For Wednesday, August 15th
WAVX, SFOR, HPCS, SNLS, ROSV, EMLL
Our Stocks to Watch today include U.S. Corp. (OTC: HAIR), Wave Systems Corp. (Nasdaq: WAVX), StrikeForce Technologies Inc. (OTCBB: SFOR), HPC POS System Corp. (OTCBB: HPCS), San Luis Trust Bank FSB (OTC: SNLS), Rostock Ventures Corp. (OTCBB: ROSV) and El Maniel International Inc. (OTC: EMLL).
BIOSTEM U.S. CORPORATION (OTC: HAIR)
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Company Profile: http://www.biostem.us
Biostem U.S., Corporation (HAIR) is a fully reporting Nevada corporation with offices in Clearwater, Florida. Biostem U.S. is a technology licensing company with proprietary technology centered on providing hair re-growth using human stem cells. The company also intends to train and license selected physicians to provide Regenerative Cellular Therapy treatments to assist the body's natural approach to healing tendons, ligaments, joints and muscle injuries by using the patient's own stem cells. Biostem U.S. is seeking to expand its operations worldwide through licensing of its proprietary technology and acquisition of existing stem cell related facilities. The company's goal is to operate in the international biotech market, focusing on the rapidly growing regenerative medicine field, using ethically sourced adult stem cells to improve the quality and longevity of life for all mankind.
August 13 - Biostem Medical Director, Dr. Marina Pizarro Performs First Biostem Method™ of Hair Re-Growth Procedures at Orlando Training Facility Located at the Pizarro Hair Restoration Clinic
Pizarro Hair Restoration Clinic Now Ready to Train Biostem Affiliates From Around the United States
Biostem U.S., Corporation (OTC: HAIR) ("Biostem" or "the Company") is a fully reporting public company in the stem cell regenerative medicine sciences sector. President, John Satino announced today that the Pizarro Hair Restoration Clinic in Orlando, Florida is now equipped and ready to begin offering The Biostem Method™ of hair re-growth using the patient's own adult cells in a minimally invasive, painless procedure. In addition, Biostem Medical Director and Trainer, Dr. Marina Pizarro is ready to offer onsite training to new Biostem affiliates.
According to Satino, "This week, Dr. Pizarro treated her first two patients using The Biostem Method™ of hair re-growth in her Orlando office. This paves the way for Biostem to start offering affiliate agreements throughout the country in response to the many inquiries from physicians who want to offer this transplant alternative to their patients. We are making plans to open affiliate offices in major cities soon, after which we will expand the services to rural and international locations focusing first on Europe and Asia."
As a side note, Satino stated that, "While the industry typically sees more males requesting hair transplant for hair re-growth solutions, it is interesting that the first two treatments Dr. Pizarro performed were on women. Statistics do show that women suffer hair loss in significant numbers, yet are less likely to go through the transplant procedure. The Biostem Method™ finally offers women as well as men, a viable and proven alternative."
WAVE SYSTEMS CORPORATION (NASDAQ: WAVX)
"Up 18.10% in morning trading"
Detailed Quote: http://www.otcpicks.com/quotes/WAVX.php
Wave Systems Corp. (WAVX) reduces the complexity, cost and uncertainty of data protection by starting inside the device. Unlike other vendors who try to secure information by adding layers of software for security, Wave leverages the security capabilities built directly into endpoint computing platforms themselves. Wave has been a foremost expert on this growing trend, leading the way with first-to-market solutions and helping shape standards through its work as a board member for the Trusted Computing Group.
August 15 - Wave Launches Cloud-Based Management for Self-Encrypting Drives
Easily Scalable, Cost-Effective Central Management for Hardware-Based Endpoint Encryption; Ideal for Enterprises and Small- to Mid-Sized Businesses With Limited IT Infrastructure
Wave Systems Corp. (Nasdaq: WAVX) launched Wave Cloud, a cloud-based service for enterprise-wide management of self-encrypting drives (SEDs). The company's new subscription-based service introduces a game-changing platform for enterprises that wish to rapidly deploy centrally-managed hardware-based data encryption on laptops -- all without the complexity and cost associated with maintaining on-premise servers.
SEDs provide one of the best defenses against data breach. Based on the Opal specification published by the Trusted Computing Group, the drives are available from leading storage vendors at little to no incremental cost from a wide range of PC suppliers, including Dell, HP, Lenovo and others. Solid-state versions of SEDs are also available. Advantages over software encryption include better performance (because encryption happens on a chip, it doesn't compete for processing cycles); faster deployment (unlike software, SEDs don't require an initial encryption cycle); and enhanced security (encryption cannot be turned off or otherwise compromised by the end user).
