InvestorIdeas.com Newswire

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Breaking Tech News: Consumers Get to Know NXT-ID's (OTCQB: NXTD) Smart Wallet, Wocket™, in Series of CNBC Ads Starting the Week of May 12th

SHELTON, CT - April 23, 2014 (Investorideas.com Newswire) NXT-ID, Inc. (OTCQB: NXTD), a biometric authentication company focused on the growing m-commerce market announces the roll out of the first 30 second ads to be aired on CNBC starting the week of May 12th. The consumer ads will feature the company's next generation smart wallet, Wocket™, created to securely replace all the credit cards and loyalty cards in your wallet.
Investorideas.com Newswire
The CNBC ads are part of a consumer marketing campaign to create brand awareness for Wocket™. Included is a press conference and marketing event to be held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on May 28th, where the new image, logo, packaging, video and product demonstration will be revealed.
Mr. Gino Pereira, CEO of NXT-ID, Inc. said, "With current events highlighting the devastating extent of identity theft and compromised credit cards and passwords, Wocket™ is a product for today's unsecure world. The CNBC audience are ideal candidates for Wocket as is every household in the United States."
Wocket™ is a smart wallet in the same vein as the smart phone and smart watch. NXT-ID is introducing its innovative, patent-pending Wocket™ as the next natural step in the evolution of smart devices. Wocket™ is a next generation smart wallet designed to protect your identity and replace all the cards in your wallet, with no smart phone required. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval.
Credit, debit, ATM, loyalty, gift, ID, membership, insurance, ticket, emergency, medical, business, contacts, coupon, and virtually any card can be protected on Wocket™. More than 10,000 cards, records, coupons, etc. and 100 voice commands can also be stored on Wocket™.
Media and shareholders wishing to attend the May 28th event can email info@nxt-id.com

Wocket Consumer FAQ:
"What is Wocket ™?
Wocket™ is a smart wallet. Like the smart phone and smart watch, NXT-ID is introducing its innovative, patent-pending Wocket™ as the next natural step in the evolution of smart devices.
"What does Wocket™ do?
Wocket™ locks all of your private information in an electronic "vault", where only an authenticated owner can authorize access to the data. Thus, you can "lock it with Wocket™ in your pocket", protecting your private information from unauthorized access.
"What makes Wocket™ smart?
Wocket™ smart wallet protects all of your private information inside an electronic vault while reducing the number of cards in your wallet. Dynamic pairing for authentication and encrypted data transfer with other secondary devices along with a plethora of new, innovative features makes Wocket™ the smartest wallet ever devised.
"How is Wocket™ different from other smart card solutions?
Wocket™ is not a smart card - it is a smart wallet. Thus, it can communicate with smart cards, but is not limited in the number, type, or method of communication of private information that typically restricts the use of a smart card. Furthermore, Wocket™ is not dependent on proximity or any other external factors to secure and choose soft-cards containing private information.
"How is Wocket™ different from other digital wallet solutions?
Rather than replace a wallet as many "digital wallet" technologies attempt to do, we chose to improve the wallet. Unlike other digital wallet solutions that depend on connectivity to choose a payment account, Wocket™ does not depend upon the cloud to select or make a payment.
"Does Wocket™ require another device, such as a cell phone?
No. Although Wocket™ does not require any other peripheral for security or "proximity sensing", Wocket™ can authenticate with secondary devices prior to transaction as an additional step in security as well as utilize a Wocket™ app on other devices to select or manage a soft-card, all without revealing private information.
"How do I access my private information?
A combination of biometrics, personal PIN or pattern provides multi-factor security for your Wocket™. Once Wocket™ verifies your identity, you can simply select whatever soft-card or information you want from the touch screen display, or in some configurations, your voce command.
"How many cards can be securely stored on a Wocket™?
Up to 10,000 cards, records, coupons, etc. and up to 100 voice commands can also be stored on Wocket™. More can be supported with optional additional memory.
The full Wocket product FAQ is available to consumers and media at http://nxt-id.com/wocket-faq/
Interested consumers can also sign up for product info and news alerts in anticipation of the product. Advance ordering will be available following the May 28th event. http://www.wocketwallet.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 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. http://www.thewocket.com/, http://www.wocketwallet.com/
NXT-ID' wholly owned subsidiary, 3D-ID LLC, is engaged in biometric identification has 22 licensed patents in the field of 3D facial recognition http://www.nxt-id.com/, http://3d-id.net/
Forward-Looking Statements for NXT-ID
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect management's current expectations, as of the date of this press release, and involve certain risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements herein with respect to the successful execution of the Company's business strategy. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward- looking statements as a result of various factors. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things, our ability to establish and maintain the proprietary nature of our technology through the patent process, as well as our ability to possibly license from others patents and patent applications necessary to develop products; the availability of financing; the Company's ability to implement its long range business plan for various applications of its technology; the Company's ability to enter into agreements with any necessary marketing and/or distribution partners; the impact of competition, the obtaining and maintenance of any necessary regulatory clearances applicable to applications of the Company's technology; and management of growth and other risks and uncertainties that may be detailed from time to time in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Contact:
Investor Inquiries:
Kirin Smith
ProActive Capital Group
Direct: 646 863 6519
ksmith@proactivecapital.com
Media: 800 665-0411

Disclaimer/ Disclosure: The Investorideas.com newswire is a third party publisher of news and research as well as creates original content as a news source. Original content created by investorideas is protected by copyright laws other than syndication rights. Investorideas is a news source on Google news and Linkedintoday plus hundreds of syndication partners. Our site does not make recommendations for purchases or sale of stocks or products. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. All investment involves risk and possible loss of investment. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions, content marketing and online advertising. Contact each company directly for press release questions. Disclosure is posted on each release if required but otherwise the news was not compensated for and is published for the sole interest of our readers. Disclosure: November 2013: Investorideas is compensated by NXTD: five thousand per month for news publication and syndication and is long 144 shares from previous service. More info: http://www.investorideas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp
BC Residents and Investor Disclaimer : Effective September 15 2008 - all BC investors should review all OTC and Pink sheet listed companies for adherence in new disclosure filings and filing appropriate documents with Sedar. Read for more info: http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/release.aspx?id=6894. Global investors must adhere to regulations of each country.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Breaking Tech News: CNBC Ad Campaign for NXT-ID's (OTCQB: NXTD) Next Generation Smart Wallet, Wocket(TM), to Start Week of May 12th

