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FirstBingo.com Enters Into an Advertising Agreement with AlphaTrade.com
TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- FirstBingo.com (OTCBB:FBGO) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an Advertising Agreement with AlphaTrade.com (OTCBB:APTD). Under the terms of this agreement AlphaTrade will become the first international advertiser on the FirstBingo play cards. AlphaTrade is the world's first real-time streaming multilingual stock market data provider with a presence in both North America and Europe. By entering into this agreement with AlphaTrade, FirstBingo can take advantage of the company's international business. This will maximize the company's international exposure and at the same time generate revenue for FirstBingo.
Granite State Bankshares, Inc.
Granite State Bankshares, Inc. Announces 25.53% and 15.93% Increases in Fourth Quarter and Year to Date Diluted Earnings Per Share
KEENE, N.H., Jan. 15, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Granite State Bankshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:GSBI) today announced net earnings for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2001 of $3,138,000 and $11,389,000, compared to net earnings of $2,531,000 and $10,078,000 for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2000. Basic earnings per share were $.60 and $2.16 for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2001, compared to $.48 and $1.83 for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2000. Diluted earnings per share were $.59 and $2.11 for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2001 compared to $.47 and $1.82 for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2000, representing increases of 25.53% and 15.93%, respectively.
Lindows.com Files Motion to Dismiss Pending Trademark Lawsuit Filed by Microsoft Corporation
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 15, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Lindows.com announced today that it filed a motion to dismiss the pending trademark lawsuit filed by Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq:MSFT) against Lindows.com. In the lawsuit Microsoft seeks to prevent Lindows.com from using the term "LindowsOS" and "Lindows.com." Because Lindows.com has no presence and conducts no business in the state of Washington, Lindows.com has filed a motion to dismiss the claim citing a lack of personal jurisdiction over the San Diego, CA-based company. Both Lindows.com's motion to dismiss and Microsoft's motion for preliminary injunctions are tentatively scheduled for hearing on February 1, 2002.
Color Imaging, Inc.
Color Imaging Completes Private Placement of Nearly $6 Million
ATLANTA, Jan. 15, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Color Imaging, Inc. (OTCBB:CIMG) reports that it has raised financing of $5,815,420, including $3,815,420 from a private placement which closed on December 26, 2001. Previously disclosed, on October 31, 2001, was an agreement to sell 1,000,000 shares of common stock at $2.00 per share to a nonaffiliated investment firm. The earlier agreement provided that a registration statement covering such shares must be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission within 60 days.
Brodsky & Smith, LLC
Brodsky & Smith, L.L.C. States That Class Actions and/or Investigations of Potential Securities Law Violations Are Ongoing Against APW, Ltd.; ImClone Systems, Inc.; Optical Cable Corp.; and TALX, Corp. -- APW, IMCL, OCCF, TALX
BALA CYNWYD, Pa., Jan. 15, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Brodsky & Smith, L.L.C., of Bala Cynwyd, PA, today announced that class action lawsuits have been initiated in federal courts across the country by various law firms alleging violations of the federal and/or state securities laws, and that investigations of these securities law violations by Brodsky & Smith, L.L.C. are underway for the following corporations:
Regus Signs First UK Franchisee in Landmark Deal
CHERTSEY, U.K., Jan. 15, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Regus (Nasdaq:REGS) (LSE:RGU) has entered into a new phase of its growth by signing its first UK franchisee under an agreement with Business Spark Ltd. The deal closely follows the signing of a 15-center franchise agreement with the HAK Group in the Middle East.
Flowers Increase Chance for Romance
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 15, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Convinced it's impossible to add a touch of romance to your Valentine's Day plans without spending a small fortune? Proflowers says think again. According to a recent survey conducted on behalf of Proflowers, 64 percent of Americans believe flowers are more romantic than jewelry, candy, clothing or dinner.