Is LinkedIn (LNKD) Poised to Beat Earnings Estimates?

Is LinkedIn (LNKD) Poised to Beat Earnings Estimates?
With a 300 million strong global user base and more than 100 million registered U.S. users, the company should be able to maintain its leading position in the professional networking space. LinkedIn's wide industry reach also enables it to capitalize …

Four Chinese journalists, activists named world 'information heroes' by
The press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders has included four Chinese citizens in its first ever list of the world's 100 “information heroes”. In a telling reflection of China's media landscape, none of them … Li Jianjun has for years …
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2014 Webby Awards: The Best Travel Apps And Websites For Globe-Trotters
(Relaxnews) – Airbnb has emerged the big winner in this year's edition of the Webby Awards for travel, taking the top honours in categories like best travel website and best mobile travel app. Winners of the 18th edition of the Webbys were announced …
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Wright Hip Lawsuits Move Forward, as Federal Court Allows Claim to Stand in Wright Conserve Hip Replacement Lawsuit

New York, New York (PRWEB) April 30, 2014

Wright hip lawsuits ( involving Wright Medical Group, Inc.s Conserve Hip Replacement System continue to move forward in courts around the U.S., Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order issued on April 28th in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, a woman who allegedly suffered serious injuries due to the loosening of her Conserve hip implant will be able to pursue a strict liability design defect claim against the company. The Court declined to dismiss the claim after determining that a defense motion for dismissal was premature. The Court also delayed a decision on the dismissal of a fraudulent concealment claim contained in the Wright hip lawsuit, and granted the Plaintiff 30 days to amend the complaint. (Anastasi v. Wright Medical Technology, et al., No. 14-00053)

Our Firm has heard from a number of Wright hip replacement recipients who allegedly suffered injuries similar to those alleged in this lawsuit. We will be monitoring this litigation closely, says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is actively filing Wright hip lawsuits, and continues to offer free legal evaluations to individuals who were allegedly injured due to Wright Conserve hip replacements, as well as Wright Conserve hips.

Wright Hip Lawsuits

According to court documents, the Missouri case is just one of dozens of Wright hip lawsuits that have been filed in courts around the country by individuals who were allegedly harmed by a Wright Conserve hip replacement. At least 78 such claims have been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia. All of these Wright hip lawsuits similarly allege that the Conserves metal-on-metal design can cause the device to shed dangerous amounts of metal ions into recipients tissue and blood stream. Plaintiffs further allege that this occurrence can result in metallosis, pseudotumor formation, failure of the hip, and other serious complications. (In re: Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2329)

Court records also indicate that a number of Wright hip lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. on behalf of patients who are alleged to have suffered serious complications due to the Wright Profemur Total Hip Implant System. These include a case that was settled in December 2013, just before it was scheduled to go to trial in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia this past December. (Courson, et ux. v. Wright Medical Technology, Inc., No. 5:12-cv-173) Court papers filed in March 2013 in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California indicated a settlement had also been struck in a similar claim that was pending in that jurisdiction. (Tucker, et al. v. Wright Medical Technology, Inc., et al., No. 4:11-cv- 03086)

Wright hip replacement recipients who allegedly suffered serious complications due to the Profemur or Conserve hip systems may be entitled to compensation for their injury-related damages. Learn more about filing a Wright hip lawsuit at Bernstein Liebhard LLPs website, or call one of the Firms attorneys today for a free case review, at 800-511-5092.

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $ 3 billion on behalf of our clients. The Firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the Plaintiffs Hot List, recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country, for the past 12 consecutive years. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is the only firm in the country to be named to this prestigious list every year since it was first published in 2003.

Bernstein Liebhard LLP represents the victims of defective drugs and medical devices on a contingency-fee basis, and our clients are never expected to pay attorneys fees unless their case results in a successful recovery on their behalf. New York States contingency fee cap rules generally limit those fees to 33 1/3% of the total recovery. As a result, the Firms fees can be significantly lower than those assessed by attorneys in other states, which depending on the law may amount to as much as 40% or more of a plaintiffs recovery.