SHELTON, CT - April 22, 2014 (Investorideas.com Newswire) NXT-ID, Inc. (OTCQB: NXTD), a biometric authentication company focused on the growing m-commerce market, is pleased to announce today that the first series of 30 second spots on CNBC for its next generation smart wallet, Wocket™, will start the week of May 12th. The ads will be aired during prime hours on well-known segments on CNBC. Exact air- times will be announced.
The consumer get-to-know Wocket™ campaign is in advance of the previously announced May 28th press conference and marketing event to be held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
Investorideas.com Newswire
Mr. Gino Pereira, CEO of NXT-ID, Inc., said, "The CNBC ad campaign and the Plaza press conference event are the beginning of a national roll out for Wocket™. We feel the timing is right for consumer acceptance of a product like Wocket™ that can replace all the credit cards in your wallet and protect against identity theft. We see increasing interest in this very large emerging segment of the payment industry and we aim to be the market leader and standard in this segment."
Wocket™ is a smart wallet in the same vein as the smart phone and smart watch. NXT-ID is introducing its innovative, patent-pending Wocket™ as the next natural step in the evolution of smart devices. Wocket™ is a next generation smart wallet designed to protect your identity and replace all the cards in your wallet, with no smart phone required. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval.
Credit, debit, ATM, loyalty, gift, ID, membership, insurance, ticket, emergency, medical, business, contacts, coupon, and virtually any card can be protected on Wocket™. More than 10,000 cards, records, coupons, etc. and 100 voice commands can also be stored on Wocket™.
Media and shareholders wishing to attend the May 28th event can email info@nxt-id.com

Wocket Consumer FAQ:
What is Wocket ™?
Wocket™ is a smart wallet. Like the smart phone and smart watch, NXT-ID is introducing its innovative, patent-pending Wocket™ as the next natural step in the evolution of smart devices.
What does Wocket™ do?
Wocket™ locks all of your private information in an electronic "vault", where only an authenticated owner can authorize access to the data. Thus, you can "lock it with Wocket™ in your pocket", protecting your private information from unauthorized access.
What makes Wocket™ smart?
Wocket™ smart wallet protects all of your private information inside an electronic vault while reducing the number of cards in your wallet. Dynamic pairing for authentication and encrypted data transfer with other secondary devices along with a plethora of new, innovative features makes Wocket™ the smartest wallet ever devised.
How is Wocket™ different from other smart card solutions?
Wocket™ is not a smart card - it is a smart wallet. Thus, it can communicate with smart cards, but is not limited in the number, type, or method of communication of private information that typically restricts the use of a smart card. Furthermore, Wocket™ is not dependent on proximity or any other external factors to secure and choose soft-cards containing private information.
How is Wocket™ different from other digital wallet solutions?
Rather than replace a wallet as many "digital wallet" technologies attempt to do, we chose to improve the wallet. Unlike other digital wallet solutions that depend on connectivity to choose a payment account, Wocket™ does not depend upon the cloud to select or make a payment.
Does Wocket™ require another device, such as a cell phone?
No. Although Wocket™ does not require any other peripheral for security or "proximity sensing", Wocket™ can authenticate with secondary devices prior to transaction as an additional step in security as well as utilize a Wocket™ app on other devices to select or manage a soft-card, all without revealing private information.
How do I access my private information?
A combination of biometrics, personal PIN or pattern provides multi-factor security for your Wocket™. Once Wocket™ verifies your identity, you can simply select whatever soft-card or information you want from the touch screen display, or in some configurations, your voice command.
How many cards can be securely stored on a Wocket™?
Up to 10,000 cards, records, coupons, etc. and up to 100 voice commands can also be stored on Wocket™. More can be supported with optional additional memory.
The full Wocket product FAQ is available to consumers and media at http://nxt-id.com/wocket-faq/
Interested consumers can also sign up for product info and news alerts in anticipation of the product. Advance ordering will be available following the May 28th event. http://www.wocketwallet.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 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. http://www.thewocket.com/, http://www.wocketwallet.com/
NXT-ID' wholly owned subsidiary, 3D-ID LLC, is engaged in biometric identification has 22 licensed patents in the field of 3D facial recognition http://www.nxt-id.com/, http://3d-id.net/
Forward-Looking Statements for NXT-ID
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect management's current expectations, as of the date of this press release, and involve certain risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements herein with respect to the successful execution of the Company's business strategy. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward- looking statements as a result of various factors. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things, our ability to establish and maintain the proprietary nature of our technology through the patent process, as well as our ability to possibly license from others patents and patent applications necessary to develop products; the availability of financing; the Company's ability to implement its long range business plan for various applications of its technology; the Company's ability to enter into agreements with any necessary marketing and/or distribution partners; the impact of competition, the obtaining and maintenance of any necessary regulatory clearances applicable to applications of the Company's technology; and management of growth and other risks and uncertainties that may be detailed from time to time in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Contact:
Investor Inquiries:
Kirin Smith
ProActive Capital Group
Direct: 646 863 6519
ksmith@proactivecapital.com
Media: 800 665-0411

Disclaimer/ Disclosure: The Investorideas.com newswire is a third party publisher of news and research as well as creates original content as a news source. Original content created by investorideas is protected by copyright laws other than syndication rights. Investorideas is a news source on Google news and Linkedintoday plus hundreds of syndication partners. Our site does not make recommendations for purchases or sale of stocks or products. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. All investment involves risk and possible loss of investment. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions, content marketing and online advertising. Contact each company directly for press release questions. Disclosure is posted on each release if required but otherwise the news was not compensated for and is published for the sole interest of our readers. Disclosure: November 2013: Investorideas is compensated by NXTD: five thousand per month for news publication and syndication and is long 144 shares from previous service. More info: http://www.investorideas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp
BC Residents and Investor Disclaimer : Effective September 15 2008 - all BC investors should review all OTC and Pink sheet listed companies for adherence in new disclosure filings and filing appropriate documents with Sedar. Read for more info: http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/release.aspx?id=6894. Global investors must adhere to regulations of each country.

Medical Technology Breaking News: Aethlon Medical (OTCQB: AEMD) CEO Note: Cancer Therapy Publication References Aethlon Medical

SAN DIEGO - April 22, 2014 (Investorideas.com newswire) Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCBB:AEMD), today released the following note authored by its Chairman and CEO, Jim Joyce.

