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Intelligent Highway Solutions, Inc. (IHSI) Lighting Test Yields Positive Results, Highlights Opportunity in Cannabis Market

August 29th, 2014

Intelligent Highway Solutions, an electrical contracting company building next-gen intelligent transportation systems (ITS) to enhance efficiency of the nation’s roadways, also specializes in electrical installations, temperature control systems, communication/wireless integration, and advanced lighting systems for commercial applications. Earlier this year, the company sharpened its focus on the lighting systems market by securing exclusive distribution rights to proprietary lighting solutions for the legal cannabis industry.

Lighting is a vital component of the growth of the cannabis plant, which in order to flower and ripen needs 24 hours of strong light (when grown indoors) for the first 4-6 weeks of the growth cycle followed by two months of strong light 12.5 hours per day, along with corresponding hours of complete darkness. Growth of the plant and the size of the flower are contingent on the color of light, amount of lux and appropriate heat.

Devon Jones, IHSI CEO, in a recent news release explained that, “Each indoor grower of medical marijuana requires a lighting solution to grow healthy, high yielding cannabis plants. Because lighting is such a significant fixed cost for each grower, every grower is searching for a lighting solution which reduces power consumption while growing healthy plants.”

IHSI recently completed testing of its 100-Watt cannabis lighting solution, designed to help cannabis growers reduce costs and improve yields, resulting in an 80% reduction in energy consumption while running at a temperature of approximately 80 degrees (benefits are less operating cost and acceptable temperature emission, which are key variables in plant lighting goals).

The company is also testing a “prototype” 300-Watt light expected to result in significant energy savings as compared to the existing lighting solutions on the market while maintaining an approximate temperature of 80 degrees. IHSI anticipates that by adding more lumens and photon density, the new light will produce large yields for cannabis. The prototype is expected to be installed and tested shortly.

FV Pharma International Corp. (FVPI), the Canadian company which conducted a test on IHSI’s initial lights, is transforming a Canadian factory into a facility that will grow and harvest medical marijuana and will continue to test future IHSI prototypes. FV Pharma Inc. (Canada), affiliate of FVPI, has submitted an application to Health Canada to become a licensed commercial producer of marijuana under the Government of Canada’s new Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations. If successful, FV Pharma will receive a license to produce marijuana for medical purposes.

For more information, visit www.intelligenthighwaysolutions.com

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LD Holdings, Inc. (LDHL) Preparing for Strong Acquisition Opportunities Presented by Retiring Small Business Owners

August 28th, 2014

Columbus, Ohio-based LD Holdings is focused on the strong acquisition opportunities posed by the upcoming wave of baby boomer owners looking to sell off their businesses. The company looks to acquire profitable baby boomer-owned companies that meet a set of tailored criteria. Acquisition prospects ideally will have $2-$20 million in revenues, quality management teams and personnel, brand equity, and potential for building up a portfolio that generates strong venture capital returns with minimal venture capital risk.

It’s hardly a secret as to why LD Holdings is focused on this space. Currently there are 78 million people who are part of the baby boomer generation, or individuals who were born between 1946 and 1964. Baby boomers account for a sizable portion of small business ownership within the United States. It’s estimated that over 25 million small businesses in the United States worth more than $17 trillion will be sold within the next 15-20 years. Tighter banking regulations and lack of buyer interest in companies that fit LD Holdings’ target mold make this a less-crowded market with strong opportunities for LD Holdings to grow into a recognizer buyer of boomer businesses.

LD Holdings’ plan calls for accumulating at least 50 of these companies and consolidating them into more cohesive business units whenever possible. In a headline from earlier this year, LD Holdings disclosed it had received a commitment from a qualified institution for a credit line of up to $10 million, which enables it to pursue its initial round of business acquisitions. Via its recently-formed joint venture with Internet Marketing Consortium, LD Holdings will also be increasing its outreach to angel investors for acquisition capital while tapping into its extensive database of company, entrepreneur, and institutional and non-institutional investor prospects for a solid network of investment partners, acquisition targets, and savvy management talent.

For more information, visit: www.ldholdings.com

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Ecrypt Technologies, Inc. (ECRY) Growing Partner Network, Military-Grade Encryption Tech Take Center Stage Amid Heightened Cybersecurity Threats

August 28th, 2014

Ecrypt has been carefully assembling a powerful strategic marketing network in more recent months, signing deals left, right, and center with key developers whose products, services and competencies dovetail exceptionally well with ECRY’s own campaign to become a more dominant force in the world of information security. Ecrypt’s own emphasis on military-grade data security and encryption solutions, designed to enable enterprise, governments and the military to safely and easily share information within a data-tight environment, is thus empowered by a much larger, growing suite of offerings available through the company’s strategic network.

Boulder, Colorado-based Ecrypt’s latest deal with Cicada Security Technology in Quebec for instance has ECRY promoting, selling and distributing the entire Cicada data privacy menu as part of an exclusive worldwide agreement. This is a shrewd strategy by ECRY, developing a rich product mix that can handle anything the client wants, ultimately allowing them to provide a seamless data exchange landscape to the client, spanning devices and software, which is intuitive and simple for the users.

The ability to communicate and collaborate digitally in real-time is a transformative power for modern enterprise, but as an operation grows in size and the internal network of devices and users becomes increasingly complex, companies often leave themselves wide open to cybersecurity threats, developing less robust, in-house solutions that aren’t up to the challenge. The problem is more complex for government agencies and the military for obvious reasons, but the underlying dynamics of human nature are precisely the same and the biggest vulnerability in any security equation is human behavior. People forget to encrypt, they are loose with critical data or simply make mistakes that can even compromise the entire security solution, making the kind of always-on encryption technology ECRY built into their encrypted email solution, Ecrypt One, of vital necessity.

With news out today that the FBI is investigating possible hack attacks into 7 of the top 15 banks, and with the extent of the impact to the broader panoply of bank logs and customer/investor accounts still unknown, as well as one of the targets apparently having been JPMorgan Chase, the market for robust, enterprise-ready cybersecurity and encryption solutions is hotter than ever. CTO at data security firm Digital Guardian called this latest example of international cybersecurity breaches, which comes just a handful of months after five members of the Chinese military were indicted by the DOJ for stealing trade secrets from major U.S. corporations (ranging from Alcoa to Westinghouse), an attack which calls into question the “integrity of the banking system” itself.

