Archive for January, 2012

SilverSun Technologies, Inc. (SSNTA) Has Key Advantages

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

For many companies in the competitive business software industry, the ongoing recession continues to be a survival challenge. For SilverSun Technologies, a New Jersey based provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business software for small to medium manufacturers and distributors, it has been a time of steady and healthy sales, punctuated by the most recent figures showing sales up 40% in 2011 to over $10.5 million. Add to that an anticipated operating income of over $800,000, together with zero long-term debt, and it becomes clear why the company stands out.

SilverSun, through its principal operating subsidiary, SWK Technologies, is one of the top U.S. resellers for Sage, a major global publisher of business management software and ERP applications. SilverSun provides financial accounting and supply-chain solutions for a wide range of manufacturers and distributors. The company also publishes, sells, and supports its own MAPADOCTM proprietary EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) software, which offers dramatically reduced expenditures for users of Sage 100, Sage 500, and Sage ERP X3 software. In addition, SilverSun publishes eight different cloud-based solutions, such as BeerRun for the management of craft-brewery production operations.

It’s the range of value-added services, and aggressive management, that gives SilverSun a competitive advantage, and has led to the company’s impressive profile and positioning.

• Sales up 50% in 2011 to an annualized revenue of over $10 million
• Liabilities reduced in 2011 by more than $3 million
• Expanding EDI market driven by demands from big box retailers like Wal-Mart and Home Depot (trading partners utilize EDI for business transactions with these large companies)
• Early acquisitions which consolidated competitive mix of IT business management products/services
• Aggressive focus on raising revenue and cutting expenses to successfully grow gross profit

SilverSun has acquired and integrated several companies with competitive advantages and reach to create a market-leading position.

For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.SilverSunTech.co

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Stevia (STEV) Lands Sweet Equity Purchase Deal with Southridge Partners

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Stevia Corp., a farm management company focused on the economic development of alternative sweetener stevia, today announced it has entered into an Equity Purchase Agreement of up to $20 million of the company’s registered common stock by institutional investor Southridge Partners II, LP. Stevia Corp. will allocate this funding to accelerate its commercial development of stevia and related markets.

Stevia Corp. president George Blankenbaker said the funding is a significant achievement that reflects Southridge’s support of Stevia Corp.’s future plans and market opportunity.

“This is an important milestone for Stevia Corp. to have accomplished. We have attracted and won the confidence of a forward-thinking institutional investor which says a lot about their conviction regarding our vision, management approach, and overall market demand,” Blankenbaker stated in the press release. “Having a flexible and low cost funding instrument in place allows us to efficiently accelerate our commercialization and acquisition strategies.”

Per the agreement, Stevia Corp. may sell to Southridge up to $20 million of its common stock from time to time over a 36-month period.

The company is not obligated, but does have the right to sell stock to Southridge depending on certain conditions as set forth in the equity agreement.

For more information visit www.steviacorp.us

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PNI Digital Media (PNDMF) Updates PNI Connected Kiosk Software

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

PNI Digital Media, the leading innovator in online and in-store digital media solutions for retailers, today announced updates for its award-winning PNI Connected Kiosk™ software, which enables further consumer creativity, product merchandising, and enhanced back office controls.

The company’s PNI Connected Kiosk software allows consumers to create, customize and order photo gifts such as photo prints, enlargements, photo books, photo calendars, and greeting cards directly from a retailer’s in-store photo kiosk. The photos can be taken from digital cameras, mobile phones and tablet devices, as well as from Facebook by logging in with Facebook directly from a PNI connected kiosk.

“With over 8,000 installations worldwide, PNI Connected Kiosk software is relied upon by many leading retailers to generate orders within their store environments,” Kyle Hall, CEO of PNI Digital Media stated in the press release. “The latest update adds many new features to an already robust solution. PNI is committed to the kiosk software market and has accelerated the development cycle of our software to extend the solution even further.”

The updated version of PNI Connected Kiosk is compatible with virtually any photo kiosk hardware and is easily installed on new and legacy kiosk systems.

The PNI LiveControl analytics-style reporting tools allow retailers to adjust the product catalogue to maximize results immediately, based on real-time results.

Additional features also include:

• Ability to implement and track product sales and promotions nationally, regionally, by city, per store, per kiosk and in real-time.
• Video promotions and product tutorials
• Visual Product Creator, which allows retailers to create and new products using a step-by-step interface
• Cross-selling features that showcase additional matching products in the shopping cart to drive up average order value
• An improved passport photo print wizard
• A new dynamic ‘drag and drop’ layout creator so consumers can easily drag and drop photos into templates
• Dynamic rich photo layouts that span edge to edge on both sides of a bi-fold photo book
• Improved image effects including transparency, sepia, black and white and dynamic zoom

For more information visit www.pnimedia.com

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Aimia Selects Lyris, Inc. (LYRI) as Digital Marketing Partner

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Today, Lyris, Inc. announced that the world’s leading relationship marketing company, Carlson Marketing, now operating as Aimia (TSX: AIM.TO), has selected the company to be its digital marketing partner. Aimia based its decision on several factors, including the desire to manage and optimize online marketing campaigns across multiple clients, as well as the need for enhanced analytics and reporting capabilities. Lyris’ role as a global digital marketing expert makes it a perfect fit for Aimia.