Investorideas.com Newswire When we initiated our first exosome research program, the medical community generally viewed these particles as nothing more than cellular debris with no biological function. In contrast, we believed that exosomes, also known as microvesicles or extracellular vesicles, suppressed the immune system of cancer patients and that stage of cancer progression correlated directly with quantity of exosomes in circulation. We envisioned the possibility that a medical device could eliminate circulating exosomes and combine to improve the benefit of established cancer therapies without adding drug toxicity.
Today, I am pleased to inform you that a team of researchers from Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and University of Oxford have published a review article that validates the original rationale of our exosome research and further reinforces our future plan to submit an investigational device exemption (IDE) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that requests permission to initiate Hemopurifier® studies in cancer patients.
The article entitled: "Extracellular Vesicles: Emerging Targets for Cancer Therapy" is published in the current issue of the journal "Trends in Molecular Medicine".
The article reviews recent discoveries that have increased the understanding of extracellular vesicles (EV's) role in tumor development and progression, including immune suppression, angiogenesis, and metastasis. On the basis of this understanding, EV's have emerged to be targets for anticancer therapy. The article then discusses novel therapeutic strategies to target EVs to prevent tumor growth and spread. In this regard, Aethlon Medical is the only organization referenced based on our extracorporeal device strategy to target the elimination of exosomes from circulation of cancer patients.
The authors presented the following knowledge of EV's role is cancer progression:
  • EV's suppress the immune response of cancer patients and also seem to display a multitude of actions that collectively function to suppress immune surveillance.
  • The number of circulating EV's in cancer patients seems to be higher than in healthy individuals and has been found to correlate with poorF prognosis.
  • EV's contribute to drug resistance during chemotherapy and strikingly, tumor-derived EV's seem capable of spreading drug resistance.
  • EVs transport deleterious proteins and RNAs that are known to contribute to cancer development and progression.
  • EV's promote angiogenesis, which allow tumors to create new blood vessels for survival.
  • A striking feature of tumor-derived EVs is their potential to facilitate formation of the pre-metastatic niche at distant organ sites in preparation for future tumor metastasis.
The abstract of the article can be found online at: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24703619
The authors acknowledged that their work was supported by funding from The University of Oxford John Fell OUP Research Fund (M.J.A.W.) and The National Institutes of Health - National Cancer Institute (NIH-NCI).
About Aethlon Medical, Inc.
Aethlon Medical creates innovative medical devices to address life-threatening diseases. The Aethlon ADAPT™ (Adaptive Dialysis-like Affinity Platform Technology) establishes the basis for a new class of therapeutics that target the rapid elimination of disease enabling particles from the circulatory system of treated patients. The lead Aethlon ADAPT™ product is the Hemopurifier®, a device that addresses a broad-spectrum of viral pathogens as well as tumorsecreted exosomes that suppress the immune system of cancer patients. Aethlon is also operating under two government contracts with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) related the development of a medical device to reduce the incidence of sepsis. Exosome Sciences, Inc. is a majority owned Aethlon subsidiary that is advancing exosome-based strategies to diagnose and monitor cancer and infectious disease progression. Additional information can be found at www.AethlonMedical.com
Certain statements herein may be forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements involve assumptions, known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Aethlon Medical, Inc. to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such potential risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, that the ESI will not be able to commercialize its future products, that the FDA will not approve the initiation of the Company's existing or future clinical programs or provide market clearance of the company's products, future human studies whether revenue or non-revenue generating of the Aethlon ADAPT™ system or the Aethlon Hemopurifier® as an adjunct therapy to improve patient responsiveness to established cancer or hepatitis C therapies or as a standalone cancer or hepatitis C therapy, the Company's ability to raise capital when needed, the Company's ability to complete the development of its planned products, the Company's ability to manufacture its products either internally or through outside companies and provide its services, the impact of government regulations, patent protection on the Company's proprietary technology, the ability of the Company to meet the milestones contemplated in the DARPA contract, product liability exposure, uncertainty of market acceptance, competition, technological change, and other risk factors. In such instances, actual results could differ materially as a result of a variety of factors, including the risks associated with the effect of changing economic conditions and other risk factors detailed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
Contacts:
James A. Joyce
Chairman and CEO
858.459.7800 x301
jj@aethlonmedical.com
Jim Frakes
Chief Financial Officer
858.459.7800 x300
jfrakes@aethlonmedical.com
Marc Robins
877.276.2467
mr@aethlonmedical.com
Published at Investorideas.com newswire
Sign up for the free investor news and stock alerts
http://www.investorideas.com/Resources/Newsletter.asp
Disclaimer / Disclosure: The Investorideas.com is a third party publisher of news and research Our sites do not make recommendations, but offer information portals to research news, articles, stock lists and recent research. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. Disclosure: Investorideas has been compensated by AEMD for news distribution and content publishing: 2425 quarterly for annual news publishing only starting Feb 26th 2014
http://www.investorideas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp
This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions and online advertising.
BC Residents and Investor Disclaimer : Effective September 15 2008 - all BC investors should review all OTC and Pink sheet listed companies for adherence in new disclosure filings and filing appropriate documents with Sedar

Frac Water News Alert: HII Technologies (OTCBB/OTCQB: HIIT) Announces the Appointment of Thomas A. Newton to Its Board of Directors

HOUSTON - April 22, 2014 (Investorideas.com Newswire) HII Technologies, Inc. (the "Company"), (OTCBB/OTCQB: HIIT), an oilfield services company focused on providing Water, Power and Safety Services with operations in Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio and West Virginia today announced that it has appointed Thomas A. "Alex" Newton to its Board of Directors. Mr. Newton has a remarkable track record as a leader and executive and brings substantial operational experience and organizational development to the Company's Board.