Spokeswoman for JPM, Patricia Wexler, made an excellent point commenting on this latest incident by explaining a fundamental industry truth that ECRY is all too familiar with already: namely, that “companies of our size (JPM) experience cyberattacks nearly every day.” The markets and enterprise, as well as governments and military, are awash in the problems this kind of serious and persistent threat poses (which will only increase as the underlying technological landscape increases in complexity) and the much-anticipated roll-out of Ecrypt’s Ecrypt One platform for ultra-tight secure encrypted email couldn’t come soon enough to address the heightened sense of awareness that now pervades the air.

To get a closer look at this revolutionary, military-grade email encryption platform, please visit: www.EcryptInc.com

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Gartner Trims 2014 IT Industry Projections; Expectations for Infinite Group, Inc. (IMCI) Growth Remains Unchanged

August 28th, 2014

Though businesses increasingly view information technology (IT) as a critical component to their success, the global IT market is forecast to experience 2.1% growth to $2.7 trillion for 2014, a downward revision from Gartner’s original spending growth forecast. Operating from its headquarters in Pittsford, New York, IT solutions provider Infinite Group serves small to medium-sized businesses, government agencies and large commercial enterprises. The company’s confidence for success amid slimmed market predictions centers on the high quality of its specialists and pool of key industry partners.

Infinite Group’s wide range of scalable solutions covers the entire IT chain and creates a balance of opportunity to compensate for broader industry weakness, should it arise, in one particular area. Services include consulting and project management, data storage and recovery solutions, IT security, managed services, and complete IT system development. By providing customers a single point of contact for all their IT needs, Infinite Group enables companies to focus on their core business by improving IT efficiencies, reducing capital expenditures, and achieving significant savings on operational costs.

Infinite Group’s roster of more than 80 IT specialists is comprised of experienced individuals with extensive knowledge in their respective individual fields, backed with the latest industry certifications. From locations throughout the United States and Washington D.C., these professionals provide on-site support to customers around the world and serve some of the premiere businesses and government organizations in the United States and worldwide including the U.S. Post Office, PepsiCo, Inc., the State of Mississippi, Home Depot, NASA, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Florida Department of Financial Services, the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Army, and others.

Company professionals are guided by a management team armed with decades of experience and technical knowledge, adhering to highest governance and business conduct guidelines. To ensure customers receive highest quality products and services matched to their specific needs, Infinite Group’s management team has established partnerships with Top industry leaders such as VMware, HP, Microsoft, Cisco and Dell.

Infinite Group earlier this month entered into an exclusive channel partnership agreement with ThirtySix Software, creator of the innovative software product, SmartDocs, which provides content management and content reuse solutions that help writers streamline content creation and maintenance across Microsoft Word documents.

Content management is emerging as a high-demand tech segment, and as Infinite Group continues to take advantage of opportunities to secure its foothold in the IT industry, the company plans to leverage its relationship with ThirtySix Software to provide customers with the SmartDocs content management solution.

Heading up Infinite Group’s Content Management Practice is the division’s newly appointed vice president of sales Laila Benarab, who is responsible for increasing Infinite Group’s customer base in content management services, developing relationships with current and new technology partners, and bringing the latest best practices to each client.

Despite a narrowed outlook for IT spending in 2014, Gartner expects the global industry to continue to increase to 3.2% growth by 2018. Infinite Group has laid the tracks for maintaining its position as a valuable and competitive industry player while leaving room for as-needed refinement, proving that a short lag in the broader industry doesn’t have to nick company value.

For more information, visit www.igius.com

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WordLogic Inc. (WLGC) – A Technology Update

August 28th, 2014

WordLogic, a predictive intelligence technology company, creates patented solutions for mobiles, tablets and desktops. WordLogic devises, promotes, licenses and sells cutting-edge predictive platform software designed to speed up information discovery and text input. The company’s advancements and innovations run on numerous devices, including smart phones, cell phones, PCs, Smart TVs, media players, automotive navigational systems, and infotainment and game consoles. The company’s intellectual property portfolio includes US and European patents and several pending patent applications.

In late May 2014, WordLogic pre-released an implementation of its patent-pending REACH platform and its novel iKnowU Gen4 keyboard, which comes complete with advanced intelligent phrase and text prediction.

iKnowU Keyboard

WordLogic’s predictive iKnowU keyboard displaces the need to exit core applications to obtain certain information. With it, users will no longer have to navigate through several applications to access basic details (e.g. directions, restaurant listings, ratings and reviews, travel information and other background data) from their phones, downloaded apps, the web or other mobile and content sites.

WordLogic is combining the iKnowU Gen4 predictive keyboard with REACH’s contact manager, address book, search and mini-apps for the purpose of beta testing and only for a select group of interested developers and partners. The iKnowU keyboard with REACH technology is expected to be officially released later this year.

REACH Platform

REACH is a ground-breaking platform in the continuous search marketplace. As a user types the usual text or email message, the REACH platform becomes engaged and occupied with locating relevant information for that user to include in the message. With this technology, users are able to access a bundle of background information with simple clicks and to drop in needed information without having to exit the primary application in use. Now, users will no longer have to cut and paste across apps on their phones or tablets; this will save time and allow complex tasks to be completed quickly, accurately and intuitively. Word Logic filed a patent for the REACH technology in February 2013.

For more information, visit www.wordlogic.com

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Well Power, Inc. (WPWR) – The Business and Technology

August 28th, 2014

An excellent value proposition exists for Well Power to join the movement to curb gas flaring.

Well Power, a development stage company, is entirely focused on energy solutions and technologies that could potentially produce clean power and engineered fuels. Well Power intends to position itself as a technology company that will provide oil and gas producers a means of transforming otherwise-wasted natural gas (flared, vented, stranded or shut-in gas) into valued end-products (e.g. electric power or engineered fuel). The company’s specific plan is to offer a feasible, cost-effective way of turning wasted-gas opportunities in the oil and gas sector into revenue streams with only a nominal investment initially.

The company has acquired an exclusive license from ME Resource Corp., a Canadian public company developing mobile, scalable Wellhead Micro-Refinery Units (MRUs). These units are being designed for close deployment to wellheads with the ultimate goal of turning the raw natural gas expelled in the vicinity of these wellheads into liquid fuels and clean power.

The MRU is intended to blend a micro-synthesizing system with commercial technologies and, with the inclusion of power-generation components and catalytic reactors, to realize various liquid and power outputs. Each MRU, which has a price tag of approximately $800,000, includes a container-sized unit with the facility to convert, on a daily basis, an estimated 100,000 cubic feet of natural gas into clean power and engineered fuels.