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Vocus Demand Success Conference Educates to Increase Profits

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014

Savvy marketers are gearing up for the Demand Success 2014, Vocus annual Marketing and PR Conference on June 5th -6th at the luxurious Gaylord Hotel in Washington D.C.

Major sponsors include Google, the American Marketing Association, Social Media Examiner, and Social Fresh.

The annual convention features an impressive lineup of the top minds in marketing, including keynote speakers Randi Zuckerberg of Zuckerberg Media and Google’s Digital Marketing Evangelist Avinash Kaushik. These distinguished speakers will provide attendees with actionable advice to improve every aspect of their promotional strategies from SEO to B2B brand building and visual storytelling.

Early bird discount registration for Vocus clients ends on May 15th; current customers are also invited to participate in special pre-conference hands-on Marketing Suite and PR Suite software training sessions with Vocus staff members on June 4th. Non-customers are eligible for $ 100 in savings until May 15th.

Demand Success consists of several intimate sessions with industry thought leaders for exclusive presentations along with open question/answer forums. Attendees may make their own schedules from the master agenda or choose from 3 programs created especially for PR, marketing, and social media concentrations. In addition to the main speakers, 8 distinguished guests will deliver the first ever Ignite Talk after actor Adrian Grenier’s closing keynote address on Thursday, June 5th.

Although the agenda appears to emphasize digital marketing exclusively, the Demand 2014 experts agree that a multi-channel or integrated approach brings the best results for contemporary brands. PrintFirm online marketing director Katherine Tattersfield considers Demand Success a print-friendly conference: “The 2014 convention agenda touches on several relevant topics for folks in the printing and mailing industries. Print usually plays an important role in pro PR and social media campaigns. Besides, every print marketer must master the online side of advertising as well.”

Tattersfield is a long time Vocus supporter who advocates PR techniques for small business: “When I joined the team at PrintFirm, I recommended press releases through Vocus as a way to raise brand awareness. After our first release appeared on Yahoo News, my superiors here became believers, too. For a small company, there’s no better way to spread the word online to new audiences. Our releases drive targeted traffic to our website and appear on big name news sites we’d never be associated with otherwise. I’m eager to learn the latest tactics from Chris Brogan and the rest of the all-star presenters at Demand Success in D.C.!”

To register for Demand Success, please visit

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Ranking France's 20 Greatest World Cup Goals

Ranking France's 20 Greatest World Cup Goals
Often, the goals ranking highest in a nation's collective memory are not necessarily wonder goals but moments that have a greater overall meaning—be it for the team or regarding the individual who scored it. The French national team has been blessed …
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Preseason College Football Rankings: Post-Spring Practice Top 25
Here's our look at Bleacher Report's Preseason Top 25, Post-Spring Practice Edition, taking into account events that have occurred during spring ball that may have an effect on a team's outlook for the fall. Like any way-too-early ranking, they're more …
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Power Ranking the Top 20 European Clubs as Chelsea, Barcelona Rise
We've got two new entries into the top 20 for you this week, with sides from Spain's La Liga and Italy's Serie A making way. Liverpool picked up a high-profile defeat in a top-of-the-table clash in England, meaning there's a change at the top of our …
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Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort Installs InvoTech UHF-RFID Uniform System to Reduce Costs

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014

InvoTech Systems, Inc. announced Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort implemented InvoTechs UHF-RFID Uniform Management System to automate uniform tracking, accounting, and reporting for 20,000 newly designed uniforms. Soaring Eagle also installed InvoTech in the propertys uniform distribution center to establish 100% accountability and reduce replacement expenses. The InvoTech Uniform System interfaces with the White Conveyors U-Pick-It System to automatically deliver uniforms to staff. Click here for more information on InvoTechs Linen, Uniform, and Laundry Systems.