Alex Newton has been owner and operator of Siteworks, Inc., a manufacturer of cast stone for the construction industry in the domestic United States since 1999. From 1997-1999, Mr. Newton was President and Chief Operating Officer of Daniel Industries, a manufacturer and marketer of oilfield and industrial products (and previously a NYSE publicly traded corporation until its acquisition by Emerson in 1999). From 1987-1997, Mr. Newton worked at various oilfield divisions within CAMCO International, including as President of Reed Tool Company from 1996-1997 and Vice President and General Manager of Hycalog from 1993-1996. Mr. Newton served in various capacities at NL Industries in its oilfield services group, from 1981-1987, and Chromalloy American Corporation from 1977-1980. The United States Patent and Trademark office has granted twenty patents to Alex throughout his career. Mr. Newton served in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant and is a Vietnam veteran. Mr. Newton received an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and a BA in Management Science from Duke University.
"I am honored to join HII Technologies' Board of Directors as the Company continues its growth in the oilfield services industry. With my experience, I look forward to playing an integral role as a director contributing to the fulfillment of HII Technologies' mission to grow its suite of services within the Water, Power and Safety market segments and commercialize new technologies to develop an advantage in the market," said Mr. Newton.
Alex's experience in oilfield, operational management and execution of high growth business plans will be of great value to our organization. We are pleased to welcome him to the Company's Board of Directors," said Matt Flemming, CEO of HII Technologies, Inc.
About HII Technologies, Inc.
HII Technologies, Inc. is a Houston, Texas based oilfield services company with operations in Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio and West Virginia. By focusing on the Water, Power and Safety oilfield segments, the Company is positioned to take advantage of the anticipated, significant growth in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing within the United States' active shale and unconventional "tight oil" plays. The Company's frac water supply and flow back services segment has two subsidiaries, AES Water Solutions and AquaTex, its onsite oilfield contract safety consultancy does business as AES Safety Services, and its mobile oilfield power subsidiary operates as South Texas Power (STP). HII Technologies' objective is to bring proven technologies to these operating divisions to build a long-term competitive advantage. Read more at www.HIITinc.com, www.AESwatersolutions.com, www.AquaTexUSA.com, www.AESSafetyServices.com and www.Oilfield-Generators.com.
Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements as to matters that are not of historic fact are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on HII Technologies, Inc. ("HII")'s current expectations, estimates and projections about HII, its industry, its management's beliefs and certain assumptions made by management, and include statements regarding estimated capital expenditures, future operational and activity expectations, international growth, and anticipated financial performance in 2014. No assurance can be given that such expectations, estimates or projections will prove to have been correct. Whenever possible, these "forward-looking statements" are identified by words such as "expects," "believes," "anticipates" and similar phrases.
Readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict, including, but not limited to: risks that HII will be unable to achieve its financial, capital expenditure and operational projections, including quarterly and annual projections of revenue and/or operating income and risks that HII's expectations regarding future activity levels, customer demand, and pricing stability may not materialize (whether for HII as a whole or for geographic regions and/or business segments individually); risks that fundamentals in the U.S. oil and gas markets may not yield anticipated future growth in HII's businesses, or could further deteriorate or worsen from the recent market declines, and/or that HII could experience further unexpected declines in activity and demand for its hydraulic frac related water transfer business, its safety consultancy business or its generator and related equipment rental service businesses; risks relating to HII's ability to implement technological developments and enhancements; risks relating to compliance with environmental, health and safety laws and regulations, as well as actions by governmental and regulatory authorities. Given these risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Other important risk factors that may affect HII's business, results of operations and financial position are discussed in its most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, recent Current Reports on Form 8-K and in other Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Unless otherwise required by law, HII also disclaims any obligation to update its view of any such risks or uncertainties or to announce publicly the result of any revisions to the forward-looking statements made here. However, readers should review carefully reports and documents that HII files periodically with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Contact:
Matthew Flemming, HII Technologies, Inc. +1-713-821-3157
Disclaimer/ Disclosure: The Investorideas.com newswire is a third party publisher of news and research as well as creates original content as a news source. Original content created by investorideas is protected by copyright laws other than syndication rights. Investorideas is a news source on Google news and Linkedintoday plus hundreds of syndication partners. Our site does not make recommendations for purchases or sale of stocks or products. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. All investment involves risk and possible loss of investment. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions, content marketing and online advertising. Contact each company directly for press release questions. Disclosure is posted on each release if required but otherwise the news was not compensated for and is published for the sole interest of our readers.
More disclaimer info: http://www.investorideas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp
HIIT disclosure: March 2013: two thousand per month for profile and news publication, renewed August 2013: five hundred per month for news publication
BC Residents and Investor Disclaimer : Effective September 15 2008 - all BC investors should review all OTC and Pink sheet listed companies for adherence in new disclosure filings and filing appropriate documents with Sedar. Read for more info: http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/release.aspx?id=6894. Global investors must adhere to regulations of each country.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Mobile Identity Infrastructure, Applications, and Services 2014 – 2019; Companies Mentioned, Centrify, Facebook(FB), Google (GOOG), Groupon (GRPN), Marketo, NXT-ID (NXTD), TeleSign, Valimo, Vodafone (VOD)

DUBLIN - April 21, 2014 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Mobile Identity Infrastructure, Applications, and Services 2014 - 2019" report to their offering.

Driven by the growing surge for mobile interactions, mobile commerce and online digital purchasing, carriers worldwide are investing in mobile identity infrastructure as an economically efficient solution fraud detection/prevention and identity theft issues.
The ability to leverage network assets, such as the Subscriber Database Management (SDM) system, and the potential for incremental revenue from third-parties such as credit bureaus, banks, and credit card companies, makes mobile identity a high priority service for carriers worldwide. Mind commerce thus expects that mobile identity infrastructure market will grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next five years eventually accounting for nearly USD 12 Billion in revenues by the end of 2019.
This report provides an in-depth assessment of the Mobile Identity application market, including business models, market drivers, challenges, value chain analysis, operator and vendor strategies, and a quantitative assessment of the industry from 2014 to 2019.
The report covers the following topics:
  • Technology Review: A review of the underlying technology supporting mobile identity and fraud management solutions
  • A Review of mobile identity applications Deployments: A review of major mobile commerce identity solution deployments by Carriers and vendors worldwide
  • Carrier Strategies: An analysis of how Carriers will position themselves to capitalize on mobile identity opportunity in the next generation networks and
  • LTE.
  • Case Studies: Use Cases for Mobile ID: Banking/Finance examples
  • Market Analysis and Forecasts: A global and regional assessment of the market size and forecasts for the mobile identity market from 2014 to 2019
  • Mobile identity Industry Roadmap 2014 - 2019: An analysis of the roadmap for the industry from 2014 to 2019
Key Findings:
Mind Commerce predicts a ten-fold increase in mobile data traffic between 2014 and 2019, leading to increased need for mobile identity
Mobile Banking and mobile commerce (payments, shopping, loan applications) are major applications for mobile identity solutions
The US region will lead the market from a regional perspective that will account for nearly USD 21%of the market by 2019
Target Audience:
  • Financial institutions
  • Mobile network operators
  • Mobile commerce providers
  • Law enforcement authorities
  • Managed telecom service providers
  • Device, OS, and application suppliers
Companies Mentioned
  • Centrify
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Groupon
  • Marketo
  • NXT-ID
  • TeleSign
  • Valimo
  • Vodafone
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/np9fn4/mobile_identity
About Research and Markets
Research and Markets is the world's leading source for international market research reports and market data. We provide you with the latest data on international and regional markets, key industries, the top companies, new products and the latest trends.
Media Contact: Laura Wood, +353-1-481-1716, press@researchandmarkets.net
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. http://www.thewocket.com/, http://www.wocketwallet.com/
NXT-ID' wholly owned subsidiary, 3D-ID LLC, is engaged in biometric identification has 22 licensed patents in the field of 3D facial recognition http://www.nxt-id.com/, http://3d-id.net/
SOURCE: Research and Markets

Disclaimer/ Disclosure: The Investorideas.com newswire is a third party publisher of news and research as well as creates original content as a news source. Original content created by investorideas is protected by copyright laws other than syndication rights. Investorideas is a news source on Google news and Linkedintoday plus hundreds of syndication partners. Our site does not make recommendations for purchases or sale of stocks or products. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. All investment involves risk and possible loss of investment. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions, content marketing and online advertising. Contact each company directly for press release questions. Disclosure is posted on each release if required but otherwise the news was not compensated for and is published for the sole interest of our readers. Disclosure: November 2013: Investorideas is compensated by NXTD: five thousand per month for news publication and syndication and is long 144 shares from previous service. More info: http://www.investorideas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp
BC Residents and Investor Disclaimer : Effective September 15 2008 - all BC investors should review all OTC and Pink sheet listed companies for adherence in new disclosure filings and filing appropriate documents with Sedar. Read for more info: http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/release.aspx?id=6894. Global investors must adhere to regulations of each country.