Well Power holds an exclusive license to distribute these Micro Refinery Units in Texas. Furthermore, this licensing agreement with ME Resource Corp. is valid for five years. Well Power is eager to begin the business of distributing MRUs in Texas and, from there, into other geographical areas. It is exceedingly helpful that, thanks to its exclusive license with ME Resource, Well Power has the first right of refusal regarding any potential distribution efforts in other US territories.

ME Resource and Well Power continue to develop the technology behind the Micro-Refinery Unit. For now, individuals and companies engaged in the oil and gas sector can explore opportunities to partner with Well Power and to learn more about this novel technology.

For more information, visit www.wellpowerinc.com

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Mabwe Minerals Inc. (MBMI) and Partners Drawing Out Valuable Barite from Dodge Mine

August 28th, 2014

Mabwe Minerals, operating as a subsidiary of Raptor Resources Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: RRHI), has its business activities entrenched in mining, logistics coordination and commercial sales of industrial minerals and metals. Strategically aligned with another Raptor subsidiary, TAG Minerals, Mabwe’s current focus is aimed at developing Dodge Mine located in Shamva, Zimbabwe, approximately 62 kilometers northeast of the country’s capital, Harare.

Dodge Mine’s resources are attractive due to its hydrothermal mountains known to be rich in deposits of superior-grade barite, limestone, and talc. Its world-class quality barite deposits are valuable due to their high content of barium sulfate (BaSO4) with a specific gravity of 4.5 g/cm3. Applications for barite are numerous. The automotive, medical diagnosis, and paint additive industries all make use of the mineral, but its greatest value resides in the oil and gas production industry. For example, when wells are drilled, the bit passes through a variety of formations – each possessing unique characteristics. The deeper the well, the higher percentage of barite is needed in the mud mix to prevent blow outs. Also beneficial is the fact that barite is non-magnetic and does not interfere with measurements taken in the borehole.

From a mining production efficiency standpoint, Mabwe Minerals uses customized equipment, developed by their strategic partners for yielding high percentages of salvageable barite as the company tracks existing barite veins. Barite types include bright-white, chemical, industrial and API grades.

MBMI works with several partners in its mining, transporting, and distributing recovered commodities operations. The company has assembled a network of industry alliances to create a turnkey organization for bringing the Dodge Mine’s recoverable barite deposits to market.

WGB Kinsey & Company, Mabwe Minerals’ Zimbabwe affiliate, having 25 percent ownership share, oversees and manages Dodge Mine’s production, expansion, workforce supervision, safety, health, environmental compliance issues and transfer of barite to the Shamva Rail Depot. MBMI is in experienced hands with WGB Kinsey as its tenure in the mining business began 58 years ago.

For more information, visit: www.MabweMinerals.com

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Big Tree Group, Inc. (BIGG) – An All-Inclusive Toy Broker, Distributor and Manufacturer

August 28th, 2014

Big Tree Group seems to have it all. This all-inclusive source and distributor of toys has its headquarters in a superior location, an impressive collection of products and services, multiple distribution channels, and a robust customer base.

Ideal Location
Big Tree is an international toy company that supplies, distributes and manufactures toys and other associated products through subsidiaries in Brunei and Shantou, China. From its headquarters in the heart of Shantou, the leading location for toy manufacturing in China, Big Tree is improving access to its products across the globe and its visibility in Asia, Europe, North and South America and the Mideast.

Wide-Ranging Products
Big Tree maintains an extensive inventory of toys. As an authorized agent for more than 8,000 toy manufacturers in China, the company is able to supply over 180,000 types of toys from remote control, seasonal and baby toys to activity sets and sporting goods. Big Tree also supplies over 300,000 types of toys made from various materials—plastic, wool, metal, wood and electronic supplies. In addition, the company manufactures and sells its own line of construction toys—the Magic Puzzle 3D.

Additional Services
Big Tree’s Shantou subsidiary provides procurement services for several toy distributors and global wholesalers. The subsidiary identifies, evaluates and engages local manufacturers who supply toys and arranges for original equipment manufacturers to construct toys according to a customer’s precise specifications.

Extensive Distribution
Big Tree offers wide access to its inventory via:

 Showrooms: Big Tree’s products are on display at two sprawling showrooms in Shantou. There, customers can place orders and the company can arrange their orders and combine their shipments to destinations around the globe.

 Website: Customers may also order products via the company’s website. Should they choose to do so, they can rest assured that the products they are ordering have gone through quality control tests at Big Tree’s in-house testing facility.

 E-commerce: Recently, Big Tree set up and launched an ecommerce platform, Afangta, to provide a range of online ordering and product distribution functions to its customers and supply chain partners. Since e-commerce has quickly become one of the principal sales channels of the day, Big Tree is counting on online trading to make up a significant portion of its future income.

Growing Customer Base
Since its establishment in 2003, Big Tree has gained a sizeable customer base. Existing customers include distributors, trading companies, and wholesalers in Asia, Europe, South America, and the United States. The company is now looking to expand its presence in North America, the world’s largest toy market, and South America. If Big Tree successfully executes its business plans, the resulting sales would boost awareness of the company’s success.

For more information, visit www.bigtreegroup.net

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P2 Solar, Inc. (PTOS) Works in Tandem with Global Initiatives to Curb Growing Environmental Challenges

August 27th, 2014

In a recent article on ScienceDaily.com, a study in the journal Environmental Research Letters estimates the world’s existing power plants will emit more than 300 billion tons of carbon dioxide emissions over their lifetimes. Just the power plants constructed around the world in 2012 alone emitted 19 billion tons of carbon dioxide, according to the study’s researcher team.

Developing nations such as China and India are what has been driving much of the explosion in airborne pollution. They have also been spiking concerns from public and private organizations worldwide as to the implications for the future. No lesser a respected authority than the International Energy Agency has spoken up on the issue. In a recent report, the IEA advocated for a quick switchover from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources for meeting rising global power demand and reducing the fast-growing environmental challenges worldwide posed by fossil fuel burning.

Currently around 68% of the world’s electricity supply is generated with fossil fuels. The IEA urged that by 2050 65% of global electricity should be produced with renewable energy sources before needed transformations of the global energy system and the effects from climate change become too costly and extensive.

British Columbia-based P2 Solar is one of the forward-thinking renewable energy developers at the forefront of these efforts to build next-generation energy solutions. The company has been focused on developing solar photovoltaic (PV) power and small-hydro projects in countries where renewable energy policies are highly favorable. There are three primary clean energy projects in its portfolio: the British Columbia-based Langley Rooftop Project; and two Punjab, India-based small-hydro projects, the Rajgarh Mini-Hydro Project and the Tibba Mini-Hydro Project. P2 Solar has also been aggressively looking for new, promising opportunities to expand the global impact of its clean energy solutions agenda.

