Tech Briefing: Biometrics & Mobile Payment Companies Aiming To Stay Ahead of Cyber Crime With Innovative Digital Technologies


Tech Briefing: Biometrics & Mobile Payment Companies Aiming To Stay Ahead of Cyber Crime With Innovative Digital Technologies


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Morning Technology Briefing: Tech advancers develop cyber security platform; market updates for leaders in the biometrics sector: NXT-ID (OTCQB: NXTD), Facebook, Inc. FB, Yahoo! Inc. YHOO, Lantronix, Inc. LTRX and Sanmina Corporation SANM

SoundView Technology Group continues coverage for NXT-ID, Inc. (OTC: NXTD) – NXTD has effectively raised an additional round of capital that will come in two tranches — $1.35M less expenses up front and another $4.4M from likely warrant exercises. The proceeds will aid the company in further development and the commercial launch of their innovative digital wallet (The Wocket). In an unusually shareholder-friendly move founding members of the management team elected to surrender shares to offset the additional shares need for new investment capital. Few, if any, company managements go to such lengths to put shareholders first.

Thanks to this decision an adjustment to SoundView’s intrinsic valuation (IV) model results in an increase from $10.93 (published in December 2013) and its new IV estimate of $11.51.

The full Press Release is available here:
http://www.fnmprofiles.com/profiles-nxtd.html

Market forces continue to favor adoption of digital wallet technologies and NXT-ID is certainly one of the leading contenders for what will be a commercial market in 2014.

The full SoundView note is available here:
http://s3.amazonaws.com/Published_Research/NXT-ID_NXTD_NOTE_JAN_2014.pdf

Facebook, Inc.:
FB has announced that the company’s fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial results will be released after market close on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Facebook will host a conference call to discuss the results at 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET the same day. The live webcast of the call can be accessed at the Facebook Investor Relations website at investor.fb.com, along with the company’s earnings press release, financial tables and slide presentation. Facebook uses the investor.fb.com website as a means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD.

Yahoo! Inc.: YHOO recently unveiled new products and media sites across smartphones, tablets and the web, as well as a new suite of advertising technology to help advertisers, publishers and partners get more return from their online advertising campaigns. In a keynote address, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer discussed the company’s vision to make the world’s daily habits inspiring and entertaining. Yahoo executives were joined onstage by Yahoo’s new Global Anchor Katie Couric; Yahoo Tech vice president of editorial David Pogue; celebrity talent including SNL’s Cecily Strong and Keenan Thompson; as well as John Legend, Grammy-Award-winning artist and a member of Yahoo’s 2013 On the Road tour.

Lantronix, Inc.: LTRX, a global provider of smart networking and communications solutions for machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, recently announced that the Company will report its financial results for its fiscal 2014 second quarter ended December 31, 2013 on Thursday, January 30, 2014 after market close. The Company’s management will host an investor conference call with a simultaneous audio webcast at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) on Thursday, January 30, 2014. To access the live conference call, investors should dial 866-318-8616 (US +0.05%) or 617-399-5135 (international) and provide passcode 14576908. The webcast will be available simultaneously via the investor relations section of the Company’s website at http://www.lantronix.com.

Sanmina Corporation: SANM a leading integrated manufacturing solutions company making some of the world’s most complex and innovative optical, electronic and mechanical products, announced that Ciena® Corporation, the network specialist, recently honored Sanmina’s Optical, RF and Microelectronics division with their prestigious Product Innovation Award. This Product Innovation Award was the result of Sanmina’s advanced RF, microelectronics and optical design, new product introduction and manufacturing capabilities. These capabilities enabled Sanmina and Ciena to jointly develop a unique RF microelectronic product solution to bring 100G optical communication systems to market in record time.

Additional Mobile/Biometrics News: Paydiant, provider of a white-label mobile payments, offer redemption, loyalty and cardless cash access platform for banks and retailers, today announced the grant of a new patent from the U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). U.S. Patent No. 8,632,000, granted on January 21, 2014, describes approaches for using a mobile device to conduct transactions at automated teller machines (ATMs). The solution enables consumers to use their smartphones, instead of their debit or credit cards, to withdraw cash from ATMs, enhancing the consumer mobile banking experience while also supporting financial institution loyalty. And because it is software-only, it can be deployed without installing additional hardware on ATMs.