NXT-ID (OTCQB: NXTD) Media Alert: The Coolector Takes a Cool Look at How Wocket™ Can Change Payment Systems Future

SHELTON, CT - April 21, 2014 (Investorideas.com Newswire) NXT-ID, Inc. (OTCQB: NXTD), a biometric authentication company focused on the growing m-commerce market was the focus of a pretty 'cool' article at The Coolector (www.thecoolector.com), a men's lifestyle magazine which aims to cover the very latest in design, lifestyle, fashion and other manly interests in a way that doesn't take itself too seriously.
The article, written by James Gear and simply titled "Wocket Wallet" gives a full overview of the Wocket™, with a dash of smart-alecky commentary on the future of payment systems and fashion trends. (Read the article at http://www.thecoolector.com/wocket-wallet/ to see what we mean.)
Investorideas.com Newswire
Excerpt:
Wocket Wallet
James Gear
The Coolector
Wocket. No we won't follow that up with a cheap jibe about Jonathan Ross's speech impediment, that's actually the name of the pocket wallet from NXT I-D. NXT I-D performs at the forefront of personal security, with their products controlling the image capturing security market, including processing, display, and enhancement; or in layman terms to you and I, facial recognition technology. As expected of a highly complex product, there are many key features of the Wocket including zero possibility of your card being of use if lost or stolen, the ability to store ten thousand cards/coupons/records, and the capability to encrypt your loyalty cards within your Wocket if you wish to do so.
Read the full article at: http://www.thecoolector.com/wocket-wallet/
Other Recent Media Coverage:
"The Wocket: New Digital Smart Wallet with Touchscreen Protects Users From Theft"
R&R Associates - Having your credit cards and debit cards stolen is so common these days it's almost expected. In an effort to ensure your hard earned money stays with you and does not end up in the hands of a nimble-fingered thief, NXT-ID has unveiled the Wocket. The Wocket is a digital smart wallet that is designed to securely store electronic versions of your credit cards and debit cards. The Wocket can safely store up to 10,000 different credit cards on its on-board memory. The NXT-ID Wocket has a touchscreen face that enables its users to select which cards are to be stored and used. Using a combination of biometrics, personal pin or pattern provides its users with multi-factor security.  The Wocket is expected to hit stores late May 2014.
Read the full article at: http://www.rnrassociates.com/wordpress/the-wocket-new-digital-smart-wallet-with-touchscreen-protects-users-from-theft/

"Replace Credit Cards with an Electronic Wallet"
Electronics Products Magazine - Most of us carry around wallets stuffed with multiple credit cards and IDs, making them hard to find and easy to lose. With the high-tech smart wallet called the Wocket from NXT-ID, you can securely store electronic versions of your various plastic cards so you don't risk misplacing them or having them stolen.
Full Article: http://www.electronicproducts.com/Computer_Peripherals/Storage/Replace_credit_cards_with_an_electronic_wallet.aspx
"New Standalone Device Seeks to Remove the Digital Wallet From the Smartphone"
Lafferty Card & Payment Insights - A new digital wallet technology called ‘Wocket' has been announced in the United States that offers consumers a digital wallet without a smartphone.
Full Article: http://www.lafferty.com/Cards-Insights/News/New_standalone_device_seeks_to_remove_the_digital_wallet_from_the_smartphone_6453
"The ‘Wocket' Generates Electronic Versions of Debit and Credit Cards"
Full Article: http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/wocket
"Nxt-ID to Release Biometric Smart Wallet"
Full article: www.chainstoreage.com/article/nxt-id-release-biometric-smart-wallet
"Wocket Wants to Replace Your Wallet"
Full Article: http://www.gizmag.com/wocket-smart-wallet/31477/
"Will Wocket™ Wow Digital Payments?"
Full Article: http://www.pymnts.com/in-depth/2014/will-wocket-wow-digital-payments/#.Uzw3dvldXC9
" Piquing our Geek: The Wocket Wallet could be the future of smart wallets"
Full Article: http://coolmomtech.com/2014/02/wocket-smart-wallet/ .
"The World of Wallets is About to Change"
Full Article: http://www.thehousinghour.com/2014/02/
"Retailers Try to Keep Pace With Cybercriminals"
Full Article:
http://blogs.wsj.com/riskandcompliance/2014/01/28/retailers-try-to-keep-pace-with-cybercriminals/
"Coin vs.The Wocket A Battle for Your Bulging Wallet"
Full article: http://americanlivewire.com/coin-vs-the-wocket/
Investorideas.com Newswire
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. http://www.thewocket.com/, http://www.wocketwallet.com/
NXT-ID' wholly owned subsidiary, 3D-ID LLC, is engaged in biometric identification has 22 licensed patents in the field of 3D facial recognition http://www.nxt-id.com/, http://3d-id.net/
Forward-Looking Statements for NXT-ID
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect management's current expectations, as of the date of this press release, and involve certain risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements herein with respect to the successful execution of the Company's business strategy. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward- looking statements as a result of various factors. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things, our ability to establish and maintain the proprietary nature of our technology through the patent process, as well as our ability to possibly license from others patents and patent applications necessary to develop products; the availability of financing; the Company's ability to implement its long range business plan for various applications of its technology; the Company's ability to enter into agreements with any necessary marketing and/or distribution partners; the impact of competition, the obtaining and maintenance of any necessary regulatory clearances applicable to applications of the Company's technology; and management of growth and other risks and uncertainties that may be detailed from time to time in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Following the Company's Corporate Launch, May 28 th in New York City, consumers will be able to pre-order Wocket™ online.
The Wocket product FAQ is available to consumers and media at   http://nxt-id.com/wocket-faq/
Interested consumers can also sign up for product info and news alerts in anticipation of the product.   http://www.thewocket.com/   and http://www.wocketwallet.com/
Contacts:
NXT-ID, Inc.
Corporate info: info@nxt-id.com , http://www.nxt-id.com/
Published at Investorideas.com
About www.InvestorIdeas.com : Big Ideas for global investors
InvestorIdeas.com is a leader in investor stock research by sector, featuring stock news, commentary and trading alerts in leading sectors.
Research Biometrics Stocks at Investorideas.com stock directory
http://www.investorideas.com/BPS/Stock_List.asp
Sign up for free stock alerts
http://www.investorideas.com/Resources/Newsletter.asp
Disclaimer /Disclosure: The Investorideas.com newswire is a third party publisher of news and research as well as creates original content as a news source. Original content created by investorideas is protected by copyright laws other than syndication rights.  Investorideas is a news source on Google news and Linkedintoday plus hundreds of syndication partners. Our site does not make recommendations for purchases or sale of stocks or products. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. All investment involves risk and possible loss of investment. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions, content marketing and online advertising. Contact each company directly for press release questions. Disclosure is posted on each release if required but otherwise the news was not compensated for and is published for the sole interest of our readers. Disclosure: November 2013: Investorideas is compensated by NXTD: five thousand per month for news publication and syndication and is long 144 shares from previous service. More info : http://www.investorideas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp
BC Residents and Investor Disclaimer: Effective September 15 2008 - all BC investors should review all OTC and Pink sheet listed companies for adherence in new disclosure filings and filing appropriate documents with Sedar. Read for more info: http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/release.aspx?id=6894 . Global investors must adhere to regulations of each country.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Breaking Tech News: NXT-ID, Inc. (OTCQB: NXTD) Announces CNBC Ad Campaign for Wocket(TM), Its Next Generation Smart Wallet