Aimia is implementing Lyris HQ to enhance their email marketing program in data management, segmentation, deliverability, and reporting. Aimia is known for building relationships with customers, employees, and channel partners of some of the world’s best known brands across vertical industries. By combining various marketing elements, they design and deliver loyalty programs that help companies inspire loyalty, grow, and achieve success. From upfront strategy and analytics, research and planning through employee training and engagement platforms, Aimia helps clients achieve their marketing objectives.

“Through our partnership with Lyris, we have been able to enhance our email marketing capabilities with a more simplified process, enabling us to have a better overview of multiple campaigns and augment our services for our clients,” said Frank Leong, Vice President of Business Technology for Aimia. “Lyris HQ has delivered an easy to use, powerful email marketing solution and we are extremely happy with the visibility and analytics that we are able to glean from the Lyris reports. We look forward to seeing how Lyris HQ continues to help us grow our email marketing campaigns.”

Nello Franco, Senior Vice President of Customer Success for Lyris, remarked, “As a leader in building and maintaining loyalty programs, Aimia is well versed in the importance of engagement and effective communications. We are thrilled to partner with them to deliver the solutions that enable digital marketing success and business-oriented results. We are confident that Lyris HQ is the perfect fit for Aimia’s marketing needs and we look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

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SmallCapVoice: Attitude Drinks (ATTD) Announces JJ Taylor Distributing Florida Inc. to Distribute Phase III® Recovery

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Attitude Drinks, an innovative beverage brand development company and creator of the Phase III® Recovery brand, today announced a distribution agreement with JJ Taylor Distributing Florida Inc. to service Phase III® throughout 205 Walgreens locations. Phase III® will be distributed by JJ Taylor throughout the Tampa/St. Petersburg metropolitan area along with 15 other Florida counties representing over 5 million Florida residents.

Roy Warren, CEO of Attitude Drinks, commented, “Our distribution agreement with a distribution company carrying such a great reputation in customer service and follow through shows a positive beginning to our relationship with Walgreen’s. JJ Taylor Distributing Florida Inc. is a perfect example of the kind of relationship that will help us achieve our selling objectives.”

Jack Shea, Executive Vice President Sales, said: “We are delighted to be working with such a strong distributor as J.J. Taylor in Florida. The recent authorization of Phase III® Recovery in Walgreens requires an efficient sales and distribution organization to the stores. J.J. Taylor certainly fits that description.

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

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Bioheart, Inc. (BHRT) Announces Addition of Frank Young as Financial Consultant

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Located in SUNRISE, Florida, Bioheart is committed to developing stem cell therapies to treat congestive heart failure, lower limb ischemia, chronic heart ischemia, acute myocardial infarctions, and other medical problems. Yesterday, Bioheart took a major step towards prominence with the announcement that industry-veteran Frank Young has joined their company as a financial consultant.

Young brings with him more than 30 years of experience launching and managing venture-backed companies in the technology and healthcare industries, and he has served as the young company’s CFO from 2003 to 2005.

Earlier in his career, Young worked as CFO with CURNA, a healthcare company known for its discovery of new therapeutic compounds. He engineered the sale of the company in fewer than two years for more than five times the invested capital. He also worked as CFO with Mitral Solutions and Hyperion. As CFO with Bioheart, Young assisted in raising more than $9.5 million from investors in addition to negotiating international manufacturing arrangements and joint ventures.

Leading the way at Bioheart is Mike Tomas whom serves as the company’s President and CEO. In reference to this press release, Tomas stated, “Frank’s entrepreneurial spirit and successful fundraising strategies, combined with his previous accomplishments at Bioheart, make him an ideal fit for Bioheart. Frank has a proven track record launching, managing and financially advising numerous companies across the healthcare industry.”

When asked his thoughts on the new position, Young stated, “I look forward to becoming an integral part of Bioheart’s financial future as it continues to develop life-saving technologies for victims of heart disease.”

Currently, Bioheart is trading in the $0.04 range. To learn more about the company as a whole, visit their corporate website at www.bioheartinc.com

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Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc. (BEAC) Awarded $2 Million in New ITS Projects with Existing Fortune 100 Clients

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc., an emerging global leader in the design, implementation and management of high performance Information Technology Systems (“ITS”) infrastructure solutions, announced today that it has been awarded approximately $2 million in new ITS business from existing Fortune 100 clients. To accommodate these new projects, Beacon is expanding its scope of product offering to add Industrial Network Services to its suite of Enterprise services.

Beacon is also extending its fourth utility information technology systems services into the manufacturing operations of existing and future clients by formalizing ITS services to address the needs of the industrial network. Over the past ten years industrial command and control systems have seen a significant increase in the use of data networks and related Internet technologies to transfer information from the plant floor to supervisory and business computer systems. This move permits Beacon to extend its infrastructure expertise in field engineering, design, construction and management from the enterprise network onto the factory floor of both existing and future clients with global manufacturing sites.