Centralized System Assigns and Tracks Specific Uniforms for Each Staff Member

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30 Best Search Engine Optimization Reseller Firms in China Declared by

30 Best Search Engine Optimization Reseller Firms in China Declared by has declared the best SEO resale services in China in the search marketing industry for the month of April 2014. Thousands providing solutions within the industry are evaluated in order to decide which services produce the most remarkable …
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The Most Effective SEO Tactics
Other SEO efforts seen as effective include keyword research and management (47% say it is one of the most effective tactics), frequent website updating (37%), social media integration (32%), and frequent blogging (28%). Link-building, a tactic greatly …
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NewCloud Networks Chooses Veeam to Power Top of the Line Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions for the Mid-Market

Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 30, 2014

Nationwide cloud computing and communications provider, NewCloud Networks has selected Veeam to power their state-of-the-art backup and disaster recovery solutions for virtual environments. Having recently expanded their data center footprint, NewCloud was in need of reliable data protection software in order to provide a surefire backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solution to their virtual and hybrid cloud customers.

Virtualization in the mid-market is on the rise, and with that comes the need for geographic redundancy and true disaster recovery, says Sam Kumar, President of NewCloud Networks. He adds that after extensive research by our Engineers, we selected Veeam as our vendor for backup and disaster recovery in virtual environments because they possess the necessary expertise in our technologies as well as dedication to providing top of the line support. Mike Waguespack, Senior Director of Veeam Softwares Global Cloud Group, stated, We are excited that NewCloud Networks has selected Veeam. At their rate of growth, we are confident NewCloud will help increase the number of workloads protected with Veeam.

NewCloud will use Veeam Backup & Replication to provide BDR solutions to mid-market businesses in two ways. Companies with their own data center infrastructure can utilize the Veeam-powered service to back up their data to one or more of NewClouds data center facilities. NewCloud’s data centers are located in Denver and Phoenix, both are areas considered geographically secure from a natural disaster standpoint.

Customers hosting their infrastructure using NewClouds Virtual Private Data Center solution will have the benefit of selecting their primary data center (Denver or Phoenix) and utilizing the Veeam-powered service for backup and disaster recovery to a secondary data center (Denver or Phoenix).

Our goal is to provide mid-market businesses a complete infrastructure solution with full disaster recovery capabilities, says Kumar. Veeam has proven itself the perfect partner for our company goals.

About NewCloud Networks: NewCloud Networks is a nationwide cloud computing and communications provider. NewCloud specializes in the deployment of virtualized infrastructure including public, private and hybrid cloud services.

About Veeam: Veeam is a rapidly expanding backup and replication provider specializing in virtual environments.

The Biggest Factor Matt Cutts Forgot to Mention for Getting Rankings Explained by Neil and Keith Eneix in Latest Podcast on Fannit

Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 – Listen to the podcast here to learn more.

Online Marketing expert, Keith Eneix, says, Business owners and marketing managers are too concerned with the minute details of why their website is not ranking, when they should be spending that precious time focused on things that truly do affect rankings.

Towards the end of the podcast he mentions two simple actions webmasters should take to increase their online rankings.

In this mini-series on understanding what affects rankings, Fannit begins with one of the biggest misconceptions search engine marketers face in how social media affects SEO. Daniel Threlfall dispels any uncertainties behind how Google truly views social media signals in the post linked below:

The Dirty Secret About Social Media And SEO Learn the real secrets behind how social media affects search results.

About Fannit uses the Internet, social media and email to help you connect with prospective new customers and current customers to generate business growth and improve reputation. Fannit uses unique Internet marketing techniques like search engine marketing (SEM), content development, search engine optimization (SEO), pay per click (PPC), social media marketing (SMM), Lead Conversion Strategies and email marketing to help you grow your business. Fannits corporate offices are located 2911 Hewitt Ave Everett, WA 98201, but serve clients across the US, Canada and Europe.

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Neil Eneix

Chief Operating Officer



Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) 11th Annual Awards Dinner Honors Venture Capital Partner Robert Kibble of Mission Ventures

Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2014

The Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) held its Eleventh Annual Venture Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 13, 2014 to recognize Southern Californias best venture-backed companies, and to celebrate the induction of Robert Kibble into the LAVA Hall of Fame. The awards dinner was attended by over 200 leaders in the Venture Capital community, including CEOs and founders of successful emerging companies. It was held at Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica.