Paydiant’s white label platform works with existing smartphones, POS systems, and payment terminals, including entry-level countertop devices. In addition, the solution enables banks, credit unions and retailers to avoid sharing sensitive customer information with intermediaries, and enables them to leverage new revenue streams from highly targeted mobile ads and offers. The technology also works with numerous ATM to phone interface technologies, including QR codes and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE -0.03%, news). The newly patented cardless cash access solution has already been deployed by Wintrust Financial Corporation and City National Bank in partnership with FIS FIS and Diebold DBD. Both Wintrust and City National are customers of FIS.

Cyber Kiosk Solutions Has Closed 2 More Contracts Expanding Its Digital Media Presence In The New York, Denver And Atlanta Markets


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Digital Advertising Business is a $109 Billion Dollar Business!

Cyber Kiosk Solutions, Inc.

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Cyber Kiosk Solutions Has Closed 2 More Contracts Expanding Its Digital Media Presence In The New York, Denver And Atlanta Markets


CYBK has the potential to book 9.8 Million in revenues from its Digital Advertising
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Cyber Kiosk Solutions, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CYBK) has closed contracts with 2 more Digital Advertising Networks to feed into the Company’s existing network.
The Company has closed its contract with Rich Media Technologies (RMT) http://www.richmediatechnologies.com RMT currently owns over 1,200 digital advertising screens located in multiple airports around the US, such as Atlanta and Denver. RMT is contracted for an aggressive rollout to over 25 additional airports over 2014-2016 of which CYBK will have full rights to sell ad space. CYBK expects to book digital ads for this network beginning in the second quarter of this year. The RMT contract is projected to produce 6.6 Million dollars for CYBK in 2014-15. For a list of airports, schedule of the rollout and to see pictures of the screens in the airports, go to https://www.facebook.com/CyberThingy
The combined projected value to CYBK for its Digital Advertising Network  in 2014-2015 is expected to be 9.8 million dollars and will
cover 1,200 digital ad screens.
CYBK is pleased to announce it has executed a contract with D-Smart http://www.DSmartinc.com. D-Smart is a Point of Sale (POS) and inventory software company which owns 200 digital ad screens in the most sought after area in the US, Manhattan, New York. To get a list of where these premium locations are located, visit our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/CyberThingy
The Digital Advertising industry in 2013 accounted for 21.8% of all ad spend, $109.7 billion dollars, up 19% from 2012.
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Retailers Try to Keep Pace With Cybercriminals



Retailers Try to Keep Pace With Cybercriminals


http://blogs.wsj.com/riskandcompliance/2014/01/28/retailers-try-to-keep-pace-with-cybercriminals/

By Ben DiPietro

Wall Street Journal

The recent spate of breaches have left more than 200 million people wondering if their credit card and other personal information will be used in fraudulent purchases and identity theft scams. It’s also prompting everyone involved in processing transactions to rethink their security systems and consider new ways to handle payment transfers.

About The Wocket™:

The Wocket™ is a next generation designed to replace all the cards in your wallet without draining your cell phone’s battery; no smart phone required. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval. http://thewocket.com/

About NXT- ID Inc. – Mobile Security for a Mobile World:

NXT-ID Inc.’s (OTCQB: NXTD) innovative MobileBio™ solution mitigates consumer risks associated with mobile computing, m-commerce and smart OS-enabled devices. The company is focused on the growing m-commerce market, launching its innovative MobileBio™ suite of biometric solutions that secure consumers’ mobile platforms. NXT-ID’s wholly owned subsidiary, 3D-ID LLC, is engaged in biometric identification and has 22 licensed patents in the field of 3D facial recognition http://www.nxt-id.com/, http://3d-id.net/

NXT-ID (NXTD) – Increasing Intrinsic Value (IV) Estimate After Company Completes New Accretive Financing Round


NXT-ID (NXTD) – Increasing Intrinsic Value (IV) Estimate After Company Completes New Accretive Financing Round


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SoundView Technology Group: NXT-ID (OTCQB: NXTD) has effectively raised an additional round of capital that will come in two tranches — $1.35M less expenses up front and another $4.4M from likely warrant exercises. The proceeds will aid the company in further development and the commercial launch of their innovative digital wallet (The Wocket).

