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Introducing gus™ Fine Leather Fashion Accessories for Modern Men

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- gus is pleased to introduce their premier line of higher end leather wallets and accessories designed exclusively for men and featuring beautifully hand-sewn craftsmanship as well as their unique "splitshot perforation" styling.

Neotrope(R) Selected to Provide Internet Marketing Solutions for N.Y. Computer Tech Firm S & R Network Consulting

TORRANCE, Calif. -- Neotrope(R), a leading advertising, PR, and Internet Marketing firm established 1983, today announced it has been chosen by a leading New York Computer Consulting firm, S & R Network Consulting, to provide promotion and brand development for their company and Website.

ZK Software Selects SecuGen Sensor for S900 Access Control Terminal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- SecuGen, a world-leading provider of fingerprint recognition technology, is pleased to announce that ZK Software has selected SecuGen's FDU02 fingerprint sensor for integration with its newly released S900 access control and time & attendance terminal. ZK's S900 features the fastest commercial based fingerprint matching algorithm.

Engate MailSentinel(TM) Network Profiling and Connection Management Technology Empowers Nitix(TM) AntiSpam

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Engate Technology Corporation, a leading anti-spam supplier and pioneer of next generation network profiling and connection management security solutions, today announced the signing of an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Agreement with Net Integration Technologies Inc., a provider of all-in-one small business servers.

Holiday Shoppers Can Now Easily Find Gifts Made in the USA

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Big box stores make it difficult for shoppers to find products made close to home. However, MadeinUSAForever.com lists hundreds of products, all American made, that promise to make gift giving easy, safe and fun. Lately, there has been an increased interest in safety and products. According to the Wall Street Journal, 45 million toys have been recalled this year and others are likely to be added to the list.

Acme Made Introduces New Line of Innovative Mac and PC Laptop Bags, Designer Totes

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Acme Made(R) has recently introduced its new line of designer bags and laptop cases for the holidays. The highlights of the line include the "Metro Tote," their new Telun vulcanized canvas, and their sustainable textile, EcoStripe.

Instant ‘Man Magnet’ – Luxury Sports Logo Belts, Bags and Scarves Score with Female Fans

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- A stunning, new line of accessories with shimmering crystal team logos on bags, belts and scarves has just been introduced by L.A. designer, Betsy Stephens. According to Rachael Ray and Lara Spencer (The Insider), the latest, greatest "man magnet" is to don these fabulous accessories, whether you're a sports fan or just want to fake it.

Federal Judge Issues $780K Damage Award and Injunction Against Alleged Cyber Pirate

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Cyber-Pirates beware: This week, SearchSystems.net, a highly regarded site for researching public records around the world, obtained a judgment of $780,000 in U.S. District Court (case C07-01918) against convicted Cyber-Pirate Mark Musselman and his website, courtsonline.org, it was announced today by Novo Law Group, P.C.

epOxybOx Gallery Kicks off the Holiday Shopping Season

VENICE, Calif. -- This holiday season, epOxybOx and epOxyGreen, sister companies specializing in green art, and environmentally friendly products for personal use and home design, kick off the holiday gift-giving season with a Holiday Extravaganza on December 7, 2007, 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. All are welcome to an evening of music, gourmet treats from Market Gourmet, and wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Social Platform LLC Positioned in the Magic Quadrant Report for Team Collaboration and Social Software

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Social Platform LLC, a leading provider of white label social networking software, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the niche players quadrant in the "Team Collaboration and Social Software, 2007 Magic Quadrant" (*Note 1) report.

SeaNet Company Adds New Yacht to Fleet – Expands Fractional-Yacht Ownership Offerings

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- SeaNet Company, Inc., a leader in fractional-yacht ownership, is excited to announce their latest fleet addition, the 60-foot Manhattan, which promises to deliver unparalleled performance combined with industry-leading luxury. Four years ago, SeaNet launched its first yacht.

