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SPOT LLC Expands Consumer Social Networking Capabilities by Launching Yahoo! Fire Eagle Integration
MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 13, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- SPOT LLC, the pioneer behind the award-winning SPOT Satellite Messenger(tm), today announced its integration with Yahoo! Fire Eagle further enhancing the mainstream consumer appeal for the SPOT Satellite Messenger. Fire Eagle is an open platform that helps users take their location to the web by sharing their location information with other sites and services online while keeping full control over their data and privacy. The Fire Eagle integration specifically enables SPOT Satellite Messenger users the ability to publish their adventure geotags or location coordinates to the web, sharing their location with their favorite services and increasingly popular social networking sites to get a whole new range of location-based features.
FactSet Research Systems Inc.
FactSet Research Systems Declares Dividend
NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 13, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS), a leading provider of integrated financial information and analytical applications to the global investment community, today announced that its Board of Directors approved a regular quarterly dividend of $0.18 per share. The cash dividend will be paid on September 16, 2008 to holders of record of FactSet's common stock on August 29, 2008.
Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.
Heidrick & Struggles Acquires Boutique Executive Recruiting Firm 75 Search Partners, LLC
CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII), the world's premier executive search and leadership consulting firm, today announced it has completed the acquisition of 75 Search Partners, LLC, a Boston-based boutique executive search firm dedicated to the recruitment of senior investment professionals globally.
Universal Detection Technology
Universal Detection Technology Receives Purchase Order for Anthrax Detection Equipment From the State of Hawaii Emergency Medical Services
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Universal Detection Technology (www.udetection.com) (OTCBB:UNDT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies to protect people from bioterrorism and other infectious health threats and provider of counter-terrorism consulting and training services, reported today that it has received a purchase order from the state of Hawaii Emergency Medical Services for its handheld bio-detection equipment. The purchase order is for handheld devices that test for Anthrax, Ricin Toxin, Botulinum Toxin, Y. Pestis (Plague), and Staphylococcal Entertoxin B (SEB). The purchase order also includes simulation kits that mimic a real world "white powder" incident.
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Identifies New Drug Candidate for Glaucoma
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Aug. 12, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:LXRX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing breakthrough treatments for human disease, announced today that it has initiated formal preclinical development of LX7101, a new drug candidate for glaucoma. LX7101 is a small molecule compound that may have application in treating glaucoma by lowering fluid pressure in the eye through a new mechanism of action. Glaucoma is a disease of the eye which gradually impairs vision and is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. Upon successful completion of preclinical development, Lexicon plans to file an Investigational New Drug (IND) application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for LX7101.