In an unusually shareholder-friendly move founding members of the management team elected to surrender shares to offset the additional shares need for new investment capital. Few, if any, company managements go to such lengths to put shareholders first.

Thanks to this decision an adjustment to our intrinsic valuation (IV) model results in an increase from $10.93 (published in December 2013) and our new IV estimate of $11.51.

Market forces continue to favor adoption of digital wallet technologies and NXT-ID is certainly one of the leading contenders for what will be a commercial market in 2014.

Our full note is available for download here:
http://s3.amazonaws.com/Published_Research/NXT-ID_NXTD_NOTE_JAN_2014.pdf

About SoundView Technology Group

We are an independent advisory and research firm specializing in emerging technologies as they reach commercialization. Our proprietary research and modeling work provides valuable information for company management teams and investors in these emerging opportunities. We regularly publish our findings across a variety of channels including all the major retail and institutional information outlets. SoundView is based in Boston, Massachusetts with locations in New York and Connecticut.

About The Wocket™:

The Wocket™ is a next generation designed to replace all the cards in your wallet without draining your cell phone’s battery; no smart phone required. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval. http://thewocket.com/

About NXT- ID Inc. – Mobile Security for a Mobile World:

NXT-ID Inc.’s (OTCQB: NXTD) innovative MobileBio™ solution mitigates consumer risks associated with mobile computing, m-commerce and smart OS-enabled devices. The company is focused on the growing m-commerce market, launching its innovative MobileBio™ suite of biometric solutions that secure consumers’ mobile platforms. NXT-ID’s wholly owned subsidiary, 3D-ID LLC, is engaged in biometric identification and has 22 licensed patents in the field of 3D facial recognition http://www.nxt-id.com/, http://3d-id.net/

SeeThruEquity Initiates Research Coverage on UMeWorld Limited with Price Target of $0.67


SeeThruEquity Initiates Research Coverage on UMeWorld Limited with Price Target of $0.67


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SeeThruEquity, a leading New York City based independent and unbiased equity research and corporate access firm focused on smallcap and microcap public companies, today announced that it has initiated coverage on UMeWorld Limited (OTCQB: UMEWF), a digital media company based in China.

“We believe UMeWorld is at the forefront of providing foreign, branded and user generated video content to Chinese consumers through the UMeLook platform with broad coverage throughout China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. UMeLook.com recently surpassed 10 million unique visitors,” stated Ajay Tandon, CEO of SeeThruEquity. “The company is also involved in digital education via its UMFun.com platform, which is the only cloud based, patent-pending, adaptive learning and educational platform in China which we believe provides significant revenue growth potential. UMeWorld also recently agreed to acquire an 80% stake in a mobile game studio. We are projecting approximately $12.4 million in revenue and $4.5 million in net income in 2014. Our analysis indicates a price target of $0.67 per share, which is detailed in our report.”

The report is available to SeeThruEquity Select Members on SeeThruEquity’s website at http://www.seethruequity.com and can be directly accessed here.

UMEWF Initiation Report: http://media.wix.com/ugd/a15970_db29af6d9a1f4c35b1cf828bbf31d4f0.pdf

SeeThruEquity is an approved equity research contributor on Thomson First Call, CapitalIQ, FactSet, and Zack’s. The report will also be available on these platforms.

Please review the Disclosure section of the report as well the Disclosures on our website at http://www.seethruequity.com for important information.

About SeeThruEquity

SeeThruEquity is an investment research and corporate access firm focused on smallcap and microcap public companies. The research is unbiased and not paid for research. The company does not do any investment banking or trading and does not own any of the stocks it covers. SeeThruEquity is an approved equity research contributor on Thomson First Call, CapitalIQ, FactSet, and Zack’s. The firm also distributes its research to an audience of opt-in investors and has over 50 companies under coverage. SeeThruEquity also contributes its estimates to Thomson Estimates, the leading estimates platform on Wall Street.

For more information visit: http://www.seethruequity.com.