Beacon has identified and begun initial work that will extend to more than 18 global manufacturing sites. Expanding enterprise services to include industrial networks is forecasted to add $2 million of incremental revenue for fiscal 2012. This work leverages Beacon’s existing four core business units and will utilize the same site assessment, design/build and manage approach that has been successful in the enterprise space with enterprise IT networks.

“We are excited to formally enter the industrial network arena,” stated Jerry Bowman, Beacon’s President and COO. “We’ve been watching the advances in technology in this space and see positive indicators that our clients are ready to leverage the benefits that our IT clients have enjoyed in their enterprise networks for years. Some of these analog networks were built more than 20 years ago, so the need for our services in this space is significant. By offering this service we are extending our global reach to the manufacturing floor and providing the consistent, predictable services to our clients who utilize industrial automation. In line with our business strategy, this strategy significantly reduces the number of vendors our clients need to maintain their existing and planned ITS infrastructure.”

“This move is a continuation of our commitment to remain focused on our core business, and at the same time continue to expand our suite of services,” added Bruce Widener, Beacon’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our clients have recognized that we have the expertise to help them migrate legacy factory floor systems to utilize enterprise-class IP infrastructure and networks. We like the idea of being able to address real client needs without increasing cost or risk to our company. This is another win-win offering.”

For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.AskBeacon.com

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Hyperdynamics Corp. (HDY) Issues Update on Financial and Operational Activity

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Hyperdynamics Corp. said plans to engage in a direct offering of common stock to raise capital to continue its oil and gas exploration and development activities in Africa and other areas. The company will issue ten million shares of common stock at a price of $3.00 per share to a group of institutional investors.

Hyperdynamics will also issue associated warrants in the common stock offering. Each warrant will allow the holder to purchase one share of Hyperdynamics Corp. common stock at an exercise price of $3.50 per share. The warrants expire in 14 months and can’t be exercised until six months after the offering.

The offering is being conducted by a subsidiary of Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group, Inc., and is expected to close in early February 2012.

Hyperdynamics also announced that the company has restarted drilling on an exploration well located offshore West Africa. The Sabu-1 well is on a concession granted by the Republic of Guinea and is being drilled to a subsea depth of 3,600 meters. The well is targeting sandstone reservoirs in the upper Cretaceous zone.

For more information on the company, go to www.hyperdynamics.com

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SoundBite Communications (SDBT) Announces Record Preliminary Fourth Quarter Financial Results

Monday, January 30th, 2012

SoundBite Communications, Inc., a leading cloud communications provider and supplier of mobile marketing and contact center solutions, announced today that its preliminary unaudited fourth quarter revenue for 2011, computed according to U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), is projected to be the highest in the company’s history – exceeding $11 million. This is a significant increase in comparison with same-quarter revenue from the previous year, which was $10.1 million. SoundBite’s GAAP operating income for the fourth quarter of 2011 has been calculated to be at least $200,000, contrasted with $50,000 in 2010.

SoundBite additionally forecasts non-GAAP operating income of at least $800,000, exceeding its previously guided range of $100,000 to $400,000. The following estimated amounts were excluded from the company’s calculations of preliminary non-GAAP operating income: stock-based compensation of $300,000 and amortization of intangibles of $300,000 associated with the company’s acquisition of SmartReply.

For the full 2011 year, SoundBite anticipates revenues of at least $41.5 million, which is a growth of 5 percent over the company’s 2010 revenues.

These fourth quarter results are based on preliminary analyses of SoundBite’s revenue and GAAP operating income; the company will release official fourth-quarter and full-year financial results on Wednesday, Feb. 22 after market close, and then discuss them at 5 p.m. EST during the scheduled conference call.

SoundBite Communications assists organizations in building lasting, gainful consumer relations through forward-looking communications. The company serves two global markets: the hosted contact center and mobile marketing. SoundBite’s solutions employ two platforms: SoundBite Engage, which is an interactive multi-channel communications platform providing customers with integrated SMS, dialer, voice messaging, Web communications and e-mail; and SoundBite Insight, which is a preference management platform that facilitates personalized, intelligent communication. Each year, SoundBite powers nearly 2 billion customers.

For further information about the company, visit http://www.genesys.com/soundbite

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XcelMobility Inc. (XCLL) Announces Contract with ZTE to Introduce Wireless Products to Chinese Marketplace

Monday, January 30th, 2012

XcelMobility Inc., a developer of high speed web browsing solutions and related performance enhancing products for mobile devices, today announced a contract with ZTE Corp. of China to install the Mach 5 Xcelerator on an initial run of 1 million wireless devices for China Unicom, third largest mobile provider in the world. The agreement is for ZTE to help introduce Xcel products to the Chinese market; if successful, projections are for installation of up to 30 million units per year.

