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One World Holdings, Inc. (OWOO) Set to Capture Increased Market Share with Innovative Multi-Cultural Doll Line

October 30th, 2014

One World Holdings subsidiary, The One World Doll Project’s multi-cultural fashion dolls, Prettie Girls!™, designed to capture the imagination of an increasingly diverse U.S. consumer market (as well as the broader, global doll market), are about far more than raking in the dough this holiday season. Created from the outset to provide young girls from diverse ethnic backgrounds an alternative, these dolls are like the anti-Barbie. Instead of being a cookie-cutter stereotype, Prettie Girls are designed to offer young black, asian and latino girls a more compelling role model. Role models complete with rich, culturally-aware persona tapestries, including aspects like more realistic physical attributes, back-stories, hobbies, goals, and personal aspirations.

The brainchild of Stacey McBride-Irby, who worked with Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) for over 15 years designing a variety of dolls, Prettie Girls are an innovative product in the space which goes after a broader demographic in a very mature and approachable fashion. Instead of simply offering young girls a Stepford Wife cut-out, the product is conceived of and executed in a fashion that fuses aspects like values-based standards and positive life goals with thoroughly modern fashion and beauty trends. Offering girls not only an exciting, attractive play toy, but a window into a potential future self they can be proud of and which really seems appropriately within their reach. Instead of having to admire an unattainable standard that fails to check with their cultural aspirations from afar, Prettie Girls offer a canvas onto which young girls from diverse backgrounds can paint their own story.

This is an unstoppable idea whose time has come and offers consumers a vibrant alternative to the pabulum of Barbie, or Disney’s white-hot Frozen merchandise. The line of dolls has received widespread coverage and acclaim, and the company has secured key distribution deals with Toys “R” Us, as well as a variety of smaller outlets like Texas-based H-E-B Grocery Stores (which has a nice presence in northern Mexico), People’s Pharmacy (which has a strong footing in Belize) and e-commerce multinational, Wayfair (NYSE:W).

A brief look at the lineup says it all:

• Lena (African-American), a confident self-starter, is a beautiful girl who made being smart cool at her school and who has her eyes set on the class presidency, with future aspirations of being a successful entrepreneur.

• Valencia (Hispanic), is a bold and athletic girl who is into nutrition, sports and her family, and who is focused on being the best she can be; with a driving love for all things musical, she is styled as the life of the party.

• Alexie (Caucasian), was born two months early and is rather diminutive. She has been struggling against the odds since day one, but has a positive “can do” attitude and participates in many extra-curricular activities.

• Dahlia (Middle Eastern Indian), is the joker of the crew, who loves to be the center of attention. With a caring spirit and quick wit, she inspires the Prettie Girls to give back to the community through charity events and is as passionate about recycling as she is about her shelter-rescued puppy, Chance.

• Kimani (African), is an artistic sort who is really into fashion. Praised for her beauty both inside and out, she is a soulful character who is in love with the performing arts and dreams of becoming a celebrity one day.

This is a fully fleshed-out, brilliant approach to the space by OWOO and even has obvious commercial potential for being worked up into a show eventually because the concept branding is so sophisticated. The One World Doll Project™ is set to make serious waves in the sizeable U.S. consumer market of some 23.8M kids under 18 (44.4% of whom are African-American), with an emphasis on girls in the 6-11 year old segment, where the company aims to snatch increasing market share from big players like Mattel and Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS).

The five star review from Time to Play magazine earlier this year (YouTube Video) is just one example of the positive feedback the line has been getting. With a bright media spotlight on the company via huge venues like CNN, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, as well as niche focus from industry venues like The Toy News, The Toy Insider, Haute Doll and Roxanne’s Dolls, OWOO’s Prettie Girls are already a growing fixture of the doll market’s landscape.

Endorsements from the likes of Tonner Doll Company designer and founder, Robert Tonner, renowned in his own right as a leading doll designer, adds serious cachet value to OWOO’s higher end specialty dolls, like their custom dolls being geared towards the 750k plus African-American sorority members of the Pan Hellenic Council Sororities (Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta and Sigma Gamma Rho). This vector will follow up on the success of Stacey McBride-Irby’s 2008 Alpha Kappa Alpha centennial doll, which sold out in less than six months despite a handsome $49.99 retail sticker price. The designer doll collector market is a key aspect to be played off here for OWOO and the company is committed to pursuing this nice market with offerings in the $40 to $50 range.

For more information on One World Holdings’ One World Doll Project visit: www.oneworlddolls.com

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Oriens Travel and Hotel Management Corp. (OTHM) – A Rising Hotel-Brand Operator

October 30th, 2014

Oriens Travel and Hotel Management is a Las Vegas corporation involved in the operation of hotel and resort properties, primarily in the United States and Central America.

The company operates a bi-lateral business model:

1. It operates its hotels and resorts under the Hotel PURE brand.

2. It provides proprietary technology, marketing solutions, infrastructure and branding services to hotel operators.

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Oriens has developed and continues to improve upon a set of proprietary solutions capable of delivering winning results to hotel properties operating under the Hotel PURE flag. Together, the company’s hotel branding services and booking engine technology are capable of expanding a property’s international exposure and recognition as well as greatly increasing occupancy rates and bottom-line profits.

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Additionally, Oriens operates Friendly Reservations On-Line (FROL), an online booking and payment system intended for small and medium businesses within the tourism industry, and an online travel booking platform. The independent, boutique-branded properties with access to Orien’s FROL booking engine technology and internet marketing services gain access to a new core system and wider marketing reach.

Benefits to hoteliers employing Oriens’ services include:

• A gradual increase in room reservations,
• An upsurge of gross revenues, and
• A reduction in third-party reservation commissions levied by popular booking sites like Expedia, Orbitz and Travelocity.

In due course, Oriens means to become a leading hotel-brand operator and Internet booking and marketing service provider. Achieving this status will qualify it as a preferred supplier to lending institutions and, beyond that, an acquisition target for key online travel search and booking engine companies.

For more information, visit www.orienscorp.com

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Mobile Lads Corp. (MOBO) – Gaining Mobile Tech Assets that Promise Fundamental Growth

October 30th, 2014

Step by step, Mobile Lads is gaining the technology and intellectual property assets it needs to solidify its position as a leading provider of wireless transaction software solutions. At the same time, the company is accelerating its plan to enable innovative, wide-area communication solutions on a global scale.

Recently, Mobile Lads added CouBox, an innovative online coupon platform that promises pivotal growth, to its list of acquisitions. The company announced its acquisition of CouBox on October 1st. The mobile software platform, which features a comprehensive coupon and incentive-driven content management system, delivers consumer-centric incentives via a website and mobile application.

More than ever before, diligent consumers are turning to their smart phones for online browsing, shopping and virtual coupons. CouBox efficiently delivers this capability while enabling merchants to heighten the visibility of their sale items and offerings, and complementing Mobile Lads’ existing platform. CouBox was built on the Google App Engine, and designed to put consumers in charge of what they wish to see and receive. To provide even greater value, CouBox was also designed to generate shopping routes based on a user’s unique profile, saving that consumer time and money.