About UMeWorld Limited

UMeWorld’s mission is to facilitate the interaction between people — “You” and “Me,” through its UMeLook and UMFun platforms. UMeLook.com, an online video platform focused on bringing foreign video content to China, is deployed through a sophisticated CDN (Content Delivery Network) with broad coverage throughout Mainland China, Hong Kong & Taiwan. UMeLook.com plans to be a source of foreign video content for the Chinese viewer across any Internet-enabled device in China. UMFun.com is the only cloud based, patent pending adaptive learning educational platform in China. The Platform name UMFun™ in the Chinese language means ‘Full Mark’. It is a cost effective, engaging and fun to use assessment and tutoring platform that can intelligently analyze and adapt to a student’s performance and personalizes the delivery of proprietary educational items according to the student’s learning needs.

Cyber Kiosk Solutions, Inc. Closes Acquisition of XSKN, Inc. and Cultivates Merchandising Program with Fanlime.


Cyber Kiosk Solutions, Inc. Closes Acquisition of XSKN, Inc. and Cultivates Merchandising Program with Fanlime.

Cyber Kiosk Solutions, Inc. (OTCPink: CYBK); referred to as CYBK is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of XSKN, Inc and has acquired 35% of the Company on December 31, 2013. XSKN Inc., http://www.XSKN.com is a premier silicone manufacturer that produces several products in the telecom OEM market place as well as other niche product sectors for the past 10 years. XSKN Inc. plays a pivotal role in the growth of CYBK sales, distribution and corporate plans.

XSKN, Inc., CEO Lisa Rockel states, “XSKN is very excited about finalizing our Partnership with CYBK. We have a great team of people in place with both our companies to progressively move things forward. Together we’ve come up with some great new product ideas to launch into the market this year. Some of them include products for Sports Athletes, Musicians and Record Labels. We are also in negotiations with a National Beverage Company to make customized products as well as other Corporate Branded products. This year we are all anticipating a great year for both XSKN Inc and CYBK to help increase the bottom line for CYBK shareholders.”

Throughout 2013, CYBK has been working diligently to contract and obtain licensing by numerous house-hold brand recognized companies to further its product offerings, sales and distribution. CYBK is in the final stages of completing a merchandising program for an established and globally renowned Music label. The Program will offer music artists a new product line up of consumer requested items. The agreement will give CYBK rights to music album covers for reproduction in telecom, consumer electronics and other related merchandise. This comes at a perfect time for CYBK and new subsidiary partner XSKN to begin penetrating the market.

CYBK is also extremely excited to report CYBKs’ new collaboration with Fanlime. http://www.Fanlime.com . FANLIME and CYBK will work together in the production and distribution of licensed merchandise leveraging CYBK’s expertise in merchandising and distribution, along with FANLIME’s access to, and relationship with, marquee professional athletes.

Fanlime is a marketplace, curated by professional athletes, which showcases their lifestyle through products and experiences. According to Marc Farrell, Founder & CEO, “Fanlime is built on the expanding sphere of influence that athletes command off the court, or off the field of play.”

Fanlime works alongside its roster of professional athletes to create exclusive content and unique ecommerce opportunities related to their interests off the court, and, says Farrell, “with this emerging trend, we believe there is a powerful opportunity to convert fans into active consumers”.

Fanlime is headquartered in New York, and is spearheaded by Farrell, a graduate of MIT and Harvard Business School and Roberto Muller, Executive Director and Founder of PONY and Former President of Reebok.

CYBK expects to release more news this week related to its Digital Advertising platform vertical and its closed contracts.

About Cyber Kiosk Solutions, Inc.

Cyber Kiosk Solutions distributes Company owned kiosk machines and tablets under the brand name Cyber-Thingy to earn residual revenues and/or sell kiosk machines to earn up-front and residual revenues. Cyber-Thingy’s multiple revenue streams are derived transaction and fee based programs running within the kiosks such as: Digital Advertising, Mobile Phone Top-up minutes (reload), Online Bill Pay, Gift Card Programs, Prepaid Cards, and the debut of New Branded Products (ALL with immediate purchasing options). Each Kiosk machine comes with a cash bill acceptor and a credit card reader for ease of payment. Tablets are connected to existing POS systems. These multi-functional kiosks and tablets earn Cyber-Thingy residual revenues and create residual revenue opportunities for the multiple companies involved.

