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December 16, 2011 – Gone are the daunting days of pacing the drugstore aisles and wasting hard-earned money on gimmicky products that simply don’t deliver as Daily Glow (www.dailyglow.com), a leading health and beauty authority, announces its first-annual Daily Glow Awards. After in-depth research, testing and analysis of thousands of products in the marketplace, the 85 carefully selected products have been declared first-year winners and granted “Glow-Getter” status, an accolade recognizing the most inventive, state-of-the-art and truly original products of 2011 within six categories: Skin, Hair, Makeup, Hand/Foot/Nail Care, Biggest Breakthroughs and Editors’ Picks. The inaugural Daily Glow Award winners will be highlighted in an expansive editorial feature on DailyGlow.com/Awards beginning December 16, 2011.
December 15, 2011- newBrandAnalytics, the leading provider of business intelligence from social media customer feedback, announces that it has been named the Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic 100 Company of the Year. Earning this distinction recognizes the way newBrandAnalytics has transcended the listening platform category and is pioneering a new arena of social business intelligence.
December 15th, 2011 – The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) has made an initial investment of $250,000 Maryland Venture Fund in BrainScope Company Inc., a Bethesda-based medical neurotechnology company that is developing non-invasive instruments to assess brain function. The company will use the funding for development and clinical trials for a medical device they are developing focused on Traumatic Brain Injury and its milder forms known as concussion. BrainScope is among the first companies in Maryland to receive funding from the State Small Business Credit Initiative, a federal initiative passed as part of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 aimed at helping small businesses access much-needed capital to expand and create new jobs. Earlier this year, Maryland was awarded $23 million in federal funding to be invested in businesses over the next several years and disbursed through four existing State finance programs, including the Maryland Venture Fund.
December 14, 2011 -- Zipcar, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZIP) , the world's leading car sharing network, today announced the exercise of its option to purchase a majority ownership interest in Barcelona-based Catalunya Carsharing S.A., known as Avancar. The company operates a fleet of vehicles throughout the cities of Barcelona and Sant Cugat del Valles.
December 14, 2011 -- How good looking do you think you are? A new LivingSocial local trends survey conducted among more than 4,000 respondents by Mandala Research found that most Americans think they are well above average in looks, with one in three (32%) rating themselves an 8, 9, or a 10 and more than half (56%) saying they deserve at least a 7, on a scale of 1-10.
December 12th, 2011 – BrainScope® Company, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a contract by the United States Department of Defense for the "Assessment of Head Injury in the Emergency Department: Clinical Validation of the BrainScope Ahead™ Technology." This contract is valued at $7.5 million over 18 months and is effective immediately.
December 12, 2011 -- Today, Zipcar, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZIP), the world's leading car-sharing network, released its second annual independent study of Millennials (18-34-year-olds), which examines this generation's attitudes toward personal transportation and car ownership. The Zipcar membership base ranges in age from 18 to 80s; however, Millennials are an important segment for Zipcar, comprising more than half of all members. Millennials account for about 23 percent of the general population, according to the 2010 US Census.
December 9, 2011– An apple a day no longer tops the list of how to keep the doctor away this New Year as highlighted in the exclusive survey conducted by EverydayHealth.com to provide readers the “12 in 2012: Top Doctor-Prescribed New Year’s Resolutions for 2012.” Everyday Health collaborated with MedPage Today, the fastest growing medical-news professional website (comScore) dedicated to informing healthcare physicians of breaking medical news every day, and presented a survey to thousands of primary care physicians across the country to determine the resolutions most critical to living a healthier life in 2012. More than 135 million Americans* vowed to make New Year’s resolutions last year, so this list is sure to be the most talked-about topic around the water cooler. With EverydayHealth.com’s help it will be easier than ever to not only make the healthiest resolution, but also to learn how to actually keep it – often the hardest part. The complete survey results will be revealed on EverydayHealth.com December 26, 2011.
December 8, 2011 – SnagFilms today released the most popular titles in its acclaimed independent film library via new free film-streaming apps for Amazon’s Kindle Fire, Android-based smartphones and a broad range of tablets using the Android and Blackberry® Playbook™ Tablet platforms. This new app brings 400 non-fiction, fiction and foreign films, available for free, to mobile devices, leveraging the Adobe® AIR® runtime environment.
December 7, 2011- newBrandAnalytics, the leading provider of social business intelligence solutions, today announced the appointment of Sean O’Leary to the position of CEO. O’Leary succeeds Neil Kataria, a company co-founder, who assumes the role of Chairman.
December 5, 2011 -- With every purchase, LivingSocial members will be giving an extra gift to charity this year through LivingSocial's third annual 12 Days of Giving program. Starting today and extending through December 16th, LivingSocial will donate one percent of the proceeds from every daily deal purchased in the U.S. to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Additionally, LivingSocial will donate one percent of proceeds from daily deals in select international markets to support projects that are part of the GlobalGiving community.
December 2, 2011- LivingSocial today announced a new relationship with The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) to further educate Florida restaurant operators about the benefits of online marketing. As part of the sponsorship, LivingSocial will have a presence at FRLA chapter and statewide events and become one of the go-to marketing industry resources for the association.