“This is an extraordinary opportunity to really fast-track the introduction of our products to an ever wider audience through the auspices of an exceptional global partner like ZTE. The culture at ZTE is based on innovation that responds to market drivers and this represents a tremendous opportunity for us to work with a partner with a similar outlook regarding the future of mobility. We anticipate very competitive consumer pricing and the public can expect product availability shortly,” said Ryan Ge, CEO, XcelMobility Inc in a press statement.

XcelMobility creates applications and solutions that deliver high speed internet access to cellular and smart phones, tablets, and mobile computers. Its flagship product, the Mach 5 Xcelerator, has been independently tested by some of the world’s largest cellular carriers, including Nokia, Sony, China Unicom, NTT Docomo, and Ericsson. All have found that the Mach 5 software, either through a download or embedded by cellular manufacturers, provides 5 to 10 times faster speeds than standard mobile web browsers used for browsing, downloads, videos and email. Xcel Mobility uses patented software and algorithms to compress voice and data transmissions both on mobile devices and on servers strategically located throughout China, Japan, and Hong Kong. Presently, there are over 1.3 million users and the number is growing.

Xcel believes that the Asia marketplace is the best option for focusing commercialization efforts prior to a product roll out on a global scale. ZTE Corp., China’s largest publicly listed telecom equipment company, brings the industry’s most comprehensive product range of end-to-end solutions and expertise in the telecommunications sector to over 500 operators in more than 140 countries around the globe.

For more information on XcelMobility Inc, please visit www.xcelmobility.com

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Beacon Equity Research: Hemispherx BioPharma (HEB) Surges Higher with Recent Developments

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Hemispherx BioPharma, Inc (AMEX:HEB) continues to surge today and has gained 49.4% from my alert yesterday at $.33. HEB has traded as high as $.494 during today’s trading session and last traded at $.493 for a gain of 20.18% from Friday’s close! HEB shares have traded as high as $.57 over the past 52 weeks, which is 13.5% off that high at last traded stock price.

On January 11, the Food and Drug Administration FDA granted an extension for the Company to modify its New Drug Application NDA in response to a Complete Response Letter CRL received November 25, 2009 for the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome therapeutic indication. The extension will remain open while Hemispherx submits an amended NDA.

On January 17, HEB was granted two new United States Patents for the use of Alferon® LDO (Low Dose Oral Interferon Alfa-n3). Alferon® LDO (Human Leukocyte Derived) is an experimental low-dose, oral liquid formulation of Natural Alpha Interferon, and, like Alferon N Injection®, should not cause antibody formation, which is a known problem with recombinant interferon. Alferon® LDO is an experimental immunotherapeutic believed to work by stimulating an immune cascade response in the cells of the mouth and throat, enabling it to bolster systemic immune response through the entire body by absorption through the oral mucosa.

Oral interferon could be economically feasible for patients and logistically manageable in development programs in third-world countries primarily affected by influenza and other emerging viruses. Oral administration of Alferon® LDO, with its anticipated affordability, low toxicity, expected non-production of antibodies, and broad range of potential bioactivity, could be a breakthrough treatment for prevention for viral diseases including influenza.

Last Thursday, ANMAT (Administracion Nacional de Medicamentos, Alimentos y Tecnologia Medica), the agency responsible for the national regulation of drugs, foods and medical technology in Argentina, approved the sale and distribution of Alferon N Injection® (under the brand name “Naturaferon”) in Argentina. In June 2010, Hemispherx agreed to provide GP Pharm an option to market Alferon N Injection®, its FDA-approved natural interferon, in Argentina and other Latin America countries. In December 2010, GP Pharm exercised this right and in July 2011 GP Pharm submitted an application for approval to ANMAT.

Alferon N Injection® (Interferon alfa-n3 (human leukocyte derived)) is already approved in the US for the treatment of refractory or recurring external condylomata acuminate (genital warts) in patients 18 years of age or older. A major multi-million dollar investment scale-up of Alferon N Injection® manufacturing is underway at Hemispherx’s New Brunswick, NJ facility

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Beacon Equity Research: Social Networking Stocks Rampaging with Facebook IPO

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Social Networking sites are all the rage right now and social networking stocks have been surging over the past couple days. It appears the imminent Facebook IPO due for this week is shedding light on the industry.

FriendFinder Networks Inc (NASDAQ:FFN) has traded as high as $1.14 during today’s trading session and last traded at $1.04 for a gain of 16.85% from Friday’s close. FFN shares have traded as high as $10.01 over the last 52 weeks, which is nearly 90% of that high at last traded stock price.

FriendFinder Networks Inc. (www.FFN.com) is an internet-based social networking and technology company operating several of the most heavily visited websites in the world, including AdultFriendFinder.com, Amigos.com, AsiaFriendFinder.com, Cams.com, FriendFinder.com, BigChurch.com and SeniorFriendFinder.com, and social commerce company operating JigoCity websites in more than five countries, providing members high quality, daily deals that are relevant to their individual lifestyles. FriendFinder Networks Inc. also produces and distributes original pictorial and video content and engages in brand licensing.