P2 Solar recently achieved a milestone with regard to its Rajgarh project that had been years in the making. Its wholly owned subsidiary in India signed a power purchase agreement with a Punjab energy distributor, which calls for a 35-year payment term at an approximate tariff of $0.10 (USD). P2 Solar believes the agreement will provide a steady, no-cost cash-flow. The wholly owned subsidiary already has permission from the Punjab Energy Development Agency, Punjab state’s governing authority on all renewable energy projects, to use the canalled water. On top of developing these small-hydro projects, P2 Solar continues to look for opportunities to build up solar PV systems for large-scale commercial applications, like it did with a solar PV system on Canada Ticket’s warehouse rooftop just last year.

Commercial efforts to reduce reliance upon grid electricity are driving up global demand for renewable energy sources, and P2 Solar plans to continue investing and channeling its resources to benefit from this growing global trend. As the need for renewable energy becomes more viable, the company seeks to help usher in a line of eco-friendly, sustainable power solutions that are real alternatives to carbon-emitting fossil fuels.

For more information, visit: www.p2solar.com

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Mobile Lads Corp. (MOBO) Offers Mobile Payment Authentication and Processing Solutions

August 27th, 2014

Through its Xtreme Mobility division, Mobile Lads has gained access to technology and intellectual property assets that are solidifying the company’s position as a leading provider of wireless transaction software solutions.

Mobile Lads develops and delivers secure, convenient wireless transaction software solutions for the consumer finance, web and health payment processing sectors. The company serves movie theatres, spa hotels, amusement parks, concerts, sports events and other midsize businesses.

With its suite of patented, mobile authentication and payment offerings, Mobile Lads provides efficient, nonstop access to time-sensitive data on multiple network standards. The products and services, accessible through the Xtreme Mobility division, focus on three essential technologies that simplify and secure wireless communications: xmVerify, xmBilling, and xmOne.

xmVerify

xmVerify is Mobile Lads’ flagship product offering. A real-time mobile transaction security service that helps to combat credit card fraud, xmVerify gives users making purchases control over the authorization process. During a purchase, xmVerify sends a transaction authorization request to a user’s mobile phone to ensure authenticity; the user then interacts with the transaction request to verify the authenticity of the transaction. The product, which uses one of the best cryptographic services, is in compliance with a majority of existing mobile platforms. xmVerify’s security algorithm and application were specially designed to function properly using limited battery and processing power on mobile devices.

xmBilling

xmBilling provides users with a protected, convenient way to look over and approve automatic billing transactions, alleviating the challenges of volume-based and automated billing. The mobile platform sends users a text message with a URL leading to an online e-bill where they can review the bill details and authorize payment via credit card using a PIN number. From notification to review to authorization to ad-hoc payment, xmBilling is an end-to-end solution that helps customers make on-time payments.

xmOne

xmOne offers an array of encrypted mobile services, including payment processing, marketing, prepaid account top-up, and emergency notification solutions. The mobile platform is the perfect solution for students and higher education institutions; it interfaces with a school’s existing campus card account system and allows students to perform a range of banking transactions straight from their cell phones. The educational institution also benefits from factors such as the increased use of its flex-dollar system and customization to match its individual school brands. xmOne is a standalone system hosted at a secure Canadian hosting facility. Planned with modularity in mind, each xmOne service is offered as a module and installed when requested, allowing for upgrades in the future.

For more information, visit www.mobilelads.com

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Zenosense, Inc. (ZENO) Cost-Effective, Compact Early Detection Technology for MRSA, Lung Cancer, Addresses Sizeable Unmet Healthcare Demand

August 27th, 2014

Considering the closure last week of the Town Hall in Pennsville Township, New Jersey, prompted by an employee being infected with MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), the ongoing development by Zenosense of an early warning detection system capable of identifying the VOC (volatile organic compound) signature of MRSA in the air or in a given patient, could be a real money and life-saving solution. Built off established programming and patent-pending, single-sensor hardware created by one of the top European sensor companies, Sgenia Group (whose Zenon Biosystem subsidiary is working hand-in-hand with ZENO on the device), the MRSA detection unit as proposed could be cost-effectively deployed in healthcare facilities of all sizes, government buildings, or just about anywhere demand for such an early warning system is needed.

Early detection and treatment is key for combating the spread of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) like health care-associated MRSA (or HA-MRSA, as opposed to community-acquired MRSA, or CA-MRSA) and although the technology for detecting MRSA VOC signatures is proven, existing implementations are cumbersome and ill-suited to widespread use, as well as being quite costly. The idea of mounting a special detector on Sgenia’s sensor to handle the job of constant overwatch is something of a breakthrough when it comes to procedurally screening for MRSA in hospitals. The Sgenia technology is able to virtualize tens of thousands of sensors using a single physical sensor, creating a low-cost, compact architecture that has the potential to be mocked up for other uses as well, in addition to MRSA.

Along these lines, ZENO has recently announced plans to also develop a similar system to the MRSA device for detecting the leading killer among cancers, lung cancer, which kills as many Americans each year as the next three most common cancers combined (according to American Cancer Society data for 2014). As with MRSA, early detection of lung cancer can often be the difference between life and death. Sadly, the vast majority (75% or so) of lung cancer cases are detected too late to be cured, despite there being a roughly 70% cure-rate if it is detected during Stage 1. An early detection system for lung cancer that is compact and easy to use, as well as cost-effective, would be a real game changer. Clearly, failure to detect the disease until it has already substantially progressed seems to be the leading fatality indicator and the inherent difficulty of diagnosing lung cancer (requires multiple tests, high-priced tomography and biopsy) merely exacerbates this dynamic.

A particular strain of MRSA transmitted mostly via pigs (CC398) is currently continuing to spread over in Denmark. As of July this year, according to World Bulletin, there are 575 reported human infections (104 cases in the month of July alone). Denmark has seen a similar rise of infection rate for MRSA as in other western countries, up a whopping 1,410% from 2009 to 2013 (from 43 to 649 cases in four years).

This data casts further doubts on the sustainability of large-scale agricultural over use of antibiotics on their livestock to cover up for poor health/living conditions, particularly in light of the recent Johns Hopkins University study showing a correlation in Pennsylvania between proximity to such operations and rates of MRSA infection. With no cost-effective system on the market today for early detection of MRSA or lung cancer, ZENO is potentially sitting on a readily deployable goldmine that could save millions of lives, with estimated manufacturing costs at around only $50 to $100 per unit.

