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ROMEOVILLE, Ill., March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nanophase Technologies Corporation , a technology leader in nanomaterials and nanoengineered products, announced that Joseph Cross, Nanophase's president & CEO, and Jess Jankowski, Nanophase's CFO, are scheduled to present at Stephens Inc. Nanotechnology Investors Conference, April 5-6, 2005, in Pasadena, California. Stephens states that the conference is planned to include presentations and break-out sessions with approximately 35 leading companies in various nanotechnology fields. Mr. Cross is scheduled to discuss Nanophase's technologies and market strategies as one of the leaders in nanomaterials. Nanophase Technologies (NANX), , provides nanoengineered solutions for multiple industrial product applications. Using a platform of patented and proprietary integrated nanomaterial technol... (more)

DataServices World: Data is the Primary Component of Architecture

An increasing number of verticals are using Data Services - services that deal with the production or consumption of data - to solve real business problems and deliver key information...all completely transparent to the user. Data is after all the primary component of architecture, including SOA, as StrikeIron CEO David Linthicum recently underlined in an exclusive Q&A with When I asked him about DataServices World, the new co-located event that's being held at the 13th International SOA World Conference & Expo in June in New York, Linthicum was enthusiastic. Did he agree with SYS-CON Events, I wondered, that the time is right for a dedicated event situated at the intersection of databases, data warehousing, business intelligence, enterprise computing and Internet computing – or are we still too early? "No, this is growing now," Linthicum responde... (more)

Eagle Addresses Derivatives Investment Performance Measurement at PMAR Event

BOSTON, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Eagle Investment Systems LLC, a leading provider of financial services technology and a subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon, announced today that on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, Joseph McDonagh, CFA and performance product manager at Eagle, will present at the Performance Measurement, Attribution & Risk (PMAR) Conference being held at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center. McDonagh will discuss the topic of Measuring Investment Returns on Derivative Products, a popular subject today based on the increased use of derivatives and current market volatility. In his discussion, he will address how the investment management industry continues to seek out solutions that provide a comprehensive and robust analysis of the impact of derivatives on portfolio performance. With more than 25 years of experience in the investment management industr... (more)

Where Social Media Meets Traditional Media

Yesterday I had the distinct pleasure of having lunch with Jason Heinhorst, Partner at FUSE Research Network.  The purpose of our lunch was to discuss asset and wealth management firms' various approaches to incorporating social media and social networking technologies into their business models in order to enhance client acquisition and retention. The topic at hand certainly jumped to a new level when returning to our respective cars we found on our windshields postcards that read: IS YOUR 401K HAPPY? With that simple question and supposedly unsophisticated delivery system - the windshield postcard - RIA Patrick Jolliffe of Jolliffe Capital, Inc., Denver, CO got our attention. The question was driven by data gathered by Deloitte Consulting LLP and Pension and Investments in their 2008 Annual 401(k) Benchmarking Survey.  When asked what was the biggest concern of ... (more)

14 More Charged in Insider Trading Scandal

IBM Journal An SEC lawyer told a federal court yesterday that more people could be charged in the insider trading scandal that has so far brought down senior IBM executive Robert Moffat and former AMD CEO Hector Ruiz and as good as her word 14 more were charged Thursday morning with conspiracy to defraud, engaging in fraudulent activities and making untrue statements. Those arrested include an analyst for Moody’s and an M&A attorney with Ropes & Gray, the law firm that advised 3Com and Avaya when they were acquired by private equity houses. Those stocks have now been added to the expanding list of tech stocks that were allegedly traded based on insider information. That list now includes AMD, Sun, Intel, IBM, Google, Akamai, Atheros and Kronos. Zvi Goffer, one of the former Galleon employees picked up on Thursday reportedly supplied tipsters with pre-paid cell phon... (more)

Time For Cloud-Based Online Google Bank?