With CouBox, consumers have a smart way to search for everyday items on sale. They can quickly and efficiently look for items, brands and stores then clip items directly to their mobile devices for future use. CouBox, which employs an exclusive algorithm, can even help consumers search for flyers and match them with coupons for doubling savings. This pattern-recognition algorithm can also predict which items will go on sale and recommend to users which items to buy.

For merchants, CouBox offers the ability to sign-up and list “coupon” items in a format that makes them easily discoverable by users. This content management system allows for instant mobile alerts and includes an accompanying reward system for those who allow these push notifications.

Since 2013, Mobile Lads has designed and delivered secure, wide-area wireless transaction software solutions for the consumer finance, web and health payment processing sectors. The company’s solutions provide streamlined, continuous access to time-sensitive information and data on multiple network standards.

For more information, visit www.mobilelads.com

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Technology Applications International Corp. (NUUU) Anti-Aging Cream to be Featured at 15th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards Show

October 30th, 2014

Technology Applications International has announced that wholly owned subsidiary, Rejuvel, will feature its breakthrough anti-aging facial crème within the official Presenter & Performer Gift Bags at the 15th annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards scheduled to be held on November 20, 2014, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rejuvel’s product is created utilizing technology obtained through its exclusive agreements with NASA.

The Awards Show Gift Bags, otherwise known as “Swag Bags,” are given to celebrity presenters and performers for participating in the awards ceremonies. Talent from previous Latin GRAMMY® Awards shows includes, Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, Miss Universe, Natalie Cole, Eva Longoria, Alicia Keys, Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, Carlos Santana and Ruben Blades.

2014 nominees for Record of the Year include “Cambio De Piel” by Marc Anthony, “Respira El Momento” by Calle 13 and “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias. Nominees for 2014 Best Urban Music Album include “La Esencia” by Alexis y Fido, “De Líder A Leyenda” by Yandel, and “King Daddy” by Daddy Yankee. An all- inclusive list of the 2014 Latin GRAMMY(R) nominees can be found at www.latingrammy.com.

NUUU’s CEO, Charles J. Scimeca, commented, “Including Rejuvel products in the Awards Show Gift Bags provides Rejuvel with valuable access to an often exclusive celebrity market and also supports our continuing effort to build global brand awareness.”

NUUU operates two wholly owned subsidiaries, Rejuvel Int’l, Inc. and NueEarth, Inc. REJUVEL anti-aging products are created in simulated microgravity, in NASA developed bioreactors, and promote the body’s own healing abilities. All products are “Space Certified” and are recognized by the Space Foundation as technology that has been developed in outer space. The Space Foundation Seal will appear on all of their products.

NueEarth, Inc. develops environmental solutions using electron particle beam technology (E-Beam). The E-Beam works by using an electron beam particle accelerator unit that creates high-energy electrons that in turn produce free radicals leading to decomposition of organic compounds (pollutants). NUUU has plans to develop various applications to use the E-Beam technology for removal of pollutants from wastewater, municipal sludge, drinking water and fracking liquids.

For more information on the company visit https://tapplic.com

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Infinite Group Inc. (IMCI) – Growing IT Firm with Government Ties

October 30th, 2014

Infinite Group Inc. (“IGI”) is a technology firm based out of Pittsford, NY that specializes in commercial IT support and solutions. The company was originally based in Rochester, NY but had to change locations last June due to a heavy increase in staff. IGI is focused on advancing services such as cloud computing, information security, managed services and a multitude of other computer solutions. In addition to working with commercial businesses and software designers, IGI’s clients consist of segments of the United States Government. A significant amount of energy is directed towards improving the computer systems of the United States Armed Forces at military bases at home and across the globe.

Although IGI has been focused on government contracts for some time, the company recently gained a way to expand their government focused services even more. IGI signed an agreement with ThirtySix Software last July to be an exclusive channel partner in the further development of a ThirtySix Software developed program called SmartDocs. SmartDocs is a computer program designed specifically for government work that utilizes content management tools to streamline Microsoft Word documents used at government offices. The program is used exclusively by the government and over time has become the premier content management program for government use.

IGI currently offers support to the Department of Homeland Security, NASA, all branches of the United Military and the United States Postal Service. The company provides immediate technical support to all D.C. based offices and has the ability to send out technicians by request.

For more information, visit www.igius.com

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Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (SIBE) Holds Letter of Intent to Acquire Urban Planet Media & Entertainment

October 30th, 2014

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Sibling Group Holdings, an educational technology holding company, announced that it has an agreement with intentions to acquire Urban Planet Media & Entertainment Corp., the operator of the Urban Planet Mobile™ education software platform, a private mobile media company focused on creating content and solutions in education, healthcare and literacy.

Urban Planet Mobile™ was co-founded in 2007 by its Chief Executive Officer Brian Oliver-Smith to create products that make use of digital technology and mobile devices to reach all people, at any location – particularly those with limited or no access to high-quality education. Winner of five global awards for mobile learning, including the GSMA Global Mobile Award for Best Mobile Learning Innovation, UPM creates and distributes content for English language learners, and recently expanded into other areas such as literacy and mobile health.

Maurine Findley, CEO of Sibling commented, “We are very excited about the prospects of combining the operations of Urban Planet Mobile and Sibling Group. UPM has a great reputation, a strong team, and a proven track record of global sales and marketing. UPM has seen significant growth in emerging markets with education solutions that meet the needs of those countries. By combining UPM with our Blended Schools Network operations we will solidify our position as a leader in education solutions. UPM’s management team, led by Brian Oliver-Smith, will make an excellent addition to the Sibling Group family. The UPM acquisition continues the Sibling Group goal of leveraging technology and high quality content to reach all students, which drives value for all stakeholders.”

Sibling Group Holdings, by way of its wholly owned subsidiary Blended Schools Network (BSN), provides quality online curriculum for the K-12 marketplace. Additionally, the company offers complete hosted course authoring tools, professional development for teachers and a learning management system (LMS) environment. Sibling Group Holdings is focused on growing its market share through new product development to meet the global trend towards using educational technology to boost student performance.

For more information on the company, visit www.siblinggroup.com

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WRIT Media Group, Inc. (WRIT) Portfolio Demonstrates Strong Growth Pattern

October 29th, 2014

Through a series of strategic acquisitions completed over the course of roughly four years, WRIT Media Group has emerged as a diversified entertainment company with a portfolio of alternative theatrical, mobile and interactive content.

WRIT was founded in 2007 to produce films, television programs and entertainment programs for various media formats. Three years after its incorporation the company acquired content creation company Front Row Networks and restructured its senior management team. In August, 2013, WRIT further expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of Amiga Games, which shares resources with the company’s third subsidiary, Retro Infinity Inc.

