Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Akili Software, Inc. Growing Social Connections Through Social Responsibility

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Akili Software, Inc., announced today the launch of its new social media campaign. Fully committed to the idea of social responsibility, Akili has partnered with the non-profit Wine To Water™, started right here in Raleigh, to do just that. The idea was simple: one dollar for one Like. Efforts began with the launch of Kili™ Referral Manager, Akili Software’s first web application for non-medical home care companies. But rather than using Facebook simply as a tool for publicity, Akili founder Michelle Harper, was determined to do something bigger. Always looking for a way to give back to the community, Michelle made the pledge to donate one dollar for each “like” received by the Kili Software Facebook page up to $1000.

GCFLearnFree Debuts Photoshop Tutorial

RALEIGH, N.C. -- GCFLearnFree.org, an online-based educational organization, has launched a free Photoshop Basics tutorial. The tutorial includes 10 lessons and 5 videos that involve performing a variety of tasks in the imaging program, and covers free and low-cost alternatives learners can use as well. “This has been our most requested topic for quite a while,” says Stephen Lee, lead instructional designer for GCFLearnFree.org’s Technology curriculum. “With our new tutorial, learners can use downloadable examples to get hands-on experience with Photoshop. We’ll also show learners several free or inexpensive alternatives that can perform many of the same tasks.”

Monday, August 25, 2014

Myers Bigel Attorneys Recognized for Excellence in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

RALEIGH, N.C. – Ten attorneys from Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A. (Myers Bigel), the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, have been named to the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia. “Well-respected, independent third-party organizations and publications like Best Lawyers continually recognize Myers Bigel attorneys as leading the field in the quality of patents they produce and defend for our clients,” Managing Partner David Purks said, adding, “Our numerous awards and accolades, successful patent applications, and continuing referrals speak volumes to the talent and dedication of our vibrant team of longtime attorneys.”

NC COIN Promotes Karen Shank to Business Development Director

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- NC COIN (North Carolina Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology) is pleased to announce the promotion of Karen Shank to Business Development Director. Shank will provide leadership to the 501(c)3 organization as it expands its services this fall to engage a diverse community of active leaders in biotech, agriculture, and nanotechnology to accelerate ideas, drive business, and establish a culture for growth throughout North Carolina.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Advanced Fraud Solutions Recognized in 2014 Inc. 5000 list

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. -- Advanced Fraud Solutions, a leading fraud and risk detection software provider has been recognized by Inc. magazine on its prestigious 2014 Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of America’s fastest-growing private companies.

Dignify Therapeutics Awarded SBIR Grant for Bladder and Bowel Therapy

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- Dignify Therapeutics LLC, a drug development company focused on restoring bladder and bowel control to people with spinal injury, spina bifida, and other neurological conditions, has been awarded a Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant in the amount of $159,000 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

CloudPay Launches Enhanced Global Payroll Reporting Functionality, CloudPay Insights

RALEIGH, N.C. and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- CloudPay, the pioneer of SaaS-based payroll automation for multinationals, today announced details of CloudPay Insights, its enhanced global payroll reporting solution. This robust capability gives organizations the ability to leverage big data to gain greater transparency into the real-time costs associated with their workforce by digging deep into their own comprehensive, multi-country payroll data. In today's competitive business environment and still volatile economy, multi-national organizations must be able to respond and adapt to changing market conditions as rapidly as possible. CloudPay Insights solves this challenge by enabling companies to identify key workforce trends in their global payroll data to drive and support well-informed business strategies. Though often overlooked as a source of record, the information contained in a company's payroll data reveals crucial statistics on the true costs of compensating employees around the globe. Given the rise of big data and the benefits of utilizing the massive amount of information now available, CloudPay gives employers the tool to drill down into this data to identify hidden costs, spot important trends and make more effective business decisions.

CED Announces Early-Stage Companies Selected to ‘Demo’ Their Technologies at CED Tech Venture Conference 2014

DURHAM, N.C. -- The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), the largest and oldest entrepreneurial support organization in the country, today announced more than 60 “demo” companies that will demonstrate their products and technologies in a Demo Room at this year’s CED Tech Venture Conference 2014. These companies have distinguished themselves as among North Carolina’s most exciting early-stage companies. Today’s announcement of the “demo” companies comes on the heels of CED’s recent selection of roughly 20 “showcase” companies that will present on the main stage. Together, these two groups demonstrate the full gamut of companies, from early stage to growth stage, that can be seen at the conference – and bring the number of companies to be featured at this year’s conference to more than 80.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Happy Fix® Launching Kickstarter Campaign to Develop Positive Lifestyle Programs

THE PEAK OF GOOD LIVING: APEX, N.C.  -- North Carolina’s happiest startup, Happy Fix® (www.happyfix.com), is launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund development of positive lifestyle programs to spread the message that Happy Feels Good. The targeted goal of $1,750 will go toward developing new products in addition to creating Happy Fix Road Shows and Meetup Groups run by Happbassadors across the nation to bring together a variety of positive lifestyle practitioners, service providers and thought leaders. “This Kickstarter campaign is one of the ways we’re jump-starting the Happy Fix concept to reach more people through our products and events, spreading the message that individuals aren’t limited by negative situations,” Happy Fix Happbassador-in-Chief Stacy Menzies explained.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SEKO Logistics Worldwide Systematizes Rate Management and FMC Tariff Publishing with CargoSphere

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- CargoSphere, the leading cloud-based global rate management solution and confidential Rate Mesh for the ocean and air transportation and logistics industries, today announces SEKO Logistics, a global supply chain and logistics management company, has completed implementation of CargoSphere's contract and rate management system and Rate Mesh. Over 100 SEKO personnel in Asia, U.S., Europe and Latin America are using the CargoSphere system for rate searches, quoting, self-publishing of FMC (Federal Maritime Commission) tariffs and management reporting. In addition, SEKO receives ocean rates from numerous neutral NVOCCs (non-vessel operating common carriers) over CargoSphere's secure and confidential Rate Mesh network.

NCBA Foundation's Camp Challenge Concludes 21st Year

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The North Carolina Bankers Association Foundation’s Camp Challenge, a financial literacy summer camp for high-achieving, low-resource middle school students, has successfully concluded its 21st summer. For the first time, Camp Challenge was held at YMCA Camp Weaver in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Camp’s eight weeks of programming wrapped up on Friday, August 8. 

NC Developers Urged to Compete in National Hackathon for $30,000

ATLANTA, GA. -- The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, today announced that it will host its first ever, Mobility Live Hack-Back Invitational which will be held on August 19th and run until September 17th. The event is expected to draw teams of programmers from across the nation to compete for $30,000 in cash and prizes, while helping to give (hack) back to three of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations: American Cancer Society, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Points of Light /Hands on Network.