The World Health Organization report in April acknowledged antibiotic resistance as a global health crisis and moved to implement a global MRSA surveillance/reporting system to help pin-point and track relevant data in near real-time, so global health authorities can try to get a handle on the situation. Active detection and isolation has been the empirically validated protocol for containment (over 300 evidence-based studies and 500 abstracts) and the ZENO solution fits very nicely with this standardized approach. Estimates are that antibiotic-resistant pathogens cost the healthcare system from $21B to $34B annually in the U.S. alone and that MRSA kills more Americans each year than HIV/AIDS, emphysema, Parkinson’s disease, and homicide combined.

To learn more about Zenosense, visit: www.zenosense.net

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc.’s (CSRH) Wide Suite of Solutions Includes Mobile Gaming Application

August 27th, 2014

Consorteum Holdings is a technology and services aggregator focused on the delivery of rich mobile content, mobile payment solutions and products. Leveraging a pool of partnerships, license agreements and joint-venture revenue share arrangements, Consorteum’s mobile initiatives are designed to benefit multiple business verticals.

Among its suite of offerings is a mobile gaming application called SportsConnection.com. Developed by Stations Casinos in partnership with Consorteum’s ThreeFiftyNine Inc. (359) subsidiary, the mobile application meets Nevada Gaming Commission standards for geo-location, geo-fencing and secure commerce and application, and is the market’s first third-party developed, regulatory-compliant mobile platform for delivery of gaming content.

The 359 application is expected to provide mobile lottery function such as ticket purchase, scratch games and results; sports booking, including bet placement, odds comparison, real-time betting and results; Keno ticket purchases, regional live games, on-property games, multi-game ticket; casino games such as slots and video card games; and multiplayer games like poker and black jack.

In addition to its mobile compliance gaming platform, Consorteum offers e-commerce and banking, mobile government, mobile health care and development process solutions. These offerings are based on 359’s mobile platform, which utilizes a thin client application that enables client servers to provide the lottery or game content while the 359 Universal Mobile Interface (UMI) provides the content and display features to the individual mobile devices.

Recognizing the complexities of delivering digital media content across mobile devices, Consorteum is overcoming industry barriers such as multiple different operating systems, user interfaces, and form factors that hinder the launch of commercial initiatives.

For more information, visit www.consorteumholdings.com

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One World Holdings, Inc. (OWOO) Delivers Exciting Line of Multicultural Dolls

August 27th, 2014

There is a wonderful story behind how One World Holdings and its subsidiary, The One World Project, came to be. In 2010, Stacey McBride-Irby and Trent Daniel founded One World to answer the demand for dolls that better reflect today’s multicultural world. After years of development, they released The Prettie Girls!, an exciting line of mainstream, multicultural fashion dolls.

The Prettie Girls! dolls are diverse in culture, interests, and style. Each has a personal story, unique physical attributes, and individual goals and inspirations. Each doll also embodies positive attributes that little girls can embrace. Individually or collectively, The Prettie Girls! are fun, fashionable, and full of class. They are also quickly becoming the hottest dolls on the market.

One World markets and sells its dolls to pre-teen girls, young women, and high-end collectors who gain different benefits from the dolls:

• For young girls, One World offers a doll that is a friend, a partner in play, and a glimpse of their biggest, brightest dreams.

• For young women, the dolls are a symbol of who they are and what they can achieve.

• For connoisseurs, the company promises stylish works of art that will become a vital part of a valuable and growing collectors’ market.

Five dolls currently make up One World’s Prettie Girls! collection. Two are currently available at retail—Lena, an African-American doll, and Valencia, a Latina doll—and the other three—Kimani (African), Dahlia (South Asian), and Alexie (Caucasian)—are expected to go on display and be available for purchase later this year.

In addition to The Prettie Girls! play line, One World has a Signature Celebrity Collection of Prettie Girls! The first of these dolls is modeled after Cynthia Bailey, the businesswoman, supermodel, and reality star currently featured on Bravo Network’s Real Housewives of Atlanta television show. The Cynthia Bailey doll is available for purchase now.

For more information, visit www.oneworlddolls.com

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Oriens Travel & Hotel Management Corp. (OTHM) Changes Business Model to Better Reflect New Market Approach

August 27th, 2014

Oriens Travel & Hotel Management Corp., the Next Generation International Hotel Brand Operator, has announced that running concurrent with the pending re-launch of a new version of the ‘Hotel PURE’ brand and the FROL (Friendly Reservations Online) booking engine, management will also issue a restatement of the business model to coincide with current operational developments.

Oriens’ market position is characterized as, “providing proprietary technology, marketing solutions, infrastructure and branding services to Hotel operators. The Company’s vision is to build competitive operations in the areas of (i) online marketing and hotel internet booking engine services, (ii) hotel branding and management, and, (iii) own, operate and in some instances develop, boutique hotels under the Hotel PURE brand.”

The foundation of the current corporate profile would generally remain the same. Given current developments, however, such as pending acquisitions, partnership mergers, audits, exchange and capitalization adjustment, director and executive enhancements as well as anticipated financing, the means by which the company experiences growth and execution has evolved extensively. With sound financing secured with the assistance of associated partners, Oriens anticipates to soon have a balance sheet reflecting tens of millions of dollars in new international assets and expanded brand recognition projecting significant revenue values.

Management at the company has indicated that their business model needs to be modified — with the executor being of the most appropriate stature — in order to offer the markets true clarity as to the direction and goals OTHM looks to accomplish.

Oriens Travel & Hotel Management Corp. is involved in the operation of hotels and resorts primarily in the United States and Central America under the Hotel PURE brand. In addition, the company also operates Friendly Reservations Online, a proprietary online booking system for executing reservations capture through Hotel PURE consumer facing websites, as well as individual hotel websites operated by Oriens on behalf of hotels branded under the Hotel PURE brand.

For more information on the company visit www.orienscorp.com

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NutraNomics, Inc. (NNRX) Receives Initial $200k+ Purchase Order for New Weight Loss Product Line

August 27th, 2014

Today NutraNomics issued a corporate news release discussing its reception of an initial product for its line of new weight loss products. The order totals $233,000, and the weight loss products are one of NutraNomics’ latest innovations, as company founder Dr. Tracy Gibbs had formulated them earlier this year in spring 2014.

The purchase order was placed by a large multi-level marketing company based out of Utah. The multi-level marketing organization is expected to announce the launch of NutraNomics’ weight loss product line under its brand sometime in September 2014. NutraNomics will retain exclusive rights for manufacturing the product line, and it anticipates that there may be opportunities to provide the company with more products in the future.