Front Row Networks produces, acquires, finances and distributes live concerts in 2D and 3D format for initial worldwide digital broadcast into digitally enabled movie theaters. Following the initial theatrical showing, the company licenses distribution rights to DVD and Blu-Ray retailers, TV broadcasters, cable and emerging 3D cable channels and mobile streaming providers.

The subsidiary also secures and distributes non-concert alternative theatrical programming, such as animations, documentaries and other gaming content that can be distributed via mobile and Internet platforms. The overarching goal is to expand Front Row Network’s content library via acquisition of a broad range of exclusive programming rights; financing all or part of the production of these entertainment programs,; acquiring the rights to completed projects and content catalogues; or acquiring the companies that own or control content catalogues.

Amiga Games and Retro Infinity are partnered to adapt and republish popular titles from the reputable Amiga family of computers for smartphones, modern game consoles, micro-consoles, PCs and tablets. WRIT leverages the Amiga brand name, along with game brands of past and proprietary technologies, to create new revenue from classic games that once achieved high sales volume.

Retro Infinity’s specialization is in the licensing classic computer and console video game libraries as well as in the adaption and republication of the most popular titles for smartphones, modern game consoles, micro-consoles, PCs and tablets. The company leverages platform and classic game brands together with proprietary technologies to revive revenue opportunity from now-dormant game libraries.

WRIT continues to seek growth and market penetration opportunities and in September launched online stores for Retro Infinity (www.RetroInfinity.com) and Amiga Games (www.AmigaGamesInc.com), enabling the companies to market their gaming titles directly to consumers.

For more information, visit www.writmediagroup.com

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Pan Global Corp. (PGLO) Sets Sights on Growing Renewable Energy Opportunities in India

October 29th, 2014

With offices in Carson City and Mumbai, Pan Global operates within three sectors: alternative energy, sustainable solutions, and energy-efficiency. The firm has committed itself to project and technology acquisition and development opportunities across the globe, but with a strong emphasis on India.

Pan Global’s efforts come at a time when the landscape for renewable energy in India is growing favorably. According to an article by Riju Agrawal in The Diplomat, almost 70% of India’s electricity generation relies upon coal. In light of this firm reliance on fossil fuels, the Modi administration has been pushing for renewable energy solutions. These efforts are aimed at curbing India’s already-substantial-but-growing energy demands and helping its energy market achieve greater maturation.

Agrawal notes that over 30% of India’s electricity and distribution is lost due to theft and inferior wiring. Given these challenges and others, the opportunities for renewable energy power in India are tremendous. In industry news from earlier this year, it was reported India had achieved an installed capacity of 32,269.6 MW, or 12.95%, of its total potential for renewable energy capacity. India’s Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has committed to growing this installed capacity up to 41,400 MW by 2017, which translates into $10.51 billion worth of renewable energy opportunities.

With these growth opportunities, Pan Global has been steadily positioning itself for market gains. In recent months, the company has made progress in its project development and acquisition initiatives. Developments such as when Project Badyar, a 5.7MW small-hydro plant in Uttarakhand to which Pan Global has been applying an astute staggered acquisition strategy, had a successful grid connection, demonstrate Pan Global’s growing success. Pan Global’s wholly owned subsidiary Pan Infratech Asia currently holds a 9.93% stake in outstanding shares of the party which commissioned the project, the privately held Indian corporation Regency Yamuna.

On the whole, Pan Global has set its sights on the following immediate opportunities in India:

• The development of small-hydro power generation projects in India
• The development of solar PV projects in India
• The development of hydroponic agriculture under controlled conditions in India
• The development of mega-watt scale geothermal power projects in India

Leveraging its relationships, Pan Global looks to persist in its continued success, build many highly environmentally sustainable and high ROI projects, and emerge as a leader in the growing green economy worldwide.

For more information, visit: www.PanGlobalCorp.com

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Ecrypt Technologies, Inc. (ECRY) Stays Ahead of the Curve with “Newthink” Strategy

October 29th, 2014

If we learned anything from the year’s headlines it’s that no market, no industry, and no company is safe from cyber-attack. Companies are racing to expand, enhance and solidify their businesses and IT infrastructure, reducing vulnerability with beefed-up, cutting-edge security solutions.

According to the IBM Security Services 2014 Cyber Security Intelligence Index Report, more than half a billion personally identifiable information records were “stolen” in 2013. Aside from severe personal damage due to identity theft, the monetary effects of these breaches are profound for the hacked companies.

The Ponemon Institute reports that in 2013 each lost data record cost the affected company roughly $145. Some quick math shows that a major company, retailer or university with millions of leaked records could suffer steep losses easily topping seven figures.

Frighteningly, the IBM report reveals that human error is to blame for more than 95% of security incident or breach. A range of missteps constitute “human error,” including weak passwords, lost electronic devices or clicking an infected attachment or unsafe URL.

IBM also showed that attackers are becoming increasingly crafty in using social media networks to send malicious website or malware, thereby obtaining access to huge amounts of personal data. It’s this type of malicious, progressive thinking that Ecrypt Technologies is equipped to handle.

Ecrypt is among the pack of innovative companies seeking solutions to combat cyber-attacks and mitigate the risk of human error. As an emerging provider of military-strength data security solutions for enterprise, government and military, Ecrypt aims to provide the freedom to communicate and collaborate without risk of liability, reputation damage, competitive threat, and negative aftermath.

Ecrypt’s stated principle is “Newthink. Not rethink.” The company has long-recognized the information security challenges onset by a hyper connected world. To stay ahead of the game, security solutions providers must be able to meet market demands while thinking ahead of the curve to create new solutions to create new problems rather than simply reworking dated solutions.

To this accord, the company’s flagship solution is being designed to mitigate human error via an easy-to-use interface featuring compliance tools and optimal security. Ecrypt One is an integrated email and encryption server that can be quickly deployed to safeguard corporate communication, including attachments and mobile devices, against data breaches while eliminating phishing threats, malware infections and spam.

The solution optimizes security by removing human vulnerabilities and provides granular role-based access controls for system administrators. Ecrypt One also secures communications with third-party vendors and/or clients. Collectively, Ecrypt One’s features fortify against data leaks, device theft and email-borne threats to revolutionize – not rework or rethink – efficient, reliable and strong cyber security solutions.

For more information visit www.ecryptinc.com

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Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (SIBE) Blended Schools Network Forms Alliances to Transform Education Marketplace

October 28th, 2014

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Whether its kindergarten or post-graduate studies, education is greatly enhanced by the collaboration of innovative minds dedicated to benchmark-quality information and learning opportunities to improve student performance. Operating through its wholly owned subsidiary, Blended Schools Network (BSN), Sibling Group is focused on providing highest-quality online curriculum to enrich students’ learning environments and the broader K-12 marketplace.

The company’s platform includes complete hosted course authoring tools, professional development for teachers, and a learning management system (LMS) environment. These tools are further enhanced by BSN’s content library of 212 courses and more than 15,000 lessons and 12,000 videos for use by teachers.