Yet despite the advantages, the need for dedicated servers and in-house IT expertise -- along with tight IT budgets -- has hampered wider encryption adoption.
"Organizations are looking for ways to leverage cloud offerings to reduce the complexity and costs of deploying endpoint encryption," said Eric Ouellet, VP Secure Business Enablement at Gartner. "While the endpoint encryption market is relatively mature, deployment challenges remain. Offerings that can provide standardized, simple-to-use frameworks for typically cumbersome tasks could help accelerate growth in this segment."
These factors, coupled with the rising popularity of cloud-based services, were the drivers for the development of Wave Cloud.
"Wave Cloud opens the door for a new generation of users to discover the top-shelf endpoint data protection afforded by SEDs," said Brian Berger, Wave's Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales. "The service offers a capital-efficient and easily scalable means for rolling out self-encrypting drives in the enterprise -- with the same management features to be expected from the Wave brand: remote management, policy enforcement and password retrieval."
Subscriptions start at $37 per drive per year with a one-year agreement.
Wave Cloud has already elicited positive remarks from several beta customers, including DBConnect Solutions, Inc. based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. DBConnect is a remote service provider that specializes in Oracle data base administration for companies that use JD Edwards. Servicing small companies as well as multi-national, multi-billion global companies, DBConnect deployed Wave Cloud earlier this summer across all of its desktops and laptops used by their database administrators.
Doug Floyd, DBConnect's Vice President of Technology, had been a proponent of SEDs, noting their better performance over software encryption, and the assurance they offered that everything on the drive was encrypted. But like other smaller firms without an internal IT staff, buying a desktop PC or server to install centralized management would have meant additional time and overhead fixing software or hardware issues. That's why he elects to use cloud providers for most of the company's business needs.
"It's a great approach for small business. With Wave's cloud service, I was able to quickly configure all of our SEDs from one central console. Because the Wave Cloud solution is hosted for us online, we can avoid the overhead of managing any additional hardware or software in house, which saves us time and money," said Floyd. "We are able to assure our customers that even if an employee's laptop is stolen, their data will still be safe, which is a great selling point for potential customers."
Wave Cloud Advantages include:
* Rapid deployment. Available and deployable via the internet, Wave Cloud's simple, point-and-click interface enables most deployments to complete in less than three days.
* Capital-efficient. Wave Cloud requires no on-site servers, and subscription fees scale to match the scope of endpoint protection that customers deploy. Pay only for what you use.
* Better performance. Because encryption happens on a chip within the SED's drive, it doesn't compete for processing cycles with the laptop's CPU or slow down running applications.
* Enhanced security. An SED's encryption is always on and cannot be turned off or otherwise compromised by the end user. SEDs are also impervious to cold-boot or side channel attacks.
Underscoring Wave's commitment to providing leading-edge endpoint security, the company is developing additional value-added features for its Wave Cloud service which will debut later this year, including automatic enrollment of SEDs, easy integration with Microsoft BitLocker® encryption and Windows® 8 eDrive technology, and the ability to pair a device's SED and Trusted Platform Module (TPM). This last feature promises to enhance endpoint security even further by allowing organizations to automatically switch off user authentication if an SED becomes disconnected from an organization's network.
STRIKEFORCE TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED (OTCBB: SFOR)
"Up 44.62% in morning trading"
Detailed Quote: http://www.otcpicks.com/quotes/SFOR.php
StrikeForce Technologies helps to prevent online identity theft and data security breaches for consumers, corporations, and government agencies. It provides powerful two-factor, 'Out-of-Band' authentication and keystroke encryption solutions. StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (SFOR) is headquartered in Edison, N.J.
August 13 - StrikeForce Technologies Releases Its Second Quarter 2012 10Q Financial Results
Company's 2012 2nd Qtr 10Q Shows Continual Increase in Revenues
StrikeForce Technologies (OTCBB: SFOR) reported its 2nd Qtr 2012 Financial Results, which shows continual increases in its gross revenues.
StrikeForce's gross revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2012 were $168,427 compared to $48,355 for the three months ended June 30, 2011, an increase of $120,072 or 248%. The increase in revenues was primarily due to StrikeForce's recurring gross revenues, maintenance payments and the increase in sales of our software products as a result of the implementation of new contracts executed in the first and second quarter of 2012.
StrikeForce's gross revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2012 were $353,081 compared to $149,160 for the six months ended June 30, 2011, an increase of $203,921 or 237%. The increase in gross revenues was primarily due to sales of our security products.
StrikeForce's gross revenue comparisons do not include $120,000 of booked advance billing that occurred during the 2nd Qtr 2012 relating to the second year of a multi-year agreement with a financial services Fortune 1000 company for our ProtectID® product, which will be recorded as earned revenue in the third quarter of 2012.