“The quick lead time between the development and the sale of this line of products represents the skill that Dr. Gibbs and the rest of our team has here at NutraNomics,” stated Mike Brousseau, General Manager of NutraNomics. “We’ve coordinated the formulation, raw material supply, and production of this line within a three-month time span, showcasing our expertise.”

Brosseau believes the development will have a notable impact on strengthening company profitability. “Because our new client has operations in many countries around the world, we expect the new relationship to increase our footprint in the EU and Latin America, where we have only a small number of clients,” he explained.

For more information, please visit: www.nutranomics.com

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Oriens Travel and Hotel Management Corp. (OTHM) – An Up-and-Coming Hotel Brand Operator

August 26th, 2014

Oriens Travel and Hotel Management operates hotels and resorts in the United States and Central America under the Hotel PURE flag. In addition, Oriens operates Friendly Reservations On-Line (FROL), a proprietary online travel booking and payment platform for small to mid-size businesses in the tourism industry.

Since its establishment, Oriens has developed solutions capable of delivering verified results and success to hotel properties operating under the Hotel PURE brand. Through the years, the company has continued to refine its suite of proprietary solutions, including the FROL online travel booking system.

Oriens has even extended its offerings to several independent, boutique-branded properties. When catering to these hotel operators, Oriens offers infrastructure and branding services, Internet marketing solutions and its proprietary FROL technology. The company’s hotel branding services and booking engine technology extends a property’s global exposure and recognition, creating a new and improved core structure and significantly increasing occupancy rates and bottom-line profits.

Hoteliers using Oriens’ services receive several benefits including:

• A steady increase in room reservations;

• A boost in gross revenues, and

• A reduction in the total cost of third-party reservation commissions levied by travel booking websites such as Expedia, Travelocity, and Orbitz.

Oriens is guided by four business objectives. The company’s goals are:

• To extend the franchising of the Hotel PURE brand to select hotel properties around the world;

• To continue providing cost-effective, highly effective back-end booking engine technology services to independent, boutique hotels looking to build a robust, online presence;

• To launch a stand-alone online hotel booking search engine primarily focused on Central America; and,

• To continue owning and operating boutique hotels under the Hotel PURE brand.

In due course, Oriens is determined to become a first-class hotel brand operator, a top-tier Internet booking and marketing service provider, a preferred supplier to lending institutions, and a major acquisition target for leading online travel search and booking engine companies.

For more information, visit www.orienscorp.com

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From River Current to Kilowatt; How Pan Global Corp.’s (PGLO) Power Process Supports Indian Government Initiatives

August 26th, 2014

Economist and bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin in a 2012 interview with Renewable Energy Focus Magazine said India is the “the Saudi Arabia of renewable energy sources” if the country can achieve the logistics and financing to tap into its vast renewable energy resources. India is currently ranked among the world’s most active players in renewable energy, and as of December, 2013, had installed capacity of about 69.3GW of renewable technologies-based electricity. Apparently, there’s room to grow.

To further achieve its potential and ease strain of the country’s overburdened electricity grid, India’s government actively encourages investments in the country’s renewable energy market, offering incentives and tax holidays to endorse the development and use of renewable energy sources.

Aligned with these initiatives, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is charged with the task of developing small-hydro power (SHP) projects with up to 25MW station capacities with estimated power generation potential of about 20,000MW from such plants. For comparison purposes, this is enough energy to power approximately 20,000 homes for one hour. It may not sound like enough energy to make a significant difference, but consider the following. The average Indian household uses roughly 250kWh over the course of an entire year while a single new refrigerator in the U.S. uses about 350kWh per year. The energy demand from individual Indian households is far less than we consume in the United States.

The Ministry is primarily focused on implementing projects in remote and hilly areas lacking adequate electrical transmission grid infrastructure or accessibility. It is estimated that nearly a fourth of the country’s population are without power. The Ministry aims to capture at least 50% of the company’s renewable energy potential within 10 years and provide electricity to these areas while alleviating pressure off the grid.

A world away but closely aligned with government initiatives, Carson City, Nevada-based Pan Global, which also has a Mumbai office, is concentrated on developing renewable energy projects in India, specifically in the areas of hydro-power generation, solar PV, geo-thermal, sustainable agriculture and green construction.

The company is currently in the process of acquiring Project Badyar, a 5.7MW SHP plant northeast of New Delhi, India. On an annual basis, Project Badyar’s power output is estimated at 27,500MWh. When running at full capacity, a staff of approximately 30 employees will operate the plant in three rotating shifts 24/7 year-round. The project is in the final stages of construction and upon commercial operations in the next several months is expected to generate annual revenues of approximately $1.95 million for a 35-year period.

Project Badyar’s power generation process starts on the river, where water is partially collected by a diversion trench weir and passed on into the desander, which filters out sediment and foreign particles in the water. One of the most vital parts of a small-hydroelectric power plant, the desander’s filtration protects the mechanical equipment used later in the process.

After leaving the desander, the water flows through conveyance lines into the forebay tank (or “surge tank”), a massive storage reservoir that reduces pressure changes caused by rapid changes in the velocity of water. A pipe placed at a steep angle carries the water from the forebay tank to the motor in the powerhouse, earning its name by increasing the pressure and speed of water flow to directly impact power output. The powerhouse houses a control room, two turbines, two generators and drives produced power through the switchyard and then to the substation, which in turn feeds the electricity directly to the grid and is then passed on to consumers.

The entire process is hailed as having minimal impact on the surrounding environment, making small hydroelectric power projects a clean and cost-effective solution to provide electricity to remote areas of India. As the government continues to push incentives to foster their growth, widespread acceptance and application of these projects creates significant market opportunity for Pan Global.

For more information, visit www.panglobalcorp.com

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QualityStocks Keeps Investors Abreast of Small-cap Market’s Latest and Greatest

August 26th, 2014

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Raptor Resources Holding Inc. (RRHI) – Subsidiary Strategy at a Glance

August 25th, 2014

Raptor Resources is a fully reporting holdings company strategizing to achieve growth through mineral resource acquisition, exploration and development in Zimbabwe. This strategy revolves around the company’s two subsidiaries, Mabwe Minerals, Inc. (OTCQB: MBMI) and TAG Minerals, Inc., which are focused on different segments of the broader mining industry.

Mabwe Minerals primarily operates the Dodge Mine in Zimbabwe, where it is focused on the logistics, mining and commercial sale of barite and other minerals. The Doge Mine is located on a rich hydrothermal mountain range bearing superior-grade barite (API-grate, 95-98%), limestone and talc. Mabwe Minerals currently has a 3 million barite supplier agreement company with Baker Hughes.