Getting Them Started Young: NXT-ID Enlists Business Students For Wocket Marketing


Article just released in MobileIDWorld.com!

Getting Them Started Young: NXT-ID Enlists Business Students For Wocket Marketing


http://mobileidworld.com/getting-them-started-young-nxt-id-enlists-business-students-for-wocket-marketing/

This is going to be the year that sees viable alternatives to the old leather pouches and golden clips (if people still use those) that we use to carry around our money, identification and various (and multitudinous) payment cards. There are a number of digital wallet solutions set to compete for a place in your pocket later this year and they all have their own strengths and weaknesses.

I’ve argued in the past that the success this kind of solution hinges on the proper balance of security versus convenience. Though all of the digital wallets are coming to serve the same purpose, each one has a different idea of how secure it should be.

Another big part of the coming War of the Wallets is marketing. Just take a look at any of the websites set up to introduce the technology, or subscribe to the term “m-commerce” through a search alert service and you will see: the consumer market is being aggressively targeted with digital wallet PR.

NXT-ID announced this week that it will be conscripting the nation’s youth in the battle of the bulging wallet, teaming up with the John F. Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University to participate in marketing studies and the initial testing of the Wocket biometric smart wallet.

This is a calculated move on the company’s part. According to NXT-ID CEO Gino Pereira, “It is particularly relevant as one of our initial target group of customers for the Wocket are college students and campuses where there is a unique combination of open loop and closed loop payment systems combined with a particular need for security with access control to buildings.”

The partnership will manifest in three stages: market research, product research and live testing. Part one will entail students researching the Wocket’s competition, the market landscape and consumer trends, while part two will see them conducting surveys and focus groups. Finally, the product will undergo live testing on campus.

The Wocket secures all kinds of separate data via biometrics on a single reprogrammable mag stripe card. Not just credit cards, the Wocket can store medical records, ID and a variety of coupons. This dynamic device seems to be targeted at the right market, considering students are regularly required to submit student ID documents and use a range of on-campus only service cards that would otherwise clutter a traditional wallet.

Most importantly however, this serves as an educational project, giving young people hands on experience with the product and with the marketing industry.

As Kwamie Dunbar, assistant professor of Finance at the John F. Welch College of Business, states: “This gives our students the type of real life hands on experience that the College prides itself on.”

About NXT- ID Inc. – Mobile Security for a Mobile World

NXT-ID, Inc.’s (OTCQB: NXTD) innovative MobileBio™ solution mitigates consumer risks associated with mobile computing, m-commerce and smart OS-enabled devices. The company is focused on the growing m-commerce market, launching its innovative MobileBio™ suite of biometric solutions that secure consumers’ mobile platforms led by the Wocket™, a next generation smart wallet designed to replace all the cards in your wallet, no smart phone required. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval.

Visit The WOCKET website at: http://www.thewocket.com/

Cross Environmental Services Receives Contract and Notice to Proceed for Project With Housing Authority of New Orleans


Cross Environmental Services Receives Contract and Notice to Proceed for Project With Housing Authority of New Orleans


CRYSTAL SPRINGS, FL, Jan 24, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — CES Synergies (OTCQB: CESX $1.20) announces that its subsidiary Cross Environmental Services, Inc. (CES), has received a contract and the related Notice to Proceed to provide demolition and related services to Press Park for the Housing Authority of New Orleans. The contract is valued at $437,800 and the project is expected to begin in the next 15 days with an anticipated duration of less than 120 days.

CES will provide structural demolition and asbestos abatement for an approximately 151,000 square foot, 112 unit housing complex. These activities will be conducted under the guidelines set forth by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) with demolition debris being manifested for recycling or landfill internment pursuant to applicable law and local standard. Mr. Al Biston, President of CES commented “We’re happy to have this opportunity to work with the Louisiana Housing Authority. We recently completed a similar project for the Miami-Dade Housing Authority and we’re pleased to have our demolition and remediation capabilities recognized through our selection for the Press Park project. “

About CES:

CES Synergies, Inc. (OTCQB: CESX) , through its subsidiary, Cross Environmental Services, Inc. (CES), is a specialty environmental services company providing quality environmental contracting solutions, demolition and remediation services to commercial and industrial customers, as well as federal, state and municipal entities.

