Business News Archive - July 08, 2010

DEARBORN, Mich., July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ford adds "Do Not Disturb" button to block incoming calls and texts on new MyFord Touch-equipped vehicles and proactive feature content "lock-outs" to encourage use of voice controlIn addition, Ford integrates new Bluetooth Message Access Profile (MAP) into SYNC for all MyFord Touch-equipped vehicles so more drivers can have texts read aloud to them while driving Research In Motion (RIM), maker of BlackBerry smartphones, plans to adopt MAP and enable SYNC audible text messaging capability to work with all new smartphones; Ford urges other phone manufacturers to followAs the issue of texting while driving grows in prominence nationally, Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expanding its SYNC technology with new features to give drivers safer alternatives to hand-held texting and keep them more focused on the road. To help make the in-car connection safer, Ford is improving the SYNC text message readback feature and empowering drivers with a

SINGAPORE, July 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ICIS pricing, the trusted price reporting service for the global chemical industry, has extended its series of weekly Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) reports to include the Middle East market. ICIS's first PET price assessment for the Middle East covers spot prices for bottle grade on quotes for FOB and CFR Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The new report captures industry price trends and the key factors influencing them, as well as updates on the status of new plants and projects announced in the Middle East region. Middle Eastern producers play an increasingly important role in the global PET market with expanding PET production capacities and competitive export prices.

LONDON, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Building automation systems (BAS) are designed to supervise and control various equipment or building technologies, such as heating, security and lighting.

BALLERUP, Denmark, July 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Unique and Innovative New Functionality Enables Huge Cost Reductions for Large Enterprises Today, SafeCom A/S, a leading provider of secure printing and document accounting solutions, announced its next-generation release with a new SafeCom Smart Printing functionality that enables companies to drastically consolidate printing infrastructures, reduce print costs, centralize administration and improve document security. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100708/398556 ) This new SafeCom Smart Printing functionality meets the urgent demands of most financial and IT managers who need ways to consolidate, standardize and centrally control their printing operations in order to reduce costs and simplify working patterns. The technical challenges are only too well known.

XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LDK Solar Co., Ltd.

PARIS, July 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Maurel & Prom (the "Company") announces the launch today of an offering of bonds convertible into and/or exchangeable for new or existing shares (OCEANE) due July 31, 2015 (the "Bonds") in a initial principal amount of approximately EUR60 million, or up to approximately EUR70 million in the event the extension clause is exercised in full and EUR80 million in the event the over-allotment option granted to BNP Paribas (the "Lead Manager and Bookrunner") is exercised in full. This offering aims to contribute to financing the acquisition transactions in progress in Nigeria, of the OML 4, 38 and 41, by SEPLAT, in which Maurel & Prom holds a 45% interest.

IRVINE, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Top 10 Summer Sizzlers recently were named by the expert editors from Kelley Blue Book http://www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new car and used car information.

LONDON, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The critical infrastructure security market is booming in EU accession states as these countries build new power plants and race to modernise air- and sea-ports.

NORTHVILLE, Mich., July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amerigon Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARGN), a leader in developing and marketing products based on advanced thermoelectric (TE) technologies, announced today that its proprietary heated and ventilated seat system will be offered as an option on the front seats of the all-new 2011 Hyundai Veracruz, a crossover utility vehicle. The new Hyundai Veracruz is the largest vehicle sold by Hyundai in North America and provides its customers with a range of luxurious interior features, including the option of Amerigon's heated and ventilated seat system for added comfort. "We are pleased that Hyundai has selected our new heated and ventilated seat system for a second vehicle in its product line," said Amerigon President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel R.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.