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DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

Harper Government Highlights Benefits for Saskatchewan of a Potential Canada-EU Trade Agreement

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 04/27/12 -- The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification), and Randy Hoback, Member of Parliament for Prince Albert, today joined federal ministers across the country in highlighting the benefits of a potential trade agreement with the European Union. The two held events at local businesses in Saskatchewan's important scientific research and development and agriculture sectors to highlight the benefits a Canada-EU trade agreement would generate for Canadian workers and their families. "Our government is focused on jobs, growth and long-term prosperity. An ambitious agreement with the European Union will be a big win for Saskatchewan's workers and businesses," said Minister Yelich at the Canadian Light Source Inc. facility in Saskatoon, the only synchrotron light source in Canada. "A Canada-EU tr... (more)

Sapphire Energy Grows Leadership Team With New Chief Operating Officer

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sapphire Energy, Inc., one of the world leaders in algae-based green crude oil production, today announced the appointment of Jeff Webster as Chief Operating Officer (COO).  In this role, Mr. Webster brings more than 28 years of broad industry experience across biotech, renewable energy, agriculture, and oil & gas, including setting strategic direction and leading implementation of successful new business initiatives for industry leading companies such as Solazyme and Tyson Foods' Renewable Products Division.  At Sapphire Energy, he'll oversee current and future business operations, business and project development and corporate affairs.     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120402/SF80367LOGO) "From its executives to scientists to engineers and more, Sapphire Energy has established itself as one of the most po... (more)

Global Cell/Tissue Culture Supplies Industry

NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Cell/Tissue Culture Supplies Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p098415/Global-Cell/Tissue-Culture-Supplies-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=In_Vitro_Diagnostic This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Cell/Tissue Culture Supplies in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Media, Sera, and Reagents. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets. The report profiles 92 companies including many key and niche players such as Affymetrix, Inc., AMRESCO, Inc., BD Biosciences, Cell ... (more)

Wireless Sensor Networks 2012-2022

NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Wireless Sensor Networks 2012-2022 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0184196/Wireless-Sensor-Networks-2012-2022.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=NoCategory The WSN business is set to become a multibillion dollar activity but only if there is major progress with standards and technology. This techno-marketing report scopes over 140 manufacturers and developers and looks closely at the impediments to rollout and how to overcome them. For example, today's power sources often stand in way of the desired 20 year life so the report looks closely at how energy harvesting can help and profiles 40 relevant power source manufacturers. Ten year WSN forecasts are made based on the very latest information. Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN... (more)

Serve Up Some Sunshine

MISSION, KS -- (Marketwire) -- 02/07/13 -- (Family Features) Citrus fruits are popular as snacks or sidekicks in the lunch box, but they can bring a whole lot more to the family table. With their sweet-tangy taste, juicy goodness and sunny colors, grapefruit, oranges and tangerines from Florida can be enjoyed in all kinds of dishes. Whether you use grapefruit juice in a milkshake, orange zest in baked goods, or tangerine slices in a stir-fry, there are plenty of ways to serve up some sunshine. "Try cooking muffins in grapefruit rinds that have been halved and hollowed out," suggested Justin Timineri, Executive Chef and Culinary Ambassador, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. "Or lightly grate the outer peel of citrus and use it when you're cooking -- the natural oils in the peel really enhance a dish." These recipes show you just some of the wa... (more)

Deere Announces Record First-Quarter Earnings of $650 Million

MOLINE, Ill., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Net income attributable to Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) was $649.7 million, or $1.65 per share, for the first quarter ended January 31, compared with $532.9 million, or $1.30 per share, for the same period last year. Worldwide net sales and revenues for the first quarter increased 10 percent, to $7.421 billion, compared with $6.767 billion last year. Net sales of the equipment operations were $6.793 billion for the quarter compared with $6.119 billion a year ago. "With our eleventh consecutive quarter of record earnings, John Deere has started 2013 on a positive note and is setting the stage for another successful year," said Samuel R. Allen, chairman and chief executive officer. "These results are further proof of the adept execution of operating and marketing plans aimed at expanding our global market presence while main... (more)

Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions Awards $1.3 Million for Six Bioindustrial Research Projects

EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/18/13 -- Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions is funding six new bioindustrial projects through its Bioindustrial Research and Innovation Program 2012-13. This targeted program aims to stimulate development of new bioindustrial products and processes from biomass and may lead to new business opportunities for the forest and agricultural sectors in Alberta and Canada. "The projects funded through our Bioindustrial Research and Innovation program hold great promise for increasing economic activity in Alberta's bioindustrial sector, helping to strengthen and diversify our provincial economy," said Dr. Stan Blade, Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions (AI Bio). "Blending forest or agricultural fibre with existing materials or using the fibre in innovative ways may lead to products that are environmentally sustain... (more)

City of Deming and Its Residents benefit from Solar Power

DEMING, N.M., July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Deming has worked with Affordable Solar to complete three solar system installations that now deliver electric power to the City's Waste Water Treatment Plant and the Bilbo Well and Booster Stations which are part of the City's water system.  These solar projects are a great example of a public-private partnership that benefits the City, its residents, and involved businesses. "We are excited to be a participant in this renewable energy project. It not only helps the City water and wastewater facilities stabilize their energy costs over the next 20 years, but it furthers the City's greener approach to the environment," said Mayor Andres Z Silva. The City of Deming did not have to fund the construction of the solar projects.  Rather, the City committed to purchasing solar generated electricity at a fixed price fo... (more)

Crop Protection R&D Declining in Europe, New Study Shows

BRUSSELS, October 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - Europe needs to unlock its innovation potential, reversing this trend and empowering European farmers Research and development for new crop protection products needed by European farmers is in decline, according to a new analysis of market trends in the EU and around the world. The study, from agribusiness consultants PhillipsMcDougall, reveals that the number of active ingredients being developed and introduced in the EU is steadily decreasing - even as global expenditure on agricultural R&D is on the rise. The share of global crop protection R&D focused on European markets has decreased from 33% in the 1980s to only 16% today. Moreover, the European market's share of total worldwide R&D expenditure for new product development in agricultural life sciences is just 7.7% today compared to 33% in the 1980s.   For Europe's ... (more)

Innovotech Announces New Senior Management

EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/17/14 -- Innovotech Inc. (TSX VENTURE: IOT), an innovator focused on providing new and practical solutions to medical, agricultural and industrial problems caused by microbial biofilms, today announced the appointment of Dr. Amin Omar to the new position of General Manager. Mr. Ken Boutilier has stepped down as President and CEO of Innovotech, effective January 1, 2014 and Dr. James Timourian has been appointed to the position of President. Mr. Bruce Hirsche will continue as Secretary and Dr. James Timourian will continue as Chairman of the Board. "Dr. Amin Omar, with Innovotech since 2007, has been responsible for building Innovotech's outstanding reputation of scientific and regulatory expertise in the field of infection control. We have confidence that the management team we now have in place will successfully lead Innovote... (more)