Authernative Granted U.S. Patent on Key Conversion Method for Communication Session Encryption

Authernative patentREDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Authernative, Inc., the developer of innovative user authentication and identity management technologies, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company its patent for a key conversion method.

BETA Records Partners with Audiobaba to Match Mainstream Artist Searches to Indie Music Artists

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Georg van Handel (CEO) and Chris Honetschlaeger (President) of BETA Records, LLC, announced today that they will partner with Audiobaba to match mainstream artist searches to unsigned artists, using their proprietary acoustic fingerprinting technology.

First-Ever Pool Party and Belly Flop Contest at NASCAR Event to be Hosted by 1-800-Radiator

BENICIA, Calif. and MIAMI, Fla. -- It's a first for NASCAR - a pool party and belly flop contest. The event will be hosted by 1-800-Radiator at NASCAR's Miami event this weekend. Race-goers can cool their engines by getting in the swim of things at the 1-800-Radiator pool party, either as a belly flop contestant, or score keeper.

FreeOverstock Resurrected as CostsZero – Dead Internet Startup Comes Back to Life

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- In less time than it took its URL to propagate across the world wide web, internet startup www.freeoverstock.com operated by New Venture Company was flat-lining by Monday morning and pronounced dead (i.e. offline) by late Tuesday. Possibly one of the shortest-lived internet startups in history, considering it was launched only the Thursday before.

Where on The Web is Everything for Free? How About FreeOverstock.com

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Start-up website FreeOverstock.com, owned by New Venture Company, claims to give away overstock merchandise for absolutely nothing. Sure, there's plenty of free stuff on the web. Free fonts, free screen savers, free music... many with a free virus attached. And it's a given that nobody gives away valuables like toasters, MP3 players, and jewelry.

Dragon Pearl Tea Company is Against the War in Iraq, but Supports U.S. Troops by Sending Them Green Tea

GROVER BEACH, Calif. -- Sergeant Kolmar, stationed in Iraq, is one of the thousands of troops who now have received natural green tea from California-based Dragon Pearl Tea. He sent his thanks for the U.S. Troop Care Package that contained a travel-size version of Dragon Pearl's most popular tea product. "Our Platoon buddy loved the tea," he wrote.

La Tortilla Oven Makes it to the Latin Grammys

PASADENA, Calif. -- La Tortilla Oven has been invited by Distinctive Assets Entertainment Marketing to participate in the Gift Bag program for the 8th Annual Latin GRAMMY(R) Awards on November 8, 2007 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The appreciation of Latin music and food has always been a part of La Tortilla Oven and the driving force behind its success.

Falling Home Prices Cause Homeowners to Focus on Cost Savings When Remodeling

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- While interest in remodeling remains high, the most recent survey of 5,000 U.S. homeowners by www.remodelestimates.com reveals that cost savings is now a key consideration as U.S. home prices continue to decline. The "Fall 2007 Remodelestimates.com Remodeling Sentiment Report," a semi-annual survey of 5,000 U.S. homeowners, shows a continuing trend among homeowners toward minimizing remodeling costs.

ABC Senior Services Expands into Granada Hills and Sherman Oaks Area

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. -- Always Best Care Senior Services has expanded into the Granada Hills/Sherman Oaks, California areas. America's premier in-home care, assisted living placement service, and personal response company, is proud to announce seniors in Granada Hills/Sherman Oaks can now rely on Always Best Care Senior Services for outstanding care.

Products Exclusively ‘Made in USA’ Touted at New Online Shopping Portal

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- "Sustainable" has become an American buzz word and "buy local" is a message that is popping up everywhere. That's why a newly launched e-commerce site, MadeinUSAForever, promises to sell items made only in the U.S. It's no secret that manufacturing in the U.S. is on the decline.