CES (OTC: CESX $1.10) goes public, putting Pasco on the map


CES goes public, putting Pasco on the map

Will take over former bank branch on Fifth Avenue


http://lakerlutznews.com/lln/?p=15861

It’s not very often Pasco County can brag about being the home of a public company. But in less than a week, Zephyrhills will get that honor when CES Synergies begins trading over-the-counter under the symbol “CESX.”

It’s an effort that is expected to raise millions of dollars for the full-service environmental, demolition and mold remediation company, creating potentially thousands of jobs across the country. And even better for Zephyrhills, CES also plans to move the core of its operations from nearby Crystal Springs right into the city’s growing downtown district. The company plans to open offices in the upper floors of the former Wachovia Bank building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Seventh Street, right in the heart of proposed road upgrades by the Florida Department of Transportation.


Jeff Chartier, president of Strategic Capital Markets, and a member of the CES Synergies board of directors, shares why he feels people should invest in the Crystal Springs company on the public market. A small group of people gathered at Manolo’s Ristorante Italiano on Fifth Avenue in Zephyrhills to hear the presentation. (Photo by Michael Hinman)

“This gives the chance for local people who know the company to actually enjoy the fruits of it going public,” said Jeff Chartier, president of Strategic Capital Markets of North Miami Beach, who is now a member of the CES board of directors. “They have a chance to own part of the company, and join us as we’re poised to go on the bigger market,” like the Nasdaq exchange.

Chartier presented the new public company to an audience of potential investors last week at Manolo’s Ristorante Italiano in Zephyrhills. There, Chartier offered shares at $1 each — as long as buyers were ready to gobble them up in blocks of 15,000.

Traditionally, companies would hit the stock market through an initial public offering, similar to what Twitter did earlier this month when it closed on its first day at $44.90 a share, and raising $31 billion.

Taking that approach is very expensive and time-consuming, and could take longer than the year CES needed to go public. Instead, CES took a different approach, called a reverse merger. It found a public shell company — basically a company with no remaining assets — and purchased it.

It’s similar to buying a house. The infrastructure is already there for electricity, water and cable, just as the shell company had everything in place to operate as a public company.

Chartier discovered CES nearly by accident. While he’s always looking for businesses that could potentially be good public company candidates, Chartier said he didn’t even have CES on his radar until he met owner Al Biston. When he finally did, Chartier liked what he saw.

“There’s 140 years of experience with management alone,” Chartier said. “We feel that a lot of institutional funds will be very attracted to this company,” thus potentially boosting the stock price in the near future.

Becoming a public company is a completely new world for CES, which has operated 35 years doing business in private, starting originally as Cross Environmental Services. Now everything from its financial records to major personnel changes are part of the public record through the SEC, necessary so investors have a complete picture before buying in.

According to its initial filings, CES has a little more than 140 employees, had revenue of $6.8 million over the last six months — generating a loss of a little more than $363,000 — but the company also has a backlog of projects worth more than $9 million. Its clients include federal agencies like NASA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Air Force, as well as industrial and commercial companies like Publix, Cemex, and Jones Lang LaSalle.

Local governments that work with CES include the University of South Florida and the Florida Department of Transportation.

This same time last year, CES turned a profit of $1.3 million on revenue of $9.7 million.

Money raised through this stock offering will fuel expansion for CES, primarily in the acquisition of other smaller companies like it around the country, to help broaden its client base. Although the jobs created through that growth will be outside Pasco and Hillsborough counties, the success will filter its way back into the area —especially for local investors if the stock value rises, as Chartier expects.

Biston and two other business partners purchased the former Wachovia Bank building on Fifth Avenue in 2009 for $550,000. They later offered the building to the city for $855,000 as a possible new library before council members decided to expand the library at its current site.

Biston told The Laker/Lutz News that he had bought out his other partners on the building recently, and is now the sole owner. He plans to use the upper floors, and lease out the bottom floor for a storefront business, possibly an eatery.

“He’s a one-man show. He is economic development, and obviously a very successful man,” City Councilman Kenneth Compton said of Biston. Compton was at the presentation Thursday night with fellow councilman Charlie Proctor.