Renren Inc (NYSE:RENN) has traded as high as $6.12 during today’s trading session and last traded at $5.87 for a gain of 11.81% from Friday’s close. RENN shares have traded as high as $24 over the last 52 weeks, which is 75.5% of that high at last traded stock price.

RenRen Inc. operates the leading real name social networking internet platform in China. It enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information and user generated content, play online games, listen to music, shop for deals and enjoy a wide range of other features and services. RenRen’s platform includes the main social networking website Renren.com, the online games center game.Renren.com, the social commerce website nuomi.com, and the newly launched professional and business social networking service website jingwei.com. It had approximately 117 million activated users as of March 31, 2011.

Quepasa Corporation (AMEX:QPSA) has traded as high as $5.25 during today’s trading session and last traded at $4.87 for near even percentage change from Friday’s close. QPSA shares have traded as high as $15.45 over the last 52 weeks, which is nearly 68.5% of that high at last traded stock price.

Quepasa Corporation is the public market leader for social discovery and owner of Latin-American platform Quepasa and North-American platform myYearbook. The company makes meeting new people fun through social games and apps, monetized through both advertising and virtual currency. In addition to Quepasa and myYearbook, the Company operates Quepasa Games, a cross-platform social game development studio.

Quepasa has strong reach throughout the world, with a concentration across North and South America. Quepasa is headquartered in New Hope, Pennsylvania. For more information about the Company, go to www.quepasacorp.com, or join for free at www.Quepasa.com, myYearbook.com, or via the myYearbook app on iPhone, iPad, and Android.

Facebook, Inc. IPO is coming soon… expecting to file on Wednesday.

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PositiveID Corp. (PSID) Obtains Certification to Access AT&T Network for Glucose Monitoring Communications

Monday, January 30th, 2012

PositiveID Corp., developer of medical technologies for diabetes management, today announced that through its certification from AT&T, it now has FDA-cleared iglucose™ mobile health system access on the AT&T network.

Designed to simplify diabetes management, iglucose is the only pocket sized, FDA-cleared, mobile health device specifically developed to connect to industry leading glucometers to transmit blood glucose readings anytime, anywhere.

The device’s functionality allows individuals with diabetes to share important glucose readings with family members, caregivers, or healthcare professionals via text, e-mail, fax, or through the iglucose diabetes management portal.

To obtain certification, laboratory testing for the iglucose device was conducted in AT&T’s wireless device testing laboratory where each device went through a series of rigorous tests to ensure operational reliability and function across the entire AT&T wireless network.

“AT&T certification, which is not easily achieved, is an important confirmation of the performance and dependability of iglucose,” PositiveID chairman and CEO William J. Caragol stated in the press release. “As we continue to prepare to roll-out this mobile health system early this year through pilot programs with insurers and home-healthcare providers, AT&T certification provides us significant validation upon which our customers and partners can rely.”

For more information visit www.PositiveIDCorp.com

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SmallCapVoice Audio Interview with CEO of Sino Payments (SNPY) is Now Available

Monday, January 30th, 2012

SmallCapVoice.com, Inc. announced today that a new audio interview with Sino Payments, Inc., a technology company providing proprietary IP transactions processing services to the retail industry, is now available. The interview can be heard at http://smallcapvoice.com/blog/1-28-12-smallcapvoice-interview-with-sino-payments-otcqb-snpy

SmallCapVoice is a recognized corporate investor relations firm, with clients nationwide, known for its ability to help emerging growth companies build a following among retail and institutional investors. SmallCapVoice utilizes its stock newsletter to feature its daily stock picks and audio interviews, as well as its clients’ financial news releases.

SmallCapVoice also offers individual investors all the tools they need to make informed decisions about the stocks they are interested in. Tools like stock charts, stock alerts, and Company Information Sheets can assist with investing in stocks that are traded on the OTC QB, OTC QX and OTC Pink.

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The Case for FluoroPharma Medical, Inc. (FPMI)

Monday, January 30th, 2012

When FluoroPharma CEO, Thijs Spoor, recently gave a presentation summarizing the rising importance in medical diagnostics of PET technology, and the associated radiopharmaceuticals such as those developed by FluoroPharma, it brought into focus a major gap between the promise of PET and the current availability of chemical agents needed to make the promise a reality.

PET (Positron Emission Tomography) is a branch of nuclear medicine imaging that uses mildly radioactive tracer chemicals to highlight extremely subtle biological processes actively taking place at the cellular and even molecular level within the human body. As such, it represents functional scanning versus simply structural scanning. It doesn’t just show how the body looks, but what the body is doing at the most detailed level. The result is the highest contrast resolution available for internal imaging.