Acting on its corporate mission, Sibling Group will take part in the upcoming iNACOL (International Association for K-12 Online Learning) Conference, one of the largest conferences of its kind, November 4-7 in Palm Springs, California. In a panel presentation, Sibling Group chief academic officer and BSN Chief Executive Officer Jed Friedrichsen will address attendees on “Keys to Successful Blended Learning Programs.”

Recognizing the power that industry partnerships provide in delivering educational solutions nationwide, Sibling Group has partnered with learning technology and solutions provider BlackBoard, who is hosting a special event to unveil its new cloud-based solution featuring Sibling Group’s BSN content.

The company also recently signed an agreement with LoudCloud, a behavioral analytics-based teaching and learning platform designed to deliver personalized pathways in education. The partnership calls for the enhanced delivery of blended and competency-based learning to K-12 students across the country.

LoudCloud’s core framework, rooted in re-imagined LMS technology, is intended to simplify course and content authoring via proprietary algorithms to inform and guide course progress. By integrating BSN’s library of educational content into LoudCloud’s LMS, customers of both companies have the opportunity and tools to create traditional, online, blended or competency-based courses with an easy authoring interface.

Together, Sibling Group and LoudCloud are positioned to cater to the need school districts have in providing innovative learning environments and high-quality content for their students. As part of their shared commitment to create high-quality and lifelong learning options, Sibling Group and LoudCloud have facilitated an outreach strategy to demonstrate these synergistic learning platforms to school districts across the United States.

For more information, visit www.siblinggroup.com

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Armco Metals Holdings, Inc. (AMCO) Well-Positioned to Exploit Rapidly Emerging Chinese Steel Scrap Regulations, Growing Paper Market

October 28th, 2014

China accelerated overall steel scrap use during the front half of 2014 amid massive curbing of imports, which were off by 49% according to the Bureau of International Recycling. The latest World Steel Association report further indicates that Chinese crude steel consumption rose 9.4% year over year to just over 47.5M tonnes. Such data points are a clear indication of how aggressive the Chinese State Council policy has truly been when it comes to bolstering their domestic scrap market and reducing the steel industry’s reliance on foreign imports.

Key Chinese export markets looks healthy if somewhat beleaguered, despite the only 2% global market growth forecast for 2014-2015 by WSA earlier this month (3.8% seen in 2013), with EU-28 steel scrap usage up 3.4% year over year to around 47.7M tonnes, while China’s neighbors, South Korea and Japan, also are seeing steady consumption growth at around 2.1% and 5% respectively. Anticipated 4% year over year steel use in the EU-28 this year is set to tack on another 2.9% in 2015 and NAFTA demand is also looking like it will rebound sharply, with the expected 6.4% year over year growth for 2014 set to climb another 2.2% in 2015. Chinese real estate sector slowing has offset broader steel consumption noticeably within the country, making its movement felt across the gamut, from steel scrap to iron ore prices.

Smaller players in the regional iron ore market like Western Australia have been the hardest hit by sagging commodity prices, with notable examples like Fortescue Metals (ASX:FMG) leading Western Australian premier Colin Barnett to point the finger at BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP) and Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO) recently, claiming that they are overwhelming the global market with an iron ore supply glut. Of course, a major aspect of the underlying metrics here has been Australia’s primary export market, China, slowing overall steel use/importation. WSA estimates overall Chinese steel consumption growth will slow down even further next year, down from the 1% growth figure for this year, to around 0.8% in 2015.

For a well-connected Chinese steel scrap recycler like Armco Metals (NYSE MKT:AMCO), all of this is actually good news, given that the company enjoys relations with not only the government (thanks in large part to their exceptionally sustainable approach to the market), but with some of China’s biggest state-run steel foundries. The company is also interwoven with over 100 SME-scale steel producers throughout the country and enjoys the logistical benefits of having a sophisticated distribution/sourcing network across China via its subsidiaries, which are all located in key steel producing areas.

The company’s primary facility, Armco (Lianyungang) Renewable Metals, Inc., is just five miles from one of the country’s major deep-sea ports at Lianyungang and AMCO also enjoys plenty of upside from their diverse global network of over ten raw material providers in ore-rich countries like the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, India and Ukraine, among others. The company does more than steel scrap too and has their hands in iron, chrome, nickel and manganese ore, as well as a host of other scrap types, like aluminum, copper, and stainless steel, taking full advantage of their logistical footprint to put themselves in a position to become one of the leading providers in the country, especially when it comes to steel scrap.

China’s neighbor to the south, Vietnam, imported nearly 4M tonnes of scrap steel in 2012, most of it directly from China and since then they have seen a small boom in electrical steel companies, leading to increased imports of around an additional 2.5M tonnes per year. The near export markets look good for AMCO and their domestic situation is favorable despite broader underlying market dynamics, with protective regulations by the Chinese government itself helping to secure the company’s bottom line.

To top things off AMCO has also recently moved to diversify into much-needed wood pulp, with China growing from 15% of global paper demand a decade ago, to nearly 25% this year according to HSBC. Dynamics which are further characterized by technology offsetting paper consumption in the U.S. and EU. HSBC estimates 2.4% growth over the next five years globally in the paper market and as China has taken the top slot as the world’s largest paper consumer (also the biggest producer of paper/paperboard), AMCO’s deal last month to start importing Eucalyptus Nitens wood chips from a Chilean supplier, indicates some exceptionally well-timed diversification on the company’s part.

Learn more about Armco Metals at www.ArmcoMetals.com

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Alliance Creative Group, Inc. (ACGX) Nets Top Line Growth through Long-Term Relationships

October 28th, 2014

Alliance Creative Group, a printing, packaging, product development, management, and procurement company, has what many company’s their size do not – a sustainable business model rooted in client success and sound operating procedures that have stood the test of time since 2000. The company’s business foundation has been battle tested and thus points to the perfect opportunity to turn its marketing savvy inward for the purposes of generating sales – the top line of every company’s balance sheet.

In a concerted effort to attract new business, investors and vendors, the company has expanded its media and marketing reach resulting in top and bottom line progress to the benefit of shareholders. The company is having success with a concurrent marketing approach – one that interfaces with prospective customers while simultaneously bolstering relationships with its existing customer base.

Recently, Alliance was successful in closing new business within John Paul Mitchell Systems, a client of twelve years which also happens to be the largest privately-held beauty company in the world. In September 2014, Alliance announced it had been awarded additional printing and packaging business from their client for the company’s PM Shines line. New packaging for the PM Shines line was created through a collaborative effort between ACGX personnel and Luke Jacobellis, President of John Paul Mitchell Systems.

Alliance Creative Group is a firm which operates as a printing, packaging, supply chain, product development and brand management consulting and marketing company. Its core business areas are creative and design services, printing and packaging, product development, logistics, strategic consulting, marketing and fulfillment. ACGX uses a shared resource system to create efficiency between its internal divisions and their projects. As a result, this system creates quality results and long-term partnerships. The company changed its name from Invicta Group to Alliance Creative Group in November 2010.