SHELTON, CT - April 16, 2014 (Investorideas.com Newswire) NXT-ID, Inc. (OTCQB: NXTD), a biometric authentication company focused on the growing m-commerce market, announced today that it will be featuring its next generation smart wallet, Wocket™, designed to replace all the cards in your wallet in a CNBC ad campaign starting in May. The add roll-out will commence prior to the previously announced May 28th press conference and marketing event to held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
Investorideas.com Newswire
The ad campaign will focus on Wocket™'s launch and its potential to revolutionize the payment industry.
Wocket™ is a smart wallet in the same vein as the smart phone and smart watch. NXT-ID is introducing its innovative, patent-pending Wocket™ as the next natural step in the evolution of smart devices. Wocket™ is a next generation smart wallet designed to replace all the cards in your wallet, with no smart phone required. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval.
Credit, debit, ATM, loyalty, gift, ID, membership, insurance, ticket, emergency, medical, business, contacts, coupon, and virtually any card can be protected on Wocket™. More than 10,000 cards, records, coupons, etc. and 100 voice commands can also be stored on Wocket™.
Mr. Gino Pereira, CEO of NXT-ID, Inc., said in regards to the upcoming ad campaign, "According to Travelers Insurance Company, 44% of all identity theft in the United States stems from a lost or stolen wallet. Approximately 12 million people a year fall victim to identity fraud. Wocket™ is the solution to this epidemic. Wocket replaces your existing wallet and stores all the cards that you own in a secure environment and utilizes one dynamic card to represent all your cards."
Starting dates and air times for the ad campaign on CNBC will be announced shortly. The May 28th event will introduce Wocket™, its new brand identity and marketing roll out.
Media and shareholders wishing to attend the May 28th event can email info@nxt-id.com
Wocket Consumer FAQ:
"What is Wocket ™?
Wocket™ is a smart wallet. Like the smart phone and smart watch, NXT-ID is introducing its innovative, patent-pending Wocket™ as the next natural step in the evolution of smart devices.
"What does Wocket™ do?
Wocket™ locks all of your private information in an electronic "vault", where only an authenticated owner can authorize access to the data. Thus, you can "lock it with Wocket™ in your pocket", protecting your private information from unauthorized access.
"What makes Wocket™ smart?
Wocket™ smart wallet protects all of your private information inside an electronic vault while reducing the number of cards in your wallet. Dynamic pairing for authentication and encrypted data transfer with other secondary devices along with a plethora of new, innovative features makes Wocket™ the smartest wallet ever devised.
"How is Wocket™ different from other smart card solutions?
Wocket™ is not a smart card - it is a smart wallet. Thus, it can communicate with smart cards, but is not limited in the number, type, or method of communication of private information that typically restricts the use of a smart card. Furthermore, Wocket™ is not dependent on proximity or any other external factors to secure and choose soft-cards containing private information.
"How is Wocket™ different from other digital wallet solutions?

Rather than replace a wallet as many "digital wallet" technologies attempt to do, we chose to improve the wallet. Unlike other digital wallet solutions that depend on connectivity to choose a payment account, Wocket™ does not depend upon the cloud to select or make a payment.
"Does Wocket™ require another device, such as a cell phone?
No. Although Wocket™ does not require any other peripheral for security or "proximity sensing", Wocket™ can authenticate with secondary devices prior to transaction as an additional step in security as well as utilize a Wocket™ app on other devices to select or manage a soft-card, all without revealing private information.
"How do I access my private information?
A combination of biometrics, personal PIN or pattern provides multi-factor security for your Wocket™. Once Wocket™ verifies your identity, you can simply select whatever soft-card or information you want from the touch screen display, or in some configurations, your voice command.
"How many cards can be securely stored on a Wocket™?
Up to 10,000 cards, records, coupons, etc. and up to 100 voice commands can also be stored on Wocket™. More can be supported with optional additional memory.
The full Wocket product FAQ is available to consumers and media at http://nxt-id.com/wocket-faq/
Interested consumers can also sign up for product info and news alerts in anticipation of the product. Pre-ordering will be available following the May 28th event. http://www.thewocket.com/, http://www.wocketwallet.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 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. http://www.thewocket.com/, http://www.wocketwallet.com/
NXT-ID' wholly owned subsidiary, 3D-ID LLC, is engaged in biometric identification has 22 licensed patents in the field of 3D facial recognition http://www.nxt-id.com/, http://3d-id.net/
Forward-Looking Statements for NXT-ID
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect management's current expectations, as of the date of this press release, and involve certain risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements herein with respect to the successful execution of the Company's business strategy. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward- looking statements as a result of various factors. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things, our ability to establish and maintain the proprietary nature of our technology through the patent process, as well as our ability to possibly license from others patents and patent applications necessary to develop products; the availability of financing; the Company's ability to implement its long range business plan for various applications of its technology; the Company's ability to enter into agreements with any necessary marketing and/or distribution partners; the impact of competition, the obtaining and maintenance of any necessary regulatory clearances applicable to applications of the Company's technology; and management of growth and other risks and uncertainties that may be detailed from time to time in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Contact:
Investor Inquiries:
Kirin Smith
ProActive Capital Group
Direct: 646 863 6519
ksmith@proactivecapital.com
Media: 800 665-0411

Disclaimer/ Disclosure: The Investorideas.com newswire is a third party publisher of news and research as well as creates original content as a news source. Original content created by investorideas is protected by copyright laws other than syndication rights. Investorideas is a news source on Google news and Linkedintoday plus hundreds of syndication partners. Our site does not make recommendations for purchases or sale of stocks or products. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. All investment involves risk and possible loss of investment. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions, content marketing and online advertising. Contact each company directly for press release questions. Disclosure is posted on each release if required but otherwise the news was not compensated for and is published for the sole interest of our readers. Disclosure: November 2013: Investorideas is compensated by NXTD: five thousand per month for news publication and syndication and is long 144 shares from previous service. More info: http://www.investorideas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp
BC Residents and Investor Disclaimer : Effective September 15 2008 - all BC investors should review all OTC and Pink sheet listed companies for adherence in new disclosure filings and filing appropriate documents with Sedar. Read for more info: http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/release.aspx?id=6894. Global investors must adhere to regulations of each country.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Global Race for Consumer Taste: Sugar vs. Stevia; PepsiCo (PEP), Coca-Cola (KO), GLG Life Tech (TSX: GLG), (GLGLF) and Pure Circle (LSE: PURE.L)

New York, NY - Point Roberts, WA - April 15, 2014 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com staff: Investorideas.com, global news source covering leading sectors including food and beverage and LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) issues an alert on the global trend of rising stevia sales.