However, none of it works without the availability of suitable tracer chemicals which can insinuate themselves into otherwise imperceptible biological processes, making them visible to the advanced PET hardware and software. For a given targeted process, the market requires an appropriate and safe tracer chemical. Nuclear cardiologists, for example, are very anxious for new tracer agents that can be used to better identify and track processes related to heart disease. In particular, cardiology clinicians are looking for a vulnerable plaque imaging agent, a better profusion agent, and a viability agent, all of which are now part of the FluoroPharm portfolio:

• BFET – For myocardial perfusion imaging (measuring cardiovascular blood flow)
• CardioPET – For cardiac viability assessment (detecting regions of metabolic insufficiency)
• VasoPET – For inflamed atherosclerotic plaque imaging (detecting inflamed plaque)

These targeting agents can make a big difference in the treatment of heart disease, still the number one killer in the country. In the case of FluoroPharma’s VasoPET product, used for detecting inflamed plaque, which is the most unstable and dangerous type of plaque, early detection is critical, since the first symptom of such a problem is often sudden death.

Because there are still a very limited number of such tracer agents, the thousands of expensive PET scanners currently in hospitals around the country and the world are significantly under-utilized, creating a cost effectiveness issue that only more and better agents can address. In addition, the production of such agents by cyclotron operators requires a high level of fixed costs which, when spread over a handful of agents, increases the per unit cost of agents. So there is also a strong economic need for new agents to be developed.

For more information, see the company website at www.FluoroPharma.com

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Cytori Therapeutics (CYTX) Gets Green Light from FDA to Initiate Cardiac Cell Therapy Trial

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Cytori Therapeutics today announced it has received Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin the ATHENA trial to investigate the use of the company’s Celution® System.

Cytori develops medical technologies to realize the potential of adult regenerative cells from fatty (adipose) tissue. The Celution® System is an innovative medical device to prepare adipose-derived stem and regenerative cells (ADRCs) to treat chronic myocardial ischemia (CMI), a form of coronary heart disease. The company sells its Celution® System family of medical devices in the European and Asian cosmetic and reconstructive surgery markets. Per today’s news, the device is available in the U.S. as an investigational advice.

“Following our pre-IDE meeting with the FDA, we received constructive guidance and implemented the Agency’s recommendations, ultimately resulting in rapid approval to initiate the ATHENA trial,” Christopher J. Calhoun, CEO for Cytori stated in the press release. “We look forward to working with the FDA on further defining our clinical strategy in the U.S.”

The ATHENA trial will enroll up to 45 patients to evaluate several clinical and functional outcomes, including safety, peak oxygen consumption (mVO2), and clinical outcomes at 12 months.

For more information visit www.cytori.com

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L&L Energy (LLEN) to Acquire Majority Stake in Weishe Coal Mine

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Through its subsidiaries, L&L Energy operates coal mines, coking, and coal washing facilities in the Yunnan and Guizhou Provinces of China. Using expertise gained in the U.S., the company is using improved mining standards in China to gain a competitive advantage.

L&L today announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire a 51% controlling interest in the Weishe coal mine located in the Guizhou Province of China from the Chinese miner Union Energy. This mine produces high quality, low sulfur anthracite coal. The company will acquire the interest for a purchase price of approximately $16.2 million to be paid in the form of three million LLEN shares at $5.395 a share.

The Weishe mine has reserves of 19 million tons of coal. It is expected to be expanded to 450,000 tons of annual production of coal over the next five years. The Weishe mine is anticipated to produce about 124,000 tons of coal in the current fiscal year, sold at an average price of $158 a ton.

This acquisition is the first such purchase made to upgrade the company’s mining portfolio for better safety and mechanization. There is a strong possibility that L&L may add to its portfolio through other joint ventures with Union Energy, which has two other newly constructed coal mines in the same area that will begin operations later this year.

For further information about L&L Energy and its coal business in China, please visit the company’s website at www.llenergyinc.com

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Sunovia Energy Technologies, Inc. (SUNV) Video Chart for Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday, January 30th, 2012

SUNV is holding a channel between $0.017 and $0.02. The indicators are mixed, but showing a possibility of a breakout, which will have technical traders looking for volume to increase and a move through the top of the channel to the next resistance at $0.024.

To view the video chart, visit the following link: http://www.qualitystocks.net/videocharts

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Noble Roman’s, Inc. (NROM) Introduces Juel Tillery, Director of Franchising

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Last week, franchisor Noble Roman’s, Inc. announced that Juel Tillery would be appointed to the newly created position of National Director of Franchising. Tillery comes to the position with experience in numerous pizza/assorted fast food franchises.

Indianapolis based pizza franchise Noble Roman’s is known for their pizza and breadsticks, and operates both standalone franchises as well as provides their products through convenience store locations and grocery stores. Food choices Noble Roman’s offers through its pizza restaurants and Tuscano’s Italian Style Subs locations include sandwiches, wings, pasta, and breakfast items in addition to the traditional pies.

The role Tillery will play at Noble Roman’s will be concentrating on expanding the Noble Roman’s name through distribution via convenience stores, travel plazas, and entertainment venues. Tillery will be enacting Noble Roman’s plans to open more than 100 new non-traditional locations during 2012, as well as the anticipation of adding over 500 participating grocery store distributors through the company’s Take-n-Bake Pizza program during the following year.