For more information, visit www.AllianceCreativeGroup.com

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Cleartronic, Inc. (CLRI) Lets Forward-Thinking Communities Work Smarter For Less Money

October 28th, 2014

When millions of Americans sit back to enjoy the Super Bowl or a major golf tournament, or to watch a political convention or other newsworthy event, little thought is given to what goes on behind the scenes. But cities hosting such events soon find out what it’s all about as armies of technicians pour in to set up vast and complex networks of equipment, all centered on a single goal: adequate communications. Without comprehensive and reliable communications, the major part of the market supporting modern events is simply lost.

However, there’s far more to it than just television coverage. Community services, unable to adequately ramp up for events that may only rarely occur, are often stretched to the breaking point. Police, fire, and traffic management systems are called upon to handle volumes and situations for which they were understandably never designed, and systemic weaknesses soon reveal themselves. In order to meet the need, a wide array of people, equipment and technologies must be able to work in synch, providing smooth information flow. Communication compatibility becomes a vital necessity for efficient operation, and can easily mean the difference between life and death.

VoiceInterop, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cleartronic, is all about addressing the growing problem of communication incompatibility. Involving more than just large public events, it’s a problem commonly faced by a variety of government and private operations, such as airports, emergency service agencies, and even colleges. VoiceInterop provides interoperability-enabling and unified communication solutions to hundreds of clients that are looking for ways to work and communicate smarter, and for less money.

The company’s technology features interoperability and open-standards software, as well as design and operational flexibility. It offers seamless communication among working groups, critical for improving response times, enhancing command and control, and saving on hardware upgrade expenses. Most system changes can be executed at the software level. In addition, the VoiceInterop approach allows a wide range of legacy communications systems to work together, extending the useful life of many legacy systems.

For more information, visit www.Cleartronic.com

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Well Power, Inc. (WPWR) – Intent on Turning Wasted-Gas Opportunities into Revenue Streams

October 28th, 2014

Well Power is joining the movement to curb gas flaring, a move that presents an excellent value proposition for the company.

Well Power, a development stage company, is intent on providing a feasible, commercial method for the oil and gas sector, one that will convert wasted-gas opportunities into revenue streams. The company means to present a unique solution for oil and gas producers and operators looking to turn wasted, flared, stranded, shut-in or vented gas into electrical power, engineered fuel—no-sulphur diesel, diluents and synthetic crude—and other lucrative end products.

Through a partnership with a Canadian publicly-listed company called ME Resources (MEC), Well Power has secured an exclusive five-year distribution license for the economical, portable and scalable Wellhead Micro-Refinery Units (MRUs) that MEC is developing. The MRU is being designed for deployment close to oil and gas wellheads where it will convert raw natural gas into green fuel and clean power. The unit is also being designed to be deployed with minimum capital expenditure.

With the Micro Refinery Unit, power-generation components and catalytic reactors are united with a micro-synthesizing system that utilizes commercial technologies to achieve various power and liquid outputs. This novel system is the key technological component that enables the Micro Refinery Unit to be economically viable and transportable. The MRU also includes a container-sized unit with the capacity to transform, on a daily basis, 100,000 cubic feet of natural gas into clean power and engineered fuels.

As a result of its collaboration with ME Resources, Well Power has secured the licensing rights to distribute in Texas. From there, the company hopes to expand into other geographical areas, and it has already made arrangements so that it has the first right of refusal when it comes to distributing this new, developing technology solution into other U.S. states.

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Cannabics Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CNBX) is Granted Israel Government Certification for Cutting-Edge R&D Lab

October 28th, 2014

Cannabics Pharmaceuticals has announced it has received Government Certification from the Ministry of Health in Israel to establish an advanced R&D laboratory dedicated to medical research in the area of cannabinoid science.

Cannabics Pharmaceuticals’ goal is to be one of the first companies in the world to commercialize indication specific and clinically tested cannabis-based medical products. Running in concert with this goal, CNBX is in advanced preparations for the roll out of a series of controlled clinical studies in leading medical centers in Israel where the company’s R&D division is located.

The company’s new state of the art laboratory is designed to use novel technologies to develop innovative cannabinoid based therapies for various disabling ailments.

CEO Dr. Zohar Koren noted, “The exciting scientific field of cannabinoid research has been largely neglected throughout most of the 20th century due to a total ban on this field of research. Thus, the available scientific knowledge regarding active cannabinoids and their mechanisms of action in various disease pathways is dramatically lacking in comparison to other therapeutic fields. There is a huge space of uncharted territory to explore with regards to the potential therapeutic roles of this class of compounds for diverse indications.”

The company is especially interested in the development of cannabinoid-based anti-Cancer therapies.

“The unique properties of active cannabinoids as tumor cell proliferation inhibitors and apoptosis inducers has been known for decades, however this field has never received the appropriate scientific attention it deserves as a potential source for anti-cancer therapies,” commented Dr. Eyal Ballan, Chief Technology Officer. “Our new and expansive laboratory will enable us to perform our advanced research program in this field.”

Cannabics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a drug development company whose efforts are focused on the development and commercialization of advanced drugs, food supplements, therapies and administration routes based on the wide range of active ingredients found in diverse and unique strains of the Cannabis plant. Cannabics’ core product is CANNABICS SR — an IP pending medical cannabis capsule used with cancer patients as a palliative care treatment. In observational studies, the company’s proprietary SR technology has shown the ability to provide 10-12 hours of steady state beneficial therapeutic effects profile. This allows for a once-per-day, oral dosing regimen of medical cannabis for patients. CNBX is currently preparing to launch its line of SR products in the US and EU markets under existing medical cannabis regulatory pathways where eligible.

For more information on the company, visit www.cannabics.com

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Boreal Water Collection, Inc. (BRWC) Engages QualityStocks Investor Relations Services

October 28th, 2014

Boreal Water Collection announced that it has agreed with QualityStocks to be featured in The Small Cap QualityStocks Daily Newsletter, QualityStocks Daily Blogs and Message Boards. QualityStocks, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a free service that collates data from hundreds of Small-Cap online Investment Newsletters into one Daily Newsletter Report. QualityStocks is dedicated to assisting emerging public companies with their investor communication efforts.

Boreal Water Collection is an established manufacturer of premium private-labeled bottled water products tailored for each client’s particular need, be it publicity, promotion, marketing, internal use or a specific event. The Kiamesha Lake, New York-based company offers a line of award-winning water products, including functional enhanced water, infused water, carbonated water, vitamins enhanced water, flavored still or sparkling water, minerals enhanced water, oxygenated water, electrolyte water, distilled water, alkaline water, caffeinated water and natural spring water.

Boreal is positioned to benefit from tremendous growth in the bottled water segment of the U.S. beverage industry as the company heightens its visibility and extends its marketing reach nationwide. QualityStocks will assist Boreal in this mission to raise brand awareness and relay its progress to existing and potential shareholders.