As health concerns of too much sugar continue to make headlines, diehard sugar fans like The Coca-Cola Company ( NYSE:KO ) and PepsiCo NYSE:PEP ) continue to push international sales of sugary sodas. However, a trend towards healthier alternatives such as stevia continue to be reflected in the increased sales of stevia makers GLG Life Tech Corporation (TSX: GLG), (OTC: GLGLF) and PureCircle Limited (LSE:PURE.L).
A global battle about health and sustainability is brewing between vegans and the meat industry, and the sugar and stevia industries. According to the Global Stevia Institute, "Stevia's great tasting, zero-calorie sweetness not only can be part of a healthful diet, it can be part of a more environmentally friendly diet too.”
Companies that have built empires on sugary sodas and fast food burgers are making concessions with stevia drinks and salads but they are still pushing the original, less healthy products that made their brands iconic. However, the numbers are starting to show what trend consumers really want.
According to Zenith International, over the past six years, stevia has enjoyed a rapid rise in popularity - on a global scale. A new study by leading food and drink consultancy Zenith estimates that worldwide sales of stevia reached 4,100 tonnes in 2013, a 6.5% increase on 2012, taking its overall market value to $304 million US.
"As rising levels of obesity and diabetes continue to generate headlines, there has never been so much emphasis on reducing our caloric intake as well as consuming healthier foods and beverages,” commented Zenith Senior Market Intelligence Consultant Davide Deiana. "After persistent efforts by key producers, which led to widespread legislative approval, stevia is finally being recognised for its natural, zero-calorie, sweetening properties.”
GLG Life Tech Corporation (TSX: GLG), (OTC: GLGLF) ( www.glglifetech.com) a producer of high quality stevia and other natural sweeteners, reported earnings on March 31 st to shareholders, noting it i ncreased the percentage of international sales for the twelve months ending December 31, 2013 to 30% from approximately 7% in 2012. According to the company, this change in sales strategy towards higher purity stevia extracts to international customers was an important driver towards improved gross margins, as in 2012, a number of the lower purity sales were sold below cost.
The Company notes it has already received purchase orders as of March 31st that exceeds 50% of 2013's full year revenues from international customers ($4.8 million in fiscal 2013).
The Company also reported the success of its non-GMO hybrid breeding program, which has resulted in a number of new strains .The Company is of the view that the consumer's preference will always be "naturally sourced from a stevia leaf" glycosides compared to those originating from a different process such as fermentation.
According to The Beverage Digest Newsletter, carbonated soft-drink sales hit their lowest point since 1995, with 2013 marking the ninth consecutive year of declining soda sales. Also according to Beverage Digest, "while Coca-Cola ( NYSE:KO ) improved its market share by 0.4% to 42.4%, the flagship brand Diet Coke reported a 6.8% fall in volumes. Consumers have been shifting to natural and healthier beverages with less sugar and calorie content due to the health risks associated with sugary drinks. The diet counterparts have fared even worse, with the artificial sweetener aspartame being criticized for causing sugar cravings, dehydration, weight gain and even heart diseases. Health and wellness concerns have further caused a 7% decline in diet soda consumption in the domestic.”
In late January of this year, PureCircle Limited (LSE:PURE.L) announced its 2013 Calorie Footprint. The global producer of high-purity stevia ingredients reported it has supplied enough stevia sweeteners to enable the food and beverage industry to remove 1.8 trillion calories from global diets. "In our 2013 fiscal year, we supplied enough stevia to enable a reduction of 500 billion calories from global diets,” explained Ajay Chandran, director of corporate sustainability.
"Since we started monitoring in 2006, we've supplied enough stevia to help the industry achieve a reduction of approximately two trillion calories in food and beverage products. The pace at which we're helping the food and beverage industry moderate calories is increasing at a significantly faster rate than we anticipated. As a result, we now have the capability to help the food and beverage industry reduce up to two trillion calories per year. This positions us well to achieve our cumulative calorie footprint reduction goal by 2020.”
PepsiCo ( NYSE:PEP ) has introduced stevia into some of its brands including Pepsi Next but apparently wants to stick by its sugars. It has announced plans for this summer to launch "Made with Real Sugar' offerings - "Pepsi Made with Real Sugar," "Pepsi Vanilla Made with Real Sugar," and "Pepsi Wild Cherry Made with Real Sugar." Apparently Pepsi confirmed the planned roll-out to USA TODAY, but did not comment further.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has joined the battle against sugar consumption globally saying, "There is increasing concern that consumption of free sugars, particularly in the form of sugar-sweetened beverages, may result in both reduced intake of foods containing more nutritionally adequate calories and an increase in total caloric intake, leading to an unhealthy diet, weight gain and increased risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)."
So are the iconic brands really getting the message or will they continue to see their sales fall while new competition appeals to what consumer trends are dictating ? … Only time will tell.
Article source: http://www.trefis.com/stock/ko/articles/234183/needs-push-apr-15-diet-soda-slump-to-lower-coca-colas-volumes-still-beverages-could-offset-this-decline/2014-04-11?from=artPopin
About InvestorIdeas.com:
InvestorIdeas.com is a global news source for investors following leading business sectors including biotech, tech, mining, mobile, energy, water, defense and security, renewable energy, food and beverage stocks and Latin American stocks.
Follow Investorideas.com on Twitter   http://twitter.com/#!/Investorideas
Follow Investorideas.com on Facebook   http://www.facebook.com/Investorideas
Follow Investorideas.com News on Linkedin.com/today at http://www.linkedin.com/today/investorideas.com
Sign up for our free news alerts
http://www.investorideas.com/Resources/Newsletter.asp
Become an Investorideas.com Member and use our online stock directories to research stocks - waters stocks, renewable energy, tech, mobile, mining stocks and more…http://www.investorideas.com/membership/
Disclaimer/ Disclosure: The Investorideas.com newswire is a third party publisher of news and research as well as creates original content as a news source. Original content created by investorideas is protected by copyright laws other than syndication rights. Investorideas is a news source on Google news and Linkedintoday plus hundreds of syndication partners. Our site does not make recommendations for purchases or sale of stocks or products. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. All investment involves risk and possible loss of investment. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions, content marketing and online advertising. Contact each company directly for press release questions. Disclosure is posted on each release if required but otherwise the news was not compensated for and is published for the sole interest of our readers. Disclosure: Investorideas.com is compensated by GLG Life Tech; two thousand five hundred per month for two months for news and content publication more disclaimer info: http://www.investorideas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp
BC Residents and Investor Disclaimer : Effective September 15 2008 - all BC investors should review all OTC and Pink sheet listed companies for adherence in new disclosure filings and filing appropriate documents with Sedar. Read for more info: http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/release.aspx?id=6894. Global investors must adhere to regulations of each country.
800-665-0411 -   Source - www.Investorideas.com

Mining Stock Alert: SilverCrest (TSX: SVL) (NYSE MKT: SVLC) Announces Q1 Production 201,101 Ounces Silver and 7,545 Ounces Gold

Vancouver, British Columbia - April 15, 2014 (Investorideas.com Mining Stocks Newswire) SilverCrest Mines Inc. (TSX:SVL) ( NYSE MKT: SVLC) is pleased to announce silver and gold production numbers for the first quarter of 2014 from its 100% owned Santa Elena Mine located in Sonora, Mexico. For additional information and to view photos and videos, please visit the Company’s website at www.silvercrestmines.com.