Tillery’s experience includes acting as the founder of MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream and the Director of Business Development for Hot Stuff Pizza, as well as working for both Pizza Inn and McDonald’s.

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FrogAds.com (FROG) Opens 2nd West Coast Office to Further Penetrate the U.S. Online Advertising Market

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Today before the opening bell, FrogAds, Inc. announced that it has accelerated its U.S. expansion plans with the opening of a second office on the West Coast. The new office, located in Woodland Hills, California, is to serve as the central programming hub of the company and immediately follows the opening of the first East Coast office in Philadelphia.

“FrogAds.com is growing by leaps and bounds within the U.S., rapidly moving up the charts as one of the most visited websites in the country,” commented Julian Spitari, Chief Executive Officer of FrogAds.com. “As the site becomes more and more utilized as a primary destination for buying, selling and advertising in the U.S., it is essential that we create a designated office for our programmers to collaborate on new technologies for its continued enhancement.”

Spitari added, “This office, in effect, will serve as a ‘lily pad’ from our current LA headquarters where we are managing our global operational growth. We will start by staffing it with programmers.”

FrogAds also announced today that FrogAds.com’s regional traffic rank hit a new record. The website is now the 27,732nd most visited website within the United States.

For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.FrogAds.com

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Axion Power International, Inc. (AXPW) Appoints New Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing with 30 Years of Experience in Car Industry

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Axion Power International, Inc., a developer of advanced lead carbon PbC® batteries and energy storage systems, recently announced that Vani Kumar Dantam will be the new Senior Vice President of Business Development, Sales & Marketing. Previously, Dantam was Vice President of Business Development and Sales for Ener1 in New York City. He will be moving to the New Castle area with his family to help increase sales of the PbC® technology.

“Vani has an extraordinary background, having managed projects with GM, Ford, Daimler, Detroit Diesel, Cummins, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, Volvo, Navistar, Volkswagen, Toyota, Honda, Daewoo and Hyundai. We are extremely pleased to have him on board, and consider his joining Axion Power, and relocating to New Castle, an impressive vote of confidence in our PbC® technology and in our long range business plan. He began his employment with us this week, and will be reporting directly to me on some of the most strategically important areas of our business,” said Thomas Granville, Chairman and CEO Axion Power International in the press release announcing the new addition.

Axion is an award winning leader in the field of lead-acid batteries having developed and patented next generation energy storage devices. Industry experts praise Axion’s new PbC batteries for having the potential to revitalize the lead-acid battery industry and make them better suited for new applications like hybrid electric vehicles and renewable power.

Dantam’s appointment fits Axion’s strategy to become the leading supplier of carbon electrode assemblies for the global lead-acid battery industry. Its battery technology can be assembled on existing lead-acid battery production lines throughout the world by using their proprietary carbon electrodes. Vani Dantam has a significant pipeline of battery customers from his tenure at Ener1 and has new global customers in transportation, defense, and in grid based energy storage in development.

From 1994-2010, Dantam worked for Pendleton In-based Remy International where his role included overseeing two LBOs, an IPO, numerous overseas acquisitions, and joint ventures in Hungary, Mexico, India, Brazil, Argentina, and Japan. He also worked at the Delco Remy division of General Motors for 11 years assisting with product design for batteries, starters, alternators, and ABS systems.

Dantam is a native of India with degrees that include an MBA in Finance and International Business from Indiana University in Bloomington, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, and a BE in Metallurgical Engineering from Babaras Hindu University in Varanasi, UP India.

For more information, please visit www.axionpower.com

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Onyx Service and Solutions, Inc. (ONYX) Signs MOU to Acquire 25 percent of China-Based Optimum Solar

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Onyx Service and Solutions, Inc., a for-profit corporation specializing in alternative energy solutions, announced today its execution of a Memorandum of Understanding agreement (MOU) to acquire 25 percent of Optimum Solar, a Hong Kong corporation specializing in the development of solar products and solutions. The terms of the acquisition will be settled following a due diligence review conducted by Onyx regarding Optimum’s future valuations and current operations. Onyx anticipates closing the acquisition within a period of several weeks, as the MOU terms allow for a short due diligence period.

Onyx projects that the acquisition of this stake in Optimum will provide access to some of the solar industry’s best engineering and manufacturing expertise. The combined resources of Onyx and Optimum will also enable acceleration of the two companies’ co-developed “Plug-N-Play” all-in-one solar panel system, which has been generating sales inquiries from all over the world. For further information about the “Plug-N-Play” system, visit onyxservice.com/plug-n-play-solar-panels.html.

Onyx Service and Solutions specializes in the acquisition, development and marketing of the most financially and technologically promising energy solutions available on the market. The company’s goal is manifesting cutting-edge energy technology, products, manufacturing advances, and construction projects to enable Onyx’s effective competition in the global energy marketplace.

For further information about Onyx Service and Solutions, visit www.OnyxService.com

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Ranger Gold Corp. (RNGC) Closes $300k Private Placement; Readies to Start Drilling at Truman Site in Mineral County, Nevada

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Today, Ranger Gold, the Nevada-focused gold developer employing a strategy that emphasizes low-cost assets in proven regions, reported closing a non-brokered $300k private placement structured as 2M shares of common stock (issued price of $0.15/share).

