Monday, September 15, 2014

Danaher Corporation Offering Nobel Biocare to Join Dental Platform

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND -- Nobel Biocare announced today that it has entered into a definitive transaction agreement with Danaher whereby Danaher, or one of its direct or indirect subsidiaries, will publish a public tender offer for all publicly held shares of Nobel Biocare, a world leader in the field of implant-based dental restorations. Danaher is committed to establish Nobel Biocare as a cornerstone of its dental platform. With the addition of Nobel Biocare, Danaher’s dental platform will be the largest consumable and equipment player in the dental industry, with sales approaching USD 3 billion. Dental implants alone is a USD 3.5 billion market with attractive long term growth drivers, including an aging population, growing income in high growth markets and low penetration rates of dental implants in most geographies. With this acquisition, the Danaher dental platform will have a leading position in dental; and Danaher plans to further invest in this area. Nobel Biocare will operate as a stand-alone company within Danaher's dental platform, maintaining its own brand and identity. Danaher is committed to Nobel Biocare's production sites and its headquarters in Switzerland.

New Meditation App for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

PARK CITY, UT. -- Zen180 launched today the free Zen180 App to get focused, creative, and help with the everyday stresses of living.  Available immediately through the iTunes store at:, the Zen180 app provides background audio that you can listen to while meditating, reading, studying, doing homework, or trying to relax.  The Zen180 app features 5 cognitive enhancing audio programs:  FOCUSED, CREATIVE, AWAKENED, RELAXED and ROMANTIC Mind.  The main FOCUSED audio track is free, with the other 4 tracks priced at $.99 each or $1.99 for all 4.  With Zen180, you can dramatically increase your mental and learning abilities, creativity, happiness, focus and concentration.  The app accomplishes this with its exclusive 3D binaural beats to mimic the desired state of mind to help you meditate on a deeper level with brain enhancement audio technology to augment the 5 natural brain wave patterns: Alpha, Beta, Delta, Theta and Gamma.

VUID Inc., Makers of the Spotlight App, Awards 1st $10,000 Prize

PHILADELPHIA, PA. -- VUID Inc., the makers of the Spotlight app, awarded a $10,000 prize to Adam Englehart for winning the Spotlight creative content contest in August.  Adam is a Philadelphia area resident and art director who posted original photographs taken mainly throughout the Philadelphia area.  He won by garnering 37,551 likes on Spotlight in August, followed by Mario Mella, a Temple University student, who garnered 36,894 likes.

Ephesoft Breaks New Ground with Launch of Industry-First Linux® Smart Capture™

LAGUNA HILLS, CALIF. -- Ephesoft Inc., creators of the industry-leading Smart Capture™ advanced document capture platform, today announced the official launch of its Smart Capture™ Linux®. An open source operating system (OS), Linux® is used by more than 79% of Fortune 500 companies. The new Linux® Smart Capture™ platform is identical to the Windows® version, including all features and functionality.

Keysight Technologies’ FieldFox Handheld Analyzers Deliver Precise, Comprehensive Solution

SANTA ROSA, CALIF. -- Keysight Technologies, Inc. today announced that its FieldFox handheld combination analyzers provide a precise and comprehensive solution for satellite ground station maintenance in the aerospace/defense and commercial markets. FieldFox quickly assures system performance with a high level of confidence to help speed satellite ground station installation and maintenance.

Burke to Host Geekend’s “Pitch Circus”

SAVANNAH, GA. -- The Creative Coast is proud to announce True Ventures founder and general partner John Burke as the evening Keynote Speaker at Geekend 2014, the innovative pilgrimage bringing together cutting-edge tech and creative visionaries for a series of stimulating speakers, panels, workshops, networking, and amazing after parties, November 13 – 15 throughout Savannah, Georgia.

Winning Preschool-Aged App to Win $100,000 in TV Ads

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. -- Digital Kids® Media today announced the first-ever "BabyFirst Big Idea Competition" from Digital Kids and BabyFirst, the world’s leading multi-platform media company focused on parents of babies and toddlers. Taking place at the Digital Kids Summit on October 22 at 1pm, they are inviting app developers – or anyone with a great idea for an app for kids under five – to take part in a pitch competition in front of a panel of experts, similar to the Shark Tank® television program*.  The winner of the contest will receive $100,000 worth of television advertising on BabyFirst’s targeted 41 million+ home cable TV network and through its app recommendation network.