Connecting to God with World’s First Spiritual Perfume

ORANGE, Calif. -- Recent scientific findings indicates new niche fragrance, Virtue(R) parfum, and its inspirational concept are on solid ground with olfactory research, associative behavior research, and the Bible. "Virtue(R) was created to be a reminder for Godly focus and help a person connect through fragrance. We developed it for anyone seeking a relationship with their Creator," said Vicki Pratt, President, of IBI.

American Information Strategies, Inc.(R) Forms Strategic Partnership with Powerhouse Business Leader

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. -- American Information Strategies (AIS), a premier investor lead generation company based in San Clemente, CA, recently entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Ron Huntington, partner of Verne Harnish, author of "Mastering the Rockefeller Habits." Renowned for his keen insights and expertise, Mr. Huntington is a distinguished business leader with over 30 years of entrepreneurial, ownership, and management experience.

Garrett Stafford of Detroit Red Wings Endorses Vitamin Supplement, 1st Step for Energy

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Full Performance Fitness Inc. has signed a deal with new Detroit Red Wings defenseman Garrett Stafford. Garrett is a Los Angeles native, but played in the northeast growing up. He finished the regular season as the Sharks top scoring defenseman and T-8th among AHL blueliners with 41 points.

Cliff Moser to Head Architecture Department at CADFORCE

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- CADFORCE, the Los Angeles-based global leader in outsourced architectural services, today announced the hiring of Cliff Moser, AIA, MSQA-LEED(R) AP as Vice President of Architecture. "Cliff's knowledge of quality systems and processes will be passed directly to our clients - resulting in better, more efficient, homes and buildings," said Bob Vanech, CEO.

Oilsource Holding Group Inc. and Abundant Biofuels Corporation Form Joint Venture to Produce Biodiesel in Colombia

MONTEREY, Calif. and BOGOTA, COLOMBIA -- Oilsource Holding Group announced that it has joined with Abundant Biofuels Corporation to begin producing biodiesel from non-food crops in Colombia. Abundant Biofuels Colombia SRL has identified a strong interest from private and government sector.

Neotrope Announces Launch of PRTrax Reader Tracking for PR Business Intelligence

TORRANCE, Calif. -- Neotrope(R), a leading California-based advertising, PR, and technology company established 1983, today announced the launch of its new PRTrax(TM) Reader Tracking solution, the first service of its kind in the industry. PRTrax allows marketing departments and public relations professionals to track press release readership data across multiple news sites in the Neotrope News Network, including Send2Press(R), and California Newswire(R).

The Los Angeles Times Completes Sale of Recycler Classifieds to Target Media Partners

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Times Media Group today announced the sale of Recycler Classifieds, publisher of four editions of the pioneering Recycler free classified advertising paper and eleven weekly and bi-weekly photo ad and employment guides throughout Southern California, as well as operator of the popular Recycler.com website, to Target Media Partners. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

CSA Travel Protection and Cheapoair to Deliver Affordable Travel Insurance

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- CSA Travel Protection, a leading provider of travel insurance, has teamed up with Cheapoair.com, a top budget travel website to provide Cheapoair consumers with affordable travel insurance. This partnership gives travelers immediate access to purchase travel protection at time of booking flight arrangements with Cheapoair.

HaleyBopTees Creates Limited Edition Shirt for Junko Yoshioka Fashion Show

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- 300 lucky guests of the Wedding Channel Couture Show will receive a special limited edition T-shirt designed for the show by HaleyBopTees. Taking place at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City on October 21st, the Wedding Channel Couture show is set to feature today's top wedding designers including famed wedding gown designer Junko Yoshioka.

Cosmetics that Rock: AMP Cosmetics Mixes Makeup with Music

OAKLAND, Calif. -- AMP Cosmetics has launched a new line of cosmetics that rock. The products are dedicated to women who not only changed the sound, but the look of rock and roll. The team of experts at AMP Cosmetics has assembled a collection of high-quality products in some of the most vivid and bold colors available today.