TAG Minerals in April acquired 100% of the Derbyshire Stone Quarry in Zimbabwe and has designated operation of the quarry to WGB Kinsey & Company, which has 59 years of experience in the construction and mining sectors. For the full-year ended 2014, Derbyshire achieved unaudited revenues of $2.9 million, an increase of 32% compared to the prior year. TAG’s Raptor Mine project is in early-stage development targeting nickel and copper. This project is also managed by WGB Kinsey & Company.

With this two-pronged approach to the mining industry, Raptor Resources has created several channels through which it can achieve its goals to commercialize various industrial minerals and metals at the Dodge and Raptor mines as well as in mining opportunities like the Derbyshire Stone Quarry.

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Armco Metals Holdings Inc. (AMCO) and China’s Push toward Smart Economic Growth

August 25th, 2014

Three decades of sustained economic growth has lured millions from the impoverished Chinese countryside. This great migration has put 46 Chinese cities over the one million mark since 1992, out of a national total of 102. In Shanghai there were no skyscrapers in 1980; today it has twice as many as New York. Between 1990 and 2004 developers erected the equivalent to 334 Empire State buildings, and China’s construction workforce continues to employ over 37 million people. Currently, over 40% of China’s entire population is now considered part of the urban population as growth patterns shift people away from rural areas and keep the cities dense.

Along with this growth trend, China saw the development of a middle class that is estimated to be greater than the size of the entire U.S. population. However, with great economic growth come great economic problems. For instance, the air quality in Beijing is among the worse in the world due to air pollution. At least 60% of China’s underground water sources are considered to be of very poor quality and cannot be drunk directly. Income distribution has been highly uneven resulting in half the populations of major cities living in poverty.

As a result, more than 70 Chinese smaller cities and counties have dropped gross domestic product as a performance metric for government officials, in an effort to shift the focus to environmental protection and reducing poverty. Due to directives issued by top Chinese leaders, local Chinese governments will no longer seek blind economic growth, but seek to improve quality of life by improving air and water quality standards, and the introduction of poverty reduction programs. For instance, rather just adding more cars in the cities which add to the pollution, China is aggressively building subway systems.

Rather than worry about a future of scarcity of resources due to a growing population and fattening middle class. China is ready to face the challenges of doing more with less as they find smarter ways in resource usage.

Armco Metals Holdings focuses on meeting the demand’s of China’s steel industry with smart, sustainable, and cost-effective approaches to scrap steel processing. China’s government has made a commitment to drive economic growth in a far more cautious way that requires smarter and greener usage of natural resources which suggest China will focus more on scrap steel usage for ongoing infrastructure programs. Armco Metals Holdings has the right business model, at the right place, and at the right time.

For more information, visit www.armcometals.com

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Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (SIBE) on Path to Revolutionize Education

August 25th, 2014

Texas-based Sibling Group Holdings, an education management and technology company currently pursuing educational related technology and management acquisitions, emphasizes that it is a roll-up, not a start-up. The company is actively establishing its presence in the educational marketplace, with the overall strategy of acquiring various educational businesses or components to build a comprehensive single-source educational technology and management solution.

From the education technology standpoint, there is to date no single vendor that provides a complete educational technology solution covering everything from curriculum to course certification, although the need is rapidly growing. Crippling labor costs are driving the call for more sophisticated systems based solutions to improve the effectiveness and economics of global education.

From the education management standpoint, education is undergoing a dramatic transition as the traditional brick and mortar approach to learning is being augmented with online technological tools. Such changes offer rich new options but also require different operational structures to ensure that students, teachers, and administrators enjoy the greatest benefits.

In pursuit of this, the company, through its wholly owned subsidiary Blended Schools Network (BSN), now an integrated division, is providing benchmark quality online content for the K-12 marketplace, including hosted authoring tools, professional development for teachers, and a learning management system environment. Most recently, BSN signed an agreement with School Improvement Network to provide K-12 online instructional content for their Student-Centered Learning product. School Improvement Network’s personalized learning model, already used in urban public schools, has demonstrated its ability to increase student achievement and engagement among all demographics. BSN’s online content is currently used in over 160 school districts with over 300,000 course enrollments last year.

Sibling Group Holdings is also refining its acquisition strategy and implementing specific plans for the expansion of BSN, both nationally and internationally. BSN will operate as an independent business unit of Sibling Group and be the cornerstone of a K-12 strategy for high quality content creation, professional development, and for emerging educational technologies.

For more information, visit www.SiblingGroup.com

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WOWIO, Inc. (WWIO) is Altering the eBook Distribution Landscape

August 25th, 2014

Wowio, a digital media and technology development company, is looking to disrupt the eBook distribution landscape with its proprietary mobile ad-delivery platform and patented process.

A leader in digital media creation and content distribution, Wowio develops, produces, and distributes engaging entertainment content across the digital media landscape. Recently, Wowio signed a license agreement with Lookhu, an online entertainment company, to create a new distribution channel for ad-sponsored eBooks. Wowio and Lookhu share a vision for targeted and personalized digital distribution of content. Working in concert, they plan to distribute eBooks across mobile devices using Lookhu’s platform, which is available on all mobile platforms today and can be accessed online by subscribing, paying per view or allowing advertising in exchange for free reading material.

Lookhu is eager to launch the Wowio channel on its platform, and to bring the enjoyment and power of eBooks to a wider audience. With its alternative revenue model for authors and publishers, Wowio is positioning itself to be at the front of the line of eBook distribution channels. By giving consumers the ability to program their content viewing anytime and anywhere, Lookhu has also created an alternative access path to digital content. With the abundance of quality content in the Wowio library and advertisers willing to work within the Wowio business model, the Wowio-Lookhu partnership should benefit not only the two companies but eBook fans as well.

Wowio is developing its proprietary mobile ad network, utilizing its exclusive patent to provide ads in eBooks on all mobile devices. Wowio’s sole ownership of the issued patent is governing its partnership with Lookhu, and allowing it to expand its reach as a digital media company – far beyond producing and distributing content across multiple platforms. Once developed, the network will present Wowio’s channel as a viable alternative to that of other content distribution outlets.

Wowio’s eBook distribution platform can be accessed online at www.wowio.com and is expected to be released on mobile platforms in 2014 while Lookhu’s platform can be accessed at www.lookhu.com. The Wowio app can also be found on Google Play and Microsoft Windows Mobile and, soon, on the iOS platform.

