropped for a second-straight week as rates rose, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Demand fell 4.6 percent in mid-August as the rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage rose to 4.68 percent, matching this year’s high mark. Rates have been rising since May, when the Federal Reserved hinted that it may begin tapering off its $85 billion in monthly bond purchases. That easy-money policy has been a critical stimulus in reviving the housing market from its collapse in 2007.

Yet, some industry experts believe that prices haven’t yet reached a point where they will cool demand, according to Capital Economics housing economist Paul Diggle, who prepared the report. “The most reliable measures still suggests that housing is undervalued,” he said.

Even if rising prices and rates don’t scare away potential homebuyers, the continued housing recovery will depend on the availability of credit, which tightened considerably after the wave of rogue lending that fueled the mid-2000s housing bubble.

Lenders are more careful than they were in 2007, but there are signs they’ve begun to ease their credit standards as they compete for borrowers, who, these days, are better able to take on a new mortgage payment. That will help the housing market better weather the ongoing rise in interest rates, according to S&P’s Bovino.

“We’ve had four years of cleaning up our balance sheets, getting our fiscal homes in order,” she said. “I think we do have the capabilities to cushion that blow (from higher rates).”

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