Brian Flynn Honored by Irish America Magazine
Brian Flynn was honored today as one of the top 100 Irish-American businessmen. Each year, Irish America honors a select group of businessmen of Irish heritage for their success. Mr. Flynn is proud to have been chosen to be part of this elite group on its 25th Anniversary.
AOL MUSIC PARTNERS WITH METROLYRICS.COM TO PROVIDE SONG LYRICS ACROSS ITS MUSIC PROPERTIES
VANCOUVER, British Columbia—April 16, 2009—AOL Music, http://music.aol.com, has entered into a strategic relationship with MetroLeap Media, operators of MetroLyrics, http://www.metrolyrics.com, whereby the world’s top lyrics site will provide song lyrics for AOL Music and its related properties. The deal gives AOL Music users the most complete and compelling service for accessing and enjoying song lyrics, and provides MetroLyrics with potentially millions of new users via AOL Music, http://music.aol.com, the number one online music destination.
Companies Win As Workers Lose Pounds
Wesley Willows got help from Tangerine Wellness Inc., a Boston firm that designs incentive-based weight-loss programs. The retirement community now spends $20,000 to $30,000 a year on the program, Mr. Pratt says, including Tangerine's fees and cash rewards for workers. Employees earn $3 for every 1% of body weight they lose. In addition, at the end of a quarter, each member of the winning team receives as much as $50, and second-place-team members a little less. Health-insurance claims at the company, meanwhile, for the 12 months ended in August 2007 -- a period that includes the first six months of the program -- dropped 19% to less than $640,000. And for the 12 months ended in March 2008, turnover plunged 30% -- a benefit Mr. Pratt attributes to a more collegial environment.
Where Science and Design Collide, a Few Weird Sights to Behold
When art museums take on science, the results are often pretty but superficial, with blown-up images from under a microscope or through a telescope and artificial colors, said Peter L.Galison, a Harvard professor of the history of science and of physics. He said this “out-of-context aestheticization” was not just “kitschy,” but could also kill the depth and context that made science interesting.
White Cat Media tells you where to get a bargain.
Now it's shopping for $1.5 million.
Helping the mind to cope with novelty and overload
NEW YORK: What's the difference between human beings and chimpanzees? We know we're related - at least we were a very long time ago - but how different are we now? A group of scientists discovered the answer in 2005, when, after years of research, they succeeded in comparing the human genome (the DNA coding of all of our hereditary information) with that of chimps.
Tangerine Wellness Continues Profitable GrowthBanner Year in 2007, Major Growth in 2008
Fortune 1000 Employers Look to Tangerine Wellness to Reduce Healthcare Costs
Print Magazines Quietly Testing Barcodes for Mobile Phones
Magazine publishers love to talk about their mobile initiatives, but asking users to type even the most basic URLs into their phones has proven to be a challenge. Now, some are offering an alternative: cellphone-readable barcodes.
Some Nuclear Secrets Need to Be Shared
Some U.S. nuclear secrets would be more valuable if they were shared among law-enforcement officials, allies and even some enemies, says Michael Levi in science magazine Seed. Blanket security was a sensible approach when no one knew the basic principles that could be used to build a nuclear bomb. But today, scientists overestimate how much revealing secrets could help terrorists, says Mr. Levi, an energy-security specialist and fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Scanbuy Granted Seven New Patents
Scanbuy, a global leader in mobile 2D barcode and marketing solutions, today announced the approval of seven patents which cover a variety of elements relating to its integrated ScanLife Code Registry and Management platform.
Firms get innovative with wellness
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This grandmotherly wisdom is increasingly becoming corporate lore, as more employers develop ways to help workers adopt healthy living habits.
Moving beyond fitness centers and annual wellness fairs, companies are offering innovations from year-round weight loss campaigns to cash rewards for exercising or health screenings. The emphasis is on customized, workable ways to get healthy, both to bolster productivity and to combat rising healthcare costs.