CADFORCE, Inc. Bolsters BIM and Green Capabilities With Hiring of International AEC Technology Expert

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- CADFORCE, the Los Angeles-based global leader in outsourced architectural services, today announced the hiring of David Gerber, Ph.D., as Vice President of Innovation. "In Dr. Gerber, we have found a rare combination of architectural and technology expertise that makes us the clear innovation leader in Revit," said Bob Vanech, Chief Executive Officer of CADFORCE.

Applied Business Software, Inc. and Reliable Trust Deed Services Announce Strategic Partnership

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Applied Business Software Inc. ("ABS"), developer of The Mortgage Office(TM), the leading loan servicing software solution for the lending industry, and Reliable Trust Deed Services ("RTDS"), a foreclosure trustee dedicated to providing the most efficient, timely and personal service in the industry, announced today that they have formed a strategic partnership to provide full product integration between The Mortgage Office(TM) and the services provided by RTDS.

Eco Capital and Invest, Inc. and Green Oil Technologies, LLC Introduces Next Generation Gasification Technology to U.S. Markets

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Eco Capital and Invest, Inc. of Michigan City, Indiana and Green Oil Technologies of Denver, Colorado have made next generation gasification systems available to the North American markets, using the patented German Technology called KUG Thermolysis. Gasification plants convert many types of waste products into gas and electricity cleanly and efficiently.

Social Platform Grows – Social Networking Software Provider Moves, Adds to Team

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Social Platform, a social networking software provider of scalable web-based solutions for branded, high end social applications announced today their move to larger facilities in Los Angeles. "We wanted to be nearer to our media and entertainment customers in the Los Angeles area while remaining close by our state of the art data center in the downtown area," remarked Eric Schlissel, CEO.

Noah’s Arcade Launches Alternative Kids Apparel Line ‘Just Like Daddy Would Wear’

Noah's Arcade clothingLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Noah's Arcade, a California-based clothing line for boys - newborn to 6T - announces a fun, hip line that caters to the edgy crowd. When co-owners of Noah's Arcade, Allyson Wagoner and Shannon Hanly, went shopping for their new baby boys, they discovered that the market for cool and happening boy's apparel was limited.

Neotrope Selected to Provide Internet Marketing Solutions for LetsGoToPonce.com

Neotrope marketingTORRANCE, Calif. -- Neotrope(R), a leading California-based advertising, public relations, and Internet Marketing firm established 1983, today announced that Puerto Rico-based international marketing and PR firm I:Avalanche Corp. has selected Neotrope to provide promotion assistance for LetsGoToPonce.com, South Puerto Rico's (Porta Caribe) only highly segmented network of tourism, business and relocation opportunities.

Java Juice(R) – Consumer Demand Puts the Squeeze on Liquid Coffee Extract Company

Java Juice flavorsLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Somewhere in the middle of the FAQ page of Java Juice(R) liquid coffee extract website, there is a snarky reply to the question, "Why no Decaf Java Juice(R)?" Answer: "What's the point?" Fans of Java Juice(R) immediately recognized the product's quality and commitment to organic and fair-trade coffee practices, as well as its award-winning flavor.

Custom Motorcycle Manufacturer Rhino Motorcycles, offers a Special Rebate Program to the Men and Women of the United States Military

Rhino MotorcyclesLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Rhino Motorcycles, located in Sun Valley California just announced a special rebate program for the U.S. Military. The special program offers a discount of 5% or up to $1,000 off the purchase of a motorcycle. Rhino Motorcycles is the very first motorcycle manufacturer to offer this special discount to all the men and women of the United States Military who have served and are actively serving the country.

Axiom Cycles Offers Solutions to Alleged Harley Davidson Design Flaw

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Axiom Cycles, Inc. has tackled the wobble and rear-steer problems with Harley Davidson rubber mounted motorcycles adding products from Ride-Str8 and True-Track to the Harley Davidson parts catalog. Adding these stabilization kits to their selection of aftermarket Harley Davidson parts Axiom Cycles hopes to increase rider safety by improving suspension related issues.

