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NASDAQ Announces End-of-Month Open Short Interest Positions in NASDAQ Stocks as of Settlement Date December 31, 2007
NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of December 31, 2007, short interest in 2,697 NASDAQ Global Market(sm) securities totaled 7,925,466,682 shares compared with 8,091,708,341 shares in 2,702 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of December 14, 2007. The end-of-December short interest represents 4.40 days average daily NASDAQ Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 3.88 days for the prior reporting period.
Astroview Inc. Announces Breakthrough in Electron Flow for Silicon Devices
SANTA ANA, Calif., Jan. 10, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Astroview Inc. announced today that it has developed a unique process to enhance electron flow and reduce heat in transistor applications by magnitudes. This technology was actually proven prior to 2006 using mathematical models but Astroview decided to hold off the announcement until now as the market now appears ready. J. Scott Campbell, CEO of Astroview, stated, "This technology can greatly enhance all transistors applications and may be a significant breakthrough in the use of all OLED devices as well because it prevents avalanching of the electrons between devices causing heat build up and voltage and current surges." Campbell went on to say that Astroview has been primarily focused on new technology in flat screens and structures that can be made with a triode design instead of diode configuration. The company is contemplating licensing and or a public offering in the near future depending on market conditions.
TASER International, Inc.
TASER International Comments On Intellectual Property
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 10, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- TASER International, Inc. (Nasdaq:TASR), a market leader in advanced electronic control devices (ECD), today comments on a desperate tactic by a distressed company. "These attempts by Stinger Systems, Inc. to confuse the market coming from a desperate company with minimal sales of hand-held ECD products in the marketplace demonstrates the dire straits they face as they are not having success with their existing efforts to compete with our TASER(r) devices," commented Tom Smith, Founder and Chairman of the Board of TASER International, Inc. "Customers continue to look to TASER(r) technology as the proven market-leader for electronic control devices. TASER International continues to focus on providing the best technology for our customers while our legal team deals with these day-to-day legal issues as well as expanding our portfolio of 22 granted U.S. patents and another 40 applied U.S. patents covering our core technology and future products. This is in addition to 14 issued foreign patents and another 61 pending foreign patents. This pattern of press releases issued over the last year by Stinger and McNulty is simply an attempt to distract the market and investors and will be dealt with accordingly through appropriate means rather than through responding to each bizarre press release," continued Mr. Smith.
Sonesta International Hotels Corporation
Sonesta Announces Special Dividend
BOSTON, Jan. 10, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Sonesta International Hotels Corporation (Nasdaq:SNSTA) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the payment of a special dividend of $1.00 per share on the Company's stock. The dividend will be paid February 12, 2008 to holders of record on February 1, 2008.
Competitive Technologies, Inc.
Competitive Technologies Obtains License Rights to Non-Invasive Early-Detection Test for Breast Cancer
FAIRFIELD, Conn., Jan. 10, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Competitive Technologies, Inc. (AMEX:CTT) announced today that it has signed a license and commercialization agreement for rights to the patented breast cancer diagnostic technology, Early Breastest(tm). The non-invasive technology generates an analysis that detects angiogenesis, an early predictor of the possibility of cancer. The agreement provides for sharing of revenue derived from the technology.
Bell Microproducts Inc.
Bell Micro LPGA Classic Coming to Alabama's RTJ Golf Trail in September 2008
SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Bell Microproducts Inc. (Nasdaq:BELM), one of the world's largest value-added distributors of storage and computing technology, along with the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), State of Alabama, County of Mobile, City of Mobile and the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, today announced the creation of the Bell Micro LPGA Classic. The LPGA event will be played September 8 - 14, 2008 and feature a full field of players. The inaugural Bell Micro LPGA Classic will be played on the Crossings Course at the Magnolia Grove location on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Mobile, Alabama. The tournament, which will also be played in 2009 and 2010, is scheduled to be televised nationally and internationally.