An Economy of ScalesPaying People to Lose Weight Helps Drop Pounds and Health-Care Costs
Tangerine, based in Boston, designs weight-loss programs that employ economic incentives. The company is modeled on recent economic research showing that paying people to lose weight causes their pounds to fall off faster. Eric Finkelstein, an economist with RTI International who has spoken with Tangerine executives, recently conducted a study in which people were paid either $7 or $14 per percentage point of body weight they lost.
Stylish, cerebral, and reticent, Ed Schlossberg was something of an enigma when he married Caroline Kennedy, in 1986. Twenty-one years later, after he's designed hands-on exhibits for some of the country's highest-profile museums and other institutions and acquired the lofty tag"grand master of human interactivity," many people are still in the dark.
Directory startup makes direct connections
Boulder-based startup Search-to-Phone hooks up callers with multiple merchants that decide whether they can provide what the user wants.Just seven months ago, Carmin Turco was living out of his car, his life hinging on refining his business plan and technology and being noticed by the right people. Today, the co-founder of Search-to-Phone is working out of a Boulder office, flying around the country on sales leads and celebrating his company's first round of venture-capital investment.
Space Adventures Announces 1st Second Generation Astronaut
First private spaceflight open to commercial involvement in mission activities.
Space Adventures, Ltd., the world’s leading space experiences company, announced today that famed game developer Richard Garriott, son of former NASA astronaut Owen Garriott, has begun preparations for a “commercially active” mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
Tangerine Wellness Featured on NBC Nightly News
On Tuesday, September 18,2007, Schlossberg:Flynn's portfolio company Tangerine Wellness was featured on the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. The story discusses how
Tangerine's client, Wesley Willows, has lowered their healthcare costs by 17%, reduced
turnover, and improved morale with our positive, empowering approach. The
story also shows some of the consequences and pitfalls of adopting (or even
attempting to adopt) a punitive approach.
Watch the full segment on Tangerine's website at: http://tangerinewellness.com/news/
The Rise of Small Steel
Everyone in the Lehigh Valley has heard stories from the bygone era about Bethlehem Steel helping build the Golden Gate bridge and providing structural steel that supports half the New York City skyline.
But you might not know that a company in Bath is working on bridges in Pittsburgh and Manhattan. A machine shop in Northampton is building kilns for a cement plant in Michigan. Or that welders and machinists in a 100-year-old plant in Allentown are building stainless steel parts for a geothermal power plant in Indonesia.
Space Adventures Retains Boutique Business Advisory Firm
Space Adventures, Ltd., the world's leading space experiences company and the only company in the world to have sent paying passengers to space has retained Schlossberg:Flynn, a leading advisor to emerging companies. S:F has been retained to forge commercial relationships...
Tangerine Wellness Expands As Employer Reduce Healthcare Costs
Tangerine Wellness, the first incentive-based corporate wellness program that reduces the cost of healthcare for employers, has announced several major milestones in the growth of the company. "Over the past year, Tangerine Wellness has increased its client base by more than 1,000 percent and...
Schlossberg:Flynn Partner Television Debut
Tonight, Brian Flynn, named partner at Schlossberg:Flynn, will be appearing in the pilot for The Learning Channel’s “Paycheck Showdown.” Brian, who has previously appeared on numerous news segments, will be hosting the show alongside television veteran Pat Murphy.
White Cat Media Retains Boutique Business Advisory Firm
White Cat Media, a privately-owned media company whose online properties include SheFinds.com and MomFinds.com, has engaged Schlossberg:Flynn, a leading advisor to emerging companies. S:F has been engaged to assist in the development of a corporate growth strategy and...
Scanbuy - FinancialTimes.com
Silicon Valley regains its faith in the small-screen web. Eric Schmidt, chief executive of Google, has taken to reciting the latest mantra of Silicon Valley. Asked recently what the next big opportunities would be for the search company, he echoed a word that seems suddenly to be on everyone's lips: "Mobile, mobile, mobile."...
Slooh - Webware
Slooh brings the heavens to your browser. Slooh is a do-it-yourself stargazing service that puts you behind powerful telescopes in real time. With Slooh's help, you can see a disco-ball-like cluster of stars, a sunflower galaxy, Comet Lovejoy, and other wonders from an observatory atop a Canary Island mountain...