“In 2014 we tirelessly focused on growing the Boreal client base and market reach while increasing customer service and strengthening our balance sheet. Our focus is no less narrowed in the upcoming year and we want to make sure the investment community is aware of our progress and achievements. The partnership with the QualityStocks team provides us a consistent channel of communication and transparency among our valued shareholders and those considering an investment in our potential,” stated Boreal Chief Executive Officer Francine Lavoie.

QualityStocks will utilize its far-reaching network of marketing tools and campaign strategies, including the QualityStocks Newsletter, Video, Social Media and more, to assist Boreal with its shareholder communication and product awareness strategies.

“Boreal is an established company backed by 130 years of history, an award-winning product, and an impressive client base,” stated QualityStocks Managing Director Michael McCarthy. “We’re honored to partner with the Boreal team as it leverages these key points to become a competitive leader in the growing bottled water industry. We look forward to helping the company achieve its potential via increased visibility communication and transparency with the investment community.”

For more information, visit www.borealwater.com

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Dominovas Energy Corp. (DNRG) Shakes Hands with Delphi Automotive Systems to Develop New Technology

October 28th, 2014

Dominovas Energy Corp., an energy-solutions company, has announced the signing of an agreement with Delphi Automotive Systems LLC — a subsidiary of Delphi Automotive PLC — to jointly develop new technology that will facilitate the manufacture, assembly, sale and deployment of electrical power generation equipment using Solid Oxide Fuel Cell technology.

DNRG will be assuming primary responsibilities in the area of manufacturing and deployment of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) through its initiative to secure a reliable supply chain for its RUBICON™ multi-megawatt SOFC systems. The memorandum of understanding addresses the requirements necessary to evaluate and determine the viability of adapting and incorporating Delphi’s SOFC stack fuel cell technology. Deployment is set to be rolled out in two stages that involve an initial successful field demonstration.

Neal Allen, Chairman and CEO of Dominovas Energy, commented, “It is exciting to contemplate the innovation and groundbreaking opportunities that will certainly ensue and come full circle, as we set the course to finally deploy (on a commercial scale) a technology that minimally can be described as ‘disruptive.’ The technology will change many lives and afford nations a technologically-advanced methodology for the generation and delivery of electricity. The economic, political and social impact will be significant for and within the countries we are engaging.”

“This opportunity will allow Delphi to develop a stationary power application for our SOFC technology and gain valuable field experience,” said Mary Gustanski, vice president engineering, Delphi Automotive. “This work will help support Dominovas Energy in their goal to allow emerging market communities to have clean, reliable and affordable electricity.”

Dominovas Energy is a fully reporting, publicly traded company under the ticker symbol of DNRG. Founded in 2005, the company defines its mission in terms of a worldwide pursuit of non-fossil fuel technology. With a commitment to the “green” and “alternative energy” markets, DNRG sees great growth potential today and in the future. Dominovas Energy is aggressively moving to allocate its intellectual and financial capital so that it can strategically address alternative green energy solutions that are100% reliable and efficient.

For more information, visit www.dominovasenergy.com

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) Inks License Agreement with NYG Holdings

October 28th, 2014

Today, Consorteum Holdings reported it has entered into a multi-year license agreement with multi-year license agreement with NYG Holdings LLC. Pursuant to a sale order approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California, NYG purchased various assets from named debtors Game2Mobile and Tarsin Inc., including right, title, and interest in the CAPSA platform.

The agreement has an initial term of five years, renewable annually upon mutual agreement. Under the agreement, Consorteum will be able to modify aspects of the CAPSA platform, combine it with other technological advances created by CSRH’s development subsidiary, ThreeFiftyNine (“359″), and rebrand and market it under a new name. Additionally, Consorteum received sublicense rights under the new agreement’s terms. Consorteum will receive credit for sums advanced pursuant to the previous Tarsin, Inc. license. The new license agreement also provides for royalty payments to NYG beginning 18 months after the effective date of the license agreement.

Craig Fielding, CEO of Consorteum and President of 359, stated, “We are thrilled to have the ability to combine certain attributes of the NYG platform with 359’s mobile hybrid solution. Securing the rights to build upon this regulatory-approved platform further enhances our exciting mobile product offerings.”

In October 2012, Consorteum inked a license agreement with Tarsin, Inc., which enabled it to license the CAPSA platform for sales of mobile gaming and wagering programs throughout Canada, Mexico, and for certain customers in the United States. Thereafter, Consorteum had remitted certain sums as advances for the license. After Consorteum and Tarsin’s finalization of the agreement, Tarsin filed a voluntary petition for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California. Consorteum was a creditor in this bankruptcy case, which was Case No. 13-53607.

As discussed in Consorteum’s Annual Report on 10k form, Consorteum decided to reserve the entire amount of the Tarsin receivable until an outcome was reached in the bankruptcy case. Now with the Bankruptcy Court’s approval of sale of the debtor’s assets, including CAPSA to NYG Holdings, the way was opened for Consorteum to enter into a new, enhanced, multi-year licensing agreement with NYG Holdings.

For more information, visit: www.consorteum.com

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Zenosense, Inc. (ZENO) MRSA/SA Prototype Device Achieves Sensibility Detection Rate Over 95%

October 28th, 2014

Zenosense, a healthcare technology company with a focus on developing and marketing devices to detect the MRSA “Super-Bug” and to detect signs of lung cancer in exhaled breath, has announced considerable progress in its MRSA/SA detector development. It has been determined that the prototype device achieved a sensibility detection rate over 95% on cultured headspace in a series of tests over a two week period in a clinical setting.

In other developments, the company’s general device technology development designed to detect the Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus “Super-Bug” (“MRSA”), non-resistant “Staph” (“SA”), is also moving forward in line with ZENO expectations.

Electronic improvements have resulted in printed circuit board prototyping that includes integration of a powerful solid state processor, a suitable, low power, piezo electric sampling pump, a capability to run up to four sensors of different technologies working in parallel on a tens of milliseconds sampling frequency, to include measuring and cleaning time and low power consumption enabling an extended operating time on battery power to cover at least one normal working shift when operating continuously.

A Volatile Organic Compound (“VOC”) capturing system, which enables the prototyped device to sample cultured headspace, has also been developed. The system includes an air injection system to enable the device to sample a negative vacuum, a suction process, data download and a cleaning cycle.

Pending developmental activity includes Quartz Crystal Microbalance sensor testing, sensitivity testing against VOC biomarkers, assessment of accuracy and repeatability, and a review of temperature sensitivity, humidity and gas interference factors.

Zenosense is a detection device development company with a mission to develop effective medical devices targeting the early detection of both deadly bacteria and certain cancers in the exhaled breath of patients. Its goal is to sell these products to hospitals and primary healthcare facilities. Devices currently under development are a device intended to detect the Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and a device intended to detect Lung Cancer. Using a common Electronic Nose technology platform, the devices analyze Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) which are present in the exhaled breath of patients.

