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TwinTrader Featured Company: OmniaLuo, Inc. (OLOU.OB)

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

OmniaLuo, Inc. is a China-based fashion design company centered in Shenzhen, China’s fashion capital, that develops, distributes, and markets fine women’s apparel under the brand name OMNIALUO. China has a fast growing urban, affluent female professional class to whom the company markets its elegant, feminine, and sophisticated clothing line.

The company has developed an expansion plan that is intended to increase retail presence throughout China from its current 211 stores to more than 250 stores by the end of this year. Under the direction of Cindy Luo, the company’s founder and highly acclaimed chief designer, OMNIALUO has positioned itself to become the Chinese equivalent of America’s Liz Claiborne or Donna Karan. The company has been projected to double in revenue and net income in the next 18 months. China’s $25-billion-dollar women’s apparel market is showing growth of 25-29% each year, as recognized brands such as OMNIALUO gain momentum and notoriety, along with greater market share.

In late March the company announced operating figures for the quarter and year end December 31, 2007. The company’s revenue was reported at approximately $7.9 million for the end of the year. The company saw an 80% increase of revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2007 at $2.7 million, compared to $1.5 million in 2006.

The company expects 2008 revenue of approximately $13.0 – $14.5 million, net income of $4.3 – $4.8 million, with earnings per share of $0.19 – $0.21. This would be twice the revenue and net income from 2007.

CEO and Chairwoman Cindy Luo, said, “This past year has been one of many milestones for our Company. We opened an additional 100 retail stores, achieved a U.S. public quotation, completed a $6.15 million PIPE transaction, and most importantly, hit our projected 2007 revenue figure of $7.9 million and adjusted net income figure of $2.2 million. And while we have grown quickly in the last year, most of our strategic growth is still before us – we will open many additional retail stores throughout China and plan to bring the total store count to more than 250 by year-end 2008.”

She concluded, “As we continue to achieve our financial goals we will begin to focus on international expansion into the U.S. and Southeast Asia. We have now established a profitable platform upon which we can build a high-growth future.”

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TwinTrader Featured Company: MyPhotopipe.com (MPPC.PK) is Creating an Impact Among the Digital Photo Service Industry

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Starting out as an old-line professional film lab in Atlanta, GA., MyPhotopipe.com (OTC: MPPC) has become an online resource for digital artists. The company is an online provider of digital photo processing, photo finishing, photo sharing, and other related services. They offer over 1,000 print options, manual print inspections, and professional color management, which makes MyPhotopipe.com a future leader in the digital photography realm.

The company produces their work in-house, as they print every image in their national lab in Atlanta, eliminating the need for, and costs associated with, a contract lab. Digital photographs can be transformed into photographic prints, folioprints, multi-photo prints, panoramic, canvas and fine art, canvas gallery wraps, framed, mounted, pr prints, greeting cards, proof books, contact sheets, calendars, and numerous other options. The customer can choose from 1,000 combinations of print sizes and surfaces. After the photographer has chosen their specifications, there is a personal inspection and then the images are mounted on professional Gatorboard, gallery wrapped on southern pine, or framed and wrapped, all of which are done by hand.

The company offers two ways to upload photos for processing. The recommended ROES (Remote Order Entry System) is available for download on the company’s website. ROES offers the photographer the ability to crop photos and preview the photo before it is printed. The other option is to use PhotoCentral PC & Mac, which does not include the option of cropping or any of the other advantages the company offers.

In 2005, the worldwide market for digital photo processing services was at $38 billion, and it is forecast to reach $107 billion in the year 2009. Industry experts are predicting that photos ordered over the Internet in the U.S. will increase dramatically from $424 million seen in 2005, to approximately $1.9 billion in 2009.

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TwinTrader Featured Company: BioSolar(TM), Inc. (BSRC) Announces Completion of Quality Biobased Plastic Film

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

BioSolar(TM), Inc. (BSRC), the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce bioplastic materials from renewable plant sources that reduce the cost of photovoltaic solar cells, announced that the company successfully accomplished a scale up production run of high quality biobased plastic film intended for use as a backing sheet for photovoltaic cells.

This is a significant juncture to the company, and in the development of biobased backsheet, as the 55-inch-wide rolls of film exceeds the industries maximum width requirements. Experimental modules made with this type of film are currently being tested to see if they meet the longevity requirement as photovoltaic modules are expected to last for at least twenty years. The films will be tested with a 45-day temperature-humidity assessment which was mandated by Underwriters Laboratories.

Dr. David Lee, CEO of BioSolar, elucidated on just how significant this most recent landmark is to the company, “BioSolar has previously developed its biobased polymer which significantly improves the film’s impact resistance and thermal performance. The film was successfully extruded at a narrow width. In order to check for possible scale up problems, we conducted an extrusion run at the full production width of 55 inches. There were essentially no scale up problems, and very high quality film was produced. This successful ramp-up to production scale film width moves us another step closer to commercial scales of our product.”

BioSolar is the first company to introduce a new dimension of cost reduction by replacing petroleum-based plastic solar cell components with durable bio-based plastics. BioSolar looks to manufacture robust bio-plastics that meet the stringent thermal and durability requirements of current solar cell manufacturing processes by integrating the advanced manipulation of bio-based polymers. Through the removal of petroleum from solar cells, BioSolar can help reduce the cost per watt by using its lower cost bio-based plastics, and will make BioSolar energy a true green source of alternative energy.