Slowly -- and sometimes not so slowly -- the bricks have been giving way to the clicks for the past 15 years. Plenty of formerly unassailable business models have suffered as a result. The tears flowing for these companies, however, have been few outside their own high, stony walls. Users, customers, innovators, seekers -- the majority bottom sections of the social and economic pyramids -- these are the big winners in the many wonderful effects of the Web and Internet. And I for one have the freedom, productivity, choice and empowerment to prove it. Except in one glaring area: banking. We are by no means done on the disruption front. I have had it with the old financial processes, lack of capability, murky institutions, rips-offs, peonage fees/rates -- and especially attitudes. As far as I'm concerned -- as a consumer, family, and business -- I'd ready to fire them al... (more)

Ulitzer Launches Live Breaking News Coverage on Haiti Relief Efforts

Haiti Earthquake on Ulitzer "new media" site launched today breaking news coverage on Haiti relief efforts. Ulitzer breaking news topic publishing live news stories by all leading wire agencies around the world including; Business Wire, PR Newswire, Marketwire,, RealWire News Distribution, ACN Newswire, JCN Newswire, and other news agencies. Ulitzer bloggers Reuven Cohen, John Savageau, Salvatore Genovese, Carmen Gonzalez, David Weinberger, and Ben Behrouzi are actively contributing to relief news updates. Ben Behrouzi, founder of DotNext and co-founder of, a serial entrepreneur from the San Francisco Bay Area, initiated a relief campaign on Ulitzer for the victims of the Haiti Earthquake.  In his blog entry Behrouzi calls everyone to participate on an easy Red Cross donation campaign. "Haiti needs help from everyone and the Red Cross... (more)

Whom Do You Trust?

For Financial Advisors, trusted communicator is job one By: D. Bruce Johnston, President, DBJ Associates Brokers and advisors are the most trusted sources for providing accurate information on investments, followed by friends or family, according to the 2010 Edelman Trust Barometer. CEOs landed dead last as least trusted. Highlights from the survey include: Financial performance now scores at the bottom as a trust factor. Transparency and honest practices took the number one spot Most trusted financial institutions: Local banks were number one, followed by mutual funds and insurance companies With all of this good news, trusted advisors may still not feel like cheering – especially when confronted with constrained marketing budgets. “Even though resources are scarce, advisors with a story to tell can still create news,” Advisolocity’s John Drachman said recently. “From... (more)

Social Media Starter Kits to Advisors Launches This Week

Advisōlocity, a social media marketing resource which is dedicated to meeting the needs of advisors and money managers on a  budget, was just launched by founding members D. Bruce Johnston, Zach Hedges and John Drachman, author of this post. “At Advisōlocity, which was just launched this week, what distinguishes us from many other social media agencies is our executive level understanding of the investment industry,” said D. Bruce Johnston, Institutional Investor’s 2000 Fund Marketer of the Year. “Combining traditional marketing communications and financial social media, Advisōlocity offers a comprehensive, flexible menu of solutions that can grow with our clients over time.” SMM-in-a-box: Advisolocity offers client-themed white paper, blog, custom posts, SEO and more -- all for under $9000 John Drachman, Series 7 Registered Rep and creative strategist added, “We... (more)

HeyStaks Launches New Advertising Product to Create New Revenue Streams for Mobile Operators

Barcelona, Spain, 24th February, 2014, HeyStaks Technologies (, the innovative collaborative search analytics startup, today announced the launch of its new Intent-driven Advertising product. The product enables mobile operators to uncover new revenue streams by identifying monetizable user intent. The announcement was made on the opening day of the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, an event that attracts over 80,000 industry leaders and innovators to showcase the latest advancements in mobile technology. When people search using their mobile phones, they are expressing a current need or intent. Contextual factors like location, time of day and individual preference influence these intents. HeyStaks proprietary community interest profiling and reputation algorithms helps mobile operators to build profiles of subscriber interest that enable ad... (more)

A Short History of Programming - Part 3 | @DevOpsSummit #AI #ML #DevOps #FinTech #Blockchain

Code Compiled: A Short History of Programming - Part 3 By Omed Habib Look at how far we’ve come. Just seven decades ago, the word “computer” referred to someone in an office with a pile of charts and a slide rule. Then ENIAC, the first electronic computer, appeared. It was followed quickly by the Commodore 64 personal computer and later, the iPhone. Today, the Sunway TaihuLight crunches data by combining 10,649,600 cores and performing 93 quadrillion floating point operations every second. Where will we be in another seven decades? In part one of this series, we covered how the evolution of hardware shaped the development of programming languages. We then followed up in part two with the impact of the software created by those languages. In this final blog in the series, we’ll look at how programming has taken the leap beyond computers into devices, with an emphasis... (more)