Find out more at www.zenosense.net

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WordLogic, Inc. (WLGC) – Predictive Text Technology Helping the Disabled

October 27th, 2014

WordLogic is a Vancouver, British Columbia based technology firm that creates a variety of predictive text applications for computers and smart devices like Android phones and tablets. Predictive text technology is based on algorithms that track the language habits of users to predict what they plan on typing next in emails, instant messages, web searches and so on. Instead of being forced to spell words out, WorldLogic’s applications automatically complete user sentences based on each user’s unique writing pattern. This technology is designed to save time for users who want to cut down time spent typing regularly used words and phrases.

Despite the original intent of creating technology well suited for businesses and general consumers, predictive text technology has been found to be extremely useful for disabled people who have difficulty typing on electronic devices without outside help. Users with disabilities such as dyslexia and cerebral palsy tend to have higher difficulty than the average person in regards to writing. What may seem like a simple task to the average person can be daunting at time for these individuals. This reality is especially true when technology is involved.

The WordLogic Predictive keyboard feature helps users with disabilities to clearly express the thoughts that are in their heads with the assistance of a program that types out words based on the first few letters. For users with disabilities, technology like this is a major step towards being able to effectively use a computer. WordLogic offers significant discounts to certain entities in need of predictive text technology like schools and disability resource centers so that their technology is as available as possible to the people who really need it. For information on how to obtain WordLogic software for non-profit purposes call 1-866-WORDLOGIC.

For more information, visit www.wordlogic.com

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Chembio Partners, Inc. (CEMI) Announces Partnership with BioTherapeutics, Inc. to Develop Point-of-Care Diagnostic Tests for Ebola and Febrile Illness

October 27th, 2014

Chembio Diagnostics, a leader in point-of-care (POC) diagnostic tests for infectious diseases, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Integrated BioTherapeutics, Inc. (IBT), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery of novel vaccines and therapeutics for emerging infectious diseases. Under the terms of the agreement, Chembio will combine its patented DPP® technology with IBT’s proprietary Ebola reagents to develop POC diagnostic tests for Ebola and febrile illness. Chembio will have exclusive rights to any POC product developed through this agreement. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

While Ebola has caused multiple outbreaks since 1976, the frequency of epidemics in the past 15 years has drastically increased and the current outbreak in West Africa has reached unprecedented dimensions. Over 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and recent cases outside the African continent are drawing concern from public health officials. Currently, the diagnosis of Ebola hemorrhagic fever can only be performed in specialized laboratories. This limitation significantly delays the identification and isolation of the patients who have Ebola and in turn likely makes it more difficult to control an outbreak or prevent new epidemics.

Javan Esfandiari, Chembio’s Chief Science & Technology Officer and the inventor of Chembio’s DPP® technology, commented, “We are pleased to partner with IBT, a biotechnology company with extensive experience and a substantial number of reagents for Ebola and other filoviruses, to develop a DPP® Ebola assay. In 2013, we partnered with the U.S. Government to develop a multiplex POC febrile illness assay which, in 20 minutes, can detect antigens from five different viruses, bacteria, and parasites with a single, finger-stick drop of blood. The resulting product, DPP® Febrile Illness Assay, is currently in clinical trials in several countries, including the region of West Africa. Our intent is to develop a stand-alone POC DPP® Ebola test and also include an Ebola test as part of our existing multiplex DPP® Febrile Illness Assay.”

John Sperzel, Chembio’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “The partnership with IBT is a significant step in our continued efforts to expand Chembio’s POC infectious disease portfolio. Our prior success developing the multiplex DPP® Febrile Illness Assay demonstrates Chembio’s ability to create such tests in a short amount of time, and we believe this partnership illustrates the value that our DPP® technology brings to the broader diagnostic market. Through this agreement, Chembio’s goal is to further develop innovative, sensitive and specific POC diagnostic tests for detection of febrile illnesses, including Ebola.”

M. Javad Aman, President and Chief Scientific Officer of IBT, commented, “We are facing a humanitarian crisis and global public health challenge. Development of a rapid POC test for Ebola will be a critical step towards enabling early detection and quarantine that could help save countless lives. Through this partnership, the capabilities of the two companies will be combined to produce a POC product we believe will meet this serious challenge in a timely manner.”

For more information, visit www.chembio.com

Intelligent Highway Solutions, Inc. (IHSI) Technology Provides Multiple Market Opportunities

October 24th, 2014

Intelligent Highway Solutions is a technology-based electrical contracting company pursuing opportunities to apply its diversified line of high and low voltage solutions in multiple areas: cannabis applications, intelligent traffic solutions, lighting systems, and smart parking technology. The company’s leadership team applies an extensive blend of business, financing and electrical backgrounds to execute its vision of a solid and profitable foothold in each of these areas.

IHSI’s primary focus is on intelligent traffic solutions that collect and correlate real-time data at traffic signals to improve traffic flow, reduce emissions and synchronize traffic signals for public safety and public transportation vehicle priority. Through the development of these proprietary wireless vehicle detection systems, IHSI established relationships with the transportation markets of local and state governments, which ultimately led to the company’s business opportunity in the lighting industry.

The initial design of these business relationships called for IHSI to provide highly efficient and long-lasting lighting solutions, via exclusive distribution rights from SCS Lighting Solutions, to municipalities as a way to significantly reduce energy and maintenance costs. These relationships, as well as the diversity of IHSI’s management team, primed the company to take advantage of another business venture. With the right products and the right networking, IHSI was provided the opportunity to offer low-cost, energy-efficient lighting technology designed to aid and accelerate the growth of cannabis plants.

IHSI plans to capture its share of the billowing medical marijuana industry through a 300-watt lighting solution that is expected to contribute to the creation of large, healthy yields of cannabis. The proprietary lighting system uses increased lumens and photon density to provide cannabis plant nurseries with the necessary color spectrum and light needed to create an optimal growing environment, while at the same time reducing energy consumption and cost.

In conjunction with Case Parking, IHSI also offers a smart, wireless parking solution that has applications in municipal parking, commercial lots, college parking and healthcare facilities. The system minimizes operational costs while providing owners and managers with consistent, real-time data regarding the parking activities in their lots and garages.

Leveraging a management team comprised of electrical contractors with years of business management expertise, IHSI aims to cultivate sustainable growth to advance its position in each of these key industries.

For more information, visit www.intelligenthighwaysolutions.com

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Infinite Group, Inc. (IMCI) Expands Service Offerings for Exponential Growth Opportunities

October 24th, 2014

Based out of Pittsford, New York, Infinite Group (or in shortened terms, IGI) is a full-scale information technology (IT) service and support provider. Over its 25-plus years of business, the firm has emerged as a premier IT service and support supplier for clients of all sizes. These include large-scale corporations, government agencies, and growing numbers of small-to-medium enterprises, software companies, and professional service organizations.