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TwinTrader Featured Company: XsunX Inc. (XSNX.OB) Rated Speculative Buy by Beacon Equity Research Analyst

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Lisa Springer, a Beacon Equity Research Analyst, has rated XsunX Inc. (XSNX) a speculative buy with a price target of $1.50.

Created in 2003, XsunX develops and commercializes advanced, thin-film photovoltaic (TFPV) solar cell technologies and manufacturing processes. The company has changed its focus over the past year to using its technologies to design a cutting-edge manufacturing system for producing and marketing thin-film amorphous solar modules.

Already, the company has initiated work on a multi-megawatt solar module production facility in the U.S. In the year 2008, XSNX is hoping to launch the company on-line by commissioning a baseline production system that will serve as the blueprint for a 25 megawatt (MW) production system that is expected to become operational by the end of 2008. The company plans to expand its annualized solar module manufacturing capacity to 100 MW by early 2010. For the building of the parts and sub-sytems for a solar module production system, XSNX has already come to an agreement with Fusion Capital Fund II, LLC, which has gone ahead and financed $21 million for the project.

XSNX currently has a strategy to market its solar cells and modules to large-scale solar energy device installers and operators, including solar farms, government agencies, power purchase associations, utility companies and large commercial installations. With a projection of commercial production, XSNX has commenced loading its sales channels and building its brand. As of today, XSNX has established pre-sales agreements with solar integrators reserving more than 100 MW of its future solar module production capacity.

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TwinTrader Featured Company: Medspas of America, Inc. (MEDP.PK) Targets the Skin Care Markets for Future Revenue

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Medspas of America, Inc. (OTC: MEDP) is looking forward to growing in the professional and high-end skin care markets, commonly referred to as the “anti-aging” market. The necessity for these products is being propelled by the “baby boomer” generation which is the force behind the increasing market sector. Business professionals who pay attention to skin care products agree that the demand for these products is going to increase as the baby boomers age.

Jim Cramer, the financial guru from MSNBC, is one person who has taken notice, “Companies with products to help eyesight, skin care and plastic surgery will be big winners.” The company has chosen two entry points into this large and fast growing market: the first one being the $5.4 billion cosmeceutical and nutraceutical industry, and the second being the $9.4 billion cosmetic procedures and medical spa market niche, what industry experts are calling “the fastest growing segment of the medical industry.” Both markets give the company an advantage as they combine the service and supply side of one of the nation’s fastest growing industries.

Over the years, the skin care industry has been evolving significantly as it has shown a viable shift in productivity and sales. The NPI Center has tracked the natural product velocities through scanning data, and has found that the natural skin care market represented 37% of total natural personal care sales in 2002, and grew at a rate of 18% over the previous year. According to the Organic Consumers Association, the natural personal care products market surpassed $2.6 billion in retail sales and has grown by 51.9% from 1998-2004. The U.S. skin care market has grown from $6.87 billion in 2001 to $8.59 billion in 2006, an increase of 25% in five years, according to Euromonitor.

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Signature Devices, Inc. (SDVI.PK) – A TwinTrader Highlighted Company

Friday, December 14th, 2007

TwinTrader recently highlighted a press release published by Signature Devices, Inc. that announced the signing of a new distribution agreement with Navarre Distribution Services. The agreement was signed for the distribution the company’s video games and PC software.

Kenneth Hurley, Signature Devices’ Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are pleased that Navarre, a leading distributor of PC software, console games and DVD movies has decided to move forward with us. Through our partnership with Navarre, we expect that market visibility for products will increase significantly as thousands of retailers throughout North America will include our video games and PC software on their shelves and e-commerce websites.”

He continued to comment, “The distribution agreement allows us to tap into greater than 6,300 stores and over 100 million people per week that visit these stores. This is great exposure for our products.”

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TwinTrader Featured Company: Expert Group Inc. (EXPT.PK)

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Expert Group is a mortgage brokerage company focused on providing loan origination, loan refinancing, and title as well as escrow services to real estate professionals, builders and individual homebuyers. The Company also helps homebuyers consolidate their debt and lower their monthly payments.

The Company’s main targeted region is Florida, which has a population of 18.1 million and increasing by approximately 962 new residents every day. Expert Group particularly focuses on the Miami-Dade and Broward County housing markets, where home ownership rates average 58% and 69.5%, respectively, and where a substantial underserved market exist.

Expert Group utilizes a multi-channel mortgage origination strategy with intentions to expand its presence and diversify its product offerings. The Company’s marketing plan is mainly committed to penetrating the Hispanic market through television and radio ads, mailings, the Internet, billboards and other channels.

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TwinTrader Featured Company: XsunX, Inc. (XSNS.OB)

Friday, December 14th, 2007

TwinTrader gave their subscribers a list of reasons why they like XsunX. The Company is focused on identifying alternative energy, specifically in the area of solar radiation. This innovative process is known as “photovoltaics.”

The four main reasons TwinTrader believes investors should take a look at XsunX includes that the company is a green proprietary technology company, there is explosive growth in the alternative energy industries, demand is surging and large scale primary markets are targeted.

Worldwide demand for energy is rapidly growing and the utilization of alternative energy sources is increasing at double-digit rates. Because the available fossil fuel energy is quickly dissipating and the surging demand from developing countries such as China continues to grow, great potential for companies focused on alternative fuels is created.

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