Axiom Cycles Enhances Customer Service and Sets Itself Apart from Internet Competition

SANTA ANA, Calif. --- Axiom Cycles, Inc. sells aftermarket Harley Davidson and custom motorcycle parts and accessories. They recently announced new service offerings to include: additional performance tuning, engine rebuilding, and enhanced customer service and technical support.

GayCalifornia.com acquired for a Cool Quarter Million Dollars

GayCaliforniaDENVER, Colo. -- Hammerberg & Associates, Inc. recently acquired the domain name, GayCalifornia.com, for a price tag of $250,000. According to the purchaser and "technoprenuer," Jeffery Hammerberg, it was a bargain.

Cyrios, Inc. Seeks Expansion into Asia and Europe to Increase Presence in Global Commodities Market

GLENDALE, Calif. -- Cyrios, Inc., a U.S.-based, California corporation, is meeting with their Asian and European partners to discuss expansion of commodity trading, specifically petroleum and coal, in the global market. Cyrios, Inc. was formed when members of two commodity-trading companies recognized the growth potential of combining these businesses to diversify their executive talents and trading expertise.

Wildfire Launches Newsletter Devoted to UV Black Light Effects

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Wildfire, Inc., which specializes in UV effects, including fixtures and expendable materials, has just launched a unique newsletter devoted entirely to UV effects called The Monthly Blaze. We get asked all the time about how to create certain effects with the luminescent paint, how to get a really bright effect, or which kind of fixture to use for a particular application.

Entrepreneur Sarkis Chakarian Launches Memory Foam Mattress Outlet for ‘The Masses’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Himself a victim of forking over thousands for a so-called "space-age" memory foam mattress, web entrepreneur and president of Memorlux.com, Sarkis Chakarian claims to have unveiled what he calls "a marketing scam of global proportions." His mission, in his own words, is to expose the myths surrounding the memory foam industry.

New College Grads Can Get Career Coaching from Boomer Specialist Rinker and Associates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Rinker and Associates, a career coaching and consulting business focused on baby boomers, has expanded its services to address the needs of recent college graduates. More than 1.5 million new college grads will make their way into the real world this year. While their baby boomer parents are managing an "empty nest" transition, new grads are struggling with their own transition into the "real world."

AIS® Introduces the Wealth Qualified Investor Profile

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. -- American Information Strategies(R), creator of the American Surveyed Investor(TM) lead profile, has announced the release of a new type of lead, consisting of accredited investors that have a net worth range from $2,000,000 to $5,000,000. Each lead includes a demographic and psychographic profile and can be filtered through a set of preferences (i.e. age, income, liquidity, etc.).

PhotoSpin.com to Distribute Newstock Image Library

PhotoSpinLONG BEACH, Calif. -- PhotoSpin, a leading royalty free stock subscription service in the United Sates, has added Newstock images to their collection of royalty free images. PhotoSpin's unique subscription model offers thousands of photos, illustrations, fonts, film and sound as an annual service; now with thousands of new images uploaded monthly. Annual subscribers pay one fee, and can then download whatever they need.

Home Improvement Site All Around the Home’s Magical New Partnership

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Customer based home improvement site All Around the Home (AATH) has officially become a staple for Southern California internet bound homeowners. Magic Builders is one of many Los Angeles County contractors who have signed with AATH since the beginning of 2007. Homeowners in the LA County area are sure to be able to find quality contractors for all of their home improvement needs.

Mark Whitacre, Ph.D. Joins Management Team at Cypress Systems, Inc.

Mark WhitacreFRESNO, Calif. -- Cypress Systems, Inc, a Fresno CA based biotechnology company, announced that it has hired Mark Whitacre, Ph.D. Dr. Whitacre joined the executive management team effective January 1, 2007 as COO & President, Technology and Business Development, following the opening of a new office in Pensacola, Florida in December, 2006.

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