Infinite Group’s professionals have built up an impressive client roster. Clientele includes Pepsi, the State of Mississippi, Home Depot, NASA, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Florida Department of Financial Services, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Marine Corps. For client needs, IGI draws upon a deep bench of highly experienced and qualified IT professionals with the latest certifications (VMware, NetApp, Microsoft, ITIL, CMMI, Cisco, HP, IBM, Linux, Novell, Sun, Lean Six Sigma Black belt, Compaq, and more). The firm itself is ISO 9001 certified and holds numerous partner certifications.

Earlier this year, Infinite Group signified its intention to grow quickly, especially by beefing up clientele among small and medium sized companies, and government agencies. With that goal in mind, it has taken steps to increase its visibility among the investor and business communities. Infinite Group has also been bulking up its full-scale IT offerings with new services that meet these demographic groups’ needs. Over these last 10 months, IGI has added content management, data recovery, and cybersecurity to its robust portfolio of IT services and support.

Content Management

Content management is a growing tech segment, especially among government entities. Recognizing this, Infinite Group recently formed an exclusive channel partnership with ThirtySix Software. This arrangement presents new opportunities for IGI to offer value on government projects with ThirtySix’s SmartDocs software product. SmartDocs enhances use of Microsoft Word by enabling users to share documents across Microsoft Word easily and efficiently. It accomplishes this by making content reusable wherever and whenever.

Along with the new partnership, IGI introduced Ms. Laila Benarab, a 15-year veteran of high-tech B2B sales, as its Vice President of Sales for its Content Management Practice. Benarab was tasked with increasing IGI’s client base in content management services, developing relationships with new and existing technology partners, and offering best practices to IGI’s existing client base.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is a growing sector within the IT industry. Infinite Group has already been operating in this market, but has recently taken steps to extend its base of cybersecurity line of business. In March 2014, IGI announced the hire of cybersecurity expert Frank McIntire as Vice President of Sales for growing its cybersecurity service division. It was announced that McIntire would focus on opening new client accounts with commercial enterprises; federal, state, and local governments; and small-to-medium enterprises, and relationship development with new and existing tech partners.

McIntire has a respected, extensive background in cybersecurity for commercial and governmental applications. His record includes leadership in U.S. and global operations for Air Force and Pentagon programs; support roles for Air University, Air Force Space Command, and the Air Force Academy; and involvement in numerous IT roles for stakeholders in the Department of Defense, intelligence community, and commercially-focused organizations.

Data Recovery

Data recovery is a growing concern among small and medium sized companies. Recognizing this, Infinite Group formed a partnership agreement in May 2014 with UniTrends, a fast-rising provider in the IT protection and disaster recovery industry. With this partnership, IGI small and medium enterprise clients will benefit from efficient solutions for retention, recovery, replication, and archiving as well as disaster recovery orchestration and governance. In a nutshell, IGI data recovery clients will enjoy enhanced protection for their critical data as well as greatly minimized timetables for restoration of server functions, when needed.

Closing Thoughts

While Infinite Group expands its client base in these areas, it continues to deliver scalable, cost-effective IT services and solutions customized to every client’s needs. Aside from these newly-added offerings, IGI’s current service and support offering roster includes:

• Managed Services
• Business Process Optimization and Management
• Cloud Computing
• Capacity Planning Analysis
• Mobility
• Program & Project Management
• Unified Communications
• Systems Engineering
• Information Security
• Staff Augmentation
• Business Continuity Planning
• Consulting

As the $500 billion IT spending market continues to grow, IGI looks to expand its sizable market presence and emerge as an even stronger leader in IT service and support solutions.

For more information, visit: www.igius.com

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Technology Applications International Corp. (NUUU) is a Great Example of a Successful Technological Spinoff

October 24th, 2014

It can be argued that the single biggest question associated with social development is what role government should and should not play. The underpinning justification for modern government is that there are some needs that are shared, needs that cannot be adequately addressed by the commercial motivations of private industry alone, such as national defense, social infrastructure, and basic state or local services like police and fire protection. Few disagree that government has a vital role in these most basic social responsibilities. Beyond that, however, the debate about government involvement is extensive, complex, and seemingly eternal. But government has shown itself to be remarkably productive and beneficial in another lesser known role: driving the development of foundational technologies.

Although technological development is something we’ve come to associate with private commercial interests, history has shown that there are often foundational technologies that are simply too risky or expensive to get the necessary early private support. But government programs have been shown to be surprisingly effective in laying technological foundations that can then be successfully spun off to private industry. The classic example is America’s space program, a huge mission that was undertaken largely for national strategic purposes, but which ended up driving the development and ultimate spin-off of basic technologies that have since grown to become a critical part of modern life, including developments in electronics, materials, software, and even food. Today NASA continues to sponsor research in a variety of areas, uncovering unique technologies which can then be tweaked and monetized by even small private companies in unexpected ways.

A recent example is Rejuvel Int’l, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Florida-based Technology Applications International. Rejuvel is focused on producing, distributing, and selling advanced skincare products. The company developed its skincare line of products by using a NASA developed bioreactor to grow and expand 3D fibroblast cells. The technology is used to trigger the multiplication of human fibroblast skin cells that rebuild skin. The result is a most un-spacelike product: an anti-aging facial cream that the company believes is revolutionary. It’s something that the company could never have begun to develop on their own without the NASA bioreactor, and it’s also a product you would never normally associate with NASA. In the meantime, Rejuvel has been awarded a “seal of approval” from the Space Certification program, setting a new standard for innovation in an industry projected to reach $114 billion in sales by 2015.

For more information, visit https://tapplic.com

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Falcon Crest Energy, Inc. (FCEN) Gains Ground in Oil & Gas Market

October 24th, 2014

Falcon Crest Energy is a development stage company engaged in oil and gas exploration and production. The company concentrates on acquiring minimal risk, high-upside North American properties that have significant exploration potential.

Falcon Crest Energy intends to follow a clear and focused strategy. It will strive to augment its production capacity by sticking to wholly-owned acquisitions and joint ventures, aiming to swiftly increase its production levels and create long-lasting value by leveraging advancements in oil and gas production technologies. Lastly, it will attempt to reduce exploration risk and boost profit by developing proven petroleum reserves as well as strategically acquiring and liquidating select oil and gas properties.

Falcon Crest Energy recently gained ground in its operations. In August 2014, the company acquired significant leasehold in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. Falcon Crest leased the lands from the United States Bureau of Land Management and, per its agreement with the BLM, now holds a 75% working interest in the approximately 585 acres of federal land that make up the Powder River Basin. With this acquisition, the Falcon Crest team has laid out a solid foundation for the company to thrive in the North American oil and gas market.

Management at Falcon Crest is stanch about building a leading exploration and production company, and is committing resources to meet the growing demand for reliable energy. Several other acquisitions are already in the pipeline. Falcon Crest will also continue to seek out opportunities to add private leasehold rights to the federal lands being leased.

For more information, visit www.FalconCrestEnergy.com

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