This year’s LAVA Hall of Fame inductee was Robert Kibble. Robert Kibble is a co-Founder and Managing Partner of Mission Ventures, a Southern California venture capital firm investing regionally in early-stage information technology companies. He has over 30 years of venture capital investing experience.

Prior to Mission Ventures, Robert served for thirteen years as a founding General Partner of Paragon Venture Partners, a successful venture capital firm operating in Silicon Valley, focused on investing in information technology companies. His early career included investment banking on Wall Street as well as Vice President of Citicorps Merchant Banking Group in Malaysia and Brazil before becoming a Vice President of Citicorp Venture Capital.

Robert has a Bachelor’s degree, with honors, in Natural Sciences from Oxford University, and an MBA from the Darden School, University of Virginia. He is a former Director of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and he currently sits on the Board of Eveo, Nexiant, and SodaHead. Robert represented Mission’s leadership role in prior portfolio investments in Sandpiper Networks (subsequently becoming Digital Island) and Shopzilla.

This is one of LAVA’s signature events and it continues our tradition of showcasing Los Angeles’ top emerging companies, entrepreneurs and investors, says Matt Crowley, President of LAVA. Earning recognition in trying economic times is especially challenging, and this year’s nominees all deserve congratulations and admiration for their accomplishments.

The five award winning companies were selected by the attendees at the evenings dinner event from 17 nominees in the following categories:

Best M&A Exit – Docstoc

Docstoc is the premier online destination to start and grow small businesses. It hosts the best quality and widest selection of professional documents (over 30 million) and resources including expert courses, videos, articles and productivity tools to make every small business better. Docstoc is among the top 500 most visited websites (quantcast) and has over 45 million registered users. It offers a vast collection of free resources and provides a monthly membership which unlocks its widest selection of premium content. Docstoc also provides the technology to help facilitate the sharing and promotion of documents across the web and has popularized the use of embedding documents throughout the blogosphere and mainstream media. Docstoc Inc. was founded by Jason Nazar and Alon Shwartz and launched in October 2007. Docstoc was acquired by Intuit in December 2013. The company is located in Santa Monica, CA.

Best Seed/Early Stage Funding <$ 3mm – Cargomatic

Cargomatic is Uber for Local Trucking. Businesses moving freight can now find local trucks when and where they need them. Local trucking is an enormous yet highly fragmented market, with major carriers servicing only 15% of a $ 70B industry. Cargomatic is disrupting the marketplace by offering shippers easy access to under-utilized space on independent & owner-operated trucks.

Best A Round Funding – PaeDae

PaeDae is the worlds largest mobile ad engagement network. Based in Santa Monica, California with satellite offices in New York and San Francisco; PaeDae has to date raised more than $ 12M in funding to expand its unique user-centric advertising platform, which includes mobile video, rich media, and app discovery.

Best B Round plus Funding – Dollar Shave Club

Dollar Shave Club is a rocketing mens lifestyle brand and e-commerce company on a mission to change the way men address their shaving and grooming needs. From our BS-free razor subscription, to our Shave Butter chemistry, to tomorrows cutting edge user experience were dedicated to inventing smart products to make guys lives better and easier. We have an exploding member base to show for it and are backed by top tier VC funds.

Hottest New Company – Snapchat

Snapchat is a photo messaging application (app) developed by Evan Spiegel and Robert Murphy, then Stanford University students. Using the application, users can take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients. These sent photographs and videos are known as Snaps. Users set a time limit for how long recipients can view their Snaps, after which they will be hidden from the recipients device and deleted from Snapchats servers.

About the Los Angeles Venture Association:

LAVA is Los Angeless premiere Venture Capital focused industry organization that provides a forum for Entrepreneurs, Investors and the community of businesses that assist companies in their formation and growth. LAVA celebrates 30 years of service to the community. It is led by a team of volunteers that provide program, sponsorship and leadership in the Venture funded community. For more information, visit


Leonard Lanzi,

LAVA Executive Director