President of RNGC, Gary Basrai, explained that this financing would be employed initiating the Company’s drilling program at the 1,080-acre (91 unpatented lode claims) Truman Project in Nevada’s prolific Mineral County. Basrai pointed to the Board-approved budget for drilling operations and indicated that sufficient budgeting for the drilling of eight holes at key points within the fifteen permitted sites at Truman was in place.

The Company intends to wait until late April or June, when more favorable conditions exist, in order to commence drilling as this will maximize operational efficiency at Truman.

Truman makes a nice counterpart in the Company’s acreage position to RNGC’s other main site, the 1,480-acre CX Project over in Nye County, NV that is characterized by the large caldera margin in which the sites resides, proximal to other multi-million ounce discoveries (just 12 miles east of the 9M ounce Round Mountain Mine). The Truman Project is right near the middle of the legendary Walker Lane Belt that hosted such deposits as the Goldfield (5.9M oz) and Comstock (8.4M oz Au, 193.5M oz Ag).

Truman’s ultimate target is a bulk mineable Borealis type (hallmark mineralization of the Walker – basically, micron-sized gold permeating a pyritic, silicified pyroclastic mass – the region is characterized by multiple coalescing hydrothermal centers) of gold/silver deposit which has been defined in previous exploration. The eight epithermal targets indentified consist of high-grade gold and silver in veins and lower-grade gold concentrations that are bulk minable.

Analysis of extant data on geology and alteration, including data on some 67 drill holes, 300 soil samples and over 700 rock chip samples, combine to offer a tantalizing portrait of the untapped potential at Truman. A huge opportunity exists at Truman and RNGC is dedicated to running with the financing after the key targets, including the:

Panorama Area – reports detailing 30opt plus artisanal hand development in the 1900’s and silver-rich breccia samples contained 7-20 foot widths grading from 1.1-9.5 opt Ag

Breccia Ridge – jasperoid breccia just North of Panorama running along an easterly fault zone, some 50-feet wide and area sampling returned an average of 0.015 opt Au

Range Front – East of Panorama, extant drilling from the 80’s indicates values of 0.06-0.02 opt Au at 20-60 foot grading and 60-foot grading of 0.018 in a separate drilling analysis also in the 80’s

Jasperoid Ridge – NE of Range Front are two major adits, underground sampling/mapping indicate Au values in the 0.015 -0.05 opt range over widths from 10-60 feet

Hound Dog – multiple structural zones marked by silicification/argillization, grab sampling from extant workings indicate 0.07-0.56 opt Au with significant silver quantity and underground/surface chip sampling offered values of 0.017-0.022 opt over 10-20 foot grading

For more information on the financing announcement, or for more information on Ranger Gold Corp., visit the Company’s website at www.rangergoldcorp.com

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Emulex (ELX) Posts Q2 Fiscal 2012 Financial and Business Results

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Emulex Corp., a leading provider of converged networking solutions for the IT industry, today announced its financial results and operational achievements for its second quarter of fiscal 2012 ended January 1, 2012.

The company reported a 13 percent increase in second-quarter net revenues to $128.7 million compared to total net revenues of $114.0 million reported for second quarter fiscal 2011.

Second-quarter net income on a GAAP basis was $15.0 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $41.0 million, or $(0.47) per share, in the second quarter of last year. Non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2012 was $22.6 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, a 69 percent increase from the $13.4 million reported in the comparable quarter of fiscal 2011.

GAAP operating income was $11.8 million, or 9 percent of total net revenues; non-GAAP operating income of $24.5 million represents 19 percent of total net revenues.

Emulex reported GAAP gross margins of 59 percent and non-GAAP gross margins of 63 percent.

Cash, cash equivalents and investments at the end of the second quarter were $191.7 million

“Our focus on operational excellence is reflected in our results as we once again exceeded the high-end of our revenues and earnings guidance. December was our fourth consecutive quarter of double digit year-over-year revenue growth, as we continued to drive market share gains in our core business,” CEO Jim McCluney stated in the press release. “Looking forward, we believe we are exceptionally well positioned to deliver increased shareholder value as we continue to build on this momentum.”

Second-quarter business highlights include the delivery of three new I/O connectivity solutions for HP Integrity servers; continued 10GbE market share gains for the fifth straight quarter; the announcement of the Emulex Extra Program, a major initiative to support customers and partners; and the introduction of OneCommand(R) Vision 2.0, a proactive I/O performance and availability management for cloud and virtualized data center environments.

The company also provided guidance for its third fiscal quarter ending April 1, 2012. For the third quarter of fiscal 2012, Emulex forecasts total net revenues in the range of $121 million-$125 million; non-GAAP earnings per diluted share between $0.17 and $0.19; and GAAP earnings per diluted share between $0.05 and $0.07.

For more information visit www.Emulex.com

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