Production Highlights of Q1, 2014 vs. Q1, 2013;
  • Silver production of 201,101 ounces; a 31% increase.
  • Gold production of 7,545 ounces; a 4% increase.
  • Silver equivalent (1) production of 653,801 ounces; a 17% increase.
  • Waste to ore ratio of 0.94 was consistent with the mine plan; a 78% decrease.
  • Ore Tonnes crushed decreased 21% to 200,982 tonnes with throughput averaging 2,233 tpd .
  • Average grades loaded on pad increased from 62.1gpt to 86.8 gpt (40%) for silver and from 1.54 to 1.79 gpt (16%) for gold.
N. Eric Fier, President and COO stated ; “During the first three months of 2014, Santa Elena experienced lower ore and waste tonnes mined from the open pit as it approached the end of its mine life. However, metal production exceeded corporate guidance projections for the quarter. The Company continues to focus on the completion stages of the Santa Elena Expansion Plan which should significantly increase our annual precious metal production starting in mid-2014. The recently announced pit closure at Santa Elena may have some impact on Q2 production but SilverCrest maintains the previously announced 2014 corporate production guidance of 3.3 to 3.6 million ounces AgEq (60:1). ”
Investorideas.com Newswire (1) Silver equivalent ("AgEq") ounces consist of the number of ounces of silver production/sold plus the number of ounces of gold production/sold multiplied by 60:1 gold price to silver price ratio, as determined in the 2014 budget, prior to Q1 2014, the AgEq ratio was based on the spot gold price to the spot silver price at the quarter end dates for financial reporting. All numbers are rounded.
First quarter of 2014 metal production was down 12% and 18% for silver and gold, respectively, compared to Q4, 2013. The decrease in silver and gold production was related to reduced ore tonnes mined and crushed in Q1 2014, which was somewhat offset by higher gold and silver grades. Open pit mining and crushing activities were reduced in Q1 and ultimately discontinued on April 04, 2014. No further ore will be loaded on the leach pad with ongoing stockpiling of high grade underground ore for milling. Silver and gold production will continue from the pad until at least August 2014.
SilverCrest is now focusing on the accelerated development of the underground mine at Santa Elena with 2,480 metres of the main ramp driven to date (570m level), which will provide access to high grade mill feed starting in Q2 2014. Initially, the mill will process leach pad ore only and underground ore will be stockpiled. In late Q2, blending of leach pad and underground ore should begin with testing of optimal mix ratios in H2, 2014.
First Quarter Financial Results Release:
The Company plans to issue its first quarter financial results on Thursday, May 15, 2014.
The Qualified Person under National Instrument (NI 43-101) Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects for this News Release is N. Eric Fier, CPG, P.Eng, President and Chief Operating Officer for SilverCrest Mines Inc., who has reviewed and approved its contents.
SilverCrest Mines Inc. (NYSE MKT: SVLC; TSX: SVL) is a Canadian precious metals producer headquartered in Vancouver, BC. SilverCrest’s flagship property is the 100%-owned Santa Elena Mine, located 150 km northeast of Hermosillo, near Banamichi in the State of Sonora, México. The mine is a high-grade, epithermal silver and gold producer, with an estimated life of mine of 8 years and operating cash costs of $11 per ounce of silver equivalent (55:1 Ag:Au) for the open pit heap leach and underground mine. SilverCrest anticipates that the new 3,000 tonnes per day conventional mill facility at the Santa Elena Mine should recover an average annual rate of 1.5 million ounces of silver and 32,800 ounces of gold over the current reserve. Major expansion and construction of the 3,000 tonnes per day conventional mill facility is nearing completion and is expected to significantly increase metals production at the Santa Elena Mine (open pit and underground) in 2014 and beyond. Exploration programs continue to make new discoveries at Santa Elena and also have rapidly advanced the definition of a large polymetallic deposit at the La Joya property in Durango State, Mexico.
CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and the United States Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements concern the Company's anticipated results and developments in the Company's operations in future periods, planned exploration and development of its properties, plans related to its business and other matters that may occur in the future. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on expectations of future performance, including silver and gold production and planned work programs. Statements concerning reserves and mineral resource estimates may also constitute forward-looking statements to the extent that they involve estimates of the mineralization that will be encountered if the property is developed and, in the case of mineral reserves, such statements reflect the conclusion based on certain assumptions that the mineral deposit can be economically exploited.
Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual events or results to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: risks related to precious and base metal price fluctuations; risks related to fluctuations in the currency markets (particularly the Mexican peso, Canadian dollar and United States dollar); risks related to the inherently dangerous activity of mining, including conditions or events beyond our control, and operating or technical difficulties in mineral exploration, development and mining activities; uncertainty in the Company's ability to raise financing and fund the exploration and development of its mineral properties; uncertainty as to actual capital costs, operating costs, production and economic returns, and uncertainty that development activities will result in profitable mining operations; risks related to reserves and mineral resource figures being estimates based on interpretations and assumptions which may result in less mineral production under actual conditions than is currently estimated and to diminishing quantities or grades of mineral reserves as properties are mined; risks related to governmental regulations and obtaining necessary licenses and permits; risks related to the business being subject to environmental laws and regulations which may increase costs of doing business and restrict our operations; risks related to mineral properties being subject to prior unregistered agreements, transfers, or claims and other defects in title; risks relating to inadequate insurance or inability to obtain insurance; risks related to potential litigation; risks related to the global economy; risks related to the Company's status as a foreign private issuer in the United States; risks related to all of the Company's properties being located in Mexico and El Salvador, including political, economic, social and regulatory instability; and risks related to officers and directors becoming associated with other natural resource companies which may give rise to conflicts of interests. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The Company's forward-looking statements are based on beliefs, expectations and opinions of management on the date the statements are made. For the reasons set forth above, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
N. Eric Fier, President & COO
SILVERCREST MINES INC.
Neither TSX Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as defined in the policies of the TSX Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Contact:
Fred Cooper
Telephone: (604) 694-1730 ext. 108
Toll Free: 1-866-691-1730
Email: info@silvercrestmines.com
Website: www.silvercrestmines.com
Address: Suite 501 - 570 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC Canada V6C 3P1
Published at Investorideas.com Newswire
Disclaimer / Disclosure : The Investorideas.com is a third party publisher of news and research Our sites do not make recommendations, but offer information portals to research news, articles, stock lists and recent research. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions and online advertising. Disclosure: SilverCrest Mines has compensated Investorideas.com for the distribution and publishing of this news release (annual news publication 9700) http://www.investorideas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp
BC Residents and Investor Disclaimer : Effective September 15 2008 - all BC investors should review all OTC and Pink sheet listed companies for adherence in new disclosure filings and filing appropriate documents with Sedar. Read for more info: http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/release.aspx?id=6894