“I think we all have a mutually beneficial relationship,” he said. “Zephyrhills has benefitted from a competitive businessman. It’s a very big day for Zephyrhills, and it’s a big day for Pasco County.”

Biometrically Smart Wallet Technology Takes Aim At Target Market With Impending Release


Biometrically Smart Wallet Technology Takes Aim At Target Market With Impending Release

Tech industry and Biometrics sector set for growth with breakthrough technology developments: NXT-ID, Inc. (OTCQB: NXTD) , Blackberry Limited BBRY, NQ Mobile Inc. NQ, Apple Inc. AAPL and NII Holdings Inc. NIHD

NXT-ID, Inc, (OTCQB:NXTD), a biometrics company focused on the growing m-commerce market, announces it will be doing a joint project with students at the John F. Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT to assist with the marketing roll out of its next generation smart wallet, the Wocket™. The Wocket™ is a new biometrically secure smart wallet designed to replace the traditional wallet and the number of cards consumers carry. Its dynamically programmable magnetic stripe, NXTCard can replace more than 100 cards and can include medical records, ID, coupons etc. that are currently kept in a wallet, with one single secure card. In the initial phase of the project, students will research the market, the competition, and consumer trends related to the Wocket. The second part of the project will be primary research (surveys and focus groups) on the product, its features, possible marketing positioning and pricing and the final phase will be live on campus testing.

To read the full press release, please click here: http://www.fnmprofiles.com/profiles-nxtd.php

“We are delighted to be announcing this collaboration with the John F. Welch College of Business,” said Mr. Gino Pereira, CEO of NXT-ID, Inc. “It is particularly relevant as one of our initial target group of customers for the Wocket are college students and campuses where there is a unique combination of open loop and closed loop payment systems combined with a particular need for security with access control to buildings.” “We are looking forward to working with Nxt-ID and their innovative technology,” said Kwamie Dunbar, assistant professor of Finance at the John F. Welch College of Business. “This gives our students the type of real life hands on experience that the College prides itself on.”

Blackberry Limited BBRY a world leader in mobile communications, recently announced that it intends to divest the majority of its real estate holdings in Canada. In partnership with CBRE Limited, BlackBerry intends to strategically divest the majority of its commercial real estate portfolio through a combination of sale-leaseback and vacant asset sales. The properties to be offered for sale comprise over 3 million square feet of space.

NQ Mobile Inc. NQ, a leading global provider of mobile Internet services, and Sprint S have signed a definitive agreement for NQ Mobile to collaborate and deliver the next generation of Sprint ID, powered by NQ Live™, on all new Sprint Android-powered smartphones in the U.S. market later this year. Unlike a standard wallpaper or third-party launcher, NQ Live is an engaging mobile desktop that will change the way consumers use their connected devices.

Apple Inc. AAPL recently announced iBooks® Textbooks and iTunes U® Course Manager are expanding into new markets across Asia, Latin America, Europe and elsewhere around the world. iBooks Textbooks bring Multi-Touch™ textbooks with dynamic, current and interactive content to teachers and students in 51 countries now including Brazil, Italy and Japan; and iTunes U Course Manager, available in 70 countries now including Russia, Thailand and Malaysia, allows educators to create and distribute courses for their own classrooms, or share them publicly, on the iTunes U app. “The incredible content and tools available for iPad provide teachers with new ways to customize learning unlike ever before,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “We can’t wait to see how teachers in even more countries will create their new lesson plans with interactive textbooks, apps and rich digital content.”

NII Holdings Inc. NIHD a provider of differentiated mobile communication services operating under the Nextel brand in Latin America, recently announced that PRIP™, its advanced Push-to-Talk (PTT) app, is now available on the iPhone in the United States. Built upon Motorola Mobility’s PTT technology, PRIP offers users real-time, instant, unlimited communication using 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi to other PRIP subscribers and Nextel users anywhere in the U.S. The app is available for download on the Apple App Store or Google Play for the low introductory cost of US$1.99, with the first month free. “We are excited to expand PRIP to iOS, bringing true push-to-talk capabilities to more users in the U.S.,” said Greg Santoro, executive vice president, chief strategy and marketing officer for NII Holdings. “As our customer demands evolve and new devices enter the marketplace, it is important we continue to expand our offerings to meet their needs.”

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