Scanbuy - digital50.com
Scanbuy, Inc., a global provider of wireless commerce solutions, announced today the launch of a pilot program with Regie Autonome Transports Parisiens (known as RATP, the major transit operator in Paris and its environs) and faberNovel, an innovation consulting firm, to create an interactive transit station to...
Rockford Aromatic Products - EmployeeBenefitAdvisor.com
Brokers should be poised to catch the wellness wave. Don't pay to treat chronic disease when you can prevent it. It's a simple concept, but one that's spreading rapidly, as evidenced by the growing number... Don't pay to treat chronic disease when you can prevent it. It's a simple concept, but one that's spreading rapidly,...
Rockford Aromatic Products - The Wall Street Journal
Wellness Plans Reach Out to the Healthy. Fit Employees Now Qualify for Financial Incentives To Stop Smoking, Lose Weight. As more employers pay workers to quit smoking, take up exercise or lose weight, a growing number are under pressure to devise ways to reward another group of employees...
Rockford Aromatic Products - ABC News
Tory Johnson: Get Paid to Lo Weight. Rockford Aromatic Products is into serious competition. Not only is the company a player in the auto parts industry, its 80 employees are kicking butt on the fitness front too. The company initiated a health and wellness program aimed at helping and rewarding staffers...
Seed Media Group
Seed Nominated for Two National Magazine Awards. Critically acclaimed magazine recognized in General Excellence and Design categories. Seed Media Group today announced that Seed has been nominated for two National Magazine Awards, one for Design and one for General Excellence, the industry's highest honor.
Palamon completes the take private of Retail Decisions plc
Palamon Capital Partners, one of Europe’s leading mid market private equity firms, has completed its first “take private” with the acquisition of Retail Decisions plc (“ReD”), the payment card and fraud prevention group, for a total transaction value of around £200 million. The acquisition was implemented by way of a Court sanctioned scheme of arrangement which became effective on 18 December 2006.
Tangerine Wellness - Boston Herald
Web co. targets weight loss: Hub start-up spurs dieting. Aaron Day helps corporations firm up their bottom lines - literally. "Our goal is to get as many people as possible to a healthy weight," said Day, whose Boston start-up Tangerine Wellness Inc. creates diet-and-exercise systems for employee-health programs...
Rockford Aromatic Products - Chicago Tribune
Eat better, get a bonus from your employer. Veggie wraps are a bargain and pizza costs more as companies push smarter eating to fight cost of obesity. In a culture riddled with conflicting messages about food, where nearly two-thirds of adults are overweight or boese,...
AccuMED Innovative Technologies Raises $22 Million Round
AccuMED Innovative Technologies, a Buffalo, NY, based developer and manufacturer of performance materials, closed on a $22 million round of financing. Boutique advisory firm Schlossberg:Flynn advised AccuMED on the transaction. The funds were raised in a combination of debt and equity (including senior, mezzanine, and preferred equity) from four leading financial institutions: Citizens Bank, Pine Street Capital, Trillium, and Hamilton Lane.
Seed Media Group - Business Week
Life, The Universe, And All That. http://scienceblogs.com. Why read it - A sister project of Seed magazine, this blog aggregator bills itself as the Web's largest conversation about science. Its members include physicists, surgeons, and historians...
Seed Media Group - The New York Times
Science Blogs as a Vehicle for Upscale Ads. If great oaks from little acorns grow, a company called Seed Media Group is hoping that its efforts in fledgling field, blogs, will yield a forest. Seed Media, which produces science publications in print and online, is seeking to broaden its audience and...
Seed Media Group - Ad Age
Smart marketers experiment with science. With subject permeating every aspect of culture - from TV to politics - opportunities abound. We are on the cusp of a 21st century scientific renaissance. Science, perhaps more than at any time in the last century, has become a driving force in our culture and our conversation...
T-Ink, Inc. - smh.com.au
New ink may have the power to talk. Ink has been used for millennia to convey ideas, but it may be about to convey something new: electricity. Don't worry. This isn't about getting a shock off a printed page. Rather, its about making electronics cheaper - at a fraction of a cent - by replacing wires, circuit boards and batteries...