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Falcon Crest Energy (PNEG) Acquires Leasehold in Powder River Basin

August 25th, 2014

Falcon Crest Energy, a development stage oil, gas exploration and production company, announced it has acquired leasehold in the Powder River Basin from the United States Bureau of Land Management. The company also has ownership in 75% working interest of approximately 585 acres in Powder River Basin, Wyoming. Further specific details are slated to be disclosed shortly, but the company is actively looking to add private leasehold rights in addition to the Federal lands.

Chief Executive Officer and Director, Patrick Johnson, has held C-Level positions in the oil and gas, consumer products, and neutralceutical industries in both public and private sectors, as well as consulting in the private equity, mining, gaming, entertainment, internet, construction and corporate finance industries. Mr. Johnson has assisted several charities and non-profit organizations with his volunteer and fund raising efforts.

“Our team members have laid a solid foundation for Falcon Crest Energy to thrive in the North American oil and gas market,” noted CEO Patrick Johnson. “This is the first acquisition as Falcon Crest Energy and there are several others in our pipeline. We are committed to building a leading, exploration and production company, dedicating our recourses to meet the ever-growing demand for dependable energy.”

Falcon Crest Energy is a development stage oil and gas exploration and production company with its endeavors geared toward developing properties in North America. Falcon Crest Energy plans to minimize the risk of exploration through development of proved petroleum reserves, and expects to grow profit through acquisition and liquidation of selected oil and gas properties. Falcon Crest Energy’s business model will concentrate on the acquisition of low risk, high upside properties in conjunction with significant exploration opportunity. Through improvements in oil and gas production technologies and in association with strategic partnerships, the company seeks to quickly boost production levels and generate sustainable value on a predictive basis. Staying in sync with a narrow, comprehensively defined strategy, PENG has focused completely on acquisitions and joint ventures to maximize its production capacity.

For more information, visit www.falconcrestenergy.com

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Alliance Creative Group, Inc. (ACGX) COO Featured on TheStockRadio.com

August 25th, 2014

In a news release today, Alliance Creative Group announced a new audio interview featuring its COO, Paul Sorkin, with TheStockRadio.com. TheStockRadio is a research and investment commentary provider that covers small-cap companies with promising potential.

The interview can be found at: http://thestockradio.com/acgx-alliance-creative-group-inc-coo-paul-sorkin/.

COO of the Alliance Creative Group, Paul Sorkin, said, “Although our core business has been around for 17 years and we have established a very solid base to build off of we are still a relatively unknown printing, packaging and product development company and publicly traded stock. Therefore, we are increasing our efforts to share our story with expanded audiences by participating in interviews like this one with TheStockRadio.com. By expanding our marketing reach we hope to be introduced to more potential clients, vendors, M&A opportunities, shareholders and investors. By sharing our history and capabilities along with posting our full online disclosures with the public it allows people to do their own due diligence and make their own decisions about working with or investing in us. We plan on continuing and expanding our media and marketing campaigns to get in front of more people to present more opportunities and attempt to continue to improve our revenues, profits and shareholder value.”

In a recent headline, Alliance Creative Group announced its results from Q2 2014, where it disclosed revenues of approximately $3.01 million, a 26% increase from Q2 2013.

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Big Tree Group, Inc. (BIGG) Extremely Wide Variety of Chinese Toys Priced to Move Amid Growing Global Toy industry

August 22nd, 2014

Big Tree Group, headquartered in Shantou on the eastern coast of Guangdong, in what is considered by many in the toy industry to be the toy capital of China (a prefecture-level city where sourcing and distribution are made easier for market participants due to the large number of toymakers), today offers customers a lineup of over 300k different kinds of toys, acting as an authorized agent for more than 8k Chinese manufacturers. The company also has two sizeable showrooms in Shantou where they showcase their dizzying array of toys (as well as processing orders and shipping them out to destinations all around the world), everything from sports and educational toys, to remote control cars, dolls and toys for infants, even the company’s own proprietary Big Tree Magic Puzzle construction toys, which are similar to LEGO, the maker of which overtook Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) last year to become the number two toymaker after Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT).

Seemingly able to source just about any kind of toy from Chinese producers, BIGG is in an enviable spot amid a domestic manufacturing industry that grew 8.5% last year alone to around $29.21B according to IBISWorld’s Toy Manufacturing market research from late 2013. IBISWorld also noted in their report that China, the biggest manufacturer and exporter of toys on earth, has also become a larger and larger consumer of toys as well. Families in the rapidly growing Chinese middle class are spending more and more on their children, with domestic demand rising some 16.8% per year over the half a decade leading up to last year, coming in at around $17B for 2013. Little wonder then that revenues for Chinese toy manufacturers have been tracking at around 10% growth per year, an extremely healthy environment for BIGG, which is also thriving due to their having fully embraced ecommerce vectors from very early on.

The recent innovation earlier this year by BIGG establishing a branded toy experience platform, Afangta (www.afangta.com), is set to drive improved ordering and product distribution capabilities for Big Tree Group’s customers, as well as their vast supply chain partner network. Afangta’s comprehensive client-focused toolset, featuring things like an information exchange, as well as full catalogs to look through, gives domestic consumers, channel partners and manufacturers a web portal that is as “one stop shop” for information and services, as the company is for finding great toys.

Other features of Afangta, like online trading services and bulk purchasing, will further facilitate the expansion of BIGG’s business model and clients can rest assured when using the site thanks to a third-party payment guarantee system implemented via China Union Pay, the PBOC-enabled and sole domestic bank card organization in the country. Afangta is a solid move to increase domestic clientele for BIGG and help flesh-out their brand presence at the same time.

Toy Industry Association data for 2013 pegs the size of the U.S. traditional toys category as a whole at around $21B, a very boisterous market despite NPD Group data showing retail dollar sales of toys in the U.S. slumped by about one percent last year. Nevertheless, some segments of the U.S. toy market, like youth electronics, or arts and crafts, have seen handsome growth, up 18% and 8% respectively, perhaps indicating a gradual consumer shift more towards console, PC, and mobile gaming.

BIGG is helmed by one of the most hardened veterans of the Chinese toy industry with over two decades in the game, the founder of toy export/import company Shantou Dashu Toy Corp. Ltd., CEO Wei Lin. Further bolstered by an aggressive management team of senior industry professionals and positioned to capitalize on the toy industry’s growing global demand with priced-to-move toys in extremely wide variety, BIGG was even highlighted by Market Advisors, Inc. recently, with the established stock research and analysis firm giving BIGG a 12-month price target of $0.20 per share in late July when they issued their report.

For more information on Big Tree Group, visit www.bigtreegroup.net

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