"StrikeForce continues to remain on target with its gross revenue guidance provided in 1st Qtr 2012. StrikeForce continues to execute on its current strategy of concentrating in the financial, healthcare and technology markets in selling its products through its growing international distribution channel and directly," says Mark L. Kay, CEO of StrikeForce Technologies. "With the numerous announced data breaches as reported by the Verizon 2012 Data Breach Report and reports such as Dark Reading's article, 'Best Buy Says Some Customer Accounts Have Been Hacked,' on July 10, 2012 and many other identity theft articles, StrikeForce's 2nd Qtr 2012 reported financials continue to show increases in gross revenues that we project to continue to grow throughout 2012 and beyond mainly based on executed contracts," continues Kay.
HPC POS SYSTEM CORPORATION (OTCBB: HPCS)
"Up 27.27% in morning trading"
Detailed Quote: http://www.otcpicks.com/quotes/HPCS.php
Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is a developer of thin-film photovoltaic modules using flexible substrate materials that can transform the way solar power generation integrates into everyday life. Ascent Solar modules, which were named one of TIME Magazine's 50 best inventions for 2011, can be directly incorporated into standard building materials, commercial transportation, automotive solutions, space applications, consumer electronics for portable power and durable off-grid solutions.
August 13 - HPC POS System Corporation Announces New President
HPC POS System Corporation (OTCBB: HPCS), a global manufacturer and distributor of high quality incense and oils, announces today that Fred Schiemann, CPA, has been appointed to the Board of Directors and will lead the company as its new President. Mr. Schiemann will oversee all financial management, business development, corporate and investor relations of the company. Mr. Schiemann graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Illinois in 1973 with honors and distinction in accounting. He obtained a Masters in Taxation degree from Golden Gate University in 1982 and has many years of experience as a corporate executive and Certified Public Accountant working with numerous public companies.
Fred Schiemann states, "I am looking forward to the corporate management and development of HPC. My 30 plus years' experience in managing public companies, mergers and acquisitions and financing of companies will be utilized in my new position. The company has great potential with its current business and future opportunities. With the restructuring of its financing and the infusion of new capital into the company, I believe HPC is positioned to bring substantial revenues into the company from its existing business, resulting in profitable operations and cash flows, thus enhancing shareholder value. My responsibilities will include overseeing the financing, capitalization of the company, assisting in operations, reviewing potential mergers and acquisitions, investor relations and other corporate functions. There are many positive developments about this company that we have yet to share and maximize. Our shareholders and customers are our number one concern and we will deliver high quality products, services and professionalism that they expect."
SAN LUIS TRUST BANK FSB (OTC: SNLS)
"Up 70.00% in morning trading"
Detailed Quote: http://www.otcpicks.com/quotes/SNLS.php
San Luis Trust Bank, FSB offers various financial products and services to businesses and individuals in California. Its deposit products include checking accounts, savings accounts, and certificates of deposits. The company also offers various real estate loans, such as home equity lines of credit, construction loans, land loans, manufactured home loans, bridge loans, residential first trust deed loans, and commercial real estate loans; business loans, including business lines of credit, unsecured lines of credit, and commercial real estate loans; and other lending products, such as auto loans, overdraft protection loans, and installment loans. In addition, it offers various other services comprising ATM, cashier's checks, night depository, notary, online banking, and overdraft checks services. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in San Luis Obispo, California.
No recent news for San Luis Trust Bank, FSB (OTC: SNLS).
ROSTOCK VENTURES CORPORATION (OTCBB: ROSV)
"Up 16.28% in morning trading"
Detailed Quote: http://www.otcpicks.com/quotes/ROSV.php
Rostock Ventures Corp., a natural resource exploration and production company, engages in the exploration, acquisition, and development of mineral properties in the United States. The company holds 59 mineral claims in the Tintina Gold Belt in Yukon, Canada. It also has the rights to an exploration license for approximately 300 hectares located in Hants County, Canada. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in San Diego, California.
No recent news for Rostock Ventures Corp. (OTCBB: ROSV).
EL MANIEL INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED (OTC: EMLL)
"Up 100.00% in morning trading"
Detailed Quote: http://www.otcpicks.com/quotes/EMLL.php
El Maniel International Inc is a publicly traded company currently focusing in the gold business domain including but not limited to trading, prospecting, developing and expanding the economic potential of its world class mining claims and the company is committed in creating shareholder's value by ensuring constant development of current and new resources in its global gold business domain.
No recent news for El Maniel International Inc. (OTC: EMLL).